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Title: Art128's SC4 Projects
Post by: art128 on August 12, 2009, 05:46:31 AM
Due to image hosting issues most of the older and newer updates are not available anymore.
Please start reading updates backward from page 115 [Link] (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=8550.msg493968#msg493968)
Thanks.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: meinhosen on August 12, 2009, 06:53:58 AM
Great start!  That mosiac is so gloomy, but I like the detail and the effect.  Can't wait to see more of the city and region.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Nardo69 on August 12, 2009, 06:58:02 AM
I have to agree with meinhosen: Great start!

I like the plaza before the railway station. The place of the freight terminal is ok, even though they are mainly a bit outside and further away from a terminal station.

Take care my friend!


Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: io_bg on August 12, 2009, 07:29:57 AM
I can only confirm that this is a great start. And the mosaic with the train station is fantastic. Can't wait to see more! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: frdrcklim on August 12, 2009, 07:38:18 AM
This looks promising, art. I do like the transportation map. Interesting choice of RL pics too.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Scarton on August 12, 2009, 08:03:54 AM
That mosaic is ugly (in a good way)!  :thumbsup: Maroanestra was nice and it's sad to see it go away, :'( but this MD is sure to be a great success as well.  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Splime on August 12, 2009, 09:40:44 AM
It's sad to see Maroanestra finish, but Svanskinahya looks pretty promising. Good luck!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Bobbi on August 12, 2009, 09:47:10 AM
Great start. &apls And the mosaic looks great.

I can't wait for the next update $%Grinno$%

Bobbi :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Fabian93 on August 12, 2009, 11:07:33 AM
Another MD by Arthur  &apls
I love the work you have shown in your old region Maroanestra and I'm sure that this MD will be even better.
Great lotting on that train station - keep it up  :)
Looking forward to more  :thumbsup:,

Fabian
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Battlecat on August 12, 2009, 12:53:11 PM
Excellent start!  That's a great mosaic.  I love the photoshop work you did as well.  Looking forward to seeing more! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 13, 2009, 08:45:56 AM
Arthur, fantastic start!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Yan077 on August 13, 2009, 08:52:17 AM
Great start and good luck for this new communist city  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Q-Tips on August 13, 2009, 09:30:28 AM
A good start with a great moody mosaic. A almost foggy night makes it look even better. I guess this will turn out to be a great MD.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: djvandrake on August 13, 2009, 12:21:55 PM
Off to a good start!  :thumbsup:   Nice job creating that bloc feel to the city.   :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: calibanX on August 13, 2009, 02:58:10 PM
Great photoshopping there Arthur. I'm excited to see you starting on a new project. Looking forward to another great MD from you.

Take care.

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: Luke09 on August 13, 2009, 04:21:51 PM
Great Arthur!What i most like was the map,and nice RL pics
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update one, Kalmykia
Post by: CraigKingOfIreland on August 14, 2009, 01:06:35 PM
Excellent work as always Arthur, but...I'm gonna miss Maroanestra :'(
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, Karnav quarter
Post by: art128 on August 15, 2009, 11:17:15 AM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)


meinhosen - Thanks a lot to be the first post of my MD !

Nardo69 - thanks a lot for that critic Bernhard, from THE mater of railways is very well appreciated. You're right, I will put the freight terminal a bit after the main station, maybe in the over bank of the River Volga (see the map)

io_bg - thanks very much Ioan.

frdrcklim - thanks, it was hard to find good RL pictures, but the one I choose are nice !  :)

citycapitalizer - Thanks very much, it's sure Maroanestra was nice, but it seems odd and too much work will be to do on it, the best to me was to create a new region, on a more little map, It's when I see Marius' post in the "show us your region view" thread that give me the envie to try this map.

Splime - thanks my friend !

Bobbi - Merci Bobbi !  :P

Fabian93 - thanks a lot Fabian, your picture in the Competition (the one where we see the walls of the city really close to habitations) really put me on the way to make a new region. I'm glad you like the train station LOT, thought I have to redone it.

Battlecat - Thanks very much my friend, I'm glad you like the photoshopping !

Tomas Neto - thanks a lot Tomas ! (and BTW, keep up the good work on your MD ! )

Yan077 - Thanks Yann, I'm looking forward to Corsica too !

Q-Tips - thanks a lot, I really loved your last mosaic in the "show us your mosaic" thread, truly great work on it.

djvandrake - Thanks very much !

calibanX - Thanks a lot Geoff, i'm glad you like my photoshopping !

Luke09 - Thanks a lot Luke, I'm glad you like the map, it took me an half a day to do, so thanks !

CraigKingOfIreland - It's sure Craig, Maroanestra will be missed by all (the people who seen it) but this Svanskinahya will be better that Maroanestra, be sure of that !


(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

hello All, this update will be on the bigger ghetto of the city center, this one is principally composed of blocks built during the USSR occupation of the region. You can see that there's nobody in this area, it's because that ghetto is really really dangerous, here the crime rate is over the standards of the city itself. At the top of the mosaic n°1, you can see the Kremlin, that is the old citadel built during the 17th century by the Turk. Today, the citadel is more modern that at the past, and is mainly composed of political office. The Kremlin is also crossed by the tram line 1. At the principal entrance, you can see the Башня с часамиthat is the Clock tower built in 1910, it's the bigger bell-clock tower of the city. 

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815045111333304257360.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815045116333304257361.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815045120333304257366.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815045124333304257367.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815045127333304257368.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815045132333304257369.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815045137333304257370.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed this update as the last one,

take care,
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, Karnav quarter
Post by: Bobbi on August 15, 2009, 11:40:13 AM
@Arthur,
Très bien!
And the text is easy to read ::) (Because there aren't many "r" and it's English)

Bobbi :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, Karnav quarter
Post by: CraigKingOfIreland on August 15, 2009, 11:50:59 AM
Brilliant work on the ghetto, even the asian buildings fit in well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, Karnav quarter
Post by: Luke09 on August 15, 2009, 12:07:05 PM
Omg Arthur thats are fantastics mosaics,and did i saw a asian building in that city?I liked it....
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, Karnav quarter
Post by: Scarton on August 15, 2009, 07:55:46 PM
Wow, this is really developing!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, Karnav quarter
Post by: meinhosen on August 16, 2009, 11:10:46 AM
That's some nice work Arthur!  The second mosiac is nicely done- I like the way it looks.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, Karnav quarter
Post by: io_bg on August 16, 2009, 12:40:46 PM
Great work, my friend. Excellent lotting. You're really good at this! Looking forward to more! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, the Karnav ghetto
Post by: art128 on August 18, 2009, 10:35:48 AM
thanks all, an update is coming in the week...  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya Socialist People's republic | update2, the Karnav ghetto
Post by: Battlecat on August 18, 2009, 03:59:05 PM
Amazing work.  That's a great looking area, even if it is a bit dingy looking!  Which of course was the intent I'm sure!   :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: art128 on August 26, 2009, 04:03:13 AM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

Bobbi - Yeah, I know  :P  thanks a lot my friend !

CraigKingOfIreland - thanks Craig, I'm glad you like it !

Luke09 - thanks ! yeah sure it's an Asian building, but he looks well here !

citycapitalizer - thanks !

meinhosen - Thanks very much, I'm glad you like the second mosaic !

io_bg - thanks Ioan !

Battlecat - thanks my friend !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Well, it's time to leave those ugly ghettos to go far far away form the capital Kalmykia, to a city where Housing rhymes with industries and vice versa. So this is at 15 kilometers from the buisness center of the region that our train stop in a little town where a Lada was waiting to do the 5 kilometers for arriving to the city of ... Volgodonsk.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/25//090825112749333304315356.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/25//090825112728333304315354.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/25//090825112745333304315355.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/25//090825112643333304315351.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/25//090825112651333304315352.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/25//090825112658333304315353.jpg)

Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: io_bg on August 26, 2009, 04:10:21 AM
Great work, comrade! I particularly like the industrial area! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: Bobbi on August 26, 2009, 04:21:29 AM
WOW, the smoke on the industrial buildings look great.

Bobbi :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: tooheys on August 26, 2009, 05:04:54 AM
Another great update Arthur   ;)

Your mosaic's are always brilliant and no exception here. Nice work with that industrial plant.

A couple of things caught my eye. That roundabout, very neatly done. And the open grass area behind the church, they appear all the time in RL, but it is always so tempting to spice them up with some gardens etc when playing SC4. But sometimes, plain is best, and I think you got it spot on here  :thumbsup:

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: Battlecat on August 26, 2009, 10:37:32 AM
That roundabout in the first mosaic is very eye catching, nicely done.  Love the details on your industrial areas, I really like how you tied the multiple lots together using the pipes to provide the feel of a larger scale project. 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: Sciurus on August 26, 2009, 11:05:26 AM
Very very nice, but as I said on TSC, try to pull the houses apart the industries ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: djvandrake on August 26, 2009, 11:40:28 AM
Great mosaic and I also very much like the smoke effects.  Nice feel to your city, quite authentic.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: meinhosen on August 27, 2009, 07:08:08 PM
Great work!  I'll echo all the previous comments on the smoke effects- those were nicely done. 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: calibanX on August 28, 2009, 08:03:44 PM
That's a great update Arthur. Your industrial area blends very well with that residential neighborhood. Very nice. A very nice mosaic as well. I always like a good mosaic.

Take care.

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: art128 on August 30, 2009, 05:18:32 AM
thanks all, a new update is on the way.... stay tunned....  :P
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: Fabian93 on August 30, 2009, 05:40:22 AM
Wow, I did not see, that there was a second update already!
Your little city is looking beautiful in it's own way, even though it's a pretty R$ dominated district. &apls Very good job on that, since it's pretty hard to make it look like a pretty poor
district but still good looking at the same time (sorry I can not explain it well, but i guess you know what i mean).
Looking forward to Update #3  :thumbsup:

Fabian
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: Leodido on August 30, 2009, 05:49:02 AM
Very nice job, I like the atmosphere of your city :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: jmyers2043 on August 30, 2009, 07:45:38 AM
I like the picture of the church and the nice green lawn behind it. My minds eye can make out the Monks as they take a stroll after morning prayer ...

Good Luck with your Diary - Jim Myers
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: Schulmanator on August 30, 2009, 08:01:40 AM
I am really liking your newest MD. The town is looking very realistic and pleasant.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 30, 2009, 10:02:27 AM
Nice update again, Arthur!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: tankmank on August 31, 2009, 12:52:19 PM
Very well done, i like the dark pictures it really creates a dirty, cold atmosphere that fits in very well  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Volgodonsk and the wheel of industry !
Post by: kwakelaar on August 31, 2009, 02:56:14 PM
This is a very nice looking MD, great to stumble upon just before bedtime :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A region view to wait..
Post by: art128 on September 07, 2009, 12:19:25 PM
First of all, thanks you very much to all of you for your kind comments, these are really appreciated.
Secondly, i'm very sorry for not updating these days, but I was very busy with school so I don't have anytime to play the game ( and between lags, crashes and others saving for not loosing the progress, it rest not a lot of time to make a proper update with mosaic(s). Although, I have a small thing for you, it's the region view of the SPSR.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/07//090907071516333304405003.jpg) (http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/07/090907071455333304404995.jpg)
Clic the picture to see it in full size.

As you can probably see, I haven't finished to plop the trees around the hills, it's a very boring step and it take a lot of times.
An update will be in the next days, but I'm not sure of what it will be, so I let you the time to vote to choose a location.
You have the choice of 4 area :

You, glorious people can vote from now to Thursday 10th September, so that I can have one-two day(s) to make the update !  :P

I hope you like the region view, and thanks in advance for the comrade how will vote !

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A region view to wait..
Post by: io_bg on September 07, 2009, 12:28:52 PM
Don't worry, Artur, everyone has his own RL which is more important than SC4. Your region looks great as well as its development :P
My vote goes for location 2; I'd really like to see the CBD!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A region view to wait..
Post by: djvandrake on September 08, 2009, 12:12:15 PM
Your region view looks great.  Very interesting terrain.

I also vote for location 2.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A region view to wait..
Post by: kelis on September 08, 2009, 01:57:51 PM
WOOW!! Your region view looks great
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A region view to wait..
Post by: Fabian93 on September 09, 2009, 09:34:21 AM
That's a great looking region there, Arthur  :thumbsup:
Did you terraform it yourself? I see you have a nice area for a future port on the top/middle left.
You do not need to apologize for not updating this MD regularly - school is more important.

BTW, I choose
Location 2 - Kalmykia's small CBD


Fabian
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A region view to wait..
Post by: art128 on September 13, 2009, 04:08:48 AM
Thanks all, so the update will be on the CBD and will be this afternoon (European houe)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city
Post by: art128 on September 13, 2009, 12:27:40 PM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

From the update of Volgondonsk,  August 26, 2009 :

io_bg - Thanks my friend, I really appreciate the comment.

Bobbi - Thanks a lot Bobbi !

tooheys - Thanks a lot for that great comment Dave, I'm glad you like the roundabout, and yes sometime empty grass space are better !

Battlecat - thanks a lot, I'm glad you like the refinery ! 

Sciurus - Thanks Guillaume, but you know, in soviet Russia everything is possible !

djvandrake - Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like the smoke effect, they took me sometime to do. :)

meinhosen - Thanks a billion my friend !

calibanX - Thanks Geoff, I always like a good mosaic too, like your last one, splendid. ;)

Fabian93 - Thanks Fabian, I understand what you mean, and I'm glad you like it. Yes it's mostly R$ but it's to feel the atmosphere of and industrial city like there's in Siberia.

Leodido - Thanks very much,

jmyers2043 - Thanks a lot Jim !  :D

Schulmanator - Thanks a lot ! I'm glad you find the city realistic and pleasant !

Tomas Neto - Thanks Tomas !

tankmank - Thanks,  I'm glad you like the dark picture !

kwakelaar - Thanks a lot !

From the region view teaser, September 07, 2009 :

io_bg - Thanks Ioan, here's the CBD !

djvandrake - Thanks a lot, and thanks for voting.

kelis - Thanks my friend !

Fabian93 - Thanks Fabian, no I didn't terraform it myself (if by terraform you mean create) but it's a CP's one. Yeah that area will be done in the next weeks. :)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Well, hello all, this time we're going to the central business district of the capital, Kalmykia. Well this isn't a big CBD as London, Frankfurt or even more Moscow one, but it's a moderate one with mid-size tower, because the city council say that no building, except government ones, will be taller than 270m... The CBD is crossed by a tram line, the T2 witch goes from the central station (as seen in update one) to the docks at south. In the center of the Business district, when can see that the works of the metro line just started, well they're stopped today because of a big rain.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/13//090913070441333304441830.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/13//090913070415333304441825.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/13//090913070424333304441827.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/13//090913070438333304441829.jpg)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: Glowbal on September 13, 2009, 12:34:23 PM
Awesome update! I guess you're building a sunken metro station there? :)

Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: djvandrake on September 14, 2009, 12:39:30 PM
Great update.  Very authentic looking.  The Che' graffiti is a nice touch.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: io_bg on September 14, 2009, 01:00:43 PM
Great work, Arthur! I love the photoshopping! &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: BarbarossaS on September 15, 2009, 04:29:32 AM
Brilliant work with the effects, makes it feel really gloomy. Love the Che building!  :thumbsup:

-Stijn-
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: ecoba on September 16, 2009, 07:04:19 AM
Great Work, Arthur!

I don't know why I haven't commented here before, or on Maroanestra. But I have followed them both. Your work is amzing, and I really wouldn't want to live there. (That a good thing.) It represent the communist, gritty cities so well.

Can't wait for more,

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 16, 2009, 09:39:10 AM
Beautiful squares  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: Battlecat on September 16, 2009, 10:52:52 AM
Nice update!  I like the photoshop effects. 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: Bobbi on September 19, 2009, 07:41:05 PM
Looks great! &apls

Bobbi :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: Sciurus on September 20, 2009, 03:12:37 AM
Ok, now I know that everything is possible in Soviet Russia :D
For the CBD, as I tell you on TSC, try to put more BATs from the 70's, it'll be more soviet as you say. And try to comme the towers nearer ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: Yan077 on September 20, 2009, 03:25:57 AM
there is a great communist feeling on your update, as always a great work Arthur !    &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: art128 on September 23, 2009, 01:58:22 PM
Thanks all, a new update will be soon, maybe this week end but not before, because of school, school and school again (I hate that word  :D ) !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: WC_EEND on September 23, 2009, 02:04:50 PM
You're not the only one :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | A rainy day in the city...
Post by: Fabian93 on September 23, 2009, 02:15:22 PM
Great update Arthur, I somehow missed to reply. Love your small CBD, though (but that's only my opinion) I think you should put the towers closer. I think there's too much space in between them. But that's a question of taste.

Great work so far  :thumbsup: Looking forward to more.

And of course I know how hard it can be to update a MD regularly while having to learn for tests and so on (just like me... I will write a 4 hours long english exam on Monday  :-[)
It's totally ok - school is more important than Sim City.

Fabian
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: art128 on September 30, 2009, 09:12:03 AM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

Glowbal - Many thanks, you're right, where they're building there will be a metro station, but the works are mostly for the metro line !  ;)

djvandrake - Thanks ! Although the Che' graffiti isn't from me, but it's with the building itself, but sshhh..  $%Grinno$%

io_bg - Thanks Ioan, I hope you like this photoshopping as well as the last one !  :)

BarbarossaS - Thanks Stijn, I'm glad you like that building !  ;)

ecoba - Thanks a lot, Ethan. Don't worry about not commenting before my friend, your visit are always appreciated !  ;)

kbieniu7 - Thanks !

Battlecat - Thanks a lot !  :)

Bobbi - Merci, Bobbi !  ;D

Sciurus - Yeah, Everything is possible, here in Soviet Russia... ;) Thanks.

Yan077 - Thanks a lot Yann, my friend. From you it's really appreciated !

WC_EEND - I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only guy who don't don't love school here !  $%Grinno$%

Fabian93 - Thanks a lot Fabian, I will take care of your opinion, I will see if I can put one or two more (little) tower to make it more compact !  ;) (if it's what you meant eh !  :D )

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

History of Bir-Hakeim

Today's update will show you the dam of Bir-Hakeim, with the city just nort of it. Just to know, the dam has just been renovated, because the old building was looking odd and became dangerous (some parts falls down..). As the only dam in the SPSR (for the moment), it make 35% of the total energy of the region, the other part is done my nuclear center. Bir-Hakeim, the town, was build during the German occupation of the region - WW2 - that's why the city takes that German sounding name. The city is snipped into two part, the "Upper town" is the oldest one, it is mainly with old building built before the Germans comes. The "Lower Town" is the more recent part of it, built my the German in a Polish style (what a mix !  :D ). Bir-Hakeim, today start becoming modern, with a new train station in construction (not showed in the update because it stand on the other tile) and some modern building around the city hall (again not showed in the update because it stand on the other tile). We can see the Varsnav Gradinska Church, that is named after the first mayor of the town just after the German leaved the country. - End of the WW2 -

Tourism around the town

The lake shore is a very touristic part of the city, and make that lake the first, by visitors, in the region (well the others one aren't so popular, or are near nuclear center or airports...). Peoples comes, mainly from the SPSR, but also form "surrounding" country, like Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine but also form foreign land like USA, Australia and many others... Here, the tourist, and the inhabitants, like to practice sports on the two part of the lake, the upper and the lower, their're sports like Sail,  water ski, wake boarding etc.. But today, the people stayed at home, hotels or they were shopping, because of a big wind and a rain.

Lets place to the pictures now..

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/30//090930033537333304552192.jpg)

Here you what looked like the dam during the German occupation (sorry for the modern cars ! )
(http://nsa09.casimages.com/img/2009/09/30/090930041105106095.jpg)

Then, the new one :
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/30//090930033614333304552198.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/30//090930033623333304552200.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/09/30//090930033533333304552191.jpg)

That's all for today, the next update will come, I hope, quickly. I have still to work on the LOT for the old part of the city.
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: _maciex_ on September 30, 2009, 10:23:18 AM
Wow, i love it. This dam is so realistic, i think you based on " Ennedi's Shosaloza" :) I really like after war picture, but this church and some w2w's looks like before war ones :) Can't wait for the rest of the city ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Bobbi on September 30, 2009, 10:58:45 AM
I love this dam. $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Fabian93 on September 30, 2009, 11:33:28 AM
Wow!
Your dam looks awesome  &apls
Great attention to detail here. Love the way it looks.
The historical picture is a great idea - I always love to see "historical" SC4 pictures. I don't think, that the modern cars are a problem, though I hope that somebody will create a car mod with historical european cars soon (I think the creator of Endora was working on one).

Keep up the great work you've been showing so far  :thumbsup:
Fabian
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Battlecat on September 30, 2009, 11:37:58 AM
Superb job on this dam!  You've put a variety of custom content to great use here! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: djvandrake on September 30, 2009, 12:30:04 PM
WOW!  That dam is outstanding!  &apls  &apls  &apls

Very nice mosaics and effects.  Your city looks so authentic.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Sciurus on September 30, 2009, 12:57:08 PM
I just love, big work on this dam, because plop all this water!  &apls &apls
Congrats Art ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: rooker1 on October 01, 2009, 07:02:20 AM
Congratulations on getting your MD into the OSITM!

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o134/thundercrack83/OSITM/2009-10-Svanskinahya.jpg)


SC4D Staff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Glowbal on October 01, 2009, 11:01:34 AM
Congratulations, Art!  :thumbsup: Well deserved, me thinks.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: djvandrake on October 01, 2009, 11:39:29 AM
Congrats.  :thumbsup:  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Simpson on October 01, 2009, 12:44:51 PM
Salut !! :)
Wow, c'est en voyant des images comme çà que j'ai envie de rejouer, tu te surpasses mon ami  :o Sans doute l'une de tes plus belles màjs.
En tout cas ta nouvelle région à l'air superbe, comme la ville bien sur  &apls Bonne chance pour la suite :)

Wow, this is incredible my friend, your region is looking incredible, like the city as well  :thumbsup:

Take care,

David
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: io_bg on October 01, 2009, 12:59:12 PM
Congratulations, my friend, on this well deserved award! &apls &apls
The dam (after a lot of work I guess :P) looks like a real one! I also like how the small town turned out, it looks really good! And the photoshopping looks fantastic (as usual)! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the town! :P
Greetings,
Ioan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Tomas Neto on October 01, 2009, 04:26:03 PM
Highly right your MD to be here in the "Of Special Interest this Month" !!!   &apls &apls &apls
And another great update!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: ecoba on October 01, 2009, 05:15:19 PM
Congrats for OSITM, Arthur.

Also thanks for the comment over at Saybrook.

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: BarbarossaS on October 02, 2009, 02:58:21 AM
Wow, OSITM: you've definitely earned it. Just look at that dam, it screams OSITM  :P
Great work there, I like it a lot!!!  :thumbsup: &apls &apls

-Stijn-
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Jmouse on October 02, 2009, 03:17:25 AM
Congratulations on being chosen for OSITM, Arthur - certainly a well-deserved honor!

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Battlecat on October 02, 2009, 10:29:45 AM
Congratulations on achieving OSITM status! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: Sciurus on October 02, 2009, 12:34:09 PM
Congratulations Arthur for your entry in the OSITM ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: soulchaser on October 02, 2009, 03:24:45 PM
I want to gratulate, too. your MD has asonishing artwork and shows your great abbilities in building things up. &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: ldvger on October 02, 2009, 10:32:04 PM
Arthur-

Great start and congrats on the OSTIM!  I especially liked the Ghetto section with it's interesting details like laundry hanging off the apartment balconies. 

And in the CBD, I don't think that's graffitti painted on the wall of the building.  If you look closely, it appears to be a metal sculpture erected just a few feet in front of the building wall and the gray areas on the wall appear to be shadows cast by the sculpture.  What tipped me off was the black lines of the "graffitti" extend to the left beyond the corner of the building wall.

Keep up the good work!

Lora/LD
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: art128 on October 03, 2009, 06:29:11 AM
What a surprise ! Thanks a lot !!  &apls &apls

And update will come today or tomorrow....  :P
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Bir-Hakeim - By the power of the water
Post by: citymax on October 03, 2009, 04:44:18 PM
Very good job my friend ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: art128 on October 04, 2009, 10:10:45 AM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

_maciex_ - Thanks ! yeah the dam is inspired by Adam's one, that is the best ever. You're right, some of the buildings looks like before war one, we can say that they were built in the old style !  :P

Bobbi - Thanks !

Fabian93 - Danke, Fabian. Your comments are always appreciated !

Battlecat - Thanks a lot !

djvandrake - Thanks you very much !

Sciurus - Merci, Guillaume.

rooker1 - What an honor, thanks Robin and the staff !

Glowbal - Thanks a lot !

djvandrake (x2) - Thanks very much !

Simpson - Merci beaucoup, David !

io_bg - Thanks a lot, Ioan. yeah after a lot of works  ;D

Tomas_Neto - Thanks a lot Tomas !

ecoba - thanks you and no problem, Ethan !

BarbarossaS - Thanks a lot Stijn !

Jmouse - Thanks very much, Joan !

Battlecat (x2) - Thanks !

Sciurus (x2) - Thanks again !

soulchaser - thanks my fried !

ldvger - hey Lora, thanks you very much for that awesome comment my friend, i'm glad you liked the ghettos, they took me sometime to do. You're right, it's not a Che' graffiti, but a sculpture !

Citymax - Thanks a lot Maxime !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

This update will be on the second international airport of the region, and of the capital city, Kalmykia. This airport deserve only, well now because of the new one recently built, the country and some Russians cities, and had only one runway. The second one, that is diagonal, serve only for the military base (not showed now because of some "no road connection problem" I hate you MAxis... ) The airport serve for official fly too, it's from here that the president take off to the others country. The municipality built a new airport because this one became too noisy because it is located on top of a hill, with suburbs around.. Not the best place.. The area near the airport is quite poor and is mainly composed of shantytown and commie blocks, even if the municipality wants to make it looking better.

So lets place to the pictures

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/04//091004051345333304575207.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/04//091004051137333304575188.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/04//091004051150333304575191.jpg)

Thanks for watching, and I hope you liked that update !
The next one will be Tuesday or Wednesday.
-Arthur..
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: Tomas Neto on October 04, 2009, 10:21:59 AM
Wow my friend!!! Another great work here, Arthur!!! Fantastic!!!  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: ecoba on October 04, 2009, 10:37:56 AM
Wow, Arthur!

This was a great update. I always wished I could build airports like this-- but I now have all of the Runway pieces, but I can't install the terminals.  :'( .

I love the way that you photoshop your pictures-- always rainy or gritty.  ;D

Ethan

I think this is the most extravegant use of smiley faces I've ever done.

Post 99!  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: Glowbal on October 04, 2009, 11:14:15 AM
beautifull! that parking space is expessially nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: Bobbi on October 05, 2009, 01:44:57 AM
The airport looks great! &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: adroman on October 05, 2009, 02:10:26 AM
Awesome Airport!

You're doing an excellent job of the Commie style...
That industrial area makes the airport that bit more realistic!

Great work...   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: tooheys on October 05, 2009, 03:21:53 AM
Congrats on OSITM Arthur, well deserved.   &apls &apls

Great update by the way.  Airport is looking good and I like the industrial area and housing estate below it. :thumbsup: Although I'm not sure if they could afford to go to that school  :)

The courtyard in the air terminal is a nice touch, and is that a Tupolev 154 about to taxi onto the runway. Fits the MD nicely.

Dave
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: BarbarossaS on October 05, 2009, 04:59:17 AM
Goody goody, I love airports, and that's a nice one! I particularly the last pic, with the plane making it's way to the runway.
Nicely done!  &apls

-Stijn-
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: djvandrake on October 05, 2009, 12:26:59 PM
Looks great Arthur.  :thumbsup:  I really like your seasonal trees in the parking lot and along the entrance road.  Very nice.  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: joelyboy911 on October 06, 2009, 05:45:20 AM
Lovely update, I do love airports. Congratulations on a very well deserved OSITM.

I don't really understand the blue lines across the picture, however.

What is that plane on the taxiway, right next to the runway? I don't recognise it as one of SCAG's, AC's or Tabi's...
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | heaven's wings airport
Post by: Fabian93 on October 07, 2009, 06:19:29 AM
I know I'm a little bit late, but:
Congratulation on becoming an "OSITM"

The recent update looks really good and I love your airport.  &apls
I really hope for the people of Svanskinahya, that those little houses on the bottom of your first mosaics are allotment gardens and not meant to house any of your Sims  :P

Quote
not showed now because of some "no road connection problem" I hate you MAxis.

You can "remove" these No road connection signs by writing "tastyzots" into the "cheat-window"  :thumbsup:

Fabian
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is funny thing !
Post by: art128 on October 09, 2009, 02:53:41 PM
Thanks Fabian for the tips, I didn't know about this..

For everyone,
Sorry for not updating now, but I had school you know, more that 5 controls this week..  /wrrd%& So I didn't had many time to play..
Anyway I was able to do some photoshopping on a map that will be on the suburbs just south of the capital city.. On the city called Karsnavok, where on of the seaport is located.

(http://nsa10.casimages.com/img/2009/10/09/091009100151191813.jpg)
clic to see the large size (http://nsa10.casimages.com/img/2009/10/09/09100909572678419.jpg)

Note - The map isn't finished at the moment, I need to adjust some little things with the roads and I need to add the legend. The final product will come after the game update

Personal replies and next special update (a game ehehe - a Spot the difference game - the three winners will get a price ! ) will come probably Sunday or Tuesday..
Regards,
-Arthur.

ps - I see you, lurking there..  $%#Ninj2 $%#Ninj2
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is a funny thing !
Post by: io_bg on October 09, 2009, 03:17:43 PM
Great map, Arthur! Can't wait to see some pictures from that area! I'd like to mention, though, that I think the city hall is too close to the rail station and the industrial zone ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is a funny thing !
Post by: ecoba on October 09, 2009, 05:12:34 PM
That's a very nice map, Arthur. I don't have any cool programs to map, but I love looking at other people's map. What program do you use?

Svanskinahya is becoming one of my favorite MD's and I am always eager to see your work.

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is a funny thing !
Post by: djvandrake on October 09, 2009, 09:20:44 PM
Nice map, and I'm really looking forward to your seaport.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is a funny thing !
Post by: jackxu on October 10, 2009, 12:12:37 AM
Nice work on the airport!
And where can I find that jet on the taxiway?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is a funny thing !
Post by: Earth quake on October 10, 2009, 03:44:40 AM
The airport is really splendid, bravo.
It is besides, very realistic, and contains full of small details.

Vivien
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is a funny thing !
Post by: Sciurus on October 10, 2009, 07:41:09 AM
Two wonderful updates Art! &apls
I like the map, but there are defaults on roads... :P I know you've already said me it wasn't your fault ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is a funny thing !
Post by: KoV Liberty on October 10, 2009, 01:03:51 PM
Looks great! Where can I get that plane taxiing to the runway?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | mapping is a funny thing !
Post by: Dreamcat on October 11, 2009, 09:48:45 PM
That is one nice airport right there.

Excellent work.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences game !
Post by: art128 on October 14, 2009, 12:04:00 PM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

replies of the second international airport update :

Tomas Neto - Thanks my friend !

ecoba - i think it too ! xD Thanks for your comment Ethan, and don't worry, i'm sure you'll build airport like mine !  ;)

Glowbal - Thanks ! i'm glad you liked the parking space !

adroman - Thanks !

tooheys - Thanks a lot, Dave, I'm glad you like that airport and the Tu-154 on the taxiway !  ;)

BarbarossaS - Thanks Stijn, I'm glad you like the last mosaic ;)

djvandrake - Thanks a lot !

joelyboy911 - Thanks a lot, as you're a pro with airport, I can only say that your comment is very well apreciated ! The blue lines are a lens effect !  ;)

Fabian93 - Thanks for the tip, Fabian, I will try this out later !  ;)


replies of the mapping is a funny thing update :

io_bg - Thanks Ioan, you'll be able to see picture of that area in the next update probably..

ecoba(x2) - Thanks a lot Ethan, I'm glad you find that map cool ! As i told you by MP, I used photoshop CS1 (and a bit CS3), but you can use a totally free software that is called the GIMP !

djvandrake(x2) - Thanks ! The seaport will come probably in the update after the next one (the next one will be on the city itself.. )

jackxu - Thanks ! Unfortunately, the Tupolev Tu-154 isn't released at the moment, but it was made by Glenni..

Earth quake - Thanks a lot, Vivien !
 
Sciurus - Thanks Guillaume, and yes, the default with the roads aren't voluntary, it's because of the pen tool in photoshop..

Driftmaster07 - Thanks Alex, see Jackxu replies !

Dreamcat - Thanks a lot !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/14//091014063929333304639293.jpg)

Okay, here's the game

RULES -

You have to find the 8 differences on the second picture to win a price (**something in the city, but shhhhhhhh**). You can circle in the pic and show the picture or simply name the differences and where they're (ex: This... on the red tall building at right..). But the better will be to name the differences instead of circled them in the pic..
The first people to the 8 differences win. If you've find more differences that the other people and the delay's out, you'll be the winner, but If you find 7 (for example) differences, and that a person that find differences before you post, and post after with the newest found differences, this people'll win the game.
PS - Answer by MP please, it will be more funny if the people don't see others post/pictures to find the differences... And comment the update as well here !  ;D (I see you lurking again ! :P  xD)
Ah and if more that one peoples find the 8 differences, there will be more prices !  ;)
i think that's all I have to explain (And I hope I explained that well.. :-[ ) . Good game !
Ah and this update will be featured with some night shots of the capital city's new CBD (I enterly redone it with towers that looks more 70' than moderns, and also the metro line 1 is done... A map of the capital city will follow the next update probably...

PS - for the peoples how don't know what is that game (well I think everyone know that game ! ) see here (wiki) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spot_the_difference)

GAME -

Original
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/14//091014062522333304639234.jpg)

modified one
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/14//091014062443333304639226.jpg)


Proper update (No mosaics this time ! :P )
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/14//091014062620333304639239.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/14//091014062648333304639241.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/14//091014062604333304639236.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/14//091014062633333304639240.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/14//091014062701333304639242.jpg)

Enjoy this game and this update !
Next update, with the result of the game, probably Saturday or Sunday (or even more Friday afternoon ! )

PS² - The game is reeeeeaaaaaly easy because I'm not that good in Photoshopping to make a very difficult one !  :D ;)


-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: Earth quake on October 14, 2009, 12:30:35 PM
Wonderfull Update.
I really like the 2nd and 3rd pictures. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: Fabian93 on October 14, 2009, 12:55:54 PM
Well actually you should have posted that picture by PM, Earth Quake  ::)
Anyway you've found the 8 errors so it doesn't matter, I guess  :)

Anyway:
That's a fantastic update, Arthur &apls &apls
I still love your Kreml - it looks really fantastic.
The way you've put those "skyscrapers" together is great, too, because they're not standing that close together but not too far away either.
That city park near the highway looks really cool and seems to be a nice place to relax  :).

Keep it up  :thumbsup:,
Fabian
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: jackxu on October 15, 2009, 11:41:29 PM
Great update! &apls
I think the sixth pic is the best becuase I love those residence high-rises!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: Glowbal on October 16, 2009, 02:08:21 PM
There is a smile on one of the buildings..
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/5626/98182722.jpg)
That's the difference.  ;)

And I really love the picures! great update!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: WC_EEND on October 16, 2009, 02:23:33 PM
nice (and original) update &apls, this is one of the things that make your Md stand out from the rest, buy involving your audience


PS: check your PM
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: dsrwhat316 on October 16, 2009, 04:59:47 PM
Sorry for not checking out your new MD sooner Arthur, but now that I have, I can see you've earned your OSITM honor. I love that park that runs alongside the highway; lots of greenery and pathways make it pop.

I'll try and stop by more often, now that I'm home for a while, I should be able to  ;D

~ Dan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: adroman on October 16, 2009, 05:24:04 PM
That building sure is awesome...


Great work so far, super realistic!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: citybuilderx on October 17, 2009, 02:49:58 AM
Your city is great! Very realistic &apls &apls

I like the sunken highway  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: tooheys on October 19, 2009, 02:46:41 AM
Another typical Arthur update, very good indeed :thumbsup:

The parkway along the sunken hwy looks great and your use of the W2W lots is always top notch.

Not sure about those lots with the smiley faces though  :P (only kidding, great idea for a game  :) )

Dave
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: Glowbal on October 19, 2009, 06:38:54 AM
just foudn 4 others btw.. ^^ had a second look, and noticed there where actually more as 1. :P
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Find the differences, game !
Post by: djvandrake on October 19, 2009, 12:22:09 PM
Very nice Art128, that last pic is top notch.  &apls
Title: Svanskinahya People's republic | Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.
Post by: art128 on October 20, 2009, 10:25:13 AM
I finaly found time to play between exams..  :P

First of all, here's the answer for the game !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020050745333304680437.jpg)

And here's the list of the winners !

[tabular type=2]
[row][head]Name of Winners[/head][head]prices[/head][/row]
[row][data]1 - Sheep49*[/data][data]A modern arts museum gallery ! [/data][/row]
[row][data]2 - Earth Quake[/data][data]A place named after the winner's name[/data][/row]
[row][data]3 - WC_EEND[/data][data]An avenue or a street named after the winner's name[/data][/row]
[row][data]4 -Gwail[/data][data]An apartments or a house in the city/region[/data][/row]
[/tabular]

* this constant don't have written a reply here in the MD, but has sent his result by PM.

I wish there were more people to find the differences.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

Earth quake - Thanks !

Fabian93 - Hey Fabian, thanks for the answer.. I'm glad you like the Kreml, I hope you'll like it as much when Peter's kremlin styled walls will be uploaded !

jackxu - Thanks ! I like the sixth picture too and I'm really satisfied with its result.

Glowbal - Thanks !

WC_EEND - Thanks a lot my friend !

dsrwhat316 - There's no need to worry, Dan, better later than never ! I'm glad you like that park near the highway, at first I wanted to make the highway in a tunnel.. But I think it looks good like that !

adroman - What building !  ;D :P Thanks !

citybuilderx - Thanks a lot ! I'm glad you like the sunken highway, to be honest it was mainly inspired by the "Périphérique" in Paris (not Texas.. , France  $%Grinno$% )

tooheys - Thanks Dave !

Glowbal(x2) - Thanks for founding 4 new differences !  :D

djvandrake - Thanks !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

This teaser will be on the fourth city of the SPSR, Kilinino. The city was built during the 60s, when the Nuclear power plant was started building. Like many others Russians or other Soviet country cities, Kilinino was built mainly with commieblocks, that you can see at north, south, east, west.. well anywhere of the town center.  The city is the last stop of the train line Kalmykia <-> Kilinino. A big part of the inhabitants of the city work at the Nuke power plant.. Beside that, some of them work at the heavy industries that are at the gates of the city.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020050750333304680438.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020045629333304680393.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020045635333304680394.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020045640333304680395.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020045645333304680397.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020045651333304680398.jpg)


I hope you liked and enjoyed this mosaic-teaser.
The next update, focused again on the city but also on the Nuke Power plant and the heavy industries will be Friday afternoon (I don't have school  :D ) After the next week-End I will be able to update more regularly, like I'll be on Autumn break for 1,5 week.

Regards,
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.
Post by: BarbarossaS on October 20, 2009, 11:36:15 AM
I definitely liked this teaser. As far as teasers go, this one is as good as it gets  ;)

The town is looking really good, and I love the roundhouse and maintenance sheds!   &apls &apls

Great job, Arthur!  :thumbsup:

-Stijn-
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 20, 2009, 12:01:26 PM
Very nice teaser. Will it be a bigger blok's complex?  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.
Post by: djvandrake on October 20, 2009, 12:04:50 PM
Great mosaic and quite a teaser.  Looking forward to more.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.
Post by: Battlecat on October 20, 2009, 01:15:52 PM
I've missed a couple of great updates!  I like the shot in the latest update, particularly the rail yard area looks great! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.
Post by: WC_EEND on October 20, 2009, 02:19:05 PM
I'm curious about the new update, and ofcourse I'm glad to have won a street named after me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.
Post by: vtm.vic on October 21, 2009, 05:29:14 PM
The cities look pretty real as part of the urban planning. The buildings are picked in a specific way so that they look different from the standart type established in Simcity.

Best wishes from Metropolis! http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=263.480

VTM
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.
Post by: Bobbi on October 24, 2009, 06:41:11 AM
Very good. And the textures of the buildings at the bottom of the mosaic look simple.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: art128 on October 25, 2009, 04:54:23 AM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

This is the time for the second teaser !
In this little mosaic, you'll be able to see, well as usual, commie blocks.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/24//091024100051333304706090.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020045657333304680399.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020045703333304680401.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/20//091020045711333304680402.jpg)

The next update will be on the same city, but the city will be a little different, as I'm at the moment re-working it with ONLY commie blocks... all loted...  $%#Ninj2

[Replies will follow with the update]

Regards,
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: jackxu on October 25, 2009, 11:33:48 PM
Nice done! And the freight station is just perfect. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: tooheys on October 26, 2009, 04:14:34 AM
Two great teasers there Arthur. I really like the train depot  :thumbsup: (Are they signals on the track  ;D. I thought I'd mention that before Nardo69 saw it  :) )

The housing estates are also nicely done with a good selection of building props. Looking forward to the update.

Dave
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: Glowbal on October 26, 2009, 05:57:20 AM
Looking good!  :thumbsup: I love it
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: Earth quake on October 26, 2009, 08:35:03 AM
Beautiful Teaser Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: Sciurus on October 26, 2009, 08:58:24 AM
I love your teaser &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: Bobbi on October 26, 2009, 09:06:19 AM
Nice teaser! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 26, 2009, 10:24:14 AM
Looking nice. But you could move blocks to make 1-tile pause, between lots. But it's a detail :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: rooker1 on October 26, 2009, 11:04:26 AM
Hello Arthur,
 It's sometimes funny when less is more.  But I am a greddy person, especially when I see pics like these.  I'd always prefer more! ::) ;) That is one great mosaic.  The apartment buildings look great the way you have them setup.  I would like to see more of that area.  Is there alot of rail and industry there?

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: djvandrake on October 26, 2009, 12:06:28 PM
Impressive Mosaic!  &apls

If that's just the teaser, I can't wait for the main event.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: Luke09 on October 26, 2009, 12:15:52 PM
Great arthur &apls!Nice blocks,where can i found them?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: Battlecat on October 26, 2009, 01:30:49 PM
That mosaic looks great!  I really like your work with railways!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: io_bg on October 27, 2009, 03:49:19 AM
Fantastic job on the last update! The rail yard looks really good, but the things I like the most are the angled commie blocks. They really break up the grid, the thing about SC4 that we all hate :D
Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: Fabian93 on October 27, 2009, 01:58:36 PM
Sorry for missing the first teaser Arthur.
That block with those flats looks really good and I'm looking forward to your custom lots &apls:
May I recommend something, too? I think it would look better if you would work on that first train station in your recent teaser (I don't know what it is in english but it's on top of your main railroad station) because the rails are almost ending on the streets - you could for example let them end within that building so that nobody notices it  :thumbsup:

Keep up the good work,
Fabian :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 2, Commie blocks !
Post by: Nexis4Jersey on October 28, 2009, 10:35:37 AM
Great Update , i love the commie blocks :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, not the newest...
Post by: art128 on October 28, 2009, 11:29:32 AM
Hello there..
Time for the third  teaser of the update !
These picture (one and one mosaic) show the two lots that are already done for the city, still a lot to do  :-[
Commie blocks, commie blocks and commie blocX again, welcome to Soviet Russia !


(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/28//091028053431333304734732.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/28//091028053420333304734729.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/28//091028053424333304734730.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/28//091028053428333304734731.jpg)

I hope you liked it,
Stay tunned for the next update...  $%#Ninj2

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: Yan077 on October 28, 2009, 11:38:19 AM
Fabulous first picture.
One of the best i ever seen  &apls
Incredible depressive feeling, and a great idea the garbages and burnt cars, very very realistic  :'(

Bravo, bravo et encore bravo Arthur !!!

PS : why don't you post all your last updates on TSC ?  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: Fabian93 on October 28, 2009, 11:52:43 AM
Wow!  :o :o
That avenue is unbelievable Arthur &apls &apls
That first picture is probably one of the best pictures I have ever seen - it looks so depressing but still awesom &apls

I'm looking forward to more and may I ask where you got the textures for that avenue?

Keep up the great work :thumbsup:,
Fabian :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: Luke09 on October 28, 2009, 11:57:14 AM
Hey arthur,very nice the blocks,and wow,that ave is pretty good!when will you release your W2W pack?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: rooker1 on October 28, 2009, 12:00:24 PM
Very low res. area.  The apartment blocks look great.
When you have a chance can you show more of that avenue running throught the city, please.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: djvandrake on October 28, 2009, 12:05:44 PM
A very impressive teaser!  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: Battlecat on October 28, 2009, 12:26:22 PM
Fantastic teaser!  If you're trying to replicate the feel and style of the initial photo, you've succeeded amazingly well!  Looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: Earth quake on October 28, 2009, 01:14:33 PM
Awesome Teaser my friend. :thumbsup:
Your commie block is really splendid and your avenue is wonderfull, great work at the Lot.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 28, 2009, 01:18:02 PM
Oh, this looks awesome! Great work, plannig looks well here, like in real estates... maybe this water tower looks weird a bit between bloks :D
Uh, and am I only person, who don't feel so depressed?  :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: BarbarossaS on October 29, 2009, 02:58:15 AM
Nice teaser, you really capture the right feeling with these pictures. Kind of desolate, isn't it. I wouldn't like to live there, I think it would be kind of depressing.

Can't wait for your next full update (though I reckon that could take a while, what with all you have to do in LE)

-Stijn-
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: tooheys on October 29, 2009, 03:25:03 AM
Very impressive Arthur.  :thumbsup:

You've had a very nice month here in OSITM and still a day or two to go. I think you've shown everyone what you are capable of, great pic's, great effects, great planning and great LE work. You've attracted quite a few new followers as well, and I'm sure we're all looking forward to see where you are going to take us in the months to come.

Well done mate  &apls

Dave

Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser 3, Not the newest..
Post by: ecoba on October 29, 2009, 05:06:10 PM
............ :o...........

Pretty, I like it Arthur.

When might it be available?

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: art128 on October 31, 2009, 04:09:27 PM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

Replies from Teaser 1, Nuclear field of dreams, Kilinino.

BarbarossaS - Thanks very much, Stijn !
kbieniu7 - Thanks my friend ! Yes it will !
djvandrake - Thanks very much !
Battlecat - Thanks !
WC_EEND - Thanks Xander.
vtm.vic - Welcome ! And thanks you. Nice city too !
Bobbi - Thanks my friend.

Replies from Teaser 2, Commie blocks !

jackxu - Thanks !
tooheys - Yeah Lol.. I've missed that !  ;D Thanks !
Glowbal - thanks !
Earth quake - Merci, Vivien !
Sciurus - Thanks.
Bobbi (x2) - Thanks !
kbieniu7 (x2) - Thanks my friend ! Don't worry, now that it's custom lots, the blocks are more spaced !
rooker1 - Thanks a lot Robin, yes there's a lot of industries here.. picture come in the next few updates.
djvandrake (x2) - Thanks again, the main event come in the next update probably, I have again some lotting to do.
Luke09 - Thanks my friend ! The blocks can be found on Simcity Polska[linkey] (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/news.php) !
Battlecat (x2) - Thanks, more railways to come soon.
io_bg - Thank a lot, Ioan. Yeah it's sure those blocks break the all hated old gird !  :D
Fabian93 - that's a great update, Fabian ! Thank a lot. About the rail yard, I've though about that.. I'll make a better rail yard after !  :P
Nexis4Jersey - Thanks very much, Corey !

Replies from teaser 3 , Not the newest... .


Yan077 - Thanks a lot, Yann my friend ! All update are on TSC now.
Fabian93 (x2) - Thanks my friend, the avenue aren't textures, but props made by Glenni but unfortunately unreleased.  &mmm I think you can always ask !
Luke09 (x2) - Thanks Luke ! The W2W pack.. When I'll finish it ! Like the NAM team like to say, It will be released when It will be ready !
rooker1 (x2) - Thanks a lot Robin ! Sure i'll show more but when the city will be ready !
djvandrake (x3!) - Thanks !
Battlecat (x3!) - Thanks ! I'm glad you find that the teaser feels like the picture !
Earth quake (x2) - Thanks my friend !
kbieniu7 (x2) - Thanks ! And I dunno, I don't feel depressed too..  :D :P
BarbarossaS (x2) - Thanks Stijn. Yeah it will take some time, like I have again a lot of LE to do.  &mmm
tooheys (x2) - Thanks a lot Dave !
ecoba - Thanks Ethan ! What do you mean ?

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

This update will show the night life of the capital city, kalmykia. No more description this time, I think for that update the pictures talk by themselves.
PS - Sorry, custom night lights on the stadium, the originals didn't wanted to show..

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/31//091031093607333304757365.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/31//091031093626333304757369.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/31//091031093639333304757371.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/10/31//091031093650333304757375.jpg)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: dsrwhat316 on October 31, 2009, 04:40:09 PM
Your mosaics are extremely impressive, Arthur. Though I do have a few nitpicks...

Although the highway is shown with plenty of traffic, the roads in the downtown are pretty barren, even for nighttime. Also, the menu button showing up in every segment of the mosaics is slightly bothersome. I suggest that when you take the print screen shots for your mosaics, have the next shot overlap the last enough to cover the menu button. Then your mosaics will be perfect  ;)

Everything else is looking great. I look forward to more!

~ Dan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: djvandrake on October 31, 2009, 06:37:00 PM
Impressive.  &apls  I love that church in the second mosaic.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: BarbarossaS on October 31, 2009, 07:04:54 PM
Strange how I get a whole other feeling in these night shots, than what I'm used too. Very beautiful indeed! To bad for the nightlights on the stadium,
but not every night is game night, so it shouldn't bother that much, right?

-Stijn-
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 01, 2009, 04:18:07 AM
Great mosaic. Kalmykia looks beautiful at the night. Nice traffic you have here :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: Sciurus on November 01, 2009, 04:43:01 AM
Very beautiful mosaics, but:
 -In the first mosaic, at the top, I find that the both tramways stations are a bit to near.
 -Look in the tram on raod in the center on the right, in a cross, you haven't put the piece ::)
 -Next to the highway, the walls are not good put, look near the stadium, and next to the road which overpasses the highway ;)
But it's very good made &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: Luke09 on November 01, 2009, 09:33:43 AM
Looks like that the highway is very crowded  ::) Nice pics
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: Earth quake on November 01, 2009, 10:54:25 AM
Wonderfull Update my friend. :thumbsup:
I really like the first mosaic, simply splendid. &apls
But the nightlite of the Stadium is really strange. &mmm
Finaly, the second and third mosaic are very beautiful, good work.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: Bobbi on November 01, 2009, 11:10:37 PM
Great mosaics! &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 9 - River of the last night.
Post by: io_bg on November 02, 2009, 01:39:44 PM
Really nice work on the last update! The CBD is looking great!
I do have some suggestions though - don't include empty areas in your pics and second, as others mentioned, the traffic on the highway is too much compared to the rest of your roads.
Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: art128 on November 03, 2009, 02:01:43 PM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

dsrwhat316 - Hey Dan, thanks for stopping by more often, your comments are always appreciated ! You're right about the empty road, i'll try to find a solution to that.. For the little menu button, I'll try to do my best to delete it from the pictures.  ;D

djvandrake - Thanks a lot my friend !

BarbarossaS - Lol, thanks, yeah you're right !  :D

kbieniu7 - Thanks my friend !  :D

Sciurus - Merci, Guillaume. As for your three points, here my three answers. First, the two tram station, I think they're at the good interval IMHO, because here, where I live there are two trams stations separate from less than 200 meters.. Secondly, i've checked that and the piece is here ! And How the hell you're able to see the walls ? ??  :o $%Grinno$% :P

Luke09 - Yeah, it was time to the people to bring back home !  $%Grinno$%

Earth quake - I'm sorry to say that Vivien, but your post is a good example of the people who pass here and just look at the pictures, but don't read the text.  &mmm Am I wrong ? If I'm wrong, sorry. Anyway, thanks for the comment.

Bobbi - Thanks as usual.

io_bg - Thanks, for the criticism my friend !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

You've waited for it, now you HAVE IT !
Update 10 : Kilinino Boulevard of Propaganda ( first called Boulevard of broken dreams) [part 1 of  ?? ]

HISTORY OF KILININO

Kilinino, is, like many others cities, a town created by the government when they build up the nuclear powerplant, in 1954. To not spend too much money, and especially because of the government SSPR is stingy,the city was created mainly (well entirely ) with commie blocks pre-created in various big warehouses of the region, so the Bloxs (or Blocks, Blok's like the inhabitants call the slums where they live) are pre-fabricated with low cost cement, again, the government is very stingy.. The city itself was build near the nuke power plant, because mainly of the inhabitants of the city works at the nuke and, like there's not so much common transportation system, and because Bus are expansive, people take their cars (old LADAs... ) to go to work. But, not all the habitants work at the Nuke power plant, a good part of them work in the various industries present at the west of the city, where the gigantic boulevard start.

Some recent (well old of 20 years...) incident at the nuke power plant have done several damages in the environment, like irradiation of the water near the plant, but also lots of damages in the mental of the inhabitants. Yes, the damages was some uranium leaks, but also some fire started in the Reactors n°1 and 2, the oldest of the five. These incidents have caused the temporary closure of the site for the time everything became good. This has caused the loss of hundreds of jobs due to the closure of the nuke power plant, luckily, the people affected refind jobs when the works were finished. But, unfortunately, during the time the site was "renovated" , no money comes to the pocket of the inhabitants, this caused a sort of famine in the city. After these big incident, the nuke power plant has been used very well, at something like 90% of its production.

Today, The life of the city has taken is right way, and became more pleasant than in the past. This because of the reduction of the production of the nuke powerplant (yeah, now the half of the electricity produced here in the past is now done my the dam at th north in the mountain. ), and also because a big part of the inhabitants has leaved Kilinino, in the past 10 years, to go to others city, like Kalmykia, Volgodonsk or even more Dam's city, where the jobs in the commerce are more present than the industry ones. Anyway, a part of the population is still here and live here, because from a recent study, the inhabitants said that they'll never move from the city, until it get entirely destroyed..

The city is organized with a square plan, all part behind streets, road etc.. is named like that "BLOCK A, BLOCK C, BLOCK F" etc.. This method was choose by the government (again..) to get more simplicity by naming something in the city. Also, all the official buildings, like schools, police department and fire department, also as Hospital and swimming pools, are located in a corner of the city, just south of the train station. The church (yes, there's a church in almost all cities ) is located a bit south-west of the train station. At last, the city hall is just in front of the terminus station, and, at the middle of the town, because it's the most important thing in th city, after commie blocks heh.. Kilinino, have also a football team, during the 20 last year the team wasn't in a good place in the table.. But today the KSSC (Kilinino Super Soccer Club) is one of the best in the region, after Kalmykia's team as well.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074151333304779671.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074155333304779672.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074200333304779673.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074205333304779674.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074209333304779675.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074214333304779676.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074218333304779678.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074223333304779679.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074227333304779681.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103074148333304779670.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103085034333304780034.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103085039333304780037.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103085044333304780038.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103085049333304780039.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103085054333304780041.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103085100333304780042.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103085105333304780043.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/03//091103085029333304780033.jpg)

that's all for today, I hope you liked that update as well as the others one.
Don't forget to leave a comment, even a little one ! (But criticism is really appreciated..)
Stay tunned for the part two of the update, it will show industrial corridor, as well as the nuclear power plant and its surrounding radioactive lake.
(BTW, in the next future update, the snow will maybe appear, but it's a secret..  $%#Ninj2 )
Regards,
-Arthur
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: Luke09 on November 03, 2009, 02:44:30 PM
Hey arthur nice avenue  ;).Can you show an overview of the city in the next update?and those trees,where can i found them?And can you show a "minitutorial" of how to goes anti-grid?Im real bad in anti grid,and my grid cities are very ugly...nice pics  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 03, 2009, 04:05:18 PM
Well, when I was reading the introduction, I was hoping (is it a good grammar form? And sorry for other mistakes :D) to see "elegant" quarters-estates planned in a rows. Firstly I saw fields, which look great. Next, upper buildings - it is capitalism result?
Finally my eye caught blocks and older contructions. I thinked about something another. Well, You've made something that looks like cheap estates from years 70-80 than city planned from nothing. You say it had to be cheap, but all of them (in real) had some impressive, propagands aspects.
And about citizens cars - I don't hope that in country like that all of them had their own vehicles, and it's more likely that they'll go to work on foot :D But it's your imaginations, and this is just a game  ;)
But in conclusion - it looks great. I think, I hoped too much - you made taste by preivous teaser  ;)

Oh God. Did I write it all? :D Only one more sentence: where id you get this white bloks from?

Keep it going!
Kamil
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: Earth quake on November 04, 2009, 04:38:33 AM
I have miss to read the "PS", I'm sorry. I would have been able to avoid this comment about this nightlite. I have the habit to not read by laziness. I'm sorry.  ()sad()

Anyway, it's an excellent update Arthur. :thumbsup:
I see that your "incident" it is inspired of Tchernobyl, except that the city hasn't abandoned. I would see an update about this nuclear power plant.
The first mosaic is really nice, the rural aera is simply beautiful and original. I like well the mixture of the trees of Sim Fox and C.P.
The city of Kilinino is splendid with the beautiful "Boulevard of Propaganda" and is luxury russian cars. :)
The second mosaic is really wonderfull and nice. &apls
Finally, great work at lot Editor. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: djvandrake on November 04, 2009, 11:53:28 AM
Oh wow!  Very impressive mosaics!  &apls  Notables are the tree placments, that really snazzy avenue, the train station, and the stadium.  All integrated into such a great feel that hold true to your theme.  Excellent work Arthur!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: Sciurus on November 04, 2009, 12:04:22 PM
Very beautiful &apls, but one thing more:
I put minus cars on the boulevard, to do more realistic, because, mot time, there's no many cars in communists lands, but more common transports, like tramway (as you put it in your city-center), or buses...

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: Battlecat on November 04, 2009, 12:58:33 PM
Nice mosaics!  I really like the style you've developed here. 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: Dreamcat on November 05, 2009, 08:41:31 AM
Beautiful city you have there, but...darn, your cities always make me feel gloomy inside.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: Bobbi on November 05, 2009, 09:00:20 AM
Nice update &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Upd 10, boulevard of propaganda..
Post by: kelis on November 05, 2009, 02:53:30 PM
Very impressive mosaics!

Me alegra verte por CSC :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: art128 on November 07, 2009, 07:11:07 AM
Thanks all for the comments, I really appreciate them, long and short ones.  :thumbsup:
No personal replies this time, because just a little teaser for ya ! But i'll reply some question as well.

Kamil : This white block come from a friend, that uploaded them some years ago, but the uploaded version is a bit smaller than this one.. You can find the older version here (http://www.toutsimcities.com/downloads.php?view=938)

Luke : I don't really get what you mean by anti-gird..  &mmm The trees are from SimFox and can be found at the STEX (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=21640)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Teaser, the snow's coming !

Small picture of a village near the nuke power plant.
(http://nsa10.casimages.com/img/2009/11/07/091107015343731016.jpg)

Next update soon, on the village, the city of kilinino (the rest and the industrial area) plus the nuke power plant and its lake.
Regards,
-Arthur. :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: io_bg on November 07, 2009, 07:58:36 AM
Fantastic teaser, Arthur! The photoshopping adds a nice winter feeling ;) As for the last update - great job! You've showed us (again) how good you are at lotting &apls My only criticism is that you shouldn't put a S-curve next to the rail station, if I were you, I'd put sound walls between the rails and the blocks.
Keep up the great work, comrade! :D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 07, 2009, 08:23:27 AM
Thanks for link!
Teaser looks nice. I tried to do snow photo once, but it didn't look so good, however your does  ;)
Some time ago, winter started in my city (in RL). Then fall came back :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: Bobbi on November 07, 2009, 09:39:24 AM
Fantastic!!! &apls ???
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: Earth quake on November 07, 2009, 10:53:07 AM
Splendid update arthur. &apls
Great work at photoshop. &apls
The village is really nice and I see that you use the new trees of Girafe. (They are splendid)
On the contrary, I suppose the snow is dangerous because the nuke power plant is near.

I'm impatient to see the nuke power plant and the new update.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: ecoba on November 07, 2009, 11:41:31 AM
Oooh, Snow in Svanskinahya! Great Teaser, Arthur.

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: Fabian93 on November 07, 2009, 12:53:07 PM
Sorry Arthur - I totally missed to comment on your 10th update.
I love that "boulevard of propaganda" &apls :thumbsup: Your lotting work on that area is fantastic &apls
I'm looking forward to more of that area ;)

The recent teaser looks fantastic, too. Great photoshopping :thumbsup:

Keep up the great work,
Fabian :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: Battlecat on November 09, 2009, 10:59:47 AM
Nice job with the snow effect there!  The piles of snow on the buildings look like they could be part of the game! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: djvandrake on November 09, 2009, 12:26:25 PM
It's snowing!  I really like the snow covered trees.  :thumbsup:  Great work Arthur..  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: Sciurus on November 10, 2009, 12:13:02 PM
As I said you on TSC, the snow effect is really nice, but when it's on the floor, the effect is not as nice it should be (I hope it's comprehensible :D)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: KoV Liberty on November 10, 2009, 08:24:58 PM
Very, very, very, good photoshopping!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | teaser, Snow's coming !
Post by: calibanX on November 19, 2009, 01:41:28 AM
I love the snow Arthur. Very nice job. The mosaic prior to that was fantastically dreary with the rain.

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Update 11 - Vratska docks
Post by: art128 on November 27, 2009, 08:36:55 AM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

io_bg -  Thanks a lot my friend !

Kbieniu7 - Still Fall here.. No snow  :D Thanks for the comment, Kamil !

Bobbi - Thanks !

Earth Quake - Thanks my friend !

ecoba - Thanks you very much, Ethan.

Fabian93 - No problem, your comments are always appreciated !

Battlecat - Thanks alot ! i'm glad you like the pills of snow.

djvandrake - Thanks  !  ()stsfd()
 
Sciurus - Uh what ??  ??? Nah, just kidding, thanks for the comment Guillaume, and yes U understood what you mean.

Driftmaster07 - Thanks very much Alex  !

calibanX - Thanks a lot, Geoff, I'm glad you like the mosaic. (although there was two mosaics  $%Grinno$% )

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

It's been a while since my last update eh ?
As I already said in the Show us your current project thread, I lost the old region file, I dunno how but it seems that my computer is hating me and getting old.. Anyway, if everything goes correctly I'll get my new computer (a tower this time, no more laptop  :D ) tomorrow at my birthday.
But, i've already started a new region, which is an almost accurate recreation of the area of Magadan, Russia. I've started developing the capital city, which is named Vratska now, and the second city, with the nuke power plant, is almost done.. Well the nuke power plant, I still have to do the city itself.. Which will be based on Kilinino, same street placement and same blocks.. But this time the city is named Nazran..
If you didn't noticed, almost all the new cities name are based on a video game (on PS2) , are you able to guess it ?
Okay this was for the news, now a little history of the capital city, which is the main and only subject of the update.

Vratska is the capital of the Svanskinahya republic. The city is located on the Xander Bay, at south of the region. When the city started growing, it was almost a small fisherman town, with a population of 200 inhabitants only. At that time the city was a good place to live in. Magadan, as it was named first, was created in 1320 by the local population of the Kirniv village, who needed a port for their fishing.

When Lenin comes here, he decided to transform the small pleasant town, to a big Gulag where political jailers will do their pain. Rapidly, in 1934, the town started changing the shapes to become a big, industrial Gulag. A lot of works were done here and there to make that city the best example of USSR Gulag.

Later, When the USSR fell down, the oblast of Magadan takes it independence and became a Socialist republic. The capital city, Magadan, took the name of vratska, name of the actual president.

Today, the city is one of the main financial district of the geographical area. With its international port, for freight and passengers, and the international airport, Vratska have a nice place in the international commercial sector. The city attracts many company who stands in the city, now.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127030026333304944944.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127025438333304944909.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127025441333304944910.jpg)
This mosaic show the port are by night.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127025446333304944913.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127025453333304944917.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127025458333304944921.jpg)
In this mosaic when can see the Kremlin.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127025424333304944899.jpg)
One of the touristic boat, coming from Spain, at quay, at Pier 5

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127025429333304944902.jpg)
The place behind the port terminal, with the tram terminus during the day.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/11/27//091127025434333304944906.jpg)
The same at sunset
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: Bobbi on November 27, 2009, 09:11:08 AM
Super! &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: ecoba on November 27, 2009, 10:07:26 AM
As Bobbi said, Super update, Arthur!

I was sad to know that your old region file got destroyed, but it's okay, we all need a new start some time or another. Happy early birthday!

These docks are so beautiful, and so very industrial; they remind me of Robin (rooker1)'s work over in MindScape. The way that the rail lines converge on that container dock is just eyeboggling, and I really wish I could do something like that.

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: Battlecat on November 27, 2009, 10:59:53 AM
Looks great!  Sorry to hear about your lost region file, that always hurts.  Great photoshop work on this update. 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: Earth quake on November 27, 2009, 01:33:25 PM
It's just a "magnifique" update, bravo !!  &apls
The port is just fantastic and the Vratska's Kremlin is beautiful
Finally, The place behind the port terminal is nice.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 27, 2009, 02:24:08 PM
Loosing region can be harmful. Hopefully, I've never lost mine. But don't worry, you will build new, much better. Just remember about creating backups ;)
Also Happy Birthday Arthur! Much luck and whatever you want, I'll sign under it  :D

And about update - I really like Kremlin. It's simple-planned and this looks the best in it   ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: djvandrake on November 27, 2009, 11:33:21 PM
Happy Birthday!  ;D

The Kremlin looks quite impressive in the setting you've created.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: io_bg on November 28, 2009, 11:04:32 AM
First of all, Happy birthday! :party:

The new region is looking great! The port and it's surroundings are pretty nice as well ;) And the photoshoppigs really makes your Kremlin mosaic look like it's winter.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: dsrwhat316 on November 28, 2009, 11:50:27 AM
Happy Birthday, Arthur!  :thumbsup:

Sorry to hear you lost your region; I know what that's like  ::). It looks like you're off to a nice start with your new region. I especially like the seaport. Just one question: where did you get the building with the dual helicopter pads in the 4th and 5th pic? I'd really like to use that one myself. Good luck with this region and don't forget to make backups regularly!

~ Dan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: ManuelR on November 28, 2009, 12:07:16 PM
Very nice city and nice photoshopping my friend! ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: calibanX on November 28, 2009, 06:12:30 PM
Great photoshopping Arthur. I like the night shot of the luxury liner and the lights in the water. I'm also sorry to hear about your lost work. That can be quite devastating given the time and effort put into a region. A new region can bring new ideas and inspiration though.

Take care

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: kwakelaar on November 29, 2009, 03:47:33 AM
Great work on your new (and shiny) capital city. Lots of different effects created for this update, I really like the snowy picture of the Kremlin. The effect on the cruisship is a little over the top for me , but I like the idea with the reflection in the water.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 11 - Vratska docks !
Post by: Sciurus on November 29, 2009, 03:59:13 AM
Very nice, but I think it's not necessary to remake the same post as on TSC?
You know what I think about the lights, it's not nice as you've done, but you can improve it ;)
The snow effect is better than the first (I didn't say it on TSC), but the I particullary like the ice effect on the canal, I find it very realistic ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 12 - Pier 3 !
Post by: art128 on December 06, 2009, 05:40:33 AM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

Bobbi - Thanks.

ecoba - Thanks a lot Ethan ! You're comment are always really welcomed here ! But the result isn't perfect like Robin's Docks, he's a master in that work !  ;)

Battlecat - Thanks !

Earth quake - Thanks Vivien !

kbieniu7 - Thanks very much Kamil !

djvandrake - Thanks  !

io_bg  - Благодаря ти приятелю! Thanks for the comment my friend !

dsrwhat316 - Thanks a lot Dan ! I'm glad you like my docks, I hope you'll like the new settings of the docks now ! The hospital with the dual helipad is from a Japanese site, but which one...  ()what()

ManuelR - Thanks Manuel !

calibanX - Thanks Geoff ! I'm glad you like the light effects in the water..  :)

kwakelaar - Thanls! I'm happy to hear that you like the snowy effect. :)

Sciurus - Thanks Guillaume, I'm glad you like the snow effect.  :P

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Time for update  !

In these pictures you will see the new shapes of Vratska's docks, which are most like the docks in that game (Black - Unfortunately I can't found any pictures of them .. ). Anyway not a long text today, because I don't have any more things to say about it.. :p
So lets place to the pictures !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/06//091206123542333305000952.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/06//091206123603333305000958.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/06//091206123609333305000959.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/06//091206123612333305000960.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/06//091206123552333305000954.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/06//091206123548333305000953.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/06//091206123557333305000955.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/06//091206123539333305000951.jpg)

Hope you liked it,
More to come about Vratska's docks in the next days..

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 12 - Pier 3
Post by: io_bg on December 06, 2009, 05:43:53 AM
That's a great looking update, Arthur! I see that you've put your bat next to that avenue ;) It's really good (but it lacks nightlights $%Grinno$%) Нямам търпение за още! Cant wait to see more ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 12 - Pier 3
Post by: Delecto on December 07, 2009, 06:31:36 AM
look so good, it's an amazing city you build here Arthur.  ::)
What is the night mod you are using?

DEL!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 12 - Pier 3
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 07, 2009, 09:39:13 AM
Nice update! I like this sloped way to the docks :P But I think area in front of Kremlin could be less chaotic :P
Great work!  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 12 - Pier 3
Post by: Battlecat on December 07, 2009, 10:31:17 AM
Great job on that update!  That's one great looking industrial harbour! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 12 - Pier 3
Post by: calibanX on December 07, 2009, 08:01:02 PM
Very nice looking container port there Arthur. I love the fact that there are so many BATs available for making great ports. Nice job.

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Update 12 - Pier 3
Post by: Yan077 on December 08, 2009, 02:35:17 AM
Splendid update and fantastic docks Arthur !  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Teaser, Tivliz Christmas theme !
Post by: art128 on December 13, 2009, 02:47:30 PM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

io_bg -  Thanks my friend, Yeah I've put the BAT just next to the central boulevard  !

Delecto - Thanks DEL for your comment ! The night mod is from Gizmo's site, but unfortunately I can't find a link..  &mmm

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil ! I'm glad you liked that avenue, I'm really satisfied with it too. Yeah the area in  front of the kremlin was the first city blocks I created in the capital, so it's normal if they doesn't looks good !

Battlecat - Thanks ! Not only industrial but mainly yes. There's also a tourist dock and two military one ( a bit at the south of the capital - south is at left of the pics.. ).. But yeah mainly all is industrial, with freight, bulk, container and oil.. Thanks for the comment !

[calibanX - Thanks you very much Geoff ! Yeah there are quite a big amount of fabulous buildings to make nice ports, but also industrial area.. Thans for your always support my friend  !

Yan077 - merci beaucoup, Yann  !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Today teaser will be on the small town of Tivliz, just near the Russian border.
Tivliz is located at the north of the region, in a mountain landscape, but the town is also located near a river, which comes from the sea and finish somewhere in the Russian territory. The city is also crossed by a regional express way, that comes from Vratska and passing by Nazran.
The town itself isn't very commercial one, but many of the money of the city comes from the regional asylum, that is really big and located just in the other side of the highway.

For today, just a small teaser composed of 1 random picture and 4 pictures of the same spot but during different time of the day.. All these pictures in Christmas theme !

(http://nsa10.casimages.com/img/2009/12/13/091213095022576478.jpg)

(http://nsa11.casimages.com/img/2009/12/13/091213095109201791.jpg)

(http://nsa10.casimages.com/img/2009/12/13/091213095143366117.jpg)
(http://nsa11.casimages.com/img/2009/12/13/091213095236962723.jpg)
(http://nsa10.casimages.com/img/2009/12/13/091213095306884272.jpg)
(http://nsa11.casimages.com/img/2009/12/13/091213095328667005.jpg)

That's all for today !
I hope you liked that little preview, any comments is welcomed, critics are much welcomed !
next update, next Saturday or Sunday !

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Tivliz - Christmas theme !
Post by: calibanX on December 13, 2009, 09:19:32 PM
A very nice snowstorm you have there Arthur. I like the preview very much. I'm liking all of the Christmas themed pics popping up in the Mayor Diaries. Yours is great. Excellent work.

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Tivliz - Christmas theme !
Post by: Battlecat on December 14, 2009, 10:51:28 AM
Another nice batch of seasonal shots, you've done a great job! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Tivliz - Christmas theme !
Post by: Luke09 on December 14, 2009, 12:08:16 PM
Really nice arthur  &apls is that carrefour super market from Heblem?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Tivliz - Christmas theme !
Post by: art128 on December 14, 2009, 12:14:16 PM
is that carrefour super market from Heblem?

Nope, it's from Oppie and can be found by following this link [linkey] (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=3761)

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Tivliz - Christmas theme !
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 14, 2009, 12:15:16 PM
Nice teaser  ;) Waiting for whole update, but on those pictures town looks so american for me :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Tivliz - Christmas theme !
Post by: Luke09 on December 14, 2009, 12:20:57 PM
thanks arthur  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic |Tivliz - Christmas theme !
Post by: kwakelaar on December 14, 2009, 01:24:10 PM
Great looking update from the docks, very well put together.
And we all love Christmas shots of course me included.
I must say I find it quite original to find the Hospice de Beune popping up on your commercial strip, what is the idea behind that one? :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: art128 on December 18, 2009, 11:07:49 AM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

calibanX - Thanks a lot, Geoff ! i'm glad you liked the preview.

Battlecat - Thanks my friend !

Luke09 - Thanks a lot my friend !

kbieniu7 - Thanks, yes, it looked a bit too much american.. now it's more commie. I hope you liked it  ;D

Luke09(x2) - No problem  :)

kwakelaar - Thanks ! (btw, it's Beaune, not beune  $%Grinno$% ) Nothing, just an old hospital, why ?  :D

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Here are two mosaics about the town of Tivliz again, the population has grown a lot since the last shots, now a bit more of 4000 habitants, only in the north part of the city  ;D

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/18//091218053523333305081626.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/18//091218053545333305081628.jpg)

Plus, here's a map of the area, click the picture to enlarge it and see the full size.
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/18//091218053500333305081624.jpg) (http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/18/091218053458333305081623.png)


I hope this time the pictures won't get deleted my the image host, like in the case of the last update..  &Thk/(
Any comments are welcomed, also as critics !

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: io_bg on December 18, 2009, 11:38:56 AM
Great update, comrade! I see you've used some new stuff (the TSC pines for example). I'd like to mention though that the commie blocks at the lower part of the first mosiac are way too close to each other ;) I think you should put some empty space between them (parking lots or just plain grass with trees) like in RL. Looking forward to more! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: Battlecat on December 18, 2009, 12:46:42 PM
Great update!  Love the photoshop work around the base of the bridge!  The industrial complex in your first shot also looks excellent!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 18, 2009, 01:03:52 PM
Looks nice. I like area at the middle of the second mosaic. And as io_bg said, those blocks on the bottom are to close each other.  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: kwakelaar on December 19, 2009, 03:52:29 AM
Oops, of course Beaune, sorry about that one  :D . Just asking myself if they have started a new franchise.  ;)
Nice looking mosaics, I like the combination of industry and power plants in the first one.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: Bobbi on December 19, 2009, 11:16:47 PM
Nice update :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: Nexis4Jersey on December 20, 2009, 06:15:33 PM
Your Industry Shows the Muscle of your of ur City, &apls

~Corey
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: jackxu on December 24, 2009, 04:37:21 AM
I like those blocks, they look great!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: danielcote on December 24, 2009, 09:56:11 AM
Nice job and I see you like a mix of asian and communist styled apartments.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tivliz - The city
Post by: riiga on December 24, 2009, 11:25:52 AM
Great blocks! I like the map as well, especially the perspective you used  :thumbsup:

- riiga
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Gamla Stan
Post by: art128 on December 26, 2009, 03:16:12 PM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050717333304257440.jpg)

io_bg - Thanks my friend ! Your support is always much appreciated ! BTW, it's been a while since your last update..  ;D

Battlecat - Thanks a lot ! I'm glad you like the photoshopping !  :)

kbieniu7 - Thanks for the comment, I'll put some space between those blocks !  ;)

kwakelaar - Nah, just an hospital !  :P I'm glad you like the update.  :)

Bobbi - Thanks !

Nexis4Jersey - That's right, thanks a lot !

jackxu - Thanks.  :)

danielcote - Yeah, I like a lot the mix of asian and commie apartments, thanks.  :)

riiga - Thanks a lot my friend, I have no merit for the map, I "borrowed" the idea to Daniel (Shadow Assassin)  :-[ So I think we can thanks him for that fantastic idea !  ;D

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Time to update my MD !
Today's update will show the central island of the capitol city, Vratska. The island is named "Gamla Stan" (yeah like Stockholm's one... ) and is a mix of modern, with the steel tower and some other towers from the 70's , and old with the general hospital and some w2w buildings.
The island is crossed by a metro line and a tram line.

(http://nsa10.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26/091226091956189082.jpg)

To start, three mosaics:

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081238333305127370.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081244333305127373.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081250333305127385.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081254333305127387.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081300333305127388.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081303333305127389.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081307333305127390.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081312333305127391.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081316333305127392.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081322333305127393.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081327333305127394.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081328333305127395.jpg)

Next are three simple pictures

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081225333305127366.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081229333305127367.jpg)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226081235333305127369.jpg)

And to finish here's a panorama of the island (click to see full size ! )
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26//091226090039333305127542.jpg) (http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/12/26/091226081344333305127398.jpg)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Gamla Stan
Post by: calibanX on December 26, 2009, 05:46:39 PM
Gamla Stan is beautiful Arthur. I would love to see where it is relative to the rest of the city in a region view. Nice job!

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Gamla Stan
Post by: WC_EEND on December 26, 2009, 05:50:57 PM
lovely city arthur :thumbsup:, but why is there an area in red in the first mosaic? 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Gamla Stan
Post by: art128 on December 27, 2009, 04:22:13 AM
lovely city arthur :thumbsup:, but why is there an area in red in the first mosaic? 

Because it's still under-construction..  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Gamla Stan
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 28, 2009, 05:59:04 AM
First screen looks excellent, especially the southern banks.
Also great idea with this long square in avenue! Great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Gamla Stan
Post by: riiga on December 28, 2009, 12:37:22 PM
Great pictures! However, it doesn't look like a really really old town (gamla stan) :P

- riiga
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Gamla Stan
Post by: Nardo69 on December 28, 2009, 05:20:20 PM
Nice Update. I like the mix of the different BATs, only the mediterranean hospital and that Fench(?) timberwork houes don't fit in IMHO.

I also like what you did with the colors. This way the pictures have that atmosphere of a cold but not too cold, rainy and snow free day in Winter.

Take care my friend

and

Happy New Year!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Gamla Stan
Post by: Cyclone1001 on December 29, 2009, 07:35:26 PM
This is looking good, I like the general idea. Keep up the good work, I don't think it will be too hard :P
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: art128 on January 01, 2010, 02:15:22 PM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013536333305159389.jpg)

calibanX - Thanks a lot, Geoff ! I'm sure in the next updates you'll be able to see where it stands in the city..  ;)

WC_EEND - Thanks Xander !

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil..  :)

riiga - Thanks, yeah, it's not really an old town.. ;D ;D

Nardo69 - Hey Bernhard, your comments are always appreciated here ! Thanks a lot, and stop by again !

Cyclone1001 - Thanks a lot ! I'm glad you liked the update. :)

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Today's update will show the city of Naszran, which is enterly done with commie blocks.
Naszra is a small city (of currently more than 30.000 habs) located at the nort of the region, just next to the river Ob, and located not far from the Ichim Nuclear power plant (less than 4 km !). The city is also a big industrial area with the general foundry of the region.

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01/100101013240333305159349.jpg)

Naszran - Strange Cloud


Everything started well in the city, Raining as usual..
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013314333305159356.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013322333305159358.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013327333305159359.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013331333305159360.jpg)

People on the street and plazas started feeling Strange odors and watching a redish cloud..
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013336333305159362.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013342333305159363.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013347333305159364.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013352333305159365.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013355333305159367.jpg)

Like in the season the trees gets Red..
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01/100101013247333305159350.jpg)

But this time Really too red..
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01/100101013252333305159351.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01/100101013256333305159352.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01/100101013301333305159353.jpg)

And then evrything brings Green as usua in a rainy day.. it was the strange cloud of Ichim Power Plant..
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01/100101013307333305159355.jpg)

Hope you liked this depressing update !

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: rooker1 on January 01, 2010, 02:32:38 PM
Wow....
Fantastic pictures and awesome mosaics, but that's all easy to do when your city looks like yours.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: dsrwhat316 on January 01, 2010, 02:56:09 PM
Wow, that looks like a very unpleasant place to live  ::) ...and I mean that in a good way  :thumbsup: Excellent work!

~ Dan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: Cyclone1001 on January 01, 2010, 03:41:00 PM
Nice, freaky and depressing! All you need now is an assassination.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 02, 2010, 10:43:37 AM
Great atmosphere as before! This place has special atmosphere, something from previous times, which stayed practicly in the same state to today. The square in front of the station has it too.
Just regional bus station, made from few tiles of asphalt without any building (just small shops) and it will be full :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: Fabian93 on January 02, 2010, 11:01:55 AM
Fantastic Update, Arthur &apls &apls
I really like the effects you've put on each picture/mosaic :thumbsup:.
It all looks so depressing but still good.
The big boulevard looks fantastic &apls

Keep up the fantastic work,
Fabian ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: kwakelaar on January 02, 2010, 11:40:39 AM
Two very nice updates, I really like the fact that someone managed to get the huge (television?)tower built on this rather small island in the middle of the city. That must have taken some bureaucratic planning.
Naszran is like you intended, looking quite drab and depressing. I do love the big avenue/boulevard that we can see in some of the pictures.

Gjermund
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: Battlecat on January 02, 2010, 10:30:44 PM
Fantastic update!  You've done a great job building your regions unique character in this update!  I really love the touch the weather brings to your pictures!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: io_bg on January 06, 2010, 11:46:37 AM
Great couple of updates! I particularly like that island and the tower on it. Very unique :thumbsup: As for the last update, this city really has it's atmosphere! I love that boulevard and all the custom lotting.
Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: Delecto on January 07, 2010, 04:10:50 AM
mmmh ... sure, I will not go on vacation in this wonderfully horrible place.  :D
Can I ask you from where the texture of your great avenue come?

Nice job on this MD!  :thumbsup:


DEL!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: sc-4 on January 07, 2010, 06:29:18 AM
It's fantastic Art , very good!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Naszran Strange Cloud
Post by: calibanX on January 08, 2010, 10:16:47 PM
I love the drearyness. Nice idea with the chemical cloud.

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: art128 on January 10, 2010, 03:57:11 PM
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/01//100101013536333305159389.jpg)

rooker1 - Thanks a lot, Robin, It's nice to see you commenting my MD again ..  :) I hope to see another comment by you !  ;D

dsrwhat316 - Thanks Dan, unpleasant for some people yes, but for people who likes commie style no !  :D

Cyclone1001 - Assassination isn't needed, eh.. But it could be a nice idea for a future update !  :P Thanks for the comment.

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil ! I'll see if I can add some small shops in front of that bus station..  ;)

Fabian93 - Thanks Fabian !  :)

kwakelaar - Thanks a lot ! yeah, it took some bureaucratic planning ! i'm glad you love the boulevard..  :)

Battlecat - thanks !  :)

io_bg - Thanks Ioan.

Delecto - Thanks you very much, DEL. As for the avenue, it's not a texture, but props that are from Glenni..  ;)

sc-4 - Merci !

calibanX - Thanks a lot Geoff !

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2009/08/15//090815050715333304257439.jpg)

Yes, a nother depressing update, sorry If I'm boring you with that style - Soviet - but it looks like I'm only good at making it .. Also, sorry if you know what you'll watch here.. i'll try to make things that can surprise you in the futures updates.. But it will not be easy cause Soviet is almost the same everywhere..
this teaser will show a part of Vratska's docks, with my new cranes (without shadows, sorry I fixed the problem after I've took the picture to make the mosaic..) and a part of the Kremlin..

(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/09//100109025143333305214757.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/09//100109025148333305214758.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/09//100109025152333305214759.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/09//100109025156333305214760.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/09//100109025200333305214761.jpg)
(http://nsm02.casimages.com/img/2010/01/09//100109025201333305214763.jpg)

Hope you liked that mosaic.. Feel free to make critics, even if you didn't liked this update leave a comment to tell it, I'll try to make a future update you'll like !  ;)

- Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: io_bg on January 10, 2010, 04:06:56 PM
Very nice work comrade. I love the docks and the warehouses that surround it. The park is great as well ;) My only criticism is that empty land at the top left of the mosaic.
Keep up the nice work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: kwakelaar on January 10, 2010, 04:16:39 PM
No need to say sorry, this is an interesting MD which I really enjoy visiting.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: dsrwhat316 on January 10, 2010, 05:57:31 PM
Nice work with the docks, Arthur!

I'm surprised that your cities don't have massive flooding, because it always seems to be raining $%Grinno$%! I like the small cargo ships in the water, especially the way their angles are rendered. Great update!

~ Dan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: sc-4 on January 11, 2010, 09:22:34 AM
WoaW , splendid Art!  :thumbsup:
Your updates are not boring. I love how you managed to recreate the ambience of a former Soviet region with such realism, then frankly it is so beautiful bravo !
The rain is very well done , it  make your update "immersive" !
I seek your CJ's since I have seen a Maroanestra update on TSC and I love that , you can recreate former soviet regions very well , so I hope you will make stupendous updates like this one and the others for a long time!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 11, 2010, 09:43:46 AM
Teaser looks nice. I don't think, you can make us bored with soviet style - you can take from it many thing, creating great city. Kremlin, I think, is done excellent, and made as important point, combined with other places (like tower, or long square), could give your city the soul  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: Battlecat on January 11, 2010, 11:56:45 AM
Great job!  Looks very nice, and you're keeping your thematic style quite consistent! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: bat on January 11, 2010, 12:24:24 PM
Nice picture of your city and the rain effect is also nice...
Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: Rady on January 11, 2010, 01:56:27 PM
Looks great! I espacially like the port area ... what kind of seaport lots are you using there? Those in the bottom right corner of your mosaic ..?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: art128 on January 11, 2010, 03:38:23 PM
Looks great! I espacially like the port area ... what kind of seaport lots are you using there? Those in the bottom right corner of your mosaic ..?

Those lots are custom lots made with some of NOB's stuffs (The blue old cranes and the warehouses ) and my port stuff (the big crane) which isn't available at the moment..  :P + some others props by Jestarr etc. .  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: Cyclone1001 on January 11, 2010, 08:27:15 PM
Personally, I hate mosaics. I would rather have alot of normal pictures than one long one. Good port, though.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: art128 on January 13, 2010, 02:42:11 PM
Thanks all ! An update is coming in the next days !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: kelis on January 13, 2010, 04:56:57 PM
Great update my friend  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: djvandrake on January 14, 2010, 11:45:57 AM
I agree with the others, no need to say you're sorry for your style, because you do it very well.  Uniqueness is very refreshing, and I enjoy your MD for it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: tooheys on January 15, 2010, 04:22:57 AM
Hi Arthur, another great update. I like the transition from govt to resi to ind to port. Nicely planned and executed  :thumbsup:

And I'll add another voice to the concensus, don't change a thing. We all have our own styles and you have yours. You have a good following here who enjoy the work you are putting out. Keep at it  ;)

Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Tease ! vratska docky !
Post by: art128 on January 15, 2010, 03:54:23 PM
Thanks for the comments  !

i'm trying to make an update as soon as I can, I have some little problems with my comp which is very slow (sometime it froze when loading the game or even the LE) or sometime windows crashes...

Anyway, I think Sunday afternoon, let say 18h00 here (Paris), the update must be ready..

the update will be on something you haven't seen in the region for the moment!  :)

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: art128 on January 17, 2010, 03:02:02 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

io_bg - Thanks my friend !

kwakelaar - I'm glad you find this MD interesting my friend, i'll try to keep it interesting then !  :)

dsrwhat316 - Well looks like the cleaners are doing their job very well !  ;) Thanks for the comment Dan !

sc-4 - Thanks a lot Ludo ! Merci mon ami !

kbieniu7 - Thanks for the suggestion my friend !

Battlecat - Thanks a lot !

bat - Good to see you back, Bat ! i'm glad you find the rain effect well done !

Rady - The port area is meant to be one of the best point of the city, so yes I put almost all what I can in it ! Thanks for the comment !

Cyclone1001 - Thanks for your opinion, it's good to see people who're commenting even if they don't like mosaic, as my MD is almost based on mosaics..   :D Personally, I love that it can show more space of a city than a simple picture, but it's sure sometime it's good to make a non-mosaic update !

kelis - Thanks a lot my friend ! Puedes decirme (with a link..) en el que puedo empezar mi CJ en SCC? Sorry for the mistakes..  ::)

djvandrake - Thanks a lot !  :)

tooheys - Thanks my friend !


(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

So first, I have to say sorry for the delay, but I was quite busy this week-end with school etc..
Secondly, It seems that all my pictures uploaded at Casimages.com have been deleted.. i have contacted the webmaster of the site, bu I don't have any answers for the moment. It's too bad because there isn't any more picture in the MD now, except some updates (like Gamla Stan)..

So about today update..
This update show the area just behind the central station (the tracks are underground..  ::) ) Nothing more to say here..

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/2795/091226091956189082.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/5chno1.jpg)

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/8172/mosaic2q.jpg)

I hope you like this update !
Next one is coming soon.. (next week, as usual..  $%Grinno$% )


-Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: Nexis4Jersey on January 17, 2010, 11:27:27 PM
Great update :P , is your salt piling leaking into ur harbor?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: djvandrake on January 17, 2010, 11:31:18 PM
Great update Art!  Very creative and well done.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: sc-4 on January 18, 2010, 10:13:35 AM
Ooops , I forgot to post here , sorry Art ,
So , your update is very good , same as the others but , what this withe thing in water in the last picture?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: art128 on January 18, 2010, 10:16:14 AM
what this withe thing in water in the last picture?

the white thing was meant to be an ice effect.. but the result is a bit bad..  ::)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: io_bg on January 18, 2010, 10:20:30 AM
Very nice update! I like the use of Euro W2Ws. And, as I already said, the port is great. However... there's some empty space at the top of the first mosaic. I'd try to avoid that if I were you ;)
Can't wait to see more, comrade!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: bat on January 19, 2010, 12:28:27 PM
That is looking really great! Nice mosaic! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 20, 2010, 09:41:54 AM
I see that, rails have to end at this station, or have quite big slope under ground? ;)
Nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: Sciurus on January 20, 2010, 10:49:40 AM
Very nice update Art! :thumbsup:

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: Battlecat on January 20, 2010, 11:07:14 AM
Very cool update!  Your two mosaics look excellent as always, great variety of details around here! 

Not a bad attempt at a partially frozen harbor!  One thing that might work, instead of using plain colors, you could try finding a picture of ice and paint it directly onto the water.  Some graphics programs provide that kind of functionality using a bitmap as a brush instead of a pure color.  Still, the result isn't bad at all!  Looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Behind the rails
Post by: kwakelaar on January 23, 2010, 04:36:18 AM
Must have a cold period with all the ice in the harbour, maybe time to go for some more seasonal trees?
The area in front of the station is looking nice, I like the stairs going down from there and the small triangular square that they lead to.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: art128 on January 24, 2010, 10:58:24 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Nexis4Jersey - Thanks a lot !

djvandrake - Thanks you very much .  :)

sc-4 - Thanks my friend, the white effect was just a try to make an ice effect...  ::)

io_bg - Again empty spaces...  $%Grinno$% Thanks for the comment  ;)

bat - Danke !

kbieniu7 - Well, the station is 10 meters up from the rest of the city, so the rails just comes from the east (at the top of the pic) and goes to a tunnel which leave to the platforms (eyecandy .. ) Thanks for the comment !

Sciurus - Merci, Guillaume ..  ::)

Battlecat - Thanks a lot fot the tip my friend, I'll try it the next time I show you frozen pictures..  :)

kwakelaar - thanks, yeah this week was really cold here in Svanskinahya.. But luckily no more snow or ice is coming, although sun and rain will comes soon ..  ;D

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Sorry, i'm a bit late... But I had some little problems with my comp, nothing bad luckily !

Today update will show you the second city (by population ) of the country, Arman' , which is located at the nort-east of the region, near a very touristic lake (in the next updates you'll be able to see some big hotels) and the mountains. The town is very touristic because of in the seasons of spring and summer many people of cities like Vratska, Naszran or Tivliz comes to Arman' for vacation, behind the palms and on their boats.
This preview mosaic will show you the marina and a part of the town center.

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/2795/091226091956189082.jpg)

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/3416/27774398.jpg)
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/6593/28712389.jpg)
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3108/86188985.jpg)
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4417/83143589.jpg)

i hope you liked this update !

Arthur.  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Aram' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: kwakelaar on January 24, 2010, 11:07:45 AM
The waterfront is looking very nice, no wonder they come here for their holidays, certainly not with the drab weather they seem to experience in the rest of the country :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Aram' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: mightygoose on January 24, 2010, 11:33:33 AM
grreat work very nice area, please though, where can i download the building at the top just to the left of the chapel with the rounded entrace steps.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Aram' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: Battlecat on January 25, 2010, 11:46:19 AM
This looks excellent!  It's a very pleasant looking port area! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Aram' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: bat on January 25, 2010, 01:04:15 PM
Fantastic mosaic there and nice effects. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Aram' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: BuildingUp on January 25, 2010, 01:10:00 PM
Great port! Lovely pictures! :) I really like the reflection effects!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Aram' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 25, 2010, 01:57:25 PM
Hey, nice pictures of this pedestrain paths. With stair it looks very interesting, but I think it could be made from some square-puzzles instead NAM sidewalk :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Aram' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: Fabian93 on January 26, 2010, 09:16:55 AM
Fantastic Update(s) - I'm sorry for having missed some of them &apls &apls
I really like the two last Updates  :thumbsup:.
Aram is looking really nice so far and I'm looking forward to see more of it ;).

Oh and I'm sorry to hear about the deletion of your pictures - hope you'll get them reuploaded, soon :).

Fabian :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Aram' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: Sciurus on January 27, 2010, 08:14:50 AM
Really wonderful!! &apls But as I said on TSC, you wrote the name of your city ; Aram. Or, what you wrote on your image is Arman, I don't understand, or I missed something :D

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: djvandrake on January 27, 2010, 12:33:21 PM
Great update.  You're port area looks great.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - The sun behind the sky
Post by: Cyclone1001 on January 27, 2010, 03:34:14 PM
Very nice, I love marinas!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: art128 on January 30, 2010, 09:39:46 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

kwakelaar - Sure ! But you know, here the weather can be cloudy and rainy too !  ;D But it's always better than the rest of the region ! Thanks for the comment !

mightygoose - I'm sure the building you're talking about is a part of a SFBT's wall2wall pack on the LEX. Thanks for the comment goose' !

Battlecat - Thanks ! Sure it's pleasant, this part of the city (which fits on two tiles ) is the main one, the most touristic because of the beach, a lot of hotels and the marina.. as you can see an industrial port starts at the edge of the tile and continue on the other tile just next to this one, this part of the city is less touristic.. Thanks for the kind words! 

bat - Danke Bat, I'm glad you liked the effects !

BuildingUp - Yeah, I'm quite satisfied with the water reflection too, thanks for the words !

kbieniu7 - Well, I used the NAM pedestrian malls because the W2Ws aren't plopped but they grew there, so i think it's better with the NAM pieces instead of a custom lot.  ;) Thanks for the comment anyway !

Fabian93 - No need to be sorry, Fabian ! Thanks for the comment. But just a little precision, it's not Aram, but Arman ! ;) Thanks anyway !

Sciurus - mistake corrected ! Thanks for the comment my friend !

djvandrake - Thanks ! I hope you liked the port area that will comes in the next updates ! ;)

Cyclone1001 - I'm more for industrial ports, but marinas are nice too, thanks for the comment !

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

hey everyone !
Today's update is about the suburbs of Arman, which are named "little Belgrade", because of mainly of the blocks are made after the ones in the area of Novi Beograd. So as you should know, in this update you'll see many blocks, but also the arena of the city which is the home of the AHL (Arman Hockey League) one of the most famous ice hokey team of the country (after Vratska's ones eh )
By the way, this update show the lots I've done for Delija's new block 63, so tell me if you like them so that I can change some things if you don't like some details etc.. ;)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2795/091226091956189082.jpg)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/6320/ma1t.jpg)
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5198/ma2da.jpg)
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9346/ma3j.jpg)
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/6130/ma4q.jpg)
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/6433/ma5s.jpg)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3539/mb1d.jpg)
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5720/mb2r.jpg)
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6883/mb3p.jpg)

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/2578/mc1m.jpg)
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6747/mc2p.jpg)
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2999/mc3s.jpg)
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5674/mc4l.jpg)

I hope you liked this update !
Thanks for watching it, any comments, critics are welcomed !
-Arthur. :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: Dino007 on January 30, 2010, 09:46:08 AM
Nice commie blocks  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: ecoba on January 30, 2010, 10:41:47 AM
In Soviet Russia, a joke like yours... I'm not very imaginative this morning!  :D

Anyway, those commie blocks are very, very gritty, Arthur. do you just really enjoy building depressing cities?  $%Grinno$% But, yeah, it is really a nice work of art.

Keep up the good work  :thumbsup:

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: Fresh Prince of SC4D on January 30, 2010, 11:05:53 AM
The taller commieblock..... has it been released yet? &mmm
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: art128 on January 30, 2010, 11:07:54 AM
The taller commieblock..... has it been released yet? &mmm
Not for the moment, but soon, I just have to send the lot file to Delija and it'll be on the STEX soon ! ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 30, 2010, 12:19:41 PM
Great! I love middle part of first mosaic - this part looks very realistic!
I hope to see more of this complex  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: bat on January 30, 2010, 01:53:10 PM
That update is really nice! Fantastic pictures of your nice city there.
Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: Cyclone1001 on January 30, 2010, 08:53:19 PM
Love the rails, just not the dirt. Its why I don't have many. But still looks good!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: Sciurus on January 31, 2010, 03:53:09 AM
I love, I love and I love!! This is wonderful Art! &apls
If you want I teach you russian, I'm on MSN :D

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: delija21 on January 31, 2010, 04:31:30 AM
Now that's some awesome work...both on modeling and lotting :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: kwakelaar on January 31, 2010, 04:52:03 AM
A great looking update, both models and the lotting is well done.
Nice combination of blocks and low rise single homes.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: Engorn on January 31, 2010, 05:04:54 AM
Woa! I loved the rainy and foggy ambient of the first mosaic. Really a good job. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: djvandrake on January 31, 2010, 01:54:51 PM
Very nice Art.  &apls  Great layout and very true to your theme.......except.......Is that a capitalist McDonalds I see?  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: io_bg on January 31, 2010, 02:38:14 PM
Great update, comrade! Delija's block is really nice! Can't wait till it's release ;D
However, I think that such big blocks deserve more parking space. And, if I were you, I'd replace those ugly Maxis hedges with CP's ones.
Take care, mon ami ::),
Ioan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: WC_EEND on January 31, 2010, 02:45:04 PM
Lovely work, I really like the clouded effect and the rain. The Soviet Russia joke was also a good laugh.

 :thumbsup:

Xander
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: art128 on February 01, 2010, 12:52:26 PM
Thanks all !
I'm working on a new update.. Coming soon Wednesday afternoon !

-Arthur. ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Arman' - Block, block
Post by: Battlecat on February 01, 2010, 01:34:25 PM
Fantastic update!  I love those multi-tiered grey apartments, they look excellent!  Everything looks great as always in fact! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | vratska - Six towers
Post by: art128 on February 04, 2010, 12:22:25 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Dino007 - Thanks !

ecoba - Well, you must be surprised to know that yes, I like building such depressing commie styled cities. I don't know why, it's the style I like the most and it's the only one I can build very well.. (IMHO)Thanks for the comment Ethan !

Fresh Prince of SC4D - It's not released yet, I may ask Delija to know what happened with it !  :)

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil !

bat - Thanks for the support, Bat !

Cyclone1001 - Yeah me too, thanks for the words !

Sciurus - Why not !  ;D Thanks my friend !

delija21 - Thanks, i'm honored that you liked the lotting !

kwakelaar - Thanks Kwak' !

Engorn - Thanks ! I'm quite satisfied with it too ! :)

djvandrake - AAAAAh, yeah, omg... a capitalist McDonald...  ;D I don't have any excuses for this one.. I may replace it by a pure Russian fast food ..  $%Grinno$%

io_bg - Thanks ! Well, I like the edge by maxis, i think i'm not going to change them.. and as for the parking, check the real blok63 area in Nova Beograd, you'll see that there are the same parking places !  ;D

WC_EEND  - Thanks my friend ! To be honest, I'm laughing me too when I read the joke ! :D

Battlecat - Thanks a lot ! I'm glad you liked the apartments !

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today, I'm going to show you a new area of the capital, Vratska. This area is recent, and count some skyscrapers !



I hope you liked it !

Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: Sciurus on February 04, 2010, 12:30:43 PM
Waow, really wonderful Art!
And the port! Amazing!!! :o
Just a thing : A tower of Bank of Amerika in a soviet land?! ?=mad)=

Guillaume. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: WC_EEND on February 04, 2010, 01:41:30 PM
Just a thing : A tower of Bank of Amerika in a soviet land?! ?=mad)=

Guillaume. :thumbsup:

It appears the decadent west has also reached the Soviet states now  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: penguin007 on February 04, 2010, 01:49:06 PM
I remember your MDs a long time ago and they were impressive then this is awesome work and the eastern european look is complete Well Done!!

Will
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: io_bg on February 04, 2010, 01:50:03 PM
Nice work on the CBD (although it's a bit too big for a Russian city IMO ;)) Everything blends together really well!
Quote
Well, I like the edge by maxis, i think i'm not going to change them..
You've misread that, I wrote hedge ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: djvandrake on February 04, 2010, 09:52:01 PM
Very impressive!  I love the skyscrapers and the denser layout.   :thumbsup: &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: nedalezz on February 04, 2010, 11:15:04 PM
I dont think Ive seen a better Eastern European MD yet, very nice work. The photo effects combined with the realism of your building style portrays the Soviet bloc perfectly.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 05, 2010, 03:32:12 AM
Nice! As before, I mostly like those avenue with boulevards  ;)
Also block estate looks good, but I think, those small maxis factories, near it, are quite without sense.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: Battlecat on February 05, 2010, 10:50:29 AM
Very cool update!  Nice mix of styles through the area.  That container port is very impressive as well!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: bat on February 05, 2010, 01:08:39 PM
Great work on that new part of your city. Vratska looks really nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: calibanX on February 05, 2010, 11:15:58 PM
Great work Arthur. You capture that central planning look quite well.

Take care.

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Six towers
Post by: sc-4 on February 07, 2010, 02:25:51 AM
WoaW , art it's fantastic , well done!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: art128 on February 07, 2010, 03:16:53 PM
Wow !
Many thanks for the comments, guys !  &apls It's well appreciated  !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today, I have only a little screen shot to show you until Tuesday's update (will be giant...)
This photo was taken by a famous Svanskinahyan photograph from a helicopter which just take off Mitov international airport. It shows a storm day here with a plane which is landing, in the fog and the rain.

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4572/img0056me.jpg)

 hope you liked it !
The personal replies will follow with the update !
-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 07, 2010, 03:44:00 PM
Umm... Comrade planist, are you sure that Comrade pilot will turn there?  :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: Battlecat on February 08, 2010, 12:03:33 PM
Nice job on the lightning!  I really like how this shot turned out!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: io_bg on February 08, 2010, 02:22:07 PM
What a name for an airport $%Grinno$% Nice teaser, though, and the photoshopping is great :thumbsup: Looking forward to the full update!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: WC_EEND on February 08, 2010, 02:51:35 PM
What a name for an airport $%Grinno$% Nice teaser, though, and the photoshopping is great :thumbsup: Looking forward to the full update!

I bet you like the name eh :D, anyway I really like how the lightning effect turned out. I'm already curious about the full update.

take care

Xander
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: Cyclone1001 on February 08, 2010, 03:57:27 PM
Not bad, lokks promising
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: canyonjumper on February 08, 2010, 06:29:58 PM
Cool pic Arthur!

           -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: djvandrake on February 08, 2010, 11:34:34 PM
Awfully dangerous flying weather!

Great work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: Sciurus on February 09, 2010, 07:55:21 AM
Oh, nice name for your airport! (Ioan, I think you should like :D)
It's very nice, but if I were personns in the helicopter and with this weather, I did'nt take off, just to take a photo! :P

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: bat on February 09, 2010, 11:38:49 AM
Nice shot of that airport! Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Mitov Airport teaser !
Post by: art128 on February 10, 2010, 10:42:22 AM
Wow, so much comments, thanks guys !
The update is coming a bit late than I thought, but don't worry, it'll comes... later today !  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: art128 on February 10, 2010, 02:35:58 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

replies from the update about Vratska - Six towers :

Sciurus - Thanks a lot, Guillaume ! About the America bank.. well in the actual russia, there are a lot of american things, so i think it's not really out of place at all...  ;D

WC_EEND  - Yeah, it looks like...  :D

penguin007 - Thanks ! i'm glad you remember my old MD(s), also, congratulation on getting the 300th comment !  &apls i'll have a surprise for you..  ;D

io_bg - Well, as it's not the CBD.. I think it's not too big, look Moscow city, it's already bigger than that (I mean the number of towers an their height ) but it's in a Russian city..  ;) Thanks anyway..

djvandrake - Thanks !  :) Yeah, I like the skyscrapers too, it appears that this maxis building has grown there.. and well it looks good at this place !  :D

nedalezz - Wow, thanks a lot Nedalezz, it's nice to have comment by you. i'm glad you liked the photoshop effects and I hope you'll like those too !

kbieniu7 - Avenue with boulevard ?  :D It's only a boulevard, avenue here in Vratska are made with the standard maxis avenue..  ;) About the small maxis factories, to be honest they're here to give jobs to the habitants of the blocks, which are - I can see that - too lazy to take on a bus at the station just at the front of their block to go to an office.. as the blocks are plopped (with the "buildingplop" cheat.. )... Stupid sims..  :D

Battlecat - Thanks ! yeah the container port is quite impressive, actually it's one of the biggest I ever built.. I also have one a bit  bigger which is waiting for me in my region ..  :P

bat - Danke Bat ! Many thanks for your support !

calibanX - Thanks a lot geoff, my friend !

sc-4 - Merci !

Replies from the preview of Mitov international airport :

kbieniu7 - In soviet Russia everything is possible, even a turn in a 32 meters space for plane which is more than 32 meters...  ;) :P

Battlecat - Thanks ! At first it was planned to be a part of a mosaic of this update, but well it seems that Clip2pic has forgotten to take the pictures just after this one, so no mosaic only a preview shot..  ::) :D

io_bg - Thanks ! Yeah, nice name eh ?  :P

WC_EEND - Thanks ! I'm glad you liked the lightings, and I hope you'll like the lightings in this update too !

Cyclone1001 - Thanks !
 
canyonjumper - thanks you Jordan !  :)

djvandrake - Yeah, very dangerous, but it seems that Svanskinahyan pilots are quite fearless !  $%Grinno$%

Sciurus - Thanks Guillaume, again ! But, you know the photograph didn't take off only to take one photos, but also to take the pictures that are following in this update, and also because this storm is a bit strange for the season, as the season of the storms - here in Svanskinahya - is more in spring-summer !
 
bat - Thanks bat ! Actually it's just the fuel depots and the hangars here, also as the firefighters station and the meteorologic antenna ! The rest of the airport is further north !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

So, I'm a bit late, but I had some problems yesterday, nothing bad hopefully !
The update is about, I think you all know, Vratska international airport.. the pictures are talking for themselves, I can only say that there is still this big storm over the city (Yes, i'm experimenting with th lightings, thing that 3 days ago I had no ideas on how to make that in photoshop... )... The update also shows the small town which is just near the runways of the airport.. actually that town had more than 2000 habitants, mainly because of the commie blocks..  :P

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9995/m1soc2k1.jpg)

So to start, the weather was nice !
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4909/mosaic1w.jpg)

Until the sky gets clouds...
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9118/mosaic2.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/699/imagesimple1.jpg)

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/8360/mosaic3.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2174/mosaic4y.jpg)

Plus, i have for you a surprise, a GIANT panorama !

Click here for the GIANT PANORAMA
Waring, 5133x1408 pixels
4,54 MBs (http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1765/panoramashotgiant.jpg)

I hope you liked this update,

until' the next,
Arthur.  :thumbsup:

PS - Already a new page, wow ! You guys are the best ! &apls
PSS - Sorry about the only-one-picture-mosaic, I didn't had time to cut it into numerous 800x600 pictures, i'll do that tomorrow evening !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: mightygoose on February 10, 2010, 03:34:44 PM
great mosiac but you could have photoshopped out the minimised menu icons.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 10, 2010, 03:52:26 PM
In Soviet Russia update post you.

Very nice airport. I like the area near terminal (and this "soviet" turn) ;) City is also good, but I think, blocks would be planned in one estate instead of thrown everywhere  :D And of course great photoshoping - clouds and lightings!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: kelis on February 10, 2010, 04:06:19 PM
Wow, i love your work,  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: Gilikov1994 on February 11, 2010, 11:58:25 AM
Woow!
great airport, lookes realy like a real (old &mmm)Soviet Airport..
btw.. Where did you get that Boeing 727/Tupolev in your pic?

Wish you all the best,
- Giel
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: WC_EEND on February 11, 2010, 12:46:35 PM
In soviet Russia, you strike lightning and forum posts on you  ;D

anyway, lovely job once more on the weather (you have to explain me how to do this sometime) and I especially like the giant panorama.

take care

Xander
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: canyonjumper on February 11, 2010, 06:24:11 PM
That's a great airport! And great weather effects!

         -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: Cyclone1001 on February 11, 2010, 08:56:32 PM
Like the airport, looks good!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: djvandrake on February 11, 2010, 09:29:50 PM
Great update!  Very impressive mosaics too.  You're quite creative and accomplished with the photo editing.  :thumbsup:  I like what you've done with the single line rail, that looks quite good.  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: Sciurus on February 12, 2010, 11:24:49 AM
Very wonderful! &apls But did you know that the strom season in France is winter? :D But maybe it's different in the east Europe, I don't know ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: Battlecat on February 12, 2010, 12:06:40 PM
Awesome job with the storm!  These images look amazing!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: bat on February 12, 2010, 01:31:20 PM
Really fantastic work on your pictures!! Nice effects with the thunderbolts!
Looking forward to more awesome pictures! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Post by: Delecto on February 14, 2010, 04:15:40 AM
Et voilà...once again it's raining :D

Great mosaics and panorama picture Art.  :thumbsup:


Best Regards___DEL!
Title: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: art128 on February 17, 2010, 09:00:43 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

mightygoose - Thanks ! Actually, there are more than one mosaic..  ::) Yeah, I forget to photoshop the button, I'll try to think about that !

kbieniu7 - Thanks ! Yeap, you're completely right about the blocks, i was just palnning to redo some things in the region, i'll add that to the list !

kelis - Thanks ! I liked a lot your last update at St !  ;)

Gilikov1994 - Thanks a lot Giel ! The tupolev is a Glenni's creation, but I think he never upload it, you can always ask him !  ;)

WC_EEND - Funny one, Xander !  :D Thanks a lot my friend, I really appreciated the little joke..  ;)

canyonjumper - Thanks !  :)

Cyclone1001 - I'm glad you liked the airport !  :)

djvandrake - Thanks ! I'm glad you liked the single track rail line. Actually this track only deserve the town but i think i'm going to expland it to another town at the south.  :)

Sciurus - Well, as my region isn't really real.. I think the storm season can be in summer/spring here !  ;) Thanks anyway !

Battlecat - Thanks my friend ! I really appreciated your support !

bat - Danke bat, my friend !

Delecto - Il pleut, il pleut..  ici c'est habituel !  :D Thank you very much DEL, i'm glad you liked the fact that it's raining almost all the time here....  ;D

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today update is about another part of the capital. This area is again modern with some towers (yeah, I love Simfox's mid rises...  ::) ).. I don't have much more to say here, except enjoy these pictures..  ;) PS - I was too lazy ( ::) ) to cut the mosaics into 800x600 pictures, so you'll have to take the time they loads...  $%Grinno$%
 
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/9995/m1soc2k1.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2737/mosaic01.jpg)

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2261/mosaic02.jpg)

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2966/mosaic03.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7813/img0101g.jpg)
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9968/img0102gl.jpg)
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/8274/img0103c.jpg)
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7076/img0104g.jpg)

! EXTRA BONUS !
here is for you a small panorama shot that shows the capital as it stands actually. they're almost 50.000 habs for the moment, i'm expanding it, so except some more development soon..  ;)

CLICK HERE FOR THE PANORAMA (http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9405/panorama.jpg)

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: Battlecat on February 17, 2010, 10:47:39 AM
Love your industrial port, you've got a fantastic variety of buildings throughout this area!

That panorama looks amazing as well, you've got space for tons more stuff here!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 17, 2010, 12:07:29 PM
That's for plus, you are using mostly grow, but maybe you will control it in osme part to avoid corner-w2w's in the middle of quarter?  :D But it's still good work! And I hope to see whole boulevard developed!  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: Sciurus on February 17, 2010, 12:58:24 PM
Waow, it's huge and wonderful!!! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: djvandrake on February 17, 2010, 02:15:14 PM
Wow!  A very impressive port!  I really like the surrounding city too.  That rail station you've created with the multiple lines going underground is fantastic! Bravo!  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: bat on February 17, 2010, 02:29:08 PM
Excellent looking pictures! Looking forward to the next ones... ;) :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: canyonjumper on February 17, 2010, 05:48:37 PM
Nice panorama! That is a big port, and very well done! I'm interested to see what else you put there ;D

                  -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: Gilikov1994 on February 18, 2010, 11:39:47 AM
Ok, thank you ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: io_bg on February 18, 2010, 12:11:17 PM
Great work, comrade, I particularly like the port and the canals :thumbsup: &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - From Rails To Even...
Post by: kelis on February 18, 2010, 02:30:07 PM
Great work, this city it's very big  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Novomoskovsk, perpendicular lines
Post by: art128 on February 19, 2010, 02:58:54 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Battlecat - Thanks ! I'm really glad you liked my port, and yes, there is a lot of space left, so I promise you to show a lot of awesome things !  ;D

kbieniu7 - Yeah, It's all grow, except some corner buildings and the diagonals ones (also as the hospitals, police etc ).. Thanks Kamil ! (btw, i hope you'll like this update !  ;D ;D )

Sciurus - Thanks mon ami !

djvandrake - Thanks you very much DJ ! I'm glad you liked the city ! (which is the capital of Svanskinahya ! )

bat - Here are them ! Thanks a lot my friend !

canyonjumper - Thanks Jordan, my friend ! Yeah it's a big port, the biggest port in the region (except for the container, with the main one is near the international airport  !

Gilikov1994 - No problem !  :)

io_bg - Thanks a lot my friend ! The canals are present a lot in the capital, mainly in the CBD which i just started building it today !   :)

kelis - Graciasa amigo !  ;D

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Well guys, i'm in holidays for two weeks since this afternoon, so I'll have more time to play SC4 !  :D So maybe an update each days.. who knows !  ;)
Today update is a bout the town - if we can call that a town with more than 30.000 inhabitants.. - of Новомосковский , Novomoskovsk. This city is the new look of the town which was located just near the airport, well you'll see it !  ;) ;D

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2290/gxao62zl.jpg)

(http://hhttp://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4909/mosaic11.jpg)
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3091/mosaic12.jpg)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6190/mosaic21.jpg)
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5887/mosaic22.jpg)

That's all for today, I hope you liked this update !
Comments and critics are really welcomed !
Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Novomoskovsk, perpendicular lines
Post by: riiga on February 19, 2010, 03:06:06 PM
Fantastic pictures Arthur! I just love those commie blocks!  :thumbsup:

- riiga
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Novomoskovsk, perpendicular lines
Post by: djvandrake on February 19, 2010, 08:36:04 PM
Great pictures!  Very true to your theme with those apartment blocks.  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Novomoskovsk, perpendicular lines
Post by: kwakelaar on February 20, 2010, 03:34:24 AM
Two very nice looking images from Novomoskovsk, the kind of urban planning that we see are quite outspoken, no need for compromises here. I am a bit puzzled by the power plant in front of the stadium, why not choose to let the stadium sit directly on the large avenue? But I am sure you have already a perfectly good explanation for this.

Gjermund
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Novomoskovsk, perpendicular lines
Post by: art128 on February 21, 2010, 03:55:19 AM
Thanks guys !
I'm trying to make an update for today ...  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Novomoskovsk, perpendicular lines
Post by: Sciurus on February 21, 2010, 04:31:34 AM
It's "beautiful", but I think you understand what I mean ;D

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Novomoskovsk, perpendicular lines
Post by: antimonycat on February 21, 2010, 05:58:15 AM
I really like the gritty Soviet feel with the industry and rows of apartment blocks, helped along with all your fantastic weather effects. I absolutely love that lightning in the mosaics.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Novomoskovsk, perpendicular lines
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 21, 2010, 11:59:25 AM
The second screen is great. By the way I also want to build socialist town, but I have not suitable buildings to my vision  &mmm
PS could you link to this hospital?   ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: art128 on February 22, 2010, 04:54:40 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

riiga - Thanks a lot ! i'm glad you like the commie blocks !  ;D

djvandrake - Yeah, one of the most important (well, the most..  ::) ) point in a soviet region is the commie blocks.. Thanks !  :thumbsup:

kwakelaar - Well I must surprise you, but no ! I don't have a perfect explanation for that.. Well the true is that I built the power plant at the start of the city, and then I wondered how to put the stadium, as there isn't much place for the stadium at the other side of the town so I placed it there...  ::) ;D Thanks anyway Gjermund !  :)

Sciurus - Yes, the beautiful in the case of the commie town...  :D merci mon ami !

antimonycat - Thanks a lot ! But my effects are nothing compared to yours !  &apls

kbieniu7 - ah, even with SimHoTToDDy's blocks from Pripiat ? Anyway I hope to see that socialist styled city soon...  ;) Hospital here ! (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=22610)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Time for an update!  ;D
Today I'll show you the new look of the Kremlin of Vratska and again some part of the city..  ::)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2816/namefailureerrorbanner.jpg)

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/989/m11pb.jpg)
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/4979/m12.jpg)
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/432/m13.jpg)

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4249/m21j.jpg)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/4346/m22s.jpg)
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2426/m23t.jpg)
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8439/m24.jpg)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3190/img0002wq.jpg)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2006/img0001vr.jpg)

Plus, Here are two panoramas of the capital by night, the first was taken some days before I started the CBD...  ::)

PANORAMA N°1 (http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2550/panoramap.jpg)

PANORAMA N°2 (http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/6479/panorama2i.jpg)

I hope you liked this update,

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: Tomas Neto on February 22, 2010, 06:00:06 AM
Nice update again Arthur!!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: Sheep49 on February 22, 2010, 06:38:20 AM
All right, let me begin this reply by using my weak French skills... Quelle belle ville!

And now, back to English... My undoubtable favourite parts of the update are the name (very simple, but great! :D), the first mosaic (the one at day), and the first panorama of the capital by night. I love how in the mosaic the trees are growing along the avenue with GLR in it - it looks very representative. The Warsaw train station also fits in just perfectly. I don't really have any propositions on how to make it better; it's already good! The panorama catches my attention mainly because of the great looking tower on the left - the lights make it stand out and look remarkable. I'd suggest experimenting with traffic enerators along the main roads, though. The city looks a bit abandoned/not quite alive, even for a town by night. Although I have to admit that the way river winds through the city makes compensates it all to me! ;)

Great work there Arthur; keep it up!
Piotr
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: Battlecat on February 22, 2010, 11:43:36 AM
A couple great updates in the last few days!  So much amazing work here, I really like the first mosaic today. 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: djvandrake on February 22, 2010, 02:01:11 PM
Fantastic Arthur!  Love your mosaics.  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: io_bg on February 22, 2010, 02:10:17 PM
Nice pics, Arthur. The panoramas are great as well. However, it's a bit weird (on the first picture) that half of the trees are green and the other half are orange ;) Also the photoshopped waves in the canal don't look quite right in my opinion.
Take care,
Ioan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 22, 2010, 04:16:41 PM
Another great update! I like the main square on Kremlin, it's great. As I said before look for corner tenements (:D) and as Sheep said, it would be good idea to use generators. Night shots are wonderful, I have a lot of ideas to descibe them but they all could be summarize in this one word.
And also, I think those boulevards are nice place to have a short walk :D
Keep it planning!  ;)

PS - No, I don't plan to use Pripiat blocks (just as "normal" estates), but something like Nowa Huta in Cracow, with socialist realism architecture (no just pre-fabs), but I think I have to bat something first :D And thanks for hospital  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: ecoba on February 22, 2010, 07:30:53 PM
Is Vratska the capital of Svaskinahya then? As, kremlins seem to be royal. Anyway, another beautiful update, Arthur.

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: Gilikov1994 on February 23, 2010, 07:10:48 AM
The overview is such very nice, I can just view some hours at the pictures  ()stsfd() &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: penguin007 on February 23, 2010, 10:15:45 AM
Lovely pictures there the city looks great in autumn with some lovely rustic colours and it looks really pretty at night

Will
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: kwakelaar on February 24, 2010, 01:53:28 AM
Well, I think you gave a very clear explanation about the power plant and stadium. :)
The Kremlin looks great, the parks and avenues inside are very well done. Also the new modern building in this central location is a good choice, and for the night view it makes all the difference.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: citymax on February 24, 2010, 05:32:47 AM
Your work it's just amazing !! Well done  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: kelis on February 24, 2010, 06:51:56 AM
The panorama it's amaziiiiiiiiing  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: Sciurus on February 24, 2010, 07:43:33 AM
This is really really BEAUTIFUL!!! :o

Guillaume &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Foggy day over the monsters
Post by: art128 on February 27, 2010, 05:02:41 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Tomas Neto - Muito obrigado, meu amigo!  ;)

Sheep49 - Some french words, thanks !  $%Grinno$%  Nice name eh ? it was inspired by your idea btw..  :P Yeah it's sure that the river goes though the city, i have a few ideas to make it more realistic by night, don't worry ..  ;) Also yeah i'll try to experiment with the traffic generators (luckily, I have some that are transit enable.. ) Thanks alot my friend !

Battlecat - Thanks a lot my friend ! I hope to see you around again !

djvandrake - Dj, thanks you very much for your always support !  :)

io_bg - Well, what can I do for that ? It's not my fault if mainly of the trees I plop aren't seasonal !  ;) Also these aren't waves on the canals, but reflections..  ;) Thanks anyway..

kbieniu7 - I don't get you about the corner tenements, I think they looks good there.. :P Yes, the boulevard are quite relaxing for walking in them.. Although only if you like the noise of the cars, buses, trucks and trams..  $%#Ninj2 Thanks a lot Kamil !  ;) (Oh, and, when you'll finish bating some prefabs, can you send them to me ?  ;D I'd like to try to build a town with them..  :D )

ecoba - Yep, Vratska is the capital of Svanskinahya (and the biggest city). Well Kremlin was Royal but a while ago, when there were still some kings and prince there in the region, but now it's only used by the presidential palace and some ministry, plus the Russian embassy (and the most famous school in the city (the old W2W at the corner of the Kremlin). Thanks anyway Ethan ! (And also thanks for getting in the Portugal support club in the Palvola sports bar !  ()stsfd() )

Gilikov1994 - Yeah, I spent some time developing the city, and also a lot of times creating the mosaics. Thanks a lot ! Hope to see you here again !  ;)

penguin007 - Thanks Will ! I must say that my favorites pictures of my city are bu night and autumn too..   ;D

kwakelaar - Really ? Thanks ! Yeah, at first I thought that modern building was a too big "break" in the classic environment, but well it seems that it fits in there just perfectly ! And for sure by night it makes all the difference ! Thanks a lot Gjermund !

citymax - Thanks you very much, Max mon ami !  ::)

kelis - Gracias amigo  ! Yo veo tu fotos en Flickr, fueron muí buen ! Qué cámara fotográfica estas usando para tomar tu fotos ?

Sciurus - Merci bien, Guillaume !  ;D

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Hello Good people, today I have a small update for you !  ;D
This update is composed of two mosaic about two totally different parts of the capital.
The first picture shows you the Sieg Kreisverkehr Spalte (victory roundabout column - It's the only monument in the region that is in German language..) This monument was built after the victory of our army during the second world war.
The second mosaic show the monsters of the city. Those monsters are made of steel and glasses.  ;D

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6436/bannires.jpg)

(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2654/m11z.jpg)
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5122/m12l.jpg)
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/834/m13x.jpg)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4959/m21v.jpg)
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/8084/m22n.jpg)

I hope you liked this update !
As usual comments are welcome also as critics is encouraged !  $%Grinno$%

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Name Failure Error
Post by: io_bg on February 27, 2010, 05:07:41 AM
Very cool! :thumbsup: Nice park and canal layout!
Quote
Well, what can I do for that ? It's not my fault if mainly of the trees I plop aren't seasonal !  Wink Also these aren't waves on the canals, but reflections..
You could wait until the next ingame summer! And that effect is called "ocean ripple", which means "wave", doesn't it? ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Foggy day over the monsters
Post by: Sciurus on February 27, 2010, 05:17:39 AM
Very good! &apls &apls

Guillaume
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Foggy day over the monsters
Post by: Fresh Prince of SC4D on February 27, 2010, 07:47:20 AM
Foggy effects are awesome, and the kremlin-style gov't center is sweet. The park with the bike path was a nice touch too. But where did get those fences/hedges surrounding the park?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Foggy day over the monsters
Post by: djvandrake on February 27, 2010, 11:30:19 AM
Beautiful park in your first mosaic by the column.  &apls

And I like your "Monsters" of steel and glass.  Very nice work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Foggy day over the monsters
Post by: kelis on February 28, 2010, 03:35:12 PM
Great update  &apls

PD: Hola, mi camara es una Nikon D60
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Foggy day over the monsters
Post by: kwakelaar on February 28, 2010, 03:51:17 PM
Nice to see the monsters poking their heads through the fog.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - Foggy day over the monsters
Post by: nedalezz on February 28, 2010, 07:20:03 PM
Both mosaics are great, but I especially love the second one...something about the fog and the river just does it for me :) Great shots!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya People's republic | Vratska - The Four Sisters
Post by: art128 on March 01, 2010, 10:14:58 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

io_bg - Actually this effect was called Glass ans not wave. ;) Anyway thanks for the comment and congrats for your OSITM !  ;)

Sciurus - Merci !  ()stsfd()

Fresh Prince of SC4D - Thanks ! I'm glad you like this update as well as the Kremlin. The fences comes from the LEX, they were made by our local master Jeronij !

djvandrake - Thanks Dj ! I'm glad you like the monsters !  :D

kelis -  Hmmm, Que Cámara muí buena ! Bravo por tu fotos !  ;) y Thanks for the comment !  ;D

kwakelaar - Yeah, It's nice, plus that those monsters are only a few of all the monsters in the CBD.. Here are some more - Not in the CBD - for you !

nedalezz - Thanks Nedal ! i'm glad you enjoyed the second mosaic, it takes some time to make it !  :)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Hi there people, it's time for an update !
I've been playing, yesterday afternoon, on the area around the park. Some W2Ws have been built but also 5 big towers, four of them are sisters and the other is a bit different. This area is inspired by a real place in Moscow, where the real buildings (Thanks to Master SimFox for these superb re-creations ! ) stands. Let's go for the pictures ! Oh and now the capital city - Vratska - count more than 65.000 habitants..  :)

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7360/zfi41k56.jpg)

Vratska's Four Sisters..

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/681/m11i.jpg)
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2517/m12w.jpg)
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2757/m13rc.jpg)
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2218/m14s.jpg)
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6253/m15.jpg)
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/2703/m16.jpg)
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5743/m17o.jpg)
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/609/m18r.jpg)

And here are some more monsters from the business district.
(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/5056/m31q.jpg)
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3305/m32.jpg)

I hope you liked this update !

More to come in the next days ! (I'm in my last holidays week..  ;D)
Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: rooker1 on March 01, 2010, 10:47:10 AM
Very nice update Arthur.  I really like the last picture.   :thumbsup:
I see some very interesting buildings in your collection.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: Battlecat on March 01, 2010, 11:00:36 AM
Superb!  Those towers that seem to widen out at the top look very cool!  You're really building up an amazing collection of custom material! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: Gilikov1994 on March 01, 2010, 12:12:31 PM
Offcourse I'm back ;)
lovely pics you showed us~!, like the four sisters, amazing! &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: penguin007 on March 01, 2010, 12:22:35 PM
I love those towers they look amazing!!

Will
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: djvandrake on March 01, 2010, 02:08:33 PM
Teriffic update.  &apls  You've got a wonderful layout and those buildings are just the perfect touch.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: art128 on March 02, 2010, 01:35:41 PM
(http://s2.noelshack.com/uploads/images/15928895921103_svanskinahya.jpg)

Thanks everyone for the feedbacks and comments !
A new update is coming in two days on something you never seen in one of my MD...  ;D

BTW - Robin, it's nice to see you commenting my MD again, thanks a lot ! Your comments are really well appreciated !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 02, 2010, 01:57:45 PM
Why did I miss the update?
Great work, as usual, especially with park!
But why four sisters...? I see there five sisters!  :D

Btw. If I'll bat something I will upload it, don't worry  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: kwakelaar on March 02, 2010, 02:18:29 PM
Not at all a big fan of tall towers, but those four look very good indeed. These are some of your creations?
And the mosaic is again well done.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: art128 on March 02, 2010, 02:48:21 PM
Not at all a big fan of tall towers, but those four look very good indeed. These are some of your creations?
And the mosaic is again well done.

My God, No ! I don't have enough skills to do such awesome creations ! These towers are a creation of Master SimFox, As I said in the little text before the update..  ;) Link here (STEX) (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=20531)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: M.M.Malwin on March 04, 2010, 08:03:29 AM
Very nice work. I love the atmosphere and mosaics are beautiful!  :thumbsup:  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - The Four Sisters [March 01]
Post by: io_bg on March 04, 2010, 08:14:06 AM
Looking great! I particularly like the business district. However, I'm not a big fan of the minimize buttons and the empty spaces in the middle of the city $%Grinno$% And also you could use more different pieces to avoid the zig-zag shore of the lake (in the park from the 1st mosaic). I hope you'll fix these things ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: art128 on March 04, 2010, 12:18:08 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

rooker1 - Thanks a lot, Robin ! I'm glad you commented my MD !  ()stsfd() Your comments are always appreciated, I hope you'll be back with this update !

Battlecat - Thanks a lot ! Although, by custom material you mean personal BATs ? If yes, I didn't show any of mine in this update..  :P

Gilikov1994 - Thanks a lot my friend !

penguin007 - And they are ! Mainly because the re-creation of them is simply spectacular !

djvandrake - Thanks a lot my friend, I always wanted to build this area from Moscow, now that it is built, I have some more few ideas again from Москва !

kbieniu7 - No, you didn't ! Yeah, i'm quite satisfied with the park, it looks quite good there and gives some natural to this cement city ! As for the five towers, well the one which isn't with the others isn't really a sister as it is not at the same district of the city..  ;D Thanks anyway Kamil !

kwakelaar - Even if you're not a big fan of tall towers, you commented and this is the important part ! I'm glad you liked my work on these mosaics, Gjermund !

M.M.Malwin - Thanks a lot, M.M.M. !

io_bg - Thanks. As for the minimize button, I was not able to photoshop that part of the mosaic (sometimes it's a window, a tree etc)  and the empty spaces ? I wonder where you saw them..  Because actually there's only one, and now it's a work area..

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Hi everyone, today update is going far from the capital, far from the sad weather, far from the noise of the cars and wide boulevards. Yes, today we're going to the mountain ! Because it was the inauguration of the latest ski resort, here in Svanskinahya. The town where the ski resort stands is mainly know for its hot chocolates !

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6844/bannerir.jpg)

Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?

The first mosaic shows the town and the ski N°1
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/1851/m11q.jpg)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1618/m12rn.jpg)
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6026/m13l.jpg)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7494/m21x.jpg)
(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9103/m22.jpg)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5609/m23i.jpg)
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/3686/m24o.jpg)

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3554/m31.jpg)
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8357/m32f.jpg)
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/7000/m33h.jpg)

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5499/61293652.jpg)



I hope you liked this update !

Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: Sciurus on March 04, 2010, 12:31:11 PM
Really wonderful Art! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: nedalezz on March 04, 2010, 12:38:38 PM
Wow, thats an awesome ski resort. I especially love the town and all its hotels...just like in real life.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: penguin007 on March 04, 2010, 12:45:21 PM
Looks like a great ski resort in a beautiful location

Will
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: kelis on March 04, 2010, 12:52:43 PM
Nice Job art  &apls &apls

PD: Si la verdad esque es una buena camara :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 04, 2010, 02:44:25 PM
I see city is still under construction, but also looks nice! Hope to see more of it!  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: kwakelaar on March 04, 2010, 03:22:14 PM
Great work making your winter resort, but I am glad spring is finally in the air here in Holland  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: djvandrake on March 04, 2010, 11:47:22 PM
What a fantastic ski resort!  Excellent!  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: Battlecat on March 05, 2010, 03:04:02 PM
Fantastic!  Great to see the ski resorts in use once again! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: io_bg on March 06, 2010, 02:34:06 PM
Looking great, Arthur! That ski-track is fantastic! The town is nice as well, however I think you should make it bigger as some of the bigger buildings stand out.
I also like the use of Girafe's pines and the night shots, they're really eye-catching.
As for the empty spaces from the previous update that you asked me about - they're 2 - at the top of the first mosaic and next to the commie block with the red balconies.
Looking forward to the next update! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: canyonjumper on March 06, 2010, 09:33:21 PM
Very nice, Arthur! I particularly like that first night shot. It is really well done!

               Your friend, Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: calibanX on March 06, 2010, 11:28:38 PM
Wow Arthur, what a change in atmosphere. I love the ski resort. The outdoor skating rink in the third mosaic is a great little addition. Excellent work.

Geoff
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: art128 on March 08, 2010, 12:41:07 PM
(http://s2.noelshack.com/uploads/images/15928895921103_svanskinahya.jpg)


Wow, a ton of great comments there, thanks everyone ! I was not really satisfied with the town itself, but i'm actually (well not at the moment eh ) building a new one, which should looks really more realistic than this one.

I'm sorry, but I don't have any pics today, and don't except pictures until tomorrow evening or Wednesday afternoon, because as you should know, school has restarted today ..  :thumbsdown:

anyway, if you're still watching the old updates, you can always leave a small comment, even a few words are welcomed !

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?
Post by: ecoba on March 08, 2010, 01:24:19 PM
One of the most capitalist things I have ever seen out of you, Arthur. If a ski resort can be called capitalist.

In Soviet Russia, vacation takes you!

Ethan

PS: Finally got a soviet joke!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser ! App' 1036 , but which block ?
Post by: art128 on March 13, 2010, 02:58:58 PM
(http://s2.noelshack.com/uploads/images/15928895921103_svanskinahya.jpg)

Okay, here I am ! I have a small mosaic for you, it's just 3 800x600 pictures tall so I didn't cut it into small parts. The mosaic is about the first picture of the suburbs of Vratska I show you there in my MD. You can see at the left the national stadium which stands here in that town with a capacity of 90.000+ seats.

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4521/sanstitre1fs.jpg)
The size of the mosaic is now okay. Imageshack was programmed to resize the pictures at 800x600...

I hope you liked this small picture, i'm sorry but it's all I have for you this week (school obliges, but also playing Xbox360 at friend's house (I don't have one..) mainly CoD6 and Guitar Hero.. ) Anyway, I plan to make the full update for Wednesday, As I already have the pictures ready !  ;D

Have a good week !
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser ! App' 1036 , but which block ?
Post by: Gilikov1994 on March 13, 2010, 04:06:01 PM
Woow, great updates both Arthur ;)!
b.t.w, I wan't some hot chocolate :P
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser ! App' 1036 , but which block ?
Post by: djvandrake on March 13, 2010, 07:13:53 PM
Looks great.  I like the cluster of buildings at the top and the park grounds around them.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser ! App' 1036 , but which block ?
Post by: art128 on March 14, 2010, 03:13:54 PM
Thanks both of you !  ;D
Congrats Gilikov for getting the 400th comment ! You win a prize !  &apls I'll tell you what is it at the next update.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser ! App' 1036 , but which block ?
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 14, 2010, 04:42:14 PM
Looks cool! Especially I like the first small estate (by the way, could you link to it? I remember I had it linked by someone, but I forgot). And this small field of dirty grass looks quite interesting for small investment  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser ! App' 1036 , but which block ?
Post by: Engorn on March 14, 2010, 05:02:23 PM
Uops, I thought I have commented on the ski resort update, but I didn't. :-[ I loved the images of the resort as I loved this last mosaic, specially the train station under the ground level. Nice work. ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser ! App' 1036 , but which block ?
Post by: Battlecat on March 15, 2010, 12:11:44 PM
Well it's a great little update!  Nice looking layout as always! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser ! App' 1036 , but which block ?
Post by: Gilikov1994 on March 16, 2010, 09:26:31 AM
Haha, woow ok..  :Dthank you Arthur.. :) I'm excited..
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: art128 on March 16, 2010, 01:40:53 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Replies for update 28th - Krasnaïa, hot chocolate anyone ?

Sciurus - Thanks you, Guillaume !

nedalezz - Thanks ! I'm glad you liked the ski resort, Nedal !

penguin007 - Thanks a lot Will !

kelis - Gracias Jonathan ! Tu tienes muchas chanca para tener esta camara !

kbieniu7 - Yes, the city is still under construction, However you'll see a new ski resort for the next snowy update, not this one sorry. Thanks anyway Kamil !

kwakelaar - Yeah, here too, it was quite warm today.. Thanks !
 
djvandrake - Thanks you ! Thanks you.  &bis& ;D

Battlecat - Yeah, it was a long time since I last saw a ski resort, anyway thanks you very much ! (and congrats once again for the 100th update ! )

io_bg - Thanks a lot ! However, if you've read the reply to Kamil (kbieniu7) you can read that the town is still under construction.. ;)

canyonjumper - Jordan, thanks you very much my friend ! $%Grinno$%

calibanX - Thanks you very much, Geoff ! Yes, the skating ring is a touch, as you know here in Svanskinahya Ice Hockey is the second national sport ! (After the football - Soccer and the third is Baseball !)

ecoba - Great Soviet Joke there, Ethan ! I think i'm going to use it as the future update name for the second ski resort ! Anyway I'm glad yo liked this Ski resort ! (Yes we can call that capitalist ! )

Replies for the teaser - App' 1036 , but which block ?

Gilikov1994 - In addition to your price for getting the 400th comment, I'll give you some chocolate, black one or milk one ?  :D

djvandrake - Thanks ! It took me some time to make this suburb (waiting the good blocks to grow), i'm glad you liked the small commie estate at the top ! (actually I'm planning to make some more like that, and for sure, bigger than this one ! )

kbieniu7 - The first estate is made of the newest SFBT's towers, available on the LEX ! [link] (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2310)This was uploaded during the Christmas advent calendar.
 
Engorn - Don't worry, about not commenting an update my friend, better later than later, like we said !  ;) Anyway, thanks for the comment ! I'm glad you liked the ski resort also as the last mosaic !

Battlecat - Well it isn't really an update, but more a preview ! :) Anyway here's the full update !

Gilikov1994 - Thanks ! And for you .................... Some Chocolate (see the previous reply ) and .................... The future ski resort will be named after you ! Congratulations ! ( Gilikov town ski resort ! )

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today's update is about, as I said in the teaser, the suburbs of Vratska. In this suburban town, Kazan, stands the national stadium.

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3157/bannerpy.jpg)

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2950/ma1.jpg)
(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/21/ma2j.jpg)
(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/4438/ma3y.jpg)

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9306/mb1v.jpg)
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4389/mb2w.jpg)
(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/1329/mb3t.jpg)
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3121/mb4.jpg)
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/318/mb5um.jpg)
(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6434/mb6.jpg)

I hope you liked this update !
Comments are welcome, critics are encouraged !
-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 16, 2010, 02:44:20 PM
I see thid estate was build for those fabric's workers?  ;)
And thanks for link!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: kelis on March 16, 2010, 03:20:39 PM
Great Job art ! 

PD: Si, tuve que ahorrar mucho dinero para comprarla  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: Cyclone1001 on March 16, 2010, 03:25:41 PM
Looks great except for 1 or 2 things. 1) Maxis coal plants. Could be better, but looks decent. 2) Ambulance on bike path.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: djvandrake on March 16, 2010, 10:52:24 PM
Very authentic and impressive work as always.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: nedalezz on March 17, 2010, 01:28:29 AM
Great update! The first picture, the mosaic, really does it for me: maybe its the fog effect, or how you blend the industrials with the residentials, but it just fits together so pefectly :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: Engorn on March 17, 2010, 05:26:09 AM
Nice couple of mosaics. I love the early riser atmosphere of the first mosaic. It seems that everybody is waking up on the morning, as the day is doing it too. :P
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: rooker1 on March 17, 2010, 06:22:00 AM
Great update Arthur. &apls
 The train station behind the one Ferox made, what is it and where did you get it? 
Very nicely laid out and I love the block apartments.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: Gilikov1994 on March 17, 2010, 07:41:26 AM
Haha , great Arthur great! thank you friend  &apls ;)
So if I go on a holiday to Svanskinahya and visit the Ski-Resort .. named by myself ()what():P
Great update again also.. &apls
B.t.w, I don't like a the black taste.. So I prefer the milk one  :D

Wish you all the best, Giel
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: Battlecat on March 17, 2010, 10:58:01 AM
Fantastic update as always!  Love the large residential block buildings, and the industrial area looks excellent as well. 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: Nardo69 on March 17, 2010, 07:46:49 PM
Hello Arthur!

Love that mix of ugliness and pollution - you could almost smell the sulfur from the coal power plants. Also that mix of small housings and industrials, it's not only socialistic but I saw that in Turkey and especially in Istanbul quite some time.

BTW - these gaps in the retaining walls can be covered with these (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=14903) as long as the slope fits with them. I never liked these green gaps in the walls ....  $%Grinno$%

Take care


Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: penguin007 on March 18, 2010, 12:02:45 PM
Great update I love your mix of small housing and the huge apartment  buildings

Wil
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: kwakelaar on March 20, 2010, 07:01:32 AM
Bloc party indeed. A great looking mosaic, and are you sure you've got enough power in this city.  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Blocky Party
Post by: Yan077 on March 20, 2010, 12:43:06 PM
It's been a while I haven't commented your soviet MD, shame on me  ;D as always you do an excellent job with the blocks, it's very realistic once more !

Keep up the good work  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: art128 on March 21, 2010, 11:34:05 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil ! Yes, those estates are build for the workers of the fabrics !

kelis - Gracias amigo !  ;D Estoy esperando mas fotos en Flickr..  ;D

Cyclone1001 - Thanks for your comment ! Well the maxis power plants are here used as a factories, not as power plants ! About the Ambulance on a bike path, well we can imagine that it comes from the entrance of one of those blocks..  :D

djvandrake - Thanks a lot my friend !

nedalezz - Thank you very much ! I'm glad you think the industrial buildings and the housing fits well !
 
Engorn - Thanks ! Yes we can say that..  :P
 
rooker1 - hey Robin, thanks for the comment my friend  ! Well the train station comes from a Japanese site I think if not it's from the LEX, I'll give you a link by PM if I found it !

Gilikov1994 - Well, the ski resort will be named GielStation..  ;D Anyway, I take note for the chocolate..  ;) Thanks for the comment my friend !

Battlecat - Thanks ! However, my industrial areas aren't as good as yours, but I think they're nice, yeah.  :)

Nardo69 - Hi Bernhard ! Thanks for your great comment my friend ! I'll try to hide these ugly gaps next time..  ;D

penguin007 - Thanks Will ! I'm glad you liked the mix of blocks and houses !

kwakelaar - Thanks ! However, As I already told to Cyclone1001, the coal plants are here used as factories..  :)

Yan077 - hey Yann, You know what we said, Mieux vaut tard que jamais... Thanks you anyway my friend !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today.. ? A special update..  :-X

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2271/propertysalebanner.jpg)

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3449/ma1g.jpg)
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5075/ma2s.jpg)
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/4285/ma3x.jpg)
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/5707/ma4n.jpg)
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/5947/ma5w.jpg)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8808/mb1o.jpg[img]
[img]http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/402/mb2e.jpg)
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4309/mb3u.jpg)
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3928/mb4s.jpg)
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5436/mb5q.jpg)

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2151/propertyupdateintro.jpg)
oops, It was meant to be North instead of Norht..  ::)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4584/propertylowcost.jpg)

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6470/mcondos1.jpg)
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7371/mcondos2.jpg)
(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7981/mcondos3.jpg)

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6388/luxuryhomes.jpg)

I hope you liked this update !

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 21, 2010, 12:14:54 PM
Medium flats looks quite interesting (low too  ;D). I think, I could buy one flat, but I'm afraid about "calm" railway line nearby  :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: penguin007 on March 21, 2010, 12:42:13 PM
Beautiful update there love the little details, that bridge over the railway and the fallen leaves reall start to bring the city to life

Will
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: Tomas Neto on March 21, 2010, 02:25:58 PM
Nice city, very well done!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: canyonjumper on March 21, 2010, 03:07:19 PM
Cool city, Arthur :thumbsup: Really like the luxury blocks!

                -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: ecoba on March 21, 2010, 04:39:44 PM
Ooh, I'll take the penthouse Luxury Flat, if you please.  :D

Vratska is really a nice city, Arthur.

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: djvandrake on March 21, 2010, 09:09:10 PM
 &apls &apls &apls

Levski district is my favorite.  That's where I want a flat.  :thumbsup:  :P

Looks awesome.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: nedalezz on March 22, 2010, 08:04:38 AM
Is that capitalist money producing luxury apartments! Great update, I really like how you set it up. It would be great if we could see where each area was in an aerial shot :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: Battlecat on March 22, 2010, 11:41:17 AM
Great update!  Nice variety of residential buildings and a great idea for presenting them!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: io_bg on March 26, 2010, 06:43:10 AM
Looking great, Arthur! Nice parks you've put around the residential zones. And how much does a luxury apartment cost? $%Grinno$%
Take care,
Ioan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Kazan - Property agency..
Post by: kwakelaar on March 27, 2010, 02:24:26 AM
Great looking update, especially the Levski apartments are a nice combination of buildings and park land.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy
Post by: art128 on March 28, 2010, 08:51:01 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

kbieniu7 - Yeah, the medium flats are quite nice. Well as the railway is sunken, the noise is divided by 5, so it's clam yeah..  :) Thanks anyway Kamil !

penguin007 - Thanks, actually I wanted to make the update during the summer or at least autumn, but it came to winter..  :P

Tomas Neto - Obrigado, Tomas !

canyonjumper - Thank you, Jordan !

ecoba - Hehehe, great choice, Ethan ! You won't be disappointed about the loft. Thanks anyway my friend !

djvandrake - Luxury loft too ? Thanks a lot !

nedalezz - Thanks Nedal ! And here you are the panorama shot !

Battlecat - Thanks ! Yeah I had a great idea for presenting the flats.

io_bg - How much.. well a lot !  :P Thanks anyway !

kwakelaar - Thanks my friend ! I glad you liked the update, and I hope you'll like this one too !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today, just a teaser of the nuclear power plant of Naszran, and a panorama..  ;D

(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/0314fc2cc61d810e8cd1010048534090.jpg)

(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/f16f6429b41a3e14082f46b503c47cb4.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/62ab22d6e1146088323309764c22dc06.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/bb2fc8abd3ef1275bb5a502af52acfd2.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/c87aee103a47349a25e7613b907f0b44.jpg)

And here are the panorama, as Nedalezz wanted, about the city of Kazan'.

PANORAMA N°1 (1835x 1556 - 3,3Mb) - Kazan' (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/4be20ffe7e59d35f106c9386bc6227f8.jpg)

At first I wanted to post two panoramas, but it seems that no site can upload the image..  :'(

I hope you liked this update !  ;D
Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: ecoba on March 28, 2010, 09:43:21 AM
...Nucular, it's Nucular...  $%Grinno$%

Really gritty update, Arthur. Although, the way that you are able to show us your grittiness makes it really beautiful. Not many people can make a dirty nuclear plant under a constant smog cover pretty, but, you manage to pull it off.  :thumbsup:

That panorama of Kazan is absolutely breathtaking. The coal power plants along the freeway definitely let me know it's Svaskinahya, but without the usual gloomy photoshopping it looks like it could maybe be in... Western Europe. The horror...

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: djvandrake on March 28, 2010, 11:15:24 AM
Very impressive teaser!  Can't wait to see all the details of this.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: nbvc on March 28, 2010, 11:28:27 AM
Great images. &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: io_bg on March 28, 2010, 11:30:32 AM
Great-looking mosaic! The panorama is impressive as well!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 28, 2010, 11:56:05 AM
Teaser looks interesting. But this construction (or sometihng other?) intrugued me a bit. :P
And I very like how estates looks from far at panorama. Great job!  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: Cyclone1001 on March 28, 2010, 02:13:05 PM
I keep forgetting how good this is! That power plant looks great so far.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: kelis on March 29, 2010, 06:36:56 AM
Great art  &apls &apls &apls

PD: Ya tienes nuevas fotos  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: Battlecat on March 29, 2010, 11:12:01 AM
Fantastic teaser once again! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: canyonjumper on March 29, 2010, 06:57:09 PM
Great teaser, Art!

      Your friend, Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: kwakelaar on April 01, 2010, 03:38:05 AM
Looking quite sinister this nuclear power plant of yours, and the way you have made the images does not really lift the mood.  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Naszran, the wind cries Rainy (and not mary.. )
Post by: art128 on April 01, 2010, 03:49:48 AM
Thanks a lot, everyone ! I have a small new update ready for today, so if you haven't commented yet the nuclear power plant, do it now !  :thumbsup:

Arthur.  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: art128 on April 02, 2010, 02:38:15 PM
Here's a preview for you, people !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/3449/ma1g.jpg)
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/103/ma2l.jpg)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3195/ma3.jpg)
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4262/ma4a.jpg)
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6215/ma5a.jpg)
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/7596/ma6u.jpg)
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/8468/ma7.jpg)

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: ecoba on April 02, 2010, 03:24:50 PM
Wow, breathtaking, Arthur. It certainly is very, very red.  :D

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: i_love_lamp on April 02, 2010, 04:34:30 PM
astounding! Youve made communism look not that bad!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: djvandrake on April 02, 2010, 11:28:35 PM
Awesome mosaic!  Great massing of buildings and those stadiums are awesome.  Love the GLR too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: kwakelaar on April 03, 2010, 02:59:49 AM
That is really a great looking teaser. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: art128 on April 03, 2010, 04:39:38 AM
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9493/svanskinahya.jpg)

Thanks all ! The mosaic is now cut into six 800x600 pictures and a 800x432 picture, so that it loads faster on everyone's computer !  :)

Arthur.


51 to go until the GIANT surprise.. $%#Ninj2
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: Gilikov1994 on April 03, 2010, 07:33:15 AM
Wow, Arthur.. great complex..
Maybe you're the next Olympic Games hoster :P?

- Giel
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: penguin007 on April 03, 2010, 05:24:40 PM
Awesome sports complex there can't wait for more

Will
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - RED
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 05, 2010, 11:40:33 AM
Looks nice, good work with this complex. But this one colorful is standing "alone" and looking like some badpixel  :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: art128 on April 07, 2010, 05:17:22 AM
Thanks everyone ! Here's another teaser for you, the same mosaic but this time during night !


(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)
(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5755/mb1f.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1958/mb2ju.jpg)
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7026/mb3s.jpg)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2844/mb4cf.jpg)
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/5436/mb5q.jpg)
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7956/mb6dj.jpg)
(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/5161/mb7.jpg)

I hope you liked this mosaic !

Next update friday or sunday !

Arhtur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: io_bg on April 07, 2010, 05:38:23 AM
Looks great, Arthur. The repetition in the buildings makes it really look like if it's in the USSR. Maybe only that stadium is a bit too new and shiny for the USSR standards :P
Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: ecoba on April 07, 2010, 07:24:57 AM
I agree with Ioan, the repitition of the apartment blocks is very communist, however I disagree about the stadium, the USSR needs a pride and joy, too.  :D

Hope to see some more great work soon, Arthur.

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: Battlecat on April 07, 2010, 11:56:09 AM
Fantastic updates as always! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: djvandrake on April 07, 2010, 11:13:27 PM
Great night shots!   &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: nedalezz on April 08, 2010, 12:31:53 PM
Wow - that is one great teaser. The night lighting and the effects you used were tremendous.

The Nesara Council will officially like to thank the President of Svanskinahya for his selection in making Cedar his choice for a holiday home. It also hopes that the President will not mind the council using that fact when promoting the area!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 08, 2010, 12:55:24 PM
The same  ;D But nice  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: kelis on April 08, 2010, 03:35:10 PM
Great night shots arthur  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: canyonjumper on April 10, 2010, 02:05:04 AM
WOW! Great pic art!

        -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: Gilikov1994 on April 10, 2010, 03:41:19 AM
Wow Arthur,
that nightpicture looks very good!
one of the best night-pics I've ever seen on SC4D.

- Giel
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Teaser - BLACK
Post by: Nardo69 on April 10, 2010, 04:14:48 AM
Two great mosaics (I wish I could make 'em, too ...). Even though I am not abig fan of the DarkNite (too dark) or even standart night (I always find something to do in my maps when I'm in and can't do this in nigt mode) I do love that night shot mosaic.

Loce that underpass / subway station between the big and the small stadium - really nice and realistic!

Take care my friend!


Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: art128 on April 10, 2010, 12:10:52 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Replies from update : Naszran, The wind cries Rainy

ecoba - Thanks a lot my friend, Yeah, a real horror to think this can be in western Europe.. I'm glad you enjoyed the update !

djvandrake - Thanks ! But it was more an update than a teaser !
 
nbvc - Danke schön !

io_bg - Thanks a lot my friend !

kbieniu7 - Thanks a lot, kamil ! I'm glad you liked the panorama. About the construction, if you're talking about the mosaic - It's a new reactor that was blown away during a fire recently which is in re-construction. If you're talking about the panorama, it's a skyscraper..  :)

Cyclone1001 - Thank you very much !

kelis - Gracias amigo ! Ya veo las fotos :  :o :o

Battlecat - Thanks my friend !

canyonjumper - Thank you very much, Jordan !

kwakelaar - So i've came to my goal with that ! Thanks a lot Gjermund !

Replies from teaser n°1 : RED
 
ecoba - Thanks Ethan ! It's sure the way i've edited the mosaic in Photoshop make it really red !

i_love_lamp - ehehe, thanks a lot and welcome to Svanskinahya !

djvandrake - Thanks you very much my friend !

kwakelaar - Dank u zeer, mijn vriend!

Gilikov1994 - Hehehe, maybe one of those days, but for the moment no, let me develop the region a little bit more first..  :P

penguin007 - Thanks Will !

kbieniu7 - Yeah, but sometime the sadness need a bit of happy colors..  :D

Replies from teaser n°2 : BLACK

io_bg - Thanks my friend ! But I don't think really like you about the stadium. I think every capital needs a big and shiny stadium for the national team of whatever sport. Look in Moscow, Loujniki stadium is big and shiny !

ecoba - Thanks Ethan ! It's sure the USSR needs a pride and joy !

Battlecat - Thanks my friend ! However this was just a teaser !

djvandrake - Thanks a lot !

nedalezz - Thanks a lot, Nedal ! The Svanskinahya presidential delegation will officially thank the Nesera council for accepting to make Nesera the home of Svanskinahya president's vacations. Ans also will be happy to let you using this fact for promoting the region !

kbieniu7 - The same but thanks !  :P :P

kelis - Muchas gracias amigo !

canyonjumper - Hehehe, thanks Jordan !

Gilikov1994 - Wow, thanks a lot Giel ! I'm glad you think this is one of the best night-picture over SC4D ! :thumbsup:

papa Nardo - Thanks you very much for your comment, Bernhard ! Yeah it sure the standard night isn't the best also as the dark one too (this one by SimFox) but well i'm still waiting THE perfect night mod. I'll maybe try my luck at modding this one.. eh. Actually the subway doesn't come in that area of the suburbs (and even in the suburbs) but what you can see is an underground access to the stadium and the arena just at the other side of the street !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today only two mosaics (sorry they aren't cut into small 800x600 pictures, I'll do that tomorrow maybe. - Sorry it can takes some time to load..) about the capital, Vratska.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1818/8u83v91p.jpg)

(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/49a440140cd04df5bd3d01fe4efa557a.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/b40251eede8d75033b63cf31cbdccf2a.jpg)

That's all for today !

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 10, 2010, 01:00:37 PM
Great! I cannot see there any special places, so I comment i overall  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: kwakelaar on April 11, 2010, 03:31:39 AM
Two great looking mosaic, I especially like the warehouses and what looks like locks in the first one.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: djvandrake on April 11, 2010, 12:05:55 PM
Great mosaics!  &apls  Very impressive work on your port and all the effort put into making your shorelines. Bravo.  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: canyonjumper on April 11, 2010, 03:50:40 PM
Very nice! I love the use of the canal lots!

          -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: penguin007 on April 11, 2010, 04:43:06 PM
Awesome shots there the warehousing and canals suit eachother perfectly

Will
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: Sciurus on April 12, 2010, 04:33:12 AM
Very nice Arthur! &apls

Guillaume.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: nedalezz on April 12, 2010, 09:02:10 AM
Holy smokes those are some gorgeous mosaics. Your water effects are amazing - and the way you have built your city is equally stunning.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: jafmo on April 12, 2010, 09:28:37 AM
It's a honour for me as portuguese and sc4 fan to see such great work and dedication.

Big thank you for sharing that with us.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Boat by boat
Post by: newsimaddict on April 12, 2010, 10:10:32 PM
The rail and warehouse/port section in the 1st montage looks great! IKF I may ask, so you know where you got that open train warehouse from? (The one with the blue roof)

Thanks!, nsa
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: art128 on April 15, 2010, 03:51:02 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

kbieniu7 - OKay..  ;D

kwakelaar - And yes, they're locks ! Thanks a lot Gjermund !

djvandrake - Thank you ! Yeah, it took me a lot of time to make the shoreline, but the result is fine I think..  :)

canyonjumper - Thanks a lot, Jordan ! Yeah I love those canals, they're beautiful, plus they're diagonal and green. I think they fits well with the city.  :)

penguin007 - Tanks you very much, Will !

Sciurus - Merci à toi, Guillaume !

nedalezz - Hehehe, thanks a lot Nedal ! This time the water effects are nice, I'm really happy with them.  :)

jafmo - Olá companheiros Português ! Muito obrigado pelo seu comentário!

newsimaddict - Thanks a lot, nsa ! The open train warehouse comes from a Korean website (thus, those TGV you can see in there are Korean ), but I can't find the adress of it..  :( Maybe you should take a look at the Japanese section on SC4D.  ;)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

So, today is a bit of a special update, because as some of you know, it's the time of the Lamas d'or (= Trixies) at TSC. My region is up in a lot of categories, and to make the votes more easy here's a small recap' of some of them.

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww194/lotaki31/Simcity%204/LO10_banniere.jpg)

6. Le meilleur CBD (Central Business District) -- Best CBD

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2681/imageseulecbd.jpg)

(http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/14/45/75/91/22992810.jpg)

(http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/14/45/75/91/11315010.jpg)

14. La ville la plus personnalisée (Relotage, BATs perso). -- Best personalized city (lots and bats)

(http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/14/45/75/91/12300210.jpg)

(http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/14/45/75/91/12307910.jpg)

(http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/14/45/75/91/12403810.jpg)

15. La meilleure carte postale de votre ville (Retouches et décorations autorisées). -- The best postcard !

(http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/14/45/75/91/13827010.jpg)

17. Le meilleur palais royal, logement présidentiel ou résidence du chef d' État. -The best royal palace, home or residence of the presidential head of state.

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/9349/8697273035715mosaickrem.jpg)

(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1921/2407334132511mosaickrem.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5238/13969283051988mosaickre.jpg)

18. La meilleure place publique -- Best plaza

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1955/2445134982048imageseule.jpg)

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8494/2454086626794mosaicplaz.jpg)

19. Le plus beau parc -- Best park

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9315/9003152274732mosaicpark.jpg)

21. La meilleure Zone Industrielle (Ports industriels inclus) -- Best industrial area (port etc... ) ( I'm the only runner in this category..  :D )

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1648/9811306921185imageseule.jpg)

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5011/5866500921237mosaicport.jpg)

22. La meilleure Zone de Loisirs (Hôtels, sports …) (Ports de plaisance inclus) -- Best recreation area (hotels, sports, marinas etc..

(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/1851/m11q.jpg)

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5499/61293652.jpg)

I hope you liked this little special update, regular ones in a week ! (i'll be in holidays..  ;D )

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: antimonycat on April 15, 2010, 07:05:01 AM
Great update, you've got a nice mix of industrial, historic, hi-rise and poor areas. I like your 'best park' and that night shot of ski slope village too.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 15, 2010, 07:59:54 AM
I wish you winning in it! ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: nedalezz on April 15, 2010, 03:36:50 PM
  &apls  &apls  &apls  &apls  &apls

Little update?! That, my friend, was a huge, SPECTACULAR, update! It had pictures of everything!

Your downtown looks amazing, I cant wait to see it when its completed.

The container port..um..WOW?! That is one immense, great looking port! Your ski resort, as I have stated before, is one of the best I have ever seen.

And last, but definitely not least, your ghetto areas look sooo lifelike. Great update!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: djvandrake on April 15, 2010, 08:30:51 PM
Fantastic!  A showcase of your creations and very enjoyable.   &apls  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: canyonjumper on April 15, 2010, 09:13:40 PM
Wow! Great special update! The pictures are amazing! Hope you win!

            -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: io_bg on April 17, 2010, 04:26:22 AM
Great pics, Arthur. My favourite are the commie city and the ski village. Good luck with that competition!
Take care,
your friend - Ioan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: Gilikov1994 on April 17, 2010, 04:40:28 AM
Man, Arthur.. this is great! Very like the harbour you've made, and like Ioan already said: Good luck with the competition  :thumbsup:

Wish you all the best,

Giel :thumbsup:

(Still one of my favorite MD's)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Golden lamas special update
Post by: ecoba on April 17, 2010, 09:13:30 AM
Wow, Arthur. You certainly are up for a lot of awards, and for the categories where you're the only one, well, you're bound to win those!  :D But, you'll probably win a lot of the others as your work in Svaskinahya is truly amazing, my friend.

Ethan  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small mosaic-preview !
Post by: art128 on April 18, 2010, 10:14:42 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

antimonycat - Thank you very much, I'm glad you like the park.  :)

kbieniu7 - Hehehe, I'll anounce here the result of categories where I win.  ;)

nedalezz - Hehe, thanks a lot Nedal ! I'm glad you enjoyed this special update ! i'll show you a general picture of the downtown when it is finished, but for the moment, I still have to build 2/4 of the city center (around the CBD etc).  :P

djvandrake - Hehehe, thanks a lot Dj !  :P

canyonjumper - Thanks a lot Jordan ! I hope so too !  :P

io_bg - Thanks a lot Ioan !

Gilikov1994 - Hehehe, thank you very much, Giel ! I'm glad you like my harbor.  :)

ecoba - Ethank thank you very much for your kind words, I hope to win a lot of awards too, it's the third edition of the Lamas, the two others years I was just next to the win, but eh.. I hope to win some this year ! (at least one award is great ! ) :P

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

So, today is a little update (yes Nedal, this one is little..  :P ) about the second suburbs tile I started two days ago. In this mosaic you'll be able to see the powerplant at the bottom (only the BIG chimney), the suburban train station,(let me know what do you think about the train at the station, it was photoshopped to make the train appear under the big glasses. ) and some houses and block along an avenue with the school and the highschool.

(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/5d31f16fc5824a266c05d884380d1efa.jpg)


As usual, comments and critics are welcomed !
Arthur. :thumbsup:


17 to go until the MEGA SURPRISE !/center]
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small mosaic-preview !
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 18, 2010, 11:06:29 AM
But this yellow smoke won't block the airspace? :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small mosaic-preview !
Post by: planetechef on April 18, 2010, 10:02:49 PM
my first post here  ::) your mosaic is awesome, i like the brown smoked effect, poor houses  :P, the train station is also very nice  :thumbsup: great pic.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small mosaic-preview !
Post by: marsh on April 18, 2010, 10:38:35 PM
Looks great! Love the depressing look you have going there. (Is that wierd?) How did you get that rain effect btw?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small mosaic-preview !
Post by: emgmod on April 18, 2010, 11:32:54 PM
I really like the Photoshopping in this MD and how you combined two of those Victorian elevated stations into one big station.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small mosaic-preview !
Post by: Battlecat on April 19, 2010, 11:33:50 AM
Fantastic looking mosaic!  Love the touch with the smoke coming out of the stack! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small mosaic-preview !
Post by: canyonjumper on April 20, 2010, 10:48:10 PM
Arthur, I love your Photoshopping! Great mosaic!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: art128 on April 25, 2010, 02:55:12 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

kbieniu7 - Well, I hope so !  ;D

planetechef - Thanks a lot ! Welcome to Svanskinahya, and I'm glad you liked the suburban train station !

marsh - Thanks ! The rain effect was made with Photoshop (but you can use GIMP to make it) !  :P

emgmod - Thanks ! I'm also very satisfied of the result with the two stations there !

Battlecat - Thanks ! Yeah, I was too lazy to wait the game's smoke, so I created it myself..  ;D
 
canyonjumper - Thanks you very much my friend !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today a small update guys, about another suburb tile I started recently. Nothing more to say except enjoy that mosaic ! (Oh btw, now all my pics will be 1000pixels wide, because I have my new computer with a beautiful 23" screen..  ;D )

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3253/82503041.jpg)
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8435/37147598.jpg)
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1826/39044346.jpg)
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4720/66490145.jpg)

I hope you liked this update !

Arthur. :thumbsup:

10 to go !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: ecoba on April 25, 2010, 04:36:29 PM
I certainly did like this update, Arthur. I like the new width of the pictures too, it really lets you see all of the details. The highway and the construction lot make it very noticeable of your work, my friend. Great job here, and I hope to see some more and news of the Golden Llamas soon.  :)

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 26, 2010, 08:11:26 AM
Nice. In my opinion the most interesting is this square. And maybe this blocks - its residents could meet each other just going to the balcony  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: Gilikov1994 on April 26, 2010, 10:04:45 AM
Great Arthur, the communist monument makes it good ;)

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: canyonjumper on April 26, 2010, 07:05:49 PM
Great mosiac Arthur! I liked the plaza at the top!

             -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: io_bg on April 28, 2010, 11:06:23 AM
Some great work there, Arthur! I particularly like the schools and the park between all of them. The commie blocks look nice as well despite that the green ones stand-out a bit cause they're too bright IMO.
Take care,
Ioan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: art128 on April 28, 2010, 11:38:31 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

ecoba - Thanks a lot Ethan ! I'm glad you liked the new width of the picture my friend ! Sure, when the results will get out, I tell you !

kbieniu7 - Thanks ! Actually, the square is the plaza of the town hall of this suburban city !

Gilikov1994 - Thanks Giel ! But there are two commie monuments.. the other can't be seen in the mosaic (it's on the opposed side of the fountain - So that the plaza is symmetric )

canyonjumper - Thanks you very much, Jordan ! More of the plaza to come in a future update !

io_bg - Thanks ! I also think the green blocks are a bit too bright, I'll try to avoid that next time !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

This update was a bit inspired by Dustin (    thundercrack83) with his Christening Centennial Quay (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=6190.msg232005#msg232005), I present to you the Docks of Liberty ! (it's in Vratska)

(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/1818/8u83v91p.jpg)

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/6703/12647962.jpg)
(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/9815/59257514.jpg)
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6758/29249951.jpg)
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8566/52753973.jpg)
First, a mosaic showing a new part of the city, under the morning fog. -Note the highway you can see at the top of the mosaic is the circular highway around Vratska center, beyond that highway will be blocks and houses (suburbs)

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/374/m21k.jpg)
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4726/m22v.jpg)
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5688/m23zk.jpg)
Then here's the dock by the afternoon, you can see the summer is coming here too ! (sorry for the blank area, didn't had time to hid them with trees..)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3528/m31y.jpg)
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/3305/m32.jpg)
Another angle.

I hope you liked this update ! More to come soon !
-Arthur. :thumbsup:


4 to go !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: nbvc on April 28, 2010, 02:50:31 PM
Wow, great mosaics. &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: Gilikov1994 on April 28, 2010, 03:33:53 PM
Great mosaics Arthur, can't get enough of it :D

Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: ecoba on April 28, 2010, 06:01:05 PM
Great job, Arthur. This area really is a nice part of Vratska and would be the pride of the city!  :) Hope to see some more of Svaskinahya soon, my friend.

Ethan

Also, congrats on the classics!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: noahclem on April 28, 2010, 06:03:39 PM
Good stuff, wow! Love the variety of cityscapes and especially enjoy your use of water. Is the (non-canal) water a mod or photo-shopping? Tried looking backwards to find out, hope I didn't miss the answer. Incredibly well put together stuff!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: canyonjumper on April 28, 2010, 07:32:50 PM
Nice! I like the photoshopping around the water's edge!

                   -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 29, 2010, 11:22:18 AM
I can see your chaos there  ;D
Congrats of moving to classics!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: Gilikov1994 on April 29, 2010, 04:29:51 PM
Hej Arthur, you've made it! The Classics :D

Well done ;)

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: planetechef on April 29, 2010, 11:15:05 PM
both of this mosaic are beautifull, nice mist effect, may i ask what can of water mod you use? the reflection is pretty nice.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | A small update for you !
Post by: nedalezz on May 01, 2010, 03:41:34 AM
Wow! Thats a great mosaic, especially the first one. The contrast between old and modern - you pull it off perfectly.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Celebration!
Post by: art128 on May 02, 2010, 05:03:11 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

nbvc - Thanks !

Gilikov1994 - Hehe, thanks you very much, Giel !  :P

ecoba - Thanks ! This area is pride of the city for sure ! More to come !

noahclem - Thanks you for the put into the classics ! The non canal water is a photoshopping, but only for the waves, the texture is a part of a water mod, but I don't recall which one.. Maybe it was PEG's  brigantine, or one of Dogfight.. :P

canyonjumper - Thanks Jordan !  :)

kbieniu7 - My chaos ? What do you mean by that ?  ;D Thanks btw !  :P

Gilikov1994 (2) - Thanks my friend ! it's an honor for me to get into the classics.

planetechef - The reflection is photoshopped, but the water mod is brigantine I guess. Thanks anyway ! I'm glad you liked the mosaics.. !  :P

nedalezz - Thanks a lot, Nedal ! i'm glad you like the first mosaic ! (as well as the two others ! :D )

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

So, thanks you everyone for putting my MD into this category, it's an honor for me to be in the classics ! So today three special mosaics !

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/7092/vc6suqcj.jpg)

(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/4909/mosaic11.jpg)
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3091/mosaic12.jpg)
(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2630/mosaic13.jpg)
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/20/mosaic14.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8145/mosaic15.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6190/mosaic21.jpg)
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/5887/mosaic22.jpg)
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9121/mosaic23.jpg)
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/390/mosaic24.jpg)
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1157/mosaic25.jpg)
(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/5152/mosaic26.jpg)
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6695/mosaic27.jpg)
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/5958/mosaic28.jpg)

(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/2822/mosaic31.jpg)
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/866/mosaic32.jpg)
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9397/mosaic33.jpg)
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/6735/mosaic34.jpg)
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2879/mosaic35.jpg)
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9528/mosaic36.jpg)
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8316/mosaic37.jpg)


Thanks everyone ! Now to the 1000th...  :D

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Classics Celebration !
Post by: io_bg on May 02, 2010, 05:13:51 AM
Congrats on making it to the Classics! Great firework photoshopping as well! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Classics Celebration !
Post by: canyonjumper on May 02, 2010, 02:52:54 PM
Congratulations Arthur! Your MD certainly deserves to be in the classics ;D  Excellent mosiacs, and PS'ing!

                       Your friend,
                                       Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Classics Celebration !
Post by: Schulmanator on May 02, 2010, 03:12:19 PM
Congratulations! A well done celebration for a fabulous effort. Great job!  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Classics Celebration !
Post by: ecoba on May 02, 2010, 04:32:53 PM
Congragulations again, my friend. This was a wonderful celebration that you've given us as well. The photoshopping is excellent and the city is wonderful.

Ethan  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Classics Celebration !
Post by: rooker1 on May 04, 2010, 09:26:21 AM
Great work Arthur on mkaing it into "The Classics" section.  I knew it wouldn't take too long before you joined this rank with all your great pictures.  And this last post of your is no exception, I love the night mosaics and the fire works....very fitting for reaching 500 comments.  Here's to another 500 and more.
 &apls

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Classics Celebration !
Post by: nedalezz on May 06, 2010, 08:06:20 AM
What a great set of mosaics, and yes, you did well with the fireworks there! Congrats on the 500 comments, and hopefully they will be 1000 pretty soon :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Classics Celebration !
Post by: Nardo69 on May 07, 2010, 03:25:57 PM
Welcome to the classics (even though it is a bit pathetic if you see how long it took for me ...)  ::)

Sorry for not posting earlier but that old coal eating and steam-driven laptop of mine had some problems with your wonderful mosaics ... telling me it's more than about time for a new computer ...

Take care my friend!


Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Classics Celebration !
Post by: Gilikov1994 on May 09, 2010, 12:43:32 PM
Arthur...

How many Vhram cost an airplaneticket to Vratska  ()what() :P

Wish you all the best

Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya |Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: art128 on May 09, 2010, 01:32:30 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

io_bg - Thanks a lot my friend !

canyonjumper - Thanks Jordan !

Schulmanator - Hey, long time didn't see you ! Thanks for stopping by !

ecoba - Thanks a lot my friend, Ethan !

rooker1 - Thanks a lot Robin, i'm glad you liked the fireworks !

nedalezz - Well, pretty soon, maybe not, but 1000 fore sure ! Thanks you very much Nedal !

Nardo69 - Thanks you very much Bernhard, i'm sorry that my mosaics are givin' you some problems, it was the same with my laptop before I bought this wonderful computer.. ! Thanks a lot !

Gilikov1994 - Thanks a lot Giel (how impossible is your name to pronounce ! ... xD  :P ) a plane, well almost the same as in euros .  :D

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Okay, I made some modification on the canal since the last update, so here are the pictures (two mosaics by night and some single pictures). Also a new stadium has opened in the capital, the UFC Vratska football stadium..

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1372/bannerno.jpg)

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2918/m11h.jpg)
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/6999/m12z.jpg)
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2360/m13w.jpg)
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7123/m14j.jpg)
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9008/m15sg.jpg)


(http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/6496/m21w.jpg)
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/6553/m22bk.jpg)
(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/5549/m23k.jpg)
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1116/m24i.jpg)

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3337/vratska6mai.jpg)

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/2858/vratska8mai.jpg)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6480/vratska13juin.jpg)

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9323/vratska20juin.jpg)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2284/vratska14juin.jpg)

I hope you liked this update !

Arthur! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 09, 2010, 02:33:00 PM
Whole city looks great!  Raiway on the 4th screen cathed my eye. And also this guy at Aurora skyscraper  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: WC_EEND on May 09, 2010, 02:49:41 PM
Nardo69 - Thanks you very much Bernhard, i'm sorry that my mosaics are givin' you some problems, it was the same with my laptop before I bought this wonderful computer.. ! Thanks a lot !

Gilikov1994 - Thanks a lot Giel (how impossible is your name to pronounce ! ... xD  :P ) a plane, well almost the same as in euros .  :D
Lovely mosaics once more Arthur :thumbsup: (although I've had to hit refresh more than 5 times to see them normally)
I think I have a similar problem as Nardo

PS: "Giel" is not that hard to pronounce ;D

take care

Xander
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: Gilikov1994 on May 10, 2010, 11:19:18 AM
Haha, my name is not so difficult to pronounce indeed ;)
Great mosaics, that city overview look amazing either. Btw, you 'll see me soon in Vratska xD  :thumbsup:

Your friend, Giel ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: canyonjumper on May 10, 2010, 07:12:38 PM
Awesome pics Arthur!! I liked the thin strip of land, with the Statue Of Liberty on it ;D

              Your friend, 
                             Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: ecoba on May 10, 2010, 08:50:26 PM
Beautiful pictures, Arthur. I really like the stadium, do you know where I might get it?

Ethan  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: art128 on May 11, 2010, 05:25:45 AM
Just a quick reply to Ethan:

You can get that stadium on KS Japan's site here (http://27.pro.tok2.com/~chilitomato2/), click on stadium and well download the LTU arena.. you should also keep an eye on the other stadiums, they're wonderful !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: ecoba on May 11, 2010, 08:49:52 PM
Thank you, Arthur. It really is an excellent BAT.

Ethan  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: io_bg on May 12, 2010, 11:34:02 AM
What a nice and modern commie city! $%Grinno$% Great pics, my friend! The railway layout really caught my eye, it's really well done! The reconstruction of the canal is nice as well, however I think this is not the best place for the Statue of Liberty.
Take care,
Ioan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: kelis on May 12, 2010, 01:26:00 PM
A W E S O M E  &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - Clear Sky
Post by: marsh on May 12, 2010, 06:46:46 PM
AMAZING!!! Two thumbs up! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

,marsh
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: art128 on May 16, 2010, 10:32:05 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

kbieniu7 - Yeah, the face on Aurora is quite funny ! Thanks a lot Kamil ! The railway was meant to catch the eyes, so if I caught your eyes, I have done my job !  :P

WC_EEND - It is for me !  :D I'm glad you liked the mosaics, Xander ! :P

Gilikov1994 - Ahaha, good ! i'm glad you liked the update, Giel !

canyonjumper - I also really like the strip of land (called an island..  ;D ) with the statue on it, I think it gives a nice touch to the city. :P

ecoba - Thanks a lot, Ethan ! I answered you !

ecoba (2) - No problem my friend !

io_bg - Yeah, the commie era has done, now it's modernist..  ::) I'm glad you like the railway layout, it takes me some time to do it (crashes etc..  :D ), however, I think the statue of liberty looks great in this place, you can look over in paris with google earth, there is the same thing !  :P

kelis - Muchas gracias amigo ! ¿Cuándo hablamos de tus BATs (modding etc) ?

marsh - Thanks for the two thumbs up !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today again an update about Vratska, sorry I promise you the next update will be on another place in the region. The city has grown, and now counts more than 250.000 residents !

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3371/bannereo.jpg)

(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/3554/m31.jpg)
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/7157/m32t.jpg)
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8944/m33z.jpg)

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/3101/m11y.jpg)
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1880/m12ey.jpg)

Plus, here are two photoshopped pictures that I really like how they came out !

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3546/m21z.jpg)
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7324/m22p.jpg)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/499/m23p.jpg)
I think i'm going to make more like this one, I like the result.

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1884/imageseule.jpg)

I hope you liked this update !

Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: ecoba on May 16, 2010, 11:38:59 AM
Wow, Arthur! Some amazing photoshopping and wonderful panoramas of the city. Absolutely gourgeous work here, my friend!

Ethan  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: Gilikov1994 on May 16, 2010, 02:08:10 PM
Woohoo :), Arthur.. great overview. At first, I had to turn my head 90 degrees to the left :P love the detail in the photoshop :).. just great  &apls

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 16, 2010, 03:10:15 PM
You have put in this city a lot of great work.
Nice idea with adding lights over the streets  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: Battlecat on May 17, 2010, 11:18:51 AM
Great looking update!  The mosaic looks excellent as do the photoshopped views!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: Tomas Neto on May 17, 2010, 02:24:22 PM
Nice update Arthur!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: SimFox on May 17, 2010, 03:02:39 PM
smashing! really is!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: canyonjumper on May 17, 2010, 07:10:25 PM
Arthur! Awesome Photoshopping! So it is an island, I wasnt 100% sure ;D

                      Your friend,
                                     Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - ten miles away from paradise
Post by: io_bg on May 19, 2010, 08:32:03 AM
Great overviews from Vratska! The night mosaic is nice as well. Is that smog on the last picture?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Call of Naszran (Formerly Pripyat)
Post by: art128 on May 20, 2010, 03:34:36 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

ecoba - Thanks a lot, Ethan ! I'm very glad you like the panoramas. It's the part i'm most proud of ! :P

Gilikov1994 - hehehe, I'm glad you liked this update, Giel ! Also sorry for your neck... ::) :P

kbieniu7 - Yeah, it makes the city a bit more real with this orange foggy as we can see at night in real. I think it's one of the things that are missing in SC4. But anyway, photoshop is here to help... :P

Battlecat - Thanks al lot my friend !

Tomas Neto - Obrigado, Tomas !

SimFox - I'm glad you stopped by there again, Simfox ! As you can see I used a lot your buildings in Vratska, and I think they're looking pretty good here ! Thanks for the comment !

canyonjumper - Yeah, an island ! Like liberty island, Notre-dame island ect..  :D Thanks anyway, Jordan !

io_bg - Thanks a lot, Ioan ! Yeah it's a small foggy, see Kbieniu7's answer to see exactly what is it ! (Too lazy to copy-pasta it again.  :P )

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Okay, as I promised here is an update about another part of Svanskinahya, but out of Vratska. This time we'll stop in Naszran. As I finally managed to had time to finish the NPP, I can show it to you. Warning, depressing is anywhere here !

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/517/bannerxe.png)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4806/m11wx.jpg)
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9426/m12s.jpg)
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1866/m13n.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3038/m21nz.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4346/m22s.jpg)
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5549/m23k.jpg)
(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/8257/m24a.jpg)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8936/mosaic2j.jpg)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7029/mosaic4.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1444/img0006us.jpg)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/2162/img0015at.jpg)

(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3325/img0016mv.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed this update and you didn't get a depression...  :P

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Call of Naszran (Formerly Pripyat)
Post by: Tomas Neto on May 21, 2010, 05:10:58 AM
Awesome!!! A great work my friend!!!
Suas cidades são de um realismo impressionante, Arthur!!! É sempre um imenso prazer visitar seu MD!!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Call of Naszran (Formerly Pripyat)
Post by: jafmo on May 21, 2010, 07:20:17 AM
Once more a very nice set of pictures.
Um belo trabalho  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Call of Naszran (Formerly Pripyat)
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 21, 2010, 08:37:56 AM
Depressing? I think it's quite colorful :D
But I think power plant area is too empty. I think some trees or bushes could help.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Call of Naszran (Formerly Pripyat)
Post by: rooker1 on May 21, 2010, 08:56:03 AM
Arthur my friend,
 Your last two updates are incredible.
 In the second last one.....I love that park island in the middle of the canal.  What an awesome idea and perfectly executed!  And that abstract mosaic, the one on the angle.....I like that too and hope to see more of those.
 In this last update.....it's not that good.....it's fantastic!  :D ;)
Great work on the nuclear power plant.  I like it's overall size.
I do have a question though.....what are those sands piles from?  what lot?  I'm not too sure if I have seen those before.
 I can't wait for your next update.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Call of Naszran (Formerly Pripyat)
Post by: art128 on May 21, 2010, 09:05:30 AM

I do have a question though.....what are those sands piles from?  what lot?  I'm not too sure if I have seen those before.

Just a quick reply to Robin :

These sands piles come from SimCity Polska (you need to register for downloading but it's free). The name of that industry lot is Plac Drzewny (Don't ask me to pronounce that, I'll be totally unable to do so.. ). Here is the page of that download (http://www.simcitypolska.pl/download.php?view.405)

Arthur. :thumbsup:

EDIT - Wrong code at the end of the link... Sure it is not an image but en url....  ::)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Call of Naszran (Formerly Pripyat)
Post by: ecoba on May 21, 2010, 10:27:02 AM
Wow, great work Arthur. I really liked this update, even though I must admit it was depressing.

Ethan :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Call of Naszran (Formerly Pripyat)
Post by: RickD on May 21, 2010, 05:07:39 PM
Outstanding work on what I've seen so far. I have a lot of catching up to do. *starts reading from page one*  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: art128 on May 23, 2010, 04:22:03 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Tomas Neto - Muito obrigado amigo ! Suas cidades são muito bonitas também!

jafmo - muito obrigado meu amigo!

kbieniu7 - For me too this is quite colorful and beautiful (strange, I live in Paris but i'm passionate by commie architecture (and a lot more by Pripyat)..  :D I'll plant some bushes as you suggested, you're right aftet that the power plant should be more beautiful..  :P Thanks for the comment !

rooker1 - Thanks a lot, Robin ! I'm glad you liked the two last update, and I'm also glad you think the island is greatly done.  About the sand piles I answered you. For the abstract mosaic, the next one will be about Naszran, but can you guess what major axis will be in the focus point ?  :P

ecoba - hehe, good to know it was depressing. Thanks a lot, Ethan !

RickD - Thanks a lot for the kind works ! You won't be disappointed by stopping by here ! But I don't suggest you to start viewing my MD from the page 1 because most of my pictures are gone due to hosting problem but you can start at page 8 I think the picture are here....  :P

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Okay today an update about the second major city in the region, Verblensk ! This city is mainly known for its airport (the second of Svanskinahya after VIA (Vratska Int' Airport) for passenger but the first for freight) and its port which is the most important naval base of the SGDNA (Svanskinahya General Department of Naval Army). But today you'll only see a half (talking about hours of works to make it, not about general size) of the port because I still need to make the last pier.... which is completely loted as two of the others.... But this one isn't orthogonal but diagonal, this is why one pier is a half of the works for the port...

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7568/bannerverblensk.jpg)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/507/m11s.jpg)
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/3950/m12ba.jpg)
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4470/m13b.jpg)
looks like it's raining.... again ....
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4743/m21i.jpg)
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7508/m22y.jpg)
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3152/m23z.jpg)

I hope you liked this update,
until' the next update I have a ton of lotting to do.. ;D (about more than 20 lots for Verblensk, and more than 15 for Naszran.. (for Naszran the lots are generally greater than 10*10... what ? me mad ?? )
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: ecoba on May 23, 2010, 06:47:30 PM
Wow, amazing work here, Arthur. You certainly have used your skills to create a very unique port. Can't wait to see some more, and hopefully the lotting will go well!  :D

Ethan :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: marsh on May 23, 2010, 07:39:53 PM
Amazing port there  &apls Have you thought about releasing those lots? People, (like me), would love to have them and would almost certainly use tham.

,marsh :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: canyonjumper on May 23, 2010, 11:17:28 PM
Great port Arthur! It looks great!

                   -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: Gilikov1994 on May 24, 2010, 04:42:58 AM
very very good, like the harbour, friend :D

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: nbvc on May 24, 2010, 04:46:34 AM
Great work! &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 24, 2010, 05:38:37 AM
This port looks very professional-made. I'm trying to build a port, but I have no idea how to start it in order to make it good :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: io_bg on May 28, 2010, 03:59:30 PM
Great port you've got there, mate! Looking forward to the next update!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: art128 on May 29, 2010, 05:26:38 PM
Thank averyone ! A small update is coming tomorrow ! ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: planetechef on May 30, 2010, 10:26:47 PM
Beautifull mosaic you got here  &apls the rain effect is perfect  :o
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: rooker1 on May 31, 2010, 10:07:28 AM
Hello Arthur,
 I am very jealous of your Industrial Seaport. &apls Perfectly done!  Great choice of BATs, very well used and the perfect amount of space used to make the area look very realistic and believeable. &apls

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, a new breath
Post by: Tomas Neto on May 31, 2010, 09:26:55 PM
Hi Arthur, your mosaics are impressive, so much by the beauty as also by the big quantity of details!!!  &apls &apls
Maravilha de atualização meu amigo, você é um mestre neste jogo!!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: art128 on June 02, 2010, 09:28:21 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

ecoba - Yeap, the lotting is goin' well ! And actually it is already finished ! Ahaha, thanks a lot my friend, yeah I used some skills but also a lot of my free time to create that port. You must be surprised that I had in my mind to build an entire customized seaport since the first version of Svanskinahya ?!  :P

marsh - Ehhm for the moment no, but maybe in the future !  ;D I'm actually more thinking about uploading the cranes as a prop pack than uploading the lots.. but It's a good idea.. Thanks for the comment !

canyonjumper - Thanks a lot, Jordan !  :P

Gilikov1994 - heel erg bedankt mijn vriend!  :P

nbvc - Thanks !

kbieniu7 - Thanks a lot Kamil ! Well obviously, you have to start by the terraforming !  ;D

io_bg - Thank you very much, Ioan !

planetechef - Thanks ! I'm glad you liked the rain effect !  :P

rooker1 - Thank you very much, Robin ! From you it's an honor a comment like this, as you're a professional in the industrial areas and ports ! I'm very very glad you liked this port ! And I hope you'll come back from more of it (not in this update, but the next one for sure ) !  :P

Tomas Neto - Muito obrigado, Tomas ! Estou feliz que você gostou deste update, meu amigo!  :)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

So today's update is a bout a part of the region you've never seen... the farm lands !! Yes, not a big urbanized area, here you can find only highways, villages and forests.

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/351/bannerlublinsk.jpg)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/989/m11pb.jpg)
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2517/m12w.jpg)
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7125/m13h.jpg)
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/7480/m14.jpg)
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3379/m15s.jpg)
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1500/m16n.jpg)

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4249/m21j.jpg)
(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4726/m22v.jpg)
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/5609/m23i.jpg)
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9212/m24vn.jpg)
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9688/m25z.jpg)


I hope you liked this update,
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: Gilikov1994 on June 02, 2010, 09:44:21 AM
Woow, defenitly great :D.. now we see an other side of Svanskinahya, very like the farm lands

Wish you all the best friend, &apls

Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: marsh on June 02, 2010, 10:53:32 AM
Great mosaics. You made the town look great.  :thumbsup:

,marsh :satisfied:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 02, 2010, 02:15:58 PM
I see, farming in Svanskinahya bases on big areas. Like in USSR  ;)
And the name of the town sounds quite familiar  :P
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: ecoba on June 02, 2010, 07:31:42 PM
I certainly did like this update, and all those large, state-run farms. I really liked the farm fields, and the towns were just as nice! :)

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: Tomas Neto on June 03, 2010, 11:48:52 AM
Awesome again my friend!!!   :thumbsup:
Impressionante Arthur..., cada atualização em seu MD é uma grande lição de como jogar o Simcity!!! Parabéns novamente!!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: kalvar on June 04, 2010, 09:36:08 AM
very good your region, I like the military base in the penultimate update samples, and the valley, shows a lot of variety, I like a lot.

tr: muito boa a sua região, gostei muito da base militar na penúltima atualização, e o vale, mostra muita variedade, eu gosto muito disso, sgue assim.

a uma coisa, onde consegue o efeito de nube y chuva.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: io_bg on June 05, 2010, 07:15:54 AM
Very nice set of pics, Art. The small town looks great! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: Air6 on June 05, 2010, 08:16:20 AM
Great update my friend. I really like this town.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Lublinsk, like a new wind...
Post by: djvandrake on June 05, 2010, 11:33:49 AM
Beautiful update Art!  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: art128 on June 13, 2010, 03:11:07 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Gilikov1994 - Yeah, it's kinda the dark side of the moon, eh ! Except that farming is everywhere here after the suburbs ! Thanks for the comment !

marsh - Thanks ! Yeah I'm really happy with how looks this town too !

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil ! Yeap, big farms land are the best ! Oh, and thanks for releasing the Moscow eye, I'll be using it !

ecoba - Thanks a lot, Ethan ! I'm so glad you enjoyed this update, also as you liked the town (which I'm very proud of ! ).

Tomas Neto - Orbigado, Tomas ! Estou feliz que você gostou deste update, meu amigo! Eu espero que você volta logo! Também obrigado pelos elogios !  :)

kalvar - Obrigado, Kalvar ! Estou feliz que você gostou deste vale !

io_bg - Thanks a lot Ioan !

Air6 - Merci beaucoup, Air6 ! This nickname is missing at TSC, too bad you changed to R6, because I really liked this one !

djvandrake - Thanks Dj !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

(http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/2880/bannertz.jpg)

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/8120/m11.jpg)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4979/m12.jpg)
(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/4991/m13z.jpg)

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2006/m21.jpg)
(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/9103/m22.jpg)
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3894/m23.jpg)

I hope you liked this update,

Até a próxima, E boa Copa do Mundo em tudo!

-Arthur. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: Tomas Neto on June 13, 2010, 05:15:09 AM
Fantastic the form as is developed the town planning of your cities!!!   &apls &apls
Meu amigo Arthur, já estou começando a ficar sem adjetivos para dizer o quão lindas são suas cidades!!! Parabéns novamente!!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: Gilikov1994 on June 13, 2010, 08:28:58 AM
woow, great city centre friend:)

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: ecoba on June 13, 2010, 09:07:25 AM
Wow, so beautiful here, Arthur. The W2W is so very beautiful, my friend. The Staples Centre that was also in the update was very nice as well.

The housing blocks are also very nice, I especially like the pagoda in the centre of the one near the water. :)

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: io_bg on June 14, 2010, 12:34:28 PM
I like all your W2W cities and this one is no exception. Some great work on the last update, the el-rail layout seems very good as well! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: noahclem on June 14, 2010, 01:47:58 PM
Beautiful update, glad I stopped to check out your MD. I like your walls and slopes, the el-rail network, the avenues, and unique buildings. I'll be back  ;D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: warconstruct on June 15, 2010, 04:25:05 PM
very beautiful update , great work !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 16, 2010, 09:29:37 AM
Those parks fit very well creating nice places inside the city. I also like the idea for this small estate by water :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: Luke09 on June 16, 2010, 03:09:30 PM
Hey Arthur long time i dont post on your MD.Your W2W continues incredible!Nice Urban expanding you have here  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: art128 on June 19, 2010, 04:38:18 PM
Thanks all ! A new update tomorrow !  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Verblensk, Growing lady'
Post by: ecoba on June 20, 2010, 10:15:40 AM
Looking forward to it very much, Arthur.  :)

Ethan
Title: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: art128 on June 22, 2010, 01:13:44 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Tomas Neto - Obirgado, Tomas !

Gilikov1994 - Thanks a lot, Giel !

ecoba - Thanks ! Yeah, that small pagoda is a nice touch I think in the middle of that housing block. I'm glad you liked every details in this update !

io_bg - Thanks you very much, Ioan ! Yeah the El-rail system is well done I think, it took me a lot of time !

noahclem - Thanks ! i'm glad you liked everything !  ;D More unique buildings to come soon...

warconstruct - Thanks you very much ! It has been a long time since I saw you btw !

kbieniu7 - Really ?! This estate is one i'm really proud of ! Thanks for the comment, Kamil !

Luke09 - Hey, Welcome back, Luke ! Long time no see ! Obrigado so much my friend !

ecoba - Here it is !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Well, today we're going to visit the island-army base of Pervouralsk. The base is located at the south-west of Vratska, by the sea. The only ways to access the base is the plane and the boat.

(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/6079/banneryek.jpg)

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/3360/m11nj.jpg)
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5246/m12y.jpg)

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2006/m21.jpg)
(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/6710/m22o.jpg)
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3894/m23.jpg)

(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7913/m31v.jpg)
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5848/m32m.jpg)
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1132/m33nu.jpg)
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3148/m34a.jpg)
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/8213/m35z.jpg)
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/6051/m36g.jpg)

That's all for today !
A new update soon I hope !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: Gilikov1994 on June 22, 2010, 03:00:35 PM
woow, great arthur,.. I also like the intro-picture :D
attention to detail is very good ;) &apls

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 22, 2010, 04:40:35 PM
A secret base on secret island? That looks strange...  :D
Good work with it, keep it developing!   ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: kelis on June 22, 2010, 05:27:42 PM
Great updaye arthur  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: ecoba on June 22, 2010, 06:14:22 PM
Wow, well this certainly is a very lovely army base, Arthur ! I realy like how organized the barracks are, and I find them very pretty.  ;)

Ethan  :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: Tomas Neto on June 23, 2010, 03:54:31 PM
Awesome!!! I don't have more adjectives for comment your updates!!!    &apls &apls


É sempre um imenso prazer visitar seu MD, Arthur!!! Nunca entendí porque encerrou o Maronoestra, mas fico feliz por ter aberto este novo MD, que sempre nos presenteia com atualizações fantásticas e belíssimas!!! 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: io_bg on June 25, 2010, 11:02:26 AM
Great work on the last update! You've built fantastic port and airport! My only criticism is that the road bridge on the second mosaic is quite low. Despite that, I really enjoyed the pics :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: jafmo on June 29, 2010, 12:06:22 PM
Mais um excelente update. Bom trabalho. Cheio de imaginação.  &apls

Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: planetechef on June 29, 2010, 09:36:17 PM
That's really great, love your military base and your choice of  sea color match perfect, beautifull shots  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: Yan077 on June 30, 2010, 11:27:33 AM
Wow The last mosaic is incredible, sir yes sir !!! Another great update Arthur  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Pervouralsk - Army base
Post by: art128 on July 15, 2010, 05:02:36 AM
* Watch this space tomorrow.... *
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Come back soon...
Post by: Gilikov1994 on July 15, 2010, 08:29:12 AM
Ok :P
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Come back soon...
Post by: ecoba on July 15, 2010, 05:07:34 PM
I am excited! Shall edit this post accordingly! :D

Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: art128 on July 16, 2010, 12:42:06 PM
Thanks everyone for the comment ! Sorry I don't have time for the personal replies now, i'll do them when I get back from holidau (on the 8th of August).. !

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/1245/21woyb4e.jpg)

Vratska 1910..
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9820/m11j.jpg)
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/7387/m12st.jpg)
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/834/m13x.jpg)
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7123/m14j.jpg)

Vratska nowaday (Yes, it's the third version of Vratska, I had to rebuild it from zero because of a graphical glitch... )
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/610/m21ki.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8222/m22f.jpg)
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3894/m23.jpg)

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3787/img0014ub.jpg)

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4513/img0016gu.jpg)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7346/img0017b.jpg)

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7610/img0018e.jpg)

I hope you liked it !

See you in three weeks !

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: kaylacey on July 16, 2010, 01:45:09 PM
Tell us again, please, what water mod and terrain mod you are using?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 16, 2010, 02:10:29 PM
I see in 1910 citiziens of Vratska had quite much cars :D But I think it should have some small market place (tenements says that it wasn't so small town)
But nice to see, how Vratska has been developed during years. Was it so destroyed during war? ;)

And have nice holidays! I'm also going for a week tommorow. 12hrs in train, I wish you, have a shorter trip than me!  ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: Gilikov1994 on July 16, 2010, 04:06:47 PM
Awesome  :thumbsup:, Vratska in 1910 reminds me of some Balkan villages :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: kwakelaar on July 17, 2010, 04:22:57 AM
Great updates and have a nice holiday.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: kelis on July 17, 2010, 06:19:35 AM
WOOW, very good use of my bat's  ;D great job my friend !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: nedalezz on July 20, 2010, 04:04:02 AM
That is a pretty big change! The urban area looks great. What is the population of Vratska these days?
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: canyonjumper on July 20, 2010, 01:26:42 PM
Awesome update Art! Have an awesome holiday!

           -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: travismking on July 22, 2010, 03:59:02 AM
nice update, that bright pink apartment building (the small one) is obnoxious though, I think it grabs your attention way too much
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: art128 on August 07, 2010, 05:00:22 PM
Hey everyone, i'm back ! And i'm preparing an update for next week  ! As I was really but really bored about the last region localisation (Magadan) I decided it restart it again..  $%Grinno$% So stay tunned for some new stuff to come !
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Back next week with fresh new updates !
Post by: ecoba on August 08, 2010, 12:30:43 AM
Can't wait to see it , Arthur ! I know it shall be wonderful, my friend !  :)


Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska - History is behind..
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 08, 2010, 05:34:26 AM
Hey everyone, i'm back ! And i'm preparing an update for next week  ! As I was really but really bored about the last region localisation (Magadan) I decided it restart it again..  $%Grinno$% So stay tunned for some new stuff to come !

Ok my friend!!!  :thumbsup:
Tenho certeza de que virá algo fantástico por aí!!! Fico aguardando!!!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Back next week with fresh new updates !
Post by: io_bg on August 09, 2010, 04:30:54 AM
Fantastic work with the latest update! Now Vratska looks better than ever. Good luck with your newest project!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: art128 on August 16, 2010, 08:16:37 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

kaylacey - I'm using the Missouri break terrain mod and its Water mod. I hope it helps !

kbieniu7 - Yeah, people in 1910 used cars, already !  ;D so destroyed, well I don't know to be honest..  $%Grinno$% Thanks anyway Kamil !

Gilikov1994 - Thanks a lot, Giel ! Yeah it looks a bit like some Balkan villages.

kwakelaar - Thanks you very much !

kelis - Jajaja ! Tus BATs estan muy bien en mi ciudad. Estoy esperando tu otros BATs ! Muchas gracias amigo.

nedalezz - Original Vratska was more than 200.000 habitants, but the actual third version is only 20.000 for the moment (I'm developing it slowly but surely ! )

canyonjumper - Thanks Jordan ! Yes my holidays were awesome !

travismking - Yeah you're right, i'll try to not use it anymore, but I can't be sure because it is grow..  :) ;) Thanks anyway !

ecoba - Thanks, here is it ! (a bit thought.. )

Tomas Neto - Algo extraordinário , podemos dizer assim ! Orbigado amigo !

io_bg - Thanks a lot, Ioan !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6469/bannermlf.jpg)

(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8125/m11st.jpg)
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/8807/m12qr.jpg)
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9968/m13r.jpg)

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4743/m21i.jpg)
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5584/m22es.jpg)
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5549/m23k.jpg)
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/8982/m24w.jpg)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2157/m25a.jpg)

Thanks for watching !

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 16, 2010, 09:32:44 AM
In the first picture it seems to be cloudy, so there is so low traffic, because people are trying to reach their home before storm starts?  ;)
Just like by me, storm is coming.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: Battlecat on August 16, 2010, 10:28:47 AM
Stunning as always!  Love the port in the second shot. 
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: rooker1 on August 16, 2010, 11:19:56 AM
 It looks like mosaics are fast becoming the standard for many in thier MDs and yours are always great my friend. 
 I really like the industrial area, although I could easily do without the ugly Maxis blue high tech. ::) ;)

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: delija21 on August 17, 2010, 04:03:11 AM
One of my favorite MDs. Quality of the pictures are terrific...keep it up
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: nedalezz on August 17, 2010, 04:12:23 AM
Another fine fine update. The second mosaic is terribly impressive, and I really love the effects on the water!



ANNOUNCEMENT: Nesara Investment Fund


To our dear compatriots in Svanskinahya,

Warmest greetings. Recently, the Nesara Council approved the founding of the Nesara Investment Fund, a new company that is serving as the council's investment arm. Given our very close relations with Svanskinahya (our hope is that His Excellency the President enjoys his vacation days in his gorgeous home in Cedar), we humbly put forward a proposal to your esteemed government to allow us to find investment opportunities in your fine country.

Svanskinahya is much more developed than Nesara, and perhaps given our limited current budget we would not be able to invest in larger projects in the country, but it is our hopes that the Svanskinahyan government can assist us in pointing out current projects that we may be able to invest in, or recommending sectors (industrial, commercial, manufacturing, hospitality, services, anything really) that could be a worthwhile investment in the country.

Although we have limited knowledge of the country, we would also like to put forth an application to open a five-star hotel in Vratska, a city we find most endearing. Please let us know your thoughts.

The Nesara Council is also interested in establishing permanent official diplomatic relations with Svanskinahya through an embassy or consulate.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: planetechef on August 18, 2010, 04:49:44 AM
really nice, i like the sea effect, great pictures over there  &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: kelis on August 18, 2010, 06:26:42 AM
Nice, really nice Arthur !!

Good job in the port area  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: ecoba on August 18, 2010, 08:16:30 PM
Wow ! Very beautiful here, Arthur.

Vratska is a city with so many sides, and each of them seems prettier than the next !  :)


Ethan
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: io_bg on August 22, 2010, 10:02:50 AM
Two fantastic mosaics! What I liked the most is the pedestrian street ending at the seashore, it looks so realistic!
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: kwakelaar on August 22, 2010, 02:27:50 PM
The mosaics are looking great, just like Io my eye was caught by the pedestrian street ending at the large square. Original use of the Brandenburger Tor.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: canyonjumper on August 23, 2010, 11:43:56 PM
Wow Arthur! Excellent mosaics! Your W2W's are awesome as always, and your photoshopping is great!

              Your friend,
                             Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska..
Post by: Gilikov1994 on August 27, 2010, 04:08:03 AM
great mosaics :), love the city centre

- Giel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska.. again .. with the night comin'
Post by: art128 on August 27, 2010, 02:09:17 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

kbieniu7 - And you're 100% right about the first mosaic, people are trying to reach their home because a strom (a big one) was coming ! Thanks for the comment anyway, Kamil !

Battlecat - Thanks BT ! More of the port in the next updates...  ;)

rooker1 - Yeah, it looks like, but I used mosaic since Maroanestra ! Thanks for the comment anyway. I'll try to delete those ugly maxis industrial building next time !  $%Grinno$%

delija21 - Thanks a lot my friend ! I'm glad you liked this update, and i'm very glad Svanskinahya is one of your favorite MD !

nedalezz - Thanks you very much, Nedal ! I aswered in your MD, the buildings in question will be featured in the next update.  :P

planetechef - Merci Beaucoup ! I'm glad you liked the water effect..  ;)

kelis - Muchas gracias, Amigo !

ecoba - Thanks you very much, Ethan ! I hope you'll like these sides of Vratska too !  :P

Io_bg - Thanks Ioan ! Yeah that pedestrian street is very nice, actually it's inspired by the Rua Augusta in Lisbon.  ;)

kwakelaar - Thanks Gjermund. Yeah, I also find it interesting how I use that monument !  :P

canyonjumper - Thanks you very much, Jordan !  :P

Gilikov1994 - Hallo Giel, thanks a lot my friend !  $%Grinno$%

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today's update is again about Vratska, because atm it's the only city I built in the region...  $%Grinno$%

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3262/vratskabanner1.jpg)

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6595/m11c.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9426/m12s.jpg)
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2995/m13f.jpg)
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/8459/m14d.jpg)
(Note, the castle on the hill is a beta for the moment, i'm still searching for a good castle to plop there. If you have any idea, post it !)

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6496/m21w.jpg)
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7324/m22p.jpg)
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/3745/m23b.jpg)
(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/9946/m24z.jpg)
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/419/m25d.jpg)
(BONUS ! You'll get an imaginary price if you find my custom BAT in this picture !)

Now lets get into some nice night shots, I really loved how they turned out. /!\ Warning, the following pictures are in full-size /!\

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2451/nuit1.jpg)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4461/nuit2.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6117/nuit3.jpg)

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/9785/nuit4.jpg)

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8060/nuit5.jpg)

(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/3708/nuit6.jpg)

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/1600/nuit7.jpg)

(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/6816/nuit8.jpg)


I hope you liked this update !

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska.. again .. with the night comin'
Post by: Gilikov1994 on August 27, 2010, 02:13:42 PM
amazing art :)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska.. again .. with the night comin'
Post by: kwakelaar on August 28, 2010, 04:00:12 AM
Wow, this is really impressive stuff, one of the best made Euro-style downtowns I have seen. Very diverse and still it all goes so well together.
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska.. again .. with the night comin'
Post by: canyonjumper on August 28, 2010, 11:47:40 AM
Absolutely amazing! Art, your downtowns are so full of detail, and the larger shots are simply stunning! Keep up the impressive work!

                      Your friend,
                                     Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska.. again .. with the night comin'
Post by: bat on August 29, 2010, 01:09:21 PM
Your newest updates are really great!
All your work is wonderful!
Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska.. again .. with the night comin'
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 30, 2010, 04:51:38 AM
I love the most, area near Saxon Palace. A long, wide avenue leading to it, is a great idea!
And night pics show that city is not sleeping at night!  :D
Title: Re: Svanskinahya | Vratska.. again .. with the night comin'
Post by: Battlecat on August 30, 2010, 11:12:21 AM
Superb update!  Great details as always.  The castle on the hill looks pretty good for a beta! 
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Announce...
Post by: art128 on September 05, 2010, 01:09:43 PM
Thanks all ! As you may have noticed, I changed a bit the name of the MD, and i'll change a gain the map, I don't want anymore sea xD  :D So see you in one well (school has restarted) for the new (again) region !  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Announce...
Post by: Terring7 on September 09, 2010, 01:58:31 AM
Great city &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Announce...
Post by: Gilikov1994 on September 11, 2010, 07:04:20 AM
 ::) ::)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Announce...
Post by: canyonjumper on September 13, 2010, 06:03:11 PM
Looking forward to the new map Arthur!

              Your friend,
                             Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Announce...
Post by: Tomas Neto on September 15, 2010, 12:31:17 PM
Awesome update again!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Announce...
Post by: x-ten on September 28, 2010, 10:38:25 AM
Looks great!

You are a master! &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Announce...
Post by: art128 on October 03, 2010, 06:07:46 AM
A new update in the week....
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Announce...
Post by: Evillions8 on October 07, 2010, 05:17:30 PM
Geez.... &apls &apls &apls

Can you please gimme some links to some highrises and some W2Ws you used in your cities?
(Excluding SimFox's buildings, I already have his stuff.)
I need some good highrises because I don't want my cities to look too "American" or a hybrid.  I'm looking for something that is dirty and something that fits with Russian and USSR era cities.
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: art128 on October 14, 2010, 11:38:44 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Gilikov1994 - Thank you very much Giel, and happy Birthday my friend ! :P

kwakelaar - Waw, thanks a lot Gjermund, I'm glad you liked the downtown... I hope you'll also like the newest version !

canyonjumper - I'm happy to hear you liked the update, Jordan ! Can't wait to see you by there again !  :P

bat - Hey Bat, thanks a lot for your comment my friend !

kbieniu7 - heehe, yeah, actually that avenue is inspired by the Champs Ellysée, in Paris, leading at the Louvre... but well Russian styled..  :P Anyway, yeah the city is alive at night too, looks like the temperature wasn't under 0°c .. $%Grinno$% Thanks for the comment kamil !  :thumbsup:

Battlecat - Thanks a lot my friend ! Actually I'm still searching for inspiration about a castle on a hill like that... but well looks like I'll have to make it by my own inspirations.. :p
 
Terring7 - Thanks !  ()stsfd()

Tomas Neto - Muito Obrigado meu amigo !

Evillions8 - Thanks for the comment ! i'm glad you liked my city. As for the question, well I think you should download all the "madrid" W2W from SimcityPolska, as well as the other BATs from there, as they're purely in an USSR style. Also, look for Glenni's and IllTonkso's BATs, they blend very well in a post-soviet city.  :thumbsup:

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Well well well, was bout' time to update my MD, eh ? Well I have an update, freshly made ! it's about the newest version ( and the final I hope.. xD ) of Vratska..... Which name is now Kazan ( Казань )... As for the location, well it's on a very small region I'm developing this city.. 3x5 it is its size.. well it's most the urban area of Kazan I'm developing so yeah pretty small region. Also, the city is already 80.000 habs..  $%Grinno$% So no more words, place to the pictures.

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5994/bannerkazanthousandoffa.jpg)

Kazan - Thousand Of Faces.

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5262/m11um.jpg)
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/1214/m12mx.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2920/m13sq.jpg)
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/8794/m14h.jpg)

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/374/m21k.jpg)
(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/7508/m22y.jpg)
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/3639/m23x.jpg)
(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7217/m24t.jpg)
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3077/m25t.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6875/m26n.jpg)

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3528/m31y.jpg)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/8328/m32zw.jpg)
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5583/m33y.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 14, 2010, 11:45:23 AM
Wow! Excellent stuff, as always, Arthur! It's been quite some time that I've stopped by, I do apologize. Keep up the fantastic work!

I do have a question, though--where can I find that spiral-looking tower to the left of the church in your second mosaic?

Can't wait to see more!

Dustin
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: rooker1 on October 14, 2010, 12:22:46 PM
 Those are some excellent moasics Arthur.
 Your city layout is very impressive and you have done a great job with the diagonal transit layout and the diagonal buildings.  I have found myself in a situation recently (and still) where I don't think we have enough diagonal buildings to be able to avoid too much repetition.  But you sem to have done a very good job.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: Girafe on October 14, 2010, 01:03:24 PM
Some really interesting stuff here

I like this kind of communism architecture  ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: peter007 on October 14, 2010, 01:31:03 PM
great  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: nbvc on October 14, 2010, 02:30:26 PM
Great mosaics. &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: canyonjumper on October 15, 2010, 11:39:05 PM
Wow Arthur! Some of the best work I've seen in a long time! Where'd you get that cool spiral tower in the second mosaic?

                           Your friend,
                                          Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: marsh on October 16, 2010, 12:16:09 AM
Excellent pictures! It looks wonderful. I really love the way you've made the avenues/OWR's. They look just awesome!  :thumbsup:

,marsh  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: Gilikov1994 on October 17, 2010, 08:34:52 AM
"Well, this looks like a real communist MD" - Giel

 &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: bat on October 17, 2010, 11:18:11 AM
This city is great! I like it... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: io_bg on October 17, 2010, 11:45:35 AM
Nice update. I like the way you've used my bus terminus ::) The variety of old and new development is a nice touch. However... I couldn't miss the fact that on the first mosaic those pre-fabs next to the GLR bridge are waaay too close to each other. Communists used to leave a lot of free space between the blocks - parking lots, green areas, children playgrounds.
Looking forward to the next update!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: art128 on October 17, 2010, 11:48:24 AM
I couldn't miss the fact that on the first mosaic those pre-fabs next to the GLR bridge are waaay too close to each other. Communists used to leave a lot of free space between the blocks - parking lots, green areas, children playgrounds.

yes ! You're right ! I always miss this detail.... hmm I think i'll have to use the LE again..  $%Grinno$% Anyway thanks for this spot.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: Ricky112233 on October 18, 2010, 08:38:25 AM
Здравствуйте Товарищ! Hello Comrade!

I loved the last update! I've been following your MD for a long long time, but it seems I never posted a comment!

Anyway, I never thought I'd say this but I'd do anything to be a Sim living in your cities!
However, Don't communists hate the US, thus speaking no English?

How about some SimCity4 Propaganda!? :P

Anyway, your MD is one of the BEST I have ever seen!

Dosvidanya! до свиданя!

-Ricky
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: frdrcklim on October 19, 2010, 05:43:12 AM
wow art, u sure do have a way with w2w stuff. do u have any tips :)?
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: WC_EEND on October 20, 2010, 01:31:08 PM
Great update Art, I really like the way you combine European W2W style with the gritty soviet look.

@Frdrcklim above: From my experience, I can tell you that looking at examples of how certain W2Ws are used in real cities can really help (Google Maps and Google Streetview can also be very useful here)   
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: djvandrake on October 21, 2010, 02:30:30 PM
Beautiful update.  &apls 
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: Tomas Neto on October 27, 2010, 03:57:00 AM
Nice update!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Thousand Of Faces [13 Oct]
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 27, 2010, 04:43:04 AM
Excellent. You used great diagonal avenue  :thumbsup:
(Sorry for short comment :P)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters
Post by: art128 on October 27, 2010, 01:50:54 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

thundercrack83 - Thank a lot, Dustin! I always appreciate comments from you. As I answered you by PM, that sculpture is made by Delija21 and is available over the STEX !  :P

rooker1 - Yes, it's true there isn't much diagonal buildings, I may have to make some, but first let me finish the other projects I have on my hands..  :D I'm glad you like the layout of my city, Robin !

Girafe - Yes, me too, even if I have a preference for the commie blocks.. I kinda love this..  :) Thanks anyway for the comment my friend !

peter007 - Thanks !

nbvc - Thanks you, your mosaics are also very impressive..  :)

canyonjumper - As I said to Dustin, this spiral sculpture is one of Delija21's works. You can find it on the STEX (unfortunately no link, I have a small problem with ST at the moment, the site is kinda very long to load for me today.) under Delija21 or Commie monuments. Thanks for the comment Jordan !

marsh - Thanks ! i'll try to make the avenue area soon to take some pics for you !

Gilikov1994 - Ahah, thanks Giel  :P

bat - Thanks bat !  :thumbsup:

io_bg - Thank you very much, Ioan !

Ricky112233 - Well, English is not only American it is also British ..  ;D So yeah I think they kinda speak English too .. x) Plus, my MD is a post-USSR region, thus the cold war is finished from long time..  :) Anyway thanks for the comment Rikcy, hope to see you around again soon !

frdrcklim - Weeell, as Xander tells you, spending hours over google earth and street view can help a lot with the general shape of a W2W city. Anyway, thank you !

djvandrake - Thanks Dj !

Tomas Neto - Tomas, meu amigo, muito obrigado por tu commentario !

kbieniu7 - hehe, sometime some words are better than a long story..  :P Anyway thanks Kamil!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

In today's update, we'll take a look at Kazan suburbs... In the city of Plodopitomnik which counts more than 94.000 habitants.

Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters




I hope you liked this update,

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: sc-4 on October 27, 2010, 02:12:05 PM
WoW art is so......perfect !
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters
Post by: Yan077 on October 27, 2010, 02:34:07 PM
Fantastic update Arthur, one of your best, for sure  &apls &apls &apls

I just found in love with this picture :
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9321/imageseulejour1.jpg)



Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: marsh on October 27, 2010, 07:04:16 PM
Fantastic work Art. I like the grainy effect on all the pictures. Set's the mood. The first one is my favorite though.  :)

,marsh  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: Gilikov1994 on October 29, 2010, 07:09:10 AM
 &apls &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: Ricky112233 on October 29, 2010, 02:09:14 PM
Good Job!  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: Girafe on October 29, 2010, 03:28:15 PM
I agree with Yann, this picture is amazing  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: djvandrake on October 29, 2010, 09:54:21 PM
Very impressive Arthur!!  &apls

The picture Yan highighted is awesome.  I also really like the industrial area at the top of your first mosaic.  Very nicely done.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: kwakelaar on October 30, 2010, 03:08:14 AM
Just like you have made such a big progress in developing your w2w area's this high-rise suburb is another beautifully executed piece of work. I am really very impressed by the way it looks and how it all fits together. 
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: ecoba on October 30, 2010, 06:44:28 PM
Very nice, Arthur !

I very much liked this new part of your city, I find the layout to be very realistic and the overviews are very beautiful ! I especially like the same frame as did Yann ! :)


Ethan
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: io_bg on October 31, 2010, 06:47:46 AM
Fantastic update, Arthur! The green spaces between the blocks add so much realism! Can't wait till the next update :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: art128 on October 31, 2010, 10:29:39 AM
Thanks everyone ! A new update maybe today !
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: Tomas Neto on November 01, 2010, 09:50:27 AM
Fantastic, really awesome update again!!!

Arthur, meu amigo, suas cidades são geniais, altamente realísticas e com uma organização sem igual!!! Parabéns!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 01, 2010, 11:22:20 AM
Good work! Your blocks estates looks well planned from urbanistic side!  :)
But the name Plodopitomnik sounds very funny for me :D
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: kalvar on November 02, 2010, 09:38:57 AM
very nice, god job.  &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: canyonjumper on November 06, 2010, 06:47:14 PM
Awesome Art! Looks amazing!

             Your friend,
                            Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: Ricky112233 on November 07, 2010, 01:16:05 PM
Good job Art! One thing though, what are English Terrace houses doing in a Eastern European Country?   $%Grinno$% :P

Oh well, every country has it's own architecture!

Anyway,


Good Job! :thumbsup:

-Ricky
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Plodopitomnik, Nothing Else Matters [27 Oct]
Post by: kodlovag on November 12, 2010, 08:58:21 AM
This is a wonderful update. The whole MD is just fantastic. I don't understand, how could I miss this MD.  &apls
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: art128 on November 14, 2010, 10:32:32 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Sc-4 - Merci beaucoup !

Yan077 - Thank you Yann ! I'm glad you loved that picture, i'll enter it in the picture competition soon.

Marsh - Thanks a lot Marsh, yeah that grainy effect is nice, I liked how it turned out.  :P

Gilikov1994 -  ()stsfd()  ()stsfd()

Ricky112233(1) - Thanks you Ricky !

Girafe - Thanks Girafe !

Djvandrake - Thanks ! People definitely like this picture, I really should enter it in the comp ..  :)

Kwakelaar - Thanks you very much Gjermund, this area took me lots of time to make, so i'm glad you liked my works.  :P

Ecoba - Plus one for that frame, going to the comp soon...  ::) Anyway thanks a lot Ethan, i'm glad you enjoyed this update, as I enjoyed to make it.  :P

Io_bg - Thanks a lot my friend ! Btw, as you're a habitant of a commie/ex-commie country, do you think I should add some more concrete between the blocks ? And what for example, blank concrete or parkings?

Tomas Neto - Obrigado amigo ! É bom que você comentou no meu MD.

kbieniu7 - hehehe, I think I got it from the suburbs of the real Kazan, but yeah it sounds definitely funny. :) Thanks for the comment Kamil !

Kalvar - Thanks !

Canyonjumper - Thank you very much Jordan !

Ricky112233(2) - Well, I wanted to experiment with the English styled suburbs (as TTC (TheTeaCat) does very very well). We can say it is a gift from England ?!  ;D

Kodlovag - Thanks for stopping by and commenting !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today's update fells on, look, post number 666...  ::) lets have a look at the industrial city of Vorkuta.

Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/6403/bannereqx.jpg)

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/8690/40630510.jpg)
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(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/2879/34789386.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/95/12204374.jpg)

That's all for today, I know it is a bit short, but i'm busy with school..  :thumbsdown:
Anyway comments and critics are welcomed !

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: Sheep49 on November 14, 2010, 11:03:24 AM
For the record, I actually stopped writing my Physics essay for tomorrow just to check this update out and write this reply. Thanks Arthur! $%Grinno$%

No, I'm just joking. But I have to admit that I am impressed by the short update, and overall awesome effect of this mosaic. The use of towers of flats is magnificent, and glad to see that you made use of widened avenue. The refinery looks brutally beautiful, and with the railyard just next to it I can only say that you really mastered realism in this shot. Also, I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who thinks it is logical to put football stadium next to an industrial area. I mean... duh! :D

The weakest part is the forest at the bottem of the pic, which, unfortunately, looks very monotonous, and there is just nothing to put my eyes on there, I think. I would love to see a gravel path or a sand road going through the woods. Using more variety of trees may also be useful, but I know that planting each tree individually is a painfully boring job, and I won't even try to make you do such a thing. I mean, I'm not a sadist or anything! But I also think that bigger variety in trees there would take away from realism slightly. But some grass or flowers, or even a meadow... I wouldn't mind!

Still, photoshopping (great gray effect) makes up for the forest, so overall I say it's a nice picture. Great job, I can't wait for more! :thumbsup:

All the best,
Piotr
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: Silur on November 14, 2010, 01:48:03 PM
Well, Auto number 11 on Lada - is Komi Republic Sign.
I like Your CJ ... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: canyonjumper on November 14, 2010, 02:24:09 PM
Awesome mosaic Arthur! Great placement as always ;D

                Your friend,
                               Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: bat on November 15, 2010, 08:56:57 AM
It is looking really nice! Nice industrial area... ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 15, 2010, 10:07:59 AM
I agree with Piotr. Industrial areas of refinery looks great!  :thumbsup:
Sorry for short comment  :P
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: Nardo69 on November 15, 2010, 01:37:13 PM
Hi Arthur!

Sorry for not posting around for a while, missed quite a lot!  /wrrd%&

The only thing I don't agree with Pjotr is the forest. It's perfect because of its monotony and it is the perfect counterpart of the industry. I just would have added some dead trees close to the industry.

Take care!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: RickD on November 17, 2010, 10:20:43 AM
Quote
Today's update fells on, look, post number 666...
:o

Wow, that is a massive refinery. But it looks very good. It looks great in Sim City but I wouldn't want to live right next to it.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: Ricky112233 on November 22, 2010, 08:56:24 AM
Good Job! &apls

-Ricky
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: rooker1 on November 22, 2010, 11:51:02 AM
 Great stuff...I like how dark and dreary it all seems.  And that pipe line going throught the city is perfect, I love it all.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: Battlecat on November 22, 2010, 12:33:18 PM
I've missed a number of excellent updates here!  I love how this latest update turned out!  You have an amazing eye for composing very realistic scenes!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: noahclem on November 22, 2010, 12:59:37 PM
Nice large industrial complex. I like the pipes and rails especially. I'm a fan of the forest as coniferous forests are ubiquitous in northern Europe and Asia, heavy industry or no.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: Girafe on November 22, 2010, 01:17:09 PM
Exceptionnal Arthur  &apls &apls &apls

I recognize the Soviet style and you realise perfectly these scenes :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: io_bg on November 22, 2010, 03:16:04 PM
Fantastic mosaic, perfect in every aspect! I love the pipe running through the town and the freight rail yard. Looking forward to more! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: Jayster on November 22, 2010, 11:04:03 PM
Very nice, one of the reasons I'm commenting is because I noticed your title. Vorkuta. Heh, that is from a recent mission in the new video game Black Ops.

Sorry, not trying to hijack your MD with a discussion on video games.  ::) It will be interesting to see if you can recreate the gulag even though it was closed down in '92.

Looking forward to more!

Jayster
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, Where The Hell Begins [14 Nov]
Post by: kwakelaar on November 23, 2010, 08:02:11 AM
A great looking mosaic from a rather industrial looking area. Very well put together.
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: art128 on November 29, 2010, 02:39:34 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Sheep49 - ahaha, really ? You stopped your physic essay just for me ?  :P Thanks you very much for your comment Piotr ! I'll try to add some gravel paths around there on the forest, but don't except something like Battlecat's works. Here's more for you!

Silur - Now auto number 11 is for the Oblast Of Kostroma...  ;D Thanks anyway, i'm glad you like my MD.

Canyonjumper - Thanks Jordan!

bat - Danke, Bat ! i'm glad you liked this industrial area.

Kbieniu7 - No problem, thanks for the comment! :P

Nardo69 - Dead trees are an idea, will try to put some! Thank you anyway for the comment !

RickD - Thanks ! Yeah that refinery must be quite ugly to see in real life! :P

Ricky112233 - Thanks!

Rooker1 - Thank you very much Robin, I'm glad you liked the pipeline throught the city.

Battlecat - Thanks ! I must say you have a better eye than me for realistic scenes !

Noahclem - thanks a lot! I'm very glad you're fan of the forest, as it is the thing I'm not really good at in Simcity !

Girafe - Merci beaucoup, Antoine !

Io_bg - I'm glad you liked the pipeline, I don't know why but I was sure you'll like it. Thanks for the comment !

Jayster - hehehe, yes I was myslef wondering about that gulag, might try my luck at it !

Kwakelaar - Thanks a lot my friend !!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Vorkuta - The Next Steps..

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(http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/7123/m4401.jpg)
(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/2233/m45.jpg)

And this is the next step for the next update, this mysterious road..

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3792/m21l.jpg)
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That's all for today, comments and critics are welcomed !

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: Terring7 on November 29, 2010, 03:49:12 PM
Great job &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: Battlecat on November 29, 2010, 04:05:45 PM
Another great looking update!  The mysterious road certainly is mysterious.  Looking forward to seeing where it's heading!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: noahclem on November 29, 2010, 08:08:22 PM
Nice looking update  :thumbsup:

I like the coastline & am curious to see where your mysterious road takes us  ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: canyonjumper on November 30, 2010, 12:19:54 AM
Quite awesome Arthur! Nicely done!

                  Your friend,
                                 Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: io_bg on December 01, 2010, 05:32:40 AM
Very nice update! Seems your city is quite rich - it has afforded an underground parking lot for the stadium! ::)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: marsh on December 01, 2010, 09:10:11 PM
Fantastic work! Love the photoshopping in the last picture.

,marsh  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: Tomas Neto on December 02, 2010, 08:52:16 AM
Arthur, awesome update my friend!!! Great work!!!   &apls

Rapaz, achei muito legal aquele efeito em cima da floresta!!! Você quis fazer algum tipo de sombra estilizada? Ficou um efeito bem radical, gostei demais!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: calibanX on December 03, 2010, 11:48:41 PM
Great job Arthur. Mysteroius road eh? Ok, I'm curious  ???

Geoff
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: penguin007 on December 04, 2010, 12:29:41 PM
What a delicious eastern european city you have created here the centre looks amazing with a great variety of buildings used by yourself. The railyard is looks perfect reminiscant of many industrial cities I can think of

Will
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: Ricky112233 on December 05, 2010, 06:27:18 AM
Good Job! I'm curiously waiting for the next update..

I'd have to say that in the first mosiac, that tall apartment building squeezed in between that factory and rail yard, looks a bit weird.. $%Grinno$%
Oh well, guess it doesn't matter that much, you should use Google earth or Google maps for more inspiration, I always use Google Earth when I'm drawing a map of a fake CIS city..

Anyway, Good Job! And about the Mysterious road, I'm curious to which city it will lead us to...

-Ricky :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: Skimbo on December 06, 2010, 09:43:33 AM
The industrial areas @mosaique 2 and 3 are great, the russian look is very realistic  &apls  ....but why a german doubledecker train? ???
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: Gilikov1994 on December 07, 2010, 01:30:44 PM
Great great great! love the downtown there
amazing friend :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: art128 on December 11, 2010, 12:19:09 PM
Thanks all ! Please c'mon and leave a comment so that the next update will be on the next page !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: riiga on December 11, 2010, 01:18:22 PM
Great pics with that nice Commie feeling! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 11, 2010, 03:32:22 PM
Haha, I see non-junction roundabout is not only polish invention :D
I like your way to build estates - squares with green space inside them. I think just some industry wouldn't be located so near them. Maybe near refinery? ::)
City centre looks very interesting, especially those pipeline on the embankment, which cuts its half. I'm sincere, I see something like this first time. Planists from PRL could learn something from you (if your MD existed about 40 years ago)  :D

Keep it doing!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: Sciurus on December 12, 2010, 08:43:01 AM
As always, an excellent update! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta, The Next Steps.. [29 Nov]
Post by: art128 on December 12, 2010, 08:45:17 AM
Place filler to make sure the next update will be page 36. Coming Soon...
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: art128 on December 12, 2010, 09:35:20 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Terring7 - Thanks !

Battlecat - Thanks ! However, you'll see in January where the road leads..  ;)

noahclem - I'm glad you liked the coast line. About the road, see the reply to Battlecat !

canyonjumper - Thank you my friend !

io_bg - it is ! thank for the comment Ioan.

marsh - I'm glad you liked the photoshoping Marsh, i'll try to make some more for you.

Tomas Neto - E sim, há um efeito de sombra estilizada feito no photoshop. Ainda bem que você gosta do meu amigo!

calibanX - Thanks Geoff ! But keep your curiosity for January !

penguin007 - That's quite a nice comment, Will ! i'm glad you enjoyed this town my friend. About that rail yard, i get inspired by looking over commie cities in Google Earth.

Ricky112233 - I use google earth for inspiration, but actually what we see is quite difficult to make in the game. About the building, well I think it looks quite nice there..  $%Grinno$%

Skimbo - it is because I liked that train skin, However, i've changed it and now a more old looking train skin is installed. Thank for the comment!

Gilikov1994 - Thank Giel !!

riiga - thanks you very much for your comment Riiga !

kbieniu7 - hehehe, tjhat's a funny comment Kamil ! Thanks for it, you made my day!  ;D

Sciurus - Merci, Guillaume ! (and thanks for the brief german lesson too  :P )

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Kazan - Winter Night..

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That's all for today, comments and critics are welcomed !

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: riiga on December 12, 2010, 09:45:26 AM
What can I say? It's just absolutly beautiful!  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: peter007 on December 12, 2010, 11:51:55 AM
Wow great work. It looks a very spacious picture
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: nbvc on December 12, 2010, 11:57:59 AM
Great work. &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 12, 2010, 12:25:36 PM
Nice idea with wide avenue from NWM, but I think it's quite unuseful? 
I really like dirty district with modernistic buildings, on the other side of the river.
Also quite interesting is your photoshoping with cars' lights, but it seems that other streets are empty :D

Kamil
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: Skimbo on December 16, 2010, 09:42:38 AM
The night mosaique is my favorite :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: Sciurus on December 16, 2010, 10:35:17 AM
Excellent &apls &apls, und kein Problem für deine kleine Deutschnachricht $%Grinno$%

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: Battlecat on December 16, 2010, 11:06:22 AM
Fantastic work!  I like that last night shot, it's an interesting effect that reminds me of time lapse photos of cities. 
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: noahclem on December 16, 2010, 11:19:39 AM
Nice update  :thumbsup:  I really like the walled "kremlin"-type area and your night shots, especially the mosaic. I'm curious where the rail at the top of the mosaic goes--is that a rail yard or an approach to a large terminus? Anyway, well done  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: aliek on December 16, 2010, 12:56:40 PM
Klassny CJ!!!  &apls

Many time ago I saw that gorgeous W2W baroque style building near the roundabout with Debussyman's Siegessaule, do you know where can I find it? By the way, whose is that church with two domes near the roundabout with the fountain? lately I'm recreating Berlin and I think that church really looks like Berlin's catholic cathedral.

Spasibo zaranee!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: art128 on December 16, 2010, 01:07:07 PM
Thanks everyone !

noahclem - Ahah, you'll see in the next update where those rails leads !

aliek - Well I assume you're talking about corner one just left corner of Debussyman's Siegessaule, if yes, unfortunately it was on the old SimCityPolska site, but since they had to redo it almost all plugins are lost, if only I knew its name I could send it to you via mail... Going to check that ingame...

Continue to post comments people ! I'm preparing the next update, will be tomorrow or Saturday ! ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: metasmurf on December 16, 2010, 01:43:53 PM
Impressive!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: art128 on December 16, 2010, 02:19:34 PM
Klassny CJ!!!  &apls

Many time ago I saw that gorgeous W2W baroque style building near the roundabout with Debussyman's Siegessaule, do you know where can I find it? By the way, whose is that church with two domes near the roundabout with the fountain? lately I'm recreating Berlin and I think that church really looks like Berlin's catholic cathedral.

Spasibo zaranee!

Found its name, it's the Polonia Palace Hotel !
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: aliek on December 16, 2010, 05:12:09 PM
Thanks a lot! I had it in my old plugins folder!

About the Berlin's cathedral I've seen is a Keli's bat by now not available to download.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: io_bg on December 19, 2010, 01:05:50 PM
Great mosaics, mon ami, I particularly like the second one from the bottom &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: kwakelaar on December 19, 2010, 01:57:28 PM
Again such great looking updates, it all looks wonderful.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: Tomas Neto on December 20, 2010, 04:46:30 AM
Awesome!!! Really fantastic update!!!  &apls &apls

A primeira imagem noturna parece ser de uma cidade de verdade, de tão perfeita que ficou!!! E o efeito que você fez na água do rio ficou maravilhoso!!! Parabéns por mais esta linda atualização Arthur!!!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: ecoba on December 20, 2010, 05:29:49 PM
Really nice work, Arthur ! I love the scale of your cities- they have grand places and narrow W2W neighbourhoods so close to each other; yet perfectly !

Great work :)


Ethan
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 20, 2010, 05:42:23 PM
Lovely Pictures. &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: cubby420 on December 21, 2010, 12:46:27 AM
Wonderfully dark and cold feeling. There is an atmospheric consistency to these pics that I just love.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: canyonjumper on December 21, 2010, 04:18:14 AM
Awesome mosaics Arthur! I like the fortifications ;D

                Your friend,
                               Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: marsh on December 22, 2010, 03:11:03 AM
Love the update. I like the cloudy overcast feeling of it.

,marsh  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Winter Night [12 Dec]
Post by: jafmo on December 22, 2010, 04:16:52 AM
Excelentes as suas cidades amigo. Sou um grande admirador do seu trabalho. Qualquer dia tenho que arranjar tempo para criar um MD e tentar igualar o seu magnifico detalhe.
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: art128 on December 25, 2010, 07:48:49 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

riiga - Thanks a lot !

peter007 - Thank you very much!

nbvc - Thanks !

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil ! Hmmm yes you're right, the other streets are empty.... i'll try to correct that !  :P

Skimbo - I'm glad you liked the night mosaic !

Sciurus - Merci Guillaume ! However, I don't understand the second sentence....  :P

Battlecat - Thanks! Yes the night shot was intended to be a sort of a time lapse, although I have a bit failed it! :P

noahclem - I'm glad you liked the kremlin area... About the rails, well they leads to a large terminus, but you'll see it in the next update !

aliek - Thanks a lot !

metasmurf - Thanks !

io_bg - Thanks Ioan! I'm glad you liked the second mosaic from the bottom, I also like it a lot.

kwakelaar - Thanks Gjermund!

Tomas Neto - Haha, obrigado, Tomas. isso me faz muito feliz em ler esse tipo de comentário!

ecoba - Thanks Ethan, but I'm far from the perfect city, I still have to masterize some things !

Aaron Graham - Thank you !

cubby420 - Thanks for your comment, Andrew !

canyonjumper - Thanks Jordan, I'm glad you liked the fortification..  :P

marsh - Thanks !  ;D

jafmo - Muito obrigado, realmente! isso me deixa feliz saber que você é um grande admirador do meu trabalho, obrigado meu amigo!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today, special update!

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(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/5852/m214l.jpg)

The Oblast of Kostroma wishes you a

MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY!

That's all for today, comments and critics are welcomed !

-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: peter007 on December 25, 2010, 01:59:31 PM
WoW spectecular firework never seen it so beautiful with that smoke and the reflection in the water.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: marsh on December 25, 2010, 07:48:00 PM
Amazing work with those fireworks!

,marsh  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: Tomas Neto on December 26, 2010, 03:05:54 AM
Fantastic fireworks, nice update my friend!!!  :thumbsup:
A happy new year to you!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: Sciurus on December 26, 2010, 03:37:29 AM
Very nice update Art! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: wallasey on December 26, 2010, 04:42:55 AM
Truely stunning piece of work!

All the best to you this festive period.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: nbvc on December 27, 2010, 09:46:12 AM
Great images and fireworks.  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: io_bg on December 30, 2010, 10:35:07 AM
Fantastic photoshopping, mate. The reflections are a nice idea. Merry Christmas! (although I'm a bit late ;D)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: bat on December 31, 2010, 07:58:02 AM
Wonderful work on that Christmas special. The mosais is beautiful!
And great use of the fireworks... :thumbsup:
Happy New Year...
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: cubby420 on December 31, 2010, 11:16:31 AM
Beautiful and brilliant! Happy New Year my friend!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 31, 2010, 12:34:29 PM
Looks colorful! I hope that firefighters won't have too much work.  :D
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: Jmouse on January 01, 2011, 04:33:01 PM
Congratulations on behalf of the OSITM Committee.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac213/BSCLEX/Oblast-art128.jpg)


Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: ecoba on January 01, 2011, 08:20:02 PM
Congratulations for the third time of OSITM, Arthur ! :)


Ethan x
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 02, 2011, 08:23:04 AM
Congratulations!  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: penguin007 on January 02, 2011, 09:17:32 AM
Awesome fireworks last update!! And well done on making it into the OSITM for the 3rd time!!!

Will
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: noahclem on January 02, 2011, 09:41:34 AM
Beautiful night mosaic! I love the fireworks, the beautiful nightlights, and the wonderful choice of bats  &apls

Congratulations on your OSITM selection1
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: Girafe on January 02, 2011, 09:56:36 AM
Congrats for this OSITM  ;)

and amazing firework  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: Terring7 on January 02, 2011, 10:46:01 AM
I really enjoyed the photo-shopping of those pictures, great job :thumbsup:
Happy new year and congrats for O.S.I.M.T. &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: Ricky112233 on January 02, 2011, 12:04:38 PM
Hey Arthur! Sorry that I wasn't here for a few updates, anyway, Awesome job!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: io_bg on January 02, 2011, 12:05:33 PM
Congrats on the OSITM award :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Wishes you a Merry Christmas ![25 Dec]
Post by: marsh on January 02, 2011, 12:29:49 PM
Congratulations on the OSITM!  :)

,marsh  :thumbsup:
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: art128 on January 02, 2011, 12:31:07 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

peter007 - Thanks ! Yes, I did them well I think. I'm quite satisfied with them.

marsh - Thank you very much my friend. But your photoshopping skills are better than mine !

Tomas Neto - Muito obrigado amigo, e feliz ano nuevo !  :P

Sciurus - Merci bien Guillaume ! ;)

wallasey - Thanks ! You too, although it's a bit late..  $%Grinno$%

nbvc - Thanks !

io_bg - Thanks a lot my friend !

bat - Happy new year to you too Bat, my friend. I'm glad you liked this mosaic special.  :)

cubby420 - Thanks a lot, Andrew !

kbieniu7 - hehehe, don't worry Kamil, in Kostroma the firefighters are never tired ! :D

Jmouse - My most sincere thanks to the committee for choosing me for the Of Special Interest of January.

ecoba - Thanks a lot, Ethan !

kbieniu7(2) - Thanks again, Kamil ! :P

penguin007 - Thanks Will !!

noahclem - Thanks a lot ! I'm glad you liked my work !

Girafe - Merci Antoine !  ;)

Terring7 - Thanks ! I'm glad you enjoyed the photoshoping !

Ricky112233 - Thanks Ricky ! Don't worry about missing some updates, you can still watch them ! Thanks a lot my friend.  ;)

io_bg - Благодаря ви много Йоан!

marsh - Thanks a lot Marsh !  :P

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

OSITM update 1

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2021/bannerositm.jpg)


Remember the mysterious road back on page 35 ?  ;) here is where it leads....

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3702/bannerhll.jpg)

Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry ...

Welcome and Enjoy Your Stay ..

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1016/m11u.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5522/m12g.jpg)
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4470/m13b.jpg)
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(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/7396/m23ar.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1116/m24i.jpg)
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6303/m25e.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/1386/m26u.jpg)
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5918/m27d.jpg)
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4264/m31rb.jpg)
(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/5848/m32m.jpg)
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(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3599/m34x.jpg)
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6848/m35d.jpg)
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5239/m36t.jpg)
(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4509/m37pc.jpg)
(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4231/m41r.jpg)
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4499/m42m.jpg)
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8668/m43y.jpg)
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(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/6271/m45r.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8353/m46d.jpg)
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/927/m51e.jpg)
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6334/m52r.jpg)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5316/m53r.jpg)
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4527/m54i.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed this update at the Mining city of Nazran..

See you later !

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: marsh on January 02, 2011, 12:43:45 PM
Awesome update! Best yet. You did a really great job on it.  :)

,marsh  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 02, 2011, 12:54:16 PM
Arthur, it's excellent! You had great idea for this... poster? Mosaic?
You can create awesome, gray, dark, dirty climate of post-soviet (or still soviet) cities. Also, the thing which add something special to them are forests - those coniferous, almost virgin, areas are very misterious, like some huge sibirian tundra. In this case your places are outside the rest of the world, with them own soul. I must say, your MD is my favourite at sc4d :)
Also minig in this update seems very interesting, and planned. I love one picture, where is the machinery and in the backgrouds are building. There is nice perspective effect.  :)
Keep it building!  ;)
Kamil

Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: nbvc on January 02, 2011, 01:14:24 PM
Awesome! &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: noahclem on January 02, 2011, 01:38:29 PM
Absolutely amazing  &apls &apls

Nazran looks great, the pictures of dilapidated apartments and industry add a lot, and the photoshopping is top notch. Easily one of the best updates I've ever seen.

I look forward to the rest of the month  ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Girafe on January 02, 2011, 01:53:56 PM
What an update  &apls &apls &apls

ps: for the pictures, I will try which part of the Kremlin do you want ?
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: ecoba on January 02, 2011, 07:42:36 PM
Beautiful, Arthur ! Simply incredible ! :)


Ethan xx
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: bat on January 03, 2011, 06:50:12 AM
Congrats for the third OSITM! &apls

Fantastic start for the OSITM-specials!
Great pictures from your city. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Tomas Neto on January 03, 2011, 02:20:14 PM
Congratulations on the OSITM, Arthur!!! Great!!!   :thumbsup:

AWESOME update, my friend!!!   &apls &apls &apls

Realmente uma das melhores atualizações que eu já ví você fazer, em seu diário!!! Meus parabéns meu amigo!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: rooker1 on January 03, 2011, 04:01:10 PM
 Congrats on getting your MD in OSITM three times now.  It is really no surprise to me with an MD of this quality, you have really come into your own style and I love it.  I can tell it's going to be a great month with you here.

Robin  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: wallasey on January 03, 2011, 05:00:49 PM
I think this last update is why this stunning CJ has been awarded OSITM again!

You and this great region is worthy of this accolade!

Well done!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: zgmfx88s on January 03, 2011, 09:33:24 PM
Enjoyed your work you have done great.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: cubby420 on January 04, 2011, 01:17:18 AM
Great update! Its really amazing how cohesive the whole thing is. The mining operations are a highlight for me.  &apls   &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: io_bg on January 04, 2011, 06:56:59 AM
Great last update! I like the way you've used Chrisadams' paths. And the mining scenes are quite unique, too. The only thing I dislike is the placement of the church - it's way too close to the rail line ;)
Congrats on the OSITM, btw ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Badsim on January 04, 2011, 07:32:07 AM
Hi Arthur ,

Congratulations for this third award , well deserved my friend .  :)

As preamble , I have to confess that this kind of MD(s) has never been my cup of tea . I mean , that’s not something I would do myself … Maybe because I am a member of these former generations for whom the socialist republics were presented as at once sinister and threatening , and only that .  ::)

Today , I would say that your work is incredibly depressing , just like requested !  ;D Great work so , surely more difficult to find suitable stuff to match with your vision . And the page setting of that latest update is just like the icing on the cake . :thumbsup: City building (realism) , photoshop effects & page setting , everything is coming together very cleverly …

&apls &apls &apls

Cédric.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Battlecat on January 04, 2011, 10:20:55 AM
Congratulations on your OSTIM!   &apls &apls

Your first update certainly shows why you've earned three visits, this update is spectacular, if a bit dreary!  What an interesting destination for that mysterious road!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Bill_Chen on January 04, 2011, 07:38:41 PM
I love your photoshoped grey tone, besides, that zigzag path is amazing &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Nardo69 on January 04, 2011, 08:30:47 PM
Nice to see that there some more completely mad SC4 players out there ...  :D

Real impressive your mosaics, you can almost smell production, pollution and decay. Only thing is the distance between the two excavators. Years ago I saw such a monster, they are really really huge and need lots of space around them ... and the mines where they are used at are usually even bigger ...

Congratulations to a well deserved OSITM and Happy New Year!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: wouanagaine on January 05, 2011, 01:35:23 AM
Congrats to the OSITM

Very impressive commie block and wonderful presentation
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: penguin007 on January 05, 2011, 12:16:48 PM
Great update again some lovely pictures of that mining town can't wait for more!!!

Will
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: art128 on January 06, 2011, 02:36:50 PM
Thanks all, i'll try to post a new update this week..  :)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: serebii666 on January 06, 2011, 04:07:06 PM
Love the gloomy atmosphere! And congrats on your OSITM!  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: tankmank on January 08, 2011, 07:58:52 AM
Wow i've missed a fair bit of amazing stuff since the last time i commented and wow the last updates where fantastic, they looked so realistic
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Tomas Neto on January 09, 2011, 03:03:28 AM
Thanks all, i'll try to post a new update this week..  :)

Ok, my friend!!!  I'll be here again to enjoy your new update!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Yan077 on January 09, 2011, 03:26:04 AM
Wow  :o

What an update Arthur ... simply fantastic, this kind of presentation is perfect and really despressing, I love all the pictures !

Award well deserved my friend ! 

Yann  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: art128 on January 09, 2011, 08:37:09 AM
Hey everyone... It seems I have a problem...

Since the game crashed when I was playing, now each time I want to open the capital's city tile the game freeze on the first mayor message box and then I'm not able to play that tile... I wanted to make an update about a new, fully abandoned and depressive quarter of the city but it seems I can't now... Does anyone know how to fix that ? The last backup I made was like 3 months ago ..  :'(
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: nbvc on January 09, 2011, 09:05:11 AM
Do you mean these "Urgent Advice Dialogs"? I deactivated them in the settings and use only the newspaper. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: art128 on January 09, 2011, 09:20:36 AM
No, I meant the newpaper ..  :(
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Orange_o_ on January 09, 2011, 09:25:21 AM
Congrats to the OSITM

Beau travail l'ami  ;) &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Skimbo on January 11, 2011, 06:51:17 AM
Congrats on OSITM and good luck with solving that problem, I hope it's pssible.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Ricky112233 on January 12, 2011, 10:21:07 AM
Well, nothing really has changed about my thoughts, I still love it!

Удивительная Работа!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 1] Nazran - Commie Blocks and Industry
Post by: Silur on January 12, 2011, 11:02:20 AM
Excellent work with pictures, but there are some mistakes with Russian  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: art128 on January 15, 2011, 05:36:24 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

marsh - Thank you very much, Marsh !

kbieniu7 - I'm very very glad my MD is your favorite, Kamil  yours is mine too by far. As for the update, it was more a poster than a mosaic.. although, maybe not a touristic promotional one..  ::) The picture with the Monster and the city in the background took me a lot of time to do, to find the right angle for the perspective.  :P

nbvc - Thank !  ;)

noahclem - Thank ! I'm glad Nazran looks "great" !  ;D

Girafe - Thank a lot Antoine ! As for the pictures, well almost the walls and the guard towers, preferably closeups and non-closeups.

ecoba - Thank Ethan ! :P

bat - Thank you very much Bat !

Tomas Neto - Muit obrigado meu amigo !

rooker1 - Thank for the comment Robin, my friend. I hope you're feeling better now, and to see you around here soon! ;)

wallasey - Thank !

zgmfx88s - Thank for the comment !  :)

cubby420 - You can't imagine how many times the mining operation took me to set up.. thank for the comment Andrew, i'm very glad you liked the update !

io_bg - I'll try to see for the church, but you know, In soviet Russia everything is possible..  ;D Thank for the comment my friend.

Badsim - Salut Cédric. I'm very happy to get a new comment from you my friend, and this one is an excellent one ! I see what you say about the soviet Russia... well I try to show the "greatest" parts of this Russia..  ;D I hope you'll enjoy this next update too ! If I had the time and patience, i would for sure make my region fully loted, just like you do.. but I have too many things to do these times... Just to set up this update it took more than a week !

Battlecat - Interested for taking a holiday there ?  ;) ;D Anyway thank for the comment BT !

Bill_Chen - Thank !

Nardo69 - Yes I am !  I though about the distance myself when completing this city, but well, I wanted to do a mining operation site inside the mountains, and if I had to terraform too much it'll not looks great, so I went into this disposition.. but I'll try to make another mining operations site in a almost flat land.. btw, if you can point me on some informations, pictures about this type of mining site, it'll be very thankful ! :P

wouanagaine - Thank !  :)

penguin007 - Thank Will ! but it's more an old gulag than a mining town... though you can call it like that too.  :P

serebii666 - Thank !

tankmank - Don't worry about missing some update, better later than never !

Yan077 - Thank Yann ! To be honest, the presentation was inspired by yours, which is one of the best I have ever seen and I got really impressed by it. How you mixed real pictures and SC4 ones.

Orange_o_ - Merci bien David !

Skimbo - Thank, it wasn't possible though...  :(

Ricky112233 - Thank a lot Ricky !

Silur - Well for the mistakes you'd better ask Google translation...  ;D Thank for the comment anyway !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

OSITM update 2

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2021/bannerositm.jpg)

So first before to start this new update, i have kinda an announcement to do.
As you can see in a comment above, I had a "small" problem with the main tile of my region, the capital city Kazan. The problem was each time I entered the city it started lagging and it freeze when the first mayor newspaper came to the screen. I tried a lot of time to reload but nothing changed. I decided to redo the tile.. . So by far I'l already done with the terraforming, the kremlin is already built. But nothing more. This is why I propose you this update I wanted to make in some time.. Although anyway i'll try to prepare the next updates for the next weekend. I already planned six areas for the next six updates. They'll may not be during the OSITM.

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2312/bannersa.jpg)

Kirov - Power Pprinciple...

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/658/m11kl.jpg)
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5246/m12y.jpg)
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(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1610/m21uk.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8308/m22a.jpg)
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(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1386/m26u.jpg)
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8681/m31a.jpg)
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3303/m32z.jpg)
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5791/m33b.jpg)
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3631/m34s.jpg)
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5904/m35f.jpg)
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/3095/m36c.jpg)
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/3839/m37f.jpg)
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/2228/m41w.jpg)
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7623/m42y.jpg)
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5650/m43p.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3923/m44m.jpg)
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/5621/m45d.jpg)
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4222/m46e.jpg)
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7176/m47uo.jpg)
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5905/m48v.jpg)

I hope you liked this update, next one before next Saturday !

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: bat on January 16, 2011, 09:09:02 AM
That's a great update! The views of your city are beautiful!
Wonderful work, Arthur! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: Battlecat on January 16, 2011, 10:32:14 AM
Fantastic update!  That's a very impressive nuclear reactor complex!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: nbvc on January 16, 2011, 10:55:12 AM
Great update. There is a small gap on the smoke of the nuclear towers, a part of the image seems missing. Anyway fantastic work. &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: Badsim on January 16, 2011, 04:10:03 PM
Superb , Arthur !

 &apls &apls &apls



Badsim -  .... If I had the time and patience, i would for sure make my region fully loted, just like you do.. but I have too many things to do these times... Just to set up this update it took more than a week !



Yep , I know … that’s why I don’t only consider LotEditing  when I’m looking at MDs around . :)

Everything looks naturally placed & coherent … the river is particularly well done . What a pity about these visual glitches around the pipelines indeed … but the vapor  of the nuclear power plant is something you can improve easily by using several Effect_natural_gas_smoke like that :

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3427/npv01.jpg)

And you’ll get this :

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7986/npv02.jpg)

Not absolutely perfect either , but … ::)

Cédric.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: RickD on January 17, 2011, 03:19:24 AM
I love the bridges.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: rooker1 on January 17, 2011, 09:00:00 AM
 Awesome work Arthur.  I love the way you mix the residential areas with the industrial.  And that power plant looks great as well.  Your MD has really come along way since the begining, it too is one of my favourites now a days. &apls

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: kelis on January 17, 2011, 02:18:08 PM
Great job Art  &apls &apls !! I like that industrial ambient, Great job again my friend.

Saudos  ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 19, 2011, 02:25:27 PM
Good work next time! I must admit that, you inspired me  :)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: noahclem on January 19, 2011, 02:35:23 PM
Great update!  &apls  The nuclear complex looks great and as always you do such a nice job with the photoshopping!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: Tomas Neto on January 20, 2011, 03:01:44 AM
Fantastic update Arthur!!! Awesome work!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: kwakelaar on January 20, 2011, 04:22:11 PM
Going for the artistic tour, and you have done that very well. Great looking images, you have really become very good at making these "modern" blocks with the green filling in between. They look just like they should.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: nedalezz on January 23, 2011, 11:55:13 AM
Wow, what an update!

Your nuclear powerplant is absolutely gorgeous - very realistic and Soviet Union-y!

The whole batch of pictures, especially the mosaics, were just a sight to behold. Fantastic stuff!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: Yan077 on January 24, 2011, 02:41:04 PM
Extremy realistic, another extremly good update ! Wow  :o
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: io_bg on January 25, 2011, 08:46:24 AM
Quite an extensive usage of highways considering the location of your MD ::) Anyway, nice work on the power complex and that commie town.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: peter007 on January 25, 2011, 08:57:06 AM
It looks great. ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: penguin007 on January 27, 2011, 02:22:37 PM
Great town which looks perfectly shaped and naturally grown and the nuclear power station looks suitably vast

Will
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: Orange_o_ on January 28, 2011, 04:22:16 AM
Amazing, your work is great, even without batch editing  ;)
 
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | [OSITM 2] Kirov - Power Principle
Post by: canyonjumper on January 30, 2011, 03:50:08 PM
Awesome couple of updates Arthur! I love the mining town and the river, very well done!

                    Your friend,
                                   Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: art128 on February 13, 2011, 12:13:16 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

bat - Thanks a lot my friend for your usual comments !

Battlecat - very impressive, yeah, will try to make one more impressive than this one !  :P

nbvc - yes, a part of the mosaic has been lost while saving in photoshop, dunno why..  &mmm

Badsim - Thanks for the comment, Cédric ! I'll try using the props you showed me.  :thumbsup:

RickD - Thanks !

rooker1 - Wow, thanks Robin, i'm so glad my MD is one of your favorite ! I must say yours is one of my personal favorite too (btw, can't wait til' a new update from you ;) )

kelis - Muchas gracias amigo, Yo aprecio mucho tus comentes.  :P

kbieniu7 - I'm glad I inspired you ! Thanks for the comment Kamil !  ;)

noahclem - Thanks !  :P

Tomas Neto - Muito obrigado amigo !

kwakelaar - Thank a lot, Gjermund !

nedalezz - Thanks Nedal, i'm glad you liked this update !  :P

Yan077 - Merci !

io_bg - And why that ?  You can see only two highways in the mosaics, give some arguments why I use too much highways. And what about the location of my MD ? Why a Russian-y city located at the place where the real Kazan is (btw you should take a look over at Google Earth and you'll see that there ARE highways. oh but yes, you're too busy with school to see that, or you're playing CSS or anything else. ) should not have highways ? Think of it, and don't ask me a bout the verbs tenses, grammar etc.

peter007 - Thanks for the comment !  ;D

penguin007 - Thanks !

Orange_o_ - Tien, David... ça faisait longtemps ! Merci pour ton commentaire!  :P

canyonjumper - Thanks Jordan !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7052/bannerbf.jpg)

Kazan - Kremlin

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1646/m11jd.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/0ad7a7195aaabcb868f82e65f308da52.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/c34b25cd0693e201a83f0111c9eca27d.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/571b6e39f8d1d9630e7be2e562b73a98.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/923c44a8e7ab65ee62179e08316b434c.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/40b53d155abef16141fd9e69dc1a20d0.jpg)
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/dacadec27f76c33b22ebcd7422491c62.jpg)

Will you spot my BATs ?  ;)

I hope you enjoyed this update,
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: bat on February 13, 2011, 12:22:45 PM
Nice two new images of your great city!
It's fantastic! :thumbsup:
Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: noahclem on February 13, 2011, 12:57:02 PM
Great pictures Arthur!  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: peter007 on February 13, 2011, 02:04:16 PM
very nice !!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: mave94 on February 13, 2011, 02:28:01 PM
Very good city!
Nice W2W buildings... :thumbsup:

-Matthijs
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: Terring7 on February 14, 2011, 04:53:52 AM
Brilliant job &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 14, 2011, 08:18:02 AM
I waited for your update. How many Kremlins you have build before? :D
Anyway, I think it's the best one - the most cohesive, with small central square, which fits to the river (this park looks quite nice) and nearest avenues. I just think that there shouldn't be a gap near church. It's a big mistake if it is the most secured place in country :D
Other places that caught my eyes are: roundabout (I didn't know that is possible to build it with NWM!) and crossroad of two avenues (you have placed turning piece in wrong way :P).
I like very much your small parks and squares, sometimes with usage diagonal puzzels, looks very nice in my opinion :)

Kamil
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: WC_EEND on February 14, 2011, 08:53:19 AM
I love your W2W useage, it really inspires me for my own MD (which I am still making) :thumbsup:

something I wanted to ask though was wether it was really necessary to be so harsh to Ioan?

Xander
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: Skimbo on February 17, 2011, 09:21:52 AM
That mosaique shows a fasciateing eastern european styled city.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: cubby420 on February 18, 2011, 11:17:53 AM
 :thumbsup:

Superb Arthur! You're a master.  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: kwakelaar on February 19, 2011, 02:31:36 AM
You have made your own kremlin walls, very nice. Now you just need a main gate for the set as well. :)
I really like the triangular square with the roundabout, it looks great with the different streets/avenues meeting at that point.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: marsh on February 19, 2011, 03:15:06 PM
Very nice.  :) Kool to see an update again.  ;D

,marsh
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Kremlin [13 Feb]
Post by: Yan077 on February 21, 2011, 02:29:10 PM
You're the king of the mosaic Arthur ! Another superb update   &apls
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: art128 on February 22, 2011, 04:13:45 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

bat - Thank you, bat !

noahclem - thank you very much Noah !

peter007 - Thanks !  :P

MrMAvE94 - Thank, i'm glad you liked the W2Ws..  :P

Terring7 - thank you!  ()stsfd()

kbieniu7 - To be honest, Kamil, i don't know.. maybe ten..  ;D Well actually I think you'll love even more the latest and definitive (almost, need some more towers for the walls) version of my vision of the Kremlin, I built it up on a hill, after all it was made to anticipate the enemy's attacks. About the roundabout, it's not possible actually to make such things with the NWM. I used an eye-candy lot made by Psander5 over the STEX (however ST's in maintenance actually, will provide a link later..) that is ploped in the center of the round about, and make it looks like a three lane one ! And i'm glad you liked my squares, I put a lot of time in making them !  :P

WC_EEND - Wow, i'm very glad I inspired you for your future MD, can't wait to see it, Xander !  :P

Skimbo - Danke skimbo for your nice comment !  :)

cubby420 - Thank you, Andrew !

kwakelaar - See down there for the gate !  ;D Thanks, you reminded me to build it, actually I made up two entrance, one for people and one for cars ! I'm so glad you liked the square too, as I said to Kamil (Kbieniu) I spent a lot of time making them. Thanks for your comment Gjermund !

marsh - hehe, I don't forget to update, don't worry, I just don't have as much time as before (school, girls, black ops xD ).. thanks anyway !

Yan077 - Merci beaucoup, Yann ! c'est flatteur !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/681/bannertzu.jpg)

kazan -  Shining Diamond

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/681/m11i.jpg)
(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/5122/m12l.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7773/m13pu.jpg)
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2729/m14lb.jpg)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4424/m15e.jpg)
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/4003/m16zd.jpg)
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/9143/m17dw.jpg)
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9650/m18ua.jpg)
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9439/m19k.jpg)
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9743/m110.jpg)
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2820/m21h.jpg)
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8222/m22f.jpg)
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/1680/m23c.jpg)
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/7933/m24n.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2157/m25a.jpg)
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6995/m26z.jpg)
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5918/m27d.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4503/m28g.jpg)
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/224/m29p.jpg)

I hope you liked this (almost) special update !  ;)

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: io_bg on February 22, 2011, 04:19:43 PM
Nice work there! I see a custom Kremlin wall :P The W2W district looks cool, too!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: peter007 on February 23, 2011, 12:41:00 AM
It is looking very good art.
I like the walls they give a very good feeling for your city
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: Ricky112233 on February 23, 2011, 07:09:56 AM
Hello Art!

I really LOVED the last few updates! It is simply amazing!

-Ricky  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: Badsim on February 24, 2011, 04:51:28 AM
Hi Arthur ,

Beautiful update , I really love how your MD has turned , finding its way and a striking style . :thumbsup:

Keep on that way ...  &apls &apls &apls

Cédric.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: noahclem on February 24, 2011, 09:38:28 AM
Beautiful work!  &apls  The observation tower, football fields, kremlin walls and, well everything really, is just great!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: Battlecat on February 28, 2011, 10:05:41 AM
Great update once again!  The walls are particularly striking! 
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: bat on March 01, 2011, 07:59:25 AM
Fantastic new update there! The night shots are really nice! Also the other pictures are great!
Wonderful work on this update. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: Sciurus on March 01, 2011, 01:57:21 PM
Excellent update my friend, as always I would say! :P &apls &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: RickD on March 02, 2011, 03:47:52 AM
I love the mosaic. Great SC4 pictures, great photos and great design.  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: penguin007 on March 04, 2011, 06:37:40 AM
Great pics as usaul with a nice industrial feel. I love the riverside stadium as well

Will
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: kwakelaar on March 05, 2011, 02:40:29 AM
What a dramatic looking update, and I must say the night lighting on the new gates look the part.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: canyonjumper on March 06, 2011, 03:51:28 PM
Awesome! I love the way you've presented each mosaic as part of one large mosaic ;D I see that you suffer from plopitis (no cars on the roads). I find that traffic generators are a fine way to disguise it ;D

           Your friend,
                          Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: Terring7 on March 07, 2011, 10:28:23 AM
Brilliant recreation :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: art128 on March 14, 2011, 11:00:56 AM
Announcement

Hi guys, sorry for the lake of update this month but I have been very busy with school and other games (black ops, minecraft etc) and to be honest, I didn't get the patience to build something decent to show you without falling into the repetitive updates. But I think i'm gonna play some SC4 this week and I will try to manage to make or at least to prepare an update for Saturday or Sunday, depending on how i'm busy with school..  :)


-Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | kazan - Shining Diamond [22feb]
Post by: noahclem on March 14, 2011, 02:27:58 PM
I'll look forward to the update! In the meantime, good luck with school and have fun with whatever else you're up to  ;D
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: art128 on March 29, 2011, 10:32:49 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

io_bg - Yeap, custom Kremlin Walls ! Thank anyway for your comment my friend !

peter007 - Thanks ! i'm glad you liked the walls, really I put some hard works on them ! ;D

Ricky112233 - Thank you very much for your comment Ricky !  :thumbsup:

Badsim - Merci beaucoup, Cédric ! i'm glad you liked this update, also as my MD. It's always great to see you around !  :)

noahclem - héhéhé, Thank a lot, i'm glad you liked everything !  :P

Battlecat - And I hope they're ! Really you can't imagine how hard I worked on them, and I haven't finished yet ! Thank for the comment !

bat - Thank you Bat !  :P

Sciurus - merci Guillaume ! :P

RickD - I'm glad you liked the mosaic !

penguin007 - I really tried to make the industrial feel, i'm glad you've seen it, Will ! Thank for the comment my friend ! :P

kwakelaar - Thank ! i'm still not really satisfied about the night lighting on my walls, but anyway they already looks nice !

canyonjumper - I don't plop !  :P It's just cause cars are rare in the city... xD Anyway i'll try to put some hidden Traffic Generator somewhere around the big avenues. Thank anyway for your comment , Jordan !

Terring7 - Thanks !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

OKay, i'm finally back with an update, bout' time I must say ! Anyway when I was not playing SC4 or studying, I was busy making videos, I invite you to check out my youtube channel AkinoeHD (http://www.youtube.com/akinoeHD), well i'm not alone to "moderate and upload" videos, a friend is helping me too.
Anyway back on simcity, here' s a little update for you guys !

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3325/bannerndf.jpg)

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/9821/m11l.jpg)
(http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/3224/m12i.jpg)
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8281/m13tm.jpg)

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6783/imageseule1.jpg)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/5099/imageseule2.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed this update !
Take care,
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: bat on March 29, 2011, 11:32:12 AM
Nice new pictures! The night views are great!
Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: noahclem on March 29, 2011, 12:45:03 PM
Glad to see you back!

I really like the tower and the park area surrounded by w2w buildings!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: sc-4 on March 29, 2011, 01:44:14 PM
Very nice shots , i Love It !
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: Sciurus on March 29, 2011, 02:05:46 PM
Excellent, just excellent!! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: Tomas Neto on March 29, 2011, 05:00:45 PM
Very nice update Arthur, great pictures my friend!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: Reikhardt on March 29, 2011, 05:29:58 PM
What a great update, really enjoyed viewing your MD for the first time today, I love the realistic layout to your cities!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: marsh on March 30, 2011, 06:21:19 PM
Great W2W area. I have to say though the "Kazan" was insanely awesome. Did you make those walls yourself?

,marsh
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: Terring7 on March 31, 2011, 06:51:01 AM
Very nice :)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: io_bg on April 01, 2011, 04:59:08 PM
Another great update! I like the TV tower and the plaza around it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: kwakelaar on April 03, 2011, 03:16:17 AM
Nice to see another update, the TV tower and the triangular square looks great.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: nedalezz on April 04, 2011, 06:06:00 PM
Thats a gorgeous mosaic!

The big tower in the middle adds alot of character to an otherwise very Soviet-y city, and it looks really good :)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: canyonjumper on April 05, 2011, 07:34:39 PM
canyonjumper - I don't plop !  :P It's just cause cars are rare in the city... xD Anyway i'll try to put some hidden Traffic Generator somewhere around the big avenues. Thank anyway for your comment , Jordan !

That's grown??!! It looks too awesome to be grown! :P Anyways, love this update, that tower looks great!

              Your friend,
                             Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: kbieniu7 on April 08, 2011, 10:53:11 AM
Awesome work, especially with previus update. Really nice are those stadium embankements. And my eye was caught by this little piece of ex (or maybe not so?) industrial zone. With some ancient railways. Even with catenaries  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: kelis on April 08, 2011, 03:54:51 PM
WOW Art the night pictures are amazing, You did a good job in this area  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | |back| kazan - Night. [29 march]
Post by: ricardomiranda on April 12, 2011, 07:45:48 PM
Great Job !


<img src="http://img828.imageshack.us/i/rs105.jpg " border="0"/> (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=12731.0)



Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | ...BACK SOON... [6 May]
Post by: art128 on May 06, 2011, 03:44:21 PM
Wow, no update since a month.... Stay tunned, Kostroma's back in one week..... With some big stuff......
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview !MUST WATCH! [12May]
Post by: art128 on May 12, 2011, 02:25:38 PM
Preview...

(http://imageshack.us/m/809/6641/vorkuta2.jpg)

Replies will follow in the next full update.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview !MUST WATCH! [12May]
Post by: noahclem on May 12, 2011, 03:08:17 PM
!Must...watch...update!  :D  Looks great, can't wait to see more!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview !MUST WATCH! [12May]
Post by: io_bg on May 13, 2011, 05:04:00 PM
Seems like another ugly (in a good way ;D) commie city! Looking forward to the full update! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview !MUST WATCH! [12May]
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 14, 2011, 04:14:52 AM
Hey, this small part of estate looks very realsitic, especially when you have put football field and tennis courts. What is more, It feels a bit Warsaw-style, because it seems to be in some central area, near main road.  ;)

But are those blocks avaible? I didn'y keep up with the new uploads for few months.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview !MUST WATCH! [12May]
Post by: Reikhardt on May 14, 2011, 07:33:27 AM
Nice teaser, what a depressing picture  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview !MUST WATCH! [12May]
Post by: nbvc on May 14, 2011, 07:35:30 AM
Looks interesting. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview !MUST WATCH! [12May]
Post by: Yan077 on May 20, 2011, 10:44:04 AM
Sorry Arthur, it's been a while I haven't post any comments  &mmm
But i follow closer your MD and with that preview, the update promises to be excellent, as always  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview !MUST WATCH! [12May]
Post by: Sciurus on May 20, 2011, 12:48:38 PM
It's really wonderful! It reminds me some East-Berlin quarters $%Grinno$% &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: art128 on May 20, 2011, 01:36:07 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Replies from update "kazan - Night. [29 march]"

bat - Thanks bat, here's more for you!

noahclem - Thank you ! I'm glad you liked the park area ! I spent some time making it !

sc-4 - Thank you !

Sciurus - Thank you very much Guillaume !

Tomas Neto - Muito obrigado Tomas, fiquei contente por te ter agradado!

Reikhardt - Thank you very much ! I'm so glad you liked the road layout ! Come check out my MD again !

marsh - What "Kazan" do you mean  ?

Terring7 - Thanks !

io_bg - Thanks you Ioan! I'm glad you liked the TV plaza!

kwakelaar - Looks like some people liked this square... hmm I'll have to make more in the future ! Thanks for the comment my friend !

nedalezz - Thank you very much Nedal, it's always a pleasur to read your comment my friend!
 
canyonjumper - I can promise you that it's (almost) all grown !!  :P

kbieniu7 - Yes it is an old abandoned industrial area I made, inspired by Ravenholm in Half Life 2 ;)

kelis - Muchas gracias amigo ! Estoy contente que te gustan las images de noche !

ricardomiranda - Thank you !


replies from the preview

noahclem - Here it comes !

io_bg - Ugly commie cities for people is beautiful for me !!!

kbieniu7 - Hmm i don't often see Warsaw picture but if you say so, it should be right!  Thanks for the comment ! Yeap those blocks are avalaible on the LEX under Andeas (for the SFBT)..

Reikhardt - Thanks again, glad you find it depressive. Hope you'll find THIS depressive too !!

nbvc - Thanks !!

Yan077 - Merci Yann, et t'en fais pas si tu ne commente pas tout le temps, c'est pas grave !

Sciurus - Danke, Guillaume !! I hope you enjoyed Berlin !!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)




Enjoy this 1300*17886px mosaic....

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- Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: nedalezz on May 20, 2011, 03:33:09 PM
&apls &apls &apls

That is just MASTERFUL! Oh my oh my...your depiction of the Soviet era is second to none.

The way you did your mines...this is just inspirational stuff! BRAVO!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: Tomas Neto on May 21, 2011, 04:10:00 AM
Awesome!!! Fantastic update Arthur!!!   &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: A. Gates on May 21, 2011, 05:14:59 AM
Great &apls &apls :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 21, 2011, 05:49:00 AM
As always, your mines, forests, and towns are great. Excellent work with excellent ideas.  :thumbsup: I love those central estates and also your way of using NWM  ;)
But, I have also some little quibbles  ;)
First simcity picture - what those blocks are doing here completely alone? :P Another one - estate with yellow-orange Prypiat 8-stories blocks. I've found it a bit unrealistic.
Everything is great! Big powerline too (I was also building similiar one, few days ago  ;D)!
Keep building!

P.S. Here is the place in Warsaw. Maybe there are not such dirty prefabs, but from the urbanistic site it might be a bit similiar ;)
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=52.2422285&lon=20.9933603&z=17&l=28&m=h
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: kelis on May 21, 2011, 06:18:44 AM
Stunning pictures !!! I like so much this soviet style...and specially the mosaic with all those buildings.
Great job Arthur as always  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: noahclem on May 21, 2011, 06:59:12 AM
Phenomenal work!  &apls &apls  The commie blocks, forests, roads, and mines are all outstanding!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: Sam Johnson on May 21, 2011, 07:41:27 AM
True soviet feeling in your pictures  &apls  &apls
I'm really glad you were able to create such a realistic soviet city with use of my blocks :D
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: Reikhardt on May 21, 2011, 12:54:01 PM
Grim, terrible & miserable.
I love it  ;D  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: bat on May 21, 2011, 04:35:34 PM
Great work on this new update!
Wonderful new pictures, too.
Your city is looking really fantastic. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: ricardomiranda on May 21, 2011, 06:51:58 PM
Great job !
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: kwakelaar on May 22, 2011, 03:24:04 AM
Very nicely done, this kind of collage with real life and simcity photos mixed together is working very well to create the atmosphere of the place. Of course the headings and the dark framing and dark spots are contributing to this as well.
Both the large estates and the industrial areas are done very well.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: peter007 on May 22, 2011, 11:06:56 AM
 Absolutely Stunning update  &apls
Great photoshopping btw.

-Ernst
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Vorkuta - Heaven and hell [20 May]
Post by: io_bg on May 29, 2011, 04:59:16 AM
Wonderful work on the last update &apls
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: art128 on June 11, 2011, 02:04:10 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

nedalezz - Well, thank you very much, Nedal.. I spent a lot of times doing my mines, i'm very glad you liked them!

Tomas Neto - Muito Obrigado Tomas!

IAM - Thanks!

kbieniu7 - Thank for the comment, my friend! About the little quibbles, here is what I can answer! Firstly about the blocks standing alone, I wanted to make it looks like they're abandoned, like the houses surrounding them, But I can agree that it looks a bit strange... Any tips on how to get the effect better? Secondly, that estate, yeah I was creating it like what came in my mind at this time, and well I liked how it turned out, even if, I agree, it is completely unrealistic! I see about the place in Warsaw, yeah the building style is somehow the same! I'll try to experiment a suburb like this later!  :P

kelis - muchas gracias, Jonathan!

noahclem - Thank for your comment, Noah !

Sam Johnson - Well, you know, you're blocks are really, outstanding. Really, there isn't any city tiles i'm not using one or lots of your blocks, I like them a lot.  :thumbsup:

Reikhardt - I love it too !  :thumbsup:

bat - Thanks Bat!

ricardomiranda - Thanks Ricardo!

kwakelaar - Thanks a lot ! I like to read comments like that! (really!) :thumbsup: I'll make more of them as the community like it!

peter007 - Thanks !
 
io_bg - Thank Ioan for the (late  :P ) comment!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Okay, today we'll take some fresh air at the suburbs. These shots were taken around the small airport located at the east of the capital city ! I'm currently (well not) building a bigger international airport, things are going well..... already one runway done..!  :P

BTW, my MD just reached the 40k views ! Thanks Everyone for the support! Also we're not too far away from the 900th reply!

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-Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: marsh on June 11, 2011, 03:38:47 PM
This update feels different from the others. It may be the abundant suburbs distracting you from the rest of the city. :P

That airport is really great as well. The terrain & flora make it fit in really well.

,marsh
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: Framly on June 11, 2011, 07:47:51 PM
Great Pictures! I like the atmosphere :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: bat on June 12, 2011, 09:31:55 AM
Fantastic looking city there!
Also great work on the river and airport! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: supremec on June 12, 2011, 09:41:05 AM
Stupendous  &apls  &apls, awesome pictures  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: nedalezz on June 13, 2011, 02:01:08 AM
My word, that's an awesome mosaic!

Another fantastic update - shows a little modern suburban living going alongside the harsh soviet architecture.

 &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: kelis on June 13, 2011, 02:31:11 AM
Another great update Arthur, Keep up the good work  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 13, 2011, 04:41:27 AM
Which time is it, when I say: "excellent!"?  ;) Your nature is great, bla, bla, bla... But it's very hard to find a bunch of brand new words every update, to glorify this effec. So, let's use an icon this time! ()flower()
Grass on the airport is one of the best grass usage, I've ever seen in SimCity. Border between forest and lack of forest is so smoothly.
About airport: it's great. Nothing more to add, nothing more to take.
And what I like the most  $%Grinno$% This one estate is cool. It has got exaclty, what it should have. :) (You could use smooth street curves in one place, to make an effect of lack of grid)

According to your question, I have few ideas. First of all, you should plan your blocks like when building normal one. Each estate at the beginning wasn't abandoned. After that, blocks do not move and change their position :D
You should just use abandoned bats, like those, you've already used. What is more, put a few big heaps of garbage - people would use this place as a wild waste dump. Add a forest, trying to grab the area. Just like in Prypiat. Maybe also one, or two car wrecks? Finally it would be good to use gravel road instead of a good-condition ones.   :)
I hope, I've helped. Waiting for more great stuff!  :thumbsup:
Kamil

Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: noahclem on June 13, 2011, 07:36:42 AM
Beautiful update Arthur!  &apls  The airport looks perfect, your flora detailing is immaculate, and I love the unique and grid-breaking transit networks. Just great  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: art128 on June 15, 2011, 12:27:55 PM
Hey guys, don't forget to leave a comment in my MD, just 8 more and the next update (which is almost  ready, I'll post it Saturday I think) will be on the next page!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: kwakelaar on June 16, 2011, 02:15:54 PM
I will help you out then, nice to see you are working on your MD again.
Small airport?, when I see the size of the terminal not that small I would say, but you obviously have something bigger planned :)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: Tomas Neto on June 17, 2011, 08:36:37 PM
Great mosaics, Arthur!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: io_bg on June 20, 2011, 03:40:02 AM
Looks great, bravo! &apls I like the trails and the parks between the blocks. They're a nice detail.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: Ricky112233 on June 27, 2011, 01:16:09 PM
Awesome update Arthur!

Once again, sorry that I didn't reply, I was very very busy!

Anyway, what more can I say?

Its simply beautiful!!

-Ricky
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Fresh Air [11 June]
Post by: Sciurus on June 27, 2011, 01:46:37 PM
What? I didn't leave a comment? That's impossible! :P
I would just like to say that's wonderful!! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [8 July]
Post by: art128 on July 08, 2011, 09:25:31 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)


marsh - Thanks Marsh ! I wanted this update to look different from usual, to not make it depressing and gloomy like the others, I hope you'll like this one too!

Framly - Danke !

bat - Thanks Bat, I spent a lot of time on this airport, i'm glad you liked it!

supremec - Thanks!

nedalezz - Thank Nedal, I hope you'll love this update too!

kelis - Gracias amigo !

kbieniu7 - Thanks a lot Kamil for the comment and tips ! i'll use them for sure and I'll show pictures of the application when they'll be done. About the smooth curves, next time I open the city i'll put them!

noahclem - Thanks Noah!

kwakelaar - And you're right, i've something a lot bigger in my hands!  ;)

Tomas Neto - Muito obrigado Tomas!

io_bg - Thanks Ioan!

Ricky112233 - Thanks Rick ! Also don't worry about not replying, everyone can be busy !

Sciurus - Merci, Guillaume !

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Anyway Guys, too bad I can't place this update on the next page.. but well here is it !

So this update is a bout the rural side of Kazan, showing a soviet dam and some rich villas along the lake, the three waterfalls and the river. I hope you'll Enjoy this update as I enjoyed making it!

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/681/m11i.jpg)
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(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/7512/m13v.jpg)

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(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2687/imageseule1r.jpg)

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Plus, Region View
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1121/oblastofkostromakazan.jpg) (http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1121/oblastofkostromakazan.jpg)
Clic to see in full size

i hope you enjoyed my first update of the new SC4D layout..

i'm out,

-Arthur..  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]
Post by: noahclem on July 08, 2011, 10:44:02 AM
Nice update, I really like the change of pace from the usual gloom!  &apls  I especially like the waterfals. Also, great job with the overviews.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]
Post by: Sciurus on July 08, 2011, 12:45:19 PM
It's so wonderful, I really like the dam! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]
Post by: io_bg on July 08, 2011, 01:08:46 PM
The urban side of Kazan is looking great and the rural one is fantastic as well &apls And I can agree, the waterfalls are very nice :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]
Post by: Adetsaj on July 09, 2011, 07:38:47 AM
i like the dam :thumbsup:, and lovely rural area &apls  and of course the region  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on July 12, 2011, 11:44:37 AM
Amazing update, I like every single detail :) Really pleasant to look at.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]
Post by: EleventhAvenue on July 12, 2011, 04:16:12 PM
Stop, stop right away! This is murder! You make this awesome CJ, and you don't tell us where to download all these great things! GIMMEH DAH LINKIE

I especially liked the dam, the mine, the airport, and the spruce forests, where can i find these amazing things? If you give me the link to these, i'll be forever grateful.  ;D
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 17, 2011, 02:48:34 PM
Lovely forests. Looks like a beautiful, mysterious, clean and virgin forest... And then BAH, the huge, concrete dam!
You stole my idea! I also wanted to star buidling a dam! But with waterfall I had a few problems. May you give me some tips, or a tutorial (with linking the best set) how to create them?  ::)
The region view looks cool, but I thought you had bigger. I thought it was looking like Sibieria, but I see it has a density like from Europe :D But the river still looks like e.g. Volga. How did you call it?
And I see the DUGA :P
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]
Post by: Tomas Neto on July 23, 2011, 09:46:49 AM
Amazing update, Arthur!!! Fico imensamente impressionado com suas atualizações!!!   &apls &apls
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: art128 on August 03, 2011, 12:46:42 PM
Thanks everyone, just a little preview to let you know I am not dead! The replies will follow in the next full update.

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6353/previewnaszran.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: rooker1 on August 03, 2011, 01:00:25 PM
Very, very nice lot, Arthur.   &apls
It just needs some more life.  Try adding some Sims, different trees, maybe a small play ground.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 03, 2011, 02:03:31 PM
Fantastic preview!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: nbvc on August 03, 2011, 02:17:58 PM
Looks promising. Waiting for more updates.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 03, 2011, 02:27:37 PM
Nice lot. Looks promising! ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: Ricky112233 on August 04, 2011, 03:08:17 AM
Yay! Can't wait for the next update!

Good Job, BTW! :thumbsup:

-Ricky
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: Sciurus on August 04, 2011, 03:14:46 AM
Great relotting of the Place Stanislas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_Stanislas)! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: Adetsaj on August 04, 2011, 06:32:03 AM
that's amazing teaser  and also the city :) Can't wait to see the full update
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: io_bg on August 04, 2011, 08:06:19 AM
You've already drawn my attention... looking forward to more :P
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: bat on August 04, 2011, 10:37:06 AM
It's great to see a new picture here!
And it is looking wonderful. ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: supremec on August 04, 2011, 12:57:10 PM
Fabulous relotting, ans awesome preview  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: marsh on August 04, 2011, 07:40:43 PM
That waterfall is amazing.  &apls  &apls As is the teaser. ;)

,marsh
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Preview of Naszran... [3 aug]
Post by: wallasey on August 06, 2011, 04:27:48 PM
Loving your last few updates; I like how there is the occasional construction site scattered across the scene.

What I love more is the avenue going into a flup under the airport. Great stuff!
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: art128 on August 08, 2011, 08:14:12 AM
And the 900the Reply is for me! :D


(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Replies from update "Rural Side oF Kazan [7th July]"

noahclem - Thanks a lot Noah, i'm glad you liked the waterfall!  :P

Sciurus - Thanks Guillaume, that dam took me some time to make, glad you liked it!  ()stsfd()

io_bg - Thank you, Ioan!

Adetsaj - Thanks!  :P

Ol.S / Benoit -  Merci Benoit!

EleventhAvenue - hehe, thanks a lot for your comment, really appreciate it! Unfortunately, i'm not able to give you links to everything! that would take at least 10 pages! But I can tell you to look at the different exchanges here at SC4D (the LEX), the STEX (simtropolis) Simcity Polska Exchange etc! :P

kbieniu7 - I like modern rupture between the forest and the concrete! :D For sure the DUGA can't be missed from the region view! xD Well my region is not really from Siberia, but more from the real city of Kazan, the river (the main one) is called the Volga! ;) Also about the dam, well you might have to take a look at Adam's (Ennedi) excellent tutorial from his last MD here! (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2157.msg64336#msg64336). Thanks for the comment kamil!

Tomas Neto -  Obrigado Tomas!

Replies from preview "Naszran" [3 aug]

Rooker1 - Thansk Robin! About the life, I added some sims props, but it seems that they haven't showed out! For the cars etc, i'll try to take screen shots when they are present. Also i'll add some playgrounds between the city blocks. ;)

Tomas Neto - Obrigado!

nbvc - here's more!  :P

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil!

Ricky112233 - Thanks Ricky! For Naszran you'll have to wait at least another week, the city will not be present in this update!  :P

Sciurus - Thanks Guillaume!  :P

Adetsaj - As said to Ricky, the full update about Naszran will come next week! Thanks for the comment!

io_bg - Thanks Ioan!  :P

bat - Yes, after a month I finally managed to make a single preview, anyway update will be as usual now!  :P

supremec - Merci bien!

marsh - Thanks Marsh, but trust me your waterfall are better than mine!  ;)

wallasey - Thanks! I also like to put some more real scene from real cities etc, it gives more life and is funny to built! Anyway thanks for the comment!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/646/kazaninternationalairpo.jpg)

Welcome to Sergei Nova International Airport

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7964/m11p.jpg)
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(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6218/m21r.jpg)
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(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7852/m01r.jpg)

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Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: Sciurus on August 08, 2011, 08:26:59 AM
It's just excellent!!! &apls &apls I'm fan of this airport! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: kelis on August 08, 2011, 08:40:24 AM
Beautiful, Just beautiful  &apls &apls I like the form the airport and surrounding, Great job Arthur  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: rooker1 on August 08, 2011, 08:48:39 AM
Now that's a nice airport.
Great work.

Robin
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: noahclem on August 08, 2011, 08:52:47 AM
Wow, amazing airport and surrounding area Arthur!  &apls &apls  The surrounding roads, parking lots, and buildings give it a very realistic feel. Great teaser as well, I look forward to seeing more!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: bat on August 08, 2011, 09:54:45 AM
Superb work on that airport! Also the farms are wonderful!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: supremec on August 08, 2011, 10:44:22 AM
Wonderfull (rural?) airport  &apls  &apls
With superb farms :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 08, 2011, 12:07:39 PM
Excellent! Great developing of whole "parking & entrance" area. Farms, rural roads etc. I also like this cargo terminal aside!

But somebody forgot to mow the grass on the runway :P
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7366/m12k.jpg
I would, personally, also cut few trees just before the start of the runway. :P
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: nbvc on August 08, 2011, 01:15:20 PM
Great airport. &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: Ricky112233 on August 08, 2011, 01:16:08 PM
Good Job!

One thing though,

Never mind, I'm kinda in a lazy mood right now so I'll tell you later!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: nedalezz on August 09, 2011, 12:15:22 PM
Holy crap thats a gorgeous airport!  :o

The detail level is out of this world - everything seems so perfectly place, down to the last tree!

Just  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: io_bg on August 09, 2011, 12:44:34 PM
That's a lovely airport! Great update :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 10, 2011, 12:34:46 PM
&apls        &apls        &apls

Amazing update!!! Really a fantastic airport, Arthur!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Sergei Nova Airport [8 Aug]
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on August 13, 2011, 01:47:48 AM
As I told you, one of the best airport ever ! :)  :thumbsup:
And its size fits well in your region, great work.
Title: Oblast of Kostroma |
Post by: art128 on August 13, 2011, 12:23:47 PM
Thanks guys for the comments, i'm glad you liked it!  ;)

Today I took enough screenshot with good quality for the next update, i'll be about Naszran! (the city shown in the previous preview).. Well i'm not quite satisifed about the city and I might redo it sometime in the future, but for the moment it's already good. I just need to photoshop the pictures, make the mosaics and it'll be on line! maybe today or tomorrow!  :)


Cya guys. :thumbsup:
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | BAD NEWS [14 aug]
Post by: art128 on August 14, 2011, 03:05:44 PM
So guys, the next update will be tomorrow.... but I have a bad news... While cleaning my desk I accidentally broke my SC4 disc, this means I can't play the game anymore till' I buy another one, but for the moment I can't. So maybe you'll have to wait until September to get a new update from me.. Unless I find a way to launch (at least) SC4 without the disc..
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | BAD NEWS [14 aug]
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 15, 2011, 07:29:42 AM
Really a bad news... I hope you come back to play soon, Arthur!!!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: art128 on August 15, 2011, 07:22:58 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Sciurus - Thank Guillaume! I'm glad you became a fan of my airport!  :D

kelis - Muchas gracias, Jonathan!

rooker1 - Thank for stopping by, Robin! thank for the comment also!  :)

noahclem - Thank Noah! I'm glad you liked the airport and its surrounding areas! :P

bat - Danke bat!

supremec - Well it is now the main airport of Kazan, and it deserves a city of more than 1million habitants, so no it's not a rural airport! :P Anyway thank you for the comment my friend!

kbieniu7 - Looks like the Cleaning agencies are not doing a great job! :P thank for pointing that Kamil! About the trees, i'll cut them next time I open this city tile!  :)

nbvc - Thanks!

Ricky112233 - thank Ricky! can't wait to see what you want to tell me!

nedalezz - Well, the last tree.. maybe not, look Kamil's answer! :D But anyway I'm really glad you liked my airport Nedal!  :P

io_bg - Благодаря ви, Йоан!

Tomas Neto - Muito Obrigado meu amigo!

Ol.S / Benoit - Thank you very much, Benoit! Also thanks for the help.

Tomas Neto - Thanks Tomas. Hopefully everything is good now I managed to launch the game without the CD. Updates will come as regular as before.

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Today's update shows the city of Naszran which has a reputation for its foundry and its cemetery.

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9420/bannerxr.jpg)

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9477/m11af.jpg)
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/1782/m12m.jpg)
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/1403/m13k.jpg)
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9889/m14yw.jpg)
(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/9035/m15ox.jpg)
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6913/m16i.jpg)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/374/m21k.jpg)
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8258/m22um.jpg)
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/1271/m23fm.jpg)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/7217/m24t.jpg)

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/7515/m31d.jpg)
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/28/m32q.jpg)
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2678/m33tdws.jpg)
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/9218/m34z.jpg)
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8213/m35z.jpg)

(http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/6783/imageseule1.jpg)
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/5099/imageseule2.jpg)
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1396/imageseule3.jpg)
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/1899/imageseule4.jpg)
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3499/imageseule5.jpg)
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3848/imageseule6.jpg)


-Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: DerChrischi on August 16, 2011, 12:22:33 AM
What for a fantastic work!  &apls
awqsome Idea with the white roundhouse!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: peter007 on August 16, 2011, 03:30:29 AM
Wow so realistic.
I like your cities very much.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: bat on August 16, 2011, 03:35:28 AM
Welcome to page 47!

Really fantastic work on your city! :thumbsup:
Superb update and wonderful new mosaics and pictures!!! :thumbsup:
btw, my 8500th post
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: Adetsaj on August 16, 2011, 04:44:00 AM
what a nice & realistic city, Nazran is ..!!  &apls &apls , I like it very much
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: Sciurus on August 16, 2011, 06:29:44 AM
Excellent, I love the pics! &apls
But if you want advices on steel industries, you can always ask me, it'll be a pleasure to answer! $%Grinno$% ::)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 16, 2011, 07:31:56 AM
Wow! Great cementery with this... building (sorry, can't find appropriate word)! Your flora usage, as always, makes awesome effect!  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: noahclem on August 16, 2011, 01:14:39 PM
Great update Arthur!  &apls  I really like the cemetery, something not often seen in SC4, and the transport networks look great. I would suggest more on-slope pieces and less L0-to-L2 ramps, but that's just me. I especially like the organic feel you give your apartment areas with the MMP paths. Keep up the great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: Yan077 on August 17, 2011, 02:49:59 AM
With no surprise, amazing update and fantastic city, I never seen a cemetary like that, this is just incredible  :o You're certainly the best player I know who combines so perfectly W2W dexelopments with the MMPs path and flora !

Yann  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: rooker1 on August 17, 2011, 09:06:31 AM
Awesome update.  I love that cemetary.  Very realistic looking.
Sorry to hear about your SC4 disc.  When you do buy a new one, I would suggest you mount it to your hard drive.  PM me if your don't know how to do this, I'l see what I can do about getting you a small tutorial put together.
 ::)
Always a pleasure to stop by here!
Robin  &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: wallasey on August 17, 2011, 09:17:46 AM
That has to be the best cemetery I have seen! I love it!

The "Old Town" looks great too...imagine the reaction when they saw the concrete blocks going up!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 17, 2011, 10:18:21 AM
Fantastic update again, Arthur!!! Suas atualizações são fenomenais!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Naszran, heart of steel [15Aug]
Post by: nbvc on August 17, 2011, 01:29:26 PM
Great work. &apls Reminds me that my cities also need a cemetery. ;)
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: art128 on August 23, 2011, 09:18:28 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

DerChrischi - Thanks, i'm glad you liked the idea of the white house!  :)

peter007 - Thanks, i'm glad you liked the city! :)

bat - Thanks Bat, and congrats on your 8500th post! :P

Adetsaj - Thank you very much! :P

Sciurus - Thanks Guillaume! Yes i'll need your help when i'll start Vorkuta! ;)

kbieniu7 -  Thanks for the great words Kamil! :P

noahclem - Thanks for the comment Noah, i'll try to add more on slope pieces! :D

Yan077 - thanks for the compliment, Yann! :)

rooker1 - Thanks Robin! Don't worry about my disc I found a way to play SC4 without it but unfortunately the night lights are not working! :/

wallasey - yeah, they were like "we don't want that in our city" because at the start it was just a small village. When the government wanted to build the foundry they needed much more place for the workers.

Tomas Neto - Muito orbigado tomas!

nbvc - Thanks! :P

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

Now lets get back to kazan...

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3755/bannerpps.jpg)

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/507/m11s.jpg)
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/1133/m12yf.jpg)
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9452/m13kb.jpg)
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2074/m14r.jpg)
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5277/m15c.jpg)

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5974/m21xi.jpg)
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5282/m22l.jpg)
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3745/m23b.jpg)
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/5919/m24u.jpg)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/7913/m31v.jpg)
(http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/7674/m32of.jpg)
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5583/m33y.jpg)
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7210/m34es.jpg)
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/8272/m35qm.jpg)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/9789/m36q.jpg)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: Girafe on August 23, 2011, 09:41:49 AM
I like this russian atmosphere  &apls &apls

Superb city  ;)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: bat on August 23, 2011, 11:49:10 AM
Great update! Also nice roundabout near the great industrial area! The city is looking fantastic. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: Sciurus on August 23, 2011, 03:18:17 PM
Ok! Tell me when you want! ;) I'll give you tips too :P

About the update: that's just wonderful, really well thought and organized, like a socialist city! $%Grinno$%

Guillaume :thumbsup:

PS: 2200th post here! &hlp
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 24, 2011, 05:26:55 AM
Awesome mosaics, Arthur!!! O realismo de suas cidades são impressionantes, meu amigo!!! Amazing!!!   &apls &apls
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: io_bg on August 24, 2011, 05:37:27 AM
These must be some of your best mosaics ever &apls I like the mixture between old W2Ws and modern office skyscrapers. Great update :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: noahclem on August 24, 2011, 07:18:43 AM
Awesome work!  &apls &apls  I love the parks and rails especially!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: Adetsaj on August 24, 2011, 07:54:20 AM
Nice work on the business center  &apls , and nice layout i like it  :)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: Nanami on August 24, 2011, 10:03:54 AM
Nice update! It really looks good!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: wallasey on August 26, 2011, 07:29:16 AM
Enjoying the darkness of the mosaic there!

Your railways ploughing through the city centre are also somewhat dramatic!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: Fabian93 on August 26, 2011, 12:22:47 PM
Fantastic  &apls &apls
The last mosaic gives a nice overview on that city ;)

Kepp it up,
Fabian  :)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: Evillions8 on August 29, 2011, 11:49:39 PM
I truly look up to you for Eastern European cities, very inspiring.  :)
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: peter007 on August 31, 2011, 10:27:54 AM
Wow it's so great. I really like you eastern europe cities. They 're so real.

Just Fabulous

-Ernst
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | Kazan - Rising the tall [23 Aug]
Post by: Dantes on September 04, 2011, 06:39:32 AM
The mosaic is great. Great feeling!
Title: Oblast of Kostroma | State Secret [10 Sept]
Post by: art128 on September 10, 2011, 04:24:14 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2cffaxx.jpg)

Girafe - Thanks Antoine! :)

bat - Yeap, this roundabout is looking very well, it was first made by El-Burro at Simtropolis!

Sciurus - Thank Guillaume. Well i'll start when your mining building are available! :D

Tomas Neto - Muito obrigado, Tomas meu amigo!

io_bg - Thank Ioan, I knew modern skyscrapers will please you! :D

noahclem - Thank Noah, more rails in the next update!

Adetsaj -  Thanks!

976 - Thanks! :P

wallasey - hehehe, thanks a lot! ;)
 
Fabian93 - Thanks Fabian, always great to hear from you! :)

Evillions8 - I'm glad to hear that! Thanks!

peter007 - Thanks a lot Ernst!

Dantes - Thanks! :P

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8346/rpsvmaj.jpg)

DISCLAIMER - The pictures you are about to see does not exist. Everything in this update has been invented my your mind. Anything you can say about it will be directly transmitted to the National Defense Agency (NDA) and afterward the government will look at you.

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/749/bannerdh.jpg)

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8748/m11yx.jpg)
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5257/m12zs.jpg)
(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/479/m13p.jpg)
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7458/m14bhg.jpg)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1574/m15oy.jpg)
(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/4165/m16sw.jpg)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/4409/m17a.jpg)
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/1662/m18mz.jpg)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6805/m21n.jpg)
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1342/75563787.jpg)
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/499/m23p.jpg)


I hope you liked this update. I was not quite satisfied about it as the military base makes of some things like heliports more silos and maybe more concrete areas. If you have any ideas or recommendation, feel free to post them!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | State Secret [10 Sept]
Post by: Tomas Neto on September 10, 2011, 06:03:54 AM
Nice forest and rural area too Arthur!!!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | State Secret [10 Sept]
Post by: noahclem on September 10, 2011, 06:36:55 AM
Nice military base and rural area Arthur!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | State Secret [10 Sept]
Post by: nedalezz on September 10, 2011, 10:31:45 AM
Holy crap those are some impressive mosaics! Very good job!
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | State Secret [10 Sept]
Post by: kelis on September 10, 2011, 11:11:35 AM
I love it, really great job as always Arthur...I like the trees and those buildings in the center of the base...

Keep up the good work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | State Secret [10 Sept]
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 12, 2011, 12:54:55 PM
Cool! Looks mysterious, but I think in such a base buildings wouldn't be so high.  ;D Now it doesn't looks like too secret... Wait, somebody is calling to the door, be back in minute...
Title: Re: Oblast of Kostroma | State Secret [10 Sept]
Post by: bat on September 12, 2011, 01:10:25 PM
The farms and forest are wonderful! Nice work! :thumbsup:
Title: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: art128 on September 13, 2011, 06:21:18 AM
REPLIES

Tomas Neto - Thanks Tomas!

noahclem - Thank Noah, i'm glad you find it nice! ;)

nedalezz - Nice to see you around again, thanks!

kelis - Gracias, Jonathan!

kbieniu7 - hehehe Kamil, looks like you met our agents! ;)

bat - Thanks Bat!

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8072/updatebannerofsalem.jpg)

So as you can see the banner are not here... and are replaced by this one.. This is because I'm taking a break from the usual Communist stuff and I'm starting a new project, in a style I really love... So welcome to ..

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/5682/salem1.jpg)

Hope you'll enjoy it! More to come in the next days!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: peter007 on September 13, 2011, 06:37:58 AM
Huh, Changing paths?

Great!

-Ernst
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: Girafe on September 13, 2011, 06:43:55 AM
Switch to capitalism, some could say betrayer  :P
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: noahclem on September 13, 2011, 07:05:22 AM
Very interesting! Somehow I never imagined seeing the "stars and stripes" in your MD  :D   So far, so good, and I look forward to the first update  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on September 13, 2011, 10:54:35 AM
This will probably end up in a SC4 nuke war... Three days ago you just show us the communists missile silos, coincidence  ? :)

I already enjoy that new project :)
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: io_bg on September 13, 2011, 11:40:43 AM
This will probably end up in a SC4 nuke war... Three days ago you just show us the communists missile silos, coincidence  ? :)
:D
Inetersting to see you changing your playing style... Looking forward to seeing how you'll handle this! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: Nanami on September 15, 2011, 10:04:48 AM
Interesting! so you change to american style? ;D
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: wallasey on September 15, 2011, 05:29:47 PM
Wow! What a change! Interested to see how things turn out here!!
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | First pictures [13 Sept]
Post by: art128 on September 17, 2011, 01:58:37 PM
Place holder so that the next update is on the next page
Title: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: art128 on September 17, 2011, 02:04:23 PM

REPLIES

peter007 - Yeap, chaging path! But you'll see the two regions are linked...

Girafe - Some could, yes! :)

noahclem - hehe, I though about making a new topic specially for Salem, but I can't.. So yes, the stars and stripes here! :D

Ol.S / Benoit  - Not really.... you'll see later.. Thank mate. :P

io_bg - Thank Ioan. :)

976 - Yes I do ! :P

wallasey - Thank ! :)

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8072/updatebannerofsalem.jpg)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2654/m11z.jpg)
(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/3670/m12ao.jpg)
(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/8779/m13j.jpg)
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1614/m14k.jpg)
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1189/m15n.jpg)

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4356/m21ui.jpg)
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5453/m22c.jpg)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/5279/im1s.jpg)

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9408/im2j.jpg)

I hope you liked this update!

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: citybuilderx on September 17, 2011, 02:10:52 PM
Love it!
Great use of American BATs.
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: Lior on September 17, 2011, 02:15:16 PM
Wonderful update. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: nbvc on September 17, 2011, 02:24:15 PM
Great work with the marina. &apls
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: io_bg on September 17, 2011, 03:49:00 PM
That's one huge marina! :o Fantastic mosaics, I like the el-rail layout :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: kelis on September 17, 2011, 04:30:36 PM
Great work Amigo, I like this new city, The American style looks good in SC4  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: Dantes on September 18, 2011, 05:40:46 PM
Magnificent mosaics!  :) The roads look great and it's a very beautiful city.  &apls
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: Framly on September 19, 2011, 12:42:23 PM
looks great &apls
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: noahclem on September 19, 2011, 01:29:03 PM
Great work!  &apls &apls  The marina is just awesome and nvbc's new seawalls fit perfectly (as does the old Peg stuff. Looking forward to seeing more!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: RickD on September 20, 2011, 03:13:13 AM
I like the new style. And I am curious how the two regions are linked.
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: kbieniu7 on September 20, 2011, 06:29:55 AM
Cool! I love the harbour!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: bat on September 21, 2011, 09:57:01 AM
I like the area shown in the mosaic! Great work on it. Also on the pictures!! :)
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: rooker1 on September 21, 2011, 01:02:41 PM
Awesome looking city. 
You have also done a great job on the highway and the El rail.
 &apls
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: Swordmaster on September 21, 2011, 06:07:20 PM
Yes, the EL over road is a real winner. And that marina looks a lot like the one I'm planning for my city, very nicely done.

I guess I'll have to read through this MD as well (so many things to do, so little time... I'm currently on page 155 of 3RR...)

Cheers,
Willy
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: marsh on September 21, 2011, 06:08:28 PM
Beautiful. Love that downtown.  &apls
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: Ricky112233 on October 03, 2011, 02:06:14 AM
Wow! It looks awesome!!

Now that is just amazing!!
However, now that you'll be posting updates about Salem, will this mean that your commie MD is put on hold??

(Sorry that I haven't been on BTW)

-Ricky :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 03, 2011, 01:20:46 PM
Great pictures!!!!  &apls
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: Cali on October 03, 2011, 02:44:35 PM
Great update :)
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 08, 2011, 08:28:30 AM
And I was wondering, where Arthur's MD has gone... &Thk/( And I've finally found it!  ;D
What a change... few thousand kilometers to the West!
I believe in new "enviroment" you will still suprising us with new ideas! Don't disappoint us!  ;)

Oh, and cool harbour! Give us more greenery! :P
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | By the Morning.. [17Sept]
Post by: wallasey on October 08, 2011, 11:18:00 AM
I love that harbour with the trees in the breakwater.

Good work!
Title: Salem, Oregon | A little tour to Boulder.. [9 Oct]
Post by: art128 on October 09, 2011, 09:49:52 AM
REPLIES

citybuilderx - Thank for the comment!

Lior - Thank!  :P

nbvc - Thank you!

io_bg - Thank Ioan, yes the marina is quite huge! :D

kelis - Muchas gracias, amigo. Estoy de accuerdo, el american style is wonderful en SC4!

Dantes - Thanks!

Framly - Danke!

noahclem - Thanks Noah, here's more for you!

RickD - You'll see it later how they are linked... Not now. Thanks for the comment !

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil!

bat -  Danke Bat!

rooker1 - Thank you, Robin!

Swordmaster - Hehe, page 155 of so many.. Ah.. But don't read my MD from the start, as many of my updates are gone due to imageshack! :P

marsh - Thanks Marsh!

Ricky112233 - Well, sort of. I put my commie MD on hold and will revive it for the purpose of the link. .. You'll see later :P

Aaron Graham - Thanks!

Cali - Thank you too!

kbieniu7 - haha, Thanks again Kamil! :P

wallasey - Thank! :)

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8072/updatebannerofsalem.jpg)

Today we'll take a tour to the city called Boulder. It's the second city of the region, further north of Salem.

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/1016/m11u.jpg)
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2088/m12gn.jpg)
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6026/m13l.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6783/imageseule1.jpg)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5099/imageseule2.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed this update!
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | A little tour to Boulder.. [9 Oct]
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 09, 2011, 10:27:58 AM
Cool! Love the usage of NWM! It associate me with pictures of New York  :)
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | A little tour to Boulder.. [9 Oct]
Post by: Kergelen on October 09, 2011, 03:29:33 PM
wow!! Amazing mosaic. You always make a great job with all the diferents city styles &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | A little tour to Boulder.. [9 Oct]
Post by: wallasey on October 10, 2011, 02:51:18 AM
You most certainly have the American feel....Great work!
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | A little tour to Boulder.. [9 Oct]
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on October 10, 2011, 08:06:19 AM
I love the atmosphere :)
Great choice of buildings for a really nice update !
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | A little tour to Boulder.. [9 Oct]
Post by: bat on October 10, 2011, 09:48:01 AM
Great second city there! Nice pictures of Boulder. :thumbsup:
Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Salem, Oregon | A little tour to Boulder.. [9 Oct]
Post by: Skimbo on October 10, 2011, 12:00:50 PM
I like theCBD area =)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: marsh on October 23, 2011, 11:12:16 PM
Beautiful work art. Loving this city. You have buildings placed very well. :) Where did you get those seawalls though? I'm assuming you still have them from when they were still avalible?  :'(

,marsh
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: io_bg on October 24, 2011, 03:18:58 AM
Great last update! I like the density of the CBD and the mixture of smaller and higher buildings :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: rooker1 on October 24, 2011, 06:34:12 AM
Very nice update Arthur.
Those seawalls are by Gurry, right?  Do you have a link to them?

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: supremec on October 24, 2011, 08:37:52 AM
Famous city  &apls
I want to live in  :D
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: Ricky112233 on October 26, 2011, 02:39:13 AM
Okay,, good to hear! :thumbsup:

Another GREAT update! All I can say is that you've put alot of effort and time in this MD! :thumbsup: You never seem to dissapoint! :P &apls


Ricky :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: Terring7 on October 26, 2011, 07:27:54 AM
Very nice city :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: Orange_o_ on October 28, 2011, 04:54:25 AM
Arthur, as always your large images are beautiful, and recreate the ambiance of your cities.

 bravo
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: rooker1 on November 01, 2011, 12:26:00 PM
Arthur (art128) has had great success and a loyal audience with his fantastic style of MDing and this is why he and his MD will be gracing us for the third forth time in the OSITM section during SC4D's 5th anniversary!!

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac213/BSCLEX/Mouse%20secondary%20album/SalemOregon11-11.jpg)

Congrats from The SC4D Staff!!! &apls

My apologies Arthur, I missed recording one of your OSITM entries. - Robin
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: Battlecat on November 01, 2011, 12:42:52 PM
Congratulations on being selected once again for OSITM!   &apls &apls

Your latest update is superb as always!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: bat on November 01, 2011, 01:57:28 PM
Congrats for your third OSITM-award!!
Looking forward to more... :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: noahclem on November 01, 2011, 02:26:29 PM
I missed an update  :'(

Beautiful work, you've really picked the best North American stuff to work with--the Safeco Field in particular looks spectacular!  &apls &apls  I'm actually a bit jealous of you playing this style at the moment as some nice bats for it have been released lately. I've never seen Gurry's wall's look so great (here's the link Robin: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gurry/ (http://blog.livedoor.jp/gurry/) )

A big congrats on your SC4D 5th birthday OSITM!  :party:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: rooker1 on November 01, 2011, 07:08:27 PM
noahclem, I know of that page, but as far as I could tell before and from what I still see now, none of the down load links work.
I have since found these items and I will look for permission to load them on our LEX.

Arthur, as above, I do apologies.  It seems I had forgotten to record your January 2011 entry.

Robin
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: vester on November 01, 2011, 07:19:53 PM
Congratulation Art, an the OSITM!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura
Post by: Dantes on November 01, 2011, 07:24:15 PM
Congratulations for the great honor!  :thumbsup: You deserve it! Your pictures are really great and always fantastic!  &apls
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: art128 on November 02, 2011, 06:42:49 AM
Thanks for the OSITM, it's really an honor.  :thumbsup:

kbieniu7 - Thanks Kamil. New York is one of my source of inspiration so it's not unusual to see reference or pictures of it. :P

Kergelen - Thanks! Despite being a total a*s at school, I'm " good " at Simcity xD

wallasey - Thanks! You know, the " American feel " comes after spending hours over google earth and seeing how I can make that ingame. Same goes with the other city styles. Homura as in the title is my Japanese styled region.. ;)

Ol.S / Benoit - Thank you very much, benoit!

bat - Thanks! :P
 
Skimbo - Thank you! I hope you'll like the CBD area of the new Salem too!

marsh - The seawalls are from Gurry's website but no links have been able to be seen :( I can still upload them at Mediafire thought if you want.

io_bg - Thank Ioan. Mixing small and big building with a coherent placement is really something that is bothering me in my two new regions, as I don't want it to look odd. I'm glad you liked it. From you it's a compliment! :)

rooker1 - Thanks Robin! :)

supremec - Ehehe, wait to see all it's faces before to say that!  $%Grinno$%

Ricky112233 - Thanks Ricky! I know it is not Russian (and the next update will certainly NOT  $%Grinno$% $%Grinno$% ) but I hope you still like it!

Terring7 - Thanks :)

Orange_o_ - Merci, David! :P

Battlecat - Thank you, and nice to have you back! :)

bat - Fourth actually, but thanks anyway, Bat!

noahclem - Yes, some beautiful buildings were released recently, thought I have one of them that I don't know where to place! :/

rooker1 - There's no need to apologize, Robin! Everyone can make a mistake! Plus, it's not like if my life was depending on it! :P Anyway about Gurry's seawalls, I think before to upload them somewhere it would be better to add a correct description and a correct menu picture for all the lots.. :P

vester -  Thanks Arne! Nice to see you around! Please stop by again. :)

Dantes - Thanks! :)

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8072/updatebannerofsalem.jpg)

So so so, here we are. This OSITM will be managed like this, every day I'll post a picture, and once a week a video. the pictures and videos will be on my American region (Salem) and my Asian one (Madoka and Homura are the two biggest cities.) I hope you'll like it.

To start today here's a picture of the downtown of Salem. More tomorrow.

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/3676/salemdowntown.jpg)

I hope you liked this picture. I'll try to post updates as much interesting as I can.. So if you've something you'd like me to show or to make, tell me and i'll see what I can do.

Take care,
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: Sciurus on November 02, 2011, 09:28:07 AM
Nice picture! and congrats for your entry in the OSITM!! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: rooker1 on November 02, 2011, 09:29:24 AM
Very nice picture Arthur. 
You have my interest, but I don't see very many cars.  I can tell there are some.  I wander if you can open your LE and add a traffic generator to one of those seawall pieces to make your avenue a little car crowded.  ;)  If you need some help with that, just let me know.

Robin  &apls
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: noahclem on November 02, 2011, 09:42:11 AM
Great picture and congratulation on going "double-Classic" with the 1000-post mark!  &dance

Sorry for the dysfunctional link Robin  &mmm
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: bat on November 02, 2011, 10:58:23 AM
Fantastic picture of that downtown.
Looking forward to the next update tomorrow...
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: Battlecat on November 02, 2011, 11:04:57 AM
That is a gorgeous downtown area.  Love the buildings, they look amazing.

Do my eyes deceive me, or have you added realistic reflections to a couple of those buildings? 
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: art128 on November 02, 2011, 11:34:13 AM
Just some quick reply..

Battlecat - I haven't added anything except the color corrections, the reflections are made by the talented BATers! ;)

Robin - Yes, I thought so as well when I took the picture... The idea of hidding some generators is great. Of course your help is always welcomed. May I add you on MSN ?
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: Framly on November 02, 2011, 05:59:11 PM
Congrats for your third OSITM-award!

Keep it on &apls
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: kelis on November 02, 2011, 06:46:17 PM
Very good selection of the buildings, they make it look American and that is the mission  ;D

Great job amigo  &apls &apls
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 2
Post by: art128 on November 03, 2011, 06:51:02 AM
Thanks guys

here's today picture:

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/399/salemcapitol.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 03, 2011, 07:09:11 AM
+1000 well deserved replies for this great MD, and another OSITM, congrats ! :)

Also nice pictures, I'll keep an eye here :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: Yan077 on November 03, 2011, 07:12:03 AM
Great picture Arthur ! &apls
And congrats for the OTSIM, very well deserved  ;)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: rooker1 on November 03, 2011, 07:42:25 AM
Very nice pic Arthur, I'm just not too sure that the wall you have chossen fits in very well in front of the goverment buildin and that beautiful park.

Robin ;)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: Battlecat on November 03, 2011, 10:11:45 AM
Gorgeous job on that park!  I really like how you've used the mmp's to brighten it up. 
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: meinhosen on November 03, 2011, 10:40:21 AM
Arthur,

The OSITM is very well deserved.  Loved the picture of the park- very nice blend of color with the trees and flowers.

Cheers!

MH
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 1
Post by: bat on November 03, 2011, 10:43:15 AM
Great picture! :)
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 3 - Hakase
Post by: art128 on November 04, 2011, 04:56:08 AM
Ol.S / Benoit - Merci, Benoit!

Yan077 - Thank you, Yann! :)

rooker1 - Yes, you're right Robin. The walls don't blend well in this part of the city. They look too much industrial. I'll change them for some better ones.

Battlecat - Thanks Gordon, i'm glad you liked the park. I always put a lot of effort into my parks so they don't look odd or even over decorated. Your advice are always welcome on there with the MMPs!

meinhosen - Thanks! I'm glad you liked this picture!

bat - Thanks Bat! :)

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8072/updatebannerofsalem.jpg)

こんにちは!(Kon'nichiwa!) as they say in Japan. Today's picture will be on a small town i've been toying with in the Japanse region! The town's called Hakase.

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/5034/hakase3.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 3 - Hakase
Post by: Battlecat on November 04, 2011, 10:12:51 AM
Ok wow, that area turned out really nicely.  The diagonal rice fields are a perfect touch!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 3 - Hakase
Post by: bat on November 04, 2011, 10:39:38 AM
Hakase is a great looking town!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 3 - Hakase
Post by: noahclem on November 04, 2011, 01:05:18 PM
Lovely pictures Arthur!  &apls I especially like the Japanese town!
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 4 - Hakase Shinto Shrine
Post by: art128 on November 05, 2011, 06:54:34 AM
Thanks for the feedbacks, guys!


Here's today picture. It is still on Hakase, but shows another facade of the town. You can see the Shinto Shrine.

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3817/hakase2.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 4 - Hakase Shinto Shrine
Post by: Swordmaster on November 05, 2011, 08:24:25 AM
Heh, that's a great idea to do a picture every day. Talk about some devotion ;) Very nice, sir.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 4 - Hakase Shinto Shrine
Post by: ricardomiranda on November 05, 2011, 09:01:48 AM
Congrats on the OSITM ! Fantastic Picture ! &apls &apls :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 4 - Hakase Shinto Shrine
Post by: Kergelen on November 05, 2011, 01:12:34 PM
Nice village near the higway. I like how the small temple is located on the hill! :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 4 - Hakase Shinto Shrine
Post by: bat on November 05, 2011, 06:09:38 PM
Another great picture with a nice rain effect!! :thumbsup:
Congrats on over 50000 views!!
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 5 - Downtown Madoka
Post by: art128 on November 06, 2011, 05:51:34 AM
Thanks for the comments.

Today we will take a look at the urban core of the Japanese region, with the city of Madoka.

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/71/madoka1.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 5 - Downtown Madoka
Post by: Battlecat on November 06, 2011, 08:42:10 AM
I like this one!  A temple surrounded by a major city, it's a gorgeous site!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 5 - Downtown Madoka
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 06, 2011, 09:54:31 AM
very nice  &apls
the name Madoka (and Homura itself) sounds a bit familiar  ;D unless my sensation it's wrong then i'm not the only one who calls his cityes Kurisu and Steins Gate   :D
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 5 - Downtown Madoka
Post by: art128 on November 06, 2011, 10:20:15 AM
very nice  &apls
the name Madoka (and Homura itself) sounds a bit familiar  ;D unless my sensation it's wrong then i'm not the only one who calls his cityes Kurisu and Steins Gate   :D

Of course it is... All my cities will have an Anime character's name. :P Being myself a huge anime fan ahah.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 5 - Downtown Madoka
Post by: io_bg on November 06, 2011, 11:47:12 AM
Congrats on the OSITM and the 1000 comment milestone &apls Seems this is going to be an awesome month, all the pics so far look great!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 5 - Downtown Madoka
Post by: bat on November 06, 2011, 12:24:23 PM
Nice temple with a nice looking park there!
Looking forward to the next picture... ;)
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 6 - Madoka's suburbs
Post by: art128 on November 07, 2011, 09:00:09 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys!

Today picture features the suburbs of Madoka, on a rainy day.

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/526/madoka5hr.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 6 - Madoka's suburbs
Post by: Battlecat on November 07, 2011, 10:10:42 AM
I like this one as well, there are some neat looking buildings in that neighborhood!

I like the rain effect as well!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 6 - Madoka's suburbs
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 07, 2011, 10:42:20 AM
very nice, i like it  &apls
just a question, where did you find those buildings with rusty red/grey/green roofs behind the el-rail station?
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 6 - Madoka's suburbs
Post by: bat on November 07, 2011, 01:38:15 PM
That's looking really beautiful! :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 6 - Madoka's suburbs
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 08, 2011, 05:45:59 AM
Hakase & Madoka looks really great !
Fantastic pictures so far :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 6 - Madoka's suburbs
Post by: Nanami on November 08, 2011, 07:08:14 AM
Looks nice! I like the rain effect!
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 7 - A small trip to Salem West side.
Post by: art128 on November 08, 2011, 11:10:20 AM
Salem and Homura - Day 7 - A small trip to Salem West side.

Hello everyone! Thanks for the nice comments.

Sorry, SCWTC4, but I can't find them anymore :/ Next time I fire up the Japanese region I'll try to see the name, and then search it again. (or I can upload them somewhere)

Up to today's update we are going back to the city of Salem, but more precisely in its west suburbs. I hope you'll like this tiny mosaic.

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/458/salemsub1.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 7 - A small trip to Salem West side.
Post by: nbvc on November 08, 2011, 12:18:21 PM
Nice updates and congrats on OSITM. &apls
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 7 - A small trip to Salem West side.
Post by: Battlecat on November 08, 2011, 12:34:24 PM
Very cool indeed!  There's a helicopter sneaking around behind one of those buildings!

Seriously though, the suburbs look great!
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 8 - Salem, autum breeze..
Post by: art128 on November 09, 2011, 08:57:39 AM
Thanks for the comments! :)

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4393/salemindustrialautomne.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 8 - Salem, autum breeze..
Post by: Battlecat on November 09, 2011, 11:09:47 AM
Very nice, the seasonal trees look gorgeous! 

I'd love to have a closer look at the park in the lower right corner!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 8 - Salem, autum breeze..
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 09, 2011, 11:44:27 AM
indeed, i like the trees and the park, it seems that you're good with both US and asian style  &apls
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 8 - Salem, autum breeze..
Post by: bat on November 09, 2011, 12:18:16 PM
Great picture on day 7 and also beautiful one on day 8!! ;)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 8 - Salem, autum breeze..
Post by: noahclem on November 09, 2011, 12:39:54 PM
Great pics Arthur, especially loving the Japanese style your showing!  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 8 - Salem, autum breeze..
Post by: rooker1 on November 09, 2011, 05:26:54 PM
Always a pleasure to view your pics.
I like the how close you have managed to get your res. and ind. to be and still look great.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 8 - Salem, autum breeze..
Post by: Nanami on November 10, 2011, 05:28:21 AM
Awesome pictures you have there! I like the lake with the seasonal trees. seeing how it's landscape decorates with the dirt road and some ponds stuff.
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 9 - Is that some snow?
Post by: art128 on November 10, 2011, 09:33:01 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys! Oh and btw Robin, congrats on your recent Administrator " upgrade "  &apls

Here is today's picture. It shows the industrial rail yard near the city center of Salem, during a small snow.

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7022/salemcold.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 9 - Is that some snow?
Post by: Battlecat on November 10, 2011, 10:54:15 AM
Awesome, that rail yard looks fantastic!  Nice selection of industrial buildings there!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 9 - Is that some snow?
Post by: bat on November 10, 2011, 11:57:58 AM
Nice snow-effect there!
Looking forward to the next image...
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 9 - Is that some snow?
Post by: io_bg on November 10, 2011, 12:25:41 PM
Great last few pics, the snow in the last one is indeed very well done :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 9 - Is that some snow?
Post by: supremec on November 10, 2011, 01:29:56 PM
Nice pictures  &apls  &apls I'm impressed so much it's beautifull  &apls
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 9 - Is that some snow?
Post by: noahclem on November 10, 2011, 02:26:17 PM
Very nice work with the snow effect!  &apls
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 9 - Is that some snow?
Post by: Dantes on November 11, 2011, 05:53:45 AM
The new picture is fantastic.  :thumbsup: The image editing is very well done to you.  :o I like the seasons You also now show you.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 9 - Is that some snow?
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 11, 2011, 08:12:14 AM
Quite unique with the snow effect ! I'm a big fan, plz show us more !
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 10, By the Est
Post by: art128 on November 11, 2011, 10:45:41 AM
Thanks for the comments guys.

Okay, the four next picture will feature Salem Est Suburbs, near the Airport and the football stadium.

Here's today's update, four picture, as I was not able to make the video, i'll try to post it next week. I'm sorry for that.

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/9598/2011111100002.jpg)

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7650/2011111100003d.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3302/2011111100005.jpg)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/518/2011111100004n.jpg)

Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 10, By the Est.
Post by: Sciurus on November 11, 2011, 11:01:01 AM
It's amazing how big it is! :o It's maybe just an impression, but I find it's a bit empty &mmm

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 10, By the Est.
Post by: Swordmaster on November 11, 2011, 07:31:03 PM
Awesome pictures! Very American.  :thumbsup:
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 11, The mist rising sun
Post by: art128 on November 12, 2011, 07:49:43 AM
Thanks guys! ;)

Today we head back to japan, with some suburban shot of madoka.

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4601/madoka4k.jpg)

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/4108/madoka6.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 11, The mist rising sun
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 12, 2011, 08:45:36 AM
/me likes.

wich kind of ploppable three did you use? i can see them both in salem and Homura/Madoka but can't figure out
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 11, The mist rising sun
Post by: Lior on November 12, 2011, 08:59:03 AM
Very nice pics, I leked the style of these houses. Well done man, keep this excellent work!!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 11, The mist rising sun
Post by: bat on November 12, 2011, 01:18:08 PM
Great work on the 6 pictures!!!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 11, The mist rising sun
Post by: Kergelen on November 12, 2011, 03:20:20 PM
Great pictures, specially from 9 and 10 of november :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 11, The mist rising sun
Post by: rooker1 on November 12, 2011, 05:19:42 PM
Very nice updates.   
What is the terrain modd that you are using?

Robin
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 11, The mist rising sun
Post by: art128 on November 12, 2011, 06:10:03 PM
Thank you very much, guys! Just some quick replies.

SCWTC4 - i'm using trees from Simfox and from CP, more precisely from CPT_No7a_MissouriBreaks_TreeController.

Robin - I'm using Heblem's Californian terrain mod on both my American and my Asian region.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 11, The mist rising sun
Post by: Battlecat on November 12, 2011, 06:41:52 PM
The suburbs in yesterday's update a breathtaking and very inspiring!  I really like the Japanese shots today as well, the temple in the first picture is particularly eye catching!
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 12, Yonezawa the rural fields
Post by: art128 on November 13, 2011, 07:56:12 AM
Thanks!

Today's update is a special mosaic. I really like how it turned out, I hope you do as well!

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4485/32631115.jpg)
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/29/41003974.jpg)
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4348/78872474.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 12, Yonezawa the rural fields
Post by: rooker1 on November 13, 2011, 08:06:18 AM
Very nice mosaic. 
Good amount of seasonal trees, great use of wide curves, I don't really like those farms in this case, I really like how the side road up the hill didn't damage/flatten too terrain and very nice little town.

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 12, Yonezawa the rural fields
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 13, 2011, 08:54:51 AM
very nice, too bad that the ricefield switch from green to gold while you were taking the snapshots  &sly
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 12, Yonezawa the rural fields
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 13, 2011, 08:56:14 AM
Great mosaic ! I also love the previous pictures of Madoka.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 12, Yonezawa the rural fields
Post by: bat on November 13, 2011, 11:55:29 AM
Nice farms, also great fog!! :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 12, Yonezawa the rural fields
Post by: Lior on November 13, 2011, 12:40:49 PM
Amazing mosaic, principally because the curver of the streets. Congratulations!!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 12, Yonezawa the rural fields
Post by: noahclem on November 13, 2011, 01:00:51 PM
Awesome job with your recent pictures Arthur!  &apls

Both the Japanese and American styles are working very well for you!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 12, Yonezawa the rural fields
Post by: Dantes on November 13, 2011, 04:53:33 PM
A great mosaic!  &apls The landscape shapes the beautiful rice fields. :thumbsup:  I like the image processing.  :thumbsup: Below the picture the red stone house looks a little strange. :P  I like the overall look.  &apls
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 13 - Homura, homura..
Post by: art128 on November 14, 2011, 12:06:15 PM
Thanks for the feedbacks, guys!

Dantes, I agree with you about the red stone house, which is a school. I'll change it. I wanted the school to look old but did not found any Japanese styled one ( small )

Robin, what's wrong with the field ? I do agree they're not well done.. I must say it's the first time I use rice fields. Oh, I know. What about a small river going though them ?  ( almost parallel to the road)

Anyway, here is today picture. It is based on the city of Homura.

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/7452/homu9000.jpg)

I'm sorry for the lack of cars. For the next time (ie, tomorrow) i'll try to add more cars. 

Also, may you want a region view? Feel free to ask!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 13 - Homura, homura..
Post by: Swordmaster on November 14, 2011, 02:08:17 PM
There can never be too many region views in an MD!

Very nice picture, Arthur. Cool waterfront setup!

Cheers,
Willy
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 13 - Homura, homura..
Post by: Battlecat on November 14, 2011, 02:08:53 PM
I quite like the rice fields myself, the terrain and scene is very beautiful!  Today's urban center looks great!  Which canal sides are those?
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 13 - Homura, homura..
Post by: noahclem on November 15, 2011, 07:18:38 AM
Great picture Arthur!  &apls I don't know if I've ever seen a warehouse neighborhood like what you've created on the upper left. Can I ask where you found those bats? I would love to see a region view!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 13 - Homura, homura..
Post by: rooker1 on November 15, 2011, 07:51:02 AM
 Very nice picture.  I love the row of industrial warehouses.

Robin, what's wrong with the field ? I do agree they're not well done.. I must say it's the first time I use rice fields. Oh, I know. What about a small river going though them ?  ( almost parallel to the road)
Nothing is really wrong.  It just looks a little to perfect.

Robin
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: art128 on November 15, 2011, 11:16:42 AM
Thanks for the comments guys!

Gordon, the canals are from Gurry but are not avalaible anywhere... I hope to find them someday on the LEX (which a proper modding. )
Noah, thanks for the comment. I've been in Tokyo on Google earth, and near the artificial industrial island I saw some row warehouse area like that, I must say it really inspired me to build these areas.
Robin, what do you mean by perfect?

and here's today pictures, which shows a part of Homura's downtown and a very little part of the suburbs under a snow.

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6425/imagedujourlawl.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: Swordmaster on November 15, 2011, 11:23:47 AM
Arthur, would you mind pointing out what construction BAT that is in the lower center of the pic? Very nice, monsieur :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: art128 on November 15, 2011, 11:29:14 AM
It's the Shanghai World Financial Center construction site (http://) by Lord_Quillian2 on the STEX.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: Battlecat on November 15, 2011, 11:44:18 AM
Very cool, I'll have to keep an eye out for those canals! 

In the meantime, that's a neat looking urban area.  Lots of good details and buildings!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: Swordmaster on November 15, 2011, 12:46:48 PM
It's the Shanghai World Financial Center construction site (http://) by Lord_Quillian2 on the STEX.

Now, that's quick! Thanks!  ;)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: Framly on November 15, 2011, 01:02:40 PM
Great Picture! I really like the snow-Effect ;)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 15, 2011, 01:38:31 PM
very nice work with the snow, maybe the elevated rail interchange in the top-right corner of the image it's a bit too large; otherwise it's a really nice urban scene, i like the slope that descend down to the river too...
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 16, 2011, 03:42:38 AM
Great picture. I love the layout and choice of buildings.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 14 - Homura downtown at snow!
Post by: noahclem on November 16, 2011, 07:11:27 AM
Thanks for the reply, I've mostly looked at European and North American cities on google maps so I'll have to check Tokyo (and others) for inspiration.

Homura is looking really nice and you do such a great job with that snow effect! Look forward to more  :thumbsup:
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 15 - Unnamed rural town!
Post by: art128 on November 16, 2011, 10:27:53 AM
Arigatō (ありがとう) ( Means thanks in Japaneses )for the comments, guys!

here's today picture, of an unnamed rural city.. Actually this region do not exist anymore, as well as the american one. I deleted them by inadvertence.. Shame on me. But I do not give up, and i'm already playing on a new region which some content will come tomorrow.

At least, I hope you'll like this picture, and keep in mind it was taken when the town was still under construction, and while paused.

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1645/capturelw.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 15 - Unnamed rural town!
Post by: bat on November 16, 2011, 10:34:13 AM
Fantastic new pictures!! Homura's downtown is really nice. The new rural town is great, too!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 15 - Unnamed rural town!
Post by: io_bg on November 16, 2011, 02:14:45 PM
Great set of pics on the last page :thumbsup: Looking forward to seeing more of this seaside town!
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 15 - Unnamed rural town!
Post by: Battlecat on November 16, 2011, 03:06:33 PM
I like the character of the town in today's update.  Shame that it's a lost region, but at least you have some good pictures leftover! 
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 15 - Unnamed rural town!
Post by: art128 on November 16, 2011, 03:07:40 PM
Gordon, to be honest that was the last picture I had on leftover... (http://www.toutsimcities.com/styles/images/smilies/aie.gif) Anyway thanks for the comments guys.

I'll try to work as hard as I can for tomorrow's update, to have enough material to show.
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 15 - Unnamed rural town!
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 16, 2011, 03:39:03 PM
nooo that's a huge loos  :'(
i really like this last picture, hope to see some new cities once you'll rebuild some urban cores and rural villages
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 16 - ?
Post by: art128 on November 17, 2011, 03:33:24 PM
Sorry guys for not updating today, I didn't had time to play SC4 and I had some important things to deal with IRL.
Title: Salem and Homura - Day 16 - Shinjuku Park
Post by: art128 on November 18, 2011, 12:11:14 PM
Okay, I've enough material for an update today.

Here are two pictures taken in Homura, near the Central park.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7960/2011111800001.jpg)

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3664/2011111800002.jpg)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 16 - Shinjuku Park
Post by: Dantes on November 18, 2011, 12:21:14 PM
Ohw, yeah  :satisfied: Fantastic !  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 16 - Shinjuku Park
Post by: noahclem on November 18, 2011, 02:02:06 PM
Nice pictures Arthur, and sorry to hear about your deleted regions. You're really quick if you can get a new region up to photo-quality in only a couple days! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 16 - Shinjuku Park
Post by: Ricky112233 on November 19, 2011, 01:01:18 AM
Hey Arthur!

Beautiful updates, especially the Japanese ones!
I've been to Japan before, and it looks exactly like RL Japanese cities! :thumbsup:
Although I was 6, so I hardly remember most of it...

Where did you get wide avenue in the last pic? I can't find it in my NAM 5 roads  ???

Oh and, where did you get those Japaneses houses, I already have somy's houses...

-Ricky :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 16 - Shinjuku Park
Post by: Terring7 on November 19, 2011, 02:32:50 AM
Nice parks :)
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 16 - Shinjuku Park
Post by: bat on November 19, 2011, 05:33:04 AM
Two fantastic pictures there!
Looking forward to the today's picture...
Title: Re: Salem and Homura - Day 16 - Shinjuku Park
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 19, 2011, 06:21:21 AM
Great pictures, very harmonious :)
Title: Homura region - Day 17 - Shouto expressway
Post by: art128 on November 20, 2011, 11:55:42 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys!

Today's picture will aim at the Shouto Expressway tunnel, which goes though the Homura bay.

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9728/99996801.jpg)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 17 - Shouto expressway
Post by: bat on November 20, 2011, 12:17:57 PM
Nice shot of that tunnel!! :)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 17 - Shouto expressway
Post by: Dantes on November 20, 2011, 01:01:38 PM
Great Gatetunnel  :o I like it !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 17 - Shouto expressway
Post by: rooker1 on November 21, 2011, 08:53:33 AM
I really like how you did that tunnel.  The break wall is a great idea as well.

Robin
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 17 - Shouto expressway
Post by: Ricky112233 on November 21, 2011, 09:52:27 AM
Hey Arthur!

Beautiful updates, especially the Japanese ones!
I've been to Japan before, and it looks exactly like RL Japanese cities! :thumbsup:
Although I was 6, so I hardly remember most of it...

Where did you get wide avenue in the last pic? I can't find it in my NAM 5 roads  ???

Oh and, where did you get those Japaneses houses, I already have somy's houses...

-Ricky :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 17 - Shouto expressway
Post by: Battlecat on November 21, 2011, 10:08:16 AM
Now that is a nice way to enter a tunnel!  Fantastic! 

Which RHW to tunnel transitions are those?  You don't seem to be having any trouble placing mmps around it. 
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 17 - Shouto expressway
Post by: io_bg on November 21, 2011, 12:54:00 PM
Nice tunnel you've got, Arthur! Though the slope is a bit steep ::)
Which RHW to tunnel transitions are those?  You don't seem to be having any trouble placing mmps around it.
Glenni's trashy tunnels ;)
Title: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: art128 on November 22, 2011, 07:52:06 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys!

Ricky- that wide avenue is one of the NWM ! And uhm I can't seem to recall the site where I downloaded the japanese houses.. sorry.

Today, just two small panoramas of a new city, Yokohama. This city is located north of Homura, and is the exit of the Shuto Expressway tunnel on the other side of the bay.

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1456/thumbnaillb.jpg) (http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/337/yokoohamahalf.jpg)
Click for full size, warning 2mb 4528x1825!
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: Ricky112233 on November 22, 2011, 08:55:38 AM
Oh well, I guess I'll look for them my self!

Nice pictures! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: rooker1 on November 22, 2011, 08:59:23 AM
Very interesting picture.  I like the size and the style.

Robin
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: Dantes on November 22, 2011, 09:04:05 AM
That looks really great!  :thumbsup: Fantastic difference between day and night.  :o
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: bat on November 22, 2011, 12:42:38 PM
Great two panoramas there!! :)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: Battlecat on November 23, 2011, 10:10:17 AM
Very interesting style indeed, it turned out great!
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: Swordmaster on November 23, 2011, 11:33:13 AM
There can never be enough big pictures! Great overview shot, took me a while to see everything.

What break wall is that in front of the tunnel, Arthur?


Cheers,
Willy
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: noahclem on November 23, 2011, 01:32:07 PM
Those panoramas look amazing Arthur!  &apls &apls Everything from the seaport to the transport and from the bamboo forests to the skyscrapers is excellent. Nice job with the tunnel as well.

Are those medium-rise Asian styled buildings at center still available? I've been unable to find a download link for them despite a lot of searching.
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 23, 2011, 02:16:32 PM
very nice panorama Art  &apls

@ noahclem: try browsing "asian city block" at simtropolis
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: io_bg on November 24, 2011, 02:34:46 AM
Great mosaics full of small details! Looking forward to more!
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: kbieniu7 on November 24, 2011, 06:16:31 AM
Oh boy! The second time I was wondering, where have your MD disapeared!  ;D
I see you have jumped into another part of world? What's next? Sourh Africa? Alaska? Or even Mars? :D

However, your work is still great. The most I love the panorama of rural Fields in Yonezawa.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 25, 2011, 07:41:17 AM
Love the layout, great pictures :)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: Orange_o_ on November 25, 2011, 05:25:04 PM


Wow, when you give a panoramic view, it is a beautiful panoramic view: the masters of Arthur panoramas!

I love your new style  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 18 - Yokohama panorama...
Post by: Nanami on November 26, 2011, 03:36:50 AM
Nice! I like the mix of midrise shop with skyscrapers!
Title: Homura region - Day 19 - From suburbs to farms..
Post by: art128 on November 26, 2011, 09:13:35 AM
Thanks for the comment guys!

Swordmaster - It's a breakwall I found on some Japanese site, i'll tell you If I found it again.

kbieniu7 - Well, I have some project in my mind right now..; not sure if they'll be good or even if they'll please people but at least it's to challenge myself and see if I amble to do that.



Today a mosaic. Maybe the last update of the OSITM, I don't know if I'll have enough material to show you until the end of the month.

It shows the transition between the urban suburbs of Homura and the farm lands.

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4796/41032273.jpg)
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8679/99267621.jpg)
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7360/46404494.jpg)
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3146/27616245.jpg)
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2013/12697961.jpg)
(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6773/94719493.jpg)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 19 - From suburbs to farms..
Post by: noahclem on November 26, 2011, 11:00:14 AM
Awesome mosaic Arthur!  &apls  You've had a spectacular OSITM!  &apls &apls &apls

And nice use of the FA powerline trick  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 19 - From suburbs to farms..
Post by: Girafe on November 26, 2011, 11:38:14 AM
Amazing!!! and I follow Noah on his comment

OSITM well deserved  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 19 - From suburbs to farms..
Post by: bat on November 26, 2011, 12:28:46 PM
Great mosaic! Suburbs and farms are wonderful!!! :)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 19 - From suburbs to farms..
Post by: Swordmaster on November 26, 2011, 05:40:08 PM
Yes, awesome! Good use of Girafe's bushes there, too.
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 19 - From suburbs to farms..
Post by: Dantes on November 26, 2011, 06:11:26 PM
I love this city.  :) The transition from urban to rural is fantastic.  :thumbsup: I like the rest of the images. Great atmosphere as refreshing after a rainstorm.  &apls  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 19 - From suburbs to farms..
Post by: Battlecat on November 27, 2011, 10:00:45 AM
Another stunning update, I love how clean and realistic all your transportation networks are.  Also there is a total absence of anything that draws my attention to the game having a grid, it looks just amazing!
Title: Homura region - Day 20 - Aurora...
Post by: art128 on November 27, 2011, 11:17:00 AM
Thanks for the comment, guys! :)

Today, a shot I called Aurora... it takes place in downtown' homura during the sunset.

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1669/homuralol.jpg)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 20 - Aurora...
Post by: nbvc on November 27, 2011, 11:54:22 AM
Fantastic mosaic and the downtown image is also great. &apls
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 20 - Aurora...
Post by: io_bg on November 27, 2011, 12:18:57 PM
Wow! Now that's a dense downtown! Fantastic shot :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 20 - Aurora...
Post by: bat on November 27, 2011, 12:30:36 PM
That's looking really nice! Great downtown shot. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 20 - Aurora...
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 27, 2011, 12:39:01 PM
that's dense, i like the mix of building and the elevated highway squeezed between them
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 20 - Aurora...
Post by: Kergelen on November 27, 2011, 12:58:19 PM
Great updates!!
The mosaic are simply amazing  &apls
Title: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: art128 on November 28, 2011, 04:46:12 PM
Thanks for the comment, guys. Much appreciated.


Today I wanted to make a mosaic of Homura's downtown at night with some fireworks, but I felt like I would kinda fail at making progress on an urban city. So I decided to take a break and go a little west of Yokohama, to the city of Aizawa, located on the coast.

I think this region view will help you to understand all I meant. As you can clearly see, I have a LONG way to go with the seasonal trees around the coast and by the mountains.. Damnit..  $%Grinno$%

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/16/nelsonf.jpg) (http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4880/nelsonc.png)

I'm sorry for the lack of cars, it seems I took the picture when it was very early in game hour. Also, sorry for the abandoned house.. my cities never stop to be hit by the unemployment, even though there are industries and commercial just in front of their damn houses. Darn you, Maxis. I think, unemployment is the worst thing in the game, don't you think ?

Now on the proper update.

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/8652/m11qy.jpg)
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2462/m12fl.jpg)
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/479/m13p.jpg)
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/1953/m14n.jpg)
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2439/m15k.jpg)

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4959/m21v.jpg)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4923/m22gn.jpg)
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4047/m23md.jpg)

And at last but not least, here's an overview of the town, it has 16.000 (approximately) inhabitants.

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2298/overviewlo.jpg)

I hope you liked this update!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: Dantes on November 28, 2011, 05:39:45 PM
It would be great if your pictures were numbered.  :'( Keep your region throughout the autumn is a great idea and makes a great atmosphere.  :thumbsup: View the region is impressive, as you will play very long turn.
Question for the first picture: What is a green building right under the overpass? The port is great you have succeeded. I like the row of buildings along the coastline.  &apls
Question about Picture two: Is the red building up a yard? It looks amazing.
I like the very small town.  &apls
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: RickD on November 29, 2011, 03:22:27 AM
Great updates Arthur.  :)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: SCWTC4 on November 29, 2011, 04:09:44 AM
great update, the region view is just perfect
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: io_bg on November 29, 2011, 06:45:16 AM
Awesome pics! The town looks so realistic and calm! The autumn atmosphere is great indeed!
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: noahclem on November 29, 2011, 01:27:24 PM
I love the city Arthur!  &apls  Also the dense downtown from the last teaser looked perfect  :thumbsup:  Great choice of bats in the both and of course those beautiful seasonal trees never hurt  ;)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 30, 2011, 07:20:28 AM
Great update and great region overview ! :)

I'm not a big fan of the wide-opened seaport, without any warehouse. But this is still really good.
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: bat on November 30, 2011, 10:47:53 AM
The town is looking beautiful!! Also great overview! ;)
Title: Re: Homura region - Day 21 - Aizawa, a pleasant town.
Post by: rooker1 on December 01, 2011, 10:38:58 AM
Arthur, what a spectaclular month it was following your MD with all those fabulous updates and your incredible industrial style never seizes to amaze me.  Great work as always my friend!

Robin
Title: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: art128 on December 02, 2011, 02:16:47 PM
Thanks for the comment guys, that was an awesome month with you. :)

Here's another update, it is focused on the city of Yokohama... let the pictures speak for themselves.

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2548/50113274.jpg)
(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7367/86290071.jpg)
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/7103/40255851.jpg)
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6889/84416644.jpg)
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5039/54210435.jpg)
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8906/92400691.jpg)
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9831/56966587.jpg)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5237/comp2d.jpg)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8068/complp.jpg)


Plus, here are two overviews of Yokohama..

Click the pictures for a full size picture.
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4203/dayvm.jpg)
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3189/nighty.jpg)

I hope you liked this update!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: io_bg on December 02, 2011, 02:29:10 PM
Great-looking urban scenes &apls I like the trail going uphill to that temple (or whatever it is :P). I've just a small remark though... the ship at the top of the mosaic is a bit too close to the seawall ::) ;D
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: Swordmaster on December 02, 2011, 03:14:33 PM
Yes, sir, me likes port areas  :)
I hope there's proper rail access to that terminal - I'm gonna spend this night in a similar place (http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=51.318034,4.335008&hl=en&ll=51.317323,4.339449&spn=0.007993,0.01929&sll=51.317323,4.335351&sspn=0.007993,0.027466&vpsrc=0&mra=mift&mrsp=0&sz=16&t=k&z=16) (maybe some inspiration for your port areas?).  ;)

Cheers,
Willy
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: SCWTC4 on December 03, 2011, 04:10:41 AM
astonishing
can't say anything else...
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: nbvc on December 03, 2011, 05:14:36 AM
Great work and nice to see my oil port in your MD. ;D
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: Shark7 on December 04, 2011, 11:46:31 AM
That is a very nice looking port.  You obviously put a lot of work into designing and building it.  &apls
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: noahclem on December 07, 2011, 07:53:17 AM
Outstanding work with the port, rivers, forests, and transportation Arthur!  &apls  Really beautiful stuff!

The only thing I'd change is the very low rail bridge in the first mosaic--it doesn't look like anything bigger than a kayak could get under it. You wouldn't even have to raise the railway if you used a different bridge.

Look forward to more!
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: Badsim on December 07, 2011, 12:00:52 PM
Hi Arthur ,

That’s a long time I haven’t commented there  ::) … Your curiosity and ability to play with various styles is amazing , to say the least . :thumbsup:
Of course , I didn’t miss anything and have enjoyed it all , but the japanese style is particularly attractive in your hands .
Congratulations . &apls &apls &apls
 
I hope sincerely you’ll keep on « digging » it for some more time . ;)


Cédric.
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: apeguy on December 07, 2011, 12:38:35 PM
Very nice, your city is very authentic and true-to-life, and very well done. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The castle on the hill is awesome.
Title: Re: Homura region - Yokohama 2!
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on December 07, 2011, 01:50:47 PM
The layout is amazing... great work with Yokohama :)
Title: Homura region - Ika shrine, Mitakihara
Post by: art128 on December 07, 2011, 04:04:51 PM
Thanks for the comment guys! I really appreciated them!

Noah, you're just right about that bridge, i'll change to put the green steel one instead.


This update is dedicated to Cedric ( badsim ) and his fantastic work with the MMPs.

The Ika shrine is located in Mitakihara , a small town on Yamaguchi island.

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7640/75738034.jpg)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4795/80451002.jpg)
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9393/15113899.jpg)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3845/82144151.jpg)
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/9843/97366212.jpg)

I hope you liked this little update, See you soon for the next part of that town.
Title: Re: Homura region - Ika shrine, Mitakihara
Post by: io_bg on December 07, 2011, 04:06:54 PM
Beautiful scenes! Great use of MMP trees, rocks, people, etc :)
Title: Re: Homura region - Ika shrine, Mitakihara
Post by: Dantes on December 07, 2011, 05:14:56 PM
I like the landscaping.  :) Your new update is even better than the previous one.  &apls I like your style. Fantastic!  :thumbsup: My little brother I'm very proud of you.  :'( You have a lot of love in your pictures.  &apls  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Homura region - Ika shrine, Mitakihara
Post by: Badsim on December 11, 2011, 08:36:40 AM
Thank you Arthur for the dedication , much appreciated  :thumbsup: (and I think I can speak for all the VIP Team) . Especially when I see that beautiful autumnal set . Autumnal liveries of Girafe’s trees aren’t that much represented in MDs and I finally didn’t  have time to do what I wanted  about an autumnal set at Champclause … So , that’s a beautiful and efficient advertising . I hope you had some pleasure to landscape like that and that you’ll go further on that way . ;)

 &apls &apls &apls

Cédric.
Title: Re: Homura region - Ika shrine, Mitakihara
Post by: Gugu3 on December 11, 2011, 12:27:18 PM
Outstanding work!!!very impressive :thumbsup:
Title: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: art128 on December 13, 2011, 12:07:03 PM
Thanks for the great comments, guys!

Today is a small update, sorry.  &mmm

It is focused on the town of Mitakihara, where the temple in the last update stands. But this time we'll see the town itself.

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5049/seule3.jpg)
The fishing and goods port, also the commercial district of the town, where almost everyone is working.

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/1210/seule2.jpg)
On this screeshot you can see another temple on the hill of the mountains. It's a place where people like to relax.

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8029/seule1.jpg)
Here you can have a look at one of Mitakihara's two college. this one is located uphill in a nice and calm residential area.

And finally, a small preview of Hiroshima, which i'm actually working on.

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/6406/competitionpicturebeaut.jpg)
The Hiroshima Castle


That's all folks!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: ivo_su on December 13, 2011, 12:57:46 PM
Really  nice port you have made Arthur. I have a question for you - red building  with a crane of that last picture is animated  as she grows or Plop LOT.

- Ivo :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: noahclem on December 13, 2011, 01:06:13 PM
Nice update Arthur! The Hiroshima teaser is my favorite  &apls  The water and seasonal trees are perfect  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: SCWTC4 on December 13, 2011, 01:28:25 PM
the first picture with the seaport is my favourite for this update
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: RickD on December 14, 2011, 04:14:46 AM
Very nice. I like the seaport and the small houses on the hill.
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: Dantes on December 14, 2011, 10:27:16 AM
The harbor looks great, little brother  :) All is fantastic  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on December 14, 2011, 01:19:56 PM
Really nice work with the Castle, love those pictures:)
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: kelis on December 14, 2011, 06:26:51 PM
Great pictures here Arthur. I like that port with all those ships. Great job with your Japanese region my friend !
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: bat on December 15, 2011, 09:40:03 AM
The town of Mitakihara is looking really nice!
Great update... ;)
Title: Re: Homura region - Mitakihara town!
Post by: Skimbo on December 15, 2011, 12:50:34 PM
Mmh, veeeeery nice!
Title: Homura region - Hiroshima, The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: art128 on December 19, 2011, 05:56:18 AM
Thanks for the nice comments, guys! :)

Ivo, the building is a normal RCI building, but I just insalled an alternative crane model made by Srainy on the STEX (http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/20644-new-crane/).


Hello everyone!

Today's update is about the city of Hiroshima. I hope you'll enjoy this small update.

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3070/m11fu.jpg)
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/548/m12ix.jpg)
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3710/m13kn.jpg)

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5726/m21q.jpg)
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4710/m22k.jpg)
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7250/m23pb.jpg)
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8053/m24lm.jpg)

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/8421/44832086.jpg)
Title: Re: Homura region - Hiroshima, The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: Yan077 on December 19, 2011, 10:06:26 AM
Really beautiful update, Arthur. The lake is awesome  &apls
Title: Re: Homura region - Hiroshima, The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: Dantes on December 19, 2011, 10:25:24 AM
The environment of the stage is fantastic.  :) The architecture looks very Japanese.  :thumbsup: In the shopping area I would look at me like manga and buy some Merchendise.  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Homura region - Hiroshima, The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: art128 on December 19, 2011, 11:54:54 AM
Thanks guys!

Dantes, don't worry, i'm preparing an otaku area for you, with a lot of Manga shops, Shops where you can buy figurines etc. I'm sure you'll like it a lot. :)
Title: Re: Homura region - Hiroshima, The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: marsh on December 19, 2011, 01:05:53 PM
Beautiful work. I love the amount of foliage there is despite it being the center of a city. Makes the whole place look very lush. Not sure if the half summer, half fall foliage is intentional or not, but it makes it look active giving a transition from summer into fall.

,marsh
Title: Re: Homura region - Hiroshima, The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: noahclem on December 19, 2011, 01:16:34 PM
Lovely update Arthur! I really like all the diagonal roads and bats  :thumbsup: MMPing is perfect  &apls
Title: Re: Homura region - Hiroshima, The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: Dantes on December 21, 2011, 05:34:05 AM
Hello little brother, :)
I wanted to ask you if you bomb the nuclear drome will also show in Hiroshima.  ()what()
Title: Hiroshima Region - The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: art128 on December 21, 2011, 05:40:55 AM
I wanted to ask you if you bomb the nuclear drome will also show in Hiroshima.  ()what()

Well, I haven't seen the memorial anywhere on ST, or any Japanese site, so... But I may be able to do something with the existing demolished buildings and memorials. For sure it's an important landmark of Hiroshima so yeah I might have to make it.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: Dantes on December 21, 2011, 05:56:58 AM
Little brother, if you want I will send you the Dome, I found him some time ago on one page.  :P
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: io_bg on December 21, 2011, 10:36:46 AM
Fantastic set of pics! Nice use of MMPs! I wish there was some more life on the streets though :P
P.S.: and welcome to page 60!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: bat on December 21, 2011, 01:42:58 PM
Fantastic views of that nice city!
And great work on the lake...
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: vester on December 21, 2011, 02:44:33 PM
Fan-tas-tic CITY

going finding that special smiley....


(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e242/vester_DK/smilies/smitten.gif)(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e242/vester_DK/smilies/smitten.gif)(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e242/vester_DK/smilies/smitten.gif)

Its a very Japanese looking city  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 22, 2011, 04:44:23 AM
Lovely Riversides, Arthur!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - The Beauty By The Lake
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on December 22, 2011, 07:55:11 AM
I love this update again :) Espacially the contrast between that river and the city !
Title: Hiroshima Region - UN headquarters
Post by: art128 on December 22, 2011, 12:15:08 PM
Thanks for the comments, guys!

Just two small shots for today!

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/3379/day1k.jpg)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/5418/night1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - UN headquarters
Post by: kelis on December 22, 2011, 12:52:31 PM
You can not wait to use this great bat, Right Arthur ?  $%Grinno$% Looking good as always  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - UN headquarters
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on December 22, 2011, 01:27:53 PM
Nice pictures :)
OMG the nightlights are outstanding on this building...
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - UN headquarters
Post by: Dantes on December 22, 2011, 04:26:58 PM
Wow.The U.N building fits with the other buildings.  :thumbsup: A nice idea is to visit Hiroshima and very international.  :) That night image cripples my PC, the image is too cool.  :-[
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - UN headquarters
Post by: noahclem on December 22, 2011, 05:51:53 PM
Awesome job with the new UN building!  &apls  They surrounding area complements it perfectly  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - UN headquarters
Post by: SCWTC4 on December 23, 2011, 05:10:05 AM
got as heart attack when i saw the pictures  :D
the UN building is perfect, the nightlighting areincredibly realistic, definetly one of the best bats of the year and an astonishing addition to the city.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - UN headquarters
Post by: Terring7 on December 24, 2011, 08:21:14 AM
 :shocked2: :shocked2:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - UN headquarters
Post by: io_bg on December 27, 2011, 03:22:29 PM
Love the night view! :thumbsup:
Title: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: art128 on December 27, 2011, 06:47:55 PM
Thanks guys! :)

here's a small preview shot of the tile i'm working on at the moment.

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1884/imageseule.jpg)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: kelis on December 27, 2011, 07:12:58 PM
Great picture Arthur,I like the waterfront, looks fine !
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: rooker1 on December 27, 2011, 10:48:59 PM
Hello Arthur,
 And what do I spy with my little eye?  Where did you get those tunnels?
Great pic, awesome work and I love your style.
I hope your holidays are treating you well!

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: Delecto on December 28, 2011, 04:32:25 AM
Nice little city Arthur!  :) :)
Can't wait for more.


Sam.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: Nanami on December 28, 2011, 08:45:32 AM
Very nice! Those house pretty nice!  :thumbsup:
unfortunately, a maxis lot 1x3 ruin em all.... :(
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: Dantes on December 28, 2011, 09:52:44 AM
The small shopping street in the alley looks great.  :thumbsup: I would build there a small pedestrian bridge. The idea of ​​the tunnel is fantastic and looks as successful.  &apls I admire the coastline. He looks great and shaft protection it is a great overall impression.  &apls  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 28, 2011, 10:15:03 AM
Nice! And what is up the hill? :P
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: Adetsaj on December 28, 2011, 11:51:30 PM
Very nice update  &apls  &apls i like the tunnel near the hill, BTW where did you get that ?  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: art128 on December 29, 2011, 06:45:45 AM
Thanks everyone! the tunnel is from Simtropolis, it was made by Rivit: here! (http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/26943-tunnel-modd/)

For the other question, Kbieniu7, you'll see in the next update ;)

Title: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma district.
Post by: art128 on December 29, 2011, 10:51:40 AM
And here's a new picture for you guys, it's the district of Kawanuma, the same as the previous picture.

(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2366/foreveralonew.jpg)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: Tokugawa on December 29, 2011, 11:02:28 AM
Beautiful trees, and that bridge to tunnel is really impressive, and looks totally Japanese ^^
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: kbieniu7 on December 29, 2011, 11:30:02 AM
I see... trees... and another tunnel!  :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: Dantes on December 29, 2011, 01:46:42 PM
It's a wow effect.  :o The road layout is great. :thumbsup:  I see three tunnel entrances, and am curious where the other tunnel leads.   ???
The scenery looks beautiful.  &apls  &apls  &apls The angular coastline also fits very well.  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: peter007 on December 29, 2011, 02:33:46 PM
Great City.
How many people would have demonstrated because of that highway running through the forest  ::)

-Ernst
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: rooker1 on December 31, 2011, 08:16:26 AM
Very nice pic Arthur.  I like how the highway goes through the treed area in the middle and how the houses surround the entire area.  I bet there are some really nice trails in there.
I wish you and yours all the best in the coming New Year!
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: art128 on January 01, 2012, 05:34:45 AM
Thanks for the comment, guys. Much appreciated.

Today is the day for Hiroshima's first update of the year 2012! And we start with some pictures of the town of Akitakata, located in a a valley between two huge mountains.

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8971/75686737.jpg)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/1118/12667691.jpg)
(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/1621/45551000.jpg)
On this mosaic picture, you can see the Kawamuko make and shrine.

(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/1892/69834051.jpg)
The train station, it is deserved with two train per day ( one in the morning, and one in the evening) from Hiroshima.

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3769/10665154.jpg)
A little north of the town center.

(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/7233/66617166.jpg)
The Lake and shrine again.

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8193/75839099.jpg)
A regional runner train passing by the downtown.

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8695/27821377.jpg)
The train station over again.

I hope you guys liked this update, and Happy new year 2012 everyone!

see you soon for more!

Arthur.


 :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South sector preview.
Post by: io_bg on January 01, 2012, 05:39:43 AM
Happy New Year! Great first update of 2012! :thumbsup: Everything looks so calm and peaceful!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 01, 2012, 06:36:05 AM
Excellent! Especially when all is in autumn colours!  :thumbsup:
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: Kergelen on January 01, 2012, 01:52:50 PM
Nice!  :thumbsup:

The combination of the natural, rural, urban and layout of streets and roads is well done.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: kelis on January 01, 2012, 02:45:16 PM
Great combination, I like that diagonal roads and also the temple near of the lake, Great job Arthur !
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: bat on January 03, 2012, 10:31:10 AM
Nice images of your great work!
And happy new year.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: Dantes on January 03, 2012, 12:28:51 PM
Oh, yes little brother  :o fantastic landcape and city   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: Skimbo on January 04, 2012, 06:44:24 AM
I like your good use of props for creating a realistic japaneese landscape.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: benedict on January 04, 2012, 04:03:25 PM
Congratulations, your MD was number one on Ben's Top Ten for the week ending 29 Dec 2012!!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: art128 on January 07, 2012, 04:43:49 AM
Thanks guys! i've got something for you, but later today. Make sure to be present! ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: dedgren on January 07, 2012, 05:03:13 AM
Arthur, you give us something special each time you update this outstanding MD.  The last update is forested just beautifully, and everything just flows.


David
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: Tomas Neto on January 08, 2012, 10:35:25 AM
Your MD is always fantastic, Arthur!!! Awesome updates!!!

Estive um bom tempo sem acessar o fórum, por falta de tempo, mas estou voltando aos poucos!!! Realmente seu MD sempre me impressiona pela beleza e o alto realismo das publicações!!! Continue sempre assim e feliz ano novo para você meu amigo!!! 
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Akitakata [1 Jan 2012]
Post by: unit2981 on January 08, 2012, 11:19:20 AM
Love the suburban feel :)! A sharp contrast from what I am currently doing with my Japanese city ;)
Title: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: art128 on January 08, 2012, 11:36:11 AM
Thanks, guys! Muito obrigado, Tomas, Eu realmente aprecio os seus comentários!

here we are for today's update!

It's about the city center of Hiroshima during night. Luckily, on the past days I was able to develop a bit of it.

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4198/34468647.jpg)
In this shot, you can see the small lake.

(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/8037/65986561.jpg)
Here are the baseball stadium and the Toky... Hiroshima dome.

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1690/58927999.jpg)
The Hiroshima temple/castle by night.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/8656/73699429.jpg)
Another area around the lake.

(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/8335/59560865.jpg)
A little further down the last shot.

I hope you guys liked the update!

Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: bat on January 08, 2012, 11:53:11 AM
Great shots of the buildings around the lake! The lake is looking nice, too!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: nbvc on January 08, 2012, 12:23:44 PM
The night images look fantastic. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: Tomas Neto on January 08, 2012, 12:31:41 PM
Awesome again!!!   &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: Dantes on January 10, 2012, 12:52:12 PM
Amazing nightshots  :o Your brother is ->   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: io_bg on January 10, 2012, 01:21:46 PM
Another batch of fantastic pics! Nice work &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: skyscraper on January 10, 2012, 02:58:07 PM
wow, fantastic nightshots  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: noahclem on January 10, 2012, 03:12:21 PM
Awesome work Arthur!  &apls &apls

The night views, STR and farming areas are all outstanding  :thumbsup:  Nice to see you're also making use of Rivit's new tunnel mod.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central core by night
Post by: carlfatal on January 11, 2012, 11:36:48 PM
Hi Arthur,
as i said it´s not the first time i stopped by here, but this time i will not only lurk. Your MD (what i have seen till now but no doubt i will like the rest also) is some awesome stuff and it´s a shame to stay quiet when reading and looking in here.  &mmm
So now it´s said: i like it a lot and will come back soon.  :thumbsup:
Keep it up,
greetz, Carl
Title: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: art128 on January 14, 2012, 05:17:35 AM
Thanks guys for the comments! :)

Today a small update composed of three picture taken in an island that i'm still developing.

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/7470/13415555.jpg)

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9140/77090613.jpg)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1981/28827749.jpg)

I hope you guys enjoyed these pictures. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: bat on January 14, 2012, 05:25:12 AM
That's a beautiful island!
Looking forward to more of it... ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: Dantes on January 14, 2012, 06:38:03 AM
The landscaping is very realistic.  :thumbsup: The waters are made ​​great. The scene with the cherry trees, the lighthouse is very impressive.  &apls  &apls  &apls I am proud of my little otaku-brother.  ;D

*hug*
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: Yan077 on January 14, 2012, 08:56:31 AM
Perfect natural scenes, good job Arthur  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: moonlinght on January 14, 2012, 09:24:53 AM
It is beautiful and looks like a Amanohashidate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanohashidate) &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: noahclem on January 14, 2012, 09:28:46 AM
It's beautiful!  &apls &apls The water and MMPs look perfect  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: skyscraper on January 14, 2012, 09:46:42 AM
wow, that looks very realistic  "$Deal"$
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: io_bg on January 14, 2012, 10:07:27 AM
I most certainly did! Bravo :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: kbieniu7 on January 14, 2012, 10:18:16 AM
Arthur, you've showed excellent photos  &apls I'm trying to write a sentece, but I cannot find good enough words for describing so many details. The effect is afectar. Everythig: trees, stones, paths and in addition those small marinas form the delightful entirety. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: nbvc on January 14, 2012, 11:03:16 AM
Very realistic landscape. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima island
Post by: carlfatal on January 14, 2012, 12:24:36 PM
Although i love city pics i must say: nothing is more impressive to me than a good environmental scene. And this one is quite outstanding, everything here is perfect!  &apls
It´s not easy not to stare like a fool, luckily nobody can see my face now.  :D
Greetz, Carl
Title: Hiroshima Region
Post by: art128 on January 20, 2012, 02:17:35 AM
Hello everybody

First of all, I'm sorry for not updating my MD recently. My only excuse would be to say that I didn't had the motivation to build something decent in Simcity.

But I've put myself back on track again. And recently i've been doing some new small villages and cities that I hope won't be repetitive with the last updates and that you'll like.

But I'm warning you, I won't be able to update more than (maybe) twice a week as I have to (start) studying a lot.

Anyway, the next update will come sometime soon this evening or this weekend.


-Arthur. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region
Post by: noahclem on January 20, 2012, 05:27:12 AM
I can't wait to see your take on small villages Arthur. You have my interest piqued  ;)
Title: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: art128 on January 20, 2012, 03:34:49 PM
Thanks Noah!

So here's today's update. Nothing special, just 4 pictures.

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7249/26247733.jpg)
An overview of the area, which was already shown some updates ago.

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9397/15563548.jpg)
Zoom on the main strip which has lots of jobs. The tall building with the brown staircase is known as the home of the 765 pro, an Idol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_idol) company

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/7311/97905641.jpg)
a very nice close up of the temple on top of the hill. The observation deck is very well known and gives a nice panorama of Hiroshima city center.

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5839/14756573.jpg)
Here you can see the famous bridge that crosses the river. It is one of the two ways to cross it at this point. The other one is a tunnel recently opened a little further south of here.

I hope you enjoyed this update!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: Framly on January 20, 2012, 05:08:27 PM
Wow! The Bridge looks amazing :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: Delecto on January 20, 2012, 06:44:06 PM
Third and fourth pictures are beautiful.
I hope you find the time to continue your beautiful city.

 %BUd%

Best regards.


Sam.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: skyscraper on January 23, 2012, 11:50:02 AM
amazing update....the last pictrue is epic  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: carlfatal on January 23, 2012, 12:54:52 PM
Nice update, especially i like the the third picture. But not cause it were better than the other ones, only the temple and surrounding is a place i would love to visit.
Greetz, Carl
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: nbvc on January 23, 2012, 01:02:01 PM
The image with the tunnel and the bridge is fantastic. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region
Post by: Kergelen on January 23, 2012, 01:31:28 PM
Really great bridge and tunel avenue. I love it! &apls

My only excuse would be to say that I didn't had the motivation to build something decent in Simcity.
-Arthur. :)

I think the best way to recover the motivation is disconnect a little (one day or some days) from SC4 world (game and forums). Thats works for me ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: noahclem on January 23, 2012, 03:00:55 PM
Great update Arthur  &apls  The last picture was my favorite as well--really nice bridge!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: Dantes on January 24, 2012, 05:46:34 AM
*wohw* Otouto-chan, an impressive bridge. :o  Even runs underneath a road.  ??? I also like the meeting place at the temple.  :thumbsup: A beautiful view and enjoy visiting friends.  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Kawanuma Bridge and Main avenue
Post by: rooker1 on January 24, 2012, 06:25:51 AM
Love the update, Arthur!
The bridge is outstanding and awesome work on the temple area.  That method of making the pavement is becoming very popular.

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: art128 on January 24, 2012, 12:09:42 PM
Waow, thanks for the kind comments, guys!

Carl - for sure it's a great place to visit! Though, there's only that hill over there that is worth visiting ( with the observation deck and the temple ), the surroundings are like endless suburbs, industrial zone  and the endless bay. But definitely it is a place worth to visit in my Hiroshima! I'll make later  - when my region will be more developed  -  a kind of map with all the worth visiting places. ^__^

Kergelen - yeap, you are completely right ! It happened to me quite  alot of times, when I had no inspiration, a small break and then Tada, a lot of ideas came to my mind! :D

Dantes- Onii-chan! Yes, it is a road under the bridge, actually it's more an eye candy lot than a functional road... xD

Robin - I have to agree with you, this type of MMP is very popular these time, and actually it's really enjoyable to use! Perhaps, a lot of patience and time are required in order to get a pleasant result. You do have to try it sometime! ^__^

So, today we got a small update once again... - recently, I tend to like small updates a lot more than big ones, seems like I made too much big updates in the past.

This quad picture shows the small town of Hamamastsu during the four seasons..

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/5389/hamamatsu.jpg)

I hope you liked this picture!

Oh and, my MD just turned out the 60.000 (60k right ? ) pages views! thanks a lot everyone!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: ThomasAH on January 24, 2012, 12:18:36 PM
Nice little town you have there. I just read the last ten pages and I have to say that this is a lovely MD. It's also a great source of inspiration because I'm trying to build a Japanese city myself at the moment.

Jana! (I guess I watched too much anime  ;D)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: Badsim on January 24, 2012, 02:57:37 PM
I’ve enjoyed all your latest updates  ( small updates but great pleasures ... ) where we can clearly see how you’re progressing  : that’s truly impressive , and , like many others ( at TSC notably ) I don’t know how you did manage to get that traffic on the bridge , a realistic amount and mix of trucks  and cars , simply the best bridge scene I’ve ever seen !

Keep your motivation alive my friend ; you master perfectly this style . :)

 &apls &apls &apls

Cédric.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: dedgren on January 26, 2012, 01:53:48 AM
60K page views, and headed for a million, Arthur.  This MD deserves that- it is excellent work!

Hamamastsu is a beautiful little village.  The Hill Temple and "famous" bridge from the previous update are also really, really nice.


David
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: RickD on January 26, 2012, 07:31:41 AM
I just read the last two updates. That bridge looks incredible.  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: apeguy on January 26, 2012, 08:35:19 AM
The last two updates are brilliant. The bridge has been very well-thought out, especially with the tunnel as well. The snow effects for the village look excellent in Hamamastsu, and you've used SAM streets very well. ;D ;D

Excellent job overall. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: bat on January 26, 2012, 11:28:29 AM
Congrats on 60.000+ views!! &apls
And nice two updates. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: noahclem on January 26, 2012, 11:55:39 AM
Nice pics Arthur!  &apls  The second one is a perfect use of the lens flare  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: kelis on January 27, 2012, 06:40:07 AM
Nice village, looks very Japanese, we see the Japanese feel. Hamamastsu during the four seasons also looks good, but for me the best is during the autum. Great job amigo  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hamamastsu, seasons come and go..
Post by: Dantes on January 27, 2012, 07:27:55 AM
A beautiful city in the change of seasons, little brother.  :satisfied: Constructive criticism: I miss a real snow-mod.  &mmm
Title: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen series 0
Post by: art128 on February 01, 2012, 01:02:48 PM
Hello folks, thanks for the warm comments.  :)

Badsim - Thanks! Actually, it's not necessary to keep it a secret, the traffic was made using two traffic generator at the top of the hill, and two at the bottom of the bridge's pillars. :)

Dedgren - Thanks David! Ahah, headed for the million page view, lets keep this honour for 3RR first, as I won't get it soon I think. :) :D

Dantes - Thanks Onii-chan! yeap I agree about a real snow mod. To be honest, I was too lazy to install one xD



Okay, today is a small update about a town at the north of the region. The town is called " Nagano " and is directly located next to a Highway and  Shinkansen line ( high Speed rail )... However, it's still the Series 0 that are used since 1985 on this line.

(http://uppix.net/d/9/e/d86a1bfac3fce0df875f1e1fc16c0.jpg)
(http://uppix.net/a/4/b/b245987695f5d748138cbd0595d0e.jpg)
(http://uppix.net/7/9/6/979f28b4514ac106a8636528e7625.jpg)
A mosaic showing the full town. You can see the sport field near the river.

(http://uppix.net/c/2/6/5a67dca51a3f72d7d0ab26e617413.jpg)
In this shot, you can see how near the shinkansen line is from the town.

(http://uppix.net/8/a/d/2949d1376c56ee89a774746c6a4b5.jpg)
A candy shot of a Shinkansen on another line.

I hope you enjoyed this update!

-Arthur
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen s100
Post by: noahclem on February 01, 2012, 01:58:57 PM
Looks good Arthur, great city and rails  &apls  The bottom Shinkansen is my favorite  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen s100
Post by: nbvc on February 01, 2012, 02:17:58 PM
Nice looking town. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen series 0
Post by: Dantes on February 02, 2012, 08:44:12 AM
High-tech country japan.  ()stsfd() HSR has earned it finally emerge in a Japanese MD.  :thumbsup:  I like how you used it.  :thumbsup:  A nice contrast between modern and historical.  &apls  &apls  &apls

Great work again little brother *hug*  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen series 0
Post by: bat on February 02, 2012, 11:36:53 AM
Great area of your city!
And the shot of the train is looking really nice. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen series 0
Post by: apeguy on February 02, 2012, 12:46:00 PM
great update, I love the pic with the shinkansen. ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen series 0
Post by: io_bg on February 04, 2012, 03:09:53 PM
Beautiful landscapes! The HSR fits in well! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen series 0
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 04, 2012, 03:28:15 PM
I'm still in awe because of those forests  ;D
The previous part of shots - I love playing with the seasons. Winter doesn't seem to be very strong :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen series 0
Post by: skyscraper on February 04, 2012, 04:25:30 PM
really great, i love the pics  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Nagano, Shinkansen series 0
Post by: Kergelen on February 05, 2012, 01:55:57 PM
Nice tour along the railway!  &apls
Title: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: art128 on February 07, 2012, 04:42:00 PM
HI everyone! Thanks for the warm comments!

Kamil - Yeap, Winter is not really strong... I don't like to make very strong winter scene in Simcity for some reason, I prefer charming autumn ones. ;P

Alex - Actually there are one ore two Shinkansen on every picture! But I know you meant the last one, it's my favourite as well. I'll try to enter the Picture hall of fame with it later when the 5 pages rules has passed.

Onii-chan - Thanks for the comment! Actually I though about it really later when I uploaded the pictures, it's funny as I didn't even had any idea of that contrast when I took the pictures ingame. ahah. :D

As a lot of people liked the bottom Shinkansen picture ( here as well as on Simtropolis and ToutSimcities ) I'll enter the picture competition with it later ( I already did, but it was to fill a long gap when the competition was a bit of -- Oh, if you haven't yet voted, competed or anything, do it! It i worth it and it can give some great surprise, plus it's a very friendly and funny place! :) )

So moving on to the update. Today we are going to see a new part of a city I showed some pages ago -- page 62 to be precise -- , that town is nothing else than the Etajima island. yeap the island is a city itself.

So lets start the update with a tiny mosaic.

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/9485/53915448.jpg)
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2594/37967495.jpg)
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/278/95099661.jpg)
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2629/83681512.jpg)
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6576/46794550.jpg)
This mosaic shows a large part of the city, from the bridge and the hill to the railway.

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/712/48936830.jpg)
A group of apartment flats.

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2619/70429188.jpg)
The railway running though the entire city.

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/3551/51304913.jpg)
A close up of a commuter train coming or going to the major city, I don't remember well.

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6466/63478021.jpg)
The telecommunication antenna overlooking the city from its hill called " Telegraph hill ". It is also the same hill as the bridge rapid road.

Now three shots to showcase the superb works of two Great BATers and MODers, Vester and Xannepan! You can find their own topic  Here is for Xannepan's BAT thread (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2596.700) and Here is for Vester train showcase (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=14278.0)

Firstly, A big congrats to Xannepan for his Samaritaine BAT which nigh lights are among the best I've ever seen.
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9733/dayu.jpg)
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/4688/nightqr.jpg)

And Finally, a giant thanks goes to Vester for his kind patience and for accepting my request of a Japanese Commuter train skin. Thanks a lot my friend!
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5148/tohokuline.jpg)



I hope you liked this update, I don't have any good ideas for the next one without falling in repetitiveness. So if you have any, any idea at all, even something challenging, feel free to post'em all !

-Arthur. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: io_bg on February 07, 2012, 04:50:01 PM
Great update! The Japanese train skin looks really nice indeed. However I'm not a big fan of all these one-level rail crossings, so here's an idea for the next update - elevating the rail running through the city ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: RickD on February 08, 2012, 03:05:19 AM
I like it very much. And yes, an elevated rail would look great there.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: Dantes on February 08, 2012, 04:41:28 AM
*hug*  Otouto-chan, In your MD, it is really urban.  :satisfied: I'm really looking forward to more pictures.  :thumbsup: I like the big bridge and the beautiful forest. 
The second picture I like very much. You have a really beautiful Japan. The Miku Plaza is a fun idea.

(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/thumbnails/297adc83481179296c343b4099e07687.jpg) (http://www.ld-host.de/show/297adc83481179296c343b4099e07687.jpg)  :P
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 08, 2012, 04:50:30 AM
Yes, elevating rail would be cool  ;)
I love your green (and yellow-orange  ::) ) hills, with tunnels, highways, highway bridges and some windy roads, which fit excellent to neighbouring buildings - the most characteristic point of your current MD.
A big plus for naming it "Telegraph hill" - the same name has a small mountain in Poland (near Kielce), also because of the telecommunication mast ;D
What is more, I think this footbridge over the crossroad is the worst thing for the pedestrain. I guess, that's the most congested and problematic point in the road network? :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: noahclem on February 08, 2012, 07:16:22 AM
Hmm, where to start here  %confuso

First, great update as always! I particularly like you're photos of the Samartaine which I recognize from Alex's bat thread. Also your commuter trains look great  :thumbsup:  Arne was nice to do those for you. I'm actually a bit jealous because you got a new train skin from him and Framly got one from Girafe in the same week  $%Grinno$%  :D

Anyway, it's great of you to do a nice tribute update for them.

Elevating that rail does sound like a nice plan but it's already been suggested more than once. What I would like to see here is a city with canals made of game water. Your water transparency is perfect for it and I'd love to see what you come up with  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: apeguy on February 08, 2012, 01:46:14 PM
Nice update, the train skin looks very nice. :)

Elevating the railway would be a good idea, how about making the next update about building the elevated rail, rather than just showing it in its completed state. ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: bat on February 10, 2012, 12:08:06 PM
Fantastic forest! And the other views are great, too. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima city, part one
Post by: Connor on February 10, 2012, 01:21:54 PM
Fantastic work as usual   :thumbsup:

I'm not sure if I've ever commented on your MD, but I have been following it for a long time, and there really is some incredible pictures here - that final picture of Shinkansen in your prevous update really was beautiful  &apls
Title: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: art128 on February 11, 2012, 06:53:57 AM
Hello everyone! Thanks for the comments, much appreciated!

As a lot of people asked for this, and I must say I do agree with everyone, the rail line has been elevated! Today's update will focus on the works of elevating the railway.

The update is named Elevate Me later (Youtube link) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF7wInjEGuc).

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/4130/crossingbefore.jpg)
Here is a shot of the crossing where the railway was the problem, and not the pedestrian overpass. ;D

(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5114/crossingconstruction.jpg)
Now the same shot during the works.

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2961/crossingbuilt.jpg)
Finally, a night view of the finalized area. As you can see, it is much more pleasant and no more congestion is made of that crossing.

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/5573/curvedestruction.jpg)
Now lets move to the curvy part.

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4143/curveconstruction.jpg)
Now, the railway takes much less place so that the regional government decide to build.... more apartment complex.

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/322/stationconstruction1.jpg)
Time for this station to suffer!

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/1540/stationdestruction.jpg)
Kaboom!

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8918/stationconstruction.jpg)
Hehe, just kidding, next phase of the works in the next update.


I hope you guys liked this update!

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on February 11, 2012, 07:56:43 AM
Nice work on the last updates Arthur ! :)
Also, its nice to see that you reworked that area, much better like this  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: Yan077 on February 14, 2012, 01:59:02 AM
For sure I like a lot the update Arthur, the construction site of an elevated rail is perfectly well done  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: RickD on February 14, 2012, 03:43:03 AM
Ah, that is much better already.  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: kbieniu7 on February 14, 2012, 06:29:42 AM
Hahah, area near railway line is the best place for building apartments, yes, why not? :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: namspopof on February 14, 2012, 10:13:33 AM
Good choice fot the elevated rail.  :thumbsup:
And superbs screens.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: apeguy on February 14, 2012, 01:42:01 PM
A fine job elevating the railway network, I look forward to seeing the station completed. ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: noahclem on February 14, 2012, 02:07:14 PM
Great job with the elevation Arthur  &apls   Don't you just love those smooth elevated rail curves! I like the "Tarkusian" feel to the update  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: Framly on February 14, 2012, 03:42:25 PM
great rework of this area. It looks even better &apls

I hope you find a appropriate Station ;)

Keep it on :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: vester on February 14, 2012, 04:06:30 PM
Great work on the rail network.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: Dantes on February 17, 2012, 08:15:08 AM
I'm very curious how the new station looks like. I like to watch works little brother.  :thumbsup:  It's great when planning to watch.  :P

Keep it up!  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: ricardomiranda on February 17, 2012, 07:44:57 PM
Great expectaiva of all the new work, eager to see it finished!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Elevate me Later
Post by: bat on February 18, 2012, 10:34:19 AM
Great work on the elevated rail! And nice night shot, too. :thumbsup:
Title: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: art128 on February 20, 2012, 10:53:37 AM
Hello people!

Kamil - Hehe, don't worry, it's common in Japan to have an apartment block with a direct view on a train line. ;)

Dantes - Thanks Onii-chan! Here's more for you! :3

Noah - Hell yes! I love the NAM el-rail smooth curves, they're so realistic and nice !


Okay, lets continue on the construction update! Today we'll see the new station as well as the apartment blocks finished! (More with a view on the rail way, Kamil! :P ) - The update is named Ride On shooting Star (youtube link) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zm3eAWU6gE).

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3615/stationoverview.jpg)
here's an over view of the area of the station

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/4566/stationcloseup.jpg)
Now a close up.I have choose a Victorian styled station, I think it looks quite well there.

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6411/condo3before.jpg)
Remember this area under construction near the curve of the railway?

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6324/condo3after.jpg)
Now there are two apartment buildings there.

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/526/condo12before.jpg)
In this overview you can see the two area that will be shown now.

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4167/condo1after.jpg)
The first one let out a big modern and high tech' condominium.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8357/condo2after.jpg)
The second one is slightly smaller.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8591/housesbefore.jpg)
Later on, the government bought theses two houses' lands because of the growing apartment demand in the region.

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5279/housesafter.jpg)
And yet, another apartment skyscraper was built here. Rumours says that one of the most famous rock star set his home on the last floor.

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7272/beachnc.jpg)
Just a teaser shot about the area of the next update.

I hope you guys enjoyed this update!

Don't forget to leave a feedback!


-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: io_bg on February 20, 2012, 12:42:03 PM
Nice redevelopments, the elevated rail certainly looks better than the previous ground layout. I'm eager to see more of the coastal area!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: apeguy on February 20, 2012, 03:38:17 PM
Nice update, the new apartments look very nice. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: rooker1 on February 20, 2012, 03:43:59 PM
Great update Arthur, I like the ril line much better now that it is raised across the two avenues.

Robin
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: nbvc on February 20, 2012, 03:47:49 PM
The elevated rail looks nice. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: Framly on February 20, 2012, 03:51:20 PM
Great result of your redevelopments &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: Dantes on February 21, 2012, 04:36:39 AM
A modern city.  :thumbsup: I like the high-rise buildings and the elevated railway. I like it as much of suburban areal your city now is urban city.  :thumbsup:

Good work again , little brother  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: noahclem on February 21, 2012, 04:41:19 PM
Very nice continuation of the elevated rail improvement!  &apls &apls  Sorry to take a bit to reply--I viewed it once before when I was a bit too sleepy  ::)  Looking forward to more  :thumbsup:

EDIT: Nice music too!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: RickD on February 22, 2012, 07:59:22 AM
Very nice, Arthur. I like the redevelopments. I'd love to live on the top floor of that apartment tower, too. ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: moeom on February 22, 2012, 03:45:48 PM
Quote from: art128
And yet, another apartment skyscraper was built here. Rumours says that one of the most famous rock star set his home on the last floor.

For a second i read 'first floor'. Nice transformation by the way.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: Skimbo on February 24, 2012, 10:48:00 AM
Too long ago since I last commented in here, always watching only.

My problem is: There is nothing more to say than... GREAT! $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Ride on Shooting Star
Post by: weixc812 on February 29, 2012, 08:42:42 AM
Yeah, finally I'm here and shocked by what I see....really nice Japanese style city  &apls
Could you tell me how you got the railway curve with a dirt base?(The picture below) As I know, NAM doesn't provide such overlay textures  &mmm
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae11/weixc812/crossingbefore.jpg)
Title: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: art128 on February 29, 2012, 01:42:04 PM
Thanks for the comment guys!

weixc812 - It's a mod I found on the LEX or the Stex, I don't really remember.. I'll try to look for it.

Okay, today we will continue on the Etajima island and city, while aiming back at the west city center ( yeap, there are two downtowns).. Just one tiny mosaic today though.


(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/1028/m31zn.jpg)
(http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/7029/m32bb.jpg)
(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2779/m33v.jpg)
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/7229/m34h.jpg)
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/699/m35h.jpg)
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3295/m36i.jpg)
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5591/m37v.jpg)
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7089/m38tp.jpg)
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/53/m39e.jpg)
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6140/m310.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2940/m311a.jpg)
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/725/m312.jpg)
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/1938/m313.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed this update!
Don't forget to leave a reply!
And as always, have a nice day !
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: nbvc on February 29, 2012, 01:58:58 PM
Fantstic mosaic.  &apls
What MMPs do you use for the road to the antenna?
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: art128 on February 29, 2012, 02:13:16 PM
Fantstic mosaic.  &apls
What MMPs do you use for the road to the antenna?

Thanks!~ I used a mix between Chrisadams3997's paths (link) (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1885) and flora (link) (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1886) as well as Girafe's Cattails - evergreen ones (link) (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2687), CP's white rocks (link) (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=679) and finally the bigger rocks avalaible in Jeronij's Maxis flora as MMP pack (link).  :thumbsup: (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=245)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: skyscraper on February 29, 2012, 02:14:11 PM
OMG....  :o
Please more mosaic pics.....thats stunning  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: rooker1 on February 29, 2012, 02:26:10 PM
One tiny mosaic he says....you funny guy.
Great work Arthur, I love to stop by here and see what you are up to.  You never fail.

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: Girafe on February 29, 2012, 02:43:07 PM
Good job and what an amazing mosaic  ::)

 ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: io_bg on February 29, 2012, 02:58:39 PM
That's a wonderful mosaic indeed. Great use of MMPs. I'm eager to see more!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: Skimbo on March 01, 2012, 11:03:47 AM
Mmh, I like the mosaiques =)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: Tokugawa on March 01, 2012, 11:33:56 AM
Oh yeah! totally great !  &idea gives me ideas :P
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: Dantes on March 01, 2012, 12:59:00 PM
Otouto-chan  :) A great Mosaic.  &apls I like the bay.  :thumbsup: The rail route is very well done to you. I also like the environment of the harbor. :satisfied:
When will you build urban again?  &ops
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: Kergelen on March 03, 2012, 01:54:40 PM
wow, impressive mosaic!
I love it &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: kelis on March 03, 2012, 03:55:03 PM
Great job as always Arthur !!! I really love those mosaics, specially I like the water mod, I want to use it for my dutch city, Where can I donwload it ? Thanks & Greetings my friend  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: noahclem on March 03, 2012, 05:30:24 PM
That's a stunning mosaic Arthur  &apls &apls  I love the rails and transport stuff here and the big picture does a good job connecting other areas I've seen before  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Etajima, Coastal Ride
Post by: vester on March 03, 2012, 06:11:43 PM
Stunning update as always.  :thumbsup:
Title: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: art128 on March 13, 2012, 01:49:19 PM
Thanks guys for the comments, much appreciated!

Today, we are going back to Hiroshima's city center, as I've completely rebuilt it. (thus this late update, I was working hard to get a good looking area to show)

This update is dedicated to my great friend Dantes, Hope you'll feel better soon my friend.
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/1699/77087218.jpg)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2746/97596957.jpg)
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8187/82054495.jpg)
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7564/55435988.jpg)
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8113/37933775.jpg)
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9907/14087944.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed this mosaic

have a nice day/evening!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: nbvc on March 13, 2012, 01:53:49 PM
Nice mosaic. I like the diagonal buildings along the river.  &apls And thanks for the links.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: noahclem on March 13, 2012, 02:52:41 PM
Great job with the city center Arthur  &apls &apls  Perfect selection of bats and an excellent transport setup  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: RickD on March 14, 2012, 05:49:47 AM
Looks great, Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: bat on March 14, 2012, 11:14:04 AM
Fantastic overview of that city. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: Tokugawa on March 14, 2012, 11:59:30 AM
Bravissimo !  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: art128 on March 16, 2012, 09:44:38 AM
Thanks guys! I'm preparing an update now... I'll be able to post it tomorrow hopefully!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: io_bg on March 16, 2012, 10:04:38 AM
Now that's a wonderful mosaic full of small details! Can't wait till the next update!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: skyscraper on March 16, 2012, 03:14:37 PM
very good work  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: Framly on March 16, 2012, 08:22:50 PM
Lovely Mosaic! Very well done &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: Terring7 on March 17, 2012, 04:26:04 AM
Nice city :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: Delecto on March 17, 2012, 04:31:00 AM
 &apls &apls &apls

Superbe!
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 17, 2012, 04:49:32 AM
Mindblowing! Love those autumn atmosphere - on the coast and on the streets. Due to the second one, overall looks so detailed... and a bit cosy :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: Kergelen on March 17, 2012, 07:56:02 AM
Fantastic city. I love your style &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Hiroshima Rebuild
Post by: Skimbo on March 17, 2012, 09:59:58 AM
Mmh, yummy! Great style, as always and cool use of seasonal trees!
Title: Hiroshima Region - South Subrubs + National Airport
Post by: art128 on March 17, 2012, 12:56:42 PM
Hello everyone!

Thanks for the warm comments, really appreciated!

Today update will be set in the southern suburbs, but more precisely the area near the nation airport. ( and a region view with the name of the area already seen. )

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1607/83642259.jpg)
Here's a shot of the end of the only runway

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3122/20054055.jpg)
An avenue crossing the Shinkansen line, that line going under the aiport and then through the river

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7981/49238301.jpg)
The suburban commuter train line going through a bunch of houses and apartment buildings. This line is used a lot to get to the center of Hiroshima

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/921/39206346.jpg)
The line again, a little further north ( note the south is at left of the picture )

(http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/7742/27028517.jpg)
The local baseball and athletic stadiums just next to the airport's terminal.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4224/51667777.jpg)
Speaking of which, here it is.

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3118/16278173.jpg)
Once again, but this time this is where the air planes stops before refuelling.

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8981/19972952.jpg)
A shot of the Shinaksen line crossing the commuter suburban line.

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4813/m11qj.jpg)
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6386/m12vl.jpg)
(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8779/m13j.jpg)
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4079/m14pg.jpg)
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/112/m15i.jpg)
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/5151/m16ac.jpg)
Just a mosaic to sum up the area the update is about.

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8351/hiroshimaname.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8351/hiroshimaname.jpg)
Click the picture, to see it full sized

Just a small note, I took the pictures some week ago, so I did not had the Sidewalk mod at that time.


I hope you liked this update!

have a good day/evening!
Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South Subrubs + National Airport
Post by: Tokugawa on March 17, 2012, 02:38:22 PM
Great Job Arthur, I love those scenes and the warehouses are really cool  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South Subrubs + National Airport
Post by: apeguy on March 17, 2012, 04:23:07 PM
Excellent update, one of your best yet. I really like the warehouses around the airport. &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South Subrubs + National Airport
Post by: mgarcia on March 17, 2012, 06:10:35 PM
Beautiful update - love your industrial areas.  I see you have a missing texture for the GDIMC  - you need NCD's (northcountrydude) railroad textures pack 1 - or 2 (not sure which one) the LEX version.  I had the same problem until a got that one. Sadly, I had to keep the STEX and the LEX versions.

Excellent work though
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South Subrubs + National Airport
Post by: supremec on March 18, 2012, 04:43:27 AM
I really love your airport  &apls All is amazing  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South Subrubs + National Airport
Post by: RickD on March 19, 2012, 04:25:40 AM
Excellent update. All pictures are great.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South Subrubs + National Airport
Post by: bat on March 19, 2012, 09:05:58 AM
Fantastic work on the airport and great overview of that region... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - South Subrubs + National Airport
Post by: kelis on March 19, 2012, 09:08:37 AM
WOW, Great job friend, specially I like the airport and the region view, fantastic work on your Japanese region  &apls &apls

# Jonathan
Title: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: art128 on March 23, 2012, 04:20:16 PM
Thanks guys for the warm comments!

mgarcia - Thank you for your comment. Though, despite the lack of potential texture pack, I have the two texture packs you've noted. Still can't put my hand on the missing texture.



Okay guys, today we are going to see the national stadium, located near the city center of Hiroshima. You can access it by the train line, and the subway line. I hope you'll enjoy these two mosaics and three pictures.


(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5584/m11dy.jpg)
(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5522/m12g.jpg)
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8341/m13o.jpg)
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9946/m14ku.jpg)
(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/8133/m15q.jpg)
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/8862/m16hg.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8468/m17d.jpg)
(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/998/m18i.jpg)
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4721/m19n.jpg)
(http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/1959/m191.jpg)
This mosaic shows the stadium's station at the top, suburbs and central part of Hiroshima with the central station at the bottom.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5876/m21o.jpg)
(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/6493/m22ai.jpg)
(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/3152/m23z.jpg)
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2489/m24y.jpg)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9688/m25z.jpg)
From this mosaic you can view the green temple, which is located on the river between the central part of the city and the suburbs.

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/201/yotsuba109.jpg)
This street crossing is known as "Yotsuba 109" because of the modern angled building.

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/206/riversidew.jpg)
This pictuer shows how the suburbs are planned, with a raised dam along the river. ( the other side is a long slope, note that the dam is 10m tall)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5822/atemple.jpg)
A temple in the suburbs.


I hope you enjoyed this update.

Have a good day/evening!

-Arthur.  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: noahclem on March 23, 2012, 05:23:19 PM
Awesome update buddy  &apls &apls

I love Hiroshima Central Station! As usual your choice of bats and transport layout are top-notch, to say the least. The fall colors are also spectacular.

The slow march towards to HoF....
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: kelis on March 23, 2012, 06:37:56 PM
What a great update !! I love the Hiroshima central station with all those buildings, another good thing it is that slope near of the river...Well friend, as always you did a great job with your Japanese region, keep up the good work amigo !

Saudos  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: nbvc on March 24, 2012, 12:25:22 AM
Fantastic work. I like this building going over the river. &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: bat on March 24, 2012, 05:05:44 AM
Great work on that stadium. Also wonderful views of your nice city. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: io_bg on March 24, 2012, 06:39:35 AM
Great work, You've captured the Asian feel excellently! And nice work with the rail network, I like the stations :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: Swordmaster on March 24, 2012, 06:59:39 AM
How's that Central Station? I don't get the elevation going on there, with the avenue overpass and the rails coming underneath it. Could you show that area from a different angle maybe?

Otherwise, this is another great update, Arthur.

Cheers,
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: Framly on March 24, 2012, 08:18:00 AM
Great work Arthur :thumbsup:

the big mosaics are amazing ;)

I really like the asian feeling in your pictures :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: Yan077 on March 24, 2012, 02:25:50 PM
Those mosaics are absolutely stunning Arthur  :o Grandiose!  One of the update of the year  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: Sciurus on March 25, 2012, 05:05:00 AM
I'm fan, it's great, as always and ... I love what you do! It's my first inspiration for my city! $%Grinno$% &apls &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: rooker1 on March 26, 2012, 09:13:28 AM
Loved the update. 
I especially like the train station in the bottom section of the first mosaic.  The way you have it set up looks like one massive building, and that skywalk to the raised park is a nice addition.
Always a pleasure to view your work.
Robin &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: benedict on April 01, 2012, 09:03:57 AM
That is a phenomenal update. Incredible level of realism in those updates.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: skyscraper on April 01, 2012, 04:53:59 PM
wow, awesome pictrues, i love the first one  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Central Stadium
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on April 02, 2012, 07:49:44 AM
Fantastic work again Arthur ! :)
The airport was amazing as well !

I'll stay tunned for more :)
Title: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: art128 on April 02, 2012, 02:29:06 PM
Thanks for the comments guys~ Much appreciated.

Swordmaster - i'll try to post an explanation about the station in the next update! ;)

Today, we will head back to a town I've shown quite some time ago. I'm talking about Nagano and its surroundings. ( You can refer to the region view on the first page. )
 
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3473/m101.jpg)
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8425/m102l.jpg)
(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4853/m103.jpg)
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8153/m104md.jpg)
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3825/m105.jpg)
(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1153/m106q.jpg)
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3381/m107.jpg)
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5331/m108n.jpg)
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/672/m109.jpg)
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6147/m110o.jpg)
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/2051/m111g.jpg)
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4933/m112ej.jpg)

The next two images are from the national airport. I've made a change after a comment at TSC, it was about adding security fences along the upper side of the airport which were lacking.

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3004/alucard1pg.jpg)
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3803/alucard2l.jpg)


I hope you enjoyed this update!

Have a nice day/evening!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: Yan077 on April 02, 2012, 03:44:40 PM
The first mosaic is one of the best I've seen for a while ! Lovely river with those awesome bridges...   :o

Excellent work my friend  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: Kergelen on April 02, 2012, 03:57:34 PM
Your mosaics are stunning and have a very recognizable identity. I love the way of the HSRP.
As a detail I like how you use the cattails in shallow areas of the river. &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: namspopof on April 02, 2012, 05:06:48 PM
Impressive work !  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: bat on April 04, 2012, 07:39:44 AM
Nagano is looking really beautiful! Great work on the farms. :thumbsup:
Looking forward to more... ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: kelis on April 05, 2012, 08:23:19 AM
Beautiful pics, I like that small airport, and also the Shinkanshen Line, the bullet train always it's a great addition for the Japanese regions, Great job as always Arthur.  &apls &apls

Saludos  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: Dantes on April 05, 2012, 01:22:56 PM
Little brother, hey  ;D
Thank you for the honor on March 13.  &ops I was very happy that you have created just for me an update. Now it's my health a little better.  %wrd I hope next week to make a new update.  :-\
You have published many new updates. I am speechless at the beauty of your images.  :o
*hug*
I am very impressed with how you build urban. You can build much better than I do.  :-[ With much love to detail you've made some wonderful updates. I am deeply impressed by the place at the Central Stadium. A very nice axis.  :thumbsup: The big station with the great architecture around it impressed me very much.  :satisfied:
Like in Bluefield me express route (HSRP). I would like to see pictures of it. You can use this means of transport so great.  &apls  &apls  &apls
I wish you all the best and have fun in your MD

Dantes
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: noahclem on April 05, 2012, 04:56:56 PM
Great to see more agricultural scenes from you and the airport looks great  &apls  Everything else is spot-on as always  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima Region - Blue field
Post by: nbvc on April 05, 2012, 07:22:17 PM
Fantastic moasic. The layout of the town together with the fields, river and bridges is very nice done. &apls &apls
Title: Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise
Post by: art128 on April 09, 2012, 08:09:03 AM
thanks for the comments guys!~

Dantes - Onii-chan! Nice to hear from you my friend! I'm glad you liked the updates, and specially the dedicated one! I'll take more pictures of the Shinkansen (HSRP) in the future, I just need to develop a bit around it.

Today's update is about the Kanagawa town.. The area is known to be a health paradise. Not much of a description today.


(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/2629/m11d.jpg)
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6509/m12cb.jpg)
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3296/m13ec.jpg)
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/1953/m14n.jpg)
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2439/m15k.jpg)

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/374/m21k.jpg)
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6052/m22g.jpg)
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7797/m23l.jpg)
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/8629/m24g.jpg)
(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4170/m25g.jpg)
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/6545/m26s.jpg)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/2838/42441780.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2301/32955908.jpg)

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5476/69758922.jpg)

Oh.... I just realized I forgot to put the black border on the second mosaic... Oh well.

I hope you enjoyed this update!

Have a good day!

-Arthur
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise
Post by: Swordmaster on April 09, 2012, 08:50:52 AM
Very pretty, this one. I liked that second mosaic a lot.

Cheers,
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise
Post by: chester on April 09, 2012, 09:02:19 AM
Very nice
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise
Post by: RickD on April 09, 2012, 09:41:04 AM
What? No black border on the second mosaic? How could you? No, just kidding.  $%Grinno$% The pictures are beautiful.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise
Post by: SeanSC4 on April 09, 2012, 10:24:35 AM
Beautiful!  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise
Post by: noahclem on April 09, 2012, 10:52:11 AM
Awesome mosaics Arthur  &apls  I love your style and it's great to see more fall pictures  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise
Post by: bat on April 09, 2012, 11:22:04 AM
Another wonderful update there! Great work on this city. :thumbsup: :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise
Post by: unit2981 on April 09, 2012, 11:25:45 AM
Love the use of trees and the layout of the city  :thumbsup: I don't know if those are Kori or ML houses but I think your missing ML textures  ;)
Title: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: art128 on April 15, 2012, 01:31:09 PM
Wah hello there~

Thanks everyone for the replies, much appreciated!

Raphael: I know, I know! :( I almost got fired for this mistake!  $%Grinno$% $%Grinno$%

unit2981: I've checked twice, I have the dependecy... I've even re-downloaded it and then replaced the old one, nothing changed... But, it seems since some time these houses don't grow anymore... I suspect them to have been deleted from my plugins... Thus this could make the texture lake.


So, today we are going to take a small tour to a city I've entirely destroyed and then rebuild.. Akitakata, as located in a valley at the north of the region was a small town. Now it is a calm major city.

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2417/m11kt.jpg)
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/8968/m12t.jpg)
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2489/m13gf.jpg)
The Oji mountain, its park and the two temples.

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2555/m21d.jpg)
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6379/m22h.jpg)
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2853/m23mi.jpg)
Yet again the same mountain. This time from a different angle

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7515/m31d.jpg)
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/28/m32q.jpg)
The Central station of the city. Due to the ground level, the train is 15m elevated. ( the city centre is 15m below the rest of the city)

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7176/imageseule05.jpg)
A view of the river side

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9441/imageseule04.jpg)
A little North ( right ) of the precedent shot.

(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/2619/imageseule03.jpg)
Another view in the city center with the railway.

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3908/imageseule02.jpg)
One of the river's branch.

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/9312/imageseule01.jpg)
The same river branch, this time getting in the river.


I hope you enjoyed this update!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: mave94 on April 15, 2012, 02:25:50 PM
It's beautiful! Great job; it looks realistic. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: noahclem on April 15, 2012, 03:05:42 PM
Great update  &apls  I love the hill, river, and city  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: tb7 on April 15, 2012, 03:56:23 PM
Very nice, detailed and logical work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: nbvc on April 15, 2012, 11:20:11 PM
Great work. I like the rail bridge parallel to the river. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: io_bg on April 16, 2012, 06:08:10 AM
Argh, I've missed a few updates :-[
Anyway, exceptional work, I love the way you've detailed your rivers, especially in the update before the last with the autumn trees. Beautiful scenes &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: Kergelen on April 16, 2012, 08:04:14 AM
Beautiful park near the temples, and I like the railway so close to the river and the central station &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: Terring7 on April 16, 2012, 12:36:28 PM
Nice work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: rooker1 on April 16, 2012, 01:26:05 PM
Fantastic update Arthur.
I love the rail line and bridges along the river.
Very well done!!

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: Dantes on April 17, 2012, 02:53:38 AM
So many new updates.  &ops What I like about "Hiroshima - Kanagawa is a Health Paradise", the wind power plant in the landscape.  :thumbsup: It looks much nicer than a coal power plant.
You have the talent build suburban fine. :)  That is impressive.  &apls  In "Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji Park" I like the environment of the river. Where did you get to the shrine from?   ()what() The long railway bridge and the huge stairways are great.  :thumbsup: I like your center, you build always very realistic. The atmosphere is the main station you very successful.  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: art128 on April 17, 2012, 05:09:13 AM
Thank you, Dantes! I've downloaded the shrine off this site Here [Link] (http://homepage2.nifty.com/kamurai/simcity/log14.html), scroll down a bit and you'll find it.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: Framly on April 17, 2012, 06:26:09 AM
Great work, Arthur :)

Sorry for missing the last updates! Very inspiring work! I really like the big mosaics - fantastic &apls

Keep up your detailed work ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on April 17, 2012, 10:56:46 AM
Really nice update Arthur ! :) I love the access to the temple.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Akitakata, Oji park
Post by: kassarc16 on April 17, 2012, 01:46:48 PM
I just don't know what it is, but every Japanese styled city I've seen in SC4 is fascinating! Bravo!
Title: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: art128 on April 22, 2012, 02:15:39 PM
Good evening everyone~ Thanks for the warm comments.

So, today I've got a nice update for you. We are going to see where the suburbs ends and let place to the farms.
The pictures were shot during the rain season.

(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/7287/m11b.jpg)
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5410/m12x.jpg)
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5346/m13y.jpg)
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8949/m14b.jpg)
Looks like we have the chance to take some shot before the rain starts.. Hope it last long!
On this shot you can view the only highway running through the region, north to south by the side of Hiroshima.


(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1778/m21iv.jpg)
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4710/m22k.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5674/m23q.jpg)
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7596/m24l.jpg)
(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/9688/m25z.jpg)
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5509/m26t.jpg)
Uh.. Well, it doesn't lasted for so long. It started raining just after I finished talking.. Well we'll deal with it for the moment. All this rain remind me when I was in Kostroma..
As you can see, the rice fields starts very fast once the massive urbanisation is finished.. Though, some houses and blocks started growing in the middle of nowhere.


(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8711/62925507.jpg)
Argh, last shot we can take for today, the rain is tumbling down faster than before.. At this rate my camera will get drown, lets hope next time we don't have so much rain.
The suburban commuter train heading toward Hiroshima central ( south of the picture)



Hope you liked this update!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: Skimbo on April 22, 2012, 04:29:59 PM
I just have to write a comment again. It's stunning work, every update at least as good as the one before, often better! =)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: RickD on April 23, 2012, 04:36:40 AM
Good update again. You did a good job showing how the growing city slowly takes over the farm area.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: Tokugawa on April 23, 2012, 05:47:41 AM
Almost looks like a typhoon  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: Kergelen on April 23, 2012, 08:01:35 AM
I really like your rain effects. The highway entrances/exits looks interesting.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: supremec on April 23, 2012, 08:09:40 AM
Really really nice work!!  :o
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: art128 on April 24, 2012, 11:16:41 AM
Thanks for the comment guys.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: noahclem on April 26, 2012, 09:04:33 AM
Great job playing in the rain and awesome mosaics Arthur  &apls &apls  Sorry I missed this one before  &mmm

All the areas are quite nice and I like viewing the transition from the suburbs to the rice fields. The more built up area in the last shot look very well done  :thumbsup:

Looking forward to what's next!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: Gugu3 on April 26, 2012, 11:40:12 AM
Very nice!!!the transition from urban to rural area is very realistic!!keep it up &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: nbvc on April 26, 2012, 11:22:40 PM
Great city and nice rain effect. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: io_bg on April 27, 2012, 03:10:11 AM
Еxcellent pics and nice post-processing! Nice RHW, too! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: rooker1 on April 27, 2012, 06:02:06 AM
Very nice update and I got a little chukle from your closing statement.  :D I hope the camera is okay.

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: Huston_N7 on April 27, 2012, 08:18:55 AM
Brilliant pics, especially the 2nd one! I wish I could make a city as large as that with such attention to detail, bravo  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Rain Season
Post by: Framly on April 29, 2012, 10:05:53 AM
*brrr* rubbish weather - i hope you've a umbrella for me :P

Fantastic Update! The rice fields looks amazing in the rain! Very realistic &apls
Title: Hiroshima - The Rain over that hill seems peaceful
Post by: art128 on April 29, 2012, 10:14:31 AM
Thanks for the comments guys! I'm glad you liked!

Kergelen - Hmm, I was thinking about destroying this part of the highway to use the elevated network, so that there isn't that ugly wall showing.. What do you think?



So today we'll continue our tour in this area. Don't worry Robin, the camera (and the photographer as well!) are okay. It continued raining for two days straight.. Today we are able to see the sun shinning again. These photos will show more of the previously shown area, as well as a part of the suburbs closer to the city centre.

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5424/houserice.jpg)
Some housing estates near the rice fields.

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/370/trainstatione.jpg)
The commuter train station of the area and a train heading toward Hiroshima at the south (right of the picture.)

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8547/riverside2.jpg)
On the other side of the river, there is a small grass area were people come to walk, relax or whatever they want.

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2991/riverside1.jpg)
Another shot, further south.

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8799/housingdownthehill.jpg)
In this shot, more housing next to the highway.

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/724/shrineonthehill.jpg)
The Shrine on top of the Hill, just north of the previous shot.


I hope you liked this update!

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - The Rain over that hill seems peaceful
Post by: noahclem on April 29, 2012, 10:35:51 AM
Beautiful update Arthur  &apls  I especially love how the shoreline turned out and all of your MMP stuff is wonderful. Speaking of MMPs, I'll give my opinion on the question you asked Kergelen:  Keep the highway the way it is, bulldoze those ugly walls, and replace them with trees! Trees are prettier than elevated highways anyway  :P

Looking forward to the next one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - The Rain over that hill seems peaceful
Post by: kelis on April 30, 2012, 08:37:39 PM
Yes, beautiful update Arthur !!You did a great job as always !! Even with the rain your city looks so good, It's very realistic and as always we can see the Japanese feel. My favorite picture is the third picture, shows a typical scene from Japan.

&apls &apls &apls

# Jonathan
Title: Re: Hiroshima - The Rain over that hill seems peaceful
Post by: sc-4 on May 02, 2012, 02:33:52 PM
Beautiful update and MD there Arthur !
Title: Re: Hiroshima - The Rain over that hill seems peaceful
Post by: kbieniu7 on May 02, 2012, 03:39:53 PM
Sorry for not posting here for long time, Arthur!
I was wondering, what would I see in this topic now. And I see still very high level!  :thumbsup:
Great highway from the previousupdate, nicely projected and nicely done. However I probably would not to live in its neighbourhood :D
And as always - beauriful shoreline. Speechless details  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - The Rain over that hill seems peaceful
Post by: Kergelen on May 03, 2012, 02:35:45 AM
Beautiful update again. &apls

About the highway, what I like is the exit and entrance because the entrance reminds me this entrance near Barcelona. But about the walls I think replacing them by trees, as Noah said, is a good idea, like in the picture too.

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/4118/entradaautopistacornell.jpg)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - The Rain over that hill seems peaceful
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on May 04, 2012, 02:48:35 AM
Really nice update Arthur ! :) I love your MMP work along that river.
Title: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: art128 on May 10, 2012, 02:23:43 PM
Good evening!

Thanks for the comments everyone, much appreciated!

I'm sorry for not updating my MD before, I was depressing a little bit, and just the sight of playing a game made me sick. But I managed to take pictures for an update just for you.
Oh, also, Hiroshima is now a SC4D exclusivity. I quit posting at TSC ( the site is full of little child very irritating..) and ST ( mosaics doesn't work properly there)..

Anyway, today we are going to see the end of the suburbs, but this time at the south of the region. Where suburbs meets industry and seaport. I already shown some pictures of this area to be honest.. It wasn't satisfying so I rebuilt it to my new standards.

I hope you'll enjoy this update - well there is only a smallish mosaic.

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/545/89776775.jpg)
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9928/91070330.jpg)
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/4941/89855249.jpg)
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/7432/82946354.jpg)
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6893/80664031.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3424/53882641.jpg)
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5372/76853634.jpg)
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5796/21003129.jpg)
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/8352/27636382.jpg)


That's all for today! I'll surely update again this week-end.

Take care!

-Arthur
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: nbvc on May 10, 2012, 02:44:27 PM
Nice seaport and town. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: kelis on May 10, 2012, 02:52:24 PM
What a great mosaic Arthur !!!

I like so much the port with all those factories, the residential zone is also fantastic, very Japanese...well my friend, as always great job  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: noahclem on May 10, 2012, 03:36:58 PM
Beautiful mosaic Arthur  &apls &apls  I really like both the residential and industrial areas and the transition between them is seamless. I look forward to more soon  :thumbsup:

Hope you're feeling better  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: unit2981 on May 10, 2012, 10:05:52 PM
Ingenious method of using the fukushima dock component  :thumbsup:, did you just plop it there or use the LE to modify  ;)?
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: mave94 on May 11, 2012, 10:51:56 AM
Very great mosaic, Arthur! The port is very realistic. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: benedict on May 11, 2012, 02:17:27 PM
What a stunning mosaic - it all works so well, from the water to the industry to the houses to the station. Brilliant update.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: sc-4 on May 11, 2012, 03:51:17 PM
Excellent update Arthur !

And i understand your statement about TSC , they're very irratating ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: io_bg on May 12, 2012, 08:31:49 AM
Beautiful mosaic, mixing industrial and residential zones rarely works out well but you've made a great job :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: SCWTC4 on May 13, 2012, 05:13:53 AM
what can i say?
this is perfection  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: Kergelen on May 13, 2012, 03:26:12 PM
Beautiful mosaic!
Everything is very well connected: the port, industrial areas and suburbs &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Where the industry meets the suburbs
Post by: Framly on May 17, 2012, 09:14:00 AM
What a great mosaic!

Nice mix of suburbs and industry :)
Title: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: art128 on May 19, 2012, 06:31:59 AM
Thanks guys for the comments! I'm glad you liked the previous mosaic and the area of the update.

Today we are going to explore some more this city tile, with two big mosaics.

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/4355/m101h.jpg)
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3554/m102z.jpg)
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4189/m103w.jpg)
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/6195/m104.jpg)
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3513/m105x.jpg)
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1328/m106s.jpg)
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/559/m107cs.jpg)
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/4550/m108.jpg)
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9804/m109e.jpg)
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8813/m110r.jpg)
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4444/m111n.jpg)
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8167/m112.jpg)
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/2682/m113p.jpg)
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/5088/m114t.jpg)
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/9226/m115j.jpg)
This first mosaic goes from the middle of the tile, to the area shown in the previous update.


EDIT - second mosaic removed due to " picture containing errors " ...
Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: SCWTC4 on May 19, 2012, 06:44:20 AM
i'm speechless, everything looks so good, so real, so well placed.
i want to live there! how much of a flat in the white skyscraper near the river?  ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: Buzzit on May 19, 2012, 07:06:10 AM
fantastisc work!
totally love the layout here!  :thumbsup:
btw. what are those telegraph poles on the road? wich pack is that? i never saw those before!

Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: nbvc on May 19, 2012, 08:30:06 AM
Two fantastic mosaics. &apls

Just one little thing. On the oilport is one part of the seawall missing.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: sc-4 on May 19, 2012, 08:51:56 AM
Very good mosaics there Arthur , you've done an amazing work !
Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: apeguy on May 19, 2012, 09:48:01 AM
Excellent mosaics, I really like the parkland following the coastline. :o The indsutrial areas and the docks also look very good. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: WannGLondon on May 19, 2012, 10:40:54 AM
 Wow, that mosaic is amazing and your city looks so realistic. You've done great work here. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: noahclem on May 19, 2012, 11:45:35 AM
Fantastic mosaic Arthur  &apls  I hope I get to see the second one sometime  ;)

The green spaces, shores, walls, and bridges are perfectly put together  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: kelis on May 19, 2012, 11:51:21 AM
I like so much those bridges, very common in Japan !! Great job as always my friend  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - endless view
Post by: eugenelavery on May 20, 2012, 03:54:37 PM
Awesome mosaics.  I love mosaics!  What do you mean about mosaics not working at ST?  I get them to work ok.
Title: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: art128 on May 27, 2012, 07:36:53 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys!

eugenelavery - by not working I mean I post the mosaics here cut in 1000*500 pictures, in ST it puts a space between each pictures. And I'm too lazy to make a full version.

nbvc - Thank you for pointing that out, It's corrected now.

Buzzit - The telegraph poles on the roads are power line. It's very common in Japan to have them. They're from the This mod made by Neko-Sempai (http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=856&sid=87a66361f719390f893db76fde0559a5)

SCWTC4 -  Not much actually for standing apartments. it's not located near the railway station ( you have to walk or take a bus) so the price went down. The view from the last floor is exceptional.


Okay, today we are going to see an area you've already seen picture, page 69.
Kanagawa, has since grown a lot.

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4655/16397750.jpg)
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4540/63707776d.jpg)
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/7467/59061881.jpg)
(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2158/76773263.jpg)
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8791/26244524.jpg)
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8349/63321923.jpg)
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9681/45409448.jpg)
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3576/21884581.jpg)
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6950/50434060.jpg)


That's all for today!

I hope you liked this update!

Take care,
-Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: sc-4 on May 27, 2012, 08:15:13 AM
Woaw great mosaic there Arthur !
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: A. Gates on May 27, 2012, 08:47:57 AM
Beautiful pics, like always &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: nbvc on May 27, 2012, 09:22:43 AM
Great work once again. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: bat on May 28, 2012, 08:52:33 AM
Great two new mosaics there!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: Uzil on May 28, 2012, 10:42:12 AM
A success, again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: noahclem on May 28, 2012, 11:41:39 AM
Nice update  &apls  I always love your mosaics! The riverside is beautiful and I love the way you've developed the hilly areas. Hiroshima is always a pleasure to visit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: rooker1 on June 04, 2012, 10:43:57 PM
Fantastic mosaic...as always your work is stunning.

Robin
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: Dantes on June 05, 2012, 08:17:05 AM
That's famous work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: io_bg on June 05, 2012, 11:04:54 AM
I certainly like it, great work with the terraced development :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Kanagawa, Up hill
Post by: Kergelen on June 05, 2012, 12:48:43 PM
Great mosaic again and nice fields on the smooth slope. :)
Title: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: art128 on June 05, 2012, 03:52:41 PM
Thanks for the comments, everyone!  :)

Today a mosaic from the town of Himeji and its country side.

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/4787/73574191.jpg)
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1055/40239469.jpg)
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/112/99034871.jpg)
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/490/37170421.jpg)
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1928/32458592.jpg)
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2290/73925178.jpg)
(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/4300/12223281.jpg)
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/6986/62929373.jpg)

And that's all for today.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a good day.

-Arthur
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: kelis on June 05, 2012, 04:53:31 PM
Beautiful town my friend, it looks very Japanese !!  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: RickD on June 06, 2012, 03:54:36 AM
Looks great, but why no smooth curves for the road? ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: sc-4 on June 06, 2012, 08:50:03 AM
Woaw it's incredible Arthur , keep up the good work !
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: Tokugawa on June 06, 2012, 09:43:19 AM
Fntastic, I love the rice paddies, and that shinkansen passing by...mmmmh !  &apl :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: apeguy on June 06, 2012, 07:10:39 PM
Excellent, I like how you've done the rice fields around the motorway. Nice Work! &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: nbvc on June 06, 2012, 11:18:25 PM
Great mosaic with a lot of nice details. Maybe you can try to use some custom power lines instead of Maxis power lines, which also look good in your MD, but custom may look better.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: Dantes on June 07, 2012, 04:02:03 AM
I like the water's edge and the major transport infrastructure.  :) RHW, HSR are used fantastically.  :o With the power lines it looks very realistic. A great Mosaic.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: JoeST on June 07, 2012, 03:33:49 PM
Holy Golly Gosh, your detail is awe-inspiring :o thank you so much for sharing :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: vester on June 07, 2012, 03:50:02 PM
Some fantastic updates  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: noahclem on June 08, 2012, 11:46:38 AM
Lovely looking motorway winding through the rice paddies  &apls &apls  The town, shoreline, rails, and MMP detailing fit perfectly!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: rooker1 on June 11, 2012, 10:04:37 AM
Anyone can always find exceptional work here and this last update fits that bill perfectly.
Great work my friend!

Robin
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: nas-t on June 11, 2012, 11:00:15 AM
THIS is perfect!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Himeji Country side
Post by: benedict on June 11, 2012, 06:13:59 PM
Your latest mosaic is wonderful - and a big part of the region why your MD is back at number one on Ben's Top Ten this week.
Title: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: art128 on June 16, 2012, 12:28:18 PM
Thanks for the comment guys! Appreciated!

Today a mosaic from the same area as the last one.

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/917/m01m.jpg)
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/9751/m02kk.jpg)
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/4948/m03o.jpg)
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/259/m04d.jpg)
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6114/m05r.jpg)
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9617/m06p.jpg)
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3560/m07f.jpg)
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/305/m08h.jpg)
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2527/m09f.jpg)
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/8607/m10pd.jpg)
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6482/m11gk.jpg)
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/56/m12do.jpg)
I forgot to turn off the gird for the last three pictures, my my apologies.

That's it for today!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: noahclem on June 16, 2012, 02:08:13 PM
Awesome mosaic  &apls  I love the HSR bridge! I really need to start using HSR. MMPs and buildings look great and I wouldn't have even noticed you left the grid on if you hadn't mentioned it ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: Dantes on June 17, 2012, 06:56:20 AM
You forgot to press the G button.  :P I see the grid. :-[  I am very impressed by the bridge for high-speed trains.  :o The industrial plant and the small rivers like me.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: RickD on June 18, 2012, 04:05:12 AM
Thats a huge mosaic. I like the area, especially the bridges.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: weixc812 on June 18, 2012, 04:20:55 AM
wow, these bridges are great  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: Tokugawa on June 18, 2012, 05:57:32 AM
Looks awesome...but oh god, all that rain , better get inside and revise for the BAC! :P
Title: Re: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: WannGLondon on June 18, 2012, 09:37:55 PM
Absolutely beautiful, so realistic. You are a master at this, really. Really makes me want to turn on some traditional Japanese music and imagine myself in your MD. Wonderful, really.  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: Big E on June 19, 2012, 04:11:03 PM
Great work very real looking. I have a question and sorry if it has been asked already, where did you get the HSR train? If possible could post a link? Thanks.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - From Himeji to Akitahara
Post by: Nanami on June 22, 2012, 05:27:02 AM
Amazing work! where do you get that seawall in the last 2 update?
Title: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: art128 on June 23, 2012, 02:56:32 PM
Thanks for the comments, guys!

976 - the sea walls are from a japanese bater ( which I can never recall the name.).. try searching with this link (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=361.msg409022#msg409022)

Big E - the HSR train is a Shinkansen series 0 skin I downloaded off SimcityChina.

Tokugawa - Ahah! That's right! Luckily, only the French oral exam coming Tuesday and finally the holidays!

Onii-chan (Dantes) - I know about the gird, it was too late when I noticed..  :( and as I'm verrrryy lazy I didn't wanted to go back to shoot again.Luckily, this time I haven't forgotten to turn it off!


Okay, today we are heading back to the southern suburbs. Remember the area with the redisential skyscraper and the grassy river side? Well this time I'll show you a little more about this tile. Also this mosaic is almost alongside the one I was talking about, except it's the reverse angle. A region view is available at the end of the update, with a red arrow with indicate where the lighthouse is ( the lighthouse at the top of the mosaic of course.)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1516/001yum.jpg)
(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/5634/002hgz.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3218/003uol.jpg)
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2230/004kwm.jpg)
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/896/005suj.jpg)
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/2237/006ecq.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8042/007uo.jpg)
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3777/008pzp.jpg)
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2884/009oou.jpg)
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/3743/010ic.jpg)
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1958/011ivo.jpg)
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3432/012qj.jpg)
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6/013hwd.jpg)
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7839/014rx.jpg)

and the region view:

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/4271/36821150.jpg)

Also, I'm interested to see if anyone can spot the two Shinkansen lines ( High Speed Trains )... To be honest, it's one that splits somewhere into a second line...
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 23, 2012, 03:00:34 PM
Looks great. :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: nbvc on June 23, 2012, 11:54:26 PM
Fantasitc mosaic. The path to the light house, the residental area and the industy everthing looks great. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: RickD on June 25, 2012, 03:16:49 AM
Another great mosaic. I love the lighthouse on the cliff. I think I can see a high speed rail line running north - south in the west of the region.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: kelis on June 25, 2012, 04:38:35 AM
Fantastic job with your Japanese region my friend !! I really Like the region view, the Hiroshima map looks so good now !
seeing your region I just want to my own Japanese Region Once Again, maybe I can leave the Hong Kong proyect and start another region ::) Well my friend looking forward to future updates 

&apls &apls

# Jonathan
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: A. Gates on June 25, 2012, 05:46:27 AM
Great mosaic and also great city  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: nas-t on June 25, 2012, 06:26:34 AM
stunning mosaic - as usual!  &apls
i think Raphael's right, i can see it too  ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: Kergelen on June 25, 2012, 03:20:17 PM
Fantastic mosaic! &apls &apls

The diagonals, orthogonals and curved roads and rails create a wonderful picture effect.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: mave94 on June 26, 2012, 01:20:13 AM
Fantastic work once again! Don't worry about the grid. Since you have filled up every single space, you would not even notice it. Anyway, well done. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: noahclem on June 26, 2012, 07:15:03 AM
Beautiful mosaic  &apls  I really like all the different areas shown. Did you find a cosmetic mod for your 45 degree wide radius rail turns?

The region view is really great to see. Perfect looking, though I can't find the Shinkansen  ::)

Keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: io_bg on June 26, 2012, 08:32:48 AM
Excellent update and nice-looking urban zones! The region show is great indeed!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: Altec on June 26, 2012, 11:20:24 AM
It's fantastic !  &apls
I have decided to register just in order to comment what you do, because, it's beautiful. And, i'm especially impressed by one thing : How do you use your rails and your flora ?!  &hlp
Please, give me an advice. I'm always trying to let empty areas in my japanese cities to put woods and rails but, whatever I do, it's ugly and finaly I finish filling all the squares of the map with a bat.
Congratulations again, you're brilliant !  ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: supremec on June 28, 2012, 01:04:44 PM
So much beautiful mosaic  &apls  &apls
And the region view is absolutely impressive  :o
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: Uzil on June 28, 2012, 03:20:03 PM
I like in particularly the region view  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: Big E on July 01, 2012, 12:28:22 AM
Thank you for your help.I couldn't find the Shinkansen series 0 skin but I did find some other ones that will do the trick.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: bat on July 01, 2012, 07:38:03 AM
Wonderful region overview there!! And nice work on the southern suburbs. ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Southern Suburbs
Post by: benedict on July 03, 2012, 07:53:22 AM
Stunning mosaic. And congratulations, you're back at number one on BTT.
Title: Hiroshima - Fukushima, Central Station District
Post by: art128 on July 03, 2012, 12:04:00 PM
Thanks for the warm comments everybody!

RickD - bingo Rapheal! That was a shinkansen line, congrats!

kelis - Nothing stops you to start a Japanese region, Jonathan! I started a second one that I'm building along with Hiroshima, it is featured in this update.

Altec - Merci ! Well for the railways and the flora.. Uhm, I'd say I usually let one tile of free space between the rail line and the residential area, that I fill with bushes and trees. Also when the line separate into another one, like for another direction or when entering a station, try to put some grass, bushes between the tracks.

Big E - Good to know! As for the shinkansen, it's a skin, but as you may know, in SC4 you can't have two engines on your trains, the truth is that I used photoshop to make it looks like a real train with two engines! Also, I did this for almost all my trains, and then save templates ( with a transparent background) so that I can paste them on my railways.

Benedict - Thanks! That's an honor!


Today I'm going to show you a kinda special update, as it is not located in the Hiroshima region.. but lately, i've been working as a side project on the city of Fukushima ( the city, not the central.. The central is more than 60km away on the coast.)

To start just two pictures from the central station and one of a temple a little east of the station.

( some words about the stations.. The real one is made of three buildings: a train station, a terminus station, and a shinkansen station. In real life the three of them are connected by a sky-walk as many train stations in Japan. Just the sky-walk for the Shikansen station get through a large parking. As I don't have such building in SC4, i used a W2W building to fill that place. I hope the result is okay. )

Less talk, more pictures!

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5625/94197950.jpg)
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/156/16781076.jpg)
(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/7431/94183187.jpg)

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2831/garesimple.jpg)

(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/5749/shrine.jpg)


I hope you liked this update!

See you next time with more pictures from Hiroshima and Fukushima!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fukushima, Central Station District
Post by: Framly on July 03, 2012, 03:40:05 PM
Great pictures - i only missed the ingame shadows ::)

Keep on your fantastic Hiroshima :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fukushima, Central Station District
Post by: noahclem on July 03, 2012, 03:59:28 PM
Looks great  &apls  I really like your design of the rail station complex  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fukushima, Central Station District
Post by: io_bg on July 04, 2012, 07:18:24 AM
Very nice update, I like your rail hub and it's complexity ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fukushima, Central Station District
Post by: kelis on July 04, 2012, 09:45:09 AM
Another great update amigo, I like this typical japanese train station. It is one of the things that I more like from Japan, their trains and their stations, Great job once again !!

Greetings my friend !!

PD: Right now I'm working on a Japanese region  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fukushima, Central Station District
Post by: bat on July 07, 2012, 09:41:10 AM
Some nice new pictures!
Looking forward to more from Hiroshima and Fukushima... ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fukushima, Central Station District
Post by: WannGLondon on July 08, 2012, 03:11:03 PM
Love the way that train fits into the surrounding area and I really like the actual station itself. Lookin good.
Title: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: art128 on July 09, 2012, 04:51:53 PM
Hello everyone! Thanks for the warm comments as always!

Today I'd like to introduce a series of special updates. Yes, during some time, we'll be taking a trip abroad the Shinkansen, from Hiroshima to Fukushima! this update and the next one will take place at some places featuring the Shinkansen line. It can be random rice, tea fields, dense urban area, suburbs or mountains. It'll take place an update after another closer to Fukushima. Getting through Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, as well as several little cities and towns.

So, to start, we will take a a look at the small part of Mihara city, located just a little 50Km East of Hiroshima. This area was, formerly of 2005, known as the city of Hongō.

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1851/m11q.jpg)
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/549/m12zl.jpg)
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/9288/m13m.jpg)
(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/5195/m14u.jpg)
A mosaic a long the river, showing the recreational area on the river bank.

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3329/73377212.jpg)
The path to the temple is often used as a small festival.

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1006/17876476.jpg)
The Train station of the district. Here train come and goes from to Hiroshima from the other part of Mihara.

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/797/46142102.jpg)
A street scene, showing the city house, as well as the hospital.

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/3541/14279355.jpg)
Up on the plateau.

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8652/11647439.jpg)
A Shinkansen going to Tokyo, passing up a local commuter train heading to Mihara city center.


I hope you enjoyed this update!
Moe to come.. Uhm, well soon.
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: io_bg on July 09, 2012, 05:00:27 PM
Some fantastic work here! I really like your river and its banks. Looking forward to the next special update!
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: RickD on July 10, 2012, 02:54:15 AM
Looking great. I didn't know, rail could cross the road so close to the bridge approach. When I saw it in the Mosaic I thought it could not be functional. But the close up picture suggests otherwise.
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: kelis on July 10, 2012, 04:34:03 AM
Great job on the river area, it looks great my friend !! As always I love the work with those trains  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: Schulmanator on July 11, 2012, 06:52:45 AM
Great stuff... and the water looks so realistic.  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: WannGLondon on July 11, 2012, 12:31:59 PM
So awesome. Your updates really make me want to travel to Japan. Your scenes are great. I especially like the rail lines.
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: Dantes on July 13, 2012, 04:10:55 AM
*big-brother-ninja-attack*  $%#Ninj2

Hello Little Brother,
I finally managed to stop by here again. I am very impressed with your flow.  :o Your streets are very well done and I respect your work in front of mountains.  :thumbsup:

I hope it goes well with you and you have lots of fun

Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: art128 on July 15, 2012, 05:29:09 PM
Thanks for the comment guys! i'll make a full reply with the update.

.. In the meantime, I just need two new comments so that the update will be on the next page!
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: noahclem on July 16, 2012, 02:30:32 AM
Awesome update again Arthur  &apls  You're really an mosaic and MMP master  :o
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Mihara, Hongō district
Post by: nas-t on July 16, 2012, 08:38:15 AM
such a beautiful place... nice update!  &apls
Title: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi
Post by: art128 on July 16, 2012, 09:46:44 AM
So, now that we have a new page.

Thanks guys for the comments! Much appreciated.

RickD - yes i can! You just have to lay down the bridge first, and then the railroad.

Some more words about this little project.

So as you know, places are going to be interesting places between Hiroshima and Fukushima. The Shinkansen trip is 1000Km long and get through the big cities of Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo. Updates will be each one closer to Fukushima. I already have three more updates ready, one just need a little developments ( Lake Hamana ) one need a custom Shinkansen station ( that thing is uge, 5x25tiles --- Shin-Kobe) and one just need the pictures to be taken.

In the mean time, I'm still working on the two other regions, Fukushima is growing well, and Hiroshima is being remodeled all over again. The last setup was horrible (in my opinion) and I was really not satisfied with it. (Speaking about landscape and networks)

Today we will take a look at a small village named Taishi, located between mountain and river.

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1176/m11yc.jpg)
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4994/m12u.jpg)
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8049/m13dd.jpg)
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8176/m14hf.jpg)
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7822/m15bp.jpg)
A mosaic showing a part of the village, the Shinkansen viaduct as well as the sports fields on a river's island.

(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/6682/12927278.jpg)
The town park and school.For College and high School/University, they have to move to the closest big city.

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6263/90830335.jpg)
The train Station will be soon renovated, as this old building is falling down pieces by pieces.

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/6485/34882652.jpg)
A closer look at the shops in front of the train station.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1476/73022047.jpg)
Our Shinkansen passing by the fields and the houses.

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/3374/47667981.jpg)
Our Shinkansen and the river beds. People like to take a ride or a walk on the river beds.



That's all for today!
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi
Post by: bat on July 16, 2012, 10:09:22 AM
Nice work on the river and railways there! Wonderful new images. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi
Post by: Nanami on July 16, 2012, 10:59:02 AM
Awesome work! I always wonder how everyone made the grass using MMP like one near the river...
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi
Post by: Shark7 on July 16, 2012, 11:13:08 AM
I find myself really liking your baseball/soccer park with all the cherry trees.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi
Post by: noahclem on July 16, 2012, 01:33:07 PM
Wonderfully Japanese mosaics and pictures once again  &apls  I'm inspired to give HSR a try when I view your cities since you make it look so good. BTW, is your Shinkhensen HSR-based or el-rail-based? Can't wait to see the promised updates and future projects  :thumbsup:
Title: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi quick replies
Post by: art128 on July 17, 2012, 12:35:12 PM
Awesome work! I always wonder how everyone made the grass using MMP like one near the river...

Mine is quite easy to do. usualy the ground (where the habitations are) is 15m high, and the river banks just as the high of the river, so i can still place trees.
Then after than I just draw the paths using Chrisadams' paths (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1885) (the gravel paths does the work perfectly).  The grass is a mixture of Chrisadams' Green Grass (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1886) and Girafe's Cattails (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2687) (the evergreen version).
I usually add some bushes and trees after while.
if you want, and if you find it useful,  I can try to make a quick tutorial about that.


I'm inspired to give HSR a try when I view your cities since you make it look so good. BTW, is your Shinkhensen HSR-based or el-rail-based?

HSR is definitely  a good addition to try! With the correct mods it gives a good look of a modern high speed rail train. Not too modern though, as I don't like Sci-fi things. (and the basic look of the HSRP is a little too Sci-fi in my opinion.)

The only thing that bugs me is the lack of proper sized HSR stations.
Lets see for reference different High Speed Train around the world. A single TGV ( ten cars and two engines) is 240~ meters long. A double one ( they usually come double) is 480meters long. The Japanese Shinkansen is 400 meters long (Fourteen cars and two engines).
 Taking these lengths into account, that makes a stations at least 480m long for the TGV. A SC4 tile is 16*16m (if i remember correctly).. 480/16=30. A normal sized HSR station should be 30 stations tiles in the game. Quite long eh? well definitely better than the tiny 4~10 tiles one. i'm working on Shin-Kobe station (Shin- stands for new, and not SHINkansen) for one of the next updates. It'll be 25tiles long.

Ehm, ah yes, your question. I was about to forget it.  :P
My Shinkansen is Monorail based. it looks that way thanks to Moonlinght's  新幹線MOD (http://blog.livedoor.jp/moonlinght/archives/cat_59226.html). ( scroll down until you find 新幹線MOD) It's a great mod. It gives a really good look to the monorail.
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi
Post by: Gugu3 on July 17, 2012, 03:04:04 PM
Very nice!!love the details!! &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on July 19, 2012, 06:59:07 AM
Great work on the last updates Arthur ! :)
I tend to agree with you for the size of the stations, and this is also the case for most of them, even if they are not designed for the HSR.  Anyway, I'm sure you'll be able to do something nice about that !
Title: Re: Hiroshima to Fukushima - Taishi
Post by: noahclem on July 19, 2012, 11:59:18 AM
Thanks for the link  :thumbsup:  It's a shame it modifies monorail instead of modifying HSR itself because I really like the wider turns in the HSR mod, even though I don't like the textures themselves. I'm giving the mod a try now in any case.

I agree more realistically-sized stations would be great to have. Scale is so commonly a problem in this game  &mmm  I look forward to seeing how your new station turns out!

EDIT: Congrats on your MD going "Triple-Classic"  :party: &dance
Title: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: art128 on July 19, 2012, 03:22:10 PM
Good evening everybody.

I have a sad news.

At the moment I am writing from my mom's notebook.
Earlier this evening my hard drive crashed. Making me lost all everything. Yes, you heard well, I've lost everything that was on my Hard Drive. From my Animes to my plugins. Yes I have lost everything. I have nothing left.. nothing.

So, well.. yeah.. I's sad to say, and as I am currently writing I'm almost crying.. But I'm afraid I'll have to put on hold Simcity for some time, until I can buy a new Hard Drive and a new Windows Disk. And unfortunately, this will not come soon. As I have no money right now. And my mother will not be able to help. With my dad dying of its cancer at the hospital and the money we will have to use for that and all I'm not counting on before Christmas for a new Hard drive.

It's incredible.. Each time I have things to show things like this happens. Seems like I am one extremely unlucky guy.

But I'll continue to come on SC4D but I'll not be able to post updates.

So.. yeah, see you guys.. And I'm sorry.

Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: Dantes on July 19, 2012, 04:12:16 PM
NOOOOOOOO   
:'(
 &cry2  Nooooooooo...

 :(   *schniff-schniff-schniff* 

*hug*

*give-you-my-plugins-and-animes*  &ops


Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: cmdp123789 on July 19, 2012, 04:14:38 PM
Dude... you are sorry? dad in the hospital an you feel bad for not playing simcity and showing updates?? dude Im feeling sorry for you... I didnt comment a lot in here.. in fact I think I did it once... BUT trust me... Ive seen every update... and it is sad that it wont continue.. but hey... dont worry... we enjoyed the ride... and GOOD LUCK with your real life things  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: noahclem on July 19, 2012, 04:23:36 PM
I'm really sorry to hear that Arthur  ()sad()  I hope things get better soon and will of course look forward to you continuing here once you get a new had drive. Take care.
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: metarvo on July 19, 2012, 04:58:14 PM
 :(  I'm terribly sorry, Arthur.  You must have already been having a bad time with your dad being in the hospital, and then your HD crashes on top of that! ()sad()  RL hasn't been nice to you, but I'm hoping for things to get better.
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: io_bg on July 19, 2012, 05:22:06 PM
Oh this is some really sad news indeed :( Isn't there a way to recover at least parts of that HDD? I was able to recover some of my things from my previous HDD which crashed a couple of years ago, so I think you should try that. And I'm praying for your dad. Let's hope they'll be able to cure him!
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: Uzil on July 20, 2012, 04:18:04 AM
Very sad news, I know what it is to loose its data, trust me.
I hope the situation will get better for you.
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: Nanami on July 20, 2012, 05:05:23 AM
Thanks for the tutorial! it's pretty useful...

and sad to hear that you have hd crash... just like what happened to me back in early 2011.. I lost plugins and restarted the city again.
hope you back soon!
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: art128 on July 20, 2012, 07:13:32 AM
Okay.. I'll try to do something now.

If it works. I'll re start my Hiroshima region, just as I planned.

If it doesn't work. Well.. I'll wait untill I have a new hard drive, and will continue to use this old laptop for the time being.

I'll not cross my fingers, it never worked for me.


Some precision about my dad.

Some months ago the doctor discovered he has a Lung cancer. He started the Chimio therapy right away one time each three weeks. Everything was fine then. More or less a month ago, he finished the chimio. But in a lapse time of two days, he collapsed two time. At the hospital they said it was normal once the chimio is finished.. Okay.  But the last time they keept him at the hospital for some exams just in case, and it appears that the Chimio therapy failed and that his cancer is un-curable.
Now he is at the hospital in a almost vegetative state. He doesn't have all his mind, he is almost blind and he sleeps most of the time. He doesn't feel any pain because of the absurdly big doses of Painkillers they give him.
At the moment he/we are still waiting for a place in Palliative care for him. We don't know how many times left he has.


I'll tell you later in a new message if what I tried worked or not.
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on July 20, 2012, 08:07:58 AM
You and your family are having a hard time these months, life can be cruel and I hope you'll manage to make your way through this, hope you'll be able to find the balance you need... :)
Man's life is made with ups & downs, ups are easy to manage, downs are not... You will get lucky, be sure about that. :)


About the HDD,well that's annoying...
Do you still live in Paris ? I still live there half of the year, and have some HDD that I have no use off... If you can't fix it, I might be able to give you one. (But I will not be in Paris until the end of August...)
Also, did you try Montgallet in Paris (12°) ? Some guys there are pretty good at fixing dead computers... Just saying :)


Good luck with all that. See you. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 20, 2012, 08:36:37 AM
I wish I had time to look at your work, read and leave comments here before. Now I found a time to go through your thread and I read your last news. Don't care about HDD and sim city datas... It's just a game.
I'm very sorry about your dad, it's very sad to hear about such situations. Life creates sometimes very hard events. I pray for your father and your family, I hope it will get better and you will find some bright sides in the nearest future.

Take care
Kamil
Title: Hiroshima is back o track?!
Post by: art128 on July 20, 2012, 12:50:13 PM
I have a big news. Not the one that would be the best, but still.

What I thought was a hard drive crash, was just a very very bad virus that went though Microsoft Security Essential. I restored the system to two days ago, and it is working very well. That's what I like with computers, you have the ability to go back in time.  :satisfied:

So, I'm back on track. I'll continue the two updates I have ready for you, but after that I'll commence to make a new version of Hiroshima. More accurate to the actual one.  :P

 I thank you guys for your support. It's great to see that I can count on you!   &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: kelis on July 21, 2012, 01:45:33 PM
Good news my friend !! I hope you can do another great japanese city and that we can see it !!

Greetings my friend and good luck  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: Ricky112233 on July 21, 2012, 06:56:00 PM
I have loved and been inspired by your Japanese cities!

I'm back BTW! RL has kept me busy, especially when I stupidly oc'ed my pc! &mmm

Hope Hiroshima will be revived and will make the greatest come-back SC4D has ever seen! :thumbsup:

-Ricky
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: kbieniu7 on July 22, 2012, 03:33:50 AM
Nice to hear it. I'm waiting, when you will find some time, to show us something new. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: moonlinght on July 22, 2012, 07:12:19 AM
Hope you can show us wonderful pictures again :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: Kergelen on July 22, 2012, 11:35:45 AM
Glad to hear it. Would be a pity not to see more of your mosaics and pictures :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: RickD on July 23, 2012, 05:34:44 AM
That was a shock! I am glad you did not lose everything. You should really do a backup from time to time.
Title: Re: Hiroshima, The End. - See last post for details.
Post by: Dantes on July 23, 2012, 10:33:47 AM
Hope you can show us wonderful pictures again too  :)

*little-brother-hug*    :P Art123-chan  :thumbsup:
Title: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: art128 on July 23, 2012, 06:09:25 PM
Thank you guys. :)

As promised, here is one of the two last update I had for you. Before I show you some pictures from New Hiroshima.

This update is featuring Aioi, a town located a little before Kobe and which is near the sea.

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4043/m11uw.jpg)
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6531/m12v.jpg)
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/1458/m13vt.jpg)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9887/m14t.jpg)
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7474/m15xm.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3272/m16ve.jpg)
A mosaic showing most of the town, from the hill side to the tea fields near the sea. (oops, we can't actually see the tea fields on that picture.)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/4411/70287177.jpg)
A commuter train passing by a row of houses. ( notice my extremely blurry train.)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5639/18549261.jpg)
A typical housing estate.

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9940/10689981.jpg)
The town's castle, along a small river.

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/372/94292345.jpg)
The post office.


And that's all for today!

Stay tuned for next week update, Lake Hamana here we come!

Also, do you like these themed updates? If yes I can probably make some more. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: nbvc on July 23, 2012, 11:19:26 PM
Great work.  &apls Nice to see that you have restored everything.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: Tokugawa on July 24, 2012, 02:47:51 AM
Maginfique !!!  &apls

I really like this, it makes me wanna finish my architecture studies and get a job in Japan  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: noahclem on July 24, 2012, 05:20:43 AM
Lovely update  &apls  I particularly like the picture with the train coming out of the tunnel and the station area. Great mosaic as always  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: kelis on July 24, 2012, 05:40:15 AM
Nice to see more pictures here, I like so much this Japanese style my friend !

In a few minutes I will put my first pictures of my japanese region, I hope you like it Arthur  :)

Saludos y cuidate amigo.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: A. Gates on July 24, 2012, 05:45:47 AM
Beautiful pictures :thumbsup:

Good news that you could repare you HDD ,and good luck for you RL :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: unit2981 on July 24, 2012, 06:13:13 AM
I love the small city feel of your pictures  :thumbsup:

Maginfique !!!  &apls

I really like this, it makes me wanna finish my architecture studies and get a job in Japan  $%Grinno$%

That makes two of us  ;D. Although I heard starting architects are all unpaid  &mmm
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: art128 on July 24, 2012, 07:08:30 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys! just a few replies.

That makes two of us  ;D. Although I heard starting architects are all unpaid  &mmm
it makes me wanna finish my architecture studies and get a job in Japan  $%Grinno$%

Tell me more about it, please; I want to see if I still have a chance in Architecture, as it something that really interest me.

In a few minutes I will put my first pictures of my japanese region, I hope you like it Arthur  :)

Of course I'll like it, Jonathan. Tu anterior Osaka era mi principal inspiración para mis ciudades Japonesas
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: rooker1 on July 24, 2012, 08:30:47 AM
Fantastic update and if you are going to try and do better than you already do, than we are in for a huge treat.
Great work my friend!

Robin
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: Framly on July 24, 2012, 05:40:33 PM
Great Update! Looking forward to your New Hiroshima ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: nas-t on July 25, 2012, 02:56:20 AM
great to have you back here with this awesome update! looking forward to see more :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: Dantes on July 25, 2012, 03:17:20 AM
It's wow.  :o A Cherry wood  &ops I love this Idea  &ops Beautiful streets again Ototo-kun  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Aioi ~ a town between moutain and sea
Post by: unit2981 on July 28, 2012, 10:32:47 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys! just a few replies.

That makes two of us  ;D. Although I heard starting architects are all unpaid  &mmm
it makes me wanna finish my architecture studies and get a job in Japan  $%Grinno$%

Tell me more about it, please; I want to see if I still have a chance in Architecture, as it something that really interest me.


Well I can't really tell you much, but I am sure the internet or Tokugawa can help.

unit2981
Title: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: art128 on July 29, 2012, 03:49:36 PM
Hello, good evening guys!

rooker1 - Thank you Robin! I hope I'll not disappoint you or anyone~

Dantes - Thank you, Onii-chan! I had this idea to put some cherry's on the wood lands, like that and to be honest it looks quite well! You should try it as well!

unit2981 - Oh, okay I see then. Thanks anyway!

Hello everybody.

Today we are going to take a seat and enjoy the view of the Lake Hamana!

Firstly what is that lake ? Why is it a place of interest?
Well It's all about the location. The lake is located just next to the sea! Yes, there is just a small channel ( where my port is located in the update) that make a way from the lake to the sea. That little stream is crossed by a national road, the Tokaido Shinkansen line and the main Tokaido train line. Still not interesting? Well the landscape from that lake is beautiful. You have nice beaches, beautiful mountains and you're just 2hours away from Tokyo!

Less talk, lets picture this update, shall we?

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3488/m11ph.jpg)
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8664/m12ib.jpg)
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/4756/m13rp.jpg)
(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/894/m14x.jpg)
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3379/m15s.jpg)
This mosaic show you the city from the local college, the port and the beach.

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6687/shrineisland.jpg)
Oh, I forgot to tell you. This lake is also known for the small island in its middle, where a Shrine is built.

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1628/62411074.jpg)
A close up of the local college.

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/4923/68498778.jpg)
The city centre and its Danchi

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4138/69314983.jpg)
The Administrative centre, and the local TV building ( NTT )

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5058/71691228.jpg)
The train station, as the city is too much near Nagoya, there is no Shinkansen station ( also it's too small )

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4696/41004026.jpg)
One of the two local hotels. The first one being seen on the mosaic.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8898/79294536.jpg)
A private boat club.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: io_bg on July 30, 2012, 04:50:56 AM
Some excellent pics! There are quite a lot of wires on the streets though ;D The beach could also be a bit more lively ::)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: kelis on July 30, 2012, 06:00:16 AM
I really like that island in the middle on the lake, great job with it Arthur !!!

 &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: moonlinght on July 30, 2012, 10:10:53 AM
I like the Shinkansen and local rail line which are running alongside :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: Gugu3 on July 30, 2012, 10:45:50 AM
Very nice :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: gn_leugim on July 30, 2012, 03:54:45 PM
very nice! :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: Skimbo on July 30, 2012, 05:21:03 PM
Heheh, good job, as usual.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: nbvc on July 31, 2012, 04:13:26 AM
Great job, nice small island. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: noahclem on July 31, 2012, 12:20:50 PM
Great update  &apls  I particularly like the hotel and its surroundings in the second to last picture  :thumbsup:  Do you know where I could find it?
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: Dantes on August 01, 2012, 12:46:42 PM
Again very nice pictures little brother.  :) I like the variety in your images.  &ops Fantastic scenes.  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: art128 on August 01, 2012, 12:57:16 PM
Great update  &apls  I particularly like the hotel and its surroundings in the second to last picture  :thumbsup:  Do you know where I could find it?

Sure thing , Noah : Hong Kong Intercontinental Hotel by Bixel (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/19243-hk-intercontinental-hotel/)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: kbieniu7 on August 01, 2012, 02:10:20 PM
Good work! Japaneese as always :p
I'm curious, how does the area looks from further view! You described lake by the sea, connected by small canal. Would you show us something from zoom 2?  ;D

By the way, could you give a link to the Administrative centre? I'm very interested in it  ::)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: art128 on August 01, 2012, 02:31:17 PM
Good work! Japaneese as always :p
I'm curious, how does the area looks from further view! You described lake by the sea, connected by small canal. Would you show us something from zoom 2?  ;D
Thanks kamil! Unfortunately, that is most likely impossible. The city tile I sued to create this special update no longer exists. However if you look on google Earth/Map for the lake, you can see how it is made. I tried to make it as accurate as possible in SC4. The only things I added which are not present on the real lake are the port and the Shrine ( temple) island.

By the way, could you give a link to the Administrative centre? I'm very interested in it  ::)

 The administrative centre is a recent BAT on the STEX, Hong Kong Legislative Council (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/27182-legislative-council-of-hong-kong/)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Lake Hamana~
Post by: Schulmanator on August 02, 2012, 10:06:12 AM
Nice stuff! I like it. BTW, what is the city admin center? I am not familiar with that bldg. but I like it.
Title: Hiroshima - HD suburbs.
Post by: art128 on August 06, 2012, 11:46:11 AM
Hello everyone!


Thanks for the comments, much appreciated!

Today I've got quite an update for you. This quite long mosaic was shot at zoom6. Almost everything is made in HD at this level. MMPs, HD grows and mosaic = awesomeness?

By the way, You can see I added some power lines in the streets ( there were poles but no power lines) tell me what you think of it. If you don't like, I'll stop photoshopping them, as it can decrease the quality of the picture.

Also, this mosaic is the last for two weeks. I'll be going on holiday Wednesday evening. Going to Oslo!

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/5289/m01l.jpg)
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6071/m02n.jpg)
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8004/m03t.jpg)
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/9830/m04fo.jpg)
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3290/m05lj.jpg)
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5374/m06z.jpg)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7314/m07n.jpg)
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/1230/m08yf.jpg)
(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/782/m09ou.jpg)
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/6441/m10in.jpg)
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/1329/m11kg.jpg)
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8472/m12tt.jpg)
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9716/m13s.jpg)
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2074/m14r.jpg)
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9938/m15bf.jpg)
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6500/m16ef.jpg)
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7328/m17p.jpg)
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9392/m18g.jpg)
(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/5452/m19cg.jpg)
 
And, uhm that's all.

Hope you enjoyed this update!

Take care!

-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: Shark7 on August 06, 2012, 11:54:21 AM
Lovely suburbs Arthur.

I'd like to ask where you were able to get the wonderful utility poles I see along the streets.  Are they part of a mod or a bat in themselves?  They make it look so much better.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs.
Post by: vortext on August 06, 2012, 11:55:41 AM
This quite long mosaic was shot at zoom6. Almost everything is made in HD at this level. MMPs, HD grows and mosaic = awesomeness?

Sure is  ;D

Hadn't noticed the shopped in powerlines initially but since you mentioned it, I've to say they could use more slack. Other than that it looks fine to me.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: kelis on August 06, 2012, 12:08:20 PM
Great job with your HD suburbs ;D I like so much the residential building with those cherry, great job my friend !
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: Ricky112233 on August 06, 2012, 12:14:54 PM
Bonjour Arthur!

I'm back, so I hope you missed me. ;D
Anyway, I absolutely love how Hiroshima has turned out, and my favorite HAS to be your last update. I absolutely love your modern Japanese houses, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me where you got 'em from. Pweeaseeee ? :(

And also where did you get those powerpoles ?

Merci! :P Arrigato!

-Ricky :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: Girafe on August 06, 2012, 12:19:07 PM
Nice job  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: nbvc on August 06, 2012, 12:49:33 PM
Great work.  &apls I'm currently also playing with these HD BATs.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: gn_leugim on August 06, 2012, 01:57:12 PM
big mosaic :O I kept scrolling down and down... and no end XD
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: noahclem on August 06, 2012, 04:28:23 PM
Awesome Z6 mosaic  &apls  I don't think I've ever seen one that good in an urban area. A few of those buildings that were HD I didn't even realize. Be careful in Norway--it's expensive--spent my summer holiday there too  :P  And have a great trip  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 06, 2012, 07:07:32 PM
Lovely updates you have buddy, keep it up. I'm look forward to see what you have in the future. :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: RickD on August 07, 2012, 01:35:49 AM
Very nice. The powerlines add much to the athmosphere. I just think they are a bit too thick.

Have fun in Oslo.  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: Dantes on August 07, 2012, 05:11:29 AM
Thats look weill  :thumbsup: Great suburbane scene  ()stsfd() Have fun in Oslo and visit noahclem  &idea
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: io_bg on August 07, 2012, 07:38:51 AM
Some excellent work! I like that you're putting wires, though they're a bit too thick. And I think they should hang down in between poles :P Enjoy your vacation!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: unit2981 on August 07, 2012, 08:38:14 AM
Lovely suburbs Arthur.

I'd like to ask where you were able to get the wonderful utility poles I see along the streets.  Are they part of a mod or a bat in themselves?  They make it look so much better.

They are a MOD called 日本風道路装飾MOD2. There is a post about them in the Japanese BAT gallery II.  "$Deal"$
http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3976.220
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: art128 on August 09, 2012, 07:01:34 AM
Thank you everyone for the comments!
I am currently in Oslo. The weather is quite nice here.  I already took some nice photos that i'll post at SC4D when i come back on the 20th.
I hope you all have a great time!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HD suburbs~
Post by: Dantes on August 10, 2012, 04:24:32 PM
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/48d257c8ea3d6750452ae60db9f433bf.gif)
Have fun in oslo and a good time :3
Title: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: art128 on August 26, 2012, 02:01:01 PM
Hello all, thanks for the comments!  :) &apls


I don't have much to show you today, just three pictures from the same suburbs as the previous mosaic.  :-[

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/472/19558028.jpg)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8657/61167001.jpg)

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/751/76067719.jpg)


I'm going to try and get an update ready for next weekend. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: Kergelen on August 27, 2012, 04:15:24 AM
Great use of the canal so close to the buildings :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: gn_leugim on August 27, 2012, 06:04:01 AM
looking nice..and welcome back :p
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: bat on August 27, 2012, 09:55:55 AM
Some really great pictures of your nice city there!
And looking forward to the update at the weekend. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: rooker1 on August 29, 2012, 08:30:06 AM
Love the first pic the most.  It looks so believable and realistic.
Where did you get the industrial buildings on the right and left hand sides of pic 1?

Robin
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: Swordmaster on August 29, 2012, 08:57:55 AM
Less is more! Great update.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: art128 on August 29, 2012, 09:36:20 AM
Love the first pic the most.  It looks so believable and realistic.
Where did you get the industrial buildings on the right and left hand sides of pic 1?

Robin

Hello Robin!

the Warehouse are made by Uki Here! (http://uki-sim.seesaa.net/article/198598715.html)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: noahclem on August 29, 2012, 09:49:17 AM
Great teaser  &apls  I just love the details in the first pic. Hope you had an awesome vacation  &dance
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: Terring7 on August 30, 2012, 01:18:20 PM
The first picture is wonderful :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: Ricky112233 on August 31, 2012, 02:41:02 AM
Great update! I especially like the first pic! :thumbsup:

-Ricky
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: Dantes on September 02, 2012, 09:41:58 AM
The last picture ist fantastic. It'S a realistic picture from a jiro taniguchi manga  ()stsfd() Great work again Brother  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - suburbs again~
Post by: Huston_N7 on September 03, 2012, 07:03:29 AM
The last pic is just breath-taking! I love how you've managed to blend in the Maxis-content apartment building :D
Title: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: art128 on September 04, 2012, 07:17:29 PM
Waow, thanks for the comments guys, I did not excepted so much enthousiasm. Thanks guys I really appreciated the comments. :)

I'm sorry for not having updated before, but I was either not inspired to develop, occuped to plant TREES, TREES EVERYWHERE, or playing portal 2 coop with a friend. BUT! Today I have kind of an update too!

So, well today we're going to see some pictures from the area around HiroshimaNishi airport, the old one with is not used anymore today. They're planning to build an heliport from the current section ( i think at the end of the runway near the sea).. But no announcement for the other part, industrial area? Residential area? commercial? park? golf course? I have no idea. I'll not destroy it until I have more information about what they're going to do. :P

Anyway, less talk more pictures.

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/7388/26216634.jpg)

(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8012/92583059.jpg)

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1425/59327429.jpg)
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5794/24656809.jpg)
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1830/69008314.jpg)
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8996/23266609.jpg)
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9805/97353034.jpg)
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/2338/45159361.jpg)
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2060/28226034.jpg)

Aaaand that's all for today folks. I hope you enjoyed this update, and have a good day!

 :thumbsup:


EDIT - updated the picture, now 1000pix wide!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: noahclem on September 04, 2012, 10:34:22 PM
Great update  &apls   I'd like to see more of the airport. The MMPs in the area are perfect as always  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: Huston_N7 on September 05, 2012, 02:32:20 AM
Wow, there are so many BATs I've never even seen before that look amazing. And they look twice as amazing when you use them in your MD  :thumbsup:  Very detailed airport! A great update, your usual standard!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: gn_leugim on September 05, 2012, 07:15:55 AM
mmp in the airport, that's something I haven't seen yet :D great update :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: Gugu3 on September 05, 2012, 07:47:03 AM
Wonderful!!! &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: nas-t on September 05, 2012, 08:18:22 AM
Very nice airport!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: art128 on September 05, 2012, 12:35:20 PM
Oh Snap.

I just realized Imageshack uploaded the pictures in 800pix wide.... Well gonna upload them all again I guess.


EDIT - updated the picture, now 1000pix wide!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: nbvc on September 05, 2012, 12:56:02 PM
Nice airport and MMP writing. ;D &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: vortext on September 05, 2012, 01:15:43 PM
Looks fine once again  :thumbsup:

Nice idea to redevelop an airport, looking forward to what's in store!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on September 05, 2012, 04:11:22 PM
Great update, I love the airport. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: RickD on September 06, 2012, 02:54:09 AM
I like this airport.  :thumbsup:
Sometimes the imageshack website preselects the resize to 800px option. I use the uploader software instead of the website. I does not happen there and it gives you a handy list with the links to the pictures.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: nedalezz on September 06, 2012, 03:13:45 AM
There is SO much going in every one of those pictures!

Obviously, my favorite has to be the mosaic - just wow!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - HiroshimaNishi Airport area~
Post by: Dantes on September 08, 2012, 05:28:54 PM
I like the railway station the most.  :P The station could be directly from an anime.  $%Grinno$% A real gem with its beautiful setting.  &apls
Title: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: art128 on September 09, 2012, 02:53:17 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!  &apls

Vortext, it's not going to be soon! maybe later in 2013.

RickD, Yeap, actually it's because I switched back to using superior Opera.  $%Grinno$%

Dantes, I wish it was..  $%Grinno$%

Okay today only four pictures from an area north of the airport, what is actually the centre of Nishi.

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1648/70322647.jpg)

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9650/36522684.jpg)

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8340/46923825.jpg)

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/9807/67337983.jpg)

And that's all for today!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: kelis on September 09, 2012, 03:11:59 PM
Great job Arthur, I like it !! My favorite picture is the first, I like those HD views  :thumbsup: The train station looks good. Well as always your Japanese city is really cool !!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: vortext on September 09, 2012, 04:25:52 PM
First pic is pretty neat indeed though some folks seem to be suffering from a nasty case of 'giant tree in livingroom'. Guess it just sprung up there one morning.   $%Grinno$%

Now I've been wanting to aks this before; why no shadows? ()sad() They make everything look so much better. Not that's bad now or anything, far from it, but imho shadows really make a pic come to live.

That said, your use of mmps is excellent and fitting for the time of the year. Keep it up.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: art128 on September 09, 2012, 04:34:32 PM
Now I've been wanting to aks this before; why no shadows? ()sad() They make everything look so much better. Not that's bad now or anything, far from it, but imho shadows really make a pic come to live.

because of performance issues.  :( I can't play with the shadows on, it's just... unplayable. moving takes ages.. When I try to make some grows, it takes like 20 minutes to develop 4 zones... it's just horrible..  :'( Since I used the trick to completely disable the shadows, the game is much more playable. Once I get a better processor, trust me the first thing I'll do when firing up SC4 will be to put the shadows on maximum details. ;)  :-[
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: noahclem on September 10, 2012, 12:17:09 AM
Awesome HD scene and beautiful flora  &apls  I love the fall colors. Great street tree mod too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: vortext on September 10, 2012, 03:26:42 AM
because of performance issues.  :( I can't play with the shadows on, it's just... unplayable. moving takes ages..

Yeah same here, shadows create a horrible lag, especially when dealing with lots a timed props and the like. But still, there's no one stopping you turning them on when taking a pic, is there?!  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: Dantes on September 10, 2012, 06:12:49 AM
In the first pictures grow a tree out a house  $%Grinno$%
Totoro Magic neko power ?  :D

I love the little canal with mmp-work  :thumbsup: The railstation with big bridge is fantastic build  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: Kergelen on September 10, 2012, 08:10:23 AM
Nice close-up in the first picture. And I like the Loting near the train station :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: nas-t on September 11, 2012, 08:11:15 AM
great update again  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Nishi centre~
Post by: gn_leugim on September 13, 2012, 06:18:48 AM

Now I've been wanting to aks this before; why no shadows? ()sad() They make everything look so much better. Not that's bad now or anything, far from it, but imho shadows really make a pic come to live.


Because it is in the equator and he takes the shots at noon! hence no shadows  :P :thumbsup:

Art: nice updated as usual :D
Title: Hiroshima - Ninoshima island
Post by: art128 on September 14, 2012, 05:57:12 AM
Thanks for the replies guys!  :thumbsup: &apls

Today we are going to see the town called Ninoshimacho, located on the Ninoshima island.  the name of the island means "island similar to Fuji", as Ninoshima has a similar appearance and shape.

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4888/93377242.jpg)
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3386/95668394.jpg)

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4305/51518259.jpg)
(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/518/81390523.jpg)
(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/42/25371911.jpg)
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5847/74148440.jpg)

By the way, if you find the pictures over-edited, tell me. ;)

Hope you enjoyed this update, have a good day!  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: RickD on September 14, 2012, 06:25:53 AM
Beautiful. I like the terraces.  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: gn_leugim on September 14, 2012, 03:26:27 PM
beautiful  &apls &apls :)

Art, on the second pic, those first houses you see after the woods, where can we find it? they can be adjusted to Portuguese scenes I believe :p
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: art128 on September 14, 2012, 04:07:43 PM

Art, on the second pic, those first houses you see after the woods, where can we find it? they can be adjusted to Portuguese scenes I believe :p

Thanks amigo. The houses you're seeking are from Moonlinght available on his website [Link] (http://blog.livedoor.jp/moonlinght/archives/cat_59226.html)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: unit2981 on September 14, 2012, 07:02:17 PM
Excellent use of Western and Japanese buildings  :thumbsup: and the mmp looks awesome.
I've noticed that you use maxis cars ;) I found a Japanese car mod quite a while ago http://props.freeservers.com/japan%20mod.htm or this one I found just a second ago http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=860 ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: Skimbo on September 14, 2012, 07:14:07 PM
Outdoing yourself seems to be a new hobby of yours......
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: nbvc on September 14, 2012, 10:30:24 PM
Great work. I like the seaport and the walls. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: gn_leugim on September 15, 2012, 08:25:49 AM

Art, on the second pic, those first houses you see after the woods, where can we find it? they can be adjusted to Portuguese scenes I believe :p

Thanks amigo. The houses you're seeking are from Moonlinght available on his website [Link] (http://blog.livedoor.jp/moonlinght/archives/cat_59226.html)

thank you :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: kelis on September 15, 2012, 09:47:17 AM
The last picture is really beautiful, I love it !! I like the work with the slopes and the buildings selection, those old buildings in the bottom of the picture are beautiful, great job as always my friend.

Saludos amigos :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: io_bg on September 15, 2012, 10:04:34 AM
Fantastic, I love the houses by the shore. Looks like a really peaceful place.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: nedalezz on September 15, 2012, 12:30:01 PM
Simply splendid - You continuously push the envelope with each update and give us realistic picture after realistic picture!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: Blakeway on September 15, 2012, 12:48:55 PM
I like it alot! Maybe some rice fields on top would fit? I don't know. But it's great!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: rooker1 on October 01, 2012, 06:09:23 AM
Help me congratulate Arthur on his fifth and very well deserved appearance in OSITM!! 
Arthur has never stopped amazing me with his style and pics of his incredible cities. 
I'm positive we will be in for a great month!!!

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac213/BSCLEX/Mouse%20stuff/Art12810-12-ed1.jpg)
Typo will be fixed from 4th to 5th appearance, sorry Arthur

Congrats from The SC4D Staff!! &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: Kergelen on October 01, 2012, 06:29:20 AM
Congratulations Arthur!

Now I understand your MD inactivity for more than two weeks :D. Looking forward to see what you are preparing :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: noahclem on October 01, 2012, 10:46:38 AM
Congratulations on your OSITM Arthur  &apls

Also, great work on the last update! It's not too edited for me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: vortext on October 01, 2012, 12:58:48 PM
Fifth time OSITM!  :o   &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls

Though it's well deserved indeed.  :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see what you've in store for us! 
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Ninoshima
Post by: gn_leugim on October 01, 2012, 03:02:14 PM
congratulations  &apls &apls well deserved :)
Title: Hiroshima - Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: art128 on October 01, 2012, 04:22:11 PM
Hello everyone. :)

First I would like to thank the staff for this award. I can't believe that's my fifth time in this section. This is just enormous. Thank you very much!  &apls
Also i wouldn't be there if I didn't get all the support from each one of you, from the anonymous lurker to the always poster, the admins, moderators, people I speak with over msn etc, you guys rocks!  &apls

Waow, I'm all excited! (http://uppix.net/a/c/2/b6a2f112f27e5fbf7466abc3323ed.gif)

So without any further wait, lets start this month shall we?

Ah! But first let me tell you what you are going to except during the month.

Firstly updates. Lots of updates! I'll try to post one each two days! [according I have the time] Also a video [not telling anything more!] is in the work for somewhere in the second half of the month. More updates, and of course my station! I'll try to get to release it before the 31st on the LEX! [yeap]

Ah, now the update for tonight.

We are not far from the last update. Actually we are on the small island of Tōgejima [峠島] Which is IRL not populated or really a few people ( maybe some shrine maiden, not sure) So yeah this small island is located just east of Ninoshima! The island is connected to the Hiroshima Ferry Service, which serves most of the bay area. [Hiroshima, Ninoshima, Tōgejima, Miyama and Itsukushima (where the famous shrine is located!)]

Let's see what I have for you concerning the pictures:

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9910/m11rh.jpg)
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/5969/m12f.jpg)
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5346/m13y.jpg)
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7395/m14e.jpg)
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3461/m15g.jpg)
To start up, a mosaic showing most of the inhabited area of the island

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2555/m21d.jpg)
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/6052/m22g.jpg)
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3214/m23d.jpg)
A night mosaic showing the last part of the island

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8232/82183382.jpg)
Completely at the other side are standing these modern Danchi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danchi)

(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/9131/24653403.jpg)
A sailor boat passing by the island

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3286/45678060.jpg)
A night overview of the ferry terminal area


So, I hope you guys enjoyed this update!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: nbvc on October 01, 2012, 11:34:04 PM
Great update and congratulations on OSITM. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: RickD on October 02, 2012, 05:40:48 AM
Congrats on OSITM and great pictures, Arthur.  &apls

A new update every two days? This is very ambitious but I am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: rooker1 on October 02, 2012, 06:57:04 AM
Awesome start to the month!!  With an update every other day, we are really in for a treat this month.
I really like how your cities are turning out and your night shots are great as well.  What night light modd are you using?

Robin &apls
Title: Re: And- Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: noahclem on October 02, 2012, 07:37:38 AM
Another beautiful one  &apls &apls

I've been a huge fan of your MD since the first days of me being on SC4D and I can say that it keeps on getting better, as hard as that may be to believe. The Japanese style is a somewhat understated one but I think you are the best of the best at it.  ....And your old commie cities were unlike anything I've seen before or since. I'll tell you right now that your MD has my vote for the HoF. This is going to be a great month!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: moonlinght on October 02, 2012, 11:03:19 AM
The street light of a night view is very nice &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: gn_leugim on October 02, 2012, 12:38:10 PM
a great update as usual. nice night shots :D  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on October 02, 2012, 01:02:21 PM
A great update, and a well deserved award ! I'll stay tuned for this month.
You increased the sharpness on your pictures from Ninoshima island no ? Anyway, I like the effects :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Tōgejima 峠島
Post by: unit2981 on October 02, 2012, 01:05:14 PM
Congrats on winning another OSITM  :). I greatly admire the work and dedication that you put into making each update better than the last.
May I ask what is the contemporary building in the first and second picture?  ;)

Unit
Title: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: art128 on October 03, 2012, 03:31:50 PM
Hello :)

Thank you for your comments!

Robin, I am using Simfox's Day n Nite modd. You can find it Here (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/)

An update every two days might have been a little too much ambitious. But I'll try to.

Today we will be going to see a mosaic from the center of Ninoshima, Gakuen-mae (学園駅前)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6938/61882889.jpg)
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5376/10242253.jpg)
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/462/57404662.jpg)
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7661/89326207.jpg)
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5130/63051713.jpg)
(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5734/53208599.jpg)

hope you liked! :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: Gugu3 on October 03, 2012, 04:08:47 PM
very very nice!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: ecoba on October 03, 2012, 04:14:52 PM
Arthur, this is truly beautiful! I'm just now getting back onto SC4D with any sort of regularity and your MD is still so lovely for the eyes!  :)

Ethan xx
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: Kergelen on October 04, 2012, 03:50:00 AM
Great mosaic. The combination between roads, streets, buildings, harbor and MMP is nice and consistent.
Also beautiful night pictures &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on October 04, 2012, 04:06:53 AM
Really nice mosaic ! I love the docks :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: nas-t on October 04, 2012, 08:36:00 AM
Great mosaic again! I really like the details &apls

Maybe you could resize these Hong Kong Junker Ships they look a bit too big of my taste.  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: noahclem on October 04, 2012, 09:50:53 AM
Great update Arthur  &apls  Your shorelines are just perfect!!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: Shark7 on October 04, 2012, 09:57:45 AM
Another good update.

I especially like what you've done along the coastline with the MMPs. 

And I do have a question...not so much as how to get it, but exactly what it is...the pipes sticking up out of the water by the cargo barges, what exactly are they and what is their function?  Keep in mind I live far inland and have zero experience with coastlines and ports.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: weixc812 on October 04, 2012, 10:23:54 AM
Hmm, I think your style is somehow getting closer to Kelis's Japanese pics  ;D
Anyway I love it so much  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: gn_leugim on October 05, 2012, 02:37:44 AM
a great mosaic as usual :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: BrotherJie on October 05, 2012, 09:04:38 AM
excellent japanese style~
和風浓鬰~
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Gakuen-mae 学園駅前
Post by: vortext on October 05, 2012, 09:18:43 AM
Lovely updates Arthur!  &apls

Though I've to agree the junker ships do seem rather large, the mmping is just great and the nightpics are gorgeous!   :thumbsup:

Title: Hiroshima - Asaminami-ku south (安佐南区)
Post by: art128 on October 05, 2012, 02:27:34 PM
Thank you guys!

Ethan!!!!! It's great to see you back my friend! How have you been!?

nas-t and Vortext, I will try to resize it. I don't know how but I guess I'll learn it soon enough.

To be honest, Shark7, I have no clue what those pipes are. It looked nice and complicated at the same time so I thought I could put them here. The most surprising is that it looks nice in the region view.

I'm honored you think that, weixc812, I have always been a great fan of Jonathan's works and his Japanese regions really inspired me to start my own. To this day I owe him a lot for making such exceptional and inspirational pictures.



Okay guys, today we are leaving the small areas to get in the suburbs. Well more where the suburbs starts to be precise, in Asaminami-ku (安佐南区). This update is located just north of the Central Station ( which I still have to create, uh. Guess that will be my next BAT.).

So lets enjoy the pictures.

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1873/77818724.jpg)
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8929/42742316.jpg)
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/4430/56989461.jpg)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6808/81289802.jpg)
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1899/60365662.jpg)
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7003/78299093.jpg)

I hope you liked the update!

 
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Asaminami-ku south (安佐南区)
Post by: kelis on October 05, 2012, 03:41:07 PM
What an amazing picture, Arthur, I really enjoy with your Japanese region. I like to see how you build your cities near of the mountains or seas/rivers, it is very common in Japan because there is not space, Keep up the good work my friend and thanks for your comment about me, I think you are a master right now and you don't need more inspiration !!

Please Arthur Keep it up  :thumbsup:

PD: I know that you are waiting for my Japanese tower, I only need to do another lot to can upload the tower because the lot which I`m using now has a lot of dependencies, so if you want I can send you for MP the model, okay ?

Greetings my friend and Cuidate  :) !!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Asaminami-ku south (安佐南区)
Post by: vortext on October 05, 2012, 05:51:15 PM
Great to see some highrise!  :thumbsup:

As for resizing, Cogeo's Model Tweaker (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2072) will do the job just fine.  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Asaminami-ku south (安佐南区)
Post by: Schulmanator on October 05, 2012, 08:52:56 PM
Great stuff. I like the realism.  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Asaminami-ku south (安佐南区)
Post by: ecoba on October 05, 2012, 11:51:08 PM
Another fantastic update, Arthur! Your cities are so beautiful. I really love the way you detail the shorelines.

As for me, I've been doing pretty well and I'm glad to be back!  :)


Ethan x
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Asaminami-ku south (安佐南区)
Post by: moonlinght on October 06, 2012, 01:41:47 AM
Very wonderful! :thumbsup: Than before, your city looks more Japanese-style &apls
If you are not using this Japanese R$$ (http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=781&sid=76f4a85d82b060fabeaa30d804a3226d), please you will check it out ;)
Note:This Lot will overwrite the default low-rise R$$.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Asaminami-ku south (安佐南区)
Post by: nbvc on October 06, 2012, 03:07:13 AM
Fantastic mosaic. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Asaminami-ku south (安佐南区)
Post by: noahclem on October 06, 2012, 07:56:29 AM
Great mosaic and nice looking suburban area  &apls  I like how the diagonal roads look quite nice even without diagonal buildings. The urban park plaza is also very nicely done. And I'm very interested in this Central Station project....

Keep up the great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: art128 on October 07, 2012, 12:31:06 PM
Hello everyone!

Thank you for the great comments!

You talked about building near the mountain, Jonathan, what about building on the mountain? ;)

Thanks for the software, Vortext. I'll see what I can do with it. :)

Thanks for the link, Moonlinght-sama, though I had them already. They seem to not grow a lot. I'll try to have some for the next couple updates.  &sly

You will get to see more later, Noah, about the station. It'll be a long project.  :P


Okay guys, today we are going to get some height with the newly build area of Saeki-ku high, in the mountains. This area is located in the Saeki-ku [佐伯区] Ward, west of Hiroshima.

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7145/94697597.jpg)
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6131/22960606.jpg)
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/6994/76982324.jpg)
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7498/68080202.jpg)
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4118/95481324.jpg)


I hope you liked this update!

Arthur.  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: nedalezz on October 07, 2012, 01:01:24 PM
Absolutely gorgeous :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: noahclem on October 07, 2012, 01:41:35 PM
Great mosaic Arthur  &apls  I love the road going under the other ones at bottom center  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: Shark7 on October 07, 2012, 11:51:19 PM
Another lovely update. :thumbsup:

However, I am quite sure I would not want to live anywhere near that big LNG tank, hehe.   ()lurker()
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: tb7 on October 08, 2012, 12:29:23 AM
Great mosaics! I like these Japan-pics!  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: gn_leugim on October 09, 2012, 07:57:58 AM
I like the tunnel on the buttom of the picture, and how it goes out in that ditch :D nice update :)
Title: Hiroshima - Yaga Shinkansen depot 矢賀
Post by: art128 on October 09, 2012, 09:03:21 AM
Thanks guys! :)

Uhuhuh, Shark7 I do agree with you.  the view in this update is far better. ;)



Okay guys, today we are going to see the shinkansen depot in Yaga. [矢賀] As Yaga is a poor district of Hiroshima, it is mainly composed of Danchi Wiki link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danchi).

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/4002/57461463.jpg)
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2484/48242414.jpg)
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9361/26046315.jpg)
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6683/76480383.jpg)


I hope you liked the update!
 :)


If you are unable to see the pictures, try using the image link. [right click the picture, copy image location] They are uploaded at my GoogleDrive since Image Shack is making more and more pictures unavailable for no reason.
But if the pictures doesn't load through GoogleDrive links, then do any of you know a good solution for online image hosting? Free preferably. (I only need 500Mb - 1Gb for the moment)

ALSO, if you find someday a broken picture link, report it!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: RickD on October 09, 2012, 10:40:57 AM
I am sorry Arthur. I can't see the pictures and opening the image link does not work either.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: art128 on October 09, 2012, 10:49:41 AM
I am sorry Arthur. I can't see the pictures and opening the image link does not work either.

Uploaded them at Imageshack again. You should be able to see them.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: Swordmaster on October 09, 2012, 05:14:32 PM
That's another fantastic Mosaic. Train depots are definitely tough to recreate, and I'd like to see more of yours. Does it have a car-wash? I know, I'm a bit obsessed. :D

On the hosting issue, why not try photobucket?

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: mikeski on October 09, 2012, 07:32:16 PM
Beautiful mosaic.  The train yard is very well done.

As for the hosting issue, try hostthenpost.org .  Free and easy to use.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: ecoba on October 09, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
Another beautiful set of updates, Arthur! I really love what you are doing in your Hiroshima region, it all is so realistic. :)

Ethan
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: noahclem on October 10, 2012, 09:26:49 AM
Great mosaic Arthur  &apls  I'm very curious to see more of the RHW featured at the bottom and as usual the rest of your transport network is top notch.

As for the image hosting issues, have you looked into majhost? I switched to that a few months ago and am really happy with it. The biggest advantage: It doesn't shrink your pictures when you upload them so you can upload a mosaic as a single picture instead of a series of pictures.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: Shark7 on October 10, 2012, 07:32:48 PM
Ah yes, the latest update does seem to give us a...safer...view of the city.  $%Grinno$%

And that is one big train station.  Good use of the W2W and Diagonals too.  Looking good as always.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: nas-t on October 11, 2012, 04:55:13 AM
Great update aigain  :thumbsup:

i like the shinkansen depot as well as the blocks Danchi composed city.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Saeki-ku high 佐伯区
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 11, 2012, 05:15:14 AM
Hi Arthur!
Long time I wasn't playing simcity and checking sc4d, so I missed many of your great updates.
Congratulations for OSITM!  &apls Recieving this award fourth time shows, that you are a great player, who are always able to interest audience in your MD!

I like the depot (like every transportation infrastructure) you've made. Simple, but how necessary for everyday commuting. Moreover what could be more beautiful than rows of new, shiny trains :)
The text written on the ground from the airport on the page 80 is a cool idea. Reminds me something similiar I saw as a 4-years-old child from some highway in US ;) I think I'll use this method to create some commercial in my region! ;)

Keep building!
Kamil
Title: Hiroshima - Fuchū-chō 府中町
Post by: art128 on October 11, 2012, 03:11:21 PM
Hello! Thank you for the comments guys! &apls &apls

Long time no see, Kamil! Actually this is my fifth time, the fourth was last November. ;) :P  I'm glad you liked the depot my friend. To tell the truth there are no trains in-game. They are photoshoped. Though I will MAYBE create some set of props for Shinkansens and other nice Japanese trains (Skyliner, NEX, Hokuto Express being in my favorites) I'm eager to see your try at MMP lettering. I am sure you will do great! ( you can even draw things with it, it's nice. :) )

Safer you say, eh? :D Well yeah I do agree with you once again, Shark7!

The RHW will definitely be featured in an update this month, Noah. Don't know when though. Probably when I'll attack the city centre? Who knows. But I really want to build some nice w2w.. Hnngg I still need to make that huge central station before..... hnnnng

Well I haven't thought about that, Willy.. Hmm I'll try to set up something like that. But I don't know if we have any props for such an infrastructure. Maybe if I use nbvc's oil terminal I can manage to make it? I'll try that later, It is on my list. There is nothing wrong with being obsessed in the details, to be honest your idea is great and actually it'll make much more sense to have it in place. :)



Thanks everyone for the input about the image hosting. I'll try both Majhost and Photobucket later.



Okay now place for the update!

Today we are going to see the area of Fuchū-chō. [ 府中町 ] It is located est of Central Hiroshima. Both commuter and Shinkansen line pass through this area. In this area is located the factory and headquarter of Mazda. ( not featured in the update, maybe in the next one )
Sorry, but the weather was not sunny today. In fact it rained a lot.

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5270/m01z.jpg)
(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/3874/m02r.jpg)
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7325/m03ei.jpg)
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9379/m04b.jpg)
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1671/m05q.jpg)
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1720/m06vg.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/2568/m07u.jpg)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1623/m08r.jpg)
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/2512/m09z.jpg)
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4195/m10up.jpg)
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8238/m11vw.jpg)
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4392/m12mu.jpg)

(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/9627/m00y.jpg)
Luckily, the weather came back to sunny in the end afternoon.

Question time!

I'm curious to know: How do you usually watch mosaics? Do you go through slowly, or come back to catch something, or something else?


Hope you like this update guys!
Have a good evening/day!

-Arthur
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fuchū-chō 府中町
Post by: Swordmaster on October 11, 2012, 03:43:39 PM
Now there's a drab weather! I really like your transition into the water. The dikes are square but you don't notice it; well done!

Well I haven't thought about that, Willy.. Hmm I'll try to set up something like that. But I don't know if we have any props for such an infrastructure. Maybe if I use nbvc's oil terminal I can manage to make it? I'll try that later, It is on my list. There is nothing wrong with being obsessed in the details, to be honest your idea is great and actually it'll make much more sense to have it in place. :)

Since you like cab view videos, I found one on that topic on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-BGMXOoicQ). It's really a simple structure, something like a shed without a roof.

Edit: On the mosaics, I usually scroll up and down a couple of times.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fuchū-chō 府中町
Post by: noahclem on October 11, 2012, 04:00:27 PM
Fantastic rainy day mosaic  &apls &apls   To answer your question I looked at your mosaic first bottom to top, then top to bottom, bottom to top again and then two more times  ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fuchū-chō 府中町
Post by: Shark7 on October 11, 2012, 05:09:15 PM
When it comes to mosaics, I will tend to scroll down once slowly, then scroll back up or down 2 to 3 times to find all the little things I miss on the first scroll through.  For me, there is just too much there to be able to absorb it all in one pass.

Your coastlines rock, btw.  I think that is my favorite thing from your latest photos.  :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fuchū-chō 府中町
Post by: gn_leugim on October 12, 2012, 03:00:08 AM
honestly, I will stop watching your Diary, as your awesomely made mosaics are life threatening to my mouse wheel XD

joking, keep them coming :D

and how do I see them? I slowly scroll down and what out any detail. only come back if something is mentioned that I didnt notice before :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fuchū-chō 府中町
Post by: RickD on October 12, 2012, 04:30:42 AM
Great picture again Arthur. I watch the mosaics exactly like gn_leugin.  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Fuchū-chō 府中町
Post by: benedict on October 12, 2012, 08:37:35 AM
Congratulations, you're back at number one on BTT this week.

That was a really atmospheric update - in particular I liked the playground (?) surrounded by the cherry trees blossoming. Wonderful details all through the images - easy to get lost looking at all the small things you have done in this composition.
Title: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: art128 on October 13, 2012, 11:56:38 AM
Hello! Thanks for the comments guys!

Hey Willy, I found this video[link] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98qYS0iZ7G8) as well. There are actually people inside the train while it is washed! I guess it was a sort of event, when they open the yards for people, it is often made.

Thanks Ben. It's an honor for me to be on the top position. Also yes it is a playground!


Okay, I promised we will go urban. Well here we are! Today update is axed around Hiroshima central station. [広島駅] The station which is under construction, still the old building is used for the moment.


(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/5126/30223260.jpg)
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/4059/12697117.jpg)
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5895/46076443.jpg)
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1971/48279619.jpg)

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6461/95608939.jpg)

This update was a pain to do. Getting the right building to grow was hard as hell..


I hope you liked the update!

-Arthur. :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: Swordmaster on October 13, 2012, 12:48:55 PM
Great cityscape, there. I love the contruction areas along the rails. Reminds me a lot of the constant construction going on around the stations here in Belgium. Fun to follow the progress, though.

Hey Willy, I found this video[link] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98qYS0iZ7G8) as well. There are actually people inside the train while it is washed! I guess it was a sort of event, when they open the yards for people, it is often made.

That makes sense, but I also guess that type of train doesn't have windows that can open? Because here, the conductor has to go through the cars prior to entering the car wash to make sure they're all closed.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: kbieniu7 on October 13, 2012, 03:40:18 PM
I see the construction site contain tram rails too. It will be going on the ground or maybe into the tunnel? :P
For me it reminds redevelopment of the main rail station and its surroundings in Cracow 6 years ago. Two short tram lines have been built - one by the existing street and one in the tunnel, under the tracks and platforms. When the first one gained its first two stops, they opened it and bought few bidirectional trams to run on this short route. ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on October 13, 2012, 04:37:59 PM
Amazing pictures !
I can believe how hard it was to make this urban scene, I'm now working on some growing action, but I'm a big fan of the result :)

The night shot should compete !
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 13, 2012, 04:45:57 PM
Lovely update. :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: Schulmanator on October 13, 2012, 10:10:27 PM
Very nice! A bustling city indeed. :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: gn_leugim on October 14, 2012, 05:09:33 AM
Quote
This update was a pain to do. Getting the right building to grow was hard as hell..

bulldozer tool + Chita speeed FTW :D

Quote
I hope you liked the update!

it is a very nice one, although the size, it is good in quality. I like it :)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: nas-t on October 14, 2012, 07:38:56 AM
no mosaic? :'(
just kidding great urban update and nice construction site!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: Ricky112233 on October 16, 2012, 01:44:03 PM
Wonderful Update! Lovin' the Shinkansen at the station, such beautiful trains those Japanese fellers' created! $%Grinno$%

What an incredible update! :thumbsup:

(Should I really have to say it again and again? $%Grinno$%
Well, I guess I'll just keep sayin' it in order to keep ya motivated. :))

-Ricky :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: Gugu3 on October 16, 2012, 03:52:55 PM
Wonderful update!love the city pics and the train station under construction!about the tram line...is the station next to the train one a sort of tram in road terminal?because I can't see anymore tracks after that!if so where did you find that?
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima-eki 広島駅
Post by: noahclem on October 16, 2012, 04:35:48 PM
Great update! The night shot is sublime  :o  Trams, construction, and other bats are all enticing as well  &apls
Title: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: art128 on October 16, 2012, 04:42:13 PM
Hello !

First let me apology for missing the update yesterday. I was sick the entire week end ( massive headache, sneezing etc) Yesterday when going back to from school, I made some quick modding on something, and then I had literally no inspiration in Simcity. You know, you end up in the region view doing nothing but glaring at your cities from far away. Then decide to open a tile but to end up not knowing what to do... it's frustrating.

Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated!

Gugu3, I found the tram terminus Here[Link] (http://uki-sim.seesaa.net/index-13.html), by Uki-sim.

Rickyyyyy , thank you for your comment my friend!

You're so damn right, gn_leugim. Always that bulldozer and chita spead!

Thanks benoit It's even harder the game likes to troll.. You lay different 2x2 High density commercial zone, and it gives you as many time as it can the same 1x2 building! And I'm not even talking about the HOUSES in the HIGH DENSITY areas.... God damnit. aaah  the joy of this game..

Actually Kamil, this branch of the tram is going to end in a depot. ;)

I think they can be opened, Willy. I'm not sure, never took these trains. [Never been to japan  $%Grinno$% ]



Okay guys, today we've got some more pictures from Hiroshima! Just some things to say, not much. The area along the rail line is old. Once the new station is finished, there will be a massive redevelopment plan going on here.

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/9435/39045196.jpg)
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5412/55287900.jpg)
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/2366/31328982.jpg)

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7161/91536003.jpg)

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6411/90507687.jpg)

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5862/24240890.jpg)

Also a cookie to anyone who can guess what they are building at the end of the mosaic.

Hope you liked this update!

-Arthur
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: Ricky112233 on October 16, 2012, 05:00:18 PM
First reply--yaay :P

Once again, a wonderful update! Are you sure you've never been to Japan before, 'cause it looks like you live there! I've 'only' been there once, but I was 6 soo... ::)

Geeee, I wonder what they're building there, 'cause I have no clue. Maybe an underground railway station?
Idunno, we'll have to find out and see. Besides, I think I'd rather have a donut from one of Japan's most favorite and well known chains-- Mister Donut! :D
EDIT: Mazda factory maybe? I really want that cookie! :'(

Cheers,

-Ricky :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: nbvc on October 16, 2012, 11:16:33 PM
Great mosaic and night images. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: RickD on October 17, 2012, 02:12:35 AM
Very nice pictures.  :thumbsup: I know this very well, too, when I open a city but can't build anything because I am totally out of ideas.  &mmm
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: Swordmaster on October 17, 2012, 07:14:38 AM
Great shots again. Are they building something sports-related?

BTW, if you're out of ideas, why not take a different approach and do something you haven't done yet? Make a map or so.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: gn_leugim on October 17, 2012, 02:51:51 PM
hmm they are building a space elevator to feed the monkeys they forgot on the space shuttle orbiting Las Vegas? :o

Anyway, nice update :D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: vortext on October 18, 2012, 08:13:17 AM
Great couple of updates Arthur!  &apls

The nightshots are just excellent, as well as the construction sites. The rainy mosiac is awesome and to answer the question, I usually scroll down once, pretty fast, just to get a first impression. Than I'll go up-and-down a couple of times, stopping here and there to appreciate the details like the little drainage canal and (baseball?) park just above the trainbridge for example.

The urban area looks neat, though some Prepo buildings seem out of place to me. And since I like cookies my bet is on a hospital. Or perhaps an university. Or a museum? Or a library? Okay, Il'll stop . .

I hope you'll get well soon and brimming with inspiration again. Keep it up!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: moonlinght on October 18, 2012, 11:12:33 AM
Great! &apls The circumference of Hiroshima Station is actually currently being developed. I did not know that those would redevelop because my place is 700km away from Hiroshima. I suppose you live in Hiroshima, don't you? ;D
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: io_bg on October 18, 2012, 01:33:35 PM
Seems like I'm late for the party :-[ but wow, what an awesome OSITM this is! Really liking your last city, especially the night shots &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: noahclem on October 18, 2012, 03:40:28 PM
Great work again  &apls  I just love the way your USL colors make all those night shots look!!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: art128 on October 18, 2012, 03:41:34 PM
Okay, I'm mad now.

I was working on an update, and guess what ? general shutdown in all the district..........
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: nedalezz on October 18, 2012, 04:30:21 PM
Absolutely gorgeous - as usual!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: nas-t on October 19, 2012, 08:52:27 AM
amazing shots!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Hiroshima central area
Post by: Ricky112233 on October 19, 2012, 02:17:07 PM
Like I said yesterday--when the power goes out and it's unexpected, it can be quite a pain in the rear-end! :'(
Title: Hiroshima - South Naka-ku 中区
Post by: art128 on October 20, 2012, 09:38:39 AM
Hello guys! Thanks for the warm comments! :)

Yeah, I know Ricky, I know   :'(

moonlinght-sempai! Of course I do not live in Hiroshiama! hehe, no but I'm doing a freestyle re-creation of Hiroshima, of course some things will never happen IRL. :P But by that I meant the station I have actually in game is old, I'm waiting to finish BATing the real central station. ;)

Good eyes, vortext! It is indeed a baseball park above the bridges. You are right about prepo's building, Although I don't have many diagonal Japanese buildings... Hmm I might BAT some oneday... And non of your guesses are right. :D

A Space elevator seems like a good idea, but no, Gn_leugim!

You're closer than anyone, Willy! It'll be indeed the place where Hiroshima Baseball stadium is located.


Today we've got an update from the very south of Naka-ku district. [中区] The name means Central Ward because it envelops the central area around the castle and the atomic dome. Though this not-so central ward also extends to the bay at the south, where the update is located. In this area is located the terminus of one of many Hiroshima's tram lines.


(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Nakaku%20South/M1_zps3e670400.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Nakaku%20South/M2_zps63261913.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Nakaku%20South/M3_zps598cbf55.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Nakaku%20South/05_zps4b2f3ce5.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Nakaku%20South/04_zpsdcb1a0e2.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Nakaku%20South/03_zpsa076b1e3.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Nakaku%20South/02_zps2b032eba.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Nakaku%20South/01_zps47cdf7d4.jpg)

I hope you liked this update! :)

-Arthur
Title: Re: Hiroshima - South Naka-ku 中区
Post by: Ricky112233 on October 20, 2012, 10:38:13 AM
Niceeeee, I like the apartments you used. :)

Yet again a wonderful update, thanks for showing us Naka-ku District!

Take care, and I hope you'll be able to make an even better area, (the one that was lost) that will make up for the lost time due to the power outage!

Havva nice weekend!

-Ricky
Title: Re: Hiroshima - South Naka-ku 中区
Post by: Gugu3 on October 20, 2012, 02:13:58 PM
simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!! &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - South Naka-ku 中区
Post by: Swordmaster on October 20, 2012, 02:24:49 PM
Yes! I gets cookie!

Lovely work with the seawalls in this update.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - South Naka-ku 中区
Post by: gn_leugim on October 21, 2012, 03:53:45 AM
just beautiful!  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - South Naka-ku 中区
Post by: nas-t on October 21, 2012, 08:22:52 AM
great update again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - South Naka-ku 中区
Post by: Shark7 on October 22, 2012, 10:42:23 AM
Uh oh, return of the dreaded LNG tank...I'm scared.  :shocked2: ()lurker()  $%Grinno$%

On a more serious note, the temple and its cherry trees are awesome.  I do so love the cherry trees.  Your waterfront is well done as well.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - South Naka-ku 中区
Post by: vortext on October 22, 2012, 11:14:28 AM
Excellent update.  &apls
The tram depot is my favourite part in town, would like to see it entirely.

And non of your guesses are right. :D
:angrymore:  Should have continued guessing  $%Grinno$%
Title: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: art128 on October 23, 2012, 02:00:17 PM
Thanks guys for the reply!

Today we are going to see Hiroshima Castle, often nicknamed the Carp Castle. 鯉城
This update is dedicated to Kelis, for lending me the Tsutenkaku.


(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Hiroshima%20jo/m1_zps9edcf2dc.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Hiroshima%20jo/m2_zps7fb09364.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Hiroshima%20jo/m3_zpsed791b0e.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Hiroshima%20jo/m4_zps173510f1.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Hiroshima%20jo/01_zpsbfca04ee.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Hiroshima%20jo/02_zpsa5a46454.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Hiroshima%20jo/03_zps837fbd9a.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Hiroshima%20jo/04_zps88d00801.jpg)


I hope you liked this update.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: feyss on October 23, 2012, 03:48:14 PM
Woooh. A very beautiful update. And the previous one is fantascic too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: FrankU on October 24, 2012, 06:57:01 AM
Oh yes, I certainly like it.
Beautiful details and great views.

But I have one comment on the former update (like Shark7): this LNG tank.... Are you nuts? In the middle of a housing district? You should be banned from that town! Your company should be forced to dismantle the tank and place it in a harbour environment or in an industrial area.
Please! For the safety of your sims.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: art128 on October 24, 2012, 07:03:52 AM
Concerning the LNG tanks.

Sure it's not as close as in my pictures, but still:

(http://uppix.net/0/b/1/5b5c94a5a49742321e1a3a7a1fad5.jpg)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: FrankU on October 24, 2012, 07:23:32 AM
Even worse!
In real life every disaster is worse than in SC4.... let those people take care when lighting a cigarette please!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: nas-t on October 24, 2012, 07:28:58 AM
Even worse!
you're right - that's a strange location from an european point of view.
anyway, who said it's still in use?  ;)

great update again - i like the night shoots.  &apls
i'm just missing cars on your beautiful avenues.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: moonlinght on October 24, 2012, 08:33:28 AM
Originally, the circumference areas the gas tank seems to have been farmland and an industrial. Therefore, I think residents came later &Thk/(
By the way, There is the gas company there from 1910 ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: gn_leugim on October 25, 2012, 07:39:50 AM
great update ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Carp Castle 鯉城
Post by: kelis on October 25, 2012, 07:47:48 AM
Thank you for that dedication my friend !! I like so much this castle, looks really good in the middle of these high rises !!
We need now a little tutorial to change the texture of the GRL, it would be great !!

Keep up the good work my friend, and don't forget the Shinkansen line connecting your Hiroshima with my Saitama  ;D !!

Saludos amigo  :)
Title: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: art128 on October 25, 2012, 07:52:56 AM
Thanks guys for the comments!

I'll try to restrain myself from adding those LNG tanks near habitation. :P

Jonathan, thanks for the comment! I'm glad you liked the castle as well as the other part of the city. About the GLR, I know how to do it but I haven't actually. I am using a mod created by Neko Here [link] (http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=803).. Although I know how to change it, it is very long... It's in my plan to change them, so that the sidewalks are concrete but the center where the lines are is with stones.


Okay today kind of a special update. In fact no pictures, but a video!

http://youtube.com/v/a55avLNGpFw

Don't hesitate to like the video! :)


Well I hope you liked this update.

-Arthur.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: rooker1 on October 25, 2012, 08:06:06 AM
I did like the video and found the music very relaxing.
Your city always impresses me, great work!!

Robin
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: jmyers2043 on October 25, 2012, 08:06:30 AM
... but a video!


Wow. Nice video. The building with the moving elevator is cool, especially at night.

- Jim

Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: Gugu3 on October 25, 2012, 10:14:40 AM
Well done!really liked your video!amazing city! &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: nbvc on October 25, 2012, 12:49:32 PM
Great video and the previous updates with the seaport and the castle was also nice. &apls

Is the building with the moving elevator an animated BAT or did you do the animation only in the video?
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: noahclem on October 25, 2012, 01:17:12 PM
Great video Arthur  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: io_bg on October 25, 2012, 04:15:05 PM
Excellent vid! The building with the elevator is cool indeed!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: Pat on October 25, 2012, 10:13:35 PM
Art awesome video and great music there!! Im loving your md and great stuff you have been doing!!!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: mave94 on October 26, 2012, 04:23:11 AM
Lovely video! Videos have more life in it than pics. Great work on your region, as always! :thumbsup:

-Matthijs
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: Swordmaster on October 26, 2012, 06:00:08 AM
Darn, cool videos are becoming a real standard these days - we'll all have to follow! >:(

Seriously, though, cool video!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: gn_leugim on October 26, 2012, 03:19:35 PM
... but a video!


Wow. Nice video. The building with the moving elevator is cool, especially at night.

- Jim

I totally second that!

very nice :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: art128 on October 27, 2012, 08:31:49 AM
Thanks guys, if you are interested in the building with the elevator, I found it on this website [link] (http://sc4batworks.web.fc2.com/dbat.html)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: benedict on October 27, 2012, 12:14:08 PM
Your work this week has been very popular - so you're back at number one on BTT!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: nas-t on October 27, 2012, 01:15:40 PM
Well deserved - your last update was stunning!  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: art128 on October 29, 2012, 07:02:36 AM
Thanks for the comments!

No update today, sorry guys.  I might be able to put out two or three pictures before the first November though.


In the mean time, any of you guys have any tips, tricks things to make a bulk seaport? I'm talking in the large range.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Time lapse video
Post by: Swordmaster on October 29, 2012, 10:27:48 AM
In the mean time, any of you guys have any tips, tricks things to make a bulk seaport? I'm talking in the large range.

You know what I'm gonna say: rails! Especially bulk is more efficiently handled by rail (vs. trucking), so I recommend access to the docks and a large shunting yard further away. If you need any info on realism, you know I'm always there.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Hiroshima - Seaport Discussion
Post by: art128 on October 29, 2012, 11:35:45 AM
Willy, here's the area I have available for the seaport and the shunting yard.

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/random%20preview/seaport1_zps69d2eb9b.jpg)

and the tile just at the west

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/random%20preview/seaport2_zpsdf68a886.jpg)

Title: Re: Hiroshima - Seaport Discussion
Post by: rooker1 on October 29, 2012, 11:47:43 AM
Interesting start.  I look forward to seeing it full.

Robin
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Seaport Discussion
Post by: MandelSoft on October 29, 2012, 05:32:52 PM
You probably want a distribution center somewhere to make sure your goods and bulk material can be picked up and delivered elsewhere.

Question: will this port handle containers? In that case you'll need a container terminal and also a distribution center.

FrankU has a good lot set on the STEX called the Modular Warehouse Pack. Maybe that's something for you. I think SimPeg also has stuff for freight distribution.

Anyway, I see that you have a really nice CJ going on here. Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

Best,
Maarten.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Seaport Discussion
Post by: Gugu3 on October 29, 2012, 06:30:55 PM
Nice start for your seaport!looking forward for the development!curious to see how you will create a seaport in your perfect japanese style! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Seaport Discussion
Post by: Swordmaster on October 29, 2012, 08:24:51 PM
You can put the yard at a fair distance from the port. It doesn't have to be close, and in RL, it usually isn't since it takes up a ton of space.

If you're going for all-out realism, I suggest making it at least around 40 tiles long. Although I admit that I don't know a thing about Japanese freight trains. I do expect them to be as long as European ones at least, so 600-650m track length is a good basis.

If you want, I can always make some lots or textures, just let me know.

Good luck.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: art128 on November 02, 2012, 05:34:05 AM
Thanks guys for the comments!

Thank you, Robin. You'll get to see it finished sooner or later!

Nice to see you here Maarten! Yeap, this part of the seaport will be alocated for container and bulk only, oil is on another tile to the east. You can already see the container terminals on the general picture. ;) Yeap, I have FrankU's lots, quite nice I must say. I'll put them to good use, rest assured! Although I don't really like PEG's creation I'll try to use some.

Thank you Willy for the input! Well Japanese freight trains are much like Europeans, it varies from some wagons to a load up. I'll try to see what I can get the best from Google Earth and then put it in application for the game. Well of course some textures or lots are always appreciated! I'll ask you later when I start building it. Or at least when I have some plans in mind. ;)



Well it was a good month in the OSITM. I had quite a lot of fun making the updates. Luckily now I can have a little break and come back to the weekly basis update. :P

Anyway, today I have another update for you guys! This time as requested by NMUspidey on Simtropolis, I present you the Itsukushima Shinto Shrine  厳島神社 [Link] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsukushima_Shrine)...


(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M1_1_zps52382a71.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M1_2_zpscfff8bd6.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M1_3_zps34210cb6.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M1_4_zpsaa35d6cb.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M1_5_zpsa1eb52b8.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M1_6_zpsc7255be2.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M2_1_zps75c4fd48.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M2_2_zps2b6d0bcb.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M2_3_zpsbbd3db57.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M2_4_zpse58a081b.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M2_5_zpsfc0a7322.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/M2_6_zpsc0dde2b7.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/01_zps92b48895.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/02_zps072b79be.jpg)
oops, electric poles and cables stopping straight there..  ::)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Itsukushima%20Shinto%20Shrine/03_zps5bf3570b.jpg)



And that's all for today!

I hope you guys enjoyed this update!
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: Gugu3 on November 02, 2012, 04:47:45 PM
Very nice Arthur!keep up your great work!I'm rather curious to see a region view shot;)
cheers
Gugu3
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: gn_leugim on November 02, 2012, 05:20:03 PM
very good! :o
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: vortext on November 02, 2012, 06:28:53 PM
OSITM may be over but you just keep churning out excellent updates, don't you!?  :thumbsup:

The shrine and surrounding area is gorgeous, as is the rest if the city. The only thing that bothers me are the rather large tetrapods. They seem out of place to me, especially in that small urban canal, which in itself is a great idea btw. The mmp park is pretty neat as well. 

I'm rather curious to see a region view shot

I'll second that!  ;)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: Dantes on November 03, 2012, 03:43:58 PM
One of your best updates ever !  :thumbsup: Amazing brother !  :o
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: Framly on November 05, 2012, 03:44:48 PM
Great mosaic! The shrine looks perfect in this scenery!

 :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: nas-t on November 05, 2012, 04:37:26 PM
Oh wow - great mosaic again  &apls I like the mixture of traditional and modern buildings and very nice harbour.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: Swordmaster on November 06, 2012, 12:37:42 PM
Very well made. I may need to go over all of that again.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社
Post by: noahclem on November 06, 2012, 12:52:01 PM
Beautiful mosaic and update Arthur  &apls  I love the seaport area too!

And fantastic work in your OSITM!!!
Title: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: art128 on November 07, 2012, 08:26:40 AM
Hello!

Thanks for the comments guys.

I have a region view for you! :D

I agree with you Vortext about the tetrapods, Though I was too lazy to remove them once plopped!  $%Grinno$%



So today just an update composed of urban scenes and the region view.


(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Urban%20Scenes%2001/clicmehiroshima_zps9593baec.jpg) (http://uppix.net/4/5/b/667d7fea3681257198d1d4fdc62c7.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Urban%20Scenes%2001/clicmehiroshima_transport_zpsec98ce97.jpg) (http://uppix.net/1/6/4/9539d372395c79e74c88d6038ea12.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Urban%20Scenes%2001/M1_zpsd9b73826.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Urban%20Scenes%2001/M2_zpsbae5b89e.jpg)
(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Urban%20Scenes%2001/M3_zps66484601.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Urban%20Scenes%2001/01_zps89829b3d.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Urban%20Scenes%2001/03_zps419aae7d.jpg)

(http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y524/art128desu/Hiroshima%20Update/Urban%20Scenes%2001/02_zps62ad97af.jpg)


I hope you liked this update!



-Arthur
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: wallasey on November 07, 2012, 12:42:54 PM
Interesting looking region! I like the highway layout!

The first city image complimented your region view I thought.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: Gugu3 on November 07, 2012, 12:49:03 PM
Very nice Arthur!!!love all the details of pictures!!!nice region shot!!!! &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: Swordmaster on November 07, 2012, 01:36:33 PM
Wow, Arthur. I love the region view, despite that it's not finished. Very nice views!

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: Framly on November 07, 2012, 03:43:44 PM
Very nice overview! The urban scenes looks also fantastic!

Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: gn_leugim on November 08, 2012, 03:18:48 PM
bravo!  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: Shark7 on November 12, 2012, 11:12:31 AM
Been away a bit, been busy at work, so I've read the last few pages of comments today.

First off,  just in case anyone doesn't understand, my whole deal with the LNG tank is more a joke than anything else, which I think Arthur realized.  Also, I realize Arthur is just trying to recreate a real city in game.  And real cities don't aren't always arranged in ways that make the most sense from a safety or aesthetic point of view. 

To be sure, I live in a town that has a large rain elevator right in the middle of a residential district...the elevator was there first, the houses were built around it.  After 100 years, the original zoning plan (if there was one 100 years ago) has long since fallen by the wayside.  There is always the danger (however small) of something going wrong and the town just disappears with those things.

Now with that hopefully cleared up, on to the latest update:

This appears to be a transition from a commercial district to a light residential district.  This scene I can relate to, as this is not unlike the town I live in.  You have a few multi-story wall to wall buildings that have been there 100 years that act as commercial enterprises...many of which had apartments on the upper floors (no longer in use in my town).  And right across  the street from those you have single family dwellings.  To be honest, I'd feel right at home driving down the street you have pictured here.  It looks good, and nothing here looks out of place.

One thing I do like about Asian cities is their colorful signage in the commercial districts.  It takes what would be bland, boring concrete and gives it some vibrant, colorful life.  Cities here in the US have regulations that prevent such signage...a city not far from me is currently debating even more restrictions on signage.

Overall, another very nice update Arthur.  &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: vortext on November 12, 2012, 11:38:51 AM
Impressive region views Arthur!  &apls

Now of course it begs the question; what's the population count?!   ;)

Looking forward to new developments, which there'll be many to come by the looks of it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: sunv123 on November 12, 2012, 11:46:02 AM
Two Trumpets right next to each other! $%Grinno$%

That commercial district looks very alive, and vibrant like how they really do in japan.

Can't wait to see what the region looks like when it's completed.
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on November 13, 2012, 11:04:49 AM
I love these urban scenes ! And the region looks pretty amazing :)
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: nbvc on November 13, 2012, 01:34:19 PM
Nice region overview and gread urban images. &apls
Title: Re: Hiroshima - Urban Scene 01
Post by: Dantes on November 15, 2012, 07:48:35 AM
Your city is growing rapidly, and I like your map very much.  :thumbsup: You can do it very nicely presented modern buildings and the atmosphere of your region.  :satisfied:

Again great