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post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post

Every city is the same 2km x 2km size. They're all tiny like that.

I just started a new city - it is much bigger than that picture you linked. Many times bigger. You can't even zoom out far enough to see the whole city at one time.

Here's an oblique shot of the city size.


Edited by Forceman - 3/5/13 at 12:56am
post #22 of 38
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I just started a new city - it is much bigger than that picture you linked. Many times bigger. You can't even zoom out far enough to see the whole city at one time.

Well that's promising then. Good to hear.
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post #23 of 38
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Every city is the same 2km x 2km size. They're all tiny like that.

2km^2?!

That is INCREDIBLY small.

I live in what's considered a "small [american] town" and its area is 16km^2.
Edited by Raven.7 - 3/5/13 at 2:44am
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Do people even read the sticky we have? Editorials aren't news.
post #25 of 38
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I just started a new city - it is much bigger than that picture you linked. Many times bigger. You can't even zoom out far enough to see the whole city at one time.

Here's an oblique shot of the city size.


No it's not.

The terrains give you a false sense of largeness, if it barely fits your screen even when z-, it is small..
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post #26 of 38
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No it's not.

The terrains give you a false sense of largeness, if it barely fits your screen even when z-, it is small..

I don't know if you've played it or not, but the city size is much larger than the ridiculous picture that was posted earlier, which is what I was responding to. You can't tell the difference between the one I posted, and this one?


Edited by Forceman - 3/5/13 at 12:44pm
post #27 of 38
Looks like the same area size in every picture I've seen so far. I also like how people have their cities filled up less than 16 hours after release. The only thing I've done in the last 16 hours in Sim City 4 is pay off my first loan and level my budget out.
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post #28 of 38
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I don't know if you've played it or not, but the city size is much larger than the ridiculous picture that was posted earlier, which is what I was responding to. You can't tell the difference between the one I posted, and this one?


That picture does look ridiculously small, much smaller than the city I've been playing all day......it looks like a quarter of the size of my city...

However, that picture offers no sense of scale as every single road and every single building is max size/density. If you were to put a low wealth, low density house somewhere in that pic, it would actually be tiny in comparison.



And pro-tip, if you don't want to blast through a city, take your time and lay off the cheetah speed.

I've spent at least six hours on my first city already and only have a population of 8,000 with not a single skyscraper.
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post #29 of 38
You can judge it by the size of the avenues though, since the width of those don't change. Have you tried claiming the adjacent cities in a region - I'm not sure if that is possible or not, but it would seem like a good way to expand/specialize. All the plots near my starter city are taken, so I couldn't try it.
post #30 of 38
That's the thing though. The city looks smaller because EVERYTHING is massive in comparison to the smaller types of stuff. available.

The likely max density avenues in that pic look like normal non partitioned roads (until I zoomed to check) because all the buildings around them are max density. It skews sense of scale.
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