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101 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-10-26, 07:44

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102 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-10-26, 18:30

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I vote A.

103 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-10-26, 18:45

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104 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-10-28, 20:49

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Thank you to all who voted.

Update 22- Road Trip Day 1:

Today we will start our road trip in the outskirts of the metro area, in a small farm community of Crawville that is home to about 100 people. Our route is marked by a green arrow/line on the road to show where we are going.


We pull out of the driveway of a bed and breakfast and head over to grab a bite to eat at the local Tim Horton's, after getting a nice breakfast we head west on Rt. 34.



Within a minute we are out into the countryside, we are heading east toward the more developed parts of the metro area.



As you can see Rt. 34 carries a lot of traffic, unfortunately no major interstates have been built near this area. Soon we find ourselves at our first intersection, and we blow by it at 40mph.



We keep heading east on Rt. 34 and soon enter the city limits of Apple Grove, another farming community but much larger than Crawville.



We see and end to the farms for a little bit as Rt. 34 enters the town of Apple Grove, we come to an intersection with Apple Drive, we turn left continueing east on Rt. 34 and head through the neighborhoods of the town.



We come to another intersection and turn right continueing east on Rt. 34, as we head into the small of downtown Apple Grove.



We pass through downtown Apple Grove continueing east on Rt. 34, and soon pass through the whole town, and head back into the country side.



Not soon after we pass through the town, Rt. 34 comes to an end. We turn left onto Fairground Rd. and head south, heading for Rt. 202.



We come to Rt. 202 and turn right onto the on ramp



Rt. 202 soon takes into one of the many industrial areas that surround modern day New Chatham



And traveling east on Rt. 202 we soon find ourselves within the bustling areas of the Quad Cities, as we race through the suburbs of New Chatham.





We soon start to see many interesting sights, as well as signs for I-27. We take the exit for I-27 North, unfortunatley it is nearing 5:00pm and the Quad Cities Rush hour traffic is terrible and would hold us up for hours.



We take the first exit, after getting onto I-27, for Caremvall Rd. We are in the suburb of Winston which is a very safe area, and with the time being 4:40pm I decide to hold us up here for the night. Luckily we spot a Hampton Inn which is conveintly located across from a police station making our 1 night stay safer.




Comments/ Criticism is welcome
Also note that the next portion of the drive will not be as long as this one was Smile


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105 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-10-28, 21:49

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Fantastic idea...

A day in the life of a sim to show your new update !
I love it really..
For me this is a novel idea, that really came off so well..
very creative concept here..

Brian

106 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-10-28, 21:59

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Inspiring. Nice work. Smile

107 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-10-29, 00:21

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Interesting idea. One of my favorite journals used this too, have you ever read "Taxi Driver: Alarconia Behind the Windshield" by TekindusT?


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108 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-11-06, 14:58

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bben- Thank you, this concept came to me after reading dfnva's CJ on Simtropolis.
Joshriddle_1234- Thank you.
K50- Thank you, as I said in bben's reply it came to me after reading dfnva's CJ. Also no I haven't read that CJ, if you can give me a link I will definately look it over.


Update 22 Continued- Road Trip Day 2:

Note that all road sign pictures in this update were made from dfnva's Winchester CJ. All credit to the road signs go to him, I just copied his pics and change the words.

We will begin right where we left off. We wake up to the bustling noise of New Chatham area traffic and other city life. We check out of our hotel and begin heading north on Winston Blvd. trying to get back onto I-27. Winston is one very busy suburb since it is about 5 miles from downtown New Chatham.



We turn right onto Dandendarn Rd. heading toward I-27, we need to go this way because of Winston's many one way roads. and we come to I-27, we head north on I-27 which will take us right into downtown New Chatham. And we come to the interchange with I-327 which acts as a beltway to get around downtown, and it goes into the eastern suburbs of New Chatham.



We continue on I-27, and see one of the QCTA lines that serves New Chatham, we also enter into the area known as SODO which is short for South Downtown, SODO is home to some of the main TV and Radio stations of New Chatham. The buildings also begin to get taller, and taller.


oops fogot to edit out the options.

we start seeing some very important road signs as we enter downtown.


The road sign was not made by me, I just changed the words on the signs. Credit goes to dfnva.



We keep heading further into downtown, and soon we pass through the Stadium District, where QC Bank Arena and Chatham Energy Field. We also come to an interchange with the Ralph Markinson Freeway. Ralph Markinson was a army soldier from New Chatham who died in plane crash in 1990.



We continue heading north on I-27 further into downtown, and we see some more signs.


I did not make the signs, they are copied from dfnva's CJ, I just changed all the words.



We soon come to where downtown New Chatham gives way to the Riviera district, which is where many wealthy apartments and condos are located. We pass the interchange for Ale Pinillos Highway, which is named after one of New Chatham's greatest senators, he was the senator who passed the bill to allow all these skyscrapers we are seeing.



These are very expensive apartments, the people who live in this area are so wealthy there are five police stations in this area to protect all this property from crime.



The Riviera District is located in the suburb of La Roche, sadly we come to the border between La Roche and Bel Guarde, where we leave off for this update while we stop for gas and food.


Comments/Criticism is welcome
More updates soon.


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109 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-11-06, 15:04

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Great update/. cheers

110 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-11-06, 15:25

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You have got the WRONG sign font Razz look for a font set called Roadgeek 2005, it will make those signs look really nice Wink nice city though Smile


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111 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-11-06, 15:46

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That font can be found here. After downloading, drop the font file into C:\Windows\Fonts

112 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-11-30, 20:38

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BRAVO! Love this cj now.

113 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-12-12, 22:27

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Joshriddle_1234- Thank you
K50- haha yeah I use the fonts that I have, I gues the Quad Cities has roadsigns that have whatever font I used all over the place.
smartbylaw- Thank you, glad to know that you like it so much.

News Update:

I haven't updated in a while so here is a little news update to tide you guys over until christmas.


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114 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-12-14, 17:44

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Nice news story. (BTW do you play hockey?)


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115 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-12-20, 22:12

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Finally I reply to one of my favorite CJs...

I love the natural look of your cities Mayorm. Very great work on that and the news. Smile

116 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-12-22, 19:23

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blakesterville- Thank you, and yes I play hockey Smile
Cheeseguy- Thank you for commenting, glad to hear you like my DD Wink

Update 23- A look at RTI

Renior Technical Institute is an older university in Renior. Recently the university completed some upgrades, and construction projects, Which included wrecking down the older classrooms and dorms, and rebuilding them. The university competes in 6 D3 sports in the QCCAA (Quad Cities College Athletic Association), the six sports are (Mens and Womens) basketball, soccer, track and field, lacrosse, plus baseball, and softball.


The current view of the RTI campus

The empty land shown in the picture above is owned by the university, which plans to build more classrooms, and dormrooms. The university also has plans to build an indoor arena complex which would be home to a, pool, basketball arena, and hockey arena, as currently basketball games are played outside on the court in the center of the campus. The university has been growing rapidly with the addition of two QCTA bus routes to the campus, and the expansion of Moland Ave. which has an exit that puts you right next to the capus.


The Moland Ave. exit for RTI

The exit was supposed to be a trumpet interchange with another highway, but after building the two ramps shown the project was cancelled due to the RTI campus being right in the way of the planned highway.






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117 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-12-22, 19:29

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Nice update. (I like the detail of your documentation on these areas. I love hearing more about the cities, not just seeing the pictures. )

Overall, I love this DD.


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118 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-12-22, 19:38

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Great update!

119 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2010-12-22, 19:47

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very nice Mis overpass there
and also RHW connection , well done !

120 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2011-01-23, 22:51

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blakesterville- Thank you, I try to include as much detail as possible and point out specific features in my cities.
Cheeseguy- Thank you
bben- Thank you, I built it on purpose. As for the RHW connection , its actually the RHW goes to avenue, and its an avenue conection silent

Note: I should have some bigger and better updates coming up in about a month or two. My hockey season is slowly winding down so all I will have to focus on will be school work, so I should be able to squeeze in some time for SC4.

Update 24- ICHA Standings:

As the ICHA season wraps up for the O'mara Cup playoffs, the final standings have been released. It was a good competitive season with many of the new teams this year finishing toward the top. Port Charlotte University finished in first with the best overall record never losing a game, followed closely by Laurier Mountain State.



Coverage of the O'mara Cup playoffs will be shown to Quad Cities viewers on TV channels WADZ 5, and in Port Charlotte on PC Sports Network channel 37.


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121 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2011-01-28, 19:48

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Update 25- ICHA Expansion:

For the 2011-2012 season the ICHA is gaining two new divisions. With eight teams entering the league, they will form two divisions of four teams each. The new schools eentering the league are: Bridgecrest University Bears, Renior Technical Institute Friars, Saint Frederick College Hounds, and the Southern Methodist University Mustangs will form the Valley Division. The new River Division will consist of, the Davidson Grizzlies, University of Mason Beavers, New Rochester College Knights, and the Northern Mountain State Greencats. Team logos are shown below:


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122 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2011-02-01, 17:02

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Update 26- Pictures from the Region:

While I prepare the next update that will actually show some work being done in the region. Here are some pictures I took that show some of my latest downloads, and part of a new highway I'm building. So without further ado...


St. Gabriels Catholic Church in Apple Grove is a magnificent new building in town.

Besides playing around with RHW and I am playing around with effects on photobucket.


Two QCTA trains pass each other over the Renior River.

Work is now finished on the Tides Stadium. The stadium was home to the Quad Cities Sharks football franchise back in the early 60's but were moved out of the region. The stadium has since been closed, but was recently renovated for the new Quad Cities Cobras football franchise who are going to be an expansion franchise in the SFL.


The newly renovated Tides Stadium.

Construction on the new I-68 project has started, and the first segment has been opened in the Richmond city limits.


Crawford Ridge Rd. ends at I-68 with this exit.


The new exit for Grove Rd.

Already some farmers have been pressured to sell parts of thier land for the new highway and businesses that are popping up off of exits such as the one for Grove Rd.


A new Mcdonalds, Tim Horton's, and Hamton Inn can be found off of the Grove Rd. exit.

More updates soon, comments and criticism are welcome.


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123 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2011-02-01, 17:41

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you continue to show great progress and improvement with all the transit
i see going on in your city.. nice to see you still working hard at this Smile

Brian

124 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2011-02-01, 18:00

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Yet another excellent update. I really love this DD. Very Happy (I nominated you for DD OTM's first month. )


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125 Re: Quad Cities Region on 2011-02-01, 18:12

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Lovely Pics!

Effects on PHOTOBUCKET? Dude, get gimp, ps, paint.net or whatever Wink



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