Menu

LEX File Exchange
EA Support Files
SC4 Wikipedia
Network Addon Mod
Dependencies
Chat

Author Topic: Themistokles City Gallery: A Tropical Idea  (Read 34714 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Seaman

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI
« Reply #100 on: October 31, 2016, 05:52:44 PM »
congrats!  &apls amazing update

The roundabout in the first picture is fabulous! Great work. I can't believe I missed this entry.

Yes, I second that. I do not have any clue how you achieved that roundabout. How is it even possible ()what(). That will keep me busy for a while...

Offline noahclem

  • Administrator
  • Forums Legend
  • *
  • Posts: 5861
  • Total likes: 679
  • Reputation: 16
  • CL:
    Resident Reindeer
Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI
« Reply #101 on: November 01, 2016, 11:21:00 AM »
Beautiful work in this area! I just love all the details and the way you work with the slopes. Sorry if I sound repetitive :D

Offline Themistokles

  • Forums Senator
  • *
  • Posts: 544
  • Total likes: 251
  • Reputation: 3
  • If Simcity were a democracy we'd all be ostracised
Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #102 on: December 24, 2016, 06:27:48 AM »
*Brushing off the snow*

Hi everyone!

It has been a while. The last semester has kept me really busy. I return to find all of your wonderful comments (thank you, I really appreciate every one of them) and also to see that my MD has passed the 100 posts limit... Wow. When I started my MD 363 days ago, I hoped, but never dared to believe that it would actually come this far.

So this is a one year jubilee update, just that this is not a real update. The Windows computer I used to play SC4 on is really on its last legs (the screen works occasionally) and I've transitioned to a new computer, and begun using Ubuntu. While Ubuntu is wonderful in many ways (I really recommend it to everyone frustrated with Windows 10) we all know it can be something of a hassle with SC4. To be honest I haven't even had the time to try.

Anyway -- that's enough of the boring stuff. I am here to show you a tourist brochure of St Edmea, highlighting the best of the past year. So see it as a year in review kind of thing. Some images, especially of the nature around St Edmea, have never been shown here before (maybe you can spot the newcomers? :) ).

As this is a folder, you'll have to imagine how it should be folded togheter, alrightie? ;)


Front side (click for largest version available online :) )


Back side (again, *click*!)
Yes it is .png because I was lazy :'( Sorry to everyone with a bad Internet connection!

Replies and more new stuff in the next update. :)

Happy Christmas and see you around! :bye:
« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 07:00:42 AM by Themistokles »
Come join me on a hike to St Edmea!

Latest update: 7

"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy." - John Sawhill

Offline Akallan

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #103 on: December 24, 2016, 08:39:33 AM »
Good to see your CJ, and always beautiful pictures! Long live the great update! ;D

Offline _Michael

  • Forums Councilmember
  • *
  • Posts: 126
  • Total likes: 168
  • Reputation: 0
  • Also on AIN as "Michael" and ST as "_Michael"
    • Simtropolis Profile
Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #104 on: December 24, 2016, 09:02:36 AM »
That's a truly creative way to present a city.

Offline vinlabsc3k

  • 🚄 NAM Lover ❤️
  • Forums Governor
  • *
  • Posts: 412
  • Total likes: 84
  • Reputation: 1
  • Enjoy when u play. Play when u want.
    • Artful-xtra
Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #105 on: December 24, 2016, 11:57:33 PM »
Great tourist brochure!! :thumbsup:

And


Merry Christmas!!
My creation at CityBuilders.



SimCity 5 is here with the NAM Creations!!

Offline kbieniu7

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #106 on: December 27, 2016, 08:18:06 AM »
Congratulations for your one-year anniversary! There is really much to review and readmire from this time  :thumbsup:

The brochure is an interesting way of presentation and this one is well-produced! I like that you even payed attention to a detail of adress ant telephone number of the producer and - I bet - the tourist office. Do you have any postcards? I'd like to send a one, how much is it for a stamp to the EU? :D
Thank you for visiting Kolbrów, and for being for last ten years!

Offline jasa_m

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #107 on: January 08, 2017, 03:24:02 PM »
Amazing work! I've binge read through the whole MD like its nothing!
I really hope that someday I'll be able to decorate on your level!

Keep it up! cheers, j.

Offline kbieniu7

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #108 on: January 25, 2017, 03:09:42 PM »
Well, having more than 100 posts and just reaching 10,000 page views, Themistokles City Gallery has been moved to the higher section.

Welcome among the Best Sellers! :)
Thank you for visiting Kolbrów, and for being for last ten years!

Offline Seaman

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2017, 08:24:28 AM »
I like that you even payed attention to a detail of adress ant telephone number of the producer and - I bet - the tourist office.

It's actually the chamber of commerce. They seem to be responsible for region marketing and ordered the printing the brochure.

The Telephone number is a cool thing. It's not a *real* intra german prefix (08827). But in the german prefix system, you may infer the actual position of the region by comparing the number to other prefixes. The closest match is Krün (08825), next to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. And since I've used and *incomplete* prefix list  ;), it's totally reasonable that St. Edema has this number and is right were it belongs: south of Munich in the Bavarian Alps next to Austria :D

Thumbs up for this detail :thumbsup:

Offline feyss

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VI½
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2017, 09:07:03 AM »
Great tourist brochure! That makes me want to spend my next holidays there  ;)

I can't wait to see more!

Offline Themistokles

  • Forums Senator
  • *
  • Posts: 544
  • Total likes: 251
  • Reputation: 3
  • If Simcity were a democracy we'd all be ostracised
Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VII
« Reply #111 on: July 31, 2017, 12:40:29 PM »
Hi there guys! :bye:

So my last (not really real) update was already half a year ago? I honestly can’t believe it. St Edmea still feels so much like a part of my life… and now I’m finished with it. But that is to rush past a whole row of points.

First of all, for a short interlude I am going to treat this Mayor Diary as were it a dopy ordinary diary and tell you that this spring has been both insane and wonderful. As some of you know, I went on an interrail journey across Eastern and Southern Europe in the first month of the summer holidays. (For those of you who have not undertaken such a journey – interrail or eurail – I have one tip: do it.) It was wonderful. We saw so many things, so many different countries, so many different cities. A few pictures, click for full size:


i. The roofs in Poznan


ii. Farms close to Krakow


iii. The facade of Budapest Keleti station


iv. Mountains close to Bran Castle, near Brasov


v. Cats in Varna


vi. The first station in Greece, looking towards the mountains in Bulgaria. The direct train between Thessaloniki and Sofia is closed to hinder people seeking refuge in Europe.


vii. An island off the Greek coast, that I believe to be Ithaka.


viii. Street in Pompeii



Wow, wow wow.
I love that overview, what water mod are you using? It looks great!
I love the selection of buildings, and the transport infrastructure; it's so well integrated.
And your MMP work is just exquisite, not only in the classic vegetation area, but also in all of the paths and detail - everything is just so detailed!
Keep it all up! :)
Thank you so much! The water mod is Pegasus' Brigantine water Dark blue.
I'm not sure if half a year between updates is to be counted as keeping it up, though ;)

I especially like your custom lots, they are stunning  :o
Thanks! I like lotting, so I'm really pleased to hear that. My most recent projects have been entirely custom lot-based. Hopefully some of them will make it here :)

Oh my god ... :shocked2:

It's amazing the work that is done! michae95l very well summarized the situation, and I find that the heights of transitions are excellent (especially in the first frame).
Your custom lots are great too! Strongly next update! :popcorn: &apls
Thanks! Hope you'll like the height transitions in this update.

Oh, I missed this last update.

Amazing work here. I really like the layout and the MMP work  :thumbsup:
Thank you!

The roundabout in the first picture is fabulous! Great work. I can't believe I missed this entry.
Thank you!

Great update!! &apls
Thanks!

Excellent work with MMP !  :o
I love the way you play with the landscape : the slopes are very gentle and natural, specialy the rail line on the last mosaic which fit perfectly with the hill.
Another great update !  &apls &apls &apls
Thanks! I love rail lines, actually, for some reason they tend to blend much better into the landscape, and I tried to capture that in St Edmea. Glad you liked it!

Great layout and usage of MMP's!!
Thanks!

Haven't commented there...

You do a great job with adding such single places and squares, each with each own character. Like a creating small, but very lively maquette. And the overall look is excellent! No grid on a rocky hillside  :thumbsup:
Thank you, my friend! I like the idea of building a small model, where everything should convey a sense of the place.

congrats!  &apls amazing update

The roundabout in the first picture is fabulous! Great work. I can't believe I missed this entry.

Yes, I second that. I do not have any clue how you achieved that roundabout. How is it even possible ()what(). That will keep me busy for a while...
Thank you :) Risking being a little insensitive I'd say it's quite simple. It is four custom textures placed on a custom park lot with props and then inserted into the roads with the versatile and extremely useful RHW disconnector tool. No traffic will be able to pass through there $%Grinno$%

Beautiful work in this area! I just love all the details and the way you work with the slopes. Sorry if I sound repetitive :D
Thank you! No worries :P

Good to see your CJ, and always beautiful pictures! Long live the great update! ;D
Thanks! Hip hip hooray ;)

That's a truly creative way to present a city.
Thanks! I remember it was really fun to make as well :)

Great tourist brochure!! :thumbsup:

And


Merry Christmas!!

Thanks! And happy new year! :D

Congratulations for your one-year anniversary! There is really much to review and readmire from this time  :thumbsup:

The brochure is an interesting way of presentation and this one is well-produced! I like that you even payed attention to a detail of adress ant telephone number of the producer and - I bet - the tourist office. Do you have any postcards? I'd like to send a one, how much is it for a stamp to the EU? :D
Thank you again! Of course we have postcards... a future update, maybe :D

Amazing work! I've binge read through the whole MD like its nothing!
I really hope that someday I'll be able to decorate on your level!

Keep it up! cheers, j.
Thank you for the kind words!

Well, having more than 100 posts and just reaching 10,000 page views, Themistokles City Gallery has been moved to the higher section.

Welcome among the Best Sellers! :)
Wow, thanks. It's an honour. :)

I like that you even payed attention to a detail of adress ant telephone number of the producer and - I bet - the tourist office.

It's actually the chamber of commerce. They seem to be responsible for region marketing and ordered the printing the brochure.

The Telephone number is a cool thing. It's not a *real* intra german prefix (08827). But in the german prefix system, you may infer the actual position of the region by comparing the number to other prefixes. The closest match is Krün (08825), next to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. And since I've used and *incomplete* prefix list  ;), it's totally reasonable that St. Edema has this number and is right were it belongs: south of Munich in the Bavarian Alps next to Austria :D

Thumbs up for this detail :thumbsup:
Yaaay, you figured out the telephone number :D (Wikipedia is a good thing... ;) )

Great tourist brochure! That makes me want to spend my next holidays there  ;)

I can't wait to see more!
Thank you! You should! You know there is a regional train from Munich, right? ;)

Wow, guys, thanks for all the replies! ()flower()

Before we enter the last update from St Edmea, I would like to tell you a secret. This is the first ‘project’ in SimCity 4 that I actually ‘finish’ – like, ever. And that is thanks to the support I have received from you, the community. In every other project I have undertaken I have met some difficulty, or become bored, and taken a pause and then forgotten all about it. Yet with St Edmea, the support and suggestions I have received (and the wish to bring the diary to a proper end to make the effort justice) has helped me overcome those obstacles.

These, or similar, are probably the thoughts of everyone who gets bitten by the MD bug – what difference it makes to build something on your own, and build something with a purpose to build something not only rewarding to oneself, but also worth showing someone else. This is stunning to me, and a realisation I have only done one and a half year after I started my own MD. Before I have always felt replies complementing (and of course highly appreciated), but not relevant to whether or not I continue. Only now do I realise what so many MD’ers mean when they say that the replies have motivated them to keep going. Your replies have kept me going, not in the way of some ‘replies or like hunt’, but corroboration that what I share is something that is worth sharing, and that it can mean something to someone else, too. The fact that it’s out there and appreciated makes it feel like a more proper narrative and as such it deserves to be followed through. That feeling is what keeps me going.

I’d love to hear your – both fellow MD’ers and non-MD fellow Simcity players – thoughts on this, but let my ramblings no longer procrastrinate the final update from St Edmea. Thus, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the most posh part of St Edmea, the marina.


      Update VII: The Jachthafen

From the railway station, the marina is easily reached by simply going downhill and from the mediaval city centre it is reached by a short walk along the old road that was once the main road into the mountains and onwards to the Pope in Rome. The low-level areas around the marina were St Edmeas local swamp – good for fishing, but not so good for tourism – until they were drained in the 1920s and apartments for the nouveau riche were built in their place. The first part of the Jachthafen area was constructed in the late 1920s and inspired by the construction style in Germany at the time, incorporating the modern ideals of functionalism and the early Bauhaus movement, yet retaining the old, wall-to-wall structure reminicent of the older parts of St Edmea.


1. *Click* for full size

The farther half of the Jachthafen remained unbuilt until St Edmea’s financial growth started in the 1980s and ‘90s. What had previously been just rocks was cleared and the third arm of the tram network added. Tram traffic to the Jachthafen started in 1996, and a year later the old tracks for turning the tram on the station square were torn up, making possible the reconstruction of the station square.


2.

At the same time started construction of the two pink towers, today owned by the University’s own housing authority. The majority of its residents are students, but the larger apartments on the top floors are mostly inhabited by guest professors from all over the world. As the University has grown in both size and popularity, more student accommodation has become a top priority for city planners. This was also the last addition to St Edmea’s housing stock, the brown condominium at the top of the stairs. Again, the suites with large panorama windows are reserved for guest professors.


3. *Click* for full size

Construction is going on above the Jachthafen. The old, winding road that is still the main road southwards is being complemented by a motorway. Possibly a new trans-Alpine connection? The residents in the Jachthafen hope not, as the traffic such an artery would attract would ruin the peace and tranquility of the lake view.


4.

Is this the end to the quiet in St Edmea? Let us hope not.

Our own walk, however, has reached its end, and we leave St Edmea along the narrow road clinging to the lakeside cliffs – onwards, to new adventures.

That’s it, my friends, from St Edmea. It has been a pleasure to carry it through with you, even if it took one and a half year. I have many more ideas and have already started a few projects. Hopefully these will follow in future updates.

‘Til then, see you around. :bye:
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 03:34:45 PM by Themistokles »
Come join me on a hike to St Edmea!

Latest update: 7

"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy." - John Sawhill

Offline Alan_Waters

  • Old man
  • Forums Governor
  • *
  • Posts: 345
  • Total likes: 213
  • Reputation: 0
  • Industrial forever!..
    • ВКонтакте
Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VII
« Reply #112 on: July 31, 2017, 01:35:19 PM »
Not to say that it is very difficult to do, and, nevertheless, everything is very harmonious, natural and ... I would go here as a tourist.  ;D
Bravo!!!  &apls &apls &apls

Offline Dantes

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VII
« Reply #113 on: July 31, 2017, 02:07:25 PM »
Impressive street network. No corners, all round and beautiful!  :thumbsup:

Offline Akallan

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VII
« Reply #114 on: August 01, 2017, 07:07:16 AM »
You are finally back! I have been waiting so long for your update, I am happy to see it again ... Always beautiful pictures! I look forward to seeing your new projects, your work always impresses me. &apls

Offline 911Diva

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VII
« Reply #115 on: August 01, 2017, 07:15:48 AM »
This is fantastic!  Very realistic!  Makes me want to go for a hike in your beautiful region!!! Great job, I love it!!! &apls &apls

Offline vinlabsc3k

  • 🚄 NAM Lover ❤️
  • Forums Governor
  • *
  • Posts: 412
  • Total likes: 84
  • Reputation: 1
  • Enjoy when u play. Play when u want.
    • Artful-xtra
Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A hike to St Edmea, VII
« Reply #116 on: August 03, 2017, 11:16:50 AM »
Great udate!!
&apls &apls &apls
I really love your style! :thumbsup:
-
Please don't close the MD!!
:'( :'( :'(
My creation at CityBuilders.



SimCity 5 is here with the NAM Creations!!

Offline Themistokles

  • Forums Senator
  • *
  • Posts: 544
  • Total likes: 251
  • Reputation: 3
  • If Simcity were a democracy we'd all be ostracised
Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A Green Utopia I
« Reply #117 on: October 25, 2017, 04:13:08 PM »
Hi everyone!

Thanks for all the nice comments! Now, finally the time has come to take this MD to its next chapter -- and bring it closer to what I wanted it to be from the start: A gallery of different kinds of cities.

So this is not a proper, proper update, but as I said in the last update from St Edmea I still have a few ideas hanging around, and one of them is to create a detailed and completely car-free city and now I thought I just might show you what the last incarnation of that idea looks like. There's only one image this time though, because lotting is so much easier when you have just one perspective to deal with. ;)



REPLIES

Alan_waters: Thanks! You're most welcome. Just one thing -- please drop me a line if you'd find the correct regional train at München Hbf :)

Dantes: Thank you! Now the street network in this one is way different, but I hope you'll like this too.

Akallan: Thank you! And now it has almost been as long again :'( , but I'm back! I'm very much looking forward to your next update though ;)

911Diva: You're most welcome too! :)

vinlabsc3k: Thank you, that's a very kind thing to say! Btw, turns out I didn't, not really. ;)

korver: Unfortunately we never made it to Meteora :( . We had to cut it out when we were in Bulgaria and realised the train times didn't match and that it would take so long to go from Greece to Italy. But I'm most definitely going back again some time, and then Thessaloniki, Delphi, Mycenae and many more places are also on the list! And thank you for the kind words!
Come join me on a hike to St Edmea!

Latest update: 7

"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy." - John Sawhill

Offline Akallan

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A Green Utopia, I
« Reply #118 on: October 25, 2017, 04:34:52 PM »
Well, it will take a lot of time, but the result will be beautiful! You will only make lots to plopper if I understand correctly? I look forward to seeing more, this small piece of the lot is very detailed, and a city without cars ... It's visionary!  :popcorn:

Offline kbieniu7

Re: Themistokles City Gallery: A Green Utopia, I
« Reply #119 on: October 28, 2017, 02:31:37 PM »
Nice to see you back working on something! ;) I've never liked too much working over big area in Lot Editor, but I keep my finger crossed for you ;) Car-free idea is quite a challenging vision. As far as I know, Oslo is the first city that makes real effort to introduce it. However, those tall blocks don't reminds me landscapes with enthusiasts of car-free cities :D
Thank you for visiting Kolbrów, and for being for last ten years!