Hey, folks. For those of you who want to add your own lakes to the game, the new update (currently availabe for beta testing) now makes that possible. It includes a text file briefly explaining how it's done For a more detailed demonstration of the steps involved in making a high-quality lake you can view a video tutorial. It covers a lot of topics very quickly (probably too quickly - at times I sound like an auctioneer as I'm explaining what I'm doing) but even so it's about 90 minutes of video. It covers the basics first and then goes through the entire process of creating Deer Lake, which is one of the new lakes in the update.
You can view the tutorial here: http://www.pishtech.com/vrs_lake_tutorials.html