Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Vanilla Lake - Updated 2019
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Jan 11, 2018 @ 5:51am
Aug 31 @ 11:34am
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Vanilla Lake - Updated 2019

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2019 Update: WAY more hydro power! Lots of fiddling with sea level, lake flow land and river. Electric production now between 600 & 700 MW. To build your hydro dam, click the dam function once on the end of one of the walls (super easy - the wall end snaps together with the dam end), then drag your cursor over to the other wall end (again, snaps for you), click again and done!

It's another vanilla map with a creative name! XD This one has a 25 square area that has some more variation in terrain than Vanilla Coast.

Hydro Dam system and tested. See images here for instructions, you will find guideline walls for where to place the dam.
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The terrain in the heart of the map has several different elevations of leveled land, with gradual, sloped transitions between each level for a natural look. Only the slope to the shoreline is steep but is still relatively smooth

If you'd like the start square's traffic circle highway exit, you can find it here:
On that listing are some explanations of why traffic does some weird things on these circles, with strategies on how to reduce (non modded) or eliminate (modded) the impact of strange vehicle behavior on them, which helps to keep the traffic flowing quickly as originally when you started your city. To understand vehicle AI, read up here on the wiki and a brief youtube tutorial. It helped me go from traffic mayhem to traffic heaven:


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landandskygirl Aug 31 @ 4:14pm 
Ooh~ I now I gotta try this out.
MrMiyagi  [author] Aug 31 @ 11:38am 
Update: major change to sea level and river to strengthen hydro flow for more powerful dams. To build your hydro dam, click the dam function once on the end of one of the walls (super easy - they snap together), then drag your cursor over to the other wall end (again, snaps for you), click again and you'll have around 600 to 700 MW power!
MrMiyagi  [author] Aug 31 @ 9:49am 
Hi, picture number 8 shows where the dam can go. Look for the grey semi circle across the river. In order to place a hydro dam here, you will have to expand your city out to that square. If you play without mods and you've expanded to the full 9 squares but do not have that tile, then you're out of luck. Consider using a 25 tiles mod. It is a very simple unlock code and won't harm anything. 81 Tiles is a complex mod and if you aren't confident in using mods, I wouldn't use that one.
Just fyi, though, a dam on this map won't produce much energy until I find time to edit the map to improve the flow.
Xronn Aug 31 @ 6:44am 
How do you place the dam outside the city limits?
MrMiyagi  [author] Aug 19 @ 12:40pm 
Cool! I hope it gives you lots of fun and the landscape to make a nice backdrop for your city!
mazisky Aug 16 @ 3:40pm 
After weeks looking for a great map to play i have to say i've finally found my favourite!!!

This map is the greatest example of balance. It has a bit of everything, it's like the jack of all trades of maps.

I think it is the number one for temperate maps.

Also, i have to say another thing: while many maps look artificial somehow, this looks and feels absolutely natural and it's the main reason i was sold on it.
MrMiyagi  [author] Apr 2 @ 6:14pm 
No prob! And sorry, RUM, I forgot to answer :/
MrMiyagi  [author] Apr 2 @ 6:12pm 
Just fyi, the factors that affect hydroelectric generation in the game are speed and volume of flow, height change between the water at the top of the dam and the water at the bottom of the dam. Found a good guide, I will be reading it myself.
Kelven Apr 2 @ 6:08pm 
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Aside from the dam placement not working out, I'm definitely loving the map.
MrMiyagi  [author] Apr 2 @ 5:55pm 
Well, it's a decent map for almost anything else. The hydro power not being what I wished ti to be is disappointing. All I can do is do better next time. The fantastic new vanilla map Old Man River by Bringer of Fire has the neat idea of building the hydro dam *into* the map (yet the map stays vanilla). I may do that for a new map. I will be able to use the new *test map* function to see how it works in game and make quick changes to it so I can be sure it works well for everyone.