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26 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:44 pm

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This is just a preview of a place we will be visiting soon, a place very different than what you have seen before. The place is the depressing city of Cxefurbo and it's equally depressing surroundings. The city, the former utopian pipe-dream of the Insulonian Nationalist Party, overthrown in 1985. The city now reeks of a past that people want to forget, which further leads to the dilapidation of the city as people flee the collapsing concrete blocks.



This one is a mosaic, on some sites you will need to click the link:



There should be a full update about this place next weekend, if not earlier.

-Jon

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27 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:46 pm

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Oh wow... it looks really gloomy.

Nice job Jon Smile

28 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:10 pm

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Here's a map for your Reference:



Today we'll start with a mosaic from San Sebastian, just to set up the contrast:



Now we move to a very different place, the former Capital of Insulo, Cxefurbo. Cxefurbo is a planned city, and the original phase build in 1947 after the Viboras Swamps were drained. The city was designed to be inexpensive and simplistic, the realization of the utopian dreams of the Insulonian National Party. In 1971, the outer levee broke, and now the swamps have reclaimed large tracts of the city.

Welcome to the Swamps:



When man attempts to outdo nature, well you can see who won (Mosaic):



On the other side of the wall we see a typical, gloomy day in Cxefurbo:



So much concrete (mosaic):





Hope you liked this contrast to other parts of Insulo. I really do enjoy doing things that are different, being one dimensional is just so boring, and I want to like the game. It is after all a game, even if I use it more like a canvas.

-Jon

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29 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:19 pm

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2b2gbi wrote:It is after all a game, even if I use it more like a canvas.
And it's one awesome looking canvas, Jon! Razz

Great work, all those SimPolska buildings look great with the flora taking it over.

30 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:41 pm

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Very nice. Creative as well. Smile

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31 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:45 pm

Pretty nice, Jon!

One thing... when are more updates on the war coming?

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32 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Mon May 09, 2011 1:53 am

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What a creative Update, I can't praise you enough for this!! Amazing work Jon!!

33 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Mon May 09, 2011 3:38 pm

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Awesome update Jon!

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34 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:02 am

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It's been so long since I've done this. Sorry about that by the way, real life has been incredibly busy then we went on a cross-country road trip. I'm back now though, and have been working on a little side project called Jonesboro, an attempt to create a realistic American city, showcasing everything from it's Sunday best to it's dingy nightwear. Then after each picture I'll explain the influence on the picture from various American cities, mostly in the Midwest. I hope you enjoy this break from Insulo, it's been something I've wanted to do for a very long time, and now I have time. So, with no further ado, a little something to wet your whistle.



This particular picture, our unceremonious welcome to Jonesboro, is of the inner-city neighborhood known as Edenderry. When I made this section of the city I tried to incorporate my experiences with low-class inner-city neighborhoods, and one depressing small town. The wide parkways were inspired by the Parkway system in my hometown, Kansas City. This is a minor parkway, nothing like a major parkway like The Paseo in Kansas City, and thus has fallen into disrepair, though pretty flowers have been proven to do very little to pierce through the crime and poverty anyway. The rest of the general dilapidation is inspired mostly by again the Northeast side of Kansas city, Missouri, and my recent travels through the North Side of St. Louis, Missouri, East St. Louis, Illinois, and Cairo, Illinois.

Well that's all you get for now, sorry! Hope you're looking forward to seeing more though.

-Jon

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35 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:40 pm

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Amazing! like usual Wink Great simlympics also Jon!

36 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:01 pm

awesum work!! Smile looks very ghetto lol

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37 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:40 pm

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yes indeed, may I ask which terrain mod that is? even though I'm sure you've had to answer that a million times Razz

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38 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:15 pm

Kisa Atsuko

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Nice low cost Tenements look!

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39 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:59 pm

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Nice work. Can't wait to see more.

40 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:06 am

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Awesome Work!


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41 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:07 am

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Hello again everyone, this is the first real update in my side project, Jonesboro. I've tweaked the formula to have a lot less text, so without further ado:

The first Image is of Liberty Boulevard cutting through the heart of Edenderry. The wide parkway in this picture is based on the Parkways in Kansas City, Missouri. The rest of the scene is influenced primarily by urban areas in the states of Missouri and Illinois.



Here we see some rowhouses in Edenberry. This area was influenced my many larger American cities with rowhouses, though most of the actual models used are typical of Baltimore.



This image shows a wealthier are of Edenderry, Millionaire Row along Washing ton Avenue, which is the street seen horizontally. This is based rather specifically off of Millionaire Row in Cairo, Illinois, with some additional influence from areas in Kansas City.



The next picture depicts another scene with rowhouses, as well as some small commercial, along Liberty Boulevard. This image has the same influences as the other picture of rowhouses



The last picture is of Thames Street crossing I-257 with the interchange built to give Edenderry better access to the freeway system. This is influenced by urban freeways in Kansas City and other cities in the Midwest.



I hope you enjoyed this, I put a lot of work into it. Next update may be of Edenderry or another area of Jonesboro, or possibly even a jump back to Insulo. You'll have to wait to know, as I haven't made up my mind yet.

-Jon

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42 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:00 am

I really did enjoy it, it's a really cool update! Where did you get that red-brick street from? I've always loved them in other CJs, and I'd love to have them in mine Smile

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43 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:46 am

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Very nice work Jon, it looks extremely realistic. I like seeing where people got their ideas too, so that was a nice touch Smile

Daniel: It's in the SAM.

44 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:07 am

i really like the millionaire row picture. it's very realistic too me. i also envy your freeways that have traffic in them Razz

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45 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:17 pm

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Amazing I love the way you use the NAM one way roads


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46 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:21 pm

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simply wonderful Smile love the interchange

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47 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:39 pm

Kisa Atsuko

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What a nice work! I like your road layout!

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48 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:01 am

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Now for a quick preview of the next place we'll visit in the Jonesboro Project: Jonesboro West, Missouri. That also brings another teaser, I've decided on a real world location for Jonesboro, which I will detail in the next update.



Hopefully that got you interested. I'd really like your opinions of this before the next update, so feel free to share any opinion positive or negative. I may even include your suggestions in the next update if I like them.

-Jon



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49 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:07 am

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oh my gosh... LIFE!!! from insulo Razz Glad to see something Jon... looks dirty Smile My only idea is try a rarely used modular pack and make something interesting or something... as an idea Smile

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50 Re: Insulo Official City Journal on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:09 am

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Well I'm certainly interested Razz

By the way, what do you do to your images to make them look like that? It almost looks old, but not antique...

Also, that road looping around the river looks pretty sweet Smile

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