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1 New Chandler III on 2010-07-08, 03:01

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You haven't seen something like this journal before... I can assure you that.

I have been gone from City Journaling for three months now, looking at several city journals from several websites. Today, I present you with my new region, New Chandler. Areas in New Chandler will be built differently than each other (I have one area that will be natural growth, I have one area that will be very much based on user voting, etc.). Some are built off of the design of cities I have visited in real life (New York and Los Angeles are good examples for some of these). Some are built off of inspiring journals I have seen here (Greater Terrain Region, Dream of a Summer Holiday, even a dusty Jargeah in some places). And some are just combinations of these I think might fit together.

Alright, but why will New Chandler be different? First of all, I can't confirm this, but it would be the most presented city journal in SimCity 4 history, with five different places New Chandler would be shown (Simsports, CSGDesign Forum, Simmania, Simtropolis Forum, Simtropolis CJ Section). Plus, I am releasing a short story group in a few months after I expand New Chandler a little more on CSGDesign Forum and Simtropolis CJ Section, which would be seven different places you could find New Chandler. I am currently deciding on what union is most fitting for New Chandler, and, if accepted, New Chandler would be at six locations with eight individual journals.

But what does showing New Chandler so much do to the viewers? First of all, more views most likely means more comments, which means more feedback for me. This can make my journal better and more enjoyable for you to enjoy! Second, when I will occasionally poll for voting, you will get an unmatchable voting experience, with lots of votes to make an easier and more powerful consensus. You could feel more involved with this journal.

I hope my journal will be worth reading and following; I hope you will like what I have for you. The journal officially starts tomorrow (Saturday in North America). Until then, check out the frequently asked questions on the second post, and some files (a list that will be updated when needed of useful maps and guides, there isn't much now) on the third.

Thanks for stopping by.



Fun facts about New Chandler:
On the headers, you will be able to see the current population and the status of the region being completed, so you can be informed on the growth of New Chandler!

Also, about the headers, they use tropical pictures of tropical plants. I have planned it so none will be ever alike. I might occasionally substitute it out for a picture of the city, but that is yet to be decided. All pictures were took at the National Botanical Garden in Washington, DC.

The entire city of New Chandler is being built off of a subway system. The subway system, when finished, will have 14 lines, seven of which have express trains, which would really mean 21 lines, which would be one of the largest mass transit systems in SimCity 4.

The city of New Chandler will be built off of 9 full city tiles, and three halves of other tiles. I have hacked my game so all of my tiles are large.

There is no dirty or manufacturing industry in the region. There never will be. Since this is a tropical setting, it will mostly be agriculture, except in cities, where it would be high tech.

New Chandler competes in the summer and winter Simlympics. Since there is no snow in New Chandler because it is in the tropics, there are two indoor ski areas, and an ice hockey/curling/speed skating center for training purposes. New Chandler is the host of the 15TH ISC Session and plans to bid for the XIV Summer Games in the future. New Chandler also hosts preliminary tournaments and torch relay legs. They have competed in the Simlympics since February 2010 (although in Feburary 2010 and May 2010, they were represented by the Cultan Republic).



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2 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-08, 03:01

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3 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-08, 03:01

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Transcendenta International Airport is by far the largest airport in the country. It acts as a hub for flag carrier New Chandler Airways and USA airliner Delta Airlines.


Transcendenta is split up neatly into 6 concourses, each one starting with a letter. Terminal A is airlines based out of the United States. It was remodeled two years ago. The satellite terminal is connected by underground tunnels; it is also where the security checkpoints are.




Terminal B and C are for New Chandler Airways. They are on opposite sides of the avenues down the middle of the airport. They are also connected to the "unsecure" side by underground tunnels. Shown here is Terminal B


...and Terminal C.


Terminals D and E are Eurpoean and Asian airliners. This is Terminal D.


This is Terminal E.


Terminal F is North America exculding the USA, which is Volaris, Aeromexico, Mexicana, and Air Canada. It is scheduled for an expansion in the near future.


A night picture of the Skygate sculptures, located between the A and D terminals.


Some more Terminal A for you all...


And finally, Terminal D at night.


I hope you liked my airport. The next entry, we will be going south into a suburb of the big city that is not built yet Razz Thanks for viewing

4 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-08, 12:02

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it all looks greaat K50 Dude! Very Happy

5 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-08, 18:12

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Dude... I love the intricacy of your work. It isn't normal to see that level of detail.

Nice job!

6 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-08, 18:27

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I know you shouldve seen his ISC session bid his killed mine, though mine was great, good lord hes gonna host the next simlympics in November or so. Razz Smile Very Happy

7 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-09, 00:31

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what to say...

Wow amazing detail, I love how the airport is laid out, seems like it would be easy to get around and catch a flight from. Great CJ Very Happy

also a reccomendation for a union would be the UAR which is a new union. there is a thread in the Community activities area I believe


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8 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-09, 12:36

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I have got a lot of feedback from my last entry. Thanks to everyone who commented. It really helps having a lot of critique on my first post! Here are my the replies.




Jayman8464 (page one): Thanks for the comment; I sure hope your feeling is right!
simcityguru: Thanks for the comment! I will try to add a few more empty gates in the future (I was just at JFK, I was used to crowded airports, guess this is a little "too" crowded. Understandable).
tkuelker: Thanks for the compliment, I love airports too. I don't like building them though, they can get a little bit tedious when they are this big. Those sculptures you are referring too can be found on Simtropolis: http://www.simtropolis.com/stex/details.cfm?id=3218
sepen20: Thanks for stopping by. I do not play Minions by the way.


cmdp123789: Thanks for the comment. I do like palm trees a lot (where I live in Portland, Oregon, I don't see them too often!) I am glad you will be following New Chandler!
gio10469: Thanks for the comment. Yeah, that might be a few too many palm trees. Thanks for the advice, you won't see them so dense in the future.
wwetom1: Thanks for the comment... As said, there is probably too many. I don't think they are supposed to be sticking through the terminal...!
Archean: Thanks for the comment. I am glad you liked my idea of introducing the airport first (after all, it would likely be the first thing seen anyway).


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Wacky32 (first comment): Thanks for the compliment! Glad you liked it.
Blakesterville: Thanks for the compliment! I am so pleased I stand out so much to you!
Wacky32 (second comment): Thanks for the second compliment. You're a really good fortune teller too Razz just kidding.
Mayorm: Thanks for the comment. I am glad it looks so nicely organized through your eyes. I will consider joining the UAR, however, I am still looking at the AIN and SCJU as well. I have some time to think about it, we will see! Smile


Greckman: Thanks for the comment (by the way, I am not Baketay, I am still K50 Dude Razz) I am glad you liked the sculptures and the terminal F.
CSGDesign: Thanks for the comment; glad you liked it!
CoastRunner: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you can feel the tropics!
ComputerGuy: Thanks for the comment. You won't soon though, because I am releasing a short story journal on two of my five forums next month, so I will beat you Razz
Jdenm8: Thanks for the comment, glad you liked it!

On my first entry, I received 17 comments. Thank you so much, a lot of you had great feedback for me! Hopefully I will get some more of that in this entry, where we travel a little south of Transcendenta....



A typical shot in La Brea's West side includes a lot of old-fashioned apartments...


...and some high-tech industry.


Western La Brea has a tramway that runs about three miles down the avenues to a large subway hub downtown (the downtown isn't good enough to be shown yet, there is still a lot of open space). Here you can see the tramway clearly snake through La Brea Community College.




Farther south, you see a lot of new homes made out of stucco. These replace older ones out of other materials.


Albert Park, a park which consumes a whole city tile (19x19) in La Brea. The mangrove population here is pretty big.


An elevated subway line snakes through the Foothills District of Western La Brea.


Some nice condos in the Foothills District. These are relatively new and very energy-efficient, especially compared to the apartments around them.


Finally, I leave you with Signal Butte Stadium.


In the next entry, we are going to stay here in La Brea, however, go to the East side instead.... Smile

9 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-10, 00:20

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Wow very nice city so far. However a lot of buildings are repeated in the pics which makes me like pale so maybe try to get a little more variation. But overall great update Very Happy


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10 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-10, 14:15

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Awesome update, I need to keep an eye on this CJ!

11 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-11, 02:24

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12 comments. Not bad, would have liked more though. I want feedback so I can improve! Also, the files page has been updated with the La Brea Light Rail map, which can be download directly by clicking the link given. (the files page is the one after the introduction).




Sepen20: Thanks for the comment, glad you liked it!
TowerDude: Thanks for the comment... Welcome to the Jungle (great song by the way, Guns n' Roses sings it).
CTMandR: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you will be following the journal. I tried to smash different techniques and even different cultures into a unique blend, glad you liked it!
TekindusT: Nice to see you found me! Don't even mention the first update of the Cultan Colony, that was a disaster Laughing Glad you agreed that everything worked this time around! Cool
Mithrik: Nice to see you as well! Glad you liked everything. I am glad you think this is a top-notch journal as well! Smile


Gio10469: Thanks for the comment. Sorry, but we are staying in the same general area again. Hey, thats a good excuse to follow this journal... Razz
cmdp123789: Thanks for the comment! I am glad you liked the houses. Those canals can be found on SimCity 4 Devotion, here is the link: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=636


Blakeway: Thanks for the comment, glad you liked it!


Mayorm: Thanks for the comment. You might see a little more variation in this update. Sorry to dissapoint if I did.
dcmetro2834: Thanks for the comment, you do need to keep an eye on this CJ! Razz


CoastRunner: Thanks for the comment. You haven't seen the New Chandler Metro yet though, your in for a treat.
ComputerGuy: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it. I am sorry to discourage you with the apartments, they are slowly being replaced with custom ones Smile


You might have seen that park by the community college (College Park on the LBLR map) last update. I am trying to play around with it trying to find something I like. I can't stand that statue there but it helps building it (you will know what I mean if you have the CAM).



Here is the downtown. It is really not the way I want it yet, I might have to demolish everything in it Twisted Evil and start over... we'll see.


But then again, nobody would be using my subway and light rail at the Metro Center Mall station (the largest transfer station this side of the Western River, which you will see on the next update Smile )



A big hotel on La Brea Town Lake.



Enjoy this picture, it will be changed next time you see it (ugly Maxis buildings, I am looking at you Cool )



Back in the Cultan Colony/Republic days, I got a lot of compliments on the hilly terrain. Trying to do what I did in Little Hollywood in Morgansville here, although not as tall yet (for those who don't remember or know: http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif)



On the top of that hill, inspired by Oregon Health Sciences University, is New Chandler Medical University. Like OHSU, NCMU is a surprisingly nice hilltop feature.



And we end in the suburbs!


12 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-13, 18:22

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Simsamerica: Thanks for the comment. I replied to you in advance...
Wacky32: Thanks for the comment.


No comments. Really guys?


DCMetro34: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!
sepen20: Thanks for the comment. My computer is really bad (but I am getting a new one soon! Yahoo!) so unfortunatley I can not turn up my graphics anymore than I have. The overlay textures are a different problem I think though, but I can't confirm that (see in CSGforums, CoastRunner's reply, that might answer your question).
Mithrik: Thanks for the comment; I am a little confused though, what do you mean by "the hills need to be touched up?" because it sounds a little vague to me. Sorry to hassle you around! Razz


wwetom1: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!


ComputerGuy: Thanks for the comment. I did not put the ugly tram in, I use the people's tax money wisely Razz
CanyonJumper: Thanks for the comment. Remember my name next time (everybody is messing that up...!)
CoastRunner: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked the transfer station. Long story: I installed a car lot mod/dependency, and then all of my props and overlay textures dissapeared! Then I uninstalled it (I think) and they are still not there. So yes, they are ugly because they are missing. I am working on fixing that though because it bugs me senseless as well. I can't confirm that's the problem but I am working on it! Smile


Heading East a little bit to the other side of town. The other side of town is much newer and much different. All of the homes are built of stucco here:


The nightlife here is popular. Shops remain open a bit later here compared to other places in the world.


The lights from one of La Brea's new contemporary churches brighten the spirits of the world (literately and figuratively!)


Here is La Brea Avenue and Saturday Avenue (Saturday Avenue was at one point the RHW from the last entry). There is a big transit center here for the New Chandler Metro.

The Miracle Mile is a road lined with beautiful new skyscraper apartments and shops, a nice contrast to the rest of this area of town.






A picture of the out-of-place Dubai Towers (these were not plopped!)


Although it may look like a nice summer night in La Brea, the rain is just coming down.




(I am still working on those rain affects to make it to my liking)

Next entry. A very belated region map of New Chandler Smile

13 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-13, 22:11

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very nice update! La Brea has a mix of different buildings, which I like a lot. To me the rain seems more like fog, but still very nice. Also is your avenue in the one pic a one way road with NWM?

Also sorry I meant to comment on your last update, but time got away from me. So I will do that now:

The hills look nice especially with the metro running through that area. Also as far as your downtown, I think that you should remove some of the water, or use some seawall downloads which would make for a more realistic appearance.

Great work on both updates Very Happy


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14 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-16, 14:52

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I like your updates, especially the last one, and there especially the pictures 5,6 and 8. Because they give this city a completely different character. Your rain effects ain't bad but less fog would make them better and also more realistic (At least in europ there is fog or rain, not both)


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15 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-18, 03:16

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TekindusT: Thanks for the comment, my friend! Well, I already had done the usual "K50 Dude Photo Style" where I pull up the brightness and contrast way up, so saturation didn't help all that much... Oh well, next time Razz
sepen20: Thanks for the comment. Actually, that is what I go off of. I just don't have Photoshop, I have GIMP, so everything is different. I am still learning Wink
Mithrik: Thanks for the comment! It probably would be the richest part of La Brea, but not the richest part of town. Glad you liked it!


wwetom1: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked them!
Benedict: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you thought the saturation added to the tropical affect (thats my biggest challenge of this... making it all tropical-like!)
Denon333: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!
Markus J: Thanks for the comment. I am sorry it's too clean for you, I have a little more grimy neighborhoods coming up. This was obviously the nicest part of town Wink


mayorm: Thanks for the comment. I am still trying to make the rain better.... Saturday Avenue is made up of two OWR-3's which are part of the NWM, to answer your question there.
Skimbo: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked them! I am trying to reduce that fog and make more rain, but I have a ways to go with that....

There were no comments from SimSports or CSGforum on the last entry. Also this entry is not posted on SimSports in the City Journal Section, you can find it here though: bit.ly 9amio2





































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16 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-18, 14:19

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very nice update, I love all the detail, and the last few nighttime pics are very interesting... keep it up Thumbs Up


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17 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-18, 15:44

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I fully agree with mayorm but want to add some things:

Mattb325's houses look best if there are no houses of other creators and Maxis between them, try it Wink

And the secound thing I want to add is that I like your idea with the ISC.


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18 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-23, 15:19

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There were NO COMMENTS from Simtropolis Forums or CSGforums. However there were nine comments from Simtropolis Section, so I will start there!


-?Maître? – Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!
shyguy from SC4D – Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!
TekindusT – Thanks for the comment, my friend! I am happy I got the ISC session too Razz
Samerton – Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!
Sepen20 – Thanks for the comment. I used GIMP to turn up the contrast on my photos (there were a few that weren’t like the real-life ones and the Simlympic candidates). The rest I actually did on PowerPoint Razz
JGellock – Thanks for the comment. The arena can be found on the STEX: bit.ly 9AuiFe
Mithrik – Thanks for the comment! Thanks for the congratulations. I am also glad you liked those night pictures!
kolnikov inc – Thanks for the comment. I don’t see what’s wrong with flat after I have worked with a lot of hills… I am aware of the texture conflict, and I am working on fixing that.
DCMetro34 – Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!


mayorm – Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked them!
Skimbo – Thanks for the comment: I have tried it before on my other journal (here is a picture from it, look to the left a bit: bit.ly 9atn42)


(this is from the actual ISC session that had comments obviously based toward the session and not toward the winner of the Simlympics, who was Qhiro, Petrova)
ComputerGuy: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked them!
Blakeway: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!
Peter: Thanks for the comment, and congratulations on your “victory” of receiving the games! I am honored to be the ISC session to decide your games Very Happy
Wacky32: Thanks for the comment, it was fun fighting it out Razz

No header because this isn't really an update, more like a teaser. Here is an advertisement:


This semi-update is just a little thing I did about the New Chandler National Railway (NCNR). Enjoy! (I am going to make another one soon about New Chandler Bus, but I am going to work on the city first).

19 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-23, 15:58

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OOOOOOH! Trains! Very Happy

20 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-23, 18:47

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very intersesting update. I like model trains, so this is the perfect update for me Very Happy


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21 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-23, 23:47

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I like model trains too, very nice update!

22 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-24, 07:09

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Jupeeee! Trains! I love them.

The only thing that disturbes me is that more than 50% of the vehicles look like they have diesel engines, I would change that Wink
(Another thing: B1 isn't a very creative name for the JR500) Razz


Anyways, Good Update
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thefunktopus: Thanks for the comment! I haven't seen much rolling stock-ism here, so I thought I would try something new. Thats the whole point of this journal, really Smile
Mithrik: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you like it!
TekindusT: Thanks for the comment, my friend! I just rode the Acela last month (to New York, to rub it in to you more Twisted Evil) so I am in the railroad set of mind. About the two Palomino's, you didn't see anything! (the top one should be Sophanem, the bottom one is still Palomino).


cmdp123789: Thanks for the comment! I didn't have SimCity installed when I did the last update (I just got a new computer last week Very Happy so I just did that instead!)
escalade.01: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you like my CJ so much. Those are called "Slip Lanes" and can be found in the Network Widening Mod on SimCity4Devotion here: bit.ly chBpBt (register here: bit.ly 3La1g)


sepen77: Thanks for the comment! I am glad you liked it.
greckman: Thanks for the comment, I realized that nobody else showed rolling stock much... so I tried it! Glad you liked it.
canyonjumper: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked it!


Wacky32: Thansk for the comment. Oooh Ahhh...
mayorm: Thanks for the comment. Model trains are pretty tight Smile
dcmetro34: Thanks for the comment, I am glad you liked the update.
Skimbo: Thanks for the comment. Besides the high-speed, it's a somewhat older system, so thats why most have diesel engines. Wink

There were no comments at SimSports.
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Good news! K50 Dude got a new computer, and Windows 7 and Sim City cooperate! More good news, New Chandler is now a junior member of the Alliance of Independent Nations (AIN or AOIN) and the journal will be moving over there as well. Even more good news, I also got Office 2010, which has cooler options for PowerPoint (thats what makes my headers and added text to images) so that will also be more qualitative. Life is good! Smile

Parque De La Brea lies in the Spanish District between the Miracle Mile/Plaza Mall and Highway 2. Going between La Brea Avenue and Diagonal Avenue, this park is about 2 and a half blocks, making it the largest park in town besides International Park (which you will see on August 12 during the Torch Relay and Block Party).


The park has two towers. This particular tower is the largest, you can see the entire park from the top.


The original Fairfax Hotel is located in Parque De La Brea. Many more have been built since this first one (the ISC stayed at one in Winchester during the session).


The Botanical Garden is the centerpiece of the park. Surrounded by beautiful, huge trees from the tropics, pathways, and the reflecting pool, you can feel the paradise of New Chandler here like no other place in the country.


Trying the blur/focus image thing on this picture.


It looks like when transferring files from my old computer to my new one, I lost a dependency (look to the left) Embarassed Also looks like I missed a spot on the mall for my bluring Razz oh dear...

Until I find that dependency, enjoy this small update! Smile

24 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-27, 13:39

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Awesome update, very eye pleasing!

25 Re: New Chandler III on 2010-07-27, 19:47

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This park looks great! I love green spaces in cities Smile


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