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24 May 2012 @ 11:27 pm
Jennerica: Beginning Anew  

I'm working on a new BaCC! Titled simply "Jennerica," it should be full of fun new surprises. I've custom-made the neighborhood terrains, tweaked the rules, and plan on packaging and sharing all the Sims and custom-made houses I can.

This is a quick tour of the lightly decorated, undeveloped and unpopulated neighborhoods. While I've attached all the neighborhoods  already, they won't be "discovered" until BaCC rules say that they are unlocked.

Main 'Hood

This road leads to the business district...

and this path leads to the downtown.

University of Jennerica

Every island uses the ferry boat system.

Business District

The business district of Jennerica will have a good work/play ratio, with plenty of businesses to run and leisure activity lots. My plan  is to have the wealthier Sims located here.

A marina for the elite Sims to store their boats and the not-so-well-off to rent one.

Ferry boats!

Military Base

The military base in Jennerica is very secluded, possibly to keep the top secrets secret.

I added a few decorations. Much better in my opinion.

Downtown Jennerica

Criquette@MTS created all of the CC neighborhood decorations, like the embankment pictured above.

These "buildings" will probably be moved later.

I will be adding bus stops to neighborhoods when I develop them further. Also, FERRY BOATS!

Download the .SC4 terrains

All terrains are undecorated. Most terrains are generally flat, but I would suggest using the modifyneighborhoodterrain cheat to make it completely flat where appropriate. Preview pictures included in this .zip are of unmodified, freshly created .sc4 terrain.
mswn: lulu-shockedmswn on May 25th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaaaaaaa love them!!!! The ferry boats! I love how they actually look like they connect to one another. You did such a nice job! I especially like the business district. And your main hood has so many choices—up on the hill? across the bridge? down by the beach? So jealous of your ability to restart your terrains! Is your military base a subhood? IT'S ALL SO COOL.
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 25th, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
Glad you like and thank you! I used reconcile edges with the business and downtown districts, so in SimCity 4, they really were connected.

The one upside to this reinstall is getting to start over and customize EVERYTHING (I don't even have any game generated townies.) I think there is a tutorial to switch out terrains in previously played neighborhoods, but I've never used it. I'd definitely suggest backing up because it sounds risky.

The military base is a subhood, as per Redmond Flats' BaCC rules.
Rachelsimsforaranya on May 25th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
@_@ Please please please put an awesome science-and-alien research lot on the military base island. (if it fits the story, of course)

Man, they're all SO AWESOME.
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 25th, 2012 06:39 am (UTC)
I'm totally doing that! I built a science lab for the old old Jennerica which had a top secret research room tucked away. It was so cool, so I absolutely have to recreate it.
Simlilisimlili on May 25th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the upload! It's exactly my kind of terrain, flat little islands with lots of beaches. My simming experience has taught me that that's what works the best and is the most useful.

Best wishes of growth and prosperity to the new Jennerica!
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 25th, 2012 06:55 am (UTC)
You're quite welcome! Like I said, you may want to flatten out the terrains with the cheat just to be extra sure they're flat, but for the most part, they are. It gets a little dull building a home from scratch on a flat terrain (for me, at least), but it makes sharing a snap.
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meetme2therivermeetme2theriver on May 25th, 2012 06:44 am (UTC)
This is really cool. I love how it's all connected and fits together nicely. And ferries! Ferries are cool.
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 25th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Every time I mention ferry boats, I can't help but think of Grey's Anatomy.
Candiceaudcand on May 25th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
Oooo - Top Secret Military Island looks cool! Do the ferries have blacked out windows like the buses that transport people to Area 51?
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 25th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I totally have to make that recolor now. On the surface, the military base will seem perfectly normal, but underneath...
princess_nanazprincess_nanaz on May 25th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Ooo so pretty! You did an excellent job! :)
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 25th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
What kinds words! Thank you very much.
Maranatahmaranatah on May 26th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
WOW, those terrains look so amazing! :o Can't wait to see more from your new project. And thanks for sharing the terrain, definitely downloading them!
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 27th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy them!
Attic Boxatticbox on May 26th, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
Very nice! I like how you've made them all fit together with the docks. A cute little detail. :) I like your military base as a separate hood as well.
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 27th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I always like it when the roads have somewhere to go, and my Sims have a way to get there.
bacc_krowbacc_krow on May 27th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
:3 This is lovely. You've obviously put a lot of work into it and it really shows. :D
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 27th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It did take me over two days just to create the .sc4s, and then the partial decorations took another one. I'm glad it shows through.
selenaq13selenaq13 on May 27th, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
Beautifully decorated! Glad your back, too :)
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 27th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Glad to be back!
juliejaz1juliejaz1 on May 28th, 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
Sadness! I will miss New (now old) Jennerica. I am looking forward to seeing the new, Jennerica. I really like the terrains you created, the ferry boats are so cool and I love the idea that those roads, in and out of town, actually lead somewhere. Awesome job! I can't wait to see your new founders! Are you going to start with more than one?

Edited at 2012-05-28 02:13 pm (UTC)
untidyfanuntidyfan on May 31st, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
I miss the old 'hood, but I'm itching to get started with the new one. I'm taking pics of the founders now. I rolled a die and kept coming up with five families to start with. Can't wait to introduce them!
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Whisper Dollwhisper_doll on June 7th, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC)
I love the detail you've put into this neighbourhood! :)

Organizing the sub-hoods as islands is a great idea, and I love the detail of the ferry boats connecting them all! I also really like the way you've designated certain roads to lead to certain places.

I don't usually get too excited about BACCs, but in Jennerica's case, I'm really curious to see how it will develop!
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 13th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! Like LivLukas says in one of her LiveSimming neighborhood tours, we Simmers pay a lot of attention to detail. And having subhoods that don't match up is one of those details I couldn't ignore.

I'm very pleased my BaCC has caught your fancy!
Antimaccassar: P&P - Nom Nomantimaccassar on June 12th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Wow, this is wonderful and oh-so-detailed! I am amazed *_*
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 13th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on June 20th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
I love this! I wish I could make my own neighborhoods. I really like how the neighborhoods actually connect, it is an awesome idea. I can't wait to see what you come up with for this new Jennerica.
untidyfanuntidyfan on July 22nd, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for your sweet words! It's fun to try to make new 'hoods with SimCity 4, but frustrating at times, too. I know there are SC4 whizzes out there, but I'm not one.
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carizzo08carizzo08 on February 26th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
I absolutely love these. I might have to snag them and do a...third? BACC in my game. :D
untidyfanuntidyfan on June 24th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
Do it! I enjoy being a bad influence - or least, a new game making one. :)