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Building Site Sim

Digging for pleasure
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In the water board's premises over from my office window they have been building a who-knows-what for weeks now. There's a dumper and a digger and they seem to have much more fun than me.

there are train sims and boat sims, surely there should be a digger sim? It digs and lifts and breaks and carries and it seems like the best job in the world. It's even bloody sunny out!

theNakedApiarist, May 08 2008

Diggerland http://www.goliathr...100&cat1=44&cat2=30
This place is superfantastic! Drive all sorts of diggers all day - no age restriction! [wagster, May 09 2008]


       I seem to recall the Sims had a demolition animation. But yeah, good idea!
DrCurry, May 08 2008

       Rather than just a digger, why not go all out?
Have the sim able to run everything from project design (be it a tower block, industrial construction, whatever) to planning, excavation, building, welding, cranes, plumbing and electrical, the works!
It might get more people a better understanding of the construction the see (or don't see, because of fences and stuff) all around them.
neutrinos_shadow, May 08 2008

       Probably there is some digger training software available that can help us on our way. How does one become a digger driver?
theNakedApiarist, May 09 2008

       by driving a digger... it is great fun actually though I imagine less so in the city where you have to worry about nearby buildings falling on you if you make a mistake.
FlyingToaster, May 09 2008

       Love it, I'd buy it. My friend used to try to get her son to play with "smarter" toys and then found out what a crane operator makes and went and bought him a 4' tall RC sky crane.
MisterQED, May 09 2008

       How much does a crane operator get paid?
theleopard, May 09 2008

       I had this idea on a drive today.   

       I think this would be quite successful given that games about the fascinations of little boys (guns, airplanes, etc.) are always popular.   

       Caterpillar could supply all the 3D files necessary to play with their catalogue, and we could really exploit cutting edge physics engines.
calculust, Jun 22 2009

       How sim do you want to be? How about project management, negotiations with subcontractors and suppliers, budget wrangling, architect vs client, weather delays, strikes, and so forth?   

       Nah, bugger that. Let's just drive a big JCB around and dig holes. [+]
BunsenHoneydew, Jun 23 2009


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