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Patch 1.1.640 and subway

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Hi guys, I need your help again!

 

I've got this issue (or... feature, it's a matter of point of view): when i patch my sc4 up to v. 1.1.640 immediately the subway usage falls down and traffic (cars) rises. This means dramatic budget breakdown and inevitable (for me) city collapse. I think I read that the patch should improve the path-management, but to me it's not a step forward. Normal? I'm doing something wrong? 

 

Thank you!

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The patch includes an update to the traffic simulator, but Maxis did a patchy job with it at best.  You're much better off with the simulator in the Network Addon Mod.  You'll find you have dramatically decreased commute time problems, and your jobs can be farther from your residential zones.

 

You can also manually force more mass transit usage with the NAM, since you rely on its income so much.

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I'm using the NAM too.

 

I made some further investigation: outgoings immediately rise, air pollution decreases and mayor's evualuation improves, after a while people stop using the subway (and ferry) and traffic rises. At the end population drops (from 1.5M to 1.4M), travel distances greatly lenghten and everything stops working. I'm wondering if this comes from something i did wrong or it's what is expected from the patch. In this case I've no choice, I'll remove it.

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Are you only referring to the night lighting patch?  As in, the one that updates you from 1.1.638 to 1.1.640?  Because you can't install the NAM unless you're running at least 638...

 

But the night light patch shouldn't affect your traffic whatsoever.  Something's fishy here.

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The EP1 patch fixed a lot of bugs.  You may have been playing dependent on some bug, and now that it is fixed, things are where they were intended to be.  If you don't like it, reinstall the game and don't patch it.  You won't be able to use much custom content though since most of it is dependent on 1,1,638, particularly the NAM.

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