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      Please help us for July   06/30/2017

      This month we're hoping for a little bit of a boost this month or next, in addition to covering the regular bills, we could benefit from some hardware upgrades. STEX Collector's Set gifts can now be sent to you via digital download as well as regular mail if you wish! Every donation dollar goes toward keeping Simtropolis online and humming along. Your contribution counts! Hardware Upgrades As our website community software improves with more and more features, and as we bolt on additional features such as chat, the increased load to handle all these new toys is taking the server a bit to task. You may have noticed that we'd been forced to temporarily disable the chat as we worked out allocating resources for more optimal performance. Following this, we've applied a number of 'soft' changes such as caching options and experimented with server configurations (nginx as proxy, for example), so the hardware aspect is also an area we'd like to focus on. The last time we upgraded hardware was back in 2012, prior to the release of SC13. Your contribution means a lot! Your donation will go toward helping us to 1.) migrate to a newer server or 2.) at least get some ram/cpu/storage updates and any other infrastructure hardware or services. Donate and Get a Gift or Donate Any Amount Thanks so much! - Dirktator & The Admins
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    How To Build A Dam...


    A few folks have indicated they are interested in how I build my dams. Here is a little tutorial on how I do it. I hope it is useful to some of you.

    1. Find a likely location for your dam. A valley, near by river and a way to extend a branch stream to the dam location.33uj.png

    2. Extend a stream to the spot you will build the dam. Widening the area at the dam base.zht8.png3. At the base of the dam, build a three row shelf.73og.png4. Raise the back row by 24m (using Hole Digging Lots by Shadow Assassin).giwq.png5. Create a two row shelf.ajp2.png6. Raise the back row by 24.yeex.png7. Keep repeating steps 5 & 6 until the dam is at the height you want.1py9.png8. At the back of the dam, make a shelf at the level you want your reservoir.tz1f.png9. Level your lake, filling the valley.9h5j.png10. On the base shelf, put what ever you want for your spillway and sea walls. You can also ad an addition for a power house, etc. I've used PEG Hydroelectric dam here.r087.png11. Using FrankU Modular Warehouse Pack's empty lot, coat you dam faces.dho2.png+b0nu.png12. Using PEG Pond pieces, create the lakes border.mimb.png+wiq7.png+whx0.png13. Once the border is done, use the 4x4 water piece and and fill in the center of the lake.85zu.png+5lrj.png14. Finish the lake with smaller pieces.hz6f.png+no3n.png15. You can then add things like access roads.hpqv.png+0ojy.pngI hope this will be helpful.Thanks,Dick Wright

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