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iPhone: The Great SimCity 8x8 Challenge!

01-04-2009, 10:10 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 10
The Great SimCity 8x8 Challenge!

Since we all know that even after the "stability update" SimCity crashes once your city gets too big, I started to play around with small cities and I kind of made a game out of it.

How many people can you get on an 8x8 square?
All zones, utilities, landfills, etc must be located in an 8x8 grid.
Roads can go out of the square - like you could completely surround your 8x8 grid with a road.


SimCity ran smooth and fast while I did this - to small to crash! It's nice, because you can play a quick 10-20min game.

Here's my attempt (cleverly named Sixtyfourpolis with Mayor I. M. Square):
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Last edited by landon; 01-04-2009 at 10:45 PM.
01-04-2009, 10:12 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 147
I've never had one issue with my cities, and they get quite big.

01-04-2009, 10:15 PM
#3
This is a cool idea dude, ill try it an get back to ya!
01-04-2009, 10:17 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 1,549
omg this is such a good idea! does it take forever? Junior Sports?!

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01-04-2009, 10:34 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wegmans View Post
omg this is such a good idea! does it take forever? Junior Sports?!
Thanks! Took me 5 years game time (started 2000 so I could have wind power.) I also started with $50000, no taxes and enabled everything so that people would move in.

I could probably fit more, but my residential zone is only 4x4.

Let's see some tiny cities!
01-04-2009, 10:35 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 893
I'll make mine later... this is awesome
01-04-2009, 10:56 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,509
definitely gonna make on. I got tired of SimCity being buggy and no one taking the transport. this challenge gives me a reason to try the game once more! ...that and that fact that is was $10.
01-04-2009, 11:58 PM
#8
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 784
Great idea!

I'll post back here soon with the result.

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01-05-2009, 12:37 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 893
My city seems to max out at 10,512 with a 6x6 grid of igh density population
01-05-2009, 12:56 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 784
Power stations and garbage dumps are becoming a real problem.

Did you keep those thing inside the 8x8 square?

Bullet Development (twitter) Bullet Skater // Psychedelic