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No dependencies. All lots are 5x5 ploppables in the Reward menu, available at the start, and are network and transit enabled (capacity: 100) Maxis lighting.
This project is inspired by the first version of SimCity (Classic) now called 'Micropolis' developed in the 1980's and released as open source. The 7th preview is an image of a session of playing the Java version of Micropolis that is freely downloadable from github.com.
In Micropolis there are only three same-sized squares for RCI zoning. I've used the reward system in SC4 to re-lot all 6 of the large commercial office buildings, 2 of the largest high-wealth residential, 1 of the largest high-tech industrial buildings, and 1 agricultural building. All the lots are the same area size like in Micropolis.
The queries are the same queries used for the buildings as grown in the game. The associated reward will only be indicated in the reward menu as the item is selected and plopped.
The lots contain code for both the reward and the replacement building so apparently the lots provide the benefits of the reward as well as the operation of the building. The intent of making these lots is providing access to the buildings so the reward function was not evaluated, but the queries do report capacity usage for the replaced building --no 'goofy stat' for the reward.
NOTE: Residential ploppables may indicate some usage initially, but will quickly degrade to Abandoned Due to Commute Time so are not functional as Residential.
Previews of Buildings Featuring Terrain Mods (see Preview and Install.html in zip file)
Terrain Resources Listed in: Cori's Terrain Shoppe
Descriptions of the 10, 5x5 Large RCI and 1 Civic Building are included in the zip file:
The buildings appear in the reward menu with a unique menu icon, the building and reward names. The Opera House, Farmer's Market and Tourist Trap rewards also appear in the Parks menu.
• Van Prooijen Trading: Commercial: Convention Center
• Ong Condos: Residential: Major Art Museum
• Hurt Enterprise Headquarters: Commercial: Tourist Trap
• Hogan, Wallace, and White Insurance: Commercial: Resort Hotel
• Cahalane Communications: Civic: Bureau of Bureaucracy
• Lind Entertainment: Commercial: Stock Exchange
• Byall Tower : Residential: Opera House
• Tubing Facility: Industrial: Advanced Research Center
• Alvin's Acres: Agriculture: Farmer's Market
• Pedriana Pharmaceuticals: Commercial: TV Station
A stage 8 CO§§§ building in the Chicago tileset. Capacity: 7,103
I've given this lot project the name MicroProject and made a logo for identifying the lots in the Reward and Parks menus. Each lot appears near the original reward, with a building icon and the logo overlay. The original reward is not replaced. The re-lots are available at the start of a new city.
Wiki SC4Devotion: http://www.wiki.sc4devotion.com/
Wikia SC4: http://simcity.wikia.com/wiki/SimCity_4
I'm building my home town, Berlin, with the help of your many mods and assets (I am using 70+ mods and 600+ assets). I started playing Cities:Skylines about 2 months ago and I'm enthused by the activity happening here and in the Steam Workshop. Thank you guys!
I'm endeavoring to add some of my own custom assets to the Workshop, but I'm new to the entire process. I'm good at photoshop, but I suck at Blender! I booted blender for the first time last week, so I'm at the rough end of a steep learning curve. You guys have been very helpful to get me over a few stumbling points. Now I'm getting ready to publish a couple of items and I'd like to run them by you first. I'm trying to start simple, but even simple objectives seem to morph into week-long efforts. Please let me know how my work can be improved.
I've got a Checkpoint Charlie cooking (check my screenshot stream on steam or on twitter, if you're interested), but let's start with the Rosinenbomber from the Deutsches Technikmuseum:
I found a DC-3 model by Giovanni E and lifted it to the top of the stock library with some prop anarchy:
I was happy to find a DC-3, but the model has some texture problems (the illumination map is always fully on) because it's an old model and was probably made before After Dark. In wanting to fix the lighting problem, I wound up re-texturing the entire model to specifically be the famous Berlin C-47 "Rosinenbomber," as well as adding some propellers.
It's starting to look decent in-game, but I still have some shadowing issues that I'm working on around the windows.
I'd like to improve the body texture so that it looks more silvery and less white in the sun (I'm using PhotoReal3 LUT and Daylight Classic mods).
Here are my current diffuse and spec maps:
How would I go about improving the look of the body surface? I'd like it to be more shiny and silvery.
My next question is, what is a good approach to make the LOD model?
Thx for looking & thx in advance for your suggestions.
I've just released my first assets and I decided to create a post not because there is much to see, but rather because as an inexperienced modeler it will be a good place to collect feedback and ask for advice. (I would like to keep the forum clean from my numerous questions!)
So my project is a modular medieval wall that is currently made out of 7 parts of a 6m high set. This is the short version, which is suitable for town walls, but a 12m set is planned. I might also do a 9m version but don't quote me on that.
The wall parts are based on the great "stone wall" template of Sparks, so they can be placed freely and conform to terrain. I tried to make their stats balanced in terms of entertainment value. I wanted the towers to avoid flattening the terrain and as I'm not good with playing with building's properties, I went with a water tower template without stats. It's not the most convenient but it works. It's also worth noting that the assets only really work well with an anarchy mod (especially the gates that I made without roads for more freedom).
Here is the link to the collection: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=718095394
New short pieces and the tall set are on the way, but probably not before the end of July. You can leave suggestions or feedback so that I can improve my future assets!
These textures are freely useable and distributable for any SC4 user created content, if they are used in lot-making it is better to refer to them as a dependency and link back to this file to keep file space on the STEX free of mulitiple repeated content. The texture data file is located in the FOLDER: Elements Textures DAT, 3 sample lots are in the FOLDER: Elements Sample Lots, and 1 7x8 test lot showing all 55 textures is now included in the FOLDER: Test Lot 7x8 Park. Also included are the 2 previews showing all the textures and this text in readme.txt and HTML.
The texture '.dat' file size is 498K with 55 textures. This volume is called 'Elements', including diagonal, broken, patterned and squared stone, dirt, grass, metal, pavement, sand, water and wood. Also included are 3 sample lots found in the Parks Menu, each have been made functional for radical purposes of helping with start-up cash, reducing pollution and garbage, and recovery from nuclear meltdown.
DAT FILE INCLUDED:
FOLDER: Elements Textures DAT
FOLDER: Test Lot 7x8 Park
This is one lot with all 55 textures in a 7x8 grid. This lot may be used to preview the textures in-game, then delete.
FOLDER: Elements Sample Lots
1.) Subfolder: Patterned Grass (Anti Pollution)
Menu description: Base Textures Elements (Anti-Pollution)
Vol. 1: Grass Texture. This lot is a sample which also provides some radical relief from pollution and garbage.
2.) Subfolder: Color Reg Mark (Radiation Reducer)
Menu Description: Base Textures Reg. Colors (Anti-rad.)
Vol. 1: Elements, Use this lot as a registration mark for color and contrast. In RGB, Red (255,0,0), Green (0, 255, 0), Blue (0, 0, 255), and Gray 50% (127, 127, 127). This lot will radically decrease radiation. Use this lot in the event of a nuclear power plant meltdown. When you plop this lot you will see the Maxis 'Sparkles of Purification'.
3.) Subfolder: SC4 Logo (50K Business Deal)
Menu Description: Base Textures Elements (Bus. Deal)
Vol. 1: Elements. 55 Textures: Stone, Dirt, Grass, Metal, Pavement, Sand, Water, Wood. Use Lot Editor to see all the textures. This lot will radically increase your income by 50,000 Simoleons a month, Use this lot to help get your city started, then bulldoze it. When you plop this lot it will appear as a 'Business Deal' in your budget panel.
INSTALL the TEXTURES and SAMPLE LOTS
To install the sample lots copy and paste the 'Elements Sample Lots' folder into your User\Documents\SimCity 4\Plugins folder. The sample lots are found in the Parks Menu.
To install the textures copy and paste the 'Elements Textures DAT' folder into your User\Documents\SimCity 4\Plugins folder.
ABOUT the TEXTURES, INFO FOR LOTTERS and GAMERS
The texture images are derivatives of images from a variety of commonly, freely shared sources, hand re-worked for use with SC4. The design of the textures leans toward lower contrast, saturation and brightness as more usual in realism, and for dimmer screens.
If using them for creating and distributing SC4 lots the '.FSH' file may be extracted and included as a '.DAT', but don't re-distribute changed associations between the image and the ID (instance) as that could impact another user of the file. No crediting is required, but no claim of original artwork should be made if redistributing them with SC4 lots.
The Texture ID Range was assigned by the BSC Texture Index at SC4 Devotion. http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=2101.0 To redistribute variations of the textures or to make your own, request and use a unique personal Texture ID Range at SC4D.
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