This SC4 Devotion LEX Legacy Pack features the Multi-Unit Residentials by legendary BSC BATer Mattb325, which had been available on the Lot Exchange (LEX) at SC4 Devotion. It includes the contents of 46 previously separate downloads. After battling a number of technical issues, software incompatibility ultimately shuttered the LEX (at least in its familiar form from 2007 onward) in June 2023, and this package is designed to collect these dependencies in an easy-to-use form, allowing users to install them all in one go, or carefully select exactly which packs they wish to install.
There are two versions of this package that exist as separate downloads. One (MN) is for Maxis Nite (the default night settings), while the other (DN) is for Dark Nite, and is optimized for use with darker Night Mods, such as the mods by SimFox and gizmo28.
Please note that this pack may receive updates in the near future. Do not redistribute without asking first, mostly as doing so would complicate efforts to properly maintain, update, and provide technical support for the pack.
Revision 2 (14 August 2023): Moved Lansdown Terrace Model to improve support for Lansdown Terrace Commercial in Commercial W2W Pack.
This package utilizes a Java-based installer (similar to the one used with the Network Addon Mod), and can also be opened and installed manually using 7-Zip or Keka.
To install it, you'll either need the Java Runtime Environment to run the installer--Adoptium's open-source edition is recommended--or a zip tool capable of opening the installer to allow manual installation. For Windows/Linux, use 7-zip, and for macOS, use Keka.
Once into the installer, after agreeing to the terms for the package, click to the Files tab to select which dependencies you wish to install (making no changes here will install everything). To expand options, click the small "+" next to the name of the section.
Then, click to the Location tab to set up an installation location (this should be the root of your My DocumentsSimCity 4Plugins folder). On the Cleanup tab, click "Start scan" to find any outdated files that currently reside in your Plugins folder that may conflict with this package. Clicking "Backup" will remove these old files to a safe location. (The option to "Delete" them also exists, but is not recommended.) After this, click over to the Install tab, and click "Start installation" to begin the installation procedure. When installation is complete, the tab pop up a message indicating it, after which you are safe to close the installer.
NOTE about the Casa de Manana: The Casa de Manana building has two options, only one of which can be installed at one time. One is for use in Subtropical environments (think palm trees) and one for Temperate environments. You can select which one you want in the installer.
The following files are required in order for the contents of this package to appear correctly (i.e., no "brown boxes" or missing textures):
- SC4D LEX Legacy - BSC Common Dependencies Pack (Version 4 / 9 August 2023 or later)
- Mattb325 Urban Civics Prop Pack Vol 01 - Dark Nite or Maxis Nite Version
- JENXPorkie Expanded Porkie Props
The following BSC members contributed models, textures, and modding support to this collection:
This package was assembled by Tarkus.
Webmaster & administration staff at SC4Evermore and SC4 Devotion.
And possibly others who may not have been mentioned. If your name has been forgotten or you're not on the list, then drop us a line, as it has been difficult to keep track of anyone/everyone that may of helped somewhere along the lines.
And to the community itself, we would also like to thank you for your support, making mods such as this possible too. We're still at it after 20 years thanks to you!
And last but not least, a thanks for the Maxis individuals too, for the [paid] work that they did. ;-)
This package contains the following previously-separate downloads. None of the Lots contained in the package exceed Stage 8, and all are designed for use with or without the Colossus Addon Mod (CAM).
- Ainslee Condos
- Alhambra Duplex
- Alighieri Apts
- Almeda Townhomes
- Apartments Merdiques
- Bayauxlaan Apartments
- Beurlay Apartments
- Beverly Apartments
- Boom Style Terraces
- Casa de Manana (comes in Subtropical or Temperate option - only one can be installed at one time)
- City Rd Chippendale
- Claridge II Townhomes
- Commons Court
- Confluence Apartments
- Cube Apartments
- DeVries Villa
- Earls Court
- Embassy Apartments
- Emporio Apartments
- Englewood Condos
- Ennuyeuse Apartments
- Exhibition Rd Kensington
- Forbes St
- Gertrude Apartments
- Grosvenor Mansions
- Holland Park
- Houston Place Apartments
- Kensington Apartments
- L'Aquila Apartments
- Lansdowne Terrace
- Lennox Gardens
- Little Riley Street
- Modern R$ Terraces
- Modern Townhouses
- Modern Villas
- Parkland Lofts
- Regency Terraces
- Regis Condos
- Saville Condos
- Small Apartments
- The Residence
- Veinte Apartments
- Vivo Apartments
- Wan Wan Apartments
- Waterloo Apartments
- Windmill St
Various pieces of original documentation can be found in the "~Documents" folder, which, while installed in the Plugins directory, should be removed.
rev1 update (11 Aug 2023) - moved Original Documents into .zip file to avoid issues with the Java installer reading them instead of installing them, and redesigned behavior of folder installation process to have subfolders, instead of all files loose in the Residential Multi-Unit folder. If you're already using Version 1, this update is strictly for housekeeping, and not critical. No changes to the actual SC4 content have been made.