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  1. Perth Council Building

    Version 1.0.0

    814 Downloads

    Perth Council Building, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- Inspired by the Council Building in Perth's Stirling Gardens, here is another iconic early 1960's building. This is an example of the modernist style with Bauhaus leanings, and has distinctive external 'T' shaped sun-shades in alternating patterns over the curtain glass wall to block out the hot Western Australian sun. Conversely, the roof area has a perspex covered walkway which I imagine would be about as comfortable as an ant under a magnifying glass in the broiling summer heat! It is with the 'T' shaped awnings that I taken most of the liberties with this building; reducing the width of the top part of the 'T' to ensure that each sun-shade is clearly visible in game rather than blurring into one. The real-life building was actually slated for demolition in the 1990's, but was saved and renovated as well as adding one extra floor at the top of the building. Recently, the building was also fitted thousands of coloured leds: hence, the unusual, and prettily-coloured night-lights. This BAT functions as a government building and town hall in game. In addition to providing your sims with 185 highly desirable civic jobs, it will help alleviate the commercial demand caps that can hinder city development. Given the way that the game is designed, in addition to providing health, education, safety, etc, using rewards is an absolutely necessary part of being able to develop large cities and regions. It sits on a 5x3 lot and will easily blend in with other park lots (such as the SFBT mid-wealth set) that use the Maxis R$$ plain grass. Similarly, given the fact that the building is 13 floors high, it will also work well in a dense city environment. * 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 : 5 x 3 Plop Cost: §47,000 Monthly Cost: §1,170 Budget Item: Government Buildings Occupant Groups: Reward, Courthouse Demand Created: Jobs§: 23, Jobs§§: 151, Jobs§§§: 11. Landmark Effect: +105 over 33 tiles Pollution: Air 3 over 2 tiles, Water 2 over 3 tiles, Garbage 31 over 0 tiles Power consumed: 55 MwH Water consumed: 111 Gallons/Month Bulldoze Cost: §11,720 --------------------------------------- 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 or Mashty's night-mods) 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. (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following files are in your plugins: *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) --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT PARKING TEXTURES: Sadly, negative comments/reviews from a few members of the community continue to force me to add this utterly ridiculous disclaimer...this building has underground parking, and I have not used parking textures. If you wish to add parking textures, please do so using the lot editor and keep your negativity to yourself. --------------------------------------- To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder. Thanks.
  2. Alighieri Apartments

    Version 1.0.0

    967 Downloads

    Alighieri Apartments, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- Alighieri apartments is a fictional creation in the modern international style. These apartments are 14 floors high and designed to fit into tight inner-city 2x2 blocks. It will work as a stand-alone apartment building as well as in a wall to wall environment. It also provides a little bit of much needed competition to the HKABT/Bixel apartments which have few competitors in the 2x2 space. Like many inner-city apartment buildings, the ground floor is devoted to retail space. The tower area has four apartments per floor, each apartment has a corner balcony; the street-facing apartments are larger (3 bedrooms) and have floor-to-ceiling glass in the lounge area. The rear apartments are 2 bedrooms each. There is no penthouse suite, instead residents enjoy a roof-top communal pool. Basement parking rounds out inner-city convenience. This is a growable R§§ apartment on a 2x2 lot on all tilesets. --------------------------------------- STATS R§§: Lot size : 2x2 Growth Stage: 7 (Medium & High Density Zoning) Bulldoze Cost: § 807 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 1,106, R§§ 612 Pollution: 5 (Air)/ 2 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 5/6/0 Power Consumed: 9 Mwh Water Consumed: 24 Gal/Month Building Style: Houston/Euro/New York/Chicago Occupant Group: Medium Wealth Residential Building --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO model files; 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 keep 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. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File! If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: This file requires no external dependencies. --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT PARKING TEXTURES: Sadly, due to the complaints from a few members of the community, I continue to have to make the parking texture 'disclaimer' on all of my releases. This building is designed for inner-city areas. With the exception of the US mid-west where there has been massive, continued economic downturn and a flight to suburbia, no inner city area in the world has acres of parking: land is simply too expensive. This building has underground parking for residents only and visitors are expected to arrive by either public transport or park their car on the street; therefore no parking textures are included in the lot. If, in the ingame screen shots, there appears to be a parking texture used, it is purely coincidental and merely belongs to an adjacent lot that is not part of this download. If you want acres of parking or desire a different parking lot texture, then use the lot editor to make that change. --------------------------------------- To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder. Thanks.
  3. Version 1.0.0

    1,050 Downloads

    Millennium Hotel Knightsbridge, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- If you've recently downloaded Harrods http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31736-harrods/ you may be wanting some additional UK themed Bats to fill the surrounding area. Fear not; over on nearby Sloane Street, a brutalist monstrosity caught my eye, and so I have brought this into game. When I look at a building from Google Street View, if at a street level it piques my interest, then I'll usually look at it from either Google Earth or Bing to get a better feel for the model. It is at this point that I will determine whether I will do a recreation, or adopt a looser approach. Either way, there will always be elements of each building I look at that in my opinion will stay or go when I recreate the building for SC4. Normally not too many elements of a building get turfed out: those that do are either aligned at an odd angle (rather than the SC4 grid), or are too awkward to be worth my effort. It is rare, however, that a building catches my eye on street level, for me to look at it from above and shake my head with a 'what were they thinking' moment. Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge is one such building. It caught my eye because there are so few of these sorts of buildings in SC4; now I'll admit I am not a huge fan of brutalist early 1970's architecture: add the inclement British weather & city smog and you have hulking concrete structures that have gone from a light green-grey to the most dreary shade of dirty grey imaginable. But regardless of your opinion on Brutalism, you have to admit that it at least exudes authority and gravitas. So it came as some surprise when I saw all of the truly, truly "twee" additions visible from the air....now, with apologies to Mcmansionhell.com and other spoof websites, please see my take on what got the 'cut' from this Bat and why... ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Hopefully my UK friends can get a bit of a laugh out of this: you have been through a fair bit in recent months. Now that that's out of the way, the Millenium Hotel is offered as a growable CS§§ building on a 4x4 lot. It is a larger 14 story mid-rise building, which I have made my own adjustments to. It grows on all tilesets and provides 960 CS§§ jobs. --------------------------------------- STATS CS§§: Lot size : 4 x 4 Growth Stage: 7 (Medium and High Density Zoning) Bulldoze Cost: § 780 Capacity Satisfied: CS§ 3,831, CS§§ 960 Pollution: 35 (Air)/ 23 (Water)/ 47 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 6/7/0 Power Consumed: 77 Mwh Water Consumed: 923 Gal/Month Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro (N/A for Ploppable) Occupant Group: Commercial Services Building NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO model files; 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 keep 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. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File! If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: This lot does not require external dependencies. --------------------------------------- To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder.
  4. Kensington Apartments

    Version 1.0.0

    1,053 Downloads

    Kensington Apartments, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- A fictional development, based on a new build in London's West End, Kensington apartments was created to compete with some of the mid-rise R§§§ aprtment complexes which can become quite repetitive in game. The single versions have stats similar to the in-game 'Packard Apartments' and should compete fairly well with this, and similarly-sized Maxis buildings. Like many of the newer London developments, this design is fairly straightforward: double storey entrance lobby (and ground floor flats each with a fenced off outdoor area) and then double storey sub-penthouse and penthouse levels. The building is twelve stories tall. As is often typical in inner-city developments, none of the apartments has particularly large balconies: traffic noise usually makes these less than inviting spaces. Floor to ceiling triple-glazed windows on all sides of the building more than adequately make up for this lack of terrace space. The communal planting includes a mix of deciduous trees and conifers; the larger lots have both a heated indoor pool and tennis court for the exclusive use of the residents. These apartments are presented in 6 lot options: a 2x1, a 2x2, a 2x3, a 4x4, a 5x5 and a 6x6 lot. They grow on all tilesets and all have varying stats depending on the lot size. These are a good mid-rise, high wealth, medium density filler lots for your cities. --------------------------------------- STATS R§§§: Lot size : 2x1, 2x2, 2x3 Growth Stage: 5, 6 & 7 (Medium & High Density Zoning) Bulldoze Cost: § 635 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 716, R§§ 396, R§§§ 175 Pollution: 2 (Air)/ 1 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 6/7/0 Power Consumed: 22 Mwh Water Consumed: 32 Gal/Month Building Style: Houston/Euro/NY/Chicago Occupant Group: High Wealth Residential Building --------------------------------------- STATS R§§§ (x2): Lot size : 4x4 Growth Stage: 5 (Medium & High Density Zoning) Bulldoze Cost: § 1,241 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 1,428, R§§ 790, R§§§ 347 Pollution: 5 (Air)/ 1 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 6/7/0 Power Consumed: 44 Mwh Water Consumed: 61 Gal/Month Building Style: Houston/Euro/NY/Chicago Occupant Group: High Wealth Residential Building --------------------------------------- STATS R§§§ (x3): Lot size : 5x5 & 6x6 Growth Stage: 4 & 5 (Medium & High Density Zoning) Bulldoze Cost: § 1,847 Capacity Satisfied: R§ 2,141, R§§ 1,183, R§§§ 519 Pollution: 7 (Air)/ 2 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 6/7/0 Power Consumed: 66 Mwh Water Consumed: 89 Gal/Month Building Style: Houston/Euro/NY/Chicago Occupant Group: High Wealth Residential Building --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO model files; 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 keep 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. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot File! If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT PARKING TEXTURES: As these models contain garaged underground parking, the lots do not come with parking textures. Any parking textures that may appear in the in-game screen shots belong to adjacent lots and are not part of this download. If you wish to add acres of parking or change the type of concrete textures, please use the lot editor to do so. --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following files are in your plugins: *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 Texture Pack - CPVol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101) *BSC Mega Props - Mattb325Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383) --------------------------------------- To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder. Thanks.
  5. 6 Paternoster Square

    Version 1.0.0

    1,238 Downloads

    Home of the London stock exchange at the feet of St. Paul's cathedral, 6 Paternoster Square lies in the heart of the city of London. This landmark plop provides a strong boost to desirability within the region and should help you attract some valuable commercial industry. The building's rhombus-like shape makes for great built-in squares to help your working sims some breathing room within your urban centre. This is my first bat. **NO DEPENDENCIES** It works fantastic with Debussman's Temple bar[ found here http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2558], which has since been moved to sit front Paternoster Square, serving as a proverbial barrier between the heart of London's financial district and the church.
  6. S.A.C. Commercial

    Version 1.0.0

    4,430 Downloads

    S.A.C. Commercial Building, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- Back in 2005 when I first started batting, user S.A.C. (an amazing lot-maker and author of the legendary CJ 'Olympia') posted some pictures of SC3URK buildings to inspire batters. I saved a few of these pictures to my hard-drive: S.A.C. had an amazing eye for detail in SC3 & SC4 and it is nice to be able to add one of her Sim City 3000 inspirations to Sim City 4 all these years later. This building is a very loose interpretation of the SC3URK artwork that S.A.C. displayed. 'S.A.C. Commercial' is a 24-floor tower with a shopping mall at the base and offices above the 6th floor podium. It sits on quite a tight lot: 3x2 and 3x3 as both a high-wealth commercial services (CS§§§) and commercial offices (CO§§§) offering. It is a growable mid-rise building only and grows on all tilesets. It competes well with many of the Maxis mid-rises. Stats, links and dependencies are listed below. --------------------------------------- STATS (CS§§§): Growth Stage: 7 and 8 (high density zones) Bulldoze Cost: §1378 Capacity Satisfied: CS§ 4632, CS§§ 1160, CS§§§ 466 Pollution: 31 (Air)/ 20 (Water)/ 41 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 6/7/0 Power Consumed: 130 Mwh Water Consumed: 1164 Gal/Month Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro Occupant Group: Commercial Services Building --------------------------------------- STATS (CO§§§): Growth Stage: 8 (high density zones) Bulldoze Cost: §1378 Capacity Satisfied: CO§§ 2060, CO§§§ 1442 Pollution: 8 (Air)/ 8 (Water)/ 4 (Garbage ) Pollution Radius: 6/7/0 Power Consumed: 58 Mwh Water Consumed: 633 Gal/Month Building Style: Chicago/NY/Houston/Euro Occupant Group: Commercial Office Building --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO model files; 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 keep 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. Regardless of which file you choose to keep, make sure you DO NOT delete the Lot or Desc files! 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: BSCBATPropsMattb325_Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2383) To install, simply unzip the file into your plugins folder. Thankyou and enjoy.
  7. Miller Street Offices

    Version

    6,075 Downloads

    90A Miller Street, by Mattb325. This is a modern mid-rise office building equally suited to dense downtown urban applications as it is more suburban main streets. It is inspired by the pared back internationalist styles that were fairly common in the late 1980s & early 1990s. At eleven stories (excluding mechanical penthouse), this building also features undergound parking to ensure sufficient open space remains around the building. It grows on a 4x4, 3x4 and 3x3 lot on medium and high density zones at stages 5 and 6 and provides 521 CO$$$ jobs. STATS: Capacity Satisfied: CO$$$ 521 (744 when dilapidated) Bulldoze Cost: $670 Pollution at Center: 3 / 3 / 4 Pollution Radius: 6 / 7 / 0 Water Consumed: 238 Gallons Power Consumed: 21 MwH DEPENDENCIES (note you must be registered with, and logged into, the SC4D Lex to download) BSC BAT Props Mattb325 Vol02 (http://sc4devotion.c...php?lotGET=2383) BSC BAT Props Mattb325 Vol03 (http://sc4devotion.c...php?lotGET=2768)***** ***** Absolutely essential or you will get a big brown box Thanks and enjoy
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