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Sim Arcology
« on: February 10, 2007, 05:04:51 am »
I am going to be running a game similar to LadyM's Sim House. This time the house will be an Arcology. Arcologies are mega structures you might remember from Sim City 2000.

I have been playing around with different types over the last few days. 1st building a classic launch arcology, but it was just to huge. The camera would wack out over so many stories tall. I tired stilt arcos but they looked bad so after looking at many different designs I have come up with a mirror pyramid design. You can see below how it looks so far.








I need some suggestions on what to fill this up with. Arcologies are like cities in a building so i want to have all the features. But i am limited to 7 floors (plus outside). This is on a 50 x 60 tile lot. I am thinking of thinking of it more like a aircraft carrier or starship rather than a city. So i might not need a police station, but i could have security center or something. Here are some ideas on what i should put in...

Lobby
Restrooms
Janitor's Room
Cafeteria / Mess Hall
Kitchen
Ballroom / Dance Floor
Sleeping Quarters
Library
Computer Lab
Science Lab
Music Room
Classrooms
Gym
Pool
Security Center
Jail
Medical Center
Art Gallery
Museum
Observatory / Planetarium
Aquarium / Zoo
Church/Chapel
Mailroom
Courtroom
Meeting Hall
Market Place
Bowling Alley
Movie / Amphitheater
Tennis Courts
Basketball Courts
Playground
Garden

Plz post if you have other ideas of what to put in. Also if you have aidea how the floor plan should be.



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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 05:59:46 am »
Well good luck. It reminds me of the Mega stucture i was planing for Sim Nation (The Sims 2 wise.)  A smoth pryramid that is going to be a research center or something like that.
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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007, 07:53:12 am »
Hydro, how were you able to create so many levels? Im limited to 5 and thats like 7 ???

edit: Oh and good luck :)
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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007, 08:10:37 am »
Its nice, but are you going to put sims in it?
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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007, 02:01:19 pm »
Hydro, how were you able to create so many levels? Im limited to 5 and thats like 7 ???

edit: Oh and good luck :)

You can set the level with a cheat.

Its nice, but are you going to put sims in it?

Yes, this is a residential lot.

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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007, 02:12:15 pm »
If you uploaded that to the site after furnishing it, you could probably get it featured. Great work. I would put personal restrooms for all the sleeping quarters, and Perhaps a public restroom near the lobby. I would also place desks in the sleeping quarters too as a suggestion. And maybe a Banquet Hall somewhere in there.
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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 02:13:28 pm »
ok, thank you.

So, is this going to be like LadyM's project so that you post an uppdate everyday on what have happened in the house, or will you be creating exotic houses and post em here?
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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2007, 02:15:30 pm »
How many sims are we talking?  I know there's a cheat to increase the number you can have on a lot, but wouldn't you need a monster of a computer to handle the sims necessary to fill it?
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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2007, 02:18:02 pm »
Love the design but I seen it before.....I think it was in a book about atoms.

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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2007, 02:30:57 pm »
ok, thank you.

So, is this going to be like LadyM's project so that you post an uppdate everyday on what have happened in the house, or will you be creating exotic houses and post em here?

Yes, but maybe not every day. Also people will not be voted out. But there will be other things you can vote on. So in a sense the viewers will get to choose what sort of events the people in the arcology will do.

How many sims are we talking?  I know there's a cheat to increase the number you can have on a lot, but wouldn't you need a monster of a computer to handle the sims necessary to fill it?

As many as my computer / side screen can handle, as long as i figure out ladym's bool prop trick.
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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007, 04:34:53 pm »
Here are some updated pictures with windows, doors and even a fire escape.




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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2007, 04:46:15 pm »
Nice, cannot wait to see the inside.

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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2007, 05:24:54 pm »
Nice there!

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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2007, 09:34:13 pm »
Thats great!

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Re: Sim Arcology
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2007, 09:49:07 pm »
Will u be createing a seprate pic posting thread? or maybe site to host new pics so you dont get what ladym was getting around day 6 or 7 where so many pics made loading a nightmare.