City planning maps: whose is the best?

#1Tim_MorganPosted 7/19/2009 6:10:24 PM

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This is a complicated problem since u have to put as many houses as possible within the maximum rank of the churches, surgeons, ...for 100% efficiency and min.reduction of the maintaing costs.

And, post your best maps for others' ref, tks.

#2sirjasperiusPosted 7/19/2009 7:40:56 PM
For the most part it's a real trial and error process, you should play a continuous game without opponents and take time to space manage. However MrUtada_1109 has a great starting guide here
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=952498&topic=50398184

if you would like just pictures then here:
Production http://mrutada.deviantart.com/art/Anno-1404-Production-Building-128109069
Civilian structures http://mrutada.deviantart.com/art/Anno-1404-Building-128109165
Pier production http://mrutada.deviantart.com/art/Mass-Production-and-Tips-129121386

good luck! Keep practicing!
#3F1_2004Posted 7/19/2009 10:17:02 PM
Here is how I like to organize my city; basically in 2x4 house grids, but flexible. Organized yet natural at the same time, if I do say so myself :P

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1655/screenshot0001ovl.jpg
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2655/screenshot0002muo.jpg

here's a cleaned-up version with peasant houses:
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4770/screenshot0004m.jpg

I do something similar for crops, only the rectangular grids are bigger.
#4Tim_Morgan(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2009 1:27:52 AM

Thanks for your helpful advices. m8s.

Meanwhile, keep posting if any best strategy maps for our ref.

#5link1250Posted 7/20/2009 1:42:57 AM
this thread has a ton of good production layouts: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=909970
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#6Tim_Morgan(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2009 2:20:36 AM
Thanks again
#7MrUtada_1109Posted 7/20/2009 3:57:30 AM
Overall, It depends on your view of how you want your city to be and look like.

as sirjasperius had already given out my pictures of how my i placed my city, this is actually the way the A.I. did for their city, but as for the production building placement, it was adapted from the A.I.

but i don't remember when i decided to go for less road travel than saving on maintenance cost.
#8Tim_Morgan(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2009 5:01:56 AM

Sure. Your city planning is impressive. It's helpful.

#9mowcPosted 7/20/2009 6:26:34 AM
I stopped planning when every single house that isn't covered starts an inferno or the plague. Usually, you'd skip a house or two when there's a better coverage in another position for more houses.
But no, not with surgeries or carpenter. Skip a house in the influence area, the game WILL start the plague/set it on fire. Hence I'm forced to put those in awkward places, usually to cover a single house, messing up plans in the process.
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#10F1_2004Posted 7/20/2009 8:21:18 AM
That's because houses not in carpenter range fall into disrepair and eventually set on fire. Fire doesn't pick a random house and start burning :P same with surgeries and plague I think.