Category: News

Cyclic Garbage Dump Opened

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, August 6, 2010 12:10

After four months of building time (and a three weeks holiday of mine) the City of GRUNEN is proud to announce that the regions first cyclic garbage dump has opened.

The proud mayor’s wife booked a sightseeing flight in one of the old balloons kept in the shed of Gustav Montgolfiere. She took some nice pictures of her gardens and the pretty flowers growing there. She also waved her grand nice and took pictures of … Ahhh, wait … where was I? … ahh … oh, yeah, the garbage dump.

Of course she also took pictures of the garbage dump. Here are two of the best:

Cyclic Garbage Dump in Zoom 3

Cyclic Garbage Dump in Zoom 4

Nice, ieh?

You can read the story behind this garbage dump here.

The dump handles the waste of the entire region. At the moment the City of GRUNEN does not charge the surrounding villages as the dump is big enough to handle all of the waste easily. This may probably change some time in the future when the city needs all the dumps capacity itself.

Entry #6 – Garbage Masters plc – now published

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By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, July 9, 2010 16:25

Have you ever wondered where the garbage of all the villages in the region GRUNEN goes?

Simple answer: to the streets. You literally need a snow shovel to park your car.

But that was yesterday! Now GRUNEN plans for a kick-ass Cyclic Garbage Dump. It will be the main facility of the new Department for Recycling and Sanitation.

Please enjoy reading my new entry to this city journal.

Why the cities look brownish

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, June 30, 2010 23:27

I proudly present the latest region shot. The date is 1924 GY (game year). Much has happened since the 1920.

Region screenshot dated  1924 GYWhy do my cities and villages look brownish? The reason is simple. I do use the SAM – Street Addon Mod. As the villages have roots dating back to the 15th century most of the old roads are made of sand and dirt. That looks brownish from a satellite perspective.

An exception is Bai-Nord (Bay-North), the stone miners city. You can find it in the upper left corner of the screenshot. As Bai-Nord has an old stone mine you can find a lot of waste stone there. The clever people of Bai-Nord used that cheap stone to build cobblestone streets.

You will note the brownish look to disappear in the forthcoming years as TT Trembling Tarmac Ltd. is eager to cover at least the most used streets with stone or tarmac … and remember: they have good connections to the mayor

Entry #5 – Trembling Tarmac – published

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, June 22, 2010 20:53

Remember the land use planning of the town center of GRUNEN?

Now, here English Flag you can see how some of the provisions of the plan are realised.

Have fun reading the entry!

Erinnert Ihr Euch an die Flächennutzungsplanung für den Stadtkern von GRUNEN?

hier German Flag könnt Ihr sehen wie einige der Vorgaben des Planes umgesetzt werden.

Ich wünsche Euch viel Spaß beim Lesen.

New region shot

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, June 15, 2010 23:07

Much has happened in the last 25 years in GRUNEN.

You can find a brand new breathtaking screenshot of the region by clicking in the top menu under “Region GRUNEN” or simply by clicking here.

Entry #4 – Foul Funds Found – published

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, June 6, 2010 22:32

Corruption in GRUNEN? Never!

There is no corruption in GRUNEN, is there?

But what we have now in GRUNEN is a brand new single track railway … and … one million federal funds missing.

Be the first to find them: here.

This is my fourth entry in my city journal. Enjoy!

Federally Funded Railway Built

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, June 3, 2010 15:21

In North-Bai, a village a few kilometers west of GRUNEN, the old stone mine is rapidly expanding. The regional council wants to promote export and regional development. The obvious idea was to built means to improve the transportation capacities for the mine.

Luckily the SimNation government has a developing-regions-improvement-funds. GRUNEN’s application for funds was granted and a small, however, fine single track rail was built.

SimCity Single Track Rail Mod in GRUNEN

Hope, you liked that small teaser. A full update will be live within the next few days.

Entry #3 – Thou shalt not build here – published

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, May 19, 2010 21:50

Ever had problems with the building control authorities? Some people in GRUNEN have…

Now, here English Flag or hier German Flag you can see how problems are handled in GRUNEN.

And, if you like, visit the Planning Services Department. Click on “Planning Services” in the menu to the right or use one of the links provided in this post.

Enjoy!

Overview over the entire region

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, May 11, 2010 17:17

An overview over the entire region I am using for my city journal can be found in the top menu under the menu item “Region Grunen”. There you can find the map as I prepared it for the start of my city journal. You can see all the trees I planted in hours of tiring work. And you can spot the initial village of Grunen as of game year 1850 – 1899.

If you do not see it:  zoom in.

If you still do not see it:  zoom in.

If you still do not see it:  zoom in and look in the middle of the map.

If you still do not see it: believe me it’s there.

Introducing glimpses

By Dr. Nikolaus Wilson, May 6, 2010 15:37

Post auf German Flag ansehen.

Sorry, no updates for over a week now.

I didn’t get much time to work on an update recently. This is mainly due to heavy workload. But as my sims are busy the region is developing. To fill the period between major updates and journal entries I decided to introduce the concept of glimpses to the behind the scenes section of this site: From now on I will present short insights in the regions development every few days. So, come on, let’s get started:
Continue reading 'Introducing glimpses'»

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