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Anyone else have their town modeled after the map of Springfield?

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That map is AMAZING. :shock: :shock:

(I've seen a map on the forum, but I don't recall it being interactive like this one. )

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  • lotusmantisx
    164 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    Rocky are you accepting neighbors? Would love to check out your town. That is, if you don't mind having a messy neighbor for a while. I'm redesigning everything now that I've finally acquired most of the land :mrgreen:
  • Surfcitygal
    1272 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I looked at the link and wondered "where's the map?" Then finally noticed these words "To see this website, you need to install the last release of the Flash Player and enable JavaScript." Ok, put down the iPad and turn on the computer (groan).

    Yes, it's a great map! Thanks, Rocky!
  • rockyb2006
    822 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    Rocky are you accepting neighbors? Would love to check out your town. That is, if you don't mind having a messy neighbor for a while. I'm redesigning everything now that I've finally acquired most of the land :mrgreen:

    Sure thing! Go ahead and add me.

    I do want to say, that my town follows the map, but I have modeled my town from another map follower named Bravewall. He is awesome and I followed his design which follows the map. My Springfield Heights is a dumping ground for buildings that don't belong in "real" Springfield, so that area is not accurate, but buildings that belong over there are placed there. Then my upper right area is also for items I want out for bonuses and for things that don't belong as well. But the whole of my Springfield is accurate to the map as best as I can do. I just wish there was a list of buildings because I just recently saw that the Sneed and Feed is on the map and I just came across it by luck. It stinks to have to look over and over at the map to try to locate buildings.
  • rockyb2006
    822 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I looked at the link and wondered "where's the map?" Then finally noticed these words "To see this website, you need to install the last release of the Flash Player and enable JavaScript." Ok, put down the iPad and turn on the computer (groan).

    Yes, it's a great map! Thanks, Rocky!

    Yeah, my phone won't show the interactive map either. I'm on my desktop all the time though, so it's no big deal to see it there for me. Plus it's on a big monitor so you can see it better. :)
  • RexBanner00
    55 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I've thrown you a neighbour request too if you've got room, I'd love to see your designs!

    One of my neighbours, 4junk3000 has his town modeled after the opening credits. He has a thread about it in the showcase section. It looks pretty good!
  • Johnny2bd
    680 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I started out pretty hardcore trying to recreate Springfield as closely as I could before giving it up and settling for some very serious zoning. I found it to be too much work trying to find places for buildings not on the map and shifting old buildings around when something new was introduced.

    It's not exact, but I feel my Springfield comes close (to the point I was disappointed they didn't free up more land on the other side of the mountains so I could put old Springfield in the badlands where it belongs). If nothing else I'm using the (mostly) square grid format that Springfield is designed around.
  • Astrotoyboy
    40 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    i had a go a while after a started the game ( and nuked to clear the way or it) except i gave in after trying to arrange evergreen terrace and the town hall areas etcetc as newer and newer things came out and i concentrated on grouping similar "themed" building together in my newer map design... which im MILES away from completing due to work /life/playing the game etc hahah
  • derekpasteur
    303 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I haven't modelled after te real Springfield, but I would love to see yours too!
  • BlackSpyder02
    1 posts
    edited May 2016
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  • blackspyder02
    46 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I'm a Day 1 player and still model my after the "map of Springfield". I haven't had a chance to shuffle everything down since the new stripe of land but with the new click and drag tool, it allows me to move blocks down much easier and less time consuming.
  • Pull_Up_A_Chair
    896 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I started out by trying to build my Springfield as close to the map as I could...Then, as the game got more involved and grew....and grew...I gave up. I'm lucky to be able to add anything at this point since every time I try to place anything new, I get the "Congratulations! You have reached the maximum number of .....etc." notice. No way will my town ever be anything like the map...ever.
  • devilhunt1449
    3768 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    Like many others above I started out building my Springfield as close to the real layout as possible but as time went by it started to take way to much time to keep redesigning every time a new building or new land was released so I finally decided to give up on that idea and started to design my very own version of Springfield by building it how I would if I was a town planner (unfortunately I've had to reduce some of the park land and wooded areas recent due to land restrictions and decorating limits), I know that it's not perfect but what town layout is as most things in the real world are a compromise due to several reasons, anyway I'm rambling on now but I will say thanks for the link to the interactive map it looks great.
  • Djudge999
    222 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I too have been following the Springfield map with the help of Bravewall's thread and overlay maps mostly, as well as some design help from the Interactive Map and the Wiki sites. I'm always tinkering and the latest releases continue to throw me off, but that's the fun in this game. I am currently looking at bringing my rich section out of SH and moving the casino and wild west scenes beyond the mountains. I'd love to link up as Neighbours and gain some ideas and thoughts.
  • 4junk3000
    6203 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    rockyb2006 wrote:
    I posted this question in the Springfield showcase thread, but I received no responses. The general discussion board is the place to be, so I thought I would repost my question:

    So, I am following the Springfield Guide map and have my town modeled after it to get the most accurate Springfield I can. The hard part, is when a new building comes out, and I have to search over the entire map to see if I can find the building on it. I was wondering if there is a LIST of all buildings that are on the map. I don't see one on the official page, but I didn't know if anyone had put a list together. It would be extremely helpful.

    Here is the map if anyone is interested in following the guide like I do:

    http://adn.blam.be/springfield/

    It's a mistake referring to this map as if it was authentic. It's not. It is not designed by Matt G.. It is a fan creation.

    I have been building my SF to match the opening sequence of the show, since i started.
    But the show has no official map, and town features have been illustrated in many, many, variations.

    Have fun using any thing you want as a reference, but please do not propagate the misconception that this fan art is "accurate". Anyone's SF is equally accurate.

    @REX: Thank you very much for the mention! Here's a pic of my town square, but even this is not as accurate as it could be because the square is drawn differently in various episodes, and we also don't have all the buildings needed.
    odwRS3t.jpg

    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • spreadpanic4
    59 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I think one thing that is important to remember with any Springfield Map is that even on the show they don't have an official layout of Springfield, or even the Simpsons' house. The layout of the town (or even what state it falls in) will change depending on what is needed in the episode (If you've played any of the Simpsons driving video games, you know that the layout of Springfield will even change from level to level).

    There are some things that I just have to do - Flanders' house, Simpsons' house, and brown house in a row, King Toots next to Moe's, Bart's treehouse and Homer's hammock in the Simpsons' back yard. These are pretty consistent on the show (except when the brown house is the cool brown house, or the house that George Bush moves in, or maybe a shortcut from the interstate...). There are a lot of other things that are consistently inconsistent.

    These maps are super cool, and it's a good *interpretation* of how Springfield might be laid out, but they are not canon, and you should feel free to put things wherever you want to make your town functional.
  • rockyb2006
    822 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    4junk3000 wrote:
    rockyb2006 wrote:
    I posted this question in the Springfield showcase thread, but I received no responses. The general discussion board is the place to be, so I thought I would repost my question:

    So, I am following the Springfield Guide map and have my town modeled after it to get the most accurate Springfield I can. The hard part, is when a new building comes out, and I have to search over the entire map to see if I can find the building on it. I was wondering if there is a LIST of all buildings that are on the map. I don't see one on the official page, but I didn't know if anyone had put a list together. It would be extremely helpful.

    Here is the map if anyone is interested in following the guide like I do:

    http://adn.blam.be/springfield/

    I'm getting tired of people referring to this map as if it was authentic. It's not. It is not designed by Matt G.. It is a fan creation.

    I have been building my SF to match the opening sequence of the show, since i started.
    But the show has no official map, and town features have been illustrated in many, many, variations.

    Have fun using any thing you want as a reference, but please do not propagate the misconception that this fan art is "accurate". Anyone's SF is equally accurate.

    I'm curious why this bothers you so much? How does this effect your life? No one said this was the end all be all map of Springfield. It IS a good reference for sure, but the fact that it bugs you that people think it's an accurate map is curious, lol. Point me to a better map and I'll use it. But as you pointed out, the layout has changed many times on the show. But when did I say it was the true Springfield?
  • rockyb2006
    822 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I think one thing that is important to remember with any Springfield Map is that even on the show they don't have an official layout of Springfield, or even the Simpsons' house. The layout of the town (or even what state it falls in) will change depending on what is needed in the episode (If you've played any of the Simpsons driving video games, you know that the layout of Springfield will even change from level to level).

    There are some things that I just have to do - Flanders' house, Simpsons' house, and brown house in a row, King Toots next to Moe's, Bart's treehouse and Homer's hammock in the Simpsons' back yard. These are pretty consistent on the show (except when the brown house is the cool brown house, or the house that George Bush moves in, or maybe a shortcut from the interstate...). There are a lot of other things that are consistently inconsistent.

    These maps are super cool, and it's a good *interpretation* of how Springfield might be laid out, but they are not canon, and you should feel free to put things wherever you want to make your town functional.

    Very true, and great points. Using the map, and following Bravewall's additions (which he uses actual images from the show), you can get a fair representation of what Springfield possibly looks like. That's why this game is so cool. You can make Springfield look however you feel!

  • 4junk3000
    6203 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    rockyb2006 wrote:
    4junk3000 wrote:
    rockyb2006 wrote:
    I posted this question in the Springfield showcase thread, but I received no responses. The general discussion board is the place to be, so I thought I would repost my question:

    So, I am following the Springfield Guide map and have my town modeled after it to get the most accurate Springfield I can. The hard part, is when a new building comes out, and I have to search over the entire map to see if I can find the building on it. I was wondering if there is a LIST of all buildings that are on the map. I don't see one on the official page, but I didn't know if anyone had put a list together. It would be extremely helpful.

    Here is the map if anyone is interested in following the guide like I do:

    http://adn.blam.be/springfield/

    I'm getting tired of people referring to this map as if it was authentic. It's not. It is not designed by Matt G.. It is a fan creation.

    I have been building my SF to match the opening sequence of the show, since i started.
    But the show has no official map, and town features have been illustrated in many, many, variations.

    Have fun using any thing you want as a reference, but please do not propagate the misconception that this fan art is "accurate". Anyone's SF is equally accurate.

    I'm curious why this bothers you so much? How does this effect your life? No one said this was the end all be all map of Springfield. It IS a good reference for sure, but the fact that it bugs you that people think it's an accurate map is curious, lol. Point me to a better map and I'll use it. But as you pointed out, the layout has changed many times on the show. But when did I say it was the true Springfield?

    It doesn't bother me that much, which is why i edited my wording. I'm not bothered, but it is a mistake to suggest it's "accurate", or an official reference guide.

    People in general frequently make a slight distortion to truth each time they repeat it. Repeated enough times, it usually becomes a completely different message, yet will still be delivered as it it were true when it's not. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT BOTHERS ME.

    ive spent a lot of discussion time attempting to correct the distortions of truth propagated by people who regurgitate lies rather than verify the erroneous claims they are repeating.

    This instance refers to something innocuous, like a video game. But when it refers to real life stuff, like healthcare, politics, or education, i take it seriously.

    Thanks for asking!
    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • rockyb2006
    822 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    4junk3000 wrote:
    rockyb2006 wrote:
    4junk3000 wrote:
    rockyb2006 wrote:
    I posted this question in the Springfield showcase thread, but I received no responses. The general discussion board is the place to be, so I thought I would repost my question:

    So, I am following the Springfield Guide map and have my town modeled after it to get the most accurate Springfield I can. The hard part, is when a new building comes out, and I have to search over the entire map to see if I can find the building on it. I was wondering if there is a LIST of all buildings that are on the map. I don't see one on the official page, but I didn't know if anyone had put a list together. It would be extremely helpful.

    Here is the map if anyone is interested in following the guide like I do:

    http://adn.blam.be/springfield/

    I'm getting tired of people referring to this map as if it was authentic. It's not. It is not designed by Matt G.. It is a fan creation.

    I have been building my SF to match the opening sequence of the show, since i started.
    But the show has no official map, and town features have been illustrated in many, many, variations.

    Have fun using any thing you want as a reference, but please do not propagate the misconception that this fan art is "accurate". Anyone's SF is equally accurate.

    I'm curious why this bothers you so much? How does this effect your life? No one said this was the end all be all map of Springfield. It IS a good reference for sure, but the fact that it bugs you that people think it's an accurate map is curious, lol. Point me to a better map and I'll use it. But as you pointed out, the layout has changed many times on the show. But when did I say it was the true Springfield?

    It doesn't bother me that much, which is why i edited my wording. I'm not bothered, but it is a mistake to suggest it's "accurate", or an official reference guide.

    People in general frequently make a slight distortion to truth each time they repeat it. Repeated enough times, it usually becomes a completely different message, yet will still be delivered as it it were true when it's not. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT BOTHERS ME.

    ive spent a lot of discussion time attempting to correct the distortions of truth propagated by people who regurgitate lies rather than verify the erroneous claims they are repeating.

    This instance refers to something innocuous, like a video game. But when it refers to real life stuff, like healthcare, politics, or education, i take it seriously.

    Thanks for asking!

    Listen, I'm not trying to cause a problem, but it seems like this does really bother you. Can you please quote me and show where I said this was an authentic Springfield? Or where I said it was an accurate Springfield? My statement clearly says that I am being as accurate as possible to the MAP. No where did I state it was the actual no questions asked Springfield. It seems you made some assumptions?
  • 4junk3000
    6203 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    Since i just said it doesn't bother me, but you arent accepting that, I could assume you ARE trying to cause me problem.

    But I'll ignore it and answer your question.

    THE TITLE OF YOUR THREAD states " the REAL Springfield". Then you refer to the guide. This implies the guide design is real and accurate, when in fact it is not. I assumed nothing and read what you wrote.

    Thanks for asking!

    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
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