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  1. AFAIK, that is not a lot-based efect like the seagulls on the lighthouse lot, but an effect linked to the overall city tile - like the whales that can sometimes be seen in the sea. It is probably triggered by large areas of nature and maybe agriculture so you won't see it in a map that's all skyscraper jungle.
  2. @DavidDHetzel: I see your point, but there are more sides to the affair IMO. For example, not every city is supposed to represent the current situation. My preferred scenario is ficticious, but based on a vaguely Northern American style with wooden single-family homes in the rural areas and outskirts, brownstones and other W2W stuff in the cities, much Art Deco plus even older buildings - think of what the Chicago 1890 & NY 1940 tilesets are supposed to represent. If anything, I'd love to have more choice of retro retailers and groceries, but there are precious few buildings out there that fit the bill. Other people may play 1990s cities and be perfectly fine with the offering. However, I'm not that much into this kind of realism - recreating those exact brands with the exact logos from the exact time they were used (and I lack the knowledge to be good at such a recreation anyway). I'm aiming at a generally sound and plausible overall appearance - this alone would prevent me from putting a too modern-looking retailer anywhere, not so much the question whether the company may have had a different logo these times. Of course, such details are probably easier for me to ignore because I'm simply not from the USA anyway, and I haven't grown up with the brands and seen them change. Therefore, having a WalMart with a typical 2000s branding next to a Kroger's or whatever in what you may identify as 1980s livery wouldn't bother me at all, as long as the buildings themselves look the part. This is where @madhatter106's strategy of using purely ficticious brands is beneficial for me because as long as the buildings have the right architectural style, I can blissfully ignore the rest. All this talk about big-box retailers, however, made me wonder: Would you be up for some slightly bigger buildings such as a larger suburban grocery store or similar? Not necessarily huge, but suitable for lot sizes between 4x4 and 6x6?
  3. Yeah, not to mention we worked on this list among three people and had serious trouble getting it to post at all because it is very long and full of tags, which the board software didn't seem to like... So if you find something is missing, just let us know. We are human after all. We make mistakes. Get 200 right, you may still get a handul wrong.
  4. Maybe a bit massive for that spot... it screams for a lighthouse, of course, but I can see that the thought of a castle or observatory would be intriguing. A derelict watchtower or something may be nice. Here, have some more choice. I couldn't find what I was after, but this one may be an interesting (and somewhat obscure) alternative:
  5. Sir Lamps-a-Lot! That one alone certainly brightened my day. All these little shops are beautiful! By now, the days of boring low-rise commercial services are over, especially on the smaller lots (1x1 to 3x2/2x3). @raynev1 has a good point, though - those 2x3/3x2 apartment buildings are also rather ubiquitous. @Gn_leugim once made a few that were designed specifically to compete with vanilla buildings, but apart from that... It may very well be possible that residentials are just not up your alley, though.
  6. Cool Anime tracks, @Odainsaker! Listened to them all, though tbh most were not my cup of tea - except for the Ghost in the Shell one. That one I did like pretty much. Here's one that's not even my general taste in music, but I'm a sucker for that entire album, from start to finish. Helps (me) with lotting, too - when I'm listening to it, my brain slips into a flow, and I get s... omething done. You can listen to the entire album here.
  7. OK, I stand corrected. Unfortunate indeed, but I hope whatever you moved to makes you happy, and I'm glad you have shared some of your superb work with us.
  8. *heavy breathing*
  9. Mexico D.F.! Wow, you always have another surprise up your sleeve. I love how you cover so many different cities, world regions, and architectural styles. I would not have expected this brutalist piece after all the recent steel and glass skyscrapers. Once again, the building looks wonderful, and I'm sure we will soon see it pop up in CJs. Just like Edvarz, I wish you left the BATted ground out. Just the roof and the planters in this case, but not the pavement. This way we could use different lot configurations, adapt the lot flexibly with texture mods, put the building on differently sized lots... it would allow for so much more flexibility, and you'd have one less thing to worry about. Thank you for all the 3dsmax goodness you bring to the STEX!
  10. Just like the list for 2015, we have also prepared a similar list for 2016. Even though these uploads aren't as far in the past as the others, we felt like a little reminder/overview might be useful. BATs and lots Residential @Adrianor debuted uploading some interesting sets for fans of Latin American BATs: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31284-r-pack-santiaguino-1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31311-r-mini-pack-santiaguino-1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31388-r-pack-santiaguino-2/ @rsc204 enters this category with a FAR re-lot project: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31280-mgb-its-nickelby-house-for-far-relots/ @kingofsimcity has relotted Maxis' vanilla mansions: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31308-maxis-mansion-overhaul/ @FrankU, true to his main focus, provided some Dutch housing: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30963-dutch-housing-project-set-1-the-pioneers/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30966-dutch-housing-project-set-2-before-1920/ Dutch Housing Project Volume 7 @Bombardiere brought some European W2W buildings to the STEX: Clerkenwell Close http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30930-45-rue-jeanne-darc/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31011-clerkenwell-close-hd-version/ @gutterclub reminded us that rowhouses don't have to be old-fashioned: Modern Row Home @Bipin uploaded something with untypically little grime - a series of slope-friendly family homes: Bipin's Hamilton - Two Storey House @BIWDC also uploaded a family home: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30899-biwdc-house-v1-medium-wealth-residential-growable-landmark-versions/ @Edvarz took existing BATs of mid-rise wall-to-wall buildings and turned them into a lot pack: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30945-the-lat-am-project-wall-to-wall-pack/ @JP Schriefer contributed his recreation of a 70's highrise from Belo Horizonte (Brazil): http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30978-solar-das-paineiras-residential/ @mattb325 had a set of townhomes and an apartment complex in store for us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30992-claridge-ii-townhome/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30998-parkland-lofts/ @nos.17 gave vnaoned's French Pavillions a spin for a lotting contest and shared the result with us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30932-vip-vnaoned-french-pavillions-relot/ @Solid_Snake0911 made some typical wall-to-wall apartments from NY: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30922-277-275-water-street/ @Wallibuk not only does Eastern European stuff - he also gave us a pack of South American houses: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30944-south-american-houses-pack/ Commercial @Adrianor's sets also cover small Latin American shops and offices for W2W use: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31294-cs-pack-santiaguino-1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31322-co-pack-porteño-1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31364-cs-pack-limeño-1/ @on001222 from Thailand uploaded these modern skyscrapers: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31331-amari-watergate-hotel-bangkok/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31397-interchange-21/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30947-ocean-tower-2/ @pclark06 made his STEX debut with these retail BATs: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31345-checkersrallys/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31349-extra-us-stores-for-mgb-convenience-store/ @JP Schriefer contributed some American-style commercial highrises for the Chicago/NY tilesets, but also modern stuff from Brazil: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31363-hauzeff-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31418-1001-6th-avenue/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30908-magnolia-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30987-tiradentes-building/ @Solid_Snake0911 also made an Art Deco highrise from NY: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31381-120-wall-street-maxisnite/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31382-120-wall-street-darknite/ @jijdlswns made a modern highrise from Korea: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31391-lotte-fitin/ @11241036 gave Maxis' Lee Shopping Mall a re-lot: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31286-lee-shopping-mall/ @nos.17 continued with bobbo62's relots, also including some buildings by other modelers: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31289-andrews-fashion-centre/ b62 Remastered: BJ's Wholesale http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30900-b62-remastered-u-stor-storage-units/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30931-b62-remastered-walmart-supercenter/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30942-b62-remastered-lowes-home-improvement-distribution-centers/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30979-b62-remastered-culvers/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30981-b62-remastered-bradlees-department-store/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30982-b62-remastered-caldor-department-store/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31013-mattb325-uk-retailers-revisited/ @kingofsimcity applied his new parking textures to several offices and shops: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31295-its-office-parks-zurich-house-portsmouth/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31010-its-office-parks-holbourne-offices/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31020-its-office-parks-folegate-leasings/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31385-kosc-sg-large-shopping-center-relot/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31009-rem-gascookers-tesco-supermarket/ @Aarsgevogelte gave us a sizeable amount of small and very detailed W2W buildings: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31367-european-corner-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31371-european-corner-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31386-european-w2w-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31393-modepaleis-antwerp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31395-zuidkasteel-antwerp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31400-volkshuis-ghent/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31403-eagle-star-antwerp/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31406-dutch-w2w-buildings/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31407-dutch-w2w-buildings/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30914-dinghuis-maastricht/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30924-yellow-house-rotterdam/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30935-european-w2w-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30935-european-w2w-building/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30980-victoria-hotel-amsterdam/ @Diego Del Llano contributed with many iconic office towers from North America: Fountain Place Van Prooijen Trading http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30946-oneamerica-tower-indianapolis/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30948-columbia-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30949-us-bank-library-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30952-john-hancock-center/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30957-seattle-municipal-tower/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30972-fiestamericana-guadalajara/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30983-republic-plaza-denver/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30984-centurylink-tower-denver-1801-california-street/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30985-wells-fargo-center-denver/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30994-great-american-tower-at-queen-city-square/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31038-renaissance-tower-sacramento/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31042-two-liberty-place/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31043-one-liberty-place/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30991-olympia-centre/ @madhatter106 uploaded one of his signature packs to counter vanilla building repetition: Midrise Office Pack Volume 7 @gutterclub shared one of his small-footprint W2W buildings with us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30902-shaky-isles-coffee-co-maxisnite/ @Huston contributed a Brazilian skyscraper for the Río Olympics event: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30973-gbt-105-lélio-gama/ @Jasoncw also participated, with two buildings from the South American city: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30962-windsor-atlantica-hotel/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31028-994-vargas-avenue/ @mattb325 had a wide variety in store, ranging from low-rise retailers to mid-rise offices: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30923-golden-state-insurance/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30959-teville-square/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30974-uk-retailers-pack-dark-nite/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30976-american-city-bank/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30986-the-bon-marche/ @patfirefghtr uploaded a smaller office building in memory of Mike (OP4): http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31027-itc-mdk-memorial-building/ @Urban Abstraction contributed something that's not done very often - a night club: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31014-avenue-nightclub/ Industrial @Mary Maurine Mayo made a return to the forum, producing two rural buildings: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31282-kcp_corinas-soy-farm/ Mikes Tree Farm @MushyMushy chose a Maxis industry building for a relotting project: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31290-willmott-widget-assembly-remastered/ @Simmer2 gave us a set of pipelines and power transformers to complement those industrial areas: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31315-sm2-aqueduct/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31369-sm2-main-transformers/ @CT14 debuted in custom content creation with a trio of industrial-styled BATs http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31316-llama-terminal-company/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31323-saber-la-river/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31361-troy-gasholder-building/ @T Wrecks has kept expanding the Industrial Revolution Mod, adding several relots: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31384-irm-w2w-bsp-aluminum-architectural-metal-company-aamc-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31390-irm-w2w-bsp-standard-forge-co-by-simhottoddy/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31394-irm-w2w-selby-shoes-by-mattb325/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31399-irm-w2w-ddt-sons-by-odd_from_sweden/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31405-irm-w2w-sg-industry-pack-02-by-simgoober/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31410-irm-w2w-expagra-by-tag_one/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31411-irm-w2w-vester-acetone-by-tag_one/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31413-irm-w2w-tage-brickworks-by-tag_one/ @Ro-Bo was up for another unusual subject, buyos to generate power: RB Offshore Power Plants: PowerBuoys @nos.17 made two distribution centers / freight yards that tie both into his own relotting project and into the IRM: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30954-irm-distribution-center-freight-yard/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30943-b62-remastered-irm-lowes-distribution/ Civic @Manuel-ito covered various Maxis buildings with his "Maxis Renewal" re-lot series, including civic buildings: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31314-maxis-renewal-civics/ @Fantozzi reimagined some existing buildings as police stations: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31333-law-order/ @Bombardiere brought as an old-fashioned scrap metal yard: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31141-steptoe-son-scarp-metal-yard/ @markussaage made two county courthouses, one for new and one for old cities : http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30895-new-county-courthouse/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31041-old-county-courthouse/ @mattb325 uploaded a dental clinic and a civic center: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30940-dental-clinic/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31001-council-chambers-and-civic-center/ @Simmer2 brought VesterDK's Swan Mill power plant to us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31025-sm2-nuts-vdk-swan-mill-power-plant/ @thegrindre combined two Maxis industry buildings for a water & air cleaner: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31016-rah-wat-air-inc-v2/ Transit @Manuel-ito covered various Maxis buildings with his "Maxis Renewal" re-lot series, including utilities and transport: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31288-maxis-renewal-utilities-and-transport/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31209-maxis-grand-rail-station-facelift/ @nos.17 uploaded a streetside parking set: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31359-nos17-streetside-parking-ssp/ @Tyberius06 started his lotting carrer with a huge modular seaport complex http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31296-heretic-seaport-project/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31358-heretic-seaport-project-expansion/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31379-heretic-slope-side-walls/ @Simmer2 created a bunch of big rail complexes, including stations and logistics centres: SM2 Gogar Tram Depot Rail Service Yard SM2 SG SimTropolis Station DTR SM2 Rail Service Yard 2 http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31370-sm2-central-train-station/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30960-sm2-hump-yard/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30968-sm2-true-rrw-dtr-sidings-vol1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30999-sm2-intermodalterminalzip/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31007-sm2-train-repair-yardzip/ @Takingyouthere uploaded a diagonal rail tunnel portal that converts heavy rail to subway traffic: Diagonal Rail Tunnel @Bipin shared some FLUP covers with us that can be used to change the appearance of FLUP entrances/exits: Bipin's Cosmetic FLUP Covers @Moonraker0 contributed a street parking mod for NWM sections: NWM Street Parking @Fantozzi also ventured into the rail department an tried his hands on a freigth yard: Real Freightyard V2 @kingofsimcity released his modular parking lots on a series of complementary releases http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30941-kosc-sp-modular-parking-base-set/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30953-kosc-sp-modular-parking-diagonal-set/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30958-kosc-sp-modular-parking-add-on-pack-1/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31024-kosc-sp-modular-parking-extension-set/ @mattb325 shared Chicago's Grand Central Terminal with us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30925-chicago-grand-central-terminal/ @rsc204 created some light rail warehouses and a handful of basic lots to show them in work: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30927-mgb-rdp-starter-lots/ Education @Bombardiere reminded us that W2W doesn't have to be limited to RCI with this library: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31404-clerkenwell-library/ @Diego Del Llano let the skyscrapers aside for a bit, to model a post-modernist museum http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30964-denver-art-museum-frederic-c-hamilton-building/ Park @rsc204 once again created a dependency and a teaser lot to show it in operation - this time for tennis parks & clubs: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31320-mgb-tennis-club/ @Manuel-ito covered various Maxis buildings with his "Maxis Renewal" re-lot series, including parks & recreation: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31283-maxis-renewal-parks-and-recreation/ @11241036 brought a mayor's square and a modular plaza system to the STEX: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31313-mayors-square/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31351-modular-plaza-system-mps/ @kingofsimcity shared a tennis park set and some open grass fillers for FA networks with us: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31324-aot-tennis-parks-beta-green-green-tennis-greens/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31362-kosc-fa2-open-grass-fillers/ @flunight gave us the most characteristic part of Río on a modular beach set: Flunight Copacabana Beach @DocRorlach is remembered here with a traditionally dependency-heavy sports park: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31044-wmp-grand-sport-park/ @FrankU made a cemetery reward that acts as a sequel to the Maxis cemeteries: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31022-wezenveld-cemtery-reward/ Landmark @ussoldier2002 dedicated an upload to our deceased Resident Moose: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31317-a-nonny-moose-memorial/ @KOSMO* contributed Barcelona's famous football stadium and one of New York's landmarks to this STEX category: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31277-camp-nou/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31366-liberty-island/ @nos.17 brought us two lots that set the famous statue by reddonquixote/Travis and ripptide's Palacio Cristal in a new context: http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31330-el-cristo-redentor/ http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31396-palacio-cristal-redone/ @Heblem did an intempestive release, a neoclassisist palace inspired on the cancelled Mexican Legislative Palace http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31334-hbs-palacio-legislativo/ @JP Schriefer gave us a completed governmental building, the seat of the brazilian executive: 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.
  11. Cool, a Thalys train! These go from my home city to Paris, I see them very often.
  12. Gotta love the subtle variety of lights there! Many colours represented, yet still it doesn't look tacky or glaring at all.
  13. Maaan, where were you when I started the IRM? *cries othogonally to the grid* But seriously, not only are these great lots as usual, but I also like how you used ancient techniques - such as shoving two buildings together or adding Maxis storefront props - to great effect. They also go to show how much the lot can contribute to the overall appearance because if we're frank, both Costco BATs do show their age. I even have the Costco distribution one on my IRM candidate list but have to admit that I pushed it further down because I thought the quality isn't quite up to the same standard as the other BATs I've been using. Now that I see it on your lot, I find myself thinking "Hey, it looks fine", and wondering if I even looked at the same BAT.
  14. Massive effort and a wonderful BAT! I just put it next to Maxis' version, and both are really different from another. I think Maxis more or less made an imaginary base to fit the tower better onto the lot, and their building looks somewhat too stretched and thin. Yours looked really massive and stubby at first, but it is actually more accurate this way. However, I noticed somehow the window count on your building is wrong. On the lowest part, opposite the spire (bottom right in your first picture), the window count in the RL building is: || 2 - 4 - 6 - 4 - 2 || On your BAT, the window count is: || 2 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 2 || I also like the base that you modeled a lot! Much better than the generic Maxis version. However, I still wish you wouldn't always model the entire ground. This way we could switch out ground textures, add or remove trees... it would open up so many possibilities, and there wouldn't be that visible seam around the lot. You've been spoiling us with great BATs, and I feel like a jerk posting this critique. It would be great if you kept a BAT thread so we could this before you upload. In any case, I hope we'll see more BATs from you! So much 3dsmax goodness, and such speed. Keep it up and thank you for sharing!
  15. Jeez, when I started reading your post, I thougt you were going to say: "hello guys.. well i am moved and pretty much settled in our new home. i have the first wall of the house just about finished." - which led me to the thought that this would be a rather interesting definition of "settled in". But no, my brain is just playing tricks on me again. Bad brain! Bad brain! *slap*