That is really a remarkable city you build there. Your strategy with only one fountain in the middle is very interesting. I'll give it a try. Those palaces are amazing, specialy the big ones. Do you start them by having a road on both sides and then remove the back roads?
vkarthik File Author
Posted on 11/01/08 @ 05:40 AM
Thanks for the comment. I'm not an expert player, and the housing blocks aren't my own. You'll see that the basic 9x9 housing block is very common, if you run a search. Check the strategy section of this site for some guidance. For the palace block, I used a guide I found here:
For the luxury palaces, I lay the road outline, pitch a few tents (equal to the no. of palaces I want) with at least 4x4 spacing, then add service buildings. The medium palace block (my smaller palaces) are much easier, its just a single line and all buildings. They can be turned into luxury palaces very easily by adding a chariot maker near the Colosseum (this is specific to my Valentia layout).
NOTE TO OTHERS: I named the file as Valentia.sav, so please don't extract this file in your save directory coz it might overwrite your existing Valentia (in case you saved it with the same name). Will remember to use better names next time.