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Title: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2007, 09:25:45 PM
Welcome to Mind Scape.
This is place where I will show my MD, work in LE, RL pics, contests and other interesting things that I am working on.  Sit back and enjoy your stay.

I figure I should start a Mayor's Diary, seeing how I comment enough times in everyone else's.

So, the map I am using is hand made by none other than ME.  Nothing special and quite frankly it may change totally from what it looks like now to what it may look like when it's done.

I am going for a realistic look so I do use lots of cheats (what ever it takes)  Only the looks matters to me.  I use lots of different bats from BSC, Simgoober, JBsimio, jestarr, Blam, Peg, Jeronij, you name it I may actually have it.  Well over 2gig in my plugin folder.  I do have the NAM, Block ALL Maxis Buildings By DuskTrooper, Industry Quadrupler V2.1 by toroca, Super Demand Ordinance by Buggi  and many others.


I would like to take this chance to thank everyone who has made this game much, much better than the day I bought it.  It's simple amazing what some of you can do.  This year I may actually try myself at making something.  Only time will tell though, I do have one boy now and another on the way.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2007, 09:35:39 PM
And without further wasting time here are some pics,

1.1
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/1022/todoislandsouth11gt2.jpg)

1.2
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8084/todoislandsouth12vx2.jpg)

1.3
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5223/todoislandsouth13tf6.jpg)

1.4
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5555/todoislandsouth14je2.jpg)

1.5
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6890/todoislandsouth15ll7.jpg)

1.6
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1264/todoislandsouth16ov3.jpg)

1.7
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1528/todoislandsouth17oo1.jpg)

1.8
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6293/todoislandsouth18ul6.jpg)

1.9
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6590/todoislandsouth19la1.jpg)

1.10
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/4875/todoislandsouth110mh7.jpg)

1.11
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3108/todoislandsouth111mb2.jpg)

1.12
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/8324/todoislandsouth112bi6.jpg)

1.13
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6789/todoislandsouth113fa1.jpg)

1.14
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1882/todoislandsouth114pi1.jpg)

I hope everyone enjoys these pictures and I will be back soon for another update. ;D

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Cali on February 27, 2007, 09:46:24 PM
i enjoyed those pictures alot. thanks for sharing :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: joelevan on February 27, 2007, 10:40:41 PM
Where did your get the train yard and the garbage yard lots?

Joel
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: meinhosen on February 27, 2007, 10:47:13 PM
That looks fantastic, rooker!

I love the industry, the port, the power plant... pretty much everything I see.  And I have to echo joelevan, where did you pic up that automobile junkyard?

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Flipside on February 28, 2007, 02:02:17 AM
That is really good, Rooker. I like your industry - unique and realistic.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kwakelaar on February 28, 2007, 02:03:19 AM
This is very well made, great realistic industrial areas.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on February 28, 2007, 03:08:01 AM
Wow ... good taste for indusries ! Is that car junkyard your own stuff ...? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Rayden on February 28, 2007, 03:18:18 AM
Nice good dirty looking industry  :P Very well laid out. Looking forward for more. ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Antoine on February 28, 2007, 04:02:25 AM
Woww ! The industrial place is very nice and impressive  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on February 28, 2007, 04:03:57 AM
Very promising! I love industrial sites, and you have built a really good one. Very high level of detail too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 28, 2007, 06:44:26 AM
Good morning everyone.

Cali, thanks for the visit, glad you liked it and welcome to my mind, how ever deranged it my be.

joelevan and meinhosen, Welcome here and thanks for the comments.  The junkyard is made by North country dude, an amazing batter and lot maker.  I suggest everyone download everything of his.  I think he is the train yard/junkyard god.  Anyways you can find his stuff here, http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?page=1&keyword=north%20country&type=all.

Flipside, thanks for the ver nice comments, unique and realistic......that's my aim.  Welcome and enjoy your stay.

kwakelaar, Welcome here, I'm glad you like it.  I only have about a third of a large square done so far and this took me forever.  Build, destroy, move over one square, no,....don't like that either.

Badsim, I don't know what to say, you're here.  You have one of the best MD's I have ever seen.  So much detail.  I will be learning how to use the LE very soonWelcome to my MD. Any suggestions on how I could make this better?
The junkyard, mine, I wish I could make something only half as good as that.  No, as I said above, it's made by the amazing North country dude.

Rayden, Welcome here.  I really like industrial areas and ghetto neighbourhoods, so that's mostly what you will get from me. I'll post some more pics in a couple of days and I hope to see you again.

Antoine, Welcome to my place, glad you like it.  Impressive....thanks.  Trying to go big in the industrial.  Just as in real life (at least where I live, Toronto, Ontario) I will be making the industrial area along my highways, so there will be alot.  My map is 3x3 large squares with at least two highways through each one.  I hope to see you here again soon.

emilin, I love industrial areas, people need to work some where.  Thanks for the very nice comments.

Thanks everyone for stopping by.  And please don't hesitate to say what's good or what you may not like.
Bye for now.

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: NikNik on February 28, 2007, 09:07:21 AM
Hey Rooker,

It's quite a different start than I am used to.
Expecting to see some cities in develpment the first pics I see are.... waste port and plant. Smelly!

Nice those industrial pics. I see a lot of Evergreen containers there, I just made an order to them in RL for 13 containers LOL.

The petroleum port is very well done. I like the tubing and the storage tanks. Good work. That last pic with the three fuming pipes. Hellish!  ()flamdev()

Would it be foolish of me to ask where that great refinery is coming from?

Nik-Nik
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 28, 2007, 10:47:57 AM
Wonderful start! Great pictures! Your industrial area is looking beautiful! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Rayden on February 28, 2007, 02:55:34 PM
Rayden, Welcome here.  I really like industrial areas and ghetto neighbourhoods, so that's mostly what you will get from me. I'll post some more pics in a couple of days and I hope to see you again.


Oh, you will, for sure, right after you make the next update ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Cali on February 28, 2007, 04:56:48 PM
it's ok ...i spend alot of time in my own deranged mind....that i thought... ;D"hey, Lets go spend some time in other deranged minds"
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Air6 on March 01, 2007, 04:33:55 AM
Great start. I like industrial areas too. I'm looking forward for more.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Darmok on March 01, 2007, 07:02:15 AM
Hey Robin,
WOW!!!
Now that's what I call I good start.... who am I kidding, it's not good.... it's GREAT!!!  &apls
Love that first picture with the recycling centers and the garbage pier! 
And the rest is VERY well done, the rough and dirty ambiance is all over the place! Loving it!

Again great start my friend... cant wait for the next one!

Regards to you and family

-John
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on March 01, 2007, 07:29:48 AM
Most of the time the industrial zone are so mix-up that they not great to see , but your's is very well done and i enjoy every pics. &apls &apls  Very good start my friend . Keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on March 01, 2007, 09:12:09 AM


Badsim ...  Any suggestions on how I could make this better?



Not really if you don't use LE so far ... glad to hear you have the intention to learn : you have an eye for details , complexity (pipelines) an coherence so I'm sure you would excel with LE . When this time will come , I'll be there if you have any questions, don't hesitate to PM me ... ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on March 01, 2007, 09:59:54 AM
Robin, hey-

Wonderful industrial pics.

1.14 in particular has that hellish gleam of progress to it.  You're well on the way to becoming a master of this particular genre.  I can't wait to see what comes next.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: krbe on March 01, 2007, 10:47:22 AM
It looks very much alive, with all those trains and pipelines. 1.14 could almost been taken from a movie :satisfied:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 02, 2007, 04:52:03 PM
I don't have any time right now to reply to everyone, but thank you for your very nice comments, please keep them coming.

Here's the next update.

All around my port is very low wealth, so here is my Ghetto.

2.0
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9483/todoislandsouth20bx6.jpg)

2.1
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8067/todoislandsouth21tn0.jpg)

2.2
(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/2023/todoislandsouth22vp5.jpg)

2.3
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7339/todoislandsouth23wp1.jpg)

2.4
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6995/todoislandsouth24qv3.jpg)

2.5
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9917/todoislandsouth25ih9.jpg)


Enjoy until next time..............
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on March 03, 2007, 04:47:57 AM
wonderful pictures! Great update and work, rooker1! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on March 03, 2007, 07:31:12 AM
 :thumbsup: Look nice. The layout look very good too around the hospital zone. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on March 03, 2007, 07:56:20 AM
This new set about another subject-matter , confirms my opinion . :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Antoine on March 03, 2007, 08:01:11 AM
wow nice gettho wich look realistic !  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: pvarcoe on March 03, 2007, 08:52:14 AM
Nicely done rooker1!

Lots of concrete, just like in real life.
An industrial masterpiece.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 03, 2007, 09:56:04 AM
Good morning to everyone.  My boy is now down for his nap and I have some free time.  So I think I'll respond to everyone.

NikNik, Welcome to my MD, I like to be different and not follow certain proceedures.  I got your attention didn't I?  The petroleum port is only about a 1/5 of the overall size of the port, you will see more in the up coming updates.  As for the refinery, I believe you can find it here. (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?page=1&keyword=rising&type=all)


bat,Welcome, glad you like it.

Rayden, Hopefully you will see the second posting before I do the third, but if you don't, enjoy them both.

Cali, You are welcome in my DM anytime you want.

Air6, posting 2 is already up and the third will be very shortly.  Good you enjoyed the first.

Darmok,John, my good friend, glad you had time to stop in here.  I hope to hear more from you.

kimcar, I try very hard to have some kind of continuity.  I also try to force certain things to grow and you will never see any Maxis High Tech buildings.  I hate them, so blue........and unrealistic looking.  I like dirty and smelly.

Badsim, I think I might give the LE a try later on today.  Glad you stopped by.

dedgren, It seems a lot of people like that picture as well as you.  As for the master part, I don't know about that, although I am trying.  See you later.

krbe, Welcome here, glad you like the pipelines, it took a very long time to get them laid down just right. 


And now replying to comments after my second update.
It's so good to get so many people visiting/ commenting.  It makes me want to post more often

bat, very nice to hear from you again,thanks.

kimcar, thanks, glad you like the layout around the hospital.  Later.

Badsim, I'm glad you have the same opinion of my work.  In the next couple of days, you will see other genres.  I hope you like those as well.

Antoine, I think it's hard, sometimes, to make a realistic ghetto area, so it's good you like this one.

pvarcoe, Master piece, eh?  Thanks alot.  See you again soon.

I think I may have time to post pics again later today.  See ya later.





Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Cali on March 03, 2007, 01:17:42 PM
Cali, You are welcome in my DM anytime you want.


thank you ;D and i love the update, lots of concrete, definitly realistic
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 03, 2007, 02:38:06 PM
I back for another quick update.

Cali, I will definatley check out yours, but you haven't started one here have you?  I don't see your name.............

3.0
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/8387/todoislandsouth30kt2.jpg)

3.1
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/715/todoislandsouth31rx7.jpg)

3.2
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/715/todoislandsouth31rx7.jpg)

3.3
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/2180/todoislandsouth33px5.jpg)

3.4
(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/5549/todoislandsouth34ar9.jpg)

3.5
(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/7830/todoislandsouth35jd3.jpg)

3.6
(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/900/todoislandsouth36se0.jpg)

Another quick one, enjoy and I have another almost ready for tomorrow.  Later.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Antoine on March 03, 2007, 02:53:43 PM
Yes I like very much !!! Good job for this industrial place
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on March 03, 2007, 04:20:09 PM
Very nice indeed! Those megalots look really good. I might just have to download them now.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on March 03, 2007, 05:52:40 PM
Boy, Robin, some of those parking lot lights look bright enough to melt the cars parked underneath 'em...

Another trove of great urban pics.  Thanks for sharing.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Air6 on March 04, 2007, 03:49:50 AM
Another great update :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on March 04, 2007, 09:28:03 AM
Well, if the seedy part of town looks this good, I can't wait to see what your "nice" areas look like!  Very impressive stuff so far.   &apls

Quick question, if I may:  Can you point me towards the two buildings on the lower right of picture 3.3?  I'm not familiar with either one, but they appear to fit my usual style perfectly.

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Darmok on March 04, 2007, 02:50:42 PM
I really like what you're achieving here Robin! The ambiance in those pics is spot on!
I appreciate the generous use of parking spaces, (you know I like putting them almost everywhere!)
Picture 3.3, that industrial lot (the one with the chain link fence all around) what is it, did you created it with the LE?
I really like it!

Still watching!

Take care

-John

 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 04, 2007, 07:25:42 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments and visit, I will reply to the comments tomorrow.

Here's a quick update as promised.

4.0
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/8953/todoislandsouth40bl6.jpg)

4.1
(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/930/todoislandsouth41pn7.jpg)

4.2
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1193/todoislandsouth42bp8.jpg)

4.3
(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2102/todoislandsouth43tt5.jpg)

4.4
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9135/todoislandsouth44nf9.jpg)

4.5
(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/9916/todoislandsouth45mx9.jpg)

4.6
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/1310/todoislandsouth46mj0.jpg)

4.7
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4961/todoislandsouth47fl1.jpg)

4.8
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8599/todoislandsouth48hb0.jpg)

4.9
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9172/todoislandsouth49kb1.jpg)

4.10
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/7975/todoislandsouth410pw6.jpg)

4.11
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2850/todoislandsouth411uc6.jpg)

Like I said before, replies tomorrow, but please enjoy these pics and good night.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Travis on March 04, 2007, 09:43:57 PM
Wow!

Those are some awesome industrial areas! In my opinion, industry is difficult to realistically recreate
in SC4, but you've really hit the nail on the head here. The factories, rail yards,
warehouses and docks all blend in perfectly. The buildings there are well-chosen too.

Keep up the good work!  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: joelevan on March 04, 2007, 09:55:31 PM
I have said this in other threads, but...MAN...I LOVE those trains! This is a great MD. Please, keep it coming!

Joel
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Antoine on March 05, 2007, 03:49:38 AM
Wow it's very impressive !!!!! great work with good result  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 05, 2007, 07:34:01 AM
Good morning all, the sun is up and the sky looks great today.  I think today is going to be a great day.  I actually come to work around 7:00 am and the sun was starting to come up.  Not another cold, dreary winter day.  I hate going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark.  The day seems so short.

Anyways, those replies,

Antoine, Hey, how are you today?  Thanks for the great comments.

emilin,Thanks.  Those mega lots are awesome and I think well worth the time in down loading the material needed.  I down loaded Colyn's (CSX) manufacturing and dirty, but not the high tech.  My sims are poor and not very well educated. Hehehe  ( The Ghetto) ;)

dedgren, Hello, great to see you again.  I really hope those lights don't fry those cars, I wasn't told anything like that in the read me file.  $%Grinno$%  Anyways see ya later.

Air6, Thanks, I do try.

JBSimio, Wow, thanks for stopping in.  Thanks for the nice comment.  It's cool you like the seedy part of town, but I don't know if I can make a nice part we'll have to see.  Unfortunatley I don't think that will be for a while, you see I am creating this as I go and right now I am all caught up with the pictures I have taken.  I have no more city to show yet.  Next update will be Friday at the earliest.  As for those two buildings, one is part of Colyn's (CSX) mega industrial lots and the other I am unsure at this point, but I will find out and post later tonight, sorry for now.

Darmok, John, How are you doing?  Nice to hear from you again.  The chain link fence lot is part of Colyn's (CSX) industrail mega lots.  It's settled, my next update will show case all the industrial mega lots from Colyn.  I will try tonight.

Replies after my last update,

Travis, Welcome to my MD.  I agree, but with all these awesome lots the great BATters make, my job becomes so much easier.  Thanks for stopping in.

joelevan,  Thank, and yes those trains are awesome.  They are from North Country Dude on Simtropolis.  All his stuff is worth down loading.

antoine, Great to hear from you two times, once for each of my last two updates, and glad you like the industrial area. You are becoming a regular, thanks.

Bye for now and like I said, I will try tonight to make a Colyn industrial mega lot showcase.
 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: NikNik on March 05, 2007, 08:07:19 AM
You certainly got my attention!
Thanks for the link!

Ah...some weekend updates:

Nasty ghetto you've got there, Robin. Love the parking lots.

I like your use of the NAM puzzle pieces. That elevated road in theindustrial area is perfect! Good idea (I migt steal eh borrow it from you.

Lottza containers you've got there.

Nik-Nik
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kwakelaar on March 06, 2007, 04:46:55 AM
Again some great industrial images. Your industrial areas are very well put together I love the container part as well as the harbours. Very inspiring to see what you have made.

I think the building JBSimio is looking for is a one of the Sainsbury bats by Simgoober
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on March 06, 2007, 07:38:31 AM
Looking at your industrial seaport ; you're not afraid by gigantism and that's a real good point . :thumbsup:
I don't remember have seen elevated roads& avenues like yours ... ()what()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on March 06, 2007, 11:38:31 AM
 &apls I definitely like your dockyard .Great update you have done.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 07, 2007, 03:48:07 PM
Hello all,
I have made it back from RL  (actually it should RB & RW for baby and wife) LOL

Replies,

NikNik, it was your attention and everyone else's I was try to catch.  I tried to make the ghetto nasty and hopefully a little bit realistic.  Any suggestion to improve?  LAying down those NAM puzzle pieces took a very long time, but I think it looks pretty good.

kwakelaar, Thanks for stopping in and yes you are right about JBSimio's questions.  I have a picture below and link.

Badsim,  In Toronto we have an elavated highway called the Gardinier expressway and it goes right through some industrial areas.  I may still change this area.  I like it but not totally satisfied.   &Thk/(

kimcar, Thanks for the comment.

JBSimio here are a few pics of Simgoober's, "Richardson's Dept. Store"  here. (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=15989)

5.0
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/6361/todoislandsouth50yu2.jpg)

5.1
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5200/todoislandsouth51xw4.jpg)

5.2
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3170/todoislandsouth52qs0.jpg)

5.3
(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/3479/todoislandsouth53sm4.jpg)


And here is the Industrial mega lot showcase as promised (although two nights later, better late than never.)

6.0
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4706/todoislandsouth60xr6.jpg)

6.1
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2954/todoislandsouth61fe9.jpg)

6.2
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1484/todoislandsouth62jl3.jpg)

6.3
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9570/todoislandsouth63px8.jpg)

6.4
(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/5020/todoislandsouth64qi4.jpg)

6.5
(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/2805/todoislandsouth65fd5.jpg)

6.6
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1104/todoislandsouth66ug9.jpg)

6.7
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9625/todoislandsouth67ic7.jpg)

6.8
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3889/todoislandsouth68fz8.jpg)

6.9
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1320/todoislandsouth69fz9.jpg)

6.10
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3235/todoislandsouth610nw9.jpg)

6.11
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/1708/todoislandsouth611uo5.jpg)

6.12
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/1460/todoislandsouth612fs8.jpg)

6.13
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8876/todoislandsouth613mp3.jpg)

6.14
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3092/todoislandsouth614in1.jpg)

6.15
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3878/todoislandsouth615te1.jpg)

6.16
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9485/todoislandsouth616tq0.jpg)

6.17
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1619/todoislandsouth617kc8.jpg)

6.18
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5003/todoislandsouth618to7.jpg)

6.19
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/1783/todoislandsouth619qz7.jpg)

6.20
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/9610/todoislandsouth620qa9.jpg)

6.21
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/5259/todoislandsouth621gp1.jpg)

6.22
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/1243/todoislandsouth622vd0.jpg)

6.23
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/779/todoislandsouth623nj1.jpg)

6.24
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7879/todoislandsouth624jv1.jpg)

6.25
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/8093/todoislandsouth625ll7.jpg)

6.26
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/6813/todoislandsouth626bv7.jpg)

6.27
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/324/todoislandsouth627ue4.jpg)

I hope everyone enjoys these, and maybe I can change one person's mind about down loading these awesome mega lots.
Again they can be found here,  (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=164)   here,  (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=163)   here, (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=162)    here, (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=139)    and here. (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=138)


Good night for now and I should have something for later this week.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: petercintn on March 07, 2007, 08:46:36 PM
Well it's my first look into your mind, and I like it.  I really enjoyed the junkyard in he first shot, reminds me of some front yards.  Hehe!  I did enjoy.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on March 07, 2007, 10:04:13 PM
You could call that last update something cliched like, "The City Never Sleeps"...

...or you could just look at the pics.

Me, I just looked at the pics.  Nifty looking development, enhanced by your deft use of the graphics program you ran them through.

Great stuff, Robin.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Antoine on March 08, 2007, 02:20:30 AM
I love your industry ! That site look so realistic  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on March 08, 2007, 04:20:09 AM
Those lots look so good it's silly. ;D

And the way you build is truly great. It's not only the lots, but the spacing and flora, and the transit work too. Good job! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on March 08, 2007, 01:53:59 PM
I couldn't agree more!  The industrials are just great!  Thank-you for the links.  This is one area of my plugin folder that I have largely ignored... (didn't really mean to... just kept forgetting!) this will be a good start towards fixing that problem.  Very realistic pictures again.   &apls

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on March 09, 2007, 10:09:47 AM
Many great pictures! Great industrial area! Wonderful work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Darmok on March 19, 2007, 12:06:04 PM
Very good work again Robin, really like the dark ambiance!
One thing made me smile.... what was that horse carriage doing in a place like this at that time of night! hehehe...

Take care my friend!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Kokopelli on March 19, 2007, 01:44:27 PM
Wow, this looks great. I always try to build lots of schools to get high education levels so I can replace dirty indurstry as fast as possible with "clean" high tech. I'm going to rethink that and keep some dirty industry around longer.  Your industry looks so good. It has a dark "Blade Runner" feel to it. I would like to see some region pics too.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: pvarcoe on March 19, 2007, 04:51:13 PM
A beautiful set of industrial night shots.
Very well done.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on March 20, 2007, 08:34:28 AM
 &apls  I put my hat down , because you fit all these industries very well together that i can do ( if i tried  ;D ) .Great job.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: NikNik on March 20, 2007, 10:31:39 AM
Wow what a great industrial lots you put out there. Bit shame that all files are in nightlighting it makes descerning the details difficult. On the other hand nightlight pics are beatifull.

Great work and thanks for the linkies!

Nik-Nik
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Cali on March 20, 2007, 08:49:01 PM
there is definitly plenty of parking. i love the whole industrial sector. very nice work :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 20, 2007, 10:01:22 PM

Wow awsome work here and that idustrail area just rocks
and the shopping wow i tend to agree that some of them
lights can melts ya's lol, great job looking forward to seeing more - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Travis on March 20, 2007, 11:30:42 PM
These industrial areas look fantastic! You put those mega-lots to good use. I'm off to
download a few of them right now.  ;D Keep up the good work!

EDIT   

:thumbsup: Welcome to page four!  :thumbsup:    
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Heinz on March 21, 2007, 07:20:53 AM
i believe it's my first time around here and first thing that came to my mind after the first set of images was "I can't believe I've never been here before!" you have great stuff going for you there. some region shots or wide city views would be great. see you around, pal!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on March 21, 2007, 04:54:00 PM
Hello my friend!

I just went through your MD here and you do definately have a hand for industrials - and for making night pics of them!

Keep it coming

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on March 22, 2007, 07:12:25 AM
Hi rooker

Excellent (as usual now ::) ) work with these industrial megalots . :thumbsup:... hope to see them again in day time .  ;D
I enjoy your use of power lines even if there are not necessary . :thumbsup:

About the elevated avenues & road , we have some like these in my country ... I just wondered how to make them in game . this kind of network isn't my specialty ... ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on March 22, 2007, 07:14:30 AM
Hi Robin,  great pictures. I always love the look of industrial areas in the dark... Thanks! It would be nice to see some daylight shots too, to see the details on these beautifull mega-lots!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 22, 2007, 08:35:57 AM
Good morning all,

My hard drive has crashed and I'm in the middle of getting it fix, so there may not be an update for a couple of days or so.

Anyways, replies..........

petercintn, really glad you had the chance to stop by, Thanks for the cnice comment.  And as you can see industrial stuff is my favourite as well as that junkyard.  The junkyard can be found here. (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?page=1&keyword=junkyard&type=all)  I hope you like it.

dedgren, I guess you could call it that..........glad you enjoyed looking at the pics.  You know, I don't use a graphics program to enhance my pictures.  They are straight from the game.  I'm not very good at computer use.  Although this year I plan to learn a graphics program such as Adobe photoshop.  Do you think this will be good to use to enhance SC4 pictures and make mosaics (which I also don't know how to make yet)  The other thing, is to learn to use LE.  I look at how well Badsim's stuff is turning out and get very jealous!! :o

Antoine, Hey how you doing?  Thanks for dropin in, see ya later.

emilin,  Thanks alot, I do try.  Those industrial lots are awesome, aren't they? :thumbsup:

JBSimio,  You know, I think most MDer's go for pretty, rich, skyscapers and not realistic.  There is industry no matter where you go in the world.  Obviously more in some cities than others.  In Toronto where I live, there is alot of industrial sectors.  So this is what I see every day and what I know.  Therefore my Md reflects this.  Also, after reading everything in Aleking's CJ/MD, I now hardly have any $$$ in my cities, residential nor commercial.  It helps alot with dilipitation, I don't have any ever any more! ()stsfd()

bat,  Thanks for the nice comments and stoppin by.

Darmok / John, How are you my good friend?  The night pictures was my idea of giving the industrial areas that dark feeling.  And I can't find the horse carriage you are talking about for the life of me........oh well, see you again soon. 

Kokopelli, Thank you very much for that nice comment.  I do have schools in my cities, mostly for realism, but I do keep them right on target or slightly under.  And I max the taxes on high tech, I hate those Maxis lots, way to blue for me.
Ah........Blade Runner, I think I'm going to watch that again this weekend, now that you mention it.  Best Scifi movie EVER made!!!!

pvarcoe,  Thanks for the comments.  I'm glad you like what you see.

kimcar, Please put your hat back on, that's not neccessary.LOL  But I am glad you really like the indusrial shots.

NikNik, Thanks, I promise to do some day shots next time.  It's just that I really like the night lighting on the buildings.  Those BATter's do a great job, you know. &apls

Cali, I think lots of parking is realistic. Thanks for the comment.

patfirefghtr,  Glad you like it.  And I agree with you about those lights in that one parking lot.  I have since changed them to something I think might be a little better. ()stsfd()

Travis, I'm glad I have convinced some people to DL those awesome lots.  Gald you like them too.  Thanks.

zniehadajet, It maybe your first time here, but hopefully it won't be your last.  Thanks for giving my MD a chance.  See you again soon, I hope. ;)

Nardo69, And hello to you.  Thanks for the nice comment.  I have seen alot of your stuff and you seem to have been around SC4 for a very long time, so I respect your opinion.  And by that I mean, sometimes I wander if people's comment are because they are being nice or honest.  I prefer honest, someone doesn't like something tell me.  That's the only way to improve.  You know what I mean?
Hopefully that wasn't too much info on your first visit to my MD.......... &mmm

Badsim, What do you mean as usual?  When I become a pro at LE, than you can say that.  Until than I can barely hold this  %confuso to your MD my friend.  But, thanks, I'm glad you like it.
As for the elevated avenue and roads, they are part of the NAM puzzle pieces.  I think I may change that area to a highway, I think it may look better.  What do you think? ()what()

sebes, Glad you like the industrial areas as well.  I have already promised some day shots ASAP.  I will try as soon as my computer is fixed.


Well that's it for now.  I'll be back as soon as I can with the next update.
Take care everyone. ;)

Robin :)


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on March 22, 2007, 09:39:09 AM
I mean I like the way you use these Lots , your city planning .... "as usual" because update after update you're confirming my opinion .... ;D
About elevated avenues I think you should keep them because they're rarely seen ... may be , with them ,you should just avoid angles/curves. ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Darmok on March 22, 2007, 11:25:11 AM
Here it is, you can see it in pics 6.23 and 6.24....

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9185/carriagemt5.jpg)

Not the most romantic spot for a carriage ride ain't it?  ;)

But perhaps they needed a more "out of the way" place...  hum... hum...  ::)

See you!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 22, 2007, 01:40:22 PM
That's too funny John, I never even noticed that.   ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Rayden on March 22, 2007, 04:27:44 PM
I think the carriage driver was looking to the wrong direction (to the inlove couple) instead of the road and got lost, or maybe the driver fall asleep and the horse follow its own will and direction, or maybe there is a carrot deposit somewhere around and the horse followed the smell, just be imaginative John ;) :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on March 22, 2007, 04:35:06 PM

Nardo69, And hello to you.  Thanks for the nice comment.  I have seen alot of your stuff and you seem to have been around SC4 for a very long time, so I respect your opinion.  And by that I mean, sometimes I wander if people's comment are because they are being nice or honest.  I prefer honest, someone doesn't like something tell me.  That's the only way to improve.  You know what I mean?
Hopefully that wasn't too much info on your first visit to my MD.......... &mmm


Don't worry about that, if I dont like something I usually post why I don't like and if possible how I think it could be made better ...

Just ask my friend John (Darmok)  ...  ;D

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 23, 2007, 06:50:45 AM
Good morning all,

Rayden, that's pretty funny, seeing how I have no farming sectors in my region yet.  So that horse came form a long ways away.  But, why a horse carriage on that lot?  I'm going to have to take it off in LE, I guess.

Nardo69 or Bernhard if you don't mind.  Thanks, I really appreciate that.

Anyways, I have great news, sort of, my computer now has a new hard drive, a much larger one and everything now works fine.  But, there's always a "but", I'm not so smart when it comes to backups and stuff like that.  I need to reDL everything and start all over.  It shouldn't take too long to do so.  If you all can be patient, I should be able to post new updates (pictures) next weekend. 

Robin  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: pickled_pig on March 23, 2007, 09:12:47 AM
You might have convinced me just there that those megalots are worth downloading, despite all of those dependencies...

-aaron
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Heinz on March 23, 2007, 11:56:50 PM
Quote
zniehadajet, It maybe your first time here, but hopefully it won't be your last.  Thanks for giving my MD a chance.  See you again soon, I hope.

definitely not my last. love your work, pal. would love to see more.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 25, 2007, 02:44:50 AM

 :angrymore:  :'(

Man rooker lol that sucks but i guess if i have to wait i will wait - pat  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on April 05, 2007, 12:17:44 PM
Hello all,

pickled_pig, Heinz and pat, thanks for stopping in. 

Just a little update with no pics.  My home computer is now working and I have been trying very hard over the last two weeks to download most of the stuff I use to have, but it is taking a lot longer than I thought.  I'm having a hard time finding dependencies, most of the links are now broken.

I wish there was a dependency master list with working links for the BSC stuff on the LEX or even here in the forums some where.  I know about Simgoober's list on the LEX but most of the links are broken.  I end up writing them down and than searching for them, very time consuming. 

Anyways, I think I need another week or so and I should be up and posting pictures again.

Robin   ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Heinz on April 08, 2007, 03:15:56 PM
good luck in tryng to find everything you used to have. keep your eyes open for new material. if you need any help, maybe the head honchos could help ease your journey. good luck rooker
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on April 09, 2007, 06:23:46 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm kind of back.  You see I still don't have all my stuff redownloaded.  But I am almost there.  I had a log, everything written down, so I am crossing everthing off as I go and I'm almost done.  Just a few hundred more to go. Hehehe.

Anyways, I started to make a map.  These are a few pictures of my progress so far.  Everything is obviously done by hand.  I'm not going for a perfect map, but just the right shape.  I'll do final terraforming as I actually make the cities. 
There will be alot of ports, train stations and a few airports.  Mostly a dense city core on most of the smaller islands and slowly easing down as we get closer to mountains.  Lots of very grimmy cities and lots of industrial.  Just the way I like it.



(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4973/megatropolis11jt1.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5233/megatropolis12cc9.jpg)

(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4571/megatropolis13vk7.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7006/megatropolis14hw9.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5981/megatropolis15sz4.jpg)


Thanks for all your comment and to those that just visit.

Robin   :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on April 10, 2007, 03:22:50 AM
I like that map a lot. The fact that it's hand drawn makes for a very personal look. Terraforming like that is HARD and you deserve credit for achiving results like that. Looking forward to seeing how it will develop.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Heinz on April 10, 2007, 05:32:10 AM
looking better and better. nice touch, too. hope you get all the stuff you need soon. see you
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Mulefisk on April 10, 2007, 11:54:17 AM
Looks like a great map so far.
I envy your patience. I don't think I could ever manage to hand-terraform a whole region.
It's gonne be cool to see how it turns out!  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on April 22, 2007, 12:17:21 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm baaaccck,

emilin, Heinz and Mulefisk, thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I think I have just about everything I need and I have started building again. This time I have most of the transit routes done first.  Trying to get the sims to ride the train and subway.  We'll see what happens though. &idea

Here are a few more terrafroming pictures, enjoy. ()stsfd()

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/697/newcity20vy7.jpg)

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5936/newcity21kl8.jpg)

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3929/newcity22tn4.jpg)

I'll start posting again on a more regular bases next week

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Flipside on April 23, 2007, 06:31:25 PM
Can't wait for the development, Robin. And you terraform it all yourself! A fellow-traveller, I see.  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: realdimension on April 24, 2007, 07:46:35 AM
Your industrial and harbour zones looks so realistic, very interesting  :thumbsup: Great region and terraforming!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on April 24, 2007, 02:34:56 PM
 &apls Very nice work on the terraforming. The third pic is my favorite one. Great job :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on April 26, 2007, 03:45:07 PM
Hello,

Flipside, thanks for the visit and please wait no further the next update is now here. :thumbsup:
realdimension, thanks, the harbour and industrial area took me a long time, hopefully I can get get back to something similiar soon.  I had lost everything a month or so ago.
kimcar, thanks, I don't have a lot of time to terraform that great.  I'd rather play the game.  Anyways I usually change the land too much as I go to do a great job terraforming something spectacular, if you know what I mean. ;)

In this update you can see that I am trying to build my transit system first.  It's not the way I usually do things.  I use to build outwards, or as I go if that makes sense.
Here is the next update, everyone enjoy.

6.0
(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/197/weststraightofnicholas3vo1.jpg)

6.1
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5383/weststraightofnicholas3eq3.jpg)

6.2
(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/5475/weststraightofnicholas3sw9.jpg)

6.3
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4316/weststraightofnicholas3ri3.jpg)

6.4
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/9910/weststraightofnicholas3su2.jpg)

6.5
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/3507/weststraightofnicholas3jh2.jpg)

6.6
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/7028/weststraightofnicholas3bn1.jpg)

6.7
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/9392/weststraightofnicholas3ci9.jpg)

Until next time,
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Mulefisk on April 27, 2007, 11:42:39 AM
Great update, and I gotta say, this is looking very promising.
Looking forward to the next update!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: guurgkud on April 28, 2007, 01:03:29 PM
wow amazing update. thats looks very nice... cant wait to see the development :)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on May 03, 2007, 07:26:38 PM
A very quick update,
Thanks to everyone who has stopped by esspecially Mulefisk and guurgkud.

7.0
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/6843/weststraightofnicholas4od8.jpg)

7.1
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8238/weststraightofnicholas4zh9.jpg)

7.2
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3898/johanasislandswestside4iq1.jpg)

7.3
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/2544/johanasislandswestside4kc7.jpg)

7.4
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/6494/johanasislandswestside4gm4.jpg)

Enjoy and I'll see you later

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Air6 on May 04, 2007, 06:18:34 AM
Great harbour... can't wait to see the final result.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on May 06, 2007, 06:24:41 AM
Beautiful terraforming and pictures! wonderful pictures of your transit system! Fantastic harbour (looking forward to the final version) :thumbsup: &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on May 06, 2007, 05:18:57 PM

Rooker those where just stunning last few updates i missed. Great work and will see you soon again - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on May 08, 2007, 06:44:40 AM
No time now, but I have some super fantastic news.
My wife and I just had our second baby on Sunday May 6th at 12:39 pm.
The baby, Nicholas was born at 8lbs 6oz and very healthy.

Now I have two boys.  The other one, Matias, is now 13 and a half months old.

I will do a proper update as soon as possible.

A Super Happy Dad two times over!!

Robin   ()stsfd()
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: meinhosen on May 08, 2007, 02:35:42 PM
Fantastic news on the baby   :thumbsup:

Very nice work on the transportation network... I'm eagerly awaiting seeing how you fill in the rest of the city.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on May 08, 2007, 05:53:47 PM
 &apls Congrats to you and your wife for this great news. Take the time for your family, we can wait a bit. ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on May 08, 2007, 11:37:09 PM
WOW!

First, I must apologize for this being my first post here, I don't know how I missed your MD, but I am sure glad that I found it! I just   finished up going through all your pictures and you work is excellent, my friend! I love all the industrial areas that you have, especially those refineries in the first couple pages worth of pictures. And the port area that you're working on now looks immense, too! I will definitely be sticking around he to see further development!

Second (and more importantly), Congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your baby boy! I hope everyone is well!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on May 09, 2007, 12:36:13 PM
Everyone is asleep and I have some free time.......for now.

meinhosen, Thank you very much and hopefully you like the next update.....tonight I hope.

kimcar, Thank you as well and I have taken the whole week off and some of next week too.  Great little vacation even if I stay home.  I get to to my older boy to the park, great times.

thundercrack83, thnks and no apologies needed.  Glad you like my MD and hopefully I see alot of you to come.  My wife and the family are very well, thanks.

See you soon

Robin
 ;D
 :thumbsup:
 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ralph on May 09, 2007, 05:47:22 PM
Great enbience !
Good job !
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on May 23, 2007, 06:00:55 PM
Wow........my life is now busy than ever.  Starting my own company and I had no idea two boys were going to be so much work.  But I have found a few minutes to post a few pictures.

Ralph, thank for stopping in.

Very few, but please enjoy and I'll post again as soon as I can.

8.0
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5316/taratacity50ni3.jpg)

8.1
(http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1802/taratacity51cw9.jpg)

8.2
(http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/9839/taratacity52nw3.jpg)

And last but not the least by far a picture of my two boys, exactly how I like them......quiet and sleeping. LOL  Just kidding.
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5056/nicholasandmatiaszh5.jpg)
Please enjoy until next time.


Robin   ()stsfd()


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on May 23, 2007, 07:22:32 PM
Looking good, Robin. I love the black-and-white pictures, and your children are beautiful! Good luck with everything!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on May 24, 2007, 02:52:22 AM
Edit: Congratulations on 100 comments!

A lot of development taking place around here. I really like the structure of it all. The transit system is very intricate. Great job!

And the boys look like nice kids too. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JJ on May 24, 2007, 06:36:46 AM
I love the atmosphere that is shown in the second and third screen shots! The last one is amazing  :-[
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on May 24, 2007, 08:38:37 AM
Great pictures and congrats on more than 100 posts in this MD! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on May 24, 2007, 06:04:54 PM
Nice kids. You done an excellent job  ;D Your wife have to be very cute to have nice kids like that  :D Just kidding. Great update BTW  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Flipside on May 25, 2007, 12:26:03 AM
Robin, I really dig the port city you're building there. I can never do one so good.

Q: What train station are you using there? It's magnificent.

Oh, and in the first black-n-white, which church is that! It's beautiful.

Keep up the updates - and congrats on the baby!  :o
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on May 31, 2007, 02:12:55 PM
Hello all,

thundercrack83, I was trying some stuff with my photo program.  I thought the Back and white would make the city look older, and maybe dirtier.  Thanks for the comment towards my kids.

emilin, thanks for stoppin in.  I thought this time I would spend alot of time on the transit network first while I can still see the ground.  I want to build a very busy DT Core. And the boys are very nice.....most of the time.  The oldest is climbing everything right now and the youngest ha to be fed every two to three hours.  My wife and I are very tired....well more her than me.  I can't breast feed.

JJ, I am trying to make a nice city and nice pics, I'm glad you like them.

kimcar, Thanks for commenting on the kids first.  Shows what kind of person you are.  I think my wife is very cute....so yah that must be where they get there good looks. 
And glad you like the update too.

Flipside, I really enjoy making seaports, but it takes a very long time. 
The train station is by ill tonkso and can be found here. (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=17946).
And the church, is by xannepan and can be found here. (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?id=2296)

Here are some old pictures I had laying around.



9.0
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8522/straightofmandraso100ml1.jpg)
9.1
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/695/straightofmandraso101cf9.jpg)
9.2
(http://img285.imageshack.us/img285/847/straightofmandraso102gq4.jpg)
9.3
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9601/straightofmandraso103cq0.jpg)
9.4
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9347/straightofmandraso104vl5.jpg)
9.5
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2517/straightofmandraso105hb8.jpg)
9.6
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1484/straightofmandraso106te1.jpg)
9.7
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4220/straightofmandraso107oi3.jpg)
9.8
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/861/straightofmandraso109mg1.jpg)
9.9
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9062/straightofmandraso1011pf5.jpg)

Enjoy until next time.

Robin    ()stsfd()

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on June 01, 2007, 08:14:30 AM
That's a beautiful city you have there! Wonderful pictures! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Flipside on June 02, 2007, 01:00:18 AM
Robin, thank you so much for the links.  ;D

And I adore the new update ... is that a Hotel Regal?  :o I also like how you use one-way roads - I like them too, though you can get by just fine without them.  ;D

Great city - you're a master of the interplay between commercial and residential.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Mulefisk on June 02, 2007, 07:26:59 AM
You have some really great shots here.
It all looks very dense and realistic.
Looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Snaper on June 02, 2007, 11:26:01 AM
It's very nice, the buildings are very diversified and with the Jeronij's modd, that gives to your city an impression of green city

Bravo  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on June 09, 2007, 07:49:57 AM
Good morning everyone,

bat, thanks for stoppin in and I'm glad you like the pictures.

Flipside, You are welcome, it's not a problem.  It's nice to help out when I can.  Yes, that's the Reagal hotel, great bat.  I tried using the one ways i my very busy Dt core.  I have since DL'd the less one way arrows in the new NAM and it looks much better.  I really don't use them very often because I like to see the raods jammed with cars. LOL.

Mulefisk, thanks and yes that part of the city is pretty dense, but the buildings are not very tall.

Snapper, thanks to you also.  I really like jeronij's street modd.  I hated the diiferent sidewalks in the different wealth areas.  And this part of the city is a little greener than the rest.  You'll see soon in the upcoming updates.  Industrial seaport.....

10.0
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/3822/nicholasbay70ue6.jpg)
10.1
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5952/nicholasbay71oh2.jpg)
10.2
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8089/nicholasbay72rc5.jpg)
10.3
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1030/nicholasbay73kf5.jpg)
10.4
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5051/nicholasbay74jv9.jpg)
10.5
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/851/nicholasbay75nw0.jpg)
10.6
(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/9246/nicholasbay76yr1.jpg)
10.7
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2927/nicholasbay77ye9.jpg)
10.8
(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/5791/nicholasbay78bn2.jpg)
10.9
(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/9553/nicholasbay79ob7.jpg)
10.10
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8990/nicholasbay710nq1.jpg)
10.11
(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/2637/nicholasbay711ug5.jpg)
10.12
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8269/nicholasbay712tm1.jpg)
10.13
(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/1518/nicholasbay713id3.jpg)
10.14
(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/8140/nicholasbay714nn5.jpg)
10.15
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/503/nicholasbay715lx3.jpg)
10.16
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/4945/nicholasbay716is1.jpg)
10.17
(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/6921/nicholasbay717zc3.jpg)
10.18
(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/3860/nicholasbay718xn4.jpg)


Enjoy and I'll see you all again later...........

Robin  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on June 09, 2007, 08:02:15 AM
Hi Robin  :)

I see your MD first time and I really like it!

Especially the Shibuya and small commercials - this street must be very intersting place  ;)

I'm waiting for more!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on June 10, 2007, 05:39:33 AM
another great update, Robin! Fantastic pictures! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on June 10, 2007, 11:53:09 PM
Your bridges are absolutely beautiful. I think 7.1 is my favorite, but there was at least three pictures besides that one that I stared at in awe. Wonderful job, my friend! Wonderful job.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Snaper on June 13, 2007, 11:42:11 AM
It's very nice, great update  &apls

But the wind mill is very badly put, my opinion is that that should be in agricultural zones ans not in a district  &mmm

For the remainder, it's beautiful  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on June 13, 2007, 07:02:42 PM
 :thumbsup: Hum nice update mate. You show us very good pics. I like the first bridge pics very much. Great job with the nature layout . Looking forward. &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on June 29, 2007, 05:34:54 PM
Hello all

Ennedi, thanks for stoppin in, I'm glad you like it.  I reaaly like to try to biuld ver y busy commercial areas.   And hopefully I'll see you again soon.

bat, thanks, glad to hear from you again...

thundercrack83, thanks for the nice cooments.  I do try to take my time when making a bridge.  Build and destroy, you know what I'm talking about.  See ya soon...

Snaper, thanks, and I see what you are saying about the wind mill.  Sometimes I use them when the powerline don't reach the area needing power.  Than I forget to blow them up....hehehehe.  I'll go back and destroy it just for you.

kimcar, thank you too.  Again with the bridges...I really like them also.  And you will see alot more in the up coming updates.

Now on with the pics...

11.0
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4945/matiasbay80sq9.jpg)

11.1
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2968/matiasbay81rs1.jpg)

11.2
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4191/matiasbay82jf5.jpg)

11.3
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/286/matiasbay83aj9.jpg)

11.4
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/7804/matiasbay84ee8.jpg)

11.5
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/8201/matiasbay85qe8.jpg)

11.6
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/439/matiasbay86jp3.jpg)

11.7
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4141/matiasbay87zf2.jpg)

I hope you will enjoy these pictures and I will do my best to post more often.  Two children are a bigger handful than I ever imagined. 

Have a great weekend,

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Snaper on July 02, 2007, 11:36:12 AM
Very nice, I like much this update  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: flame1396 on July 03, 2007, 12:01:14 AM
Nice! I like the parking behind the buildings lining the downtown block
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on July 03, 2007, 12:05:59 AM
Another magnificent update! It's always a pleasure to view your work, my friend! Great job!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on July 05, 2007, 12:44:38 AM

Rooker an awsome last few updates sorry i missed them... This last update was great as welll i loved 8.0 as it has that real feel to it
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on July 05, 2007, 06:04:27 PM
 :thumbsup: Great update again . Look like a very realistic downtown  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on July 12, 2007, 05:52:59 PM
Hello all,
What a great start to the summer, at least where I am, in Toronto.  Great weather, barbeques, friends and beer, nothing better!

Anyways just quick update no replies right now, I'll do that later.

12.0
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/130/tarantacity90tp8.jpg)

12.1
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/4544/tarantacity91ll8.jpg)

12.2
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3749/tarantacity92tc8.jpg)

12.3
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6743/tarantacity93xp6.jpg)

12.4
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2739/tarantacity94ip3.jpg)

12.5
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5892/tarantacity95lb2.jpg)

Please enjoy and comment away.
Enjoy your summer the best you can, it's only here for a short while.

Bye for now,

Robin  ()stsfd()
 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on July 13, 2007, 01:35:32 AM
Nice and logic layout for the railways. the switches are placed where they need to be, no unnecessary  collection of switches. Good work! &apls  :thumbsup:

I just would have a standard rail between the passenger station and the railyard for passing freight trains and to keep the people on the platform a bit further away from the freight cars.  ;)

And I really like the layout of that rural buddybud - bridge with the "island" in the middle!  :)

Keep the great work!

Take care and make backups!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on July 13, 2007, 04:22:17 AM
A wonderful "sunken" railway, rooker1! Great station! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on July 13, 2007, 07:36:13 PM
Hello all,

Time for some replies,


Snaper, thanks for stopin in and it's good you like the last update.
flame1396, nice to see a new name.  I thought the parking in behind the buildings was a good idea.  Glad you think so also.
thundercrack83, good to hear that my MD gives some pleasure.  Hope to hear from you again.
patfirefghtr, Hi, how are you, and no need for any apologies, you are all caught up now, just don't ever miss another update again......hehehe ;).  As fro picture 8.0, is it the park you like or the japanese bats.  If it's the park, I am doing my best to include more and more parks in my cities.  Sometimes I forget them!
kimcar, thanks for the comment.  That's the one I'm looking for.  I try to make my cites as realistic as possible.
bat, Thanks alot, I thought a sunken railway would look alot nicer.  Glad some one else agrees.

Nardo69, Now I skipped you on purpose.  I saw your last update with the rail lines and rail yard.  I really like how you set it all up.  Great work.  As you already know I am going for realism.  I tried my best to make it very logical and not too much.  It is very easy to get carried away with rail lines and switches.  So when you say there should be one common line for frieght and passenger....this is what I have, but you are suggestting it should be between the passenger station and the freight station.  I have obviously posted some pics.  Have a look a tell me what you think, please. Or if anyone else has any suggestions, they are always welcomed here.

I guess I could move the frieght cars down one square and put the new line there.  Is this what you mean?


(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1010/tarantacity961lw7.jpg)


(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4010/tarantacity962tp5.jpg)

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on July 21, 2007, 10:08:31 PM
Good evening,

Another quick update.........

13.0
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/6140/tarantacity100bh0.jpg)

13.1
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1378/tarantacity101fk8.jpg)

13.2
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/850/tarantacity102cd4.jpg)

13.3
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5128/tarantacity103vd3.jpg)

13.4
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/3306/tarantacity104bz0.jpg)

Good night and please enjoy......

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on July 24, 2007, 04:05:34 AM
Great new pictures of the downtown and railway! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on July 24, 2007, 04:23:48 AM
Sorry for not posting earlier ...  /wrrd%&

Yes - that is what I meant, move the freight yard one tile away.

Anyway that is one of the best big railway station I saw until now!  &apls

Good layout on these innercity avenues. And I like the Beton wall at the avenue tunnel - nice ugly ...  :D

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on July 24, 2007, 01:45:15 PM
Outstanding update, Robin! I love that tunnel coming into the city with the walls behind it, and the baseball stadium looks fantastic! Keep up the excellent work, my friend!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on July 24, 2007, 01:51:40 PM

LoL well i did miss a few updates again Robin sowwies RL...  BUT wow that railyard is a beauty and i really enjoyed the rail underpass... BTW yes its the parks i enjoyed... see you next time - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on July 24, 2007, 02:43:50 PM
 &apls Sorry for a late comment , my eyes still looking the pic 9.1 . I love it . Look so real. for sure the other are nice too ...but this one is my favorite. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on August 08, 2007, 09:05:03 PM
Hello all,

Replies,

bat, always nice to see you, glad you like it.
Nardo69, (Bernhard),   no apologies neccessary my friend.  I always say showing up soon or later is better than not showing up at all.  I moved the line over one square and next update I'll show you a pic.  As for the rail way station, I have a plan to do another one much larger and based off google earth pics.  The wall I used over the tunnel is by Marrast.  I always wanted to use it but never found a good opportunity until then.  See you soon.
thundercrack83, nice to hear from you.  As I said to Bernhard, I finally found a chance to use Marrast lot.  I think it turned out perfect.  I too like the baseball stadium bat itself, but I think I am going to relot it in LE.  I don't like all the grass.  You'll have to keep stoppin by to see it in one of the next updates.
patfirefghtr, no sowwies needed just show up on time next time......hehehe, just kidding.  The rial yard was a lot of work and I am very proud of how it turned out, and I'm glad you like it as well.  I have to keep that in mind about the parks, I always forget them.....hmmmm.  See you soon.
kimcar, Better late than never my friend.  I think if you liked that pic you'll like thie pics in this update, I have just about finished that area and that's what this update shows.

14.0
(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/4268/tarantacity110ek1.jpg)
14.1
(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/7339/tarantacity111tm3.jpg)
14.2
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/2013/tarantacity112tj6.jpg)
14.3
(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/2351/tarantacity113tq8.jpg)
14.4
(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/8771/tarantacity114ed4.jpg)
11.5
(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/889/tarantacity115kp5.jpg)
14.6
(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/2176/tarantacity116do9.jpg)
14.7
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/1213/tarantacity117rh0.jpg)

Enjoy these pics for now and I'll update when I can.

Think about this,

Diane Arbus once said, "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know."

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on August 08, 2007, 09:56:47 PM

Robin those was some very great pictures indeed... I so loved the first one as it so truely like a good shot with the shadows and what nots its perfect...  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on August 08, 2007, 11:50:07 PM
Very impressive. I like what I see, especially the RR. :thumbsup:

The area looks well planned and your pictures are great.

Can't wait to see more.

Cheers

Dave

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on August 08, 2007, 11:53:56 PM
God, I love those factories--and your railroads! Great update, Robin! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on August 09, 2007, 08:25:38 AM
Great pictures of the factories and railroads! Great work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on August 09, 2007, 03:05:49 PM
 &apls Nice railway layout . It`s not easy to do and you got it . Great job. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on August 10, 2007, 07:33:09 PM
I had a chance to play this evening and now I have time to do a quick update.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by.....

15.0
(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/93/nichobay120jk7.jpg)
15.1
(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9835/nichobay121ny2.jpg)
15.2
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5659/nichobay122mp2.jpg)
15.3
(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/2254/nichobay123wy0.jpg)
15.4
(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/6853/nichobay124hg7.jpg)
15.5
(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/9600/nichobay125an3.jpg)
15.6
(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/1540/nichobay126fy4.jpg)
15.7
(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/4913/nichobay127ki3.jpg)
15.8
(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/4736/nichobay128ga2.jpg)
15.9
(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/6320/nichobay129py1.jpg)

That's it for now,

But I'll leave you with this thought,
 Gandhi said "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."

 ;)

Bye for now
Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on August 11, 2007, 12:14:00 AM

WoW Robin that was a real great update and i love that qoute from Gandhi - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on August 11, 2007, 03:55:23 AM
Welcome to page 8!

Great new pictures of that beautiful city, Robin! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on August 11, 2007, 05:37:00 PM
 &apls Nice low wealth zone. Nice pics too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on August 17, 2007, 08:06:57 PM
Hello all,

Replies,  (before  update 12)


patfirefghtr, nice to see you here agian, and yah the shadows in the first picture are pretty cool, I never really noticed until you mentioned it.

tooheys, glad you like the pictures.  I do spend alot of time planning, destroying and rebuilding.  The part that takes the longest though is waiting for the right building to grow.  Most of my cities are growables only!

thundercrack83, great that you like the industries and rail road as they are my favourite also.  I try my best to make them as realistic as possible, hopefully I achieve that, even only if it's  a little.

bat, nice to see you again as well. As I said to thundercrack83, industry is my favourite.

kimcar, thanks for the nice comment, I do try my hardest to get it right.  Thanks again.

More replies,  ( after 12 )

patfirefghtr,  glad that you like this update as well.  The quotes are something new I am trying.

bat, nice to see you as always.  Thanks for stoppin by.

kimcar, I think low wealth is more common in most cities, especially around industry.  Thanks for the comment.


Now for this update,
These pics are for Nardo.  Nardo I have moved the rail line over, what do you think now?  There are also other improvements in the area as well.   Everyone enjoy............

16.0
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/5950/tarantacity130ef6.jpg)

16.1
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/4231/tarantacity131vf1.jpg)

16.2
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/787/tarantacity132jo5.jpg)

16.3
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8872/tarantacity133ku9.jpg)


Just a few pics for tonight, so please enjoy and think about this,

Gandhi once said, "You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result."

Robin   ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on August 17, 2007, 10:52:42 PM
LoL only a few pics is better then none at all which reminds me i need to update my md lol baaaaaaaaaaad me lol....  I reallly love that railyard  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on August 18, 2007, 03:11:35 AM
Fantastic new pictures of that beautiful looking rail yard! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on August 18, 2007, 05:31:55 AM
Robin a great couple of updates :thumbsup:. Everything looks good, but in my opinion the best pic is this one:

(http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/1540/nichobay126fy4.jpg)

Just leaving so much open space, to me is a winner. It looks realistic, but something you really don't
see too often.  &apls (and something I find very hard to do)

Good to see a few more pic's of station and goods yard. An impressive layout.

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Snaper on August 18, 2007, 03:28:55 PM
Very beautiful this station  :thumbsup:

I like much the remainder of aillor, all that there is beside the station  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on August 19, 2007, 10:10:28 PM
Good evening friends,

patfirefghtr,  Good to hear from you.  I figure a few pics is better than none also, but i also figure that I would do smaller updates instead of ones with 20 or 30 pics and than waiting longer in between updates.  Tell me which you would perfer.
 
bat, Thanks, do you see the difference?  I moved thr rail line over one square.  A sugeestion by Nardo.

tooheys, Thanks, I am really proud of that area, I think it turned out really good as well.  This is what I think a school yard looks like.

Snaper,  Thanks for droppin in, but waht is an "aillor"?  Glad you like the station though.

Here are few new pics,
17.0
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/746/tarantacity140bj9.jpg)

17.1
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9772/tarantacity141yx6.jpg)

17.2
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/8316/tarantacity142wa6.jpg)

17.3
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/638/tarantacity143as7.jpg)

17.4
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6479/tarantacity144yd4.jpg)

17.5
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1474/tarantacity145xf6.jpg)

17.6
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/3082/tarantacity146qp2.jpg)

17.7
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9154/tarantacity147mt9.jpg)

17.8
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4430/tarantacity148qs8.jpg)

Enjoy these pics.
Comments and suggestions are more than welcomed.

I leave you with the thought of the update,
 Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

Some may say my imagination encircles the universe. hehehe   :D 

Robin   ;)


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on August 19, 2007, 11:06:30 PM
Quote
Some may say my imagination encircles the universe. hehehe


Robin i couldnt agree more with you on that little snippit... lol
On the thought of updates i say smaller is better that way you can have many updates.
So doing mulitply pics ( around 30 or so) and breaking them down to using 3-4 pics per
update whats i've been trying to do, so if i get caught with out anytime to play i can
just post the pics lol... like i have done lately lol... but of course i do one big update once
in awhile that is my personal update technique...  I do love your use of the raised parks
even though i havent figured out how to really work with them...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on August 19, 2007, 11:12:07 PM
Splendid update, Robin! I love the elevated parks especially! Keep up the great work, my friend! I'll be back to see more!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on August 20, 2007, 12:17:12 AM
Hello Robin,

As always very nice to see your pics  :)
My favourites are  13.2 and 14.0  :thumbsup:
I agree with tooheys about this pic with school and grassy area - very nice and realistic

Cheers
Adam
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on August 20, 2007, 04:06:09 AM
Robin, another great update.

Nice use of the parks, especially the way you have combined pieces from various sets  :thumbsup:

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on August 20, 2007, 07:47:56 AM
That are wonderful pictures of the parks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on August 21, 2007, 08:54:27 PM
Hello all,

patfirefghtr, every update and there's pat with a nice comment.  Thanks alot man for the comment and understanding about the smaller updates.  Sometimes I think that is better than nothing (or too much)   ;)  This is my second time trying to use the raised parks.  They are user friendly, but there is just so many choices.   ???

thundercrack83,  Thanks for stoppin in.  You amy see more of those raised parks.  They maybe spread out through this city.  I like the fact that you can use them as underground parking and still get the park effect.   ;)

Ennedi, thanks for the cooments and I do try my best to please everyone and it's nice to see yoreally like at least two of pics.  hehehe  The schools around my house have very large open fields around the them.  So I thought it maybe a good idea.

tooheys, thanks, I tried to combine the different park sets the best I could, hopefully it worked well.

bat, nice to hear from you again, thanks for the commnet.

Without wasting any more time, here is the next update,
18.0
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/5189/tarantacity150il8.jpg)
18.1
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9477/tarantacity151wu4.jpg)
18.2
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/103/tarantacity152cz9.jpg)
18.3
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5206/tarantacity153qx4.jpg)
18.4
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/1432/tarantacity154ro4.jpg)
18.5
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/7350/tarantacity155iz6.jpg)
18.6
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/5168/tarantacity156tu8.jpg)
18.7
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/4628/tarantacity157qb4.jpg)
15.8
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2805/tarantacity158ys8.jpg)
18.9
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3487/tarantacity159eh3.jpg)
18.10
(http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/2517/tarantacity1510od0.jpg)

That's all for now and I'll leave you with this thought,

 Albert Einstein once said, "The question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy?"  ???

Robin   ()stsfd()



 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on August 22, 2007, 07:43:11 AM
Great new pictures! Wonderful using of these canal-lots! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: NikNik on August 22, 2007, 08:32:00 AM
Wow, dear oh dear, I have not replied since April. About 4 or 5 pages ago.
A lot of updates since that I will not go into detals about. Robin it is good to see that between caring for your sons and your wife you manage to find some time to feed this MD.
Kids are one reason why I never started a CJ or MD.

Great use of those canal pieces. They look increadible there. A bit difficult to reach the island if you want to pay your loved ones respect, I guess.
Nice use of those diagional buildings in teh last pic (15.10).
BTW I like that pic 14.1 too where you combine the overhanging bridge in a triangular park. Great picture and very subtile use of it. You're a master.

Take care.

Nik-Nik
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on August 25, 2007, 09:07:31 AM
These have to be the most realistic pics I've ever seen. You have quite an eye for detail, and your photoshopping skills is second to none! Thats a compliment, lol.

Great shots, and great building skills.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nisha on August 27, 2007, 09:38:39 AM
Hi Robin,

Your rail yards are so detailed and real and your placement of industry is excellent. I love the way you have used the raised parks and canal set too.
Every corner looks like a real, living, thriving city. Reminds me so much of Toronto.  :thumbsup:
I look forward to future updates.  :)

~Nisha
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on August 27, 2007, 03:17:08 PM
SO much around here that is so very very good. The railyard is outstanding, and so is 15.4. Above all i like your sense of urban spacing. Bravo! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on August 27, 2007, 09:54:11 PM
I think I missed an update in there, but I'm all caught up, and everything looks wonderful here, my friend! I love the parks and the railroads and all the custom content--excellent work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on August 28, 2007, 11:10:07 AM
Hello Robin,

That's a great update!  :thumbsup: I like the clear look of your pictures.
I was going to tell you what I like the most, but you will say I like 1 or 2 pictures  :D, and it is not true - I like them all!

But the place on first two pictures is fantastic  &apls
And you have a lot of great BATs here
I have the feeling this downtown is very friendly (not as in many real downtowns)
Good work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat56 on August 28, 2007, 11:23:40 AM
  &apls  &apls  &apls

Just perfect rooker, here is a place where I would live with pleasure...
I will stay tuned on your MD.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on August 28, 2007, 04:23:19 PM
Hello everyone,

Replies,
bat, I figured it was about time I tried them out.  And the verdict is.......they are great and very easy to use.  Thanks for the comment.
NikNik, I already said it all to ya, but no worries.  Better late than never.  You just have to know how to use your time wisely.  Now only if someone could teach me. hehe  Thanks for the compliments, you are too nice.
nedalezz, well thanks for the first part of your comment.  But the second part,.......I don't use photoshop and I don't even know how.  I am going to learn it one of these days, but I don't have too much time.  Two kids and a wife keep me very busy now a days.  ;) But thanks again.
Nisha, Nice to hear from someone that could be playing the game right next door....  ??? ....I try my best to make my city look as real as possible and it's very nice when someone else thinks I have acomplished that.  So thanks alot.
emilin, I am really liking the rail lines that I have made lately, so it's nice that you like them also.  I think sometimes it is so hard to get exactly what you want to grow, that I feel like giving up and let grow what may.  But my city is @90% all home grown, (hardly any plops) so it takes a very long time to exactly what I want.
thundercrack83, Thanks alot, the custom content took me a very long time to collect.  And the funny thing is....I have done it two times now.  My hard drive decided to die and I needed to find everything again.  Now it's all about the backups.
Ennedi, I'm glad you like all the pics.  I'm not too sure if I was going for the friendly feeling, but thanks anyways.  I never really thought about that part.  Just wait until I get to the industrial part of the city and the slums.......
bat56,Perfect you say, so I can't do any better?  Than I should just quit now while I'm ahead.  As for a place to live , let me see what I can do for you.  Loft, house....what are you looking for?

Now for the good stuff.........
19.0
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4486/tarantacity160sk2.jpg)
19.1
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5274/tarantacity161xr9.jpg)
19.2
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/104/tarantacity162qk9.jpg)
19.3
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1757/tarantacity163gb4.jpg)
19.4
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/5696/tarantacity164yk8.jpg)
19.5
(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/2112/tarantacity165fq7.jpg)
19.6
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/3606/tarantacity166pj7.jpg)

That's it for now.
And now I'll leave you with this thought,
Albert Einstein once said, "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."


Robin   ()stsfd()

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on August 29, 2007, 04:14:21 AM
Now this is a nice cemetary! I especially like the diagonally walls (BTW where did you get them?  &apls

All I miss are huge chestnuts trees (or alike) like those along the main walkways on the cemetary where my grandparents are buried. (they would be something like the dot on the "i" ...  ;) )

Anyway: WOW

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on August 29, 2007, 04:32:55 AM
Robin, great work. A nice suburban cemetary. Love the church and great use of the walls (jeronij's I think).  :thumbsup:

Cheers

Dave



Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on August 29, 2007, 05:52:40 AM
The walls are jeronij's and you can find them on the LEX here (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=29) and here. (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=30)  They look great and are very easy to use!

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on August 29, 2007, 10:55:06 AM
Wonderful pictures of that great cemetery! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on August 29, 2007, 04:27:50 PM

Bad me Robin i missed an update here i cant belive it eeeeeeek... I'm soo sorry M8... Fantastic updates they are!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on August 30, 2007, 05:50:22 PM
I miss a couple update to mate . But still great job you have done. &apls &apls Specially the cemetary . Look a great place for rest in peace . Great work. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on September 01, 2007, 02:35:55 PM
Robin, congratulations!

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/5213/mindscapecs2.png)

...The title says it all!


The Staff
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 01, 2007, 03:29:12 PM
Congratulations on making it to the Special Interest, my friend! I'll be looking forward to this upcoming month!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 02, 2007, 03:47:10 AM
Congrats to this award! &apls Looking forward to the updates!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on September 02, 2007, 04:36:55 AM
Congratulations on the reward! &apls

And that is a very nice cemetary, of course. The funeral taking place is a real killer pic (pun intended ;D).
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Manny on September 02, 2007, 07:02:07 AM
Very beautiful city! ! Bravo for this promotion  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on September 02, 2007, 08:40:04 AM
rooker1, your pics are so realistic and top-notch I immediately figured they were photoshopped, lol, sorry for that. But that just goes to say how great they actually are. Congratulations on your award, its very much deserved.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 02, 2007, 10:00:00 AM
 &apls Congrats . I`m happy for you and it`s well deserve
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nisha on September 02, 2007, 10:36:06 AM
Hello Neighbour, ;)

Great update. The church has such old world charm with the rural walls and graveyards. Nice details like the gates leading into the graveyard.
Congratulations on the ribbon! It is very well deserved.  &apls

~Nisha
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 02, 2007, 09:58:25 PM
OMG...........I'm speachless.

First I wanna thank my parents, my friends and..........LOL
Just kidding, but thanks to Dedgren and the rest who pick me for this month's "Special Interest of the Month"


First let's start with the replies,

Bernhard, (Nardo69), thanks for stopping in.  I hope you like jeronij's walls and if I could find a chestnut tree, I would add it into the cemetary just for you.
tooheys, thanks for the nice comments.  Glad you like the cemetary, I hope it still fits in when I'm done that area or else it goes.
bat,  thanks alot.
patfirefghtr, no worries M8, you're all caught up now.
kimcar, thanks, I'm glad you like it.
dedgren, what can I say, but thanks, I'll do my best.
thundercrack, thanks.  Funny thing is, I just found out.  I don't normally go on the internet on the weekend.  I try to spend most of my time with my family and when I can I play the game.
bat, thanks alot, I'll try to make it a great month.
emilin, real killer, you are so funny.....lol, thanks.
Manny, promotions are good and I hope that you enjoy the rest of the month with me.
nedalezz, thanks for the great comment.   I'm trying to learn photoshop as I said before.  But my pictures to date are only sized and sharpened with a program called Irfan View.  It's very basic.
kimcar, thanks, I hope I deserve it, I guess we'll see soon enough.
Nisha,  Hello to you too neighbour.  Thanks for stoppin in again and for the nice comments.

I'll have some pictures in the morning, good night for now.

Robin   %BUd%

 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 02, 2007, 10:02:39 PM

Well Robin i did miss the chance to congratualte you properly and well a biiiiiiig congrates is in order for going to the OSITM  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 03, 2007, 12:55:07 PM
 %BUd%

Good afternoon all,

patfirefghtr, thanks alot.

Here are the pictures as promised and hopefully many more to come this month.

20.0
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/5746/nichobay170su2.jpg)
20.1
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/7206/nichobay171dn3.jpg)
20.2
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/1661/nichobay172ui9.jpg)
20.3
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/4871/nichobay173ag8.jpg)
20.4
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/8367/nichobay174iy6.jpg)
20.5
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/2864/nichobay175lk6.jpg)
20.6
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/6997/nichobay176wr2.jpg)
20.7
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/654/nichobay177gz3.jpg)
20.8
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7964/nichobay178dt0.jpg)
20.9
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3569/nichobay179ax4.jpg)
20.10
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5071/nichobay1710pb3.jpg)
20.11
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/8589/nichobay1711ix4.jpg)
20.12
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/5229/nichobay1712cm4.jpg)
20.13
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/2722/nichobay1713of9.jpg)
12.14
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/6512/nichobay1714ve3.jpg)
20.15
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/826/nichobay1715vx0.jpg)
20.16
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9416/nichobay1716md8.jpg)
02.17
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/122/nichobay1717ui8.jpg)
20.18
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3575/nichobay1718cu9.jpg)

Thought of this post,
"Ambition.......Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" 
Author:   Robert Browning 1812-1889, British Poet


Robin   ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 03, 2007, 01:19:03 PM
A fantastic update to start off the month, Robin! Your industries are always outstanding, and I loved the way you used the NAM curves in there, too! If this is what September is going to be like here, I hope it doesn't end!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on September 03, 2007, 01:32:51 PM
A very well deserved award for you &apls &apls

I lurk alot in many MD's and its time i commented more on the amazing sights I've seen here in yours. Judging by what I've seen so far it looks like Sept. is gonna be good :D :D

Now sit back and enjoy the accolades that are surely coming your way with this (http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7329/imagescuppasw1.jpg)

regards
Derry
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on September 04, 2007, 05:11:07 AM
Wow! That was a beautiful update! I've always had a softspot for industrial areas, and the one shown here have some very unique features. You have managed to build an area that isn't "dirty" whilest still maintaining the feeling of a real industry. Really, really good! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 04, 2007, 07:43:23 AM
Wonderful update, Rooker1! Great looking industrial area! Fantastic pictures! :thumbsup:

Looking forward to more in this month!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 04, 2007, 03:20:48 PM
Houuuuu ! Haaaaa!  WoWwwww.  ;D Hope you understand what i mean to tell.  ;D  &apls &apls I like the Nam curve you used too. Great job. No fantastic job. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 04, 2007, 05:51:39 PM

Robin i loved your update and the qoute of the week too.... The curves on the road a great as well.... we will see you next update - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 04, 2007, 08:16:40 PM
A quick thanks to thundercrack83, TheTeaCat, emilin, bat, kimcar and patfirefghtr for stopping in and making a great, supportive post.

Because this is a special month a have a surprise special update and many more special surprises for the rest of the month.  So without wasting any more time, here you go.........  ;)

21.0
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7489/nichobay180dt2.jpg)
21.1
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1743/nichobay181tf3.jpg)
21.2
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9950/nichobay182mc0.jpg)
21.3
(http://img454.imageshack.us/img454/5664/nichobay183yn6.jpg)
21.4
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/5461/nichobay184yr8.jpg)
21.5
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6304/nichobay185cn9.jpg)
21.6
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9220/nichobay186ct0.jpg)
21.7
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2892/nichobay187zq1.jpg)
21.8
(http://img454.imageshack.us/img454/1345/nichobay188pf7.jpg)
21.9
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6442/nichobay189dt6.jpg)

Enjoy and the next surprise it's right around the corner ......... or is it?

Robin   ()stsfd()





Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 05, 2007, 12:24:46 AM
Another magnificent update, Robin! I love the waterfront with the marinas and the residential areas look great, too! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 05, 2007, 12:50:08 AM

yuppers a truely great update yup yup... Robin you are totaly amazing here and will see you next update - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 05, 2007, 07:44:41 AM
Wonderful looking residential areas!! Great work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 05, 2007, 02:37:10 PM
A Special Interest of my Life for the Special Interest of the Month....

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5880/pictures012rh7.jpg)

My older son, Matias loves his little brother, Nicholas, very much.  He always wants to hold him, hug him and he's forever kissing him.  Here in this picture they are 18 months and 4 months old.  They are growing very quickly...almost too quickly.

Avery proud father....
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 05, 2007, 03:31:00 PM
awwwwww that is sooooo kool Robin... very cute kids  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on September 06, 2007, 06:34:09 AM
Robin, a couple of great updates. Like the work along the shoreline, but your suburbs really stand out. Love the houses and the road layout :thumbsup:.

However, nothing beats the creations in your last pic. :) A couple of lovely looking kids, just think what they will get up to
in a few years time :D

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 06, 2007, 02:29:59 PM
I thought I would do something else a little special and show the Toronto Skyline.  I live about 15 minutes north of most of these pictures.

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1359/torontoskyline1iv9.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5629/torontoskyline2ip9.jpg)

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/101/torontoskyline3ll9.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9315/torontoskyline4lh8.jpg)

(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2526/torontoskyline5zq6.jpg)

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/8905/torontoskyline6on7.jpg)

Just thought I would share some pictures I found on the net of where I live. 
Alot of times I find myself driving around down town (any where for that matter) and wandering  ??? if that building was CO$$ or CO$$$/ CS$ or CS$$.  If someone has BATted that building already or if they would consider it.  Or if I could copy the layout of the roads, streets, avenues or even the rail and subway lines. 
Sometimes I think I'm looking into the Matrix, but it's really THE SC4. lol  :D

Anyways enjoy these pics until the next special surprise.  ;)

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 06, 2007, 03:12:57 PM
Beautiful children, Robin! You're very lucky, my friend. And I love the Toronto skyline pictures, too!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: pvarcoe on September 06, 2007, 03:19:45 PM
Ditto from me too Rooker1.
The shot of the kids is great, and the Toronto skyline shots are cool too!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 06, 2007, 03:42:39 PM
Hello Robin,

So much great things here!

1. Fantastic waterfront  &apls - boats, marina and this littlle island  :thumbsup:

2. Very nice suburban area - a lot of life here, it's very busy at night  :D

3. You have fantastic sons - best wishes for them! Now I know why are you looking for good ski area  ;)

4. Great RL pictures of Toronto, it's abeautiful city, and the last picture with lights reflected in water is just amazing!
Maybe one day somebody will devise how to do something like this in SC4?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 07, 2007, 02:53:07 AM
Fantastic pictures of the Toronto Skyline!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nisha on September 07, 2007, 05:12:37 PM
Hey Neighbour,

Excellent updates. Such a beautiful waterfront too. It's a real joy to look at your pics.
Ah, Toronto. We were at the CNE last weekend and I was gazing at the Toronto skyline thinking the same thing.  ::)
The CN tower looks so good lighted up, don't you think?

Your kids are adorable. :)

~Nisha
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 07, 2007, 11:12:55 PM
Teaser pic........
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1934/railcity190pz7.jpg)

Good night and expect the big update Sunday night. 
Everyone have a good weekend, I know I will.  I'll be camping with friends, barbeque, beer and playing cards.

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 07, 2007, 11:21:18 PM
Well, I can safely say that I am more than adequately teased! I can't wait to see what you've got in store for us next update. In the meantime, have a good time camping and toss a few back for me!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 08, 2007, 04:33:35 AM
Wonderful looking teaser! :thumbsup: Looking forward to the update...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 08, 2007, 05:44:46 PM
Very cute kids you have my friend. As for the Toronto pics , thanks to sharing them , cause , i went to Niagara Falls this summer and we cross Toronto by day. But by night it`s a very nice looking city. :thumbsup: Can`t wait for an update
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 09, 2007, 08:35:13 PM
Good evening,
I hope everyone had a great weekend, cause I know I did.

REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES  REPLIES
thundercrack83, Thanks, I think I am so lucky also.  But so are my kids, they have me after all.  hehehe
pvarcoe, Thanks to you too.  Gald you like the T.O. skyline.
Ennedi, Thanks for stopping by.  And I glad you like everything.
bat, thanks alot, I think night time sky lines of any city look great.
Nisha, T.O is a great place to go at night, you gotta know that, nieghbor.  Thanks for the nice comments.
 
thundercrack83, Good to see that you are teased, that was the point.  Good to see I did a good job.  I had about twelve beers, and three of them were for you!! 
bat, and here is the update, you don't have to wait any longer, my friend.
kimcar, Thanks for the nice comment about my kids.  Next time you are in T.O, PM me and you can stop by for some beers, wine or what ever.

Now for the good stuff.......
22.0
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/6523/railcity220ze1.jpg)
22.1
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/16/railcity221dh0.jpg)
22.2
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/7/railcity222wy2.jpg)
22.4
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/145/railcity224ch1.jpg)
22.5
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9585/railcity225ug1.jpg)
22.6
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/7770/railcity226cs1.jpg)
22.7
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1295/railcity227vf7.jpg)
22.8
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/7811/railcity228ri7.jpg)

This is my heavy industrial port city.  No rich sims live here.  More pics of this city to come.

And for the thought of the day, (post)
"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world— not even our troubles," Charles Chaplin.


Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 10, 2007, 07:40:48 AM
Fantastic rail yard and great industrial port!! :thumbsup: Wonderful work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nisha on September 10, 2007, 01:39:22 PM
All I can say is... holy cow! You definitely have a knack for industry. Superb. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 10, 2007, 02:16:32 PM
Well, the railyard and the port look simply incredible, my friend! I love those garbage docks, especially! I've used them a few times myself. Great work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 10, 2007, 04:28:07 PM
 &apls &apls Very realistic. You did a super job . Great details too. BTW Thanks for the invitation  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 10, 2007, 06:24:24 PM
Hello Robin,

I agree with others - very realistic seaport area, and this railyard looks great!  &apls
My favourite thing - the peninsula  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on September 12, 2007, 06:12:47 AM
Like the RR layout, especially the large yard. The docks are nice too, and overall it looks like a busy port area.
Great work  &apls

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: RickD on September 12, 2007, 10:47:47 AM
Wow! This industrial area is awesome.  &apls

I think I will steal some of your ideas.  :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 12, 2007, 01:25:42 PM
Hello everyone,

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bat, thanks for stopping by.
Nisha, You know, I have always wandered what "Holy Cow" meant.   ???  But , thanks anyways, I think.
thundercrack83, Thanks, I'm glad you like it.  Those garbage docks by peg are awesome.  I think I use them in all my cities.  ;)
kimcar, thanks for the comment.  It means alot, because, realism is what I am going for.  As for the invite, no prob.
Ennedi, thank you also.  The peninsula wasn't planned.  It just kinda happened and when I was done I liked it, so it stayed.
tooheys, Thanks, I'm trying to make it very busy and dirty looking.  We'll see how it turns out in the next couple of updates, I think.  ;)
RickD, wecome to my humbe MD.  As for stealing, let's just say you are learning and going to use this knowledge to your own benifit. hehehe


This month I am trying do as many special things as I can think of.  Even after this update, I have lots more things up my sleeve.
So check this out.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bf/BridgeTaxonomyBW.png/400px-BridgeTaxonomyBW.png)
Bridges may be classified by how the four forces of tension, compression, bending and shear are distributed through their structure. Most bridges will employ all of the principal forces to some degree, but only a few will predominate. The separation of forces may be quite clear. In a suspension or cable-stayed span, the elements in tension are distinct in shape and placement. In other cases the forces may be distributed among a large number of members, as in a truss, or not clearly discernible to a casual observer as in a box beam. Bridges can also be classified by their lineage, which is shown as the vertical axis on the diagram to the right.
Here are some examples of these types of bridges.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/NagasakiMeganebashi.jpg)
Arch Bridge.....Megane-bashi, the "Eyeglasses bridge"
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/UniversityBridge-1Clip.jpg)
Bascule bridge......Unknown
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Saltashrab.jpg)
Brunel Truss bridge or lenticular truss......The Royal Albert Bridge, crosses the River Tamar in Saltash, viewed from Saltash railway station.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/ThreeTwrBrCenter.jpg)
Cable stayed bridge, over the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) river at the downstream approach to the Gezhouba Dam locks.
This is a triple tower bridge with the central tower higher and supporting longer spans of the bridge.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/ForthBridgeEdinburgh.jpg)
Cantilever bridge......Forth Bridge, Firth of Forth, Edinburgh.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/Puente_del_Alamillo.jpg/800px-Puente_del_Alamillo.jpg)
Cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge........Alamillo's bridge (Seville)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/47/Tarr_Steps_01.jpg/800px-Tarr_Steps_01.jpg)
Clapper bridge.....Tarr Steps, Exmoor, Somerset, England.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ed/Australia_sydney-404.jpg)
Compression arch suspended-deck bridge..........Sydney Harbor Bridge.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ad/CurlingBridgeClip.jpg)
Curling bridge.........????
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Fort_ticonderoga_drawbridge_to_demilune.jpg/800px-Fort_ticonderoga_drawbridge_to_demilune.jpg)
Drawbridge.......Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Ticonderoga, Essex County, NY. Drawbridge to demilune. After 1933.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/86/EastbankEsplanade.jpg/472px-EastbankEsplanade.jpg)
The floating walkway and public dock of the Eastbank Esplanade on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. The Rose Garden Arena is at the top and the Steel Bridge is to the left.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Hoernbruecke.jpg)
Folding bridge.......Nederlands
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/GirderBridge2.jpg)
The top bridge is a plate girder bridge, while the bottom bridge is a concrete girder bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/BNSFBridgeClip.jpg)
Lift bridge.....????
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/Pontoon_bridge_Rhine_River_1945.jpg/771px-Pontoon_bridge_Rhine_River_1945.jpg)
U.S. 9th Army crossing the Rhine River. Wallach. M2, steel treadway, pontoon bridge.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/Pegasus_bridge_new.jpg/800px-Pegasus_bridge_new.jpg)
Rolling bascule bridge.......Pegasus Bridge.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/SegmentalBridgeFtLauderdale.jpg)
segmental bridge on 17th Street Bridge (AIA) over the Intercoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Under Construction)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/ProposedSFOBBEasternSpan.jpg)
Self-anchored suspension bridge.........San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cf/WinnepegBridge.jpg/800px-WinnepegBridge.jpg)
Side-spar cable-stayed bridge............ Winnipeg, Manitoba.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/CapilanoBridge.jpg/800px-CapilanoBridge.jpg)
Simple Suspension Bridge.......Capilano Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/40/StepStoneBridge.jpg/800px-StepStoneBridge.jpg)
Step-stone bridge......Tea Garden of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/Holzbr%C3%BCcke_bei_Essing_1.jpg/800px-Holzbr%C3%BCcke_bei_Essing_1.jpg)
Stressed ribbon bridge............????
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/83/Suspension.bridge.bristol.arp.750pix.jpg)
Suspension bridge.........Clifton Suspension Bridge over the River Avon in Bristol, England.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Railway_swing_bridge.jpg)
Swing bridge......????
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/63/FortPittBridge.jpg/693px-FortPittBridge.jpg)
Tied arch bridge(Bowstring bridge)..........Pittsburgh skyline daytime.jpg showing only the Fort Pitt Bridge.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/Millenium_bridge_close.jpg)
Tilt bridge..........Gateshead Millenium Bridge.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/Eastbound_over_SCB.jpg/400px-Eastbound_over_SCB.jpg)
Truss arch bridge......Stoney Creek Bridge is just within the East end of Glacier Park.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/LittleManateeRiver.jpg/800px-LittleManateeRiver.jpg)
Truss bridge.......Seaboard Air Line Railway. Located near the village of Willow, Florida. Abandoned.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f2/Conwy_Castle_2.jpg/724px-Conwy_Castle_2.jpg)
Tubular bridge.......The Conwy Railway Bridge.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5c/Grammene-vierendeelbridge_20030618.jpg/800px-Grammene-vierendeelbridge_20030618.jpg)
Vierendeel bridge at Grammene, Belgium.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Pont_du_gard.jpg)
Aqueduct.........Pont du Gard

I hope you enjoy the pictures of bridges from all over the world.
This is prelude to tonight update.  What a big day.   &opr

Robin   ()stsfd()


 







Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Bongoswimp on September 12, 2007, 02:39:18 PM
Ah, what an awesome MD!

Bridges are always fascinating. Thanks for that great overview, Rooker.
Btw where exactly in holland is that folding bridge? I'm really curious about that topsail schooner.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 12, 2007, 02:43:20 PM
Robin, that's a fantastic collection of bridges!  &apls &apls &apls

And your choice is brilliant, some of these bridges are extremely unusual and interesting  :thumbsup:
And it is a great inspiration for both MD makers and Bridge Engineers!

Quote
The peninsula wasn't planned.  It just kinda happened and when I was done I liked it, so it stayed.

The best things come into being in such way  :D

Cheers
Adam
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Madeira aka Constantina on September 12, 2007, 02:47:53 PM
theyre nice, especially the gateshead bridge. the conwy bridge is very nice too, although they are all good.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sandokan on September 12, 2007, 02:50:49 PM
Wow! These bridges are really amazing! It was like a little world tour, and you showed us very interesting concepts!
Thanks for the pics.

And it's my first reply to your excellent MD. I'm stunned on how you depict the industrial areas and docks. Your approach to SC4 is very realistic (it doesn't seem to be SC4, it's like flying in helicopter over a real industrial area of some big city...)

You have great skills, Rooker... thanks for sharing it with us!

SANDOKAN
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 12, 2007, 03:40:03 PM
Excellent update on the bridges, my friend! I learned a lot! And I think the Stoney Creek Bridge was my favorite. I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nisha on September 12, 2007, 05:16:13 PM

Ohhh, what a wonderful variety of bridges. Bridges are truly marvels of engineering. I can't wait for your update.  :)
I actually have a pic of my husband on the Capilano bridge in Vancouver and he often wears his 'I survived the Capilano Bridge' shirt. :D

Holy cow... no idea what it means but I generally exclaim it when I'm surprised, pleasantly in this case. Somewhere in my mind it is connected to sacred cows but that is quite a stretch. Wikipedia enlightens further. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_cow_%28expression%29)

~Nisha
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 12, 2007, 10:00:56 PM
Good evening,
Thanks to all who have stopped by so far.  I will reply to everybody tomorrow night.

Here is the next part to the Bridge Update.
23.0
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/8567/230yl3.jpg)
23.1
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/702/railcity231gc8.jpg)
23.2
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8700/railcity232da0.jpg)
23.3
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6363/railcity233kv6.jpg)
23.4
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/245/railcity234yb1.jpg)
23.5
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/285/railcity235tl0.jpg)
23.6
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/4600/railcity236lq3.jpg)
23.7
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/9016/railcity237of0.jpg)
23.8
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5006/matiasbay238sn1.jpg)
23.9
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8011/matiasbay239mi4.jpg)
23.10
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/6424/matiasbay2310rk8.jpg)
23.11
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3746/matiasbay2311cu5.jpg)
23.12
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/538/matiasbay2312tg0.jpg)
23.13
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/892/matiasbay2313iq2.jpg)
23.14
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1544/matiasbay2314wq5.jpg)
23.15
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/4469/matiasbay2315zn5.jpg)
23.16
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/135/matiasbay2316op5.jpg)
23.17
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6505/matiasbay2317dx2.jpg)
23.18
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1736/matiasbay2318jo2.jpg)
23.19
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7488/tarantacity2314zi5.jpg)
23.20
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/6662/tarantacity2319hm8.jpg)
23.21
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/4989/tarantacity2320wi5.jpg)
23.22
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2222/tarantacity2321pt0.jpg)
23.23
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/2114/tarantacity2322ia0.jpg)
23.24
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1029/tarantacity2323zj2.jpg)
23.25
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/2899/tarantacity2324tt1.jpg)
23.26
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/1988/tarantacity2325zn2.jpg)
23.27
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/2765/tarantacity2326xr9.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed the bridge tribute.
And of course I leave with this thought,
Robert Oxton Bolt once wrote, "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind."

Good night for now.
Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 12, 2007, 10:54:23 PM
And now your bridges! Outstanding! Yours look better than the pictures! Great work, Robin! Great work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on September 13, 2007, 05:52:21 AM
Bridge, what bridge?? :D

Robin, you have done a great job here. My favourite is at the top, the first rail bridge, beautiful  :thumbsup:

23.19 also a stand out.

The landscaping and terraforming really set the scene. Something to aspire to  &apls.

Cheers

Dave


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 13, 2007, 08:24:13 AM
Fantastic looking two updates of the bridges! Wonderful work, Robin! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoder7652 on September 13, 2007, 09:25:38 AM
OK so I just found your MD!...shame on me, because there is some really great stuff here! I've went through the whole thing today and must say that I'm very impressed. Your level of detail is amazing. I particularly like your rail yards, industrial areas, dockyards, and trash areas. There are also many catching downtown pics that I really like. You have something to be proud of here...kudos!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jmdude1 on September 13, 2007, 01:25:13 PM
this is a great md. i like your use of bridges a lot, they look realistic and fit into the setting nicely. i also just found this md, i saw a pic of yours on the pic. competition thread (you got my vote!) so i came for a visit.
in pic 23.26 how did you make that road go over the tunnel entrance so close to the entrance? that looks amazing!
keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Madeira aka Constantina on September 13, 2007, 01:32:13 PM
these pictures are again wonderful and well planned
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nisha on September 13, 2007, 06:06:48 PM
Great bridges in very realistic surroundings. You have a good eye for detail and everything integrates so well.
I am learning a lot and believe me, I need all the help I can get. :)

~Nisha
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on September 14, 2007, 09:59:39 AM
 :).... I haven't left a comment there since a long time (I left you in an industrial area )... I have enjoyed your start and have to say that your progresses are ... spectacular . After the general impression , I watch again carefully at each picture to detect something .... that could be improve . $%Grinno$%
Well , I can't find something apt to say .  &apls

Did you use the "natural" day/night time taking these night shots (last update) ... I wonder why ( I thought it was a pity) so many buildings aren't enlightened  ?

Have to become more regular with you . :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 14, 2007, 11:25:49 AM
Hello Robin,

That's a great continuation of your bridge theme!

My favourites: the highway loop and Krummbach bridge (btw, some kinds of bridges give very interesting effects if they are used on the shorter distance as their creator provided  ;))

But one thing especially needs to be emphasized - an unique and very creative using of Buddybud Sunken Highway pieces  :thumbsup: , especially over the single rail line (if somebody doesn't know, there is no piece for single road/rail in this set - think a moment how was it done  :D)

Excellent work, Robin!


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 14, 2007, 03:15:29 PM
 &apls &apls Great work and pics of the bridges . I like what you did with the ones who cross the railways . :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: NASCAR_Guy on September 14, 2007, 08:10:52 PM
A Special Interest of my Life for the Special Interest of the Month....

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5880/pictures012rh7.jpg)

My older son, Matias loves his little brother, Nicholas, very much.  He always wants to hold him, hug him and he's forever kissing him.  Here in this picture they are 18 months and 4 months old.  They are growing very quickly...almost too quickly.

Avery proud father....
Robin  ()stsfd()

Is nicolas wearing a wig? ???
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on September 15, 2007, 12:59:46 PM
They are wonderful kids, and their father has made some wonderful updates! Great job, Robin.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on September 16, 2007, 03:19:48 AM
Hi Robin,

It's taken me a long time to finally go through your MD.  And WOW, what an MD.  Your industrial areas are something we can all aspire to.

I also love the bridges - you must have alot of patience to do those.  The bridge in 23.5 /6 /7 is a great littel bridge but it is playing weird trickes on my eyes.  It looks as though you drive down to get onto one side but up to get on the other.  Is this just an optical illusion?

And 23.21 is my favourite.  Love that station with the houses on a raised platform above - very nice.

I'l make sure I visit more regularly in future.



Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 17, 2007, 09:47:06 AM
Hello all,

I thought I should do all the replies before too much time passed.  I had a plan to do it sooner but RL forced me to change them.  OH well, I'm here now and that's what counts.

REPLIES,
Bongoswimp, Wow it's really nice to hear from you again.  It has been a very long time.  It's good to see you here and commenting in my MD as well.  I thought the RL bridges would be a great prelude to the ingame bridges.  As for the folding bridge, I believe it's from this city, "Hoernbruecke".  I hope that's right, the page I got it from wasn't in english.  Anyways, I hope to hear from you more often and thanks for the nice comments.

Ennedi, I'm glad you like the RL Bridge update.  Like I said above I thought it would be interesting, But never did I think it would be inspiational.  Wow.....I'm good, hehehe.  And I too think the best things happen by accident or unplanned.  I'm definately not a very good planner.

Madeira, Very nice to you visit my MD, thanks for the nice comment.  I could have added sooooo many more bridges, but these are the ones that I thought were interesting.  I'm glad you agree.

sandokan, Yes, it was like in little tour of world wide bridges, that's what I should have titled the update.  jezzz, too late now.  It's really exciting for me when I can draw in new viewers to comment, so thanks, thanks alot.  As for the industrial areas, I do try my best and it is my favourite way to make a MD.  I don't like to make rich nieghborhoods, maybe it's because I have no RL experience or maybe it's because jestarr is sooo good at making industrial BATs!!! At any rate, it's my thing and I doubt it will ever change.

thundercrack83, Thanks for stopping in, and for the nice comment.  As I have said above, those bridges are the ones that I thought were the best.  And I sure lots of people maybe thinking the ones from thier own cities are missing, but you can imagine if I did any more, I wouldn't know where to draw the line and stop.  As for what's up my sleeve.......well you'll just have to wait and see.  But I will let this slip out.  I have something very special coming very soon.

Nisha, my friendly neighbor.  I just checked out the Capilano bridge in Vancouver, I can see why you would buy a shirt as you did.  That is very high and very beautiful.  I think I may need to add that to my "Places to visit in my life time" list.  hehe  and than I could get a shirt too.  The first thing that came to mind when I saw how high the bridge was, "Holy Cow"!!!   ;)
(http://www.yanowhatimean.com/photos/canbridge.jpg)
Anyone interested inthis bridge, check out this site. (http://www.capbridge.com/)

thundercrack83, (again) thanks, I'm not sure I agree, but I did try.  Some of those RL bridges are magnificent.  And mine, well, okay I guess.  Some of my cities are nearing being finished, so I will have another bridge update in the future of much longer bridges and those my friend will be nice.

tooheys, Bridge, what bridge??  :D  very funny   :D Thanks fro the wanderful comments.  The terraforming around these bridges did take be some time.  Very fustrating at times.  Just when I think I have it, I don't.  Destroying and rebuilding  ???  again and again.  But that's what the game is all about, right?  Or is it just me  $%Grinno$% I hope not.

bat, Thanks for stopping by and the nice comment.

Yoder7652,  :o You just found my MD, yes shame on you!!  :D Just kidding  ;) Thanks for taking your time to go through the entire MD and I'm glad you like it.  And thanks for the kudos, I'm collecting them, hehe.  I hope to hear from you again soon.

jmdude1, Thanks for stopping in also.  I think that's the point to those other special threads is to draw more people into your own MD, if you have one.  ;) And thanks for the vote.  As for the answer to your question, it's Marrast Mtel lot which can be found on STEX. 

Madeira, (again) Thanks again for the nice comment, as for the planning, I never plan anything.  But I'm glad it looks like I do.

Nisha, (again), Thanks for the nice comments and when will you start a MD, I can't seem to find one from you.  I highly doubt you need to be taught anything.  Hope to see something soon.

Badsim, it's very nice to hear from you again, my friend.  I hope your summer went well and now you can relax a little and share some more of your wanderful city with us. Just between you and me (and anyone else who reads your reply) I plan to finish this region, which is almost done and delete SC4 from computer and start all over again with very specific bats.  I will be putting everything through the LE and changing their lots to match a side walk mod and this time build my city very slowly just as you have.  This time around I will not be settling for anything less than exactly as I want it to look.  I figure I have many more years of play in me and this game.  Your MD is something I will strive to reach.  I think I now have some basic knowledge of LE and maybe with your help, I can learn the rest.  Anyways, thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you again soon.

Ennedi, (again), I'm glad you like the continuation of the bridge theme.  I don't know if I really have a favourite bridge or not, but one thing for sure is the custom bridges are much better than the Maxis ones. The Buddybud bridge mystery, if it a mystery for anyone, I'm going to give that one some more time before I explain that one.

kimcar, glad you stopped by and like the bridge updates.  I think I like the rail bridges better than the others.  I took my time in places those a little more.  See you again soon, I hope.

NASCAR_Guy, I wasn't sure how to take this comment until I relooked at the picture.  no that's not a wig although I can see why one would ask.  My son had just woken up and he still ahs baby hair so it's very fine and light, it stands up very easily.  hehe

nedalezz, thank you very much, I am a very proud father and I'm glad you like my updates too.

paroch,  thanks for taking your time to go through the entire MD, that must have taken a long time.  ::)  As fro that bridge you speak of.  It's not an illusion, it is exactly as you say.  On one side it is a raised highway and on the othe it is on the ground.  I used the new on slope highway pieces and a lot (and I mean a lot) of patience.  Give it a try some time, the result is worth the effort.

Wow.....that took me a very long time.  I have never had this many replies before.  Although it feels like it took for ever to do these replies, it was kinda fun at the same time.  So keep the comments and suggestions coming.

Now I would like to warn everyone about my next big special surprise.  So watch closely as no one will want to miss this one.

Robin  ()stsfd()

 


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Bongoswimp on September 17, 2007, 10:58:21 AM
Thanks man. Found the "Hoernbruecke". But it is located in Kiel, Germany. Not in Netherlands.
Your ingame bridges are awesome! Can't wait to see the surprise. :thumbsup:

Catch ya

Fabio ()stsfd() ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Madeira aka Constantina on September 17, 2007, 11:58:17 AM
still very nice. what about bridges in calcutta?
Title: Re: Mind Scape......A Big Special Surprise Coming Soon
Post by: Badsim on September 17, 2007, 02:16:05 PM


Badsim, .... Just between you and me (and anyone else who reads your reply) I plan to finish this region, which is almost done and delete SC4 from computer and start all over again with very specific bats.  I will be putting everything through the LE and changing their lots to match a side walk mod and this time build my city very slowly just as you have.  This time around I will not be settling for anything less than exactly as I want it to look.  I figure I have many more years of play in me and this game.


This is a great new , Robin ! I think you're one of those are reading carefully what I'm saying on my MD so I believe that you've evaluated what you're going to start .
Years -  hours per mil - of work indeed.

I think that you've got the capacities , can't speak about your determination . I could tell you a few things more about this , but frankly , if I had known exactely what I started , I wouldn't  have started . So the best for you is that I don't say anything more about this .

My only advice so far is to use medium city tiles . I know that currently (with my current recent computer and  4Go of RAM - more wouldn't help , due to Windows -XP - limitations to allow more than 3Go to a single program  ) I'll be unable to achieve my large city tile (2010 ?) .But I'm intending to be there for years too ...  ;D

For anything else (about LE and props principally , soon X-Tool with its multiple windows LE , I hope so ...) , you can ask , ask and ask .... by PMs and  my personal e-mail address as well. ;)

Go ahead , Robin !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape......A Big Special Surprise Coming Soon
Post by: Asimov on September 17, 2007, 03:40:58 PM
Spectacular pictures you're showing here.
One question: The Highway-Access on the 5th picture, how did you create that one, using those ploppalbe Underpasses? Did I miss a new release, or did you mod that one yourself?
Title: Re: Mind Scape......The Big Special Surprise is here now!!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 18, 2007, 08:21:25 AM
Hello again to all,

I will do replies later tonight. As for now this seems to be a good time for my Big Special Surprise.
As everyone can plainly see that MD is in "Of Special Interest this Month", I am doing my best to keep it very interesting and special. 

So here it is,

I am going to hold a contest that will last for the rest of this month only.
There will be ten pictures altogether from people's MDs and BAT threads in each round.  All pictures will be from SC4D only. (this site)
All you have to do is be the very first to tell me two things, their username and the name of his or her thread it came from.  The answers must be in order with the pictures as they appeared.
The very first and only the very first person to correctly name all ten pictures from that round will be the winner.  I will donate to SC4D ten Canadian dollars in his/her name.  Unfortunatley, once you have won a round you can not play again.

There will be five rounds, so if you don't win the first, watch very closely for the other rounds this month.

I also dare anyone to match my donation per round or any amount at all.
In the end I will be donating a total of fifty Canadian dollars, five rounds at ten Canadian dollars each in the names of five different people.







One Example
(http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4778/antigone425zc4.jpg)

Answer,
Badsim, AntigOne



Good luck to everyone and the pictures will be posted later today.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask.


Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape......A Big Special Surprise Coming Soon
Post by: jeronij on September 18, 2007, 09:20:36 AM
This is one of the most original and funny ways I have seen to support a web site, and I just can say : Bravo  &apls and Thank you  :thumbsup:

Btw, I hope the next pictures are a bit more difficult.  ;)  :D :D :D ...
Title: Re: Mind Scape......A Big Special Surprise Coming Soon
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 18, 2007, 12:50:18 PM
Absolutely fantastic idea, Robin! You are certainly making your time in the Special Interest thread, for lack of a better word, special! I graciously commend you on your fine idea, and I will definitely be looking forward to participating in the contest!
Title: Re: Mind Scape......The First Round Has Begun at 2:27pm!!!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 18, 2007, 01:27:55 PM
So without wasting any more time here are the pictures to the First Round.
Now remember, in order tell me user name and which thread it came from.


Pic #1
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/6696/round1pic1eg6.jpg)

Pic#2
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/9615/round1pic2vv5.jpg)

Pic#3
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/5494/round1pic3om8.jpg)

Pic#4
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6619/round1pic4sm4.jpg)

Pic#5
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/7605/round1pic5pf1.jpg)

Pic#6
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1993/round1pic6pr5.jpg)

Pic#7
(http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/6025/round1pic7af1.jpg)

Pic#8
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/9291/round1pic8jv5.jpg)

Pic#9
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5428/round1pic9tr6.jpg)

Pic#10
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/6135/round1pic10vt9.jpg)

These pictures are as they are where they came from, No alterations at all.

Good luck to all.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape......A Big Special Surprise Coming Soon
Post by: Ennedi on September 18, 2007, 05:07:52 PM
Robin, you are a crazy guy!

You not only give money for everybody's pleasure, but you also motivate everybody to see everything  :D :D :D

You deserve a little snack

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/8634/e02bigsg7.jpg)

(Whisky and some salmon - can it be?)

I'm afraid I will be late for the first round, but maybe I will try in the next one :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape......A Big Special Surprise Coming Soon
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 18, 2007, 05:15:14 PM
OK, I don't know them all, but since it's for a great cause, I figure I'll get the ball rolling and, hopefully, someone will be able to fill in the blanks. Here we go:

1. Dark_Jedi06, Reginam de Domena Lorella
2. Shadow Assassin, Ensenada (????)
3. ????
4. ????
5. Alek King of SC4, AK's Custom Content Showcase
6. Snaper, London
7. marcszar, Stagnation or Prosperity?
8. dedgren, Three Rivers Region
9. ????
10. ????
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 18, 2007, 06:52:48 PM
Very good thundercrack83,

Two and six are wrong.
Who else will give it a try.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape......A Big Special Surprise Coming Soon
Post by: threestooges on September 18, 2007, 10:35:46 PM
I believe #10 is patfirefghtr from his MD waterfalls and #9 is crystal city by football fever... This should help contribute to the goal (great idea with the donations too).
Title: Re: Mind Scape......Only a few more empty space to go.
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 05:59:22 AM
threestooges......1 for two.  Correct on number nine but wrong on the other.

Come on guys, is this too hard?  &mmm Who's going to finish this up?  ???

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape......Only a few more empty space to go.
Post by: metasmurf on September 19, 2007, 06:30:28 AM
3# prolly jestarr's batshowcase
#4 debussymans showcase
Title: Re: Mind Scape......Only a few more empty space to go.
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 06:38:14 AM
metasmurf, nice to hear from you.  And yes you are correct. 

So close........someone just has to put it all toghether and fill in the last three. 

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape......Only a few more empty space to go.
Post by: bat on September 19, 2007, 08:25:18 AM
Fantastic ten pictures, Rooker1! Wonderful work on the bridges, rail station and dam! :thumbsup: sorry
Title: Re: Mind Scape......Only a few more empty space to go.
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 08:33:04 AM
Wait a sec, bat, those are not my pictures,  $%Grinno$% although they are wanderful indeed.  :thumbsup:  They are part of a contest I am holding.


Robin    ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape......Only a few more empty space to go.
Post by: bat on September 19, 2007, 08:54:01 AM
Sorry for that :-[



btw, the 250th post in your MD!
Title: Re: Mind Scape......Sooooo close
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 09:22:12 AM
So this is what we have so far.

1 Dark_Jedi06         Reginam da Domena Lorella
2 ????
3 jestarr                jestarr stuff
4 DebussyMan        DebussyMan's Showcase
5 Alek King of SC4   Ak's Custom Content Showcase
6 ????
7 marcszar             Stagnation or Prosperity
8 dedgren              Three Rivers Region
9 football_fever       Crystal City
10 ????

Still three missing spaces. 
Now if someone wanted a cuppa Tea, but not earl grey in Fort Lauderdale or Lexington County that would be the place to visit.   ;)  (hint, hint)


Robin 
Title: Re: Mind Scape......Only a few more empty space to go.
Post by: Ennedi on September 19, 2007, 09:28:37 AM
10: Amapper, Lexington County  :D

(I have no time, but maybe will find the rest ;))
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 09:45:42 AM
Very good, Ennedi, number ten is correct.  Only two left now.

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 19, 2007, 10:00:58 AM
No 6: skyscraper, Fort Lauderdale  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 10:14:28 AM
Ennedi, right again, my friend.  One more to go.

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on September 19, 2007, 10:59:09 AM
And number 2 is an early shot from "tales at tea time" by TheTeaCat
Title: Re: Mind Scape....First round winner....threestooges
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 11:28:39 AM
Very good, I think this round will go to threestooges.
Congratulations.  I will donate ten Canadian dollars in your name to SC4D at the end of all five rounds.
Here is the completed list from the first round.


1 Dark_Jedi06         Reginam da Domena Lorella (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2130.0)
2 TheTeaCat          Tales at TeaTime (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1346.0)
3 jestarr                jestarr's stuff (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=95.0)
4 DebussyMan        DebussyMan's Showcase (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=322.0)
5 Alek King of SC4   Alek Link of SC4 (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=255.0)
6 skyscraper           Fort Lauderdale (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1515.0)
7 marcszar             Stagnation or Properity (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1113.0)
8 dedgren               Three Rivers Region (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=112.0)
9 football_fever       Crystal City (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=444.0)
10 amapper            Lexington County (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2226.0)

All of these Mds and BAT threads are amazing along with their creators.  If you haven't visited these before you should check them out as soon as possible.   &apls
Thank you to all those who played.  :thumbsup:
The next round will be starting later on this afternoon.    ;)

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 19, 2007, 11:50:07 AM
Congratulations, threestooges! Way to finish up the round, my friend!
Title: Re: Mind Scape.......The Second Round has begun!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 01:58:46 PM
Now it's time for the Second Round!!

Let's get it on.........

Pic#1
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7203/round2pic1pa5.jpg)

Pic#2
(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/6420/round2pic2kg8.jpg)

Pic#3
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/692/round2pic3oh7.jpg)

Pic#4
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/518/round2pic4va0.jpg)

Pic#5
(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/4692/round2pic5op0.jpg)

Pic#6
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9352/round2pic6qk5.jpg)

Pic#7
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5109/round2pic7wq5.jpg)

Pic#8
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7154/round2pic8nl5.jpg)

Pic#9
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/552/round2pic9gk3.jpg)

Pic#10
(http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/483/round2pic10wq4.jpg)

Good luck to everyone and enjoy.


Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on September 19, 2007, 02:05:53 PM
Pic 5 is from Cal in Cal bat thread


Robin - what a wonderful competition &apls.
And very pleased too that one of my pics was chosen for the first round :thumbsup:

Certainly deserving of a
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7329/imagescuppasw1.jpg)

I look forward to seeing how the rest of the rounds go :D

regards
Derry

btw Welcome to page 14
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metasmurf on September 19, 2007, 02:47:55 PM
1. mascarz batshowcase (umh spelling?
2. ??
3. jestarr's bastshowcase
4. mattb325 (eh?) batshowcase
5. CAL's batshowcase
6. Citynuts padded room
7. Spa's atlantic retreat
8. Kawlekars (uhm spelling?) courtyard
9. Jmyers batshowcase
10. prepos batshowcase

This proves that I've been lurking to much in the BSC creations sub-forum  ::) Now that's devotion, isn't it?  :D

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: vester on September 19, 2007, 03:01:23 PM
Yeah that is devotion. Well 8 is spelled Kwakelaar's courtyard.

Have seen #2 somewhere. I would say in a MD.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Travis on September 19, 2007, 03:15:27 PM
I think I've got it...

Thanks to metasmurf for getting #7 and #4, had no idea about those two.  :)

The list:

1). Marcszar, Marcszar's BATs

2). JBSimio, JBSimio Inc.

3). Jestarr, Jestarr's stuff

4). Mattb325, BAT Showcase

5). Callagrafx, CAL's BAT Cave

6). Citynut, Citynut's Padded Room

7). Spa, Spa's Atlantic retreat

8 ). Kwakelaar, Kwakelaar's Courtyard

9). Jmyers2043, Jmyer's rural retreat

10). Prepo, Prepo's BAT thread


PS: Any chance of one of my pics being entered? I doubt it, they're probably too obvious.  ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape...Travis is our Second Round Winner!!!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 19, 2007, 05:40:42 PM
Wow, today went super fast. 

Travis  is Round Two's winner.

Congratulations. 
I will donate ten Canadian dollars in your Travis' name at the end of all five rounds.


Here are the official answers to Round Two.

1.  marcszar             Marcszar's BATs (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=795.0)
2.  JBSimio               JBSimio Inc. (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=351.0)
3.  jestarr                jestarr's stuff (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=95.0)
4.  mattb325            Bat Showcase (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=327.0)
5.  callagrafx            Cal's Bat CAve (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=342.0)
6.  Citynut               Citynut's Padded Room (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=162.0)
7.  spa                    Spa's Atlantic Retreat (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=573.0)
8.  kwakelaar            kwakelaar's Courtyard (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=372.0)
9.  jmyers2043          JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=536.0)
10.prepo                  Prepo's Bat Thread (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=991.0)


This is just a handful of the great BSC members that create some pretty awesome stuff for us everyday.  I have provide the links to check out their stuff.  I hope you like it as much as I do.   ;)

Round three will have to start tomorrow as I don't have anything ready.  I never thought it would go this fast.  :o  I hope everyone is enjoying themselves.   ()stsfd()

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape....The Third Round has Begun now!!!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 20, 2007, 09:01:59 AM
Well.......it's time to start the Third Round!!!

Here are your pics,
Pic#1
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/8214/round3pic1km3.jpg)

Pic#2
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6940/round3pic2bt3.jpg)

Pic#3
(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/835/round3pic3ps4.jpg)

Pic#4
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5207/round3pic4hu3.jpg)

Pic#5
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9743/round3pic5kr5.jpg)

Pic#6
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/919/round3pic6pz6.jpg)

Pic#7
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/6356/round3pic7yk3.jpg)

Pic#8
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2518/round3pic8rn4.jpg)

Pic#9
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3929/round3pic9vy2.jpg)

Pic#10
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4727/round3pic10kp5.jpg)

Good luck to everyone and have fun.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on September 20, 2007, 09:53:34 AM
Well, I've already won, but I can at least get this round started:
#4 Esenada, Discover the Mystery - Shadow Assassin
#10 Ennedi plays Shosaloza - Ennedi

Good luck this round.
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Contest still going, Two right so far.
Post by: rooker1 on September 20, 2007, 10:20:03 AM
threestooges, of course you can play and you are right on those two.   ;)

Robin   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 20, 2007, 11:01:08 AM
#6 - Boernie, The Hanston Region
#7 - Rayden, Little Italy 2

Looking for more... ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape.....6 more to go!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 20, 2007, 11:47:40 AM
Ennedi, youare also correct.

So this is what we have so far,

1.  ????
2.  ????
3.  ????
4.  Shadow Assassin    Ensenada. Discover the mystery   
5.  ????
6.  Boernie                 The Hanston Region
7.  Rayden                 Little Italy, Part 2
8.  ????
9.  ????
10. Ennedi                  Ennedi plays Shosaloza

Good luck with the rest.

Robin   ;)
 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 20, 2007, 02:57:43 PM
8. St. Helena / Republic of Mackinac, sEAhAWk fAn 121, I believe...

Not sure about the other ones, but I'm going to look around!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 20, 2007, 04:31:09 PM
thundercrack83, you are correct.

Robin   ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on September 20, 2007, 04:34:47 PM
Is number 3 toohey Region of Balnavia?????
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 20, 2007, 05:57:10 PM
No, sorry paroch.   $%Grinno$%

Robin    :satisfied:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: NASCAR_Guy on September 20, 2007, 08:04:28 PM
3=Tropicana
8= St Helena/Mackinaw(SP?)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 20, 2007, 08:07:59 PM
No 2: nedalezz, Qumma - from Desert to Rose
Title: Re: Mind Scape.....four more to go.
Post by: rooker1 on September 20, 2007, 09:19:39 PM
This is where we are at right now.

1.  ????
2.  nedalezz               Qumma - From Desert to Rose
3.  ????                     Tropicana........
4.  Shadow Assassin    Ensenada. Discover the mystery
5.  ????
6.  Boernie                 The Hanston Region
7.  Rayden                 Little Italy, Part 2
8.  sEAhAwk fAn121     Saint Helena, A Great Lakes Metropolis...........
9.  ????
10. Ennedi                  Ennedi plays Shosaloza

NASCAR_Guy, I'll give you half of three, but we still need the creator.   ;)
Still have four more to go.

Robin   8)

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 20, 2007, 09:33:05 PM
Tropicana is by Pat Riot.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Danthe on September 21, 2007, 02:51:10 AM
Uh, it's very original idea rooker1 :thumbsup: And... it's crazy idea :D Well... I answer for one of them:
1. rooker1 - "Mind Scape". It's your pic :P
Title: Re: Mind Scape........Two more to go.
Post by: rooker1 on September 21, 2007, 05:34:56 AM
Thanks thundercrack83 and Danthe.  We are getting very close now.

1.  rooker1                 Mind Scape
2.  nedalezz               Qumma - From Desert to Rose
3.  Pat Riot                Tropicana........
4.  Shadow Assassin    Ensenada. Discover the mystery
5.  ?
6.  Boernie                 The Hanston Region
7.  Rayden                 Little Italy, Part 2
8.  sEAhAwk fAn121     Saint Helena, A Great Lakes Metropolis...........
9.  ?
10. Ennedi                  Ennedi plays Shosaloza

Only two more now.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on September 21, 2007, 05:47:46 AM
Robin, great idea. Sorry that I haven't been able to participate in the first couple of rounds, but if there is one over the weekend, I'll be there. As for the final two this round, no idea (yet), working on it though.

Cheers

Dave

PS. Is No.9 Jimmymac's Shaping Invermere Valley ?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 21, 2007, 08:00:49 AM
Ohhhh, that's a good one, but wrong answer.   $%Grinno$%

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nisha on September 21, 2007, 10:40:49 AM
Alright, I think #9 is from Mike's Showcase by Mikeaut1. Still trying to figure out the last one. :)

~Nisha
Title: Re: Mind Scape.......Only ONE more to go.
Post by: rooker1 on September 21, 2007, 10:58:52 AM
Nisha, you are correct my friend.  &apls
Who will get the last one?  &Thk/(

Robin   :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 21, 2007, 02:38:42 PM
Got it!

5. Asimov's SC4-Impressions by Asimov.
Title: Re: Mind Scape...thundercrack83 is my 3rd round winner!!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 21, 2007, 05:53:51 PM
Horahh.....
So we have another winner, thundercrack83.   &dance  I will donate ten Canadian dollars in your name at the end of the five rounds.

1.  rooker1                 Mind Scape (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=601.0)
2.  nedalezz               Qumma - From Desert to Rose (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2025.0)
3.  Pat Riot                Tropicana, an MD by Patriots (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1861.0)
4.  Shadow Assassin    Ensenada. Discover the mystery (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=824.0)
5.  Asimov                  Asimov's SC4-impressions (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1567.0)
6.  Boernie                 The Hanston Region (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2426.0)
7.  Rayden                 Little Italy Part 2 (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2412.0)
8.  sEAhAwk fAn121     Saint Helena, A Great Lakes Metropolis........ (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2160.0)
9.  Mikeaut1               Mike's Showcase (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1382.0)
10. Ennedi                  Ennedi plays Shosaloza (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2157.0)


I hope everyone has enjoyed the three rounds so far.  There will be two more rounds, but I think I'll leave those ones until the end of next week.
I will be posting a special tutorial tomorrow and the topic is top secret for now.
See you all tomorrow.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 21, 2007, 11:06:33 PM
Outstanding! This is a great competition, Robin! I can't wait for the next round!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 22, 2007, 02:16:03 AM
Yes, a great competition! And also looking forward to the next round and to the tutorial! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 22, 2007, 09:45:15 PM
Hello all,

First let's do some Replies........

Bongoswimp,  Fabio, I kow I said it already, but it's nice to see you visit my MD.  I haven't heard from you in along time.  I am sorry for not stopping by your CJ, but I have a hard time with a certain site, no names need be mentioned.  But, when are you going to start a MD here.  That would be great.  I'm sure everyone would enjoy something from you here.  Anyways, I hope to hear from you again soon.  :)
Madeira, thanks, I think.  ???  What about the bridges in Calcutta?  There are so many bridges world wide, I sure I missed thousands and thousands.  As I said, these are the ones I found to like the most.  See you again soon.
Badsim, It's always good to hear from you.  I enjoy hearing your thoughts.  &Thk/(
I don't know if I have evaluated everything, but I'm going to do it.  You are right about two things though.  I do have the determination and the capacities I will have to work on a little.  I'm learning as I go, you know.  So where ever you can help, it would really be appreciated. 
As for the city tile size.  I have already learned that a Large Tile is too big no matter what.  I enjoy to fill every tile with something.  ;) 
Until next time.....
Asimov, Hey, thanks.  It's nothing new, it's just a tunnel.  I carefully covered as much as I could with trees.   ;)
jeronij, thanks for stopping in.  I know you are very busy.  I wanted to support the site for a long time and I don't like to do things the normal way.  So now you know a little part of me.  Get use to it cause I'm going to be here for a long time.  ()stsfd()
thundercrack83, Thanks alot.  As I said to jeronij, I like to be different and what better month to do it in.  I hope to hear from you again soon.  Thanks for taking part in the contest.  Great work on winning the third round.
Ennedi, I'm different not crazy, or at least that's what my shrink says......
Thanks for the whisky and salomon.  I had a really bad experience with whisky last year and I said I would never drink it again.  But that bottle you have there looks interesting.  "Glen Blair"???  I don't think I've had that before.  And thanks for taking part in the competition.
threestooges, thanks for taking part in the competition and winning the first round.  And you even came back for more in the third round, thanks.
metasmurf, thanks for stopping by and taking part in my contest.  And man you almost finished off the second round before anyone had a chance.  Great job, my friend, great job and very devoted too.  And there's nothing wrong with lurking.
TheTeaCat, Thanks for stopping by and taking part in the competition.
vester, Thanks for fixing that.  Kwakelaar's name is a hard one to spell from memory.  ;)
Travis,  Thanks for taking the time to play and winning the second round.
paroch, thanks for stopping in to play the game.  See you later.
NASCAR_Guy,  Thanks for playing also.  Hope to hear from you again soon.
Danthe, Thanks for the nice compliment and for taking the time to stop and play the game.
tooheys, Dave, no worries, I'm sure you'll be able to take part in the last two.  I think I'll do them later in the week. 
Nisha, Thanks for playing the game. 
bat, thanks.

Alright that's all the replies from the last couple of pages.  I don't think I'll ever wait that long to reply ever again.
As for the tutorial I promised, it'll have to wait until tomorrow morning, sorry.
But here is a teaser.....kinda.

(http://www.bigpineystudios.com/images/Kings%20River%20Bridge.jpg)

(http://www.cbu.edu/~mcondren/FSVB/Bridges/MP-Lee-Creek.jpg)


Well that's it for me.
But think about this,
  Rose Kennedy once said, "Birds sing after a storm.  Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them."

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on September 22, 2007, 10:34:10 PM
Well, I'm guessing that the surprise tutorial will be in reagard to either bridge construction, or river making (but that's just a guess, heh heh). As long as the option is open, I am happy to participate in the MD competition. Go out and enjoy the sun, I'll be looking forward to the tutorial whenever it's ready.
Title: Re: Mind Scape...Making the perfect Bridge Tutorial.
Post by: rooker1 on September 23, 2007, 08:56:07 PM
Hello all,

First of all, I'll be doing the forth and fifth rounds of the competition later near the end of the week.
As for the tutorial, threestooges, you are right this tutorial is going to be about making game bridges over plop water rivers.  Note to everyone, this is my first attempt at something like this.  So if you have any suggestions, please feel free and suggest away.
So let's get started........


1. Here you can see I have started with a totally flat land.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4053/northcountrytut1ca0.jpg)

2. With smoncrie's Hole Digging Lots (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=3599&v=1), I lay down two rows as you see in the picture.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3931/northcountrytut2xq5.jpg)

3. Run the road over them to activate them.  Now make it wider and all the same depth. 
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5822/northcountrytut3hx1.jpg)

4. I than like to raise the land up ever so slightly. You're now asking yourself, Why, right?  Well just wait and you'll see why.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1917/northcountrytut4nv3.jpg)

5. Now raise all the land that was in the hole to this new height.  Which should now be about seven or eight meter deep.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7615/northcountrytut5wr1.jpg)

6. All done....
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/903/northcountrytut6ze6.jpg)

7. Now, again with the Hole Digging Lots, use the one that raises the land fifteen meters.  Run it across the water bed's width, like in this picture. So you wondering earlier why I raised the river bed back up.  It's because I like the share the height difference btween river bed and bridge height.  This method is also good for Nam Bridges.  I think in the end it has a more realistic look and now looks more three dimensional, making the oictures look more alive.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3306/northcountrytut7pp1.jpg)

8. I now make the river bed with rail pieces and the river bank with road pieces so it is very clear.  At this point make the river base two tiles wide.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4461/northcountrytut8kq8.jpg)

9. Lower the land very, very little using the mayor mode tools in the corner of the river bed where the bridge will be.   
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1410/northcountrytut9oq0.jpg)

10. Now using gizmo's waterflora modd (http://gizmo.lunarpages.com/download.php?d=Archived Mods&name=WaterFlora-V1.zip) let it rain in that little hole you just made.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2314/northcountrytut10ec5.jpg)

11. Now let's try some of the game bridges.  The six that came up are the only ones availiable because of the short span.  But you know what I don't like how this one looks.  Let's try another.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/121/northcountrytut11wq4.jpg)

12. Nope....
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3148/northcountrytut12wm0.jpg)

13. Don't like this one either.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2927/northcountrytut13au9.jpg)

14. Not this one...
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1699/northcountrytut14mf5.jpg)

15. I like this one but not for this application.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4087/northcountrytut15qa2.jpg)

16. No, none of these look right. 
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6561/northcountrytut16xt8.jpg)

17. I have an idea.  Let's make the river bed three tiles wide.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6569/northcountrytut17kw3.jpg)

18. That worked.  The bridge now looks even on both sides.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6448/northcountrytut18zx1.jpg)

19. Not my favourite, but it's better.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2865/northcountrytut19nk4.jpg)

20. Yah, I like these now, but this one is too much.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4509/northcountrytut20ro9.jpg)

21. Much better.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7384/northcountrytut21py4.jpg)

23. Love this one but it needs to be longer and higher.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/376/northcountrytut23nd4.jpg)

24. I like this.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1828/northcountrytut24ex9.jpg)

25. I think I'm going use this one.  I like the truss.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2545/northcountrytut25we2.jpg)

26. In this picture, I have moved down river a bit to do a train bridge.  Same steps as above to get to this point.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4765/northcountrytut26nm0.jpg)

27. Here you can see that the river splits.  We are going to have a two bridges.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3541/northcountrytut27up7.jpg)

28. Add the gizmo's water in both river beds in line to where the bridge will be.  This time I have decided to make the river bed three tiles wide.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3053/northcountrytut28sg7.jpg)

29. I have quickly choosen the bridge I like. Except this time to get both bridge ends to look right I had to riase the land for the bridge up just a tiny bit using the mayor mode tools.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/7087/northcountrytut29ek2.jpg)

30. Here's an over view of my bridges to this point.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1058/northcountrytut30uj7.jpg)

31. Now with your favourite plop water modd, fill the entire river bed.  I usually leave the road pieces on the shore, so I can clearly see where the river bed is.  My favourite plop water is jeronij's  (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=172)
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5626/northcountrytut31hk1.jpg)

32. Over view with the river bed now full of plop water.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4916/northcountrytut32qv8.jpg)

34.  Now we need to add some eyecandy.  I like to start with cycledogg (http://[url=http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?page=1&Keyword=cycledogg&view=all)]plopable rocks from cycledogg[/url].  I have link to an entire page of his stuff because everyone should have it all.  So I line the river bed with the rocks, usually the green ones.  Add your favourite trees.  I will not link these because there are so many and I think I have them all. 
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8784/northcountrytut34rw1.jpg)

35.  In the end you should have something like this.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6876/northcountrytut35fw8.jpg)

36.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/9991/northcountrytut36bp1.jpg)

37.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2916/northcountrytut37fh4.jpg)

38.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2441/northcountrytut38ru6.jpg)

39.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1695/northcountrytut39rl8.jpg)

40.
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/787/northcountrytut40ky7.jpg)

41.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/533/northcountrytut41cy7.jpg)

Well that's it for me.  I hope my tutorial was decent and understandable.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask. 

I will be doing an update in the next couple of days.  I ahve had some time to play last week so I do have a bunch of pictures just about ready.

I have something a little different for everyone to think about.
There was these three women that needed to share a hotel room.  The front desk clerk said the room would be $30.00.  So each woman paid $10.00 each.  They proceeded to their room.  A few minutes later the desk clerk remembered that there was a discount that week.  He called over the bell boy and told him to give the women back the $5.00 they over paid.  As the bell boy walked to the room he couldn't figure out how to evenly split the $5.00.  So he decided to keep $2.00 for himself and give each woman $1.00 each.  Now this means each woman paid $9.00 each, which now makes $27.00 in total plus the $2.00 the bell boy kept, that equals $29.00.  Now the question is, where did the other $1.00 go?

Think about that for awhile and I'll see you all soon.

Robin   ()stsfd()









Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on September 23, 2007, 09:46:54 PM
The tutorial is quite clear, and I like the road idea to level off the bridgeway. That makes it much easier to make those double bridges (like the rail bridges you showed). Something not clear however, is that puzzling little question you posed at the end... at first glance it makes sense, but after some quick math it makes much more sense. they haven't paid 10-1 dollars, the price change changes the rpice they actually paid for the room 25/3=8.33. So after getting their dollar back, they have their room at 8.33+1= 9.33 and 9.33*3=28 plus the 2 the bellboy kept, and there's the missing dollar. Make 'cents' (read also 'sense')?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 24, 2007, 02:07:07 AM
Hello Robin,

That's a great start with making tutorials! &apls
Your tutorial is very good done. You showed all steps of making the river beds and bridges, and showing various kinds of bridges is very ueful :thumbsup: - everybody can see how the particular bridge looks in this situation.

I have two technical comments:
1. It would be good to turn on the grid (simply pressing "G"), when you show the terraforming process, The terrain shape will be more clear for everybody. Then you can turn the grid off showing the final effect.
2. I understand why you lowered the terrain using the Hole Digger for Sunken, but if you want to have a river bed only 7-8 m deep, you don't need to lower the terrain by 15 m and then raise it by 7 m. You can do it in one step lowering the terrain by 7-8 m.
How to do it? Use Extra Cheat Plugins, turn on the Terrain Query (or press Ctrl+X and write Terrain Query in the command line, then press Enter).
Now lower the terrain a bit (only one tile, it will be good to have the grid turned on). I f you think it's enough, flatten this tile putting street on it.
Now check the height and compare with the base level. If the river bed hasn't the needed height yet, adjust it in the same way.
But there is a good side of your method. If you used the sunken tool first, you have a slope and you can compare levels - you know where you are when you are raising the terrain  :thumbsup:

It is very good if people show their working methods. Usually there are more than 1 way to to a particular thing. Maybe it would be good if I would show my rivers and bridges, it would be an occasion to compare our methods? (I don't think in terms "better -worse" at all, using different methods ve achieve different effects :) - I think about learning one from another).

Edit: You made your riverside with some straight lines (as most other things it has good and bad side ), but the work you have done to hide them by stones, logs and trees is really fantastic!  &apls &apls

As for your question:

Everything is OK with cash :D but we shouldn't add 27 $ paid by women to 2$ taken by the boy.
Women paid 27$ (first they gave 30$, then received 3$).
Where are these money?
The clerk has 25$ (he received 30$, then gave 5$ back)
And the boy has 2$, total 27  :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 24, 2007, 02:23:26 AM
Wonderful tutorial there, rooker1! Great pictures of that beautiful place! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 24, 2007, 12:09:50 PM
Well, that a clear and concise tutorial there, Robin! And the finished product is absolutely beautiful! Excellent job, my friend! Oh, and I'm going to need to think about that riddle!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 24, 2007, 03:43:52 PM
 &apls &aplsGreat tuto my friend. This will be very usefull. Great idea too the competition with picture . Too bad i didn`t have time to play , but is very generous of you.  take care. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Contest starts tomorrow morning!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 27, 2007, 09:08:20 PM
Good evening All,

First, let's talk about that riddle.  It's just a play on words and very bad math.

30-5=25                     
25+(3x1)=28
28+2=30

NOT
10-1=9
9x3=27
27+2=29

Because I told you what to do, you assume I was doing the math correctly.
Hehehe

REPLIES.....

threestooges, thanks for stopping by.  It looks like you were on your way to the right answer.  Very good.

Ennedi, thanks for those interesting tips.  I didn't know that.  I just like to split the height diiference between water bed, land and over all bridge height.  Your tips make more sense though.  But like you said everybody has their own methods.

bat, thanks.

thundercrack83, thanks for the nice comments and I hope you didn't spend too much time on that riddle.  There are alot more to come in the future.

kimcar, thanks my friend and you do have time to play again.  There will be more to come.

The next round will start tomorrow morning around 8:00 am.  So everyone get ready.

Until than, I'll leave you all with this riddle.
There is a pink single story house and everything in it is pink. The doors are pink, the windows are pink and the TV is pink. What color are the stairs?

Robin   ;D



Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Travis on September 27, 2007, 09:13:05 PM
Quote
Until than, I'll leave you all with this riddle.
There is a pink single story house and everything in it is pink. The doors are pink, the windows are pink and the TV is pink. What color are the stairs?

If it's a single story house it won't have stairs.  $%Grinno$%

Didn't fool me on that one.  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape....The Forth Round has Started!!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 28, 2007, 06:54:23 AM
Hello all,

Travis great work on that riddle.  I guess it was too easy.

Well here are the pictures to the Forth Round of my competition

Pic1
(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/171/round4pic1cc2.jpg)
Pic2
(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/989/round4pic2ma8.jpg)
Pic3
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7063/round4pic3ck3.jpg)
Pic4
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/120/round4pic4lr6.jpg)
Pic5
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/2851/round4pic5bo2.jpg)
Pic6
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1426/round4pic6rz4.jpg)
Pic7
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2126/round4pic7dx1.jpg)
Pic8
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4991/round4pic8wd1.jpg)
Pic9
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/549/round4pic9sa5.jpg)
Pic10
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9845/round4pic10jy8.jpg)

Good luck to every one on the Forth Round.

Riddle,
What gets wetter and wetter as it dries?

Robin   :thumbsup:





Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 28, 2007, 08:57:14 AM
Picture 7 is from Bliss   by Russell,
picture 8 is from Urland by Nardo69 and
picture 10 from AntigOne by Badsim.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 28, 2007, 09:04:15 AM
bat, you are correct on all three. 

Robin   &apls


Wow.....300 POSTs.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on September 28, 2007, 09:34:34 AM
Pic 2: kelis - OSaKa ReGioN
Pic 4: Dark Jedi06 - Reginam da Domena Lorella
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 28, 2007, 09:43:07 AM
Ennedi, your are also correct with those two.

Robin   &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on September 28, 2007, 12:19:24 PM
#5 is from Heartland by meinhosen

and as far as the riddle goes, I would suggest a sponge (wetter and wetter as it dries).
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Only four more answers to go!
Post by: rooker1 on September 28, 2007, 12:38:26 PM
threestooges, you are correct on both points.  Although I would have accepted a towel as well.

Only four more to go.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on September 28, 2007, 03:59:47 PM
Number 1 is Kitsune's "The Building of a Nation, The story of Tenshi".

Title: Re: Mind Scape....Only three more answers to go!
Post by: rooker1 on September 28, 2007, 06:17:35 PM
paroch, you are correct.

This is what we have so far.

1. Kitsune        The Building of a Nation
2. Kelis            OSaKa ReGioN
3. ????
4. Dark_Jedi06  Reginam da Domena Lorella
5. meinhosen    The Heartland
6. ????
7. Russell         Bliss
8. Nardo69       Urland
9. ????
10.Badsim        AntigOne

Only three more answers to go.

Robin   &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Shadow Assassin on September 28, 2007, 11:38:13 PM
3's from Praiodan's CJ. I don't know what it's called.

6: Shaping Invermere Valley by jimmymac

9: No idea.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 28, 2007, 11:51:33 PM
Hey Robin wow this is simply amazing riddles you have been doing here... and the update as well on the TUT is very usefull, its something i would have never ever thought of and to see the start of the flat land to the finish product was swweeeeeeeeeeet..... Well heres my guess at the 3 missing ones


1. Kitsune        The Building of a Nation
2. Kelis            OSaKa ReGioN
3. Muzz           Calderwood
4. Dark_Jedi06  Reginam da Domena Lorella
5. meinhosen    The Heartland
6. Jen_P          Random Images by Jen
7. Russell         Bliss
8. Nardo69       Urland
9. Nedalezz      Qumma - From Desert to Rose
10.Badsim        AntigOne
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 29, 2007, 09:02:53 AM
Three and nine are still wrong everyone.
SA has six correct.
Robin   ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 29, 2007, 12:06:03 PM
Shot in the dark...

9. emilin, Developing Islas Gemas?
Title: Re: Mind Scape....One More Answer To GO!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2007, 07:44:32 AM
This is where we stand right now.  We need one more answer.

1. Kitsune         The Building of a Nation
2. Kelis             OSaKa ReGioN
3.
4. Dark_Jedi06   Reginam da Domena Lorella
5. meinhosen     The Heartland
6. jimmymac      Shaping Invermere Valley
7. Russell          Bliss
8. Nardo69        Urland
9. emilin           Developing Islas Gemas
10.Badsim         AntigOne

I think number three might have something to do with small blue people....  ;)

Robin   ()stsfd()

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on September 30, 2007, 08:32:04 AM
Number 3 is from Metasmurfs Showcase
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2007, 02:23:24 PM
sebes is my forth place winner.  Congrats.

1. Kitsune         The Building of a Nation (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2293.0)
2. Kelis             OSaKa (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2363.0)
3. metasmurf     Metasmurf's Showcase (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=84.0)
4. Dark_Jedi06   Reginam da Domena Lorella (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2130.0)
5. meinhosen     The Heartland (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=556.0)
6. jimmymac      Shaping Invermere Valley (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1492.0)
7. Russell          Bliss (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1101.0)
8. Nardo69        Urland (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=793.0)
9. emilin            Developing Islas Gemas (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=261.0)
10.Badsim         AntigOne (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=217.0)

Here is a complete list.  I hope everyone enjoyed this round.  Only one round left, which will start in just a little while.  This will be your last chance.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape....The last Round has started now!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2007, 03:16:04 PM
And Here is the final round,  this round will only have five pictures.

Pic1
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1185/round5pic1pb8.jpg)
Pic2
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8546/round5pic2dl5.png
Pic3
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6177/round5pic3tw8.jpg)
Pic4
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7971/round5pic4nt4.jpg)
Pic5
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2599/round5pic5mf1.jpg)

Good luck to everyone.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: vester on September 30, 2007, 03:20:54 PM
Number 3 is Lars'. I would say from the SC4 Picture Competition
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on September 30, 2007, 03:38:01 PM
1 ??
2 Strechnitz'   Stropon
3 Urban's        Walker Island
4 Jen P's        Random cities
5 Pats           Waterfalls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2007, 08:37:21 PM
sebes you have 2, 3 and 4 correct.  Who's going to get the other two answers.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 30, 2007, 09:14:54 PM
I guess the last one is Antigone or somethings Badsim as done.   ???
Title: Re: Mind Scape....One More Answer To GO!!
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2007, 09:42:23 PM
kimcar you are correct, number five is AntigOne by Badsim.
But who is number one?   ;)  ;) nudge, nudge.

1. ????
2.Strechnitz  The Neo Byzantintian Empire of Stropon
3. Urban       Walker's Island
4. Jen_P        Jen's random cities
5. Badsim      AntigOne


Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 30, 2007, 09:47:28 PM
for the laughs of it all Robin is it you?

ohhh hey btw welcome to page 17!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Thanks for a Great Month Everyone!
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2007, 10:54:32 PM
Yes, Pat, you are my fifth round winner.  Congrats.

1. rooker1     Mind Scape (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=601.0)
2.Strechnitz  The Neo Byzantittian Empire of Stropon (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=978.0)
3. Urban       Walker's Island (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=389.0)
4. Jen_P       Jen's random cities (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=259.0)
5. Badsim      AntigOne (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=217.0)


Here are my five winners and who assisted them.

(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/7370/blueawardribbon1dd0.jpg)  assisted by thundercrack83, threestooges, metasmurf and Ennedi.




(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/7249/blueawardribbon2go1.jpg)  assisted by TheTeaCat, metasmurf and vester.




(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2733/blueawardribbon3yy4.jpg)  assisted by threestooges, Ennedi, thundercrack83, paroch, NASCAR_Guy, Danthe, tooheys and Nisha.




(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/7003/blueawardribbon4dz7.jpg)  assisted by bat, Ennedi, threestooges, paroch, Shadow Assassin, patfirefghtr and thundercrack83.




(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7240/blueawardribbon5rc1.jpg)  assisted by vester, sebes and kimcar.



I have donated fifty Canadian dollars to SC4D ealier today in these five people's names.  Thank you to everyone who took part in my little competition. 
I hope it was as much fun for you all as it was for me.  I really had a lot of fun this month.  When I started this month I had 169 replies, now I'm up to 320 and 2958 reads. 
That is pretty awesome, thanks everyone.


I have to get up at 5:30 am for work, so good night.
But before I go try this one,

Which Path?
You walk up to a mountain that has two paths. One leads to the other side of the mountain, and the other will get you lost forever. Two twins know the path that leads to the other side. You can ask them only one question. Except! One lies and one tells the truth, and you don't know which is which. So, What do you ask?  ???

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 30, 2007, 10:59:51 PM
Sorry I missed the last round, Robin! I must say you definitely made your time in the Special Interest category worthwhile, my friend! Next time we see you, it'll be in the Classics! Have a good rest--you've earned it!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Shadow Assassin on September 30, 2007, 11:20:35 PM
I'd do this. (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0327.html)

:D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on October 01, 2007, 04:10:43 AM
Robin, it was a great action! &apls

And congratulations for coming to Classics  :thumbsup:

As for your question - sorry, my brain is overheated now, I have cold and over 38oC (but I am trying to visit at least a few of my friends :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on October 01, 2007, 04:53:37 AM
Lol, the one that gave everyone the most trouble was your own MD :D.

Great work Robin, I have been lurking, but couldn't come up with the answers. Congrats on a great month and welcome to The Classics, well deserved  &apls

Oh, I I'd ask them, "What would your twin say".

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 01, 2007, 07:22:30 AM
yes, it was a great month and competition! and Congrats to the winners of the five rounds ;)
Also congrats to the Classics. &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on October 01, 2007, 09:21:50 PM
Congratulations to those who won the contests, congratulations too to the increase of comments.

To attempt to answer your newest riddle: my question is similar to tooheys'. I would ask: Who would your twin say is telling the truth? The lying one would say "he would say I was." and the one telling the truth would say "he would say he was." This means (if I wrote that all correctly) that the one that gets indicated (regardless of which twin you ask) is the liar. Therefore you would not listen to the advice of that one.

However, since you only get one question, the question should be: "Which path would your twin say is the path to take to get over the mountain. (assume A is the correct path, and B is the incorrect path)

The liar would say: "he would say to take path B" (lying about what the other would say)
the honest one would say: "he would say to take path B" (telling the truth about what the other would say)

Therefore you know to take path A.

That was a fun one.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on October 02, 2007, 04:26:00 AM
Robin, I was a tad remiss with my last post, firstly yes congrats to the winners of the comps, but I think a lot of the applause should go to yourself for the generous donation to the site  &apls.

And I did have the opportunity to review the tutorial, great work, easy to follow and will certainly be doing some experimenting along these lines.

Well done, and will be watching to see you come up with next.

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 02, 2007, 10:06:35 AM
Wow.....I'm in the big league now.  I'm in the Classics.

REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES    REPLIES


thundercrack83, you missed the last round, that's alright, you were in most of the others.   ;) 
Yah, Classics, that is pretty cool, eh?  I was in Best Sellers than go to SIOTM and come out and go to Classics.  I'd like to thank the people and.......hehehe  Hey, without you guys I wouldn't be here, so thanks. 
As for the rest, we'll just have to see.  I had a lot of fun this past month and if I can keep it up, I'll try.  Thanks for the support and nice comments my friend.
Shadow Assassin, you are correct, very nice rendition you found.   :thumbsup:  Thanks for stopping by.
Ennedi,  I'm glad you had fun in my MD last month and thanks for the compliment.  I worked pretty hard.  I hope you get better quickly.  Having a cold sucks.   :(
tooheys, Yah, my picture got everbody, I think.  But my contest, I deserve to be in it.  You assisted in round three, that counts for something. 
Thnk you very much for the compliment.  But I have wanted to donate for a very long time.  Every time I read that someone else would like to donate but can't for some reason, I felt a little bad.  So I thought of the competition.  I know I donated the money, but a least someone else can feel good about it as well.  Or at least I hope so. 
Glad you liked the tutorial.  It was my first time writing one.  I think you can tell.  But pratice breeds perfection, I always say.  So watch out there maybe others in the future.
bat, Thanks alot, glad you enjoyed yourself.
threestooges, very good on the riddle.  Thanks for stopping by my friend.  I have added my answer down below.

Just so no one over heats their brain too much on the last riddle here is the answer. 
Riddle again,
Which Path?
You walk up to a mountain that has two paths. One leads to the other side of the mountain, and the other will get you lost forever. Two twins know the path that leads to the other side. You can ask them only one question. Except! One lies and one tells the truth, and you don't know which is which. So, What do you ask?

You ask each twin, "What would your brother say"? 
This works because…. Well let’s say the correct path is on the left side. So say you asked the liar “What would your brother say?” The liar would know his brother was honest and he would say the left side, but since the liar lies, he would say right. If you asked the honest twin the same question, he would say right, because he knows his brother will lie. Therefore, you would know that the correct path was the left!

Now if you all liked that one, here's another.

1000 Bucks
So, I give you ten envelopes and a thousand dollars, all in one dollar bills. You have to distribute the money into the envelopes in such a manner that no matter what number of dollars I ask you for, you can give me one or more of the envelopes, containing the exact amount I asked for without having to open any of the envelopes. 
How do you distribute the money among the ten envelopes?   ()what()

Good luck with this one and enjoy.  ()stsfd()

Oh, I do have a quick question to anyone.  Does anyone know where there might be a good tutorial on how to use the LE?  For a beginner, I would like to learn everything.  :)

Robin   8)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on October 02, 2007, 07:10:56 PM
For the first pic , i lnew that i saw it somewhere  ;D ;D Hey great concours my friend and i`m very happy and i congrats you for be in the Classic.  &apls &apls :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on October 03, 2007, 04:25:53 AM
The power of Aussie minds ( and Google)

The contents or the ten envelopes (in dollar bills) should be as follows: $1, 2,4, 8, 16, 32,64, 128,256, 489. The first nine numbers are in geometrical progression, and their sum, deducted from 1,000, gives the contents of the tenth envelope.

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 03, 2007, 05:37:29 AM
Good Morning everyone,

Kimcar, thanks for stopping by and the nice comments.
tooheys, very good use of your computer, but did you give it a try first?  ::) 
Anyways, you are right.  With those numbers, I could ask for any amount and you could give it to me.

I have a proper SC4 update ready for tonight, see you all than.

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on October 03, 2007, 05:40:25 AM
Why waste my diminishing brain cells when I can use my compooter  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on October 03, 2007, 06:13:35 AM
Why waste my diminishing brain cells when I can use my compooter  ;D

1. When you don't use any organ for a long time, it can atrophy (thank you Robin for preventing us against it  :thumbsup:)
2. The brain is more safe sometimes - did you ever experienced a CTD?  :D

I will wait for the update, Robin  %BUd%
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on October 04, 2007, 01:05:48 AM
In regard to your question regarding LE tutorials, I looked around. Most of what I have learned I picked up here and there. After a quick search, I found one or two things on the ST Omnibus, but nothing that was really comrehensive. As a result, I have started work on one myself. While I wouldn't call it comprehensive, it should take the beginner through the necessary steps of creating a new lot. I'll try to put it in the LE tutorial section here.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 04, 2007, 08:51:23 PM
Hello all,

Well tooheys, I guess you have a point, I wounldn't want to diminish your brain cells.  I just thought I could stimulate them a little.   ;)
Ennedi, I heard that atrophy was something very bad, I hope tooheys doesn't have it. hehehe just kidding CTD, No I don't think so.
threestooges, thank you so much.  I feel like you made it for me.   ::)  That tutorial was perfect.  Everyone should check it out.  I gave you a karma point, anyone who takes their time to do a tutorial like the one you did, really deserves one.

25.1
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/9840/scorner251li2.jpg)
25.2
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/3222/scorner252ws1.jpg)
25.3
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8595/matiscorner253on0.jpg)
25.4
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/641/matiscorner254nd4.jpg)
25.5
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5716/matiscorner255gq3.jpg)

Think about this until the next time,
Oscar Wilde once said, "Success is a science, if you have the conditions, you get the result."

Good night for now,

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 05, 2007, 03:26:42 AM
Wonderful update there, rooker1! Great looking city!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 05, 2007, 09:19:43 AM
Is that building in picture 25.3 a train station? I've never seen that one before!

And also, of course, outstanding update as usual, Robin! The trains look fantastic and I love the residential areas with the row homes!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on October 06, 2007, 05:09:02 AM
WOW - that pic 25.1 , with the row houses, looks soo much like the city where I grew up - except that you made it slightly (understatement) greener....  Great job!

How did you do that and what houses did you use?

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on October 06, 2007, 05:41:11 AM
Have always had a soft spot for townhouses/rowhouses. Nicely done, not always seen in such a green environment, they are usually back to back with little but concrete surrounding. But I must say, I prefer the way you have used them here.  :thumbsup:

As for using my compooter, I was just honest enough to admit it  ::)

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on October 06, 2007, 12:58:11 PM
Those row homes are incredible, such a green feeling to the area. I will however suggest turning off the UDRIVE IT icons ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 10, 2007, 10:17:24 PM
Hello to all,
I took a small break, but now I'm back.

REPLIES,

bat, thank for stopping by.
thundercrack83, yes, that's a train station, but I can't seem to figure out where i got it from.  ()what()  Sorry....thanks for the comment.
sebes, Did you like where you grew up, if so I thanks.  :thumbsup: Sometimes I get carried away with the trees I plant.  As for the row homes, Block Maxis, taxes, patience and make historical.  Not much help, eh?  ???
tooheys, thanks and no worries about using your compooter, I was just giving you a hard time.  ::)
Yoman, Yah, I noticed that after I posted the pics.  I feel like I just started yesterday...... $%Grinno$%

26.0
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/3962/southshore260gh9.jpg)
26.1
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/585/southshore261sr2.jpg)
26.2
(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/2646/southshore262kl0.jpg)
26.3
(http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/1845/southshore263lz7.jpg)
26.4
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/1016/southshore264kc8.jpg)
26.5
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/4142/southshore265mj7.jpg)

Think about this for a minute..........
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still” Lao Tzu

Until next time,
Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 10, 2007, 10:46:44 PM
Stunning! Absolutely stunning, Robin! The railroads are beautiful and I love the canals, too! Great work, my friend! Great work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on October 11, 2007, 02:04:39 AM
Robin,

These closeups are a new quality in your MD. They look fantastic!  &apls

Textures around the Gare du Nord are something new and look great!
And this bus station :thumbsup:


Edit: and of course canals add a lot to the general look :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nova vesfalo on October 11, 2007, 03:54:45 AM
wonderful update ! Nothing is empty, everything has is little details, the first pic is amazing with jeronji wall , canals and the railway. the iron loft and the maxis school feets well here ! You've made something reaaly good, the selection of buildings is really great and coherent ! and the railway station fits quite greatly  !!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rushman5 on October 11, 2007, 05:22:08 PM
Amazing use of glenni's new sewage craphole (in a good way right?) with jeronij's canals.  Keep up the excellent transitions between custom content
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on October 11, 2007, 07:06:58 PM
 &apls &apls Super work with these canals. I like the details you put on.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: stocktons_pimp on October 11, 2007, 09:56:00 PM
this is impressive...

::
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 12, 2007, 07:29:05 AM
A very good using of these cnals! Also great pictures of that area! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on October 12, 2007, 08:07:24 AM
Did you like where you grew up, if so I thanks

No - I did not - people were to narrow-minded there... 8 years of clashing (and still, when being in the mall there I feel a strong urge to get in my car and flee....right Diggis???).

But don't get me wrong Robin - your picture is absolutely fantastic: I admire all that are able to create cities in SC4 that look so stuningly real... and that pic is one of the best examples of your skills IMO  &apls

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on October 12, 2007, 05:13:27 PM
The rail approach to the train station is excellent, a very smart application of JRJ's canals and walls as well as Glenni's new sewage thing.

I look forward to seeing this city area more :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on October 14, 2007, 04:26:19 PM
Hi Robin,

I've missed a few updates and it looks as though you've been busy.  A belated well done on the "spot the MD" competition - a great idea.

I use loads of terraced (row) housing, so I really like 25.1.  You've used the trees very nicely there.  Your comment about "make historical" rings true.  The amount of times I forget only to see them upgrade!

I also really like the train/bus station combo, nicely done.  Which bus station is that?  I don't think I've seen it before.

All the best,

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 14, 2007, 06:20:18 PM
Time for another update and some replies.

Replies     Replies     Replies............

thundercrack83, thanks for the great comment, you're making me blush.  $%Grinno$%
Ennedi, Thanks alot.  I'm trying something a little new.  A lot of the lots have some fine tuning in LE.  I'm trying it out now and just wanted to try some simple things.  Interesting that you noticed.  ()stsfd()
nova vesfalo, Thank you also.  I am trying to step it up a notch.  Add some more details and fill every square with something useful.  ;)
rushman5, thanks.  I was trying for a long time to fit in Glenni's sewage lot and I think it turned out pretty good where I put it.   ()stsfd()
kimcar, I like the canals very much.  This city will be all about the little details.  I hope to do alot of work in LE for this city.
stocktons_pimp, welcome here and thanks for stoppin in and checking things out.  Nice to hear from new people.  I'm glad it impresses you.
bat, thanks alot.
sebes, wow, I hope I didn't hit a nerve.  &mmm I think I know how you feel, I get like that sometimes when I go to the mall.  So many people bumping and pushing......  I do try my best and it's really nice when someone else notices the details and thinks my work is some what realistic.
Yoman, Thanks, I think I did a pretty good job on the rail aprroach, glad you think so as well.  As for jeronij's walls, they seemed to fit in perfectly for the city.  I plan to use them alot, I just hope it doesn't end up looking like I used them too much.
paroch, thanks for stoppin in.  I used one of your pictures in the competition.  Did you notice?   ()stsfd() I'm glad you liked the pictures.  Making things historical is now a habit.  As for the awesome train station with the bus station on the side, it is JENXGareDuNordBeta, done by the great by xannepan and can be found here. [Linkie] (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=14430&v=1)  This is one of most favourite train stations ever.   :thumbsup: Hope to hear from you again soon.

27.0
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8397/southshore270qv1.jpg)
27.1
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4244/southshore271ic1.jpg)
27.2
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/65/southshore272fx7.jpg)
27.3
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8370/southshore273bq8.jpg)
27.4
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1926/southshore274xo7.jpg)
27.5
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6619/southshore275tj8.jpg)

Here is the thought of the day.
Buddha once said, "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

Well that's it until next time.
Robin   ()stsfd()

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: amapper on October 14, 2007, 09:26:21 PM
I like the industrial pond area in this last page. It's all very creative and fun to look at. Lots of things to miss first time around, only to pop out on the next visit. Really nice job.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on October 14, 2007, 10:48:08 PM
Robin, I've lurked here for a long time... but I honestly don't know if I've ever posted in your thread or not.  If not, you have my apologies.  You never cease to impress.  There's so many things to look at... it's amazing how much you stuff into each update!  Everything blends together so well in ways that I would never have even tried.

I also have to mention that I really enjoyed your "donation contest."  I don't look at nearly enough to have participated, but it was fun to watch.  It almost kind of scared me how many people knew those things so quickly!

Anyway, bravo my friend!   &apls

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 14, 2007, 10:50:38 PM
Hey, Robin!

Train stations and stadiums--it can't get any better for me! Excellent work! Add in the Avenue-GLR and you've got yourself one heck of an update! I'll be looking forward to see more, my friend!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on October 14, 2007, 11:15:12 PM
I must say that Nob's tram depot looks excellent next to Guard Du Nord. Really top notch here.

I eagerly await more of this city :) Particularly the canal system, which is stunning at the moment.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 15, 2007, 09:28:36 AM
Another fantastic set of pictures there, rooker1! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape....First Official attempt at LE.
Post by: rooker1 on October 16, 2007, 05:06:27 AM
Please forgive me, I'll be right back.............
Okay I'm back now.  My boy has a really bad cold and wanted one last hug before papi went to work.

So good morning to all,

Replies,

amapper, I figuredI would add the pond to see how it looked.  I completely satisfied , It may be demolished, not sure yet.  Thanks for the nice comments.  ()stsfd()
JBSimio, first thanks for stoppin in my friend, good to see you hear.  No apologies necessary, you are here now and that's all that matters. Thanks alot, I always try to impress myself and at the same time I hope to impress others.  So when you say your impressed, I know I'm diong a pretty good job. As for the donation contest, I just wanted to donate in the first place and second, I wanted to make my time in SIOTM very Special and I think I accomplished that.  Watch my MD closely, I think I'll be doing a smaller version of the contest again, some time in December.   ;) It was nice to read you and I hope to see you here again soon.
thundercrack83,
Train stations and stadiums--it can't get any better for me! Excellent work! Add in the Avenue-GLR and you've got yourself one heck of an update! I'll be looking forward to see more, my friend!
Same thing I thought my good friend.  Glad you like it. :)
Yoman, I was hoping someone else thought Nob's tram station looked good there.  Thanks for the comfirmation.   :thumbsup:
bat, thanks for stoppin in.

Now......this my first attempt with LE that I'm going to share with you.  I have been using it for a quite some time now.  I'm still learning so these next pictures are very basic.  But I thought they turned out pretty good, so I'm sharing.
The first picture is the original JENX Gare Du Nord by xannepan (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=14430&v=1) with no changes.  In my opinion this is one of the best train stations every made.  The architecture is so beautiful. 
28.0
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6379/southshore280dk3.jpg)

The next pictures show my minor changes.  Sometimes those kind of changes are the best kind. ;)
28.1
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4731/southshore281ju6.jpg)
28.2
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5493/southshore282po3.jpg)
28.3
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8460/southshore283hq6.jpg)
28.4
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4624/southshore284ge0.jpg)

So please tell me what you think and how I could have done it better, please.  Good or bad, I'm ready.  ;)

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on October 16, 2007, 05:58:46 AM
As a railwayfan I must confess these are some fine railway pics on this page's updates!  :thumbsup:  &apls

Nice work with the new Kanals from Jeroni, I must confess I wasn't able to make something out of them that I could show anywhere ... Just the "connection" to Glenni's sewer "irritates" me a bit: the water level seems to be lower in the sewer yet the water seems to pour out of the pipes with a rather high speed and power - so strong pumps over there?

Take care and don't forget to make Backups!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on October 16, 2007, 07:40:15 AM
What do I think? I like it very much!

Some little props you added look very good, I think it could be even more of them (but not too much :))

What could be improved?
1. Maybe a bit more streetlights around the station and the bus stop?
2. I like the roof of the big bus stop, especially it's shape. Maybe it would be good to make some metallic sheen on it?
3. I would like to suggest you to check some other bus automata. They can (but don't need of course!) be more colourful, it would make the station's surrounding more alive.

Of course these are only my personal opinions, everything looks good as is :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 19, 2007, 12:06:58 AM
Just pictures for now, I'll explain in the morning....so tried.....

Good morning everyone.  My wife woke me up at the computer last night at 1:15 am.  She says Im addicted to the game and asked if there is someone I could talk to here about my addiction and to get help.  I told her, I am getting help.  Badsim is giving me pionters so I can learn LE".  I explain to her what LE was and she just walked away saying, "Just a hobby......."  I'm sure everything is okay, this morning I found a little note in the bathroom,"I LOVE YOU."   ()stsfd()
Anyways, I got about four hours of sleep, I'm at work now and I feel fine.......for now. Soon I'll have my coffee.

So, check out these pics.  I'm really proud of these.  I think it turned out really good.
The tram station in this pic is at 191% usage. This is the very middle of my down town.  ()stsfd()
29.0
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5623/southshore290nd7.jpg)
29.1
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1123/southshore291kb6.jpg)
29.2
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2589/southshore292tu4.jpg)
29.3
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6448/southshore293tz7.jpg)
29.4
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8708/southshore294im6.jpg)
These are the new The Apex Apartments by jestarr and are in testing right now.  As you can see they are awesome in game.  :thumbsup:
29.5
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2293/southshore295cu4.jpg)
Here you can see The Ossowo Beet Sugar Factory by jestarr also in testing.  Man this guy is amazing at waht he does.  &apls
29.6
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2631/southshore296ve5.jpg)
I was dieing to test these.  I remember these when JBSimio first started these.  These are the SHUR Brownstones  &apls  :thumbsup:
I took a few of these as I like them soooo much!
29.7
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8724/southshore297tk3.jpg)
29.8
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2644/southshore298os1.jpg)
29.9
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2498/southshore299ps0.jpg)
29.10
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/763/southshore2910fj0.jpg)
29.11
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/6212/southshore2911qg7.jpg)
29.12
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8752/southshore2912we2.jpg)
29.13
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9288/southshore2913yb1.jpg)
29.14
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9975/southshore2914dc9.jpg)
29.15
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2984/southshore2915cm5.jpg)
29.16
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/9766/southshore2916ue6.jpg)
29.17
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6555/southshore2917xb6.jpg)
29.18
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/3986/southshore2918fy6.jpg)
29.19
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8462/southshore2919bn7.jpg)
29.2
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/169/southshore2920qz6.jpg)

Enjoy, good night......zzzzzzzz

Well that's it for now.  I should pretend I'm working seeing as that's where I am.  ;)
Enjoy.........

Robin   :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:






Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 19, 2007, 12:22:59 AM
Rest well, my friend--and know that your update was magnificent! Your railroads continue to astound and your industry is incredible, as well!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: urban on October 19, 2007, 03:28:37 AM
that's an amazing industrial city. The railway, the rowhomes are great and so many added details :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 19, 2007, 02:38:59 PM
Hello all,

I didn't have time to do replies for the last update and I have some free time at work right now.

REPLIES...........

Bernhard (Nardo),
As a railwayfan I must confess these are some fine railway pics on this page's updates!  :thumbsup:  &apls
You know every time I do work on the my rail lines, I think of you for just a second.  "I wander if bernhard would do it like this?"
I'm glad you like it.  I do have a question, maybe you know the answer.  How many train modds can you use at once, one or lots?  Why I ask is because I do have one.  I DL'd a Go train modd from STEX by bigredfish which can be found here. [Linkie] (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=3348&v=1) if anyone else wants it.  Now, I'm not sure if it's because of this modd or not but I don't see freight trains.  There can be both on the track at the same time, right?  Call me the new guy or whatever, but I never used a modd for my trains until a few weeks ago.  I guess I could try taking it out and see what happens, right? Oh and before anyone says anything, yes I read the read me.
Anyways thanks for stopping in and the great comment.

Ennedi, super reply, thank you soooo much.  I really like criticism, it's the only way one can improve anything.  I think the station can use more props as well.  I'm trying new things all the time.  I'll keep posting new pics of the station as I add the new props.  As for the bus automa, that sounds interesting.  I should do that.
You can critique my work any time you want.  As a matter of fact I want you to.  Thanks in advance my friend.  ;)

thundercrack83, I went to bed right after I posted and it seemed like as sound as I got to sleep, I had to wake up.  I get up for work every day at 5:30 am to be at work for 6:30 am.  I'm usually in bed around 10:30pm.  Anyways, it's the weekend now and if needed I'll just take a nap with my son.  hehehe  To my wife....."Sure honey I'll put him to sleep for you."   hehehehe  This city is going to be all about life around the rail lines and industrial areas as you'll soon see in this next update. 
See ya next time, my good friend.

urban, Hey how are you?  Have you been here before?  Never mind it's not important cause you're here now.  Glad you like the city.  I'm trying to make it as dirty, yet still as liveable as possible.  The city basically surrounds this main rail station as the focal point.  As for details, isn't that what's it's all about?  The more you can add the better it should look.   ()stsfd()

Anyways, that's it for the replies.
I'll leave you all with this attempt at photoshop.  What do you think?

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/8084/southshoresaturationgy3.jpg)

See ya later.
Robin   :thumbsup:




Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dragonshardz on October 19, 2007, 06:30:27 PM
nice update. good "atempt" at photoshop, too.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 19, 2007, 08:39:26 PM
Oooh, I like the Photoshop, Robin! It gives it a bit of an antique feel! I can't wait to see more of your experimenting!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on October 19, 2007, 08:47:20 PM

Hey Robin you have deffintly improved alot here since last time i stopped in WOW.... Great last few updates here and i do love the tram station and the last pic the B&W shot.....  Just perfect!!!!!!!!  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on October 20, 2007, 07:23:52 AM
With or without photoshoping , great work Robin !   :thumbsup:  &apls &apls

You used a lot of Lots I don't know , so that's not easy for me so see your changes ... your priorities now have to be ; people , trees and streetlights .In front of Gare du Nord , for example , between the avenue and the road of the station , you could use carefully (very carefully) a ploppable tree from the Mayor Mod to plop regularly the same tree ... have you ever tried that ?
Love your work with Jeronij's cementary walls (isn't it ?) along the railways with diagonals . ( I have to get them ! ... ::) )

Keep it on . ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: urban on October 20, 2007, 07:47:40 AM
I have to admitt, that I wish to write 10times as many posts as I wish too &ops

I like the grey in that picture, wich makes it more dirty and the opposite of affluent (don't know what the opposit of affluent is %confuso wait.)... impecunious.
I can smell the smog of the factories and how it permeates throughout the windows and walls of the flats and how it lays down like a haze on the trees and plants :satisfied:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 20, 2007, 08:10:10 AM
Wonderful new pictures! Great work, Rooker1! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on October 20, 2007, 09:20:55 AM
Excellent update Robin!  The station-area is very nice, and so is your choice of billboards!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on October 21, 2007, 03:17:13 AM
Robin, you like the pic's, I love them. Exceptional work, the attention to detail is quite superb  :thumbsup:

That second photo with the rail station and tram depot is brilliant, that deserves a place in the Hall of Fame &apls

Can't pick a fault with anything here, you are really setting a benchmark for the rest of us to live up to  :)

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on October 21, 2007, 11:14:53 AM
 &apls &apls Geez , What a great job you did with this industrial zone. We not just see it , we can feel it . So that`s mean you done an gave an excellent layout to your work . Very nice and detailled pics too. As your photoshoop try , it`s a good one too. Have fun Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sandokan on October 22, 2007, 10:08:20 PM
This MD never ceases of amazing me. You're a true genius in mixing the residential buildings with the dirty, smoggy, wonderful smokestacks of the industrial ones. I can't distinguish your photoshop pic from a real postcard of any real life industrial city. Really outstanding. What is the BIG train station you're using as the center of your town? And what are those diagonal walls? Are those available for download or did you modify it with the LE?

THANKS for sharing your talent!

SANDOKAN
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on October 25, 2007, 05:15:05 AM
Great pic (I guess I should know that by now ...  ;D )

As for the automata, well, unfortunately I am the completely wrong person to answer your question. I would say meinhosen or swamper should be the right specialists for these kind of questions.


Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tkirch on October 25, 2007, 05:36:40 PM
Great pictures.  I particularly love your train network.  I struggle in trying to make mine and yours looks so natural.  I am in awe.  Great job.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on October 26, 2007, 01:53:12 AM
Mind-blowing, Robin, without an exaggeration. This has got to be one of the best MD/CJs I have ever had the priviledge of reading. Your last update was particularly mouth-watering; it doesnt get any more realistic.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 26, 2007, 10:37:40 AM
Hello all,

Time for some Replies,

dragonshardz, Thanks alot.  I sat "attempt" because I'm still doing a lot of experimenting.  Most of the effects I don't like.  I want to be able for viewer to not see what I did and still have the pic look as good as possible.  ;) See ya soon.
thundercrack83, Hey, how you doin?  It's always nice to see you here my friend.  Where do you find the time to do your stats and still have time to play and view these threads?  You must have extra hours in your day, about 30 hours or so?  I think a good antique feel would be to use the sephia effect.  I like it and think it looks good, but I have heard others say they don't like it.  I thought I would take out some of the colour and the pic you saw above is the end result.  More experimenting is this to come.
patfirefghtr, Yah, I can agree with that, you haven't said anything here for a while.  Since your last post I have taking up LE and stepped up my game a little.  This may sound arrogant, but it's my aim to have the best industrial, residential city here.  ::) For instance, I played for four hours last night and I wasn't happy with any of it so I quit with no save.   >:(  I'll have to try again tonight.  ;D
Badsim, Always nice to see you stop in here.  I won't be spending too much time photoshoping, just enough to have a little break here and there.  I'm sure the lots you don't know are the ones I am testing for BSC.  I am now a scrutineer.   ;)  Anything else you see and like, just ask and I'll gladly tell you where I got it.  I see your point about people, trees and street lights.  But the Gare du Nord is already at max props or something like that.  It will no longer save as with the new stuff I out on the lot, which is why I PM'ed you about what you did.  I think I'm going to rip apart the entire lot and start again.  I DL'd everything you suggested, but I'm having problems configuring ILive's Reader.  If someone could help that would be cool.   I have some other lots fixed up.  You should be able to see them in the up coming updates.  Yes, those are Jeronij Rural Walls SF - Warm Version, which can be found here (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=29)  [linkie], these are the ones I am using, and JRJ Rural Walls Lots Cold Version which can be foundhere (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=30).  I just wish he had made a crumbling wall lot ;) Maybe he is reading this.  I really like the warm version, but both are great and very easy to use.  Anyways, I hope to hear from you again soon.
urban, hey, no worries.  There is no need to comment here tens times more, just remember to comment each time I post.  hehehe   ;) 
I like the grey in that picture, wich makes it more dirty and the opposite of affluent (don't know what the opposit of affluent is %confuso wait.)... impecunious.
I can smell the smog of the factories and how it permeates throughout the windows and walls of the flats and how it lays down like a haze on the trees and plants :satisfied:
This was my goal.  Thanks for noticing.  Now come back very soon, okay.
bat, Thanks for stopping by, always good to see you here.
sebes,  Thank you very much.  I'm just learning the ins and outs of LE.  So it's taking some time to go through the props I have, but when I find some I write down their number so they don't get lost again.   ;) I'll have more custom lots coming very soon, in the second or third update from now.
tooheys, good to see you, how are you doing?  Thanks for such a nice comment my friend.  I do try extemely hard now.  It's all about the smallest details.  As for a bench mark, thanks, but there are alot of MD's here better than mine.   ()stsfd() But it's nice to be in a category with them.   ;)
kimcar, Thanks.  This is exactly what I am aiming for.  I'm glad you like and feel the pics so well.  Does that make any sense, ...oh well.  You understand, I'm sure.   ;) Right now the photoshoping is just for fun, good or bad.
sandokan, I do believe I have a new poster here.  Thanks for taking your time to stop by, I hope to see you here more often.   ;)  I don't know about genius, but thanks.   ::)  As for the train station, that is the JENXGareDuNordBeta, one of the best train stations ever and can be found here.  (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=14430&v=1) [linkie]  And the walls if you look at Badsim's post above, I have included the link there.  I hope to hear from you again.   ;)
Nardo69, my good train enthusiast friend.  Your rail line/ train pics get me every time.  One of these days I'll get ya.   :D  Until than I'll just keep on visiting your awesome MD and watch for all your tricks.  Thanks for the suggestion, but for some reason everything is okay now.  Maybe there wasn't enough demand to show them.  There is now!!!
tkirch, Thanks for the nice comment and stopping by.  As far the rail lines go, just watch what I do (I guess) and go check out Nardo's MD.  Now he has some great lines.  He is truly the master at this art work.  The only other thing I can suggest, Some time less is more.   ;)
nedalezz,
Mind-blowing, Robin, without an exaggeration. This has got to be one of the best MD/CJs I have ever had the priviledge of reading. Your last update was particularly mouth-watering; it doesnt get any more realistic.
  Okay, okay, you are making me blush now.......Thanks a lot.  You can come back here any time you want with comments like that.   :D

It means a lot to me when people post such comments.  My drive to continue is always raised to new levels after I read all my comments here.  Thanks to all the commenters and to the viewers.
My next update will be tonight or tomorrow morning.

Until than think about this,
Elbert Hubbard once said, "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."

I haven't had one recently, but I do need one.  ;)

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 28, 2007, 12:04:46 AM
Hello All,

Just a quicky,

30.0
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3771/southshore300oz6.jpg)

30.1
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/875/southshore301yt4.jpg)

30.2
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5346/southshore302zi2.jpg)

30.3
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/705/southshore303zb2.jpg)

Some teasers for what's to come.  A new stadium in the down town.   ;)
What do you think so far?

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on October 28, 2007, 12:06:05 AM
Robin wonderful update and a teaser at that... IMHO i love it!!! cant wait to see more of the new downtown stada area - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 28, 2007, 12:18:00 AM
WOW! Splendid teaser, Robin! The train station and the stadium look amazing right next to each other. I can't wait to see the update!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rushman5 on October 28, 2007, 08:29:16 AM
Those are some beautiful places with wide-open spaces!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 28, 2007, 01:33:48 PM
Looking wonderful these teasers! Also looking forward to that update! Great work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 28, 2007, 09:08:37 PM
Hello,

Replies,

patfirefghtr, Thanks fro stopping by and here are some more pics for you.
thundercrack83, It's a new stadium, I didn't like the way the other was working out.  I destroyed the entire block and started agian.  Tell me what you think of this update.
rushman5, Wide open spaces, where?  It's supoose to to look very crowded.  It is my down town after all. Anyways, thanks for stopping by and please come again.
bat, Thanks alot, here is the next update, I hope you enjoy.

31.0
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6050/southshore310tg8.jpg)
31.1
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7488/southshore311gm4.jpg)
31.2
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7002/southshore312yp3.jpg)
31.3
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5039/southshore313jo8.jpg)
31.4
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/9968/southshore314zh1.jpg)
31.5
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4097/southshore315yl2.jpg)
31.6
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/3028/southshore316va6.jpg)
31.7
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/9831/southshore317od2.jpg)
31.8
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1967/southshore318mn0.jpg)
31.9
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3388/southshore319lo2.jpg)
31.10
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/511/southshore3110ys1.jpg)
31.11
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5743/southshore3111wu4.jpg)

That's it for tonight, please enjoy and tell me what you think.

Think about this until next time,
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on October 29, 2007, 12:43:08 AM
Another amazing update! Your city is so life-like, and your placement of the buildings is second to none. I love what you've done with the stadium, but my favourite part is definitely how you've managed to plan and build your canals, they look incredible.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 29, 2007, 10:00:00 AM
Wonderful update there! The area near the stadium is looking very great! Fantastic work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 29, 2007, 02:50:27 PM
I liked this area in the teaser, and I'm even more a fan of it now that I've seen the full update! You've meticulously placed everything, and it all seems to go together perfectly! The stadium, the train station, the GLR stations--it all has the feel of a fantastic downtown area. Great job, as always, Robin!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rushman5 on October 29, 2007, 04:06:56 PM
Btw, bywide open spaces, I mean the amount of detail put into your work on the plazas!  I love the rework even better than before.  Keep it up !
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on October 29, 2007, 05:29:14 PM
Great stadium there Rooker - you've really put it in a great setting.

Last few updates have been awesome.  Sooooooo many great pictures that I've struggled to single any particular ones out for a specific comment!  Mind Scape is certainly a great place to visit to see how it can be done.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 30, 2007, 09:06:02 PM
Good evening all,

Replies,

nedalezz, Thanks for stopping by my friend.  There is no planning here just play and destroy is my method.  Very fustrating sometimes, I have destroyed entire cities this way.  ;)
bat, thanks for the nice comment.
thundercrack83, Hi my good friend, thanks for the great comment.  It's comments like this that keep me trying to get better and better.  Here are smoe more pics of the surrounding areas.
rushman5, Oh, okay I see what you are saying.  Thanks for stopping in again and I'm glad you like the reworked area.
paroch,  I'm glad you are at a loss for words and can't single out any particular picture.  It's my goal to keep you amazed.  :D

32.0
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/7601/southshore320wz3.jpg)
32.1
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2299/southshore321ai2.jpg)
32.2
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6793/southshore322nl1.jpg)
32.3
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5924/southshore323dh4.jpg)
32.4
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/4116/southshore324fu4.jpg)
32.5
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6529/southshore325bw8.jpg)
32.6
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5103/southshore326uk9.jpg)
32.7
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6348/southshore327dy3.jpg)
32.8
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/720/southshore328jy3.jpg)
32.9
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/5642/southshore329ar1.jpg)
32.10
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/7628/southshore3210oh6.jpg)
32.11
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/8355/southshore3211lk0.jpg)
 
Enjoy the pics and until next time think about this,
George Washington said, "Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse."

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on October 31, 2007, 08:17:45 AM
When I see these screenies I really have to rethink if I give it another try at the picture competition until its HoF becomes Rooker1's showroom ...  :thumbsup:

Favourites are 32.2 - 4. That small industrial / harbour is just great - but situated so close top the highrise I am qasking myself when it will be tear down to make place for next big guns ...

Great work with the water plants, too, and that obelisque in the middle of the ponds is a great layout, too!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 31, 2007, 09:28:15 AM
Really nice pictures of the downtown! Also great pictures of the parks! :thumbsup: Wonderful work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on November 01, 2007, 06:16:03 PM
 &apls &apls &apls So many nice pics my friend.You did a super job with the downtown layout. Look very nice . Keep going. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: BigSlark on November 01, 2007, 06:33:51 PM
Robin,

I just caught up with all 20 pages of Mind Scape and I must say this is an incredibly impressive development. I really like your downtown, it reminds of Toronto, I imagine that its not entirely coincidence...

Looking forward to more interesting developments,

Cheers,
Kevin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on November 02, 2007, 06:01:21 PM
Robin I am in awe  :o

After the last 3 updates I can only think of this: Every picture that you post is a jewel - it feels like looking at the Hall of Fame here!! (we just stop voting, masochist can close the picture competion and rename Mindscape into HoF  ;)


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 02, 2007, 06:44:48 PM
Hi Robin,

More great pics.  I particularly like 32.0 (great buildings) and 32.6  (nice layout).

There is something about the quality (the sheer clarity) of your pics that is really special.  I'd be interested to hear how you capture your pics - standard in-game camers, Clic2Pic, or something else?

Keep 'em coming!

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 02, 2007, 08:42:19 PM

WoW Robin wonderful updates my friend... I love those monstoures buildings you got going there....  Your Costals and that trasition from the Canals to the Ocean is just OMG sooooooo stunning wow OMG..... you are gooooood....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tkirch on November 02, 2007, 09:14:48 PM
Robin, another great update.  You always have a great eye for picture taking.  You know what will look good.  I love Underhill Casket that is a great bat, love that one.  Bixels buildings look great in here too.  Great job and thanks for sharing what you do with us
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on November 03, 2007, 06:22:22 AM
Hello Robin,

Sorry for late comment, I have much work and your cities grow very quickly  ;)
I see there is a closeup time in your MD now - very good, you have a lot of fantastic things to show here! :thumbsup:

I like practically all pictures, so I don't want to analyse them one by one.
I have only one suggestion:
You started to use Hongkong skyscrapers - it's a pleasure to see them here, they are really excellent. These buildings have very interesting base level - with entrances, large halls, restaurants, gardens, pools and so on. The ground floor usually occupies much larger space than the building itself. the ground floor of such building can be a fantastic element of the arrangement of the street level - but you must arrange the surrounding too. What I mean? Wider sidewalks with various props,more parkings, much more lights and - if it is possible - some low, modern pavillons (mainly commercial) wchich would blend with these skyscraper bases. And maybe some skywalks to go from one building to another without going outside?
But it will be difficult to do it all using only the existing stuff. In fact it will be difficult to make something better than you did yet. I'm afraid you will have - earlier or later - follow Badsim's advice: some Lot editing!  :D
I know it is hard to do so much work ( I have the same problem), but if you will do it, you will enter to the elite club of the very few leading Mayor's Diaries (not in the terms of "better - worse", but in the terms of the pioneer work and raising SC4 to the even higher level).

Cheers
Adam :thumbsup:

Edit: Reply No 400 - congratulations!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on November 04, 2007, 12:48:11 AM
Robin, more great work.

Pictures 32.6 and 32.7 are at the top of my list.

The monument park is well put together and the night lighting in the stadium pic is  :thumbsup:. Love that station.

If anything, there is probably a bit too much vegetation in the water near the fishing boats in my opinion.

Regardless, another superb update  &apls


Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 04, 2007, 11:07:15 AM
More great shots of that fantastic area, Robin! I've always been a fan of those Hong Kong buildings, and they look outstanding in your city!

Oh, and congratulations on reaching 400 comments, my friend! You've definitely earned it!
Title: Re: Mind Scape....."Inspiration"
Post by: rooker1 on November 07, 2007, 10:46:03 AM
Good morning All,

Let's start with some REPLIES,

Bernhard, (Nardo69),  my good friend.  Don't be so hard on yourself.  It is your pictures of your railways that I study and try so hard to mimic.  I try very hard with my pics and I'm glad I'm finally at a level where others enjoy my pics and can maybe see the effort I put into them.  And the HOF only has five of my pics so far.  Check back at the begining when I first started to post my pics.  I bombed big time with several 10/0 scores.  I didn't like that so I tried harder and maybe I can now say it paid off.   ;)
I'm glad you liked those pics, I entered one of them in the competition  ()stsfd() , but I'm still uncertain if that entire area will stay like that.  The city has taken on a shape I did not invision to begin with.  I wanted a dirty city with an even dirtier port.  With buildings like that, a dirty port maybe out of place. 
We'll just have to see what happens.
bat, Hey man, thanks for stoppin by and I'm glad you like everything.
kimcar, nice to read you.  When will you be continuing your MD?  I miss it very much.
Kevin, (BigSlark),  nice to see you stopping by my friend.  If it reminds you of T.O it's for good reason, it's what I know.  Hope you'll stop by more often and than you won't have to catch up on 20 pages.  ;)
sebes, You are just too funny, you are making blush.... ()stsfd() But you don't have to stop.  Comments like this make me very proud of what I am doing, THANKS.
paroch, Thanks for the comment.  I just use the standard game camera and Ifran, but the one thing I do is sharpen the picture in Ifran.  Hope this helps.  ;)  Also I have all my settings on max quality.....
patfirefghtr, thanks for the very nice comments pat.
tkirch, I'm glad you like everything so far.  But don't get too comfortable with Bixel's BATs where they are, I maybe destroying them all.   ::) 
Ennedi,  It's very nice to read you.  Bixel's skyscrapers maybe being destroyed, I'm still unsure if that is the direction I want to go.  I agree with what you are saying.  I need to take tose BATS and run them through LE and add some more "life" to them.    The skywalks will be a nice touch, I happen to know where I can find some.   ;) 
Hope to hear from you again soon my friend.  ()stsfd()
Dave, (tooheys), very nice to see you here.  Thanks for the comments and I think I agree about the vegetation in the bay there.  That maybe going as well.  Too clean for my liking.......
thundercrack83, the StatsMan, it's always nice to read you my friend.  Thanks for the nice comments and noticing that I made it to 400 comments.  This MD is going to be here for a long time to come.  My goal is 100 pages!!


I call this update,
"Inspiration"

33.0
Here you can see the over all layout of the city and the port.  There are only the two rail lines into the port area (these are the black lines) and the one branch that breaks off to smaller industrial zone.
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8410/perama1od9.jpg)
33.1
(http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/9228/perama2fg2.jpg)
33.2
This dock looks awesome.  I love it....The shape of it and all those ships docked.  It looks like a place to dock for a long priod of time and maybe some kind of manufacturing of goods.
(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/6668/perama3yh2.jpg)
33.3
Close up, same dock.
(http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/831/perama4zd6.jpg)
33.4
Close up, same dock.
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8466/perama5we8.jpg)
33.5
Close up, same dock.
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8569/perama6vs9.jpg)
33.6
Close up, same dock.
Notice how many cars are parked all over the dock area and not just in a specific parking lot.
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2503/perama7tg4.jpg)
33.7
Close up, same dock.
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/6122/perama8ci9.jpg)
33.8
This pictures and forwards look like they maybe ship salvage yards.  Docks where ships can be fixed and, or salvaged.  Very dirty looking.  And notice the tracks going into the water to guide the ships in and out of the water.  Also some of the smaller ships are covered, so maybe this is also a storage area.
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/757/perama9xo7.jpg)
33.9
(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/3986/perama10pa0.jpg)
33.10
Some storage space for sure here and maybe even some new large boats.
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/9633/perama11ro6.jpg)
33.11
I find it amazing how all those ships can be all jamed together like that.
(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/7277/perama12ji2.jpg)
33.12
Here we can see a small marina along side a new up to date, very clean container shipping dock.  This one really amazes me.  This will be the dock that I will try to recreate in game. It looks like it is all concrete.
(http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/2310/perama13tr2.jpg)
33.13
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4707/perama14fm2.jpg)
33.14
Look at this.............Everything in it own spot and perfectly organized..........  This dock is huge, I tried to count how many containers and this is what I came up with....they all seem to be about 10 by 55 containers at 3 by 3 sections.  I can not find any rail line that comes directly to this area, so that means everything is trucked in.
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/7955/perama15td2.jpg)
33.15
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3174/perama16uv6.jpg)
33.16
Smaller docks here, seems very clean and organized still.  This area seems to have alot of manufacturing buildings around it.  I love the shape of this corner dock area.
(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/3051/perama17do1.jpg)
33.17
Top left hand side it looks like those are new vehicles to be exported.
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/3874/perama18vl2.jpg)
33.18
More vehicles for export.
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3718/perama19gy7.jpg)
33.19
Zoomed out picture of the area.
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/250/perama20ll1.jpg)
33.20
Just west of the pervious pic.
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7448/perama21nt3.jpg)
33.21
You can find this port in Athinai (Athens) and the city is Perama.
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9881/perama22xk3.jpg)

This is one of the largest and most interesting ports I have found on Google Earth in all my GE surfing.  I have a small obsession with touring cities with GE and looking for interesting ports, rail lines and stations and highway layouts.
I hope everyone has enjoyed this tour.  There maybe other in the future, depending on how this one is recieved.

The large container dock will be one of my inspirations for an up coming port in my city, South Shore.  This port will most likely be about three medium tiles long and I will be doing a lot of new lots in LE.  I am now looking for some very large and dirty looking industrial buildings, so if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to post a link.


Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 07, 2007, 12:33:17 PM
Looking forward to that city part and update! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on November 07, 2007, 03:53:20 PM
Hello Robin,

You draw our attention to really interesting details!
As for me, you were absolutely spot on, I will prepare to build a seaport in the near future :D (although my vision goes in a different direction as yours, but your GE pictures are extremely informative.
I am very curious of your version of this seaport, I'm sure it will be something excellent!

And here are skywalks for you (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=15962&v=1)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on November 08, 2007, 03:17:08 PM
Thanks for showing these Robin. Pireaus is my favorite port! Efgharistw!

The pictures that you made from the close in zooms are marvelous. What made you decide to check and zoom right there?  by the way, I guess those cars are just being imported... I don't think Greece has any car factories for export.

Comments like this make me very proud of what I am doing, THANKS

Anytime my friend, any time ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 09, 2007, 09:53:21 AM
Gooooood Morning all,

REPLIES,

bat, thanks, but you'll still have to wait for the SC4 update.  I have some more inspirational pics for the up coming port.
Ennedi, Nice to read you.  Here are more very interestinf details.  I'm glad you enjoyed the GE pics, I have a few more.
Thanks for the SkyWalks, I'm sure I can use those.
sebes, hello my friend.  How do you know about this port?  Ahhh, yes imported cars, that's what I meant..... &ops.

I have a few more inspirational pics for my up coming port.  These pics, I think you'll find totally different although still a seaport.

34.0
This is Melbourne, Australia.  Notice the rail lines.  It would be very interesting to try to make a city in SC4 with this much rail.   ;)
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9997/melbourne1ali4.jpg)
34.1
A closer zoom.  Here I just want to show the rail lines.  The port itself is very similiar to the pervious pics I showed.  It is very clean and organized.  You can see the city Newport and it's train station.  Just north east of that you can see branches of train lines going into the industrial areas.
The city also has a very nice tram line setup, from residentail to comercial and partly into the industrail areas.
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4360/melbourneaa0.jpg)
34.2
This Fukuoka, Japan.  I won't show any more of this harbour, I just wanted to point out the protection it has from the ocean.  I believe that a lot of this port (the land) is man made.  On closer inspection you can see walls bieng made in the sea and slowly being filled.  The road leading to the island look the same as well.
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/2146/fukuokajapanoa7.jpg)
34.3
This is Kanda-machi, Japan.  In the top right you can see the airport built right in the sea.  When looking at this on max zoom you can see the retaining walls, very interesting.
(http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/7171/kandamachithefloatingaiqo5.jpg)
34.4
Closer zoom of Kanda-machi.  In some of the following pics you can see the break walls the city has biult.
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/1473/kandamachi2ee0.jpg)
34.5
Kanda-machi
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2512/kandamachi3om8.jpg)
34.5
Kanda-machi
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3089/kandamachi4ur6.jpg)
35.6
Kanda-machi
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/7382/kandamachi5br2.jpg)
35.7
Tobataku, Japan.  Now this is a beautiful port.   :o Maybe only in mind.....  ::) It looks soooo dirty, I love it. 
(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/3663/tobatakujapanto3.jpg)
35.8
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/351/tobatakujapan2nq4.jpg)
35.9
(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1746/tobatakujapan3gz6.jpg)
35.10
(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/1187/tobatakujapan4xa9.jpg)
35.11
After seeing this.  Now Somy's lots make much more sense to me.  Now I think I can use them properly.   ;)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3144/tobatakujapan5qo5.jpg)
35.12
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2817/tobatakujapan6vh1.jpg)
35.13
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1866/tobatakujapan7lv1.jpg)
35.14
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4061/tobatakujapan8kk5.jpg)
35.15
(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1416/tobatakujapan9hx3.jpg)

The next update will include some SC4 pics........or will it.   ;)  Maybe something from LE....
You'll just have to wait and see.

I'll leave you all with this riddle,

When and where does 99+1=60?

Until next time,
Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 09, 2007, 08:23:08 PM
Robin you are soooooo terrible verrry much so indeed lol..... Love the arial shots and i cant wait to see what you have in store next update - pat


oooh to answer your riddle ummm i dunno, maybe here in Riddle Oregon (http://www.city-data.com/housing/houses-Riddle-Oregon.html)
Title: Re: Mind Scape....TEASER, My Seaport LE Lot
Post by: rooker1 on November 09, 2007, 11:46:41 PM
Just a teaser for now.

36.0
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2264/zzzdock1robuf0.jpg)

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on November 10, 2007, 06:22:34 AM
I am teased as I have not been in a long time.... this looks very promissing  :satisfied:

I know Piraeus because I have been there, and walked a lot along the shores. I loved it a lot - lot of things going, people on the streets, and many boats!  Unfortunately I had no digital camera yet at the time, otherwise I'd post some pictures for you.
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Dock 1 made in LE!
Post by: rooker1 on November 10, 2007, 08:09:24 AM
Good morning,

Replies,

Pat, thank for stoppin in.
sebes, nice reading you.  Why did you visit the city?  Was it a nice place?  From GE it looks like a very industiral city.  Too bad you had no camera.  Pics of the city would have been perfect.   ;)

Well now it's time for the update.
This is the largest lot I have done in LE so far to date.  After seeing the lot in game, I have found some things I'm going to change.. I want it to be more crowded.  I'm going to probably fill the lot to max props, cause I know there is a lot on there already.
36.1
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1941/southshore361kk3.jpg)
36.2
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/326/southshore362ns0.jpg)
36.3
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1050/southshore363wn0.jpg)
36.4
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8711/southshore364mm1.jpg)
36.5
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8373/southshore365es1.jpg)
36.6
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6323/southshore366nm1.jpg)
36.7
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4339/southshore367ti4.jpg)

That's it for now.  Please tell me what you think could be better.  Just remember that this is just the first piece of many.  ;)
I'll give some of you more time on the last riddle.

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 10, 2007, 08:57:14 AM
Very impressive Robin &apls

I still haven't had time to go through this amazing MD properly but I shall have to make the time to do so.
With just a quick skim through it I adore your level of and attention to detail :thumbsup:

Will definitely be back for a more in depth study ;D

 :satisfied:
TTC
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on November 10, 2007, 10:52:42 AM
What could be better ? Are you serious ?  ;D  It`s just so real like that . Amazing detail you put on. &apls &apls &apls Super job you done my friend , super job. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: capo on November 10, 2007, 11:04:37 AM
This page took quite a while to load, but it was well worth the wait. Well you asked for an opinion, here it is: I think it looks great  ;D The iron fencing, oldschool feel and the truck driving through the building on the second pic is what strikes me first as beauty.

On a more critical (and constructive) note: the propane tanks on the first picture seem a bit misplaced, they have no real connection to the surrounding buildings and I doubt the safety inspector would appreciate these highly explosive tanks next to these cranes.

Great industrial work here, I can't wait to see the final result!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jmdude1 on November 10, 2007, 11:12:23 AM
hi rooker,
i have to say, that dock area looks amazing! im doing the same thing as you actually, ive made about 10 industrial warehouse lots to add more variety and realism. just a friendly suggestion, you might want to try the container prop pack/prop family that SA used in ensenada, just a thought though, not sure if thats the effect youre looking for or not, theyre just a bit more realistic than the SC4 container effect.  also, where can i find the large brown brick warehouses youve used? they look great but i dont think i have that prop pack.
i like the randomness that youve created with the variety of prop use and the high level of activity, things seem to be busy. i also like how youve overlapped the props so it seems like the trucks are parked in the warehouses, something i like to do too.
keep up the great work, i look forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 10, 2007, 12:59:11 PM
I've just been sitting here gazing at those pictures of the ports you've posted, and I could look them for days, believe me!

But then, I scrolled down and saw your port pictures and I must say that I'm very impressed, my friend! I can't wait to see how you add more props and I'm definitely interested in seeing the finished product. It's always a great time when I see an update here!

Take care!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 11, 2007, 05:16:15 AM
Hi Robin,

Some nice updates there.  It's very interesting that you show us real life maps/shots and then describe what you're trying to achieve.

Some similar comments as sebes from me.  I agree that it is likely those cars are coming into the country, Greece isn't known for it's motor industry!  Piraeus is effectively the port for Athens.  It is a city in its own right but is also effectively a suburb of Athens.  As well as the commercial docks, you can also catch one of the many ferries or hydrofoils to the Greek islands.  I've been there once and it is a pretty mad place - lots of hussle and bussle - very hot, dry and dusty.

I was going to post some pics of Southampton port in the UK (but don't want to intrude on your MD).  It's a container port and what is so unusual about it is that it is a fair way up a tidal river.  Large container ships have to arrive and depart with the tide but it still can handle HUGE container ships.  I was given a guided tour of the port as part of an old job I did about 4 years back, it was very interesting.  If you'd like the pics and brief explanation let me know and I'll either PM you or post on here, whichever you'd prefer.

As for the lots you're building - I admire your patience and skill.  I've tried a couple of tiddlers, so good luck with them - first one is looking good to me!

All the best,

Paul

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 11, 2007, 05:38:12 AM
Wonderful pictures of that! Looks fantastic! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on November 11, 2007, 06:03:07 AM
Like Paroch, I don't want to hike this MD with my chattering about Pireaus, so you can read it in the PM I just send you.

This last update is of a typical robin quality again  :thumbsup:  The lots shown are carefully lotted, with just the right sets of props, trucks, containers and cargo. I do like the propane tanks, even if it might not be the safest place to put them. IT's just these kind of small details that make watching your quays a lust for the eye   
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: squidi on November 12, 2007, 10:23:55 AM
you have a abslotuly great harbour i love the feeling and it was a nice inpiration for me.
showing the RL photos was a great idea. im also planing to make a harbour and looked also a bit around with google earth and to see yours was a good aditiv
the details from your lots are also great done not to much just the right level for this so well done
may i ask you some question for my harbour later ? couse at the moment i am testing some stuff but not really happy

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 12, 2007, 02:00:11 PM
ooooh Robin that is indeed a great port there wow!!!! That is such a busy port wow!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Dock Two made in LE.
Post by: rooker1 on November 12, 2007, 08:11:45 PM
Replies tomorrow, but here is what I am working on now.

37.0
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/121/370rd6.jpg)

See ya tomorrow with a lot more pics.

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 13, 2007, 02:58:35 AM
sweeeeeeeeetness Robin im waiting to see that dock devolpe!!! - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 13, 2007, 02:11:40 PM
Hello all,

It's now my lunch hour so I thought I would use this time to do some replies.

TheTeaCat, It's always nice to read you.  I hope you find the time to go through the entire MD and tell me what you think.  I'm sure you will notice a difference from the begining till now.  I ahve always tried to make realistic cities, but my knowledge of other programs has aloowed me to step it up a level or two.  I hope my recent pictures proves this. 
Anyways, thanks for stoppin in here and for the nice compliment.

kimcar, Yes I am serious my friend.  hehehe.  Thanks. I'm glad you think it looks realistic, after all that is my goal.  If you have any suggestions for the up coming lots or know of any very large industrial BATS, please do tell.  See you again soon.

capo, Hey, nice to see you here.  Sorry the page took so long to load.  But I am glad you thought it was worth it in the end.  As for the lots I am trying to add as much action and realistic details as I can.  I'm glad you noticed the truck driving into the building, I thought it was a nice touch.  No worries about the propane tanks, you don't like them, so they are gone now.  ;)  You can always give me critisism my friend, I can take it.

jmdude1, Thanks for stoppin in and commenting.  I haven't started my lots for the inner ground areas.  I can't wait to see what you have.  And yes you were right about the containers.  I put those ones in to see what it looked like and needless to say you and I didn't like it.  I did end up changing them.  You'll see in tonight's update.  Those brick buildings are by the amazing BATter Nob and can be found here. (http://tokitoko.hp.infoseek.co.jp/lot_landmark.htm)  [LINKIE] in the Naval Ports. 
I hope to hear from you again soon, it sounds like we are working on similiar things at the moment and there is nothing more fun than comparing notes.  ()stsfd()

thundercrack83, Very nice to see you here.  I'm glad you like what you see.  I also have the same problem when look at GE.  An hour or two can easily pass while searching the world for ports, airports or just nice land features.  :)  I am now using GE as a reference on how things should look to get a more realistic feel in my MD.  Soon it should start to show through if it hasn't already.   ;)   I am now working on the second of I don't know how many dock lots there will be in the end.  But I will guess about ten or more. 
See ya later.

paroch, Thanks for the breif history of the port.  For sure, if you have pictures and more info on ports.  Post away my friend, post away.  Just remember to keep the pictures small.  See ya soon.

bat, always nice to see that you have stopped by.  Thanks.

sebes, Thanks for stoppin in and for the PM.  It's great to hear from people who have some experience of different places around the world.  THAT IS WHAT MAKES THIS COMMUNITY SO GREAT!!!!  Sorry but I did get rid of the propane tanks.  capo and I didn't like it.  I just hope you guys like what I put in it's place instead.
squidi, It's very nice to see you here.  You are one of my favourite MD creators at the moment.  I can see you going far with that one.   &apls You and anyone else can always ask me anything , any time.  Whether I have the answer is a different problem.   ;) 
patfirefghtr, (twice) It's always sooooo nice to see you here. lol  Thanks for the nice comments.

Well that's it.
Oh, one more thing, the riddle.  I see no one tried this one, or it was just to hard.

When/where does 99+1=60

ANSWER:  This solution requires you to think a little because the numbers are not to be taken literally.  Looking at a stop watch or digital timepiece such as on a microwave, 99 clicks off, then one more, to arrive at 60 seconds, or in some cases 60 minutes.  Another way to think about it is:  99 percent of an hour or minute + 1 percent of the hour/minute would = 60 minutes or minute.


Now I'm done and I'll see you all again later with lots of lot pics.  hehehe  I just had to say that.

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tkirch on November 13, 2007, 07:26:22 PM
That dock looks great!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: BigSlark on November 13, 2007, 10:32:10 PM
Holy cow! That's one impressive set of dock lots! I can't wait to see them in action.

And of course, I have to ask, will these ever see the light of day for the rest of us poor slobs who have port problems?  $%Grinno$%

Great work, Robin. You're not only a great MD'er but also a great lotter. Have you thought have picking up the BAT yet?

Cheers,
Kevin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 13, 2007, 10:34:13 PM
thundercrack83, Very nice to see you here.  I'm glad you like what you see.  I also have the same problem when look at GE.  An hour or two can easily pass while searching the world for ports, airports or just nice land features.  :)  I am now using GE as a reference on how things should look to get a more realistic feel in my MD.  Soon it should start to show through if it hasn't already.   ;)   I am now working on the second of I don't know how many dock lots there will be in the end.  But I will guess about ten or more. 
See ya later.

I'm with you, there, my friend! Those maps are a great place for inspiration! I can stare at them for hours, trying to find a way to duplicate it in SC4. Then I try...and fail! But that's half the fun! I can't wait to see more of your ports, as your work is as much an inspiration to me as the maps!

Take care!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on November 14, 2007, 02:41:13 AM
Lol, the propane tanks must of exploded because that was the only pic I couldn't download.

I noticed Dustin's earlier comment about the RL pic's and agree, I could look at them all day, they can provide so many great ideas. (although would never model anything on Melbourne -good ol' Aussie interstate rivalry ;D)

The port lots look great. Nice detail and can't wait to see some distanct shots showing the entire port in operation.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 14, 2007, 05:16:34 AM
Good morning everyone,

REPLIES,
tkirch, Thanks for stoppin in.
BigSlark, Thanks alot.  I didn't think of releasing them to the public, I didn't pay any attention at all to what prop packs I was using.  I know for sure there is alot of different prop packs needed.  But we'll see later if I can fix them up and there needs to be a demand for them, we'll just have to see.  ;)  As for the BAT, let me learn one thing at a time.  See ya my friend.
thundercrack83, good to read you again.  GE...... &Thk/(.....nough said.  Thanks for the very kinds words.  You'll have to wait and see if I can accomplish a realistic or not.  I think what I have so far is pretty good, but as I have said before, I'm just learning how to use LE.  Come visit again my friend.
tooheys, There was a huge explosion. hehehe  ;) I was looking at Melbourne for my next project.  I think the rail lines there are crazy.  ??? As for a distant shot on the port....I will do my best, but I have soooo many more lots to make, I'm not too sure when that will be.  But, what I will do for you from now on is do the highest shot possible including all lots done to that point.  ;)
Wou, it's always nice for me to read a new poster.  Thanks for stoppin in and of course it's a lot.   :D Very funny pun.   :D

37.1,
New Dock number Two
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3640/371jb9.jpg)
37.2
Dock One with it's small changes.  It is also TE'd now, although I'm unsure if I will TE an entire street for frieght only.   &mmm  We''ll have to see.
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/2151/southshore372ic2.jpg)
37.3
Dock One.
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/9227/southshore373az4.jpg)
37.4
Dock One.
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3010/southshore374bq1.jpg)
37.5
Dock Two.  Here you can see where it will join Dock One.  Some more details have to be added still.
(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3577/southshore375qe7.jpg)
37.6
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6578/southshore376et9.jpg)
37.7
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/755/southshore377wq1.jpg)
37.8
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/941/southshore378th9.jpg)
37.9
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/8137/southshore379aq8.jpg)
37.10
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2121/southshore3710ua3.jpg)
37.11
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/7728/southshore3711iq6.jpg)
37.12
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2913/southshore3712in8.jpg)


Robin   ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: wouanagaine on November 14, 2007, 05:27:12 AM
That's a LOT for sure !
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Shadow Assassin on November 14, 2007, 06:02:31 AM
I definitely wouldn't mind an overview when it's all done...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on November 14, 2007, 06:15:40 AM
Looking extremly good! &apls

The old warehouse with big windows, what is that? I don't think I have seen it before. Is that a NOB prop too?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 14, 2007, 09:20:35 AM
Fantastic pictures of these docks! Great work on that part of the harbor! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 14, 2007, 11:32:02 PM
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmies Robin those Docks are wonderful, you have such great talent!!! BTW i think the demand has increased some lol... I personal dont care about dependecies, yea sure they are a root of evil but if evil makes something that soooo good then I want it LOL...... See you next time - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 15, 2007, 12:06:00 AM
I can only concur with what everyone else has already said about this dock--simply extraordinary, my friend! For just learning how to use the LE, you're certainly doing a bang-up job! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on November 15, 2007, 02:59:21 AM
Robin, nice work  :thumbsup: Pat said yum...mies, well I'm drooling (of course that could be the smell of the BBQ next door  $%Grinno$%).

Just in case they become available to the public, I'll put my deposit down for a set right now ;).

Cheers

Dave

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: squidi on November 15, 2007, 11:43:20 AM
your docks are looking really great and everything looks like it is in action
that will become a beautiful harbour full of life  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jmdude1 on November 15, 2007, 05:41:40 PM
hello again rooker,
things seem to be coming along nicely with your port work. i can just imagine how much time youre putting into each one. also, i like the latest pics of your boats! once again, great minds think alike! check out this thread  http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2443.0  it might help you remove the squares that are shown under the japanese ships. also, near the end of the thread there is a link for creating other boats/ships that float. it does take time but they look great and add a lot of life to your seaports. looking forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on November 15, 2007, 08:58:38 PM
 &apls &apls Still pretty good job on your dock mate.  :thumbsup: You want suggest ? Maybe i got one. About a little snack-bar , a kind of little fast food a bit ugly. I guess we see some in some port. Just a suggest . Have fun
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on November 16, 2007, 08:41:35 PM
Well you asked for my advice so here it is.

On my exploration of container terminals after our friend emilin here sparked my interest in ports, I noticed that they were quite new in most cases, second they were never mixed with other terminals, like dry bulk, or general goods. On your lots there are warehouses, general goods, and ship docks (great idea btw) on the container quay. I would move these all elsewhere in the port and dedicate the entire pier to containers.

I took a look through Athens port and I love your idea of docking those ships together, very original and it adds a nice touch, I would add the ship props in LE though so that they touch each other and are not sitting on those ugly lots (you can see the concrete sticking out). Still quite genius though, I'm defiantly going to implement it in my ports.

You can view most of what I said about the dedication of the container facilities in this picture here. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Singapore_port_panorama.jpg) Its Singapore container terminal (truely massive, look how far it extends to the right). As you can see though its basically containers as far as the eye can see.

You can also see the truly massive amount of containers on that quay. I'd suggest putting 5-7 times more containers in close clumps than you did, you should have the room if this becomes a container only quay. I also noticed a lot of smaller cranes to move the containers around in the yard, I'm thinking of using the BSC container cranes that go in their rail yards when I get to my container areas.

Well thats my advice for the moment, I'm going to keep you updated via PM on the progress of my port props, and as soon as any one of them is done I'll be sure to share ;D



Oh look, I started a new page, congrats on 23 fine pages!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on November 18, 2007, 07:20:50 AM
Robin, you are a great man! :thumbsup:

The amount of work you put in these custom lots must be really incredible! And I must say the effect is great!
It's a real pain in SC4 we have too little place for every larger industrial/seaport area. So we had to find clever solutions to make everything as realistic as possible. Your last big lot is very interesting because of it's diversity, a lot of packs/bags/barrels and so on, much traffic and many different buildings - everything create a really busy look. You have a good eye to details, all diversified stuff you collected here is consistent. &apls

I wish you good luck in this difficult work, I'm sure I will learn a lot from you! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sober on November 18, 2007, 01:00:06 PM
Whoa, that looks awesome rooker. Those homemade docks you've got there are just breathtaking. It's already hard enough to place those 1x1/1x2 seaport lots here, and you're messing with 6x17! Like SA said, I can't wait for an overview of just the docks, it's bound to look huge!  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 19, 2007, 12:04:44 PM
Good Morning Everyone,

Replies,

Shadow Assassin, I'm afraid an overview maybe a fair ways off.  So many things to do still.  ;) Good to read you though.
emilin, Thanks for the nice comment and yes that is another one of Nob's prop.  I like them soo much.  I think I will eventually incorporate all of his port props in my port lots.
bat, thanks my friend.
Pat, I'm glad you like my work sooo much that it looks like you are ready to eat it.   :D  As for the demand to share this stuff...well you'll just have to wait and see.
Dustin, (thundercrack83), Thanks for the nice comment.  And I am just learning, it's just takes me about three to four hours to do each lot, sometimes even more.  The biggest problem is that I have so many wanderful props to cycle through.  ;)
Dave, (tooheys), I'm sure it was the BarBQ next door, because I except no responsiblity for the drool on your key board.  :D  As for releasing something, you'll just have to sit back, relax and see what happens.   ;)
squidi, Thanks for stoppin in and the nice cooment.  I want the docks to appear as they have a lot of life, I'm glad you think so.
jmdude1, Thanks alot for the link.  I think I will just have to do that to those ship and maybe even add some more ship.  And yes it does take a very long time.  I spend about 4 hours, plus or minus a bit.   ;)  But I take my time.  I hope to see you back agian.
kimcar, Thanks for the suggestion, I'll see what I can do about adding something along those lines.
Yoman, Well, thanks for all those ideas.  I will consider them.  Actually I have decided to stand back for a second and reconsider how I am doing this.
Everyone should take a look at this link here. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Singapore_port_panorama.jpg)
This port is huge and has so much to look at.  I have new ideas in my head now.
Ennedi, Thanks for the very nice comment, although I would go as far as to say, Great man".  hehehe ::) But I like it.  ;) I do put a lot of work into each lot, but I work very slow and methodical.   ;)
Sober, Thanks for stoppin in and the great comment. When I am done I plan to have the biggest custom dock anyone has ever seen.
moooaaahhhahahahahah.  (That was my evil laugh)  ;)
But as I said to SA, it'll be along time, I think, until it's done.

I will see what I can do to get a proper update out tonight.
Bye for now.

Robin   :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: calibanX on November 19, 2007, 05:34:01 PM
Wow, you have done an amazing job. You work so fast too! I'm looking forward to watching your docks develop.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on November 19, 2007, 05:59:51 PM
Hopefully you'll have more props to play with when you start off again  ;)

I look forward to seeing how this progresses.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on November 19, 2007, 06:03:56 PM
man, what is thhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaatttttttt! That is the finest dock ever created for this game! Incredible, WE MUST HAVE!

Seriously, wow. You have an incredible eye for such things. As for the Singapore port, I have had the pleasure of being next to it...busiest port in the world, and it shows!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: figui on November 19, 2007, 06:40:26 PM
this is awesome work Robin!
i'd never commented here before, but visited your md many times and all i can see here is great work.
btw, this docks are soo nice :thumbsup:

mauricio.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 19, 2007, 10:36:35 PM
Qiuck Update,

38.0
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/507/southshore380ig7.jpg)
38.1
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5270/southshore381jc8.jpg)
38.2
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5509/southshore382iq1.jpg)
38.3
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3710/southshore383pf2.jpg)
38.4
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7733/southshore384ia7.jpg)

The lots are incomplete, but I thought I would show my progrees and how the lots are fitting together.
All suggestions are welcomed, please.

Replies will come in the morning,
Good night,

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on November 20, 2007, 12:16:54 AM
Looks like your making good progress on the relots. You used those gantry cranes very well and have created a nice shipyard, now you just need a lock and it would be a drydock. Just one thing though, I wouldn't put a loaded vessel under those cranes, as they're intended to service ships, not to load them.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on November 20, 2007, 02:50:18 AM
Sweet  :thumbsup: Great work Robin. Will cede to Yoman's knowledge re the overhead cranes (I've got no idea), but they certainly do look good.

Solved my problem, plastic wrap on the Keyboard ::)

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 20, 2007, 08:26:22 AM
Really great progress threre, rooker1! Wonderful pictures, too! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Zelgadis on November 21, 2007, 08:53:32 PM
Hello!  I missed you and your city pics!  I haven't looked through all the pages yet, but what I've seen so far is fantastic.  :)

ISF
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 21, 2007, 09:02:18 PM
Robin that port is something else wow!!! great job and see you soon - pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 21, 2007, 11:47:36 PM
Another very late update for me.  So pics only and replies later.
I dedicate this update to xannepan and the awesome work done on JENX Antwerp Cathedral.
39.0
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8889/southshore390if9.jpg)
39.1
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/3216/southshore391dy6.jpg)
39.2
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/6908/southshore392ov3.jpg)
39.3
(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/1222/southshore393ug6.jpg)
39.4
(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7074/southshore394qk6.jpg)
39.5
(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/5093/southshore395td5.jpg)
39.6
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2553/southshore396xc2.jpg)

Good night for now and I'll be back in the morning,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on November 22, 2007, 12:19:57 AM
God is that cathedral stunning. One of the most impressive BATs of all time. And you've used it in a pristine setting that just emphasizes its beauty. Another fine job well done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 22, 2007, 06:59:32 AM
Good morning All,
And Happy Thanks Giving to all celebrating it today.

Replies,
Yoman, Thanks for stoppin by and for the tip.  I don't know what cranes are used for what, so thanks.  I think I have found something that will work a little better.  You have to wait and see in the next update, maybe.
tooheys, Yah, I think you are right.  I too think Yoman night be the pro here on cranes.  Good to hear you have a solution for your key board.   :D
bat, Thanks for the nice comment and you can call me Robin if you'd like.
Zelgadis, Hello to you, long time no hear.  It's good to see you hear and I hope you can start a MD here as I hear yours is about to end.  That's okay cause the next one will be bigger and better, they always are, take a look at mine.  It's my best one ever.  See ya around.
Pat, It's always nice to hear from you.  I'm glad you like it.
Yoman again, I must agree.  This has to e the most beautiful Bat I have ever seen.  The amount of work, time and details is absolutley incredible. I can't even imagine how many hours was spent on this one. 

That's it, that's all....for now.
I will be back with more port docks this weekend.

Robin   ()stsfd()

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 22, 2007, 08:13:22 AM
That's a fantastic looking cathedral there! Also wonderful area around it and great update, Robin! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: figui on November 22, 2007, 11:35:15 AM
nice area you managed to make there! the cathedral is great and looks really nice with those parks around it :thumbsup:
lovely update.

mauricio.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 22, 2007, 04:44:35 PM
Hi Robin,

You have been busy.  I loved looking at your port LOTS.  The effort put into them shows through, well done.  I've jsut PM's you some pics of Southampton container port and how they use straddle cranes to move containers around the port.  It's just another alternative.

And as for the cathederal and its surroundings - what a job, truly amazing.  It looks very very special.  The way you've mixed the canals, walkways and parks really works brilliantly.

All the best,

Paul

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 22, 2007, 04:49:55 PM
Hello All,
paroch (Paul) just shared this with me in PM and I thought that I would share it with everyone else.  I think he has explained the process very well with some awesome pics.


Hello Robin,

I said I’d send you some pics of Southampton port.  Sorry it’s taken me some time.  My MD has taken up a lot of time recently plus I’ve had a lot of work stuff this week as well.

Anyways, here is some stuff you may find of interest. "$Deal"$

I used to do a job that involved working with importers and exporters, so I got a tour of Southampton port. I’m not sure how much you know of UK geography, so forgive me if I’m telling you things you know.....

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6205/img0000fh1.jpg)
Southampton is on the south coast of England.  Off the coast is a large (by UK terms) island called the Isle of Wight.  The container port is up by the letter “U” in Southampton, so a fair bit up the river.

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/641/img0001cy9.jpg)
Here’s an overview of the port.  You can see the road and rail links at the top of the port.  The port can only fit three or four ships at any one time.  And because the port is up the river, they have to come and go on the tide.  That said, the port can still accommodate the largest container ships around.
You can also see how many containers there are in the port.

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5916/img0005wq2.jpg)
Here we are zoomed in a bit to see the road and rail access.


Southampton use “straddle cranes” to collect the containers and take them to and from the quay side.  This means the containers can only be stacked three containers high.  The straddle crane drives over the stack of containers and either picks one up or drops one off. 
When a container needs to go on a ship it is identified by its serial number, the straddle crane is driven to the correct stack and then it will pick up the container and take it to the quayside.  Here a fixed crane will pick it up and transfer it onto the ship.

This means that that containers have to be kept in nice neat straight rows so that the straddle cranes can get to them easily

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/980/img0004og0.jpg)
In this pic I’ve circled the straddle cranes at work.

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8392/straddlecarrierlz2.jpg)
And here is a pic of a straddle crane.

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/688/img0002fz9.jpg)
And here you can see the straddle cranes leaving the containers which are then picked up by the large fixed crane to be transferred on board.


You may already have known all this, but after seeing your pics of ports I thought you may be interested.

I must catch up with mind scape as I know you were planning a port - I’m interested to see what you did.

All the best,

Paul





Please enjoy,

Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Berethor on November 22, 2007, 11:24:58 PM
This port is awesome also the pics of cathedral with the park are really stunning. I'll come more often to see your amazing MD   ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 22, 2007, 11:27:28 PM
WOW! That cathedral is immense, my friend! And the park with the obelisk along with it is absolutely extraordinary! Fantastic job here, Robin! Simply fantastic!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 23, 2007, 10:38:14 PM
Good evening,
Thanks to everyone how has stopped by and checked out my MD.  I have recieved alot of PMs about port and I appreciate everyone of them very much.  I think I have actually learned some very interesting facts.

Anyways, here is where I'm at so far.  I have some custom seaport lots just about done and now I am working on the container lots.  In the pictures below you can see a front left and right and I'm working my way back.  In the end these two will be TE'd for rail and frieght.
40.0
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/5226/southshore400bk8.jpg)
40.1
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/7115/southshore401xh0.jpg)
40.2
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/263/southshore402rt2.jpg)
40.3
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1963/southshore403xp6.jpg)
40.4
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/231/southshore404ta9.jpg)

Please if you have any suggestions, good or bad do tell.
The lots are still missing some life, I just want to make sure they fit together properly.

I promise to do replies with the next update.

Robin  :thumbsup:
 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Filasimo on November 23, 2007, 10:41:21 PM
i cant get my jaw to come off the floor where did u get that white/blue/red crane???
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: cameron1991 on November 23, 2007, 10:58:43 PM
Thats an incredible looking port! but the container lifters look like they would hit each other as they pass each other.
I think that most container ports look a bit devoid of life, but maybe some trucks would liven it up a bit.
Other than that, it looks amazing! I hope you can release this!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on November 23, 2007, 11:10:21 PM
Robin, They really are fantastic looking lots. :thumbsup: I do tend to agree with cameron1991 though, perhaps a double rail line would provide a bit more space to seperate the lifters, although I am sure that that is easier said than done.

Can't wait to see the results once they are TE'd. Watching with great interest.

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on November 23, 2007, 11:28:07 PM
Hello Robin,

I have a lot of work in RL now, so I can't visit you as often as I would like to. But I looked at your last updates and I must say you really make very interesting things!  &apls

The cathedral is great, and it's surrounding with canals and alleys is beautiful! I see only one element which could be (maybe ;)) improved:
- there is a huge obelisk in the front of the cathedral. Both the cathedral and the obelisk stand out from the city landscape. Both of them "wants"  ;) to dominate. It would be very good to
- place the obelisk in the bigger distance from the cathedral (you would achieve very interesting composition line in your city landscape), or
- replace the obelisk by the smaller one.
I know both things can be very difficult (especially the first one, you arranged the obelisk surrounding perfectly), and everything is good as is - just think about it :)

RL pictures from Southampton are very interesting, the best thing in your analyses (and in your lot editing) is you take care about the real functions of particular lots - cranes, roads, storage areas.
Your last update is very interesting too. These smaller cranes (container movers) have two functions:
- loading/unloading trains and trucks transporting containers into the port and outside of it
- loading/unloading trucks transporting containers to the big cranes on the waterfront (to load them on ships, other trucks take unloaded containers from the ship and go with them to the storage area.
It means you must have at least a road along every storage area, and you can have railways only in some places.
You have roads everywhere, but in some places your container movers work only over the storage area and railway. They should be able to load/unload trucks too.

There is a little strange thing on the last wagon (it is clearly visible on the second and third picture). You have two containters on the wagon (green containers "Evergreen") and one of them is sunken. I think it can be easy improved. you shouldn't put two containers on the one wagon in such way.

These are little things, and all area looks fantastic! I'm waiting for your next ideas! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: cameron1991 on November 24, 2007, 12:28:29 AM
Ennedi
The wagon with the Evergreen containers is supposed to be like that.
(http://www.m-s-i-m.co.uk/images/KQA.jpg)
You can see the 'well' on this model railcar. It basically makes use of empty space that was otherwise unused and lowers the containers by about 50cm to give extra clearance for tunnels and overhead cables. It also means infrastructure doesnt have to be modified for these wagons to pass through safely.
I hope that explains it for you  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 24, 2007, 03:21:24 AM
Hi Robin,

I'm glad you liked the Southampton pics, and I'm honoured you used them in your MD.

I continue to be impressed by your work in LE.  I've only played with it with small lots and just moved a few bits around.  I can only imagine how long it must take to locate all the correct props and fit them in the right places.  I think the pics of your latest lots look awesome.  Containers travel the world, so I'm sure those Evergreen, Hyundai, Hanjin and Maersk containers are recognised by everyone on here.

Can't wait to see the overall port you've got brewing.

All the best,

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 24, 2007, 03:35:48 AM
Really great work on that, Robin! Wonderful pictures of them, too! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on November 24, 2007, 04:55:39 AM
Ennedi
The wagon with the Evergreen containers is supposed to be like that.
(http://www.m-s-i-m.co.uk/images/KQA.jpg)
You can see the 'well' on this model railcar. It basically makes use of empty space that was otherwise unused and lowers the containers by about 50cm to give extra clearance for tunnels and overhead cables. It also means infrastructure doesnt have to be modified for these wagons to pass through safely.
I hope that explains it for you  ;)

Of course it explains the fact the container is sunken. Thank you very much for showing this example! :thumbsup:
But the purpose of it is to be lower with the container loaded, not to load two containers on it - and it was the second part of my comment :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: figui on November 24, 2007, 09:45:30 AM
your lots are looking great!
i agree with cameron1991 and tooheys about the separation between storage areas.
and the multi purpose white/red crane is really nice!

mauricio.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 24, 2007, 10:03:45 PM
Good evening,

I'm want to thank everyone who has been so nice to give suggestions and I have recieved some really good info from the PM's you have sent me.

I have some bad news and some very good news.
The bad news is that I have five lots just about done (doesn't sound bad yet) and I have learned earlier tonight that there are problems with the lots that I have decided to relot.  I will be starting all over from the begining.
I think it is better to find out now before I was completly done and than to not be able to share these with the public. 
Good news.  I have spent a couple hours with RippleJet learning how to make a proper lot.  I will be learning what ever I need to, to be able to release these lots to the public.  It may take me a long time, but it will happen sooner or later.  ;)

Now that I have a very good idea on what I am doing, it shouldn't take me too long to get back to where I was.  I will keep you all up to date as I progress.

Good night for now,

Robin   :)

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 24, 2007, 10:11:44 PM
Hello again,
I would like to share another PM that I think have some incredible pics.

The first is from figui.
hello Robin

firstly, some views. this is almost all urban area of montevideo (1.5 million inhabitants)
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8688/img0004ui6.jpg)

montevideo bay:
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/2096/img0005ek9.jpg)
montevideo is the capital of uruguay, and it has the biggest seaport of the country, though not as big as ports in other bigger countries.

the container terminal:
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9269/img0006ed2.jpg)
on the left (western) dock. nowadays is being expanded to the west, to accomodate another dock and expand the container's area; two new cranes have recently arrived.
this terminal uses a similar method as southampton port to manipulate containers (“straddle cranes”)

a multi-purpose terminal:
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/990/img0007bhu1.jpg)
situated to the right of the second dock seen above.
in this case, containers are manipulated with other equipment (i don't know how to call  it in english- here we say: "grúa de patio" or "transtainer") i had circled them in the above pic.

grua de patio:
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/7355/01playamontecon1bd9.jpg)
this "gruas de patio" allow to stack up to five containers without any separation between rows, but require elevators to drive the containers near the crane that loads the container ship.

hope i did not bored you with this
mauricio.

No you didn't bore me, thanks my friend.  I think everyone will enjoy this.

Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Shadow Assassin on November 24, 2007, 10:17:29 PM
You should pass those pics on to Yoman for his Port Realism Project... :P
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 24, 2007, 10:47:19 PM
Quote
No you didn't bore me, thanks my friend.  I think everyone will enjoy this.

You're right on, there, my friend! I never tire of staring at this stuff! Thanks to you, Robin, and to you, figui!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: figui on November 24, 2007, 10:56:53 PM
i'm glad to know i can be helpful in someway ()stsfd()

mauricio.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dragonshardz on November 25, 2007, 12:16:12 PM
figui, those are overhead container cranes. at least that's what i call 'em.  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on November 25, 2007, 02:15:02 PM
You should pass those pics on to Yoman for his Port Realism Project... :P

And you should look at the pictures that include seawalls ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: squidi on November 25, 2007, 11:56:54 PM
great update there robin  &apls &apls &apls

i love the huge asian crans from your port and the lots are looking very well

im a bit busy to say more but want you to know i was here and like your stuff  ;) and there are really interessting props you used :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on November 26, 2007, 06:04:27 AM
Hello Robin ,

A long time I didn't add a comment there , but I'm following your work and progresses eagerly . ;)
Your work about seaports bring me back memories ... NOB's seaports were among my first works (never shown here but visisble at Simphoni ) , and I can simply say I wasn't so good .
Wonderful pictures too about Xannepan's cathedral , unusual environment ( you know we expect to see a cathedral at the very heart of old downtown so surrounded by old bulidings as well ) but wonderful !  :thumbsup:

Keep on this , Robin , you know now how it can be gratifying to create our own custom content . :P

 &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rushman5 on November 30, 2007, 09:30:02 PM
May I reply in relation to the ports?

My hometown, Baltimore, has a fabulous port, with cars, chemicals, containers, and even oil being trasported through the city.  Seagrit is known as the most famous of these, and I just wanted to share the sight I see only a mile away from where I live.

(http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/56898214.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1939847EC77F5F8D1CECE20ACF0D0272C86A40A659CEC4C8CB6)  The immense cranes tower over the ships

Must be sunday - no ships!
(http://www.marylandports.com/operations/craneops/Seagirt-cranes.gif)

(http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/economy-in-brief/images/port.jpg)
See the gold dome?  The apartment building to it's left is me!

Here's a good example of the warehouse, container mix.  Seagirt can fit up to six ships at once
(http://www.marylandports.com/CIC/terminalpdfs/Seagirt.gif)

I love this shot, how you can see how to base the piers.  They have warehouses just like you have done in the L.E.
(http://www.marylandports.com/CIC/terminalpdfs/NLP.gif)

I'll stop killing you by showing you one last overview.  I think you have done a fantastic job with your port work.  Som of them are a little too rustic for modern times, but hey, you may be going for that.  This last picture can also help many other players who want to place their ports effectively.  Geography has everything to do with the placement of ports, and I hope you remember that as you apply these lots to your cities.  Best wishes, and I'll stop nearlt jacking your thread.
(http://www.marylandports.com/CIC/terminalpdfs/South-Locust-Point.gif)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Zelgadis on December 16, 2007, 09:22:49 AM
Wow...  Gothic cathedrals and gritty ports.  You do it all.  :P  I haven't seen any of those Japanese ports and ships on any of the Japanese SC4 sites I've visited though...  But I do have a tendency to look right at something and not see it, so I should perhaps look again.  :P

ISF
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on December 16, 2007, 12:30:45 PM
The detail and work you put into your lots and this MD is simply incredible and motivation in itself! The last couple of updates have been great; I especially love the seaport. The Fursan Seaport is currently under construction, and the ideas Im getting from this MD are great.

One of the finest MDs on the site, definitely.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on December 18, 2007, 01:44:00 PM
Robin alot of fun and exciting things going on in here and Im loving it!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on January 08, 2008, 08:52:30 AM
Hello All,

It's incredible how fast time goes by when you are busy with other things.
I have been working hard on some new seaport lots for quiet some time now.  I have about eight lots just about completed and will be showcasing them here and I'll see where it goes from there.  The lots are very big, IMO, 7x, 8x, 9x and 10x, although there is some smaller filler lots, about 4x4.  ;)
Also as some of you have figured out by now, I am a scrutineer for the BSC Team.  This takes up alot of time as I take this position and scrutinizing very seriously.  I have been playing with all the stuff the BSC Team has been making and not progressing in my city as fast as I would like sometimes.  But this is something I have excepted gladly and I apoligies for the lack of updates over the last month and a half.  I think what I will do is figure out a schedule where I may upate every second weekend or something like that.
I really appreciate everyones comments, suggestions and  PM's.  Keep them coming, I can never get enough ideas from you all.
I will have an update this weekend for the seaport and for my city.

Until than, sit back and relax and enjoy this joke.

A guy walks into a bar with his pet monkey. He orders a drink and while he's drinking, the monkey starts jumping all over the place. The monkey grabs some olives off the bar and eats them, then grabs some sliced limes and eats them,then jumps up on the pool table, grabs the cue ball, sticks it in his mouth and swallows it whole.
The bartender screams at the guy, "Did you see what your monkey just did?" The guy says, "No, what?" "He just ate the cue ball off my pool table - whole!" says the bartender. "Yeah, that doesn't surprise me," replies the patron. "He eats everything in sight, the little twerp. I'll pay for the cue ball and stuff." He finishes his drink, pays his bill, and leaves. Two weeks later he's in the bar again, and he has his monkey with him. He orders a drink and the monkey starts running around the bar again.
While the man is drinking, the monkey finds a maraschino cherry on the bar. He grabs it, sticks it up his butt, pulls it out, and eats it. The bartender is disgusted. "Did you see what your monkey did now?" "Now what?" asks the patron. "Well, he stuck a maraschino cherry up his butt, then pulled it out and ate it!" says the barkeeper.
"Yeah, that doesn't surprise me," replies the patron. "He still eats everything in sight, but ever since he ate that damn cue ball he measures everything first!"


Robin   ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on January 08, 2008, 12:44:36 PM
 ;D Great joke rooker. I beleive that we have to do that sometimes when we get older  ;D (  To much information ) As for your lot , can`t wait for see them . So have fun  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on January 08, 2008, 02:00:48 PM
It sounds like you've been quite busy lately, my friend! I can't wait to see your new lots, and good luck with the scrutinizing, too! I'll be looking forward to seeing more progress and development here!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on January 09, 2008, 06:59:42 PM
Hello,

I spent most of the day making the Table of Contents on the first page.  It's not done yet, but should be soon.

41.0
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3559/southshore410zx7.jpg)
41.1
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5796/southshore411yp4.jpg)
41.2
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8783/southshore412rj2.jpg)
41.3
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6118/southshore413jd4.jpg)
41.4
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5447/southshore414bp6.jpg)
41.5
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/3948/southshore415ba3.jpg)
41.6
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7144/southshore416gp6.jpg)
41.7
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9969/southshore417js4.jpg)
41.8
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/4552/southshore418fu8.jpg)
41.9
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6558/southshore419mh8.jpg)
41.10
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/6771/southshore4110jd8.jpg)
41.11
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4556/southshore4111kg5.jpg)
41.12
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7928/southshore4112qm1.jpg)
41.13
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/926/southshore4113kb1.jpg)
41.14
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/221/southshore4114nh9.jpg)
41.15
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/2489/southshore4115op1.jpg)
41.16
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1748/southshore4116cc4.jpg)
41.17
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6757/southshore4117qs1.jpg)
41.18
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/793/southshore4118nl3.jpg)
41.19
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1158/southshore4119me9.jpg)
41.20
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1981/southshore4120ha3.jpg)
41.21
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/3083/southshore4121pd2.jpg)
41.22
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5485/southshore4122un4.jpg)
41.23
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1199/southshore4123bc7.jpg)
41.24
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9611/southshore4124cn9.jpg)
41.25
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/8403/southshore4125uf2.jpg)
41.26
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5291/southshore4126sx8.jpg)
41.27
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/8185/southshore4127go4.jpg)
41.28
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/4529/southshore4128oz2.jpg)
41.29
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/536/southshore4129sk1.jpg)
41.30
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1853/southshore4130aj5.jpg)
41.31
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5451/southshore4131mi9.jpg)
41.32
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8844/southshore4132cm1.jpg)
41.33
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1365/southshore4133hq3.jpg)

I hope you enjoy the random pic from around my city.

Joke of the Post....

No Need To Pay
The bartender asks the guy sitting at the bar, 'What'll you have?'
The guy answers, 'A scotch, please.'
The bartender hands him the drink, and says 'That'll be five dollars,' to which the guy replies, 'What are you talking about? I don't owe you anything for this.'
A lawyer, sitting nearby and overhearing the conversation, then says to the bartender, 'You know, he's got you there. In the original offer, which constitutes a binding contract upon acceptance, there was no stipulation of remuneration.'
The bartender was not impressed, but says to the guy, 'Okay, you beat me for a drink. But don't ever let me catch you in here again.' The next day, same guy walks into the bar. Bartender says, 'What the heck are you doing in here? I can't believe you've got the audacity to come back!'
The guy says, 'What are you talking about? I've never been in this place in my life!' The bartender replies, 'I'm very sorry, but this is uncanny. You must have a double.' To which the guy replies, 'Thank you. Make it a scotch.'


See ya later
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on January 09, 2008, 08:28:12 PM
Lol, got to love those jokes, great ways to get free drinks also!

Even if you did spend alot of time on that great Table of Contents, this update was long and full of awesomeness  ;D It was like a full tour of a city that seems to me alot like Chicago. Loving the railyard in the first picture also (though ain't sure why the monorail is there :P).

Looking forward to more of this. And you and Fred just got me back into my Port Realism Project, now to spend hours on wiki searching for some good pictures :P
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on January 09, 2008, 08:40:22 PM
Wow Robin!  Quite the eye feast you've prepared tonight...  &apls

I particularly enjoy the canals in 41.13 and 41.29... both look so realistic.  I also like your sunken rail line in 41.14.  There's something about how your industries just spill over into other parts of the city that's a very welcome change.  Very reminiscent of Chicago or any other rust belt city.   :thumbsup:

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: figui on January 10, 2008, 11:43:12 AM
nice pictures Robin!

i also love the rail ones, esp that of the double rail overpassing the double sunken rail (14.14) and the one over the canal (14.13)

mauricio.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on January 10, 2008, 12:38:16 PM
A lot of really great pictures there, rooker1!
And wonderful places, too! :thumbsup:

Also good work on the ToC! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on January 10, 2008, 01:43:41 PM
That joke was pretty clever, Robin, but not as good as that update!

The second picture with the trains was one the best things I've seen in a while, and every picture was of that caliber! You continue to do some outstanding work, my friend! Keep it up!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dsrwhat316 on January 10, 2008, 04:24:37 PM
wow, i love your sunken rail and the canal transition into the in-game water!

i also like the rows and rows of apartments/rowhomes; must've taken awhile to get them to grow just right!

just absolutely stunning. beautiful work!

~ Dan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on January 13, 2008, 04:33:31 AM
Hi Robin,

What an update.  Plenty there to feast my eyes upon.

The city does have a nice feel about it and many of the pictures are uber-realistic.

My particular favourites are:

41.11 - the use of a one tile wide BSC park is a good touch, adds a green feel to what could otherwise be a concrete jungle!

41.14 - Yep, those rail tracks have caught a few peoples' eyes and it's easy to see why.

41.16 - Something almost artistic about that one.  If you put that in the picture competition it has got Hall of Fame written all over it.

41.24 - Really catches my eye.  I think this is just VERY realistic looking.

41.29 - Nice transition!

The only one I don't like (and of course it's all a totally personal thing) is 41.2.  Love the red train - but the white and green train just looks blocky and unrealistic.

And of course, we still have your port to look forward to.  Awesome work Robin, we've missed you!

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on January 13, 2008, 04:40:51 PM
Hello,

Let's do some replies.

Yoman, good to read you.  I figured I should start the ToC, it was long over due.  It's not very hard to do, but it is time consuming.  I wanted to do a long tour of the city for a few reasons.  I havent done an update in a long time and I forget very easily what I have already shown.  As for the monorail, I wanted to see what it looked like in game.  It is now gone.  Good to see that you are back at the Port Realism.  I'm having inspiration problems.  But I will be showing soon what I have done very soon.  ;)

JBSimio, thanks for stoppin by.  Thanks for the very nice compliments.  I like to do dirty industrial areas.  I'm not much for rich fancy areas.

figui
i also love the rail ones, esp that of the double rail overpassing the double sunken rail (14.14) and the one over the canal (14.13)
I'm not too sure how realistic, but I like it too. 

bat, Thanks alot for the nice comments, it's always nice to read you.

thundercrack83,
That joke was pretty clever, Robin, but not as good as that update!
very cool comment. thanks alot man.

dsrwhat316,thanks alot.  I really like the row homes also and it's not too hard to get them to grow like that.  I have a few tricks.

paroch, I',m glad you like all those pics and I'll consider entering that one pic in the contest.  As the white and green train.  It may not look very nice but it is the train here in Toronto.  The Go Train.
(http://www.michaeltaylor.ca/Ontario/go-901-mt.jpg)

(http://www.nationalcorridors.org/df/df04042005b.jpg)

The red train has already been removed from the lot.  I was just trying something.

Anyways, nice to hear from everyone.

Here's the teaser pic from the next update.
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5666/southshorele1yd5.jpg)

Which base texture do you like?  The one on the Corner Lot or the Side Lot.
I am working on a very large group of Lots and I just about have all the little details wrapped up.

Joke of the Post.
Two men from Texas were sitting at a bar, when a young lady nearby began to choke on a hamburger. She gasped and gagged, and one Texan turned to the other and said, "That little gal is havin' a bad time. I'm a gonna go over there and help."
He ran over to the young lady, held both sides of her head in his big, Texan hands, and asked, "Kin ya swaller?" Gasping, she shook her head no.
He asked, "Kin ya breathe?" Still gasping, she again shook her head no. With that, he yanked up her skirt, pulled down her panties and licked her on the butt. The young woman was so shocked that she coughed up the piece of hamburger and began to breathe on her own.
The Texan sat back down with his friend and said, "Ya know, it's sure amazin' how that hind-lick manoeuvre always works."


That's all Folks
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on January 14, 2008, 02:33:31 AM
Very, very impressive! Everything looks amazing, actually. &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on January 14, 2008, 03:28:51 AM
That teaser is looking really nice! Looking forward to that harbor! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rushman5 on January 14, 2008, 03:02:28 PM
funy joke, oh yea, cool port.  I laike the corner textures better, they look more 20th century.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on January 14, 2008, 03:13:27 PM
I'm a fan of the corner texture, too, Robin, though they both look great to me. Excellent work with the ports, my friend!

Oh, and congratulations on 500 comments, too! Only the third MD to get there so far!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on January 14, 2008, 05:20:39 PM
Robin wonderful updates here and I am loving the Jokes of the post!!! I do however miss the qoutes of the post though.... Anywho its good to see you MDing again...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on January 14, 2008, 05:40:22 PM
Massive, sensational update! The work you put into your cities is something to be marvelled at. Just a question; in picture 41.10, that BAT is incredible! Any links or idea who made it?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on January 15, 2008, 06:31:07 AM
Good morning,
SOME REPLIES,

emilin, thanks my friend for the nice comment.  :)
bat, the pics of the harbor will be in the update tonight, so stay tuned.  ;)
rushman5, thanks for taking the time to reply.  At this point I'm unsure which base texture to use as I thought the other looked better.  &mmm

Oh, and congratulations on 500 comments, too! Only the third MD to get there so far!
  Incredible, at least for me.  This is my most sucessful MD.  Although I have only had two others, but I am very proud of this one.  ()stsfd()
Pat, I'm glad you like the jokes and the quotes.  Anything to make life a little lighter and happier.
nedalezz,  The building you are asking for can be found here [LINKIE] (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=16988&v=1) and is called COCO Park made by dmscopio.

Quote of the Post  (for Pat)
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Joke of the Post
Making a bet at a bar
Two guys were in a bar, and they were both watching the television when the news came on. It showed a guy on a bridge who was about to jump, obviously suicidal. "I'll bet you $10 he'll jump," said the first guy. "Bet you $10 he won't," said the second guy.
Then, the guy on the television closed his eyes and threw himself off the bridge. The second guy hands the first guy the money.
"I can't take your money," said the first guy. "I cheated you. The same story was on the five o'clock news." "No, no. Take it," said the second guy. "I saw the five o'clock news too. I just didn't think the guy was dumb enough to jump again!" 


Until tonight, enjoy your Day
(my tonight  ;) )
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on January 15, 2008, 07:52:08 AM
 &apls  Very good update Robin. Nice to see that you use park around your work .A lot of work over ther.  :thumbsup: BTW great joke too. ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tkirch on January 15, 2008, 04:03:14 PM
Great joke.  And the update is fantastic.  Your pictures are so realistic, I think they look amazing.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Air6 on January 18, 2008, 06:26:10 AM
Your last update is just wonderful. I really like your city. Great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on January 18, 2008, 07:05:40 AM
Just to keep you up to date.
Sorry I haven't posted my progress on the Seaport LOTs I'm working on as I didn't get the time I thought I would have to finish up the finner points and I have lost a little bit of the inspiration, I'm not very happy with how it has turned out.  But what I will do late tonight is post what I have and hopefully get some feed back and be reinspired by your comments. 
I'm also waiting to see what Yoman has for (this Brat, inside joke) me.  The seaportcrane that he created last is just amazing!!!  I'm using them everywhere.  &apls

And here is a way back play back.  I made this stuff back in February of 2006.  ::)
42.0
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3018/tapicabaypic1334kx.jpg)
42.1
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4739/tapicabaypic1344jc.jpg)
42.2
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8649/tapicabaypic1357db.jpg)
42.3
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/618/tapicabaypic1361cu.jpg)
42.4
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9708/tapicabaypic1375fc.jpg)
42.5
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7153/tapicabaypic1381ka.jpg)
42.6
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/2058/tapicabaypic1391ak.jpg)
42.7
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/1892/tapicabaypic13107fr.jpg)
42.8
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6038/tapicabaypic13111ve.jpg)
42.9
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/1875/tapicabaypic13123qa.jpg)
42.10
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/367/tapicabaypic13159zl.jpg)
42.11
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3046/tapicabaypic13161si.jpg)
42.12
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6454/tapicabaypic13173xz.jpg)

Quote of the Post
Quote from from a boy my wife babysits.
The kid loves going to the internet and he keeps track of his passwords on a post-it note.
I noticed his Disney password was "MickeyMinnieGoofyPluto," and I asked why it was so long.
This is what he said immediatley back at me, "Because....they say it has to have at least four characters."


Everyone have a fantastic day and I'll check in here tonight.
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on January 19, 2008, 01:23:10 AM
Alright, here it is finally.
Some LOTs that I think I can share with some confidence that they are okay, not great, but okay.
There are some small details I need to add, but I thought I would get everyone's opinion first.

43.0
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5570/southshore430bh1.jpg)
43.1
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5200/southshore431qt1.jpg)
43.2
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7027/southshore432ep3.jpg)
43.3
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8391/southshore433jy4.jpg)
43.4
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7668/southshore434pk7.jpg)
43.5
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2570/southshore435nv5.jpg)
43.6
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5555/southshore436vq6.jpg)
43.7
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/916/southshore437ia4.jpg)

Well that's it Folks.  Tell me what you like, dislike, any ideas.
I'm off to bed now as it's now just after 2 am. 
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Shadow Assassin on January 19, 2008, 02:30:05 AM
Is it just me, or is there a LOD error with the cranes [see the pictures where the crane is behind the ship]?

Love the seaport, by the way.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on January 19, 2008, 08:52:43 AM
Great work on these LOTs! And wonderful pictures in your previous post! :thumbsup:

Congrats on more than 500 replies!! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on January 19, 2008, 09:51:02 AM
Stunning, Robin! Stunning! Your works with these ports is fantastic, my friend. Every time you have an update here, I'm filled with inspiration and want to go build ports, too! Keep up the outstanding work!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on January 19, 2008, 11:29:52 AM
Is it just me, or is there a LOD error with the cranes [see the pictures where the crane is behind the ship]?

Love the seaport, by the way.

Yeah there is, there used to be one from the exact opposite direction also, but xiziz fixed that, but when I discovered the one from this view also he supplied ultra complicated LODs that just won't render correct. So now I'm gonna wait until he redoes the textures.

In the meantime robin, just don't take pictures from that angle  ;)

Seaport looks awesome btw, much busier than my garbage one :P

EDIT - may want to reduce the number of cranes on the dockside there (my big uns) maybe by just 1 or 2, not that many). And I'll be sure to have you test the newly textured cranes :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on January 21, 2008, 03:09:27 PM
Wow! Those lots look stunning! You can actually understand how those containers go from the ships and onto the trains and trucks - something that I have never been able to achive. &apls

By the way: In the update before the port lots there are some very nice looking bus shelters, what are those?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: squidi on January 24, 2008, 01:57:07 AM
great new updates robin  &apls

i really like your residential and industrial areas from the update the page before

about the port lots:
they really show your knowledge about ports and lot editing and yomans cranes are looking very good
for my taste they maybe looking too busy  ;) what only shows how much work u was puttin in them
maybe you should think about to reduce the number of trucks sometimes but i say that not becouse it doesnt looks good it doesnt confirm with the GE pictures i saw (maybe i havent seen the wright GE pictures)
if you really like it that way, let them in becose it doesnt look bad

 paul
 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on January 24, 2008, 02:13:14 PM

about the port lots:
they really show your knowledge about ports and lot editing and yomans cranes are looking very good


Bah they suck  :P
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: squidi on January 25, 2008, 11:35:34 AM
Bah they suck  :P

 ;)
the textures could be better but i like the rest of them
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on January 25, 2008, 04:18:50 PM
;)
the textures could be better but i like the rest of them

Bah, the entire model sucks :P New one is much better.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Hogmeister on January 25, 2008, 06:29:48 PM
The container terminal is excellent a must for any city
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on January 29, 2008, 12:42:45 PM
Robin that was a wonderful update... I loved 43.2 the best with full activity...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on January 30, 2008, 03:42:27 AM
Robin, love the work  :thumbsup:

The lots certainly look busy enough, and I know you have some final touches to add, so I was wondering if you were planning
on adding any peeps for that extra touch. Regardless, I could find a home for these lots anyday.

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on January 30, 2008, 10:47:19 AM
Hello everyone,

Yes I am still alive, just very busy when I get home.  I am doing some home improvements and it has been taking longer than I originally thought.  I will do my best to put something together in the next day or so.

Let's work on some Replies,
Shadow Assassin, you have a very good eye.  I had never noticed that.  But I was never really looking for anything though, i was very busy creating the LOT.  Or maybe I was just  /wrrd%& .  At any rate good catch, now Yoman is working on another one.  :thumbsup:

bat, it's always nice to hear from you.  I'm glad you like the pics and the LOTs.  :)

thundercrack83, thanks for the super comment.  It's things like that, that give me new life to continue on when I lose some of the ghusto.  Thanks again my friend.  ;)

Yoman, don't worry I still like the crane very much.  But I do wait very patiently for the next one.
I was considering only using one crane per dock, now that you think so too. I will change it.  I wanted the port to look very busy.  I am trying to find timed props so it always looks different at different times of the day.  Most of my props are from jestarr.  :thumbsup:

emilin, I 'm doing my best to make the port look realistic and functional with the props that I can find.  I'm glad that you think I have accomplished this. Thanks.
As for the bus shelters, You can find them in here [LINKIE] (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=14010&v=1) .  This set is called Diagonal Intersection RoadTop SubwayBus Station by uroncha.  And this is another really good set called ROAD TOP MASS TRANSIT by cogeo and can be found here [LINKIE] (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=13510&v=1)  I hope this hepls you out as these are my favourites.  ;)

squidi, thanks for taking the time to give your opinion.  I will consider your ideas and maybe make some changes.  Although I do like the very busy look.  I hope you continue to give your opinion, good or bad.  ()stsfd()

Yoman, I wouldn't go so far s to say it sucks, but the new one does lok better so far.  &apls

Hogmeister, welcome to my Mind Scape.  It's always nice to read a new comer.  I hope to read you more often in the future.  It will be nice to get you opinion and any pictures you may find, regarding my work.  ;)

Pat, good to hear from you and I'm glad you like the update especially 43.2.  :thumbsup:

tooheys, good to see you stoppin by.  Believe it or not, but I have added alot of people.  Do you see any spots in particular where I should add more?  As soon as I think I'm done, I go to the game and check it out and than I find a dozen things I don't like and start over again.  I think I am my worst enemy.  &mmm I think I am getting closer to the final product.  ;)

Joke of the Post
Water and Wine Education:
WATER...... It has been scientifically proven that if we drink 1 litre of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli bacteria found in faeces, in other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop!
However, we do not run that risk when drinking wine (or rum, whiskey, vodka, beer or other liquors) because alcohol has to go through a distillation process of boiling, filtering and fermenting.
WATER = Poop
WINE = HEALTH
Free yourself of Poop, drink WINE!!!
It is better to drink wine and talk sh** than to drink water and be full of sh**.
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information, I am doing it as a public service.


Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: mattb325 on January 30, 2008, 04:49:06 PM

WATER = Poop
WINE = HEALTH
Free yourself of Poop, drink WINE!!!


Robin  ()stsfd()

Hey Robin!

Why do you think in the middle ages, before decent public water supplies when water had far too much poop in it, booze was known as aqua vitae (Water of life)? ;)

Anyway, I really enjoy your MD - but in particular I love your container and port creations - I know thay've taken you ages, but they are a joy to look at  :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on January 30, 2008, 05:36:23 PM
Got it, I'll drink more processed and less organic beverages  ;D

And that old crane is still crap :P No matter what anyone thinks.
Title: Re: Mind Scape....My first Mosaic!
Post by: rooker1 on January 31, 2008, 07:18:01 PM
Good evening,

mattb325, thanks for stoppin by.  Aqua Vitae, I could some right now.  ::) I'm trying to do this and my kids are jumping all over me.  :D I should have this set of container ports done in the next couple of weeks.  I have learned very much trying to do these.  I also think that if I were to release these to the public, I may have to make another set.  I'm afraid I have too many dependencies.  ;)  But it shouldn't take so long, I have all my notes as to what I did step by step.

Yoman, my friend.  Come over to my place and we could drink as many beers as you want.  ;)

Believe it or not but this is my frist mosaic ever.  And thanks to iamgoingtoeatyou and the great tutorial, which can be found here [LINKIE]. (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3607.msg112085#msg112085)  It was very easy to read and follow.

44.0
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3867/43893005wy9.jpg)

Today's Quote:
Lucy Maud Montgomery once said, "For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won."

Have a great day and enjoy my first mosaic.
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on January 31, 2008, 07:35:28 PM
robin for your first ever mosiac you did a fantastic job on it.... Love the qoute and jokes tooo.... Which I think only a few can pull it off and you are one of them!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on January 31, 2008, 08:30:59 PM
 &apls &aplsI have to agree what Pat just said. Very well done. I never try , but if you said this is easy , maybe i will give a try , but i`m afraid that you are smarter then me  ;D Keep it up
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on January 31, 2008, 10:24:23 PM
Bravo Robin!   &apls That's an impressive array of buildings and "districts" to fit into a single picture.  It makes for a nice mosiac, but beyond that it speaks volumes for your city building skills.  These are the things that prevent me from ever starting an MD of my own!  :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on January 31, 2008, 10:26:05 PM
Mind-blowing first mosaic, Robin! The skyscrapers and the railroads--excellent work, my friend! Excellent work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on February 01, 2008, 02:35:03 AM
Great mosaic my friend! And absolutely nothing to nag on the railway design!  &apls

Take care my friend!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on February 01, 2008, 02:42:33 AM
Everything looks really good to me. :thumbsup:

The thing I like the most is probably the very well crafted terrain, actually. The gentle slopes and the small "island" where the avenue   crosses are excellent. &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 01, 2008, 02:53:39 AM
Yes, very fantastic mosaic there! Great work!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: iamgoingtoeatyou on February 01, 2008, 09:15:04 PM
A gorgeous mosaic, I'm very happy you tried it out, You made a beautiful result! &apls I'm glad you found the tutorial easy to understand :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on February 02, 2008, 12:15:04 PM
Ah a great tutorial that is  ;D And an excellent result you've produced. I really like how this follows the canals, than the rail line.

On a side note I have a few hours today to work on the crane  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 04, 2008, 12:48:14 PM
Hello All,

Let's start with the Replies,
Pat, Thanks alot.  I thought doing mosaics was much harder than it really is.  Everyone should try.  I'm also glad you like the quotes and jokes.
kimcar, Yes kimcar you should try.  It will be great for your MD, to see how everything fits together.  ;)
Jon, (JBSimio), I highly doubt that your city is not worth starting an MD.  You should start one and let the public decide that one.  ()stsfd()
Dustin, (thundercrack83), mind-blowing you say, I hope you are okay.  :D Thanks.
Bernhard, (Nardo69), You should have nothing to nag about that area.  It was your suggestions I followed to improve the area the first time.  :thumbsup:
Emil, (emilin), Thanks, but as far as terrain goes, this is the most I like to do in my cities.  Any more than this and you get the ugly foundations showing.
bat, Thanks alot.  I'm really gald everyone is liking my first mosaic.  I think I'll have to do some more.  ;)
iamgoingtoeatyou, Thanks and thanks again.  If not for your fantastic tutorial, it may have taken me another year to finally try.  ;) I'm also glad you took the time to notice my mosaic and do a little post.
Yoman, I choice this area becasue of that.  I glad you like it too.  Great news to see you working on the crane again.  ()stsfd()

Well here are some old pics from a different region.  I thought I'd share them.
45.0
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/555/tapicabaypic1hn0.jpg)
45.1
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7301/tapicabaypic2ql1.jpg)
45.2
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/618/tapicabaypic3pe7.jpg)
45.3
(http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/8145/tapicabaypic4oj7.jpg)
45.4
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8033/tapicabaypic5mn5.jpg)
45.5
(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6627/tapicabaypic6ec5.jpg)
45.6
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/8565/tapicabaypic7xu7.jpg)
45.7
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/6413/tapicabaypic8eh3.jpg)
45.8
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/8837/narvacitypic9ta6.jpg)
45.9
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/7111/narvacitypic10tk3.jpg)
45.10
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4130/narvacitypic11vr4.jpg)
45.11
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4387/narvacitypic12pj8.jpg)
45.12
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/6198/narvacitypic13qa1.jpg)
45.13
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9121/narvacitypic14wo8.jpg)
45.14
(http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/1958/narvacitypic15yr1.jpg)
45.15
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6567/narvacitypic16bn2.jpg)
45.16
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4632/narvacitypic17gl5.jpg)
45.17
(http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/7575/narvacitypic18cj5.jpg)
45.18
(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2757/narvacitypic19ir8.jpg)
45.19
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4827/tulasmountains20ac4.jpg)
45.20
(http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2246/tulasmountains21fz2.jpg)
45.21
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8589/tulasmountains22lr7.jpg)
45.22
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/8976/tulasmountains23ys0.jpg)
45.23
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/966/tulasmountains24oe2.jpg)
45.24
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6237/tulasmountains25em7.jpg)
45.25
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5285/tulasmountains26pg3.jpg)
45.26
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/571/tulasmountains27en5.jpg)
45.27
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4381/tulasmountains28mg1.jpg)
45.28
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9025/straightofmandraso30te7.jpg)
45.29
(http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/6965/straightofmandraso31mg9.jpg)
45.30
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/8799/straightofmandraso32ug4.jpg)
45.31
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3367/straightofmandraso33aw0.jpg)
45.32
(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8640/straightofmandraso34cf5.jpg)
45.33
(http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2585/straightofmandraso35yo6.jpg)
45.34
(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/3590/straightofmandraso36ar8.jpg)
45.35
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8892/straightofmandraso37bt8.jpg)
45.36
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5526/straightofmandraso38yn4.jpg)

I hope you enjoy the Way Back Playback.  These pics are from about three years ago.  ;) Maybe you can see some improvement from than to now.  ()stsfd()

Today's Quote:
William Shakespeare once said, "Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none."

Today's Joke:
"Too Drunk"
A man walks into the front door of a bar. He is obviously drunk, and staggers up to the bar, seats himself on a stool and, with a belch, asks the bartender for a drink. The bartender politely informs the man that it appears that he has already had plenty to drink, he could not be served additional liquor at this bar, and could a cab be called for him?
The drunk is briefly surprised, then softly scoffs, grumbles, climbs down off the bar stool and staggers out the front door. A few minutes later, the same drunk stumbles in the SIDE door of the bar. He wobbles up to the bar and hollers for a drink. The bartender comes over and, still politely - but more firmly, refuses service to the man due to his inebriation, and again offers to call a cab. The drunk looks at the bartender for a moment angrily, curses, and shows himself out the side door, all the while grumbling and shaking his head.
A few minutes later, the same drunk bursts in through the back door of the bar. He plops himself up on a bar stool, gathers his wits and belligerently orders a drink. The bartender comes over and emphatically reminds the man that he is clearly drunk, will be served no drinks, and either a cab or the police will be called immediately.
The surprised drunk looks at the bartender, and in hopeless anguish, cries "Man! How many bars do you work at?"


That's All Folks, I hope you enjoyed it.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JoeST on February 04, 2008, 01:12:43 PM
wow.........HUGE

took me 10 mins to load, and how im thankfull for waiting, WOW

I like those 1way parking spots and that cable car thing, does that go right over the river? wow

pitty about some of the SAM texture probs

Joe
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on February 04, 2008, 01:16:45 PM
Love the old pictures, Robin! The farms and the farming communities look fantastic, and as usual, your railroads are stunning as well. Can't wait to see what you've got for us next, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Antoine on February 04, 2008, 02:21:58 PM
Wow incredible screens !!!  &apls a perfect city !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on February 04, 2008, 02:31:24 PM
Great joke :P That man is going to have  a massive hangover tommorrow :P

The screenies of the farms are excellent, i especially love the overviews and that damn right above the waterfall, very overpowering. Can't wait to see what you do with your present as well  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 04, 2008, 04:06:50 PM
Yoman, I have the present and I'm going to do some stuff later tonght.  :thumbsup:

Robin   &dance %BUd% &dance %BUd%
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: krbe on February 04, 2008, 04:54:19 PM
Nice details! The little things, how you expanded on the school, etc..


But I have to aks, where did you get the parking spaces along the one-way road? And does automata drive through the parked cars?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on February 05, 2008, 03:44:47 AM
Massive update Robin, and it's all good.   &apls
I'm a sucker for rural areas and you have done some fine work there.

The dam and falls look great. My only complaint, I would have loved to have seen the cable car in full, and the underlyng landscape.

I guess anyone dropping by recently would have to say you expertise is with ports, but they would be wrong, you have a strong
allround ability and it's always a pleasure to see what you are up to next.   :thumbsup:

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on February 05, 2008, 05:56:39 AM
That was a massive one ... and it features a bit of almost everything SC4 can offer us!  &apls

Those farms with the BATted fields ... I dunno how often I blasted them because I didn't like how they looked or what they did with my hills ... especially SG sugar cane farms and that wheat farm on 45.3!

one reason why I got back from PEG's alternate railway textures are these empty spaces at the farm fıelds, and those dirt-track roads aren't my taste either (maybe as a alternative with the SAM - does it contain them?).

Good work with the PEG ponds I must say these shores at the ingame water are simple but not bad - it can be sometimes really hard to find the right place to end the farm fields before it gets ugly!

Nice area at the dam - must be a perfect place for a familiy picnic ...

(BTW - next week I am going to become a father, too ...)

Take care my friend!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 05, 2008, 08:36:05 AM
36 fantastic pictures there!!!
And wonderful work on that farm area, also on the rivers and the city!
That is a great picture of the bridge and ship (45.28). And picture No. 45.27 is looking beautiful!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on February 05, 2008, 10:33:25 AM
 &apls &apls A lot of work you have done Robin , and great poics too. About an overview ? I like the pic under bridge too. Keep it up :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 05, 2008, 08:14:59 PM
Robin WOW just WOW here!!! Amazing pictures from what I was able to see and I will have to wait to get home to actualy see them all siiiiigh but I wonder now what you are working on???


NB: I got to see them all and OMG just stunning WOW!!! Broadband @ home loads much faster then the DSL at work lol.... I loved the resort tram and the waterway is just stunning work Robin, great job here!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on February 05, 2008, 08:26:56 PM
Can't wait to see what you do with it  ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Thanks to All.
Post by: rooker1 on February 07, 2008, 08:52:59 AM
Hello Every One,

Thanks to All,
It was exactly one year ago today, February 7th, 2007, that I found and immediately joined this amazing site, SC4D.   Right away I thought this site was going to be different from all other SC4 sites.  After all, this site was started by Jeroni and the BSC Team.  Just these two facts alone mean something special. 
I don’t know Jeroni personally, nor have I really had any direct dealings with him, but from his words in most of his posts and his MD, I can tell he has high standards that few can equal and yet he is still just like the rest of us.
I can also see these qualities from the BSC Team in their commitment to high quality Bats, Lots and Moods.  It really is very rare to find these sorts of qualities and maintain them in this day and age.  It is very nice to see that quality over quantity is what really matters here.  And now that I have been part of the BSC Team, as a scrutineer, from the middle of October, last year, I can tell you with clear conscience that this will never change.
From that first day until now, I find myself interacting less and less at other SC4 sites as time goes by.  Don’t get me wrong, I still visit them, just to keep an eye on new and up coming things, but here is where the heart is.  The SC4D community is so nice and helpful and I believe I may have made a few online friends.  I have found that there are no wrong or stupid questions, no matter how much you know or don't know.  They all seem to get answered immediately and usually with a smile.  This is what keeps my learning curve on the rise, cause I have alot questions.
 
I have learned so much more in the last year than I have since I started playing the game years ago.  I believe my city building skills have dramatically improved to the point that newer members as well as many others have started to ask me questions on my methods.  I have also begun to learn Adobe Photoshop, Lot Editor, Sc4Tool and several other programs with the help of the members here.  This is a great feeling of accomplishment and I hope I have the chance to help or teach someone else out there.

One of the things that still amaze me, is the age range of the community.  I believe it ranges from thirteen to seventy years of age, just at this site alone.  This just goes to prove that the game still has appeal to the new comers and has not become boring to the people who have been playing for years.  It probably has to do to the fact that new ideas are being thought of each and every day, expanding the game to something far beyond what it started out as. 

I guess what I’m trying to say is,
Thank you Jeroni for starting SC4D, your time and your support  to each and every one of us (as well as your remarkable BATs and MODDs).  Also for your CJ over at Simtropolis, Simtropia, (http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=36&threadid=68274&enterthread=y)   maybe the best ever, where so many people including myself refer to this day for ideas.
Thank you BSC Team for your commitment to excellence, for the invite to the Team and all the help you have given me.  And I’m sorry for bothering you  (Tage and Barby) with so many questions so late at night (@1 am)
A special Thanks to Cedric, (Badsim) for raising the MD Bar.  Without that I may not have opened Lot Editor and I thank you for your time and help in that area as well. Also for your MD where I have taken so many ideas from.  I would also include your MD in The Top Five Best MDs Ever, AntigOne. (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=217.0)
A special Thanks to John, (Darmok) if not for his CJ over at Simtropolis, Anduin Valley Revisited (http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=36&threadid=59816&enterthread=y) which I believe to be in the Top Five MDs/CJs Ever, where else would I have gotten so many incredible ideas and if you can reply to everyone’s post, so can I.
Thank you to the community for taking the time to look over my MD and especially those that took the time to comment.  Good or bad, all criticism is welcomed in my MD.

This started out as something that I thought would be a small paragraph and turned into this for which I am truly sorry, in a way.  It was too easy to write this as the words just seemed to flow out as I typed.  I'm sure I could continue this for at least an entire page.

Thanks to Everyone and hopefully I didn’t bore you all too much.

On Feb. 27th, look for my anniversary special of this MD.  ;)

Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on February 09, 2008, 03:40:49 PM
I couldn't agree more with what you write Robin - and feel the same way about this site and BSC.

I am looking forward to the update on the 27th  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on February 09, 2008, 07:40:39 PM
Happy anniversary, Robin!

SC4D is definitely a better place with you here! I can't wait to see the anniversary celebration for Mind Scape come the 27th!

Take care, my good friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dragonshardz on February 10, 2008, 12:22:17 AM
Wow an anniversary. One year eh? I hope my MD get to be like yours, or, maybe possibly like 3RR...nah.

Happy Anniversary, Mind Scape!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on February 10, 2008, 02:58:11 AM
Hi Robin,

It's been a while since I popped in, sorry for my absence.

Great update there - loved the farming areas in particular.  And the cable cars, hmmmmm nice - not seen them before.

And I enjoyed your words about your first year on SC4D - you're spot on this is a great site, a great community and a great place to improve your/our city building skills - but with so many great friendly people on here, it's hard not to improve and have fun whilst improving.

Take care,

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: warconstruct on February 10, 2008, 10:28:12 AM
happy birthday!

it is true that SC4D Na nothing envied other sites, that do not make a long time that I am registered there.
I am born considering any mockery, no post useless or unpleasant, environment childish is not compared has of another French-speaking site...



your city is splendid, I like much your countryside, very green. Your cable car excel! you are very compétant  &apls

good continuation  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 10, 2008, 10:36:20 AM
Congrats on one year of your account!! &apls

And looking forward to more updates and to the anniversary special of Mind Scape at the end of this month... ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on February 10, 2008, 01:30:29 PM
 :party:Already a year! Time pass fast , Happy anniversary my friend and i will follow your MD with the next one too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 11, 2008, 08:54:47 PM
Good evening,

No time for replies right now, but I do have two teaser pics of what I am working on.  ;)
46.1
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6241/lot1mc0.jpg)
46.2
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9418/lot2qi4.jpg)


Enjoy,

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on February 11, 2008, 09:00:57 PM
Hello, Robin!

I spy some more of your port facilities! I can't wait!

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on February 11, 2008, 09:19:26 PM
Gah, darn you for blurring them  :P
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Berethor on February 11, 2008, 10:45:13 PM
Excellent work on the last update. I specially like the farms   &apls
Also the teaser looks great.   
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 12, 2008, 10:41:43 AM
Also looking forward to more work of you, rooker1! ;)

BTW, Welcome to page 29!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 12, 2008, 01:01:01 PM
Robin just has to tease us all with those pics lol..... Looking for more and  "It is very nice to see that quality over quantity is what really matters here" I couldnt agree more with that statement then ever before, As I too have hit my one year marker here at Devo and the age range is about right from 13 - 70 ish a good figure... Whats great is that we are here for one thing and that one thing is the love of the game....  I cant wait to see what you have in store for us here!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 12, 2008, 08:36:39 PM
Hello All,

This is what I am working on tonight.
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7053/lot3ps6.jpg)
What do you think?  Any ideas, good or bad?
I'll do replies tomorrow while at work.
Good night,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on February 12, 2008, 08:56:46 PM
I think it looks great Robin, only two things I see missing, lights, and people.

But do a container terminal, itching here to see the crane in action :P (Haven't tested at all yet for myself).
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on February 12, 2008, 09:20:11 PM
It looks good to me, Robin! Great job, my friend!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 13, 2008, 12:42:05 AM
gaaaaaaaaah that is just wonderful Robin is all i got to say!!! I cant wait to see more....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 13, 2008, 07:52:57 AM
Yes, that is looking very nice, Rooker1! Looking forward to more...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 13, 2008, 07:53:31 AM
Good morning All,


Replies,
sebes, thanks for the first reply after my little thank you note.  I'm glad to hear others feel the same way I do.  I have some thing special planned for Feb 27th so keep your eyes open.
thundercrack83, thanks alot my friend.  And you think SC4D is a better place with me here, thanks, but I think it's a better place cause we are all here.
dragonshardz, thanks for stoppin by.  Your MD ca be what ever you want it to be   ;)
paroch, Don't worry about not being here for a while.  You are here now and that's good enough for me.  ()stsfd() Glad you like the farming pics.  I just wanted to prove that I have done other things than just cities.  As for SC4D.....it's really good to see that so many others share the same views and with a community like the one we sahre, it is so easy to improve in any part of the game one wants.
warconstruct, thanks for stoppin by, I do believe it is your first reply, Welcome to My Mind.  I hope you enjoy every things here.  And I agree with you, this is a great site and you'll find very little mockery, uselees or unpleasent replies here.  &apls
bat, it's always good to hear from you.  Thanks for the comment and I do expect to see you at the end of the month.
kimcar, good to read you my friend.  I hope everything is well with you.  I need an update from you, I think it's been a while and I hope to see a mosaic.  ;) I hope to see you as well at the end of the month.
thundercrack83, you are very correct my friend.  I don't think I'll say anymore and leave you and any other that reads this to speculate as to my over all plans.  ::)
Yoman, I will move on to the Container Port once again in little while.  I had lost some interest as you and Jess have made some new fantastic props.  I had to step back and re evaluate my approach on the LOTs I was making.  I want them to be very modular on easy to use if I ever want to make them public.  ;)
Berethor, I believe you are new poster as well, Welcome here and please enjoy.  I am gald you like waht you have seen so far and I hope you'll be back more often.
bat, my loyal poster bat.  Thanks for starting page 29 my friend.
Pat, Of course I have to tease you all, I have to find new ways to keep you all interested.  It's good to see you agree with me as well.
Yoman, Yes I agree, I do have to add some more small details.  I have made sure all LOTs fit together porperly and than I was dying to shows some pics of my progress.  Just you wait and see what I have in store for everyone. 14 more days
thundercrack83, are you share, or are you just saying that.  I really would prefer some people to say,"Fix this, fix that".  But every one seems to like what I have done so far.
Pat, I hope I didn't scare you to bad.  I was hoping you had more to say  ;) .  Just stay tuned here and you will see more my friend.
bat, hey , while I was doing the Replies Update you posted.  Thanks for the kind words.

Things that make you say, "HMMMM".
Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
If you can't drink and drive, why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor, and why do bars have parking lots?
Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
If 7-11 (a Canadian corner store) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
If a cow laughed real hard, would milk come out her nose?
If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflon stick to the pan?


Everyone, have a great day,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Hogmeister on February 13, 2008, 08:28:00 PM
Can we have some more please, lol, its looking very nice indeed.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: mightygoose on February 14, 2008, 12:28:58 PM
great pause for thoughts.... and great lotting....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on February 14, 2008, 03:13:39 PM
Hmmmpf- the usual brilliant stuff.  So what else is new?

Robin, it's hard to come up with new superlatives for Mind Scape.  Your approach to MDing is as fresh and original today as it was on Day One, and that's sustained over the course of a year.  I learn something every time I come by, and am envious of your LOTmaking ability- it seems like such a struggle for me.

You want a suggestion, though- ploppable garbage, oil slicks, pallettes and trash generally.  While we will never be able to match RL grunge (or its equivalent in rural fields and forests), we need more random stuff to place on our lots here and there.  I think that's the difference between excellent and amazing- just that little bit of RL randomness to take the edge off the grid.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 14, 2008, 07:47:54 PM
Well Robin you know me too well and I just didnt know what else to say but you are darn good, OK so i guess that is a tad bit diffrent lol.... But you can gurantee I will be back for more of Mind Scape, so till next time see ya's......
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Godzillaman on February 15, 2008, 07:44:13 PM
Things that make you say, "HMMMM".
Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
If you can't drink and drive, why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor, and why do bars have parking lots?
Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
If 7-11 (a Canadian corner store) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
If a cow laughed real hard, would milk come out her nose?
If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflon stick to the pan?


Everyone, have a great day,
Robin  :thumbsup:


You watch Royal Canadian Air Farce's "the confused philosopher" didn't you?:P

I can't believe I didn't go through here earlier! I ccan see Toronto's influence on it.;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on February 17, 2008, 07:09:23 AM
Nice looking port lot there Robin.  As suggested above, maybe a few people needed, but not too many!

I look forward to seeing it in its full setting.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on February 19, 2008, 08:32:47 AM
Hello Robin,

Nice teasers - I know that lot editing is very time-consuming, so I will be patient - but I'm sure the final effect of your work will be excellent as always!  :thumbsup:
No need to rush, take your time and enjoy this work!  :)

Adam :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Darmok on February 20, 2008, 06:46:58 AM
Hey Robin,
I just looked at the mosaic and update on page 27! WOW!
Good work in those, the rail station just in front of the skyscraper is really something!
And in the update I liked the rural setup, if only we could use the dirt roads more easily without those asphalt patches popping here and there.... oh well..

Good to be back my friend, looking forward for more of your good work!

Take care
-John
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on February 22, 2008, 06:02:01 AM
Very good Cj
And Good job
Continue &apls

Title: Re: Mind Scape....First Round Competition!!!
Post by: rooker1 on February 25, 2008, 07:56:36 AM
Good morning All,


Quick Replies.........

Hogmeister, Mike, You will have more soon enough my friend, but for now you will have to wait.  See the news below.  ;)
mightygoose, thanks for the nice comments.  I'm glad you like the my thoughts and LOTs.  :satisfied:
dedgren, Dave, Thanks for droppin in.  And I was hoping that I was better today than when I first started.  &mmm But, hey, if you liked it than and still do, well last good for me as well.  ()stsfd() Your suggestions are very well received and I agree totally.  I will see what I can do to add some more RL to my LOTs.  At the moment though I am restrcited as to what I do to what others have already done.  y next step will be to learn how to make Overlay Textures, I think.  :-\
Pat, thanks for stoppin by.  And yah you are different, I'm that was different :D.  Your comments are always welcomed here my friend.  I look forward to that gurantee.
Godzillaman, No my friend, I have never watched that show  ??? , although, I do know of it.  No need to worry about not being here before, just worry about your next visit.   ;)
paroch, Paul, I will keep that in mind.  But sometimes it's hard to figure  &mmm how many people is enough people.  As for the full set in it's setting you'll have to wait just a little longer.
Ennedi, Adam, thanks alot.  I think I was trying to rush as you will see in the news below, I have taken a new route.  :-\
Darmok, John, Nice to see you back.  :thumbsup: It looks like you are here to stay this time.  Gald you liked the mosaic, it was my first and now that I know it is relatively easy, it won't be my last.  I look forward to reading you more often, my friend.
Simpson, Welocme to my Mind Scape.  It's always good to see new readers.  Thanks for the nice comment and I hope to see you more often.

News......

Well, as you all may remember my first group of LOTs didn't work out for me and I needed to start agian.  Well I have some good news disguised as bad news.  I have scraped these last set of LOTs as well.  It seems in my 4 plus gig of pluggins I have some bad files, along with several out dated things.  So instead of trying to go through the whole thing and fix it.  I will be redoing the entire thing.  After a long talk with several BSC members, one in particular, she knows who she is,  I have some very good ideas on how to properly organize my pluggins.  Making it easier to do successful LOTs in the future.

Some other good news is that as I DL, I will most likely CAMify everything as I am now CAMified.  This is a totally new experience for me as I have never used the CAM before and I am very excited to see how it will improve game play.  Reporting my thoughts on how well it works or doesnt work will be a new part of my MD in the future.  So for those of you who are not CAMified yet, come look for my honest opinion.  ()stsfd()

In other news, this week is the One year anniversary of my MD.  Feb 27th last year I started this MD not knowing where it would go or even how successful it would be.  I am very proud of my acomplishments and I thank each and everyone of you for all the comments and incouragement.

Some old pics cause everyone loves pics,
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9208/straightofmandraso73nu1.jpg)

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3239/straightofmandraso74ph2.jpg)




Things that make you say, "HMMMM".
Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?
If a black box in a plane is indestructible, why can't they make the whole plane out of it?
Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
Why does an alarm clock "go off" when it begins ringing?
If pro is the opposite of con, is progress the opposite of congress?
Why does "cleave" mean both split apart and stick together?
Why is it, whether you sit up or sit down, the result is the same?






Oh yah I almost forgot, it's time for my famous "Guess that Picture Competition"
So without wasting any more time.
There will be five rounds with ten pictures in each round.  Each round will be worth $10 Canadian dollars, donated to SC4D in the winners name.  All you have to do is name the Author and the MD or Bat showcase where the picture came from.
Good luck to all.

Pic 1
(http://www.brakebayou.us/images/Woods_in-game01a.jpg)
Pic 2
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n65/emilin_2006/mainfolder/bw4801.jpg)
Pic 3
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/JBSimio93/Brooks_SWDay01.jpg)
Pic 4
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3915/jeylincitytwincondosdayzx2.jpg)
Pic 5
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/danielkruel/mid4.jpg)
Pic 6
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q145/nedalezz/9-Aerial.jpg)
Pic 7
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2818/sc49dq6.jpg)
Pic 8
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/3245/finalcr1.jpg)
Pic 9
(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/3778/ant24ms9.jpg)
Pic 10
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4130/narvacitypic11vr4.jpg)

Have a great day and
Good luck to everyone and I will keep checking in during the Day.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 25, 2008, 09:31:35 AM
The two old pictures there are looking great!

And to the "Guess that Picture Competition":

Pic No. - topic -creator
Pic 01 "jestarr's stuff" by jestarr
Pic 02 "Blackwater (with Islas Gemas)" by emilin
Pic 03 "JBSimio Inc." by JBSimio
Pic 04 "??" by ??
Pic 05 "EYECANDY" by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 06 "Qumma - From Desert to Rose" by nedalezz
Pic 07 "Orlach" by squidi
Pic 08 "??" by ??
Pic 09 "AntigOne" by Badsim
Pic 10 "??" by ??
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 25, 2008, 09:34:26 AM
Good for you bat,  &apls everything bat has posted so far is correct.  Who will finish this off or will bat be back?

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 25, 2008, 10:06:26 AM
Welcome to page 30!

I have found the remaining pictures:

Pic 04 is from dsrwhat316 in "The Republic of Bevelle- A Blend of New and Old"
Pic 08 is from Pat in "Waterfalls... a MD by Pat"
Pic 10 is from you in "Mind Scape"

Full list:

Pic No. - topic -creator
Pic 01 "jestarr's stuff" by jestarr
Pic 02 "Blackwater (with Islas Gemas)" by emilin
Pic 03 "JBSimio Inc." by JBSimio
Pic 04 "The Republic of Bevelle- A Blend of New and Old" by dsrwhat316
Pic 05 "EYECANDY" by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 06 "Qumma - From Desert to Rose" by nedalezz
Pic 07 "Orlach" by squidi
Pic 08 "Waterfalls... a MD by Pat" by Pat
Pic 09 "AntigOne" by Badsim
Pic 10 "Mind Scape" by rooker1

and btw, Congrats of almost 1 year of your MD!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape...Round One is over, next round @ 4pm!!
Post by: rooker1 on February 25, 2008, 10:32:30 AM
We have our first winner.
Congratulations bat, you are the first round winner.  &apls
I will donate $10 Candian dollars to SC4D in your name when all five rounds are completed.


Pic No. - topic -creator
Pic 01 ]"jestarr's stuff" by jestarr (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=95.0)
Pic 02 "Blackwater (with Islas Gemas)" by emilin (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=261.0)
Pic 03 "JBSimio Inc." by JBSimio (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=351.0)
Pic 04 "The Republic of Bevelle- A Blend of New and Old" by dsrwhat316 (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2625.0)
Pic 05 "EYECANDY" by iamgoingtoeatyou (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3607.0)
Pic 06 "Qumma - From Desert to Rose" by nedalezz (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2025.0)
Pic 07 "Orlach" by squidi (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2865.0)
Pic 08 "Waterfalls... a MD by Pat" by Pat (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=722.0)
Pic 09 "AntigOne" by Badsim (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=217.0)
Pic 10 "Mind Scape" by rooker1 (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=601.0)

It seems the frist round may have been to easy or bat is really that good.  Either way the next one I will try to make a little tougher and will start around 4 pm so others will have the chance to play.
Congrats again to bat.
And every one have a great day,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 25, 2008, 05:29:17 PM
WoW Congrats to Bat there for winning that round!!! I pooked my head in but I only knew my one pic lol  :D..... Robin I do agree that Bat is just that good  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Second Round!!!
Post by: rooker1 on February 25, 2008, 05:40:10 PM
Second Round,

Pic 1
(http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/12861/2001590833595370850_rs.jpg)
Pic 2
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5858/toupweineroperpf1.jpg)
Pic 3
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/jmyers2043/PLEXLarge.jpg)
Pic 4
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k255/marcszar/Lever%20House%20Readme%20Images/McCormick_LEX_Image_1.jpg)
Pic 5
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/103/westlakeboilerpreview01nn9.jpg)
Pic 6
(http://blogster.com/host/images/73889883227.jpg)
Pic 7
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6027/img0634impgi2.jpg)
Pic 8
(http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/9097/padstowquaysjun13151181ss8.jpg)
Pic 9
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/JetWarrior/SimCity%204%20Pics/Condor%20Bay%20City%20Journal/Atthebaseofthehill800x500.jpg)
Pic 10
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p11/ParrotsSC4Photos/EIT9sc4d.jpg)

Good luck to everyone in the Second Round
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dragonshardz on February 25, 2008, 06:59:26 PM
pic #5 is from JBsimio's BAT thread, the rest, I got's no clue.  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on February 25, 2008, 07:13:39 PM
Hmmm...

#1
#2 looks like Debussyman's Showcase by Debussyman
#3 Jestarr's Stuff by Jestarr
#4 Marcszar's BATs by Marcszar
#5 JBSimio Inc. by JBSimio  (I've heard of him... what a jerk that guy is!)
#6 Nealos101's BAT Projects by Nealos
#7
#8
#9 Welcome to Condor Bay by Masochist (I think so anyway...)
#10 Eagle Island by Cockatoo
Title: Re: Mind Scape...Four more to go!!
Post by: rooker1 on February 25, 2008, 07:46:54 PM
Jon very good try but you have one wrong my friend.  &apls Number 3 is not right, sorry, my friend.

#1
#2 looks like Debussyman's Showcase by Debussyman
#3
#4 Marcszar's BATs by Marcszar
#5 JBSimio Inc. by JBSimio  (I've heard of him... what a jerk that guy is!)
#6 Nealos101's BAT Projects by Nealos
#7
#8
#9 Welcome to Condor Bay by Masochist (I think so anyway...)
#10 Eagle Island by Cockatoo

Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on February 25, 2008, 07:51:03 PM
I believe #7 is from "Ennedi Plays Shosaloza." Still working on the others...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 25, 2008, 07:53:26 PM
Dustin, (thundercrack83) you are right on that one.  &apls Great work.  Will you be back with the rest or will it be someone else?  ???

#1
#2 looks like Debussyman's Showcase by Debussyman
#3
#4 Marcszar's BATs by Marcszar
#5 JBSimio Inc. by JBSimio  (I've heard of him... what a jerk that guy is!)
#6 Nealos101's BAT Projects by Nealos
#7 Ennedi Plays Shosaloza by Ennedi
#8
#9 Welcome to Condor Bay by Masochist (I think so anyway...)
#10 Eagle Island by Cockatoo

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on February 25, 2008, 09:25:13 PM
Oops... dumb mistake on my part!  &ops

#1
#2 looks like Debussyman's Showcase by Debussyman
#3 Jmeyer's Rural Retreat by Jmeyers
#4 Marcszar's BATs by Marcszar
#5 JBSimio Inc. by JBSimio  (I've heard of him... what a jerk that guy is!)
#6 Nealos101's BAT Projects by Nealos
#7 Ennedi Plays Shosaloza by Ennedi
#8
#9 Welcome to Condor Bay by Masochist (I think so anyway...)
#10 Eagle Island by Cockatoo
Title: Re: Mind Scape........Two more answers to go!!
Post by: rooker1 on February 26, 2008, 05:33:03 AM
Jon, don't be so hard on yourself.  I wouldn't call you dumb, just.....well......never mind. 
Jon now has number 3 correct.
Who will get the rest?

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 26, 2008, 08:58:27 AM
Found picture number 08 in The Region of Balnavia (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1431.msg42507#msg42507) (second picture) from tooheys!

(I also know where you can find picture number one, but I give the others a chance to guess it....)
Title: Re: Mind Scape....One answer to go!!!
Post by: rooker1 on February 26, 2008, 09:11:04 AM
bat you are outstaning.  Not only do you know where it came from you provided the linkie.  Great work my friend.
Whose going to get the last answer?


#1
#2 looks like Debussyman's Showcase by Debussyman
#3 Jmeyer's Rural Retreat by Jmeyers
#4 Marcszar's BATs by Marcszar
#5 JBSimio Inc. by JBSimio  (I've heard of him... what a jerk that guy is!)
#6 Nealos101's BAT Projects by Nealos
#7 Ennedi Plays Shosaloza by Ennedi
#8 The Region of Balnavia by tooheys
#9 Welcome to Condor Bay by Masochist (I think so anyway...)
#10 Eagle Island by Cockatoo


Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: vester on February 26, 2008, 09:23:47 AM
I would guess that picture no 1 is from Tag_one's Place

EDIT: Sure thing. Found it on page 2. (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=264.msg27096#msg27096)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 26, 2008, 09:58:32 AM
Congrats vester,  &apls you are the second round Winner. 
I will donate $10 Canadian to SC4D in your name when all five rounds are done.


Pic 1 - tag_one - Tag_one's PLace (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=264.0)
Pic 2 - Debussyman - Debussyman's Showcase (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=322.0)
Pic 3 - jmyers - JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=536.0)
Pic 4 - marcszar - Marcszar's BATs (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=795.0)
Pic 5 - JBSimio - JBSimio Inc (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=351.0)
Pic 6 - Nealos101 - Nealos101's BAT Projects (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=595.0)
Pic 7 - Ennedi - Ennedi plays Shosaloza (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2157.0)
Pic 8 - tooheys - The Reigion of Balnavia (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1431.0)
Pic 9 - Masochist - Welcome to Condor Bay (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3400.0)
Pic 10 - Cockatoo-210893 - Eagle Island National Park (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3626.0)

If you have the time, please go check out these great threads.
I will start round three later today.
have a great day,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Round Three and a challenge to All!!!
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2008, 08:05:01 AM
Hello,

Well, today is the day.  The one year anniversary of my MD. 
I had some big plans for today, but I have run into a few road blocks.  I'm through them all now, I think, but not in time for more special things today.
Good news.....I have my pluggins folder all fixed and up to date.  I'm back to making LOTs again and should have something to show you all this weekend. 
Strange news.....my wife and kids are going away on vacation next week for two weeks to go see her brother's family in Las Vegas. (strange part) I'm kinda happy for the break, the time to myself, time to get some household projects done and to play the Game.  $%Grinno$%

So, let's move on to Round Three of my guess that picture contest.
Let's get some new players in here today.

Anyone want to match my donation. 
I'll make you all a deal for every equivalent $50 Canadian conformation I get from Barby, I will donate another $2 Canadian.  Up to a max of 10 people.  And for every $25 Canadian conformation I get from Barby, I will donate another $1 Canadian.  Up to a max of 20 people.  You must post here your name and the amount you donated to qualify.
  ;)

Pic 1
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j179/Glenni91/BAT%20pics/blah/moomoo/SMPP-344f.jpg)
Pic 2
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7200/11pk6.jpg)
Pic 3
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2994/houseoflightmv2.jpg)
Pic 4
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/293/mosaic15rk7.jpg)
Pic5
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/4103/cityshot1qy3.jpg)
Pic 6
(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/2986/01hf6.jpg)
Pic 7
(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/857/96276276td7.jpg)
Pic 8
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8207/34811439hb9.jpg)
Pic 9
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/callagrafx/watermark-6.jpg)
Pic 10
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9003/ih1fs7.jpg)


Things that make you say, "Hmmmm"
Why call it a building if it's already been built?
Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?
If the front of your car says 'DODGE', do you really need a horn?
What do sheep count when they can't get to sleep?
When you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?
Do blind Eskimos have seeing-eye sled dogs?
What was the best thing before sliced bread?


"That All Folks"
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Hogmeister on February 27, 2008, 09:05:16 AM
Great shots, Paris meets St Petersburg, lol, beautiful buildings what more can one ask for, and what building is pic 3?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 12:15:37 PM
LoL Hogmeister you are supposed to guess where Rooker aka Robin has gotten these pics from... 


Well those are the only 2 I know of siiigh
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2008, 12:30:18 PM
Great work Pat, you have them right.  &apls

What about my donation match challenge?  ;)

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: vester on February 27, 2008, 12:35:30 PM
Great shots, Paris meets St Petersburg, lol, beautiful buildings what more can one ask for, and what building is pic 3?

That would be the Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz, Berlin (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=da&geocode=&q=berlin&ie=UTF8&ll=52.509985,13.372968&spn=0.003539,0.011759&t=h&z=17)

and the picture was found in SimFox's Places, Faces... pictures (on a semi-daily basis)  (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3714.msg117775#msg117775)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2008, 12:39:51 PM
Perfect vester.  Here is what we have so far.

Pic 1 - SMP Port Realism Project by SMP Place
Pic 2 -
Pic 3 - Places, Faces... pictures (on a semi-daily basis) by SimFox
Pic 4 -
Pic 5 -
Pic 6 -
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - Bixel's CAM HK Residential Monsters!!! by bixel

Will anyone do my donation challenge?  ::)

Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 12:47:31 PM
So If I donate 50 Candian Dollars you will kick up your donation by an extra 2$.... so for me that 50 candian would be $ 51.08... Hmmm I would have to talk to the misses on that one.... 

anyone want to do the conversion try here [linkie] (http://www.xe.com/ucc/)


# 9 is Lee's pic [linkie] (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=342.msg120625#msg120625)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2008, 12:52:04 PM
Yes Pat that is right.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 12:55:46 PM
well err more soo from this post [linkie] (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=342.msg120013#msg120013)  for # 9....  I havent found the name of the Bat but its by Lee that I do know lol....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2008, 01:00:01 PM
That's perfect Pat, where it came from and by who.

Pic 1 - SMP Port Realism Project by SMP Place
Pic 2 -
Pic 3 - Places, Faces... pictures (on a semi-daily basis) by SimFox
Pic 4 -
Pic 5 -
Pic 6 -
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 - CAL's BAT Cave by callagrafx
Pic 10 - Bixel's CAM HK Residential Monsters!!! by bixel

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 01:19:15 PM
LoL its a miracle my gears are turning now a bit after getting some caffeine into me lol
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jeronij on February 27, 2008, 01:41:55 PM
I was going to post my choices... but you all beat me  ::)  $%Grinno$%  :D :D



This is a great competition, and I want to thank all the participants for their inputs, and specially Robin for his fantastic idea which will help to keep the available site's resources at the good speed rate we are used to enjoy  ;D . Thanks Robin for your so special support to this site  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on February 27, 2008, 03:08:17 PM
Robin, I will match your contribution and raise you 50 cents (per dollar).  So if you donate (CDN) $2.00, I'll donate (US) $3.00.  Have someone keep me posted as to the ongoing damage.

Huge congrats on a year of one of the couple of finest MDs here at SC4D.  I've saved up a ton of ideas I've gained here and look forward to putting them on display in 3RR soon.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on February 27, 2008, 03:31:37 PM
Hi Robin,

Your picture guess competitions are always fun - but this round is a toughie!  I recognised picture 10 and one other, but am trying to remember where from ;)

As for the donation, I'll make a GBP25 (CAD50ish :thumbsup:) donation this weekend (gotta top up my paypal account), I've been meaning to for a while now, so thankyou for spurring me into action and adding to it.

And congrats on the first anniversary. &apls

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on February 27, 2008, 03:37:20 PM
I think I've got two of them...

4. People's Socialist State of Odeschnya (Yoman)
6. Criadandre (GrindPepper)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on February 27, 2008, 04:30:19 PM
Aha, just realised where I'd seen pic 2......

Smurf's SC4 Experimenting.

And there's another one that looks familiar!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: vester on February 27, 2008, 04:36:06 PM
Picture #8 is from Ferrox's BAT's (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3749.msg121798#msg121798)

Bringing over the pictures:
Pic 1
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j179/Glenni91/BAT%20pics/blah/moomoo/SMPP-344f.jpg)
Pic 2
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7200/11pk6.jpg)
Pic 3
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2994/houseoflightmv2.jpg)
Pic 4
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/293/mosaic15rk7.jpg)
Pic5
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/4103/cityshot1qy3.jpg)
Pic 6
(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/2986/01hf6.jpg)
Pic 7
(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/857/96276276td7.jpg)
Pic 8
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8207/34811439hb9.jpg)
Pic 9
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/callagrafx/watermark-6.jpg)
Pic 10
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9003/ih1fs7.jpg)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 05:24:14 PM

Pic 1 - SMP Port Realism Project by SMP Place
Pic 2 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting
Pic 3 - Places, Faces... pictures (on a semi-daily basis) by SimFox
Pic 4 - People's Socialist State of Odeschnya (Yoman)
Pic 5 - West end by Paroch
Pic 6 - Criadandre (GrindPepper)
Pic 7 - Recreation: RUHRGEBIET, Deutschland (Ruhr-area, Germany) by EJC
Pic 8 - Ferrox's Bat's
Pic 9 - CAL's BAT Cave by callagrafx
Pic 10 - Bixel's CAM HK Residential Monsters!!! by bixel
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on February 27, 2008, 05:40:24 PM
  • 1.) SMP port realize project by Yoman Glenni's Model even though he is not on SMP [linkie] (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2996.msg115433#msg115433)

I'm sure its just an innocent error, but about 90% of that model is in fact mine, glenni added the lights and those incredible textures.

I know where the fourth picture comes from also!

But what thread is that third one from? Incredible![/list]
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 05:43:52 PM
whoopsie I sowwies Yoman I miss read Glenni's post then my bad....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2008, 05:55:55 PM
Pat great work, but number seven is wrong.

I see Dave has taken my challenged (and raised me as he so nicely puts it)  I think he plays a little poker.  ;)

And Pat you are going to talk to your wifie, right?


Pic 1 - SMP Port Realism Project by SMP Place
Pic 2 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 3 - Places, Faces... pictures (on a semi-daily basis) by SimFox
Pic 4 - The People's Socialist State of Odeschyna by Yoman
Pic 5 - WEST END by paroch
Pic 6 - Criadandre by GrindPepper
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 - Ferox's BAT's by Feroxx
Pic 9 - CAL's BAT Cave by callagrafx
Pic 10 - Bixel's CAM HK Residential Monsters!!! by bixel

Who's going to get the last one?

Robin  ()stsfd()

PS. Yoman, I too am sorry, I should have corrected that.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 05:58:54 PM
gaaaaaaaaaah Sooooooo close I can almost taste victory on this round gaaaaaaaaaaaah......


Robin check your PM's lol....

Ohhhh I do belive that David plays some poker too lol
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on February 27, 2008, 06:00:15 PM
Hey, we all make mistakes  :thumbsup: Though the final product would have been crap without Glenni.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 06:03:42 PM
OK I think I got it..... Complete list.....

Pic 1 - SMP Port Realism Project by SMP Place
Pic 2 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 3 - Places, Faces... pictures (on a semi-daily basis) by SimFox
Pic 4 - The People's Socialist State of Odeschyna by Yoman
Pic 5 - WEST END by paroch
Pic 6 - Criadandre by GrindPepper
Pic 7 - ◊The Land Of Reden - Young urban area◊ by szymcar
Pic 8 - Ferox's BAT's by Feroxx
Pic 9 - CAL's BAT Cave by callagrafx
Pic 10 - Bixel's CAM HK Residential Monsters!!! by bixel

LoL Yoman thank you!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: RippleJet on February 27, 2008, 06:06:07 PM
Pic 7 is from Trieste (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3089.msg97325#msg97325) by warconstruct. ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 27, 2008, 06:20:31 PM
Sorry Pat, but you are wrong again.

It seems Tage, (RippleJet) is our Third Round Winner.  He has beat you to the punch.
I will donate $10 Canadian dollars in his name at the end of all 5 rounds.

Pic 1 - SMP Port Realism Project by SMP Place
Pic 2 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 3 - Places, Faces... pictures (on a semi-daily basis) by SimFox
Pic 4 - The People's Socialist State of Odeschyna by Yoman
Pic 5 - WEST END by paroch
Pic 6 - Criadandre by GrindPepper
Pic 7 - city of Saint-Florent by warconstruct
Pic 8 - Ferox's BAT's by Feroxx
Pic 9 - CAL's BAT Cave by callagrafx
Pic 10 - Bixel's CAM HK Residential Monsters!!! by bixel

Any other takers on my Donation Challenge.
I have David for sure  &apls and maybe one other.  :thumbsup:

I will start the next round in the morning.

That's it for now,
Robin  ()stsfd()

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 27, 2008, 08:34:42 PM
Yuppers and that one other comes ahead with the amount of $51.08 accourding to the conversion lol..... But I will take this out of my tax return as soon as we get it back which hopefully soon...

Robin I am ready for the fourth round....
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Second Round!!!
Post by: ejc on February 28, 2008, 02:31:16 AM
Second Round,

Pic 2
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5858/toupweineroperpf1.jpg)

whow, that building is looking @#*@# good!!!  :P
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: RippleJet on February 28, 2008, 03:14:10 AM
I will donate $10 Canadian dollars in his name at the end of all 5 rounds.

Thanks Robin! This is a great idea and great game! :)


Any other takers on my Donation Challenge.
I have David for sure  &apls and maybe one other.  :thumbsup:

 ::)

Ok, I've donated another 10 € :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 28, 2008, 06:17:42 AM
Good morning everyone,

Robin, I will match your contribution and raise you 50 cents (per dollar).  So if you donate (CDN) $2.00, I'll donate (US) $3.00.  Have someone keep me posted as to the ongoing damage.
David


This is goig to be great.
David, Pat and Tage are now all in for the donation challenge.   :thumbsup:
Altough Tage is a little short from the $25 canadian I will still the extra dollar on my side.

So I think it looks like this so far,

Robin = $50(5 rounds) + $2(for David) + $2(Pat) + $1(for Tage) = $55
David = $50(match) + $3(Pat) + $1.50(Tage) = $54.50  &apls
Pat = $50(match) Pat for your contribution, just make it $50 american.  &apls
Tage = 10 EUR (same as $14.75 canadian)  &apls

Total = @$174.25

Is there going to be anyone else to take the Donation Challenge?

Toady's pics will be posted very shortly, so watch out for it.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 28, 2008, 11:22:09 AM
OK Robin I will do even $ 50.00 USD but I suspect I would need to convert that to EU as that seems to be the only accepted payment amount... So how should it be labled for the reason?  "Matching Robins $50 Challenge"
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on February 28, 2008, 02:12:54 PM
Very generous of you to donate this money Robin, an excellent fund raising drive! I'm sure Jeronij will be thankful  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on February 28, 2008, 03:57:22 PM
Robin,

Great to see you include a pic from West End - thanks :thumbsup:  I thought it would be rude of me to actually guess it!

I've just donated to the site EUR35 (GBP27.31), which is roughly CAD50.  So with your and David's matching it gets even bigger.  A small price to pay for such a great site that we all use so much.

Looking forward to the next round of pics.

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 28, 2008, 04:59:35 PM

So here is the list standing as is...


Total = @$231.15

Is there going to be anyone else to take the Donation Challenge?


So that is my math to help out Robin here.... Come on folks lets make David and Robin really own up to their bets and Raise them stakes even higher.....


&apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls


OK here is a new addon from me, if the total amount hits $350.00 by the end of the round I will Kick in anther $10.00 to make my total donation amount of $60.00 even, But that is if the $350.00 mark is reached
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Fourth Round has begun!!
Post by: rooker1 on February 29, 2008, 07:05:22 AM
Good morning everyone,

I wake up to some great news.  Thank you Paroch for joining the Donation Challenge!!!  &apls
And a special thank you to Pat for the extra $10 if we can reach $350 and for keeping up with the math.  It looks perfect to me.  :thumbsup:
Is there anyone else who would like to join the Club.  It's very nice up here.

You know what time it is?
It's time for the Fourth Round.
Guess where the pic come from and the author.

Pic 1
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25/dkruel05/7.jpg)
Pic 2
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/Dragonshardz/JUpdate2/Jenress-Dec.jpg)
Pic 3
(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4940/sally112ye7.jpg)
Pic 4
(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9526/citydowntownsq2.jpg)
Pic 5
(http://xs223.xs.to/xs223/08022/update2b.JPG)
Pic 6
(http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/5982/capture12022008181511mv2.jpg)
Pic 7
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1729/05tf0.jpg)
Pic 8
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5451/ml03qv4.jpg)
Pic 9
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7301/tapicabaypic2ql1.jpg)
Pic 10
(http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/5913/antigoneteaser02kl8.jpg)

Enjoy the Fourth Round and I'll be watching.
Have a grrrreat day,
Robin  :thumbsup:

These are not my pics, but from other's MDs for my contest.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 29, 2008, 07:59:10 AM
OK:

Pic 01 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 02 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 03 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gaszac
Pic 04 - ??
Pic 05 - ??
Pic 06 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 07 - ??
Pic 08 - ??
Pic 09 - ??
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim

That's all I know! (at the moment)

btw, my 4300th post!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 29, 2008, 08:30:57 AM
Great job bat, those are all correct.  &apls

Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 -
Pic 5 -
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim

Whose going to get the rest of the answers and
Are there any more tkaers on The Donation Challenge?

Later,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: RippleJet on February 29, 2008, 08:48:34 AM
Pic 4 - Click On The Images To View Them In FULL RESOLUTION ... ehm ... I mean ... The Greater Terrain Region (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3340.0) by Haljackey
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 29, 2008, 09:30:23 AM
Yes, Tage you are correct on that one.   &apls
Although, don't click on that image, nothing will happen.

Now this is what we have so far.....

Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 - The Greater Terran Region by Haljackey
Pic 5 -
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim

Come join the Donation Club if you dare.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: vester on February 29, 2008, 09:54:15 AM
Picture #7 is taken from Smurf's SC4 Experimenting (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3929.msg124694#msg124694)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 29, 2008, 10:12:53 AM
You are correct on that one, Vester.  &apls
Can I convince you to make a donation?

Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 - The Greater Terran Region by Haljackey
Pic 5 -
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim


Three more answers to go.
Whose it going to be?

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 29, 2008, 02:15:04 PM
Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 - The Greater Terran Region by Haljackey
Pic 5 - The Region of Balnavia by toohey's
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 29, 2008, 02:40:52 PM
Sorry Pat, but number 5 is wrong.  I hope you will try again though.  ;)

Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 - The Greater Terran Region by Haljackey
Pic 5 -
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on February 29, 2008, 04:47:59 PM
Good game - and a good goal Robin.

I just donated EUR25 to support your fundraising campaign, and have you guys and Pat stick to the bet!

I remember having seen pictures 8 and 9 - but have no clue where... 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: warconstruct on February 29, 2008, 06:19:27 PM
image 8 corresponds has the town of Air6 Offala valey (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=3227.0)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 29, 2008, 06:41:06 PM
So here is the list standing as is...


Robin = $50(5 rounds) + $2(for David) + $2(Pat) + $1(for Tage) + $2(Paul) + $2(sebes) = $59
David = $50(match) + $3(Pat) + $1.50(Tage) +$3(Paul) + $1.50?(sebes)= $60.50 
Pat = $50(match)
Tage = 10 EUR (same as $14.75 canadian) 
Paroch = 35 EUR (same as $51.90 CAD) Sweeeeeetness 
sebes = 25 EUR (same as $31.88 CAD, close enough for me)

Total = @$268.03

Another right answer by warconstruct, great work.  &apls  But there are two more answers to go.

Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 - The Greater Terran Region by Haljackey
Pic 5 -
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 8 -  Ofalla Valley by Air6
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim

Anyone else want to jion the Donation Challenge?
My goal is $350.  ()stsfd()

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: catty on February 29, 2008, 08:14:31 PM
Thank you rooker1 for your great MD and I have been enjoying the guess the picture game.

So anyway the Donation Challenge, as near as I can work out with the exchange rate.

$60 NZ is equal to $44 CAN which is equal to $30 EUR which is what I have donated, hope this helps your goal and thank you this was a great reminder to support SC4 Devotion, I don't do it as much as I should.

catty  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 29, 2008, 09:40:16 PM

Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 - The Greater Terran Region by Haljackey
Pic 5 - LoneRanger playing NHP Matineda, merging cities. *update 01-08-08*
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 8 - Ofalla Valley by Air6
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim

We got anther donation and that means time for a tally update...

Robin = $50(5 rounds) + $2(for David) + $2(Pat) + $1(for Tage) + $2(Paul) + $2(sebes) +$2(catty)= $61.00
David = $50(match) + $3(Pat) + $1.50(Tage) +$3(Paul) + $1.50?(sebes) +$3(catty)= $63.50 
Pat = $50(match)
Tage = 10 EUR (same as $14.75 canadian) 
Paroch = 35 EUR (same as $51.90 CAD) Sweeeeeetness 
sebes = 25 EUR (same as $31.88 CAD, close enough for me)
Cathy = 60 NZ (same as $44.00 CAD) Thank you so much for your help here...

Total = @ $312.03    Wooooohoooo!!!!

So those's are the new total's and with that we need one more donation of $37.97 to make the goal and beyond if someone still wants to anti up a $50.00
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on February 29, 2008, 09:54:39 PM
So those's are the new total's and with that we need one more donation of $37.97 to make the goal and beyond if someone still wants to anti up a $50.00

Done... 35 EURO   :satisfied:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 29, 2008, 10:08:19 PM
Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 - The Greater Terran Region by Haljackey
Pic 5 - LoneRanger playing NHP Matineda, merging cities. *update 01-08-08*
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 8 - Ofalla Valley by Air6
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim

We got anther donation and that means time for a tally update...

Robin = $50(5 rounds) + $2(for David) + $2(Pat) + $1(for Tage) + $2(Paul) + $2(sebes) +$2(catty) +2(Jon) = $63.00
David = $50(match) + $3(Pat) + $1.50(Tage) +$3(Paul) + $1.50?(sebes) +$3(catty) +3(Jon)= $66.50 
Pat = $50(match) + $10 350 challenge met
Tage = $10 EUR (same as $14.75 canadian) 
Paroch = $35 EUR (same as $51.90 CAD) Sweeeeeetness 
sebes = $25 EUR (same as $31.88 CAD, close enough for me)
Cathy = $60 NZ (same as $44.00 CAD) Thank you so much for your help here...
Jon aka JBSimio = $35 EUR (same as $52.43 CAD) WOW awesome thank you Jon.....

Total = @ $374.46    Wooooohoooo!!!!

$350.00 (CAD) Challenge Met woohoooo!!!!!!



So is there any more takers in the donation challenge at all??? Wanna raise the bar even higher anyone???
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on March 01, 2008, 04:35:54 AM
Found Picture No. 09 in this MD ;)

Pic 1 - EYECANDY by iamgoingtoeatyou
Pic 2 - The Monarchy of Jenress by dragonshardz
Pic 3 - City of 'Sally', from 'Dog Pond" Region, All EyeCandy only by gazac
Pic 4 - The Greater Terran Region by Haljackey
Pic 5 - LoneRanger playing NHP Matineda, merging cities. *update 01-08-08*
Pic 6 - Aurelianis by Antoine
Pic 7 - Smurf's SC4 Experimenting by metasmurf
Pic 8 - Ofalla Valley by Air6
Pic 9 - Mind Scape by rooker1 (at Page 27)
Pic 10 - AntigOne by Badsim


(on that score it was so difficult to find Pic 09!)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on March 01, 2008, 10:37:25 AM
Well done Bat -  &apls &apls &apls

I knew I have seen it somewhere recently, but somehow pictures from Mindscape are always the latest to be recognized....

You realy are having your day today aren't you? 

(also referring to the 3000st reply in 3RR)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 01, 2008, 11:00:19 AM
WoW Bat you beat me to it and to think I was killing myself trying to find that pic gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah  :angrymore: and to think Robin really pulled a fast one on us and threw his own pic in and btw Robin that was crafty sir  &apls  Congrats Bat on nailing down the fourth round and also your accomplishment at ST!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on March 01, 2008, 02:11:12 PM
Congratulations, Robin!

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/814/mindscapegh8.png)

The Staff
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on March 01, 2008, 02:28:44 PM
Robin,

Many congratulations on your second OSITM award - very well deserved.  And also double congrats on the Donations Challenge - I think many of us ~mean~ to send some money, but your challenge has reminded us and promted us into action.  After all, the amount of time we spend on here - it's a BARGAIN.

Congrats again,

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on March 01, 2008, 02:40:38 PM
You deserve this Medal Robin! Congratulations
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 01, 2008, 03:06:01 PM
Congrats on the second time around in OSITM Robin you deserve it!!!  &apls :thumbsup: &apls :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on March 02, 2008, 02:40:20 AM
Well done Robin on your 2nd run in OSITM, but more so for your recent activities and fundraising.

I now I'm a bit late, but I'll add 20AUD to the pool.

Great work

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on March 02, 2008, 05:10:23 AM
Congrats on this second special month!

Looking forward to the fifth round! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: warconstruct on March 02, 2008, 01:06:42 PM
Congratulation for your nomination in the section Special Interest this Month  &apls

So long for an update I hope for it  ;)
 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 02, 2008, 06:04:47 PM
Hello everyone,

This weekend has been very busy.  Many problems to which some are still not solved.  Sorry I haven't been around.

A well deserved Congtrats goes to bat for winning the fourth round.  &apls
And a special thanks to Pat for keeping track of the donations.  Every thing looks perfect my friend. (I'm looking for a smiley bowing)  ()stsfd()

I would also like to thank everyone who has donated so far and I hope to stil get some more.

This is a very impressive list.
Would anyone else like to join it
Robin = $50(5 rounds) + $2(for David) + $2(Pat) + $1(for Tage) + $2(Paul) + $2(sebes) +$2(catty) +$2(Jon) = $63.00
David = $50(match) + $3(Pat) + $1.50(Tage) +$3(Paul) + $1.50(sebes) +$3(catty) +$3(Jon)= $66.50 
Pat = $50(match) + $10 (350 challenge met)
Tage = $10 EUR (same as $14.75 canadian) 
Paroch = $35 EUR (same as $51.90 CAD) Sweeeeeetness 
sebes = $25 EUR (same as $31.88 CAD, close enough for me)
Cathy = $60 NZ (same as $44.00 CAD) Thank you so much for your help here...
Jon aka JBSimio = $35 EUR (same as $52.43 CAD) WOW awesome thank you Jon.....

Well one more round to go.  I will start it in the morning as I have no time at the moment.  ;)

I would also like to thank Dustin and everyone else for my MD being in the SIOTM for the second time.  It's much appreciated.  I'll try to do new special things.  I just need to think of them.  ???

Have a great night and I'll be back in the morning,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 02, 2008, 11:24:25 PM
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/forum/mailboxhappy.gif)

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/basic/wave.gif)

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/basic/worthy.gif)

Robin do those Smiley's help out  ;)  btw you can find them and more Here [linkie] (http://www.freesmileys.org/free-animated-smileys.php) 

Its been my pleasure to help keep track of the Donations Robin its what I love to do and I noticed you seemed to be rather busy little bee too  ;)  I am Looking forward to the 5th round....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on March 02, 2008, 11:28:57 PM
You're really tallying up the donations here, Robin. It's a wonderful thing that you're doing for the whole community, my friend!

I'll be looking forward to the next round (hopefully I can participate, David's kept me pretty busy with all things 3RR getting ready for the collaboration), and also what you have in store for us in your second OSITM!

Take care, my good friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on March 03, 2008, 03:00:53 AM
Congratulations on the award. Very well deserved! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 03, 2008, 11:26:32 AM
Good afternoon everyone,

Let's get the Last Round started,
Guess where the pic came from and the author.

Pic 1
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6995/todoislandsouth24qv3.jpg)
Pic 2
(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/1046/update21sc7.jpg)
Pic 3
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2901/statevisitfireworksxy2.jpg)
Pic 4
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e130/yoman3/4-1.jpg)
Pic 5
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4751/silber183ph1.jpg)
Pic 6
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5130/cfptpw1wh6.jpg)
Pic 7
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n65/emilin_2006/san1505.jpg)
Pic 8
(http://www.sc4devotion.com/images/jrj/MalLorca/Update3/JRJ_MCA_Update3_07.jpg)
Pic 9
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa249/Manny4201/5-1.jpg)
Pic 10
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3089/tivolixroads1ni2.jpg)

This is your last chance to join the Donation Challenge for any of those still interested.
Good luck to everyone,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on March 03, 2008, 11:28:14 AM
Hmmm...

2. Windsor Park (porter66083)
5. Urland (Nardo69)
6. Waterfalls... (Pat)

...I think?

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 03, 2008, 11:32:24 AM
Dustin you are correct on those.  &apls
You are very fast my friend.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: figui on March 03, 2008, 11:39:37 AM
8. mallorca from jeronij

mauricio.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 03, 2008, 11:44:38 AM
Very correct on that one, mauricio.  &apls
This is what we have so far.

Pic 1 -
Pic 2 - Windsor Park by porter66083
Pic 3 -
Pic 4 -
Pic 5 - Urland - a (mostly) rural Coastline by Nardo69
Pic 6 - Waterfalls... by Pat
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 - Mallorca by jeronij
Pic 9 -
Pic 10 -

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on March 03, 2008, 12:44:41 PM
3: The Neo Byzantinian Empire of Stropon - Strechnitz

Congratulations on another successful round of this competition. The donation challenge is a great idea too and as far as the challenge goes, is there a minimum requirement or can anyone join?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 03, 2008, 12:55:27 PM
Sorry threestooges but that's not right.  $%Grinno$%
As for the donation, any one can join, but I will only donate $2 (canadian) for a $50 doanation and $1 (candian) for a $25 donation (everything equal to canadian dollars)

And Dedgren (david) is raising me by doing $3 on $50 and $1.50 on $25.

Hope that makes sense.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on March 03, 2008, 01:09:58 PM
Bring the pictures forward...

Pic 1
(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6995/todoislandsouth24qv3.jpg)
Pic 2
(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/1046/update21sc7.jpg)
Pic 3
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2901/statevisitfireworksxy2.jpg)
Pic 4
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e130/yoman3/4-1.jpg)
Pic 5
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4751/silber183ph1.jpg)
Pic 6
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5130/cfptpw1wh6.jpg)
Pic 7
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n65/emilin_2006/san1505.jpg)
Pic 8
(http://www.sc4devotion.com/images/jrj/MalLorca/Update3/JRJ_MCA_Update3_07.jpg)
Pic 9
(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa249/Manny4201/5-1.jpg)
Pic 10
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3089/tivolixroads1ni2.jpg)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on March 03, 2008, 01:30:45 PM
You know, I thought I visited a lot of MDs here - but the only ones I instantly recognise are Nardo's, Pat's and Jeronij's.  The rest, well number two I know I've seen, just cannot recall who by.

And number 9 is an awesome picture, love the W2W selection - when someone names it I'll be visiting that MD pronto!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on March 03, 2008, 02:00:05 PM
Paul, this is Manny's Offenberg - but I see you found a way to this new MD yet  :D

Robin, congratrulations on the second OSITM award!  &apls :thumbsup:

I must find a bit more time to look at your Competition...  :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 03, 2008, 02:07:46 PM
Ennedi you are correct.  &apls That MD is going to be a very good up and commer, I bet.


Pic 1 -
Pic 2 - Windsor Park by porter66083
Pic 3 -
Pic 4 -
Pic 5 - Urland - a (mostly) rural Coastline by Nardo69
Pic 6 - Waterfalls... by Pat
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 - Mallorca by jeronij
Pic 9 - Offenberg by Manny
Pic 10 -

A couple more answers to go.  Whose going to finish it off?

Anyone else want to join the Donation Challenge?


Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on March 03, 2008, 02:30:43 PM
I know where four comes from :P

Three comes from The Imperial Kingdom of Atlantis by Emperor Stormont.

Only two I know of that havn't already been said.

I think 2 could be from Windsor Park or Cockatoo's MD, Eagle Island, I'm not sure though....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on March 03, 2008, 02:34:46 PM
Hmmm...

4. People's Socialist State of Odeschnya (Yoman)...Thanks for the hint, Yoman!
7. Blackwater (with Islas Gemas) (emilin)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 03, 2008, 02:35:43 PM
Yes, Yoman, you are correct on #3  &apls and I'm sure you know where #4 comes from  ;)


Pic 1 -
Pic 2 - Windsor Park by porter66083
Pic 3 - The Imperial Kingdom of Atlantis - Historic city of Strangford by Emperor Stormont
Pic 4 -
Pic 5 - Urland - a (mostly) rural Coastline by Nardo69
Pic 6 - Waterfalls... by Pat
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 - Mallorca by jeronij
Pic 9 - Offenberg by Manny
Pic 10 -

Four more to go.   &dance &dance
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: RippleJet on March 03, 2008, 03:55:52 PM
Pic 10 - Tivoli Street from Tales at TeaTime (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1346.msg60462#msg60462) by a certain Cat ::)

and... heh... once again... $%Grinno$%

Pic 1 - Picture 2.4 from Mind Scape (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=601.msg16856#msg16856) by the author himself! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 03, 2008, 06:02:46 PM

Pic 1 - Mind Scape pic 2.4 (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=601.msg16856#msg16856) by Rooker1 aka Robin
Pic 2 - Windsor Park by porter66083
Pic 3 - The Imperial Kingdom of Atlantis - Historic city of Strangford by Emperor Stormont
Pic 4 - People's Socialist State of Odeschnya by yoman
Pic 5 - Urland - a (mostly) rural Coastline by Nardo69
Pic 6 - Waterfalls... by Pat
Pic 7 - Blackwater (with Islas Gemas) by emilin
Pic 8 - Mallorca by jeronij
Pic 9 - Offenberg by Manny
Pic 10 - Tivoli Street (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1346.msg60462#msg60462) from Tales at TeaTime by The Tea Cat


if that is correct then I belive it is Tage that has finished this 5th and last round off.... Dustin threw out there # 4 an 7 then Tage threw in # 10 and 1...
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Award Ceremony
Post by: rooker1 on March 04, 2008, 08:27:27 AM
Once again, thanks Pat for keeping things neat and tidy.  Everything you have done is very much apreciated.

Dustin, you and I were posting at the same time, I guess.  I never saw your post until now.
Tage, a big congrats to you for winning the final Round of the contest.

So I have my five winners.  Well three actually.  ;)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/1376/batmn9.jpg) assissted by (round 1), no one.  "bat is just that good!"
                                                                                        assissted by (round 4), Ripplejet, vester, Pat, warconstruct.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8249/vesterds5.jpg) assissted by, dragonshardz, JBSimio, thundercrack83, bat.


(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2319/ripplejetqm7.jpg) assissted by (round 3), Pat, vester, thundercrack83, paroch.
                                                                                             assissted by (round 5), thundercrack83, figui, threestooges, Ennedi, Yoman.


Here are the people who have joined
THE DONATION CHALLENGE CLUB


Robin, I will match your contribution and raise you 50 cents (per dollar).  So if you donate (CDN) $2.00, I'll donate (US) $3.00.  Have someone keep me posted as to the ongoing damage.
David


Thanks Robin! This is a great idea and great game! :)
Ok, I've donated another 10 € :thumbsup:

OK Robin I will do even $ 50.00 USD.........."Matching Robins $50 Challenge"

Robin,
I've just donated to the site EUR35 (GBP27.31), which is roughly CAD50.  So with your and David's matching it gets even bigger.  A small price to pay for such a great site that we all use so much.
Paul

Good game - and a good goal Robin.
I just donated EUR25 to support your fundraising campaign, and have you guys and Pat stick to the bet! 

$60 NZ is equal to $44 CAN which is equal to $30 EUR which is what I have donated, hope this helps your goal and thank you this was a great reminder to support SC4 Devotion, I don't do it as much as I should.
catty  :thumbsup:

Done... 35 EURO   :satisfied:

I now I'm a bit late, but I'll add 20AUD to the pool.
Great work
Dave

Donations are now closed........until next year, I guess......
So I believe the Donation Chart should look like this.


Robin aka rooker1 = $50(5 rounds) + $2(for David) + $2(Pat) + $1(Tage) + $2(Paul) + $2(sebes) + $2(catty) + $2(Jon) + $1.50(Dave) = $64.50
David aka Dedgren = $50(match) + $3(Pat) + $1.50(Tage) +$3(Paul) + $1.50(sebes) +$3(catty) + $3(Jon) + $3.00 (Dave) = $68.00
Pat = $60  [$50(match) + $10 (350 challenge met)]
Ripplejet aka Tage = $10 EUR (same as $14.75 CAD, close enough) 
Paroch = $35 EUR (same as $51.90 CAD) 
sebes = $25 EUR (same as $31.88 CAD, close enough)
Catty = $60 NZ (same as $44.00 CAD, close enough)
Jon aka JBSimio = $35 EUR (same as $52.43 CAD)
tooheys aka Dave = $20 AUD (same as $18.44 CAD,close enough)

Total = $405.90

 &dance %BUd% &dance %BUd% &dance %BUd%

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5167/dedgrenfg2.jpg)  (http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7103/patzq0.jpg) (http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5494/ripplejet1gs2.jpg) (http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3966/parochdp2.jpg) (http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9349/sebesmc5.jpg) (http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/1141/cattyxh4.jpg) (http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5776/jbsimiodt4.jpg) (http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3601/tooheyssv0.jpg)

I would like to make thank everyone who has joined the club.  &apls Special thanks to Catty for donating and placing her 5th post in my MD.  ;)
I see a great future for SC4D and it's members, with this type of support, we all will go a long ways.

I have a Special Award For Pat for stepping up this weekend when I was very busy with RL.
Thank You very much Pat for all your help.
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7214/patspecial1dc8.jpg)

That's it for now.
I have some special ideas for the month, so keep an eye here.  ::)
Robin  ()stsfd()


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 04, 2008, 10:12:59 AM
* Clears throat *

Hi all its me Pat yuppers that is right... LoL  ;D In the spirit of the awards received today and the stereotypical acceptance speeches I have a small one here...


Awww shucks Robin it was my pleasure in helping out, believe me I was reluctant at first but I noticed you hadn't been around (kept watching and waiting) and So to keep the party going I did what any good party goer would do and help the host out... 

I had a great time this weekend and it did open up my eyes to see how awesome this community is.. Lemme tell you what when I saw the golden ribbon I got choked up... I can only say is I did what I do and love to do is help...  Thank you again for the awards and have a great day and also don't forget this " I cant wait till the next Update Robin and seeing what you have in store for us this month"

Patrick aka Patfirefghtr  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on March 04, 2008, 10:41:08 AM
I think you have make some mistakes with the numbers in the award-pictures,
because under my name there stands winner of round 1 and 3 but its 1 and 4;
and at Ripplejet there stands Round 3 and 4, but its actually Round 3 and 5!
But in the texts next to them you have it right.

Nevertheless congrats to the winners also to the ones in you donation chart! &apls

And also looking forward to the special month!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 04, 2008, 11:00:42 AM
Thank you ver much bat.  I feel a little  &ops now, but I have fixed it.  I guess that's what happens when you are at work and suppose to be working.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 04, 2008, 11:18:10 AM
 :D  baaaaaaaad Robin lol naw its alll good man you was sneeking in to get this done and I wont say nothing, Good catch there Bat even I didnt notice it...
Title: Re: Mind Scape....NEW CML for me!!
Post by: rooker1 on March 04, 2008, 11:58:18 AM
WWWWWAAAAAAOOHHHHH,  &dance %BUd% &dance %BUd%
I just got a CML and I LOVE it.

This is a special month indeed.
Thanks,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 04, 2008, 12:01:44 PM
Robin I noticed it and I couldnt help but I have annouced it here as well [linkie] (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=47.new#new)

Looking sharp sir!!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on March 04, 2008, 02:16:42 PM
 &apls &apls &apls Wow awesome work you just did for the community , and rewards are just well deserve . Looking forward for your next project  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on March 04, 2008, 03:19:31 PM
Great CML - good decission Jeronij and Admins, and very well deserved Robin!

Thanks for this great fun competition and campaign.
This site is wonderful, and now we can also blame you partly for that  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on March 05, 2008, 08:33:21 AM
Congrats for your new CML there, rooker1!

And always looking forward to more from Mind Scape...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: figui on March 05, 2008, 09:13:25 AM
congrats Robin for your recently earned cml &apls &apls
you obviously deserve it :thumbsup:

mauricio.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on March 05, 2008, 12:49:52 PM
Hi robin! Congrats on both - the well derseved OSITM.2 as well as the CML!

I must confess I am a bit jealous ...   :D

Take care my friend!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: catty on March 05, 2008, 11:52:53 PM
Hi Robin, Congratulations on getting the CML  &apls Cathy
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on March 10, 2008, 02:39:08 PM
Hey Robin,

Great work here:

Great Picture Competition
Great Donations Challenge
Great Amawrd Ceremony (thanks for my one  :) )
Great new CML there
Great volume of traffic across your MD this week

But hey, you've piled the pressure on yourself for the next update - that's alot of greatness to live up to (somehow I think you'll cope ;) )

All the best,

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on April 02, 2008, 06:28:36 AM
Hello everyone,
I know you all know I'm still alive, but you may not know that I am busy on other projects which is the main reason for the very boring month in regards to my MD and I apologies for that.  I really do appreciate my second chance in OSITM and I'm sure I can make it up to you all when you find out what I have been working on.  I should be able to show pictures in the next week or so.  I will also start MD again with a new map and a new plugins file.  I am now completely CAMified with some extras goodies and surprises.
I aslo want to thank all the visitors for thier comments.
Have a great day and I'll see you all soon.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on April 02, 2008, 07:08:32 AM
Looking forward to the new map, Robin! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on April 02, 2008, 12:53:45 PM
Robin you say CAMified and some special goodiies I cant wait to see what you have in store for us Woooooooohoooo!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on May 05, 2008, 02:23:41 PM
Hello Everyone.
It's been more than one month and I still have nothing to show.
There have been two problems.

First. 
The CAM has kicked me in the behind.  I tried to play the game with no money cheats.  I wanted to give it a go and see the big difference between using CAM and not using CAM.  My biggest problem is I like to spend money now on the way I want the city to look from the start.  I want my skyscrapers right away and apperently you need some patience and spread the city out first before they come.  So long story short, I ran out of money and basically lost the game to having more debt than I was able to recover from.  I feel like a newbie now.

So I said to myself, "Self, you need to give it another try and try harder this time".  Well I have officially figured out that I have no patience for city sprawl and I will be using money cheats the next time around. 
I have also basically begged someone to make different versions of the CAM.  We'll have to see if anything becomes of that.  ;)  Now that I have decided to just throw money at the city, I should have some pic relatively soon.

Second.
My secret project is now a very large joint venture and is slowly coming together.  I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, which means you'll also be seeing some fruit sooner or later.  ::)  And when you all see what it is you'll understand why I have been so busy.  ()stsfd()

Be patient with me and I'll soon be back on a regular routine or at least better than now.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on May 05, 2008, 03:16:28 PM
I have a SG-bank where I adjust the city funds "on command". I can recommend that... Of course, it only works if you donate first :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on May 05, 2008, 03:20:24 PM
No money cheats? Are you insane, politicians and city planners always scam some money :P
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dragonshardz on May 05, 2008, 06:07:57 PM
Robin, the money cheats i use are these:

SG BAT Tower Bank
ExtraCheats.dll "moolah #" (w/o quotes and replace # with any number, no commas.)
And other stuff like parks, some made by me and some not, that give me $$$$ every month
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on May 06, 2008, 12:53:18 PM
Hi, Robin!

Glad to see you're doing well, my friend! And I know that you've got a lot going on for yourself, so take your time! We'll definitely be here, looking for new Mind Scape, when you return!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on May 06, 2008, 01:05:32 PM
Hey Robin,

WoW its been a month, and whats scarier is that I was the last one to say anything here and now to know that CAM has kicked your butt.... But now your going to kick its butt, I know I had the same problem at first my self with wanting to use money!!!   But I will never ever go back to playing with out CAM now that Ive been using it for awhile....  Hmmm this secert project I cant wait to see the fruit from it!!! Any chance for a teaser  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on May 06, 2008, 02:44:10 PM
Pat, as a matter a fact I do have one picture, but I got it all wet.

(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/1176/sdpfishingport4rainedonbc0.jpg)

Sorry about that.  I will look around for another.

Robin  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on May 06, 2008, 06:23:34 PM
LoL Robin  $%Grinno$% $%Grinno$%  That sucks that the poor pic got all wet, tisk tisk...  I hope to maybe see a less wet pic lol....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on May 07, 2008, 08:54:31 AM
WELCOME TO PAGE 36!!!!
AND CONGRATS ON 700 REPLIES!!!

That teaser is looking very nice  ;)!
I hope I can see in the update more from that area than in this teaser.  :)

Looking forward to more...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on May 07, 2008, 11:24:19 AM
Jeeze Robin, take better care of your pictures :P
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on May 09, 2008, 03:13:19 PM
So Robin, tell us, was this a before or after picture  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on May 09, 2008, 03:39:33 PM
Oh, boy! Hope you've got water damage insurance, my friend!

Love the teaser--looking forward to seeing more of them!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: ejc on May 21, 2008, 08:53:31 AM
blub blub that's bad blub blub
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: warszawa on May 26, 2008, 06:02:46 PM
Ooohh! That picture got all blurred... :) Can't wait to see the actual picture... and the update itself.

Alex
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on May 27, 2008, 09:05:03 AM
Hello,

This is a little something I have been working on.

Stage 1
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SDPDistributionSeaportStage1.jpg)
Stage 2
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SDPDistributionSeaportStage2.jpg)
Stage 3
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SDPDistributionSeaportStage3.jpg)
Stage 4
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SDPDistributionSeaportStage4.jpg)
Stage 5
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SDPDistributionSeaportStage5.jpg)
Stage 6
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SDPDistributionSeaportStage6.jpg)

It's really good to those of you here that have made it this far.  Good luck on the next cypher, it is a little harder this time.
bpb....trvlj blpo. wj'e glvc nwuv jp evv jrqj cpd qgrv szrv wj jwqe irl. wi cpd urn iltwdv jwqe pdj w bxwx zrpjnv jqv izdne ipl r eu4z zgz. unpjtrlje jp jqv bnvnwl rnz qmmrc qxwprzce rzn qgrv r eirv nvb crvl.
KEY: ryuzvitqwfoxsnpmklejdgbach

Comments and suggestions are more than welcome,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on May 27, 2008, 10:09:59 AM
That seaport is looking very nice, Robin!

Also nice progress on each stage!


I wish you a Happy Birthday (, too)!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on May 27, 2008, 10:25:03 AM
Hey, those stages look amazing, Robin! Excellent work! And...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on May 27, 2008, 12:01:05 PM
Looks great but I would add a fence and some security tower(s) along the street. Frogface made a nice one long ago on ST.

And a nice railway connection wouldn't be a loss, optical too ...


And as Dustin said:

 (http://cosgan.de/images/smilie/musik/n015.gif)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JoeST on May 27, 2008, 01:40:07 PM
Looking brilliant with that port... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Joe
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: warszawa on May 27, 2008, 04:35:09 PM
Happy Birthday mate &apls. Hope you have a lovely day.

Loving all 6 ports my friend.

Alex
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on May 27, 2008, 07:19:50 PM
Happy birthday Robin!

The lot looks excellent. Just two suggestions, first is a few more people standing around, and the second is a little more stuff just lying around, like maybe some of jestarr's handcarts etc near the truck parking.

Can't wait to see more though! It is always interesting for me to see someone's take on lotting ports, as I do it also  :thumbsup:

Owen
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on May 29, 2008, 09:43:26 PM
Robin looking real good that port and also I know I said it in the Offical BDay thread but anyways hope you had a grand of a birthday bash!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on May 30, 2008, 06:08:53 PM
Well Robin, you go quiet on us for a while and then sock us with this (which probably explains why Mind Scape has been quiet by your standards).

I am assuming that the ports and not in fact six seperate ports, but one port that "grows" in-game from stage 1 up to stage 6 much like R-C-I growth.

If this is the case - WOW, how'd'ya do that?

I think they look great.  Maybe Bernahrd's point about security fencing, or just having a bit more "space" between the turcks and the road, would enhance the lot(s) even more.

It's interesting to think how you might use them in-game.  I'm knida thinking as small stand-alone ports rather than putting them together to build a larger, modular port.  I'd be interested to see how else you've used them when other lots are nearby.

Did you develop these on your own?

Well, this is a very interesting development, and I can't wait to see more.

Great stuff Robin.

All the best

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on July 10, 2008, 10:55:55 AM
Hello Everyone,

I hope that you all are enjoying the weather as much as I am.
Well I just wanted everyone to know that my MD is still alive, just on the back burner for now.  I am very busy with other things.  I am doing some LOTting for marcszar, which I am enjoying immensely.  I am also working on two (maybe three) more Upgradable Seaports, which most likely won't be availiable until late August.  All this and the fact that it is summer, leaves me with very little time once I get home to my family.  We seem to have plans every weekend, camping, seeing friends, beach and we just got season passes to Canada's WanderLand, a very large amusement park with a water park too.  I plan to make the most of it as it cost a fair bit for the family.
Anyways, I will do my best to post a few pics here and there of what I'm doing or at least try to keep you informed.

Here are a few Summer essentials.
(http://pages.towson.edu/ncctrw/summer%20institutes/summer3.jpg)
A nice quiet beach in Barbados.  For some of us this is not possible, so get the following ready.

First and the most important, you need some......
(http://www2.warnerbros.com/friendstv/img/friends_index.jpg)
My Friends are little different, but you get the idea.  ;)

(http://www.riteaid.com/www.riteaid.com/w-content/images/stores/img_summer_living.png)
This type of stuff will do if you have a small backyard.

But......
(http://204.17.122.102/ginflatables/pic/3045tent_large.jpg)
........this is the one I use.
And this....
(http://www.bbqjunkie.com/wp-content/bbq_pits/steel_smoker.jpg)
If your beer could be served like this.......
(http://incontiguousbrick.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/girl-with-beer.jpg)
If not, you could do what I do.  I have my Friends serve themselves from here.
(http://www.dvorak.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/canadian_beer_fridge.jpg)
I also try to keep my Friends happy by carrying a few extra beers with me at all times.
So I use these....
(http://4khmer.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/beer-holster.jpg)
.......one on each leg.
As for the pool, I usually use this one.
(http://peoplesdesignaward.cooperhewitt.org/2007/images/nominations/floating%20pool.jpg)

All kidding aside.
All I need is family, friends, my ordinary BBQ in my small back yard with the public pool in front of my house. 
As long as my I have my family and friends.
Have a great summer and I'm sure to be back to my old self at the end.
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on July 10, 2008, 12:13:46 PM
Have fun my friend and enjoy your times with all your family and friends. See U  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on July 10, 2008, 12:24:09 PM
Nice job with the upgrading port. Those things will really bring the simulationaspect back into the game (as well as give us a bunch of great looking ports to play with). Any idea when the project release date will be? In the meantime, enjoy the time with your family. Amusement parks are great, I'm lucky to ive in Southern California, we have three (four if you count San Diego) pretty close by, but you're right all you really need are friends, family, and perhaps a barbeque. I like that beer holster though, clever idea. At any rate, enjoy the time with your family. We'll be here when you have the time and I'll look forward to seeing some of your LE works.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on July 11, 2008, 01:22:04 PM
Hello, Robin!

Looks like you've got a great summer planned for yourself, my friend!

Enjoy yourself!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on September 06, 2008, 07:37:00 PM
Robin- Missing your great work here a lot.

Hope things are OK- take care of yourself, and I'm sure there'll be lots more Mind Scape to come.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on September 07, 2008, 04:04:09 AM
Hey Robin, I like your MD , the last update is good as well  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 16, 2008, 08:41:37 PM
Hello All,

Although I have been around here and there my time at home has been eaten up very quickly due to a few real life problems.  As they slowly get back around control, I have found myself with a little more time recently.  I have been doing some work in LE and a little in game.  Over the next few weeks I'll showing you what I have been up to.   ;)

Teaser pic...
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/4359/co69x34eastlandgrandcamkf7.jpg)

Enjoy and I'll be seeing you all around here more often.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tarkus on September 16, 2008, 08:43:49 PM
Robin, great to see you back in the MDing world! :thumbsup:  That Lot there is looking fantastic, and I can't wait to see what all you have in store.

-Alex (Tarkus)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 16, 2008, 09:29:56 PM
 :thumbsup: looking real good there Robin and welcome back to MD'ing!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JoeST on September 17, 2008, 02:17:15 AM
Cant wait Robin :)

Joe
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on September 17, 2008, 05:35:49 AM
Hi Robin  :)
Very fine work on the LE and very nice MD too
I'm until forward to the next update  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on September 17, 2008, 06:03:17 AM
nice work on this Lot  :thumbsup: can't wait an update  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 17, 2008, 12:18:17 PM
Welcome back, Robin! Can't wait to see what else you've got for us!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on September 17, 2008, 02:26:48 PM
Welcome back, Robin! Hope you have fun with 'resurrecting' your MD! ;)

I can't wait to see what have you prepared for us!
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 18, 2008, 07:28:44 AM
Great to see a new picture here, Robin!!!

And that teaser is looking nice, looking forward to the update... ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 18, 2008, 04:18:08 PM
Your lotting look very good . Can`t wait for the final result  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Yoman on September 18, 2008, 06:23:34 PM
Welcome back Robin and one of my favorite MDs, can't wait to see what you come up with  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 23, 2008, 10:15:57 PM
Thank you All for the nice comments. 
Here are a few pictures that I hope you will enjoy.

48.1
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/2153/southwestcity481bj3.jpg)
48.2
(http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/7296/southwestcity482lz0.jpg)
48.3
Here is the left side of a LOT I am working on.
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7383/southwestcity483lm1.jpg)
48.4
And here you can see the entire LOT.  I hope you all like it.  ;) :D ::)
(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7896/southwestcity484tl7.jpg)

Today's Quote,
"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering." - Ben Okri

Things that make you say Hmmm,
How do "Do not walk on the grass" signs get there?
Why do black olives come in cans and green olives come in jars?
Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
How does a thermos know if the drink should be hot or cold?

Well, that's all for now.

Robin  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 23, 2008, 10:19:04 PM
Now that is the Robin I remember YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!   Love the qoutes and the hmmms again!!!!! Its been a long time there Robin and its great to see you doing those again... Also the port looks real nice and that teaser is just soo mean!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on September 24, 2008, 06:53:25 AM
Great work my friend, these pics are looking very good  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on September 24, 2008, 06:54:05 AM
your update is fantasticly (new word  &scl()  ::) ) beautiful  &apls :thumbsup: 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 25, 2008, 10:38:57 AM
Wonderful work on that lot you are working on! And the three pictures are looking nice and are showing a beautiful area! Nice work on the forest and that part of your harbor! :thumbsup:

Looking forward to more... :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on September 25, 2008, 07:10:21 PM
Wow that`s what i call a great pic ( The last one )  :D Never see something so real  ;D Seriously i`m glad to see your work again. ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nerdly_dood on September 25, 2008, 07:28:33 PM
Great lots!

Re: the 'whole lot':
Ohh grass and trees and cars .. and.. why is the world spinning... I feel (http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd138/nerdly_dood/all_coholic.gif) drunk or something...

(I um BORROWED that emoticon from simpeg - i.e. i put it in my photobucket...)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 29, 2008, 06:55:46 PM
Hello All,

I'm short on time so I thought I would just throw a quick picture at you all.

49.1
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9894/southwestcity491iy4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img210/southwestcity491iy4.jpg/1/)

It still needs some work and definately some ships. A work in progress.

Today's quote,
Lucy Maud Montgomery once said, "For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won."

Today's Riddle,
If you were in a running race and you were to over take second place.
What place are you now in?
Must answer this one quickly.

Answer:If you answered second place you are very intellectual, congratulations.  But you most likely said first place just as I did.

Have a great time until next time.
Robin  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on September 29, 2008, 07:21:00 PM
looking very good there Robin and yes I did answer First place as well, i guess I just aint smartical lol.... cant wait to see more of that port and more riddle me's!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 29, 2008, 08:14:36 PM
Looking good here, Robin, but then again, I wouldn't expect anything less!

On the riddle, I said, "second place," but only because I'd heard that one before...

Keep up the good work, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2008, 05:48:48 AM
Here is a pretty big milestone for myself.

(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/1749/22222viewske3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img410/22222viewske3.jpg/1/)

At 22222 Views and 742 Repies, that's really big for my books.  ()stsfd()

Next update after the weekend.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on September 30, 2008, 06:01:29 AM
Lol 22222 view  :D congrats fir that !  :thumbsup:
and can't wait the update  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on September 30, 2008, 07:14:47 AM
That's a very nice looking picture there! Great work on it!

And congrats on 22222(+) views! Looking forward to more... :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: squidi on September 30, 2008, 07:35:09 AM
congrats to 22222 views!

the port is looking great so far and i cant wait to see the ships

paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 30, 2008, 01:15:20 PM
Congratulations on 22222 views, Robin! I'll be on the lookout for 33333...

Take care, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2008, 04:46:33 PM
Thanks everyone for congratualting me on my view milestone, but I have even better news.

My wife and I are 5 weeks pregnant.  This will be our third and final one.

Matias is now 2 1/2 years old and Nicholas is 1 and 4 months old.  The new baby is to be around May 30th, same as my wife's birthday.
My birthday is May 27th and Nicholas' is May 6th, that's alot of birthdays in one month.  Just for the record Matias' birthday is March 21st.
I am so happy, this will be the perfect addition to my already perfect family.

Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dsrwhat316 on September 30, 2008, 04:52:00 PM
Congratulations, Robin!  &apls &apls &apls That sure is a lot of b-days in one month (mine is in May, as well  ()stsfd())

~ Dan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on September 30, 2008, 07:51:53 PM
Many congratulations, Robin! I hope that everyone is doing well!

All on the birthday thing, my family's the same way--my mom, dad, and brother are all in August and I'm in November...

Good luck!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: CasperVg on October 01, 2008, 12:13:06 AM
Congratulations, Robin!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on October 01, 2008, 05:38:28 AM
Congratulations Robin, for that excellent news   &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on October 01, 2008, 09:13:17 AM
Congratulations Robin! That's exellent news! :thumbsup: &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on October 01, 2008, 09:43:24 AM
Congratulations, Robin!

That must really be a happy occation for you and your family.

Edit: being in the same situation myself, but we're waiting for our first child... perhaps you have some pointers. ;D


Congratulations to you, Emil.  Not sure if my pointers are any good, but I could always try.  ;) Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on October 01, 2008, 10:31:41 AM
OK Robin and Emil make sure when you all talk about some pointers to let me know to please, me and Vicki are still trying for our first ourselves... Robin Congrats on being 5wks pregnant, I didn't think guys could do that one lol  :D .... LOL no really congrats my friend and I'm sooo excited for you and the misses!!!!  &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls Also another congrats for the page view marker of all 2's....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on October 04, 2008, 07:46:43 AM
Hey  congrats my friend  &apls &apls I`m very happy for you and your family :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on October 04, 2008, 03:41:20 PM
Hello Robin!

Let me do a Congratulation for the third child here, too!  :thumbsup: &apls &apls &apls &apls

Sorry for being absent so long but there are quite some problems as I told you on MSN!

My best wishes to you and your wife my friend!  :)

Bernhard   :thumbsup: 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JoeST on October 04, 2008, 03:59:23 PM
WOW, well done and lots and lots of congratulations to you Robin :) thats incredibly ace news, I hope all goes well and everything

best wishes

Joe
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on October 05, 2008, 09:57:53 AM
OK - so I return after 5 weeks absence and now you're 5 weeks pregnant  ???
Not sure what to think of that my friend  :P  Congratulations. Talk to you soon again.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 08, 2008, 09:48:20 AM
 First of all let me thank you all for the warm congratulations, it's very much appreciated.  My wife is already using the pregnancy to her advantage.  Can't cook dinner, too tired....can't work right now, too tired.....can you get me this and that, I need to relax......can't get your beer for you, I'm pregnant, you'll have to get it yourself.  :D Just kidding on the last one.  ;D Anyways, it's all okay with me for the next nine months plus.... ::)

 So...I just got back from a business trip over the last weekend and I thought I would share a few pictures with you all of the more than beautiful Qubec City.

(http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/3782/quebectrip1ve3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img383/quebectrip1ve3.jpg/1/)This is the view from the front of the Delta Hotel where I was staying.

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7128/quebectrip2da5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img137/quebectrip2da5.jpg/1/)Here is a view down Avenue Honore-Mercier.  The streets there are all very steep, at least compared to where I live In Toronto where everything is relatively flat.

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2903/quebectrip3sd1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img152/quebectrip3sd1.jpg/1/)This is the Hotel du Parliment with Jacques Cartier statue in the front.  The landscaping around the entire building was so beautiful with a maze of paths surrounded by gardens of flowers and trees.

(http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/3118/quebectrip4te4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img396/quebectrip4te4.jpg/1/)Some facts taken from Wikipedia on this incredible bridge. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_Bridge)
The Quebec Bridge (Pont de Québec in French) in Canada crosses the lower Saint Lawrence River to the west of Quebec City, and Lévis, Quebec.
The Quebec Bridge is a riveted steel truss structure and is 987 metres (3,239 ft) long, 29 m (94 ft) wide, and 104 m (340 ft) high. Cantilever arms 177 m (580 ft) long support a 195 m (640 ft) central structure, for a total span of 549 m (1800 ft), the longest cantilever bridge span in the world. It is the easternmost (furthest downstream) complete crossing of the Saint Lawrence.
The bridge accommodates three highway lanes (none until 1929, one until 1949, two until 1993), one rail line (two until 1949), and a pedestrian walkway (originally two); at one time it also carried a streetcar line. It has been owned by the Canadian National Railway since 1993.


(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/5048/quebectrip5ec1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img124/quebectrip5ec1.jpg/1/)
(http://www.bridgemeister.com/imgddm/ddqcquebec6.jpg)

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4121/quebectrip6jx1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img142/quebectrip6jx1.jpg/1/)Chateau Frontenac. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_Frontenac)  Now this is a huge magnificent hotel that over looks the Quebec City and the Saint Lawrence River and is right in the Heart of Old Quebec City.  A major tourist attraction and where I spent most of my time.

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2199/quebectrip7en2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img136/quebectrip7en2.jpg/1/)A view from the upper wall to some of the residentail areas.

(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/6773/quebectrip8ue7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img384/quebectrip8ue7.jpg/1/)Some shops and resturaunts.

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2386/quebectrip9jy2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img208/quebectrip9jy2.jpg/1/)The view from the escalator.

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4076/quebectrip10dl7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img151/quebectrip10dl7.jpg/1/)There are four of my friends in this picture on our way to find a place for lunch.

If there is any interest in any of the pictures, I have actually taken about 175 picutes of the city, just PM me and we can talk.

Quote of the Day....
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) once said, "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."


Interesting Facts....
Science of Brain Fitness
The human brain starts slowing down as early as age 25. Scientific research has started to show that we can stay mentally fit.
The brain has the ability to create new neural connections and pathways, at any age. This can be used as a sort of "brain savings account" that can be used later in life.


Look for the next Update in the next few days.  ;)

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: RippleJet on October 08, 2008, 10:24:39 AM
Robin!!!!!! And you've said nothing in MSN... Shame on you! And a huge CONGRATS! :)


Albert Einstein (1879-1955) once said, "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

The days till May 30th count and will certainly be counted though! ()stsfd()


Btw, nice pics! :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on October 08, 2008, 10:28:16 AM
nice pictures my friend  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on October 08, 2008, 10:29:48 AM
This city is looking nice ;)
And also congratulation for your new Baby  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 08, 2008, 01:42:45 PM
Wow!

Québec City looks just beautiful! I've always wanted to go both there and to Montréal. One of these days...

I hope your trip went well, my friend, and I hope your wife and family are doing well!

Take care,

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on October 09, 2008, 12:02:22 PM
Hey Robin those are some great pics of Quebec, I would so love to travel there some day... I cant wait till the update, till then take it easy and don't strain yourself in getting your beer lol  :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on October 09, 2008, 05:38:34 PM
Hello Robin. Your wife gonna have a baby and you , you go travel all around the world. ??? Wise guy  ...  :D Just kidding . Hey beautiful picture of Québec my friend . Hope you went to the old town and see the citadel too. Very nice to place to see . Glad you enjoy your trip and hope to see some other pics too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 16, 2008, 08:57:56 PM
Hello All,

 Thanks for all the well wishes for my wife and I and our new baby to come.  It is very much appreciated.

Just a treaser for this evening.
(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/7789/southwestcity50teaserbe8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img511/southwestcity50teaserbe8.jpg/1/)

This will be the area we will explore next.

Psychological test

This is a story about a girl.
While at the funeral of her mother, she met a man whom she did not know. She thought he was amazing, her dream guy, and she fell in love with him instantly but never asked for his number and could not find him after the funeral.
A few days later the girl killed her sister.
Question: What was her motive in killing her sister?
Answer: She was hoping that the guy would appear at the sister's funeral.
If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath. This was a test used to test if one has the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers have taken this test and answered it correctly.
If you didn't answer correctly, good for you.
If you did get it right please comment so that I can remember never to meet you!



Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on October 16, 2008, 10:35:04 PM
LoL Robin then you really dont want to know where I stand muwahhahaha 

:D  I love that teaser there!!! I so cant wait till the full update  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 16, 2008, 10:38:27 PM
Beautiful teaser there, Robin! Just beautiful!

I can't wait to explore the surrounding areas!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on October 17, 2008, 05:20:45 AM
Beautiful teaser! :thumbsup: Looks like the real industrial area &apls

But the bad thing is that I answered correctly in your test :P ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on October 17, 2008, 05:29:22 AM
Hmmm, she didn't know him but he was at her mother's funeral. So I'm guessing if he knew the mum, she had told him about her family.

So kill the sister and he might turn up at her funeral as well???


Regardless, nice pic Robin. And congrats on the pending little one, sure to be a master of SC6  ;)

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 17, 2008, 07:04:09 AM
Nice new teaser there!
Great work on that area... ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on October 17, 2008, 09:41:50 AM
This is a really nice teaser my friend  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on October 17, 2008, 10:43:31 AM
great teaser Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on October 17, 2008, 04:02:17 PM
 :thumbsup: Nice teaser mate. Can`t wait foe the update. As for the test, i guess she kill her sister for have a chance to meet the guy again, or maybe she took her shoes without permission  $%Grinno$% Have fun with your baby :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 17, 2008, 06:21:34 PM
Hello All,

So now I know that I have to be very careful of Piotr and Dave. ::)  ;)


Kimcar, sorry for being a wise guy. You're right I shouldn't have left my wife at home while I traveled the world, so I have booked a weekend trip for just her and I to stay at the Chateau Frontenac. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_Frontenac) I hope you and her will forgive me. ;) :D

Here are a few more pics from Quebec City.
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2463/quebectrip11gr3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img220/quebectrip11gr3.jpg/1/)So here's my attempt at being camera savvy. ()stsfd()

(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/728/quebectrip12db9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img397/quebectrip12db9.jpg/1/)A very nice old building with some definate character. I thought the bricks were crumbling apart.

(http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/1876/quebectrip13di7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img369/quebectrip13di7.jpg/1/)What a georgeous mural. When I saw this from far away, it looked spectacular. But when I got up close all the very small details poped right out and I spent about 1/2 hour looking at.


Quote of the Day,
Theodore Roosevelt once said, "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it".

Have a great day and I'll see you all around,
Robin ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on October 17, 2008, 08:46:35 PM
Robin,
can't forget about the criptect answer that I gave lol
  You forgotten about me lol  :D ;) Anyways daaang that Mural is stunning!!! I cant wait to see more pics of quebec!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on October 18, 2008, 03:16:05 AM
great picture of Quebec Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: south park on October 18, 2008, 04:47:49 AM
great pictures and beautiful city !! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sciurus on October 18, 2008, 05:45:02 AM
Very nice! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 18, 2008, 06:06:56 AM
Welcome to page 40!!

Nice RL-pictures of Quebec City there, Robin!
And looking forward to more from sc4...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 18, 2008, 02:11:19 PM
Your pictures just keep making me long to go to Québec, Robin!

Excellent photography, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on October 19, 2008, 09:13:28 AM
 &apls &apls Wow very nice mural.  ??? I never see it , is it in the old downtown . Great idea that you booked a weekend at the Château Frontenac.
She gonna love it. If you still have time you can go to the Montmorency Falls near Québec city , They are the highest Falls in North America . Have a nice trip
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 21, 2008, 02:05:57 PM
Hello everyone,

Replies....

Thank you to everyone that has posted here, I really appreciate the feed back and support and most of all the well wishes on the new baby to come.  ()stsfd()

Just the Pics....
50.1
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1846/southwestcity501xt5.jpg)
50.2
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1002/southwestcity502za9.jpg)
50.3
(http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3710/southwestcity503mh4.jpg)
50.4
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/6174/southwestcity504lb2.jpg)
50.5
(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/3653/southwestcity505cy1.jpg)
5 .6
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5964/southwestcity506yr0.jpg)
50.7
(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/8761/southwestcity507gi6.jpg)
50.8
(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/2528/southwestcity508vs7.jpg)
50.9
(http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/2628/southwestcity509cq0.jpg)
50.10
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/3041/southwestcity5010tn6.jpg)
50.11
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8418/southwestcity5011ys8.jpg)
50.12
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6676/southwestcity5012yn3.jpg)

Now the neat thing that I'd like to point out about this area is that I run the CAM and all those very large industrial LOTs were grown.  ()stsfd()
My city has very little in the way of comercial jobs right now and I am trying my hardest to keep it that way for as long as possilbe.  As many of you already know me and for those ofyou that don't....I like industrial cities.  The dirtier the better.

Riddle for your Mind

The man who invented it doesn't want it.
The man who bought it doesn't need it.
The man who needs it doesn't know it.
What is it?


Answer - A Coffin

Hope you enjoyed this update and I'll see you around,
Robin  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on October 21, 2008, 02:07:59 PM
that's a really great update my friend  :thumbsup: your seaport is very great Robin  &apls :thumbsup:
But if you change the water texture, the little square bellow the boat (3rd picture) disappear  ;) and the result can be really good  :thumbsup:
I can see you do a fantastic job on the LE my friend  :thumbsup: with your really good lots  ;)
in picture 50.7, we can see a truck is going on the palette  ;)
In all, your seaport is good  :thumbsup: great work !
Arthur
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 21, 2008, 02:18:23 PM
What a seaport, Robin!

Just a wonderful job you've done with everything--the containers and cranes, the piers and ships--just perfectly put together, my friend!

You're doing some excellent work here!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: south park on October 21, 2008, 02:19:32 PM
great update , your seaport is just splendid I hope to see more !! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on October 21, 2008, 02:25:07 PM
Wow, Robin  :o
This seaport is just fantastic and so réalistic
I really love your new update
Great work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on October 21, 2008, 02:32:28 PM
Beautiful update, Robin! I have to admit that I haven't seen the industrial area like that in the loooooong time ;) It's really realistic, and I wonder how much time have you spent in Lot Editor, 'cause these are your custom lots, right? :)

OK, we had pros, now for some cons :P:
Well, to be honest, I don't really like the colour of that water. It is really bright blue, and in my opinion doesn't really fit in your city ;) But you're the mayor, and you decide what water you're going to use ;) Apart from that, virtually none for me :)

BTW, in the corner of the 1st pic, are those custom pylons? Because I'm looking for them for quite a long time, and I cannot seem to find them &mmm So if you tell me the name of those, I'll be really thankfull ;D

Best wishes for you, your wife and a little baby ;)
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sciurus on October 22, 2008, 07:51:54 AM
I never see a port as well as yours! Very good job, as many as LE and in the game. Really, you did a fantastic job, congratualtions! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 23, 2008, 09:56:10 AM
Awesome work there on that seaport! And wonderful LE-work!
Great pictures of it!
Looks nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jestarr on October 23, 2008, 07:47:16 PM
Excellent stuff, Robin! :thumbsup:  Your ports have a lot of visual interest and look very realistic.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: vester on October 24, 2008, 12:38:17 AM
I have to agree with Jess. EX-CEL-LENT!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on October 24, 2008, 05:54:04 AM
Robin, now you're giving the answers away, aaaaah $%Grinno$%

You are one of the best when it comes to ports, and this update is no exception.  :thumbsup:
The lots you have used, well created, are superb. Inspirational stuff &apls

Cheers

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sebes on October 24, 2008, 08:02:49 AM
I am so glad that today I decided to have a look at your mind scape again - and find more of those excellent industrial-port-city-pictures!  I love the way you have build the ports. They are so "simple" and so realistic, there is no overdoing in it - just plain quays and docks, cranes, warehouses and parkings. Absolutely very beautifull. :satisfied:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on October 24, 2008, 11:47:51 AM
Robin from what Ive seen even though I got a slow connection here I like what I see and I cant wait till I get home so I can see all of this update without a problem...

cheers

pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on October 27, 2008, 06:41:10 AM
Hello Robin ,

Have to say that since the day I've launched LE , these Lots are the first ones I see that I could use just like they are .... isn't enough said ? ;)  :thumbsup:


 &apls &apls &apls

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on October 27, 2008, 03:47:24 PM
    &apls &apls  Wow , i`m sure that you spend a couple of hour to do those great lots mate. Great one and very well done . :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on October 28, 2008, 07:55:36 AM
Hello All,

Replies,

Arthur (art128), thanks for stopin in and you are right about everything you have said.  I am in the middle of looking for a few things that will make some big changes to the water and the land.  ;)

Dustin (thundercrack83), it's always good to hear from you.  Thanks for the very nice comment.

south park, thanks, I'm glad you like what you see.

Simpson, I'm also gald you like the seaport.  It did take me some time.

Piotr (Sheep49), I too don't like the water.  I have been shopping for something fitting for some time.  I'm looking for something not too dark cause I want to use jeronij's special dirty water effect.  If you have any ideas, I'll gladly look into them.  But I think I have found something that I like.  We'll see in one of the upcoming updates.  ;)  As for the custom pylons, they are by Fukuda and can be found on the STEX, HERE. (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=16152&v=1)

sciurus54, Thanks for the compliment, but if you think mine is good you should see Emilin's in his MD. (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=261.0)  ;)

bat, thanks for stopping by and I'm gald you like the LE work and the seaport.

Jess (jestarr), nice to see you in here.  Thanks for the very nice comment and I hope to hear from you more often.

Arne (vester), Excellent, eh.  Thank you very much.

Dave (tooheys), I'm glad you like the ports, just wait until you see what is coming.  ;) Than give me your opinion of my seaports.  ()stsfd()

sebes, You are glad....I am more glad that you took a few minutes out of your day to stop in here.  As I said to Dave above, just wait till you see what's in store for November.  Ports, dirty industrial and ports and more dirty industrial.  hehe

Pat, I hope you are felling better.  I hope you had the chance to see everything.

Cedric (Badsim), Thank you....It's you I should thank, you are so inspirational.  &apls

kimcar, Thank you and yes they did take more than several hours.

Now for those that like the seaports so much, why don't you download BSC Functional Seaports (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1663) from the LEX.  In the download you'll find my LOTs, but the ones in my MD are just eyecandy LOTs but the ones in the download are functional.

Now for a little Teaser of what I am up to right now.
(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/2037/teaserwc5.jpg)

Famous Quote,

Helen Keller once said, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it."

Have a great day and I'll see you all around,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on October 28, 2008, 08:06:04 AM
OMG a crime scene! I see Sherlock Holmes coming  $%Grinno$%
Nah, it's a great lot you have do here my friend  :thumbsup:
looking forward to the continuation of this crime scene  :thumbsup:
keep up on this awesome work !
Arthur

EDIT => and congrats for having more than 800 replies on this awesome MD my friend  &apls
EDIT2 (1 November) => Oh and congrats for your third OSITM Robin  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on October 28, 2008, 10:51:05 AM
Robin I am Hanging in there my friend, thank you for asking and yes I did have the chance to see every thing too on friday evening when I got home and needless to say I droooled even more all over myself lol...

You know Helen had said it the best "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Now a little something from me "As we all go threw the trial and fire do we all become strenghted here!!!" I can't wait to see what you do next here Robin!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on October 28, 2008, 11:14:43 AM
Interesting teaser, you have there Robin! I like how you'd manage to make that chalk body thing appear in such a fitting place ;) But the road in the top-left corner is looking bad in my opinion. The cartoony style of it doesn't fit to your realistic photo :)

Conclusion: Inruguing teaser. Fix the road :P

Thank you for your attention.
Piotr

EDIT: :party:
800 REPLIES; WELCOME TO THE PAGE 41
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on October 28, 2008, 01:02:34 PM
The teaser looks really nice! And looking forward to that update...

Congrats on over 800 replies and for 41 pages!!! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on October 28, 2008, 11:06:37 PM
Welcome to the 800+ club, Robin!

I can really only think of one word to describe your work here in Mind Scape: Brilliant!

Keep it up, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on October 29, 2008, 01:25:54 AM
Robin, I've been away for far too long.  Your ports and industrial areas never cease to amaze me.   &apls

Congratulations on 800!  I'll try to start adding to those numbers a bit more often...  ;)

Til next time,
JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: CommodoreTech on October 31, 2008, 06:55:02 AM
Amazing! Very attractively built and made, very impressive.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 01, 2008, 10:10:08 AM
Hey Robin - first up CONGRATS on breaking the 800 barrier - well done.  Mind Scape has always been a sepcial MD in my opinion.

Second - apologies for not popping in for some time (I've been a bit inactive all round recently).

Third - Great to see that the port updates are still a speciality of yours - and this one is a real beauty.

As for the teaser/clue, hmmmmmm something to do with rubbish and murder?  Some kind of detective story maybe?  Whatever it is I'm sure it'll be done with the usual Mind Scape panache.

All the best,

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 01, 2008, 10:48:59 AM
Lots of congrats in order mate &apls.
Been away far too long.

Slowly catching up - as far as page 30 now not many more to go.
(Seems to me the last post from me here was nearly a year ago  :o -oops)
So a proper reply when fully up to date if that ok.

Just wanted to pop in with this for you
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/116/teapotandcup183e331wj9.png)

Be back soon with a refill ;D

 :satisfied:
TTC
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: CasperVg on November 01, 2008, 11:21:47 AM
Interesting teaser. Are you up to solving crimes, or committing them at the moment? Needless to say, your work here is astonishing, and congratulations on passing the 800-replies limit.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 01, 2008, 03:11:57 PM
Congrats, Robin!

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/5308/mindscapemd2.png)

The Staff
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 01, 2008, 03:20:56 PM
Robin this is sooo cool wow!!! Congrats my friend you soo deserve this!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 01, 2008, 03:34:06 PM
 Thank you very much everyone for this honor.  I have some great things in store for you all this month.
 

But for right now I would like to turn your attention to this.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o134/thundercrack83/Picture%20Competition/Tournament.jpg) (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=6054.msg192651#msg192651)

A tournament between all 200 of our current Picture Competition Hall of Fame pictures!

The first round of voting is open now and I encourage everyone to take the time to vote.

Good luck to all the contestants!

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 01, 2008, 03:37:44 PM
Hey Robin that is sweet!!!  I know I cant wait!!! I did my voting...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 01, 2008, 11:45:06 PM
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8277/mindscaperz2.jpg)
I would like to thank a very good friend, Dustin for the great work he did for me on the above picture.  Thank you very much my friend!


Hello All,

 Remember a while back I did a few updates on bridges, well I have another one.
 Bridges have always fascinated me, their structures are beautiful in their own ways.  The thought, the engineering, the I'm not really talking about the small bridges that cross over your local highway or the small stream, but the massive ones that cross entire valleys and are hundreds of meters high or over huge rivers where ships are able to pass under.  Now these are the ones that I like and are magnificent engineering marvels.
 And the following pictures are no exception.....

Let me share with you the Millau Viaduct (Wikipedia link) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct)
1
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1964/highestbridge1ik8.jpg)
2
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8931/highestbridge2ok4.jpg)
3
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/2070/highestbridge3ay2.jpg)
4
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/7049/highestbridge4dn4.jpg)
5
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/9121/highestbridge5ne9.jpg)
6
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/226/highestbridge6hj1.jpg)
7
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/261/highestbridge7ip9.jpg)
8
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/9595/highestbridge8qp8.jpg)
9
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/205/highestbridge9bh3.jpg)
10
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/6492/highestbridge10qu7.jpg)
11
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/2604/highestbridge11wq5.jpg)
12
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3369/highestbridge12tv0.jpg)
13
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/411/highestbridge13lq2.jpg)
14
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/2717/highestbridge14xf8.jpg)
15
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/883/highestbridge15dn1.jpg)
16
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/1717/highestbridge16ai3.jpg)
17
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7128/highestbridge17zo7.jpg)
18
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/272/highestbridge18hd3.jpg)
19
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/6292/highestbridge19hs9.jpg)
20
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/2361/highestbridge20kc5.jpg)
21
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/6393/highestbridge21uy1.jpg)
22
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/115/highestbridge22kv3.jpg)
23
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/7928/highestbridge23pm5.jpg)
24
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1060/highestbridge24kq0.jpg)
25
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/5633/highestbridge25eb3.jpg)

I hope you enjoyed those pictures as much as did.  This is definately a fascinating bridge.

Famous Quote,
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy just happens to be my most favourite books (movie as well) of all time to date.

See you all around,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 01, 2008, 11:55:29 PM
Robin simply amazing update here and I love your new banner!! Dustin did a darn good job on it!!! Such great history you pulled on Millu bridge wow and the photo's, I cant wait to see what you do next buddie....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 02, 2008, 01:56:59 AM
Robin, this is just simply amazing! I've been chatting recently with a young man who is interested in bridges, and he has provided links to several interesting Wiki stories and photos. But nothing like this. Next time we chat, I'll be sure to send him over here!

Congratulations on your third appearance in OSITM. I've always heard that three's a charm...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 02, 2008, 01:33:26 AM
Hey Robin - GREAT bridge pictures there.  That really is an amazing bridge.  The pics of the pillars rising up from the clouds and mist are very special indeed.

And of course a MASSIVE congrats on your THIRD OSITM award, I'll return the compliment with a clap for each one..... &apls &apls &apls

Enjoy your month.

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 02, 2008, 05:04:17 AM
&apls &apls &apls Congrats on your 3rd OSITM award there!!!! &apls &apls &apls

And looking forward to more...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on November 02, 2008, 08:57:25 AM
 :party: &apls &apls Congrats for your third OSITM my friend Hope you have enough room for those award  ;D Great pic too from the bridge.Have fun  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 02, 2008, 12:13:35 PM
Hello All,

I just wanted to show you all the map that we will be working on during this month.

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7551/corpuschristirc01bw7.jpg)

Our friend Troy (Blade2k5) has made alot of great maps over the last few months and the Corpus Christie map is one of my favourites.  I have decided to see what I can do with this one.

Here are a few satelite images of the areas we will be concentrating on.

1
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9315/corpuschristiesatelite1iu6.jpg)
2
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/8484/corpuschristiesatelite2sa1.jpg)
3
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4004/corpuschristiesatelite3jb4.jpg)
4
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/9162/corpuschristiesatelite4rq2.jpg)
5
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3456/corpuschristiesatelite5bm4.jpg)

For this particular area, in the satelite images you can see it is mostly residential, but I think I will be changing that up a litlle.  ::)
Maybe some dirty ports, you know, my sort of stuff.  The one thing I will try to do is not ot change the landscape too much.  So we'll see how it goes.

As for the bridge update.  I have something else to continue that topic in a few days.


Something for your Mind.

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counter-clockwise?

(http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5675247,00.gif)

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.
Most of us would see the dancer turning counter-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction, see if you can do it.


[tabular type=2]
[row]
[head]
LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
[/head]
[head]
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
[/head]
[/row]
[row]
[data]uses logic[/data]
[data]
uses feeling
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]detail oriented[/data]
[data]
"big picture" oriented
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]facts rule[/data]
[data]
imagination rules
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]words and language[/data]
[data]
symbols and images
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]present and past[/data]
[data]
present and future
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]math and science[/data]
[data]
philosophy & religion
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]can comprehend[/data]
[data]
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]knowing[/data]
[data]
believes
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]acknowledges[/data]
[data]
appreciates
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]order/pattern perception[/data]
[data]
spatial perception
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]knows object name[/data]
[data]
knows object function
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]reality based[/data]
[data]
fantasy based
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]forms strategies[/data]
[data]
presents possibilities
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]practical[/data]
[data]
impetuous
[/data]
[/row]
[row]
[data]safe[/data]
[data]
risk taking
[/data]
[/row]
[/tabular]

At first when I looked at the dancer, she was spinning clockwise and than after a few moments of concentration I was able to make her spin the opposite way.  After a few more moments I was able to make her spin back and forth with ease.  I guess both halves of my brain work just fine.  ;)

See you all tomorrow,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bob56 on November 02, 2008, 12:40:35 PM
thats really cool!  ()meeting()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jmdude1 on November 02, 2008, 12:55:39 PM
im sure when i first glanced at that dancer she was going counter clockwise, but ever since shes been going clockwise. then i read the info about it after and it makes sense, i am a right brain kinda person. very interesting little tidbits you post here, i like them.  also, i like the pics of the bridge. i watched a program on discovery about the building of this bridge, its pretty amazing. AND....youre starting a new map! does this mean that youve stopped mindscape or youre just putting it on hold? or working on both? id like to see what you can do with those fingers of land you zoomed in on, some nice residential waterfront lots there im sure!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 02, 2008, 01:15:39 PM
Nice map there and looking forward to the development of that map from Blade2k5... ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 02, 2008, 01:19:28 PM
You are off to the races here, Robin!

First the Millau update, and now the information on Corpus Christi--and that map! I can't way to see how you develop it, my friend!

I'm so happy that November's here!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 02, 2008, 06:06:58 PM
Robin you are off to a rockin start here with the Corpus Christie map and I cant wait to see how you devolp it!!! Also when I first looked at the girl she was spinnning counter then she went clock then up and down I thought at first I was lossing it lol... then I read the chart then I realized I fit the chart pretty good...  ;)  See you tomorrow!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 02, 2008, 07:29:11 PM
Now this is going to be an exciting development to watch. I'm from Houston and had relatives in Corpus Christi, so this is my old stompin' ground. We used to spend as much time in Galveston, Freeport and Texas City as possible, so I'm really interested in seeing how you deal with this Gulf Coast map.

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: DFire870 on November 03, 2008, 05:32:13 AM
Robin, this is my first time here, but I'm glad I stopped in now because I used to live in Corpus Christi for about 5 years before moving north to Central Texas, so I can't wait to see how you recreate the area. Although it might be hard to do that considering most of the city is oriented diagonally.

And the Port of Corpus Christi is located in the northwest of the map, where that canal runs west off the map, but since the map is cut off you wouldn't be able to develop most of the port anyhow.

On another note, kinda strange that I just happened to stop in here when you posted this latest update... It's like something was calling me to your MD. :D

-- John
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on November 03, 2008, 09:23:19 AM
Quote
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

Two days of OSITM, two incredible Mind Scape updates.

I think you've made your decision clear, Robin.  But we knew that all along, didn't we?

This MD is pure gold, start to current date.  Thanks for sharing your vision with us, regardless of which side of the brain it comes from.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 03, 2008, 09:32:13 AM
I've stared at that dancer since yesterday (I can't help it... she's kinda cute) and I've only seen her go clockwise.  Not really surprising, I guess... I've known for a while that I am one of the "truest" left handed/right brained people I know.   :D

The map looks like it should make for some interesting development.  I'll be looking forward to what you do with it.

That bridge is just incredible!  Like Paul, I'm very partial to the one with the piers rising up through the clouds.  There's something very surreal and majestic about that one.

This is shaping up to be a VERY good month, Robin!   &apls

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 03, 2008, 11:07:27 AM
Nice update there Robin.

I was going to ask where Corpus Christi was, but looking at the other responses, I'm assuming it's in Texas.  Those little inlets look interesting - I assume they've been man made (to a degree) to allow as many homes as possible to have that all expensive water frontage.

The layout of the land is so different to anything I can picture in England - the way that there is a small narrow strip of land between the mainland and the sea.  Will be interesting to see how that gets developed.

And as for the spinning dancer - first time I looked she was going anti-clockwise, and then next time going clockwise.  Not sure what that says about me!!

All the best,

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: DFire870 on November 03, 2008, 11:53:57 AM
Nice update there Robin.

I was going to ask where Corpus Christi was, but looking at the other responses, I'm assuming it's in Texas.  Those little inlets look interesting - I assume they've been man made (to a degree) to allow as many homes as possible to have that all expensive water frontage.

The layout of the land is so different to anything I can picture in England - the way that there is a small narrow strip of land between the mainland and the sea.  Will be interesting to see how that gets developed.

And as for the spinning dancer - first time I looked she was going anti-clockwise, and then next time going clockwise.  Not sure what that says about me!!

All the best,

Paul

Paul, yes, the inlets were man-made so that every house in the area would have access to the water. This way the people who live there can drive their boats right up to the house. It's an interesting sight to drive by these houses and have all the boats parked next to them like cars. :P

And that narrow strip of land is actually part of the JFK Causeway which connects Padre Island to the mainland. There is a small gap in the causeway with a tall bridge over it so ships can go from that inner area to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico (it's part of the Intracoastal Waterway).

-- John
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 03, 2008, 05:44:52 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)
Hello Everyone,

Things are getting a little more fancy as everdy passes.  ;)  I have the new Main Banner from Dustin, and what a piece of art that is and I have started some work on other banners.  Tell me what you think.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/JusttheRepliesBanner.jpg)

bob56, nice to see a new face, I hope you stop by more often and continue to enjoy my MD.
jmdude1, I love those type of test.  A friend of mine and I pass emails back and forth with this type of stuff and I'm glad to share it with the people of SC4D.  As for MindScape, it's not on hold, this is it my friend.  I like to jump all over the place.  I get bored very quickly and never really finish a map before moving on to another, although I think I will do my best to stay on this one a little longer than usual.
bat,Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to see you here my friend.
Dustin,Yes I am off to the races and you had better not miss an update cause they will coming out of here fast and furious.  :D
Pat,Ahhh, a rockin race, yah that's it.  The girl, what girl, you're going crazy my friend, hehe.  Yah, I had some strange moments while looking at her too.
Joan,Well now I have a lot to live up to.  I will have to try extra hard to impress you.  I don't think I will be doing the entire shore residential though, so I think you'll be in for a big surprise.
John, (DFire870) if you don't mind....No worries about this being your first time, what's important is that you are here now.  ;)  It looks like I'll have two people to really impress. (read above, Joan's reply)  As fro my MD calling you, yah it has that effect on some people, after all it is called MindScape.  ::)
David, It's really nice to see you stop in and you are right I think I have decided waht to do with my time, I just hope everyone else enjoys how I spent it.  ;)
John, The dancer thing had me going for a while too.  I was able to make her spin both ways and that compares well with my personality too.
Paul, Thanks for stopin by.  Don't worry I had to look up Corpus Chritie to learn about it as well.  The google earth images are awesome, you should check out th earea when you have some time.
Dave again, yup, you're right, most of them are man made.


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TimeforthePics-1.jpg)

I know that I said I wasn't going to do any terraforming, but surprise, I did.  I tried to lay down some roads here and there but it wasn't working for me.  So here is some progress of what I have done from the original map.  What do you think?

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-1a.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-1b.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-1c.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-1d.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-1e.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-1f.jpg)



(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SomethingforyourMind.jpg)

Try to say this five times fast. ::)

Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug - although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning.

by Meaghan Desbiens


As for the banners in this post, well they are a work in progress and I think I need a little more practise.  ;)

Seeya tomorrow,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 03, 2008, 07:49:08 PM
Robin that was a lot of T's to get threw lol... anywho I think your banners are very good, maybe a small border around them would spruce them up a bit? Other then that I cant wait till tomorrow's update!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on November 04, 2008, 07:10:51 AM
Wow, you have a big project going on there! It's going to be a seaport, right? If so, I think you might have a hard time developing that area. But I'm sure you can do that. ;) Also, the new banner made by Dustin looks gorgeus! Great work both of you :thumbsup:

'Something for you mind...' part is fun too! Unfortunately, I can tell it only two times :D

Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 04, 2008, 07:18:22 AM
You have done an excellent work my friend  :thumbsup: really great work !
I see you have change the water texture , It's excellent  &apls
looking forward to the development Robin  :thumbsup:
Arthur
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 04, 2008, 07:25:57 AM
This area and your pictures of it are looking fantastic! Beautiful work...

Looking forward to the development...... ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on November 04, 2008, 08:00:53 AM
Hello Robin-the-bridges-addicted ..... $%Grinno$%

Millau is on my way to go at my father's home so I take it regurlarly ( which means twice a year .... )

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7796/viaducdemillauqe4.jpg)

As everything as been made to do not distract drivers , you've to go under it to be the most impressed .

Congratulations for this third & well deserved month in OSITM .  :thumbsup: &apls &apls

The map looks truly splendid , very detailled and fine . And it seems you've got a lot of terraforming to correct the seaport .... can't wait to see what you'll do with all these piers .  ;)

Cheers .

Cédric.
Title: Re: Mind Scape....Happy 2nd Anniversary SC4D!!!
Post by: rooker1 on November 04, 2008, 12:22:43 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)


Hello Everyone,

Today is the day!
Two years ago today was the official opening day of SC4D, thanks to jeronij and a few others. 
I would like to take a moment and thank everyone involved in making this site such a success and heres to many more to come.
Happy 2nd Anniversary SC4Devotion.  Happy 2nd Anniversary SC4Devotion.  Happy 2nd Anniversary SC4Devotion.
Here's the cake.
(http://penguinpartyzone.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/second-year-anniversary-cake.jpg)

Here's the balloons.
(http://www.clothestree.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/anniversary_cheer.jpg)

Cheers to everyone.
(http://images.google.com/url?q=http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/watchdog/blog/cheers.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGZsixX9u218cF9nDF-3xcoGN5b-Q)


 It's time for my........."Guess that Picture Competition".

 &apls &apls &apls  audience clapping.  :D

Rules
"There will be three rounds with ten pictures in each round.

All you have to do is name the Author, where the picture came from and be the first person with all ten answers correct.
I will pop in every once in a while to say whether or not someone's list is correct.
I will donate the 12 Euros for the one year subscription to the winner of each round."

(If you already have a subscription you can donate it to someone else)

 &apls &apls &apls  audience claps again.

I would encourage everyone to be a Subscriber.  I think it's affordable and goes to a really good cause, keeping the site running as well as it does.  ;) Just go to your "Profile" and than look under "Modifly Profile" and there should be a link to "SC4D Subscriptions".  ;)
For the rest of the month, I would like to see all new subscribers post here in this thread.  If I can get 30 subscribers, I will run a special contest at the end of the month and donate another subscription to one lucky person.


oooohhhhhh and aaahhhhhhs come from the audience.

"Good luck to everyone and I look forward to who will take part".  ;)

Round One

Pic 1
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff155/dgnk_amsterdam/SC4D/Rhenen/RH%20C/7967f413.jpg)

Pic 2
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd58/SC4D/Borneo%20CJ/Bangorai/NorthwestBangorai-1223415150copy.jpg)

Pic 3
(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/8222/22861221os5.jpg)

Pic 4
(http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/9935/village0119mai681222020jx7.jpg)

Pic 5
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff177/dsrwhat316/The%20Source/Mosaics/82.jpg)

Pic 6
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3815/sc68ar2.jpg)

Pic 7
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/1033/02hu2.jpg)

Pic 8
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/496/walldpc3.jpg)

Pic 9
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1624/nettanpreview01ac9.jpg)

Pic 10
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5627/ensenadads1510vf9ci7.jpg)


Well that's it for the pictures....let the first round begin.
Good luck to everyone and I look forward to who takes part.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on November 04, 2008, 12:28:43 PM
Oh gosh, I forgot it's the 2nd anniversary today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SC4D! :party: &dance

Good update, Robin! I really like the pics ;)

And now the competition:
Pic 1: Maarten (Imaginia MD)
Pic 2: Don't have an idea :/
Pic 3: Art128 (Maroanestra MD)
Pic 4: Simpson (Kaikoura MD)
Pic 5: dsrwhat[some-random-number-I-forgot] (The Source MD)
Pic 6: Again, I don't know.
Pic 7: squidi (Orlach MD)
Pic 8: I've seen this before, but I don't know where :D
Pic 9: Can't figure out the source of that picture
Pic 10: Looks like the work by ManuelR, but I'm not 100% sure ;)

See you later! ;)
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 04, 2008, 12:41:05 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SC4D!  &hlp

and now :
1) ---
2) ---
3) praiodan  -  Lars's MD
4) David (Simpson)  -  kaikoura
5) Dan (dsrwhat)  -  the Source
6) Squidi  -  Orlach
7) Squidi  -  Orlach
8 ) ---
9) Badsim  -  Antigone
10) shadow assassin  -  Ensenada, Whitefall, Iridar
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 04, 2008, 12:43:57 PM
Oh gosh, I forgot it's the 2nd anniversary today!
Me, too, I thought it would be tomorrow....

Nice birthday-pictures there! And it's great that you start a new picture-competition:

I think that I can guess the rest 4 of these 10 pictures... (it was an easy round):

Here's the full list (if all is correct...):

[tabular type=4][row][head]Number[/head][head]MD-NAME[/head][head]MD-Author[/head][/row]
[row][data]1.[/data][data]Rhenen, NN[/data][data]sebes[/data][/row]
[row][data]2.[/data][data]Bangorai' Southeast Asian MD[/data][data]Sky Guy[/data][/row]
[row][data]3.[/data][data]Lars' MD - Featuring the Zollernmark[/data][data]praidon[/data][/row]   
[row][data]4.[/data][data]The région of Kaikoura[/data][data]Simpson[/data][/row]
[row][data]5.[/data][data]The Source[/data][data]dsrwhat316[/data][/row]
[row][data]6.[/data][data]Orlach[/data][data]squidi[/data][/row]
[row][data]7.[/data][data]Orlach[/data][data]squidi[/data][/row]
[row][data]8.[/data][data]Ennedi plays Shosaloza[/data][data]Ennedi[/data][/row]
[row][data]9.[/data][data]AntigOne[/data][data]Badsim[/data][/row]
[row][data]10.[/data][data]Ensenada[/data][data]Shadow Assassin[/data][/row]   
[/tabular]
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 04, 2008, 12:48:00 PM
Great job bat and it only took you 22 minutes.

All of your answers are correct.  I will donate the funds and you will become a Subscriber very shortly.

That went a little faster than expected.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 04, 2008, 01:55:02 PM
Great to see the picture comp make a re-appearance Robin.  I got Sebes and Dan (drswhat) and kinda guessed Adam (Ennedi).

Great idea re the Subscriptors.  Personally I always forget those little amounts, so dontaed EUR30 about a month ago to make up for the lack of regular payments  :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 04, 2008, 02:41:26 PM
Robin this is excellent here wow!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on November 05, 2008, 02:44:11 AM
Hi Robin  ;)
These updates are looking very good. The region looks also fine
Congratulation for (more than) 800 replies in your super MD and also congratulation for this new Award
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 05, 2008, 01:37:05 PM
22 minutes! That's pretty fast, bat!

Glad to see the contest back and running, Robin! Boy, November's a great month, isn't it?

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape...."Guess that Picture Competition", Second Round!!!
Post by: rooker1 on November 06, 2008, 06:22:14 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello Everyone,

It's time for my........."Guess that Picture Competition".

 &apls &apls &apls  audience clapping.  :D

Rules
"There will be three rounds with ten pictures in each round.

All you have to do is name the Author, where the picture came from and be the first person with all ten answers correct.
I will pop in every once in a while to say whether or not someone's list is correct.
I will donate the 12 Euros for the one year subscription to the winner of each round."

(If you already have a subscription you can donate it to someone else)

 &apls &apls &apls  audience claps again.

I would encourage everyone to be a Subscriber.  I think it's affordable and goes to a really good cause, keeping the site running as well as it does.  ;) Just go to your "Profile" and than look under "Modifly Profile" and there should be a link to "SC4D Subscriptions".  ;)
For the rest of the month, I would like to see all new subscribers post here in this thread.  If I can get 30 subscribers, I will run a special contest at the end of the month and donate another subscription to one lucky person.


oooohhhhhh and aaahhhhhhs come from the audience.

"Good luck to everyone and I look forward to who will take part".  ;)


Let's move on to the Second Round.
Hopefully it won't be as easy as the first one.  ;)

Pic 1
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k255/marcszar/SC4D_Pic_Competition_1.jpg)

Pic 2
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9530/cityscenext3.jpg)

Pic 3
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5057/pic10ta7.jpg)

Pic 4
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5466/mi07071502hauptbruckeclbp3.jpg)

Pic 5
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/3149/cmlwyspa4imp1gu5.jpg)

Pic 6
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/callagrafx/evening-mist.jpg)

Pic 7
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/jmyers2043/GrainElevatorasFreightRailStation.jpg)

Pic 8
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/careless/open4copy.jpg)

Pic 9
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p11/ParrotsSC4Photos/DT25st.jpg)

Pic 10
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e130/yoman3/PSOdessaStair.jpg)

These are definately a great group of pictures.
Good luck to everyone.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 06, 2008, 09:39:06 AM
Well, I can get things started anyway...  ::)

1.  - Marcszar

7.  - Jmeyers

8.  - Suplado

9.  - Squidi

All from the Picture Competition thread, I believe...

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Toichus Maximus on November 06, 2008, 09:44:02 AM
5. ennedi

10. yoman
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 06, 2008, 10:23:58 AM
Ok here's the result :

1 marcszar , Sachsen (or Saxony)
2 Mulefisk , Romania's bigger cities
3 Mulefisk , Olavsfjord
4 MIncroabl , Reichenburg.
5 Ennedi ,  Ennedi plays Shosaloza
6 callagrafx , ~no region name~
7 jmyers2043 , Taunton
8 Suplado , Jargeah
9 Cockatoo-210893 , Eagle Island (?)
10 Yoman , PSSO (With The Port of Ossic)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 06, 2008, 10:28:31 AM
Congratulations Arthur on being my Second Round winner.
All your answers are correct.
I will donate the funds and you will become a Subscriber very shortly.  &apls

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on November 06, 2008, 10:47:57 AM
Gosh, just about when I was going to post my answers :D
Congratz Arthur! :party: It truly was a set of great pictures, and either (like I wanted to) you used HoF, or you know SC4D so well...  ;)
BTW, are there going to be anymore competitions? If so, I can't wait for'em.;D

See you later ;)
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 06, 2008, 10:57:59 AM
Congrats to Arthur for winning that round!!! &apls

...and

looking forward to the third round...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 06, 2008, 10:58:59 AM
Yes Piotr, there iwll be one more cometition for sure.
I was hoping that I would get a better response for other people subscribing themselves. 
As I offered in the other two competition posts,
Quote
I would encourage everyone to be a Subscriber.  I think it's affordable and goes to a really good cause, keeping the site running as well as it does.  ;) Just go to your "Profile" and than look under "Modifly Profile" and there should be a link to "SC4D Subscriptions".  ;)
For the rest of the month, I would like to see all new subscribers post here in this thread.  If I can get 30 subscribers, I will run a special contest at the end of the month and donate another subscription to one lucky person.

There would be another competition, but only if the above requirement was meet.


Anyways everyone stay tuned for an update later tonight.  ()stsfd()

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 06, 2008, 01:09:15 PM
Robin another great round here indeed!!! Too bad I missed it again siiiiiigh.... Anyways I cant wait to see what you come up with next!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 06, 2008, 01:12:18 PM
And there's another round on the books--Congratulations, Arthur!

And congrats to you, too, Robin! You always do so much for the site, it's just wonderful, my friend! Just wonderful!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 06, 2008, 02:26:21 PM
Great pics you posted for us there Robin, very nice selection.  It's funny I recognised most of them but struggled to remember who posted many of them.  Suplado, Ennedi, Callagrfx and Cockatoo all were easily recognisable as they have a  style of their own.

Looking forward to round three.............
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 06, 2008, 02:39:21 PM
I want to remind everyone to vote--

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o134/thundercrack83/Picture%20Competition/Tournament.jpg) (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=6054.msg192651#msg192651)

The preliminary rounds are almost over! Get your votes in today!


Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 06, 2008, 11:46:28 PM
I finally rocked the vote as well too!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 10, 2008, 10:00:55 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

A Quick Teaser.
(http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/3963/southportlinedocksteasebw1.jpg)

The terraforming is going painstakingly slow.  ;)

Seeya all tomorrow with some more.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 10, 2008, 10:11:10 PM
It may be slow, but it's looking really good. That's an interesting concept you're creating, and I'm really anxious to see how it develops.

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 10, 2008, 10:31:09 PM
Hey Robin I will be awaiting for that update for tomorrow for sure!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 10, 2008, 10:55:04 PM
Wow, Robin!

Now that is terraforming! So meticulous! I can't wait to see how things develop, my friend!

Take care!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 11, 2008, 07:51:37 AM
Great teaser there, Robin!
And looking forward to the next update... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 11, 2008, 08:05:24 AM
great teaser Robin, the terraforming is perfect  &apls &apls
can't wait the next update !
Arthur
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: papab2000 on November 11, 2008, 11:40:01 AM
Robin,

Good job  :thumbsup: The TF'ing is not easy, if it were everyone would be doing it.  ;) By the way enjoyed your interview with Pat on the Podcast.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 11, 2008, 12:14:59 PM
I would like to direct everyone to Pat's Podcast for the month of November. (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=6139.msg197765#msg197765)

Just another one of my of the little suprises for the month.
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 11, 2008, 12:39:39 PM
Robin I thank you again for taking your time you did such a fantastic job sir!!!!  :thumbsup: I am still waiting for that update  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 11, 2008, 01:06:04 PM
That terraforming is looking really interesting.  I remember how long it took me to create the canals in my Amsterdam re-creation and this looks MUCH more work.

Good luck with the rest of it and I bet you can't wait to actually start building on it!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on November 11, 2008, 01:48:36 PM
Hi!
I enjoyed discovering this MD every single time that I have looked in it in order to get on with the time. All I can say is that it is extremly interesting and enyojable. Superb work!  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 11, 2008, 10:49:08 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello Everyone,

Here is the finished map, next we move on to the transportation.
What will be here, residential, industrial or seaports?  ???  You'll just have to come back and see.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-Fin1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-Fin2.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-Fin3.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-Fin4.jpg)

Quote of the Day,
Aristotle once said,
"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies".

A little piece of me.
Just for the record.  I very carefully choose these quotes and always look for ones that have some meaning to myself.  And the above quote is a perfect example.  Johana, my wife is also my best friend and our souls are definately one.  ()stsfd()



That's it for tonight and look forward to tomorrow when we go over the transportation systems that will be used in the region.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 11, 2008, 10:53:23 PM
Hmmmmmm...will it be...a park?

I have a feeling where it's going, but any way you slice it, Robin, I'm sure it will something amazing. I'm here in Mind Scape, after all--where "amazing" is commonplace!

Take care, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 11, 2008, 11:24:37 PM
That's one awesome job of terraforming, Robin. I think I know what you have in mind, but whenever I guess I'm always wrong - and I want to be right this time - so I'll just wait and see. (Howzat for the best excuse you've heard in the last five minutes  ::))

I'm looking forward to seeing the whole area develop,
but especially the transport system. Based on what I see so far, it will be tricky at best to connect all the islands you've created. There's that chunk of real estate in the center of photo three along with several smaller islets that will need some kind of access, and I don't think the game engine recognizes swimming!  :D

This is definitely worth watching and waiting for!
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on November 12, 2008, 05:31:28 AM
Excelent, your terraforming is incredible
But maybe with a terrain mod (columbus mod or olympic mod..), it's will more good  :thumbsup:
I'm looking forward to the next update my friend
Take care


BTW: congratulation for the podcast  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 12, 2008, 06:40:16 AM
wow ! excellent terraforming Robin , It's (like I said before) nicely done my friend , very great work  :thumbsup: I see this place with many villas and marinas  ;D and some little residential buildingss  &apls  I can't imagine the time spent to do that  :o :o
can't wait the development Robin
Arthur 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 12, 2008, 06:44:18 AM
Now Robin that is imense terraforming there and I see some roadway's for sure and lets see by the setup I can only imagine that you are going to go with some type of circus lol  :D :D :D sorry I couldnt resist.... Anywho what you will do it will be great and I cant wait to see what devolps for sure!!!

pat
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 12, 2008, 08:20:42 AM
Wonderful new pictures of this part of your region! Nice terra-forming! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on November 12, 2008, 02:17:21 PM
Hehe, seems like I didn't reply lately :D Anyway, it's nice to see that terraforming's going OK. That's going to be a big port, from what I've seen! Maybe there's even going to be a shipyard there... I don't know &Thk/( But hey, the overall shape looks gorgeus and realistic! Good luck with developing the area. ;)
And the quote is absolutely brilliant, and so true... ;) But it's not surprising, because it's one of your MD's trademarks ::)

Sadly, I don't have anything helpful to say today ()sad()

All the best to you and your family :)
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on November 12, 2008, 05:58:43 PM
The terraforming is "simply" WOW! , seriously. I am definetly looking foward to see what your plans of building are and how you will lay the transportation.  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on November 12, 2008, 07:00:29 PM
Very hard question that you ask. I don`t any clue  ;D Anyway i `m sure there a lot of work already done and still lot to do .Have fun :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: blade2k5 on November 13, 2008, 12:18:07 AM
You've got a good eye for terraforming + the patience to be articulate as you were there. :thumbsup:  A lot more articulate than I am with a terrain that intricate. :D  Can't wait to see how you develop it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 16, 2008, 10:09:28 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)


Hello Everyone,

It's time for my........."Guess that Picture Competition".

 &apls &apls &apls  audience clapping.  :D

Rules
"There will be three rounds with ten pictures in each round.

All you have to do is name the Author, where the picture came from and be the first person with all ten answers correct.
I will pop in every once in a while to say whether or not someone's list is correct.
I will donate the 12 Euros for the one year subscription to the winner of each round."

(If you already have a subscription you can donate it to someone else)

 &apls &apls &apls  audience claps again.

I would encourage everyone to be a Subscriber.  I think it's affordable and goes to a really good cause, keeping the site running as well as it does.  ;) Just go to your "Profile" and than look under "Modifly Profile" and there should be a link to "SC4D Subscriptions".  ;)
For the rest of the month, I would like to see all new subscribers post here in this thread.  If I can get 30 subscribers, okay, okay, just 15 subscribers, I will run a special contest at the end of the month and donate another subscription to one lucky person.


oooohhhhhh and aaahhhhhhs come from the audience.

"Good luck to everyone and I look forward to who will take part".  ;)


Let's move on to the Thrid Round.
Hopefully it won't be as easy as the first two.  ;)


Pic 1
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1962/fjs001tb2.jpg)

Pic 2
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k255/marcszar/NYC_Housing_Projects_Set3_Day1.jpg)

Pic 3
(http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2596.0;attach=2347;image)

Pic 4
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/483/berlindomfinip9.jpg)

Pic 5
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/callagrafx/final_1.jpg)

Pic 6
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/JBSimio93/Westwood_Preview04.jpg)

Pic 7
(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/18c058cd70d1874a0794e61f3801fca1.jpg)

Pic 8
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6345/gpbnns9.jpg)

Pic 9
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/citynut/grainwarehouse3.jpg)

Pic 10
(http://www.brakebayou.us/images/warehouse02a.jpg)

Good luck to everyone that takes part in this round.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 16, 2008, 11:05:14 AM
Hey Robin sweet I can sneek some time in here to take a crack at guessing my brain power YaY!!!!! I love the BAT project guessing the most!!!! OK onto my guesses


Well that is all I can get there Robin, you picked some darn good ones for the 3 I cant get!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 16, 2008, 11:17:55 AM
1 # GaryReggae's BAT Exhibition
2 ----
3 Xannepan's bats
4 DebussyMan Showcase
5 -----
6 ----
7 ----
8 -----
9 -----
10 ----

 ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 16, 2008, 11:24:12 AM
Not too bad Pat, but you got one wrong and I hope you are looking for the rest.
And Arthur you got the one thta PAT got wrong, right.  ;)
Pic 1 - GaryReggae - GaryReggae's BAT Exhibition
Pic 2 - marcszar - Marcszar's BATs
Pic 3 - xannepan - Xannepans creations
Pic 4 - DebussyMan - DebussyMan Showcase
Pic 5 - callagrafx - CAL's BAT Cave
Pic 6 - JBSimio - JBSimio Inc.
Pic 7 -
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 - Citynut - Citynut's Padded Room
Pic 10 -

These are the ones that are correct.
Who's going to get the rest?

Robin  ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 16, 2008, 11:31:19 AM
I truely have gone nuts searching for the 3 missing one's and I spent an hour of production time looking whoopsie lol.... thank god I am stuck at work all day today lol..
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 16, 2008, 06:31:07 PM
I'll add one of the last three...  :thumbsup:

Pic 10 - Jestarr - Jestarr's Stuff

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on November 16, 2008, 07:45:17 PM
Nr. 7 is definately a Lars' (praiodan) BAT ...

Bernhard (who isn't completele dead or inactive ...  ;) )
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 16, 2008, 08:26:22 PM
OK so the list is shapping up with only # 8 still left to be figured out hmmm....

Pic 1 - GaryReggae - GaryReggae's BAT Exhibition
Pic 2 - marcszar - Marcszar's BATs
Pic 3 - xannepan - Xannepans creations
Pic 4 - DebussyMan - DebussyMan Showcase
Pic 5 - callagrafx - CAL's BAT Cave
Pic 6 - JBSimio - JBSimio Inc.
Pic 7 - Praiodan's Joinery
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 - Citynut - Citynut's Padded Room
Pic 10 - Jesstar Stuff

I have figured out that at least all the bats selected are BSC BATters, but number 8 is driving me totaly insane and I just cant figure that one out at all....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 16, 2008, 09:21:21 PM
Great work guys, those answers are correct. 
Pat, sorry I don't mean to drive you crazy.

Pic 1 - GaryReggae - GaryReggae's BAT Exhibition
Pic 2 - marcszar - Marcszar's BATs
Pic 3 - xannepan - Xannepans creations
Pic 4 - DebussyMan - DebussyMan Showcase
Pic 5 - callagrafx - CAL's BAT Cave
Pic 6 - JBSimio - JBSimio Inc.
Pic 7 - praiodan - praiodan's workbench / general discussion
Pic 8 -
Pic 9 - Citynut - Citynut's Padded Room
Pic 10 - jestarr - jestarr's stuff

I'm looking for one more, who's it going to be?

Robin  ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 16, 2008, 09:55:51 PM
I finally cracked the code or myself and finally searching in the thread portion of the BSC Team Creations I found it in Tag_One's Thread...............

so the complete list as a whole is now this.....


Pic 1 - GaryReggae - GaryReggae's BAT Exhibition
Pic 2 - marcszar - Marcszar's BATs
Pic 3 - xannepan - Xannepans creations
Pic 4 - DebussyMan - DebussyMan Showcase
Pic 5 - callagrafx - CAL's BAT Cave
Pic 6 - JBSimio - JBSimio Inc.
Pic 7 - praiodan - praiodan's workbench / general discussion
Pic 8 - Tag_One
Pic 9 - Citynut - Citynut's Padded Room
Pic 10 - jestarr - jestarr's stuff


I had a blast as this has kept me pretty well occuipied threw out the day!!!   :party: %BUd% &bis&
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 16, 2008, 10:06:37 PM
Great work Pat. 
You are correct and my Third Round winner, congrats.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 16, 2008, 10:13:10 PM
Thank you Robin, this is a real treat!!!! A even bigger thank you to Jon and also Bernard who helped out with this!!!

:thumbsup: &apls :thumbsup: &apls :thumbsup: &apls :thumbsup: &apls :thumbsup: &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 17, 2008, 07:53:05 AM
Congrats to Pat for winning the third round!

And looking forward to a new update there, Robin! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 17, 2008, 10:22:40 AM
Oh Darn Missed the comp again.

Stirling work you done in your MD Robin.
It great to see just how much you progressed since the start.
Its been great spending time going over it all once again and believe it or not I got a few ideas
to try in my md.

Chalk up a new subscription here. That's at least one more for your cause.

Now I am up to date it will be easy to keep up with what you do.

Regards
Derry

PS You do have back-ups? Yes?
 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 17, 2008, 02:04:29 PM
Quote
Oh Darn Missed the comp again.

Me, too! I have to start paying more attention, I guess!

Congratulations, Pat!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 18, 2008, 07:46:00 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello All,

Once again I would like to congratulate my three winners to "Guess that Picture Competition".

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/blue_award_ribbon1-bat-1.jpg)

bat was the winner of the first round assisted by Sheep49 and art128.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/blue_award_ribbon1-art128-2.jpg)

art128, the winner of the second assisted by JBSimio and Toichus Maximus.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/blue_award_ribbon1-Pat-3.jpg)

Pat, the third assisted by art128, JBSimio and Nardo69.

These three members have just won a one year SUBSCRIPTION.

I would encourage everyone to be a Subscriber.  I think it's affordable and goes to a really good cause, keeping the site running as well as it does.   Just go to your "Profile" and than look under "Modifly Profile" and there should be a link to "SC4D Subscriptions".


Here are some images I was fouling around with in my new copy of Adobe Photoshop.  ;)

59.0
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8108/southportlinedocks590gv3.jpg)
59.1
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2961/southportlinedocks591uh0.jpg)
59.2
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8894/southportlinedocks592rc4.jpg)



Something for your Mind...

How smart are you? 
Try this and let's see how well you do.

1.Do they have a 4th of July in England?
Yes
No

2.How many birthdays does the average man have?
1
2
3++
5++
10+++

3.Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
1
3
6
9
12

4.How many outs are there in an inning?
2
3
6
8

5.Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister?
Yes
No

6.Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?
10
25
50
70
90

7.If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
1
2
3

8.A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half hour.
      How many minutes would the pills last?
20
40
60
90

9.A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?
1
3
5
7
9

10.How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?
3
2
1
0

11.How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?
1
3
6
9
12

I'll be back with the answers to these in a few days.
I would be interested in seeing some of your answers and seeing how well you all do. 
Just for the record, I got 9 out of 11!

Have a great day and I'll see you all around,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: squidi on November 18, 2008, 08:20:52 AM
hi robin,

i hope my bad english caused no wrong answers but a few of them are maybe correct :)

i thought the first question should be no and that there is some kind of ironie in it. but the answer is yes

2.) 1

3.) 12

4.) ??

5 ) would be strange if its not allowed so i say yes

6.) 70

7.) 2

8.) 90 ?

9.) 9

10.) 1

11.) 12



-paul



Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jestarr on November 18, 2008, 08:49:37 AM
Here's mine.

1.  yes
2.  1
3.  12
4.  6
5.  no
6.  70
7.  2
8.  90
9.  9
10. 1
11. 12
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on November 18, 2008, 08:49:59 AM
Hey Robin. Good update you have there! :thumbsup: Some effects are cool, some are not-so-cool, but overall it is definitely nice. The first picture is kinda boring for me, perhaps something I can keep my eyes on would help ;) The second is my favourite, since you've created a really realistic effect of paint strokes. The 3rd one is the worst IMHO. If I were you, I'd rather make two photos: one at night, one at day, and compile them to look similiar, but much more effective than the photo you have there. ;)

The 'thinking part' of your update is very interesting. Here are my answers: ;)

1. Yes
2. 10+++
3. 12
4. 3
5. No
6. 70
7. 2
8. 90
9. 9
10. 1
11. 6


See you later ;)
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metarvo on November 18, 2008, 08:52:07 AM
Hi, Robin.  I'm popping out of lurk mode to try my hand at this.

1.  Yes.  They do have a 4th of July in England.  They just don't celebrate U.S. Independence Day on the 4th of July in England.

2.  1.  The average man celebrates his birthday on one day per year.

3.  1.  February is the only month with 28 days (unless it's a leap year; then the answer is 0).

4.  3.  An inning never ends unless there are 3 outs (unless it's the bottom of an extra inning and the batting team scores, leaving the other team with no way of winning).

5.  No.  Just a wild guess.

6.  70.  [30/(1/2)] + 10 = [30*2] + 10 = 60 + 10 = 70.

7.  1.  3 apples - 2 apples = 1 apple.

8.  90.  3 pills every half hour = 3 pills every 30 minutes.  3 * 30 = 90.  Unless the doctor tells you to take one immediately, then the answer is 60.

9.  9.  If all but 9 die, only those 9 are left.

10.  1.  I'm going with 1.  You did ask how many of each, didn't you?

11.  12.  If there are a dozen two-cent stamps, there must be twelve of them.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 18, 2008, 09:24:25 AM
Great answers so far.

squidi, what happened to your post?

Robin  :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 18, 2008, 09:39:26 AM
these new pictures look good my friend, excellent photoshopping Robin  :thumbsup:

1 - Yes

2 - 1

3 - 1 month, February 

4 - 3

5 - No

6 - 25

7 - 1 apple

8 - 90 minutes 30x3=90

9 - 9 too !

10 - I don't understand the question.....

11 - 6


that's all  :thumbsup:
looking forward to the next update  ;)
Arthur

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 18, 2008, 09:42:48 AM
Just going to bring these questions over as it looks like some people are having fun with this one.  ;)

Something for your Mind...

How smart are you? 
Try this and let's see how well you do.

1.Do they have a 4th of July in England?
Yes
No

2.How many birthdays does the average man have?
1
2
3++
5++
10+++

3.Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
1
3
6
9
12

4.How many outs are there in an inning?
2
3
6
8

5.Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister?
Yes
No

6.Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?
10
25
50
70
90

7.If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
1
2
3

8.A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half hour.
      How many minutes would the pills last?
20
40
60
90

9.A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?
1
3
5
7
9

10.How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?
3
2
1
0

11.How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?
1
3
6
9
12

I'll be back with the answers to these in a few days.
I would be interested in seeing some of your answers and seeing how well you all do. 
Just for the record, I got 9 out of 11!

Have a great day and I'll see you all around,
Robin   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 18, 2008, 12:23:22 PM
Hey Robin your new skills are good there for sure!!! I do like the one in 59.1, I think it gives the picture a damaged look almost.... Now this round of Q/A's I am going to have to sit out lol..... Anywho also the awards are awesome and thank you sooo much to Arthur, Jon and Bernard!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Masochist on November 18, 2008, 12:24:12 PM
1. Of course...every place in the world that uses the Gregorian Calendar has a fourth of July.
2. I'm going to say that there's only one day in a person's lifetime that they're born on
3. All 12 of them have at least 28 days ;)
4. Six, right?  Three for each team?
5. I'm sure it's illegal, seeing as how it's his former wife who is the widow; he might have a hard time trying to convince the priest (or his sister-in-law, for that matter) to marry a dead man!
6. 70.  30/.5 is 60, add 10 and you get 70.
7. You have two apples, ya stingy glutton! ;)
8. If you took one immediately (and I don't see why you wouldn't) and then took the rest on time, the last pill would be gone in 60 minutes.
9. 9.
10. A strangely-worded question.  If it's how I think it is, then you have to add each sex together for every animal, and then the answer's two.  I don't think he took any animals of only one sex ;).
11. Two-cent stamps?  Well...there's a dozen, so I'd have to say twelve.  Though...if you can find two-cent stamps anywhere, let me know a.s.a.p.!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 18, 2008, 12:36:45 PM
I always enjoy these... here's mine:

1.  Yes - July 4th happens everywhere, just like July 3rd would ;)

2.  1 - and it's probably on the same day each year

3.  12 - every month has at least 28 days in it

4.  6 - 3 outs for each team

5.  Not possible - the man in question would be dead

6.  70

7.  2 - I took them so that's what I have

8.  60 - take #1, wait 30 minutes, take #2, wait an additional 30 minutes, take #3 and they're gone

9.  9 - if all but nine died, then nine are still alive

10.  0 - Noah took animals on the ark, Moses took Israelites out of Egypt

11.  12 - a dozen of anything is still 12

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 18, 2008, 12:42:16 PM
Fab update Robin

That's some nice fooling around with PS &apls

As for your quiz
1. Yes of course
2. One
3. 12
4. 6 (As you can bowl 6 team members out in one over. (An over is six balls) )
5. Yes (Only in the states though ::)   :D  :D)
6. 70
7. 2 (the two you took)
8. 60 mins
9. 9 (the live ones left)
10. zero
11. 12

Very clever quiz - well done

regards
Derry
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: squidi on November 18, 2008, 12:43:39 PM
Great answers so far.

squidi, what happened to your post?

Robin  :)

i have white letters to not blame me  :D

edit: with awnsers as no. 5

they neeed just to be selected

and i think it was a post by you what brought me to this idea
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 18, 2008, 12:50:37 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)


Jon, you are the first one to get everyone of them right, congratulations.  &apls
And TTC you are the second. :thumbsup: I'm going to guess that answer 5, you are being sarcastic.  ::)

It's kind of funny how people can be lead on by asking tricky questions.
Number ten is a perfect example.  ::)
I do wonder though how much time you took on answering?  If you were to answer these very quickly not knowing this was a test, than I beleive more answers would be wrong by most people.  But if you really took your time and paid attention to the words, knowing this was a test and that the obvious answers are not always the right ones, than more people would do better.

Just my thought on the whole thing.


And here are the answers by me....

1.Is there a Fourth of July in England?
Yes, it comes after the third of July!

2.How many birthdays does the average man have?
1, Just one!

3.Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
12, all of them!

4.How many outs are there in an inning?
6, three per side!

5.Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister?
No, Because he is dead!

6.Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?
70, (30  divided by 1/2 equals 60! Takes some thinking.....

7.If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
2, you took them, remember?

8.A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half hour.
How many minutes would the pills last?
60 minutes, Start with the 1st pill, 30 minutes later take the 2nd pill, then 30 minutes later take the 3rd pill.

9.A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?
9

10.How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?
0, Moses didn't have an ark, Noah did!

11.How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?
12, There are 12 2 cent stamps in a dozen!


Robin  ()stsfd()

P.S.  TTC, I choose to use the word "fouling" because I believe that my PS skills are not that great.   A play on words.... ::)  Good to see that someone caught it.
 ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 18, 2008, 01:13:08 PM
Looks like I missed another contest here, Robin! It was a good one, too. Confounded!

And your work with Photoshop looks great, too, my friend! I can't wait to see what else you do with it!

Take care!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 18, 2008, 01:22:16 PM
Hey Robin,

Nice quiz there - trust me to miss it. 

As for Question 4: How many outs in an inning......
Well us Brits would have assumed you were talking about cricket not baseball, in which case the answer is "up to ten", because it depends on the format, i.e. one-day match, limited overs or a full test match.  If you got everyone out then it would be ten, but if you got no-one out and they declared, or you ran out of overs then it could, in theory be zero.
Hope that makes sense  ;) :D

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 18, 2008, 01:40:10 PM
Hope that makes sense  ;) :D

Not even a little bit...   $%Grinno$%  Then again, it's cricket... I was under the impression that the entire game exists only to confuse the rest of the world.  ;)

And woohoo for me being smart today!  I guess that means I'm done for another couple months...  :D

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 18, 2008, 11:39:05 PM
LoL Robin that quiz was sure fun to watch people answer away at!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metarvo on November 19, 2008, 07:36:01 AM
That was cruel and unusual, Robin. $%Grinno$%  I'm kidding.  It was fun! :)  I'll have to catch up on this MD sometime, just to see what else has happened.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 19, 2008, 12:30:19 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello,

 I have been practising with photoshoping and here are some of the results.
 These are the pictures by me that have made it into the SC4 Picture Contest HoF. (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=841.0&Itemid=73) 
If you have never seen this collection of incredible pictures, I suggest you get out of here and go directly there!  ;)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/1113-2-1-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheJunkyardbyNight-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/RailbyNight-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheDocks-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheFountain-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheSmallHarbor-1.jpg)



(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheDocks-2.jpg)

 I'm now having so much fun doing this photoshopping that I have made a whole bunch of these type of banners.  ::) 
Tell me what you think of them.

I won't actually reply to each and everyone of you at this moment, but I can tell you that I really, really appreciate each and everyone of them.
I also am glad to see that you all are enjoying my MD and the extra little things I do.  ()stsfd()

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/tunnel-1.jpg)

Jumbled Words and Language Recognition Theory,

Arinocdcg to rencet rseaerch, the hmuan brian is plrectfey albe to raed colmpex pasasges of txet caiinontng wdors in whcih the lrettes hvae been jmblued, pvioedrd the frsit and lsat leetrts rmeian in teihr crcerot piiotsons.
The fcat taht you are ridenag tihs now wtih reaitvle esae is poorf of the thoery.
Wehre did all of tihs strat?
It smees taht the trehoy orgteiinad form a 1976 ppaer at the Uvnitsriey of Nigaonthtm wtiertn by Graahm Rwsnailon of Asrhodelt, wichh gvae rsie to an acirlte wihch aaeprrped in the 'Narute' pbuolitaicn in 1999.
A fhrtuer alircte in the Tiems neppeawsr in Speemebtr 2003 pivroedd mroe eanxopiatln auobt the peohoemnnn.
In the Tmeis aitlcre, Dr Reoaesln MhActcry, a neruo-phylcoogsy lruecter form Knig’s Ceglloe, Cgmdbriae, ssegegtud taht hmuan bnegis are albe to usnatdnerd jeublmd up wdors buaecse the hmaun bairn parimliry raeds the mannieg rehatr tahn the piothenc cnontet of wdors (the sdnuos of the wrdos and leertts).
Dr McRtcahy was qoteud as saiyng, taht "...if you can acaitinpte waht the nxet wrod in a snnetece cloud be, you wlil not nslsciareey ntcoie if smoe of the leettrs in taht wrod are out of pclae...", and she aslo taht she was sepsrruid at jsut how rosubt the barin’s rgceotnioin aeiibtils had been pverod to be. "The hamun biarn is a lot mroe toanelrt tahn we had pahrpes risaeled, and it has to cpoe wtih diisputrng in eevydray lfie."
The torehy pdeoivrs a fiatsincang pprciesetve on mderon cutonacniimmos and the dmveelnoept of laguange.
The terohy aslo hples to eaipxln the doepmevnlet of merodn txet mseniagsg lagunage, and how the hamun biran so rlaidey utendrnsdas atboivbinears and cimtonobnais of lrettes and nbrmeus mainkg new 'wdros' whcih we've nveer seen beofre and yet stlil are albe to usterdannd alsomt iammeiltdey. For emxpale: 'c u lte8r', wihch you'll nitcoe you can utransnded eevn thgouh it's jmulebd.
One of the gerat lsneoss form tihs troehy dmsttnareoes the rmaaebrlke pweor of the huamn biarn.
Wehn we are yonug we not olny lraen how to raed, but aslo ibcerndily and uninaenionltlty lraen how to raed waht wuold by nmoral cooevntnin be decerbisd as uettr nnsosnee.
Tihs bges qtuseonis abuot the dicrieotn of laagngue eolotuvin.
Waht wlil lgganaue look lkie in geotrnaiens to cmoe?
Whtuoit dobut hmuan binegs are albe to asobrb pvrseiogerlsy mroe maening form pvolesesrrigy rucdnieg anotmus of wrdos and lrttees.
We now raed in shohtnrad - and iamegs - and sfcginltianiy we are beord by aiytnhng taht is too lhtngey.
Posorneiafl witerrs need to get tehir pniot asorcs in jsut a few seodcns, or the raeedr's anitttoen is lsot.
The jmbleud wdros torhey datrmneeosts jsut how caalbpe the biarn is at arnboibsg mneaing far mroe qilcuky tahn msot wrietrs wuold eevr iaimnge.
And a fnail daioertomstnn of how celver yuor barin is - can you raed tihs?...


Now that was a very interesting article.
I was able to read this with ease, almost as if it was written properly.
I wnoedr how mnay of you are albe to rade it as wlel.
Aynnoe of you taht has takled wtih me on MSN konws aleadry taht I relugarly tpye lkie taht.
 $%Grinno$% ::) $%Grinno$%


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/laughing-1.gif)(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/JokeoftheDay1.jpg)

Well that's it for now.
See you all later,
Robin  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 19, 2008, 12:51:53 PM
Fnuny taht I had no pbroelm raideng it  $%Grinno$% $%Grinno$%

Wkeikd jkoe too  :D :D :D

 :satisfied:
TCT


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 19, 2008, 01:15:32 PM
Quote
Now that was a very interesting article.
I was able to read this with ease, almost as if it was written properly.
I wnoedr how mnay of you are albe to rade it as wlel.
Aynnoe of you taht has takled wtih me on MSN konws aleadry taht I relugarly tpye lkie taht.

Nwo anit taht het rtuht lol... And always followed by * Now aint that the truth *  lol and then  a response from em normally is "dont worry I knew it" heheehe.... Robin I enjoyed seeing those classic pics of yours that had maded it into the HOF!!!! I feel soo sorry for that Boy,  :D :D again aint that thruth I dont wanna know... I love the script on the Replies banner and also something for your mind banner is fantastic!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on November 19, 2008, 01:44:58 PM
Quote
Aynnoe of you taht has takled wtih me on MSN konws aleadry taht I relugarly tpye lkie taht.
If so, hwo coems taht I haevn't ntocied it yte? ;)

Now back to the subject... The subject of our lesson today, kids, is how to make the picture that will get to the HOF... You have any ideas?
- We can make a shot in Lot Editor, which will depict some ordinary block of flats parking, and then add some enigmatic props and name to it.
- Very good answer, Robin. Now, let's see...
- We can also take a picture that depicts seaport and the landfill, and add some phylosophical description to it.
- Yes, Robin. Now, let's move on to...
- Of course, we can also make shots that depict the brilliant lots in seaport...
- Enough Robin! We have to go on...
- And the cathedral with a nice photoshop effect is great al...
- STOP Robin! No more! We're moving on!

BTW, the something for your mind part is great! I didn't have any problems with reading that either ;)

See you later ;)
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on November 19, 2008, 04:04:44 PM
Nice work with the pics Robin. Yuor ailbity to ceatre wroks of art is awlyas imeprssvie, but eevn byoned taht, you aalwys cmoe up wtih the msot inersteitng tinhgs such as the Theory article and the trivia competition (sorry I missed that one). As any rate, always good to see what you come up with, and feel free to look me up on MSN next time you're on.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 19, 2008, 07:21:19 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

I'm back for a double shot.
Sorry Pat, but you don't have the idea patent....do you?

Some more of my pics from the HoF PS'd.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/ATimeToPray-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/GraveyardShiftattheDocks-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/HopSkipandaJumptotheGame-1.jpg)

Please leaves your comments if you have any ideas on what else I could be trying.  ::)

See you all tomorrow,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 19, 2008, 07:51:28 PM
This is a such a wonderful idea, Robin! It must be nice to have all those Hall of Fame pictures to play with!

I forgot about that final picture with the stadium--I always loved that picture.

Great work here, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 19, 2008, 10:40:16 PM
LoL as long as you dont do that on Thursdays it's all good!!! hehehe naw I dont mind at all and I am glad I could give an idea out there, which in turn I do like what you are doing to your HOFfer's pictures!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 20, 2008, 02:56:10 AM
Great work on the PS-effects of the HoF-pictures!!
Looking forward to more, Robin! ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 20, 2008, 08:31:39 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)


Hello All,

There are always so many things in my Mind when it comes to making cities in SC4.  And today I think we'll look at all types of subway lines, especially those in Chicago as I recently visited there in the early part of this summer.

Subway may refer to:
 Subway, an underground rapid transit system also known as a metro, underground, MRT or U-Bahn.
For a list of individual subway systems, see the list of rapid transit systems.*

Here are some pictures from the Toronto Subway lines.  Our subways not only travel underground but in certain places come above ground.
(http://transit.toronto.on.ca/images/subway-5701-19.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Toronto_Subway_Sheppard-Yonge.jpg)

Rapid Transit Systems may refer to:
 This is a list of rapid transit systems around the world. Such systems are commonly called metros, subways, elevated railways, rapid rail, or underground railways. The list is ordered by continent, country and city, and the systems are listed along with their opening year, system length and number of stations.*

Here is a picture of the Toronto Street Cars.
(http://www.mikesjournal.com/January%202006/Night%20Street%20car.jpg)
(http://media.gtanet.com/images/3352_gtaiv_broker_bridge_train.jpg)

Raised/Elevated Highway may refer to:
 A highway is a main road intended for travel by the public between important destinations, such as cities and towns. Highway designs vary widely and can range from a two-lane road without margins to a multi-lane, grade separated freeway. In law the word highway is often used as a legal term to denote any public road, ranging from freeways to dirt tracks.  An interconnected set of highways can be variously referred to as a "highway system", a "highway network" or a "highway transportation system".*

This is the Toronto Gardiner, our raised highway that goes through the Toronto Down town core.
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/81/257790118_36cad6bbdd.jpg?v=0)(http://k43.pbase.com/o6/00/673000/1/70535985.psJaCJF5.PB176378_edited4.jpg)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/800px-toronto_skyline_at_night-1.jpg)

 I will be concentrating mostly on thee above three types of transportation, as well as some minor ferry sevices in this region, (unnamed at the moment).
 My idea right now is that the Falsasesperanzas Island meaning the Island of False Hope, the Mayor's inside joke at the lower wealths becasue they were very uneducated, will be very congested, traffic wise and very crowded with NYC Project type housing and dirty industry.  The CO and CS buildings will be sporatic and very dense in certain areas with highway and subway access.  It is the mayor, Robin's goal to use every square foot to make as much money as possible to further beautify Belleza City on the main land.
 
 Falsasesperanzas Island itself is man made in the very shallow waters off the main coast. 
It all started like this,
More than thirty three years ago the very young Mayor Robin decided that he was not happy with his city and decided to make an island off the coast where he could establish all the dirty industrial and hopefully entice all the low income families to move by filling their heads with ideas of grandeur.  But the mayor knew exactly what he was doing.  He would make the trip cost so much and the housing so affordable that all low income residents would leave and not be able to come back to the main land.  Falsasesperanzas Island was very beautiful when everyone first arrived but as the years went by the dirty industry grew at unheard of leaps and bounds.  The seaports grew larger and larger by day it seemed.  Mayor Robin was very proud of himself, as the Falsasesperanzas Island was turning out exactly as planned and the main land was under going it's changes as well.  New parks were being built and new state of the art skyscrapers were newly scraping the skies everyday.  Spare new expense was his new moto.  He wanted to have the most beautiful city in the world.
The story shall continue......
  (depending on how well you all like it so far. ??? )


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/EndlessTunnel-1.jpg)

How Smart are you?  Test Two.
Answer these questions and le'ts see how well you do.
Again for the record I got 6 out of 9 on this one.  ()stsfd()

1. How far can a dog run into the woods?
All the way
Half way forever

2. What is the minimum number of active baseball players on the field during any part of an inning?
6
8
9
10
11
12

3. Take 1000. Add 40. Add another 1000. Add 30. Add another 1000. Plus 20. Plus 1000. plus 10. What is the Total?
4100
5000
5100
None of These

4. A man builds a house with 4 sides to it and it is rectangular in shape.
Each side has a southern exposure. A bear comes wandering by. What color is the bear?
None of these
black
brown
yellow
white
orange

5. If you overtake the last runner in a race, you are in second to last place.
True
False

6. A man rode into town on Friday, stayed for 3 days, and left on Friday. Is this possible?
Yes
No

7. If it takes two men 16 hours to dig a hole, how many hours does it take one man to dig half a hole?
12 Hours
24 Hours
6 Hours

8. How many binary numbers make a dozen?
None
111
1011
1100
1110

I wonder who will get all the answers right first.

See you all around,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 20, 2008, 01:01:54 PM
Hi Robin
Good quiz :thumbsup:

In 1 minute I got

1. halfway (edited this answer)
2. Dunno - haven't a clue about baseball  9 maybe?
3. 5000
4. none of these
5. true
6.Yes  His horse is called friday
7. How can you dig half a hole?
8. a guess?  1100

Liked the background info on the transit system.
As for your storyline - I like it. I would really like to see how you accomplish this.

Way back on page 45 you called for new subscribers to come forth.
Well I posted back then I had taken one out but no one seemed to notice &mmm
So I'll say it again

I am now the proud owner of a SC4D Subscription.

Now all you need is another 14 to reach your total.

Come on Folks  Have you got yours?

Help the site - You know you wanna do it

 :satisfied:
TTC


edit: how many did I get wrong then? ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 20, 2008, 01:08:14 PM
Sorry Derry but something is wrong in your answers.  ::)

Robin  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Toichus Maximus on November 20, 2008, 01:18:04 PM
all the way
9
4100
none (also, how do you build a rectangle with all sides facing south? Is he operating in the 5th dimension?)
false
yes, his horse... that's an old one
1100
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 20, 2008, 01:20:06 PM
1. Half-way.
2. There's a minimum of 10 players on a baseball field during an inning--9 fielders plus the batter.
3. 4100.
4. White (he's at the North Pole).
5. False
6. Yes. (Thanks, Derry!)
7. You can't dig half of a hole, everything's a hole, once you start digging!
8. 1011.

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 20, 2008, 01:21:27 PM
Sorry Toichus Maximus you also have an error in your answers.


And TTC that is awesome news about your Subscription.  
Have you figured out all the new toys you have access to?  ::)

Ahhhh, Dustin you have one wrong.  ::)

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 20, 2008, 01:24:44 PM

Have you figured out all the new toys you have access to?  ::)

Robin  :thumbsup:

New toys ()what() ()what()
where, what - have I been asleep?

I still see all the ads &mmm

 :satisfied:
TTC
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 20, 2008, 01:26:46 PM
It was the last one, I'd gather--that was a guess...And here's another...

8. 1100?

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on November 20, 2008, 01:34:37 PM
Well, I think I'll give it a try...

1. half way (I think so at least ::))
2. 10 (From what I remember from baseball games I've seen)
3. 4100 (Easy maths)
4. white (north pole->polar bear)
5. false
6. Yes (I've heard it somewhere... good question still! :thumbsup:)
7. I'm afraid it's not possible to dig a half of hole $%Grinno$%
8. 1100 (8+4+0+0)

See you later ;)
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 20, 2008, 01:53:58 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Okay, everyone. 
We now have all the right answers, well kind of. 
Some of you have the right answer for the wrong reason.  ::) $%Grinno$%

The Answers....

1. How far can a dog run into the woods?
Half way, then technically he is running out!

2. What is the minimum number of active baseball players on the field during any part of an inning?
10 (9 fielders plus one batter)!

3. Take 1000. Add 40. Add another 1000. Add 30. Add another 1000. Plus 20. Plus 1000. plus 10. What is the Total?
4100, get out the calculator.

4. A man builds a house with 4 sides to it and it is rectangular in shape. Each side has a southern exposure.
A bear comes wandering by. What color is the bear?
White, You must be at the North Pole to see South in all four directions and there are only white polar bears there!

5. If you overtake the last runner in a race, you are in second to last place.
False, Think about it, you are the first place runner.

6. A man rode into town on Friday, stayed for 3 days, and left on Friday. Is this possible?
Yes, His horse was named Friday

7.If it takes two men 16 hours to dig a hole, how many hours does it take one man to dig half a hole?
None, You can't dig half a hole.

8. How many binary numbers make a dozen?
1100, 12=0b1100

That was alot of fun.


Derry, (TTC), My favourite feature is the "Save Draft" button.  I think I have used it every day since I got it.  ;)
If you start a post and than preview it, this feature will become availiable beside the "Post", "Preview" and "Spell Check" buttons.  ;)
As a matter of fact that is how this post came about.  I made the answer section this morning and now I'm adding to that save post.  ;)
As for anything else, I'm going to let you figure them out.  ()stsfd()
That was alot of winking, sorry Derry.  ::)

I would encourage everyone to be a Subscriber.  I think it's affordable and goes to a really good cause, keeping the site running as well as it does.   Just go to your "Profile" and than look under "Modifly Profile" and there should be a link to "SC4D Subscriptions". 
For the rest of the month, I would like to see all new subscribers post here in this thread.  If I can get just 15 14 subscribers, I will run a special contest at the end of the month and donate another subscription to one lucky person.



Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 20, 2008, 02:05:50 PM
All my features must not be activated yet
as I don't get that button when I make a post  &mmm

Not to worry I'm sure its just a matter of time.
The staff must be busy and as I've done without for so long another little while won't matter $%Grinno$%
If not a polite request will do the trick I'm sure.

Is that the kettle boiling? Yes indeed it is  ;D
Fancy a brew?

 :satisfied:
TTC



Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on November 20, 2008, 02:13:20 PM
Rats, missed another one, but still did pretty well after checking the answers. Only missed the addition one (40+30+20+10 does not equal 1000), and the Friday one... didn't think to name the horse, though I thought it depended on how long the ride in was. Nice little update Robin, the discussion of metro systems and their terminology was interesting, and it'll be good to see what you come up with for the island. I'm a bit short on money right now for a subscription, but if it comes down to the end of the month and you're close, let me know and I'll see if I can get one in there.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 20, 2008, 03:01:31 PM
See what happens and this round I might have played in siiiiiiiigh, dang work today.... Hey Derry congrats on going subscriptor!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 20, 2008, 03:16:33 PM
Robin, my friend,

You should be commended for all the great things you do here at SC4D, not just in Mind Scape, but throughout the entire site!

You're doing an incredible job!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on November 20, 2008, 04:05:07 PM
Aww... I missed the quiz...  ()sad() But regardles, it was a nice "use your logic" one. :thumbsup: Love how your background information about the new region also, it made me smile.  :)
Looking foward to see more!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 20, 2008, 04:10:23 PM
Interesting background info on the various transport systems, Robin. I think I rode on some sort of elevated railway at the Dallas airport a couple of years ago, but that just about sums up my train-travel experience! Looking forward to seeing how the region plays out - those are some pretty big plans you have along with a great story line.

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 21, 2008, 07:46:53 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Teaser....

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-Aug2215712272-2.jpg)

Just wait til I show the rest of the El line.  I have it running at most stations at 75%.  ()stsfd()

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheDocks-2.jpg)


Thanks to Derry (TheTeaCat), Toichus Maximus, Dustin (thundercrack83) and Piotr (Sheep49) for taking part in the "Something for your Mind Test".  I hope you enjoyed it and I will try my best to put together a few more of those in the future.

A special thanks to Derry (TTC) for being my first new Subscriber to post in my MD.  I now only need 14 more members to Subsribe and I will host a special contest at the end of the month.

Sorry Matt (threestooges) and Pat that you didn't make it for the test.  But don't worry the next one I host will be much later in the day so a different crowd of people can participate.  ;)

Dustin (thundercrack83),....thank you very much for the nice praise.  I do it because I enjoy it and believe in this site and it's members very much.  ()stsfd()

Lilojame, it looks like you are my newest regular, sorry I haven't had the cahnce to welcome you.  It's always nice to see new faces and the lurkers come out.  ::)

Last but definately not the least....Joan (Jmouse).  Nice to see you stopping more often and I'm glad yo like how everything is going so far.  Every time I see you in here I get worried that I'm not going to live up to your expectations of what you remember this area in real life looked like.  ::) $%Grinno$%  But I'm doing whatever comes to Mind.  :D

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/laughing-1.gif)(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/ALoveStory.jpg)

Everyone enjoy your day and I'll see you all around,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 21, 2008, 07:56:19 AM
Welcome to Page 48  &hlp

splendid teaser Robin, you do an excellent work on these lots  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metarvo on November 21, 2008, 09:19:43 AM
The teaser is great, Robin. :thumbsup:  It's the first time that I've really noticed the El-Rail over Road being used in an MD.  On the other hand, that joke is really messed up. $%Grinno$%  JK.  It is funny in a twisted sort of way.  Anyway, keep bringing us the laughs and the great pics.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 21, 2008, 01:41:40 PM
great TEAser pic  &apls

I must admit its not often we see the elevated rail used (especially the over road version ;) ) so I look forward to what you have in store  :thumbsup:

Oh man that Joke   $%Grinno$% :D :D

 :satisfied:
TTC

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 21, 2008, 03:07:30 PM
Robin I love that teaser there and that Joke all I got to say is uuuuugh lol but its a good laugh none the less lol.... anyways I noticed today when I logged on is my new subscripter logo!! Thank you!!!!! I love that Save as Draft its handy so far!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: papab2000 on November 21, 2008, 04:43:58 PM
Nice teaser Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 21, 2008, 09:27:32 PM
Joan (Jmouse).  Nice to see you stopping more often and I'm glad yo like how everything is going so far.  Every time I see you in here I get worried that I'm not going to live up to your expectations of what you remember this area in real life looked like.  ::) $%Grinno$%  But I'm doing whatever comes to Mind.  :D

You've no need to worry, Robin! I'm a firmly-hooked fan of Mind Scape, and I've no doubt whatever you do will be equal to or greater than what you have done in the past. So go for it - I'm anxious to see more development!

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 21, 2008, 10:42:27 PM
Wonderful teaser, Robin, my friend!

You've taken to Photoshop like a duck to water! I love your banners and your image editing, you're doing such a great job!

I can't wait to see what else you have in store!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 21, 2008, 11:05:26 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello All,

64.0
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-640.jpg)
64.1
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-641.jpg)
64.2
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-642.jpg)
64.3
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-643.jpg)

Not sure if anyone can notice, but there is something super special in all of these pictures.  Who will be the first to guess what it is?


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/EndlessTunnel-1.jpg)

I will predict your number....everone of you!! 
 
Think of a number.
Add 7 to it.
Subtract 2.
Subtract your original number.
Multiply by 4.
Subtract 2.
 
Your number is 18!!


Look above here.  ::) for my answer.

That's it for tonight for brain hurts from guessing your number.
See you all around,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 21, 2008, 11:19:15 PM
Hey Robin the one thing I can see going on here is the El-Rail Bridge in all the pics... BTW I like Drafts heheheeh I got my updates loaded till Tuesday hehehee, god I feel like such a cheater now....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Haljackey on November 21, 2008, 11:25:22 PM
That's it.  I've been a lurker here for too long.

Robin- wow.  Just wow.   Your playing styles and the way you mix trivia and whatnot into your MD is nothing short of amazing.  Your latest update is a classic example of this, and was a very enjoyable one to view.

I started to frequently view your MD when it reached OSITM earlier this month, and I was stunned at the unique way you post your updates.  I've also noticed that Mindscape had been nominated for "Best MD", and after being here, I can clearly see why. 

Making this comment is a little more difficult than I thought. :P  Anyways, I believe the answer to your question is 18.

All the best,
-Haljackey
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: sim-al2 on November 21, 2008, 11:51:31 PM
Actually my answer was -285, so I must have done something wrong... ???

Okay, I tried again and I got 18! So I didn't get it wrong after all!
Hint: The number starts with a 6 and a 4! HA HA! I abuse white text!

P.S. Your MD is so awesome no word in the English language suffices! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

P.S.S. Still can't figure out what the special element in the pictures is... I can only guess it's something about the green building, even through I'm sure I've seen it on the LEX before... ???
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 22, 2008, 03:25:57 AM
great  update Robin, I really like this industrial area  &apls you do an excellent work with the elevated rail stations  :thumbsup: there's just two thing, the elevated rail stop in the middle of the road in picture 1 , it's not very good to see. And why there's no seawalls ? I think with Jeronij's ones that look great  :thumbsup: And where that blue bridge come from ?
keep up this good work my friend
Arthur
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on November 22, 2008, 05:29:15 AM
Wow really excelent update here, you have done a really fantastic job in this industrial area
The elvated rail are looking superb and also so réalistic. Picture 64.2 is my preferate :)
I'm looking forward to the next update Robin ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 22, 2008, 12:52:33 PM
Excellent Update Robin.

The only things I can see that are common to all the pics are the elevated rail bridge and the green building beside it.


(unless it's all the shadows point the same way  :D)

Nice numerical question too  :thumbsup:

Till the next time

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 22, 2008, 01:24:50 PM
Really nice photos, Robin. I used to despise industrial growth, but the BATs available now and the clever ways they're used make it a rather attractive part of the city. I'm very interested in seeing how the El turns out - that's one of a very few elements I've never tried in all the years I've played SC4.

You're doing a fine job...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 23, 2008, 10:14:47 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello To All,

It looks like a few of you may have figured out what was so special in those pictures.  This game never seizes to amaze me.  More actually is that the players of this incredible game never sieze to amaze me.  David and all the work with his plopable stuff, Jeroni and his works, residential, canals and his great slope modd.  Marcszar and his incredible New York style works, he is one of my most favourite BATters.  I could go on and on with names that have changed the game and everyday there seems to be new people jumping in to a game that should already be far past it's shelf life.  But it's these players, along with the rest of us that keep this game alive and I'm sure it will last for years to come.  ;)
Anyways it is Choco that made the elevated rail bridge and after having some time to play with it, I can tell you it is pretty awesome.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheDocks-2.jpg)

Pat,  it's great to see that you have made good use of your new Subscription.
Haljackey, Great to see you stop in here and I'm glad you like my MD so much.  Now thta you are visiting and you took the time to make your first post I hope that I can persuade you somehow to continue.  ;)
sim-al2, hehe, yah your first answer was a little wrong.  If you can't think of any English compliments, I'll take them in any other language as well.  Just provide some kind of translation for the others.  ()stsfd()  ::) As for that awesome Blue bridge, you'll just have to wait.  ;)
Arthur (art128), As for the Elevated rail stop, I wanted it to look like a mess and for the record it's actually three stops plopped on top of each other.  I may deside to do something in LE in the future.  ;)  The Seawalls, well, I'm unsure what I am going to do there just yet.  Now that I have the cities demand up so high, I have no problem destroying entire blocks and having them grow back with in a few seconds some where else.  ::)
Simpson,I'm glad you like the Industrial sector as I would like to think that is my forte.  ::)
Derry (TheTeaCat), it's good to see you stopping in here on a regular basis now. I'll have alot of new Mind Scape Specials coming up, hope you'll be able to take part in some of them.
Joan (Jmouse), Sorry to hear that you use to despise industrial cities.  I like them much better than any other style because I find them more realistic than the people that try to build pretty cities.  If you ever notice a $$$ residential, you tell me so I can destroy it.  ::) :D Actually I may show everyone some stats of my city coming up and you may all be surprised at the lack of any $$$.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Illusionsa-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-650.jpg)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/famousPeople1-1.jpg)

Chuck Palahnuik once said, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Palahniuk) “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

Well, that seems like enough for now.
See you around,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 23, 2008, 10:34:21 AM
Robin a fantastic qoute there at the end and also great teaser pic it actually threw my eyes waccky lol... oooh yea the pic is also great too with the club globe next to the pig!!!! gotta love to go dance and the go shop for some grocery's hehehee....

ooh another thing I love is no more ADS!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!  :thumbsup: Thank you soooooo soooo sooo very much Robin for this award!!!!!!

EDIT: Robin I must add here to my reply a personal heart felt biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig hugh Congrats to you my friend for once you leave OSITM you will be going to your new permanment home in the MD Hall Of Fame!!!! WoW What a Honor man!!! congratulations again Robin!!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 23, 2008, 11:01:25 AM
Great pictures there, Robin! And also the teaser is looking nice!

And thank you for the subscription - the draft-function is very useful...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on November 23, 2008, 12:50:21 PM
Great update Robin. Nice industrial zone and i like the use of el - rail in it. Have fun :thumbsup:And congrats for the Hall of Fame . I`m very happy for you. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on November 23, 2008, 01:30:21 PM
Huge 'grats, Robin, on the elevation of Mind Scape to the SC4D MD Hall of Fame.  There's no honor that's more richly deserved for the fantastic work that you do here.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on November 23, 2008, 03:02:12 PM
Welcome in the MD Hall of Fame Robin!  :thumbsup:

Mind Scape is one of the most innovative MDs here at SC4 Devotion and I'm very glad it is still active  :)
I hope you will find some time for it's further development amongs your numerous activities.

Your last updates look very promisive, the El-rail with the station and bridge looks really great!  &apls
(and I'm very curious of your seaport stuff development  :))

Adam
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 23, 2008, 07:18:43 PM
Congrats, Robin!

Couldn't have happened to a better person, my friend!

I can't wait to see where Mind Scape takes us now that it's Hall of Fame bound!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 23, 2008, 07:19:07 PM
Pretty snazzy teaser there, Robin. It's so...so...so...lavender! ;)

And contrats on your entry into the HOF. A well-deserved and well-earned honor.

Later...
Joan

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tarkus on November 23, 2008, 07:27:01 PM
Robin, congrats on making it to the Hall of Fame.  Very deservedly so, I'd say. :thumbsup: 

And that teaser pic there is just brilliant--looks like a very interesting city, and you've put the NAM DualNetworking El-Rail/Road pieces to great use there.  Don't see those used nearly often enough.

Looking forward to what else is in store!

-Alex (Tarkus)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 23, 2008, 10:47:18 PM
First of all, congratulations on becoming a hall of famer, Robin!   &apls :party: &apls

I've really enjoyed the last couple updates.  Where are those elevated rail pieces coming from anyway?  Are those actual stations?  I've never seen that before.  Looking forward to being unteased... or seeing the rest of the teaser... I'm not really sure what the proper way to say that might be... :D

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metarvo on November 23, 2008, 11:24:03 PM
You have made it to the Hall of Fame, right?  That's incredible, Robin. &dance  Of course, I'm not surprised at all, since this is a very creative and unique MD.  It's interactive, as well, in its own way, although some of the quizzes (and jokes) border on "cruel and unusual  ::) j/k."  Mind Scape is a great MD.  What else is there to say?

 &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on November 24, 2008, 12:29:43 AM
Working on a project right now so I'll come back later to leave an actual comment, but I wanted to swing by and congratulate you on making it to the Hall of Fame (no surprise there). Well done Robin, well done.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on November 24, 2008, 05:28:50 PM
Hi Robin!
First let me say Congrats for making it to the Hall of Fame!  &apls I believe you uttermost deserve the spot!
I am sorry to miss out on 2 teaser and the update. :-[
The first teaser that I missed out looks really nice and the joke is... well  $%Grinno$%.
The update looks wonderful. The rails are great and in overal all the area looks nice regardless the fact that it is industry that you are showing. Great work! :thumbsup:
And the newest teaser, simply amazing. I like how the building in right-down corner looks. Is that ps or the actual texture? ??? And Club Globe is a WOW.
Looking foard to see more.

Best Regards,
Karin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 24, 2008, 11:19:33 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Just a quick post.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-661-1.jpg)

Everything in this pic is stage 10 or higher.  ;)
See you all in a few hours, I need some sleep now.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 25, 2008, 07:13:15 AM
Robin that looks very good too!!! I like the pic and the shadow border to it that you gave it!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 25, 2008, 07:27:01 AM
Beautiful teaser there! And great work on that area... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 25, 2008, 01:03:58 PM
Looking good there, Robin!

I, too, like the shadow effect on the border of the picture!

I can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve for us here in Mind Scape, my friend!

Take care!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on November 25, 2008, 03:01:55 PM
Hi there Robin!
Very nice picture there and I have to sign under the "shadow comments" also.
Hope you slept well and had some nice dreams. ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 25, 2008, 06:44:54 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello All,

Check this one out.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-DiagonalBridg-1.jpg)

Diagonal??  ::)

Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Godzillaman on November 25, 2008, 08:37:32 PM
Diagonal props? :P

Still looks good, don't see it too much...;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 25, 2008, 09:44:34 PM
Very interesting stuff going on here. That last pic is a little too close to the impossible, though. You certainly have me wondering where the next few stitches of this thread are headed!

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on November 26, 2008, 02:01:10 AM
Robin, you are always coming up with something new, and this certainly works. I think I know how it might have been done, but I hope you'll share it with us at some point. Great work.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metarvo on November 26, 2008, 07:44:54 AM
 :o

Not only are both of these bridges diagonal, but one seems to be a double-height bridge over a single-height one.  Wow...

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 26, 2008, 09:49:41 AM
gaaaaaaaaarh ummm what in the world!!!! WOW OK I want to know what Happend here!!! I cant wait Robin....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 26, 2008, 10:17:32 AM
diagonal bridge ?!?!  :o :shocked2: :shocked2: simply awesome  &apls &apls &apls can't wait to see more of this interesting thing  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 26, 2008, 11:38:05 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello Everyone,

Two quick posts and no replies, so here we go,

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheDocks-2.jpg)

Robin a fantastic qoute there at the end and also great teaser pic it actually threw my eyes waccky lol... oooh yea the pic is also great too with the club globe next to the pig!!!! gotta love to go dance and the go shop for some grocery's hehehee....

ooh another thing I love is no more ADS!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!  :thumbsup: Thank you soooooo soooo sooo very much Robin for this award!!!!!!

EDIT: Robin I must add here to my reply a personal heart felt biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig hugh Congrats to you my friend for once you leave OSITM you will be going to your new permanment home in the MD Hall Of Fame!!!! WoW What a Honor man!!! congratulations again Robin!!!!!

Hey Pat, I'm glad you like the quote and the teaser.  It's always good to go to a club near a gocery store, this way at the end of the night you can easily satisfy your munchies.  ;)  Great to hear that you are enjoying and using your new Subscription to it's full potential.  I was glad to hold the Contest and have you as one of my winners.  &apls  Thanks for the congrats as well.  I am very excited to move to The MD HoF at the end of the month and share this honor with another great MD'er, Emil.

Great pictures there, Robin! And also the teaser is looking nice!

And thank you for the subscription - the draft-function is very useful...

Good to see you drop in and I'm glad you are enjoying the Suscription as well.  :thumbsup:

Great update Robin. Nice industrial zone and i like the use of el - rail in it. Have fun :thumbsup:And congrats for the Hall of Fame . I`m very happy for you. :thumbsup:

Kimcar...Thanks alot for the congrats.  My industrial sector will be going through some extensive contruction over the next few updates.  Now that I have the demand it is really easy to destroy entire blocks and watch them build back up, hopefully the way I want, if not I just destroy again and again till they do.  ;)

Huge 'grats, Robin, on the elevation of Mind Scape to the SC4D MD Hall of Fame.  There's no honor that's more richly deserved for the fantastic work that you do here.


David


David, it's always nice to have you stop by my MD, I just wish sometimes it would be more frequent  ::) .  Great chioce of words in your congrats to me.  "Elevation"...seeing how that will be my new focus on this Island city of mine.  Elevated rail and highways will be running through the entire city.  ;)

Welcome in the MD Hall of Fame Robin!  :thumbsup:

Mind Scape is one of the most innovative MDs here at SC4 Devotion and I'm very glad it is still active  :)
I hope you will find some time for it's further development amongs your numerous activities.

Your last updates look very promisive, the El-rail with the station and bridge looks really great!  &apls
(and I'm very curious of your seaport stuff development  :))

Adam

Great to hear from you Adam, I hope everything is well with you and I would love to hear your views on my city and if you think there is anything I can be doing differently.  Thank you so much for the congrats, I'll have to work extra hard for this honor.

Congrats, Robin!

Couldn't have happened to a better person, my friend!

I can't wait to see where Mind Scape takes us now that it's Hall of Fame bound!

Dustin

Thank you very much Dustin, and I can't wait to see what I do as well.  ::)  :D  ;)

Pretty snazzy teaser there, Robin. It's so...so...so...lavender! ;)

And contrats on your entry into the HOF. A well-deserved and well-earned honor.

Later...
Joan



Hey Joan...."Snazzy"  &Thk/( Interesting word, not sure anyone has used that before about my MD. Thanks for the congrats too.

Robin, congrats on making it to the Hall of Fame.  Very deservedly so, I'd say. :thumbsup:  

And that teaser pic there is just brilliant--looks like a very interesting city, and you've put the NAM DualNetworking El-Rail/Road pieces to great use there.  Don't see those used nearly often enough.

Looking forward to what else is in store!

-Alex (Tarkus)

Alex, very nice surprise to have you in here and thank you very much for the compliment.  Maybe we can talk about the pieces I think are missing from the NAM DualNetworking El-Rail/Road.  ::)  ;)

First of all, congratulations on becoming a hall of famer, Robin!   &apls :party: &apls

I've really enjoyed the last couple updates.  Where are those elevated rail pieces coming from anyway?  Are those actual stations?  I've never seen that before.  Looking forward to being unteased... or seeing the rest of the teaser... I'm not really sure what the proper way to say that might be... :D

JB

Thank you so much Jon for the congrats.  Those Elevated rail peices are part of the NAM and are found in the transportation menu all under one pretty button.  ;)  As for the stations, they are from a Japanese site and I will have to look it up again if you are interested in them. As for never seeing them before, well that's what my MD is all about.  ()stsfd()

You have made it to the Hall of Fame, right?  That's incredible, Robin. &dance  Of course, I'm not surprised at all, since this is a very creative and unique MD.  It's interactive, as well, in its own way, although some of the quizzes (and jokes) border on "cruel and unusual  ::) j/k."  Mind Scape is a great MD.  What else is there to say?

 &apls

metarvo, thank you as well, I am so happy about the move to MD HoF that I am thinking of some new ways to impress everyone.  So keep an eye here.

Working on a project right now so I'll come back later to leave an actual comment, but I wanted to swing by and congratulate you on making it to the Hall of Fame (no surprise there). Well done Robin, well done.
-Matt

Thanks for the congrats and hopefully I can find out about that new project and test it for you.  ::)  ;)

Hi Robin!
First let me say Congrats for making it to the Hall of Fame!  &apls I believe you uttermost deserve the spot!
I am sorry to miss out on 2 teaser and the update. :-[
The first teaser that I missed out looks really nice and the joke is... well  $%Grinno$%.
The update looks wonderful. The rails are great and in overal all the area looks nice regardless the fact that it is industry that you are showing. Great work! :thumbsup:
And the newest teaser, simply amazing. I like how the building in right-down corner looks. Is that ps or the actual texture? ??? And Club Globe is a WOW.
Looking foard to see more.

Best Regards,
Karin

Karin, never any need to apologise here, you showed up late, sure, but it's better late than never.  ;)  Thank you so much for the congrats on the move to MD HoF, I am so looking forward to being in there. Big ideas, although I'm not really sure what they are entirely.   :D

Robin that looks very good too!!! I like the pic and the shadow border to it that you gave it!!!

Pat again...I'm busy fouling around with PS now and having a great time, I thought that one was a good effect, glad you like it as well.

Beautiful teaser there! And great work on that area... :thumbsup:

Hey bat, Thank you my friend, see you again soon.

Looking good there, Robin!

I, too, like the shadow effect on the border of the picture!

I can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve for us here in Mind Scape, my friend!

Take care!

Dustin

Dustin.... ;D....always good to see you here my friend and I do have so much up my sleeve that when I'm walking around it falls out and I have to say, "Excure me, excure me, that's mine, please don't step on it."  :D :D :D  ::)  ;)

Hi there Robin!
Very nice picture there and I have to sign under the "shadow comments" also.
Hope you slept well and had some nice dreams. ;)

Karin, nice name BTW....it is pronounced "CAR-IN", right?  My wife is prenant again, with our thrid child and I'm secretly hoping for a certain sex.  ::) and looking for names.  
Good to hear that you like the shadow effect as well, I think I will use it more often.  And I did sleep okay, although my kids keep waking up in the middle of the night and than I find it hard to go back to sleep, hopefully that stage will pass soon.

Diagonal props? :P

Still looks good, don't see it too much...;)

Diagonal props....very good guess, but what if there was a way to make them functional?   ::)  ;)

Very interesting stuff going on here. That last pic is a little too close to the impossible, though. You certainly have me wondering where the next few stitches of this thread are headed!

Later...
Joan

It may look impossible but I'm sure if I look hard enough it does exist somewhere in the world.  Anyways, isn't that what this game is all about or at least the people that are modifying the game.  Doing the "Impossible."

Robin, you are always coming up with something new, and this certainly works. I think I know how it might have been done, but I hope you'll share it with us at some point. Great work.
-Matt

New and exciting things, I hope I can accomplish this, even if it's just every onc in a while.  I am sure you know how I did this, but the surprise will be if it can be functional, maybe not in certain ways, but in others.  ::)  ;)

:o

Not only are both of these bridges diagonal, but one seems to be a double-height bridge over a single-height one.  Wow...

 :thumbsup:

Yes you are correct. Glad you like it.  ()stsfd()

gaaaaaaaaarh ummm what in the world!!!! WOW OK I want to know what Happend here!!! I cant wait Robin....

Yes Pat you will just have to do that....wait.  ;)

diagonal bridge ?!?!  :o :shocked2: :shocked2: simply awesome  &apls &apls &apls can't wait to see more of this interesting thing  ;)

Thanks alot Arthur.  And here's more just casue you asked nicely.  :P

OMG.....I made it through all those.  :-[   :P

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TimeforthePics-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-670.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-671.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-672.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-673.jpg)

This entire industrial Sector will be redone, except for the El lines.  ;)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/EndlessTunnel-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/DevilsforkPenroseframeHexnut.gif)

Don't forget to make a donation to get your copy of the SC4D LEX DISK VOL 1!!  It's definately worth it, mine is on it's way.  ;)  ()stsfd()
(http://sc4devotion.com/images/stories/lexdisk_head_700.jpg)

See you all tomorrow,....or maybe later tonight.
Robin  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 26, 2008, 11:44:00 AM
Robin, this industrial area is truly great my friend  :thumbsup: Good luck for rebuilt this sector  ;) can't wait to see more....
Arthur
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 26, 2008, 12:16:58 PM
Looking forward to the new version of that wonderful industrial area!
And nice pictures of that first version... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 26, 2008, 12:28:20 PM
Diagonal bridges, an industrial sector that makes me weep with joy--no wonder this place is headed to the Hall of Fame!

Keep up the marvelous work!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 26, 2008, 05:46:15 PM
Robin wicked set of new pics here and I wonder whats up with the Devil's Fork other then the pic of the penrose frame is messing with my mind lol.....
Title: Re: Mind Scape....My First Slide Show!!
Post by: rooker1 on November 27, 2008, 09:17:49 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Helllooooo Evvvereryyyyyyyone,


I'm pretty excited my first slide show.  Yah, I know they are old pictures, but it's a slide show now.  ::)  ;)  ()stsfd()

http://w278.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/a7b81816.pbw

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheDocks-2.jpg)

art128, Glad you like the industrial sector, it will be quite some work to get exactly what I want in there but I have the patience.
bat, Thank you very much and I should have new pictures of the area very soon.
Dustin (thundercrack83), I think I may have started something, we'll just have to sit back and see.  And thanks for the congrats again.
Pat, Thanks, those are some of my favourite illusions and to have them all fit together like that is even better.

See you all later with a little something else.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: M4346 on November 27, 2008, 09:25:25 AM
Love the way your industrial area looks, and love the slideshow!  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metarvo on November 27, 2008, 09:45:43 AM
That's a sweet industrial area you've got there, Robin. :thumbsup:  Of course, the slideshow showcases some true talent as well.

 &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 27, 2008, 09:53:44 AM
Robin I agree that was a great illusion indeed!!!!  That slide show even though old pics is still a good treat and I liked it a lot!!! Now if ever you wanted a movie made let me know and I would be more then happier to be your producer lol....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dsrwhat316 on November 27, 2008, 12:51:58 PM
I love these little "mind games" you have here  ;)

A belated congrats on your Hall of Fame election! I had a feeling that you'd make it in...

Nice little slideshow; a realistic industrial area is something I've yet to try. Perhaps this'll give me the motivation to do so!

~ Dan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 27, 2008, 12:59:19 PM
Great work on this slide show my friend, really pleasant  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 27, 2008, 04:01:41 PM
Excellent work on the slide show, Robin. You certainly chose some great photos - every single one is a winner!

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on November 27, 2008, 07:45:24 PM
Hi Robin!
The update and the slideshow(!) were superbly done!
Awww a third one! That is really great! I wish all the best to your family. As for my name, let me first say a thank you. The pronouncement varies depending on a country, here in Slovenia we pronounce it as CAR-IN as you wrote. Anyhow, I will send you an PM telling you more of the name. ;)

Again, wonderful work on the update and the slideshow!

Yours Truly,
Karin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 29, 2008, 09:30:31 AM
Wonderful slideshow Robin.

Really enjoyed it, so what if the pics were oldies as you say, it all went well together &apls &apls

Looking forward to what you have in store  next for us ;)

 :satisfied:
TTC
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 29, 2008, 03:23:59 PM
What a fantastic slide show, Robin!

Old pictures or new--every picture is fantastic here in Mind Scape!

And I notice that you're creeping up on 1000 comments, too, my friend! Things just keep getting better and better here!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 30, 2008, 12:05:53 PM
Hello Everyone,

A quick couple pics.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-69a.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SouthPortlineDocks-69b.jpg)

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on November 30, 2008, 12:39:52 PM
That's a great couple of picture there! Nice work on it, Robin! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bob56 on November 30, 2008, 12:43:50 PM
That's great. I love the GLR bridge-where did you find that? he seawalls also give a nice touch. However i think there is too many of this building downtown, right next to each other. Otherwise, Great! :thumbsup::
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 30, 2008, 12:54:24 PM
Hey Robin nice new pics there for sure and looking real sweet!!!  :thumbsup:

oooh boy I soo didnt even notice 2 go my friend to your 1k mark wooooooooohooooooooo!!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 30, 2008, 12:58:41 PM
Theses news pictures are truly great my friend  &apls the downtown is awesome !! And that bridge look good too, it's your creation ?  &apls

PS => 999th post !!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 30, 2008, 01:04:08 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

POST 1000....

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Celebration_Brooklyn_Bridge_New_Yor.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/cheers.jpg)

Not a better place than on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York city to celebrate 1000 posts in my MD, Mind Scape.


Hello Everyone,

The month is quickly wrapping up and a new group of OSITM's will be in the Spot light.  I have really enjoyed myself immensely in the company of some other great MDs, Capporth City by bat (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=1247.0), Waterfalls...by Pat (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=722.0) and WEST END by paroch (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2238.0).
Just for the record, I challenged Pat just before November to see if we could post an update everyday this month and it definately looks like the better person won, great job Pat, fantastic MD as well.
I hope that everyone had time to also following along with bat and his animations and paroch and the YouTube videos as well as the beautiful city that is being built, if not get in there and get caught up!!

What an incredible fun filled month.

We had The SC4D Picture Competition Hall of Fame Champion of 2007/2008 Season, encompassing 200 pictures from The SC4 Picture HoF from November of 2007 to November of 2008.  An incredilbe amount of work putting this one together and I would like to officially THANK Dustin for all his help and hard work in putting this one together with me. 

The MD HoF where two of the most favourite MDs at the time, excluding the MDs already in the HoF are voted on and entered/exchanged in the MD HoF for a period of six months, in which Emil's MD, Blackwater (with Islas Gemas) (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=261.0) and of course myself and my MD, Mind Scape will be inducted December 1st.  I really look forward to this honor and sharing the spotlight with Emil.

For the first set of MDs in the MD HoF we had AntigOne by Cedric (Badsim) (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=217.0) one of the most inovoted MDs and it's approach on how a city would look if everything went through LE in one person's point of view.  Also, Ennedi plays Shosaloza by Adam (Ennedi) (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2157.0) a very artistic and incredibly realsitic city playing style with a lot of tutorials, one of my Top Five favourite MD at the moment.  Last but not the least, we have Whitefall, Iridar by Shadow Assassin (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2157.0) a great look at the RHW modd and his awesome pictures that usually find thier way into the SC4 Picture HoF every time he enters one.

We also did The First Annual SC4Devotion MAYORS' DIARY AWARDS and ended up with some awesome winners. 
BEST OVERALL MD: Blackwater (with Islas Gemas) by emilin
BEST USE OF CUSTOM CONTENT: Orlach, by squidi
BEST URBAN MD: The Greater Terran Region, by Haljackey
BEST RURAL MD: Covington, by JBSimio
BEST IN BEST SELLERS: RECREATIONS, by ejc
BEST IN RECENTLY PUBLISHED: Commonwealth of Marathon, by thundercrack83
BEST NEWCOMER: Rainbow Falls, by Lilojame
BEST USE OF SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT: Tarkusian Cities, by Tarkus

Dustin (thundercrack83) started a MD, Commonwealth of Marathon, finally after a little persuasion and we also have a few new comers that are doing very well.

All in all I think we had a fantastic Anniversary Celebration.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TheDocks-2.jpg)

Love the way your industrial area looks, and love the slideshow!  ;D

Thanks Marius. I'm glad you like the industrail area, I worked pretty hard at it.
Don't be a stranger, I hope to see you around more often.

That's a sweet industrial area you've got there, Robin. :thumbsup:  Of course, the slideshow showcases some true talent as well.

 &apls

Thanks, I figured I had to try my hand at a slide show and I think it turned out pretty good.  I hope to see you again soon.

Robin I agree that was a great illusion indeed!!!!  That slide show even though old pics is still a good treat and I liked it a lot!!! Now if ever you wanted a movie made let me know and I would be more then happier to be your producer lol....

Hey Pat, good to hear from you, glad you liked the slide show and I am sorry for the old pictures, but I needed to start somewhere and anyways, I was at work when I did it.

I love these little "mind games" you have here  ;)

A belated congrats on your Hall of Fame election! I had a feeling that you'd make it in...

Nice little slideshow; a realistic industrial area is something I've yet to try. Perhaps this'll give me the motivation to do so!

~ Dan

Dan, Nice to see you in here and enjoying the mind games, I have alot more where they came from.  You'll just have to stop by more often to not miss any.  I would love to see your take on an Industrial sector.

Great work on this slide show my friend, really pleasant  &apls

Hey Artur, thanks for stoppin by.

Excellent work on the slide show, Robin. You certainly chose some great photos - every single one is a winner!

Later...
Joan

Thanks Joan,  Most of those pics came from the SC4 Picture Competition HoF.  ()stsfd() I'm glad you like them too.

Hi Robin!
The update and the slideshow(!) were superbly done!
Awww a third one! That is really great! I wish all the best to your family. As for my name, let me first say a thank you. The pronouncement varies depending on a country, here in Slovenia we pronounce it as CAR-IN as you wrote. Anyhow, I will send you an PM telling you more of the name. ;)

Again, wonderful work on the update and the slideshow!

Yours Truly,
Karin

Hello Karin, thanks for stoppin by and more importantly for the very nice PM about the name.  I find that sort of stuff interesting and I am still on the hunt for some very interesting boys and girls names.  One more so than the other.  ::)

Wonderful slideshow Robin.

Really enjoyed it, so what if the pics were oldies as you say, it all went well together &apls &apls

Looking forward to what you have in store  next for us ;)

 :satisfied:
TTC

Derry,  I hope you are all caught up now.......and stay that way.  ::)  ;)  ;D
Oldies are sometimes the best or at least it's nice to go back there sometimes.

What a fantastic slide show, Robin!

Old pictures or new--every picture is fantastic here in Mind Scape!

And I notice that you're creeping up on 1000 comments, too, my friend! Things just keep getting better and better here!

Dustin

Dustin my good friend.  It was very nice working with you on so many different projects this past month.  I hope we can find time do some more fantastic ideas together.  See you around and thanks for stoppin by.

That's a great couple of picture there! Nice work on it, Robin! :thumbsup:

Thanks bat, it's always nice to see you here.

That's great. I love the GLR bridge-where did you find that? he seawalls also give a nice touch. However i think there is too many of this building downtown, right next to each other. Otherwise, Great! :thumbsup::

Glad to see that you like most of my MD,  ;) but I have not started using any sea walls, what you see is just the terraformed edges.  As for all the same buildings, well I am using the CAM and I am fixing a few other areas first and I need to keep the demand up in other areas.  I'll come back a thin things out a little, you'll see.

Hey Robin nice new pics there for sure and looking real sweet!!!  :thumbsup:

Hey Pat, thanks for coming by and helping me get to 1000 posts.  ;)

Theses news pictures are truly great my friend  &apls the downtown is awesome !! And that bridge look good too, it's your creation ?  &apls

Arthur thanks coming by and being post 999.  The bridge not my creation, but praiodan's, maybe, just maybe if enough people asked nicely enough he may release it.  ::)  praiodan are you listening??  ;)


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Dr. Albert Schweitzer once said, "An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind".

Charles Nicolle once said, "Chance favors only those who court her".

This is the last update for OSITM.  I really hope you all had an enjoyable month with me and the various other things that went on.

I'll see you all around,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 30, 2008, 01:46:01 PM
Well Robin, for start, I must say Many Congrats my friend, for over 1000 posts there on your MD  &apls  &apls Your industrial sector are always really great my friend, it's so realistic  :thumbsup: always a pleasure to see your pictures my friend, always great  ;)
can't wait to see more  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on November 30, 2008, 01:48:28 PM
Robin I didnt think I could do it at all and knowing well how well you do and well I had to pull out all the stops lol.... Anyways it was a great challenge Robin and I enjoyed it all so much!!!! I found out the Key to updating and its in the morning hours to get the most replies  ;)...  I enjoyed your wrapup for the month of November as its been a great month being the Anniversary month as well wow!!!  I cant wait to see what December brings us!!!

Also I must say this to you again another huuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh congrats on another milestone achived!!! congrats on over

1 thousand and now 2 replies!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on November 30, 2008, 01:55:28 PM
1000 posts--now, that's a milestone! Congratulations, Robin!

November has certainly been a magnificent month here at SC4D, and I am so glad that Mind Scape was in it's rightful place for it--smack in the center of everything!

First the MD Hall of Fame, now 1000 posts! Your achieving that legendary status where, in years to come, we'll be talking about Mind Scape. And knowing you, we'll still be looking at new and great stuff here!

Enjoy it, Robin--you've earned it, my friend!

Dustin

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: paroch on November 30, 2008, 02:06:02 PM
Congrats on the 1000 post milestone Robin.  Mind Scape is a fabulous MD, so 1,000 posts and entry to the HoF is very well deserved. 

And what a great 1000th post you have given us.  A great mix of a review of the month, great personal replies and some top notch pictures (as per usual I guess  :D ).

It's been a pleasure sharing OSITM with you, and I'm only sorry I wasn't able to keep pace with Pat and yourself.

Good luck in the Hall of Fame, I'll have to remember to pop over to say hi!

Paul
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on November 30, 2008, 07:38:47 PM
Looks like a whole string of congratulations are in order, Robin! OSITM, 1,000 posts and a trip to the HoF - November has been a good month for you and a fabulously entertaining one for your many fans.

We have a couple more great reasons
to spend some quality time in the HoF thread now, and truly it will be time well spent!
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on December 01, 2008, 12:17:08 AM
What a great month it's been here Robin!  I'm glad people like Dustin and Joan went ahead and listed everything, because I would have never remembered them all.  Congratulations on all the things you've had going on lately both here and at home.  And, it probably goes without saying that I really enjoyed your latest industrial pictures.  They'd have been good all on their own, but the extra Photoshopping made things just that much better.

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on December 01, 2008, 03:27:12 AM
Congrats on over one-thousand replies there! &apls
And fantastic celebrating-update there! :thumbsup:
Also wonderful new pictures! :thumbsup:
Looking forward to the updates in the December! ;)
And November was a great month here... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on December 01, 2008, 12:35:25 PM
Congratulations, Robin!

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Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on December 01, 2008, 12:37:50 PM
Wow -- congrats my friend, this is very well deserved  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ennedi on December 01, 2008, 12:45:59 PM
Congratulations Robin, welcome in the MD Hall of Fame!  &apls &apls &apls
Our small company is bigger now and it is even better with you and Emil  :thumbsup:

You look very active now, I only hope you will find some time to continue your great MD! Looking at your last pictures I think the future in Mind Scape is bright, you really show new ways of creating industrial landscapes  ;)

Best regards my friend :thumbsup:
Adam
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on December 01, 2008, 01:40:56 PM
Robin my friend I am in tears here as this is the offical induction for you today!!! I am soo happy for you, as you so deserve this honor!!! We had a great run last month and it was a blast, Welcome home to your new permant home my friend...

Patrick
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tarkus on December 01, 2008, 02:33:06 PM
Robin, congrats on being officially moved into the HoF now!  This last update really shows just how much of a master you are with dirty industrial scenes.  The composition on those pics is just right, with the belching smoke and the slight haze.

Looking forward to seeing what else is in store. :)

-Alex (Tarkus)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metarvo on December 01, 2008, 04:18:47 PM
Congratulations, Robin, on taking your rightful place in the HoF.  It seems like this has been a "winning" time of year, with all of the award ceremonies.  Of all of these honors, yours is certainly deserved.  It is no surprise at all that such a unique and interactive MD is HoF material.  Give yourself a big hand of applause, Robin, to go along with the one I'm giving you now.

 &apls

Of course, this update is just one more example of the content that has paved the way for this honor.  The layout of the factories and choice of effects make an effective combination.  Good job, Robin!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Haljackey on December 01, 2008, 07:41:26 PM
A huge congrats in getting into the HOF Robin!  Well deserved!
(Nice update too ;))

Best,
-Haljackey
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on December 02, 2008, 08:05:07 AM
Congrats for this new section for your awesome MD! You deserved it! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Orange_o_ on December 02, 2008, 08:24:58 AM
Congratulation you have a beatifull city  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on December 02, 2008, 03:35:20 PM
 &apls &apls Another excellent MD who go in the HOF section. I`m very happy for you my friend . With pics like the last one no choice to put you over there  :D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on December 03, 2008, 03:03:43 AM
A well deserved congratulations is in order here. From your competitions, to the pics (amazing close-ups this time around, particularly the third and fourth), the quotes and games, it's no wonder this amazing work has crested 1000 posts and is now in the Hall of Fame. Robin, you are an amazing person and this is an amazing work you have created. 1000 posts down, and hopefully many more to come.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Badsim on December 03, 2008, 06:20:20 AM
Famous Mind Scape ... congratulations Robin .  &apls &apls &apls


Our small company is bigger now and it is even better with you and Emil  :thumbsup:


I second that ... and to tell you the truth , it's , at least for me , a high relief . ::)

Cédric .
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on December 03, 2008, 09:25:57 AM
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Hello Everyone,

I some how feel different  &Thk/( ()stsfd() and I think that I need to step up my game a little, now that I am in the MD HoF with so many other awesome MDs. 
I want to thank everyone that voted for me and all those that worked so hard in putting everything together for all this to happen.



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Well Robin, for start, I must say Many Congrats my friend, for over 1000 posts there on your MD  &apls  &apls Your industrial sector are always really great my friend, it's so realistic  :thumbsup: always a pleasure to see your pictures my friend, always great  ;)
can't wait to see more  :thumbsup:

-Thank you very much Arthur.  I'm sure that if you keep going the way you are with your MD, you'll surpass 1000 post in the near future too.  ;)

Robin I didnt think I could do it at all and knowing well how well you do and well I had to pull out all the stops lol.... Anyways it was a great challenge Robin and I enjoyed it all so much!!!! I found out the Key to updating and its in the morning hours to get the most replies  ;)...  I enjoyed your wrapup for the month of November as its been a great month being the Anniversary month as well wow!!!  I cant wait to see what December brings us!!!
Also I must say this to you again another huuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh congrats on another milestone achived!!! congrats on over
1 thousand and now 2 replies!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Err...thanks Pat, just stop and breathe, I can't bleive you can sometimes fit so much into one sentence.  $%Grinno$%  ;) As for a key to updating,  :-\ I don't know about that.  If you post the same time everyday, the same people will always still see it.  ??? I'm glad you enjoyed the month as I did too.  I think it was a successful anniversary party month.  As for December, you just have to stay tuned.  ;D

1000 posts--now, that's a milestone! Congratulations, Robin!
November has certainly been a magnificent month here at SC4D, and I am so glad that Mind Scape was in it's rightful place for it--smack in the center of everything!
First the MD Hall of Fame, now 1000 posts! Your achieving that legendary status where, in years to come, we'll be talking about Mind Scape. And knowing you, we'll still be looking at new and great stuff here!
Enjoy it, Robin--you've earned it, my friend!
Dustin

-Dustin, thanks my friend.  Would you believe me if I told you that I never thought that I would make it this far.  MD HoF, 1000 post and now you talk about legendary status, it's all overwhelming and you put so much new pressures on me.  I'll just have to step it up a notch.  ;)

Congrats on the 1000 post milestone Robin.  Mind Scape is a fabulous MD, so 1,000 posts and entry to the HoF is very well deserved. 
And what a great 1000th post you have given us.  A great mix of a review of the month, great personal replies and some top notch pictures (as per usual I guess  :D ).
It's been a pleasure sharing OSITM with you, and I'm only sorry I wasn't able to keep pace with Pat and yourself.
Good luck in the Hall of Fame, I'll have to remember to pop over to say hi!
Paul

-Thanks Paul, I'm glad you liked the 1000 and closing post for November, I tried to make it special.  Alway remember that it's has nothing to do with quantity, but quality and your time in OSITM was full of that.  &apls

Looks like a whole string of congratulations are in order, Robin! OSITM, 1,000 posts and a trip to the HoF - November has been a good month for you and a fabulously entertaining one for your many fans.

We have a couple more great reasons
to spend some quality time in the HoF thread now, and truly it will be time well spent!
Joan

-Joan, thank you as well.  I hope that you are now a Mind Scape regular.  If you liked November just wait till you see what I have for you all at the end of this update.  ()stsfd()

What a great month it's been here Robin!  I'm glad people like Dustin and Joan went ahead and listed everything, because I would have never remembered them all.  Congratulations on all the things you've had going on lately both here and at home.  And, it probably goes without saying that I really enjoyed your latest industrial pictures.  They'd have been good all on their own, but the extra Photoshopping made things just that much better.
JB

-Thank you very much Jon, I have just learned a few PS effects and I hope to lear alot more quickly.  I hope to see you around agian soon.

Congrats on over one-thousand replies there! &apls
And fantastic celebrating-update there! :thumbsup:
Also wonderful new pictures! :thumbsup:
Looking forward to the updates in the December! ;)
And November was a great month here... :thumbsup:

-Hey bat, thank you very much for the congrats.  It's always good to see you here my friend.

Wow -- congrats my friend, this is very well deserved  &apls &apls &apls
-Arthur again, thanks again.  ;)

Congratulations Robin, welcome in the MD Hall of Fame!  &apls &apls &apls
Our small company is bigger now and it is even better with you and Emil  :thumbsup:
You look very active now, I only hope you will find some time to continue your great MD! Looking at your last pictures I think the future in Mind Scape is bright, you really show new ways of creating industrial landscapes  ;)
Best regards my friend :thumbsup:
Adam

-Thanks alot Adam,  I am super happy to be in the company that I am now.  I somehow feel different. ()stsfd() To be in OSITM during the month of November is a super special priveledge, in my opinion.  Not only am I in the spot light but it's also the anniversary of one of the Best SC4 fansites on the net.  So I pulled out all the stops, or at least as many as I possible could.  I'm glad you and everyone else enjoyed themselves as much as it looks like.  I am still very excited, so the month of december will be almost as exciting as November was. ;)Just hang around and you'll see.

Robin my friend I am in tears here as this is the offical induction for you today!!! I am soo happy for you, as you so deserve this honor!!! We had a great run last month and it was a blast, Welcome home to your new permant home my friend...
Patrick

-The official induction almost made me tear too.  $%Grinno$% Just kidding, but I am super happy.  Thanks again Pat, it's people like you that bring up everyone's spirits.  &apls  You just keep on being supportive and I'll keep on updating.

Robin, congrats on being officially moved into the HoF now!  This last update really shows just how much of a master you are with dirty industrial scenes.  The composition on those pics is just right, with the belching smoke and the slight haze.
Looking forward to seeing what else is in store. :)
-Alex (Tarkus)

- Hey Alex, It's great to have you here.  I don't think I'm a master but I really appreciate that comment. ()stsfd() I am so glad that the smoke effect prop works so well.  If you pay close attention to my MD you my find some models that didn't have smoke before but now do.  ::) The dirtier the better, I think.  While everyone spends thier time beautifying thier cities, I am busy doing just the opposite.

Congratulations, Robin, on taking your rightful place in the HoF.  It seems like this has been a "winning" time of year, with all of the award ceremonies.  Of all of these honors, yours is certainly deserved.  It is no surprise at all that such a unique and interactive MD is HoF material.  Give yourself a big hand of applause, Robin, to go along with the one I'm giving you now.
 &apls
Of course, this update is just one more example of the content that has paved the way for this honor.  The layout of the factories and choice of effects make an effective combination.  Good job, Robin!   :thumbsup:

-Thanks alot.  It's relly nice to hear comments like that.  I try very hard to make my MD unique and interactive, and by you thinking that makes me feel like I am doing a good job, thanks again.

A huge congrats in getting into the HOF Robin!  Well deserved!
(Nice update too ;))
Best,
-Haljackey

-Hey Hal, it's great to hear from you too and thanks for the huge congrats.

Congrats for this new section for your awesome MD! You deserved it! &apls
-bat again, thanks alot for the official congrats.

Congratulation you have a beatifull city  &apls
-Hello Orange_o, thank you very much for stopping in a nd commenting, I hope to see you here more,

&apls &apls Another excellent MD who go in the HOF section. I`m very happy for you my friend . With pics like the last one no choice to put you over there  :D  :thumbsup:
-kimcar....thank you too for the nice comments.

A well deserved congratulations is in order here. From your competitions, to the pics (amazing close-ups this time around, particularly the third and fourth), the quotes and games, it's no wonder this amazing work has crested 1000 posts and is now in the Hall of Fame. Robin, you are an amazing person and this is an amazing work you have created. 1000 posts down, and hopefully many more to come.
-Matt

-Hey Matt,  there are comments and than there are the heart felt ones.  It sounds like yours is the later and I appreciate the very nice comments.  I hope that I can last another 1000 post, we'll just have to see.

Famous Mind Scape ... congratulations Robin .  &apls &apls &apls
Our small company is bigger now and it is even better with you and Emil
I second that ... and to tell you the truth , it's , at least for me , a high relief . ::)
Cédric .[/size]
-Cedric, thank you very much, but don't think that just because we share the same thread that you can now relax.  We all want you back,....please.  ;D  Anyways, thanks for stopping by, I hope that you can find time to participate in my next challenge.


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I have been thinking really hard on how I could come up with a new challenge that would be very difficult and I think I have managed it.
Below I have posted a cypher that is real, I asure you and I will offer no more help what so ever other than the KEY that I have provided below.
You all have until January 1st to solve it.  If there is no winner by that time the challenge will be over and I will explain how the KEY works and show the uncyphered message.


When I was alittle boy I was fascinated with space, rockets and cyphers.  I read everything I could about outer space and actually wrote my own little code book, which unfortunately I don't have anymore.  When I moved from my Mother's house when I was a teen, I saw no worth in the stuff my Mother had saved from when I was a kid and I threw it out.  &mmm

The Message:
kfv rifas fk wfq rinr nvs ngds rf kclqvs rica mwtisv fqr, c inys afjsricol atsmcnd kfv wfq. gqr kcvar wfq jqar lf fo rf ris osbr arnls. fo n znw rinr ca atsmcnd rf js kvfj jw tnar c inz jnzs n tfar, ck wfq mno kcoz rica tfar wfq'dd kcoz ris osbr mwtisv, afdys rica fos noz gs ris kcvar noz wfq'dd gs ysvw inttw. lffz dqmh.

The Key:
n/2ng0gmmz5zssk2klli7iccu1uhhd9djjo7offt1teevMvaarrqDqyyxxbbwwpp

Everything you need to solve the cypher I have provided, good luck.
Try to solve it, you'll be happy with what's at the end.  ;)

Some very famous Cypher stories:

Beale Cyphers - In 1885, a small pamphlet was published in Virginia containing a story and three encrypted messages.  According to the pamphlet, around 1820 a man named Beale buried two wagons-full of treasure at a secret location in Bedford County, Virginia.  He then left a small locked box with a local innkeeper, and left town, never to be seen again.  The pamphlet went on to state that the innkeeper, after having not heard from Beale for many years, opened the box and discovered encrypted messages.  Never able to read them, he eventually passed them along to a young friend shortly before the innkeeper's death in 1863.  According to the pamphlet, the friend spent the next 20 years trying to decrypt the messages, solving only one which detailed the tons of gold, silver and jewels that were buried, along with a general location.  The still unsolved messages supposedly give exact directions, and a list of who the treasure belongs to.  According to the story, the friend finally decided to walk away from the quest, and publish everything they knew about the situation in an anonymous pamphlet, which was supposedly published by another friend of the innkeeper.  There have been many exhaustive searches for the treasure, and much effort spent on decoding the other messages, without any confirmed success.  There are many claimed solutions, usually bannered in combination with a book that someone is trying to sell, but no one has ever been able to produce a duplicatable decryption method.  There have also been some pretty compelling arguments that the entire original story was a hoax.  There are several inconsistencies in the pamphlet's text, and even speculation that the story was a parable related to Masonic rituals.
 
Zodiac Killer cyphers - From 1966 to 1974, the Zodiac serial killer sent more than 20 written communications to police officials. Most of these messages have been cracked, but there are still some that remain unsolved.  The killer was never caught.

Kryptos - In 1990, a sculpture was installed at CIA Headquarters in Langley Virginia, as a challenge to the employees at the Agency.  Its thousands of characters contain encrypted messages, of which three have been solved, but there is still a fourth section at the bottom consisting of 97 or 98 characters which remains uncracked.  The sculpture was created and encoded by Washington DC sculptor Jim Sanborn, using encryption systems designed by the Chairman of the CIA's Cryptographic Center, Ed Scheidt.

Oak Island Money Pit Cypher Stone (solved, though alleged treasure still unrecovered) - In 1795, a teenager discovered a deep pit on Oak Island in Nova Scotia, along with hints that there was a great treasure at the bottom.  Over the next two hundred years, multiple well-financed attempts have been made to learn what is hidden, but have been repeatedly foiled due to the unstable nature of the surrounding land, and the tendency for deep tunnels to suddenly flood with water.  Something is obviously there, because various tantalizing artifacts from 300 years ago have been obtained, such as a pair of scissors, an encrypted stone tablet, barriers of oak logs, and other man-made objects deep below the ground.  In 1976, a camera lowered into a subterranean chamber allegedly recorded images of wooden chests, tools, and a body, before the unstable land again collapsed the exploration tunnel.  And in 2002, a report was supposedly produced by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute with more recent information.  In any case, along with large amounts of money which have been sunk into this quest, multiple lives have also been lost attempting to solve the mystery.

I hope you all enjoyed this first update of mine in the MD HoF.
See you all around,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on December 03, 2008, 10:12:04 AM
Robin you know I enjoyed this update for your first offical update in the MD HOF!!!! I know I got to learn sometimes when I get on the roll to stop... There we go hard but yea lol...  ;D Anyways great job here my friend!!! I am soo looking forward to more!!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on December 03, 2008, 11:00:23 AM
Fantastic first update there for this new section! Great work on it, rooker1!
And looking forward to more...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on December 03, 2008, 11:06:53 AM
All the details you put here are fantastic my friend, great work.  &apls
Arthur .
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on December 03, 2008, 12:08:33 PM
Love the surrealistic quality of the photos, Robin, and the subject matter looks good, too. Any one of them could have been taken from the cockpit of a news helicopter. For some reason, I'm attracted to the last one although that's the first near-empty Wal-Mart parking lot I've ever seen!

The cypher is a good idea and should keep our little brains occupied for a while! You've made a fine entrance into the HoF - never missed a beat - and as always, I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on December 03, 2008, 01:48:02 PM
Hi!
Darn, it seems that I didn't yet congratulate you on getting your superb MD to the Hall Of Fame... shame on me ... So let me first congratulate you on that. You deserve it very much and I am very glad to see your MD in here!  &apls

As the names goes, you are welcome.  ;) If I think of any interesting name that you might not know yet, I will let you know. Oh, and sometimes simply looking at the newborns pretty face gives you and instant knowledge what name should this precious little angel carry.

Your last update of the OSITM was very nicely done, really. And the latest update is a superb one again. The pictures look great, from first to the last.My favorite one would probably be the second one because of very good mixture of cold blue and warm brown&yellow, but all others are as great also.

Mmm, a crypter... I believe that I will try to solve this one but well, I don't believe that I will have much success (if because of nothing else, then because my "patience" is on short fuse these days). It is really 2 bad, that you have thrown the book away, but believe it or not, we have probably all done such things. I for one, threw in the fire about 500 pages of children story that I wrote when I was around 15 and I am regretting it now, since with just a little editing... ah well...

I definitely liked the info about the cryptograms, I found it very interesting. Darn, they never found the murderer?! Here is a long shot: is anybody able to get its hands on the ones that were not de-crypted?

Have fun,
Karin ()borg()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sheep49 on December 03, 2008, 03:01:06 PM
Hello, Robin. I haven't commented here in the while, but don't worry - I'm following the development by lurking ;) And from what I see, it seems that this MD really deserves to be in HoF. &apls

Right. The Hall Of Fame... Well, to start with, I'm very happy that Mind Scape has such a big and notable award. This is a really good news, and when I first seen it, I was... just... very proud of you. :thumbsup:

Now for the update... The first photo is really nice. It reminds me of some main street in ordinary American city seen in the late evening. Great choce of BATs doesn't disturb either $%Grinno$% In fact, it helps picture! The second photo is not so good on the other hand. It's just... nothing special. It looks like it's lacking something. I think the problem is that this photo was taken too close to the building. I'd rather try zoom 4 or 3. The third photo is really nice. It reminds me of the first one, which is this time. The industrial building really fits other there. The 4th photo is also surprisingly good. I mean I thought 'Hey, what do you expect? It's just showing Wal-Mart', but more I was looking at it, I was getting more, and more, and more surprised by the goodness of this picture. The only disadvatage of the pic is that the night here is just too dark. I'd rather see this scene in the late evening. Otherwise, it's great!

And now the cyphrus... I'm a big enthusiast of this kind of puzzles. I'm trying to solve some since I was 10, but they are easier. :D Also, I love conspiracy theories. It's great to come up with some :D I think I'm in the middle of solving the key, but I'm not sure ;D But don't worry, I'll try my best to solve it by the 31st Dec/1st Jan.

Can't wait to see what is the next update going to be like ;)
Piotr
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: RippleJet on December 03, 2008, 06:11:59 PM
vfgco, rinoh wfq kfv n tqppds rinr xna tsvksmrdw zckkcmqdr kfv js rf soufw! :thumbsup:
of tvfgdsj kfv js rf vsnz uqjgdsz xfvza scrisv! $%Grinno$%

co fvzsv ofr rf atfcd ris kqo kfv frisva,
c'dd vsdcoeqcai ris zyz rf xifjsysv afdysa ris tqppds nkrsv js. :)

grx, ris acbri xfvz kvfj ris soz co ris asmfoz mwtisv cao'r mfvvsmrdw uqjgdsz. :P

Thank you very much and I can't believe how fast you have solved this.  You do know that it is against the rules to post in another language without a translation.  ::)  ;) I see what's wrong with the word, but I think it's ok. ;) Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on December 03, 2008, 10:45:54 PM
Finally got it. Now to try to figure out what RJ said here...

That was nice of you RippleJet, I'm tempted to do the same. Something for you Robin, hope I got it right... I remember seeing that pic before too.

Jlc jqv pjqvl ovc qvlv…

Jrqj bre lrxvxc wnvejlejvnwt, rnz lrjqvl idn jpp.

At any rate, I love the little parking lot in the third pic. Is that a separate lot or did it fit itself together in connection with the other buildings? Now, I think it may be time to head off to bed, that stuff can tire you out.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on December 04, 2008, 09:24:49 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Good morning Everyone,

As you can figure out, Tage was the first person to crack the Cypher, in an incredible short period of time I might add, but has decided to pass on the surprise to the next person to solve the cypher.  &apls  ;D

Matt is now the second, after spending a few hours and not getting done what he was suppose to do, if anyone finds out what he was suppose to be finishing, than I apologise to you all for taking up his time.  $%Grinno$%  ;)
I'm unclear though if Matt is going to pass on the surprise as well.  We'll have to wait until later to see.
It would be interesting however to see how many others can figure out the cypher.
And Matt, as for that parking LOT, it is part of the LOT and as soon as I saw it grow like that, I made it historical.  I think it looks perfect.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TimeforthePics-1.jpg)

Pat...Thanks for stopping by and we'll continue tonight with the breathing exercises... ;D  ;) just kidding my friend.

bat, Hey, great to see you here as always.  I'll have another update ready for tonight.

Arthur, (art128),  Hello my friend, good to hear you like all the little details I add to my MD.  ()stsfd()

Hello Joan, (Jmouse), I'm glad you like my pictures, I have been trying really hard to photoshop the lastest pictures just right.  I have found myself taking pictures, which already takes some time and than going to photoshop them I find that more than an hour or two has passed.  ::)  Oh well, as long as everyone likes it, right?

Karin, (Lilojame), Speaking of names, how did you come up with your username? "Lilojame"
When we are inmature we do alot of things we latter regret and believe me I have my share of stupidity.  %confuso Maybe even more than I should have, but I guess that's how we all learn and I have already started a collection of my kids paintings and the sort.  ;) We'll see how long they last.

Piotr, (Sheep49), Thanks for the nice comments and I'm glad that you are happy for me making it inot the MD HoF. 
You are becoming quite the critiquer, I have noticed, great job.  I really appreciate everyone's opinion. 
I hope you'll give the cypher a go and as for the conspiracy theories, I like to read them but not make them up.  Those types of people usually are very paraniod and that's just not me.... ;)

Tage, (RippleJet), again, I'm going to say that you amazed me at how fast you got the answers.  &apls I'll have to come up with something much harder.....maybe just for you.  &apls

Matt, (threestooges), Awesome job, while you were suppose to be working on something else I side tracked you and for that I am sorry.  $%Grinno$%  ;) But I am glad you enjoyed the cypher as well.


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/EndlessTunnel-1.jpg)
Tage.... ::)
This is for everyone that can find this, but mostly for Tage
I don't think you'll get this one so quickly my friend.
KEY:101234243210301234dkcyazjhtfgsqinrmeblpxowuv
Message:
LTGXJUMFHXTLJXLAYGYRSVHEXLKTH
dvgsambiafsmhhrkrljacsvcmsott
XZLKQQMLHOBZZFBNAIWJGIDTXTZRJ

If you were to walk 23 meter South,
828 feet West and 9936 inches North and end up in the exact same spot,
Where are you standing?



(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/TimeforthePics-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/todoislandsouth111mb2-1.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/todoislandsouth114pi1-1.jpg)


See you all later today with another update.  ;)

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on December 04, 2008, 10:24:43 AM
Hi!
Very nice update there. The pictures are maybe to blue, but still very nice.
As for the "Lilojame", it is actually some slovenian rock/hard rock group (but I am not a fan of them even if I like rock) and as second it comes out from the 5th Element movie, starring Bruce Willis and Mila Jovovich.  :D

See you!

Karin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on December 04, 2008, 10:33:08 AM
That are two nice pictures there! Great work on them! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Simpson on December 04, 2008, 10:50:44 AM
Hi Robin

First:
Congratulation for your HOF award, it's totally deserved

Second:
I forgot to post at the last updates  :( so I'm really sorry my friend. The update of yesterday is fantastic. Your industrie area is one of the best I've ever seen  &apls  :o
The two last pictures are very réalistic, as well  :).  :thumbsup:

I'm looking forward to the next update my friend
Take care, David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on December 04, 2008, 03:49:17 PM
OK in and out nice and easy lol... OK Robin fantastic stuff here again as normal from you sir!! Even though I cant crack the cyphers siigh... Anyways I loved the pics and I cant wait to see what more is to come...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on December 04, 2008, 04:28:15 PM
Robin, with photos like these, you're going to have me loving industry in no time. ;) The lighting is just awesome. It makes me think of something I was drawn to in my (much) younger days, now never to be seen again.

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on December 05, 2008, 06:31:05 PM
No reason to apologize Robin, I sidetrack myself enough these days as it is. I enjoyed it, it's a good mental exercise, and as far as your new question here, I like the white space, but I believe the answer would be Santa's Workshop (also known as the North Pole). I've never attempted massive industrial complexes with a cohesive theme, but after seeing the closeups you've shown I might have to give it a shot (after I finish my current projects of course, and speaking of which, there's something new you might be interested in if you haven't seen it already). Hope all is well.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Ryan B. on December 11, 2008, 09:07:50 PM
Wow, Robin . . . I can't believe I haven't stopped by sooner.  This is really great stuff you've got going on here!

And a Hall of Famer, no less.  A honour well-deserved.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on December 12, 2008, 08:16:37 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello Everyone,
 I needed a little break after last month, but I am working on something that I'm sure you all be impressed.
 The following Teaser is of Port Dedgren back on the main land and is one of the many old cities with a massive port.


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/RichmondVa-NightSkyline-1.gif)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-1.jpg)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/JusttheRepliesBanner.jpg)

Karin, (Lilojame), Hello and thanks for stopping by.  You might be right about the blue, but I was playing with the saturation and it always exagerates the colours.  ;)

bat, Hello my friend, good to see you here.

David, (Simpson), I'm glad you like the Industrial Areas so much, I hope you like what is coming up next.

Pat, Hey....No worries about cracking the Cyphers, they definately aren't for everyone.  I'll have plenty of different Mind Scape things for you coming up soon enough.

Joan, (Jmouse), That's my goal to make everyone like dirty industrial and you are only as old as you think you are.  ;) ()stsfd()

Matt, (threestooges), You are totally correct with your answer as you'll see below....North Pole, of course.  &apls

Ryan, (burgsabre87), And I can't beleive you haven't been here in so long either  &sly  :D .... Just kidding, nice to see you stop by.


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/EndlessTunnel-1.jpg)

If you were to walk 23 meter South,
828 feet West and 9936 inches North and end up in the exact same spot,
Where are you standing?

North Pole!!  ::)  ;)



Everyone can still solve this Cypher as both Tage (Ripplejet) and Matt (threestooges) have passed on the prize.
This contest still closes on January 1st.  If there is no winner by that time the challenge will be over and I will explain how the KEY works and show the uncyphered message.


The Message:
kfv rifas fk wfq rinr nvs ngds rf kclqvs rica mwtisv fqr, c inys afjsricol atsmcnd kfv wfq. gqr kcvar wfq jqar lf fo rf ris osbr arnls. fo n znw rinr ca atsmcnd rf js kvfj jw tnar c inz jnzs n tfar, ck wfq mno kcoz rica tfar wfq'dd kcoz ris osbr mwtisv, afdys rica fos noz gs ris kcvar noz wfq'dd gs ysvw inttw. lffz dqmh.

The Key:
n/2ng0gmmz5zssk2klli7iccu1uhhd9djjo7offt1teevMvaarrqDqyyxxbbwwpp

Everything you need to solve the cypher I have provided, good luck.
Try to solve it, you'll be happy with what's at the end. 

See you all around,
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on December 12, 2008, 11:35:30 AM
Love the teaser there, Robin!

The sunken highways, the bridges, the lovely building by xannepan--adds up to fantastic combination!

Can't wait to see more of Port Dedgren, my friend!

Dustin

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on December 12, 2008, 12:00:04 PM
Hi Robin!

That is some darn great looking teaser!!!
I shall be anxiously anticipating the pictures from Port Dedgren!

Karin ()borg()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on December 12, 2008, 12:11:58 PM
Robin, You start a great thing here with this Parisian center my friend, great use of theses BATs and sunken highways my friend.  &apls
The columns are great where you placed there !  :thumbsup:
The only thing I can reproach is the Gird, you forgot to turn off it !  :D
Can't wait to see the full update.
Arthur.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on December 16, 2008, 01:27:34 AM
Hey Robin wow wonderful teaser there!!! I love that teaser banner as well sweet!!! sorry I havent been online much been resting up... see you soon :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: metarvo on December 16, 2008, 08:52:16 AM
Robin, you've got some real nice stuff!  That highway and the overpasses that cross it are superb.

 &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JoeST on December 16, 2008, 12:43:31 PM
Hey robin... I am ashamed of myself, truly truly ashamed. I didnt even congratulate you on your HoF inclusion :o

and those updates, you sure your not taking game-enhancing steroids  ???  :D

Sorry not to have posted earlier... I have no excuse

cant wait for more :)

Joe
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on December 16, 2008, 02:54:19 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello All,
 
 I'm having a little bit of a hard time figuring out just how I want this next area to look.  So unfortunately I just have another teaser for you.  But if you look very closely, I have made sure that I included something very special.  I wonder if anyone can figure out what it is.


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/RichmondVa-NightSkyline-1.gif)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-12_15.jpg)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/JusttheRepliesBanner.jpg)

Dustin, (thundercrack83), I'm finding it very hard to add more things to this area to go along with the stuff by xannepan that will do the area justice.
Karin, (Lilojame), Gald you like the last teaser. I hope you'll be okay with this one too.
Arthur, (art128), I', gald you like this area so far as this will be the first time that I have tried to do something Euro.  I hope I don't fail too bad.  &idea
Pat, good to see you, I hope all is well and thank you for stopping by.
metarvo, Thanks for the nice comments and I hope to see you again soon.
Joe, (JoeST), No need to feel bad, you are here now and that's all that matters.  No steriods for me, I just decided to step it up a notch.  ;)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/EndlessTunnel-1-1.jpg)

The Message:
kfv rifas fk wfq rinr nvs ngds rf kclqvs rica mwtisv fqr, c inys afjsricol atsmcnd kfv wfq. gqr kcvar wfq jqar lf fo rf ris osbr arnls. fo n znw rinr ca atsmcnd rf js kvfj jw tnar c inz jnzs n tfar, ck wfq mno kcoz rica tfar wfq'dd kcoz ris osbr mwtisv, afdys rica fos noz gs ris kcvar noz wfq'dd gs ysvw inttw. lffz dqmh.

The Key:
n/2ng0gmmz5zssk2klli7iccu1uhhd9djjo7offt1teevMvaarrqDqyyxxbbwwpp


The Cypher still stands unsolved (except by Tage and Matt, who have declined the prize).


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/SalmonTroutRiverPhotobyJackieDon-2.gif)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/ABoyneedshisFather.gif)

That's it for now.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on December 16, 2008, 04:21:08 PM
Robin

Its been a while - sorry (RL Grr) but I made an extra cuppa and thought you might like one :D
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/116/teapotandcup183e331wj9.png)
Then I find I missed some updates eek and look what you did too - some amazing pics.

Add in a cypher to confuse the mind ::) well mine anyhow  ;D and I spent some time tyring to crack
it but to no avail. $%Grinno$%. If I get plenty of time I might give it another attempt :D

Now the only thing I notice in the last teaser is the tree that is so well trimmed to make flush with the building. ( Got a good tree surgery clinic in town? )

Always a pleasure to pop in to mindscape  :thumbsup:

regards
Derry
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on December 17, 2008, 07:39:46 AM
Nice new teaser there! Nice work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on December 17, 2008, 11:33:47 AM
Indeed, Very nice new teaser Robin. ;)
Great use of trams and parkings !  &apls
Can't wait the full update !
Arthur.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on December 17, 2008, 11:39:08 AM
Nice teaser, Robin!   :thumbsup:  Is that a postal truck I see turning the corner there?  Maybe something special is the incorporation of Ardecilia's mod to spawn vehicles from what appears to be Spa's building there.  :-\  That's the only guess I can come up with...

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on December 17, 2008, 03:43:19 PM
Is that a road sign that I see?

Please tell me you made it yourself! Please, oh, please! Because if you did, you can teach me how!

Wonderful teaser here, Robin! Just wonderful!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on December 18, 2008, 09:39:23 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)


Hello Everyone,

I have been trying to do a European style city and I haven't been very happy with the way it's looking, destroying what I just did and I find myself spending a lot of time in LE.  I have been doing some experiments, which I will show some pics below.  I will also start to show some pics of the new city very soon and you all can give your opinions and tell me if I'm being to hard on myself.


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/JusttheRepliesBanner.jpg)

Derry, (TheTeaCat), Good to see you here Derry.  Thanks for the tea, I think I'll have it, it's very cold outside and we are expecting two snow storms before Monady morning. ()stsfd()  It looks like we may have a White Christams afterall.
I'm glad you gave the cypher a try, I think I'll be sharing the solution with everyone at the end of the month.  No one else except for Tage and Matt have solved it.  :thumbsup:
I'll explain below what was up in those two teaser pics.  ;)
bat, Nice to see you, thanks for dropping by.  I was thinking about your Advent calendar at the begining of the month and decided to buy my kids one each.  They love opeing the little doors and getting their candy every day.  I think it teaches them a few things.  One candy a day is really hard for a kid.  Now they wake up and that's the first thing they ask for.  ::)
Arthur, art128, Thanks, I'm glad you like it.  But as this is my first time ever trying to make a Euro style city, I'm having a very hard time and find myself planning something out and than destroying it all in fustration because it doesn't look as good as some other Euro style MDs I know of.  But I am slowly getting through and there should be something soon.
Jon, JBSimio, There are postal trucks in my MD, but that's not it.  I'll be explaining below.  Although I am considering adding the vehicle geerators to some custom LOTs that I am working on, to better hide them.  ::)  ;)
Dustin, thundercrack83, I wish I could make raod signs  $%Grinno$% but unfortunately I can not.  But I do have some stuff up my sleeve that I'll be showing every one very soon.



Here are some pics of my experiments with foundations.
If anyone knows of a good tutorial and it's link on how to make your own foundations that would be very much appreciated.
What I would really like to do is use the rural textures from the Residential And Rural Diagonal Walls Set V1 by jeronij (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=168) as the foundation, but I'm not sure if that's possible. 
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Test4.jpg)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Test3.jpg)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Test2.jpg)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Test1.jpg)
So far the only one I fould that I like is Test 4.
What do you all think?


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Construction_beijing_2008_water_-1.jpg)

The below picture is showing the changes I have made to the Underbridge Rail Intersections by buddybud (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=13869&v=1) with LE.  I have added the rural textures from Residential And Rural Diagonal Walls Set V1 by jeronij (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=168) and the under bridge base from WP2 Addon-Highwalls by Mas71 (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1646).  I wanted to be able to match these pieces up with the rest of BuddyBud's Rural Sunken Highway Walls (http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/index.cfm?page=1&Keyword=buddybud&view=all).  I think I have achieved something rather pleasing.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-BuddyBud_JeroniSwitch.jpg)


Silly me...  ::) ...But I have forgotten  &ops where I got this stadium and I no longer have it.  Anyone have any ideas, I would like to use it again.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/HopSkipandaJumptotheGame.jpg)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/0202NYColumbiaThinker.jpg)
Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Norman W. Brooks, “Let Every Day Be Christmas”


Everyone have a great day and remember to have a little more patience at this hectic time of year.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on December 18, 2008, 01:49:17 PM
Hey, there, Robin!

I love your foundation idea, my friend! That's something I've always wanted to delve into, but never got around to it. Seeing as you've helped me with everything else, maybe you could help with this too!

I love how you've used the MAS71 under bridge pieces in conjunction with those walls, too! That's such a great idea!

Oh, before I forget, too--that stadium is Safeco Field in Seattle, WA, by teemu_om. It's not on the STEX because of the file size but a link to it can be found in his thread at ST HERE: North American Stadiums (http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=37&threadid=79043). Hope that helps!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on December 18, 2008, 03:36:33 PM
Your newest update there is fantastic! Nice work on that area and fantastic pictures of it... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on December 18, 2008, 03:43:13 PM
Hey Robin looking real good with the experitments and testing out of the walls!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Lilojame on December 18, 2008, 05:06:30 PM
Hi Robin!

I really wish that I wouldn't be missing so many updates all around in this month.... :-[
I really liked the second teaser there.  :)
I wish that I could help you with the dilemma that you are facing but sadly I have no idea how to work with foundations... I hope tho, that you will find a way.
"The things in life" was a funny AND scary addition.

See you around!

Karin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jestarr on December 18, 2008, 05:44:45 PM
You've done some incredible work with this MD Robin. :thumbsup:  As for foundations, I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but is this anywhere near what you had in mind?

(http://www.brakebayou.us/images/more_foundations1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on December 18, 2008, 05:55:02 PM
Love your trials with foundations - I, too, have wondered how to create and use them. For that matter, I'm interested in making small terrace walls like those which might be found in a small garden. So good luck figuring all this out, and don't forget to share the wealth! :D

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: FrankU on December 24, 2008, 07:32:52 AM
Phewwwww, Robin....

It's been quite a job to read through all of the 53 pages of your MD.
Together with Emilin's "Building ports the hard way" your MD is the most inspiring on building ports.
I am really curious what has happened to your terraformed map with all the small piers and canals.

There really is no beginning nor an end to what I could say. I should have done that in the past. But I'll promise you I will follow your thread and comment when it is useful, instead of keeping silence for almost two years and then bursting out in words.

Some very nice work you showed here!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on December 25, 2008, 12:36:58 AM
Just wanted to stop in here and wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Robin!

Right now, your boys are probably sleeping, but not for long, I bet! The excitement has to be racing through their minds!

Enjoy it, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on January 26, 2009, 03:08:47 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello everyone,

 It has been a little while.  I needed a break from playing the game and the holidays were very hectic and things are now getting back into swing.  I have however been working on a few other things and everyone can see them over the next few updates.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/JusttheRepliesBanner.jpg)

Hey, there, Robin!
I love your foundation idea, my friend! That's something I've always wanted to delve into, but never got around to it. Seeing as you've helped me with everything else, maybe you could help with this too!
I love how you've used the MAS71 under bridge pieces in conjunction with those walls, too! That's such a great idea!
Oh, before I forget, too--that stadium is Safeco Field in Seattle, WA, by teemu_om. It's not on the STEX because of the file size but a link to it can be found in his thread at ST HERE: North American Stadiums (http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=37&threadid=79043). Hope that helps!
Dustin
Just wanted to stop in here and wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your family, Robin!
Right now, your boys are probably sleeping, but not for long, I bet! The excitement has to be racing through their minds!
Enjoy it, my friend!
Dustin

Dustin, thank you very much for the link.  As soon as I read it, I remembered.  My mind must be slipping, getting old maybe.  ::)  $%Grinno$%
Also think you for the Christmas well wishes.

Your newest update there is fantastic! Nice work on that area and fantastic pictures of it... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It's always great to see you stop by, I hope your New year has been off to a great start.

Hey Robin looking real good with the experitments and testing out of the walls!!!  :thumbsup:

Pat, Thanks my friend.  I hope all is well with you and that your year is off to a great start as well.

Hi Robin!

I really wish that I wouldn't be missing so many updates all around in this month.... :-[
I really liked the second teaser there.  :)
I wish that I could help you with the dilemma that you are facing but sadly I have no idea how to work with foundations... I hope tho, that you will find a way.
"The things in life" was a funny AND scary addition.
See you around!
Karin

Hey Karin, I haven't seen you around for awhile now, I hope all is well and it is always a pleasure to see you stop by and read your comments.

You've done some incredible work with this MD Robin. :thumbsup:  As for foundations, I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but is this anywhere near what you had in mind?
(http://www.brakebayou.us/images/more_foundations1.jpg)

Hey Jess, nice to see you in here.  I know how to make LOTs with walls but what I was trying to do was make a TE LOT with foundation walls so I can put the LOT right up against another transportation network.

Phewwwww, Robin....
It's been quite a job to read through all of the 53 pages of your MD.
Together with Emilin's "Building ports the hard way" your MD is the most inspiring on building ports.
I am really curious what has happened to your terraformed map with all the small piers and canals.
There really is no beginning nor an end to what I could say. I should have done that in the past. But I'll promise you I will follow your thread and comment when it is useful, instead of keeping silence for almost two years and then bursting out in words.
Some very nice work you showed here!

Wow....you read all 53 pages.  That must have taken quite some time.  If you like what you have seen so far when it comes to the ports, stay tuned for a surprise in the next few weeks.  ::)  ;)


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Construction_beijing_2008_water_-1.jpg)

So here I am doing a little experiment to see which on/off ramps I like better, you can see both chioces.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-752.jpg)

Not too sure I like this one.  It takes up alot of space.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-751.jpg)

Now this one is more to my liking.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-750.jpg)

I'd love to hear some opinions.  
Now remember, either way I go the walls and surrounding area will all be done up to the nines, so it will look alot better.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/famousPeople1-1.jpg)

John Francis "Jack" Buck (August 21, 1924–June 18, 2002) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Buck) once said, "Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

Makes sense to me.  ;)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/EndlessTunnel-1.jpg)

I know that I said I would go over this at the begining of January, well I forgot and it's always better late than never.

The Message:
kfv rifas fk wfq rinr nvs ngds rf kclqvs rica mwtisv fqr, c inys afjsricol atsmcnd kfv wfq. gqr kcvar wfq jqar lf fo rf ris osbr arnls. fo n znw rinr ca atsmcnd rf js kvfj jw tnar c inz jnzs n tfar, ck wfq mno kcoz rica tfar wfq'dd kcoz ris osbr mwtisv, afdys rica fos noz gs ris kcvar noz wfq'dd gs ysvw inttw. lffz dqmh.

The Key:
n/2ng0gmmz5zssk2klli7iccu1uhhd9djjo7offt1teevMvaarrqDqyyxxbbwwpp

So if we look at the Key we can see "/2" in the second and third position.  This is to signify that you must divide the entire code in half.  All the letters are doubled.  If you do this right you should have something like this....

ng0mz5sk2li7cu1hd9jo7ft1evMarqDyxbwp

So, now you are asking yourself, "What are the numbers for and the last two letters that are in caps?"
Well let's pull them out and take a look.....

05271971MD

I think I will leave it at this for today and see if anyone would like to give it another try.
I would also like to remind everyone that two people, Ripplejet and threestoogies have already figured it out without any help.


Well that's it for today.

Robin  :thumbsup:



PS for Barby, I know I said I was going to do something else, but I changed my mind.  I don't want to dirty my MD.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JoeST on January 26, 2009, 03:17:45 PM
Awesome stuff here

...and you thought I didnt read it :D...

Now if only someone would make a good set of walls for the RHW Iike fitting ramp bits and stuff ;D

Joe

Robin-Maybe Buddybud will stop in and see this.  ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dsrwhat316 on January 26, 2009, 03:45:01 PM
I think, based on the wall you are using, the MIS elevated ramps are the way to go. Using the conforming walls you have, you could use the lot resizing technique to have a base texture.

* Warning: Shameless Plug Ahead! *

If you want to be really detailed, you could check out my tutorial on how to add props to resized lots. Although, all credit goes to Paul (squidi) for discovering this technique.

* End Shameless Plug *

As for your earlier question, I wouldn't recommend using those TE lots. If you want the road to be just purely eye-candy, then you can easily make them in the LE. Instead of getting that ugly stretched-out foundation texture with the 13-tile wide lot, you can make them 1 tile wide and thus eliminating any stretch. Just note that you can't make 1x1 TE'd lots and plop them next to each other.

Okay enough of my ramblings; I look forward to see where you go with this!

~ Dan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on January 27, 2009, 06:07:16 AM
Well, I'd like to your choice Robin, but I prefer the first option, because there isn't a problem of texture even if that take a lot of place...
But I think that that depend of what city style you're using, because if you see on Google Earth some exit way (like Paris's périphérique...) you can do it like it's in real. :thumbsup:

can't wait to see more,

Arthur.  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: FrankU on January 27, 2009, 09:21:37 AM
Robin,

I think the second choice is not very realistic. It would mean that first you have to dig out a lot of soil, which is expensive, and then build an onramp, which is even more expensive. In real life the constructor would make a slope with the soil that is there. So that means your first choice.
I see that it is quite wide and I think it would be better if you would make it one tile less wide. That would also correct the fact that I can see that there is some high ground between the slope and the sunken highway.
I don't know if that is possible with the RHW, I don't use it (layziness).

In urban areas, I think you should be able to make something like you showed in the earlier experiments. In rural areas, there is no need for sunken highways nor for steep slopes and tight curves....
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Haljackey on January 27, 2009, 10:06:29 AM

Not too sure I like this one.  It takes up alot of space.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-751.jpg)

Now this one is more to my liking.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-750.jpg)[/center]


Perhaps I can offer some input:

In the first picture, you can put the ramp 1 tile closer to the road so it intersects right after the overpass ends.  That should save some space.
-Also, redraw the RHW next to the westbound offramp, it doesn't look right.

In the second pic, watch out.  The ramp leaving the eastbound highway will not work.  You need to rotate the raised road/El-MIS t-intersection so that the lines match up, establishing a working connection.

Like Dan, I have a shameless plug.  :P
-I have recently begun work on a RHW interchange guide which may be of some use to you. Thus far, I have only written a few guides, but it will expand as more content is added.  You can find a link to the new guide in my signature.

All the best,
-Haljackey
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Battlecat on February 19, 2009, 11:38:33 AM
Amazing work throughout your diary here!  So much to see; you've given me some ideas for the future in my diary.  Looking forward to seeing what else you're going to come up with! 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sciurus on February 20, 2009, 07:16:49 AM
Oh, it's a very long I didn't see your updates ::)
So, I just can congratulate you for this new introduction, which is very nice (it's .gif, isn't it?). And I see there's a morale in the end too &apls
Just a little remark I can say: I find your RHW a bit too big, but if you like it how that, I respect your choice :thumbsup:

Guillaume
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Darmok on February 25, 2009, 07:03:11 AM
Hey Robin,
Didn't read the whole 54 pages but went back (so far) up to huhhh well... back to page 47, I'm always blown away by the sheer amount of details there is in your setups! In your industrial sectors for instance, we can can almost feel the soot on the brick walls! On page 48 pic 64.2 that EL train station is simply amazing never seen that one before.
I'll continue to read backwards and keep you posted.
Hoping all is going well for you and family.
Regards
-John
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on February 26, 2009, 05:33:21 PM
Robin great update here and I like the RHW underpass there!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: projectadam on March 02, 2009, 06:35:44 PM
Robin,

For the off/on ramps for your highways, I like the second one for playing Sim City but if you were going for a more realistic version, I would choose the first one. I think that ramps are made very small compared to what they look like in RL but it does not make a lot of sense in SC4 to make a ramp 30 - 40 tiles long for major roads.

And in other news, I have finally cracked the code, should I post it here or PM you the answer :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: DarkLoki on March 15, 2009, 08:35:20 AM
Thas is one big highway  :). I like your work with el-rail (ofcource  ;D) I fit´s perfectly in that industrial setting.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 19, 2009, 10:29:23 PM
Hello Everyone,

 It's been quite some time and I'm sorry for that.  But once you all find out what I have been doing for the last month with Dustin, I think it'll be okay.
 I have just picked up something that I have been working on for a very long time and I hope I can get it all to come together over the next little while.  I'll have to see how everything goes, but I do have a little teaser for you all.

Enjoy,
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Mar4031237519199.jpg)

I'll do some replies in the next day or so.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 20, 2009, 02:41:43 AM
Robin I should report you to a Mod for teasing us like this tisk tisk  $%Grinno$%  :D :D :D  looking good and I cant wait to see what has happend!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on March 20, 2009, 12:51:37 PM
Nice Seaport area there my friend, nice photoshopping too !  &apls
Also, Can't wait to see more !

Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on March 20, 2009, 01:53:17 PM
I agree with Pat , we should report you for the lack of update too  $%Grinno$% ;D. Nan we understand that you get a life too . Hope so  :D As for your teaser, that a great pic and look very big too. Looking forward my friend :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on March 20, 2009, 01:54:18 PM
Now that's is what I call a TEAser &apls &apls

Excellent PS skills too.

Now what I really want to know is just what you and Dustin been up to :D :D

regards
Derry
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on March 20, 2009, 04:00:59 PM
Well, well, well, Robin!

Had I known you were going to churning out such fantastic seaport stuff, I would have never approached you to help me out!

I will be waiting on the edge of my seat to see what else you've got in store for us, my friend! I can rest assured that it will be amazing!

Take care!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Battlecat on March 20, 2009, 04:07:28 PM
Consider me teased!  That intermodal yard looks great.  Looking forward to seeing what else you're working on in that area!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on March 20, 2009, 10:16:32 PM
Hello All,

 Here is some more progress.....

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Mar3031237602757.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Mar3031237602748.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Mar3031237602728.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Mar3031237602718.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/PortDedgren-Mar3031237602771.jpg)

My end goal here is to make a huge modular Container Seaport with Rail.  ;) 

Sorry for no replies, I'll try to do them soon.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on March 20, 2009, 10:27:11 PM
 &apls Robin simply amazing!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on March 21, 2009, 03:33:08 AM
Looking extraordinary as per usual, Robin! I can't wait until these seaports are available to play with!

I would love to see a close up picture un-Photoshopped, though--unless you're keeping the close-up details a surprise--if that's the case, I'll be more than happy to wait!

Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on March 21, 2009, 08:42:48 AM
 &apls &apls Looking awesome Robin . You have done great lots and they gonna be very usefull .  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Rayden on March 21, 2009, 12:49:52 PM
Well done Robin, like Pat said, just amazing. &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on March 21, 2009, 03:52:25 PM
Hey Robin,
you're starting a very great thing there my friend, that modular Container Seaport.
Your lotting job is just wonderful there !  &apls

Take Care,


Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: FrankU on March 23, 2009, 06:59:56 AM
Hi Robin,

You make a dream come true.
After the P.E.G. Container Terminal and the Soulstealer Container Terminal I will be able to build a Rooker Container Terminal in my seaport. Wow, good work!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on March 24, 2009, 10:55:50 AM
Fantastic work on these containers!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Battlecat on March 24, 2009, 04:25:33 PM
Fantastic!  These are such a common sight in ports now, I'm looking forward to seeing how you design this one! 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: emilin on March 26, 2009, 07:07:04 AM
Very cool! A lot of stuff since I last read your excellent journal. And when I finally get around to it I see that you have started to make a container port, which is my favorite, of course. ;D

From the early shots, it looks like you are going to take the concept to a whole new level. The sheer size of it suggests a very high level of realism. And the detailing is flawless (as always!)

 &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on April 01, 2009, 07:19:46 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)


April Fool's Day

 April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbours, or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon, like UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day.

Origin....

 The origin of April Fools' Day is obscure. One likely theory is that the modern holiday was first celebrated soon after the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar; the term referred to someone still adhering to the Julian Calendar, which it replaced.[2] In many pre-Christian cultures May Day (May 1) was celebrated as the first day of summer, and signalled the start of the spring planting season. An April Fool was someone who did this prematurely.
 Another origin is that April 1 was counted the first day of the year in France. When King Charles IX changed that to January 1, some people stayed with April.  Those who did were called "April Fools" and were taunted by their neighbors.
 In the eighteenth century the festival was often posited as going back to the times of Noah. An English newspaper article published on April 13th, 1789 said that the day had its origins when he sent the raven off too early, before the waters had receded. He did this on the first day of the Hebrew month that corresponds with April.
 A possible reference to April Fools' Day can be seen in the Canterbury Tales (ca 1400) in the Nun's Priest's tale, a tale of two fools, Chanticleer and the fox, which took place on March 32nd.

 This morning I filled up the boss' office with ballons.  After all said and done, not sure if the joke was on me for blowing them all up or on him.  &mmm  ::)


 I want to thank everyone for stopping by and giving thier opinions about the new Seaport.  Any ideas are more than welcomed.

The Move....
 I haven't really done very much this past week and a bit becuase of the move to the new house.  I painted and made many repairs to the house before the move and than I needed to pack as well.  Very tough and tiring week for both myself and my wife especially being due with our baby girl in just two short months.  She did an amazing job packing and moving.....I just wanted to say that out loud.  ::) 
A Moving Story....
 We are now putting the house together and getting everything put where it belongs.  My youngest, Nicholas just about two years old decided that he wanted to help unpack.  He took everything out of a box and place it all over the floor in our room while no one was around.  After he was done he came down stairs to us and told us "done".  Not knowing what he was talking about, he took us upstairs to see.  Big mess, but his heart and mind was in the right place.  Great kid.  ()stsfd()


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/EndlessTunnel-1-1.jpg)

I know that I said I would go over this at the begining of January, and than again I mentioned it later in the month.......well I forgot again and it's always better late than never.

The Message:
kfv rifas fk wfq rinr nvs ngds rf kclqvs rica mwtisv fqr, c inys afjsricol atsmcnd kfv wfq. gqr kcvar wfq jqar lf fo rf ris osbr arnls. fo n znw rinr ca atsmcnd rf js kvfj jw tnar c inz jnzs n tfar, ck wfq mno kcoz rica tfar wfq'dd kcoz ris osbr mwtisv, afdys rica fos noz gs ris kcvar noz wfq'dd gs ysvw inttw. lffz dqmh.

The Key:
n/2ng0gmmz5zssk2klli7iccu1uhhd9djjo7offt1teevMvaarrqDqyyxxbbwwpp

So if we look at the Key we can see "/2" in the second and third position.  This is to signify that you must divide the entire code in half.  All the letters are doubled.  If you do this right you should have something like this....

ng0mz5sk2li7cu1hd9jo7ft1evMarqDyxbwp

So, now you are asking yourself, "What are the numbers for and the last two letters that are in caps?"
Well let's pull them out and take a look.....

05271971MD


It might be easier if you set up a chart.

a b c d e f g h i  j k  l m n o p q r  s t u v w x y  z
n g m z s k l  i c u h d j  o f  t e v a r q y  x b w p

Anyone want to try again....now?

Tomorrow I will post the answer to the 1st half......

 Have a great day and remember jokes are suppose to be funny.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: FrankU on April 01, 2009, 07:36:29 AM
Hi Robin,

Moving to a new house with a two year old son is maybe not the right time to design new container docks.....
We can wait. Have a good time!


edit
Hehe, I have a 3 and a two year old boy with a girl on the way.  Robin  ;)


Ha! Congratulations. We also have a child on the way: girl or boy, we don't know yet. Expected 4th of May!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: projectadam on April 01, 2009, 11:48:12 AM
I know that I said I would go over this at the begining of January, and than again I mentioned it later in the month.......well I forgot again and it's always better late than never.

The Message:
kfv rifas fk wfq rinr nvs ngds rf kclqvs rica mwtisv fqr, c inys afjsricol atsmcnd kfv wfq. gqr kcvar wfq jqar lf fo rf ris osbr arnls. fo n znw rinr ca atsmcnd rf js kvfj jw tnar c inz jnzs n tfar, ck wfq mno kcoz rica tfar wfq'dd kcoz ris osbr mwtisv, afdys rica fos noz gs ris kcvar noz wfq'dd gs ysvw inttw. lffz dqmh.

The Key:
n/2ng0gmmz5zssk2klli7iccu1uhhd9djjo7offt1teevMvaarrqDqyyxxbbwwpp

So if we look at the Key we can see "/2" in the second and third position.  This is to signify that you must divide the entire code in half.  All the letters are doubled.  If you do this right you should have something like this....

ng0mz5sk2li7cu1hd9jo7ft1evMarqDyxbwp

So, now you are asking yourself, "What are the numbers for and the last two letters that are in caps?"
Well let's pull them out and take a look.....

05271971MD


It might be easier if you set up a chart.

a b c d e f g h i  j k  l m n o p q r  s t u v w x y  z
n g m z s k l  i c u h d j  o f  t e v a r q y  x b w p

Anyone want to try again....now?

Tomorrow I will post the answer to the 1st half......

If you can see this, this is more to come shortly.

 Have a great day and remember jokes are suppose to be funny.

Robin  :thumbsup:

Robin,

I think you missed this a couple of weeks ago but I actually cracked the code. See my message here: http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=601.msg226945#msg226945 (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=601.msg226945#msg226945)



Edit
projectadam, sorry.
You can post it here.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on April 04, 2009, 10:46:21 AM
Hello All,

Here is the answer to the first psrt of the cypher.....

For those of you that are able to figure this cypher out, I have something special for you. But first you must go on to the next stage. On a day that is special to me from my past I had made a post, if you can find this post you'll find the next cypher, solve this one and be the first and you'll be very happy. Good luck.


Second part to come in the next few days.

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: projectadam on April 05, 2009, 08:39:16 AM
Well, as you have already posted the first part, which I was able to code:

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE ABLE TO FIGURE THIS CYPHER OUT, I HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU. BUT FIRST YOU MUST GO ON TO THE NEXT STAGE. ON A DAY THAT IS SPECIAL TO ME FROM MY PAST I HAD MADE A POST, IF YOU CAN FIND THIS POST YOU'LL FIND THE NEXT CYPHER, SOLVE THIS ONE AND BE THE FIRST AND YOU'LL BE VERY HAPPY. GOOD LUCK.

Going off of the key I thought it had something to do with your birthday and your MD so I went searching through your MD and found nothing on your birthday so I thought that the key was only half right and the MD was stuck in there just to throw people off a little bit. Therefore, I then went and checked through all of the birthday thread paying special attention to May 27th. I found nothing and at this point gave up. Until I was going through your MD again and on reply #705, I noticed it had been edited on December 2008 almost half a year later. I knew this must be the message but just could not see anything there until I went to highlight the entire message for further examination and found this hidden in what I am guessing white text on a white background on the bottom.

It's really good to those of you here that have made it this far.  Good luck on the next cypher, it is a little harder this time.

bpb....trvlj blpo. wj'e glvc nwuv jp evv jrqj cpd qgrv szrv wj jwqe irl. wi cpd urn iltwdv jwqe pdj w bxwx zrpjnv jqv izdne ipl r eu4z zgz. unpjtrlje jp jqv bnvnwl rnz qmmrc qxwprzce rzn qgrv r eirv nvb crvl.
KEY: ryuzvitqwfoxsnpmklejdgbach

OH MY HEART BEGAN RACING AGAIN AS I WAS BACK ON TRACK. Following the key this time it translated to

KEY:
r = A
y = B
u = C
z = D
v = E
i = F
t = G
q = H
w = I
f = J
o = K
x = L
s = M
n = N
p = O
m = P
k = Q
l = R
e = S
j = T
d = U
g = V
b = W
a = X
c = Y
h = Z

and reading: WOW....GAERT WROK. IT'S VREY NICE TO SEE TAHT YOU HVAE MDAE IT TIHS FAR. IF YOU CAN FRGIUE TIHS OUT I WLIL DAOTNE THE FDUNS FOR A SC4D DVD. CNOTGARTS TO THE WNENIR AND HPPAY HLIOADYS ADN HVAE A SFAE NEW YAER.

and finally decoded: Wow... Great work. It's very nice to see that you have made it this far. If you can figure this out I will donate the funds for a SC4D Dvd. Congrats to the winner and Happy Holidays and have a safe New Year.

Great setup and code Robin, it was very entertaining to do.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on April 05, 2009, 01:16:58 PM
Congrats Adam for figuring out the Cypher!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Sciurus on April 11, 2009, 07:40:23 AM
This code is too complicated for me, I understand nothing! $%Grinno$%
But congratulations to realize this code (perhaps it's not you who have realized this, but congratulaions!!)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on June 15, 2009, 12:12:07 PM
Everyone,

 I have been very busy as of late.  I will try to get back to MindScape sooner I hope than later.  ;)

Here are my excuses.  ;)


 This is just a few hours after Alyssa was born.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Alyssa6.jpg)
 
 The next day the boys meet Allyssa for the first time.  Matias says she is his baby.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Alyssa9.jpg)
 
 Nicolas says, "She out." and kisses her.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Alyssa8.jpg)

 Matias demands to hold his baby.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Alyssa10.jpg)

 Now Nicholas needs to as well.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Alyssa11.jpg)
 
 Matias is sining Twinkle twinkle little star (very loudly) and tapping Alyssa's bun to get her to go to sleep.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Alyssa12.jpg)

 Going home the next evening.  Johana had to dress her up for the trip home.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Alyssa20.jpg)

See you all around,
Robin  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on June 15, 2009, 12:14:40 PM
Hey Robin, congratulations on the new baby my friend ! You've a beautiful family.  &apls
Looking forward to more of Mind Scape. ;)

Take care,
-Arthur.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: projectadam on June 15, 2009, 12:15:24 PM
Robin,

Congratulations, Mom and Baby look to be doing very well  :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: io_bg on June 15, 2009, 12:23:25 PM
I think there isn't a better excuse than this, my friend! Congratulations! &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JoeST on June 15, 2009, 12:25:31 PM
Many congratulations my friend :) I am quite happy to wait, knowing you are happy


Joe
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: darraghf on June 15, 2009, 12:33:15 PM
Congrats Robin on your new daughter. and for becoming a father, again.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on June 15, 2009, 02:14:33 PM
Congrats once again Robin.

Its wonderful to see you and your beautiful family my friend.
Everyone looks so happy and long may this continue, I wish you all the best :thumbsup:

regards
Derry
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Jmouse on June 15, 2009, 03:46:35 PM
Congratulations, Robin. What a lovely family you have there!

Later...
Joan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Pat on June 15, 2009, 06:23:09 PM
Robin my friend what a wonderful pics there for sure!!! Alyssa looks like she already is the apple of her daddy's eye!!!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on June 15, 2009, 09:22:06 PM
Wow , i`m very happy for you my friend. It`s about time that the house have another girl inside ;D You will know what i mean soon as you think  :D
Very nice family btw and take care of you and all your family. Congrats to all of you :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on June 16, 2009, 03:02:57 PM
Sometimes RL can be a pain in the **** but sometimes RL reasons that hold us away from Sc4 can be wonderful.

This is by any meaning a wonderful reason!

Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dragonshardz on June 16, 2009, 03:41:32 PM
Congrats on the new baby Robin!

~~dragonshardz~~
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: FrankU on June 17, 2009, 05:39:23 AM
Hi Robin,

This is good news. And what a beautiful girl! Black hairs and eyes like her mother.
Also your boys look very sweet.  :thumbsup: Well done father!

And I know what it means. At this moment my new son is 30 days old. The gaming experience needs to be postponed. Your containerterminal can wait.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on June 17, 2009, 01:15:59 PM
Aww, Robin that's wonderful. Nice family you have there. You and Johana must be proud. Take it easy my friend, we'll be here.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tomas Neto on June 29, 2009, 11:08:44 AM
 &apls &apls Congratulations, Robin!!!  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on November 22, 2009, 03:35:13 AM
First Tales at Tea Time, then Commonwealth of Marathon, followed by Greenacre. That is what puts us here today.

Rounding out our selection of four MDs for the 4-in-1 OSITM special is Robin's, (rooker1's) Mind Scape!

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o134/thundercrack83/OSITM/2009-11-Four.jpg)

Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this week Robin.
-SC4D Staff
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 22, 2009, 03:48:13 AM
I reckon this will be a great week too. ;D

 Congratulations Robin on being the anchorman in our little relay this month &apls
I'm sure you've got something special lined up for us all  ;)

I for one can't wait to see it

Derry
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tomas Neto on November 22, 2009, 06:53:14 AM
 &apls &apls  Robin, my friend, congratulations again!!!   &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 22, 2009, 09:23:41 AM
Cough....cough.
Sorry for all the dust and cobwebs in here.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Ahhh, good the sign still works.. ;D

Looks like I have something big to live up to being the anchor man of this whole deal.
Well sit back and realx and wait for what's to come.  I'll be back in a few hours, have to feed the kids breakfast.
Here is a picture of my Princess Alyssa, 6 months old now.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/DSC02648.jpg)
And here are my two boys, Matias now 3 1/2 who dressed up as Optimus Prime and Nicolas now 2 1/2 who dressed up as Bumble Bee for Halloween.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/DSC02619.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/0202NYColumbiaThinker.jpg)
"You'll never really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around......and why his parents will always wave back."
quote from Journalist William D. Tammeus

I'll be back soon. ;)
Robin  ;)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Bobbi on November 22, 2009, 09:27:40 AM
Congratulations Robin.

And your "princess" looks cute. ::)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: ecoba on November 22, 2009, 10:22:30 AM
Congrats on OSITM, Robin.

Your kids are very, very beautiful. Your little girl is so cute, especially in that little purple hat. And your boys in their costumes are just adorable, they like Transformers, eh?

Ethan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 22, 2009, 10:28:47 AM
Congratulations, Robin!   &apls

Looking forward to what you have in store for us this week.  After a such a long rest, I can't imagine what it might be!  ;)

Nice costumes for the boys... my nephew (5 yrs) continued his favorite dinasour theme this year.  Princess Alyssa has changed a lot since we last saw here... beautiful, my friend!

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: xxdita on November 22, 2009, 11:15:09 AM
Robin, the kids are just too cute... (http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k301/ditareinvented/YoYo%20and%20CiCi/yocifans003.gif)

OK, I'm paying attention... no pressure or anything  :D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: FrankU on November 23, 2009, 05:35:05 AM
Your daughter is very cute indeed!

And I do have a son of her age, so I know exactly how it works with spare time, waking up at night and feeding breakfast. Have fun with your princess. And whenever you feel the urge to play SC4 and show us some of it you will have my attention.

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JoeST on November 23, 2009, 05:40:36 AM
AWWWWWWWWWWWW



:D

Joe

ps: cant wait for more :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tomas Neto on November 23, 2009, 04:11:44 PM
Beautiful photos of the children, my friend! I liked very much!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 26, 2009, 10:19:19 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

 Well, it's very obvious that I have had time to feed my kids breakfast, lunch and dinner more than a few times.  Real life has really kicked me.....actually my kids.  All four of them are sick with the flu.  They are all okay now, been to the doctor and are now taking their medication and drinking lots of fluids.  None of the adults have gotten sick yet and I hoping....no praying it stays that way.  I have been told many times that when your kids ask to be hugged you take full advantage because sooner or later they will tell you to leave them alone.  So needless to say I have been doing alot of hugging and holding these past few days.

 Now let's see how I plan to recover and make the last few days some what special.
Let's start with a small teaser and I'll try to be back later today with something more substantial.  ;)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Sep261021259249791.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Oct301021259249817.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/tunnel-1.jpg)

I was confused when I heard the word 'service' used in these expressions.

Canada Revenue 'Service'
Canada Postal 'Service'
Telephone 'Service'
Cable TV 'Service'   
Civil  'Service'
City, County, Provincial & Public 'Service'
Customer 'Service'

This is not what I  thought 'service' meant.

But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to 'service' a few cows.

BAM!!!  It all came into focus. 

Now you are as enlightened as I am!



Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Battlecat on November 26, 2009, 10:34:53 AM
Hope your kids feel better soon, and that you don't get sick!  That's a nice pair of teaser shots there!  Great looking industrial areas. 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: ecoba on November 26, 2009, 11:48:28 AM
That's a very nice pair of teasers there, Robin. Your industrial areas have always amazed me (silently, considering I never posted), and, also putting forward the fact that I hate industrial parks, they have to be very impressive. Saying that, I've also seen some of your nice cities, and they're just of good, if not better.

All of your kids are sick? Really, that's not good. Give them lots of teas and fish oils, that always seems to help me a bit. (The teas maybe have honey!  :) ) I was already sick this year and it was pretty bad, it was even worse at night as well, because that is when my fever would go up. (Sometimes I would hear trombone music in my ears..  :D ) Is this the same case with your kids? Worse at night? (not the trombone.) I was only sick for about 5 days though, so I bet they will get better soon. From what you've described your being a good Dad.

Ethan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: threestooges on November 26, 2009, 09:18:12 PM
Good looking pics Robin. Sorry to hear the kids have been down for the count. You keep yourself healthy too, they'll have their energy back soon enough and they'll need someone to play with. I'll keep an eye out what else you have planned, but if nothing else, I think I see a bit of trash in that picture there. Might want to get that checked out before the citizens get up in arms about it.
-Matt
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Earth quake on November 27, 2009, 12:58:07 AM
A new teaser of Mind Scape !  &apls
This pics are really nice, splendid industrial aera.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on November 27, 2009, 08:47:34 AM
As usual Robin, your industrial areas are always the best for me. And you know, I really love seeing nice industrial areas as yours.
The first picture is splendid, with the forest near the big factory, it's not something I usually do, but your way to make it is truly awesome. The second picture is also very nice.
Regards,
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: djvandrake on November 27, 2009, 11:04:27 PM
Congrats!  And those industrial areas look very, very good.  :thumbsup:

Your daughter is just adorable.  :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 27, 2009, 11:07:37 PM
Ahhh... Mindscape.  Where industry has never looked better!   &apls

I could belabor the point... but honestly, need I say more, Robin?   ;)

JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on November 28, 2009, 12:00:00 AM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hello All,
 I do apologies for not being able to anything super special....with the kids being very sick I have had no time, which is why I am here now at this time.  I'm usually fast asleep. ::)

 Well I hope you'll enjoy these pics.....

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Nov271551259363488.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Nov291551259363510.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Nov91551259363394.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Nov61551259363372.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Nov111551259363418.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Dec21551259363545.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Oct291551259363305.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Nov31551259363359.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Oct181551259363223.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Oct211551259363250.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MajesticIsland-Oct241551259363265.jpg)

As you may be able to see, everything is grown and custom....I have a Maxis blocker on all maxis stuff.  ()stsfd()  There is a little green in this city, vey little commercial jobs and as you may have already guessed....lots of industrial.



“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”
--Knute Rockne



Hope enjoyed these pics....until next time.

Robin  :)
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: xxdita on November 28, 2009, 12:05:30 AM
Well worth the wait Robin. Great industrial shots.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: tooheys on November 28, 2009, 01:54:29 AM
Robin, your industrial areas are always a treat, and these pics are no different. You might be lacking a bit of time these days but you certainly haven't lost any of your skills.   :thumbsup:

Dave
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Bobbi on November 28, 2009, 02:00:00 AM
The industrial pictures are great. &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on November 28, 2009, 08:19:23 AM
Good to hear the kids are better  :thumbsup:

Now Industry, dirty grimey and one of the areas you do best. &apls
Lovely presentation too :thumbsup:

Now only one problem ;)
Not enough pics  :D :D

Really enjoyed this little update, hopefully the next won't be too long arriving.
till the next time
regards

Derry
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: jmyers2043 on November 28, 2009, 08:27:48 AM
Hello Robin. Nice pictures. I like the first two with the garbage, kind of a funny two to like, when I think about it.  ::)


Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: JBSimio on November 28, 2009, 08:58:39 AM
Excellent as always, Robin!   &apls

I really like the third and fourth pictures especially, but they're all good.  I don't know what kind of filter you have on that camera, but you even managed to make the Maxis high school look good!!!   :o   :D  I had to look a couple times to recognize a few of my own buildings in the background too...

Til next time,
JB
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: ecoba on November 28, 2009, 09:02:43 AM
It was really worth the wait, Robin. I understand you not being to update quickly with the kids being sick, but I'm glad you managed this one. I like the variety of industrial areas and the mid-rise residential districts. That third picture is especially nice in my opinion.

You're a really good Photoshopper.

Ethan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on November 28, 2009, 12:19:12 PM
Hello buddy . First very nice pics of kids  :thumbsup: Take the time with them , time go so fast , but you already know it. Second , you still have the touch for great work and presentation. I adore your pics. Very well done my friend. &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: djvandrake on November 28, 2009, 10:14:57 PM
Great pics and an impressive presentation.  Your industrial areas are 1st rate.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kwakelaar on November 29, 2009, 03:32:46 AM
Great work on the pictures and with such nice details.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Earth quake on November 29, 2009, 12:02:05 PM
Really nice pictures.
The industrial aera is beautiful and the details are really impressive.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tomas Neto on December 01, 2009, 04:17:24 AM
Awesome update, Robin!!! Great work!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: calibanX on December 02, 2009, 12:26:35 AM
I like those blurred pics Robin. Looks like we're looking through a telescope. Quite unique.

Geoff
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: art128 on December 02, 2009, 12:03:38 PM
It's always nice to see different effects on many industrial pictures, Robin !
The three first pictures looks like they're quite old, particularly the second with the "backhoe loader" (Dunno if it's the correct word for that engine.. )
My favorite picture in this update is the sixth , with the appartments block and  Jernij's superb W2W residential buildings, it give all its charm to the picture with the added flora.

Take care,
-Arthur. :thumbsup:
Title: Mind Scape baby
Post by: NikNik on December 07, 2009, 07:24:06 AM
Hey Robin,

It's been a while. I am sorry about that but I was bussy too. Not delivering babies as you did, my friend, but starting in new jobs. I am glad that I am now back a bit more often than in the past 24 month. It seems that I have missed some great stuff. For one, your new born (well in june that was, so not so new anymore now in December.....).  :newbie: :newbie: :newbie: CONGRATS.  :newbie: :newbie: :newbie:

Hang on in there, as a dady of 3 boys I know what you're into.

Looking forward to more from you.

Nik-Nik
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nanami on January 04, 2010, 01:00:49 AM
This MD is really nice!

976
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 04, 2010, 08:56:01 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

Hey All,
 It's been a while now, but better late than never.
I have been working on testing the CAM.  I'm going to show everyone over the next few weeks that it is possible to play the game with CAM, have a fully grown city and it can still look great.  I will show that my cities make a profit and I use absolutley no cheats.
 Are you all ready?

We'll start out slow....with just two pics for now.  ;)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/CAM20BC23-Sep9.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/CAM20BC23-Sep8.jpg)

Thanks to everyone that has commented, it's really appreciated.
Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: djvandrake on February 04, 2010, 08:59:04 PM
Nice pics!  And I'm very much looking forward to your updates on the CAM functionality.  I've been debating using CAM on a new region I'm starting and look forward to the education.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: thundercrack83 on February 04, 2010, 09:28:10 PM
Great to see you back in the swing of things, Robin!

I can't wait to see what you have planned--you've always been pushing me to play with the CAM--maybe you'll inspire me!

Hope all is well is you and your family, my friend!

Take care,

Dustin
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: mightygoose on February 04, 2010, 10:20:29 PM
welcome back to the fold, fantastic work as always.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: dedgren on February 04, 2010, 10:37:42 PM
Hey Robin!  Always great to see what you are up to.  I'm sure you have amazing stuff in store for us.


David
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Battlecat on February 05, 2010, 10:54:07 AM
Looks great as always!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you've got in store with the new CAM. 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 05, 2010, 12:35:16 PM
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/MindScape.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/rooker1/Construction_beijing_2008_water_-1.jpg)

 To tell everyone the truth, I don't think I have ever played the game without cheats.....up until I decided to test the next version of the CAM for Tage.  I never thought it was worth deleting my entire plugins and redownloading everything to be sure I had the aporpriate and proper downloads.  I also really enjoyed ploping down whatever I wanted when ever and where ever giving no thoughts to my budget.  But in the end I found it relatively easy to plop cities and have them look pretty good, at least in my mind. ;) So now where is the challenge, which is the biggest reason why I decided to test the CAM.
 I bet now you are wondering if I did redo my entire plugins.....the answer is yes I did.  All of it!!
I now have my plugins so organized that I can find something in just a few seconds.  Anything you see in my pics I can easily figure out what it is, who made it and what stage it is.
This will be my fourth and last time redoing my plugins, so you can say I have experimented several times and each time I did set it up differently and this is how I have it set up now.

Plugins
    001 Prop Trees
    002 Props
    003 Textures
    CAM 2.0
        Census Repository
        CAMelot Counter
    Civic
        Education
            author
                end folder
        Fire
            author
                end folder
        Health
            author
                end folder
        Parks
            author
                end folder
        Police
            author
                end folder
    Commercial
        stage1
            author
                end folder
            author
                end folder
        stage2
            author
                end folder
    Industrial
        stage1
            author
                end folder
    Landmarks
        author
    Modds
    Modd Terrain
    NAM
    Residential
        stage1
            author
                end folder
    Rewards
    Transportation
        Docks
            author
                end folder
    Rail
        author
            end folder
    Road
    ships
    Utilities
    z_Euro Road Textures

 Under commercial, industrial and residential I have all the stages setup, under each of those the author and than a folder for each download.  I know doing it this makes a lot of folders but I have a monster computer.  My plugins right now is 2.76 GB (which is very small for me) with 3,963 files and 997 folders and growing weekly.  The intial setup was a little painful, but now that the structure is there it is really easy to add in new content.  It also becomes very clear what is missing in certain stages.  This thread has become my newest best friend (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2039.0) over the past couple of months.  Just about any time you see me logged in, I can be found there.  ;)
This method of setup will also help me grow exactly what I want, but I'll be explaining this in a future update. ;)
How long did it take me to download you ask?  About two weeks, couple hours a day, no weekends until I was able to play with a good amount of properly modded custom content going up into the higher new stages. 
As some of you know I have the game installed on my work computer and often play while at work (if they only knew what I really did all day at work)  $%Grinno$% I have a copy of my plugins and my regional play info. on a memory stick which I use to keep my home computer in sinc with my work one.  Sounds like alot of work right?  Not really, especially if you consider the alternative.   This also unsures that any computer failure is no big deal anymore. ;)


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Nice pics!  And I'm very much looking forward to your updates on the CAM functionality.  I've been debating using CAM on a new region I'm starting and look forward to the education.  :thumbsup:
I'm glad you have stopped by, but as for teaching you anything, not too sure there.  But I will give it a go. ;)

Great to see you back in the swing of things, Robin!
I can't wait to see what you have planned--you've always been pushing me to play with the CAM--maybe you'll inspire me!
Hope all is well is you and your family, my friend!
Take care,
Dustin
Dustin, buddy ol' pal.  Where have you been?  I hate your new employer.  $%Grinno$%
As you will see I am having quite some fun playing with the CAM and if I can inspire a few to give it a try than I have really accomplished something.
The family is doing ver well, thank you for asking.

welcome back to the fold, fantastic work as always.
Thanks for the warm welcome back.  It has been a while, but I have become a very good juggeler.  Kids can do that to you. ;)

Hey Robin!  Always great to see what you are up to.  I'm sure you have amazing stuff in store for us.
David

David, always nice to see you around, especially in my MD.  Now I think I need to rise the bar a little more if you are paying attention. ;)

Looks great as always!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you've got in store with the new CAM. 
Thanks I hope you'll enjoy this update than.  ;)


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 So that is that.  Everything you have seen in the above pictures was grown except for the obvious have to plops.  Like utilities and tarin stations.  ;)
The start os the game is very true to how it is suppose to be played.  I layed out some transportation basically how I thought I would want/need it in the end and watched the city grow while paying very close attention to my budget.  As soon I was able to add in schools, police, fire, hospitals and anything else I thought the city would need, I did.  As I came close to being in the red I zoned some more areas to bring myself back into the black.  All this time I am only zoning low.  Why am I doing this you ask.  Well it's easier to create a sprawling city this way and much easier to control zones from dilapidating.  Once the entire city tile is as full as you want it to be, you can go back and rezone for medium and high to increase building heights and try to make your city more desirable and realistic.  This is exactly the piont I am at now.  I have the entire tile just about full and now I can start to force the game to grow certain things where I want them.
And that leads me to the next update.  Where I will explain how I make certain models/Lots grow where we want them to.  Sounds hard, but it just needs some patience and some organizational skills.

Tell me what you think.
 


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It is quite interesting that all numbers can be created by using only two numerals - 4 and 8.
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Chicago....what an incredible city.
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Mildred Lisette Norman once said, ""Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness, possesses you. And in this materialistic age, a great many of us are possessed by our possessions."

I hope you have enjoyed this update and post me your thoughts please.

Robin  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Battlecat on February 05, 2010, 12:56:05 PM
Well I like what I see there, you've got a good eye for city development.  I'm glad to hear you had such an easy time creating this urban area, I'm looking forward to hearing what tricks you've been using to control the appearance of specific buildings. 

Nice little mind game with using 4 and 8 to create all the numerals.  I quite like that one. 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: bat on February 05, 2010, 01:01:41 PM
Fantastic work on the new pictures (great to see some in 2010!)!!
Looking forward to more...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nardo69 on February 05, 2010, 02:54:49 PM
It has been a long time since I posted here. Too long I guess ...  :-[

Love the atmosphere of these screenshots, that not too clean, a little bit run down, not really reach touch. Never reached that atmosphere by myself, maybe because of this I'm still so much into rural despite that I am a villager ....

Take care my friend!


Bernhard  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: canyonjumper on February 05, 2010, 03:31:17 PM
Great shots, Robin! It'll be interesting to see what you do to get things where you want them. Interesting mind game. I didn't know that before!
 
                      -Jordan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on February 05, 2010, 06:31:00 PM
Hello mate. Great to see an update  &apls very interesting what you did with the number . See u :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: ecoba on February 05, 2010, 06:56:21 PM
It's been a while, Robin, but it's good to see some work from you. Your industrial pictures still amaze me, and that last brain teaser was very interesting.

Ethan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: djvandrake on February 05, 2010, 07:26:52 PM
Fantastic pics of your industrial areas.   &apls   I really enjoyed your update.

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but as for teaching you anything, not too sure there.  But I will give it a go.

Well you've already re-affirmed the approach that I'm taking in my new project, and that's helpful indeed.  And thanks for the description of your plugins folder.  Helpful as mine is starting to get out of hand.  :D

Awesome pics of Chicago!  My favorite city!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: nedalezz on February 05, 2010, 11:03:49 PM
Fantastic update, your dirty industry areas are some of the finest I have seen. Very well done.

My favorite pic is the last one; I dunno, it stirs up the emotions, makes me think of the late 19th century!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tomas Neto on February 06, 2010, 10:40:16 AM
Hi Robin!!! My friend, awesome update again!!!  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: TheTeaCat on February 06, 2010, 11:56:31 AM
Hey Robin,

Nice to see a real proper update from you and I must say you have indeed been busy.
reorganising your plugins in such a fashion certainly makes a lot of sense. I must give it a go and see whether or not it will bring chaos to my sense of order ::) :D

But one thing I have noticed with your setup is the location of your mods folder. Personally I would have that load last to ensure that those files that have to load last really do.

Other than that your setup makes a lot of sense and I really will give it a whirl to see if its a better set up than the current mess I have right now. :thumbsup:

Now for the main bit and just to let folks know Robin (in a private chat) has asked me to be candid here and to tell it as I see it.

Now its great to see some new work from you and the presentation of the pictures is really good, I just wish they were not of the same zoom. It would have be nice to see a larger area in at least one ;)

One thing I have notice is everything seems really structured. the industrial areas are almost too tidy if you know what I mean.
Maybe I'm wrong but it looks as if you have had only anchor buildings grow and no space for "filler lots".
 &Thk/( Maybe that's what's missing to give the added clutter you'd get in an industrial area ::)

Some of the repeating buildings look good but some don't.(2 Simgoober ones spring to mind here).
A lack of fencing in the industrial areas, and not enough grime.

Now don't get me wrong I do like the update :thumbsup: and there's been some real good advice here too
it's just as I told you in private chat - "I'll just tell it as I see it"

The 4th and the 10th are really good and my fav 2 pics of the update &apls
Dirty grimy ind just the way its meant to be  :thumbsup:  :D :D

Derry





Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 10, 2010, 05:52:51 PM
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Some teaser pics to get you through to my next update.

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It's taking me a little longer than expected to find the free time to properly do the next update. ;)
But it's coming....

Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Battlecat on February 10, 2010, 05:57:18 PM
Well it's certainly a great looking teaser! 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: canyonjumper on February 10, 2010, 06:01:51 PM
Great teaser, Robin!

           -Jordan :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nexis4Jersey on February 10, 2010, 07:16:34 PM
I love the Industrial Teaser  :thumbsup:and is that a Go Transit train i see?
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: djvandrake on February 10, 2010, 10:43:13 PM
Oooohhhh!  Tantalizing.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Tomas Neto on February 11, 2010, 10:02:28 AM
Wow Robin, fantastic teaser!!! Great work my friend!!!  &apls
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 11, 2010, 11:32:51 AM
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 I have decided to turn my next update into two updates.  It'll be more evident why, soon.

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Well I like what I see there, you've got a good eye for city development.  I'm glad to hear you had such an easy time creating this urban area, I'm looking forward to hearing what tricks you've been using to control the appearance of specific buildings. 
Nice little mind game with using 4 and 8 to create all the numerals.  I quite like that one.
Thanks for stopping by.  I'm glad you like the Mind Games section as I find things like that very interesting.  As for my tricks you'll have to stay tuned for this update and the next. ;)

Fantastic work on the new pictures (great to see some in 2010!)!!
Looking forward to more...
Thank you as always for your kind words.

It has been a long time since I posted here. Too long I guess ...  :-[
Love the atmosphere of these screenshots, that not too clean, a little bit run down, not really reach touch. Never reached that atmosphere by myself, maybe because of this I'm still so much into rural despite that I am a villager ....
Take care my friend!
Bernhard  :thumbsup:

 Don't worry my friend about the length of time since your post becuase it's been a very long time since my last post. ::) ;)  You have your great niche, which I will never be able to compare and I have mine.

Great shots, Robin! It'll be interesting to see what you do to get things where you want them. Interesting mind game. I didn't know that before!
 -Jordan
Thanks for stopping by Jordan.  As for the Mind Game, I didn't know that before either. ;) I hope you'll follow along with my little tricks to get what I want to grow, where and when.

Hello mate. Great to see an update  &apls very interesting what you did with the number . See u :thumbsup:
Hello Mate right back at you my friend.  I hope you are doing well and I look forward to your next update.....as always!  I'm glad you liked mine.

It's been a while, Robin, but it's good to see some work from you. Your industrial pictures still amaze me, and that last brain teaser was very interesting.
Ethan
Hey Ethan.  Yes it has been a while, but we all need a break sometimes in life and it took me some time to realize that my little break was to play the game.  Life can be very busy with three kids. ;)  It's great to hear that I can still amaze someone with my pics.  And there are a lot more Mind Games out there, so watch out for what is to come.

Fantastic pics of your industrial areas.   &apls   I really enjoyed your update.
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but as for teaching you anything, not too sure there.  But I will give it a go.
Well you've already re-affirmed the approach that I'm taking in my new project, and that's helpful indeed.  And thanks for the description of your plugins folder.  Helpful as mine is starting to get out of hand.  :D
Awesome pics of Chicago!  My favorite city!
I'm glad I was able to re-affirm something for you.  Now I am interested in your project.  Where can I follow along?  I'm glad to hear that my plugins description also helped you.  I wish I had of thought of this years ago.  Would have saved me alot of headaches.  I now know that the plugins file is a very important one and you can't just down load anything you want into it with some sort of organization.  As I said before, I now have the exact same copy in three locations....my work computer, a memory stick and my home computer.  If I down load something, I sinc all the others as soon as possible.  And yes Chicago is a very interesting city.  I once visited there and took a Tour boat up the canals.  The building there are incredilbe and so much history.

Fantastic update, your dirty industry areas are some of the finest I have seen. Very well done.
My favorite pic is the last one; I dunno, it stirs up the emotions, makes me think of the late 19th century!
Thanks Nedal for stopping by and I'm glad you like the pics.  Believe it or not but the city is entirely grown.  I have sort of giuded it a little, but now that the city is at a size where I can make huge changes without hurting the city and it's budget too much, there are some really big changes to come.  I hope you'll follow along.

Hi Robin!!! My friend, awesome update again!!!  &apls &apls
Thanks a lot Tomas for the very nice compliment.

Hey Robin,
 Nice to see a real proper update from you and I must say you have indeed been busy.
reorganising your plugins in such a fashion certainly makes a lot of sense. I must give it a go and see whether or not it will bring chaos to my sense of order ::) :D
 But one thing I have noticed with your setup is the location of your mods folder. Personally I would have that load last to ensure that those files that have to load last really do.
 Other than that your setup makes a lot of sense and I really will give it a whirl to see if its a better set up than the current mess I have right now. :thumbsup:
 Now for the main bit and just to let folks know Robin (in a private chat) has asked me to be candid here and to tell it as I see it.
 Now its great to see some new work from you and the presentation of the pictures is really good, I just wish they were not of the same zoom. It would have be nice to see a larger area in at least one ;)
 One thing I have notice is everything seems really structured. the industrial areas are almost too tidy if you know what I mean.
 Maybe I'm wrong but it looks as if you have had only anchor buildings grow and no space for "filler lots".
 &Thk/( Maybe that's what's missing to give the added clutter you'd get in an industrial area ::)
 Some of the repeating buildings look good but some don't.(2 Simgoober ones spring to mind here).
 A lack of fencing in the industrial areas, and not enough grime.
 Now don't get me wrong I do like the update :thumbsup: and there's been some real good advice here too
it's just as I told you in private chat - "I'll just tell it as I see it"
 The 4th and the 10th are really good and my fav 2 pics of the update &apls
 Dirty grimy ind just the way its meant to be  :thumbsup:  :D :D
  Derry
Wow Derry.
 First, let me thank you for putting so much thought into your post.  It's not too often someone does that anymore.  But these are the kinds of replies that make us better players, doesn't it?
 I'm glad you like my plugins, but I did leave out a few folders, such as some "zz" folders.  I figured those ones were self explanitory and for those that have to do that they already do. ;) The only modds that are in that folder are the minor ones.  "No Pause Thingy", "Save Alarm Clock"...that sort of thing.
 The "zoom" level....hmmm....well I'll let you all in a little secret.   The closer you zoom in the less work you really need to have done to make a nice picture.  Now this isn't entirely true with these pictures, but I wasn't happy with the surroundings just yet and I didn't want to let you guys in too much on what was coming in my future update(s). ::)  For those that can make great pictures at higher zooms, my hat is off to you all. &apls
 Wow Derry you have really nailed me with everything here.  You have picked out everything that I will be talking about in the next two or so updates.  Right now the city is absolutely functional and I am making the most amount of money I can without making the city all pretty.  Now that my city can stand on it's own and is making a good profit it is time to start pretty-ing it up.  Repetition of buildings is sometimes good and others it is definately not.  This will be the part where one needs a lot of patience and as it turns out of have it to spare.
 Derry thanks again and I hope you'll continue to follow along. :thumbsup:

Well it's certainly a great looking teaser! 
Thanks alot.  I hope to see you around for each update. ;)

Great teaser, Robin!
-Jordan :thumbsup:
Thanks for jumping in.  Glad you liked the teaser, but there is a lot more to come.

I love the Industrial Teaser  :thumbsup:and is that a Go Transit train i see?
Hey Corey. 
 Yes that is the Go Transit.  You like it?  I thought it was very fitting to be in my city when I first found it many years ago.

Oooohhhh!  Tantalizing.   :thumbsup:
"Tantalizing".....very nice way to describe my MD, I don't think I have ever heard that one before in an MD. 
I dare you to top that in your next reply. ::)

Wow Robin, fantastic teaser!!! Great work my friend!!!  &apls
Thanks again Tomas for stopping by.


Wow....I'm glad that part is finally over.


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 So to continue on with our experiment.
 I have posted some pictures below, they all look pretty good (in my opinion ::) ), but they all could definately use some touching up in game wise.  Some buildings may not fit the surroundings and some others maybe be too repetitive.  This is obviously to the discretion of the artist, but a lot of things are obvious to most.  In these pictures I have decied not to touch them up with any kind of photo editing, so the eye doesn't get too occupied by the pictures presentation.  

 Have a look at each picture and see if you can pick out the areas that can be adjusted.
This will be like a small test to see how you all think and after words I will get down to the my "Secret Ways" for getting to grow exactly what I want when and where. ;)

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In the next two pictures you can see what happens when a picture is photo edited.  The eyes can be drawn to the over all feel and some may forget to really have a look at what is in the picture.  I think photo editing can make just about any picture look much better, but it's the finer details and a really good focal point that make a picture just about perfect.
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Question:
You are standing in front of a room with one lightbulb inside of it. You cannot see if it is on or off. Outside the room there are 3 switches in the off positions. You may turn the switches any way you want to. You stop turning the switches, enter the room and know which switch controls the lightbulb. How?


Answer:
You turn 2 switches "on" and leave 1 switch "off" and wait about a minute. Then enter the room, but just before you enter, turn one switch from "on" to "off". Once in the room, feel the lightbulb - if it is warm, but off, it has to be the last switch you turned off. If it is on, it has to be the switch left on. If it is cold and is off, it has to be the switch you left in the off position.

High light this area for the secret answer.  ::)

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The rail lines in Chicago are insane. 
When they built these lines they really put the land to very good use. 
You won't find very much wasted space in Chicago.
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I hope you all have enjoyed this update and take part in the little test. ;)  And I would love to hear from all of you that usually lurk.
I'll be posting the 2nd half to this update next week.
Until than, take care All.



Robin  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Battlecat on February 11, 2010, 12:07:43 PM
Hmmm, a fascinating experiment.  It'll be interesting to see what everyone spots.  Just have to say I agree that all these shots look great already.

But still, I'm going to take a look at a few things here.  It's going to be a bit of a challenge to convey what jumps out at me in each picture but I'll do my best. 

Picture 1: Nothing leaps out at me here except that is one crazy road network! 
Picture 2: Those white buildings with the domes really don't fit the character of the neighbourhood.  Also, there's a fair bit of repetition of that beige office building. 
Picture 3: Hmmm.  Tough one here, but that blue glassed office building doesn't really fit next door to the industrial area. 
Picture 4: Not much to say here since that factory dominates the landscape, but the brown and beige office buildings look a bit out of place. 
Picture 5: I quite like this shot, there's not really anything specific that leaps out as needing modification.
Picture 6: There's a ton of repetition in here, the identical three gas stations leap out at me, but there's a bunch of others like that building with the blue sign.  I really like the character of the area around that stadium though. 
Picture 7: Looks good except for the line of identical except for color commercial buildings fronting the avenue. 
Picture 8: Lots of twin buildings here, some I'd keep in cases where they actually look like part of the same development.  The pair of brown towers in the center in particularly work quite nicely together.  When twin buildings are separated by several blocks, it really isn't very realistic.  There are a fair number of those types of twins here, such as the green towers or the glass tower with the rooftop garden. 

Anyhow, that's my 2 cents worth, I hope I didn't go to overboard here, but you really did get me thinking on style here.  Which I guess was kind of your goal here.  I'm looking forward to the next update!

Neat mind game there as well, I'll admit, I didn't figure that one out.

Robin-This is exactly what I was looking for.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: canyonjumper on February 11, 2010, 06:59:00 PM
Here's what I saw:

1 - The rail crossings shouldn't both go across the road. One could go under/over. Plus the road bridge right beside an avenue bridge.
2 - The domed building doesn't fit at all, and the beige building is repeated four times.
3 - That bus stop doesn't fit the industrial feel of the area; neither does the building Battlecat pointed out, and the building in the lower right hand corner.
4 - The building behind the rail station doesn't quite fit.
5 - There isn't much here to modify.
6 - How many gas stations do you need? I see four of them. The building w/ the blue sign, and the one beside it on two occasions, both repeat. And doesn't that avenue roundabout affect traffic?
7 - That's the same building, let's see, seven times. And the brick building on the bottom repeats twice.
8 -Repetition, repetition, repetition. There are five cases that I can see. Only one works as a development.

I hope that fulfills your experiment, Robin ;D. They're all great pics, especially three, five, and six. Nice little mind game there. It made my brain work, and I still didn't figure it out :D.

               -Jordan :thumbsup:

Robin - Perfect Jordan, thank you for taking part.  As for the answer... you do know that it's there in that empty area, right? Highlight the area with you mouse. ;)

EDIT: Yes I do know it's there Pat ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: djvandrake on February 11, 2010, 08:48:11 PM
Hi Robin.  Very interesting update and a good project to take a look at.  Hmmm.....

As for my project?  I don't yet have enough put together for a MD here.  I will soon though and am looking forward to it.  And it'll be tough to top "Tantalizing" so I'll save that effort for when you really outdo yourself.

Interesting quiz with the lightbulbs too.  :P

As for your pictures?

1.  This road network seems a touch disfunctional.  What's going on here?  The buidling in the upper left that looks like a foundry is out of date for the area.

2.  Too much repitition.  Domed building out of character and others repeat often.

3.  The building right in the middle that's a small workshop with the tanks is out of place next to the big, modern (and snazzy) factory.

4. ???  The office building and the rail station are far too close together on the right.

5. Don't see much other than some diagonal textures to improve.  But as for game play?

6.  A little repition and that stadium looks shoe-horned into its spot.  Needs more space around it.  Also your roads have me intrigued.  Why do you place one way roads outside of an avenue and link it all with the roundabout?

7. Don't see much.  Looks pretty good.  I'll be interested to see what you change.

8.  Just a few buildings repeat and the low wealt buildings in the upper left have got to go.
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kwakelaar on February 14, 2010, 02:48:23 AM
Hi Robin
All though I am not your most regular poster, I will try to give some feedback on this experiment. As always with these kind of comments it is just my idea, and not some kind of universal truth :D

Picture one. The scale of the Maxis stations seems off (too big), and no need for an overpass and a ground crossing over the railway lines.
Picture two. I like the double avenue and the underpass. I think the turn from the underpass to the rotunda is unnecessary and I don't think the pink filler plaza's fit very well.
Picture three. No special comment
Picture four. The railway line is too open to the backyards of the buildings lining it.
Picture five. Same as four
Picture six. I think the stadium is put in a spot that is too small, it is looking a bit misplaced here. Three gas stations next to each other seems a little excessive.
Picture seven. Interesting combination of tall large buildings on one side of the road and smaller on the other.
Picture eight. Too many thin and tall different residential buildings in one area. If more of the same grow next to each other it would look better. Repetition of buildings can be good if they are the right buildings for the spot.
Well I am looking forward to your special treatment of these images.
Gjermund/Kwakelaar

 
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: ecoba on February 15, 2010, 05:37:54 PM
Okay, well I'm too lazy to go through every picture. But, here's some general things I think could be better all around:

-Gross Maxis sidewalks leaping out and de-matching the area.
-Open areas, could be filled with undergrowth.
-Building repitition.
-Diagonal Jagged Edges.
-Maxis civic buildings.

Those are my personal thoughts, but they're not specific, and I am certainly not criticising your playing skills. Your complete growth of this city is really cool, keep up the good work!

Hope to see some more pictures soon.

Ethan
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: Nanami on February 15, 2010, 09:22:14 PM
Sweet. Great update!
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: kimcar on February 16, 2010, 09:33:21 AM
 &apls &apls Excellent work Robin, this is very detailled. And i just can`t wait for your secret way to get what you want , when you want. Because each time i ask my wife..... Oups wrong post  $%Grinno$% No i mean you real secret  ;D
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: itsacoaster on February 17, 2010, 01:15:25 AM
First of all, I enjoy reading your MD.  I only look at a few of them, so it's one of my favorites for sure.

I really liked what you did with the roundabout in Picture Six.  I hadn't thought of using it like that, and I will have to try it in the future with some of my busier roadways...
Title: Re: Mind Scape
Post by: rooker1 on February 17, 2010, 07:10:39 PM
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 This update will be about "The Secret".


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 I won't be doing individual replies today, but I would like to thank everyone that stopped by, especially those that took part in the little experiment.  I'll talk more about them in the next update!  ;)


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Ingredients:

BSC No Maxis Files (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=897)
 Lot Description:
 "This zip file contains three further zips: one each for Residential, Commercial and Industrial. The files were made by different BSC members some time ago. You are recommended to make a separate folder for each type and unzip the files