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Wishlist for XXL : bigger parks and real city blocks

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Lily, May 23, 2015.

  1. Lily

    Lily Vagabond

    Mar 11, 2015
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    I have absolutely no idea where to even start if was to make make these contributions myself, so I was hoping someone more skilled and experienced would find my ideas interesting.

    Bigger parks:

    The parks we have are now hopelessly small compared to the size of the buildings and the overall area of the mega-city we are able to build. We can make green areas with the decoration tools but of course it is not quite the same.
    I am thinking of some of the iconic parks there are around the world, like Retiro in Madrid, the Golden Gate park in San Francisco and of course the Central Park in New York. The in-game park could house a lot of interesting things like their real-life examples :

    Science museum & exhibition
    Outdoor concert area
    Duck Pond
    Japanese Garden
    Old castle that is now a museum
    Bird Sanctuary
    Pond with a BIG fountain
    Paddleboat pond
    Huge fleamarket

    City blocks:

    Imagine if I wanted to re-create the Broadway or central Paris in game. Not gonna happen.
    The buildings that come with the game are, as you know, neatly in the middle of their own lot and leave plenty of space around. Not anywhere near realistic in a game that is otherwise so detailed and lifelike.
    Now I remember using some kinda of no-collision mod in XL to create huge, ugly and depressing housing projects for Unskilled Workers.
    This time however, I'd like re-create something beautiful like the Champs Elysèes in Paris. A wide uptown avenue lined with prestigious grand buildings, with only a few side alleys here and there.
    I did find some gorgeous St. Petersburg residential buildings made by Immort_al, but if we think of a real avenue, there ought to be shops and hotels too.


  2. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 21, 2014
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    Bigger parks would be neat or even just a bigger selection of medium sized parks would help. I have never liked the default parks for XL or XXL. The grass color does not match with the grass plazas I use so I rarely use them. Like most players I make my own using the abundent amount of mods we have like the paths and park benches.
  3. Ernest007

    Ernest007 Skilled Worker

    Aug 29, 2014
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    Yeah it's really hard to make a nice blocks in CXL or CXXL so for someone that's really focus on realism of making a city like me it's really depressed me a lot. That's why i never be able to create a realistic European city. I could say this game is for making an American and Asian city not European.

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