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Groundskeeper Willie Needed


OK folks, here’s why I need Groundskeeper Willie: I am getting bored with the various flora stuff I have. I have been doing all sorts of areas with nature stuff and what I have noticed is… after a while, they all start looking the same. It’s getting a bit boring. I have tried mixing the various elements up a bit but the effect is still pretty much the same. So, I am looking for some input as to what new flora I might be able to add. Before I give you my parameters, I am showing you below the majority of what I have. I am skipping the standard Maxis stuff and showing the rest.

(For reference purposes, the tile used for this little experimental exhibition is from central Harar.)

















So, now that I have exposed myself (!!!!) to everyone, here’s what I am looking for:

I need some new stuff… lots of it. I like what I have but I am tired of seeing it all the time. I need more trees, flowers, rocks, stuff and more stuff. So, I would like your recommendations of flora and stuff you like and use. Tell me what you think looks good in game. Even better, show us some pix of the suggested items you have in game. :D

The only things I am trying to avoid are 1) individual trees that are ~5-8 MB (too much for a single tree) or things with hefty loads of dependencies (if I have to add in 10++ MB of files to get the plant to show, it’s too much).

Also, if you are interested,, I am tiring of my water mod and may be interested in your suggestions for a new one. So, feel free to show me what you have as well. The main thing I want is something fairly realistic looking.

Thanks! Your help is groovy! Purr!





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[size="4"][font="Palatino Linotype"]So... To know useful information about flora, rock or water stuff, you should read this "article", what I have just written: :read:
[color="#008000"][size="5"][b]About Fine Flora - By 9988[/b][/size][/color]
I have more than 200 different flora types(or much more, I don't know exact number, only that my mayor mode flora takes about one minute to scroll down), so I can recommend some. PEG mountain theme MMP trees are very good for boreal forests(Ponderosa pines, redwoods, spruces, lodgepoles...) Also, one of the best trees I ever saw can be found on Sc4Devotion and were made by Girafe(Oaks, Willows, Maples, Spruces), and are also in seasonal versions. Maybe they have about 5-6 MB, but they are really worth it :ohyes: ! Heblem also created many types of wonderful flora, for exaple different types of sand(white, yellow, brown, black), or wonderful rocks for many different terrain types(sandstone, granite, mossy, desert, grassy...), they can be found there: [url="http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&fromMainBar=1"]Heblem's rocks link[/url]
No, this was only the first info.
There are also some tropical and subtropical MM trees by Heblem. And of course, these brilliant trees by SimFox(maybe not as good as girafe ones), what are very popular among many users. Or Flora set by Sorchin, with dead trees, rocks and dense flowers, various other PEG mayor mode floras(MMP).
There are some useful links:
[b]Girafe's stuff: [/b]
[url="http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2612"]If you want seasonal ones[/url][/i]
[b]Pegasus's stuff:[/b]
[i][url="http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/20915-peg-mtp-mayor-mode-flora-mod/"]Some tree stuff[/url]
[url="http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/20930-peg-mtp-mayor-menu-scrub-brush-mod/"]Scrub bushes[/url][/i]
[i][url="http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/17099-flora-set-by-sorchin/"]Sorchin flora set[/url]
I can't remember where is the rest, but hope this helps.

To Water modds, I would recomment well known and popular PEG Brigantine water mod, what is very realistic and one of the best water mods ever, I think. Colours of links are very similar to color of that Water Mod.
[i][url="http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/11836-peg-water-mod-brigantine/"][color="#000080"]Link to Brigantine[/color][/url]
[url="http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/11832-peg-water-mod-windjammer/"][color="#0000FF"]This is better for lakes[/color][/url]
[url="http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/11828-peg-water-mod-hawaiian-holiday/"][color="#4169E1"]And this is tropical[/color].[/url][/i] 8)
Hope this all helps(Maybe I should get some Schulmania special information help award, or this comment should count as 10 :yes: ) :rofl:

Bye, and I hope that you will succesfully find the rest. 8)[/font][/size]

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the girafe trees are great, don't over look them. also simfox's trees are good too but they are single plops per click. also try ionionion's ploppable dirt and gravel its really great. heblem has some great stuff too.

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[b][color=blue]ImVhOzzi[/color][/b] I have a few and have not used them lately. Perhaps I should dust them off. Thanks :D

[b][color=blue]9988[/color][/b] Some good ideas there. I have the Sorchin rocks and flora now and a few other items. I am holding off on the Girafe trees for the time being. I have thought on and off about a new water mod. I am a little tired of mine and have given some real thought to Brigantine.

[b][color=blue]Sirron Kcuhc[/color][/b] Thanks. I have wavered on Brigantine for a while. I may just go ahead and switch it out.

[b][color=blue]Avrelivs[/color][/b] Thanks for some great ideas. I will check them out.

[b][color=blue]Andrey km[/color][/b] That’s the RRP flora, found on the LEX at http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1886

[b][color=blue]Panthersimcity4[/color][/b] You know it! Groovy!

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