FIRE! Also Power Stations

This is why you don’t smoke in a forest


Someone careless buffoon caused a fire at the San Solarian Forest last night triggering a response from nine fire trucks and a fleet of 10 fire helicopters to put the blaze out. Damage was contained to the trees and some minor damage to production buildings.

Investigations are underway on who started the fire:



Power Stations

Night time mode is when I leave the simulator to run on Cities Skylines if I had done a large scale urban development project in the previous day cycle. Night time mode also means some pretty looking pictures of your city at night time as well.

So let’s follow around a GT2000 as it decided to pass just about every power station in the City:

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Contrary to Twitter claims it was not Minister Gerry Brownlee trying to find a car park after he couldn’t find one in Christchurch City Centre the other day…..


As for power ratios in San Solarian City:

  • Nuclear Power: 640MW/h
  • Hydro: 500MW/h when the dams are at full power. Average is about 360MW/h
  • Onshore wind: 130MW/h
  • Offshore wind: 300MW/h
  • Oil (mothballed): 300MW/h

The City currently consumes 1,300MW/h of power with geothermal central heating supplying another 300MW/h of thermal heat equivalent.


Layton City Map Renderings Ctd

How does Layton City look in Maps mode


Seeing your Cities Skyline cities as “photographs” is one thing, seeing your city in Google Maps mode is something else.

Periodically I will run the Cimotographier mod that generates the maps for Layton City – both as an overview and close-up renders.


The overview render is the “low resolution” shot that you can load on a phone (1200 x 900) while the close up is 12,000 x 9,000 and would recommend for desktops only.


The Maps of Layton City:



Close up render. Warning: large size


One thing missing from the maps is the cycle boulevards that run extensively in the City. The mod for the maps needs to be updated to reflect the boulevards and where they are placed. Otherwise you would be able to see the extensive cycle network system in Layton City.


Photos of Layton City


More drive through photos later.