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Title: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on June 29, 2015, 02:06:03 PM
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                                                                               Overview 2015

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Updates 2016 start on page 9, Updates 2017 start on page 11, and Updates 2018 start on page 12

                                                                               Hello everybody ! :)

Having spent years to admire all the magnificent cities presented here, I decided to post some photos of mine in a kind of Mayor Diaries.
It will not be know a traditional MD, because I prefer to post a group of photos on the same theme, rather than to tell the story and the development of each of my "tiles".
In fact, I don't speak english very well and i have to use massively online translator to write or understand anything. ::)
I did my best but "my style" is pretty unusual because I love mixing various type of architecture and flora, even it's not realistic. I hope it won't be odd. :)
Feel free to ask me if you need some bat or prop information ;)
So I've spoken enough, now it's time for pictures ! I want to begin with something different  : my first update with only night views.
A lot of offices district and some old fashioned city center .
I hope that you will like it.  ;D

Majors Ediths  "$Deal"$ :

Unusual Links :
-Bipin retaining walls (can be seen update 4 on page 2) > https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B18TZfo7TG3QflZZMWVlbGlIdW1KbWhnUHFvNl92am9Qd2tDdlhmZDFfaE9ybU80VVNoUzg&usp=sharing
(from his answer on this particulary update)

Customs Files :
-zzzz_Citymax_Rail_set_gSt - version 1.1 (corrected) added on 31 march 2018 > T21 and MMPs rail catenary based on CityMax HD prop, see details page 12 update 24,
>link to the file on the bottom of this post

                                                             Update 1 : Midnight Run

1
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2. from bottom to top : Building front of canal from Darknono, Paulvmontfort, Girafe, Nofunk and Bixel (STEX) ; canal pedbridge from Callagrafx (LEX)
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3
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4 concert stuff from Xannepan (LEX)
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5 white tower from Heblem and building on the left from Xyloxadoria (STEX)
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6
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7 circle building from Psander (STEX)
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8 Cathedral from Reddonquixote
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9
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10
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11 tower from Huston
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12 tower Q1 from Reddonquixote (STEX)
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13
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14
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15
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16
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Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: vortext on June 29, 2015, 02:32:29 PM
Welcome to the world of MDing!   :)

Very nice mix of w2w and highrise, it seem to work together very well. Looking forward to daytime pictures! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: metarvo on June 29, 2015, 05:17:35 PM
This a fine start to an MD.  The CBD is dazzling, and the smaller housing units help to balance things out.  That stage with the huge crowd in attendance provides just the right burst of atmosphere to the area, although I can see you have other entertainment venues, too.  Good work.

 &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on June 30, 2015, 03:59:40 AM
Excellent start and welcome to MD'ing

Looking forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on June 30, 2015, 04:37:39 AM
Indeed the mix of skyscrapers and wall-to-wall buildings is very interesting and well done.
I also like the work with the slopes.  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 02, 2015, 04:16:14 PM
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@ Vortext, metarvo, befastsocrates and art128
Thank you for your warm welcome. ::)
 I like very much the realizations of each of you, Bat or Mayor Diaries and it is always an honor to receive compliments of people so talented. :)
 I love night pic because it's easier to hidde littles mistakes  :P, but now I take the risk to turn on the light ! So, I hope not to disappoint with my next update.

This time it's all about city center, rather dense. Not or a very few skyscrapers, but nothing rural either yet ( it will comes in the next ones updates...... ). I hope you will like it.

Update 2 : Urban views

17 Here you can see a channeled river in a rather dense urban area, with mix of old building and more modern ( something pretty european I suppose ) statue in the middle of the river is from Debussyman (LEX), church is from Wallibuk (STEX) and the long curve building is from Mattb325 (LEX)
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18 Same at night

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19 The same district seen since another angle. Here is visible the half underground train station, the rail road line passing under the river.

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20 Some classic dense wall to wall developments close to the regional covered stadium.
big brick housing building is from Marcszar (LEX)

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21 Same at night

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22 same seen since another angle
stadium is from Ks_japan (link useless because his site is down), towers are from Kellydalle2003 and scotty222 (STEX)

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23 Here some modern development close to the monorail station, and behind older district.
Big glass tower is from Jasoncw, the 2 white towers are from IDS and the long mi-hight white uilding close is from TheQuiltedLlama SMP, all on STEX

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24 same at night another angle

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25 A large view of the same old district with some pedestrian alleys and plazas. Modern building appears here and there close to more historic ones.
the arch is from Jasoncw and the W2W buldings are from Motokloss (both on STEX)
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26 On a another tile, nobody in the backyard of the college at this time but few people around the brick town hall.
brick town hall is from kelis (LEX) and brick college is from SimHottoDDy (STEX)

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27 Another tile again, a busy historical plaza at the start of the autumn
Kwakelaar made the gated building with orange roof on top (LEX) and Wallibuk the gated building with clock on the bottom (STEX)

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28 Start of autumn again, last sunny days on the terraces of this sloppy park, nice view from the residential building too.
diagonals buiding from Motokloss (STEX or Sim City Polska)

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29 And, the last one, something different with this center town divide between modern residence and luxurious residence in the west close to wild seashore, and a old part in the east side, both joined by this park in front of the town hall.

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Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on July 02, 2015, 06:45:51 PM
Wow, this looks very good for a start, imo. Very nice MMP work, especially with the parks on this and the last update. And I think that it's a really good idea to mix modern buildings with older ones, loooks more realistic imo.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on July 03, 2015, 02:51:16 AM
Really nice new update!
On the first picture I loved how you used the statue in the middle of the pond. The sloppy park is really well done too.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: carlfatal on July 03, 2015, 05:00:05 AM
Nice start indeed! I like the mix of old european townhouses and W2W with skyscrapers, reminds me to the place I live.  ;D

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on July 03, 2015, 08:39:28 AM
I love the mix of buildings in your city!! I don't know why, but its atmosphere makes me think about cities on the Dalmatian coast, perhaps because of the palms between the Central-European architecture. I just felt the same when I saw the last image in the picture competition. Keep the good work!!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: noahclem on July 03, 2015, 11:47:11 AM
Welcome to MDing! Beautiful start indeed  &apls  You really have a mastery of night pictures. Also, google translate seems to work much better for you than it does for me  :D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: FrankU on July 03, 2015, 02:21:11 PM
I second these opinions.
Very nice city vies. Very balanced, convincing and vivid.  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kelis on July 03, 2015, 02:51:06 PM
OMG the mix of buildings is strange but nice at the same time ! I like how you can create those residential areas using those mix of buildings.

Welcome here and see you in the next update  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 06, 2015, 02:55:37 PM
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Hello everybodies ! :)

@11241036, art128, carlfatal, romualdillo, noahclem, FrankU, kelis
Thanks for the nice comments ! :)
I'm happy that my strange style don't hurt you too much, because you could see more of it in the next updates. :P

This time this is a pure Rural update,........so no skycrapers, no night view too and maybe a little more architecture unity ( just a little..... :D ).

Update 3 : Rurality

So first, the zoom 4 views
30.
SPAM fieds mod essentially and JMeyers farms building (STEX)
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31. At the limit of my rural area close to a river ferry port and an old town.
ferry port is from WMP (STEX or Workingman-production.com), maize field from RFR (STEX)

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32.
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33.
Girafe vines and wheat (STEX)
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Some zoom 5 views
34.
mix of Manchou (stones ones) on ToutSimCities, Wallibuk (W2W ones) and OddfromSweden (both STEX) building essentially
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35.
Silo is from....Maxis ! , agricultural stuff in HD and poplars from Orange (Vip rural pack) and wheat from Girafe
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36. End of August  the chesnut is already turned to yellow but the corn isn't harvested yet.
Manchou, JMeyers stuff fo the littles building and Mattb325 for the house.
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37. Zoom on some rural housing development where the 2 roads cross
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And zoom 6 views
38.
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39.
WMP green houses (Workingman-production.com in one of the dependancies pack)
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40.
Vip Orange agricultural stuff, and Manchou stone house
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I hope you like it. Thanks for wacht.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: vortext on July 09, 2015, 05:57:18 PM
No love for the countryside yet?!  ???

Strange as it's really well crafted! I like all the MMPing, the apple orchard especially. The little village is nice too (though imho the palms in 31/34 gotta go), it has the right amount of messiness to it and the detailing is great!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: metarvo on July 09, 2015, 06:13:15 PM
It's a shame that I haven't responded to this update yet.  Those farm fields are nice.  The way that they follow the non-grid conforming streets is certainly a dose of variety.  I like that power line crossing the farmland a lot; it looks much like a setup I've seen in my area.

The lumber yard with the wood being loaded onto the trailer is marvelously molded into the rural scene.  It adds a measure of life to the picture, with the sense that something is being accomplished in the day-by-day rural grind.

Great!

 &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on July 10, 2015, 04:17:09 AM
Superb! Some truly beautiful work in that latest update, I enjoyed it immensely.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: reddonquixote on July 10, 2015, 04:41:33 AM
Wow, I missed an update, I loved the night scenes, the day scenes were just as lovely, and now some phenomenal farm scenes. Really fantastic work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on July 10, 2015, 10:40:01 AM
The level of detail is astonishing!! And everything seems to fit perfectly (perhaps the palms vortext mentioned, but just because I never liked them)  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Unconstantean on July 11, 2015, 05:30:41 AM
amazing rural area  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 14, 2015, 11:44:18 AM
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@ reddonquixote :
I am very happy that you appreciates my night pictures because, they would be less beautiful without your magnificent reproductions like Q1, Collins Place or Freshwaters. Thanks you  :thumbsup:

@metarvo, belfastsocrates, Unconstantean :
Thanks you very much for the very nice comments ! I really appreciate :D

@vortext,romualdillo :
I'm happy you like it and you are both right about maxis palm trees. But I tried everything to avoid them grow, but I still don't have find any solution ( even the "No Palm mod" doesn't work in my case ) &Thk/(

This time, my update will be about seashores. You will see marina, urban cost, beach, coconuts, lighthouses and even fishermen's hut. I hope you will like it. ;)

Update 4 : The call of the sea

41. I start with this little village built on a slender strip of land between the beach and a dried lagoon.
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42. A good place to appreciate the sunset
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43.lighthouse on a small island
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44.An urban hillside with fantastic view over the sea
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45. Same closer, another angle
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46. closer view of some of the luxurious residences on the hillside
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47.
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48.
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49. Others properties in an other city tile
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50.
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51. Urban cost on a more dense area
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52. Sims are not apparently frightened by hurricanes seen where they build their villas
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53. Same at night
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54. some surfers'party on the beach waiting for the sunset
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55. some flamingos flying above a lagoon
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56.
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57. some fishermen'shuts
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59. A another lighthouse converted into a restaurant by day
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60. .....but still active by night
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61. a nine hole golf course along an inlet
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62. a lighthouse again ! :D
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63. ......and again , the last one I promises  :P, in a urban area this time
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64. Some dense urban development along the marina because of an important and quite close buisiness center
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65.
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66.
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67.
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68.
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69.
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70.
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71. Same closer at night
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Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on July 14, 2015, 02:58:16 PM
This update was splendid. The amount of work with the MMPs and the hillside development was beautiful. The Villas along the shore with the stones walls were quite a good touch. In the last couple pictures, the underground mall is excellent too!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: swordstalker2008 on July 14, 2015, 03:45:44 PM
Beautiful. Makes me want to play SC4 again.  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on July 14, 2015, 11:35:10 PM
Wow. A very nice selection of buildings, great MMP work and daring building at slopes ;D Very good work again!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on July 15, 2015, 10:39:08 AM
That was wonderful! I love the beach side luxury homes and the marina area. The various lighthouses are particularly wonderful.

There's a lot of a work in those image and it's great to see. A few of the buildings I haven't seen before, a really nice selection and variety.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: weixc812 on July 15, 2015, 08:30:42 PM
Great work, my friend. We haven't seen such dedicated seaside resort for long! It recalls me of the days in Gold Coast, Australia last year. :bnn:

I have a little request though, could you tell me where can I download the retaining walls by Bipin in the picture?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 16, 2015, 07:25:57 AM
@ art128, swordstalker2008, 11241036, belfastsocrates :
Thanks you very much for the nice comments !  :)

@ weixc812 : it's so nice to have comment from a legend. To answer your question : the retaining wall by bipin was joined as a "test file" to his tread here on SC4D page 6 and on simpeg.
But, sadly the links seems to be deads in both cases  :(
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: eugenelavery on July 16, 2015, 11:52:55 AM
Some great work here, particularly the lotting and use of the Seine river walls. An old trick I have used myself many times.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on July 16, 2015, 03:09:50 PM
The city, the nature, the sea, all join in fabulousness! I can only sit back and admire it all &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Bipin on July 16, 2015, 05:43:26 PM
As is customary when I come across these things, thank you for using my BATs in your work! I love what you've done with creatively integrating them into your own waterfront. It is for such reasons that I make BATs; when people use something I've built in their own creative manner.  I'm also glad this led me to discover your wonderful CJ. The work here is simply great! &apls

For those interested, the walls can be downloaded here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B18TZfo7TG3QflZZMWVlbGlIdW1KbWhnUHFvNl92am9Qd2tDdlhmZDFfaE9ybU80VVNoUzg&usp=sharing

Enjoy!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Gugu3 on July 17, 2015, 03:29:14 AM
Excellent CJ!!! &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 20, 2015, 03:22:20 PM
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@ eugenelavery, Themistokles, Gugu3 :
Thanks you very much for the nice comments  :)

@ Bipin :
I'm really very flattering  ;D.
I always appreciated a lot your work and  I'm sincerely happy that my use pleases you. ()stsfd()
A good opportunity to say that these wall are magnificent at day and absolutly fabulous at night. Same for your little planter,trully perfect and so unique !  &apls &apls &apls
Your work is a real source of inspiration and I hope that you will offer us other marvels soon. :thumbsup:

So, it's time for a new update, again with some play with MMP and Xannepans' effects on water. Now, it's all about creeks, river and lake shore

                                                            Update 5 : Something in the water........

72. First, some lake shore in the middle of no where
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73. Again lake shore but on a residential suburbs
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74. Closer, it's funny to see this man in suit making a jump to avoid getting wet his feet
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75. Some torrent tumbling down a hill in a subtropical environment
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76. another angle
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77. Swampy jonction beetween 2 little rivers
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78. This river it's not far from a big city, so municipality has create a walk following the river, use by many cyclist during summer.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/27913650609_75c71aabaf_o.jpg)

79. Some hundred meters more downstream, there is a good place to fishing but only on sundays when there is less trafic on the monorail line....!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4655/27913651679_60dd086741_o.jpg)

80. A small resort below a small town built in a sloping hill, front of a lake.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4751/38794647645_24616ac488_o.jpg)

81. Same from the lake shore
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4754/38983487944_5e2aaba052_o.jpg)

82. Some tropical mangrove swamp close to the road
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4655/38794648645_6ec51dc1f3_o.jpg)

83. little channel with brackish water close to some industrial development.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/24823640257_fcc0463d41_o.jpg)

84. same channel flowing into the sea
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4677/38794649355_4bf8042816_o.jpg)

85. Again some lake shore in a little town
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/38794653055_596bac3581_o.jpg)

86. Same another angle
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4702/38794654115_3963e0e949_o.jpg)

87. A closer view of a channeled river ( already seen on Update 2 ) which crosses an urban district. The medevieval old building and his modern extension act as a museum in my city and the little place along a river is a famous meeting point in the city.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4754/38983491574_648255f06e_o.jpg)

88. A rainwater retention bassin near a residential area
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4676/38983492484_5c0d38944c_o.jpg)

89. A wild river make his way into forest and mountains, first wide........
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4656/38794655155_03234bf128_o.jpg)

90. ......then more narrow
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4703/38983493224_6454bdc6ee_o.jpg)

91. before flowing into the sea on a beautiful bay update on 3th july 2016 same but old pic become mosaic
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/38794257355_1530ac199f_o.jpg)    <<<click on pic

92-93
 And to finish, a strong river crosses some old town ( edit on 16th december 2016 > the 2 old pics are replaced by 1 mosaic )
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4704/39660756692_fe56dc2a9d_o.jpg)    <<<click on pic

94. ....before begining more gentle a few hundred meters downtreams
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4625/38794665895_5b225b3992_o.jpg)

95. and continue peacefully in a little town.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4671/24823638557_fb096f8efa_o.jpg)

96.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4722/40252669531_2fee46a647_o.jpg)

I hope you like it  ;)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: vortext on July 22, 2015, 10:29:50 AM
Oh wow, the mmp detailing is superb!  &apls &apls

The swamp area especially is to my liking, and where did you find that neat little bridge?! However pic #87 is my absolute favorite in this update (which seem to get better and better btw, the marina & highrise previously were great as well).

All right, back to soaking in the details.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on July 22, 2015, 10:39:43 AM
You were right when you said that you like mixing different architectural styles :D, but it does work! I think it makes your pictures look so interesting! And the level of detail is amazing! Great work!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on July 22, 2015, 10:40:27 AM
Your MMP work is again outstanding. I wish I had the patience to do the same. Very good work with the swamp and with using different water types. Also nice transitions between different water types from time to time, for instance with the many rocks at p. 91. Might steal that concept ;D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 22, 2015, 11:03:19 AM

@ romualdillo, 11241036 :
Thanks you for the very nice comments  :)

@ vortext :
the bridge is a prop from the great "Neko brook" set that you can found here :
http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=858&sid=453f936e7fc3c3de16399cee74090af4
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on July 22, 2015, 11:12:31 AM
Superb! You've inspired me to try some MMP river work, something I haven't tried before.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on July 22, 2015, 12:26:56 PM
Another set of fantastic pictures. The amount of MMP work in each of them is incredible.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on July 23, 2015, 03:27:12 PM
Too much awesome pictures for one update. Fantastic job, I think I will take a look at every update now!  ;)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: reddonquixote on July 24, 2015, 02:54:45 AM
Another stunning update. I enjoy every picture, just like delightful little postcards  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: compdude787 on July 24, 2015, 01:56:01 PM
Your MD is off to a wonderful start! My favorite picture so far is #92, because of the way that arch bridge fits so perfectly there. It's hard to get a bridge like that to fit so flawlessly in its environment!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: c.p. on July 26, 2015, 02:06:40 PM
Wow, this is incredible :shocked2:  It looks like you did a lot of (great quality) re-lotting
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 26, 2015, 05:29:38 PM
re-hosted  ()stsfd()
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@ belfastsocrates : I'm impatient to see your river work on your MD, thanks you for the nice comment  :)

@ art128, feyss, reddonquixote, c.p. :
Thank you for all these compliments, it is very pleasant ! ;D

@compdude787 :
Thanks !  :)In fact I was so surprised to see this Maxis bridge could finally be useful !




Before comme back with some more classic urban view, this update will be about parks and places in several city of different densities

 
Update 6 : Parks and Places

97.To begin, a park with a marketplace on the left and a small lake on the right, to integrate better empty spaces due to the creation of the monorail line in the city

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4652/24823621087_1a3f911b23_o.jpg)

98. Another city tile with a lot of residential high rise and 2 littles "water park"

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4745/24823621407_4c21e773d3_o.jpg)

99. Sames park from another angle with a little mosque between the 2 ornementals lakes

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/40224442052_ef7a9ceb01_o.jpg)

100. Another city tiles again with some impressive monument surrounded by fountains close to a business center

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/24823621937_9f16b54e33_o.jpg)

101. In a less dense suburb, a vast park along a river

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4697/24823622197_53a638c5d0_o.jpg)

102. Same from another angle

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4755/24823620787_07875e2346_o.jpg)

103. Closer view of the central fountain

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4656/25820030978_508fea3af9_o.jpg)

104. I can't resist to put a night view of this beauty

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4710/24823624417_d51e8352dc_o.jpg)

105. At the top of a small hill, a memorial acting as a museum in my city

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/24823622567_542b7969f0_o.jpg)

106. Another city tile again, with this time the town hall and his gardens

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/40224442812_7f62e078f3_o.jpg)

107. Same, from another angle along the beach ( a beach almost invisible here....)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4717/24823622897_74a52e62a0_o.jpg)

108. The slope of the ground was used here to create this park front of this library

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4764/26396785668_3910bbe073_o.jpg)

109. Closer view of a parc already seen update 2 but in the heart of summer this time

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/39692401501_d4322b62d8_o.jpg)

110. Something more singular now with this big park which was creating to dig up an old spring and the small brook which passes by, to end it in a ornamental lake after have crossed several gardens. Since this park is in the center of a big city, there are several way to cross it and even this suspension bridge to have some nice view

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4698/26396785138_01aeeefd49_o.jpg)

111. Further west the park goes on a series of place with fountains and a monumental statue, by night

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4632/24823622967_78e2600043_o.jpg)

112. Closer view on the artificial brook

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4609/38794642645_23246f5661_o.jpg)

113. Closer view on the places

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4602/24823623627_df9dae6549_o.jpg)

114. We find the hot-air balloon again, above a more formal and classic park, along the main river of my region.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4658/26396786078_71d2816c1d_o.jpg)

115. Closer view of a park already seen on update 2, from an other angle

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/25820031408_84ffcef7b9_o.jpg)

116. ........a little bit more close

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4614/24823624857_78553e5b67_o.jpg)

117. To finish, 2 places in small town. The first one is pretty little but have some monument

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4678/38794643485_49aed04ee9_o.jpg)

118. same other angle

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4608/24823625387_7bf2539628_o.jpg)

119. And the last place, more busy, lined with coffee and shops.......

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4624/24823621667_a68e84ded0_o.jpg)

120. .........and a big contemporary building acting as a museum in my city

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4768/39661107182_b72b27ce15_o.jpg)

121. ..........the central part of this place is enough quiet to have some rest on a bench

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4614/38459966320_5b5324e230_o.jpg)

I hope you like it, Thanks you for watching  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: tomvsotis on July 26, 2015, 07:19:13 PM
This really is beautiful work, and I'm really enjoying your diary. Quick question: where do you get the rural intersections with the cattle grids? (e.g. pic 35?)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Kergelen on July 27, 2015, 04:48:58 AM
Excellent and very detailed pictures! Really amzing MD. A lot of MMPing and Lotting work.  &apls &apls

I've been lurking here for a while and every update have new and diferent details. I really love the variety of parks and plazas, and the base textures you use.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on July 27, 2015, 05:37:20 AM
Excellent pictures and details indeed. Once again you're showing some awesome work here.

I really liked the part with the diagonal bridge.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Simcoug on July 27, 2015, 08:27:50 AM
awe inspiring details in every image - amazing work!   &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 27, 2015, 11:05:00 AM

@ tomvsotis :
Thanks you  :). The cattle grid in this rural intersections are from SPAM mod ( Pegasus )
http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/26079-peg-spam-super-resource-pack/
It's a prop that i have put on 1x1 lot enable.....so i've intersection every time i put it front a street

@ art128 : I really happy that you like it, because it's one of the most complicated thing i've made in all my cities tiles, thanks you !  ;D

@ Kergelen : Thanks you very much ! I can admit easily that i've been lurking in your city MD Eloaria for years, so you are part of my inspiration  ;D

@ Simcoug : Thanks you very much !  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: carlfatal on July 27, 2015, 11:25:25 AM
I discovered your MD today, and all I can say is wow! I love this level of detail, especially if it comes to water and nature.  &apls &apls &apls
I never would have the passion for this, but I think, it is a fair compromize, if I´ll look into here more often!  $%Grinno$%

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: solsystem on July 27, 2015, 04:33:38 PM
This is a great MD with very beautiful pics full of details.  &apls &apls &apls

Wonderful nature, beautiful shoreline, great parks and places, amazing.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on July 28, 2015, 03:09:01 PM
I think you've made the best parks and plazas I've ever seen in the game. Fantastic work!!!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on July 29, 2015, 02:51:34 AM
What a lush, varied and calm cityscape -- I'm almost jealous my home town doesn't look like that! ;)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on August 02, 2015, 04:33:14 PM
Wow, really a good amount of relotting and good MMP work and selection of buildings, as usual. Especially the parks look great! Where do you have the mosque on pic 99 from? I've been looking for a while for such a great building.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 03, 2015, 03:35:42 PM
re-hosted  ()stsfd()
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/25820260898_b910ec0b01_o.jpg)

@carlfatal, solsystem, romualdillo, Themistokles :

Thanks you very much for the nice comment !  ;D

@ 11241036 :
Thanks !  :) .To ask your question, the mosque is "Sadiki Hospital landmark" made by IL. You can found it on STEX
http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/27127-sadiki-hospital-landmark/

After two updates with a lot of MMP stuff, I'm come now with a little update, mostly urban and very different from the previous ones.
In fact, I love build city on slope, because each time it's a new challenge.
So I begin with these few photos, the first of my 3 " Slopy Friendly updates "

Update 7 : Slopy Friendly, part one


121.
First city is built on an very steep slope. It extends over hills and lines a profund volcanic lake where a wild torrent ends its route. Here a picture at start of autumn

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4710/38983560244_24d53624e9_o.jpg)

122.
This torrent goes along ramparts and bounds the border between the old citadel ( on the left ) and the more modern part ( on the right ).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/40270072171_a4f73b3a76_o.jpg)

 123.
Nowadays, there are unfortunately not many medieval buildings in the citadel which had the peculiarity to be rather vast. A few decades ago, numerous buildings more comfortable replaced the old medieval ones become unfit for "the modern life". But now, people wishes kept intact its vestiges of a distant past to attract tourists. So, developments were made, such this old fashioned funicular, which allows to join the bottom of the citadel to the entrance of the castle, 70 meters higher.
Fortunately, the funicular is completely glazed, what turns out very useful in the beginning of very rainy autumn.........

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4718/24823720757_292636d3f7_o.jpg)

124.
Closer on the funicular terminus, ( the funicular runs behind the castle )

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4675/24823720357_b1e3dfe134_o.jpg)

125.
To emphasize the castle and its ramparts, a spectacular lighting was installed a few years ago. The castle is visible on this natural headland for miles around

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/24823721137_2589e53c79_o.jpg)

126.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4673/38983560864_064d0b8e19_o.jpg)
127.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4743/24823721397_1385ab517f_o.jpg)

128.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/38983561024_985fc6190e_o.jpg)

129.
Last picture from this city, with the center town outside the wall, again on a rainy day

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4760/38983560644_10b6331ac9_o.jpg)

130.
Second city presented today, is a very big one with a mix of modern and old building, especially in the center , around a impressive cathedral

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/24823722057_ce2b05164a_o.jpg)

131.
A lot of park and belvedere allow very beautiful view on this monument and all the city

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4664/38983561224_d8dda911e1_o.jpg)

132.
To Finish, in a less part of the same city, a nice walk since a chapel towards a lake via a small cemetery, not very distant of some busy places and avenues

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4717/38983560484_cc310b0df8_o.jpg)

I hope you have liked it !  :) Thanks you
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on August 03, 2015, 03:41:59 PM
Fabulous work with the castle and city walls. Superb!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on August 03, 2015, 04:07:44 PM
The funicular is a good touch to this old city. Shame they destroyed most of the medieval buildings. Your slope building is really impressive.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: eugenelavery on August 04, 2015, 10:31:25 AM
Impressive work as always. Building on slopes is always tricky.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 05, 2015, 03:10:12 PM
re-hosted  ()stsfd()
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/25820260898_b910ec0b01_o.jpg)

@ belfastsocrates, art128, eugenelavery :
Thanks you very much !  ;D

Update 8 : Slopy Friendly, part two

I have today a big set of slopy friendly pictures, all in the same city tile.
This city is special because it is completely built on hills and valleys between forest and sea. Only 25 % of the city is built on one flat ground, but its urbanization is very important and we count 140 000 inhabitants there.
The advices on its architecture are very diverging. Some considers it anarchy and of other one find certain charm in its exuberance.
To start, let us discover it by distant views.


133.
The history of this city and all this part of my region is important here.
4 centuries ago, a monastery was built at the top of the highest hill of the tile whiwh was going to become this city.
 For a reason specifically: a source of drinking water been born at the bottom of a old and profound volcanic crater, so creating a natural reservoir.
As in this period, the region was begining to develop by the sea on grounds more easily convertible, the drinking water requirement became fast important. It was in particular the case for the most important city of my region and the first port, that is situated on the first tile on the West of this city, approximately 200 meters below at 2 kilometers. A gigantic construction site began with the creation of a canal network allowing to forward the water since this lake, towards plains in full urban and agricultural development.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4664/25820065138_f1916e88d0_o.jpg)

134.
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135.
.......But, there was an important obstacle: between the hill where is situated the lake and the plains, there was an important swampy zone, and worse, a other hill to be crossed. So, it was decided that the channel would cross the swampy zone via an impressive viaduct before joining the second hill. Today, the swampy zone still exists, but it' is smaller and it's a kind of park. It's also a natural demarcation between the various districts of the city. The first village was built near the monastery on the slopes, the second was built on the other hill and centuries later the modern district was also built on the north.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4668/39661159352_eb282d7b07_o.jpg)

136.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4657/39661157492_86501ac52f_o.jpg)

137.
The city center extends in the South of the swamp and includes buildings of classic style, builds last 2 centuries. However, 2 years ago, a new tower including luxury 5 stars hotel and extremely expensive apartments, was inaugurated. It's named meriton tower .Opposite was built one contemporary concert hall in the continuation of the hill, as "semi buried". These 2 constructions, supposed embody the new face of the city were welcomed in a reserved way: the most conservative people blame their for bein too differente from constructions surroundings and to break the historical perspective since the city center on the viaduct.......

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4673/25820065658_47b71fe1c9_o.jpg)

138.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4758/25820063998_251deb4f00_o.jpg)

139.
The swampy zone and the channel complex from the lake to the second hill

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4614/27913728679_4a50ac90db_o.jpg)

140.
After 100 meters buried on the second hill, the channel goes out again to plunge lower 40 meters, before disappearing totally in underground passage. This last underground passage was built in the 60s during the construction of the quite close industrial park.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4608/38983542614_0741023859_o.jpg)

141.
The city center stretches since a hill covered with lawn which welcomes the university campus up to the sea ( below, invisible on this picture ). The cathedral is visible of any side thanks to its hillside positioning, whereas bourgeois constructions are gathered around the big decorative canal.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4631/39661160152_9d9447dedf_o.jpg)

142.
On the other side of the university campus, exists one high rise residential area, very close to the biggest city of my region

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4605/25820067118_bae8dc6e87_o.jpg)

143.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4609/39661157972_06b039363a_o.jpg)

144.
This area is relly dense, but some park brings a little greenery.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4748/27913716449_bc97f0aa3b_o.jpg)

145.
Here, the city center extends sloping gently towards the sea. We can perceive the city hall along the bank ( already seen closer on pictures 106 and 107 ), and the museum of Simnation, the big building upper right.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4609/25820066298_975d16df61_o.jpg)

146.

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147.

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148.

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149.
And now, some closer view on this city. here the hill with the monastery

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4752/25820061258_c2435c47a9_o.jpg)

150.
The slopes from the monastery with portion of the channel.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4762/27913714849_876ddd39f6_o.jpg)

151.
Closer view on this strange building above the channel. It's an old public district library with a contemporary extension built right above the channel to have nice view from the room dedicated to the reading or from the small and quiet park.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4764/39661153312_065fd09a61_o.jpg)

152.
Modern development north of the swamp.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4747/39661156262_15d0acb628_o.jpg)

153.
Swamp and the luxury Meriton tower

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4699/25820060238_a32e637915_o.jpg)

154.
Meriton tower and the Concert hall

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4743/27913729779_585a60aa84_o.jpg)

155.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4720/27913718159_19530b1ddf_o.jpg)

156.
Meriton tower and the Cathedral

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4753/38983544274_5d006850cd_o.jpg)

157.

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158.

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159.
Closer view on the Concert hall. Part of the hill was deleted to build it.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4700/38983543354_a99d2f161a_o.jpg)

160.

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161.
The Cathedral and the canal

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162.
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163.

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164.
Staircases leading to the city hall and to the beach

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4669/27913717169_1bbea1d2b3_o.jpg)

It's finish for today, I hope you like it !  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on August 06, 2015, 04:38:53 AM
It really looks chaotic, but I totally like it   ;)

As someone that like to build on slopes, you did a great job here. Keep it up.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Vizoria on August 06, 2015, 06:06:17 AM
Brilliant, just brilliant. Incredible cities, incredible farms, incredible MMPs, incredible guts to build on a hillside and make it look good. I have got to admit that picture 114 is the most amazing SC4 park I have ever seen. What a model!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: vortext on August 06, 2015, 06:41:39 AM
Amazing updates indeed, the level of detail is just outstanding! I particularly enjoyed the park special, so much creative lotting packed into one update! Also like the use of the aquaduct, don't see it used that often.  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on August 06, 2015, 12:07:23 PM
This last update just blow me up. Now I see how eclectic you are, but everything looks fantastic. There's too many things to look at, and the city seems to fit the slope perfectly!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: carlfatal on August 06, 2015, 01:02:10 PM
EDIT: wrong post

EDIT 2: What should I say, absolutly stunnung pictures, wonderful BAT choices, perfect handling of slopes and terrain - I am totally wowed!  &apls

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: c.p. on August 06, 2015, 01:17:42 PM
Amazing :o  There is a lot to like here, but I especially like how well the castles, cathedrals and skyscrapers are integrated into the city. &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on August 06, 2015, 04:22:28 PM
Great update. Your tower in front of the aqueduct reminds me of the time Montparnasse Tower was built. A monolith in the middle of historical buildings.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on August 06, 2015, 05:28:56 PM
That's again a great update. Cathedrals, old town buildings and modern buildings arranged in a beautiful way. Great building on and around the hills. And the aqueduct is brilliant, never saw anything like this.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 09, 2015, 02:22:04 PM
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@ feyss, Vizoria, vortext, romualdillo, carlfatal, c.p., art128, 11241036 :
Thank you very much of all these nice comments  ;D . I am very happy that this update, a little bit particular, is pleased you. :)

Today, I'm come back with the last of my Slopy friendly updates, maybe more conventional. Here, pictures will be extracted from various cities tiles


Update 9 : Slopy Friendly, last part

165.
I begin with a distant suburban town, which has the peculiarity to be completely built on a hill and to be very green.

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166.

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167.
As the countryside is very close, we can perceive vineyards in some gardens. Furthermore, most of the houses have view on fields below the hill.

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168.

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169.

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170.

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171.

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172.
One of the blocks at the start of autumn

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173.
Same block, the rain appears

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174.
Second city tile presented, a very slope one, with some medieval vestige : a castle and a fortified tower 80 meters below surrounded by the older part of the village.
Nowadays there is nothing more than forest and a new housing development close to the castle.

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175.
From another angle, the fortified tower and the old village with a few very old building preserved.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/39661177402_56d08150c4_o.jpg)

176.
The mayor was considered for an eccentric when he decided to sell a part of the beautiful larch forest to build a golf course there. But now, the rich people are happy to take advantage of the view since the terraces of the club and the mayor satisfied to see the businesses prospering in the city.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4756/39661178242_2e208932b5_o.jpg)

177.
Some villas on the hill top have superb view on the village and the golf course.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4706/25820085058_d3460c7e92_o.jpg)

178.
Closer view on the church and the private club

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179.

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180.
Closer view on the fortified tower and the older part of the village

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/25820085888_c09a9df34f_o.jpg)

181.
Every sunday, a small market settles down here

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182.

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183.
Another church in the low part of the village

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184.
The castle to finish with this city tile

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185.
Another tile again, with some gentle slopes, and even a flat part where some industry settle on the upper part of the picture

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186.
Some expensive residence on the upper block

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187.

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188.

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189.
Another city tile, a big one, completely built on hills in spite of an important density. Only distant view here. We can see some of the park presented on Update 6

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190.

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191.

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192.

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193.

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194.

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195.
And the last city tile for today, with old and new building mixed

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196.

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197. Heavy spring rain

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198.

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It's finish for today, I hope you like it !  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Vizoria on August 09, 2015, 02:28:56 PM
Amazing stuff. You really make towns built upon hills work, the smoothness of the retaining walls is impressive.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: solsystem on August 10, 2015, 04:27:59 AM
Great updates with a brilliant work on slopes.  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Girafe on August 10, 2015, 05:05:24 AM
I am really pleased to see that you are suing my hedges  ;) and most of my flora  :)

Result is really lovely  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: carlfatal on August 10, 2015, 06:26:32 AM
Indeed fantastic work with the slopes!  &apls
And usually I don´t like so much different styles of BATs in one place together, - but here the first time I like it, cause it becomes some special, very individual style if handled with such a care. Great!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on August 10, 2015, 03:52:04 PM
Picture 195 and 196 are my favorite from this update, you can really feel the sloppiness of the city, wonderful.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: reddonquixote on August 11, 2015, 07:47:20 AM
I came in to comment on Update 8 and there's Update 9 already... amazing work yet again.

The work with the slopes is incredible. The parks and castles are just beautiful. What a delightful setting for showcasing my BAT of the Infinity Tower  :bnn:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: FrankU on August 11, 2015, 08:29:20 AM
Simply incredible.  &apls  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: c.p. on August 11, 2015, 02:01:36 PM
Awesome. :thumbsup:  One thing I like is there's almost no repetition.  You have to search to find a duplicate building.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on August 16, 2015, 04:31:34 PM
Amazing work again. Like already mentioned, there's little to no building repetition, good slope work and especially good arrangement of BAT's, especially in the large city on pics 184-189. I also like the castle on pic 184, how it is looking over the lake, and the design of the old village in pic 175.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 17, 2015, 03:50:45 PM
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@ Vizoria, solsystem, carlfatal, art128, FrankU, c.p., 11241036 :

Thanks again for the very nice comments !  :)

@ Girafe :

I love yours trees, and all yours props ! I used them on 90% of my lot, I thinks i'm relly addicted and I love that.  ;D
So thanks you very much !  :thumbsup:

@ reddonquixote :

I am very happy that it pleases you. Each of your creations are masterpieces and they are as monuments in my cities !  ;D


Today, I am going to show pictures of various villages and towns and a few of medium density neighbourhoods. On this occasion, I have create my first mosaics. As Always, I played in some picture with the weather mod of Xannepan



Update 10 : Big villages and small towns


199.
First, a small town at the edge of a lake. Closer views from others angles were presented on Update 3, but here the centring allows to see the area of the town

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200.
Closer view on the main crossroads and some school building

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4707/38794672445_6e222b9a52_o.jpg)

201.
Some luxurious residences along banks and part of the municipal cemetery

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202.
Here a big village built on slopes

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203.

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204.

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205.
A small town with a old and relatively protected city center (at the top and in the center of the picture) and an industrial park benefiting from the presence of the railroad (at the bottom of the picture )
The mid 19th-century brick-built mill is one of the last industrials vestiges in my region. Nowadays, it's a historic monument and it's impossible to destroy it. So, when it needed to build a new gymnasium in the town, a nearby and unused for decades ground was naturally chosen. But, rather than to build a contemporary and impersonal building, the architect decided to integrate it into his environment, by building it with brick and in proportions similar to the old mill.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4665/38794670255_4c99b50566_o.jpg)


206.
Closer view on the older district

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207

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208.
The other historic monument of this city is the old 16th- century belfry. A small park was built in the continuation of the belfry square and it acts as a separation between the old and the part of the town

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4668/38794670975_170b097476_o.jpg)


209.
Another small town, with more recent building

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4657/39692423151_f84b6e7d25_o.jpg)


210.

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211.
From another tile, a shopping place

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212.
Now, some pictures of one of my few rural villages. In fact, with 17000 inhabitants, it is more a town than a village. It's still surrounded by fields but some industrial park replace groves more and more.
Some distant view here ( the closer view are in the update 3 ) while playing with the Xannepan weather mod.

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213.
More luck with the weather this time

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214.

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215.
Closer view on the school.....


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/27913673319_ea2e94177b_o.jpg)

216.
........on the old market

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4648/24823652767_0ed94a165b_o.jpg)


217.
.....on the older port of my region on the main river

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218.
and the main church and the main square

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4717/38794680285_331f3b0119_o.jpg)


219.
3 mosaics to discover a little bit more this small town. The first from the river to the fields

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4746/39692425081_b875c5e30a_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

220.

Second from the biggest agricultural market of my region to the cemetery

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4745/27913671769_00d765806d_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic


221.

And the last, by following the banks at the end of summer

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222.

Another city tile again. A big village with a beautiful cathedral front of a vast place encircled by 2 medieval gate. But first, to visit it you have to leave the train station.

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223.
First mosaic according to an east-west axis

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4740/38794691735_f2ca336d92_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic


224.
Second mosaic according to an north-south axis from gate to gate

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4741/39692430441_c98a15b43b_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

225.

Some details on the place

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226.

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227.
To finish a another mosaic from a seaside village cornered between a lagoon and an inlet ( closer views were presented on update 4 )

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/38794695465_3e0fbfd467_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic


I hope you like it !  :) Thanks you very much
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on August 18, 2015, 04:09:34 AM
Apologies for repetition but I really must echo the comments from others regarding the hill work, it's absolutely fantastic. I haven't the patience for such work but it great to see someone master it so beautifully.

Another superb update, such attention to detail and incredibly building variety.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: carlfatal on August 18, 2015, 07:35:18 AM
Superb again! Although all the pictures show the same level of detail and passion to build this time my favorite was easy to find: 209 with the rainbow!  &apls

Keep it on!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: noahclem on August 18, 2015, 07:59:13 AM
Wow, this made my day  :o  It's going to take me quite some time to digest all this but I'm blown away! Proof, if any was needed, that SC4's best days are not in the past  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on August 18, 2015, 08:00:09 AM
The mosaic from picture 223 and the picture 226 show a really interesting area with the covered passage, the narrow street and the coffees. I really like it.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Vizoria on August 18, 2015, 08:08:49 AM
Amazing mosaics and incredible details.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 24, 2015, 01:19:44 PM
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@ belfastsocrates, carlfatal, noahclem, art128, Vizoria :

Thanks you very much for all these very nice comments ! I really appreciate that  ;D

I start now the first of my 2 updates about suburbs.
In my region, there a few CBD but there is no real center, but several poles with varying degrees of economic and administrative importance.
However, I have many small secondary cities, mostly residential, which form a cluster of suburbs and outskirts sometimes dense and sometimes spread and green.
This first update focuses on distant suburbs which include many recent houses and small buildings, often built around the heart of old villages, now included in the urban area of Gransimtenago.


Update 11 : Suburbia, part one
   

228.
Here, a typical residential area of my suburban set back from the main road where the buildings dedicated to shops and some offices are concentrated.
The city council has provided a gymnasium and a park for the enjoyment of residents.

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229.

Another example of a residential area built in withdrawal of a busy road lined with small shops.

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230.

The same, seen from another angle. Here it's possible to see the little secondary school

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/39692552261_3d88c50373_o.jpg)

231.

As the police are rare in these distant suburbs, police barracks beeing built at strategic locations. Here is an example with a heliport in the same city tile close to a lake.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4702/38794843475_68157b898d_o.jpg)

232.

Beautiful residences along the lake to finish with city tile.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4709/24823768217_4fb23fdceb_o.jpg)

233.

Other small suburban districts built around park, small squares or at the edge of small commercial districts.

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234.

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235.

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236.

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237.

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238.

Houses at zoom 6

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239.

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240.

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241.
Overview of another city tile, with many houses and little recent building and the remains of an ancient village surrounding a small square
Edit 26th november 2015 > pic still same but reworked a little bit to integrate a new bat

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242.

the center of this small town at the intersection of the two main roads
Edit 26th november 2015 > pic still same but reworked a little bit to integrate a new bat

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4678/39692557171_ef44c44d82_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

243.

close views of the different blocks

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244.

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245.

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246.
Closer

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247.

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248.

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249.
To finish the tiny town hall

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250.

Another small town built on slopes ( yes again but gentle slopes this time....... :D). Here an overview

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251.

Although this city is far from the major regional roads, the government built moderate-rent buildings in that city in the early sixties

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252.

This very green city also attracts people with more substantial revenue because it has kept a "country look".

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4697/38794840115_0c4c73d0e4_o.jpg)

253.

some fruit trees and numerous vineyards on the sunny slopes are visible.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4628/25820151178_90c0063b83_o.jpg)

254.

No doubt the two most congested intersections during rush hours...... :D

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255.

Another overview on the same city, but west-side, in a more dense district close to the main river of my region

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256.

The same, seen from another angle

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257.

close view on these very green house bloks

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/25820150678_0ef5228c69_o.jpg)

258.

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259.

Some recent residence

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I hope you like it ! Thanks you  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Vizoria on August 24, 2015, 02:33:25 PM
As usual incredible stuff. Your W2W and housing areas are suburb and the mixture of W2W and non-W2W (Wall to Wall) is amazing. I am looking forward to part 2.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: carlfatal on August 25, 2015, 07:04:58 AM
Indeed indredible!  &apls

Like I told before, I never would use such a mix of BATs, but on your pictures it looks so natural and common together - that is absolutely stunning!

And am I right, if I think, that you use the model tweaker from time to time? The RTMT bus stops look like if you made them smaller. The original seems to be made for yetis, I changed the size to 0.85, and here it looks similar (pic 238).  $%Grinno$%

Keep it up, can´t wait for the second part of your suburbs!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Yan077 on August 25, 2015, 11:35:20 AM
Wow  :o

As I follow your MD from the beginning, I have to say now that's just an incredible work, everything is stunning, I particulary like how you make this perfect mix of nature and city.

Really really wonderful  &apls

Yann  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on August 25, 2015, 11:49:14 AM
Your cities are calm and lush, and dense and busy at the same time. The lotting is all made with outstanding care for the minute details. I'm in awe... &apls

(...and of course eagerly awaiting the continuation :popcorn:)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on August 25, 2015, 01:00:47 PM
Outstanding work once more. Steep slopes or gentle slopes, your cities always amaze me how they fit so well on those.

The city hall by the water is excellent. Nice use of public housing estates too.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 26, 2015, 11:40:07 AM
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@ carlfatal :

I guess what creates unity on my pictures, are the props including trees and cars ( often from VIP, Girafe and C.P. ); and I also used the "model tweaker" from time to time to have buildings that seem to be on the same scale. But in the case of bus stops (including picture 238) i don't use often RTMT models but the great Girafe road bus stops available on the LEX ( reloted by myself for conventional streets and SAM mod streets )

@ Yan077 :

I am very happy to have a comment from one of the legends of this website  :). I admire Corsica from the first day, and I must say that your last update is undoubtedly the most beautiful thing i've seen in this game. I think i watched it 3 or 4 times, just for pleasure. :D

@ art128 :

Thanks you so much for the nice comments  :) . I love this building too, a beautiful modern one of Supremec TSC.

@ Vizoria, Themistokles :

 Thanks you very much !  :)  The second part will happen in a few days.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 30, 2015, 12:55:35 PM
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It's now time to show my second part of my Surburbs update. This time with denser suburbs and fewer houses

Update 12 : Suburbia, second part

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 I start with a small town that has been a real estate revival these past years, to the point that old buildings in poor condition are replaced fairly quickly by more modern constructions.

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Focus on the destruction of this ancient small office. According to the town hall the whole corner block will be demolished in the next 3-4 years and new buildings, like those on the other side of the street, should be built.

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The garden center and a large part of the wooded area behind were to be destroyed to make way for a housing development, but following protests by residents, the town hall to finally give up.

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modern tenenment in a quiet suburb.

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267.

Another suburb, which developed thanks to the presence of a well served railway station

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Strangely, these public housing buildings were built fairly close to older buildings without great protest of the inhabitants of the old district.

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270.

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271.

Now two mosaics of another suburb. The first presents the old quarter between the water tower and newest gymnasium. College and high school surrounds the market square.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4675/25820170498_82136e9cc9_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

272.

The second shows the most recent quarter, between the shopping area close to the station and the university. Many recent buildings were built in recent years close to a new school and a canal, but a few old buildings remain.

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273.

Zoom on these newly redeveloped districts.

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274.

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275.

The cinema in the shopping area.

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276.

Some tenement at zoom 6.

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277.

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Other middle-class suburban neighborhoods.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4657/39692567771_abe7090174_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

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282.

Finally, poorer neighborhoods, but which nevertheless have quality public spaces.

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It's finish for today. I hope you like it, thanks you !  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Girafe on August 30, 2015, 01:09:54 PM
amazing scenes  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: sunv123 on August 30, 2015, 02:32:58 PM
I absolutely love your attention to details! wonderful  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on August 30, 2015, 02:48:04 PM
I'm overwhelmed by all the details in every image... I'm still wondering how could you think that perhaps we wouldn't like your work, just because you use so many different things in your cities  :D. Your work is fantastic!!!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: JP Schriefer on August 30, 2015, 03:16:11 PM
Amazing pictures!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Bipin on August 30, 2015, 06:39:31 PM
This is just too good. Amazing work!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on August 31, 2015, 01:28:45 AM
That's again outstanding work with your selection and arrangement of buildings and arranging park lots, as usual.

I have a request: I've seen the staircase on the subsequent picture on one of your pictures. Can you please tell me where you got it from (which prop pack or lot)? I've been searching long for such a staircase.

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Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on August 31, 2015, 04:12:36 AM
I could spend hours looking all of the various details, public spaces and individual buildings. A truly superb MD and the work you put into it is clear to see.


Can I ask where the gymnasium building is from?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on August 31, 2015, 05:23:42 AM
I certainly enjoyed this update. You did an outstanding job with the lower class area.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 31, 2015, 01:11:24 PM
@ Girafe, sunv123, romualdillo, Schriefer, Bipin, art128 :

Thanks you very much for the nice comments !  ;D

@ belfastsocrates:

the gymnasium is from delija21 on STEX

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/20684-tg-sportska-hala/

@ 11241036 :

the stairs are from Buddybud on a prop dat on STEX :

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/13866-jeronij-concrete-wall-addon-stairs/
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on August 31, 2015, 02:31:58 PM
If this is how poor Sims live they ought to be happy they live in Gransimtenango... &apls [Superlatives out of stock]!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on September 01, 2015, 09:00:32 AM
And allow me to be the one to make the move happen.... With now 100 replies, Congratulations on your promotion to Best sellers!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on September 04, 2015, 02:09:28 PM
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@ Themistokles :

Thanks !  :D

@ art128 :

I am very pleased that Gransimtenango is now in the BestSellers section.
And to celebrate this, a small update rather special, before presenting some thing more classic in a few days.


Update 13 : Natural Disaster


So today, I'll tell you the story of one of the worst storms happened in Gransimtenango ( In fact i can't stop playing with Weather Mod of Xannepan.... ;D)

285.

It all started with a scorching afternoon September 27, 2013. The abnormally high temperature enchanted bathers in the coastal districts and the few walkers in the parks of the city center.

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289.

 But at 4pm, the clouds hitherto innocuous, gave the first showers.

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290.

Firstly localized, they began to spread from the coast to the CBD.

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291.

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292.

 Then the situation degraded suddenly at 6pm, with the massive arrival of severe thunderstorm from the sea which reached very quickly inland.

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295.

In the most violent time of the storm at 7.30pm, some neighborhoods seemed immersed in the eye of a hurricane.

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Then in the dark the whole phenomenon ceased to quickly place left a clear night

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Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on September 04, 2015, 04:07:44 PM
Some great screenshots ;D I always like to see a city being hit by disaster. Fortunately, the thunderstorm went easy on your city. I recently wanted to ask you to share a few screenshots of your city/cities from a higher altitude, but you were faster. And it looks great, a lot like I'd like to design a metropolis of mine, especially with a good combination and arrangement of modern and old buildings and a good amount of parks.

BTW, thanks for the link :).
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on September 04, 2015, 05:06:22 PM
Great shots!!!  &apls The general view of your city looks great!! And congratulations for the promotion!!!  :D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on September 05, 2015, 05:17:40 AM
Fantastic images, I really liked that update.

Congratulation on becoming a Best Seller also!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on September 06, 2015, 01:08:04 PM
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@ 11241036, romualdillo, belfastsocrates :

Thank you to all for the kind comments  ;D

As promised, I come back with some more conventional pictures.
This time, some close-ups of different administrative and cultural centers of Gransimtenango.
These lively district, primarily commercial, contain major cultural buildings (opera, theater, library, etc) and community building like market.
They are quite dense but the buildings remain of medium size.


Update 14 : Urban views 2

302.

A few shops near a tram station.

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303.

A shopping spot dedicated to pedestrians.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4632/39692575151_6eb6f1d2a2_o.jpg)

304.

Same with the surroundings.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4627/39661334382_9b32459481_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

305.

Mosaic from a cathedral to an high school, via park, W2W development and a sunken rail station

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4750/39661330712_01b8d42649_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

306.

Opera and its place

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4657/38983642584_f28c6f6d53_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

307.

Theater and its place.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4763/27913853679_ca4b52623c_o.jpg)


308.

The main library of my region and its place.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/39661337292_44bd2194ae_o.jpg)

309.

A mosaic from a tribunal to a cemetery, via market and square

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4663/27913855639_12b4fca3e4_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

310.

A mosaic from tram station to a federal administrative center via market and place

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4759/39661333572_431625aa5c_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

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In a smaller town, a residential area

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312.

Main square in an ancient city built on a hill at the edge of a lake. Around the square, a synagogue and a fortified tower.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4705/39661335992_c001f8db50_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

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In the same city, a busy place used as outdoor market

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That's all for today, I hope you like  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on September 06, 2015, 01:29:19 PM
You've heard it before, but: Every square centimetre of your city teems with life, the nature is a dense, lush carpet of fertile greens. It's a real pleasure to read! &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on September 06, 2015, 02:00:26 PM
The city looks wonderful and full of life!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on September 06, 2015, 02:11:36 PM
Congratulations for becoming a bestseller, I think that you really deserve it!

Again good work, as always. Especially since this part of your region looks actually entirely new, despite retaining your personal style. Very good relotting work, your plazas really look relaxing and beautiful, I could spend hours of looking at them.

And again, I need to ask you for a link: On pic 305, just above the avenue roundabout at the very bottom of your picture, there's a modern building with a "fractionally angled" facade, having the abbreviations of chemical elements displayed on it. Do you know where you've got this building from?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on September 06, 2015, 02:54:37 PM
@ Themistokles :
Thanks you very much, I love to hear that !  ;D

@ romualdillo :
Thanks you very much !

@ 11241036 :
Thanks ! For your question : this building is one of the masterpiece from kellydalle2003 on STEX. Here the link

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29054-u-of-w-science-complex/
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on September 06, 2015, 04:33:13 PM
Great update, lots of open spaces, which is a good thing. The first picture is really wonderful, and I like a lot the area around the sunken rail station. Good job making a wonderful building stand out gracefully.
I also spotted a few BATs of mine... It's always nice to see your creations in use. :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on September 08, 2015, 06:30:30 AM
Your lot editor skills are brilliant. So many gorgeous and detailed lots. I appreciate the patience that requires but the end result really gives your city and streetscapes a wonderful look and feel.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: carlfatal on September 09, 2015, 07:47:54 AM
Indeed better a poor sim in one of your cities than anywhere in real life! Your talent to mix and match is outstanding.  &apls

And I have a question too. The same area, where you´ve used buddybud´s stairs - since a long time I ask myself, where this kind of retaining walls comes from. Can´t find them in the LE...

And these are Girafe´s bus stops? Thanks for the hint. :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on September 10, 2015, 03:30:51 PM
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@ art128 :

Thanks you, It's a pleasure to use your bat  ;)

@ belfastsocrates :
 
Thanks you very much  :)

@ carlfatal :

Thanks you !  :) The retaining wall are from CSX MEGA props Vol 04, here on LEX . Write WFK and then Wall in the Lot Editor.



This update is the last for this year, because I have no more decent pictures to show so I will work for at least several months ( maybe more ) before being able to redo news pictures.
As this is my last update before long, the pictures show here everything that I prefer: ie sloping areas, night pictures, rainy photos and some mosaics.
However, they all have in common to present places of worship in cities of all density, and cemeteries.
Worship Bat used are among the most common and most popular, but I will try to quote the author for each of them, and where to find them.


 
Update 15 : Grand Final 2015



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I start with this little church in a tiny hamlet ( C.P. church on LEX )

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/38794722875_1af31b6cf0_o.jpg)

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A small synagogue in a small town built on a hill (Wallibuk on STEX).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4744/25820051058_a1a14d8638_o.jpg)
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Church on a slopy town ( Mntoes on STEX )

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4744/38983525774_cda8c310fe_o.jpg)

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Same in autumn

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/39661133962_81b2041216_o.jpg)


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Church from tag_one ( LEX ) on a slopy district again.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/38794721445_32dfa4b780_o.jpg)

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A very popular church by Haarlemmergold on STEX

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/38794721835_6cd32c2528_o.jpg)

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Church from beppe46 ( on STEX )

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4766/38794719105_40a7cdb906_o.jpg)

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Another little gem from Haarlemmergold ( STEX ) on a very slopy block.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/38794719605_10fe23ba3b_o.jpg)

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One of the wonderful Debussyman cathedral, already seen on update 8 but closer this time.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4763/24823687377_a06db84b75_o.jpg)

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Vnaoned church ( LEX ) by day.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4714/38794720155_2a59927e85_o.jpg)

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And by night during the christmas market.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/38794721075_116d1e14d2_o.jpg)

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Another Debussyman's treasure ( found on STEX ), at the twilight on a rainy day of the end of summer.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4611/38794722265_da4d7b1d7f_o.jpg)

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Same at sunrise at the begin of spring.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4715/24823685617_15d3e48710_o.jpg)


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The very popular Hassan II mosque by fukuda ( BLAM Team STEX ).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/38794718245_937a7e6e20_o.jpg)


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Same closer.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4614/38794723695_5bbd76a044_o.jpg)

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And a mosaic that include it.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/24823690227_be30256fb5_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic


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Another amazing Debussyman's Cathedral ( LEX ), on a hill overlooking an old city, by day.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4706/25820045388_ea16d9d5da_o.jpg)


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And by night.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4694/38794720625_fc014a3230_o.jpg)


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The popular and amazing Namspopof monastery from Toutsimcities.com , already seen on update 8 but closer this time.
Edit on 21th august 2016 > Same area but with mosaic and with a water reservoir re-work
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/38714565120_0b4e204582_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic


333.

An old city district with a rather dense cemetery and a little synagogue, at the bottom of the picture ( Wallibuk STEX ).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4746/39661143752_701b541fa0_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

334.

Another cemetery but greener on suburbs area.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4722/24823686387_9d5f8dbc19_o.jpg)


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Mosaic that include another great Debussyman's church on the top of a hill ( found on STEX ).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/38983523774_1ca81fff57_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic


336.

Same at night.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4716/25820052988_8ee8c5e543_o.jpg)


337.

The main cathedral of my region ( Debussyman's one, on STEX ), and certainly the one I prefer.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/39661142392_e46c877787_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

338.

Same with the district eastside.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4614/39661147562_f4960ed19a_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

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And the same at night.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4668/39661145472_5f78a17498_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic


340 1-2-3.

And finally something more central america with a first trial with Romualdillo wonderful set and a Mexican church from Debussyman ( on STEX ).

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4609/39661145032_f536f9e934_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic

Edit 29th january 2017 > this pic same area another angle without visual glitch

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4658/38983045204_90bbc93edf_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4660/39660766522_efa4a5c102_o.jpg)    <<< Click on pic
I hope you like it, Thanks you very much  ;D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on September 10, 2015, 06:31:11 PM
Wow, again some great pictures. Good work putting these various religious buildings in scene. Your relot of the SFBT Hallenbad is good, might copy that concept ;D. Also, good work with romualdillo's first release, I'd really like to see more of it.

Just a minor question: Why do you use an overpass piece at the slope in pic 335? Wouldn't it be easier and make more sense to use an earthen slope instead? You would surely have enough space.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: carlfatal on September 10, 2015, 07:18:12 PM
First thank you for the hint with the CSX Prop Pack!  :)

And yes, fantastic pictures again! And to place Munich´s Frauenkirche right next to a typical mediterranean graveyard is very courageous. But in your case it works!  &apls &apls

All time I am impressed by your variety, it is a kind of multicultural Utopia, and I definately love it. Every picture invites to sink in and look for the masses of details, all the little scenes, you´ve created. It looks like the place where I really would like to live.
And I had to grin, when I did read the last sentence: "that´s all for today". I never would be able to finish half of the scenes in one complete year!  :D

Keep it up, I love it!  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on September 11, 2015, 04:32:50 AM
First of all: As always, you've done a great work mixing so many different buildings. Only few people can do this with such result. Fantastic!!  &apls

Secondly: It's the first time I see my buildings out of my computer... Thank you very much!! And they look much better with those trees on the empty lots. You have much more imagination than me!!!  :D  The only thing is: I see some visual glitches I've never experimented on my computer. Which program did you use to change the lots, the LotEditor or the SC4 PIM-X?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on September 11, 2015, 09:37:55 AM
You call it a grand finale, and my God what a grand finale it is! &apls Every picture is a real gem.

And if you wonder what's on the floor, it's my jaw. I'll leave it there for a while, I think ;)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on September 11, 2015, 11:05:27 AM
Great work portraying the different religions present in your region.
I need to ask though, how you managed to have the synagogues working? I downloaded them and only got a bunch of non SC4 files.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: vortext on September 11, 2015, 11:10:09 AM
Quite the final update indeed!  &apls &apls

Bit sad though we'll have to go the remainder of the year without your fantastic cities, maybe throw a couple of teasers our way every now and then?  :)

At any rate, I'm already looking forward to the new season, so to speak.  :D :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on September 11, 2015, 11:28:14 AM
@ 11241036 :

Thanks for your advise. Actually the height difference between the pool area and the residential area is higher it can be assumed with this perspective and I use a slopy mod delivered for slopes of 20% maximum. But my choice isn't really aesthetic, I must admit.
And Yes, I really love the SFBT swimming pool, so it was impossible for me to resist to relot it !  :)

@ carlfatal :

I know i have a taste for risk with mix of buildings and I'm glad you like it.  ;D
And, reassure yourself, I put over 2 years to finalize the cities I present these last two months ........ I'm not as fast as it looks !  :D

@ romualdillo :

I did not touch your lots in LE or PIM-X ( they are already perfect  ;) ) In fact, I only put some MMP after they grown naturally in the city.
I think, the visual glitches are from my computer only, because i have CTD half the time when i take picture on zoom 5 in all my city tiles, so don't worry.
In fact, i fixed a lot of visual glitches on previous pictures but it was too complicated in this mosaic.

@ Themistokles :

Thanks you very much for the kinds words.  ()stsfd() I am very happy that you've liked and i have to thanks all the great bater, moder, loter, here or somewhere else, that improve continually this wonderful game !  :)

@ art128 :

 I have open them with the PIM and turned into worship bat and then make my own lot with LE.

@ vortext :

Thanks you very much !  ;D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on September 11, 2015, 01:02:47 PM
Oh! I'm rather sad this was the last for the year. I agree with others, what a fantastic set of images to finish this year with. Your work is superb and it has given me plenty of inspiration. I'm really looking forward to see all of your new work, I'm sure it;ll be just as spectacular as all of the previous updates.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Dantes on September 16, 2015, 04:26:37 PM
Each update is impressive. Each update is more impressive than the previous one. I need new positive adjectives to find words for you, manga rivotra and Vizoria MD! (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/4adaa0b0ec00723fbe3814415d744cd5.gif)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on October 19, 2015, 12:39:52 PM
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Thanks again for the kinds comments !  :)

This is not a real update, but a simple addition of 3 churches which had well their place in my final of 2015   ::)
(2 from Debussyman and one from Reddonquixote)
Hope you like  ;D


341.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4714/24823606677_c3a811c6b2_o.jpg)     <<<Click on pic  ;)

342.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/39692349851_06b5a84106_o.jpg)     <<<Click on pic

343.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4652/39692348691_2e3f926261_o.jpg)     <<<Click on pic


344.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/39692347921_9c48fa377b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Girafe on October 19, 2015, 02:42:51 PM
Lovely city scenes:

LOTing is well done. Nice choice of flora and cars  :thumbsup:

Did you use Vortext textures?

There is something definitively wrong with Reddonquixote s church. It looks like it s flying in the landscape. I think it s due to wrong parameters he is using in 3dsmax. What a pity because the modeling is amazing
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on October 19, 2015, 02:52:12 PM
I've turn into an overhangprop the Reddonquixote church without any shadow, so maybe this ( and my photoshop work with ambient light ) create that feeling...... &Thk/(
And, yes I used Vortext texture on the first pic.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on October 19, 2015, 03:44:31 PM
Wow, new pictures! And again, they are great, especially the MMP work around the river and in the parks, and the combination of buildings.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: matias93 on October 19, 2015, 04:11:35 PM
In fact, it is the lack of a projected shadow in a shadowed scape. If you look at the left half of the image, it looks very 'correct' and definitely not floating. Maybe some photoshopping would help
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on October 20, 2015, 12:25:09 AM
Nice work with the churches and their squares! The domed one on the embankment by the river, with the columns, all the bridges and mmp looks particularly awesome to me. :thumbsup: And maybe I just didn't notice it in September -- or perhaps it wasn't there yet -- but I really like the innovative use of that railway station in the lower middle of pic 342. Whenever I'm building a hilly region I'll sure be snatching that idea.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Dantes on October 20, 2015, 09:24:54 AM
Each update is impressive. Each update is more impressive than the previous one. I need new positive adjectives to find words for you, manga rivotra and Vizoria MD! (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/4adaa0b0ec00723fbe3814415d744cd5.gif)

Only again the same words. (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/79ccce133069194749348c326ef974c8.gif) Great work!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Framly on October 23, 2015, 06:11:52 PM
What a nice MD  :thumbsup: Glad to find this pearl :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on October 24, 2015, 01:36:03 PM
Impressive detailing as always!!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: reddonquixote on October 31, 2015, 02:07:37 AM
Beautiful little scenes. I'm so pleased someone has finally used the St Paul's BAT, although it looks weird without the shadows. Must be something to do with the re-lotting (which otherwise looks amazing by the way)... I'm pretty sure the BAT I released had shadows, but if there's something I need to fix do let me know  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on November 16, 2015, 08:27:26 AM
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FIRST some replies :

@ Girafe, 11241036, matias93, Dantes, Framly, romualdillo :

Thanks for your comments and the feedback !  :)

@ reddonquixote :

Beautiful little scenes. I'm so pleased someone has finally used the St Paul's BAT, although it looks weird without the shadows. Must be something to do with the re-lotting (which otherwise looks amazing by the way)... I'm pretty sure the BAT I released had shadows, but if there's something I need to fix do let me know  :)

I apologize for my controversial picture about St Paul Cathedral. So i've getting a picture with this time the appropriate shadows and a slightly different placement in the park (a few meters), I guess it is better now.  :)

345.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4611/25819963568_04d46201fb_o.jpg)


@ Themistokles :

I see you looked carefully my picture to see the underground station!
Indeed, this is new (simple lotting based on station PKP Warszawa Powisle of Motokloss and glass roofs of GLR station of shmails) +glenni tunnel and it took me a while to do this scene .
In fact, this station was built there are only ten years beyond the initial tunnel, and destroying old dilapidated buildings. The whole complex is accompanied by green balcony.
So here are some photos of the same station at zoom 5.

346.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/27913585779_61ba534535_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic


The old station from Rav on SimCityPolska (on the other side of the tunnel) is now abandoned and promised at a later demolished to make way for a commercial area.

347.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4618/38794616755_a8a5bbd1fc_o.jpg)

348.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/39692344321_81fe8cb72c_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic


SECOND, more close views of the area presented on the last pictures  :

Here some new views of the river seen pic 342 and 343 from the countryside to the city center : (glenni pedbridge)

349.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4762/39661051622_9483d2afe4_o.jpg)     <<<Click on Pic

350.
the 2 L shaped midhight building are from Anotn on STEX (https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/27274-augustenborg-houses/)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4709/27913573469_0df91e9125_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic

351. Mausoleum from Peterycristy (upload by andreas LEX)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4663/39661049182_a52e064be0_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic

352.

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352.1 Edit 26 december 2015 : Same place seen from the opposite angle, with additional work on the river color thanks JENX mod

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/40519188502_7076bf335e_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic

353.

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354.

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Now some view of the city center with a real rift architectural between the central business district and the old center town ! (towers from Darknono NYBT, Jasoncw and Darn42 CBT)

355. Edit 26th november 2015 > pic still same but reworked a little bit to integrate a new bat (on the left from Seraf)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4677/24823590937_5e440de0d2_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic


Something more conventional around this circular church and this great fountain

356.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4754/39692343841_a057f6de63_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic


and other pics from the same city tile

357. (Xannepan water mill)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4752/24823597107_146ae64ce8_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic


Here you can see other parts of the Motokloss s' PKP Warszawa Powisle used a little bit more in the initial spirit.

358.

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AND TO FINISH, some view from 3 little towns i've made or rework recently

359.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/27913582439_8c68ee3acd_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic

360.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4660/27913583989_67bd7794b8_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic

361.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/27913578399_649882e170_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic

362.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/27913580589_7974882f74_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic

363.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4669/27913581619_15d6dcacf4_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic

364. NDEX Glenni 22.5 FAR angle building close to the roundabout and Wallibuck blue church (STEX)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4715/24823573857_39650c599b_o.jpg)    <<<Click on Pic


finally a little further for this end of year   :D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on November 16, 2015, 08:50:24 AM
What a wonderful set of pictures again. The new location of St Paul is perfect, it fits really well into the neighborhood. 
That sunken train station is a masterpiece.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on November 16, 2015, 10:15:25 AM
Wonderful pictures again. So many things to see in all of them! As always I like your parks and squares a lot, and the amount of details is impressive. The last picture has something in its atmosphere I can't stop watching! 

That sunken train station is a masterpiece.

I totally agree with that!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: wallasey on November 16, 2015, 11:00:10 AM
I have only looked at page 7 and my mind is blown! I love all your images!

This city has evidently been built with a lot of thought as to how it should flow. You have done this exceedingly well indeed! The image with the old town and the CBD most defiantly does show a contrast in views and architecture. I think you have done this really well as this type of building is incredibly risky! It has paid off.

The setting of your churches is a favourite of mine, they look stunning in your city!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Girafe on November 16, 2015, 12:13:38 PM
amazing pictures  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Lot of details everywhere, 1st time I saw my bus shelters in a MD  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Kergelen on November 17, 2015, 02:51:58 PM
Absolutely amazing work &apls &apls
So much details and so much custom lots. I love the variety of parks and plazas.

Nice use of xannepan plopable terrain texture near the river.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: vortext on November 17, 2015, 03:11:52 PM
You keep amazing with the ingenious lotting and awesome mmp-ing!!  &apls &apls

Not to mention I keep spotting things I haven't seen before, in particular where did you find those sand piles in #347? I want them so badly!  :D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Framly on November 18, 2015, 03:40:58 PM
I really like your unconventional mix! Full of life and details :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on November 18, 2015, 04:48:49 PM
Again very good work, especially because it's unorthodox sometimes ;D x347 reminds me a bit of Krokanien - but in the good way. And your MMP work, especially on #349, is great again.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Terring7 on November 19, 2015, 06:00:39 AM
It's... so... awesome!!!

(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/049/692/5wxcwo.gif)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 19, 2015, 09:05:26 AM
I am amazed by these awesome pics! &apls

The amount of details and the length of time it must have taken to do it shows off.

That sunken railway station is just sublime!  &apls

TTC
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on November 19, 2015, 10:21:40 AM
Just reading along, comes to pic. 355 and... WOA! A skyscraper! :o

Just kidding, of course :) The skyscraper does make for a fair bit of contrast, though, but I like it. It really highlights the character of the city, dense but not tall. Outstanding work as always :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on November 19, 2015, 07:11:05 PM
Your work is great again. I like the density and variety of your city. And also the MMP work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: c.p. on November 19, 2015, 11:17:01 PM
WOW!  That's an incredibly appealing city. &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: noahclem on November 20, 2015, 06:22:14 AM
Beautiful work  &apls  You have an excellent layout to your city with the transport networks and pedestrian areas. I really like the way you have roads turn into different textured pedestrian looking areas around landmarks, like the one roundabout you did.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on November 22, 2015, 08:09:37 PM
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@ art128, romualdillo, wallasey, Girafe, Kergelen, Framly, 11241036, Terring7, TheTeaCat, Themistokles, feyss, c.p., noahclem :

Wow ! Thanks you so much for all these comment ! I appreciate very much.  ;D

@ vortext :

The sands piles are from SimcityFreak666 on STEX in the european truck pack with some other stuff too

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/25607-european-truck-prop-pack-vol-1/


Today, i've found again a few more picture about reworked scene.
The first one is about the fortified castle made update 7, this time via a mosaic, something that i couldn't do when i had made that update. 
(Xannepan castle and fortified walls)
365.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4705/39692269811_6e1c9e7a1c_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

This one is from a very slopy little town which only the cathedral (Debussyman) was presented update 15.
366-1

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/25819940498_bf397813c4_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

366-2 > Add on 30 october 2016, same church but at sunset with some improvements

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4715/27913299249_2bbd7dc308_o.jpg)   <<<Click on pic

And this one try to reproduce some sand dunes close to a lighthouse (Vnaoned) presented on update 4

367.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4756/39661030922_321e1ccb42_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

2 pics more closer. surfers and tent from nbvc, and others bathing peoples from Vnaoned
368.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/39692276881_77292ef2ba_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

369.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4710/38794566995_74f235b5f4_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

Again, close to the sea, i've tried to reproduce some mangrove in these 2 pics. (roots under and over water from ALN (LEX))
370.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4707/38794558605_344dbd1524_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

371.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/39692267331_f91fd50fd5_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

And, now, something new with this little island in the middle of my main river.

372. edit on 3 march 2017 > better pic same thing

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/38794242685_e612ea6dcb_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

Close-up view of the tiny lighthouse.Tiny splendid lighthouse from Jasoncw (STEX)
373. edit on 3 march 2017 > better pic same thing

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/38983064224_46f47c5bd9_o.jpg)   <<<Click on pic


This tower, just because i love it ! (Kellydalle2003 on STEX)
374.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4696/38794549465_22f19c9c9b_o.jpg)


And to finish, some picture about a industrial area i've made recently.

This is not a conventional industrial area because everything is done to respect the original design of the wooded frame.
Most of the groves have been preserved, and natural runoff ditches and retention ponds were created around a main axis including roads and a bike path that serves all industrial area businesses. Some parking lots for visitors too. Companies have large land with sometimes dedicated to relaxation and sport areas and the whole complex is very green.
The first mosaic shows the nort of the area from the main village.
375.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4769/39692285491_b3b26326a8_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

376.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4695/24823530217_6c167c7f75_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

377.
Close-up

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378.

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Here, at the bottom of the picture, around an artificial pond, we can see a part of the university and a restaurant for visitors and employees.
379.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4762/39692292071_fe2a82244d_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic


By following the power lines, we quickly arrives at a second small village that remains a few hundred meters from the industrial area.
380.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4610/25819942318_e48505e57f_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

381.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/25819948438_cfe3e06a5b_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic

Thanks you very much, i hope you like it  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: nos.17 on November 23, 2015, 12:19:38 AM
(http://nos17.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/0/3/26032074/614072.gif)

That beach scene is simply the best transition I have ever, ever seen. Hands down. No contest. Nothing else even comes close!

Not to mention you industrial zone, which is just as fantastically done. Your custom lots look great and I love your prop choices. Overall, everything is soo perfect, I almost don't want to can't suggest you do anything... but IMHO, I would get rid of the ashy avenue mod and get an avenue T21 mod to get rid of the maxis center foliage.

I think this is the best update I have ever seen from a CJ, and I will certainly follow every update here closely and continue to be inspired. At risk of becoming cliche: I. am. amazed.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: mattb325 on November 23, 2015, 12:50:41 AM
Gosh - I don't often get around to the MDs, but this is amazing - your beaches and your attention to detail is stunning. I love the re-lotting that you have done.
I see so may wonderful, unique props - especially those tropical planters and palms - I'll have to go hunting!  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on November 23, 2015, 04:09:08 AM
Another splendid update. You really are a master at making cities on slope.
The industrial area is well done with the green spaces and the bike path.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on November 23, 2015, 07:58:11 AM
This is one of your best updates, even for your high standards. Your industrial park is great, and the MP work along the beach and the mangrove is among the best I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: belfastsocrates on November 23, 2015, 08:20:13 AM
The beach scene is beautiful, really impressive. I also like the custom lots, lovely work.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: FrankU on November 23, 2015, 09:53:26 AM
It's hard to think of a word that can describe this perfection.
So I'll stick to: stunning!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Ernestmaxis on November 23, 2015, 10:50:57 AM
So realistic my girlfriend thought the beaches were real :thumbsup:
A stunning update!!
I will keep following this!  &apls

Ps were did you get the electric poles?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: seraf on November 23, 2015, 11:29:24 AM
I can't believe I never commented on your work  ???  It's stunning, you use so many different BATs in different styles and yet all of them look good and in place. Not to mention that you build on irregular terrain which is so much harder.

I can only  &apls &apls &apls

I spent about an hour admiring your work, the amount of details you put in those pictures is incredible  :thumbsup: (and I spotted a few of my smaller creations, it's nice to see they are useful :)).
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on November 23, 2015, 01:11:43 PM
@ nos.17
I'm very happy that you like my custom lots because i know you make great lots on simtropolis.  :)
And thanks for the Ashy avenue mod, i've forgoten it in my plugins for years and there too much uncompatibilty with to still run it now.

@ mattb325 :
Thanks you very much !  ;D I love your work as you can see many of yours houses on my pics.
About the palm and coconuts, there are from Flunight, but i've downlods them 2 or 3 years ago on SimCity Brasil and don't know if it's still possible to found them. Maybe just wait for a possible new release from Flunight on STEX with others stuff in Rio s' project 2016

@ art128, 11241036, belfastsocrates, FrankU :
Thanks you very much for these very nice comments !  ;D

@ Ernestmaxis :

Thanks ! I promess i only photoshop the ambient light on these 3 pics, nothing more.  :D
To ask your question about the poles, write Buzzit on STEX and you find many of them with different style

@ seraf :
Thanks you very much ! I really love your work, and i think i've use all your fountain and most of your bat in my cities.  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on November 23, 2015, 01:46:26 PM
Again, awesome pictures.

This beach landscape is maybe the best I've ever seen for this game. I like how you made those sand dunes with low vegetation.

I also liked the sunken station on the previous update. Great idea  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Unconstantean on December 16, 2015, 05:02:37 AM
nice relots and the beachs is wow  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: David H on December 31, 2015, 04:08:53 PM
You're LE skills are amazing! will any of these ever see the light of day?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Nanami on January 02, 2016, 04:35:26 AM
The transition from the castle, hillside city into coastal really nice! also I really like that mangrove area you create, looks pretty good!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 02, 2016, 08:19:57 AM
I love the beach. Looks so natural... and reminds me the summertime ;D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Mandarin(a) on January 02, 2016, 11:49:24 AM
Now this is something to make my day a little bit nicer. So inspirational ...  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on June 29, 2016, 04:17:13 PM
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Update 18

                                                                               
To celebrate the first anniversary of my MD, I decided to make 4 huge mosaic of one of the most rural parts of Gransimtenango.
The photos of the details in this area have already been posted in the fird update of last year (Rurality), but some improvements have since been made and I hope you enjoy it.

Click on the photos to see the mosaic at zoom 5, but beware, they are really very big!  ;D

At summer

382.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4744/38983087704_4d52458169_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic


383.
electrical station is made with buzzit pylone prop and NYBT ABBT prop for the building essentially
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4665/38983084864_befb4eca31_o.jpg)  <<<Click on pic

At autumn

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385.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4659/38983077374_22c4787f64_o.jpg)    <<<Click on pic ;)

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: 11241036 on June 29, 2016, 05:08:46 PM
Happy birthday to your MD! It has always been a pleasure to have a look at your pictures, and at your amazing arrangement of buildings and lots and your MMP work. It has been a nice idea to show us an overview of some areas we've already seen, along with a few improvements. I surely look forward to hear from Gransimtenango.

May I ask you for the link to this building with an inner courtyard? (If no one cares, I'll remove the attachment after getting the link from you, to save space.)

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Akallan on June 30, 2016, 01:35:40 PM
These images are great, the realization of your MMP and how you built the city is really well done! :thumbsup:
May I ask you which catenaries lines you use in the first picture? :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on June 30, 2016, 03:28:02 PM
Phenomenal, as usual! :thumbsup: The area near the bottom of the last mosaic looks especially natural and seamless to me. :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 01, 2016, 02:51:09 PM
@ 11241036, Akallan, Themistokles :
Thanks for you kinds comment !  ;D

Here the links :

the building with a inner courtyard is from the great Haarlemmergold
http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/17552-dutch-housing-project-groningen/

the beautiful HD catenaries pack are from Citymax
https://www.toutsimcities.com/downloads/view/1969
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: korver on July 01, 2016, 09:14:48 PM
Excellent work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 23, 2016, 06:11:57 AM
Those quarters of small and old tenemets among brown and orange autumn trees are delicious! ;) I like the addition of electroenergetical station, well-made  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on September 05, 2016, 07:52:15 AM
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Update 19

@ korver, kbieniu7 :
Thanks you very much !  ;D

I've spend a few week to re-hosted all my previous mosaics on a site that allow to present them in full size, but now, everything work well, so i can continue with this small update(that was in 2016, re-hosted 2 time more after !....).  :)
Here you can see 2 mosaics ( very big by clicking on it zoom 5 ) from a old city with a big cathedral.
The Cathedral was shown severals times before, but not the west neighborhood that i present today. It's includes some old tenements, industrials building (glenni Schau's Brewery and cp's outstanding industrials building) and new industries (mattb,tag one and spa's building) along a small river.
I hope you'll enjoy it.

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from south to north. (murimk modern pedbridge, glenni old one and Debussyman roadbridge)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/38794263735_507717f3e4_o.jpg)    <<< click on pic

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from west to east. (wrecked ship sculpture on Callagrafx canal is from Vnaoned (VIP) HD prop pack)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4658/38983092304_6b2d4689e9_o.jpg)   <<< click on pic
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on September 05, 2016, 08:34:21 AM
Nice pictures! I especially like this FAR factory next to the river, that's well thought  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Simmer2 on September 05, 2016, 10:14:38 AM
Impressive &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Vizoria on September 05, 2016, 03:18:48 PM
Those streams and inland bridges must have taken a lot of work to get right. Well done!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on September 05, 2016, 11:34:30 PM
The level of detail you put into your cities make them quite amazing! Something about the scale with which you build them makes them feel so vibrant and alive. &apls The streetside concrete connections and that lot where the tracks go onto the tarsealed streets :o :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Akallan on September 13, 2016, 01:48:27 PM
Wow! The level of detail ... is awesome! I could watch these images for hours! Congratulations! :popcorn:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on October 09, 2016, 04:55:21 PM
As said before the FAR industry along the river is great.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: korver on October 09, 2016, 11:09:21 PM
Great work  :thumbsup: I love that little stream you have running through your city!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kelis on October 10, 2016, 05:39:27 AM
What a great job that you're doing in your region, as Arthur said the industry along the river is great. The stream is also really cool  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on October 30, 2016, 06:14:47 PM
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Update 20

@ kelis, korver, art128, Akallan, Themistokles, Vizoria, Simmer2, feyss :

Thank you very much for all your nice comments! ;D

Being addicted to the Cp' s industrial buildings (LEX), I come back with another small update mainly devoted to railways stuff and an old river harbor built along a bend in the main river crossing Gransimtenango. A former district is built nearby, with park, square and cathedral but also some newer buildings near a large rail yard.

388.
First an overview. On the left train depot (partially visible) from Simmer2 (LEX), in the middle rigt of cemetery and above industrial building you can see the old Agart University from Agart (STEX).
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/27913236389_a54e1c72ae_o.jpg)

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Details on the industrial harbour area at the end of a cloud spring day. Cp industrials buildings (LEX), pegasus balconies, and wmp rural dock (STEX)
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/27913247019_67f9c302c1_o.jpg)

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Details about the central mall leading to the Cathedral (from Debussyman, STEX)on a rainy autumn day. horseman statue is from one of the MJB (couchpotato) HD prop pack on LEX, water tower is from voltaics (upload by Andreas on LEX), triangular building near the cathedral is from Manchou on Tout Sim Cities.com, and the square building with orange roof is from Haarlemmergold (take everything from this genius here https://community.simtropolis.com/profile/38724-haarlemmergold/content/?type=downloads_file&sortby=file_views&sortdirection=desc&page=1)
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4763/25819641368_febf3364e3_o.jpg)

391.
And finally a train depot an a terminus station close to a modern industrial area, on another tile. At the bottom close to Maxis university there is MGB depot, the station is from ILL Tonkso (NDEX team) http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/18184-ndex-its-langstrath-central-station/ and the rotunda is from Oppie (STEX)
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4744/25819650208_5d8f6deaf0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on October 30, 2016, 07:01:47 PM
The rainy picture of the cathedral is really great. Feels so real. Other pictures are great too... I just don't agree with the choice of the maxis university, but that's just my personal opinion. On the overview the train depot on the slope is nice.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: _Michael on October 31, 2016, 03:59:20 AM
Wow, really lovely work. Love the integration of all of the different elements!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Krasner on October 31, 2016, 06:34:03 AM
Awesome and creative custom lots, everywhere  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Akallan on October 31, 2016, 01:06:59 PM
Incredible, your city looks almost real! I love the rails! Beautiful images! &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Vizoria on October 31, 2016, 04:20:28 PM
Picture 391 is awesome! Good use of the new RRW pieces, RRW sidings and industrial FA buildings!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 31, 2016, 04:31:06 PM
Excellent! The look of those quartiers filled with small tenements and trees is great! I love the square in front of the cathedral, it looks so real  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Simmer2 on October 31, 2016, 04:43:55 PM
Well done  &apls &apls.

Reminder to self, add an RRW rail turntable to the to do list!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Gugu3 on October 31, 2016, 05:34:40 PM
Very very nice!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Seaman on October 31, 2016, 05:45:22 PM
wonderful  &apls

I do believe in the natural appearance of this area.

btw: may I ask you for the name of the large 6-platform passenger station shown in the last picture?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: compdude787 on November 01, 2016, 12:53:55 AM
Awesome update!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: vortext on November 01, 2016, 11:52:01 AM
Lovely work, so many intricate details!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on November 01, 2016, 12:45:05 PM
@ vortext, compdude787, Gugu3, kbieniu7, Vizoria, Akallan, maharadjahdesaboum,michae95l :
Thanks for all theses nice comments !  ;D
@ Simmer2
Even though the Oppie's 10-year-old turntable is still very beautiful, a new would be welcome, especially coming from you.  ;)  And thank you for your wonderful textures and lots, without them ( and NAM 34 ) this update would have been impossible.  :thumbsup:
@ Seaman
Thanks !  :) The station is a creation of ILL Tonkso, and here is the link.
http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/18184-ndex-its-langstrath-central-station/
@ art128
Thanks you !  :) In fact, the atmosphere of the rainy picture is probably due to the dark color and the rain, which is not really photoshoped but mainly the result of Jupiter mod by Xannepan.
The University of Maxis is just a choice by default because universities ( especially big complex ) are lacking for download.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on December 16, 2016, 04:02:31 PM
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Update 21

                                                                                 Hello everyone !  :)

Here is a new update with photos taken on 3 different tiles that have in common to present districts built on slopes.
Only the churches were shown in close-up zoom in previous updates last year, while this time, a large part of the neighborhoods is shown in zoom 5 with some improvements (for the maximum zoom, click on the picture ).
As always, rain effect are not photoshoped but the result of the wonderful Jupiter mod of Xannepan.

392.
First of all, this imposing cathedral (from Debussyman) and its park, built in a fairly large neighborhood on the edge of a cliff. The astronomical observatory (swi21 on LEX) has a totally unobstructed view of the sea although this is not verifiable in this picture. "H shaped building" view from bottom with mural paint is from ferox (SimCityPolska), big "H shaped parisian building" view from front street facade is from Debussyman
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4757/39691980971_2beff1f233_o.jpg)

Then a big village built on a hill nearby forest and a stream.
393.
Here a global view at the very beginning of autumn.
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4745/39559728854_ae189c3653_o.jpg)

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There, this same village from the East.
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4758/39559735894_163a8b782c_o.jpg)

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And finally, view of details of the steam and its waterfall in the heart of summer. rock by nbvc, murimk and heblem (often rezised), water texture prop from RFR (all on STEX), and villa or small house from Mattb325, Jmeyers and Cp essentially
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/26398652568_85c3af0ef3_o.jpg)

To finish, the last tile with here a small town built on a rather steep hill, which nevertheless remains densely populated.
396.
First an overview from the west in summer.
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/38460734910_3cc290f294_o.jpg)

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details in autumn
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/38460736390_fe245e807d_o.jpg)

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Then an overview from the north in summer.
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4720/40226177392_a2171f8ec5_o.jpg)

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And details in autumn. little white kiosk from Seraf (STEX)
~ Click on pic = in game zoom 5 ~

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/25399928617_23eac92d92_o.jpg)

Hope you like it  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on December 17, 2016, 03:54:27 AM
The railyard and surroundings in your Oct 30 update is absolutely awesome in the way youve integrated every loose end of rail into the cityscape and let them blend into each other &apls

Last update is also very very good, especially viewed in zoom 5. Mmp work along the river in particular is spectacular.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: compdude787 on December 18, 2016, 05:24:12 PM
I love how well your city looks despite having been built on a hillside!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: reddonquixote on December 19, 2016, 01:08:18 PM
Thanks for sharing this update, both these last two are amazing as always  &apls &apls

In the previous update I don't know whether I like the rainy cathedral the best, or the realistic train yard.. or the cool little port... love them all!

Your MMP work and overall attention to detail in the latest update is quite specatular... great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 04, 2017, 01:17:56 PM
My favourite ones - the stream and the square in front of the cathedral. While one of the main roads in the picture 398 seems to be quite steep... I wish I do not have to drive there just after a heavy snowfall! :D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Akallan on January 05, 2017, 08:39:00 AM
Beautiful! I particularly like the river with the waterfall! &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Seaman on January 05, 2017, 10:08:59 AM
uh... thats some serious slope handling there, respect for keeping that nice looking!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: brick_mortimer on January 07, 2017, 08:45:21 AM
Thanks for the beautiful update!

Your cities are an inspiration for mine (although mine don't look half as good  $%Grinno$%)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Bipin on January 27, 2017, 12:50:16 PM
Love, love love the work you're doing! Fantastic images!  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Nanami on February 01, 2017, 04:37:13 PM
Pretty nice looking hilly city there!
also.. the MMP is really eye catching!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on February 18, 2017, 11:37:51 AM
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Update 22

Hello
@ Themistokles, compdude787, reddonquixote, kbieniu7, Akallan, Seaman, brick_mortimer, Bipin, Nanami
Thank you for all your great comment, it makes me very happy !  ;D

To start this year 2017, here is a brand new tile never shown before. No surprise, it is anything but flat and was very complicated to realize although it is only a small tile.
It is a small town built on hills between 2 rivers whose confluence is located in full geographical center. One of the rivers includes a lake about ten meters deep in the heights, while the other loses a large part of its flow in swamps. On the the edge of second one can be found the remains of an old factory today abandoned and a pleasant forest.
Although small, this city remains densely populated because ultimately not far away from the central districts of Gransimtenango.

First an overview from west but if you click on it, it’ll become an huge ingame zoom 5 view
400.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4655/38983049474_0a7e7960c4_o.jpg)

Second overview from south, ingame zoom 5 pic if you click normal river made with RFR prop MMPs (STEX)
401.
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From East, overview of the dry river from the swamps,, ingame zoom 5 pic if you click dry river bed made with nbvc and Murimk rock and sand from Heblem (STEX)
402.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4670/38983060144_840ff36e6e_o.jpg)

Details of the swamps and the old factory Factory slopy friendly from c.p. of course and swamp water made with custom texture + Girafe feather grass and cattails
403.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4623/38794240115_9454e76673_o.jpg)

Details on main church from north, ingame zoom 6 pic if you click on it
404.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4610/38983057134_93902d43f2_o.jpg)

And to finish, detail in autumn from south, ingame zoom 5 pic if you click
405. Church from Vnaoned (VIP on LEX), cemetery from SFBT (re-loted)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4753/38983050764_70c1f306ba_o.jpg)

I hope you like it, thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on February 19, 2017, 01:18:18 PM
Great work, as usual  :thumbsup:

I like the rivers, the 'normal' one and the dry one   ;)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Nanami on February 21, 2017, 10:46:40 AM
Yet another great update! :thumbsup:
I guess the factory did something toward that dried river and the swamp?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on February 21, 2017, 02:47:16 PM
Wonderful update and spectacular city as always :thumbsup: I love the way you've made the waterways weave through the quite steep forest city. And btw, I'm almost feeling at home with all those firs! :D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Tyberius06 on February 21, 2017, 04:20:02 PM
Oh Dear!!!!  &apls &apls &apls &apls
Spectecular pictures! That monistery on the edge? What is that, and the "slop"wall what you used? It's a masterpiece! Don't you want to release some your custom contents? They are amaing!!!  &apls &apls &apls

- Tyberius
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on February 22, 2017, 09:26:43 AM
@ feyss and Themistokles :
Thanks for the nice comment !  ;D
@ Nanami :
This plant has certainly pumped a lot of water in the swamp and can be dumped some waste, but as you see it is now abandoned .... so the swans can wade in peace.  ::)
@ Tyberius06 :
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Spectecular pictures! That monistery on the edge?
The monastery is actually a church of Vnaoned (VIP team) downloadable on the LEX.
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and the "slop"wall what you used?
The walls are from Uki and you can find them here at the bottom of the page http://uki-sim.seesaa.net/archives/201211-1.html
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Don't you want to release some your custom contents? They are amaing!!!
In fact, I've literally done thousands of lots since I play this game, but it's impossible for me to share them. Because I use essentially invisible buildings (created with the PIM-X) for which I choose the statistics wanted before choosing the houses or other buildings to put on the lots by having them previously changed to PROP. This means that I have hundreds of different SC4Desc files for the PROPs and Bats that are running in my Plugins folder. Moreover, for simple house on a lot 1X2 I use counting the textures about 15 to 20 dependencies often from different pack, which is redditory for 95% of the players who would like to download, and i have a lot of more big lot....
And to add more, practically all my lots include overlays textures that « extend » the pattern of the specific sidewalk I downloaded years ago, on a few meters on my lots. Now, for these textures, I never asked for IDs and I therefore use the IDs of old downloaded textures, which obviously makes them no shareable. Maybe the only thing i can share is some MMPs but i don’t knwow how to put a file in a post. Sorry  &mmm
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Badsim on February 23, 2017, 05:59:43 AM
How it is courageous to urbanize such hilly environment !  ::) Certainly the most difficult thing to achieve with SC4 , at least to my eyes as I did always  avoid it like the plague !  :D Seaman said it prefectely : respect to keeping that nice looking !  &apls That said , Update 20 was my favorite , and some previous ones too ( not numbered ) , your MMP skill is everywhere visible ( the beach was something too !  :o ) , but your other skills like LotEditing is sometimes less highlighted most of all when we’re not familiar with the original custom content used …  ;) ( that’s why I take the time many often to explain what I’m doing .)


In fact, I've literally done thousands of lots since I play this game, but it's impossible for me to share them. Because I use essentially invisible buildings (created with the PIM-X) for which I choose the statistics wanted before choosing the houses or other buildings to put on the lots by having them previously changed to PROP. This means that I have hundreds of different SC4Desc files for the PROPs and Bats that are running in my Plugins folder. Moreover, for simple house on a lot 1X2 I use counting the textures about 15 to 20 dependencies often from different pack, which is redditory for 95% of the players who would like to download, and i have a lot of more big lot....
And to add more, practically all my lots include overlays textures that « extend » the pattern of the specific sidewalk I downloaded years ago, on a few meters on my lots. Now, for these textures, I never asked for IDs and I therefore use the IDs of old downloaded textures, which obviously makes them no shareable...

I know perfectly the problem … and indeed you can forget it . When I joined Devo in 2007 , I tried to share some of my LOTs , but Barbara ( BarbyW ) quickly brought me back to reality !  :D Feasible , yes , but with so much constraints and additional work … you would lose  both your  energy and faith !  $%Grinno$%


... Maybe the only thing i can share is some MMPs but i don’t knwow how to put a file in a post. Sorry  &mmm


That’s a feature available for staff members , teams members … coming too with Subscriber status , I think …  ::)


Keep on to express your creativity and share it with us .  :thumbsup: There’s always something inspiring here . &apls

C.

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 05, 2017, 09:51:51 AM
I also understand the issue of having a lots of... lots. My plugin folder is full of such type of addons, mades for some personal purposes that are practically unshearable.


Regarding the update - beautiful as always :) The terrain is demanding, as Badsim mentioned, often avoided to build anything there :D The swamps look great. I've never created a one, I need to take a deeper look into yours  &Thk/( The dry river also looks good, however in a so steep terrain it is doesn't fit too much. Surface runoff would not diminish in such amount.

The final shot - my favourite one. That church with a cemetery on a hillside in the rain and among autumn-coloured trees - spectacular  &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 02, 2017, 02:00:33 PM
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Update 23-1

Hello everybodies !

After a long hiatus, i come back with a few pics to present you a totally new tile never seen before.

But first, i have to answer about the last post and above all about the mysteries of my lotting....because there aren't mysteries in fact. :D
So i present to you 2 small R$$ Lots, seen in the last update and explain a little bit how they was made.

Before start to put PROPS in the Lot Editor, i have created a PROP from the main building, basically the house here, and after i have created a blank building with the properties that i used for this kind of RCI.

The first question i ask to myself when i make a Lot is "Is it for slopy area or not ?", because that will determine the ways i should use the PROP on the lot and obviously the parameters of growing.
In this case, the first house ( La Salle from Mattb325 ) is pretty big for a 2x2 residential Lot and does't have foundation, so the threshold have to appear quickly, at something like 6.00 or less and i always put the maximum elevation at 90.00 to have retaining wall in any circonstance and create a "balcony effect" for this kind of lot.

The second house ( c.p. ) appears red in the Lot Editor because it's packed in a familly, but in game ( as you can see in the pic ) it's appear white with green roof, close to the river. This lot is typically made to be on slope ( c.p. 's houses have always foundations, that is great ), use less PROP, have no threshold before 35.00 or more and have a maximum elevation often equal to the threshold number or a little bit more, to be slopy friendly most of time. Here, it's not the case, as I thought this lot might also be aesthetic with foundations if the slope of the bank was too steep.

So, now you can see in the 2 pictures some numbers that identifies the chronology of my work and the PROP references.
Of course i start with the main house and the texture and overlays marks by green numbers. After follow the PROP mark in orange.
The textures can change wildely from a lot to another but the prop are often the same to create some continuty in the style ( even with very different architectures ).

So we have :

1 the texture to choose. here a Vortext one, sometime i use one of mine but mainly BSC, Paeng or Vortext.
2 the overlay that demarcate the pathways from the green stuff. Here Aquazona883 overlays (https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28675-aqua_textures_01/ ). I use them masivelly because the are very versatile, sometime Vortex, Peg or mine to extend the sidewalk ( as the SCILT mod of c.p. do ).

1 the first prop i put are always vegetations, because it's give the "identity" of the lot. I use each time a mix of Girafe/VIP and c.p. and sometime some Flunight stuff when i want some tropical flavour....The hedge in HD are from Girafe and are includ is the Libeskind villa download on LEX. The are 4 wide size for theses hedges, so they fit on both "rigid" and slope lot.
2 the fence are second most important thing because by playing with, you can can make a lot of variation on lot, depend if you put gate on left or on right, or no gate, etc, you determine the ways are parked the cars, and the placement of the house.
Here, i use little namspopof fence, white and very short so perfect for a slopy friendly lot, and bipin wood in the backyard ( short version for the "slopy friendly" lot and long version for "rigid" lot ). Namspopof made a lot of gate and fence in differrent colors and style, as SHK (if you like brick) and Fordaniak on Sim City Polska.
3 the car : always Girafe/VIP stuff because it's perfect and HD
The others PROP don't vary too much, otfen grill from WMP Prop pack or table from Namspopof and always some bin from PK or Girafe with some place allowed to put it like a shed ( WMP often ) or ( like here ) a JMyers carport ( JFM Prop ). Depend of the weath of the lot, i can add cloth line or deck chair (Vnaoned/VIP PROP) or some pool ( simgoober jacuzzi  often or LBT pool )
Sometimes, as you can see with the second house, i put some overhang asphalt prop with the same color of the overlay asphalt texture ( fit with Maxis asphalt texture ). It's from BLAM Team and it's very usefull.

406.        Click on pic to reduce it
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4740/26603259188_302fe62533_o.png)
407.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/40430759462_87c6620cfe_o.png)

After the "loting", all is a question of patience to see growing the right lot one the right place.
Some tip more : Sometimes when a lot grow, it changes the degree of the slope. But the slope can be preserve by put some game water piping under the tiles.


******


The new tile to is something particular, with 2 very differents parts separated by the main river of my region. On the right bank, there are 2 big hill with a dense town built on the top of that because of the mangrove on the bank and the presence of field nowadays replaced by HT industry on the remaining flat areas. On the left bank, there is a dense neighborhood of one of the main center of Gransimtenago, still unfinished. This neighborhood have is proper council center, parks school and is totaly indepedent of the the city sit on the other bank.
In this update you'll see distant view and you'll see closer view in a second update.

408.
First an overview    Click on pic to have closer view
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4710/39578551925_6b83054ba3_o.jpg)
409.
Some view a little bit more close on the main hill with the chruch.
The slope is too steep for buses, so the city has inaugurated a cable car system that allows residents to reach the hill very quickly from the railway station or the tramway station. All this, as well as the industrial zone and the left bank district, will be visible in detail in an upcoming update. ;)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4751/38663998550_76047fb805_o.jpg)

410.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4663/39764132594_4d1669a195_o.jpg)

411.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4670/25603738417_33d2791347_o.jpg)

412.
A climat hazard on this one  :D
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4624/40520165742_59a2b8fe51_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Silur on July 03, 2017, 12:51:09 AM
Unfortunately I don't see any pictures
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: mattb325 on July 03, 2017, 02:36:31 AM
Lovely work. You should release some of those re-lots  ;)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on July 03, 2017, 08:12:07 AM
Those stairs remind me of the Montagne de Bueren in Liège:

(https://images.trvl-media.com/media/content/shared/images/travelguides/destination/6052151/Montagne-De-Beuren-82940.jpg)

You climb that every day and you get iron legs  :D

Great pictures. It's not easy to build a city in such a hill and you made it in a realistic way with the church or the water tower on top  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Dantes on July 03, 2017, 05:28:16 PM
Stair of doom!  &apls Very impressive! Fantastic in this town! Unique! :o
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kelis on July 04, 2017, 07:24:36 AM
Very nice, this town in the top of the hill looks pretty nice !! I know how difficult is get a good result when you are building with this kind of slopes... and I must say that you got a very realistic result there, congratulations !!
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on July 04, 2017, 11:22:41 AM
Geez, with those stairs they don't need to send people to Saint Helen, just tell them to climb up and down that hill!

Nice update. Great use of retaining walls as always. Though i would have loved if the railway had smoother curves. But I suppose considering the geography that's not really an option.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on July 04, 2017, 04:02:14 PM
Those are serious stairs :o and really love the cable car.

The overhanging ground textures seem really handy. This far I have only improvised with other different props that happen to be there, but never had any special ones for this purpose. Do you have a link to them?  ;D
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Akallan on July 05, 2017, 01:35:40 PM
Woaw ... That's awesome! It looks very like the old towns built high. You have worked well the slopes, and the river is very beautiful too.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Nanami on July 07, 2017, 10:54:56 AM
Thats a lot of stairs! must be hard to climb before the cable car system installed. (https://s.kaskus.id/images/smilies/takuts.gif)
Really nice area in overall! I like that "climate hazard" variation of picture. (https://s.kaskus.id/images/smilies/add-friend-kecil.gif)

also great job on doing lots! must be a leg work but it do worth a lot!


Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on July 09, 2017, 02:12:36 PM
re-hosted  ()stsfd()
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/25820260898_b910ec0b01_o.jpg)

Update 23-2
****  Replies ****

@ Themistokles
The BLAM overhang prop can be found here
http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/18253-blam-overpath-props-volume-1/

@ Mattb325
I can see  28 dependencies for the La Salle House lot in the reader, 24 dependencies for the c.p. House lot......so it's seem to be too much to bee release without lost some stuff and make crazy anybody who want to download.....

@ art128
I think the same about the railway, but i have started this tile even before download Nam 35, so i'll try to use more smooth curves in next updates.

@Nanami
I like it too, another one of Xannepan Jupiter Mod surprise. In fact, more the cities are hilly, more this mod is funny. I have experimented some strong storm on this one.  :D

@ korver, Akallan, kelis, Dantes, feyss, and Silur
Thank you very much for these very many and pleasant comments, I sincerely appreciate  ;D

All the following pics are now zoom 5 ( by clicking on it ) and you can therefore see how I tortures Sims with those endless stairs.
I’ll try to put more references in the next update and above all in the previous but before i have to deal with the photobucket joke that ruin the 7 first page of the MD  :angrymore:

**** So now, Details pics ****
( if you click on pic, you'll see at zoom 5, so it's huge )

First view of the industrial area, from research center ( Mattb on STEX ) to the river mangrove ( the sea is only 800 meters frome here so the water is brackish ), passing by the tramways station ( art128 railways station « transformed » by PIM-X in a functionnal tramways station ) close to a cable car station ( from girafe on LEX ).
The diagonal and triangular building close to the pool are from Motokloss (STEX or SimCityPolska).
The water color effect are from Xannepan Poseidon mod for the ingame water (put on Gobias HD water mod), but prop water is from RFR (STEX) or custom texture of mine (close to the research center especially).

413.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4703/25603729887_81671d5611_o.jpg)

Others view of the industrial area. Many Mattb325 building here and some from spa, simgoober, tag_one and jasoncw. PROP are mainly from WMP and SCF for the truck. Building in the commercial area are from Mattb325 too, and the truck parked at the enter of the area is making by using KOSC overlays on MushyMushy asphalt textures with some MushyMushy truck too.
View between hill and highways.
414.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4762/39764124154_c9755e0ae4_o.jpg)

View between pool and commercial area
415.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4663/38663995110_e37bc0c749_o.jpg)

The left bank, totally flat and very different from the town on the hills. Here, there is some planification of the district with the idea of urban garden belted by W2W residenial, and some old building remanant near the main avenue axe from the fountain roundabout to the council center ( Mattb325 ) front of the river (wooden terrace is made with prop from Vortext from Historic Harbour). This pic is taken under a spring light rain ( thank Poseidon weather Mod of Xannepan )
416.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/25603736287_2915a802c8_o.jpg)

And some close view on the 2 hills.
First the most elevated with the water tower. (Vnaoned/VIP on LEX)
417.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/25603735017_a2be52b3d0_o.jpg)

Now the main hill with the church ( Vnaoned/VIP) and the town offine ( c.p. post office FAR version )
Bridges on the river are made by using the "Teirusu Rain tool" ( http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/21531-teirusu-rain-tool-additional-god-mode-terrain-tools-2/ )that allowed to build without maxis water under. I have this tool in the last update also close to the church. Stairs are from Reddonquixote and SimCoug (on STEX). Little brigdge without traffic over the little dry canyon is from Glenni (STEX https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23071-eyecandy-bridges-set/).
418.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4721/25603737287_7157167d57_o.jpg)

And the 2 hills together.
419.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4675/40474642221_ce77e0e87b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Tyberius06 on July 09, 2017, 04:03:10 PM
Hi!
Amazing pictures again! I like how you modify some of the contents! :)

"I can see  28 dependencies for the La Salle House lot in the reader, 24 dependencies for the c.p. House lot......so it's seem to be too much to bee release without lost some stuff and make crazy anybody who want to download....."

Well, so what? 28 dependencies is nothing... Anyway I can't see the problem, most of these dependencies usually the most common ones what everybody should use, probably there is a few rarely used one, but come on, for such a nice additions I think worth it... :)

Well other option, if you don't want to spend a lot of time to dealing with the LEX or STEX dependency tracking system/attaching deps, you can still upload them onto a cloud drive (drop box, onedrive, google drive) with a list of the deps, and share only the link, and if somebody is interested in, that one wouldn't care about the deps... :)

For example I'm interested in the modified art128 station... ;) :) That could be useful for anyone else.

- Tyberius
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: kelis on July 10, 2017, 04:01:14 AM
Okay, so here we got another fantastic update. I especially like the first picture where I can see that terminal station, I think that's a very good place with that plaza, parking zones and those buildings surrounding the area... Great job as always here  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Akallan on July 10, 2017, 11:58:35 AM
Impressive, your cities are always pleasant to see, and in one mosaic one can see so many details. The buildings are in perfect harmony with each other and integrate themselves into the outside environment, which is truly amazing. MMP work with river among other and magnificent, great work! &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: romualdillo on July 10, 2017, 01:32:30 PM
Great pictures again! I've noticed c.p.'s FAR building on the hill. It gives an interesting touch to the surrounding space.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Nanami on July 16, 2017, 10:06:57 AM
Of course its another great update! Those sloppy hill would be difficult to be work on. great work on doing it!

btw its shame with that photobucket problem in your MD.. I know how it feels since I encountered the problem when majhost gone back on 2014..
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on January 17, 2018, 03:40:31 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/25820260898_b910ec0b01_o.jpg)
re-hosted  ()stsfd()
@ Tyberius06, kelis, Akallan, romualdillo,korver and Nanami :
Thank you for your previous answers, glad you liked it.  :)

Not a real update but a simple winter image ..... a little late.
I always try to find the best solution to host my old photos, and thhat take some time.
On the other hand, making downloadable lots takes too much time for me at the moment; and I believe (to answer Tyberius06) that the best way to appropriate the cities we create is to customize the lots that we download. This is what I do for years and with the experience I started to like and I improved.

420.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4670/38983071834_d74604040d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Akallan on January 19, 2018, 05:46:11 AM
A lot of relief! I really like the layout of the buildings. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Themistokles on January 19, 2018, 11:00:24 AM
That's a steep city :o And I absolutely love the small square in the middle of two elevations, and the perfectly placed elevator and street. The placement of the church reminds me of the big church by the Senaatintori in Helsinki.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on January 19, 2018, 11:06:42 AM
Wow, it seems that I missed the last update! The pond in the middle of that road curve and the tram terminus both catched my eye  :thumbsup:

Great picture with that church too  ;)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on March 29, 2018, 06:12:32 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/25820260898_b910ec0b01_o.jpg)


@ Akallan, and Feyss :
Thanks for the kinds words, i appreciate !  ;D
@ Themistockles :
it is true that I like to put the religious buildings or landmark on promontories ..... ::). and I think that the Senaatintori church is even more similar with the photo 366 that I had posted some time ago.
For the elevator, it is in fact the prop included in the ped path of the NAM. Although this is the first time I show it here, I tend to use it now systematically when I have stairs in a very urban landscape.

Update 24

This time an update a little different from the previous ones with few photos but also my first personal content posted via a direct link from the bottom of the first post of my MD on the first page. http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=16991.0

I realized 2 years ago already some MMPs of catenaries based on the CityMax prop pack available here on Tout Sim Cities.com https://www.toutsimcities.com/downloads/view/1969 and working via the "RUM for RRW" mod of Rivit, available on STEX https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29279-rum-for-rrw/

This pack includes modern style catenaries already transformed into MMPs by Badsim in march 2017, but also various signals and older-inspired catenaries that in my opinion perfectly match the original RRW rail texture. (note : by catenaries, i mean the gantry only)

This little set includes, on the first hand 3 MMPs dat files with the old style gantry catenaries :
-1 to put double track catenaries (DTR)      > zzzz_Citymax Rail Catenary_DTR_MMP_gSt
-1 to put catenaries for single tracks (STR) > zzzz_Citymax Rail Catenary_STR_MMP_gSt
-1 to put various signals.                           > zzzz_Citymax Rail Object_STR_MMP_gSt

All these MMPs are present at the bottom of the flora secion between nbvc mmps and VIP mmps.
They have 7 to 8 chances to appear in the desired position before finishing with a Blank prop.
Some of them are offset to appear in the right place in game (this particulary feature is from the autor, i didn’t change the models files in any way). This include MMPs with FAR angle, very useful for the FAR rail section and wides curves.
In addition, their occupancy sized is minimal, which allows to add a lot of vegetation to their feet, or even to put on lots adjacent to railways.

These files have to be put as follows in the Plugins folder :
Where you want in your plugin folder but better in zzzz_Citymax_Rail_MMPs_gSt folder

On the other hand, this set include 3 4 T21 dat files ; that is to say : files automatically putting catenary props at regular intervals on a certain number of sections of railroad tracks (just click with rail cursor on existing rail section or draw new ones), including straight sections, diagonals, some switches and some section of the 15m elevated railway.

These files should be put as follows:
RealRailway_T21.dat have to be in the folder                                       : z___NAM > Y_RealRailways
NAM_Rail_Catenaries and SC4_Rail_Catenaries have to be in the folder : Network Addon Mod > zzzzz_Catenary Mod > rail Cateneray
H__Catenaries RRW.dat have to replace the existing file with the same name in the folder                         :"Z___RVT Modds" - "RVT zRUM for RRW" - "H Catenary"
"H__Faded Catenary" present in updated version (24 october 2017) of the RUM of RRW have to be deleted

All theses files are fully compatible with NAM 35 (the current i use now) but i suppose they are also compatible with the NAM 36 except there will not be catenary on the 7.5m elevated section. BUT, there are totally uncompatible with other T21 rail dat especially the Plundere mod which served me as a model and intend to be partially replaced by this new one. AND, of course, be sure of macking a sav of your current NAM and Rivit T21 files (RealRailway_T21.dat H__Catenaries RRW.dat and H__Faded Catenary)

Here 2 illustrations of what can do this set :

421. T21 files :

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/804/39270209370_a32204c757_b.jpg)

422. T21 files + MMPs files (note the orange mark is the place to click to have the catenary correctly placed) :

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/864/39270207510_e929710322_b.jpg)

All indications above have been corrected on 31 march after report errors and replaced the files  :-[, so if anything is still wrong tell me and i’ll remove the file or try to correct them again. Moreover if the autor of the models files (CityMax) don't want that these MMPs and T21 be made, PM me

And some MD classic stuff with this little city re-worked recently. You can see some of the recent Sciurius creation like the church and the post office, a few from Aarsgevogelte and a lot of old stone house from Manchou ( Tout Sim Cities.com) and some Girafe new poplars, and of course the MMPs and T21 in game.

423. (click to enlarge, zoom 5 view)
At spring :

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/810/41079036991_26a43fc6f9_o.jpg)

424.(click to enlarge, zoom 5 view) water tower is from SimHoTToDDy
At Autumn :

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/40370027724_1481b61ea3_o.jpg)

425. added on 31 march 2018 (click to enlarge, zoom 5 view) square building with rounded angle is from Jeroni

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/788/26264071937_4b5ae1d0f5_o.jpg)

426. added on 31 march 2018 (click to enlarge, zoom 5 view)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/870/26264070407_cb05673d0f_o.jpg)

On a side note, i have re-hosted all the 424 pictures of this MD during the few last month after the photobucket problem  ;D

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: feyss on March 29, 2018, 08:00:57 PM
The street mod and the sidewalk fit perfectly! And the few Maxis buildings don't feel weird for once, what deserves to be noticed  :thumbsup:

Interesting job with the catenaries  ;)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Simmer2 on March 30, 2018, 01:40:00 AM
Everything looks so harmonious &apls

I'm going to test drive those T21 cats.

Thank you.

Nick
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Akallan on March 30, 2018, 02:27:48 PM
The texture of the roads is really beautiful, you always do amazing work! &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: PaPa-J on March 30, 2018, 05:02:00 PM
Nice little MD you  have here.  Very interesting.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: vinlabsc3k on March 30, 2018, 05:13:38 PM
Great work with this MD! &apls &apls &apls
One note: why don't you use Paeng's Funicular (https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/26607-paengs-shoking-funicular/) instead of Girafe's Cableway?
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on March 31, 2018, 09:45:37 AM
I added 2 "zoom 5" mosaics on my previous post.

********Answers*******

@ vinlabsc3k :
I’m glad you like it  :)
the idea with the cable car is that they were installed long after the stairs were created, because this city has slopes too strong for bus use or any other modern public transport. The installation of a funicular seems to me more realistic if it simultaneous with the creation of a district, or if many free grounds allow it later. I have been using the Paeng's funicular in previous updates, photos 123 to 126 and 365, in a different environment. This kind of solution is particularly important in South America (Medellin for example).

@ feyss, Akallan and PaPa-J :
Thanks for the kinds comments !  :)
About the custom road texture (street are Tarsealed street from Rivit), is a WIP of course, because it take huge time to re-texture every nam section road (by editing directly the Nam dat), especially because i don’t use any automatic program (you can see tyres marks cross a little bit white lanes in some curves, that it intentional).
In fact, bridges will be my big problem and GLR also, because sidewalk are incorporated in the GLR overlay, and my sidewalk is pretty uncommon. And, obviously, the color of asphalt is a matter of taste on which everyone can express a different opinion.

@Simmer2 :
Thanks to you !  ;D
It's always good that people with different plugin folders test new content.  :thumbsup:
Do not hesitate to say if there is a problem.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Girafe on March 31, 2018, 02:11:13 PM
I downloaded the files but it seems it does not work for me. I doubt I installed any other catenary mod previously. I am using the last version of NAM 
Are you sure about them?  &Thk/(
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: eggman121 on March 31, 2018, 02:55:40 PM
Best I share some Developments here...

I too have been working on a Catenary Mod for the RRW. The one I am working on uses a Template that you can apply textures too so they can be made to most types of poles you find in the real world...

Here are the previews of the RRW using poles and wires based around the Japanese style of poles.

(https://i.imgur.com/b8FaCyR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/P4bDqQM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X7YNOR5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/N72kAMz.jpg)

I am working hard to make these a feature for NAM 37.

Hopefully this does not steal some of your thunder but I just wanted to show the fact that I am also making a cat wire mod for the RRW and as the maintainer of the RRW project I do know this is a deal breaker for some of the holdouts of the RRW. I would like Catenaries as well so this is why I am working on this project.

-eggman121
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on March 31, 2018, 05:30:40 PM
@ Girafe and every one who have download the "zzzz_Citymax_Rail_set_gSt" zip file before the last 20 minutes :
Sorry for the mess !  &mmm
Indeed the T21 part of the mod can not work without a file that I forgot to put in the first compressed folder.
In fact, this "mod" was based on the old T21s of Plunderer for proper positioning of the catenary props, but it only works thanks to Rivit's update of the Plunderer mod for use on the RRW rails via its mod RUM for RRW, available here https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29279-rum-for-rrw/.
The Rivit Mod has been the subject of an important update in October 2017 to work with the NAM 36, but my T21 were created on the basis of the NAM 35 ....
However, if I have clearly understood the Readme, it appears that the file on the catenary T21 "H__CatenariesRRW.dat" has not been modified, BUT it is necessary to delete the file H__Faded Catenary.dat also present in the folder H catenary. As a result, the Rivit mod is the 2nd dependency needed (with the CityMax mod) to run these new T21s ; and the file "H__CatenariesRRW.dat" should be replaced by the new file that I attach to the corrected compressed folder with the same name.

In summary, (for people still interest) you must:

- download again my compressed folder "zzzz_Citymax_Rail_set_gSt" correted today, always on the 1st post of the first page of the MD or at the end of this post.
- leave in your plugins folder or install Rivit mod "RUM for RRW" in order to replace the file "H__Catenaries RRW.dat" by the one of the same name that I provided in my new compressed folder, in the folder:
"Z___RVT Modds" - "RVT zRUM for RRW" - "H Catenary".
-delete the file "H__Faded Catenary.dat" present in the updated version on October 24th, 2017 of  this same folder "H catenary" (this file is not present in the version prior to October 24th, 2017 of this mod).
And normally it should work.....If it not work, then my mod is clearly outdated by the new NAM 36 features and shoud be avoid for the T21 part.
The MMPs work correctly in any case, and are present at the bottom of the flora menu between nbvc mmps and VIP mmps
These "instruction" have been writed also in the post of the update 24, wich still act of a sort of readme for installation

@eggman121 :
I am aware of your catenary project, and believe me that I'll love to use them when they will integrated in the next NAM release. I did not want to interfere with the work of the NAM, but only to propose MMPs and especially a T21 for the props of CityMax which are superb, because I use them for 2 years now and I think they bring a lot to the aesthetics of my MD. In fact I wanted to propose them 1 year ago, and so before the release of NAM 36, but I did not realize at the time how to attach a file to a post.  :-[
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Simmer2 on April 01, 2018, 11:37:41 PM
@manga rivotra.

I got the cats to work and they look great!!

Nick
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on April 02, 2018, 05:17:48 AM
@ Simmer2 :
Thank you very much, this is great news !  :bnn:
And thanks to Citymax for its beautifuls models !
I am well aware, however, that the T21 will definitely no longer usable with the future NAM 37, but with the new catenaries of Eggman121, it will be even easier to modify the T21 to add the gantries of his choice and this time on all the pieces.  :)

@ korver :

Thanks for the kind words ! , i really appreciate.  ;D
I think the relative harmony in spite of the very different buildings is due to the sidewalk present on the transit network but also on the lots thanks to the tutorial/mod of MGB which makes it possible to obtain the sidewalk of its choice on all the parts of the NAM through the Rivit GoFSH tool. https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30033-mgb-maxis-texture-replacement-tutorial-and-dev-kit/ and the adaptation of the SCILT texture overlays mod of Cp to the sidewalk i use.
The systematic use of Girafe trees and cars on all lots surely increases the visual unit even more.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: mattb325 on April 02, 2018, 08:49:50 PM
Lovely pictures! I really like the old bathers pavillion bat turned into a school with porkissimo's  pavement....I'll have to steal borrow that idea  :D Thankyou for the catenaries as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on April 14, 2019, 10:59:57 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/4742/25820260898_b910ec0b01_o.jpg)

                                                                                Hello everybodies !

Answers :
@ Mattb325 : in fact I stole this idea by seeing an entry from Antigone of Badsim a few years ago....... ;D , and thanks for the "old bathers" building.

So after a long hiatus of 1 year, i' back with only 3 but huge mosaics !  :)

Actually the mosaics are full Zoom 5 view of little tile if you click on it.


The first image is a small town built, as often with me, on hilly terrain, of which no part was shown before. To the south a long and very narrow sea bay, drawing some small beaches not really touristic : maybe mosquitoes in the dry marshes behind  ::), and on the hills, a restricted development with some small buildings and many pavilions following the slopes. However, it'is indeed more big than a village, and have some industries on east side
427.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7831/47553619952_f0e25f2af2_o.jpg)

The following mosaics are taken from a small town, a small part of which was already shown over 2 years ago now. This time, I show it all with subtle redevelopment and especially the context. This city is built on a hill that faces another hill covered with forest. Between the 2 existed a swamp and some agricultural meadows. When Gransimtenango developed, two railway lines had to be passed over the territory of the municipality to serve more populated parts of the city. The rail thus followed the natural slope of the ground and a long tunnel of 350 meters was built under the city, then a station in the marsh area under the pressure of the inhabitants. Several years later, the marsh was converted into a park while maintaining a natural appearance and its function of collecting runoff water.
The industrial zone to the south, for its part experienced a trauma during the creation of an avenue connecting 2 other tiles much more populated (the industrial zone extends in fact on several tiles, in my region) that will literally cross it, resulting in the relocation of a former brick textile factory whose principal buildings can still be seen today.
428.
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429.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7802/46882518114_b71ec27750_o.jpg)

Hope you enjoy it !  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: c.p. on April 14, 2019, 11:39:25 AM
Nice towns.  The (huge) full-size pictures are amazing :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: fantozzi on April 14, 2019, 12:20:47 PM
Yes. It's really fun to enlarge the pictures and scroll west and east south and north - so many nice details if you ask: "where's Eric?" and have a look on the Sims level. The underground parkng with the rounabout .. the steps ...

I don't know, but it should be a challenging thing to switch from catenary to tunnel? I assume - not knowing - this is something railroad would avoid?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/GemmenicherTunnel02.JPG/640px-GemmenicherTunnel02.JPG)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: mattb325 on April 14, 2019, 04:41:21 PM
It's great to see you back. The pictures are phenomenal and the detail is incredible! I hope you don't mind, but I have saved a couple of the images for when I want an SC4 scene to reflect in the windows of my bats  :bnn:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: rivit on April 14, 2019, 05:51:39 PM
I'm really impressed by your custom Roads and Avenues (it would be interesting to know your thinking and how you created them) - in combo with the streets they make the whole scene quite restful and leave the focus on the other items. The color and tonal balance overall is really good - looks very believable as a town in the late afternoon sun.   
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: eggman121 on April 14, 2019, 06:09:17 PM
Very nice work manga rivotra

Love the detail, Especially the Railways. The whole picture has a nice flowing transport network with the buildings and affects around it. Great work all round :thumbsup:

On the hint of Catenaries, The upcoming NAM will be hardwired to have a duplicate set of models with a wire overlay so there will be an option for users to have wires above the Railway to satisfy the desires of many players out there.

I will make a stock set of Poles to accompany as well as a Style Guide for users to fit their own poles with the scheme if they want to BAT there own poles.

-eggman121
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: evarburg on April 15, 2019, 10:49:20 AM
Just fell into your last update (saving the travelling back in time for another day, as a whole DAY will not be too much and sadly I don't have it right now) --whoa, those huge pictures are a wonderful ride ! I love the small European town vibe (the building choice) ; and the amount of well placed details is delightful. I also love that little triangle of watery semi-wildness between the rails, of course ;-)

So I understand those streets, avenues and such are from your own kitchen or I am wrong ? They look so wonderfully different. I wouldnt mind having them !:-)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on April 17, 2019, 02:55:19 PM
@ fantozzi and c.p. :
Thank you for your very nice comments! I really appreciate ! :)

@ Mattb325 :
I could not imagine getting a better compliment!  ;D and you know if the reflection is beautiful it is primarily because the bats that I use (ie yours and those of C.P massively) are actually perfect.  ;)

@ eggman121 :
I have follow this project and wire is one of the things I expect most from future NAMs, so I hope to find a way to still use Citymax's PROPs in combination, which I think are sublime.

@ Rivit and evaburg :
About roads, they are indeed my creation.
In fact, two and a half years ago I tried to change the texture of the simplest straight section of road, and I succeeded, which was a big surprise.
I then took the totally unrealistic idea of ​​changing all the textures of the NAM and Maxis by a greyish asphalt. The color is questionable, probably too clear for many cities and latitudes, but after many of the reskins already done (tens of thousands actually), I can not go back.
On the other hand, my method is not really conventional since strictly nothing in the drawing process is automated. In fact, I copy and paste white ground markings that are used in my NAM configuration (but also add-ons like SAM, Rivit and MGB), which I attach to my asphalt texture that I created. from a mix of (greatly modified) photos of asphalt textures found on the internet. The process is extremely long (and boring), before more than I add traces of rolling ("rollings and non-tires, because these traces are clearer than the color of the asphalt itself, and are meant to illustrate a tread that is often more worn but also less dirty than the rest of the asphalt) handmade piece by piece, especially to illustrate the offset of one side or the other of the curved vehicle road and sometimes even their regular overlap of the white lines.This is especially visible in the crossroads including several lines of circulation (RTL) and the tight curves.
On the other hand, for most files, I did not create a file type "zXXX" supposed to overwrite the file of the corresponding NAM, but I directly edited the files of the NAM present in the folder z___NAM (or Z___RVT) . If I create a kind of reskin mod, I will probably have to work a lot on how to integrate files serenely for all users. Many textures, replace each other according to the order of the files (that's how the z___NAM folder works if i'm correct), and all the remakes seem to me unfeasible.
To date, I have not finished the avenues (including complex angles, crossroads and bridges), nor the NWM or OWR parts or the GLR (which is the most complex with bridges). I do not want to do RHW reskins (too big) or Left hand version.
However, I did most of the classical road (including the majority of bridges), WRC, FAR and intersections with SAM Cobble, and the streets of Rivit. So much for the story (rather long), and of course, I can not promise anything, it's still a work in progress.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: rivit on April 17, 2019, 06:25:52 PM
Thanks for the exposition - you're very dedicated and the results definitely justify the means.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: evarburg on April 18, 2019, 08:26:42 AM
...And I, for one, can still afford to wait a while longer  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Simmer2 on April 20, 2019, 03:36:55 PM
Great compositions &apls

Simmer2
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 01, 2020, 01:41:47 PM
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Hello Everybodies

@Simmer2,evarburg and rivit : Thanks for your nice comments  ;D.
About the roads, I'm still on it, but I'm progressing very slowly now.  &mmm And above all I have not tested the last NAM which removes the folder where 99% of my textures are located (the "z__NAM" folder), which will undoubtedly require a lot of adaptation work on my part (although this new architecture of the NAM files may ultimately facilitate re-skins).


***


So, here is Gransimtenango again for a small update of 2 mosaics (now only visible at maximum zoom when opening them in a new tab).
This time, it is an average city on a Medium Tile presented in its entirety along a west-east axis for the first photo; while the second presents a smaller part of the same city in an east-west axis.
This city is made up of 3 separate old towns which have ended up being linked together over the years. Thus each old town has its more or less historic center with its church, a small market and a few typical squares often lined with European buildings (Haarlemmergold, Wallibuk, Aarsgevogelte, building and ALL the content of the former Sim City Polska site with mostly the buildings made by Rav which unfortunately do not seem available in Simtropolis). On the edge of these old towns, there are houses (Cp, Mattb) and more modern buildings (Mattb) as well as 2 industrial zones on flatter parts near the railway tracks (classic mix of buildings Mattb, TAGone, SimGoober, Jasoncw and Simmer2 (main railway station from him also)). Of course, nothing is really flat (as always) and only the southern part (to the left of the 1st mosaic) includes a section flat enough to accommodate a significant development of W2W (mainly Xannepan (JENX)).

430.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50202242413_6eb9839bc5_o.jpg)


In the center of the Tile is the most recent district in the immediate vicinity of the town hall park with its pond and lawns. Here, the transition between this district and the old town to the south.

431.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50202779236_c0684cd3a5_o.jpg)

I hope you like it  :)
Edith August 8th : fixing a few glitch on the pics
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Badsim on August 07, 2020, 04:14:48 AM
Hi,

Well well well ...

Like Matt, I’m saving your pictures and  spend regularly a lot a time (as there’s so many good ideas to steal … ::) )  to study them full size.
 
Regarding these two last mosaics; awe-inspiring level of details and impressive amount of personal work everywhere, as per usual. &apls &apls &apls

Such natural feeling due to the swarm of details and mastered disorder is so hard to achieve; I feel humble here.  :) Furthermore, the tuning (hue/saturation/luminosity) of your pictures is now  one of the finest I’ve ever seen ( with marczar’s pictures, by the past - today everything from him has vanished… another good reason to save what is truly exemplary!) ; no garish roof or tree or anything else come to break and ruin that perfect coherence - narrowly, that said, for CP’s larches. :P

K-point for the continuous amazement and inspiration. :thumbsup:

C.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 08, 2020, 12:43:28 PM
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@Badsim :Thanks for the k-point and all the nice compliments, it's really flattering!   :)
I must admit that I have also stolen a lot of ideas by watching Antigone carefully, especially since you explain the techniques you use (MMPs, FSH, etc.) which further increases the immense value of your MD, encyclopedic and extremely aesthetic!
About the tuning of the photos, I always use the same mix of desaturation of whites, yellows and greens and the slight accentuation of blue while decreasing the overall contrast, to best match the Gobbias Sunden Valley terrain ground that I am using . However, I've caught myself modifying dozens of building FSHs in recent years to desaturate their colors (thanks to Rivit's GoFsh) and that's become a habit as well.

***

A new mosaic for this new update, a medium tile with this time a lower density and a majority of older buildings. Here, 2 ancient towns are visible, each on its gently sloping plateau, separated by a river which has carved a deep canyon about 800 meters in length. The canyon walls are made thanks to PROPs created by Korver for update 26 "Bohemia" of his legendary MD True Earth, which he generously gave me at the time. As always, lots of houses from Cp, Mattb, JMyers as well as a few from Colyn on the slopes; while older buildings are often from Rav, Haarlemmergold, Wallibuk and newer ones from Mattb. The Town Hall is located at the top right of the town and consists of Mattb's Monticello School in the main building and the Briggsbury diagonal c.p station attached further down in the park. The university at the bottom left is made up of several buildings from Mattb as well as the rare industrial buildings along the highway (partially visible here) with a few from TagOne as well.

432.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50202230448_ea9397cf6f_o.jpg)

i hope you'll like it  :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Girafe on August 08, 2020, 01:17:12 PM
Awesome work  &apls &apls &apls
Really inspiring and great to see so many details per tile. Could spend hours to check everything   ::)
 &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Tyberius06 on August 08, 2020, 03:23:02 PM
Beautiful details! :) The modified road texture tricked me first, I didn't understand what I was looking, then I realized. Awesome work! The GLR line is really nice. Your station relots were the on of the main inspirations for me to start my GLR station sets 2 years ago. Keep up the good work! :) I know where I need to go if I want to get some inspiration how to make nice hilly towns...

- Tyberius
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: mattb325 on August 09, 2020, 02:04:14 AM
I absolutely love it!
So much intricate detail. The mind boggles at the amount of time you have spent lot editing (not just props and textures but slope properties and foundations) to get a seamless look is incredible and the results are stunning!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: art128 on August 09, 2020, 07:55:23 AM
That is an excellent overview. Splendid terrace work as always.  &apls

I quite like the overhand concrete on the industrial areas to connect the lots to the roads. Very ingenious.

Also seeing my building in the middle reminds me I have to get around to fix it...
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Badsim on August 12, 2020, 09:26:28 AM


Finally, someone is reading what I’m writing… ;D  (sometimes I doubt  $%Grinno$% )

About your last update;

 &apls &apls &apls

…well, they said it all… giving me time to search for an incongruity… so far, no luck. :D
 

@Badsim : ... About the tuning of the photos, I always use the same mix of desaturation of whites, yellows and greens and the slight accentuation of blue while decreasing the overall contrast, to best match the Gobbias Sunden Valley terrain ground that I am using . However, I've caught myself modifying dozens of building FSHs in recent years to desaturate their colors (thanks to Rivit's GoFsh) and that's become a habit as well.


So far, the only artifice I’ve allowed to myself is to give to my pictures a light spotlight effect with PaintShopPro… I like the idea of people seeing exactly what I see in game… so have had to renounce to many appealing BATs but over-satured and/or strangely textured (to add to the list of all those with BATed base textures, LODs making LotEditing impossible, etc). Looking at your stunning work makes me wonder if I’m not just incredibly obtuse (and stupid  $%Grinno$% , « all things considered », needless to say  :P)… well, I may change my code of conduct: tests ongoing. $%#Ninj2

C.

Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: alejogc13 on August 12, 2020, 02:43:10 PM
This was done in photoshop or is it a "BAT"?

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393834822696697866/743191376476373132/cliffomg.png)

If it's "BAT", I think I've now found a use for my cliffs.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393834822696697866/743191375146909737/clifsssa.png)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 15, 2020, 05:23:37 PM
@ Girafe and Mattb325 :
Thank you both for your comments and of course a big thank you for your beautiful trees or buildings without which nothing would be possible.  :thumbsup:

@ Tyberius :
I am happy to see that you have become one of the best Lots makers, especially with your tram stations.  ;)

art128 :
Thank you for your comment.  :) PROP overhangs are either those made by MGB from the different textures of Maxis ( https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29797-mgb-diagonal-filler-set/ ), or a modified version of the PROP from the BLAM Team which uses the specific colors of my roads with light gray asphalt.
I really like your blue building from your Tokyo Buildings Volume 1 visible in photo 432 (I guess you're talking about this one, near the Maxis soccer stadium). I'm sorry for the tree in the middle, but since I'm playing 95% Growable, I tend to click on the God Mod's forest tool a lot to get the buildings to grow, and in this case I have click a little too long.  ::)

@ Badsim :
Quote
I like the idea of people seeing exactly what I see in game
I like this idea too, which is all the more honest as you offer a lot of custom content in your MD and with VIP Team also. Choosing the right buildings or tree and placing them in the most realistic and harmonious way possible without even editing their color is one of your usual prowess.  ;)
But sometimes a simple modification of the colors can completely modify the perception which one has of a building. I could see this by editing a few buildings from Maxis and removing some cumbersome BATed base textures just by playing with the FSH Alphas.
This is probably why I got hooked on handling FSH for a whole bunch of buildings that wandered in my Plugins folder and begged to be "harmonized" with the rest.  ::)

@ alejogc13 :
This is a Bat made by Korver a few years ago: no photoshoping here (except the overhall desaturation of the pic). Indeed having more cliffs of different sizes and colors would be a great addition.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 29, 2020, 07:30:21 PM
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Hello Everybodies


A new small update of the MD with this time a small Tile seen from 2 different directions (zoom 5 if you open them in a new tab).
It is a very flat Tile which is located just below the Tile of the previous photo.
In fact, the river that passed through a deep gorge previously calms down here and even splits into 2 before joining the main river in Gransimtenango.
This Tile is in fact originally a small rural village which has experienced 2 major upheavals in the last 200 years.
The village was built on the edge of the western meander of the river (left of the 1st photo) around a tiny chapel and a water mill now disused (WolfZe).
The eastern part was occupied by an important wine estate with a chateau and its outbuildings. However, about 170 years ago, following a fire, the castle was completely destroyed and the city of Gransimtenango starting to expand more and more, it was decided to build a military base instead of the estate; the immediate environment was still quite far from the city center.
The military base was remodeled several times during a century, with a small airstrip and a river port even being present in the last years of its existence. But 70 years ago, we had to face the facts: the land occupied by the military base was now too close to the central districts which were gaining more and more ground on the surrounding countryside. Moreover, in addition to its relative flatness, this land had the definite advantage of being geographically located between 2 new commercial districts whose development had been planned for a long time and also opposite one of the most touristic places of Gransimtenango: namely an island inhabited in the middle of the river, very picturesque (pic 372). The military base was therefore moved further, while a new district, the construction of which was planned for about thirty years, took place on these ruins.
Part of the airstrip became a park around which revolves the main facilities of this new town such as the Town Hall, the modern-inspired church, the main school and a more recent museum (all from Mattb).
Later, with the arrival of even more imposing construction at the end of the last century, the old river port was transformed into a luxurious marina (NBVC) and an aquarium (Reddonquixote) was even opened.
The city therefore accentuated its gentrification, which was already well under way, to become one of the most affluent in the metropolis of Gransimtenango and the modern and sometimes ostantatious constructions compete for luxury in particular around the marina, from where the view of the island and the central districts of Granimtenago is the most beautiful.

***
For those who may not have survived this long introduction, here is a summary.  $%Grinno$%
This Tile is above all an old old center to the West (left of the 1st photo) with the buildings of the usual designers and a large block of tall buildings, much more recent to the East near the marina and to the north along the main river of Gransimtenango. (Aaron Graham buildings near the park and town hall (Mattb's triangular orange building), KellyDalle2003, Simmer2, on001222 and Mattb near the river, Reddonquixote and Diego del Llano near the marina and aquarium, plus a few ones from Maxis here and there.
The Tile also includes a small lighthouse with a tiny integrated museum to protect the marina (Simmer2), as well as a university built entirely along the southern banks of the eastern meander with buildings from Mattb in particular, as well as an industrial area in limit of Tile to the south.
I hope that this justifies a little more the presence of country lodge within 300 meters of skyscrapers........ ::)

433.
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434.
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I hope you'll like it. :)
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Girafe on August 30, 2020, 07:02:26 AM
Amazing work  :thumbsup:
Spent quite some time to see all the details you put  ::) a kind of where is Wally game  :P what did happen to this shark  ;D
I was wondering if you edit my flora, in terms of sizing or coloring?
The more I see this road texture, the more I like it
Keep us looking for this Wally  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on August 30, 2020, 11:05:15 AM
@ Girafe :
Thank you very much for the compliment!  ;D
I did not change the colors of your flora, the colors are different because I edit the saturation and the brightness on the whole picture.
However I use 2 sets of your feathers and cattails: the original and one that I duplicated with the Reader and rezised it down to get even more variety in my swamps.
In addition, I have created a few MMPs that use the green version of your wheat and the flowerless versions of your daisies and sparaxis, to feature small bushes and tall grass on certain occasions. So feel free to make more flora, it's always a great pleasure to play with !  ;)
The only flora whose colors I have changed are those of Xannepan (only the Willow tree is visible here), as well as Cupressus, pinus, broom and ferns of Orange_o_.
Finally, still with the reader, I duplicated Chrisaadams3997's grass, change its color (accentuating blue to better match the Gobias' Ground Texture Mod i use), lower its height and severely rezise down its width, in order to cover the Ground Texture Mod especially on the banks on kind of meadows.

About the shark, alejogc13 may know more, but I believe that the big fish should not stay too close to the aquarium .....

And thank you about the road : it's an endless work, but I haven't given up yet.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Tyberius06 on August 30, 2020, 02:11:59 PM
Really nice little city tile. I join to Girafe, the details are amazing and the new custom road/ave surface is pretty nice too. I needed to got used to at first, but by now I start liking even more. The marina scene is beautiful. Those elevators (are those models from the NAM pedmalls or what is their source?) I always getting ideas and learning new stuffs after checking a bit deeper your images. Those modern looking custom lot foundations (I think the player with the bunch of numbers - 112xxxx something - in his account name was experimenting with those and released some custom foundations and also a wall set which was using one of those) as embankment walls are really nice touch. Would you mind sharing those (if it's not available anywhere else)? Pretty amazing what you can achive with these stuffs.

Thanks for sharing these nice images! Keep up the good work!

- Tyberius
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: Badsim on August 31, 2020, 04:14:26 AM
Hi,

It’s going from bad to worse; I spent more than an hour with these two pictures and now I’m back, worn out, lost, and with so much questions that I even don’t know where to start.
Forget the questions, whatever the replies, I’m absolutely sure to never achieve something like this and that’s why it’s so important ( and so good) to know that someone is able to.

Since SAC’s Olympia,16 years ago, I felt in love with a few MDs/CJs ( Corsica, True Earth, Krokanien, Rondnoir - to quote only these ones … ) but never like this. If I had my way (I mean; whithout looking like being hysterical… $%Grinno$%  ) , I would give you a K+ per update.

You said that you learned a lot by reading my MD, well in that case, it clearly appears than the teacher is surpassed… ;D

 &apls &apls &apls
C.
Title: Re: Gransimtenango
Post by: manga rivotra on September 02, 2020, 03:03:24 PM
@Tyberius06 :
About elevators and foundations, you're right: the elevator is a PROP derived from the NAM elevator (created very simply via PIM-X) and the foundations and retaining wall come from the pack of 11241036 (https: // community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31346-various-lot-foundations-and-retaining-walls/ ) which I modified the textures. For exemple, the concrete texture which appears to be in relief was created via images found on the Internet.
About of the "embrankment wall", if you talk about the staggered concrete walls that "border" Mattb's FAR parks raised from the wooden decks near the aquarium, this is Neko's PROP found in one of its packs under the name " Teibou ". They are available in straight, diagonal, and corner versions.
On the other hand, the wooden decks are from Vortext (from History Harbor https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29880-historic-harbor/ ) but were recolored (I wanted dark decks). ::)

@ Badsim :
I really think that I am only a kind of loterpsycho who knew how to use the right tools thanks to the invaluable advice found everywhere on this site and to the fabulous work in particular of the VIP team. If I manage to get a decent result by putting side by side a typical American Midwestern house (for example cp's ones) and a Polish rural building (RaV, Wallibuk, etc), it is above all thanks to the VIP flora.
For me and probably for many of the players who follow Antigone or the Triumphal Way for a while, you are The Undisputed Master. The artists here are numerous (yan077, fasan, korver, Framly; undoubtedly Kelis, Akallan, OI.S / benoit .... and many others), but only 1 who has constantly exceeded his limits and succeeded in the same time to dramatically advance the game: it's you.  ;)
And believe me each of the hundreds of photos you've posted over the past few weeks proves it again. There is nothing more successful than your freight trains or your TGV in their natural environment made of VIP or your UHD Flora: it is grandiose and of a surgical precision. And, obviously all the rural or urban scenes that you did remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration, even years later :thumbsup: