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Offline packersfan

District of Wenzel - Update 116 - 3/17/15
« on: June 04, 2010, 01:10:41 PM »
Packersfan returns with a new mayor diary about the District of Wenzel with the capital city of Martin.

It has been nearly a year since I have really played SimCity, and a lot has happened in that year.  In January, my computer's hard drive died and with it all my plugins and my Sessquenna region.  In May, I graduated from college.  In June, I reinstalled SimCity and Rush Hour and have begun the arduous task of repopulating my plugins.

This new region uses the Meadowshire terrain mod from cycledogg/c.p..  The mod comes with an incredible tree controller and the trees are beautiful, unfortunately they don't plant everywhere because the terrain is designed to have lots of rolling green meadows, a hard thing for me to take at first but hopefully it will grow on me.

The water in-game looks nice but in the region view looks terribly fake.  Unfortunately, I cannot find the old river water mod I used in Sessquenna, so this will have to do for now, but of course I will be experimenting with stuff as always.  The mod is called Ocean River Water Mod by MayorBean

From Jeronij I am using the incredible Street Side Mod which plants trees along residential streets and places various other props on the sidewalks to liven things up.  For this city I will use his specially designed stone sidewalks as opposed to the Maxis originals.

So here is the region.  Like I said I am not too in love with the look yet, especially of the water...






Okay, I did not really like the Meadowshire terrain/tree controllers.  The trees were incredible and the textures are crazy awesome but just didn't suit me.

I re-rendered the region using just the plain MAXIS terrain, cycledogg's No. 7 Tree Controller, and Pegasus's Brigantine Water Mod.  I think it looks a lot better.






District of Wenzel Table of Contents
Martin County

01 - 06.04.10 - Introduction / Undeveloped Territory
02 - 06.09.10 - Founding of Martin Town
03 - 06.11.10 - Martin Town Expands
04 - 06.16.10 - Brittany River Farms
05 - 10.25.10 - Early Downtown St. Paul

06 - 10.25.10 - Eastern Edges of Sioux and Union Townships
07 - 10.31.10 - Eastern Edges of Jersey and Sullivan Townships
08 - 11.07.10 - Southern Edge of Charlotte Township
09 - 11.14.10 - Portland Township Travelling on D67, D42, and D31
10 - 11.21.10 - Driving Down D31 to Hohler

11 - 11.28.10 - Travelling South D31 - Hawthorne and Apostles Twp
12 - 12.05.10 - South D31 through Apostles Township and St. Paul
13 - 12.12.10 - Expansion North of Brittany River and Bitter Creek
14 - 12.19.10 - Westward Expansion South of Brittany River
15 - 04.16.11 (12.26.10) - Luther Neighborhood

16 - 04.17.11 (01.02.11) - Highland Neighborhood and Brittany River Industry
17 - 04.21.11 (01.09.11) - Near East Side - Cramer Neighborhood
18 - 05.05.11 (01.16.11) - Near East Side - Ivanhoe Terraces
19 - 05.08.11 (01.23.11) - Near East Side - Lincoln Terraces and River Bluffs
20 - 05.10.11 (01.30.11) - Lincoln Terraces and River Bluffs Continued

21 - 05.12.11 (02.06.11) - North Sedgwick Avenue
22 - 05.18.11 (02.13.11) - Holmes Neighborhood - Olivet Cemetery
23 - 05.21.11 (02.20.11) - Redeveloped Peninsular Downtown
24 - 05.23.11 (02.27.11) - Martin Municipal Airport
25 - 05.25.11 (03.06.11) - City of Jefferson - Growth

26 - 06.02.11 (03.13.11) - Near South Side: Wisconsin and Oklahoma
27 - 07.20.11 - Downtown Martin - West Town
28 - 08.04.11 - Downtown Martin - Grand Avenue
29 - 08.12.11 - Highland and Southall Neighborhoods
30 - 08.19.11 - Parquart, Southall, and Highland Neighborhoods

31 - 08.26.11 - Staples Center
32 - 09.03.11 - Garfield Park and Portland Creek Vicinity
33 - 09.11.11 - Marshall Peninsula Neighborhood
34 - 09.17.11 - South Martin - McHenry Park and Lafayette School
35 - 09.25.11 - South Martin - Martin Hohler R.R. and Haydn Avenue

36 - 03.06.12 (10.11.11) - Introducing the National Highway System
37 - 03.07.12 (10.11.11) - Rutland - North Harrison Road
38 - 03.10.12 (10.18.11) - Rutland - North 8th Street and Rutland High
39 - 03.12.12 (10.26.11) - Rutland - West Orchard and North Clement
40 - 03.14.12 (11.03.11) - Henne Park Medical Center

41 - 03.19.12 (11.09.11) - Henne Park: Trinity Boulevard
42 - 03.23.12 (11.17.11) - Henne Park: North 32nd Street (Purple Line 6)
43 - 03.27.12 (11.26.11) - Wellington Park Neighborhood
44 - 03.29.12 (12.03.11) - Wellington and Windemere Parks
45 - 04.01.12 (12.10.11) - Kelvyn Park Neighborhood

46 - 04.03.12 (12.17.11) - South 40th Street: Brittany River to Lucas Road
47 - 04.06.12 (12.24.11) - South 40th Street: Uttica Creek to Atkinson Avenue
48 - 04.09.12 (01.07.12) - University of Wenzel - Martin Campus
49 - 04.13.12 (01.14.12) - University Neighborhood
50 - 04.17.12 (02.13.12) - The Big 5-0: Then and Now

51 - 04.21.12 (02.20.12) - South Martin - New Development and High School
52 - 04.24.12 (02.26.12) - South Martin: St. Mary's College and Knox Park
53 - 04.28.12 (03.05.12) - South Martin: Owosso Cove Industrial Area
54 - 05.02.12 (03.08.12) - BAYVIEW: First Look
55 - 05.09.12 (03.12.12) - Brittany River Hwy: 48th Street to Anchor Road

56 - 05.14.12 (03.19.12) - Brittany River South Bank: 76th Street to 44th Street
57 - 05.22.12 (03.26.12) - East I-80: Jade Interchange to Jade Creek
58 - 05.25.12 (04.02.12) - East I-80: Jade Creek to 80th Street
59 - 05.29.12 (04.09.12) - East I-80: 80th Street to 48th Street
60 - 06.04.12 (04.16.12) - East I-80: 48th Street to West Town

61 - 06.18.12 (04.23.12) - Capital Stadium: Home of the Martin Warriors
62 - 08.20.12 (05.07.12) - Bakers Neighborhood: Uttica Creek Parkway
63 - 08.28.12 (05.14.12) - Uttica Creek Neighborhood: Oklahoma Avenue
64 - 09.03.12 (05.21.12) - Cedarwood and Penelope River Industries
65 - 09.05.12 (05.28.12) - AXELROD: Small Farm Community to Crossroads

66 - 09.11.12 (06.04.12) - Fort Orangeport Drive: Sheridan Park Neighborhood
67 - 09.13.12 (08.27.12) - ST PAUL: Updated Downtown and Riverfront
68 - 09.17.12 (09.03.12) - ST PAUL: Northside Schools and Parks
69 - 09.19.12 (09.10.12) - BAYVIEW: Industry and Suburbia
70 - 09.21.12 (09.17.12) - PENELOPE POINT: Point University

71 - 09.26.12 - PENELOPE POINT: Riverside Suburb
72 - 10.15.12 - Cedarwood Creek Parkway
73 - 10.22.12 - Cedarwood Industries
74 - 10.29.12 - Northeast: Carnegie, Honey Creek, Chester Lake
75 - 11.05.12 - Northeastern Martin University: Athletic Facilities

76 - 11.12.12 - Northeastern Martin University: Academic Facilities
77 - 11.19.12 - SOUTH MARTIN: Commonwealth Field
78 - 11.26.12 - HOHLER: Mayers Estates
79 - 12.03.12 - Fort Orangeport Drive: Albany Neighborhood
80 - 12.10.12 - South Mayers Road: Fort Orangeport Dr to Axelrod Ave

81 - 12.17.12 - TRINITY: Northside Ring Suburb
82 - 12.24.12 - TRINITY: Trinity Grand Mall
83 - 12.31.12 - JEFFERSON: Newberg's Creek and Fremont Pocket
84 - 01.07.13 - JEFFERSON: A New Year's Overview
85 - 01.14.13 - Martin County Park System: Northside Part 1

86 - 01.21.13 - HAWTHORNE: Eisenhower Park Neighborhood
87 - 01.28.13 - HAWTHORNE: Wrenn and Dakota Neighborhoods (Neighborhood of W's)
88 - 02.25.13 - Duncan Hill Interchange
89 - 03.04.13 - Walla Walla Interchange (I-380 Exit 2 A-B)
90 - 03.12.13 - HOHLER: West Side

91 - 03.18.13 - Beautiful Farms and Countryside
92 - 03.26.13 - HOHLER: Page Park Subdivision
93 - 04.02.13 - HOHLER: Page Park Subdivision Seasonal Colors
94 - 04.09.13 - New Airport Sneak Peek
95 - 04.16.13 - HAWTHORNE: Penelope River Seasonal Colors

96 - 09.30.14 - ST PAUL: Beachview - Updating the Flora
97 - 10.07.14 - Penelope River South Bank
98 - 10.14.14 - ST PAUL: Beachview - Beachview Park, Marina, and Hospital
99 - 10.21.14 - MARTIN: Brittany River North Bank Development
100 - 10.28.14 - District of Wenzel (Martin County) History and Census

101 - 11.04.14 - MARTIN: Burnham Park and Portland Creek Neighborhood
102 - 11.11.14 - MARTIN: Brittany Town Expanding Along Brittany River South Bank
103 - 11.18.14 - MARTIN: Kenilworth Neighborhood - Updating the Flora
104 - 11.25.14 - MARTIN: Halleck Square Neighborhood
105 - 12.02.14 - MARTIN: North of Downtown

106 - 12.09.14 - ST. PAUL: Building Interdistrict 255 / National Highway 41 in St. Paul
107 - 12.16.14 - ST. PAUL: North of Downtown St. Paul, Centralia
108 - 01.13.15 - ST. PAUL: Maidens Interchange - North I-55 / West I-80 Approach
109 - 01.20.15 - ST. PAUL: Maidens Interchange - South I-55 / East I-80 Approach
110 - 02.04.15 - NORTH ST. PAUL: City of North St. Paul, St. Mark High School, and Green Park

Ouisconsin County

111 - 02.10.15 - Exploring the Ouisconsin River
112 - 02.17.15 - National Land Survey System and Scale in SC4 vs. Real Life
113 - 02.24.15 - How to Make a Map, Part 1
114 - 03.03.15 - CASS TOWN: Founding of Cass Town
115 - 03.10.15 - How to Make a Map, Part 2

116 - 03.17.15 - MORGAN TOWN: Rival to the South

Tutorials

02.17.15 - National Land Survey System and Scale in SC4 vs. Real Life
02.24.15 - How to Make a Map, Part 1
03.10.15 - How to Make a Map, Part 2

District of Wenzel - Martin County Street Map

District of Wenzel - Ouisconsin County Street Map

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District of Wenzel - Update 116 - 3/17/15
« on: June 04, 2010, 01:10:41 PM »

Re: District of Wenzel

Offline ecoba

Re: District of Wenzel
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 04:24:19 PM »
Cool start here, my friend. I have to agree that the water mod might not be the best. I would suggest Peg's Brigatine or Rivit's Coastal Mod. :)

Ethan

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Offline Cidwm

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 07:06:55 PM »
I would recommend MAS71's water mod on the Lex.

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Offline packersfan

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 12:58:39 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation.  I'm not sold on that one either, guess I'll keep trying :)

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Offline packersfan

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 11:51:25 PM »
Update 02 - Founding of Martin Town
Settlers sailed into the protected waters of Willms Bay and founded Martin Town on one of the peninsulas.

Forgive the rough look of the growing town.  I haven't downloaded all the plugins I used to have so there are cases where I used to have something to fill a tile but now don't have it and it is a little frustrating, but I'm trying to do my best.

















I'm not too creative or good at really building a city from old times to present development, but I try to give it a little shot.

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Offline wallasey

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 05:26:03 AM »
Your region looks spectacular! I am looking forward to see how it all develops.

Best of luck!

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Offline marsh

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 01:55:27 AM »
Cool development here. Good luck with it.

,marsh  :thumbsup:

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Offline rooker1

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 05:26:56 AM »
Very nice start.
 &apls

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Update 03 - 6/11/10 - Martin Town Expands

Offline packersfan

Update 03 - 6/11/10 - Martin Town Expands
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 11:58:45 AM »
Update 03 - Martin Town Expands
Martin Town has rapidly expanded along the narrow peninsula it was founded on.  Engineers constructed a bridge to "Clement Peninsula" and a thriving neighborhood known as "Clement Neighborhood" sprang up.  Wisconsin Ave became the connecting city between the original peninsula, "Clement Peninsula" to the north, and Walker's Fields south of the Brittany River.  Bridges over the Brittany River must be high enough for ferry and ship traffic and thus pose potential engineering concerns as the road leading up to the bridges must ascend several yards/meters.



Martin Town introduces paved and concrete roads and sidewalks.




Wisconsin Ave Bridge over the Brittany River.  No intricate engineering was used on this basic bridge.





Clement Neighborhood







This is a composite of a picture from the edge of Martin Town in SC4 and the next city square over.  Note that some spots do not line up for some reason, like the river.  I'm not sure, but maybe I terraformed the northern edge of the original peninsula too far and messed up the flow between the two maps.








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Offline RickD

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 04:03:43 PM »
Cool MD, packersfan. I like that you name the roads. And that is some massive diagonal development. Very good!  &apls
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Offline kwakelaar

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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2010, 02:14:45 AM »
Nice presentation and a good try at making a over the border overview.

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Update 04 - 6/16/10 - Brittany River Farms

Offline packersfan

Update 04 - 6/16/10 - Brittany River Farms
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2010, 01:07:11 PM »
Update 04 - Brittany River Farms
Here are some farms along the Brittany River.

















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Offline Luke09

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2010, 02:03:50 PM »
Hey packersfan,your MD is very nice,and liked a lot your diagonal streets(the residential section) in update 3.Also about update 3,your problem with composite images,try battle cat tutorial(you can found in the tutorial section here in SC4D tutorial section).I hope you can continue the MD,since its great,and you have nice cities in there. :thumbsup:
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Offline packersfan

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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2010, 11:59:16 PM »
Thanks for the pointer to that tutorial...I'll definitely give a try :)

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Offline RickD

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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 02:36:33 AM »
The farms are awesome. Very realistiv placement of trees.
The bridge is maybe a bit too fancy for this area. I would have chosen a simpler model.
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Offline io_bg

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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2010, 04:49:08 PM »
Great last update, I really like how you've detailed the edges of the farms! :thumbsup:
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Offline packersfan

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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2010, 12:31:36 PM »
Blanket thanks to all who have commented and viewed this diary.  I'll post a more individual thank you in the future.

I could really use some help with a couple of issues I am having with my SimCity on Windows 7, 8 GB RAM, etc...To say the least, my game used to run great on my far inferior laptop and on this same 8 GB RAM desktop system with Windows Vista.  Now with Windows 7, all the same plugins, with the exception that I added c.p.'s Tree Controller no. 7, the game runs sluggish and freezes sometimes.  I am currently playing in Windows Vista SP2 compatibility mode (I also tried XP SP 2, and no real difference).  I have the sinking feeling that c.p.'s tree controller is the resource sucker and I want to know what you guys think.

Another issue is that I've started using the Pedriana Farm killer mod, but now the only farm that wants to grow is SimGoober's fukitol pharms.  I deleted every file I could find that contained a fukitol related model or lot or anything...but it still grew, so I removed all of SimGoober's plugins.  Now I have to add them one at a time to find which one is causing this unwanted farm.  Any ideas to save me a ton of time?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

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Update 05 - Early Downtown St. Paul

Offline packersfan

Update 05 - Early Downtown St. Paul
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2010, 08:01:39 PM »
Update 05 - Early Downtown St. Paul
Here is another big town growing at least five or six miles to the south of Martin on the mouth of the Christina River.  I've completed a lot of farm land and I really wanted to have those updates first, but I ended up taking these pictures, made the mosaics, and had the rare opportunity in China of having fast internet.

I'm learning GIMP and much to my relief figured out how to put borders around my words so that they will show up nice on the pictures, however as you can see, the title bar on the first picture is different, but I feel it is simpler and cleaner.

Sorry no street or highway designations in these pictures or even a location overview for where St. Paul is in comparison, but in the future I will!  View and comment away.  It has been way to long.





















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Offline marsh

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2010, 11:08:45 PM »
Very cool packers fan. I Saw the Region view over on ST and it was simply fantastic looking. (Don't ask why I'm commenting here)

,marsh  :thumbsup:

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Update 06 - Eastern Edges of Sioux and Union Townships

Offline packersfan

Update 06 - Eastern Edges of Sioux and Union Townships
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2010, 01:18:33 AM »
Update 06 - Eastern Edges of Sioux and Union Townships
It has been about a month since my last update, but as you will see, I've been hard at work filling in the land with farms and roads.  Today, I began street maps for the region and completed only the western edge of the region (the eastern edge of the townships of Sioux, Union, Jersey, and Sullivan).  I have pictures of this area and the map, but I will save Jersey and Sullivan so I can update in a few days.

The farms along the Rapidan River (SIOUX TWP) are about 15 miles away from the outskirts of the city of Martin.  The farms along the Brittany River (UNION TWP) are about 11 miles away from Martin.  We will start out here and move in towards the young city of Martin exploring the farms along the way.  Once we are done with that, Martin will start expanding and eating up the farms as it becomes a metropolis.











SIOUX TOWNSHIP





UNION TOWNSHIP





















While laying the farms I wasn't sure it was going to look good.  I never felt the transitions between farm land and mountains were natural enough, but looking at the overhead satellite view, I am pleasantly surprised and happy with the results.  Tell me what you think!

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