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    EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 7,847 Member
    edited November 2015
    fullspiral wrote: »
    Rflong7 wrote: »
    I remember something about them working on improving the map *view... I hope they did it. :mrgreen:

    Yes they did. And @SimGuruDaniel said that the finished map would look pretty similar to the concept map.

    By that, I think he meant the layout of the map/world, not the world map in map view.
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    fullspiralfullspiral Posts: 14,717 Member
    EmmaVane wrote: »
    fullspiral wrote: »
    Rflong7 wrote: »
    I remember something about them working on improving the map *view... I hope they did it. :mrgreen:

    Yes they did. And @SimGuruDaniel said that the finished map would look pretty similar to the concept map.

    By that, I think he meant the layout of the map/world, not the world map in map view.

    We will see! If I am wrong, I am wrong.
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    BlkBarbiegalBlkBarbiegal Posts: 7,927 Member
    fullspiral wrote: »
    If it's desktop where are all the shortcut icons? And like I said, I can see two plumbbobs over island lots. And what looks like a venue icon over the docks area.

    lol, I am serious! I think we are getting new maps with the update prior to GT.
    Quite nice :)
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    mrnhmathmrnhmath Posts: 750 Member
    It seems pretty legit :D
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    jessathemessajessathemessa Posts: 2,342 Member
    This would be a nice surprise update!
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    LizzychicagoLizzychicago Posts: 888 Member
    fullspiral wrote: »
    It looks very similar to the concept. You can see the island and the docks like in this pic:

    09_WORLD_MAP_revised5.jpg

    That's exactly what it is.
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    luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 37,638 Member
    edited November 2015
    fullspiral wrote: »
    If it's desktop where are all the shortcut icons? And like I said, I can see two plumbbobs over island lots. And what looks like a venue icon over the docks area.

    lol, I am serious! I think we are getting new maps with the update prior to GT.

    Yeah, I was going to say, my desktop is set up like that because I delete all my shortcut icons, then I realized that I do have the Recycle Bin. So that's what Windowed mode would look like for me! ... Unless there's a Recycle Bin off a top corner there where things are a bit bright and unclear. So maybe, maybe not?

    (So many typos ... can you tell I'm on a day off?!)
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    mustenimusteni Posts: 5,418 Member
    Am I the only one who has gotten attached to the uncolourful maps we have? The maps kinda put me in an architect mood. Not saying that I might not like new ones even better :p
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    The_SimScraperThe_SimScraper Posts: 2,083 Member
    I really want to tilt the screen and see what's there but I can't *sigh*
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    fullspiralfullspiral Posts: 14,717 Member
    GARYZGAL wrote: »

    That's exactly what it is.

    No. It is not. It's very similar, but there are differences too.
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    Renamed2002180839Renamed2002180839 Posts: 3,444 Member
    edited November 2015
    Ravager619 wrote: »
    I'm holding off on the excitement. Left monitor is in build mode in-game. Right monitor is desktop wallpaper.

    Not a screen saver- They're playing in windowed mode. Looks just like my screen when I play. Obviously someone took the pic because they thought it was significant. They've also arranged a button on the mouse pad to block out the secret image, just like from the picture from the mouse pad earlier today.
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    stilljustme2stilljustme2 Posts: 25,082 Member
    fullspiral wrote: »
    If it's desktop where are all the shortcut icons? And like I said, I can see two plumbbobs over island lots. And what looks like a venue icon over the docks area.

    lol, I am serious! I think we are getting new maps with the update prior to GT.

    If they're on Windows 10, you don't really need shortcut icons -- everything is easily accessible from the Start menu. Only icons I have on my desktop now are my Recycle Bin and a single folder with some screenshots from my Hearthstone game (to make it easy to rebuild a few decks).
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    Renamed2002180839Renamed2002180839 Posts: 3,444 Member
    The button over the mouse pad- again! - makes me far more curious than the map view, which I was expecting. Maybe something big is in the works. (Goes to get Halcyon tablets to calm nerves after another major disappointment)
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    kremesch73kremesch73 Posts: 10,474 Member
    This is a small thing that would make me happy. I do hope they change the map views like this in a patch. It also makes me hopeful for a neighbourhood editor.
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    fullspiralfullspiral Posts: 14,717 Member
    Ravager619 wrote: »
    I'm holding off on the excitement. Left monitor is in build mode in-game. Right monitor is desktop wallpaper.

    Not a screen saver- They're playing in windowed mode. Looks just like my screen when I play. Obviously someone took the pic because they thought it was significant. They've also arranged a button on the mouse pad to block out the secret image, just like from the picture from the mouse pad earlier today.

    I agree. It's not a screen saver.
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    MightydanMightydan Posts: 2,983 Member
    Looks alright.
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    mrnhmathmrnhmath Posts: 750 Member
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    Thoughts?
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    GaiaPumaGaiaPuma Posts: 2,278 Member
    I see some details on the bottom of the sea island that are not in that concept pic so it can't be the same pic as a desktop background.
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    TMBrandonTMBrandon Posts: 229 Member
    edited November 2015
    GaiaPuma wrote: »
    I see some details on the bottom of the sea island that are not in that concept pic so it can't be the same pic as a desktop background.

    Yup, that's what I was going to say. And on the bottom right corner, there's a white box that seems to have text in it which is very similar to the game UI (kind like the tutorial dialogs?). The only part throwing me off is the taskbar getting more transparent with some logos off to the left, and then to the right it's shaded white like the current game UI.
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    drake_mccartydrake_mccarty Posts: 6,115 Member
    Also it's hard to tell, but the keyboard and mouse look like they are from a Mac. If they are playing on Mac (not sure what OS is used there, Windows is pretty standard in USA) than there wouldn't be a task bar at the bottom. But once again that is all based on the keyboard that's being used, which could mean nothing.

    In response to someone saying it could be Windows 10, i'm gonna vote probably not. Companies will use OS that are years old (Windows XP was used for years after newer OS came out), and will usually only upgrade the OS when need be.
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    fullspiralfullspiral Posts: 14,717 Member
    mrnhmath wrote: »

    Thoughts?

    We are getting new maps! lol And possibly some interface changes to accommodate the group stuff. And possibly to accommodate more worlds as we get them. We are due for another vacation world very soon.
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    luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 37,638 Member
    edited November 2015
    TMBrandon wrote: »
    GaiaPuma wrote: »
    I see some details on the bottom of the sea island that are not in that concept pic so it can't be the same pic as a desktop background.

    Yup, that's what I was going to say. And on the bottom right corner, there's a white box that seems to have text in it which is very similar to the game UI (kind like the tutorial dialogs?). The only part throwing me off is the taskbar getting more transparent with some logos off to the left, and then to the right it's shaded white like the current game UI.

    That last part could just be how the light's reflecting.

    @drake_mccarty - Windows 7 looked the same. And software companies do tend to upgrade OS's. (My husband's company usually has at least some of the company on alpha and beta OS's! Doesn't mean the IT department is hot stuff - it's not! - but you need to be running current OS's if you're developing software for them.)
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    GaiaPumaGaiaPuma Posts: 2,278 Member
    @luthienrising I don't think is the light, because there are the same white shapes near the sea border on the extreme right of the map, contouring the sea land limit like some waves. But I can be mistaken.
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    zombii3zombii3 Posts: 388 Member
    MrSimmis wrote: »
    This is actually really exciting!

    Ikr? ♥

    Look at all the lots!! XD
    I'm out of lots currently for households bc I'm running so many let's plays and challenges. This is amazing if it's going to be this many ♥♥
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    Jaysim88Jaysim88 Posts: 1,327 Member
    I see the women has left her cigarettes out on her desk for the picture. lol, menthol. I wonder if the map will change then or if its just concept art being used as a background picture.
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