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Offsite Retail Mega Pack 1.0

Shopping For Thinks To Buy

  1. Nick97

    Nick97 Executive

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    Nick97 submitted a new resource:

    Retail Mega Pack - Shopping For Office Stuff

    Read more about this resource...
     
  2. Radiant Dawn

    Radiant Dawn Elite

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    This looks/sounds good and all, but you most definitely need to add some images please.
     
  3. Kalrisian

    Kalrisian Skilled Worker

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    Everything does not look so good, unfortunately. I can use nothing. Almost everything looks bad.
     
  4. chocolate_city

    chocolate_city Skilled Worker

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    Based on what I've read so far... I think I'll pass... your work seems to draw a lot of controversy...
     
  5. Steven H. Endermann

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    Your textures are not perfect, but I say that they are more than good-enough. Yes, it is almost the same pack that you added last fall, so I already have most of this added, but keep up the good work on these mods. We need more people making stores and hotels!

    I do have two recommendations, though. First: For buildings like PetCo, Office Max, HyVee, and other big-box stores, maybe make the walls so they can connect and make a plaza Second: Please add a base to your buildings!!!!!

    Also, if you ever do add any mods to your pack, then please add a mall with even more department stores -OR- multiple malls. Both would work out fine. Here is a map of a mall that is a town over from me-it actually does pretty well.

    peru-mall-map.jpg
    Here is some more information for you-in case you actually decide to make a mall like this, or you are just curious.

    http://www.perumall.com/
    http://www.perumall.com/pdfs/directorymap.pdf
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5222/5826528536_7089a44b30_b.jpg
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8482/8270868915_8d98903e8f.jpg
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/PERUMALL01.JPG/250px-PERUMALL01.JPG
     
  6. AlexJg

    AlexJg Unskilled Worker

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    "This pack is for high-end machines"
    what is that suppose to mean?
     
  7. pauliaxz

    pauliaxz Mayor

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    Probably there are no lower detail Lods (L4, L3...). Could be only L1.
     
  8. Mr.X²

    Mr.X² Moderator

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    that means: bad quality (no lods etc) and due to the bad game engine "high performance machines" are not able to solve this..

    hopefully this will change with cxxl...


    but id like to say for everyone: nick is not the author of this mod, he just uploaded lextacys work (and i got the feeling he does not know nick uploaded his stuff)
     
  9. AlexJg

    AlexJg Unskilled Worker

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    thx, i see most of these aren't look so good also
     
  10. Le Cat

    Le Cat Guest

    @Nick: Why, WHY have you uploaded beta-files on XLEX?

    First, this isn't your work, so you shouldn't be allowed to upload them. Moderators assigned it to the "real" author.
    Second, beta-files aren't XLEX material. It is like trying to sale a car without an engine. People will be able to push it around, but the car can't be used as it is intended to be.
    And last, I don't understand what you can find good in Lextacy's work. When you see what a REAL model is, as delivered to us by experienced modders, and you compare it to the crap that Lextacy made you can't tell me that you find this good.

    Lextacy has been working on this for at least a year (When he has time) but since he praises "quantity over quality", he will never deliver a good model to us.

    Cities XL is the first citybuilder which has what is the closest to photorealism. Models like Petronas Towers, Old Trafford Stadium, Shibuya series (and so much more) are realistic.
    When you open a City Journal like Tayra (Miguel is my only reference, I know... ;) ), with his photoshopped pictures, you can believe that this is a real city.
    There is no other game that gives this sensation.
    Mods like Lextacys' don't give this sensation.
     
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  11. top_dog

    top_dog Vagabond

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    The first warning signs that this is not a good mod should be the fact there are no actual preview images of the mods in the thread. IF THERE ARE NO SCREENSHOTS DO NOT DOWNLOAD.
     
  12. IcyHot

    IcyHot Administrator
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    The guy is trying to help. This pack is beta and was developed by another users. There is no need for us to humiliate some one on the forums. Seriously new or potential modders need to be encouraged not insulted. @Nick97 was trying to help us here by linking a mod originally on a project thread on the old XLNation. He clearly warned everyone about not only the "Beta" status but that only "high end machines" should attempt to use it
     
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  13. Steven H. Endermann

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    I agree that /u/Lextacy_2008's textures are not very good, but these work as a placeholder until somebody like /u/Nogerivan or whoever made the All-American mods makes better textures. To be honest, as long as there is a base and a sign, I am good, but I understand that not everybody here on XELX is like that. I would just feel stupid posting nine hundred billion commerce and T1 residential mod requests, so I will use this comment here to make another request.

    His "Cub Foods" model would have been really good if there was a base to it, and one of his plaza's was pretty good. Then again, his LOD count was way too high on all of his buildings. That really lagged up my game.

    LAST: I am TRYING to make mods, now. I am doing pretty bad, but maybe I can get there one day. Hopefully, I can make these buildings with slightly better textures. I am using EasyModXL. Is that what a lot of mod makers use?
     
  14. Mr.X²

    Mr.X² Moderator

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    thats good (y)
    but nope, everyone i know uses pak-unpak, you can also check my tut ;)
     
  15. Steven H. Endermann

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    When I am done with what I am about to do, I will!
     
  16. Sin City 5

    Sin City 5 Unskilled Worker

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    some one should really remake all of this, these mostly looks like sketchup model
    not a problem for the small stores, you can place it between other great building and cover it with trees or sth XD
    but for the big box stores, they are looks very wrong. can't compare it with similar mod like superstore. and the huge one will cause sudden crash when you select it on menu.

    here some screenshot mixed with other buildings
    gamescreen0058.jpg

    i don't see bullying the author would help, but remake it will surely do :p
     
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  17. Steven H. Endermann

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    Exactly! The small buildings WITH BASES are great! Why has a modder not remade some of these buildings?
     
  18. Spock

    Spock Executive

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    to be fair,u shouldve take picture in high quality setting.
    you can do it by set these to very high. texture quality, ambient occlusion, building detail, and number of corpses
    and toned down the saturation on ps
     
  19. bobqwerty

    bobqwerty Executive

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    Because they're high poly, graphical intensive models, as Lextacy said. That means the game will slow down as soon as you place a bunch. The whole process of 'reverse engeneering' a mod is tedious and won't grant you extract the model as it is. Modding takes time (specially if you make mistakes on the way :giggle:). Eano was doing an stunning all-americain retail pack...damn...it was going to be a really great mod.
     
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  20. Steven H. Endermann

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    Please tell me more about this /u/Eano...
     

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