This SC4 Devotion LEX Legacy Pack features the BSC Team and SC4D LEX Restoration Team-assembled prop packs of popular Japanese BATer Raika, which had been partially available on the Lot Exchange (LEX) at SC4 Devotion. This compilation also contains most (if not all) of the models that Raika ever released on their websites over the years. 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.
Please note that this pack is expected to 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.
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). 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 On the Cleanup tab, click "Start scan" to find any outdated files that currently reside in your Plugins folder that may conflict with this package.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.
** Though there is an inbuilt cleanitol function in the installer, at this point it is not working entirely properly so it is highly recommended to run the individual cleanitol files or the master cleanitol for the compilation with one of the following 3rd party cleanitol tools:
nos.17 Cleanitol (new tool released a month ago)
BSC Cleanitol (old, but stable tool)
The following members contributed models to this collection:
Bear in mind that most of the models with the original lots created by Raika are still available on their website**:
**However this pack contains models that were not rehosted elsewhere only in the original Raika Model Packs released on SC4D LEX.
The revision and update of these contents and the assemble of this package have been made by Tyberius06. Previous Prop Pack assembly performed by members of the BSC.
Webmaster & administration staff at SC4 Devotion and SC4Evermore.
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 Dependency Packs*:
*the formerly available Raika Mega Pack vol01 and vol02 have been reworked and repurposed. There is a list below, that details which buildings have been compiled into each new prop packs.
MEGA Prop Packs
- Raika Mega Pack Vol01 v2
- High-tech Agricultural Laboratory (BiotechLab2)
- Blue Coral Mall (CrystalPile_recover)
- Mitsubishi Crystal Mall (CrystalPile)
- Freyman Hotel (Jade Hotel)
- Kirishima Iolite Spire
- Japanese Public Housing
- Mihama Estate (MiddleJPProject)
- Modern Large House (LargeSHouse)
- Canderra Memorial Stadium (MinorLeagueStadium)
- Sender Grand Hotel
- Fujimino Heights
- Hikawa Estate
- Sezaki Highrise
- Tokiwa Highrise
- Raika Mega Pack Vol02 v2
- Aero Cleaner
- Artificial Reef
- Biosphere Zero
- Calcite Inc
- Container Yard
- Desalination Plant
- Full Cell Power Plant
- Genetic Engineering Facility
- Large Elevated Rail Station
- Large Rail Station
- Large Subway Rail
- Kombu Cultivation Field
- Nori Cultivation Field
- Riman Glass
- Road Bridge
- Avenue Bridge
- Small Oil Tank
- Small Wharf
- Soilent Foods
- Water Power Station
- Water Power Station Pipe
- Wave Power Bouys
- Road Land Bridge v1
- Road Land Bridge v2
- Highway Cross Wide
- Highway Signs
- Raika Mega Pack Vol03
- Assassination Inc
- Matsubara Estate
- Christian Church
- Golanoth Ponther Inc
- Grand Hotel Medical Center
- Large Glass Library
- Modern Dordoi
- NTT Yoyogi Building
- Jade Metal
- Skyview Takasago
- Japanese Style Housing Project (Tower Mansion)
Various pieces of original documentation and earlier Cleanitol definitions can be found in the "~Documents" folder.