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Some basic questions about download lots

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I haven't been playing the game very long and don't have a lot of custom content basically because I don't know what it all means so if some one could just explain.

What does growable mean?

What does RCI ploppable mean ?

What is the differance between a bat and a lot?

Sorry to be thick but it just seems that it's all assumed knowledge.

Thanks

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Well, if you had checked the important threads pinned to the top of this very forum section, you would have seen Boggy1's Quick Guide to All Things Custom Content, which should answer most of your questions.

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  • Ok thank, I had been looking in the wrong place (omibus). You were new to the site once too, try remembering that when you reply to peoples posts.

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    Originally posted by: beevis

    I haven't been playing the game very long and don't have a lot of custom content basically because I don't know what it all means so if some one could just explain.

    What does growable mean?

    What does RCI ploppable mean ?

    What is the differance between a bat and a lot?

    Sorry to be thick but it just seems that it's all assumed knowledge.

    Thanks

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    You should have gotten some of this by now, but here goes.

    Growable means a lot that will be placed by the simulator

    Ploppable means a lot you pick off a menu and place yourself (plop).

    RCI Ploppable is a ploppable that has features of a growable, like Sims presence.  Usually a BAT or a Lot that has been massaged by a program such as the ilive reader.  If you are good with this program, you can create a Lot.

    A BAT lot contains a model built in the BAT, a descriptor file that defines the game characteristics and a lot file that combines these using pointers.  All three must be present in your plugins for it to work.  They can be combined into a DAT file for convenience.

    A lot is produced either by Maxis as part of the game or by use of the Lot Editor.  If it is not also a BAT, it stands alone.

    So there you are, and I hope this is more helpful.

    Oh, and BAT is the Building Architect Tool.

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