Posted by NickRod on 28 February 2018 in English (English)

So, i've barely been 3 days (ish) on this site and i've been having alot of fun mapping around. I've grabbed some inspiration from other people's cities, albeit, most of what i build are small towns like the ones you would see where i live.

I would enjoy it if you could give me some feedback on the two towns and the roads that connect them that i've built (I would also enjoy some feedback on the highway infrastructure i've built, you can find it as "N3 Norte/Sur")


Río Grande

Thanks in advance, Nick Rod. P.S: How many racetracks are there in this world? IMO i think i'm the only one who added one) Edit: I've been notified by some really nice people about some racetracks around here, so yeah.

Comment from Jesus Antonio on 28 February 2018 at 01:12

There are a lot of racetracks, also don't use real-world names. About your towns, put more effort, also put more detail in buildings and trees, etc.

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Comment from NickRod on 28 February 2018 at 01:21

Jesus, the only real world name (atleast to my knowledge) is Montevideo, whom i am in the process of getting rid of. Río Grande is a made up town. About the effort on the towns, i would if it wasn't for the fact that most towns i go to are exactly like the ones i built here, but i will take you up on that. On buildings and trees, yeah, maybe i will actually put more detail in them.

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Comment from Luciano on 28 February 2018 at 01:46

There are many racetracks. Look around:

I have about a dozen. Most are in unfinished areas, but here are two: * *

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Comment from NickRod on 28 February 2018 at 02:00

Very nice racetracks indeed Luciano. It's just that i haven't been out looking around alot near those areas. Infact, i haven't been out looking for things in a long time!

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Comment from austinhuang on 28 February 2018 at 02:44

"Jesus H. Christ" xd

Just suggesting. Judge them yourself: I may be not necessarily right.

  • You don't just draw farms and "artificial forests" that are around 100m x 100m in size. Forests shouldn't be squared in a plot. Farms should be like 1km x 1km or similar.
  • Residential areas don't necessary need to be squared into named plot. Make one apartment building (50m x 100m?), copy it, paste it, rotate them, and then place them in a 500m x 500m plot.
  • Make some buildings. Don't just draw landuses.
  • For the Consumer Warehouse, building lines usually don't duplicate with roads.
  • Why military installation?
  • Decorate your racetrack with woods and grasses.

Maybe keep drawing a little bit more for us to give you better feedbacks.

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Comment from NickRod on 28 February 2018 at 02:56

Thanks for that information, Austin. about the bit of the racetrack, it's essentially been unused since the 60's, so the entire racetrack would have to be painted over with grass and woods.

Overall, that's pretty useful information. Thanks!

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Comment from Alsatian on 28 February 2018 at 14:18

Hmm, seems okay, SO MUCH BETTER than what I was making at three days in, and am making thesedays... I'd refrain from using names such as 'Clarkson' and 'Hammond' within it (we all get the top gear hint but really?) though.

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Comment from chazeltine on 1 March 2018 at 04:51

Hi! You might have noticed the mountain range here while you were adding the N3 highway. Wouldn't you say the highway looks too straight for the rugged terrain and too close to the summits of the mountains?

Mountainous roads do exist, and the highway you have drawn isn't a bad location to put a two-lane mountain road instead. But unless the geography justifies the location of the N3 (maybe the coast is a steep cliff or a large swamp, and a high mountain valley is the preferred route), the N3 probably should be closer to the coast (I'd say at least 15 km from the mountains is good).

Overall, this is a good start. As a tip, I would recommend that you watch your scale as you map (I still struggle with this myself, especially when I draw curves). Your city blocks are decently sized, but your freeway interchanges could be much larger. We can't have drivers braking too hard as they exit the freeway, can we? XD

Welcome to OGF!

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Comment from Thunderbird on 1 March 2018 at 17:30

Patriotland Speedway is the place to go!

Welcome to the community, happy mapping.


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