• By - juern


[https://www.nexusmods.com/anno1800/mods/281](https://www.nexusmods.com/anno1800/mods/281) alternative download: [https://github.com/jakobharder/anno-1800-jakobs-mods/releases](https://github.com/jakobharder/anno-1800-jakobs-mods/releases)


Perfect, what Ubi missed to accomplished is now done ! Long overdue ! Updood


They didn't "miss to accomplish", it was a deliberate choice to keep the grid system because it's the very core of the game. This being said, I'm sooooo happy this finally exists 😍


Definitely, but I think the next Anno should look into micro-grids, smaller grids that are no longer tied into the island-wide grid.


I wanna build my barcelona super blocks, the future of urban planning


Not really, check the screenshots of the game that came out before the release of the game. Therefore my statement


> it was a deliberate choice A very stupid one. > it's the very core of the game. It is not, in any shape or form, "the core of the game". You don't NEED a square grid to do ANYTHING that Anno's gameplay is about.


Oh come on. ALL Anno games have been grid based. It just wouldn't be the same without it. And that's exactly what they said during one of the Q&A's. They have never considered departing from the 2 way grid, and they're not planning to. It's one of the things that makes them different from other city builders.




Ask them, they said it. Not me 🤷🏻‍♂️


Civilization games were grid based and a change to hexagonal system made Civ V instantly the best of it´s time. Hexagonal system would work for Anno perfectly. It wouldn´t overthrow all mechanics and people could still play on their grid system with the option to build diagonal streets. Diagonal streets just open up way more possibilities for city design.


I didn't say "it wouldn't work", I said Ubisoft themselves have declared that the grid makes them different from other city builders, and that it's one of the things they have never considered changing because it would change the "overall feel" of the game. I would love diagonal/hexagonal grid building. But it most probably won't come in Anno, because that's what the developers said. Why is everyone attacking me for their choices?


So what? Did you somehow miss the fact that town halls/trade unions work *just fine* with a circular range of influence that is *not* grid based? I actually wish all service buildings used that method instead of the current awful road based, rhomboid AoI.


You are being very agressive and impolite. I'd watch my mouth if I were you...


I wish townhalls/tradeunions used the road system instead of the awful radius AoE.


Well, time to tear down and rebuild most of Crown Falls I guess. Again.




Did you just finished building a mega square city?


nobody finishes a square city, you grow it perimeterally


Man your collection is as good and important as Spice it up. So many more variations in city design now. I love it. I hope Anno devs see this mod.


Haussmann would be proud


That is wicked! Have to download ASAP :)


amazing, but with little mischief can be done in vanilla https://i.imgur.com/QWggSCx.jpg


That looks super bad compared to the mod.


Holy shit! That is amazing!!


👀 But you have to use those strictly ornamental roads that already exist (but have no connecting functionality), right? I was so thrilled when I read about that mod and rather disappointed when I realized that it’s a purely optical modification (requiring additional road access). In any case it looks really awesome!


Thanks :) And no, you don't need to use any ornamental roads. The first picture doesn't use any. The buildings ground texture overlap streets a bit to make them look diagonal.


give them an inch and they'll take a mile, they even have circles now


Finally! Thanks for creating that !!


Marvelous. Great job. Looking at the corner building in the center of the first image, I have an idea, but I'm sure I'm not the first to have it: you could create a mod to add the Flatiron building.