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Everything posted by bben

  1. 3983 been awhile for this thread..
  2. Hockey game again tonight
  3. Eleanor Rigby - " The Beatles"
  4. thanks so much for your comments guys ! Right now im still in a break from the game play + CJ, due to the fact im back concentrating on RTMT modding again..But I hope to resume things here , soon
  5. this is my first ever CJ or DD Hope you all like it. let me start off with a routing pic. I enjoy transit and function of it. This is the underground view of a station which has complex transfers to many different networks. This is a new station from the NAM, which is called the Modern Arch rail station. Thanks Brian
  6. I am listening to the hockey Pre- game show on I- heart radio
  7. Ocean View Surpasses 1/4 Million ( 250,000) Population !!!! One of the main reasons for the recent population explosion from 100 K to 250 K, has been after the 4 zoned condos grew in ( the 4 large 5 X 21 Park central''s ), is 2 of the 4 condos have already dilapidated from R$$ down to R$. The reason why this is significant , is this has the effect of nearly doubling the occupancy of these condos from roughly 20 K to 40 K ! ... Traffic has actually been handled fairly well so far. The main highway in the middle zones has been upgraded from RHW -2 to a - RHW -4. However now the 2 ends of the highway which are still RHW-2 are way over capacity , as well as this one main feeder RHW-2 which runs very close to one of the dilapidated Condos with the 40 K Sim residents needing transportation to and from work. So these will all need traffic solutions/ upgrades next..
  8. Rocky, another nice pic here. Really like the look of the graphics here at duck. I guess I do not understand the game well enough to understand Josh's comment. so .my apologies..!
  9. Rocky, Nice story line here ! and even nicer pics my friend. I am not as familiar with this game, but the graphics really look stunning.. Hope to see you in chat later for our Game Weekend !!!
  10. Pierre, thanks so much for your update here : Yes indeed as you noted reserving the required space for expansion in SC 4 is one of the hardest lessons to learn. it requires a great deal of time and many hours of playing experience. And much like yourself, i too am in the process of learning this Please keep us updated on how some of the proposed solutions work out for you my friend the CBD.
  11. Lately I have been back doing some Sets from the Moody Blues + doing some REM mixed in as well
  12. Ocean View Reaches 100,000 Population !!! A couple of updates : ** So far the main corridor set up of the central RHW-2 + the 2 outside main rail lines have been able to handle traffic..with no traffic congestion reported . ** The CBD has continued to expand and slowly grow... ** The city is now ready to enter the " Condo" developmental stage, where population of the city can rapidly increase .. ** The farms of course have continued to decrease as the urban nature of the city takes shape. Going from the last population update of 50 K Farm tiles have decreased to : 5,045 and farm workers have shown a big drop from 1,202 workers at the 50 K update to now 896 workers !
  13. aldini, Really nice T- interchange, I tend to build a lot of those in sc4 myself.. but I really like the "look" of it next to the river there. Interesting set up !
  14. Thanks for the question here Rock ! There are a couple advantages in the way one of my city typically evolves over time froma small community to a large thriving metro area.. 1) early on most of your sims that move into a smaller town are usually r $ Farms are a good job source for these early R$ residents.. 2) the farms act as place holders sometimes for some important urban planning zone areas..that come later on in my city development plans..
  15. Shane, beautiful update man ! I give you a 9 outta 10 for this update.. Very wise to lay out some of the transit first ! I think you learned this from playing Sc 4 ? But the road lay out looks fine.. Maybe later when you get your feet wet more with this game you can transition away from the grid system of road layouts. And perhaps try some more complex transit lay outs.. But a lot to look forward for you with this game my friend .. But that is also great you had chance to get started with city services before you ran out of gas there.. Just keep going along with this in stages as you have gotten off to a logical and good start for this city. nice job building this up in the correct sequenced manner my friend I am looking forward already to more and frequent updates from you ..
  16. thanks for your comments guys ! Yes the farms are an interesting aspect always of my cities.. Some people are anxious to see them go, in the interests of urban progress . But than others like the look of my farms and are sad to seem gradually shrink in number as the city grows + develops..
  17. Aldini, I am both impressed by your appearance of your highway systems + also the way you handle the functionality. That sharp engineer mind of yours is very impressive really in providing solutions to your traffic-related issues. Josh has a similar ability.
  18. Ocean View Reaches 50,000 Population !!! As expected the farm phase has now given way to the first serious development in the CBD.. As my pic shows the first 4 parking garages have been built now as the CBD begins to take shape and gain an identity.. The farms have now begun there expected decline.. Farm workers have dropped now from 1385 workers to 1202 workers..
  19. yes i agree with shane.. this is really coming along now Both the details and the textures look great so far.. I look forward to even more updates on progress..
  20. Aldini, thanks much for your new update ! I just have one short question .. is the graph you posted more like the Volume view we have in SC 4 , or is this more a traffic congestion view here ? i think you recall the difference between the 2 graphs in sc4.. thanks for your reply ! brian
  21. As i told you in chat earlier.. i think you are off to an excellent start with this new house Bat.. I hope to see you post further updates showing your progress my friend.
  22. Wow Shane, it is great to see you back posting in a CJ again ! you did a very nice job of showing us some of the transit you have already built in your new city. I especially liked the "in progress " construction pic you posted..
  23. Thanks for your question Clayton.. i finally have decided I think Im going to try going with highways, rail + bus for this city
  24. Ocean View reached 25, 000 !! Ocean View Population = 27.400 Ocean View is now at its peak in its evolution/ development . in terms of its city wide agricultural / Farm phase.. Farms have now expanded in the city to the point where they take up = 6,400 tiles and also farm workers have now increased city - wide = 1.385 workers , which now works out to be about 13.7 % of the total city's work force .. Farms are likely at there peak development and output , as the city begins its transition into urbanism..
  25. Aldini, I really like the look of your freeways. They look interesting and quite unique . I hope they hold up functionally as good as they look ! Nice update here, and please keep more of them coming in quick !..