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    BeastlyBean reacted to Pravus in Erosion - Nature takes over   
    With a bit of knowledge regarding Lua, you can actually find the variable that controls the starting month in the current release and set it to whatever you like.  I actually set mine to July to coincide with the standard Sandbox settings.  Here's how you go about changing it:
    In the Erosion mod folder, go to: Erosion\media\lua\client\Erosion\themes.  You should see a file titled "ThemeErosion.lua."  Open that file and you will see a list of presets.  On line #21 you should see the following "SetMonth               = 12,"  Simply change the number next to the equals to the numeric equivalent of the month you wish to start your game at (ie. - for July, mine is "7") and voilà!  You're all set!
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from zcundizmond in Buying & Running a Linux Project Zomboid Server   
    This is really awesome! Thanks
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from Spaniard in The Truth Game   
    Soccer (which is a game, as well as a sport)
     
    Most hated game?
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from AliceCooper in Bean's Building Packs (update 29-01-2014 - 11:27) Vote for next Buildings! Poll added!   
    As the results show,
     
    a retail pack of 20 buildings will be made and released in the following days.
     
    Sit tight!
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from Narnobie111 in Famous Last Words   
    "Man that was me, you !@#%@#!"
     
    or
     
    "No the other closet!"
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from dnk3912 in Scariest thing that has happened to you in Project Zomboid?   
    That
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from RobertJohnson in Bean's Building Packs (update 29-01-2014 - 11:27) Vote for next Buildings! Poll added!   
    Last update: 2014-01-29 / 11:27
     
    Last added:
    Poll for next pack release Made changes to layout in topic Old parts in spoiler now Please if any suggestions, make a comment!
     
    All buildings are free to use and manipulate.
    I distribute my buildings in ".zip" files containing ".tbx" and ".tmx" files.
    I work with Dropbox, so you can easily click the name of the building and download it. No adds included!
    All buildings are fully furnished
     
    Beastly's Pack 1 (all neatly packed!) (Click the link)
     

     
     
    Below is the old thread, soon to be removed including Dropbox links. As of now everything will be available in building packs.
     
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    BeastlyBean reacted to RoboMat in Goodbye Humble Bundle   
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from daorkboypl in Famous Last Words   
    "Man that was me, you !@#%@#!"
     
    or
     
    "No the other closet!"
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    BeastlyBean reacted to Connall in Buying & Running a Linux Project Zomboid Server   
    YOU DON'T NEED TO DO THIS ANYMORE YOU CAN RENT A READY TO GO SERVER. LIST HERE: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/9856-project-zomboid-server-hoster-sites/
     
    AUTO-INSTALL SCRIPTS NOW AVAILABLE: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/7504-linux-server-auto-install-project-zomboid-scripts/
     
     
    Hey there, so I’m writing this guide as an attempt to help people who might be setting up their servers on a Linux server (such as a VPS) yet are relatively new to the entire game of server hosting. I’m going to be pretty in depth in this tutorial, however I will gloss over a couple of sensitive subjects. I’ll point you in the right direction for everything.
     
    Buying A Server
     
    So first off if you don’t own a VPS, you’re going to want to buy one. You technically have two choices, a VPS or a proper dedicated server. However… eh… You won’t be buying the dedicated server. Trust me. Unless you have an insanely popular server, not only is it expensive it’s a bit overkill all considering.
     
    There are plenty of places to get a VPS but there’s not a lot of places that allow game servers. This is the most important thing you must check before purchasing a VPS. While I know people usually don’t care about Terms & Conditions, you MUST read them. You can usually just CTRL + F “Game” or “Game Server” and you will swiftly find out whether they allow a game server or not. Rule of thumb for me usually is, the cheaper server providers usually don’t allow game servers since they draw too much resources. Don’t be fooled by pricepoint though, just because they are expensive doesn’t mean they allow game servers either. Your best bet will usually be buying from a provider that is specifically catered to gaming. I bought from NFOServers and I’m pretty happy with it so far, everybody has their preferences and different experiences, so just make sure to do the research.
     
    Regarding system settings, bandwidth wise I got about 3TB to work with and from the projections I might break 1TB by the end of the month, but I really doubt it. From indications around the forums my guess is the bottleneck would come down to RAM as that seems to be dictating how many players are able to get in. So take that into account. As for CPU I’m not entirely sure right now as to what is best and what isn’t.
     
    When ordering the server you’re going to want to make sure that there are linux OS’es available to install. This guide is geared towards those running a Debian (Wheezy) but the differences to this and Ubuntu should be minimal. Do not install Debian 6, the minimum if you install a Debian OS is Debian 7.
     
    Base Server Setup
     
    For the most part the provider should configure the OS and passwords and what not. So that shouldn’t be a problem. You’re provider will most likely provide a very random looking password for a user called “root”
     
    Now something we should have probably covered earlier. You’re going to want to download a program called PuTTY
     
    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
    (Just download PuTTY, nothing else.)
     
    This is the program we will use to access the terminal side of the server. This is basically the main way in which you will interact with the server. You can sometimes get an equivalent in the server providers control panel, however I believe it’s best to use this. Another handy little thing you might want to think about getting is FileZilla
     
    https://filezilla-project.org/
     
    IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE QUICKCONNECT WHEN USING FILEZILLA, GO THROUGH "Site Manager" AND CHOOSE SFTP RATHER THAN FTP FOR PROTOCOL. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE WILL LEAD TO REFUSAL OF SERVER CONNECTION
     
    This allows you to access the file side of your server which will be handy later on when we start mucking around with databases and server options. it’s an easy way to navigate the folders without using the terminal program.
     
    Anyway, open up PuTTY and in “Host Name (or IP address)” put the server IP that should have been provided by the server provider. Leave the port as it is. Leave the connection type as what it’s set at (should be SSH) then click open. You can save the session if you don’t want to input this info all the time. Just name it in saved sessions and click save.
     
    When you first connect it you’ll see “login as:”  type “root” and hit enter. Next it will ask for the password, so provide the one that was provided for the server (not your control panel password) when typing it will look like you’re not entering anything, but I guarantee that you are typing something. You can paste the password as well by copying the password and just right clicking in PuTTY (CTRL + V isn’t set as paste, it’s right click by default. Have fun with that.) so now you should be in.
     
    Now there are a couple things you're going to want to do if it’s your first VPS. Certain security features you might want to think about installing and what not. You can google “First VPS setup Debian” or something along that lines if you’re really interested. Strictly speaking you can skip this part, but it’s your call.
     
    First thing you will want to type is these two:
    apt-get install default-jdkapt-get install screenThe first is basically installing Java while the second one I will explain in due course.
     
    Now we need to grab the Steam CMD so we can download the actual Project Zomboid software. It’s recommended that you run SteamCMD on a seperate user.
     
    You should add a new user by doing:
    adduser steamOnce that’s sorted we need to switch over to the new user. It should be noted anytime I refer to “steam” in the file directory context, then it means the user folder. If you decide to name the user something else the directories change also. Something to keep note of. “Steam” is not the same as “steam” in the directory context as well.
    su - steamthis will switch the user from root, to steam.
     
    We are going to create a steamcmd directory to keep things tidy.
    mkdir steamcmdcd /home/steam/steamcmdNow we need to actually get the SteamCMD. To do this we run this command:
    wget http://media.steampowered.com/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gzIt should eventually download and once it does we need to actually get the contents out of the folder. To do this we run
    tar -xvzf steamcmd_linux.tar.gzIf you're running a 64 bit version of the OS then the code in the spoiler applies to you. Otherwise, ignore.
     


     
     
    Now we got to run SteamCMD
     
    To do this we can do:
    cd /home/steam/steamcmdthen
    ./steamcmd.sh +login steamusername steampassword +force_install_dir directory/you/want/to/install/to* +app_update 108600" validate +exitWARNING
     
    You can choose to opt your server onto the beta branch instead, after running the above command run this:
    "app_update 108600 -beta iwillbackupmysave -betapassword iaccepttheconsequences" validate +exitKeep in mind that not all players will be using the beta branch so not everyone would be able to connect. The decision is of course yours.
     
    For login you will get a steam guard e-mail as should be expected, unfortunately you need the game in order to get the server software, so trying to log in as anonymous for SteamCMD will not work.
     
    *I can’t remember where I installed it to and whether I created the Steam folder or if SteamCMD did it itself. I personally installed it in /home/steam/ I think, but I honestly can’t quite remember.
     
    This is where FileZilla comes in handy, as now what we want to do is navigate to the project zomboid folder which should be something like /Steam/SteamApps/common/ProjectZomboid. Check this folder, does it have projectzomboid.sh? Does it have the projectzomboid folder? Does it have only these two things? Then sigh. You don’t have all the files.
     
    When you download the program you need to have the projectzomboid folder, projectzomboid-dedi-server.sh file and a projectzomboid.sh file. If you are missing the server file then you are missing one of the most important things. You’ll have to keep running the steamCMD command. Just keep running those until the file appears.
     
    If running it a few times doesn't work, then you need to run steamcmd.sh, then each command preceeded by plus, so -
    login steamusername steampasswordthen
    force_install_dir directory/you/want/to/install/to*etc
     
    We now need to make a Zomboid folder in the user home folder we’ll be running the server from. In this case for me it’s steam (but depending how you did it, it’ll vary.) So now we’ll do:
    cd /home/steamThen
    mkdir ZomboidThen
    cd /home/steam/ZomboidThen
    mkdir dbNow reconnect FileZilla and go download this empty db file: https://dl.dropboxus...553835/world.db
     
    Whether or not you will whitelist the server it’s best to put the file in. You’ll now need to edit the projectzomboid-dedi-server.sh and set your RAM values. This is dependant on how much RAM your server has, I personally didn’t set them to use my complete server capacity, I did about half but the choice is up to you. (Kirrus: Don't set more than 80% of your VM's capacity.) Use FileZilla and double click on the file and it should open it up in an editor, find these two lines:
     
       -Xms1024m \
       -Xmx1024m \
     
    And edit the values to your choosing. Save and close the file and it will prompt you for the root password of FileZilla so put it in and it will be updated.
     
    Now something I specifically left for last, since I screwed it up. I guarantee you though this step is unmissable. We need one more thing and all you have to do is
    wget http://kirrus.co.uk/stuff/pz/wheezy-glibc-sid.shbash wheezy-glibc-sid.shThis is only required for those who are running a Debian OS, Ubuntu (I am told) should be fine.
     
    Nearly Home!
     
    We’re almost there. So here’s what we got to do now.
    cd /home/steam/Steam/SteamApps/common/ProjectZomboidthen
    ./projectzomboid-dedi-server.shIt will start the server. You celebrating yet? Don’t. We’re not quite done yet, do CTRL + C and it’ll shut down the server program. We can’t use the usual things like exit (yet - it’s on the todo list) so for now CTRL + C will close the server. So now we got to boot up fileZilla and navigate to the Zomboid folder we created. As long as everything went smoothly you should have a lot more files now. Go into the server folder and you should see a serverOptions.ini
     
    It will contain:
     
    PVP=true
    PauseEmpty=true
    GlobalChat=true
    Open=true
     
    Most should be self explanatory but if not, here we go.
     
    PVP - Allow or don’t allow players to hurt/kill each other.
     
    PauseEmpty - I’m not certain but I believe it basically suspends the server when there are no players around.
     
    GlobalChat - Whether or not to allow the players to speak to all the players through the /all chat command.
     
    Open - Whether it to be whitelisted or not. If you want the server to be whitelisted I would love to help, but at this point in time I have been unable to get whitelisting to work on the server.
     
    Right. Do what you wish save, password then exit.
     
    Now here’s where that Screen we talked about in the beginning comes in handy. You see if you start the server without it and just do what we did above but didn’t close the server you would find that in order to keep the PZ server running, you would need to keep the PuTTY terminal running. Which would mean you would need to keep your computer running, which would kind of defeat the purpose of having the VPS.
     
    When back home type:
    screenYou will be taken to a wall of text, just hit enter until the text goes away and your left with a blank screen except for your user
     
    steam@server.co.uk thing.
     
    Now what you do here is
    cd /home/steam/Steam/SteamApps/common/ProjectZomboidThen
    ./projectzomboid-dedi-server.shThe server should start up and eventually be greeted with:
     
    "*** SERVER STARTED ****". At the bottom.
     
    You can now close PuTTY and play on your server.
     
    If you ever need to get back to that screen, when you log back into root type:
    screen -drand it should take you back to server screen. Don’t initiate multiple versions of the screen, otherwise you’re going to have a bit of a problem down the line.
     
    Thanks for reading, that’s the bulk of the tutorial so now here’s some FAQ and handy tips.
     
    Server Screen Controls:
     
    CTRL + C - Closes the server.
     
    FAQ
     
    Q: “I get a missing file/folder error when I boot the server.”
     
    A: “Usually means you didn’t put the “Zomboid” folder in the right place. Remember to create a “db” folder and put in the “world.db” file in there.
     
    Q: “There appears to be some error regarding RakNet. What’s that about?”
     
    A: It’s probably to do with kirrus’s script as linked above. Probably means you didn’t install it correctly.
     
    Q: "I got a long confusing password, I think I'll change it..."
     
    A: NO! Don't. Chances are the password given is incredibly secure, if you change it you could make the server more vulnerable. Personally I suggest just leaving it as default, at the very least your root password should remain unchanged.
     
    Q: How do I upgrade the server when a patch is released
     
    A: Shut down the gameserver (Ctrl-C), and then run the steam command. 
     
     
    A video version of the guide will follow later.
     
    Thanks to Kirrus for double checking the info and giving pointers.
     
    MAKE SURE CLIENT AND SERVER ARE RUNNING THE SAME PROJECT ZOMBOID BUILD IF YOU WISH TO CONNECT!
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    BeastlyBean reacted to RoboMat in Colour Me, Stupid!   
    Old lady with a broom got run over by a snail.
     

     
     
     
    It's so german to point out something so obvious ^^
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from Sieben in How to play on multiplayer   
    To play on a multiplayer server you need to:
     
    open steam go to library right click on "project zomboid" go to properties go to the beta's tab select "onlinetest - " (you may need to restart steam) run the game  

     
    For more info about multiplayer:
    http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/5577-multiplayer-open-test-details-inside/
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from MonkeyDrone in How to play on multiplayer   
    To play on a multiplayer server you need to:
     
    open steam go to library right click on "project zomboid" go to properties go to the beta's tab select "onlinetest - " (you may need to restart steam) run the game  

     
    For more info about multiplayer:
    http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/5577-multiplayer-open-test-details-inside/
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from Jatta Pake in Bean's Building Packs (update 29-01-2014 - 11:27) Vote for next Buildings! Poll added!   
    As the results show,
     
    a retail pack of 20 buildings will be made and released in the following days.
     
    Sit tight!
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from Footmuffin in APZDTISA III - Ask Project Zomboid Developers The Indie Stone Anything   
    When we see some ...
     
    ??
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    BeastlyBean reacted to DoctahWong in DoctahWong's buildings   
    Hey guys, first thread that isn't a whine about how to use the Map Tools. Woo!

    Credits to: grivcin(For some spectacular building ideas!)
                      Maklane(For helping me out and me helping him out in the building stuff... and photos and downloads!)
                      All you other beautiful(nohomo) builders for giving me some building inspiration!
                      Kirrus(For making me fear him and Enigma... pretty much all devs!)
    Last Updated: 19, Feb., 2014: Buildings have been updated!
     
    So, this is where i'll showcase my builds to you lovely people that seemingly dislike me because i'm fake chinese. Now free for all!, you can freely use these for your map projects, though i'd appreciate that you you give some credit since i work hard on these. plz. (  o)3, Ducky luvs u.
     
    Albums:
     
    Community Buildings: http://imgur.com/a/0KWhq
    Restaurants: http://imgur.com/a/oCVwA
     Houses: http://imgur.com/a/X3YBe
     
    Here they are!:
    Middle Class Home 1
     
     
    Front version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ismocal9g4tv5i/Middle%20Class%20Home%20Front.tbx
     
    Twiggy's Bar
     
     
     
    Spiffo's
     
     
    Pizzawhirled
     
     
    Police Department(a.k.a CAWL DA PAWLICE!)
     
     
    Low Class Home
     
     
    Pharmahug
     
     
    GIGAMart
     
     
    Cortman Medical
     
    Download links are up!
     Plans:
    -School
    -Shopping Center
    -Hospital(Probably the hardest to do. But i'll take this as a achievement if i succeed)
    -Low Class Houses(1 completed, 1 in the works)
    -Middle Class Houses(1 uploaded)
    -Retail Stores
    -More to come
     
    Thanks for reading this!
    Also, be sure to check out these cool projects and buildings!
    Rebuild: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/5536-rebuild-announcement/
    Project Cherno: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/5225-project-chernaurus-cherno-is-under-contruction/
    TrailerPark: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/4838-trailer-park-a-big-project/
    Maklane: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/5517-maklanes-buildings/
    Beastly: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/4952-beans-building-packs-update-29-01-2014-1127-vote-for-next-buildings-poll-added/
    mendonca: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/5353-more-buildings/
    Gutrot: http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/4761-vacation-islands-gutrot-island/

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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from Jatta Pake in BuildingEd: Making multiple buildings in the same building file?   
    The performance would not be gained, i think.
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    BeastlyBean reacted to RingoD123 in Full list of current Room Definitions   
    Hey guys, for all who are making buildings etc using the latest version of Tilezed/BuildingEd, heres the current list of "internal names" that need to be used for your room definitions:
     
    livingroom
    diningroom
    kitchen
    bathroom
    bedroom
    hall
    lobby
    storage
     
    The ones listed above are the main definitions for regular houses but below is an exhaustive list of all the rest of the definitions for all other types of buildings:
     
    conveniencestore
    burgerkitchen
    medclinic
    medicalstorage
    zippeestore
    grocerystorage
    grocery
    fossoil
    shed
    spiffosstorage
    spiffoskitchen
    kitchen_crepe
    plazastore1
    garagestorage
    pizzawhirled
    motelbedroom
    grocers
    bookstore
    library
    toolstore
    bar
    policestorage
    pharmacy
    pharmacystorage
    gunstore
    gunstorestorage
    mechanic
    bakery
    aesthetic
    clothesstore
    motelroom
    motelroomoccupied
    cafe
    cafekitchen
    pizzakitchen
    restaurant
    post
    poststorage
    restaurantkitchen
    generalstore
    laundry
    furniturestore
    storageunit
    fishingstorage
    theatre
    theatrekitchen
    theatrestorage
    cornerstore
    hunting
    housewarestore
    shoestore
    sportstore
    sportstorage
    giftstorage
    giftstore
    candystore
    toystore
    electronicsstore
    sewingstore
    medical
    medicaloffice
    jewelrystore
    musicstore
    departmentstore
    icecreamkitchen
    gasstore
    gasstorage
    optometrist
     
    So, for example, you could have 2 bedrooms in your house named "MainBedroom" and "SpareBedroom" but they would both share the internal name "bedroom" for the loot and NPC's to work properly.
     
    If ive missed any out then let me know and ill add them to the list, i'll also update if/when new room definitions become available.
     
    <3
     
     
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from VamyreLord in Ask the User below you Anything   
    If I realy must (damn sht-e question) ... i think Leonardo, you know ... dat ass
     
    10 lesbians, or 10.000 dollars?
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from bobheckling in Bean's Building Packs (update 29-01-2014 - 11:27) Vote for next Buildings! Poll added!   
    As the results show,
     
    a retail pack of 20 buildings will be made and released in the following days.
     
    Sit tight!
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from mendonca in Bean's Building Packs (update 29-01-2014 - 11:27) Vote for next Buildings! Poll added!   
    As the results show,
     
    a retail pack of 20 buildings will be made and released in the following days.
     
    Sit tight!
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from ac30fspad35 in Fresh Faces!   
    Well hello there!
     
    It's probably a good idea to introduce myself, so here's me! I am a 18 years old Dutch person, who just really likes zomboid. No I am not a fanboy, although I am into forums (was also for a long time on twcenter forums). In my real life I repair bicycles, and I have a lovely girlfriend now for 2 years. I am trying to get her to play this a well, but she does not have a lot of time (maybe in the future). I am actually not from steam, I already knew the game, and played it a lot.
     
    You may know me already from my pathetic building packs, which is going to have a big release of some new buildings. I am thinking of live streaming my work in progress, but I am camera shy. You can request buildings as well.
     
    Feel free to friend me, always looking for new friends!
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from Brannty in Bean's Building Packs (update 29-01-2014 - 11:27) Vote for next Buildings! Poll added!   
    Last update: 2014-01-29 / 11:27
     
    Last added:
    Poll for next pack release Made changes to layout in topic Old parts in spoiler now Please if any suggestions, make a comment!
     
    All buildings are free to use and manipulate.
    I distribute my buildings in ".zip" files containing ".tbx" and ".tmx" files.
    I work with Dropbox, so you can easily click the name of the building and download it. No adds included!
    All buildings are fully furnished
     
    Beastly's Pack 1 (all neatly packed!) (Click the link)
     

     
     
    Below is the old thread, soon to be removed including Dropbox links. As of now everything will be available in building packs.
     
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from XxZeraphinexX in Bean's Building Packs (update 29-01-2014 - 11:27) Vote for next Buildings! Poll added!   
    Last update: 2014-01-29 / 11:27
     
    Last added:
    Poll for next pack release Made changes to layout in topic Old parts in spoiler now Please if any suggestions, make a comment!
     
    All buildings are free to use and manipulate.
    I distribute my buildings in ".zip" files containing ".tbx" and ".tmx" files.
    I work with Dropbox, so you can easily click the name of the building and download it. No adds included!
    All buildings are fully furnished
     
    Beastly's Pack 1 (all neatly packed!) (Click the link)
     

     
     
    Below is the old thread, soon to be removed including Dropbox links. As of now everything will be available in building packs.
     
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    BeastlyBean got a reaction from mendonca in Bean's Building Packs (update 29-01-2014 - 11:27) Vote for next Buildings! Poll added!   
    DoctahWong, like this?
     

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