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    Just thinking.... would you consider changing the scale? for the modern city, I can see 3 types of roads. 1px for 2 lane roads, including possible split highways and for suburbs, with 2 px roads for 4 some 4 lane city streets, and 2.5 px for 5 lane streets with center turn lane. Possibly some freeway roads at 3 or 4 px. City blocks would then average 4 times a 2.5 px road (so 10 px per block) and the most skyscrapers are a city block by themselves.

    Anyway if you make changes or not (I am not saying you have to, just sharing some thoughts "on paper") this is a very nice map...
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    I had actually started that way, even doing cloverleafs, but I got tired that night and accidentally hit close before I saved it and lost it all and decided I didn't want the headache anymore and went as simple as possible Good point about skyscrapers taking up city blocks...will have to ruminate on this.
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    It's taken me all week but I finally got my roads done...I should call this masochism city. Put down some preliminary buildings as well; 2 layers for urban, 2 layers for suburban, and 2 layers for rural. Started the decorating process with a baseball stadium and a football stadium...should these be bigger? Going to add some parks, a zoo, some golf courses, two colleges, an airport, some docks and some boats n barges on the river. Haven't yet decided if I want to add some kind of world wonder like pyramids or something or if I want to put in some airplanes circling around...if I did something like that I'd probably opt for a dragon rider or UFO to terrorize the populace.

    It looks very regimented right now...too regular and that's what the parks and stuff are going to be for...break up the space a bunch. When I get that part done I'll throw some variety into the suburbs with some taller buildings as hospitals or something.
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    Can't find the stadiums at all...

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    Yeah me either...
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    Oooooo I'ts like a big game of "Where's Waldo" (which I rather suck at)...
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    Can you add an overlay so all the buildings are not the same colour?

    Also- I like the building shadows on the water. I guess it isn;t possible to have the shadows cast on other buildings, too, eh?

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    I'll be honest, I never would have found those stadiums . Though the map is looking quite cool.
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    I have a shadow layer directly underneath each building type layer...tallest buildings on top (skyscrapers1, skyscrapers1 shadow, skyscrapers2, skyscrapers2 shadow, suburban1, suburban1 shadow, suburban2, suburban2 shadow, rural1, rural1 shadow, rural2, rural2 shadow, then streets). So the shadows do indeed fall on and across other buildings, although you probably can't tell (because of the tiny scale and blockiness) until I turn the shadows off...then everything gets quite a bit more brown. I believe that my shadows are currently at 75% opacity. I could go with a higher opacity and try hard light or darken for the mode. Alternatively, I could lengthen the shadows...my skyscrapers1 shadow is 12 pixels long with other layers being 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1. Lastly, I think that once I start breaking up the spaces with parks n stuff that this will probably go away to some extent. At any rate, I will keep this in mind before my next post and fiddle with things as necessary to bring out the shadows a bit more.

    J -- yeah man, that's them...I should probably put some parking lots around em. Ooo, and I'll move the baseball stadium to the waterfront for splash down homers.
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