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Re: Video Games

Posted: August 28th, 2014, 7:39 pm
by nBode
You guys, I just bought Simcity 4 on Steam and I AM SO EXCITED

Re: Video Games

Posted: August 28th, 2014, 7:42 pm
by grant1simons2
Futuristic cities!!!

Re: Video Games

Posted: August 29th, 2014, 2:18 am
by ECtransplant
Now download the NAM

Re: Video Games

Posted: August 29th, 2014, 6:39 am
by Silophant
And the CAM.

Re: Video Games

Posted: August 30th, 2014, 12:41 am
by nBode
What are those?

Re: Video Games

Posted: August 30th, 2014, 8:51 am
by EOst
NAM = Network Addon Mod. Makes the traffic routing much better.

CAM = Colossus Addon Mod. Changes the growth stages to be more realistic.

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 3rd, 2014, 9:02 pm
by FISHMANPET
So, found a planning related online game, maybe takes a different perspective than I would, but it certainly covers the problems of getting multiple stakeholders to agree on a common vision.
http://blocksandlots.net/

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 5th, 2014, 12:20 pm
by Smoothuser
Just found this thread! Here's some before/after images from a game called Cities XL that I immensely enjoy. This is an older city I spent many months slowly improving and growing.

https://imgur.com/a/EEUfz#0

If anybody else plays this and/or wants to chat about it, please let me know.

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 5th, 2014, 3:43 pm
by Nick
I really, really enjoyed the transit systems in Cities XL but it didn't have too much staying power with me due to the inability to rezone existing zones--it made the growth feel unrealistic. Also it needed a good copy editing like craaaaaazy.

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 5th, 2014, 4:04 pm
by IllogicalJake
Nick wrote:I really, really enjoyed the transit systems in Cities XL but it didn't have too much staying power with me due to the inability to rezone existing zones--it made the growth feel unrealistic. Also it needed a good copy editing like craaaaaazy.
Have you given Cities in Motion a shot? The UI really isn't much better but it's got some pretty deep transit play. I prefer CiM1 over 2, personally, unless you like to dive deep into setting timetables.

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 5th, 2014, 4:42 pm
by Nick
I haven't! It always piqued my interest though. Maybe in a Steam sale at some point.

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 5th, 2014, 6:47 pm
by kiliff75
I've played Cities in Motion 2, it's really fun in the sense that you can use some mods to design real cities and do transit in some rather insane details. The actual city management and development is very limited, but the transit design and details are way better than Simcity.

I even started doing Minneapolis based on actual topography and the locations of highways, but was pretty exhausting so I haven't gotten much farther than downtown and parts of South Minneapolis. Maybe if anyone else has CIM2 I could post what I've done so far and people can help complete it.

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 9th, 2014, 9:00 pm
by Smoothuser
Nick wrote:I really, really enjoyed the transit systems in Cities XL but it didn't have too much staying power with me due to the inability to rezone existing zones--it made the growth feel unrealistic. Also it needed a good copy editing like craaaaaazy.
Yeah Cities XL is basically just a sandbox. No real "simulation" challenge. I would have stopped playing LONG ago had it not been for the modding community. But if I want any kind of realistic looking city I just have to build it to look like it. Which I enjoy, since I've always had an imaginary mind, building new things with legos and such.

Here's a city I created with Mpls in mind. https://imgur.com/a/OTCxY#0

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 21st, 2014, 10:50 pm
by Nick
In trying to fill the video game gap between right now and Civilization Beyond Earth, I...may have gotten the new(ish) SimCity. $19.99 on EA's shitty download service for the deluxe edition.

And I feel vindicated, because it basically sucks. The region play is basically broken, the sims are stupid, and the transit systems don't make any sense.

In any case, Beyond Earth doesn't come out until October 24th (I'm taking a vacation day!) and one month isn't really enough time to get a new game before that, so if anyone else was conned into getting SimCity, we could probably do multiplayer...

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 10:04 am
by mulad
Train Simulator 2015 just came out.

Here's a funny ad for it.


And here's an ad aiming for epicness by featuring the voice of Sean Bean.

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 10:39 am
by FISHMANPET
So, I had TS2014 on steam, and it got automagically updated to TS2015.

Also, I got Trainz for $4 yesterday:
http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/ ... nz-bundle/

Re: Video Games

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, 1:45 pm
by IllogicalJake
I'm hearing nothing but badness about TS2015. Was considering buying it. Any thoughts?

Re: Video Games

Posted: October 4th, 2014, 1:16 am
by Chef
I just saw that Steam has a big Paradox sale this weekend. Cities in Motion 2, Europa Universalis 4 and Crusader Kings 2 are all 75% off. It is a good time to buy some nerdy strategy games.

Hearts of Iron 3 and Victoria 2 are also sharply discounted.

Re: Video Games

Posted: October 4th, 2014, 8:57 am
by Nick
Highly recommend EU IV, but take note that it's by far the most complicated thing that exists in the world.

Re: Video Games

Posted: October 4th, 2014, 9:04 am
by mplsjaromir
Democracy 3 also on sale.