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By Diego Del Llano
This Luxurius beach front condos, are located in Puerto Vallarta , Mexico, my Hometown, the height is 196,85 ft, (60 meters).
DEAR PEOPLE FROM SIMTROPOLIS: YOU CAN FIND THE VERSION WITH "NO PLAZA" IN THAT VERSION YOU CAN MODIFY THE LOT, PUT PROPS, FLORA, MAKE THE LOT AS BIG AS YOU WANT... FEEL FREE TO EDIT THIS VERSION. ENJOY.
This file Includes: Functional Landmark with 1,000 CS$$$ Jobs
To install: Unzip the folder inside and dragg it on C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugin
By Bad Peanut
so I've been waiting for sub buildings to become native so I could finally finish off Flinders Street Station (from Melbourne) here's a quick WIP look - probably will release sometime soonish - maybe next week.
Let me know what you guys think!
Millennium Hotel Knightsbridge, by Mattb325.
If you've recently downloaded Harrods http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31736-harrods/ you may be wanting some additional UK themed Bats to fill the surrounding area.
Fear not; over on nearby Sloane Street, a brutalist monstrosity caught my eye, and so I have brought this into game.
When I look at a building from Google Street View, if at a street level it piques my interest, then I'll usually look at it from either Google Earth or Bing to get a better feel for the model.
It is at this point that I will determine whether I will do a recreation, or adopt a looser approach. Either way, there will always be elements of each building I look at that in my opinion will stay or go when I recreate the building for SC4.
Normally not too many elements of a building get turfed out: those that do are either aligned at an odd angle (rather than the SC4 grid), or are too awkward to be worth my effort. It is rare, however, that a building catches my eye on street level, for me to look at it from above and shake my head with a 'what were they thinking' moment.
Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge is one such building.
It caught my eye because there are so few of these sorts of buildings in SC4; now I'll admit I am not a huge fan of brutalist early 1970's architecture: add the inclement British weather & city smog and you have hulking concrete structures that have gone from a light green-grey to the most dreary shade of dirty grey imaginable. But regardless of your opinion on Brutalism, you have to admit that it at least exudes authority and gravitas.
So it came as some surprise when I saw all of the truly, truly "twee" additions visible from the air....now, with apologies to Mcmansionhell.com and other spoof websites, please see my take on what got the 'cut' from this Bat and why...
Hopefully my UK friends can get a bit of a laugh out of this: you have been through a fair bit in recent months.
Now that that's out of the way, the Millenium Hotel is offered as a growable CS§§ building on a 4x4 lot. It is a larger 14 story mid-rise building, which I have made my own adjustments to. It grows on all tilesets and provides 960 CS§§ jobs.
Lot size : 4 x 4
Growth Stage: 7 (Medium and High Density Zoning)
Bulldoze Cost: § 780
Capacity Satisfied: CS§ 3,831, CS§§ 960
Pollution: 35 (Air)/ 23 (Water)/ 47 (Garbage )
Pollution Radius: 6/7/0
Power Consumed: 77 Mwh
Water Consumed: 923 Gal/Month
Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro (N/A for Ploppable)
Occupant Group: 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 File!
If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod.
This lot does not require external dependencies.
To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
Red Roof Inn was incorporated by founder James R. Trueman in 1972. The Inn first opened in Columbus, Ohio with a single room rate of $8.50 USD in 1973. Today, Red Roof Inn has more than 325 locations, serves millions of guests each year and employs over 6,000 people. The majority of Red Roof Inns locations are located in the Midwest, East and the South, and boast on high customer awareness and outstanding brand image in the economy market. This BAT was originally created by Bobbo662 (aka B62). I am revisiting one of the few gems he has ever uploaded. For comments/feedback/critique/praise visit my lot thread or drop me a pm. I'd be happy to help. Also, visit the website for full sized images. ------- Stats: ------- 6x6 CS$ Plop, 6x6 CS$ Grow
Growth Stage : 2
Jobs : 616 CS$
Plop Cost : $65000
Bulldoze Cost : $6500
Power Consumed : 13
Water Consumed : 125
Air/Water Pollution : Negligable
Garbage Pollution : 18 over 2 tiles
Flamability : 45 ------------------ Dependencies: ------------------ BSC Props - B62 Red Roof Inn (included) BSC Mega Texture Cycledogg v01 LBT Mega Prop Pack v.01 SHK Parking Pack SuperSHK MEGA Parking Textures BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01
BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol02 And above all... have fun! nos.17
This batch of relots focuses in on hotel models from Simgoober and patfirefghtr, as well as a small non-chain motel by onlyplace4. Please note that you will need the description (DESC) files for the LBT files found in patfirefghtr's lots. Once you have installed the LBT lots linked below, simply open your plugins/LBT/HotelsPack and delete the lot files found in each hotel folder. You need to keep everything in the model folder.
A special thanks to @kingofsimcity for the assistance with making the attached parking garage file a prop.
BSC MEGA Props SG Vol 1 BSC MegaProps CP Vol. 1 BSC MegaProps JES Vol. 2 LBT Mega Prop Pack Vol. 1 SuperSHK MEGA Parking Textures 1.0.1 SuperSHK + FA3 Parking Textures SHK Parking Pack You will also need:
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When I saw this, first thing that came to my mind were sharks. You know, sharks, they are so absolutely perfect animals. On the other hand - it took nature 450.000.000 years to remaster them again and again to achieve perfection. So - most probably - you did even outmach nature (as I strongly believe you were faster on this - but still as sharp).