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  1. Hi, I'm wondering if there's information about Simtropolis' finances available to everyone or if this has discussed before. Obviously, it would be a catastrophe if Simtropolis didn't have the money to pay the bills, so I'm wondering what are the needs and goals exactly. For example, I'm wondering, how many active members are there and does everyone need to give like $2 or $20 monthly? Is there a target? Is the monthly goal continuing indefinitely? Did something change to require this in late 2016? Also, have other models been considered like some sort of volunteer subscription that could give the site a bit more stability, etc? I'm mostly asking because let's say I gave $50 a few months ago, is the need so great that I should consider making a donation again, or is $50 a lot of one individual, etc.? I don't really have a context to know how much the site needs given how many members there are and what are the expenses.
  2. Hi, I uploaded the mod here! Sorry it took so long, I was able to do a French version as well which took much longer than I expected. Thanks for your help again.
  3. Version 1.0.0

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    About this Upload This Text Loading Mod replaces Maxis' text that appears as a city tile loads. The mod is made of quotes about cities that express both positive and negative views on city life to reflect your tyrannical or merciful governing style as mayor. In some cases, quotes were shortened to clarify and aid in-game readability. Other quotes reference specific cities to inspire you! Some quotes are longer, you may have to read fast! All display properly with my screen resolution of 1366 x 768. Versions are available in English, Spanish and French! Thanks to matias93 for the Spanish translation! Watch the text to find shout-outs I included to Craig-Abcvs and airman15 to thank them for their own Text Loading Mods that I enjoyed! About the Files Simply choose which language you wish to use and put that file in your Plugins Folder. Use only one at a time! A readme file includes a document with all the text and to whom the quote is attributed. See Craig-Abcvs's Text Loading Mod if you wish to modify these quotes or to create your own Text Loading Mod. No Dependencies.
  4. Thanks! I picked it up. The intro video brings back the memories!
  5. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. You really have a talent for realism. Love the details like the cloud picture--makes it seem like a real place with real weather.
  6. Great work, especially on Victoria Falls!! Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Thank you!! This is electrifying!! Perfect from my perspective. Details like this add a lot to the game!
  7. Thanks for the link to jeronij's props! Sounds good to upload the rail lots too.
  8. For the quote about Santiago, is it OK to modify it like this? (So it's clear it refers to Santiago): "En Santiago amé a una mujer terrible, llorando por el humo siempre eterno —de aquella ciudad acorralada por símbolos de invierno."
  9. Thanks for sharing!! Looks amazing! Is that a plopable coal tailings pile? I know about Fukuda's larger tailings pile, but the little piles in different sizes?
  10. Thanks! Perfect! I'll spend the next week or so creating the Spanish version and testing it out. I'll be in touch if any in particular needs shortening/modifying. Thanks again!
  11. Thanks so much! You work quick! Thanks for finding that duplication. To replace it, could you translate on one from Pablo Neruda? "Valparaíso, how absurd you are…life has always surprised you.” I couldn't find one about Santiago.
  12. Hi, Here is the text! There are 120 lines. Some of them are kind of poetic... let me know if this is what you had in mind! All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim. Cities force growth, and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial. The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city. Towered cities please us then, and the busy hum of men. What is the city but the people? No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities. The roaring street is hung for miles, with fierce electric fire. Suburb: a place that isn't city, isn't country, and isn't tolerable. 10 A city is a language, a repository of possibilities. God made the country, and man made the town. A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighbourhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. I actually think Johannesburg represents the future. The city disappears street by street as you enter it. Don't let the city steal your soul. Cities are the abyss of the human species. In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. In Rome you long for the country; in the country - oh inconstant! - you praise the distant city to the stars. 20 This world's a city full of straying streets, and death's the market-place where each one meets. What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. In cities life swarms with innocent monsters. Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? Or just another lost angel... City of Night? I don't know what London's coming to, the higher the buildings the lower the morals. Like a man who has been dying for many days, a man in your city is numb to the stench. By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by travelling; namely, the strange. For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home. American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash, and surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles. Whenever I happen to be in a city of any size, I marvel that riots do not break out everyday. 30 But cities aren’t like people; they live on and on, even though their reason for being where they are has gone out to sea. Dull, inert cities contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. Different cities visit us daily, they exist in the clouds. God gave us ground we created a city, God gave us time we need to create a future. Cities are never random. This city is cool, Heh heh. Uh, this town sucks... Imagine having a city full of things that no other city had. I never learned how to tune a harp, but I know how to raise a small inconsiderable city to glory and greatness. Lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration. 40 I love the city, even though it isn't mine. Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveller. Depending on the city and on the traveller, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. It is a city of alchemists and dreamers, its medieval cobbles trod by golems, mystics, and invading armies. Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. One city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. In cities everything imaginable can be dreamed. Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears. 50 The city's full of people who you just see around. A city isn’t so unlike a person. They both have the marks to show they have many stories to tell. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim. We chose to load this city, and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard... Paris is a woman but London is an independent man puffing his pipe in a pub. Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go. Cities are the place built out of Man's ceaseless failure to overcome himself. To be far from the madding crowd is to be mad indeed. Anybody who predicts the death of cities has already met his spouse. Cities bear the unmistakable imprint of their own culture and world view in every street and building. 60 A city has to be open to continuous development, free to evolve and grow with the demands of new times. You delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to your questions. Canadian cities looked the way American cities did on television. A great city was never built for the comfort and happiness of its citizens, but to astonish the world. I am not interested in living in a city where there isn't a production by Samuel Beckett running. Cities were built to measure time, to remove time from nature. Like science fiction accounts of the future, ideal cities quickly become outmoded. The most successful cities combine the cycles of nature with specific, local cultural characteristics. A city is an expression of continuity through will and imagination. Mumbai is infectious. 70 The city gives even to children a sophisticated look that baffles the casual psychologist. I believe that our cities thrive at the expense of our villages; that our industries exploit agriculture. The modern human has mastered the art of building toxic homes and cities. Cities transcend brick and mortar, they're the vessels into which human knowledge is poured. Only in a crowded, diverse place like New York, surrounded by strangeness, do I come home to myself. Laziness has made our cities unclean. Cities get built out of poet's dreams. Cities make you afraid. The city itself lives on its own myth. We no longer produce laborers, we rather pray to God to send laborers to come and build our cities. 80 I have been both a ghost and haunted in the city I love. The city, as it awoke from its slumber, seemed to be built on quicksand. The stability was illusory. Most of the time the city is covered with a layer of honking cars and greed, and sirens. All around us, Karachi kept moving. In cities where peace flourishes, men are more consumed by jealousy and anxiety than in cities under a besieging army. The cities make ferocious men because they may corrupt man. In cities it is useless to look at the stars or to describe them, worship them, or seek direction from them. There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city. Budapest is a dreamed-up city; a city almost completely faked; a city invented out of other cities. Venice is Disneyland for grown-ups. 90 Cities were once rural and one day they will turn to be rural again. Cities make people sick; they create living dead! Get away from the cities in every possible occasion! Love and cities are always inextricably entwined. Not every city will succeed, because not every city has been adept at adapting to new ideas. The city is so expensive and gruelling sometimes it is easy to be unsure why you are there. Civilization is a word that simply means "living in cities." Cities have the capability to at any moment shift out of the familiar, even if you've lived in one all your life. Go ahead and laugh at Detroit. Because you are laughing at yourself. You can't love a city if you have no memories buried there. London is on the whole the most possible form of life. 100 London is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy, or exempt from reproach. Cities are murky places - hatching grounds for monsters. It is the nature and pleasure of townspeople to distrust the city. City life is calculated to keep man from entering into himself and thinking about spiritual things. A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time. She loved the way her city always sounded like it was celebrating. Cities force growth, and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial. If you're too free, you're like the way Hong Kong is now. It's chaotic. Los Angeles is like San Diego’s older, uglier sister that has an infection. Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in search of a city. 110 Venice is a hallucinatory incubus, the most artificial environment in the world. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world. Chicago, like other great commercial centers, is unfit for human habitation. You go away from Vancouver for a month and there's three new skyscrapers. From the 1920s to the 1950s, neon-lit streets pulsed with visual excitement from Vancouver to Miami. But if you go from Moscow to Budapest you think you are in Paris. Moscow is a huge inspiration for me. I love what I find there, I love being there. If Aphrodite chills at home in Cyprus for most of the year, then Fez must be the goddess’s playground. A little imagination goes a long way in Fez. Some think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom.
  13. Hi, Thanks for the info @rsc204, that’s sounds like a good approach! For the LEX, I wasn't sure if there is some sort of implicit practice for BATers/Modders. @matias93, Yeah, I’d love if you would be willing to do a Spanish version. Thanks for offering. I tried to use mostly short quotes to keep the text easily readable (as you know since sometimes they change quickly in game!), so I think it would work if the Spanish text is a bit longer. Would you like the file by email or say, dropbox? Do you think we should have Spanish text for the description and in the readme?
  14. Hi, I created a Text Loading Mod with quotes about cities and city life, based on Craig-Abcvs' work. I acknowledge it was pretty easy to create, but since it took a bit of time to put together, and I hope other people might enjoy it, I am thinking of uploading it to the Exchange. I’ve never uploaded anything before, so I have a few questions. -Does anyone need to confirm is it worth uploading? (Is it worth uploading?) -Should anyone test it beforehand? (Does anyone want to volunteer?) -Should I upload it also to the LEX? Thanks