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Most of the Maxis buildings doesn't fit in my cities. I already have a blocker that is available on SimMars Beta 3, so no ugly brown tenements and terrible Gothic skyscrapers. But still some of those buildings are very beautiful and fits nicely in my cities, so i tried to just customize their lots to make them available to the game. I made the beginning with the CO$$$ lots. Most of them are ugly, but some of them contain beautiful buildings. So i customize the lots with the nice buildings, to make them appear in the game. However i still can't see them in the game.

Is there a way to block not all Maxis lots, but only those we want to block?

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I have a feeling that doing something like that would mean editing the main .dat files in the game repository found in Program Files.  I wouldn't touch that unless you have a total backup for the folder Program files/Maxis/SimCity 4.  You'll have to find them and use ilive's reader to mess with them.

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So there is no mod to block only the original lots and not the custom lots, right? :-(

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I am sorry if that's what you got from my reply.  There is a mod somewhere to block all Maxis default lots.  This does not effect plugins.  Sorry, I don't know which exchange it is on.  I rather like the Maxis lots I get.

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Originally posted by: terring

So there is no mod to block only the original lots and not the custom lots, right? :-(quote>

There are several mods that will block Maxis buildings.

The BSC No Maxis Files mod can be configured by RCI type.  Here's what's available:

     Residential - R$, R$$, and R$$$

     Commerical - Cs$, Cs$$, Cs$$$, Co$$, and Co$$$

     Industrial - IR, ID, IM, and IHT

You can install one or all of them.  Installing all of them will effectively block each and every Maxis lot.

You can find it HERE: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=897

Dhamp's No Maxis Buildings Mod v2 blocks Commerical and Residential only.  This mod groups buildings by stages, so you can be more selective in what you want to block.  This is useful if you like certain Maxis buildings, but dislike others.

You can find it HERE: http://www.simphoni.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=13711

I hope this helps.


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If I'm not mistaken, you should be able to re-lot the buildings you want. Whenever you relot a building, it places a new DAT file in your plugins folder; if I'm thinking correctly then this wouldn't be affected by the blocker.

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Dusktrooper has a pretty good Maxis blocker right here on the Stex.

It works just like the BSC No Maxis Files above (and probably is the same thing) only you don't have to create a file over at BSC to download it. Because, well, it's right here. 3.gif

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Originally posted by: Chptrk

Dusktrooper has a pretty good Maxis blocker right here on the Stex. It works just like the BSC No Maxis Files above (and probably is the same thing) only you don't have to create a file over at BSC to download it. Because, well, it's right here.quote>

Dusktrooper's mod uses a different method to block the Maxis files.  It's a fine option as long as you do not use the CAM.

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