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7 hours ago, Photovoltaic Array said:

@catty-cb if it helps, at least the Plymouth Arco has been made for SimMars, if you're willing to download it and extract the files from there. 

Tend to build cities with a lot of greenery so don't really like the look of either Plymouth or Darco they are too dark and alien looking

-catty

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thank you for this project   I never played SC3000 and from all the pics I can definitely see the roots of SC4 so it is an excellent way to commemorate SC3000's 19th birthday by bringing the best from that game into SC4    can't wait to see them

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  • I'm happy to announce that we have @Diego Del Llano and @Jasoncw joining as BATers! (Jason under reserve due to his busy schedule but fingers crossed we can work something out)

    This has just gotten more exciting :D

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  • 21 minutes ago, Prophet42 said:

    Great idea @andisart!  Can't wait to see all the great BATs for SC4 coming out of this!  I voted for my three.*:thumb:

    :D me too, looking forward to see them! 

    Btw: you can upvote as many as you like, it's the nominations that are limited to three. So if you want to post a building to nominate it, then you can post three images. Upvoting has no limitations :)

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    5 hours ago, Photovoltaic Array said:

    WAIT A SECOND I MISREAD AGAIN I am slow tonight, forgive me. 

    @JP Schriefer I will PM you the screenshots in a bit, give me a few minutes to take big reference ones from all four directions. 

    Little hint: KOSC is a really talented lotter and texture creator, but he doesn't model buildings. Save from some specific people, most content creators on the community focus on just one area.

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    20 hours ago, Belfastsocrates said:

    I'd love to see a nice modern/HD version of Bluerise Plaza

    [PIC]

    Yeah well, this remake for SC4 is pretty aged nowadays, too...

    [This is just a comment and not a vote in any way, just to avoid confusion!]

    May I suggest Bradbury Building?

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  • 3 hours ago, T Wrecks said:

    Yeah well, this remake for SC4 is pretty aged nowadays, too...

    [This is just a comment and not a vote in any way, just to avoid confusion!]

    May I suggest Bradbury Building?

    For a proper nomination please post a picture of those buildings from SC3000 if you have, if not let me know I can see if I can extract them from the game.

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    Just three? So many great buildings in this game I dreamed of to come to life in a more isometric or maybe even skylines 3D view. I have two I would like at the moment but can't figure out how to find screenshots from my 3000 game. Can anyone help?

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