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City planner / simulator

Discussion in 'Best Guides' started by Slygoxx, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Pisces310

    Pisces310 Guest

    Tried that...still not able to set some buildings. Some of the height x widths are incorrect. If you rotate the map, the building still rotates giving you the same result.
     
  2. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx Member

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    Let's assume you have a town like below:
    Code:
    .XX.......
    .XX.......
    .XX.......
    ..........
    ..........
    
    The x's represent a building, in this case with a width of 2 and a height of 3.

    Now, if I would rotate this clockwise, I would get the following town:
    Code:
    .....
    ..XXX
    ..XXX
    .....
    .....
    .....
    .....
    .....
    .....
    .....
    
    It is, essentially, the same map, but the building now has a width of 3 and a height of 2.
    A building that previously had a height of 7 and a width of 6 now has a height of 6 and a width of 7. All building should have been rotated, matching your point of view.
     
  3. Darkpsyde

    Darkpsyde Guest

    This is a very cool tool! Thanks for all the effort you've put into it.

    I am a little confused by one thing. It will allow me to place a goat farm, or whatever, with no roads attaching it to the town hall. It lights up green. Is there not a filter for this requirement?
     
  4. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx Member

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    There is a button on the bottom of the page to check if the buildings are connected to the roads, called "Check roads". As the calculation process is quite 'heavy' I decided to make a button instead of doing it every time you place a building, or every time you hover over a piece of land.
     
  5. sarasotadrummer

    sarasotadrummer New Member

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    Please tell me, how did you write this. What language? or editor. This is really interesting.
     
  6. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx Member

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    I wrote this using javascript, with some php to save and retrieve the saved maps.
     
  7. Tale Gunner

    Tale Gunner Guest

    I went out on the internet and downloaded a free 3d cad program called Sketchup. Then I made all of the different buildings into components. I drew out a grid for the base and then made additional expansion sections to be added. Now I can draw out my city and plan for the different buildings and expansions where I need them. The nice thing is that I can now rotate the cad file to look at the city from any angle and see where space is wasted or improvments can be made.
     
  8. cluelessnoob

    cluelessnoob Member

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    Will great buildings be added to this?
     
  9. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx Member

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    They will be added, it does require some more work than adding some new buildings from existing categories though, so it may take some time. I hope to add them this weekend.
     
  10. cluelessnoob

    cluelessnoob Member

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    I notice that this does not take into account for the different population requirements of the different age confectionary
     
  11. William21

    William21 Member

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    Amazing tool. Thanks for the work you put into it. Will you be updating it to include the "Tree of Love" from the Valentines day quest?
     
  12. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx Member

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    Yeah, it has been added last night actually ;)
     
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  13. I'm using Chrome and the save feature is not working for me. I save the link that it gives me but when I open it up it goes to a blank map. Am I doing something wrong or is this feature not set up yet?
     
  14. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx Member

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    It should work, although about a week ago all saved maps were deleted, so when you try to open one that was saved before that, you will get a blank map.
     
  15. sephcornel

    sephcornel New Member

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    Amazing tool slygoxx!
    About the industrial when are you going to update it? After 14 march or before?
     
  16. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx Member

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    Before, most likely tomorrow (Sunday)
     
  17. Swolecat

    Swolecat Member

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    Great tool! I noticed however, statue of zeus should be 3x2 instead of 2x3.
     
  18. Slygoxx

    Slygoxx Member

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    Nope, it's 2x3.
     
  19. KixA

    KixA Guest

    In the game it's 2x3. On the simulator, it shows it being 3x2.

    There are other errors too. Here are just a few I found.

    Simulator Town Hall is 6x7 - Game Town Hall is 7x6
    Simulator Alchemist is 2x3 - Game Alchemist is 3x2
    Simulator Glassblower is 3x4 - Game Glassblower is 4x3

    These are just a few of the errors I found in building size or direction in the few minutes I tried to use it for my city in 1 world. I don't mean to come across as overly critical. I'm sure with a few tweaks it would be an excellent tool. But as it is, it's actually only good for determining what you need to add for happiness or population.
     
  20. Rhidasglein

    Rhidasglein Active Member

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    Those all look right in the simulator to me. Are you sure you don't have your map rotated 90ยบ?
     

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