Traffic Crisis and Housing Crisis – Just an Average Day in Valhalla City #CitiesSkylines

Can we fix it? Err maybe…

In Cities Skylines your city can fail in one of two ways; population abandons it because your City Management was less than desirable, or the City has become too successful and both housing and infrastructure have not kept up.

Well for Valhalla City we had a case of the latter. After the ore and farming industries opened up we had a massive influx of residents which meant an influx of traffic to boot. Queue the City’s housing and infrastructure in a bit of a pickle. So over the space of several streams (or strims) I attempt to fix one crisis after another. But unlike the real life New Zealand Finance Minister we do not engage in tinkering, we engage in full blown Public Works – NO HOLDS BAR!

So did I fix both sets of crisis that had hit Valhalla City? Find out in the full video streams of the week’s play below. For live streams see: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

The September 20 fly through:

What does the future hold for Valhalla? Tune in and find out!

#citiesskylines Tutorial: Stylised Districts in Your City (Modded)

Using Themes to create stylised Districts

An often overlooked feature using Cities Skylines is that you can stylise individual Districts to your tastes or objectives. Most often we will select what is known as a “Theme” and implement it city-wide. For example my go to city-wide Theme is European and European Suburbia as I don’t like the high rise and super-talls that come with the International theme (Europe also has higher people density as well ironically).

However, using Building Themes I can set individual Districts to have individualised Districts. For example I use the University housing content pack and the Building Theme to create a University district with student housing and commercial services. In the video below I did another theme with Kiwi housing and civic assets (commercial is still being worked on by the asset maker).

How do you do individualised District styles? Check the video below:

You can find me at: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

Have fun with your stylised Districts that add spice to your city creations

The Kiwi Estates using Building Theme and Kiwi Assets only in this District

We will be right back with Valhalla City and #CitiesSkylines

Content will return

Apologies for lack of blog material recently with things being busy at home. What I will do is write a post at least once a week summing up what I have been doing on my City with highlights from Twitch.

In the meantime some highlights from Valhalla City:

We do zoning, we do traffic, we ride trams into rendered tunnels, we do sign writing and we do detailing.

For a schedule on when and where I stream: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

If you are up for highlights of me detailing or riding a tram:

Completed Construction Scene
Riding the tram

First full update tomorrow!

The Lock-Down Streams. #CitiesSkylines , Stellaris Federations and Plenty of DERP, and Traffic Jank

Streaming while in lock-down

My Twitch Channel and times I stream at can be found here: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

With New Zealand going into lock down as of tonight due to Convid-19 I have decided to up my Cities Skylines and Stellaris Federations streams to 6-nights a week at 7pm. The purpose of the Streams is to give people an outlet to talk, maybe meet others (online) and watch me Derp Cities Skylines as I did earlier this week with the Forestry Industry.

I will continue with Valhalla City even with Sunset Harbour coming out this Friday although given how the Mods always break with a new DLC I might start a new City and run it concurrently with Valhalla.

DERPS

If you are thinking it is 90 minutes of me building a City you might be in for a surprise when the Derps do roll and they do roll in. Such as I spend 90 minutes building a Forestry Industry and wonder why the Furniture Factory was not working. The answer will have you going DERP!

Traffic Jank

If I am not building then I am trying to un-jank my traffic as seen below:

It was fixed in the following stream which I will post next blog post.

So come join me at 7 for the Derps, the Janks, the massive battles and all things traffic in Cities Skylines and Stellaris Federations!

Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

Building our First-Ever Cycle Super Highway in #CitiesSkylines (and taking a Tour)

Took five years but here I am!

I have played Cities Skylines for long as it has been out – 5 years. Yet while perfecting transit and freight transportation options my active modes planning was no more than painted cycle lanes, the odd separated cycle lane next to trams or disjointed cycle-ways over a motorway.

Well that changed this month with the construction of the first ever Cycle Super Highway in Valhalla City! Following one of the two smaller rivers that run through Valhalla the Cycle Super Highway connects the Airport to the City Centre. The Super Highway also has branches coming off it connecting the different suburbs and towns on the trip to the City Centre itself.

Here is me building the Valhalla City – Airport Cycle Super Highway:

There might be no commentary from me in this clip as I had the mic off and forgot it was off.

But you can see the cycle-way follow a very scenic trip to the City Centre!

Here is a tour of the Cycle Super Highway as well:

I am aware the video might be choppy as Streamlabs does not like First Person very much…..

Not to worry once Sunset Harbour DLC comes out later this week and the Mods are fixed we will be straight back into Valhalla City building even MORE cycle super highways across the City!

You can find me on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

CITIES SKYLINES HAS BEEN HERE FOR FIVE YEARS? Yeah I have played the game that long! #CitiesSkylines

5 years with this game?

Earlier in the month it was the 5th Anniversary of Cities Skylines. It was also the 5th Anniversary of me playing Cities Skylines and all its DLC’s (expansions) to date as well – tragic I know.

The game and community has evolved so much over the last five years and here is to another five years although I hope we get Cities Skylines 2 by then. Below is a brief highlights video of me playing Cities Skylines over the last five years from Solaria to Valhalla City!

If you want to see me play Cities Skylines live feel free to follow me over on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

Our Very First Tram Ride in Valhalla City #citiesskylines

City Centre established and we take our first tram ride

We finally managed to do it! In the Friday stream of Cities Skylines I managed to finish the Valhalla City Centre and establish our very first tram lines linking Brownville to the City Centre and return.

Below is the highlights from last night’s stream showing the tram rides. I am aware of both the glare in the night view and the buffering at the end as Windows was starting an update (derp).

Some pictures:

I stream again this Sunday as I do some tweaks to the City Centre especially with the parks and a Radio Mast that is out of place as well.

You can find me here including times: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

The Senate has Registered For Cities in a Snap #CitiesSkylines

Can I build a City in two hours

So I got roped in by fellow Cities Skylines player Cazgem to do Cities in Snap. What is Cities in a Snap? I have two hours to build a City. More in my latest video here:

I have registered for the March rotation of Cities in a Snap so I will let you know if I am in that rotation and the times it will stream (usually 9am NZT GMT +13).

You can keep an eye on the current rotation of Cities in a Snap here: https://www.twitch.tv/citiesinasnap/

My channel along with stream times can be seen here: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001

Last night’s low key stream can be seen here:

Valhalla City at night

Progress on Valhalla City Comes Along Nicely

Also a nice chat to fellow gamer Caz

Finally I got back into Cities Skylines and work on Valhalla City. I even managed to lay my first bus lines to while the tram lines are still being built.

So how did it go?

Check out my most recent video:

The first bus route for Valhalla City

As for the full stream:

Some pictures as well:

As you can see I have started the farming industry as well.

Next stream should be tomorrow 7:30pm at: https://www.twitch.tv/palpatine001