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CJ Dreamland

Made in XL 2012 for The Inlet Comp

  1. skullz613
    Population:
    575009
    Map:
    TheInlet
    Game Version:
    • Cities XL 2012
    Dreamland was not finished and I still may try and do more. There's a bit of lag though due to the amount of trees/plazas.
    I don't use zoning when building a city so it takes me a bit longer to build it. I avoid oversized roads as I build with New Zealand towns and cities in mind. One day I will practice with RHM so I can make my cities look better.

    Here are the rest of the screenshots that were taken for the competition but did not make the final 10 and a little bit of a tale.

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    The mayor of Dreamland was in such a rush to finish his city that all city planning when out the window. The port was put miles away from he city area which lead to huge traffic issues.

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    The only bonus was that the pollution was kept away from the main city area. Not much of a bonus for the lower class who were swamped with industry smoke daily.

    The port was thrown together pretty quick. The mayor had never constructed a port before.
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    This area is known as Snobbish Bay.
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    The bridges are not very classy in Dreamland. The Mayor went to change them but he soon discovered bigger better bridges would not fit. He would of had to demolish lots of buildings and roads. Time was a huge factor so he opted to plant some palms on one of them instead.
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    Here you can see the what city folk call Wee China Town.
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    Farming areas in Dreamland
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    There's lots of Moo Moo fields in Dreamland.

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    More pictures may be added if I am able to keep working on Dreamland. My poor laptop struggles a bit though and gets pretty hot.
    Monty, selodinger, Myname and 6 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    5/5,
    Nice cityscape =) Like+
  2. veija2
    veija2
    5/5,
    The Mayor is way too hard on himself. This is a lovely town. I especially like the distance views with the city cozied in between the water and hills.
  3. Inan
    Inan
    5/5,
    Good concept of a small lowrise town. Maybe some trees are too big and the greenery is too forest-like, what looks a bit weird, but i really like the calm feeling! Good luck for the contest! :-)
    1. skullz613
      Author's Response
      Yeah I think I need to modify the small trees patch I made and also add the Oak tree as I use it a fair bit.
  4. Big Meany Mean
    Big Meany Mean
    5/5,
    Hmmm citysgasm...
  5. Kitsunebi
    Kitsunebi
    5/5,
    Very nice green city! I like the way it blends with the surrounding area... also, the CBD is very well done. Not too high, not too small... however, I would also recommend using RHM2 but be careful: it's addictive :P

    And one thing: I don't get people who post anonymously and give bad reviews...
    1. skullz613
      Author's Response
      Thanks. I will be trying RHM2 out on a practice city in the next few days. I have not used it for a long time.
  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    2/5,
    tbh I can see just flowers, farms and few buidings nothing more
    1. skullz613
      Author's Response
      I was aiming for a real life looking city and not one plastered with plazas the size of small towns all over the place.
  7. Drazicdesign
    Drazicdesign
    5/5,
    A first word: Realistic as I like!
    Details by here and there, just enough to make a beautiful city!
    I like your vision of the campaign.
    Congratulations!
    1. skullz613
      Author's Response
      Thanks Drazic
  8. Kurtis Edwards
    Kurtis Edwards
    5/5,
    The way you plaza hills is awesome. I am gonna try mixing a bit more in my cities. I tend to stick with only 1 type of plaza and it's associated forest. Wonderful realism.
    1. skullz613
      Author's Response
      It can be a bit tricky to plaza hills when they are big. I use a few paths to break the areas up or the plaza tool always shows red boxes
  9. kipate
    kipate
    5/5,
    Love the city! You do really have an eye for the detail, I like how you decorated the rivers and also the city itself, as you e.g. put some parking lots here and there, added some construction site, ...
    Impressive is also how sou cared about proper farms on the plateaus, top quality there!

    Of course, some RHM would have been wished for, but well, you can always add this!

    For the very first aerial, you should have made it look like taken out of some airplane window, such that you could have cut out the side parts. This would have been a very impressive intro shot for the competition ;)
    1. skullz613
      Author's Response
      Yeah RHM will be showing up one day in my cities. Need a bit more practice first. I like your idea of the window view. Will have to try something like that.
  10. solo
    solo
    5/5,
    I'm also from New Zealand, and I love this, it reminds me of Auckland, very well done. 10/10
    1. skullz613
      Author's Response
      Thanks solo :)