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You Are Still Green – The Proper Neighbourhood Grass

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Uploaded: 21st Nov 2016 at 10:45 PM
Updated: 23rd Apr 2017 at 7:28 PM - Fixed the road texture.
Update 23/04/17: I fixed the road so it doesn’t show white stripes when you zoom out any more (preview here), so please redownload if you happen to use my replacement. Sorry for inconvenience. I also edited the road corner (and dead end) snow texture so it fits better my snow replacement (not worth showing as it’s basically the same).

You decided to boot up the game. You select a neighbourhood with the lush terrain type, load it, and see a nice green grass, and as an addition a detailed texture on hills and stuff. Great. Then you load a lot, and what happens? Magic! The grass is nowhere as green as it was in the neighbourhood view, instead it seems desaturated to some extent and dull in general. This replacement fixes it – when you load a lot no magic things happen and the grass you see remains as green as it was in the neighbourhood view, and its texture is similar to what you can see on hills. Green on both sides of the loading screen!

As it’s a Maxis texture it’s seamless (it’s the easiest to see in the empty lot picture) so I didn’t need to edit it (I only had to edit it to apply it to roads), and it looks basically the same in the neighbourhood view as the the original grass, the main difference (and the point of this upload) is the lot view. I attached lots of additional pictures to show it looks good in the game, much nicer than the original dull texture (no idea why they used it if they had a better one, but oh well, it’s EA isn’t it ). I’m fairly sure I’m not the only one who thought about making such a replacement, so there probably is a similar one somewhere on the internet (I haven’t found it though), but I decided to share mine anyway; I didn’t plan to initially, I just made it for myself some time ago, but maybe someone will have a use of it

Additional Credits:
Sunni9676 – I didn’t use her textures, as I said they’re Maxis, but her files helped me to make a working replacement.