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shadow_city ([personal profile] shadow_city) wrote2017-03-22 12:16 pm

Update info...

My goodness what a week - no make that two weeks - this has been. I think I've build more in two weeks than I have in two years. Okay, no, but it certainly feels so. Chinatown is fully done now and I just finished the Tawni Session's apartment, which was totally gone for some unknown reason. Hollywood is done and I really like how the Cavoletti Cafe and Abrams Golden Jewellery turned out. The Nocturne Theatre gave me the most headache.

Also, I could hug Sandy from "Around the Sims 3" from converting the city buildings from the Sims 4. Not to worry, I'm not going to use them all but maybe just a couple of them. The warehouses look great. I'm also going to use the special Dr. Pepper Stadium - mainly because it's the best looking one of them all - and will include it into the CC, so you don't need to have it yourself.

I would say that the city is now 99% done. I was slowed down a bit because during the past week I had to upgrade my SSD drive and GPU but everything is still working fine. Andromeda is released tomorrow but will get this city out soon, no matter what.

One thing I want to point out. I know many players like to paint the ceilings of their homes or community lots. I tried to do that as much as possible - especially for the direct VTMB buildings - but I can guarantee that some normal buildings are without. This is mainly because personally I've never really cared about the ceiling paint or used any for that matter. You never really see it in the normal gameplay, anyway. EA have often left them unpainted, as well. 

One more thing. The Hollowbrook Hotel is there in the Downtown but... anyone who has played VTMB knows what kind of maze it is, on several levels. Basically incredibly hard - if not impossible - to do. So, I only did the first floor entrance. But... we also know that the second  Nosferatu Haven is directly below the abandoned hospital / Hollowbrook hotel.  So, instead of even trying to create the upper parts of Hollowbrook, I did the small sewer section + Nosferatu Haven under it. I tested it with a test family and it works fine.

Until next time... :)

Fantastic work!

(Anonymous) 2017-04-03 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Every time I check in on this project, it looks more and more incredible. Your attention to detail is astounding. Thank you for the updates and the screenshots along the way!

And yes, tots agree with your design choices for the hotel. I can only imagine the nightmare trying to coax a sim up there would be. (I mean, Sabbat aside.)

Be well and have fun creating. It's obvious this is a labor of love, and you deserve a ton of love for it!