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  1. London - The City & The Shard

    Wonderful entry - I have missed so many excellent entries before it ! It's amazing to see you tackling the cities as well, and I really love the fact that the FAR skyscraper you created reflects the gherkin....nicely done!
  2. Strange issue with brown boxes

    The reason the second path works is likely due to the length of the file/folder/directory structure: windows doesn't like very long file locations. While you've noticed it with my lots, it could theoretically happen to others as well. I would change your structure to "Lots urbanos" to "Lots_urb" and "Residencial- Medianos" to "Res-Med" (or similar) to avoid this issue from occurring again with my (or other files)
  3. BAT Request Thread

    Oh, I'd say quite a bit under two years...I did Harrods a few months ago and I have selected quite a few buildings from this and the 'buildings many people didn't know existed' thread and other random threads that I see. @Fantozzi I'm glad you like the Bundesanwaltschaft, I did a google satellite search of the town. They have since added solar panels to the building, so I can't really take credit for it (I just rotated them) and it appears that they have filled in the upstairs courtyard (although I left that open)....but I always forget how far ahead of the game in terms of retro-fitting green roof structures and solar panels the germans are....the rest of the world should really be doing this, too
  4. Tour of Africa: East Africa

    Wow! Another amazing entry. I really love the forest of stone scene. Just amazing!
  5. BAT Request Thread

    It's a lovely building, to be sure, but with its complicated curve and the fact that it should be a reward, I doubt it will ever make it into game, much less a separate Maxis and Dark nite version
  6. Karlsruhe Courthouse

    Version 1.0.0


    Karlsruhe Courthouse, by Mattb325. --------------------------------------- The district attorney's office in Karlsruhe is presented in SC4 as a functional courthouse. It is a reasonably accurate representation although I have omitted the high perimeter walls which are just a little too imposing for my taste. In addition to providing your sims with 128 highly desirable civic jobs, it will help alleviate the commercial and residential demand caps that can hinder city development by providing additional regional demand of over 80,000 CO§§ spaces and 10,000 Residential spaces. Given the way that the game is designed, in addition to providing health, education, safety, etc, using rewards is an absolutely necessary part of being able to develop large cities and regions. It sits on a 5x4 lot. * It is offered as a reward without needing to meet pre-existing conditions. * It is located in the REWARD Menu * It can be placed more than once in a city. * It DOES NOT over-write the ingame courthouse (or any re-lotted versions there-of), so can be used in conjunction with the standard Maxis courthouse reward. * It DOES NOT over-write any of my other courthouse lots (so can be used in conjunction with these as well). --------------------------------------- STATS: Lot size : 5 x 4 Plop Cost: §41,000 Monthly Cost: §910 Budget Item: Government Buildings Occupant Groups: Reward, Courthouse Demand Created: Jobs§: 16, Jobs§§: 104, Jobs§§§: 8. Demand Satisfied: R§: 5,000, R§§: 5,000, CO§§: 80,000 Landmark Effect: +120 over 36 tiles Pollution: Air 6 over 2 tiles, Water 1 over 3 tiles, Garbage 29 over 0 tiles Power consumed: 92 MwH Water consumed: 184 Gallons/Month Bulldoze Cost: §9,140 --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT DARK NITE vs MAXIS NITE: This download contains TWO file types in two separate folders; one for dark nite users (and other night-time darkening mods, such as Gizmos or Mashty's night-mods) and one for the standard Maxis nite. You must choose only one file - depending on which version you use. If you are unsure whether you have a night-darkening mod installed, then choose the Maxis night version. If you use the dark nite version, you will need a dark nite mod. (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/) --------------------------------------- DEPENDENCIES: To ensure proper functionality, make sure the following files are in your plugins: *BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180) *BSC Mega Props - CP Vol02.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2790) *BSC Texture Pack - Cycledogg V01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=101) *BSC Texture Pack - BSC Textures Vol01.dat (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=90) --------------------------------------- NOTE ABOUT PARKING TEXTURES: Sadly, ongoing negative comments from a few members of the community continue to force me to add this ridiculous disclaimer. This building has internal underground parking, and I have not used parking textures. If you wish to add parking textures, please do so using the lot editor. --------------------------------------- To install, simply unzip the contents of this file into your plugins folder. Thanks.
  7. It most certainly DOES NOT. It draws from this site only where the words GMAX and sketchup appear, which is why your question appears there at the top. Had you bothered yourself to look rather than churlishly post, you may have found the answer.
  8. I'm sorry to read that your city is poxed. There isn't a great deal that can be done, as rsc204 suggests, remove the BDK / beach stuff (the rest of Pegs stuff is fine) and start a new region afresh as all your cities that have been saved with these files are potentially a sleeper issue. As for the sims, I'm not sure about their link - if any - to poxed cities. My understanding is that certain reward buildings (both Maxis and custom) have various triggers and spawning effects, and that sometimes these can generate odd behaviours. The occupant groups I'm thinking of are...... 1) Pedestrian Automata Groups: 0x410B - Rioting Standing Sim 0x410C- Rioting Walking Sim AND/OR 2) Automata Spawners - usually linked to, and generated around, certain types of buildings 0x1900 VIP Limo 0x1901 Tourist 0x1902 Country Club Rich Cars 0x1903 Taxi Maker Taxi 0x1904 Ambulance Maker Ambulance 0x1905 DMV Sims 0x1906 Stadium Sims 0x1907 Worship Sims, Child, Civilian Cars 0x1908 Night Club Reward Sim, Civilian Cars 0x1909 Opera House Sims, Rich Cars, Limo 0x1910 TV Station TV Reporter 0x1911 TV Magnet TV Reporter, TV Peds 0x1912 Farmland Farm Vehicles 0x1913 Biz Lawyer Attack Business Person 0x1914 Army Base Army Tank, Army Truck 0x1915 Missile Range Army Truck 0x1916 Army Tank 0x1917 Ape Escape Chimp, TV Reporter 0x1918 Llamas Llama, Sims 0x1919 Dog Magnet Dog 0x1920 YIMBY Reward Sims, TV Reporter, TV Peds 0x1921 Convention Crowd Fire Fighter, Policeman, Construction, Business, Education, Medical, Protestor 0x1922 Kid Crowd Panicing Child Crowd 0x1923 Sim Crowd Day Small Sims, Child 0x1924 Sim Crowd Day Large 0x1925 State Fair Fair Crowd 0x1926 Bus Stop Sims, Bus 0x1927 Sim Crowd Stand Sims 0x1928 Strikers (NIMBY) Protestor, TV Reporter, Dog 0x1929 Crowd Biz Business Person 0x1930 Crowd White Coat Medical Worker 0x1931 Army Ped Army Sims 0x1932 Army Jumping Jacks Army Drill 0x1933 Zombie Building 0x1934 Mower Building Mower Dude 0x1935 Landmark Ogle Sims 0x1936 Burner Dude Maker 0x1937 Crowd Stand Return 0x1938 Mayor House Mayor Limo 0x1939 Icecream Spawner Icecream Truck, Get-away Van, Metal Whale, UFO, Fighter Plane 0x1940 Casino 0x1941 Marina Boats 0x1942 Police Car Maker Police Cars So, it could well be anything from 0x1922 thru 0x1928. I guess if the cities had churches, casino etc, etc, etc, this could be a possible cause for the sim effects.
  9. Slightly off topic, but is it possible to change the word 'reacted'? in the settings, to say, 'acknowledged' or something similar? With the site change, whenever I see so-and-so 'reacted' in the settings, I always think of something a little more sinister as the words 'react/reacted/reaction' do not connote something neutral (much less positive), as in: 'this child is having an anaphylactic reaction to the peanuts' or 'she reacted poorly to my sexist joke' or 'North Korea reacted to Dumbold Trump's latest tweet by pointing ICBMs at Guam'
  10. It would have been helpful to include that info in your original post. While the issue of transparency may not be covered, the way that models and textures are presented from sketchup to gmax is quite specific. You may be able to find the answer in one of the many threads archived on google: sketchup models won't open in gmax simtropolis site:community.simtropolis.com
  11. Sharing Plugins Folders - Discussion

    It was done as a pre-cursor to datpacking. Even back then it was still understood that a single .dat file (as opposed to many .sc4model and .sc4desc files) helped load times, it's just that the datpacking program hadn't been invented at that point. I do have to say that as a creator/moderator it is over-reach to advocate having other creator's files (in this case non-maxis game fixes) included in the essentials pack, but disabuse the notion of your own files being included. However, that is getting off point, and I really 100% agree with trying to get at least the essentials pack made so that as a community our content can remain relevant for newer players
  12. Willis Tower

    Absolutely stunning!
  13. Gmax and BAT do handle .pngs without too many problems. I have also had the BAT handle .pngs with transparency. The main difference here is that I have made the models from scratch within the BAT (when I used it) and then applied the textures. It is almost impossible for anyone to provide advice on unknown models from various sources which - I am assuming - are offered to you free of charge and made in programs other than the BAT and then themselves converted into different formats, anything can happen to both the model and/textures during the conversion process which makes an extremely old program like GMax have difficulty in opening them.
  14. Standard Federal Savings and Loan

    If your setup doesn't like the length of the name (as file length is also impacted by your computer name, etc), I recommend changing the main folder name from Mattb325 Standard Federal Savings and Loan to something like Mattb325_SFSL and on any other folder (not file) that you see the Standard Federal Savings and Loan to SFSL. This will fix the issue
  15. Tour of Africa: Introduction

    Just breathtaking - the tugella falls look stunning. The amount of work you put into this is amazing