• Moose
  • Announcements

    • Dirktator

      March goal: We're almost there!   03/20/2017

      Hi Community! We're almost there for our March goals!  I just wanted to keep the momentum going so if you are able to help, please donate and get some gifts in exchange! Thanks so much to those who have helped out this month, we really appreciate it.
  •  

SimCity 4 Buildings


Sub Category  

Buildings (BATs) for SimCity 4

7,524 Files

  1.  
    YOU MUST READ THIS BEFORE DOWNLOAD THIS FILE: 
    First advice, I made some Changes to the Original Building Geometry, some things that I don't Like of the Building, for expample: The Parking is part of the Structure of the tower, not anymore in this model, and I made some changes on the top of the Parking and in the Main Building in the Plaza, I made the plaza Larger, Rememmber this building is on a Cliff and sometimes our Cities are on plains.
    I MADE 4 DIFFERENT FILES 2 WITH THE PLAZA AND OTHER 2 WITHOUT PLAZA IF YOU DON'T WANT IT, SO YOU CAN DOWNLOAD BOTH OR JUST ONE IN ANY CASE.
    Enjoy! 
     
    Seattle Municipal Tower is a 62-story, 220.07 m (722.0 ft) skyscraper at 700 5th Avenue at the corner of 5th Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Seattle, Washington. It is the fourth tallest building in Seattle. At its completion in 1990, the building was named AT&T Gateway Tower and later changed to Key Bank Tower reflecting the names of former anchor tenants AT&T and Key Bank.
    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Municipal_Tower
    This file Includes: Functional Landmark with 4,500 CO$$$ Jobs
    PLEASE ATENTION HERE: 
    INSIDE ARE 4 ZIP FILES: 
    ___________________________________________________
    1.- WITH PLAZA MAXIS NITE
    2.- WITH PLAZA DARK NITE
    ____________________________________________________
    3.- WITHOUT PLAZA MAXIS NITE 
    4.- WITHOUT PLAZA DARK NITE 
    ____________________________________________________
    To install this Unzip the folder inside and dragg it on C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins
     
    For Dark Nite you'll need Install: 
     

     
    HAVE FUN ! 

    6,878 Downloads

       (9 Reviews)

    6 Comments

    Updated

  2. The John Hancock Center is a 100-story, 1,127-foot, (344 m) supertall skyscraper at 875 North Michigan Avenue,Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was constructed under the supervision of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill,with chief designer Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan. When the building topped out on May 6, 1968, it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and theseventh-tallest in the United States, after One World Trade Center, the Willis Tower, the Trump Tower Chicago, theEmpire State Building, the Bank of America Tower, and the Aon Center. When measured to the top of its antenna masts, it stands at 1,506 feet (459 m). The building is home to offices and restaurants, as well as about 700condominiums, and contains the third highest residence in the world, after the Trump Tower in Chicago and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The building was named for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, a developer and original tenant of the building, and has the nickname "Big John".
     
    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock_Center
    This file Includes: Functional Landmark with 8,000 CO$$$ Jobs, the lot size is 6x4, Just Maxis Nite version. Dark Nite Soon.
    To install this Unzip the folder inside and dragg it on C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins

    2,866 Downloads

       (7 Reviews)

    3 Comments

    Updated

  3. Selby Shoe Factory, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    So ...... given my 3yr license on 3DS Max 2013 will expire next week,  I spent the morning installing 3DS Max 2014 and troubleshooting to get it to work with Bat4Max (there's half a day out of my life I'll never get back, but it is either that or no more BATs!).
    This is a quick test building to ensure that 3DSMax 2014 works as far as getting content into game: it was too nice to simply leave as a test, and as it's been quite a while since I made any I-M content, I thought I'd share it.
    This BAT is an early 20th Century shoe factory inspired by the Selby Shoe Company in Ironton, Ohio.
    It is your typical mid-size, brick manufacturing building that can be found in so many towns and cities all around the world.
    Today, like so many other manufacturing buildings, this one stands empty.
    This is presented as an IM anchor building on a 4x4 lot. Use the CTRL key while zoning to assist growth.

    ---------------------------------------
    STATS (IM§§):
    Growth Stage:           3 (high density industrial zone only)
    Bulldoze Cost:          §452
    Capacity Satisfied:  IM§§ 329
    Pollution:                  19 (Air)/ 13 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:     9/13/0
    Power Consumed:  20 Mwh
    Water Consumed:   296 Gal/Month
    Building Style:          N/A
    Occupant Group:     Industrial / IM / Anchor
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot or Desc files!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:

    This file requires no external dependencies.
    ---------------------------------------
    To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder.
    Thankyou and enjoy.

    2,266 Downloads

       (12 Reviews)

    1 Comment

    Updated

  4. A set of US Navy ships to use as part of a puzzle-piece navy base.  Included are a Nimitz class aircraft carrier, an Arleigh Burke class Flight IIA destroyer, and a Fleet Replenishment Oiler.  All ships are designed to be placed next to existing industrial style waterfronts.  A brow comes off each ship and extends off the lot to provide sim sailors access.  All lots show up in the seaport menu (below the SNM navy lots (not required) if you happen to have them). 
    All lots are meant to be eye candy only and have negligible game functionally. 
    Dependencies

    None!
    The ships look good placed next to CDK, SNM, and NBVC waterfronts, but none are required.
    Installation

    Just download and unzip/extract in your Plugins folder.  You can delete any ships (model and lot file) for any you don’t want.
    Notes on Usage

    To properly place a ship next to a pier, follow the instructions in the readme (or if you are like me, just figure it out by trial and error!  It isn't hard).

    5,586 Downloads

       (5 Reviews)

    3 Comments

    Submitted

  5. This is one of my favorite Buildings, This tower has a really diferent Geometry than others and is one of the first very tall buildings I ever meet. So I enjoy how it draws the Skyline of Los Angeles and how Its Crown Shines at night , The Queen of the City of Angeles, Architecture in Los Angeles is kind of different, Influenced by the Postmodernism and all the multi cultural people that lives there.
    About the Building: 
    US Bank Tower, formerly Library Tower and First Interstate Bank World Center, is a 1,018-foot (310 m) skyscraperat 633 West Fifth Street in downtown Los Angeles, California. It is the tallest building in California, the eleventh tallest in the United States, the tallest west of the Mississippi River, and the 65th tallest building in the world. Because localbuilding codes require all high-rise buildings to have a helipad, it was known as the tallest building in the world with a roof-top heliport from its completion in 1989 to 2004 when Taipei 101 opened. It is also the second tallest building in a major active seismic region; its structure was designed to resist an earthquake of 8.3 on the Richter scale. It consists of 73 stories above ground and two parking levels below ground. Construction began in 1987 with completion in 1989. The building was designed by Henry N. Cobb of the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and cost $350 million to build. It is one of the most recognizable buildings in Los Angeles, often used in establishing shots for the city in films and television programs.
    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Bank_Tower_(Los_Angeles)
    This file Includes: Functional Landmark with 7,000 CO$$$ Jobs, the lot size is 5x4, Just Maxis Nite version. Dark Nite Soon.
    To install this Unzip the folder inside and dragg it on C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins
    Have fun, 'cause you are in L.A. ! 

    6,770 Downloads

       (11 Reviews)

    0 Comments

    Updated

  6. This is a Remake of the Columbia Center, With its Real Size 285 Meters.
     
    Columbia Center (formerly Bank of America Tower and Columbia Seafirst Center) is the tallest skyscraper in thedowntown Seattle skyline and the tallest building in the State of Washington. At 287.4264 m (943.000 ft) it is currently the second tallest structure on the West Coast (after Los Angeles's 73 story U.S. Bank Tower). The tower has the tallest public viewing area on the West Coast and west of the Mississippi. It occupies most of the block bounded by Fourth and Fifth Avenues and Cherry and Columbia Streets. It contains 76 stories of class-A office space above ground and seven stories of various use below ground, making it the building with the most stories west of the Mississippi. Construction of this building began in 1982 and finished in 1985. It was designed by Chester L. Lindsey Architects who also designed the Fourth and Blanchard Building in the Belltown neighborhood, and was built byHoward S. Wright Construction.
    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Center
    This file Includes: Functional Landmark with 4,500 CO$$$ Jobs, the lot size is 4x4, Just Maxis Nite version. Dark Nite Soon.
    To install this Unzip the folder inside and dragg it on C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins

    4,702 Downloads

       (15 Reviews)

    0 Comments

    Updated

  7. CO$$$ 1730 2472
    Lot size 5x2
    Construction time 162 days.
    Maxfire stage 4
    Pullotion at center 4 2 48 0
    Power 70 Water 366
    Growable stage 8
    Building in Bangkok,Thailand.
    Dependency
     
    >>For Darknite Version
     
     

    3,215 Downloads

       (9 Reviews)

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  8. The OneAmerica Tower is a 38-story building at 200 North Illinois Street in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. It is used by various companies for offices. The building opened in 1982 and is faced with Indiana limestone. From 1982 to 1990, the OneAmerica Tower was the tallest building in the state of Indiana. On the 36th floor there is a private restaurant named "The Skyline Club". The OneAmerica Tower is the 2nd tallest building in Indianapolis behind only the Chase Tower.
     
    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OneAmerica_Tower
     
    This file Includes: Functional Landmark with 6500 CO$$$ Jobs, the lot size is 6x6 , Just Maxis Nite version. Dark Nite Soon.
     
     Special Thanks to all the people that helped me in My forum Thread,.
    but Special Thanks to T Wrecks, Jp Schrifer and Jasoncw for BATing tutorials & 
     cmdp123789 and Edvarz for the support with the PIMX !  
    To install this Unzip the folder inside and dragg it on C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins
     
    Dedicated to my Friend: DragonAnime !
     
     

    3,973 Downloads

       (11 Reviews)

    2 Comments

    Updated

  9. This pack is ispired by real houses mostly from Peru, Ecuador and Brazil (the South America). Pack consists of 50 residential BATs of low wealth.
    Size of BATs: only 1x2
    Growth stage: 1st, 2nd, 4th
    Dependencies: BSC Mega Props - CP Vol02 (recommend)

    2,054 Downloads

       (6 Reviews)

    2 Comments

    Submitted

  10. Dental Clinic, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    Few people look forward to a trip to the dentist, but as every one knows, part of general health care is looking after your pearly whites. I've often wondered at how bad the Sims teeth must be, given that there is no specific health exemplar for dentistry and there are next to no such clinics in Sim City!
    This little building is inspired by a real such mid-century low rise building near downtown Los Angeles. I really liked the curved entrance façade and small, high windows within the curtain wall and of course, the unmistakable dental signage ensures that the building's function is immediately recognisable.
    As an added bonus, this building will function equally well as a stand-alone building or in a Wall-to-Wall environment.
    In game, I use buildings like this to supplement the main hospital function and I have modded the capacities to sit mid way between the clinic and standard hospital. But it will work equally well in a smaller city without the need for an additional hospital.

    ---------------------------------------
    STATS:
    Lot size :                    2 x 2
    Plop Cost:                 §1,250
    Monthly Cost:           §900
    Patient Capacity:     1,850
    Coverage Radius:    656m/41 Tiles
    Demand Created:    Jobs§: 17, Jobs§§: 39, Jobs§§§: 12.
    Wealth:                      Medium Wealth
    Pollution:                   Air 1 over 3 tiles, Water 1 over 4 tiles, Garbage 0 over 0 tiles
    Power consumed:    4 MwH
    Water consumed:    12 Gallons/Month
    Bulldoze Cost:          §70
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos
    night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening
    mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT
    delete the Lot File!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either:
    (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR
    (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:
    This file requires no external dependencies.

    ---------------------------------------
    To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
    Thanks, and enjoy!

    4,123 Downloads

       (8 Reviews)

    2 Comments

    Submitted

  11. This BAT is loosely based on a Parisian Left Bank apartment building. It may not look like typical Parisian building from Belle Epoque period, but it was built in 1888 as a social housing. Thus perhaps uncommon red brick façade for a central Paris building.
    Because the real life building has shops on the ground floor, I offer this building as R$ and C$. Shame that SC4 doesn’t support dual function buildings.
    I offer two versions, HD and SD. I like HD buildings, but those do not always mix well with other BATs. This is especially apparent when I did compare my building with Xannapan’s and Porkissimo’s masterful Paris buildings. Therefore I have included a SD option for those who prefer it. Choose the folder you like. Both HD and SD buildings can coexist in same city as the models, descs and lots are separate.
    Maxis only Nightlights.
     
    R$ Rue Jeanne D'Arc 45:
    Capacity Satisfied R$$ 95
    Building Value 1291
    Bulldoze Cost 436
    Pollution Air 1, Water 1, Garbage 4
    Power Consumed 1
    Water Consumed 1
    CS$ Rue Jeanne D'Arc 45
    Capacity Satisfied CS$ 118
    Building Value 903
    Bulldoze Cost 436
    Pollution Air 1, Water 1, Garbage 4
    Power Consumed 3
    Water Consumed 25
    DEPENDENCIES
    BSC Mega Props CP Vol 1
    http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180
    BSC Mega Props Gascooker Vol 1
    http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=397
     

    988 Downloads

       (3 Reviews)

    3 Comments

    Submitted

  12. Grand Central Chicago Station, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------

    5,798 Downloads

       (12 Reviews)

    1 Comment

    Updated

  13. Golden State Insurance Building, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    A striking low/mid rise corner building, Golden State Insurance is based on the building of the same name on 1999 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles.
    Because Sim City 4 likes to grow high wealth lots on corners, I have spruced up the appearance of this mid-century gem.
    It sits on a 3x3 lot (lotted for both corners)as a high-wealth commercial offices (CO§§§) offering.
    It is offered as a growable building only - on all tilesets - and competes well with many of the Maxis mid-rises.
    Stats, links and dependencies are listed below.

    ---------------------------------------
    STATS (CO§§§):
    Growth Stage:        5 (medium and high density zones)
    Bulldoze Cost:       §547
    Capacity Satisfied:  CO§§ 547, CO§§§ 383
    Pollution:           2 (Air)/ 2 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:    6/7/0
    Power Consumed:      16 Mwh
    Water Consumed:      179 Gal/Month
    Building Style:      Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
    Occupant Group:      Commercial Office Building
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot or Desc files!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:

    BSCBATPropsMattb325_Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383)
     
    To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder.
    Thankyou and enjoy.

    5,969 Downloads

       (18 Reviews)

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  14. This is Snake. Simcity, can you hear me?
    Recreación de apartamentos residenciales situados en Water Street, New York. Esta versión es ligera de detalles con el objetivo de no sobrecargar el modelo y mantenerlo atractivo y compatible con modelos de otros autores.
    Este es el primero de varios proyectos que desarrollaré. Estaré esperando sus impresiones y opiniones. Saludos.

    Especificaciones Generales:
    Categoría............................... R$$
    Emergente (Growable)........... Si
    Monumento (Landmark)........ No
    Cimientos.............................. Acera (no corner)
    Dependencias.......................  No
    Especificaciones de jugabilidad:
    NOTA: Utilice las especificaciones por defecto del SC4 Plugin Manager
    Costo Edificación...................  $3017
    Tiempo de Construcción........ 40
    Flamabilidad.......................... 40
    Estado Maximo de Fuego....... 4
    Contaminación....................... 3, 3, 16, 0
    Radio de Contaminación........ 5, 6, 0, 0
    Energía Consumida................ 2
    Agua Consumida.................... 19

    1,772 Downloads

       (4 Reviews)

    6 Comments

    Submitted

  15. CBS Columbia Square Television Station, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    In 1938, Columbia Square was built for Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) on the site of the Nestor Film Company, Hollywood's first movie studio, at 6121 Sunset Boulevard.
    This building is an example of International Modernism/Streamline Moderne and it took a year to build at a cost of $2 Million back in 1938, making it the most expensive broadcasting facility ever built.
    While I have taken some liberties with the building by adding some details and removing others to make it more adaptable to the game, it remains quite a faithful and recognisable reproduction.
    This building is modded as a Television Station.
    You will find it in the rewards menu. It DOES NOT over-write the in-game TV station (or any subsequent re-lots) and can be used in conjunction with the Maxis TV station if you wish.
    It is a non-conditional reward which is designed to really bust through Medium Wealth Commercial Office and Residential Caps: pacing this TV station should ensure that you actually see more of the CO§§ buildings grow (especially custom-content CO§§ skyscrapers, which the game often ignores). I also like using these large lots in a downtown setting as they can really break up the clutter of a skyscraper jungle.
    This building counts towards tourism and has a positive landmark and park effect. Placing this reward will also provide many civic jobs.

    * It is offered as a reward without needing pre-existing conditions.
    * It is located in the REWARD Menu.
    * It can be placed more than once in a city.

    Placing rewards is an essential part of growing a large city and region, given their cap-busting and desirability increasing effects.
    ---------------------------------------
    STATS:
    Lot size :                 7 x 4
    Plop Cost:              §0
    Monthly Cost:        §0
    Budget Item:          Landmark Effect
    Occupant Groups: Reward, TV Station, Landmark Queue, Tourist, Taxi Maker, YIMBY
    Demand Created:  Jobs§: 39, Jobs§§: 256, Jobs§§§: 19.
    Demand Satisfied: R§§: 10,000 Jobs CO§§: 50,000
    Landmark Effect:  +50 over 330 tiles
    Park Effect:            +85 over 29 tiles
    Mayor Rating:         No change
    Pollution:                 Air 12 over 3 tiles, Water 8 over 4 tiles, Garbage 36 over 0 tiles
    Power consumed:  600 MwH
    Water consumed:  240 Gallons/Month
    Bulldoze Cost:        §45,000
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:
    To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following files are in your plugins:
    *BSCBATPropsMattb325_Vol03.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2768)
    ---------------------------------------
    To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
    Thanks, and enjoy!

    5,540 Downloads

       (21 Reviews)

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  16. More pictures:
    DAY LIGHT
    MAXISNITE
    DARKNITE

    DESCRIPTION
    The Magnolia Building, also called the Magnolia Petroleum Building and currently Magnolia Hotel is an iconic building in the city of Dallas, TX, USA. Built in 1921 in the Beaux-Arts style, the building has the Pegasus horse at the top since 1934, the logo of the Magnolia Petroleum Company and later Mobil Oil logo as well when they merged. The Pegasus became a symbol in the city.
     
    INFORMATIONS
    The model is available in two versions: Landmark and Commercial Service.

    Landmark:
    Plop cost: 50,000
    Lot size: 3x2

    Commercial Service:
    Lot Size: 3x2
    C$$$: 4,000
    C$$: 5,000
    C$: 6,000
     
    INSTALLATION
    Unzip the files from the .zip to your Plugins folder. There are four .zip files in the download area. Be aware!

    Magnolia Building - LM-MN : this is the Landmark version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
    Magnolia Building - CS-MN: this is the Commercial Service version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
    Magnolia Building - LM-DN: this is the Landmark version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
    Magnolia Building - CS-DN: this is the Commercial Service version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
    Note: if you download both MaxisNite files you can delete one of the .sc4model file. The same to DarkNite.

    DEPENDENCIES
    SimFox Day and Nite modd (for Darknite users only).
     
    THANKS TO
    Reddonquixote for this awesome sculpture he did for the building entrance. Thanks also to those who helped me with some problems to render, Jasoncw, c.p., Mattb325 and mgb204.

    To check other models I'm working on just follow the link: http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/61046-jp-schriefers-bats/

    6,024 Downloads

       (23 Reviews)

    6 Comments

    Updated

  17. Griffith Observatory, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    The Griffith Observatory and Planetarium opened in 1935 and has a commanding view of the Los Angeles skyline from its prime position on the slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. It is an example of  Art Deco/Streamline Moderne architecture.
    The observatory is a popular tourist attraction (commanding great views to the nearby Hollywood Sign and downtown LA).
    Like so many iconic buildings in Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory has appeared in many films and TV shows.
    ---------------------------------------
    This BAT is a fairly faithful reproduction of the observatory - bear in mind that some changes have to be made to the model to ensure that such a sloping structure can work in a game that doesn't really handle sloping structures well - so for that reason I had to make a few changes.
    This BAT is designed to have slope tolerance and the lot is designed to be plopped on a hill (rather than a cliff-face). 
    The Observatory building is an overhanging prop in three parts - the upper part of the observatory, the underground area of the observatory and café and the small driveway piece. Given the way that SC4 handles models rendered below the ground plane, the underground/foundation part of the observatory does not cast shadows: there is nothing I can do about this.
    To make the building easier to place, the lot is transit enabled and has limited slope tolerance. Given the main part of the building overhangs by 6 tiles, you can use fine terraforming tools to clean up the slope after placement.
    This building has been modded as a non-conditional reward that counts towards tourism and has a positive landmark, park and mayor-rating effect.
    Placing this Observatory will raise IHT demand in your city as well as providing some civic jobs. Therefore, ensure that you have sufficient education facilities in your city to meet the IHT demand increase.
    * It is offered as a reward without needing pre-existing conditions.
    * It is located in the REWARD Menu.
    * It can be placed more than once in a city.

    Placing rewards is an essential part of growing a large city and region, given their cap-busting and desirability increasing effects. Because you might need to experiment in placing this lot a few times before being satisfied with the final placement, I have kept the Plop and Bulldoze costs low.
    ---------------------------------------
    STATS:
    Lot size :                 4 x 5
    Plop Cost:              §5,000
    Monthly Cost:        §290
    Budget Item:          Government Buildings, Landmark Effect
    Occupant Groups: Reward, Tourist, YIMBY
    Demand Created:  Jobs§: 0, Jobs§§: 43, Jobs§§§: 14.
    Landmark Effect:  +50 over 22 tiles
    Park Effect:            +50 over 22 tiles
    Mayor Rating:        +50 over 220 tiles
    Pollution:                 Air 4 over 2 tiles, Water 4 over 3 tiles, Garbage 4 over 0 tiles
    Power consumed:  76 MwH
    Water consumed:  34 Gallons/Month
    Bulldoze Cost:        §870
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:
    There is only one dependency for this file. To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following file is in your plugins:
    *BSC Textures Vol01 - (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=90)
    ---------------------------------------
    To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
    Thanks, and enjoy!

    7,147 Downloads

       (15 Reviews)

    4 Comments

    Submitted

  18. This is my first BAT I'm submitting on STEX. 
    As a hobbyist, I am interested in BATing buildings that can be found in singapore, as I am a Singaporean. I realise that there are many BATs out there that are modeled of real-life buildings, but very few are from Singapore. So I decided to try to BAT them. 
     
    In game description:
    The gateway is a skyscraper complex of two 37-story towering commercial skyscrapers which are located in the downtown core of Singapore, which are designed by renowned architect, I.M Pei. Other firms, such as Chua Ka Seng and Partners Chartered Architects (CKSP), and T.Y Lin Structural Engineers from San Francisco collaborated on the project. The buildings are shaped trapezoidal, which gives the towers its distinct sharp edges and corners. However, though the architecture is described as “world-class” by the National Library Board, and like the Bank of China tower in Hong Kong which Pei also designed, the building is said to create bad feng shui due to its sharp corners. Thus, a building project just across the avenue which the gateway is located at, Duo residences, has to be designed in such a way to rechannel the ‘qi’ from the gateway, while preserving some of it.
    This file is only a landmark version, of 8*7 land area. I may make a commercial version in the future, but guess that will happen if i receive good response from this BAT. 
    No dependencies, download all and just put'em in the plugins folder. If all goes well, rate it at least 4/5 thanks :). 

    2,032 Downloads

       (4 Reviews)

    0 Comments

    Updated

  19. Former American Cement Building, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    While this is not a recreation, this building draws heavy inspiration from the American Cement Building on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles.
    This particular building style was very popular in the 1960's and features a complex concrete latticework exo-skeleton and raised parking platform. Such treatment, as well as being decorative, provided additional structural integrity.
    Despite being a very common place design, they are very under-represented in SC4.
    It is on a 4x3 and 4x4 lot as a high-wealth commercial office (CO§§§) for medium and high density zones.
    It is offered as a growable mid-rise building only - on all tilesets - and competes well with many of the Maxis mid-rises.
    Stats, links and dependencies are listed below.
     
    ---------------------------------------
    STATS (CO§§§):
    Growth Stage:          5 (medium and high density zones)
    Bulldoze Cost:          §730
    Capacity Satisfied:  CO§§ 1440, CO§§§ 1008
    Pollution:                   6 (Air)/ 6 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:      6/7/0
    Power Consumed:   41 Mwh
    Water Consumed:    447 Gal/Month
    Building Style:           Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
    Occupant Group:      Commercial Office Building
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot or Desc files!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either:
    (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR
    (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:

    BSCBATPropsMattb325_Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383)
    BSCBATPropsMattb325_Vol03.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2768)
     
    To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder.
    Thankyou and enjoy.

    3,630 Downloads

       (10 Reviews)

    5 Comments

    Submitted

  20. S.A.C. Commercial Building, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    Back in 2005 when I first started batting, user S.A.C. (an amazing lot-maker and author of the legendary CJ 'Olympia') posted some pictures of SC3URK buildings to inspire batters.
    I saved a few of these pictures to my hard-drive: S.A.C. had an amazing eye for detail in SC3 & SC4 and it is nice to be able to add one of her Sim City 3000 inspirations to Sim City 4 all these years later.
    This building is a very loose interpretation of the SC3URK artwork that S.A.C. displayed.
    'S.A.C. Commercial' is a 24-floor tower with a shopping mall at the base and offices above the 6th floor podium.
    It sits on quite a tight lot: 3x2 and 3x3 as both a high-wealth commercial services (CS§§§) and commercial offices (CO§§§) offering.
    It is a growable mid-rise building only and grows on all tilesets. It competes well with many of the Maxis mid-rises.
    Stats, links and dependencies are listed below.
    ---------------------------------------
    STATS (CS§§§):
    Growth Stage:          7 and 8 (high density zones)
    Bulldoze Cost:          §1378
    Capacity Satisfied:  CS§ 4632, CS§§ 1160, CS§§§ 466
    Pollution:                   31 (Air)/ 20 (Water)/ 41 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:      6/7/0
    Power Consumed:   130 Mwh
    Water Consumed:    1164 Gal/Month
    Building Style:           Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
    Occupant Group:      Commercial Services Building
    ---------------------------------------
    STATS (CO§§§):
    Growth Stage:          8 (high density zones)
    Bulldoze Cost:          §1378
    Capacity Satisfied:  CO§§ 2060, CO§§§ 1442
    Pollution:                   8 (Air)/ 8 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:      6/7/0
    Power Consumed:   58 Mwh
    Water Consumed:    633 Gal/Month
    Building Style:           Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
    Occupant Group:      Commercial Office Building
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot or Desc files!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:

    BSCBATPropsMattb325_Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383)
     
    To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder.
    Thankyou and enjoy.

    4,061 Downloads

       (12 Reviews)

    2 Comments

    Submitted

  21. This is a six lot set of Regency terraces located in the Pimlico neighborhood of London. 
    • 6 growable 1x2 R§§§ lots.
    • Four of the rowhouses are midblock lots (6-7, 9-10, 12-13, and 15-16 Warwick Square) and two of them are corner lots (22-23 Warwick Square, and a mirrored version, 22-23 M). 
    • Ploppable lots are not included because it is not possible to make functional residential ploppables for SimCity 4. 
    • MaxisNite and DarkNite versions. 
    • DarkNite requires the Day and Nite Modd. 

    Installation Instructions:
    1. Download either the DarkNite (DN) or MaxisNite (MN) version. If you're unsure, choose the MN version.
    2. Unzip the .zip and move its contents to Documents/SimCity 4/Plugins.
    3. The included files are descriptively titled. Remove the .SC4Lot and corresponding .SC4Model file of what you don't want.
    Click here to learn about new projects in the works.

    2,880 Downloads

       (10 Reviews)

    0 Comments

    Updated

  22. http://puu.sh/m5Ngi/535e6e94c6.png
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
     
    MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
    Standing at over 328 meters, the Sky Tower [Auckland, New Zealand] is one of the tallest man-made structures in the Southern Hemisphere. It boasts a restaurant and nightlife complemented with a observational viewing deck to look over the downtown Auckland area and the city's skyline. It also functions and broadcasting tower, with a mast that adorns the tower.

    This BAT is available in both Maxis-nite and Darknite. It comes with two files for each night setting. You can install both light settings without confusing your game -- also be advised, that this version only includes the white lighting for the meantime.

     Not-So-Fun fact: This BAT was initially meant to have 6 color schemes, which will hopefully be implemented slowly in the near-future -- So keep an eye out for any new updates! Three proposed schemes are displayed above, May be there'll be a Christmas themed lighting for tomorrow?
    [imghttp://puu.sh/m5O19/f2a4f5442a.png]
    [imghttp://puu.sh/m5O73/a9e3d1e7c7.png]
    In-game Demonstration
    http://puu.sh/m5NE4/776a6612c1.jpg
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
     
    Basic Lot Information:
     
    Landmark (Non-fuctional)
    ---------------------------
    Lot Size - 4x4
    Type - Landmark
    Plop Cost - §380k / §385k
    Dependencies
    BSC MEGA Props CP Vol01 by CP
    LRM Prop Pack 02 by mandelsoft

    SimFox Day and Nite Modd [Optional] by SimFox

    Installation
     
    Unzip all contained files into your SC4 plugins folder. When organizing the files, preferably put all folders and files contained in the zip file in a common folder [labelled to said author/group/project label ie.TRP or The Random Project in this case] to avoid future confusion.
     
    Author's Note
     
    **When releasing a lot of which includes this or any The Random Project BATs (an exception for TRP Prop models), contact me for permission before releasing the lots.**
    _________________________________________________________________________

    3,276 Downloads

       (15 Reviews)

    3 Comments

    Updated

  23. Oran-Nayar-Blinn Research Center, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    I really like the in-game research center, but I dislike the fact that it generates radiation, reduces residential desirability, lowers your mayor rating and is something of a NIMBY building. It seems like a lot of sacrifice for the benefit of increasing High Tech Industry (IHT) demand and desirability.
    So, I've made another research facility which has all of the benefits with none of the draw-backs.
    The Oran-Nayar-Blinn Research facility is a strikingly designed ultra-modern building situated on a leafy 7x7 campus-styled lot. It is just as suited to the middle of an industrial area as it is in a suburban or ex-urban space. 
    In addition to providing your sims with many highly desirable civic jobs, it will help alleviate the IHT demand caps that can hinder city development (by increasing IHT demand by 130,000 places).
    It has also been modded to provide some residential and commercial cap relief by providing both Park and Landmark effects.
    All these benefits do have a cost (which is only fair). In addition to the §25K outlay, this will set the city back §250 per month.
    * It is offered as a reward without needing pre-existing conditions.
    * It is located in the REWARD Menu.
    * It can be placed more than once in a city.
    * It DOES NOT over-write the in-game Advanced Research Center (or any re-lotted versions there-of), so can be used in conjunction with the standard Maxis reward.
    Placing rewards is an essential part of growing a large city and region, given their cap-busting and desirability increasing effects.
    ---------------------------------------
    STATS:
    Lot size :       7 x 7
    Plop Cost:       §25,000
    Monthly Cost:    §250
    Budget Item:     Government Buildings
    Occupant Groups: Reward, TV Magnet, YIMBY
    Demand Created:  Jobs§: 0, Jobs§§: 523, Jobs§§§: 274.
    Landmark Effect: +125 over 37 tiles
    Park Effect:     +15 over 37 tiles
    Mayor Rating:  +30 over 220 tiles
    Pollution:  Air 20 over 2 tiles, Water 30 over 3 tiles, Garbage 60 over 0 tiles
    Power consumed:  131 MwH
    Water consumed:  358 Gallons/Month
    Bulldoze Cost:   §10,480
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:
    To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following files are in your plugins:
    *BSC BAT Props Mattb325 Vol02.dat      (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383)
    *BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat            (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180)
    *BSC Mega Props - CP Vol02.dat             (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790)
    *BSC MEGA Props - SG Vol01.dat            (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=746)
    *BSC Texture Pack - Cycledogg V01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101)
    ---------------------------------------
    To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
    Thanks, and enjoy!

    6,052 Downloads

       (12 Reviews)

    3 Comments

    Submitted

  24. Pictures of other angles:
    HD View Daylight --- SD View Daylight
    HD View Darknite --- SD View Darknite
    HD View Maxisnite --- SD View Maxisnite
    DESCRIPTION
    Located in the city of Ouro Preto, the old capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, the old city council and prison, now the Museum da Inconfidência, is a history museum dedicated to those who died in a failed rebellion movement 'Inconfidência Mineira' for Brazilian independence from Portugal.
     
    INFORMATIONS
    The model is available in the Education menu.

    Plop cost: 30,000
    Lot size: 2x3
    Monthly cost: 3,000
     
    INSTALLATION
    Unzip the files from the .zip to your Plugins folder. There are four .zip files in the download area. Be aware!
    MN-HD Museu da Inconfidencia: this file is the HD version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
     
    MN-SD Museu da Inconfidencia: this file is the SD version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
    DN-HD Museu da Inconfidencia: this file is the HD version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd.
     
    DN-SD Museu da Inconfidencia: this file is the SD version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd.

    HD means the building will look good in zoom 6, but in 5 not so good. SD is the ordinary version.
    DEPENDENCIES
    SimFox Day and Nite modd (for Darknite users only).
     
    THANKS TO
    Jasoncw and Reddonquixote for their essential tips about the textures.

    To check other models I'm working on visit http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/61046-jp-schriefers-bats/

    4,241 Downloads

       (14 Reviews)

    0 Comments

    Updated

  25. Mini Cooper Dealership, by Mattb325.
    ---------------------------------------
    The new Mini Cooper dealerships certainly are eye-catching. Clad in dark Aluminium Composite Material panelling punctuated with brushed steel window frames and coloured, plastic-coated display boxes drawing the eye to the oh-so-trendy cars within.
    The showrooms are soaring internal spaces (quite the opposite of the car!) often extending three or four floors. These large showrooms really are designed to be signature spaces for urban environments. But work equally well out in suburbia.

    This lot is offered as a 6x4 and 6x6 high-wealth C$$$ lot. The 6x4 lot is also ploppable.
    Use the control key while zoning to assist in getting the 6x4 size and 6x6 sizes. The 6x4 lot may be broken up by the game if insufficient CS$$$ demand exists: hence the reason for including a 6x4 Ploppable with Jobs.
    Stats, links and dependencies are listed below.
    ---------------------------------------
    STATS:
    Growth Stage:         2 (6x6 lot) and 4 (6x4 lot) on low/medium and high density zones and a 6x4 ploppable with jobs
    Bulldoze Cost:         $243
    Capacity Satisfied:  CS$ 3,208, CS$$ 804, CS$$$323
    Pollution:                  21 (Air)/ 14 (Water)/ 28 (Garbage )
    Pollution Radius:     6/7/0
    Power Consumed:  90 Mwh
    Water Consumed:   808 Gal/Month
    Building Style:          Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro
    Occupant Group:     Commercial Car Dealership/Commercial Services Building
    ---------------------------------------
    NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE:
    This download contains TWO model files; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite.
    You must keep only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot or Desc files!
    If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php)
    ---------------------------------------
    DEPENDENCIES:

    BSCBATPropsMattb325_Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383)
    BSCBATPropsMattb325_Vol03.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2768)
    BSC Essentials                                    (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=443)

    To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder.
    Thankyou and enjoy.

    3,936 Downloads

       (11 Reviews)

    2 Comments

    Submitted