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Portrait of a Chemical Plant
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An aerial view of one of the largest (and most detested) industrial facilities in the region of Pretoria, the Apotex petrochemical refinery. The idea behind the image was to 'uglify' the plant as much as possible while still making it look cool/interesting.
The first step was to stitch together 6 individual images of the facility at zoom level 4. After completing the mosaic, some minor photoshopping of vehicles and shadows was done. Next the image was modified with a rather peculiar filter and then it was mirrored. Following that I adjusted the hue, saturation, contrast and brightness levels. Lastly the image format & resolution were reduced to fit within the 2mb limit while maintaining as much detail as possible.
While browsing through some custom content for SC4, I began to notice that there don't seem to be any stacked highways (like this one). Would creating something along these lines be possible with SC4's technology, or will I have to stick with regular, side-by-side highways?
This is a set of 30 growable R$ Farmhouse lots that are designed to fit in rural settings.
There are two lot sizes - 3x5 and 5x5. The odd lot sizes was intended to ensure that you will have a good chance to grow these lots.
Be sure to use the shift key and measure out the exact lot size you wish (3x5 or 5x5)
Each lot size has an assortment of lots that vary from Stage 1 to 3.
The look of the lots mirror the growth stages, with Stage 1 lots containing 1 or 2 houses, while stage 2 and 3 lots are more developed.
As always, prop families are used exensivly and you will not see the same lot appear twice.
These 'farmhouses' will only grow on the Chicago tile set (growth stages 1-3).
BSC Textures Pack CycleDog Vol 1
BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01
BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol02
BSC MEGA Props - SG Vol01
BSC Mega Props - JMyers Agriculture 01
BSC Mega Props - JMyers Agriculture 02
BSC MEGA Props - MJB Vol01
CP Early 19th Century Small $ Houses ('CP_Early19thCentury_Small$Houses.dat' file only)
JMyers Homes Vol 01 ('Props' and 'Textures' folders only)
JMyers Farms - Corn Crops Vol 2 (.sc4model and .desc files only - lot files are not necessary)
SPAM Super Resource Pack (If you already use the full SPAM MOD you do not need this)
Wild West Shotgun House Growable by onlyplace4 ('Wild West Shotgun House Props.dat' file only)
KrashSpeed Mailbox Set
Maxis bldgprop_vol1.dat & bldgprop_vol2.dat (everyone should have these)
Simply unzip the file and put the entire 'SimCougs R$ Farmhouses' folder in your plugins (don't forget the dependencies).
I know, I know, you are all thinking "Holy stinkin' propbarf Batman!"
Yes, I realize the dependency list is extensive, but I like details on my lots, and these prop and texture packs have been hand-picked to offer the greatest bang for the buck.
As always, prop families were used extensively, so I guarantee you will not find the exact same lot twice (and if you do, you should buy a lotto ticket).
These lots were put together with my CJ 'New SorGun' in mind, so they have more historical/rural feel but they will not look out of place in your rural areas.
These lots look best when used in conjunction with other rural SC4 resources (like farm fields, orchards, etc).
For questions regarding this set, please feel free to visit my Lot Development Thread (SimCoug's Lot Den).
An extra special thanks goes out to krashspeed for allowing me to use and distribute his rural baskebtall hoop prop.
Thanks to OP4 for creating the BLAM blank, which was used as the model for these lots.
Thanks to the great BATers who generously shared their creations - this set would not be possible without them.
Also, thanks for the gang over at SimPeg for all the suggestions and encouragement.
Saw something you liked in someone's screenshot but can't find it? Vaguely remember seeing something once, but you don't know where it is?
Wondering whether or not a plugin of a certain type exists?
This is the thread where you can ask for help finding things.
When asking, please be as descriptive and specific as possible. This can help people to understand what you're looking for.
If possible, screenshots are also encouraged.
This thread is a direct continuation of the original topic, which got too big. Someone might have already been looking for the same thing as you, so checking there first might get you your answer faster.
P.S. If you would like a particular BAT to be made, please request it in the BAT Request Thread.
KOSC Presents: Industrial Revolution Mod - Logistic Filler Set 1
This is a set of ploppable filler lots for dirty, manufacturing, and hi-tech industry which are designed to add some logistic support to your industrial areas. The set was designed with IRM in mind and as such, utilizes matching bases and walls from that of the original releases.
This package contains a set of 15 filler lots: 5 for dirty, manufacturing and hi-tech industrial areas. All the lots have props that are highly randomized. Parked trailers and semi cabs will show up in many different sizes and forms and sometimes not even at all.
Lot stats are designed to match the original IRM fillers as closely as possible. This includes positioning indicators to help you align the lots with respect to other things around it. Every lot is nearly neutral, with negligible amounts of pollution, no power/water consumption and are maintenance free. All lots are $5 to bulldoze and are extremely cheap to plop ($5 for I-D, $6 for I-M, $7 for I-HT).
The lots are located in the landmarks menu and clumped together with the original filler sets.
Drop the files in your My Documents/SimCity 4/Plugins folder.
Use with the Industrial Revolution Mod and the associated filler sets is highly recommended. If you have the dependencies for those sets, you only need the following.
IdM - Trucking Essentials HD North American 40ft Semi Trailers Vol. 1 HD North American 53ft Semi Trailers Vol. 1 HD North American Semi Truck Cabs Vol. 1 BSC MEGA Props Misc Vol. 2 Standalone users will also need the following.
BSC MEGA Props SG Vol. 1 BSC MEGA Props CP Vol. 1 BSC MEGA Props Jestarr Vol. 1 BSC MEGA Props Jestarr Vol. 2 SFBT Essentials Textures
Railyard and Spur Textures, Mega Pack 1.02 Credit goes to T Wrecks for the original Industrial Revolution Mod, which served as a template for the lot design of this set, and MushyMushy for the trucks which were the driving forces behind the conception of this set.
I am now in the process of creating my first of many BATs using GMAX.
This is a mid-rise residential block of units of 6 floors on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Thanks heaps for all of the advice so far. I have been referring to the BAT Essentials and I will catch up on any other tutorials.
I made each floor 3 metres in height and the splines are extruded by 0.3 metres. So far, I grouped all of the completed walls in case I need to move them for some reason. I'm thinking of, when scaling the whole thing to fit in with the visuals in SimCity 4 Deluxe, it won't look like a dwarf (I hope that it will work out).
I made the doors red and windows blue so that I know what is what. I did create a standard primitive (shown as dark green).
All of the dimensions are pure and utter guesses as the Google Earth Pro way of gathering dimensions doesn't seem to work on my laptop and desktop for some bizarre reason. I used metres as the unit of measurement.
Please feel free to give some much appreciated advice, it would be pretty helpful.
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