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Author Topic: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines  (Read 31760 times)

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2014, 09:10:50 AM »
The amount of hard work going into the game and making it as enjoyable as possible is mind-blowing. :o I'll be watching and by the way it's going right now, it'll be a must-get on my list.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2014, 01:14:06 PM »
I'm really excited with how modding will be handled in this game. I had asked Paradox/CO staff on a few occasions about modding. Their answers have basically surmised to a wide array of aspects can be changed, and there will be two or three tools available to facilitate this, should the game stay on schedule. The first tool is, as Xannepan had said, a FBX importer for externally created 3D assets. The response was slightly confusing, but it sounds like there will also be a tool for creating assets in-game, if you aren't comfortable with 3D modeling in Google ketchup, Maya, 3dsMax, Blender etc. Nonetheless, there will at least be a tool for creating park assets in game. It seems like you'll be able to design a layout for a park in this tool using pre-made and probably imported assets too. This predefined layout will then be used as blueprints to fill whichever areas you demarcate as green-space. The third tool will be for creating mods that don't have to do with 3D assets; (ie. money mods, terrain texture mods, not houses and offices). EDIT: There will also be a map editor.

Overall, this is very exciting. I think we've already been promised/seen evidence of more of our wishes being implemented at this stage than we ever did before Sim City 2013's release.
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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2014, 04:14:14 PM »

Interesting article in Eurogamer entitled "Cities: Skyline is out to satisfy where SimCity couldn't"

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-09-04-cities-skyline-is-out-to-satisfy-where-simcity-couldnt

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2014, 04:38:55 PM »
Great Interview with Mariina Hallikainen CEO of Colossal Order   ()stsfd()

« Last Edit: September 26, 2014, 06:37:07 AM by catty »
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2014, 07:23:49 PM »
It certainly looks promising.
Shame they went with 3d rendering though, I would probably be happier with 6 zoom levels and 8 viewpoints, similar to SC4's setup.

It will also be interesting to see how the building leveling system actually works out for modders. I doubt porting all the fine work from the LEX will really be as simple as they are implying because of it.
No in game terraforming is a bit of a game breaker for me as well. Some of their screen shots make me think "you guys need a slope mod, and some terrain work."

I found it rather interested how they carefully avoiding any comparison to SC4. I did the SC2013 Beta, and felt no need to even check to see if the game got improved by modders later. It was clear that game had failed out of the concept box. CS seems to have the right concepts. Hopefully it ends up well implemented.

I expect I will buy it just to encourage them and others to keep trying.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2014, 11:01:48 PM »
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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2014, 04:28:04 PM »
Here's hoping they'd also include a suitable Agricultural component to the game as well. We all don't yearn living in the big city after all :)

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2014, 04:48:58 PM »
The stream from Paradox from the other day:
Cities Skylines - Roads, Zoning and Basic Infrastructure
Its starts at 14:36 and ends at ~1:20:00

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2014, 07:03:04 PM »
Here's hoping they'd also include a suitable Agricultural component to the game as well. We all don't yearn living in the big city after all :)

Well they did in CIM1, I had (and still do have) farms all over the place, the pigs and cows were always very law abiding and used to stick to the footpaths when they escaped.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2014, 04:09:02 AM »
dang, they seem to be doing a great job, I'm liking it more and more
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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2014, 09:59:41 AM »
dang, they seem to be doing a great job, I'm liking it more and more

And I'm in the total opposite. On the paper it looked nice, but the more and more pictures I see makes me think this studio will not get my money.


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I'll not even start to say what is wrong with this airport.

And also from what I've seen in videos, it seems the map will be seriously small. It seems the map can be extended like in City life? That sounds good but not enough to make me want this game..  &mmm

Honestly, all I see is a SC13.5 .... Hoping we will be able to fully mod it like for Simcity 4.
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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2014, 10:22:58 AM »
I'll not even start to say what is wrong with this airport.

What, you don't like trees on the taxi lanes?!  $%Grinno$%
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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2014, 12:06:07 PM »

What, you don't like trees on the taxi lanes?!  $%Grinno$%

Lol, I don't like trees that wave back and forth like weeds in a Sponge Bob cartoon, I thought I was going to get motion sick watching them flop around.

I know the game is still in alpha, but I'm with art128, it is looking worse and worse the more I see of it.

There are some things I really like about it, and I will probably still buy the game just to encourage studios to keep working on the genre.

Unless they actually make good on the promise of it being very mod friendly (which I do not believe for a moment), it will just be an upgrade to SC 2013. The game will need to be completely overhauled by modders to not be a cartoony eyesore. But, if they make good on modding, add in-game terraforming (lack of is a deal breaker for me), then this could be pretty awesome.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2014, 12:29:31 PM »
...it seems the map will be seriously small. [/s] It seems the map can be extended like in City life? That sounds good but not enough to make me want this game..  &mmm...

According to what I've been reading, the game will ship with a standard map size and if your computer can handle it you can opt to increase your city size by "buying" more land next to your city.

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Lol, I don't like trees that wave back and forth like weeds in a Sponge Bob cartoon,

And I'm with joshua43214 on the trees they just look weird when they move.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2014, 12:32:36 PM by catty »
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2014, 01:35:06 PM »
Bit concerned to see the taxes aren't looking at the building wealths. I think I may be an anomaly due to the fact that I build UK cities with the crampt inner city terraces...then middle class suburbs ect. I control this with the wealth taxation...and that works great!

Don't know how I will be able to continue building my UK inspired cities in Cities: Skylines.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2014, 02:28:39 PM »
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Lol, I don't like trees that wave back and forth like weeds in a Sponge Bob cartoon,

And I'm with joshua43214 on the trees they just look weird when they move.

The trees are just working models and will not move as much in the final game.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2014, 05:56:23 PM »
Hmm, it looks interesting but I do agree that the games doesn't seem to fit my taste. The no-terraforming is a deal breaker for me as well. I'm personally following Citybound at the moment and I'm leaning towards it at the moment. Too me this looks like a somewhat spin-off but I'll keep following to see if there will be any developments or changes. At the moment I find it hard to believe about the 'mod-friendly' statement as well, but we'll see. I'll wait and watch before I bite the bullet.

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Re: Paradox Interactive announces Cities: Skylines
« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2014, 12:16:13 PM »
They have posted their first Dev Diary

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/content.php?1986-Cities-Skylines-Dev-Diary-1-Roads

Mind you they have a weird sense of humour when it comes to some of the vehicles   :D

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Right/Left side traffic
This has been a feature that has been requested from the time when the Earth was still a young planet drifting in space in the early years of the solar system. I am happy to announce that in Cities: Skylines it is possible to determine whether the traffic is right- or left-handed. In Cities: Skylines one of the key points in road building and the behavior of vehicles was to make it possible to change the side of the traffic easily. Instead of complex, hand-crafted animations for public transport vehicles and such all is handled through code which gives a lot more freedom compared to manually animating each vehicle to work with both right- and left-handed traffic.
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I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" DEATH thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE.