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      Got the wrong discs? Or didn't receive them in the mail?   06/20/2018

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A Lusher Landscape

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Many of the early artist pictures we have of the Greater Bay Area do not show a vibrant landscape, instead it appears dull.  New paints and techniques have allowed more realistic renditions of the region.  (In other words, I discovered terrain mods!!!!)

Almost Olympic in scope, below is a new painting of the Greater Bay Region, the population is now approaching 10K people! (i.e. using the Olympia mod for now, not sure if I like it, so this may change)

Greater Bay Area circa early 1700's

<img width="800" height="415" alt="" src="http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz319/Ragnoff/SimCity%20Greater%20Bay/Roads%20and%20Ferries/GreaterBayRegion3.jpg" />

And the Traffic Map

<img width="800" height="414" alt="" src="http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz319/Ragnoff/SimCity%20Greater%20Bay/Roads%20and%20Ferries/GreaterBayRegionTraffic3.jpg" />

 Most of the growth is in many small communities that are popping up at crossroads and wherever a small group of folks with shovels, axes and some crop seed can land along the waterways!   Below is the creatively named Riverside, which is along the inlet between Finger Bay and Twin River City.  (There are no schools as of yet, so no geography class, which shows as the founders should have called the village Inletside!)

<img width="600" height="480" alt="" src="http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz319/Ragnoff/SimCity%20Greater%20Bay/Roads%20and%20Ferries/RiversideBrotherlyLove.jpg" />

One of the 2 food shops here, across from the charcoal plant, is Brotherly Love Cheesesteaks, whose founders definitely got on the wrong boat!

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 The roads are the dirt roads from NAM, the house in the upper left is from French village pack R$ Vol03, by Manchou (LEX).  Brotherly Love Cheesesteaks comes from a restaurant pack, I don't remember for certain which one as I downloaded several at the same time from the LEX, but it may have been from SimGoober.  The lot with the little green building directly to the right of the restaurant is my power station, a small diesel station that has the same power output as a windmill that looks better to me in these villages.  I think it is called KAOS - Power - Generator, and I know I saw it under the utilities category on the LEX.  On the far right is the very end of a beachfront pier I downloaded, called the marrast pier.

I think that's all the custom content. By the way, if anybody ever could find a copy of the tool that what goes through your plug-ins folder and either make some sort of HTML file that allows you to view the lots or some other way of knowing what's in there, and perhaps what their name, it would be hugely helpful. I know such tool existed but all current links to it in the various threads are dead and the original author says no longer has the files to remake this tool.  Any suggestions are welcome! My plug-ins folder is rather small and it was quite difficult to answer this question. I cannot imagine answering this question about a particular house in the screenshot months from now when I no longer remember what was downloaded from where!

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