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    • By T Wrecks
      INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION MOD
       
      Nova Energetics by HunD88
       
      1 - INTRODUCTION/OVERVIEW
       
      Ok, as the conclusion of this IRM upload series draws closer, we get to the somewhat more interesting lotting projects...
      The 39th and next-to-last upload in this series, Nova Energetics by HunD88, suggested itself for a combination with a well-known Maxis high-tech industry buildings because it was so similar in colour that I simply had to try creating what would hopefully look like one coherent complex. As you can see on the screenshots, I made two standalone lots as well as four complex lots with the main building and either one or two outbuildings.
      I remember lotting this one was fun, and I tried to make the lots very individual in character. The big 5x5, for example, features a stone wall topped with a chainlink fence around the outbuildings and has a certain "high-security-do-not-enter" vibe to it - we can imagine that the blue thingamabobs are some dangerous high-voltage switchgear stuff. Other lots are much more open, and feature various characteristics (trucks, cargo crates, propane tanks, parking lots, footpaths, fences) to varying degrees. I hope you'll like at least some of them and they won't look too repetitive. Needless to say, prop families were also used extensively once again to offer the best variation possible.
      Since all Maxis lots contained in the IRM Base Pack could optionally be used with toroca's Industrial Jobs Quadrupler, this download is offered in two versions: a regular one for those who prefer the default job numbers, and a quadrupler-compatible version for those who prefer using the modified stats.
      The .sc4desc files for the regular version will look like this: IRM_[Filename].sc4desc
      The .sc4desc files for the quadrupler version will look like this: IRM_[Filename]_x4.sc4desc
      After downloading, simply delete the file of the version you don't want to use. If you leave both in your plugins, the quadrupler version will most probably override the default version.
      The default version of the building will provide 50/70/90 I-HT jobs, the quadrupler version 200/280/360 I-HT jobs.
      The following lots are included in this download:
      3x4, Stage 2 (Nova Energetics 1) 5x3, Stage 2 (Nova Energetics 1) 4x5, Stage 3 (Nova Energetics 2) 5x4, Stage 3 (Nova Energetics 2) 5x5, Stage 3 (Nova Energetics 3) 6x5, Stage 3 (Nova Energetics 3) For those of you who like to play with day and night view, the building used on this lot is compatible with the following night light mode(s):
      Maxis Night with gradual day/night cycle: YES Maxis Night with static day or night: YES DarkNite* with static day or night: YES *DarkNite requires SimFox' Day and Nite Modd (or a similar darkening mod) to be installed in your plugins. 

      2 - USE
       
      If you extract this archive to your root plugins folder, it should create a folder IRM\IRM Expansion\[NAME OF BAT], where [NAME OF BAT] represents the name of this download item. Within that folder, you will find all the game-relevant files and a sub-folder containing the HTML readme and some screenshot(s).
       
      If you no longer wish to use this download, proceed as follows:
      Bulldoze all lots pertaining to this download Save all the cities and exit the game when you're done bulldozing Remove the associated files from your plugins folder Hint: Just to be sure, I recommend moving the undesired files somewhere else and doing some checks before you delete them permanently. This way, if it turns out you forgot to bulldoze something, you can add it back in temporarily until you're done.
       
       
      3 - DEPENDENCIES
       
      IRM Base Pack with all its dependencies - while these lots will technically work, they are meant to tie into the IRM. They may look out of place and show unexpected behaviour if used independently. Since this is an extension to the IRM, all the dependencies of the original pack still apply. If you have them in place, you can download every single growable IRM and IRM W2W lot I have ever made and will never have to download any additional packs for props and textures used on the lot. Nova Energetics - you'll also need the original upload of the BAT to see the building(s). Only the .sc4model file is required. NOTE: For any dependency hosted at SC4Devotion (SC4D in short), you must be registered on that site and logged into the site's download area, the BSC File Exchange, in order to see the download button. Please bear in mind that there are separate logins for the forums and for the file exchange. For those of you who may still be unfamiliar with the site: SC4D is another major SimCity community with lots of unique content, so you will not regret making an account there.
       
      RECOMMENDED DOWNLOADS
      Industrial Revolution Mod I-D Addon Set 1 for more I-D mech & out lots Industrial Revolution Mod I-M Addon Set 1 for more I-M mech & out lots Industrial Revolution Mod I-D Filler Set 1 to dress up I-D areas to your liking using ploppable fillers Industrial Revolution Mod I-M Filler Set 1 to dress up I-M areas to your liking using ploppable fillers Industrial Revolution Mod I-HT Filler Set 1 to dress up I-HT areas to your liking using ploppable fillers Heretic IRM Fillers - Diagonal Walls Expansion by Tyberius06 for more options to avoid ugly zigzag lines at diagonal walls Industrial Revolution Mod - Logistic Filler Set 1 by kingofsimcity for some realistic, high-definition truck parking to add around your industrial facilities  
      4 - FINAL WORDS
       
      Credits for this BAT go to HunD88!
       
      T Wrecks, June 10, 2018
    • By tariely
      Tariel-Villavicencio Chateau-Beynac Grand Cru 7x6 Grow
      I like good wine (that’s “Grand Cru” meaning in French). So here’s a vineyard, relotted from Villavicencio’s creation.
      The lot is IR stage 2 (agro-industry) and Grow only [cheat lotplop to the rescue !].  It can be extended with more vineywards on two sides at your leisure.
      You can check Villavicencio’s content on the STEX.
      A list of deps is in the folder (updated from the original !)
      Many thanks to my technical gurus, Rsc204, Kosc and Dreadnought. And especially Rivit, who lighted my SC4world and is always generously ready to help. And the guys and gals on the forums (Twalsh, Matias93, Fantozzi, Catty-cb, Corinamarie…). We need help when we begin peeking under the hood of SC4. That the community is always there for us noobies is a constant and pleasant reassurance. General warnings :
      General warnings :
      (1) This is for SC4 Rush Hour.
      (2) I play with NAM36, RRW-EU selection (it shouldn’t interfere here, but you never know !)
      (3) I also play with Twrecks Maxis HD Tree Replacement (if you don’t use it, your trees might look a bit different ; perhaps you should use it,,,)
       (4) I play Nights. Hence the included RVT zNightLighting. Depending on your using or not a Light Replacement Mod, the lighting will be slightly different, but There Will Be Light. If you don’t want it, you can either tweak my lights in the Lot Editor or get rid of them entirely.
      (5) I like trees. I make intensive use of trees. Especially Girafe tree collection on the LEX ; so here’s a link, once for all ; just follow it into the woods.
       
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