Hi and welcome to my first CJ on the new XL Nation !
Ages ago, i wasn't used to post about "work in progress" cities but now i m so glad my old PC (brand new as i got the first CXL the day it came out) can run the new Citites XXL that i' melting here......
thanks to the god that made the Delete CXL shadercache mod !
Now let me introduce my new city : Carthagenes
a part of downtown has already been built....
To understand Why this city is born, i'll first let you know a bit about my play style.....
I play themed and specialized cities most of the time ; i don't do many big cities but i need them too because i may need big amount of any tokens when i build BP's ...... Carthagenes is all about that : I needed a huge city that can provide enough offices and high techs for BP's !
a part of DT CBD, no water front yet...
I started by shaping my highways and interchanges, then put some important roads and the airport and finally designed scenery for some landmarks before placing any housing or any offices/industry as shown on the sat view below
sat view shows the highway layout and interchanges and also most important landmarks
After that necessary hard work i was able to place my first buildings. I love to take good screenshots, i love cool skylines making sense, i love mods and i really LOVE to take screenshots in this game ....
so i started to build just against natural curse of time by placing first the highest skycrapers and offices buildings and filled with moded housing/retails ; then i started creating less higher areas with most american pack houses and public services.
Now with a population at about 100k and selling some offices, holidays and hightechs i still am in red zone with budget because of many landmarks and some specialized buildings ; i also start to suffer the lack of mass transit sytem and freight/passengers issues but i need first to balance my incomes .....^^
the parliament house, one of the "money grinder beauties" of the city....
first part of the financial district, part pedestrian as you can see ; on the left the Centinial Building/park which took me hours to design....
as you can hardly see here ^^ i use many custom content buildings.....but the lights are so cool !
I' ll show you next time how i progressed on this project although i' m playing some other cities at the same time.....
thanks for feed back, feel free to comment and special thanks to the modding community, great guys doing great job, keep up the good work !
PS : please forgive my mistakes as english isn't my primary language.
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CJ [WIP] Carthagenes
wip, american metropolis , offices, high-techs and holidays oriented