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AlpineUngulate

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Florida
« on: July 20, 2018, 11:07:20 am »
Florida appears to be missing a lot of its population. The best example is the south. As I see it, the game has: One city in Miami-Dade County: (Miami, population 399,000.) One city in Broward County: (Fort Lauderdale, population 166,000.) One city in Palm Beach County: (West Palm Beach, population 100,000.)

It would be fine to have one city in each of these counties if these cities were meant to be representative of the larger urban areas surrounding each of them. But their in-game populations are matching their populations in the 2010 census from within the city limits. And Florida is fragmented with huge numbers of "cities" in each metro area.

Effectively, the game's isn't representing the populations of places like Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, Homestead, North Miami, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, and Boca Raton.

All told, those three counties have a population of around 6 million combined in real life, but only 700,000 in-game.

To fix this, I'd suggest going by county or metro area or adding the smaller cities.  :)

patson

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Re: Florida
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 11:13:19 am »
Thanks! I can patch the city source file to increase the existing pop of city.

Though the way things work now i cannot update the airport info unless i regenerate the whole world....which means ...a wipe out of all airlines

So either i would have to figure out a way to update or would have to wait for next iteration of the game which i will be creating a world anew :)

I will take note of the low pop problem of flordia tho thanks!

AlpineUngulate

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Re: Florida
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 05:21:29 pm »
Oh and another thing on the subject of Florida: MCO/Orlando is one of the biggest tourism destinations in the US. It should have one of the tourism boosts.

MCO has lots of enplanements in real life (and presumably got to be a 7 in-game for that reason), but it's mostly not because the city is a hub, but instead because it's a common final destination for tourists. Walt Disney World, the most common attraction in Orlando, gets about 50 million visiters per year, which does a lot to explain the huge number of people flying in.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 12:13:09 am »
Think MCO should already have a vacation hub 58 (very high) in this game? Is it not showing for you?  :)

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Re: Florida
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 09:36:22 am »
Yup I see it.

Before I was on an airplane (very weak wi-fi) so possibly some images failed to load.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 12:53:18 am »
I just went bankrupt flying the Ft. Lauderdale to West Palm Beach route. RIP.
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