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    • Dirktator

      Got the wrong discs? Or didn't receive them in the mail?   06/20/2018

      For those who opted for physical discs -- if you donated between April - June and you received the WRONG discs or NO discs in the mail, please email stexcd@simtropolis.com and include your donation info such as Paypal transaction ID and we will get this rectified!
    • CorinaMarie

      Outages - STEX re-available to guests :)   09/21/2018

      Update: 25 Sept, 2018 @ 18:57 EDT With the success of Dirk's server tweaks we have now brought the STEX back online for guests. Their download speed will be unchanged from 500 kB/s, but we are temporarily adding a 10 second delay as well as one download at a time allowed. The 20 downloads per day limit will remain the same as it's always been. We'll see how this test goes and if successful then bring the Gallery back and later remove the additional temporary restrictions we've imposed for downloads. Update: 25 Sept, 2018 @ 13:20 EDT Dirktator our Webmaster has adjusted the site's server configuration in attempt to resolve the degraded performance. Should this provide a notable improvement, we will attempt to bring the STEX fully back online later this evening and see how it goes. Here's hoping! For now the STEX remains online to members only with the same download throttling in place. Update: 25 Sept, 2018 @ 08:00 EDT As previously mentioned we are temporarily adding a few limits for member downloads. Transfer speed will be dropped to 1,024 kB/s (previously 2,048 kB/s), one download at a time (previously unlimited simultaneous downloads), and a 10 second delay before the download starts (previously a zero second delay). Again, these are temporary measures we are taking in the hopes that it will keep the site from going totally offline. Update: 25 Sept, 2018 @ 07:15 EDT The site went totally unresponsive twice overnight. Cyclone Boom was able to get us going again. The underlying server issue is still eluding us. We will need to go the other direction in an attempt to balance member access to the STEX while not losing the site altogether. This means the planned reopening of the STEX for guest downloads will be postponed and we may need to place some temporary limits on members such as reducing the file transfer speed, the number of simultaneous downloads, and a short waiting time before the download starts. To be honest, this really sucks. On the other hand, any usable access to the files will be better than none at all. We appreciate everyone's patience while we struggle with these problems. Update: 24 Sept, 2018 @ 21:00 EDT All seems to still be working with quick response times. As mentioned below we will continue this test until tomorrow evening before adding guests back to the settings. Tis now my bedtime so please don't break anything while I sleep. But, if anything seems wacky, please post in the ST Bugs Thread. Update: 24 Sept, 2018 @ 19:45 EDT We've been up for one hour with this STEX test and so far server loads are looking good, page load times seem normal, and avatar hover overs are mostly zippy fast. The plan is to run with this configuration until tomorrow evening to give us plenty of time to see if the site stays responsive before we add the STEX access back for guests. (Rest assured, dear guests, we are not trying to force you to join ST. It's just that we have to figure out what has been causing the site to totally crash.) Update: 24 Sept, 2018 @ 18:41 EDT We've brought the STEX back online for members only as our next test. This test might also overload the site as there is some underlying bug which we have not yet identified. Both Cyclone Boom and I are here to keep an eye on the performance. Should ST get overloaded and go down you will first start seeing long page load times and eventually 522/524 errors from Cloudflare. At that point CB will work his magic and then you'll start seeing a 403 Forbidden error. (This means all access is blocked so the site can re-recover.) And then in about 10-15 minutes we'll bring it back without the STEX again should this bad stuff happen causing the aforementioned site crash. See also: My initial Bugs Thread post and CB's recent post there saying we are up in test mode for members. Update: 23 Sept, 2018 @ 22:22 EDT The site stayed up a wee bit longer, but still succumbed to whatever is causing the trouble. At this point we are taking the STEX and the Gallery offline, but will try to keep the forums going. Update: 23 Sept, 2018 @ 18:59 EDT Cyclone Boom has optimized all database tables which is sort of like defragmenting a hard drive. We've brought the site back online and are hoping it helps with the problems. The previous message (below) still applies until we are sure everything is fixed. Previous message: Simtropolis is experiencing random spikes of heavy server load and excessive lag to the point the whole site becomes unresponsive. We've been taking it offline to let it catch up with the load and then bringing it back. This is the best stop gap measure we have at the moment. If you are creating a new topic or post I suggest making a copy and paste to a text editor before clicking the submit button as we can't be sure it won't go offline at the wrong moment for you.
    • CorinaMarie

      A Separate Bug   09/24/2018

      We are also having trouble with the Contact Us thinger. I do receive them (and they come to me as an email), but now when I reply they immediately bounce back. This could be due to peeps providing invalid email addresses or it could be an actual problem. I do reply to all of them so if you don't get a response within 24 hours you might consider sending me a private message here on ST instead. -Cori (PM me here.)

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  1. Today
  2. WZ Windmill "Hof Bucken"

    Great job! Nice to get something different for the city. Are you able to do different versions of windmills for a variety? Again, great work!
  3. SM2 Billboards Pack Vol1

    Version 1.0.0


    SM2 Billboards Pack Vol1 12 different large billboards all nitelited and ready to spice up your cities. This pack consists of 3 pairs of lots each one with its own easy to follow icon. Each lot will drop 1 of 6 possible billboards. For a total of 12 different props Vol1 Amazon - Apple - Audi - BMW - Cocacola - Ford Vol2 Google - Jackpot - Pepsi - Samsung - Skittle - Volvo SM2 BB Vol1 and Vol2 -- no base texture, perfect for rural areas and MMP usage SM2 BB SBC Vol1 and Vol2 (Sound Barrier Compatible) also no base texture. dress it with MMP if you wish SM2 BB WB Vol1 and Vol2 (With Base) Perfect for inner city areas where a parking lot blends in. They all required power but no water. Plop Cost 10 Bulldoze cost 0 Maintenance cost 0 All of them will give 250 CAP relief on all 3 residential wealth's. Also a bit of mayor and landmark effect. You will find them in the park menu. NO dependencies! Keep plopping until you get the desired billboard! Have fun Simmer2 For the set that is Sound Barrier Compatible you will need my https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/32025-sm2-concrete-sound-barriers/
  4. Yesterday
  5. WZ Coal Powerplant

    Excellent, done a nice job on BATting. Useful lot, will surely use it! Thnx. mrb
  6. Small Graveyards

    T'was about time that someone made some more small cemetaries (graveyaeds), been waiting for this for long. Nice little lots, well done. Thank you mrb
  7. SM2 Tetradyne Data Center

    Very cool design! Lovely work.
  8. WZ Coal Powerplant

    Another lovely release
  9. SC4 Brazil - Pack of Brazilian condos by Garoudwolf

    Nope the buildings only use standard Maxis props
  10. Duco Dutch Historical Blocks

    Version 1.0.0


    This is Duco Dutch Block, the historical Set. After the Dutch houses and the Red Roof set, probably a logical step. 8 Blocks to give your city a Dutch look. I have used some dependencies, and although I think most of them are not unknown, I’ve listed each building separately, for the obvious reason that you don’t have to download a dependencies if you don’t want block 6 J. You can delete the files you don’t want based on the picture with numbers. please note that the thing I did here, was plopping all kind of things in certain places. All these things are made by others. As far as I understand, these blocks does nothing else than standing were you plop them. Hope you like it. Dependencies: BSC Textures Vol2 BSC Textures Vol3 Paeng Texture pack 104 BSC Mega props Misc vol1 Neko Prop set 2 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega pack Was NL Props     WMP Fence Wall Props Duco His Blok (1 - 5) Paeng Texture Pack 104 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Was NL Props Duco His Blok 6 BSC Textures Vol2 Paeng Textures Vol104 BSC Mega props Misc Vol1 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Neko Prop set Was NL props Vol 1 WMP Fence wall Props Duco Stadhuis BSC Texture Pack Cycledog Vol1 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Duco School Paeng texture pack 104 BSC Textures Vol3 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Was NL Props
  11. Duco Red Roof Blocks

    Version 1.0.0


    This is Duco Dutch Blocks, the Red Roof Set. After the Dutch houses and the ‘normal’ Red Roof set, probably a logical step. 8 Blocks to give your city a Dutch look. I have used some dependencies, and although I think most of them are not unknown, I’ve listed each building separately, for the obvious reason that you don’t have to download a bunch of dependencies if you only want block 4 . You can delete the files you don’t want based on the picture with numbers. please note that the thing I did here, was plopping all kind of things in certain places. All these things are made by others. As far as I understand, this building does nothing else than standing were you plop it. Hope you like them. Dependencies: BSC Textures Vol1 BSC Textures Vol2 BSC Textures Vol3 BSC Texture Pack Cycledog V1 Paeng Textures Vol1.04 Blam FC Garden and Plaza Props V1 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack SFBT Essentials SFBT Playground props Dutch prop Pack 1.1 RLM Fence props Murimk Props Vol2 Neko Prop set 2 BSC Mega props DAE Vol1 BSC Mega props Misc Vol1 WMP Fence Wall props Duco blok 1.2 BSC Textures Vol1 BSC Textures Vol2 BSC Textures Vol3 Blam FC Garden and Plaza Props 1 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack RLM Props SFBT Essentials Was NL Props V1 Duco blok 1.3 BSC Textures Vol1 BSC Textures Vol2 BSC TexturesVol 3 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack RLM Props SFBT Essentials was nl props wmp fence wall props Duco Blok 2 BSC Textures Vol 1 BSC Textures Vol 2 BSC Mega Props DAE Vol 1 BSC Mega Props Misc Vol 1 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Neko Prop Set 2 SFBT Essentials Was NL Props WMP Fence Wall Props Duco Blok 3 BSC Textures Vol 1 Paeng Texture Pack V104 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Murmik Props V2 RLM Props Was NL Props Duco Blok 4 BSC Texture pack Cycledog Vol1 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Was NL Props Duco flat 1 BSC Textures Vol1 BSC Textures Vol2 BSC Textures Vol3 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Murimk Props V2 Neko Prop Set 2 Was NL Props Duco flat 1.2 BSC Textures Vol2 BSC Texture Pack Cycledogg V1 BSC Mega Props DAE vol1 DAE Mega Props Misc Vol1 Haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Neko Prop Set V2 SFBT spielplatz props Was NL Props Duco flat 2.2 BSC Textures Vol2 BSC Texture Pack Cycledogg V1 Paeng Texture Pack 104 haarlemmergold Dutch Mega Pack Neko prop set Was nl props
  12. Small Graveyards

    Version 1


    Short description Not every community needs a large graveyard. Some small, remote villages in rural or mountaineous areas can deal with just a small one. I haven’t found any small graveyard plugins on the internet so far, so I just made myself some. They have a small but notable positive impact on their environment due to the small park effect, and they slightly raise mayor rating. Contrarily to the default Maxis graveyards, you can build as many of these small graveyards as you want, but they charge monthly maintenance cost. These graveyards are located in the Rewards menu. For further information, please refer to the Readme in the download. Available languages: English, German Dependencies: Various trees by Girafe: These plugins contain some mayor mode ploppable trees. BSC – VIP Girafe Beeches: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2995 BSC – VIP Girafe Elms: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3347 BSC – VIP Girafe Birches: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2620 BSC – VIP Girafe Ashes: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2854 BSC – VIP Girafe Rowan Trees: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3244 BSC – VIP Girafe Lindens: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2869 Historic Harbor: contains a lot of props and lots, but you only need one file: Fence – Iron Small.dat Various prop/texture packages: These just contain props or textures and no lots. BSC Mega Props – SG Vol 1: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=746 BSC Textures Vol 3: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1806 SFBT Essentials: (In both cases, following the link will automatically trigger the download.) Windows: http://www.simcityplaza.de/index.php/props-und-texturen/essentials?download=162:sfbt-essentials-dezember-2015-(windows) Mac: http://www.simcityplaza.de/index.php/props-und-texturen/essentials?download=161:sfbt-essentials-dezember-2015-(mac)
  13. WZ Coal Powerplant

    thank you another lot with lots of details and looks to be TE for that rail spur too
  14. WZ Windmill "Hof Bucken"

    thank you for this bit of country charm
  15. WZ Plumbing Shop

    thank you very nice little business with lots of detail
  16. TL-DM_NEXIS Waterfront Modular Promenade & Parks

    thank you for putting all these excellent props and textures together so beautifully
  17. SC4 Brazil - Pack of Brazilian condos by Garoudwolf

    Do these require any dependencies?
  18. WZ Tire Recycling

    thank you looks good and very useful too!
  19. WZ Coal Powerplant

    Version 1.0.0


    A coal power plant of the 20th century. 5x5 Dependencies: none
  20. Last week
  21. SM2 Tetradyne Data Center

    Really nice and unique building! Thanks for sharing it! - Tyberius
  22. SC4 Launcher

    Awesome! A must have!
  23. SM2 Tetradyne Data Center

    Version 1.0.0


    SM2 Tetradyne Data Center. A futuristic building built specifically to house banks of servers for data storage. Lot size 6x6 Plop cost 40,000 Bulldoze cost 15,000 Water consumed 40 Power consumed 62 Provides 160 CO$$$ high wealth jobs You will find it under the Landmark menu. Dependencies BSC - VIP girafe carpack vol. 1 & 2 http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2821 SP SuperSHK MEGA Textures https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31006-supershk-mega-parking-textures/ Have fun Simmer2
  24. SM2 Yorkdale GLR station

    Usefull little station to our busy networks! Thanks for sharing it! This shelter just like your previous ones is really nice! - Tyberius
  25. SM2 Yorkdale GLR station

    Version 1.0.0


    SM2 Yorkdale GLR station This is a small GLR station, perfect for those tight places. It also acts as a parking lot and a bus station. Lot size 3X2 Plop cost 1500 Capacity 25000 Dependencies SM2 Mega Prop Pack Vol1 http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3640 SM2 Mega Prop Pack Vol2 http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3645 BSC - VIP girafe carpack vol. 1 & 2 http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2821 SM2 Glendale GLR Station https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/32490-sm2-glendale-glr-station/ SP SuperSHK MEGA Textures https://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/31006-supershk-mega-parking-textures/ Simmer2
  26. WZ Windmill "Hof Bucken"

    Version 1.0.2


    "Hof Bucken" A North German or Danish farm with windmill. Freshly thatched roofs, a clean yard and sheep under the apple tree make the idyll complete. So that the miller not only drinks beer, the whole thing is a waterworks. 3x3 lot Dependencies: none
  27. Rail Traffic Controllers

    Has anybody ever managed to get these to work? no matter what way I plop them, automata of the blocked type just passes straight through... I have the rh (American) version installed with RH automata? Great idea, but doesn't seem to work for me which is a shame
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    • RRetail

      So, I guess it is ok to add an upload now?
      · 2 Replies
      1. RRetail

        Don''t expect anything from me until tomorrow.

      2. Cyclone Boom

        Yes, the STEX is now open and available, so feel free to upload whenever you'd like. *:)

        Following a few adjustments made to the server, there should be improved site performance and therefore we've made the exchange online to guests again. They now have slightly tighter restrictions on their download rates, and likewise for members including with a 10 second wait time before downloading. These are temporary measures to ease load back on the server, and the plan is to progressively lift these once further fine-tuning has been completed at the server side.

        We'll continue keeping the active announcement updated with the latest developments.

    • kschmidt

      Last CJ of Mayon Province for this year Mont Real Post 76´ CJ is out !
      · 0 Replies
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    • Davipeter16

      Can someone help me to download the new version of SimCity 4?
      I need to install NAM 36
      · 1 Reply
      1. Cyclone Boom

        Hi Davipeter16, welcome to Simtropolis! *:)

        The newest version of SimCity 4 is the Deluxe Edition which includes the Rush Hour expansion pack. In terms of a download, it retails at online vendors including GOG and Steam. The former is the community recommended option. This comes fully patched being a digital edition without DRM, and will run on Windows 7 systems and above. It's also fully compatible with NAM 36.

        Should this be of interest, buying the game from this link provides ST a small sales commission from the purchase price.

        I hope this helps.

    • Rizal85

      Please help what hapend this situs??
      · 1 Reply
      1. CorinaMarie

        We are trying to fix it. *;)

        I'm updating this Announcement at each step we try.

        -Cori (replying as an admin)

    • RRetail

      Good to see Simtropolis working today. Maybe an upload is in order.  
      · 3 Replies
      1. RRetail

        Never mind about the upload. It appears STEX issues are occurring and adding files may not be such a good idea at this time.

      2. Cyclone Boom

        Sorry for the inconvenience. Following the recent server issues as detailed in the site Announcement and Bugs Thread, as per my reply here, we will shortly attempt to reopen the STEX to members only. This will hopefully not drag the site performance down until a time when the underlying issues can be fully resolved.

      3. RRetail

        @Cyclone Boom No problem. I appreciate the hard work you and the mods do keeping this site going.

        I just don't want to add anything until I know everything is good to go.

    • rbscott23  »  CorinaMarie

      Is downloadin' SimCity Mods such as the UdoN from the StexExchange out of the question?
      · 4 Replies
      1. CorinaMarie

        For now I'll have to say: Yes, it is out of the question. *:(

        During this painful time (and if other peeps read this) if someone has the file(s) you need and would be willing to share them via an off site method (such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.com) that will be acceptable without incurring the wrath of the ST staff. Once the issues with our site are fully resolved we could then hide any such posts (or edit out linkys to off site temporary downloads).

        For other peeps reading this, the most up to date info will be in this Announcement and for ongoing questions or observations it starts in this post in the ST Bugs thread.

        -Cori (replying as an admin)

      2. Haljackey


        Just want to chime in but don't want to add more headaches right now

        By lifting this, you are just referring to individual files for one building or whatever right, not whole plugins folders? May want to specify or else there could be some who exploit the loophole.


      3. CorinaMarie


        Yes, you are correct. This is a temporary thing for transferring a few STEX files back and forth between members. It is not to be construed as a free pass to share entire plugin folders. *;)


        Cyclone Boom dug up the files and we hope these are what you need:

        Also the PDF attached to the description is:

        The Google cached page is here should that be of any use to view details from the description. I've not a clue whether all files are required and in what combination, so you'll probably need to figure that out yourself.

      4. CorinaMarie


        We've had the STEX up for members only for an hour now and it seems to be doing ok. You should be able to get the file(s) you need directly from there, but I'll leave the above linkys just in case.

    • AsimPika3172

      This forum is now back online after 2 days offline because of server issue...
      · 1 Reply
      1. CorinaMarie

        And unfortunately we don't yet know the cause of our troubles so it may go wacky yet again. (See my announcement atop the forum lists.)

        I'm also considering deliberately taking us offline just prior to the start of the weekly backup in a few hours because if the site goes totally unresponsive I'm not able to restart it from that condition myself. (From a planned offline state I can bring the site back.)

    • RRetail

      Pet Supplies Plus is opening a store in the plaza next to my local Walmart. Guess what is coming in plaza pack three.
      · 0 Replies
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    • korver

      New True Earth update - The Andes. Check it out here:
      · 0 Replies
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    • RRetail

      Planning to do a plaza shops tomorrow and we will see what is next afterwards.
      · 4 Replies
      1. Evanjs

         Don’t take any offense by this but I’d like to see some bigger lots also with these Plaza sets like Marshall’s, Peebles, Homegoods, Ross Dress for less, and so on. But I’m sure what every you came up with will be great. thanks RR

      2. RRetail

        Those will most likely happen at some point, but I'm focusing on one plaza at a time.

      3. Evanjs

        Oh sorry was thinking you was doing a Walmart Plaza set. and I think most of these would work well\


      4. RRetail

        Those brands (except for Peebles) fit more into a new shopping center design with more individuality. 

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