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Old Posted Jul 16, 2004, 7:17 PM
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Hey, nice ideas themapman.

Which reminds me...I'd love a mapping function that allows you to print out a street map of your city with the street names (based upon the labels that you always put on them and then they inexplicably disappear).

But then again I read maps like some others read Dickens.
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Old Posted Jul 20, 2004, 9:56 PM
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basically, a lot of what's already been mentioned.


1. More options for funding (like arts and culture) which then opne up new buildings, like small theatres, art gallaries etc.

2. Control over sidewalks. This would mean that you could beautify them by adding decorative benches/trashcans/streetlamps etc decorative pavemtn, trees, and that the sidewalk is where you add bus stops and subway stations. Also, make the center median of avenues useful space, where tranist can either run down the middle, or at least it can be dsignated for passenger use.

Allowances for really small scale commercial, like hotdog stands, newspaper stands etc for certain streets.

Yet more transit options (streetcar, LRT, and when for the future rich cities of simnation, maglev), also crossrail would be nice.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2004, 1:08 AM
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grasscat - I've read Dickens, I'll take AAA anyday!! I like the street map idea.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2004, 3:05 AM
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I would like them to allow you to put rivers and lakes at different levels like you used to be ably to do. It makes the landscape for realistic. This would allow for more buildings like paddling clubs.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2004, 4:02 AM
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that is a good idea. it bothers me that you can't have mountain lakes. waterfalls would be cool too.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2004, 8:20 AM
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as many lanes for a road you want...and turning lanes. and for rapid transit, you have a bunch of technologies and designs, including station designs, to choose from including rapid bus. you also have to buy trains and buses and hire workforce for city public transit and other services. you also paint your trains and buses (choose colors).


also, does anybody know the cheat for change city name and change mayor name?
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2004, 3:07 AM
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What I'd like most is above street el tracks. That's how all el tracks started.

Diagonal bridges

3 dimensions

building variety

approval of large structures
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2004, 9:08 PM
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no repeated buildings, and...a choice POP-UP for choosing what buildings you want and don't want.

better regional terrain graphics, bigger cities by size
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2004, 11:14 PM
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I also would like Light Rail/Rubber wheel trams. That would be nice, seeing as MKE never got them.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2004, 4:07 PM
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I only have SC3KU, and I would love to see more space for building. All you have is roughly 100 sq. mi, and that is nothing. New York is over 400 sq. mi, and Philly is over 135 sq. mi. There is not enough space, and in most of my cities on there, I have over 1,000,000 people and no space to put them. And on top of that, the streets are always clogged, and I had to re-rout the whole Subway system to un-clog the streets.

That and more landmarks and a better BAP would rule.

BAP RULES ALL!!!!!!

And repeated buildings are retarded, because then you end up seeing the same building(s) all over your city. I keep getting that filthy ugly brown Arbor Plaza all over my cities and I hate it. I normally BAP new buildings to replace them, mostly hotels.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2004, 3:25 PM
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I recommend if any of you have not yet done so to check out the Exchange for SC4, there are several cool downloads that will allow you to do new creative things.

I agree about not having such famous downloads.

Highways and angled streets need work, roundabouts are easy to make.

there is never a Post Office!
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One thing that could be improved is the way that buildings are constructed.
It did improve alot from SC3K but the buildings frame should go up bottom to top(and not the top of the building rising out of the ground!)

And I think an approval system would be useful, it could get hectic, but if you had to approve buildings then you could reject duplicate buildings. A list would come up every week or so, and you have to approve or reject, or delay. You would be able to select a load of them to approve at once so you don't have to look at every little building in the list.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2004, 5:30 PM
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is it possible that our suggestions will get forwarded to EA Games for consideration into the next SC5?

I'm sure they would love the input, we are the ones who know the game and cities here...lol
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I would like to see time based buildings to correspond with the time setting.

I would like to see 1900 era buildings, 50s era, 2000 era, thus if you start in 1900 you could have a mixture of building types if you mark them historical overtime intermixed with newer towers, ie like a real city.

I hate in SC3000 having it bee 1910 and have modern towers.

More variety in buildings is key too, to much duplication.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2004, 5:40 AM
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I think the "no repeated buildings" is a good one.

I heard someplace that MAXIS and EA are gonna get back to basics with SC5, not advanced like we would all like to see...I guess they wanna lure more people onto the game instead of satisfying the more traditional players...
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2004, 2:43 AM
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how about autosave. a thunderstorm just knocked out my power after playing for a couple hours. FUCK
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Damn that sucks!
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2004, 1:04 PM
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yea...that might be a good one, many games have that now.
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2004, 10:38 PM
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the best things to add would be.. weather.. like.. snow, specifically, and flooding.

Also, I want the ability to name my roads. I know you can label things in SC4, but that's pointless. I want to be able to query a road and see what it's named.

Also, roundabouts.

and... trenched-highways

and of course, sim-level-view.
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2004, 11:05 PM
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^ Word, about roads. I brought up earlier that I'd like to be able to print a map of my streets (remember "Place & Print" from earlier games?). And I hate how you lose your labels so damn easily.
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