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09-20-2003, 04:58 PM
Just wondering if anyone else here has SimCity 4. :) And if anyone has been able to master it yet. :p
09-21-2003, 01:35 AM
I've got it somewhere here, didn't played it much though. The game looks real nice, especially the god mode (terrain building tool) is done well. Only like every Sim City game I build a small piece of a town and than I quit the game bored :(
09-21-2003, 03:00 AM
I've got Sim City 3000, but I've had my eyes on 4... it looks good :)
09-21-2003, 07:29 AM
It's good, but it's so hard! In the previous games you're given the pre-made humongous cities. Well, in SimCity4, the largest pre-made city is only 6,000 people.
I finally last night got one of the cities past 10,000. And then it was 11,000 this morning. :p
It's kind of cool that you go into not knowing what's next. Everytime a new building is starting to be built, it's so exciting because you never know what it's going to look like. I finally got a mini-skyscraper/apartment building to spring up in the city. :)
09-23-2003, 12:38 PM
Sounds like you're having a blast there Aquarius :) And, the increased difficulty only makes it a bigger challenge... just as long as it isn't too difficult ;) :D
09-23-2003, 08:18 PM
But it is too difficult. lol I'm still 20,000 people away from getting a commercial skyscraper. And at this rate, that might finally happen sometime after Christmas. lol
I can't wait to see what new buildings are still yet to come. :)
09-24-2003, 01:22 AM
Aw shucks! Well, I wish you luck Aquarius :) Isn't there a difficulty setting tho? :)
09-24-2003, 11:30 AM
Yeah, and it's on easy right now! :eek: lol I'd hate to see what the hard setting is like.
09-25-2003, 09:44 AM
Sounds like it'd be a nightmare.
09-25-2003, 09:55 AM
I bought it this summer, really like the graphics and sound, but I'm hopeless as a mayor!!! They love me cause I give em loads of little parks and gardens and flowers and keep evrything squeaky clean but that only attracts land-trolls :rolleyes: And if it weren't for the moneycheat, I'd run them into ruin in no time :D
09-25-2003, 11:14 AM
I started a brand-new city last night from scratch. It's population is already over 2,000 and has a monthly income of $400. :D That's the best I've had in a city yet!
I haven't been desparate enough so far to resort to cheats. ;)
09-28-2003, 02:42 PM
Good! ;) Avoid cheating (unless absolutely necessary), it takes the fun and the challenge out of the game ;)
09-28-2003, 03:03 PM
14,500 now on the city I started just on Wednesday. :D What's really bad, is I could reach that easily within an hour on SimCity 3000 Unlimited. :p
10-05-2003, 05:02 AM
Well, you'll get there eventually, just keep the spirits up ;)
10-05-2003, 11:12 AM
I would get Sim City 4000 too, yet I can't force my, "Sims" to unwillingly hand over all of their income. Is there a reason for this, or do I just have to become less merciful?
10-11-2003, 04:00 PM
I reached a population of over 25,000 today. :D I'm much closer to having a population high enough to start having skyscrapers. :D Woot woot!
I have one mini commercial skyscraper, and about 2 or 3 high-rise, high-wealth apartment complexes. I also finally raised enough money for a Minor League Soccer Stadium, and just awaiting money to be raised for the University. :) What sounds good for the name? University of Neue Wodenstadt, or Neue Wodenstadt University? :p
10-12-2003, 04:34 AM
I take back my words!
You gave me the idea to give the game one more chance. Started a new city last night, Raccoon City (from Resident Evil) and got over 12.000 people! and making a few hundreds profit!
This game is awesome! :D
now where in the outskirts of the city, somewhere in the forest and mountains, should I put the Mansion where Jill, Chris and Barry went? ;)
10-12-2003, 06:59 AM
You slowly need to get used to the way this one handles. :p
I can't wait until I get good enough to dare building a city ontop of a moutain plateau! :D
So many possibilities lie ahead still!
And don't you just love how you can watch the building go up right before your eyes?!? :D
10-12-2003, 09:55 AM
I only dislike the way how the 'reconcile walls' is. (the function that your city has the same edge as your neighbour city) It is supposed to be great, but when I let the computer generate the edges, I lose a lot of buildings! Even when I make the terrain on the surrounding areas first and reconcile those structures!
should I make all the enviroment (hills, water...) first of the whole region and then start building the cities? Or shouldn't I place things on the edge of the area?
10-12-2003, 10:21 AM
I would build all of the terrain items first. It saves you money ;) and the destruction of buildings. :p
My city has hit a recession. lol I've lost 6,000 people just today! :eek: I barely have money again, but I'm trying to build my way back up. Budget cuts everywhere! lol
And how is your population coming along now? lol
10-12-2003, 10:46 AM
with or without the zombies? ;)
now I'm about 14/15000. Didn't play much today, I think I'm going to start over. First I'm going to make the surroundings.
if I'm ready, expect cities like Raccoon City and Silent Hill :)
Thanks for your advice!
10-12-2003, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by Aquarius:
University of Neue Wodenstadt, or Neue Wodenstadt University?
Don't know if you've already decided, but I'd go for Neue Wodenstadt University myself :D
10-12-2003, 11:43 AM
I was liking that one too. ;) And I've been in debt today in the game, so I haven't had the money to build the university yet. ;)
Good luck with starting over Tipsko! :)
10-13-2003, 03:15 AM
I like the God building tool. It is so beautiful!
Only when your city becomes to large, it takes me a few seconds to load it when I zoom in or out. Very irritating! Maybe a lower resolution :(
10-13-2003, 02:16 PM
I have that same problem. But to me, the slowdowns are worth it. :)
My city bounced back to around a constant of 23,000. :D I finally have some tall Commercial buildings. Actually, it's the same one, just 2 other times. :p It's not a skyscraper, but with somewhere between 10-20 floors it's the tallest commercial building. :p Still waiting for the rest of the money for NWU! ;)
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