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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 4:49 PM
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The Great Canadian SimCity/CitiesXL gaming thread!

Who has any cities available for sharing? Or who has played CitiesXL here? For me, I played all SimCitys, Societies and 2011 XL. Personally prefer SimCity 2000, 3000 and XL, although its become a bitch to mod Bankers Hall or the Calgary Scotia tower into XL
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 5:41 PM
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SimCity IS the reason I got interested in urban planning in the first place. Unfortunately I haven't played SimCity for years. Societies was awful to me and kind of me turned me off to the genre. I intended to go back to SimCity 4, but I never did. I bought Cities XL 2010 and was impressed with the graphics engine but I never gave it enough time, maybe it didn't impress me gameplay wise very much. Perhaps I should have given it more play time.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 5:47 PM
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When is SimCity 5 coming out?
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 6:29 PM
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Oh no you did not just start this thread... I can flood it with content, like opening a can of worms.

Although I don't understand the premise. As "Great Canadian", are we only supposed to show stuff applicable to Canada or just stuff made by Canadian players?

I guess to start off check out my Youtube Channel. I have dozens of high-quality Simcity 4 videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/haljacke...?sort=p&view=u

Here's one to get you started:

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Here's a picture a CBD I made:


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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 7:05 PM
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I think he meant the use of Canadian content in the games. There's already simcity threads in the Urban Art section; http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=160
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 8:02 PM
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I think he meant the use of Canadian content in the games. There's already simcity threads in the Urban Art section; http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=160
But theres no CANADIAN one! And from the last time I checked, no Canadians have been on the main SSPF page

Same, hated Societies and I played SimCity when I was 6, then got hooked on the genre ever since. Same with transit!

I wish SimCity 5 came out
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Old Posted Dec 25, 2011, 12:21 AM
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This guy tried to re-create Edmonton in Simcity 4

http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/top...y-of-edmonton/

unforunately most of the photos seem to be deleted from the thread, and its abandoned.

I too wonder if a Simcity 5 will ever come out.

Is City XL any good?
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Old Posted Dec 25, 2011, 12:24 AM
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When is SimCity 5 coming out?
Pretty much this. I still play 4 and it's seven years old now.
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Old Posted Dec 25, 2011, 1:12 AM
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Pretty much this. I still play 4 and it's seven years old now.
I quit when I found out CitiesXL had transit route planning (my thing lol), and when SimCity4 kept crashing when I added an LRT mod. Wasn't too happy
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2011, 12:54 AM
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Heres a city I made a year ago. I laid out the roads in the CBD similar to that of downtown Hamilton's. Can you find the five Canadian Buildings in this picture?


Here's an overview of the city.


I made this city two years ago. I laid out the roads in the CBD similar to Toronto's. How many Canadian Buildings can you find.


Here's an overview of the city.
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Ok Ill ask this here for some reason sc4 is not working for me. I clicked to start the game and it is not reading the disk this just started and the disk is not scratched any ideas?
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Ok Ill ask this here for some reason sc4 is not working for me. I clicked to start the game and it is not reading the disk this just started and the disk is not scratched any ideas?
I had that happen to me when I bummed it off an torrent!

I forget how to fix it though (its been 2 years). Sorry man

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Old Posted Dec 27, 2011, 11:51 PM
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get a no-cd crack.
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I too wonder if a Simcity 5 will ever come out.
Remember how everyone was joking about Duke Nukem Forever? I doubt Sim City 5 will ever come out, because it's honestly too much of a niche product. EA really isn't interested in anything other than mass-market video games, and they probably don't want to commit the resources needed for this project. Which will be a problem going forward, because it's going to get harder to run older games on new versions of Windows (on a Mac? Good luck with that, sucker!).

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Is City XL any good?
Not really.
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2011, 3:30 AM
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Remember how everyone was joking about Duke Nukem Forever? I doubt Sim City 5 will ever come out, because it's honestly too much of a niche product. EA really isn't interested in anything other than mass-market video games, and they probably don't want to commit the resources needed for this project. Which will be a problem going forward, because it's going to get harder to run older games on new versions of Windows (on a Mac? Good luck with that, sucker!). < LMAO



Not really.
For me, although it sucks (cant burn my city down), I do get alot more control over transit options
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2012, 5:11 AM
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Here's my first attempt at creating the Gardiner Expressway in downtown Toronto.

Can't quite get it all to fit due to fact there's a road under the expressway (double deck) and the lack of el-RHW-6 (a mod) connections available in RHW 5.0.
-Though these issues could get fixed in later releases.







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Old Posted Mar 12, 2012, 4:31 PM
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You guys realize there's an entire section dedicated to this stuff?

Also, how is it possible anyone hasn't heard of the new SC game due out next year?
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2012, 5:10 PM
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lol... "Younge"
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