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      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.

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Agreed, this is quite the achievement.

Hopefully this will continue to grow, that's averaging over three uploads a day for 18 years, which is quite something when you think about it.

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Thanks CB and rsc204 for reflecting the strong positives of this community, and the good character of this site.  I just wanted to add my appreciation for the people either/and/or interested in the Cities Skylines, XL, and SC 2013/SC3K.   The virtual world of ST is somewhat like the real world in that each of the City Builder programs covered here are very unique and independent environments.    I have used all the programs and enjoyed the qualities of each of them.   If I could have, ideally, the 20K file would be a package with something like the Quantum Dish, one file for each of the games with some positive expression toward all social civilization.  These games seem to be essentially all about building a better world, so let it come true that we do for all of us.

 

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On 31.1.2017 at 1:40 AM, Cyclone Boom said:

This huge library has transcended the game to levels beyond people's wildest expectations, players and developers alike.

Hard to describe what the STEX is - in a summary.

You can browse through the STEX to find something to download for your game. But I strongly recommend to take the occasion and take one afternoon and wander through the STEX like you would wander through a history museum. Not thinking of 'dowloading' - not watching the stuff with 'consumer eyes', but to read what people had in mind to bat or lot - why they did what they did or simply to look for all the creativity, the folly, the symbolism - as all what the constructiveness of mankind could do (and maybe beyond) can be found on the STEX ... as for example:

Santa Clauses Sleight

The bomb (a solution for all problems?)

Smiley Island

Ploppable Cow Pats

A RTFM Repository

Questionable Monuments

Monuments to think about

Pristine Culture

Fictional Culture

Things that are out of order

And of course also:

Pranks

So all in all - the STEX is much more than a download section. It's like a second planet or a moon you can land on and investigate. 

Just my five cents.

 

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As my file here is more so on the side of what Fantozzi mentions above with some links to interesting files that reflect a social and personal expression, it seems important to also mention that the Simtropolis Exchange is a publicly shared repository or library of a variety of artistic and technical works by individuals or working collaboratively in developing useful files for the various City-Builder games covered here.  The STEX reflects quite a variety of artistic and technical skill as well as social or personal expression and on many levels.

I think the file below is a good example of a file that is inclusive of the college level of art, science, technical and social skill represented on this site and in the STEX, as well as representing the traditions and histories of exchange through libraries of information, data, and cultural expression going back thousands of years. We've come a long way, from great stone masterpieces of the ancient world to the scientific engineered tools of the modern world.   So that concludes my Quantum 'Dish' ertation ( dissertation ).   

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/13096-peg-the-great-lighthouse-of-alexandria/

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This is a great occasion, and I think that number really shows how much of a community effort it is, and how much total work, by everyone, has been put into making things to share with each other. 

Just for comparison, I currently have 99 releases. That's only about 0.05%. And someone might say, "but your files are really good, so it's not a good comparison!". But right now I have about 1,035,500 downloads (I just went through and counted :P ), which is a lot! But the overall STEX has about 111 million, so my contribution is still less than one percent. 

So I hope that puts into perspective what everyone has accomplished together. :) 

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A bit late to the party but no matter.

Congratulations! I hadn't even discovered SC4 when this site was already bustling. I feel glad to have contributed to this landmark, even if it is with only three files. Jasoncw's post really shows the titanic nature of this community effort: 14 years; 20,000 files; thanks to all of us and thanks to Simtropolis. This community is definitely something to be proud of.

Here's to adding ever more content for who knows how many years to come!

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12 hours ago, Edvarz said:

I feel glad to have contributed to this landmark, even if it is with only three files.

Pfff .... we weren't here in the first years. We are the later ones. Our job is to go for the next 10.000 :D

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Astonishing!

Thank you Simtropolis & sc4 devotion for making the game more Amazing.

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Wow, what an amazing milestone! Congrats @RandyE on uploading file 20,000! And a huge thank you for all of the creators who have, at one point or another, uploaded a file to the STEX! Your contributions have created the greatest place to download SC4 custom content :thumb:

I can't wait for the next 20,000 as I'm sure there are many more amazing creations to come! :8)

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      Palácio do Planalto
      @Stanďák contributed an Eastern European church:
      SimPrague St. Wenceslas Church
      @adambailey39 uploaded two stadiums:
      DU Rivers Stadium
      DU Tigers Stadium
      @alvaro6j recreated one of the wold's most famous ocean liners for SimCity:
      Queen Mary 2
      @Ng_pillow uploaded his first BAT, a massive complex from Singapore:
      1 Shenton Way
      @Fantozzi reminded us that landmarks often attract buses full of tourists - and made it possible to plop those:
      Mass Tourism
      @FrankU made a Dutch-style version of the farm fair:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30967-franku-dutch-farm-fair/
      @nos.17 gave dmscopio's Staples Center a spin and uploaded a new lot:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31017-dmscopios-staples-center-revisited/
      @SpiritOf69 uploaded two WWII bunkers:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31015-ww2-german-bunkerfortification/
      @Takingyouthere added a whole series of telecommunications towers to the STEX:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31029-russian-style-tv-tower-hd-version/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31030-kiro-tv-tower/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31031-x-tv-tower/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31032-torre-da-tv-record-hd-version/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31036-wbns-tv-tower-hd-version/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31045-mount-royal-transmission-tower/
      @Wallibuk brought as a monastery from Georgia (the country on the Caucasus):
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31037-gelati-monastery-georgia/
       
      Props & Automata
      @airman15 once again made a large number of car automata - can you find the surprise helicopter among them?
      Nissan Skyline GT-R
      Wrightbus New Routemaster
      Volvo V90
      Mercedes Sprint 2500
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30898-ford-escape/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30910-ford-explorer/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30911-nissan-gt-r/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30969-mayors-suburban/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30970-buick-gnx/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30971-uh-1-iroquois-huey/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31000-fiat-500c/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31049-nissan-skyline-gt-r/
      @flunight uploaded a set of flora props as well as a dependency for tropical beaches:
      Flunight Props Vol 1 - Flora
      Flunight Props Vol 2 - Copacabana
      @Mary Maurine Mayo accompanied her lot/BAT uploads with some farming and SimMars prop packs:
      JBM_LNX_Mega_proppack
      LNX JBM Mega Prop pack
      SM_Mars Props
      @11241036 broadened the selection of available lot foundations and retaining walls:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31346-various-lot-foundations-and-retaining-walls/
      @metarvo made a pack of power poles available on the STEX:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31263-metarvo’s-power-pole-pack-p3-models-volume-1/
      @tiemanjw uploaded a set of three modern navy vessels:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30950-navy-set-1/
       
      Textures
      @flunight made the iconic Copacabana sidewalk pattern available as a set of lot textures:
      Flunight Textures
      @VeeTHis shared a set of plaza textures:
      Plaza Texture Pack
      @Mary Maurine Mayo not only accompanied her uploads with props, but also with a texture pack:
      JBM Mega Texture Pack
      @matias93 made a basaltic sand texture for volcanic beaches:
      Basaltic Sands Texture
      @kingofsimcity made his extensions of shktherapy's parking textures available to Simtropolis users:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30934-supershk-parking-textures-vol-1/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31006-supershk-mega-parking-textures/
      @Simmer2 contributed a texture set for rail in concrete:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31021-sm2-rrw-nsb-tex/
      @VeeTHis uploaded another plaza texture pack:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31163-plaza-texture-pack-10/
       
      Mods & Tools
      @InvisiChem made a new, fixed and improved version of the CAM available, as well as suitably tuned CAM replacements for Maxis residential buildings:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30956-colossus-addon-mod/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30990-cam-r-maxis-building-replacements-full-pim-x/
       
      Maps
      The following users added to the map pool on the STEX:
      @Urban Constanta:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31087-la-salle/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31332-empire-bay/
      @CorinaMarie:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31100-borilyn-map/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31107-corindiana-map/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31127-coriland-4/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31147-coriland-22-map/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31149-cori-10x10-lg-tiles-map/  
      @TheLynx99:
      Stripe Island
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31019-the-sparkle-kingdom/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31151-fluffy-island/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31155-the-sparkle-kingdom-complete-edition/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31352-the-sparkle-kingdom-se/
      @BugeyedDragon:
      Krampa DeSimmia
      @Mary Maurine Mayo:
      WaterLand
      @RandyE:
      Dovetail Region
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31138-arcological-donut-region-map-with-city-layout/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31168-atlantis-region-map/
      @Ryosuke10:
      Cuba
      @alexismh:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30890-bogotá-colombia/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31412-monterrey-mexico/
      @DecodingInspire:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31380-forest-valley/
      @Dollar Tower$:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31299-nfsu2-bayview-map-beta/
      @elliotwiley:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31178-cape-york-blue-summit/
      @h4n53n1:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30912-greater-yosemithzip/
      @IHA:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31287-planet-sim/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31292-united-kingdom/
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31300-north-america/

      @Isme:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31096-la-réunion-political-island/
      @Putin:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31165-randgen-map-№1/
      @TOVOT:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31329-tovot-phoenix-map/
      @Trylk255:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30903-demo-region-isle-001/
      _______________
      Phew, there we are. A big shout out to @matias93, @JP Schriefer and @Hamish for help putting all this together. I hope this will help one or two of you to make a choice, and some nominations! I need a drink now. No, make that two... bottles.
       
    • By T Wrecks
      Hello everybody!
      With the Trixie nominations opening soon and the year 2015 so far back, we thought it would be a good idea to provide a little overview list that contains most STEX uploads we thought to be notable - "notable" as in: hopefully useful to be aware of so you have a little orientation for the upcoming Trixie nominations.
      So if you find yourself scratching your head and wondering something along these lines...
      What has been made and uploaded in 2015 anyway? Has BAT artist XYZ even been active back then already? / Was that BAT I remember uploaded in 2015? Did something slip under my radar? Were there other uploads in the same category that could rival the one I'd nominate? ...then the following list may be helpful. It is sorted into broad categories, and I added some brief descriptions and comments here and there. The list is sorted in the order of appearance (i.e. as I found stuff when I sifted through the STEX) and not a ranking of any kind. While it is certainly not perfect, we sincerely hope it will be helpful. Should you find any mistakes, don't hesitate to comment!
      It is worth noting that some entries may be featured in more than one category because they have multiple purposes.
      We'd also like to remind you that we have a discussion thread where you can share your personal favourites. This list is formatted as links only (no pictures) because it would take ages to load otherwise, but of course you can feel free to take it as a resource to pick out and present your personal favourites - with images and whatever you like. Picking from this list may be more handy than browsing all those STEX pages again.
      So without further ado, here's the list for 2015:
       
      BATs and lots
       
      Commercial
      @nos.17 has taken care of  @Bobbo662's old retail BATs and given them new and much improved lots, filling the low-rise commercial services category - examples:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30069-b62-remastered-hy-vee-supermarket-gas/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30076-b62-remastered-target-supercenter/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30139-b62-remastered-little-caesars-pizza/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30140-b62-remastered-pizza-hut/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30144-b62-remastered-multi-island-service-stations/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30151-b62-remastered-k-mart-super-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30174-b62-remastered-red-roof-inn/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30175-b62-remastered-safeway-70s-style/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30591-b62-remastered-winn-dixie/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30099-b62-remastered-target-supermega-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30116-hbs-lowes/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30590-b62-remastered-service-station-mega-pack/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30633-b62-remastered-sams-club/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30745-b62-remastered-sears-grand-fixed/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30749-b62-remastered-wawa-gas-car-show/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30815-b62-remastered-the-forsaken-files/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30835-b62-remastered-shopko-stores-inc/  
      @madhatter106 has uploaded more of his gmax-made BATs that are tailor-made to compete with similarly sized/themed/styled Maxis counterparts to increase variety and help eliminate boring repetition:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30077-midrise-office-pack-volume-5/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30160-minnies-maxi-mart/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30846-midrise-office-pack-volume-6/ @JP Schriefer has become a serious uploader with several assets - among them, these commercial buildings:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30085-habibs/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30704-32-old-slip-one-financial-square/ @Huston had one of his SC3000 remakes and a pencil office tower for us:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30090-trp-aquilina-building-asc/  http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30137-trp-toshiba-pencil-tower-office/ @Aaron Graham has contributed one more of his signature Art Deco wall-to wall apartments to both the residential and the commercial category:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30167-nybt-2639-and-2641-jerome-avenue/ @xonedl, who I believe has moved on to create stuff for C:S afterwards, made this:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30178-xdl-the-spring-shopping-mall/ @Seraf made these commercial buildings for the NYBT:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30705-nybt-new-york-life-insurance-company-annex/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30849-nybt-hotel-pennsylvania/ @IDS2 was very active and contributed several uploads, among them the following commercial buildings:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30891-paramount-theater/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30893-lang-nelson-building/ @nofunk also released some commercial BATs:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30343-centre-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30344-south-loop-club/ @Jasoncw, as always, has made "a few" uploads - here his commercial BATs:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30406-northern-trust-bank/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30407-design-research/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30409-220-west-congress/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30779-oakland-tribune/ @kellydale2003 was still active in 2015, contributing this to the commercial category:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30475-bay-adelaide-centre-west/ @Bombardiere has made this pack that covers residential and commercial, and even more:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30539-london-townhouse-pack/ @kingofsimcity began with his re-lot series, catering to the needs of people who like suburban offices and retail:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30802-its-office-parks-camden-heights-offices/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30164-meh-rockefeller-center-growables/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30166-meh-office-parks-starter-edition/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30168-meh-office-parks-medium-wealth-pack/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30173-its-office-parks-ill-tonkso-plaza/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30177-its-office-parks-cis-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30190-its-office-parks-tonkso-corporate-park-trowbridge-offices/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30549-its-office-parks-trafalgar-complexes/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30552-its-office-parks-lakeside-place/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30556-its-office-parks-280-executive-square/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30697-its-office-parks-east-point-offices/ @Ceafus 88 also contributed a building to this category:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30864-burger-king-v20/ @mattb325 uploaded several car dealershups and two more commercial buildings:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30865-car-yard-by-mattb325/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30866-chevrolet-dealership/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30871-modern-audi-dealership/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30873-mini-cooper-dealership/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30881-sac-commercial/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30886-2404-wilshire-blvd/ @Bipin had these gas stations for us:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30878-bipins-gas-stations/ @Krio has made some Northern European W2W BATs that also fall into the commercial category:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30083-aleksanterinkatu-set/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30084-boring-offices/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30708-bulevardi-30/  
      Residential
      @Wallibuk is featured in this category with an entire set with city walls etc that can be used to piece together a historical Eastern European village.
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30117-slovakhungarian-smalltown/ @JP Schriefer also made a residential BAT in 2015:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30727-porthos-building/ @Huston contributed to the residential category with this one, which is part of a semi-sci-fi building series designed to display Vancouver in the not-so-far future:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30542-metmw-viewdeck-condos/ @Aaron Graham was very active in 2015, uploading some more Art Deco stuff fro the residential category as well:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30118-nybt-barton-paul/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30167-nybt-2639-and-2641-jerome-avenue/ @IDS2 had two BATs that apply to this category - a highrise and, untypically, a set of small family homes:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30265-booth-manor/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30647-minneapolis-house-set/ @Jasoncw also contributed two residential BATs, one a building from Brazil and the other one a rather untypical upload featuring typical London rowhouses:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30408-porto-ponta-negra-residence/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30880-warwick-square/ @Bombardiere answered to requests for more British stuff:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30539-london-townhouse-pack/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30744-half-timber-manor/ @Krio uploaded this residential building:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30708-bulevardi-30/  
      Industrial
      @nos.17 did not only cater for the commercial category. He also uploaded this untypical lot, a telecommunications tower and substation complete with service van:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30632-b62-remastered-verizon-substation/ @Takingyouthere started uploading his telecommunication towers:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30272-murmansk-tv-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30461-bell-canada-microwave-relay-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30562-mount-royal-candelabra-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30692-wbns-tv-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30694-torre-da-tv-record/ @Bombardiere made a building that not only serves as residential building, but also doubles as a farm:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30744-half-timber-manor/ @pezzajn made a railcar maintenance building:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30684-pez-railcar-maintenance-building/ @CT14 also catered for the railroad community:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30848-north-american-freight-sidings/ @T Wrecks crafted a series of lots:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30879-irm-w2w-ritters-rubber-shoe-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30867-irm-w2w-e-z-polish-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30859-irm-w2w-empire-leather-works-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30857-irm-w2w-sterling-consolidated-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30854-irm-w2w-hansons-shop-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30850-irm-w2w-belkins-bobbin-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30844-irm-w2w-ballards-ball-and-jacks/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30832-irm-w2w-holzman-postcard-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30828-irm-w2w-bsp-producion-steel-products-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30818-irm-w2w-bsp-miller-street-manufacturing-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30811-irm-w2w-bsp-gleaners-community-foodbank-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30805-irm-w2w-bsp-detroit-elevator-company-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30797-irm-w2w-bsp-allmendinger-organ-company-by-nofunk/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30793-irm-w2w-bsp-advance-glove-factory-by-nofunk/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30585-irm-w2w-vuvuzela-injection-molding-by-tagone/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30561-irm-w2w-diyworld-by-tagone/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30558-irm-w2w-2121-north-san-fernando-road-by-mattb235/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30551-irm-w2w-small-industrials-2-by-dk1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30525-irm-w2w-industrial-unit-2-by-rp2005/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30522-irm-w2w-industrial-unit-1-by-rp2005/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30470-irm-w2w-chalmers-auto-supply-by-nofunk/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30448-irm-w2w-auto-factory-by-simgoober/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30446-irm-w2w-gaulargaten-15-by-glenni/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30362-irm-w2w-cranky-shafts-by-gascooker/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30354-irm-w2w-porkies-pies-by-gascooker/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30339-irm-w2w-simmons-incorporated-by-jmyers2043/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30324-irm-w2w-reese-manufacturing-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30309-irm-w2w-jfm-metals-by-jmyers2043/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30184-irm-w2w-gadegtron-manufactory-by-jmyers2043/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30182-irm-w2w-yankee-linen-supply-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30176-irm-w2w-underhill-casket-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30171-irm-w2w-silver-rock-sunflower-seed-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30157-irm-w2w-replogle-globe-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30141-irm-w2w-redwing-mill-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30133-irm-w2w-prairie-star-food-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30122-irm-w2w-moore-transfer-storage-co-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30120-irm-w2w-krispy-kracker-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30115-irm-w2w-gk-metal-fabrication-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30111-irm-w2w-american-licorice-company-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30109-irm-w2w-acme-boiler-factory-by-jestarr/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30106-irm-w2w-expansion-blocker/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30093-irm-w2w-base-pack/  
       
      Civic
      @Wallibuk also had something for the civic category - a pack of rural churches and synagogues:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30170-kostoly-na-gemeri/ @JP Schriefer also had a church in his portfolio in 2015:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30091-john-wesley-united-church/ @mattb325 contributed a research center to this category:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30875-research-center/ @Don Miguel is still alive and brought us another church BAT:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30078-storefront-church-1-of-3-grace-chinese-christian-church/ @UbiraJunior took care of water treatment and gave us this:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30108-etaa-treatment-plant-and-water-expansion/ @FOSC tule00 focused on power supply and made a set that can be used to make a modular solar power plant:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30428-solar-powerlot/ @CasperVg  covered the recycling part and uploaded this recycling center:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30877-oosterzele-recyling-centre/ @apeek / @FANTA1990 uploaded HD-rendered, functional wind power plants, optionally without base:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30107-hd-wind-power/ Transit
      @xonedl made this parking lot entry:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30161-xdl-parking-entry/ @William Lu made a roadside mod in the style of Berlin:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30808-wmlu-berlin-roadside-mod/ @blueearthspam contributed a series of speed limit signs that - despite being Australian - could be usuful not just for Australia-themed cities:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30194-australian-speed-limit-signs-rhs/ @peperodriguez2710 uploaded these median fillers for players to recreate boulevards:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30882-smfp-spanish-median-fillers-pack/  
      Education
      @IDS2 modeled another university building:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30276-anderson-hall/ @UbiraJunior uploaded this school lot:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30110-umei-municipal-unit-of-child-education/ @JP Schriefer contributed this museum:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30874-museu-da-inconfidencia/  
      Park
      @ussoldier2002 contributed some stadium BATs:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30798-west-side-grounds/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30804-ebbets-field/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30824-polo-grounds/ @KonstantinII made some sci-fi stuff:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30095-monument-plaza/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30098-motorcycle-parking/ @FrankU was busy making Dutch-style relots:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30119-franku-dutch-minor-league-stadium/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30275-franku-dutch-major-league-stadium/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30460-franku-dutch-plazas/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30548-franku-dutch-parks/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30619-franku-dutch-zoo/ @SimCoug uploaded a set of stairs for different inclines:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30425-simcougs-stairways/ @rsc204 made some long pedestrian bridges:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30858-mgb-long-pedestrian-bridges/ @blunder contributed a set of seawalls:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30868-stanley-seawalls/  
      Landmark
      @Wallibuk has uploaded some more old-style Eastern European that falls into this category:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30079-town-gate/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30117-slovakhungarian-smalltown/ @Huston  had more sci-fi content and a New Zealand landmark for us:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30536-metmw-anhur-colonial-militant-outpost-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30876-trp-auckland-sky-tower/ @Reddonquixote was also still active and recreated Rio de Janeiro's famous landmark:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30172-cristo-redentor-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/ @xonedl was active in this category as well and uploaded a tower:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30183-torre-espacial-city-park-tower-argentina/ @Seraf had another tower for us - the leaning tower of Pisa:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30206-leaning-tower-of-pisa/ @Jasoncw enters this category with two lighthouses:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30410-big-red-lighthouse/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30411-grand-haven-lighthouse/  @Diego Del Llano made his appearance and uploaded many highrise buildings:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30751-ibm-marathon-1250-rené-lévesque/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30769-republic-plaza-denver/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30770-centurylink-tower-denver-1801-california-street/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30771-riu-plaza-guadalajara/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30772-fiestamericana-minerva-guadalajara/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30781-torre-multiva-torre-chapultepec/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30782-chaning-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30689-wells-fargo-center-denver/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30746-wells-fargo-center-denver/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30698-great-american-tower-cincinnati/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30702-eastern-columbia-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30706-title-guarantee-and-trust-company-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30748-tcw-tower/ @Ng_pillow made his STEX debut with this modern highrise landmark:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30892-the-gateway-singapore/ @FrankU had some Dutch landmarks for us:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30501-franku-dutch-opera-house/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30502-franku-dutch-convention-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30620-franku-dutch-space-center/ @miguelkuk brought us these overhanging diagonal buildings:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30180-sky-towers/ @Parisian uploaded this landmark for the NYBT:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30728-nybt-parisian-220-south-central-park/ @jmababa01 had some unconventiona ideas, turning San Francisco's Coit Tower into a lighthouse and uploading a wishing well:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30777-coit-tower-lighthouse/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30803-water-and-wishing-well/ @Xyloxadoria brought us a landmark that also doubles as an educational facility:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30884-the-cathedral-of-learning/ @Krio shared a cinema complex with us:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/27353-tennispalatsi/  
       
      Props & Automata
       
      @airman15 has continued to contribute airplane and car automata and props:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29867-ferrari-458-italias/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29962-delorean/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29963-american-muscle-cars/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29964-alstom-agv/ (untypically, a train!) http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30047-isuzu-street-sweepers/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30101-pagani-huayras/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30528-police-carvan-conversion-mod/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30673-chevrolet-s10s/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30089-boeing-707-pack/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30768-initial-d-ae86-trueno/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30814-chevrolet-suburbans/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30829-subaru-legacy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30860-jeep-cherokee-trailhawk/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30861-air-france-airbus-a350/ @Krio contributed something unusal to this category, namely WWII tanks:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30082-panzer-prop-pack/ @Bombardiere accompanied his British BATs with a matching prop pack:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29965-british-boxes/ @nos.17 also accompanied his long string of retail uploads with a matching essentials pack:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30114-nos17-essentials/ @Gobanboshi graced us with a visit from Japan and brought these with him:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30121-japanese-art-truck-automata/ @xonedl contributed a freight airplane automata:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30179-lockheed-c-5-galaxy/ @MushyMushy uploaded packs of HD-rendered trucks and trailers:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30732-hd-north-american-semi-truck-cabs-vol1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30733-hd-north-american-40ft-semi-trailers-vol1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30773-hd-north-american-53ft-semi-trailers-vol1/ @Huston complemented his Sci-Fi uploads with a prop pack made up of HD spacecraft, rovers, and other vehicles:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30780-metmw-prop-pack-beta/ @rivit shared a set of luxury cars with us:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30134-expensive-cars/  
      Mods & Tools
       
      @rsc204 has supplied some mods that tie into the NAM and alter/add overpasses, intersections, sidewalks etc.:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30087-mgb-mho-patch-for-jap-nam-facelift-alternate-overpasses/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30088-mgb-mmp-pack-vol1/ (an MMP mod to plop trucks and train cars) http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30113-cataylsts-sam7-bikepaths-mod/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30138-mgb-darkened-sam-6-mod/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30159-mgb-terrain-grass-nam-tgn-for-gobias-berner-oberland/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30162-mgb-terrain-grass-nam-tgn-for-gobias-sudden-valley/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30788-mgbs-my-first-mod-tutorial/ @TPB made a roundabout facelift mod:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30125-tpb-roundabout-facelift-mod-for-euro-nam/ @airman15 also contributed some humorous stuff:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30527-beavis-and-butt-head-loading-text-mod/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30587-jaden-smith-tweets-loading-text-mod/ @SimCoug had several MMP assets in store for us:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30687-wmp-dock-freight-mmp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30688-cp-lodgepole-fence-mmp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30690-simcougs-ruins-mmp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30807-semi-truck-cabs-vol1-mmp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30869-american-indian-prop-mmp/ @KorvinGump made a little mod that increases font size for people with high screen resolution:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30826-increase-font-size/ @HippoTank made the "I-HT fix for civic buildings", so to speak:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30836-hippotank-demand-fix/ @Ernestmaxis added an MMP option that takes advantage of Dutch-themed props:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30840-dutch-prop-pack-mmp/ @Transistor X made police cars, tanks, and air balloons UDI-enabled:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30841-transistor-xs-car-pack-1/ @Bloemkoli uploaded a T21 mod that adds guardrails and reflector posts to the RHW:
      http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30851-catalysts-t-21-for-real-highway/  
    • By MarkShot
      So, I got STEX 3/4/5.
      Now, I know the difference between ploppable and growable.
      I would like greater diversity in my cities.
      My questions:
      (1)  How do you get such growable diversity without spending hours sifting through thousands of STEX entries?  Also, I am scared to add things.  Why?  What if, I add something I don't like.  If I remove it from my plugins, I will be left with boxes won't I?
      (2)  Now regarding ploppables.  The UI is 15 years old or so.  Simply with Maxis and NAM finding stuff is not quick.  A large part of the time building is spent searching/scrolling.  I see by adding ploppables, I am only going to increase the overhead I have to play.
      Help?
      Thoughts?
      Thanks!
    • By jakis
      Excuse me, if same topic exists, but my drunk bear going to crack my door, so I have no time. 
      My map has 5x5 large cells, without 2 cells (cause I've deleted them, there were just water)

      planted trees (AErden tree controller)

      and some transportation (under this red circles, it's just connections, so except this, there not more transportation).

      So, I've zipped it, but i got 108 megabytes file. I think, it'll be too large to upload it to STEX. I've tried to compress it better, but it still is 108 megabytes. How to compress it to save trees and transportation?
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