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Central Train Station

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I'm very proud to release the first true custom building model; a Central Train Station loosely based on a design I created for SimCity 4 back in the day. This is a proof-of-concept for the idea that we can eventually create custom models of similar quality to the ones we made for SimCity 4. Frankly this one still has a few rough edges, but consider that it's only the first - as I improve the process of creating buildings further they can only become more detailed and more impressive. With Maxis opening up the discussion for User Generated Content on their official forums (be sure to weigh in on the discussion); this is the kind of mods that I had in mind (besides NAM-like network mods).

 

NOTE:

  • This mod only replaces the building model of the original Train Station; this has a few consequences;
    • The lot size is still the original size; the model will 'hang over' its lot at the sides. To make the train tracks look good, you should make sure that it is situated on a long stretch of unobstructed track.
    • Only one train track is actually used - the second one can be drawn by the player underneath the other platforms (for fun you can also draw a tram track there!)
    • The lot itself is quite empty
    • The capacity is the same as the original train station

As more modding options might become available, these shortcomings might be amended. I'm also still working on tools to improve how we edit the lots, decals and other elements.

 

For those who want to create buildings themselves:

I know a lot of you will be as excited about this mod as I am, and will be champing at the bit to create their own models for the game. I'm planning on taking the time to help people achieve this, although needless to say some 3D modeling knowledge is required. If you're interested, keep an eye on this thread; http://community.simtropolis.com/forum/94-SimCity-2013-modding-open-discussion/ in which I'll soon start posting details on how I achieved this and how you hopefully can do so too.

 

Updated 4/10/2013; there was a bug where the new model would not show up on the closest zoom level. Downloading the file again will fix this.

 


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Guys, this is the door we have been wanting to open!. This is the progress we have been wanting to make. This is the start to a MODDED simcity!. And no thanks to the one and only, phenomenal modder oppie.plus his just as great companion ProcsKalone.You man, are moving the modding community to success, with the wreck that is simccity 2013.

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      Kwetzel345  hits the nail on the head. Oppie has opended a door that cannot be shut, and the mods that are yet to come will only diversify this game to everyone's delight.

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Stunning work from one of THE pioneers in custom content! I remember the good old SCP Train Station for SimCity 4 - let's hope that this one will be the starting gun for SC2013 modding. :)

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Awesome once again oppie :) I love all of your mods and looking forward to the next one :)

 

Thank you very much oppie :) 

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I am so glad to see true custom buildings  finally coming out for this game. I can't wait to see how this will impact gameplay. Thank you for your hard efforts. ^_^

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Nice mod, but... what if I want to go back to the old train station? What do I need to do? Just delete the .package mod file?

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how do u get this to work its a rar file I don't know where to put it

 

Nice mod, but... what if I want to go back to the old train station? What do I need to do? Just delete the .package mod file?

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I'm struggling to understand how to install this, ive downloaded the files...no what?

PS: well done on being the first to create a mod

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I'm struggling to understand how to install this, ive downloaded the files...no what?

PS: well done on being the first to create a mod

 

There is a readme file inside the rar file.

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I'm struggling to understand how to install this, ive downloaded the files...no what?

PS: well done on being the first to create a mod

 

There is a readme file inside the rar file.

 

oh, grate thanks, do they work on Mac?

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