This is the view facing "west" of my Sim State University hood. Right at the bottom of the pic are the University Way shops, and you can see the 3 small houses on Almond Road. The second plumbBob from the left is Gabriel's apartment. I imagine the place to be set in a small rural town, the university being the big business there, so the neighbouring areas is country side full of farms and green space. The railroad we see here goes north to south and is surrounded by rocks and trees.
When I went in to shoot Chapter 37, I did notice a discrepancy which I guess I never noticed before. Take a look at the hood view above, and the next pic (from the chapter, no big spoilers) below the cut
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I wanted to work on Chapter 36 tonight, but got caught up with lot building to get myself into it. I won't go into what the lot is, for now. I haven't decided if I will write in that scene in a few chapters. But I did take some pictures, and a few more of the surrounding neighbourhood. All these lots are in the main hood.
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Rowan's apartment. The lot didn't change much but the neighbourhood objects did.
( +11 pics of the neighbourhood )
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I finally stopped being a chicken about using Hoodreplace, (worrying about my game becoming corrupt) backed up my files and took the plunge. I’ve been seriously outgrowing the current map and the layout was just too impractical for what I wanted to do. I just wanted a simple, flat terrain that I can work as a base for an urban neighbourhood. I used the game’s sample.sc4 map to replace New Simtopi’s. After a bit of terrain editting and placing all the lots in proper order, I’m now happy with how New SimTopi is looking.