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Offline SC4BOY

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2011, 06:58:02 AM »
Love to see you turn your skills in this direction.. will be eagerly watching.. :)

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2011, 07:10:13 AM »
I'm loving those two stories Euro buildings. Also the Houston ones are great.  &apls

Great work.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2011, 07:29:30 AM »
These look lovely and they will be very useful, however I think that they look a bit too stretched on the z-axis, especially those euro tileset ones from the last update. The garage doors look like they would fit a truck which they IMO should not. Anyway, keep up thegood work. :)

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2011, 01:14:12 PM »
Hi all, thankyou for the comments.

Just to quickly answer some questions.

Scale: the floors on the R$$ are 4.5m to 4.7m, depending on the style of dwelling.

The scale probably looks out because I used the 10x12 Houston Bungalow - which is grossly underscaled even by Maxis standards - as a comparison. Anything next to it will look large....

I have attached a pic with the Maxis NY and Chicago 10x12 houses squeezed in between the houses. I have also attached a pic with the Maxis R$$ garage sqeezed in between the houses. These are the first two pictures attached to this post.

In both cases they line up (garages and roof lines) so the scale is pretty spot on.

Dwelling style: - the Euro set for single dwelling new houses is always going to be a bit tricky, as new suburban houses tend to be relatively similar the world over.
Most European cities - even in exurban areas have higher densities than the equivalent US cities, so I am going to have to take some liberties. Even Maxis used greens and greys as well as reds for their Euro homes, so I won't just be doing red terracotta roofing and whitewashed walls.
I have had to draw inspiritation from not just 'traditional Europe' but the UK, the Scandinavian, and, the most Eastern parts of Europe which have been going through something of a suburbanisation in recent years to get this set.

As for the modernity of Euro houses - Europe has led the way since the 1970s. I have heaps of pics, but I'll attach two RL examples, one from Paris - quite an old house now (with a brown roof no less $%Grinno$%), but futuristic when built - and one from Rotterdam - still very futuristic!

But if the futuristic homes on the R$ set bother users, I will leave them out.

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2011, 03:26:46 PM »
But if the futuristic homes on the R$ set bother users, I will leave them out.

Don't leave them out my friend, I love futuristic buildings and I want those little guys in my cities really bad ;D
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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2011, 04:03:22 PM »
futuristic is fine with me as well Matt.  Its variety I desire for homes.  I don't care how crappy a lot looks, if it can spring to life around the city adding variety, I am all for it  :)

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2011, 05:26:29 PM »
futuristic is fine with me as well Matt.  Its variety I desire for homes.  I don't care how crappy a lot looks, if it can spring to life around the city adding variety, I am all for it  :)

But if the futuristic homes on the R$ set bother users, I will leave them out.

Don't leave them out my friend, I love futuristic buildings and I want those little guys in my cities really bad ;D

Perhaps make it as an option during the install process or put them in seperaite folders so you don't have to have any houses you don't want.

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2011, 02:36:23 AM »
Thanks guys



PS....this is not intended to offend anyone, it's just a bit of very, very light-hearted banter  :D

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2011, 06:36:58 AM »
Talk about white shoes?

First item on the Home Owner Association agenda is the block party in front of Ms. Sutphin's home. "I think a good time was had by all" said a very pleased Phil Padruski, president of the association. We really got a kick of watching the kids lining up along Sadmaxis street twisting and grinding around and about." The merriment really took off when a band called "the Australian Zoot Suits' went into a swing craze! In fact all the neighbors did the "Lindberg Hop" and the "White-Shoe-Shake.  %$payas)(   

I like the two story versions. You've changed the roof trim to brown. All of your homes have white and I'm glad you changed.

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2011, 09:55:59 PM »
Thanks Jim. Used a cream trim for this next one  :D

But it would appear Beverly Sutphin has much to fear about her pleasant neighborhood going to hell in the proverbial handbasket...


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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2011, 10:03:16 PM »
Looking good Matt.  I so cannot wait for these to be released

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2011, 03:07:25 AM »
I'm looking forward to this as well, hating the Maxis buildings with a burning passion  $%#Ninj2
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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2012, 11:27:42 AM »
Okay...I know the last reply was posted more than 90 days ago, however, I'd just like to ask how much you've progressed within these 90 days and whether or not this wonderful project has been put on hold.

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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2012, 05:33:21 PM »
Some small progress: I have made lot and building families with these and these are the results as grown in game...much more work is needed to complete all of the medium wealth homes and then make a start on the high wealth set



However, as I create more models, I can add them to the building set. Just with these models and lot families I already have some 120 potential combinations of building lots from just 27 models. The ultimate aim will be (as seen above) to have all wealth sets blend in with each other a little more.
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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2012, 07:25:21 PM »
Nice work, Matt.  :thumbsup:  R low density housing replacements are a little hard to come by, even though I've downloaded some doublewides to help a little in that department.  I'm thinking your low wealth homes will be a nice non-Maxis bridge between the trailers and the excellent R- content I've acquired (with much of it being yours, by the way :) ).  Of course, the R- and R- replacements will be welcome as well.  I lol'd at the snow in Houston thing, by the way.  That hardly ever happens (notice I didn't say never, though).  They haul in the firewood when it gets below 60 F, or so I've heard.  ;)
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Re: Maxis Replacement low density residential
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2012, 08:25:33 PM »
Looks great!