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CJ Maripolis

Dum Spiro, Spero

  1. ode1299
    Population:
    6833492
    Map:
    ProjectLunaGrandis
    Game Version:
    • Cities XXL 2015
    Promo Video: (Full screen is recommended)


    Maripolis Video Guide: (Full screen is recommended)

    Minor update on 07.05.2019 (Sync issues and "special thanks" addition at 13:32)

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    Maripolis (• Merville • Meerburg), officially Maripolis City-State, is a multicultural city-state located somewhere in a fictional continent on the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. The territory of Maripolis is located in a natural harbor on the Atlantic Ocean and lies on two banks of the Dragon Bay with two natural islands and several man-made islands. While Eastern Maripolis represents an elegant European style city with historical and architectural richness, Western Maripolis comes forward as the financial and economic powerhouse of the metropolitan area with stylish art-deco and modern architecture.
    Maripolis is a huge city with 26 subdivisions containing 16 arrondissements of the Eastern Maripolis, 8 districts of the Western Maripolis and 2 counties in the outskirts. Each administrative region has its own unique character and selection of attractions.
    Beyond central Maripolis, there are two counties outlying the city. Schematically, Esterwulf lies on the southeastern territories while Corona is situationed on the northwest.

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    Please check out the city guide link below for more info and content:
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    Maripolis City Guide
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    Updated contents will also take place in the main post.
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Recent Updates

  1. Freeways
  2. Airport
  3. Corona

Recent Reviews

  1. BlowingPot
    BlowingPot
    5/5,
    Masterfully done and amazingly presented on the website! Love all stylised maps and nicely made dividers with text and photos! Very easy to browse
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you! Glad you like it.
  2. Ammar Shaker
    Ammar Shaker
    5/5,
    Nicely done ;) good work
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you!
  3. kipate
    kipate
    5/5,
    Wonderful addition to the website. It is really a beauty, you really have mastered the game :)

    There are some small weaknesses, though, at least in my eyes. For example, I generally miss some curves within the road layout of your city. Also, some of your bridges are quite steep, whilst others run really smoothly. The runways of the airport are too close to the terminals, at least to the wings of the terminals. And generally, I had hoped for some more embellishment alongside the river shores. For example, you have that bikeway along the river, but at that side of the river, there is no possibility to move down to the water. But all of these points are minor points, they are not important.

    I do love your standalone structures. The palace with its octagonal artificial lake in the park looks fabulous. The Louvre-like building complex was majestically laid down. Its garden looks wonderful, a real little escape from all the noise. The skyscrapers were wisely chosen and together form a fantastic skyline, I still wonder at what location you would have the best view onto the skyline.
    I also like the industrial area along the harbour. You added a lot of details there, that looks realistic!
    And of course, the airport itself was well planned and laid down. The taxiways look overly realistic, splendid job!

    My favourite district is probably Estergate. I love the little details you added, and the custom-made structures. Also, you created a fabulous scenery along the waters there :)

    And of course, your image are the bomb, I think that's nothing new to you ;)
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you for the review and praising words. This city has been occupying my mind for years and I could only design and build for a limited period of time each week. From the first day, I wanted a consistent grid system and changed it almost 20 times over time for the best look. Masterplans were made to work smoothly with the metro system. Barcelona's Eixample and Budapest's Pest districts were my basic inspirations as well as the Manhattan grid system. I don't like the way this game's roads look when you make curves. They seem rather sharp on the edges and I tried my best to make them smooth. I also don't like using limitless construction mod much because it looks really awful in close-ups. A lot of measuring have been made and precision was very important for me. I am planning to make a Cities Skylines version in the future, maybe I can use more curves with CS' mechanics.

      Your observations are really good and I agree with you. This project took so much time and I had to rush at some points. Freeway bridges are quite steep and look bad but I couldn't find a solution for them as I am not good at with realistic highway mod. The airport is based on Beijing Airport. It is runway-terminal building distance is about 300m while mine is 110m. I know it is too close but I couldn't change it without changing the freeway layout. "Wonderpark" is another rushed point in the city and I am not wholly contented the way it looks at the moment. It was planned to be a coastal version of Amsterdam's Vondelpark but at some point, I lost my interest and finished it roughly.

      I'm really glad you like the journal, thanks again and have a nice weekend!
  4. Nyako-sensei
    Nyako-sensei
    5/5,
    This is amazing job! Im in loss for words
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you so much for the review.
  5. solo
    solo
    5/5,
    This is very impressive! where did you get so many unique models?
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you for the review. If you mean mods by "models" I added all the mods I used at the end of the Video Guide. And on Instagram (@maripoliscxxl) I also post my inspired locations from all over the world for each region.
  6. Heyan
    Heyan
    5/5,
    Excellent work!
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your appreciation.
  7. nicknick
    nicknick
    5/5,
    Absolutely great, concise and consistent.
    I love the references to Paris and i wholeheartedly appreciate the precicion and attention devoted to parks and city grid.
    Greatly done and deserving 5* without further thoughts. . . Kudos!
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you so much for the encouraging comments. Your cities Novigrad, Dämmerlicht and Hope are all great inspirations for me. And I think I overlooked the CJ of Sentaria back in the day. Now I've realized that it is a beautiful work and gave me a new perspective for my CJ.
  8. Mr.X²
    Mr.X²
    5/5,
    just for the transit maps ;)
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you ;) Maps came out after a detailed research and drawing process. And I must say without your mods this city would be incomplete. Thank you again.
  9. Drazicdesign
    Drazicdesign
    5/5,
    But, but, but what is it !!!!!!!

    It's good for the eyes, it's a pleasure, what a huge job,
    From all points of view, you have done an impressive job!
    Magistrale video, I am stunned by so much beauty, the design of the city, cities, details, the considerable number of shots, transport plans, the assembly of the video itself!

    I summarize my feeling in two words:
    - Perfection,
    - Respect,

    A very very very big congratulations!

    Wow! But what a city! What a slap!
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much for your kind words. You made me happy with the sincerity and enthusiasm in your comments. By the way, I should thank you for all the mods you made and posted here. You and all the other great modders kept me playing this game for years.

      Your great work "Firenze" has also a great impact on me to create Maripolis.
  10. es168
    es168
    5/5,
    What can I say . . WOW !
    Excellent layout and graphics presentation.
    1. ode1299
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much.