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Simcity 4: I forsee lots of flashing on Callius Blvd.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2008
    hello mori

    you are a tiny person

    I am going to bed now

    you should have a good night

    signed, rankenhugecock

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  • FishmanFishman I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My problem with sim city games is I always have more fun burning them to the ground in 5 minutes than I had building them up over 5 weeks.

    But I always forget that when I'm not actually playing.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    God, my cities always look like such ass.

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  • Shifty FisterShifty Fister Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Make the roads go in concentric squares or some crazy pattern.

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Moriveth wrote: »
    God, my cities always look like such ass.

    Make the city in a shape to actually look like an ass

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  • monsterrormonsterror HEY ASSBUTT Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Or, you know.

    A penis.

    EDIT: Or, if you make it like an ass, make town hall in the center with every road in the surrounding blocks leading to it.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So, yeah, you definitely need the Network Addon Mod if you don't have it already. It comes with an installer and everything so you don't have to worry about the files, but if you want to anyway mods are installed under the "Sim City 4\Plugins" directory in your "My Documents" folder.

    As for gameplay advice, what I like to do is start off slow - the very first thing you need to do is turn a profit. Then expand from there, and make liberal use of cheetah speed.

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  • GertBeefGertBeef Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I wanna plaay. I have this game.

    My city will be bigger!

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This game is so fantastic.


    They need to up and do SC5 already.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    sarukun wrote: »
    This game is so fantastic.


    They need to up and do SC5 already.

    why would they do such a thing when they can crank out sims expansions and continue to roll around in giant piles of money?

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  • GertBeefGertBeef Registered User
    edited September 2008
    sarukun wrote: »
    This game is so fantastic.


    They need to up and do SC5 already.

    why would they do such a thing when they can crank out sims expansions and continue to roll around in giant piles of money?

    I'm waiting for 'Spore, Petz Expansion"

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    GertBeef wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    This game is so fantastic.


    They need to up and do SC5 already.

    why would they do such a thing when they can crank out sims expansions and continue to roll around in giant piles of money?

    I'm waiting for 'Spore, Petz Expansion"

    If that happens I'm buying a shitload of Kingsford and starting a good old fashioned <insert title>cide.

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    sarukun wrote: »
    This game is so fantastic.


    They need to up and do SC5 already.

    why would they do such a thing when they can crank out sims expansions and continue to roll around in giant piles of money?

    It's Will Wright, not Blizzard, Jesus.

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  • monsterrormonsterror HEY ASSBUTT Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    sarukun wrote: »
    sarukun wrote: »
    This game is so fantastic.


    They need to up and do SC5 already.

    why would they do such a thing when they can crank out sims expansions and continue to roll around in giant piles of money?

    It's Will Wright, not Blizzard, Jesus.

    See: The Sims, The Sims 2

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The Sims has taken on a life of it's own.


    There were two expansions for Sim City 4. Two.


    Go cry wolf elsewhere, if you would be so kind.

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  • monsterrormonsterror HEY ASSBUTT Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    But its so much fun seeing all of you panic every time I do it.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    sarukun wrote: »
    They need to up and do SC5 already.

    I wish they would as well. (I came up with this username 3 years before The Sims came out and I've never actually played The Sims. I just liked SimCity 2000 a lot.)

    But so far we've gotten SimCity Societies and SimCity Creator is coming out for the Wii this week. I don't really see a reason to care about either.

    Given that, I'm not optimistic Maxis is going to do a true SimCity sequel anytime soon. :|

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Maybe you should stick with one city Mori, I am fair sure the reason to burned on the sims was the house overkill

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Maybe you should stick with one city Mori, I am fair sure the reason to burned on the sims was the house overkill

    I plan to, but the problem is that SC4 is really geared towards multiple cities to make a profit.

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  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited September 2008
    splinter citites!

    ;-)

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    bombardier wrote: »
    Hey has anyone been following Cities XL? It looks like it might not be that bad of a new SimCity alternative. The road building in it looks pretty slick since there's no grid system.

    That looks pretty fucking amazing, actually. Wow, I'm keepin' an eye on this thang.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Divide your cities up into the different Forums. DnD can be a heavy commercial down-town area, and SE++ landfill, sewage, industrial, and power plants.

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  • edited September 2008
    call the city bongi

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  • ldrawldraw Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Looking forward to participating in this thread (when not in class). Sim City is one of my all-time favorite franchises. Such a shame they took a dump on it with Societies instead of producing Sim City 5 proper. Thanks EA.

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  • WeaverWeaver It's a bit chilly out. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I made a cyberpunk city in societies so large that it crashed my computer

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    All I ask is that there be a cluster of churches in a district named for me.

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  • ldrawldraw Registered User
    edited September 2008
    All I ask is that there be a cluster of churches in a district named for me.

    It's been a while, but wasn't the church building dropped in Sim City 3000? I do remember SC2000 spamming those giant Christian churches all over the (residential) place.

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  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I played SC4 but I was pretty quickly frustrated by just how difficult it was to maintain a positive income. Maybe I'm retarded at city planning.

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  • ldrawldraw Registered User
    edited September 2008
    In the beginning: residential and industrial. Any commercial beyond a very, VERY minute portion of your city (10%) is overdoing it. Do not build any public buildings except MAYBE a school.

    Two biggest pitfalls: too many public buildings, too much commercial.

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    bombardier wrote: »
    Hey has anyone been following Cities XL? It looks like it might not be that bad of a new SimCity alternative. The road building in it looks pretty slick since there's no grid system.

    That looks pretty fucking amazing, actually. Wow, I'm keepin' an eye on this thang.

    Not entirely sure I'm a fan of the look of the game.


    Edit: Looks like they did some pretty fantastic work on their transportation though.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    ldraw wrote: »
    In the beginning: residential and industrial. Any commercial beyond a very, VERY minute portion of your city (10%) is overdoing it. Do not build any public buildings except MAYBE a school.

    Two biggest pitfalls: too many public buildings, too much commercial.

    Indeed, you shouldn't really build any public services until people want them.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll be just fine. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I used to fill up the gaps in zones with fountains in SC3000.

    That seemed to up property values pretty quickly.

    But apparently nooooooooo they don't like fountains in SC4.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Right, I'll try to make an actual update before I leave for work tonight.

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    sarukun wrote: »
    bombardier wrote: »
    Hey has anyone been following Cities XL? It looks like it might not be that bad of a new SimCity alternative. The road building in it looks pretty slick since there's no grid system.

    That looks pretty fucking amazing, actually. Wow, I'm keepin' an eye on this thang.

    Not entirely sure I'm a fan of the look of the game.


    Edit: Looks like they did some pretty fantastic work on their transportation though.

    I quite liked the way the cities looked when it was gliding through. Seems like it would be pretty graphically intense though?

    In any case, you fuckers just made me realise how much I want to play SC4. Now I must go and buy it on the weekend. Societies only entertained me for a few hours... it really was a poor effort. The concept was interesting, but ut kist kinda seemed a bit too "dumbed down".

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