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Old Posted Apr 24, 2018, 8:49 PM
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Vellu, Halvoo is simply spectacular in terms of realism, detail, and size. While I stopped posting on here for a few years, I definitely always checked back in to see what you've done with Halvoo. I'm simply in awe of your layout, the way the roads flow so seamlessly though the city, the beautifully done parks, and those textures! Makes me want to start Staunton all over again (no way in hell that's happening)

I've always neglected the ground detail in my reiterations of Staunton, but seeing how you've done it so flawlessly with Halvoo inspires me to create more realistic street textures for Staunton, refine the layout, and add more flora variety (Staunton literally only has two types of trees). I can't stress enough how much I envy your ability to create such a realistic layout, it's truly inspires me to get back into my Staunton days and finish the fictional city I've always dreamed of.

Keep up the great work, I remember your old cities and it's insane how far your skills have evolved!

P.S. the Kastellitorni is hands down my favorite building so far
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 1:14 PM
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Thanks, Patrick and Swede, your comments are always so motivating!

About the layout, I think it really helped to make the layout look more realistic, when I sketched the historical expansion of the city by making those historical maps. It was extra work, but it was worth it. It think the ground detail is more important in Halvoo than it is in Staunton, as Halvoo is a lot less dense and there's more ground visible. Nordic cities also have a lot of greenery, so it's important for me to use several different tree models to make it look realistic enough.

On to the update...

Halvoo University Central Hospital is the largest and most important hospital in Halvoo. The oldest buildings date back to the late 19th century and today they are used mostly for administrative and educational purposes. The main building (the one with the helipad) is from the 1960's.

Section003_pic28 by Vellu04, on Flickr

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Old Posted May 5, 2018, 9:02 PM
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Another beautiful update! I love the little details like the driveway that cuts through the building and leads into the parking lot.

How big is the file size of Havloo if you don't mind me asking? I would love to see a SSP diagram of Havloo's tallest if you are interested in doing that!
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Old Posted May 21, 2018, 2:29 PM
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Another beautiful update! I love the little details like the driveway that cuts through the building and leads into the parking lot.

How big is the file size of Havloo if you don't mind me asking? I would love to see a SSP diagram of Havloo's tallest if you are interested in doing that!
Thanks! The file size is 42 MB at the moment. I might do a height diagram if I ever get to model all of Halvoo's tallest that I have planned. The top 2 is still missing. No. 2 will be in the following section 4 but the modelling of the tallest is far away in the future as it is not in the city center.

I've been very busy lately with moving into a new home and renovating it but I managed to squeeze in an update...

The Karjalaidun Church was built in 1928-32. The spire of the bell tower reaches 100 meters and it was the tallest structure in Halvoo for three decades.

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Vellu, wonderful work. How much time did it take you to create the very first image in the first post of this thread? I'm considering using Sketchup to create just a few buildings (about 1/4 of your first photo) so I can create video fly-pasts so I'm curious how much time I'm going to need to spend.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2018, 5:23 PM
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Vellu, wonderful work. How much time did it take you to create the very first image in the first post of this thread? I'm considering using Sketchup to create just a few buildings (about 1/4 of your first photo) so I can create video fly-pasts so I'm curious how much time I'm going to need to spend.
Thanks, DizzyEdge, and apologies for my late reply. The very first scene? I don't remember that well anymore, but I think the modelling took me about 2-3 hours and maybe an hour or two more to find good source material for the textures and to make the textures. So maybe about five hours but could've been more.

I have a kind of bad news for Halvoo. During summer - after watching many YouTube videos about it - I finally started playing Cities: Skylines after thinking about it since it came out. I'm afraid it's a game to my liking, so it means I have lot less time for Halvoo. I try to put some work into it from time to time, but updates will be quite rare for the time being. That said, here IS and update. The third section is nearing completion.

Section003_pic32 by Vellu04, on Flickr

Alttotorni Tower has been completed. It is 115 meters to the roof, which makes it the fifth tallest building in Halvoo.

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A view from north.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2018, 10:19 AM
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I've tried C:S too, but my laptop isn't built to run that kind of game very well Pretty Sure I'd be drawn in too, otherwise. Finnish games ftw!

That park in the new section looks great. I like how some at the hospital get great views of it, a nice view from your room does help keep you sane if you're staying a while.
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2018, 2:08 PM
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I've finally completed the third section.

A view from northwest:
Section003_pic35 by Vellu04, on Flickr

From northeast:
Section003_pic36 by Vellu04, on Flickr

From southeast:
Section003_pic37 by Vellu04, on Flickr

From southwest:
Section003_pic38 by Vellu04, on Flickr

Current skyline from southeast:
Section003_pic39 by Vellu04, on Flickr

Skyline from southwest:
Section003_pic40 by Vellu04, on Flickr
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