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Extraordinarily Bland Lots?

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I joined the forum awhile back, it's good to be back! Anyways, I have had some free time recently and so I've just completed my installation of Sim City 4: Deluxe Edition. As recommended, I have patched the game with EP1 and the BAT Update for Nightlighting; the game is now version 1.1.640. I have also installed the computer running Windows 7 and I have encountered no apparent stability issues so far. However, it would seem that the low wealth residential lots are extraordinarily bland - there is only a single house and grass for most if not all of the homes. If memory recalls, when I played the vanilla un-modded game, there were at least some fences and other minor details. I am certain some has gone awry; I'm simply not sure what has gone wrong. I realize the in-default houses by Maxis repeat often and aren't too interesting, but it's really truly too bland.

Now, I have downloaded plugins, but I have removed them from the folder and tried running the game to see if the problem would be fixed. The problem still remains. I realize this may be a difficult problem to diagnose without pictures, so if anyone needs some images I'll be glad to post them. If anyone can point me in the right direction without any images though, that'd be great too.

Thanks for the help all.

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You forgot to set the settings to detail, that's all. You have to do this after installing the game and downloading the updates....everytime.... ;)


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  • Ah, thank you! A beginner's mistake - I hadn't gone through all the settings after the update, only after original install.

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