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  1. Quite a random assortment of Bats, to be honest
  2. dude, don't leave b/c of others being a-hats.. You do great work. My cities are full of your creations.. I wish I had a tenth of your talent making these things

  3. Council Chambers and Civic Center

    Again, I will repeat the request for an administrator to lock this file and I will be on my way.
  4. Council Chambers and Civic Center

    Prens and Cycleboom. These are my files and work which I have decided to share with people free of charge. Ifusers wish to rate that down- without downloading and using it, then I will take those users to task. I don't care about the 4 stars, I care about the disingenuouswords that go with it. Your comments certainlyinfer that the system is skewed to the reviewer. That of course is the right of the site, which is also offered free of charge. As I have said, I only hope thosepeople who need to have theircriticisms aired are able to provide more value and benefit to the community thana content creator.
  5. Council Chambers and Civic Center

    Thanks @Bombardiereand @tankmankand others who have been supportive I receive negative comments/pms daily,even thoughthe overwhelming majority of negative comments are still reasonably polite. But polite or otherwise,they are stillnegative comments and less than favourable ratings andit alladds up, so at this point, this isnow looks like the verylast release for me. Let's just hope that those making the negative comments can offer the SC4 community more than thosewho have been drivenaway bysuch comments.
  6. Council Chambers and Civic Center

    @sucram17your review states: "Thisis just perfect. Its just a shame that you use those tight unrealistic parkinglots. But still incredible work." And yet you then proceed to downrate the file? Do you know the meaning of perfect? I am tired of asinine andarbitrary comments and have submitted this file to an admin to be locked.
  7. Fiat 500C

    They look great - thanks for sharing!
  8. Version 1.0.0

    1,372 downloads

    Bankstown Council Chambers and Civic Center, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- This is a campus-style council chambers and civic center building. This is a modified model based on the auditorium, council offices and tourist information kiosk of a similarly scaled complex in suburban Sydney. This is a very specific architectural style that was popular during the 1960s and 1970s, whenTehran was one of the most sophisticated and popular destination for western tourists. Unfortunately, the tumultuous events of the late 1970's saw Persia (as Iran was then known) loose its shine with the West; but as with all exotic things popular in the west, this popularity found expression in borrowed architectural styles making their way into western cities. Civic architecture was an early adopter of this simplified Persian style; the main building of the Lincoln Center in New York is a particularly famous example of this style, but there are very few other examples in SC4. In the Persian style, all of the typical, classical ornamentation is reduced to very simple, strong geometric shapes. It was undoubtedly modern; but probably seen as a more sophisticated architectural expression than the somewhat similar atomic & googie styles which were prevalent at the time. Thankfully, all three styles fell out of fashion. This BAT functions as a government building and town hall in game. In addition to providing your sims with 310 highly desirable civic jobs, it will help alleviate the commercial demand caps that can hinder city development. It has also been modded to provide residential cap relief and increase desirability. It is designed for a 10x7 lot and this building looks best when used in either a suburban setting or to be break up a larger downtown area. * It is offered as a reward without needing to meet pre-existing conditions. * It is located in the REWARD Menu * It can be placed more than once in a city. * It DOES NOT over-write the ingame town hall (or any re-lotted versions there-of), so can be used in conjunction with the standard Maxis town hall reward. * It DOES NOT over-write any of my other town hall lots (so can be used in conjunction with these as well). --------------------------------------- STATS: Lot size : 10 x 7 Plop Cost: §72,000 Monthly Cost: §1,920 Budget Item: Government Buildings Occupant Groups: Reward, Courthouse, Tourist, TV Magnet Demand Created: Jobs§: 38, Jobs§§: 253, Jobs§§§: 19. Landmark Effect: +135 over 39 tiles Park Effect: +50 over 70 tiles Pollution: Air 4 over 2 tiles, Water 2 over 3 tiles, Garbage 50 over 0 tiles Power consumed: 36 MwH Water consumed: 144 Gallons/Month Bulldoze Cost: §19,240 --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO file types in two seperate folders; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite. You must choose only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php) --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following files are in your plugins: *BSC BAT Props Mattb325 Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383) *BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180) *BSC Mega Props - CP Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790) *BSC MEGA Props - SG Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=746) *BSC Texture Pack - Cycledogg V01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101) --------------------------------------- To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder. Thanks, and enjoy!
  9. Parkland Lofts

    Thanks everyone for the comments - if you like this sort of style, I have released other apartment complexes in a similar scale before (but they were made with Gmax). However,if you are after these sorts of apartments made with 3DS Max then I would go take a look at Delectos work : http://community.simtropolis.com/profile/248178-delecto/content/?type=downloads_file (that is until I releasemy next set of apartments ! )
  10. Parkland Lofts

    Version 1.0.0

    1,603 downloads

    Parkland Lofts, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- Inspired by a new build near the University precinct in Little Rock Arkansas, 'Parkland Lofts' is the modern apartment equivalent of the old internationalist style of the 1970s. It is the sort of new apartment building that can be found in London, Sydney, Dusseldorf, Moscow, Paris, Tokyo or even Little Rock. Despite being billed as 'stylish' and having 'cutting edge design' (developers aregenerally fast and loose with new-build descriptions), these buildings are in fact bereft of almost all ornamentation and sense of place, such that they will fit in anywhere. The Little Rock version is called 'Park Lane' and actually sits in the middle of a shopping mall car-park - yuck - so as you can imagine, I have taken artistic liberties with the BAT and LOT. It has been a while since I released any apartment buildings: medium density residentials are certainly the main-stay of most cities, and smaller mid-rise offerings are still especially lacking in game. This apartment complex is offered on a range of medium and high density lots in a variety of configurations: 2x5, 5x2, 5x3, 5x5 and 6x6. If you use the CTRL Key while zoning, these will grow (especially the 5x5 and 6x6 offerings), and all of them grew quite easily for me. I also find that having SOMY's low-wealth apartments (which haveidenticallot sizesand can upgrade more easily) helps to avoid the game breaking up the lots into smaller parcels, but it is by no means necessary to have SOMY's files in order to get these growing. Given how ubiquitous this design is, theselots are designed to grow on all tilesets. The lots also use prop families and shaded props to ensure a lot of variety. Underground parking is provided for all but the 5x2/2x5 versionand some even have such wonderful amenities as a pool and communal BBQ. Bliss indeed. Stats, links and dependencies are listed below. --------------------------------------- STATS (R§§ 5x2, 5x3 and 2x5): Growth Stage: 5 & 6 (medium & high density zones) Bulldoze Cost: § 343 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 1,052, R§§ 582 Pollution: 4 (Air)/ 2 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 5/6/0 Power Consumed:8 Mwh Water Consumed: 23 Gal/Month Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro Occupant Group: Residential --------------------------------------- STATS (R§§ 5x5 and 6x6): Growth Stage: 5 (medium & high density zones) Bulldoze Cost: § 532 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 2,102, R§§ 1,162 Pollution: 9 (Air)/ 4 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 5/6/0 Power Consumed:16 Mwh Water Consumed:44 Gal/Month Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro Occupant Group: Residential --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO file types in two separate folders; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite. You must choose only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php) --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: To ensure proper functionality, please make sure the following files are in your plugins folder: *BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180) *BSC Mega Props - CP Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790) *BSCBATProps - Mattb325Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383) *BSC Texture Pack - Cycledogg V01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101) To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder. Thankyou and enjoy.
  11. Twinkle, twinkle, little BAT...

    Looking great! I love the light fixtures by the door...a really nice touch If your models end upbreaking the eastern seaboard thenwe'll have to call youMadashian106
  12. JP Schriefer's BATs

    Lovely to see a new mid-rise. The modelling is looking great!
  13. Claridge II Townhome

    N.B: I made avery minorchange to the 4x4 lot (a hedge was blocking the driveway) - apologies to the first 70 downloaders, but if it bothers you, you should re-download this file or you canmake the change in the Lot Editor.
  14. Claridge II Townhome

    Version 1.0.0

    1,215 downloads

    The Claridge II, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- Based on one of the Cities Skylines buildings, the Claridge II is typical of many of the newer homes built in the mid-atlantic states. Where once the American suburban dream was a sprawling ranch-style home on a 150' wide lot, mounting cost pressures on all fronts (from land purchase to materials and construction to upkeep and travel-time) have forced developers to reduce the footprints of these modern, middle-class homes. These houses are still large by international standards - most have over 2,000 sq ft of living space within their three floors. Another distinctive feature of these mid-atlantic houses is that all of the main living spaces & bedrooms are on the top two floors above the garage and a rumpus space: the front door is usually reached via a long flight of stairs. This design feature is a direct response to the powerful hurricanes and devastating storm surges which regularly hit the eastern seaboard. There are seven different colour variations for this building. They are all contained within a prop family for maximum variation. All of the buildings are medium-density and mid-wealth, offered as growable only (ploppable residentials don't work) on the American Tilesets. The lot variations are 1x2, 2x2 and 4x4. Each lot has different occupant details depending on its size. Being town-homes, these sorts of buildings are extremely useful as a transition between large downtown apartments, mid-rise apartments, row houses and suburban homes. Stats, links and dependencies are listed below. --------------------------------------- STATS (R§§ 1x2): Growth Stage:4 (medium & high density zones) Bulldoze Cost: § 227 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 49, R§§ 28 Pollution: 1 (Air)/ 1 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 5/6/0 Power Consumed:1 Mwh Water Consumed:2 Gal/Month Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston Occupant Group: Residential --------------------------------------- STATS (R§§ 2x2): Growth Stage: 4 (medium & high density zones) Bulldoze Cost: § 320 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 150, R§§ 80 Pollution: 1 (Air)/ 1 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 5/6/0 Power Consumed:2 Mwh Water Consumed: 4 Gal/Month Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston Occupant Group: Residential --------------------------------------- STATS (R§§ 4x4): Growth Stage: 4 (medium & high density zones) Bulldoze Cost: § 420 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 370, R§§ 290 Pollution: 1 (Air)/ 1 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 5/6/0 Power Consumed:4 Mwh Water Consumed:7 Gal/Month Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston Occupant Group: Residential NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO file types in two seperate folders; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos night-mod) and one for the standard Maxis nite. You must choose only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. Either: (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) OR (http://gizmo.aplaceforwebsite.com/index.php) --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: To ensure proper functionality, please make sure the following files are in your plugins folder: *BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180) *BSC Mega Props - CP Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790) *BSC Textures - Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=90) To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder. Thankyou and enjoy.
  15. Should I model unseen details on BATs?

    Unless it is crucial to do an *exact* recreation, I usually reduce (often byup to50%)thewidth of eaves,awnings, balconies and otherprotruding elementsthat block important details (such as windows and sliding doors)from being seen on the walls. Without knowing what you are making, it is difficult to give an opinion...if your 'secret'building is world-renowned for its use of awnings, then reducing them by 50% could alter the visual integrity of the building...if, however this 'secret' building is world-renowned for both its awnings and windows, then you do indeed have a dilemma