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      Intermittent Hosted Content Errors   01/09/2018

      Our files host is experiencing service degradation atm. This means some STEX files will not download and will toss a 504 error. It could also mean avatars, attached images and such might appear to go missing. We apologize for the inconvenience. The best we can recommend if you get the file download error is to try again at a later time.

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  2. Spring break had better come soon; never mind having no time for my secondary hobbies, I'm just slowly getting tired of paperwork and chewing on broken teeth.

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    2. Fantozzi

      Fantozzi

      Not shure how to read the last sentence, if it's directed in my way as it seems you know my motivations better than me. Would a pm have been the better choice? Should I remove my message here and send it as a pm to you? Or should I open a new topic in the forums? Or something else maybe? What would be the proper way to adress my opinion about you closing this thread? Thank you.

    3. CorinaMarie

      CorinaMarie

      To clarify my last sentence: It is my perception of what could happen by including the @ mentions which might prompt a continued discussion of the off topic portion of the thread in question. By necessity, Simtropolis is not a democracy. As staff we try to find the right balance between open discussion and moderation of non-productive conversation. Obviously, we cannot please everyone.

      In this case I believe a PM would have been sufficient to express your opinion. That could have been sent to me only or include @Cyclone Boom or sent to CB without me being included. At this point a PM to me is not necessary as I've stated my viewpoint here. My decision to temporarily close the thread for a time out will not be reversed. When it does re-open we will continue to monitor it and see how it goes.

    4. Fantozzi

      Fantozzi

      Anyway deleted. I agree, a PM would have been the better option to prevent the primary debate moving over here.

      But I must confess, lately I'm getting a little bit tired. There is almost no playground left, only law and order and justice fills the minds of the people. One has the see, in great parts, forums are ruled by moderators. The only unlimited game is: people ask, moderators respond. Communication is already very ritualized this way. It's quite annoying if every action is driven by the question - is it allowed or not, is it wrong or right. Can I post this, should I post that?

      You'd call it drama? I'd prefer to call it a game. But actually - a drama is a play, some sort of game. What, if you try to see it with my eyes - more some kind of comedy?  A tragicomedy perhaps?

      But if Simtropolis is no stage, no playground at all but instead all serious business, some kind of job - a school you have to learn the rules, I have to confess, I'm too old and tired to want to join class for you being my teacher.

      My very personal impression is - this moderator job doesn't do good to everyone. Some children act quite authoritan while entering the stage. Well but maybe even this is "As you like it". 

       

  5. I think I broke something in STEX! *:party: It still has that new car smell and I've not even spilled anything on the carpet yet, but there it is!

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    1. Cyclone Boom

      Cyclone Boom

      Please see my reply here for an update on this sitewide error. I've never seen it before personally, and it sure is a strange one. Often these descriptions are very generic for a range of causes, so don't worry you've not been suspended or anything of the kind. *;)

      Were STEX files downloading fine previously before you noticed this? Any slowdowns or errors in the lead-up by chance, or did it just implode all of a sudden?

    2. adsii1970

      adsii1970

      @Cyclone Boom: Just to warn you, if there is a way to break the forum or have strange results happen, then I am your man to cause them! *:P

      Anyhow, I thought I had exceeded the limit of files I could download in a 24 hour period. I was able to get all the PegProductions downloads I used in the past - close to 100 files, give or take, before I got the message. I had been downloading files for about thirty minutes before I received this error.

      Up until that point, I was able to download files without any problems in spite of the banner warning me of impending doom...

      Edit: Nice to know I haven't been suspended or sanctioned...

  6. Wow... so... this is nice to see this community growing in spite of SimCity 4 being unsupported by Maxis (ElectricArts). I'm not too sure what to say other than I am overwhelmed and saddened by a few things, though...

    @A Nonny Moose: Back when I was a regular forum member who visited frequently, he was a dear friend and contributor. We did, on occasion, exchange emails and he helped me get into modding with SimCity 4. It saddens me to see he's gone but warms my heart to see so many people have missed him, too.

    Pegasus Productions: What happened? I've seen hints, insinuations, and all about something big that happened... but don't know what happened. Being gone from this forum for so long, I feel that I've missed so much! I have seen that PegProductions are still on the STEX but see the warning, "this is no longer supported..." Are they still safe (and reasonably stable) for me to use?

    STEX Collections: How can I go about getting vols. 1 and 2? I will be making a donation before the end of the month. (Never mind, I just re-read through that page of the forum). When the 2018 disc comes out, will all I need to do is donate another $35 for it?

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    2. adsii1970

      adsii1970

      @catty-cb: Thanks for the information! That's funny... I play a lot of Banished, too... never thought much about anyone else from the old forum days being over on the Banished sites... Not that I am going to abandon the forum here at all. I've just come back and hope to start contributing again... *:)

      It's nice to know that you're continuing the legacy of all that great work. Sadly, the DVD I stored all my old SimCity4 files on was lost during my great purge of 2016 - when I thought I was going to remain a diehard Cities:Skylines fanatic. But to be honest with you, each update has made the game even slower on my PC. And the newer update is going to require a new video card and more RAM. The RAM isn't a problem...

       

    3. catty-cb

      catty-cb

      Quote

      That's funny... I play a lot of Banished, too... never thought much about anyone else from the old forum days being over on the Banished sites

      Some of us still use the same name over on the Banished sites, but others seem to have decided to have a name change as well when they changed games so if you ever see Purringcat over on the sites say hello as here you would know them as Couchpotato  :8)

    4. adsii1970

      adsii1970

      Quote

      Some of us still use the same name over on the Banished sites, but others seem to have decided to have a name change as well when they changed games so if you ever see Purringcat over on the sites say hello as here you would know them as Couchpotato

      That's nice to know. Normally, I just do the whole "guest" thing unless it is a forum I plan to join. CivFanatics is another one I belong to... and I think my username is adsii... for now. But I plan on changing it soonTM

  7. After a brief haietus from SimCity4, I have returned...

    I've also changed my user name from adsii to adsii1970 to reflect my desire to have a unified on-line presence. You can also find me on Steam and Kerbal Space Program using the same user name. 

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    2. adsii1970

      adsii1970

      @CorinaMarie: Just go ahead and call me a goober (second award). Saw that thread after being referred to it. Now have it through Steam. Haven't had a chance to play in it. Been trying to download those old mods and lots I loved so much.

    3. CorinaMarie

      CorinaMarie

      You saw it after being referred to it? :ooh: I kind of assumed you were aware of it when you created the thread. *:P

    4. adsii1970

      adsii1970

      Hehehe... there goes my old age again... *:party:

      For some reason, I thought you were referring to this thread:

      Which was pointed out to me by rsc204 on the thread I started. Like I said, I considered all the options and decided to go ahead and just buy it through Steam. Seemed the safest way to do it without compromising Windows 10. I use the same computer for gaming and work (I use SPSS software and it needs the high processor speed) and cannot risk compromising my data sets. *;)

       

  8. So I was supposed to finish my BATs. But then GoG game sales happened. See there you go, go get your pitchforks and blame Gog, it aint my fault honest!  

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    1. T Wrecks

      T Wrecks

      What did you get? Just so we know which game(s) to hate. *:kitty:

  9. sad to see your message  but understand why

  10. @Haljackey what do you think of this 

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  12. I have a terrible feeling about the Greece-Turkey relationship and the crisis in Aegean Sea.

  13. hello, i need your help, i made a 3d model in seketchup, i export the model in 3Ds, but when importing the model in Gmax BAT i throw error and it closes. 

    please help me. can i send you the 3Ds file so ou can try to pass it to BAT? or the sketchup file so you can tell an expert modeler to fix it and pass it to me. PLEASE and Thanks

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    2. lmca9000

      lmca9000

      @JP Schriefer ill try that.  Thank you

       

       

    3. lmca9000

      lmca9000

      @JP Schrieferit still does not work :( 

    4. Cyclone Boom

      Cyclone Boom

      Thanks for asking and also starting a forum topic. I'm personally not at all familiar with 3D modelling, so I'm really unsure what to suggest. I hope you find a solution to the problem. *:)

  14. I've caught BSOD, lol

  15. *trying to establish BAT4Max v.5*

  16. Give something to the community and get praised; ask the community for something and get no response; why does this happen to me so often?

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    2. matias93

      matias93

      maybe you are showing things you want to be commented about on somewhat hidden places? At least I have found your profile entries almost by casuality, checking profiles of interesting people on the forums, and many times they are somewhat old when I find them (yours and by other people), so I shy away from bumping them, assuming that the time to comment has passed.

      About the tooth thing, did your dentist say something about the overall health of them? Because if it was a problem with only one tooth, then there is not much more to do, but if there is some general issue, he or she should give you directions on some treatment. I'm somewhat familiarised with this because my uncle, even being very careful of his bucal hygiene, has very fragile maxilar bones, so their teeth fall off easily. I know this is not the case with you, but is just to make clear that there exist some (albeit unusual) causes for general tooth decay, that your dentist should be able to identify and treat.

      Whatever it be, I hope the results will be for the better and that you could be more relaxed about your health.

      (oh, and about the blender models, if you liked the program just bring the models up, the one on your profile is really great!)

    3. Ganaram Inukshuk

      Ganaram Inukshuk

      It was on the ST Discord where I kept being left out, the issue is isolated to that one single tooth (it was a root canal, now it's busted), except for one tooth that needs a crown, all my other teeth are fine, and I've had the idea of modeling an entire freeway, but I've hit an art block on what to model and being so busy with assignments ain't really helping.

    4. matias93

      matias93

      First, I'm glad the problem is indeed isolated!

      And about making just a tiny bit of the highway, I really like it; if you had done the entire thing, the earth crumbles at the bottom would have been invisible, and IMHO, they are what completes that model.

       

  17. Just doodling with some names for my future CJ. 

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  18. I have been a SimCity fan ever since it started. I currently have all the SimCity games and XL Cities. The games are really moving into realism. 

  19. Started a New City called north Kensington

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  20. Well, the one thing that I've had dreams about finally happened: I cracked my tooth. Time to disappear again.

    1. catty-cb

      catty-cb

      Made my dentist very unhappy when that happened to me as I refused to get it fixed which would have been 1000s and insisted on having pulled out instead only cos me $200  :yes:

    2. Ganaram Inukshuk

      Ganaram Inukshuk

      The tooth was broken so bad, it was unsalvageable; the only course of action is to remove it entirely and replace it with an implant.

    3. catty-cb

      catty-cb

      Did that with one of my front teeth .... but the tooth I had pulled out was a back tooth so not noticeable

  21. 6 hours left to nominate and cast your vote for which SC3000 buildings will make it into SC4! Nominate and vote now here: 

    https://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/74741-SimCity-3000-birthday-bat-project/

  22. If it smells like poop everywhere you go, check your shoes before you start blaming.

  23. A View Of My Work In Progress Small Downtown

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  24. I thought I'd have enough time over the weekend for me to just think about nothing, but apparently not. 0_x

  25. Got Olympic fever again. Can I use that as an excuse to call in sick so I can watch the games?

  26. Fantasia Africa Free !

    This story, I wrote sometime ago. Due to the Photobucket bug this story became unreadable. Today the pictures and story restored newly released for viewing !

    Enjoy !

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    • Ganaram Inukshuk

      Spring break had better come soon; never mind having no time for my secondary hobbies, I'm just slowly getting tired of paperwork and chewing on broken teeth.
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    • Fantozzi  »  CorinaMarie

      deleted.
       
       
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      1. CorinaMarie

        I believe my reasoning is well stated in my post in that thread. *;)

        Allowing drama is not the intent of Simtropolis. The discussion (while perhaps entertaining to you) moved almost completely off of the original topic. It is not at this time permanently closed. Rather it is suspended for a little while.

        And no, moving that latter conversation to my status feed isn't going to work either. *:P

      2. Fantozzi

        Not shure how to read the last sentence, if it's directed in my way as it seems you know my motivations better than me. Would a pm have been the better choice? Should I remove my message here and send it as a pm to you? Or should I open a new topic in the forums? Or something else maybe? What would be the proper way to adress my opinion about you closing this thread? Thank you.

      3. CorinaMarie

        To clarify my last sentence: It is my perception of what could happen by including the @ mentions which might prompt a continued discussion of the off topic portion of the thread in question. By necessity, Simtropolis is not a democracy. As staff we try to find the right balance between open discussion and moderation of non-productive conversation. Obviously, we cannot please everyone.

        In this case I believe a PM would have been sufficient to express your opinion. That could have been sent to me only or include @Cyclone Boom or sent to CB without me being included. At this point a PM to me is not necessary as I've stated my viewpoint here. My decision to temporarily close the thread for a time out will not be reversed. When it does re-open we will continue to monitor it and see how it goes.

      4. Fantozzi

        Anyway deleted. I agree, a PM would have been the better option to prevent the primary debate moving over here.

        But I must confess, lately I'm getting a little bit tired. There is almost no playground left, only law and order and justice fills the minds of the people. One has the see, in great parts, forums are ruled by moderators. The only unlimited game is: people ask, moderators respond. Communication is already very ritualized this way. It's quite annoying if every action is driven by the question - is it allowed or not, is it wrong or right. Can I post this, should I post that?

        You'd call it drama? I'd prefer to call it a game. But actually - a drama is a play, some sort of game. What, if you try to see it with my eyes - more some kind of comedy?  A tragicomedy perhaps?

        But if Simtropolis is no stage, no playground at all but instead all serious business, some kind of job - a school you have to learn the rules, I have to confess, I'm too old and tired to want to join class for you being my teacher.

        My very personal impression is - this moderator job doesn't do good to everyone. Some children act quite authoritan while entering the stage. Well but maybe even this is "As you like it". 

         

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    • SpookieGames

      Hi guyz
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    • adsii1970

      I think I broke something in STEX! It still has that new car smell and I've not even spilled anything on the carpet yet, but there it is!

      · 2 Replies
      1. Cyclone Boom

        Please see my reply here for an update on this sitewide error. I've never seen it before personally, and it sure is a strange one. Often these descriptions are very generic for a range of causes, so don't worry you've not been suspended or anything of the kind. *;)

        Were STEX files downloading fine previously before you noticed this? Any slowdowns or errors in the lead-up by chance, or did it just implode all of a sudden?

      2. adsii1970

        @Cyclone Boom: Just to warn you, if there is a way to break the forum or have strange results happen, then I am your man to cause them! *:P

        Anyhow, I thought I had exceeded the limit of files I could download in a 24 hour period. I was able to get all the PegProductions downloads I used in the past - close to 100 files, give or take, before I got the message. I had been downloading files for about thirty minutes before I received this error.

        Up until that point, I was able to download files without any problems in spite of the banner warning me of impending doom...

        Edit: Nice to know I haven't been suspended or sanctioned...

    • adsii1970

      Wow... so... this is nice to see this community growing in spite of SimCity 4 being unsupported by Maxis (ElectricArts). I'm not too sure what to say other than I am overwhelmed and saddened by a few things, though...
      @A Nonny Moose: Back when I was a regular forum member who visited frequently, he was a dear friend and contributor. We did, on occasion, exchange emails and he helped me get into modding with SimCity 4. It saddens me to see he's gone but warms my heart to see so many people have missed him, too.
      Pegasus Productions: What happened? I've seen hints, insinuations, and all about something big that happened... but don't know what happened. Being gone from this forum for so long, I feel that I've missed so much! I have seen that PegProductions are still on the STEX but see the warning, "this is no longer supported..." Are they still safe (and reasonably stable) for me to use?
      STEX Collections: How can I go about getting vols. 1 and 2? I will be making a donation before the end of the month. (Never mind, I just re-read through that page of the forum). When the 2018 disc comes out, will all I need to do is donate another $35 for it?
      · 4 Replies
      1. catty-cb

        Pegasus Productions which was also the SimPeg Website ran into technical difficulties a couple of years ago, Pegasus made the decision to close SimPeg rather than fix or recreate it, but did give permission for those files on the STEX to stay but there is no one left to fix them if anyone has any problems with them, if you remember Paeng who was an administrator over at SimPeg he no longer plays SC4 .... you can find him over on the Banished websites these days but before he left the community he entrusted all his SC4 files and anything he was able to save from SimPeg to me.

        In slowtime those files are slowly making their way onto the STEX, but in the meantime they can be found over here on my site.

        https://city-builders.info/cb-exchange?folder=Paengs%2BScrabble%2BBox

      2. adsii1970

        @catty-cb: Thanks for the information! That's funny... I play a lot of Banished, too... never thought much about anyone else from the old forum days being over on the Banished sites... Not that I am going to abandon the forum here at all. I've just come back and hope to start contributing again... *:)

        It's nice to know that you're continuing the legacy of all that great work. Sadly, the DVD I stored all my old SimCity4 files on was lost during my great purge of 2016 - when I thought I was going to remain a diehard Cities:Skylines fanatic. But to be honest with you, each update has made the game even slower on my PC. And the newer update is going to require a new video card and more RAM. The RAM isn't a problem...

         

      3. catty-cb

        Quote

        That's funny... I play a lot of Banished, too... never thought much about anyone else from the old forum days being over on the Banished sites

        Some of us still use the same name over on the Banished sites, but others seem to have decided to have a name change as well when they changed games so if you ever see Purringcat over on the sites say hello as here you would know them as Couchpotato  :8)

      4. adsii1970

        Quote

        Some of us still use the same name over on the Banished sites, but others seem to have decided to have a name change as well when they changed games so if you ever see Purringcat over on the sites say hello as here you would know them as Couchpotato

        That's nice to know. Normally, I just do the whole "guest" thing unless it is a forum I plan to join. CivFanatics is another one I belong to... and I think my username is adsii... for now. But I plan on changing it soonTM

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    • adsii1970

      After a brief haietus from SimCity4, I have returned...
      I've also changed my user name from adsii to adsii1970 to reflect my desire to have a unified on-line presence. You can also find me on Steam and Kerbal Space Program using the same user name. 
      · 13 Replies
      1. adsii1970

        Ok, last night, I reactivated my forum stuff, I installed SimCity 4 Deluxe from my ORIGINAL CDs... and it will not run on Windows 10.  Now for diagnostics! *:???:

      2. CorinaMarie

        There's a great answer in this thread: Using original CDs on Windows 10

        *:P

      3. adsii1970

        @CorinaMarie: Just go ahead and call me a goober (second award). Saw that thread after being referred to it. Now have it through Steam. Haven't had a chance to play in it. Been trying to download those old mods and lots I loved so much.

      4. CorinaMarie

        You saw it after being referred to it? :ooh: I kind of assumed you were aware of it when you created the thread. *:P

      5. adsii1970

        Hehehe... there goes my old age again... *:party:

        For some reason, I thought you were referring to this thread:

        Which was pointed out to me by rsc204 on the thread I started. Like I said, I considered all the options and decided to go ahead and just buy it through Steam. Seemed the safest way to do it without compromising Windows 10. I use the same computer for gaming and work (I use SPSS software and it needs the high processor speed) and cannot risk compromising my data sets. *;)

         

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    • Glenni

      So I was supposed to finish my BATs. But then GoG game sales happened. See there you go, go get your pitchforks and blame Gog, it aint my fault honest!  

      · 1 Reply
      1. T Wrecks

        What did you get? Just so we know which game(s) to hate. *:kitty:

    • catty-cb  »  mattb325

      sad to see your message  but understand why
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      @Haljackey what do you think of this 

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      I have a terrible feeling about the Greece-Turkey relationship and the crisis in Aegean Sea.
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