Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
elfensky

A Finnish city is using Cities: Skylines to help develop a new urban area

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP
Quote

*roughly translated and rewritten from a google translate translation of the Finnish website*

 

The Finnish city of Hämeenlinna is holding a Cities Skylines contest during Spring of 2016. The players have to download a custom map of the surroundings, build and maintain a city on it. The city is looking for new solutions in the Kantola and Katuman areas, and provides existing plans for the players to base themselves on.

 

 

 

Quote

*Quote of the Reddit post*

 

The objective is to develop an area near the city centre, with challenges like improving connections to the center from the design area and improving land use between a railroad and a highway. The main prize is 2x2 tickets to an Iron Maiden concert (actually held at the area to be developed!). 

 

 

pelinkulku%20%5b1%5d.png

 

I think this is a really cool idea, I remember (vaguely) some random guy getting mayorship of a town because he put "good at C:S" on his resume. It's great to see games used for more than just entertainment. +1 to Finland for being progressive af.

I also think the prizes are funny: from Iron Maiden, to a 1 hour sport simulation and finnishing (see what I did there) with a relaxing Spa treatment. Quite a contrasty bunch.

 

Original Finnish Source


Google Translate of the Website

 

Reddit post


I like questing in RuneScape and think that Assassin's Creed 3 was a great game. I've got a Surface Book 2 15" yet I still proudly consider myself a PlayStation peasant. I have a Pixel 2 XL, and the camera on it is absolutely amazing. No regrets.

Link to post
Share on other sites

that's cool

They should do that in more places


Snorlax: i7 5820k @4.5ghz, Asus X99 Pro, 32gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666, Cryorig R1 Ultimate, Samsung 850 evo 500gb, Asus GTX 1080 ROG Strix, Corsair RM850x, NZXT H440, Hue+

Smallsnor: Huawei Matebook X

 

Canon AE-1 w/ 50mm f/1.8 lens

Pentax KM w/ 55mm f/1.8 SMC lens

Zenit-E w/ 58mm f/2 Helios lens

Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm f/3.5 lens

Polaroid Spectra System

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, ElfenSky said:

 

I think this is a really cool idea, I remember (vaguely) some random guy getting mayorship of a town because he put "good at C:S" on his resume. It's great to see games used for more than just entertainment. +1 to Finland for being progressive af.

 

 

Source

What's your source?


Main Gaming Rig:

Spoiler

Core i7-4770, Cryorig M9i Cooler, ASUS B85M GAMER, 8GB HyperX Fury Red 2x4GB 1866MHz, KFA2 GTX 970 Infin8 Black Edition "4GB", 1TB Seagate SSHD, 256GB Crucial m4 SSD, 60GB Corsair SSD for Kerbal and game servers, Thermaltake Core V21 Case, EVGA SuperNOVA 650W G2.

Secondary PC:

Spoiler

i5-2500k OCed, Raijintek Themis, Intel Z77GA-70K, 8GB HyperX Genesis in grey, GTX 750 Ti, Gamemax Falcon case.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, NinjaJc01 said:

What's your source?

 

Fixed, forgot to make it a link.


I like questing in RuneScape and think that Assassin's Creed 3 was a great game. I've got a Surface Book 2 15" yet I still proudly consider myself a PlayStation peasant. I have a Pixel 2 XL, and the camera on it is absolutely amazing. No regrets.

Link to post
Share on other sites

if it works in a game it should work in the real world too... At least if the AI is up to par.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless its been fixed as of late this is a horrible idea as much as I love cities skylines its traffic simulation is garbage. 


System Specs

CPU: Core i7 4770k @4.2ghz | Mobo: Gigabyte Z87X-UDH5 | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1333 16gb | GPU: ASUS RTX 2080TI | Storage: Samsung 840 Evo, WD Blk 1TB/Blk 500gb /Grn 2tb | PSU:Corsair ax860 | Cooling: Corsair H100i w/NF-F12 LTT Edition Displays: 55" Samsung TV, 24" BenQ XL2420TE/XL2411Z & Asus VG248QE | Kb: K70 RGB Blue | Mouse: Logitech G700s | Case: NZXT H440 Matte Black | Extra: NZXT Hue+ Fanatec CSR/Shifters/CSR Elite Pedals w/ Rennsport stand, Thustmaster Warthog HOTAS, Track IR5, Nvidia 3d Vision 2, ARCTIC Z3 Pro Triple Monitor Arm | OS: Win 10 Pro 64 bit

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like the Fins are trying to copy the Swedes, but instead of Minecraft they uses Cities Skylines ;) 


"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Minibois said:

Sounds like the Fins are trying to copy the Swedes, but instead of Minecraft they uses Cities Skylines ;) 

Wasn't that Denmark? Or am I confusing something.


I like questing in RuneScape and think that Assassin's Creed 3 was a great game. I've got a Surface Book 2 15" yet I still proudly consider myself a PlayStation peasant. I have a Pixel 2 XL, and the camera on it is absolutely amazing. No regrets.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, ElfenSky said:

Wasn't that Denmark? Or am I confusing something.

maybe it was, but it was some school making a city or whatever in Minecraft


"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Minibois said:

maybe it was, but it was some school making a city or whatever in Minecraft

I was talking about Denmark recreating their whole country in MC.


I like questing in RuneScape and think that Assassin's Creed 3 was a great game. I've got a Surface Book 2 15" yet I still proudly consider myself a PlayStation peasant. I have a Pixel 2 XL, and the camera on it is absolutely amazing. No regrets.

Link to post
Share on other sites

So the economic situation has fallen this low to justify letting volunteers to develop the area for a low price over actually doing it professionally...

 

I guess it could give a vague idea about what should they do, but if they take it too much word-to-word, I can't see it being a good solution.

 

The Google translation seems fine. Better than usual. Read the original through and it appears correct (the original article's length though is a joke; not much in-depth information).

 

46 minutes ago, ElfenSky said:

I also think the prizes are funny: from Iron Maiden, to a 1 hour sport simulation and finnishing (see what I did there) with a relaxing Spa treatment. Quite a contrasty bunch.

The prices seem silly because that's all they can afford to give as prizes... xD

 

Really though, the economy of this country is sliding down slowly but surely. I'm not surprised if it eventually falls on the level of the rest of Eastern European countries.


Never trust my advice. Only take any and all advice from me with a grain of salt. Just a heads up.

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is really cool. Ofc this won't be their final plans, something you make in C:S doesn't work quite the same in real life, but they may get some nice ideas on how to lay out the city. 

 

At least it is progressive!


"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

Main rig:

i7-4790 - 24GB RAM - GTX 970 - Samsung 840 240GB Evo - 2x 2TB Seagate. - 4 monitors - G710+ - G600 - Zalman Z9U3

Other devices

Oneplus One 64GB Sandstone

Surface Pro 3 - i7 - 256Gb

Surface RT

Server:

SuperMicro something - Xeon e3 1220 V2 - 12GB RAM - 16TB of Seagates 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, ElfFriend said:

Let's hope that Cities Skylines is a really good and completely realistic simulator...

It won't be for that. Why do you think the rewards are just a bit silly.

It will just be both for publicity and for them to get some creative ideas on how to do a lay out. 

Some pro's will do the actual simulation and design, but probably using design elements from the winning entry


"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

Main rig:

i7-4790 - 24GB RAM - GTX 970 - Samsung 840 240GB Evo - 2x 2TB Seagate. - 4 monitors - G710+ - G600 - Zalman Z9U3

Other devices

Oneplus One 64GB Sandstone

Surface Pro 3 - i7 - 256Gb

Surface RT

Server:

SuperMicro something - Xeon e3 1220 V2 - 12GB RAM - 16TB of Seagates 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Nexxus said:

Unless its been fixed as of late this is a horrible idea as much as I love cities skylines its traffic simulation is garbage. 

Its not all bad though.

 

The AI likes to take the shortest and not the fastest route meaning it doesnt use multiple lanes as much as it should which cause all the backups and traffic problems.

 

If they can get a layout that can work great with CS AI then that really is one of the possible worst case scenarios. Its not that bad of an idea at least for a starting point. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Sidiox said:

It won't be for that. Why do you think the rewards are just a bit silly.

It will just be both for publicity and for them to get some creative ideas on how to do a lay out. 

Some pro's will do the actual simulation and design, but probably using design elements from the winning entry

Good point. I assumed they were stupid enough to use it for only simulation purposes.
 

Off topic: Why did the good point button get renamed to thumbs up?

Link to post
Share on other sites

That is honestly awesome. 


PC Part Picker Link || CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 5Ghz; MB: ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Ranger; RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 2400; GFX: Asus Strix 1080ti; CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass; STORAGE: 500GB Samsung 960 Pro, 250GB 850 Evo, 500GB 850 Evo, 3TB WD Red; PSU: Corsair AX1200i; MONITOR: Acer Predator X34; PERIPHERALS: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Chroma; Razer Deathadder Chroma, Audeze Mobius

 

Devices || Macbook Pro 15" (2016); iPad Pro 9.7"; iPhone Xr

 

Audio Gear || Headphones: Audeze iSine20; Audeze LCD-X; Audeze LCD-3; Mr Speakers Ether 2; Focal Clear; B&O H5; Sony MDR-1000x; AMP/DAC: Chord Qutest; Pathos Aurium; Bryston BHA-1; Matrix Audio Element X; Benchmark AHB2; Speakers: AudioEngine A5+; Focal Aria 936

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well this is interesting, weird how this is the first place I hear of any of this.

 

One of the requirements for the submission is for it to be "original", if this turns out like Rovaniemi..... Oh boy, it's going to be nasty to navigate with a car.


 

Spoiler

Case Bitfenix Ghost, Mobo Asus Maximus VIII Ranger, CPU i7 6700K @4.2 Ghz cooled by Arctic cooling Freezer i30, (barely). GPU Nvidia GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 @1519Mhz core, RAM 16Gb Crucial Ballistix CL16 @2400Mhz. SSD 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus as my OS drive. HDD's  1TB  Seagate ST31000524AS its OEM, 3TB Seagate Barracuda, 2x 500GB WDC Blue (RAID 0)

If it isn't working absolutely perfectly, according to all your assumptions, it is broken.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×