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Author Topic: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops  (Read 72474 times)

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Offline Jack_wilds

Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #180 on: September 24, 2012, 04:59:50 PM »
creative, imaginative, bats  :thumbsup: splendid places for a grilled cheese [grilled with a tomato & crispy bacon -yum] with a bowl of chili & coffee...  :)

Offline madhatter106

Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #181 on: December 27, 2012, 06:32:38 PM »
I did these diners about a year ago and put them into a folder. I've known they were there but lacked ambition to put them on some lots until this evening. Each sits on a 2x3 corner lot and a 2X2 lot. I need to add some variations to the 2X2 lots but they're just beta lots right now. They are stage 1 CS$ with 26 +/- jobs.

Franks Restaurant.



This one is straight out of my backyard.  I drive past this one everyday...was it an inspiration, or some weird strange coincidence?

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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #182 on: December 27, 2012, 08:56:41 PM »
This one is straight out of my backyard.  I drive past this one everyday...was it an inspiration, or some weird strange coincidence?



It is not coincidence. I was doing image searches for diners. And found several pictures of Frank's. I used some artistic license, as you can tell, changing the facade to a more retro look. But the texture I used for the sign is perspective corrected from a real photo of the diner. Small world  :D   


- Jim

« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 09:11:13 PM by jmyers2043 »
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Offline dedgren

Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #183 on: December 27, 2012, 10:34:04 PM »
The Franks, Pedros and Johnnys of the restauranteur world everywhere raise their greasy spoons to you and speak as with one voice:

"We are not worthy, we are not worthy!"

Great work, Jim.  For the game that has everything... more everything.  And top quality, too.


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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #184 on: January 02, 2013, 10:16:54 AM »
These are great - I love small shops with big character.   :thumbsup:

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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #185 on: February 21, 2013, 08:14:35 PM »
I am taking a break from rural play and I'm tinkering around with some of my larger cities. The light cream building on the left is a Bixel model that is a R$9 in my game. I made the stucco building to the right to add some variety because the Bixel building was growing frequently. 

I put my condo on the private LEX for scrutiny this evening. There are currently three items on the private LEX ahead of me. Coming soon to your city? 




This is the stage 7 version, growing in a downtown district. Unfortunately, the brownish version grew in the best locations for screen grabbing. The other colors did not, being partially hidden. 








- Jim



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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #186 on: February 22, 2013, 08:41:57 PM »
That tower compliments Bixel's model well - you are a man of many talents  :thumbsup:

I remember seeing some rural mining BATs a while back that you were working on - were any of those by chance in the release queue?  ;D

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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #187 on: February 22, 2013, 09:30:01 PM »
This is an old model but I've enlarged the building and added some additional detailing. Then an Alpha lot. Deciding that I needed to make some props and a few overlay textures.



I spent 7 evenings and the most of a Sunday working on this loader. I want to push coal around or load coal into trucks. But I got a bit burned with gmax afterwards.



Then I had some health problems in early January and then my brother passed away late January. That put me into a mood and I put SimCity down for a while. Picking it up again a couple weeks ago. Deciding to do something different (large CAM cities). It was a good exercise. I was doing something different and got enthusiastic again.

Kind of a long answer to the question. Interestingly, you are the second person who has asked me about the mining project. I'll will complete it. Promise. But my minds eye sees one more residential tower before I get back to rural play and the mining project.


- Jim

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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #188 on: February 22, 2013, 09:36:38 PM »
Something very painful going on with that railroad Jim  :D

Nice caterpillar, and a good way to spend some evenings. I like the tower as well, looks like it could fit several tilesets.

Hope your health is better and condolences for your brother as well. SC is a good way to improve one's mood.


Cheers
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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #189 on: February 22, 2013, 09:46:00 PM »
I am very sorry to hear about your loss, Jim. 
It's always exciting to see new projects from you, whether rural or high-rises, so keep doing what you enjoy. 

Offline Jack_wilds

Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #190 on: February 23, 2013, 03:19:12 PM »
luv the new teasers  :thumbsup:

I hope the coal distribution thing will also be uploaded... and I also hope for the houses you are working on to eventually show up too... ;)

luv your modelling work, it adds so much life to my cities...  well done  :)

extending a belated condolences concerning family loss...  :(
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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #191 on: February 23, 2013, 05:10:10 PM »
I'm sorry to hear about your brother, Jim. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #192 on: February 24, 2013, 01:46:10 AM »
Hi Jim,

I never have seen my name in such large lettters on a building. It will be a nice touch in my cities. Thanks for that.
The mining project and the residentials look good too.
I am sincererly sorry to hear about the passing away of your brother. My condoleances.

Frank

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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #193 on: August 10, 2013, 01:52:18 PM »
I recently downloaded and installed the Small Shops Pack 6 (Frank, Pedro and Johnny Diners). I'm seeing the "Water Graphic Bug" with all three shops. Whenever I go to the underground view and return, the base textures of these lots disappears. Can you take a look at these and fix if possible? Thanks...

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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #194 on: August 10, 2013, 07:22:35 PM »
The water bug is a side effect of a lot not having a base texture. When you come out of the underground view, go to the zoning overlay of the graphs, then turn it off again and it should fix it.

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Re: JMyers Rural Retreat and Small Shops
« Reply #195 on: August 11, 2013, 07:03:35 PM »
Thanks for the quick response! Unfortunately, what you suggest only works until you go to underground view again. What I'm after is a permanent fix like adding in the missing base textures. I've been working with the PIM-X tool and have managed to put in some textures that seem to have fixed the problem. I wanted to let JMyers know there was a problem in case he wanted to fix it.