Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Nov 4, 2019 @ 7:09pm
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I started this map over a year ago, when I was still working on Cannon Cape. I wanted a dramatic contrast from my typical Pacific Northwest themes, so I looked to the world's most arid places for ideas. Cities like Abu Dhabi and Cairo served as obvious inspiration. I hoped the desert would help me escape the tedium of hand planting countless trees, but that was woefully niave. The verdant coastal ecology of the Middle East got me hooked on Mangroves. Asavi ended up with *more* trees than the last few I released! Life finds a way, I guess.

But in most ways, Asavi is a significant departure from my usual map techniques. I guess I like building my biggest populations in the least hospitable environments, because I designed Asavi with a proper city in mind. It took a lot more work than I expected but gave me an opportunity to flex my urban development muscles.


* Large, flat delta for building with surrounding hills.

* Vibrant mangrove environments.

* Heavy duty highway infrastructure with several custom interchanges to distribute traffic across the urban core.

* Elevated highway and sunken rail through the downtown area to facilitate contiguous surface roads.

* Optimized for dense cities and intermidiate players.

Graphical Settings

* I recommend using Hide It or No Radioactive Deserts to hide Shore Areas. Otherwise your Mangroves will look rather wonky!

* I'm using the Vanilla Tropical LUT. I'm still digging for a custom LUT but nothing works better for me yet.

* My screenshots are taken with Daylight Classic, the HDRI Haven Cubemap Pack, Tree LOD Fix, Random Tree Rotation, and Sharp Textures. None of these are mandatory and just depend on your graphical preferences.
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Tiar/A Feb 20, 2021 @ 3:29pm 
This is the only map of yours I can potentially play because the others all require a ton more assets, some of which have their own massive list of requirements. I'm going to try to play this one.
VicInBlack Jan 18, 2020 @ 7:46pm 
sgall23241 Jan 12, 2020 @ 4:36pm 
Excellent work! Thank you!
Hendrik aka Lucky Pants Dec 31, 2019 @ 1:05am 
You make VERY good maps! Eye for detail. Good planning for the game play, and you make them beautiful too. I really enjoy seeing your maps. (I think BonBon tries very hard, extra hard, to find faults, but he can't, and that makes me laugh)
Greyflame  [author] Dec 29, 2019 @ 8:59pm 
Thank you for your continued support, everyone :)

@deshawngc07 Thanks! I think if I were going to do a California inspired map, I'd start from scratch. Even the drier parts of Cali like L.A. get quite a bit more rain, which impacts things like how the mountains erode and where vegetation thrives.

@Hendrik I appreciate the head's up :) Seeing my maps featured in BonBon's videos is good for my mental health.
deshawngc07 Dec 28, 2019 @ 6:52pm 
I love this Map!. Is there a chance we can get a Californian version of it?
Hendrik aka Lucky Pants Dec 28, 2019 @ 2:28pm 
Greyflame ... guess what .... your map is one of BonbonB's most favourite this year.
You will love his video :-)
And congratulations!!!!! You deserve this extra accolade by BonBonB. I think you make amazing stuff for the game. I hope to see a lot more next year :-)

Hendrik aka Lucky Pants Nov 26, 2019 @ 1:09pm 
Heya Greyflame ... your map was reviewed by BonBonB!!!! I hope you like the video (I did!) :-)
2RaDV Nov 18, 2019 @ 5:21am 
love this map! I had to turn off disasters because I got 2 tsunami in 30 minutes and well... game over xD But is very nice and chill.
camshep2009 Nov 12, 2019 @ 3:10pm 
Looks Wonderful! Came looking for a Pacific northwest map style but this... this is really inspiring me to build a Dubai styled city...