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At last we are beginning to see some realistic representations of flowers rather than the generic stuff. Your trees add so much realism to cities and the tulips and pampas grass look fantastic. Look forward to more realistic flowers to assist with detailing. Thanks again for all your work MrMaison!

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You know the smaller and more finely detailed you make the flowers the more finely detailed I'm going to have to make my parks. I see many hours of gardening in my future...

 (Looks great though :))

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On 5/17/2017 at 6:18 PM, Cool_Z said:

Wish I had a better machine to be able to use all those fantastic plants you make !!!!!! :(

They look scary but trees are harmless. I did a test where I spammed my heaviest trees on a map and zoomed in to fill the screen with them and turned up dynamic resolution to 300. I still got 20-30fps. It's when I panned the camera to the city simulating stuff that the fps dropped dramatically.

@Rotype I look forward to seeing those new parks *:D

 

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@Rotype That looks very nice!! I will check it out *:8)

 

This time it's a double upload. A Wooden Box Planter and a set with Tulips.

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Steam Links:

Wooden Box Planter http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=932855630

Set with Tulips http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=932873121

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These are GORGEOUS!  Central US realism devotees working in Cities: Skylines will be rejoicing tonight.

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