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Where to get essential .bat files?

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  • While Simtropolis is down?  I downloaded a ton of stuff before this site went down, but apparantly missed some important bat packs...is there anywhere else to get the essentials?  Such as flower packs, etc?  I want all those pretty parks to work!

    Thanks!

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    i'm not too sure, you could try other websites but i doubt it. Until then you're in the same boat I am. Waiting patiently for the site to come up

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    The Exchange will only be down for a few days, please be patient, dirk is doing his best to get it back up as quickly as possible.

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    Originally posted by: smac0009 i'm not too sure, you could try other websites but i doubt it. Until then you're in the same boat I am. Waiting patiently for the site to come upquote>
    I had the misfortune of incredibly bad timing when I decided to start a new region that would be host to my CJ, when I had only a handful of bats, the day when Simtropolis went down. I waited the first day or so by finetuning my greyscale heightmapping skills. About two days ago I became too impatient with waiting and decided to start the region with some low importance areas hoping that the STEX would return quickly. And so I wait...

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  • I am being patient.  Just asking a question.

    I am new to this whole idea of modded files, even though I've had SimCity for a long time - so I downloaded like mad not knowing the site was going to go down.  It's unfortunate.  I was hoping the essentials would have been hosted somewhere else as well so I could grab them (had a hard time finding every essential I needed on this old site as well - it felt like they were hidden - I must be dense). 

    I guess I will keep checking back here.  Thank you.

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    A word of caution on downloaded stuff. Make a sandbox region and test each one. Do not shotgun them all into your plugins as it is possible for conflicts to arise.

    Have fun.

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    This is funny. I'm in the same boat. I stoppoed playing a long time ago, I just got burn out. During my off time I bought a new PC so I lost all the cool mods and lots that I had DL'ed before. Then last week I get this bad urge to play so I install the game and try to log on and the sitre is down.
    I am being patient because I know that Dirk and the rest of the admins are workin really hard to get everything back online but I am itching to get my hands on the STEX. I'm not good at all at making maps so I cant even paly around with that..lol..timimg it's everything.

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    Originally posted by: N_O_Body

    A word of caution on downloaded stuff. Make a sandbox region and test each one. Do not shotgun them all into your plugins as it is possible for conflicts to arise.

    Have fun.quote>

    Sound advice. I've even shot myself in the foot a few times by clumping all the bats/lots I have made together, only to find that buildings disappear, or randomly appear where they are not wanted! Makes things interesting. However, that's been cured by making sure that once I have tested everything I build a single .dat file with the relevant files. That way I only have one file per building/lot in my plugins, it's easy to find, and the conflicts don't happen anymore 9.gif I would highly recommend that people with a lot of bats/lots do the same, and at the same time keep all the various zip files nice and safely in case you ever have to do a reinstal and don't want to lose everything. Everything I do goes onto a DVD-RW just as soon as I know it's working ... now I just have to remember WHICH disc 46.gif

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