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  1. I've been looking to add some variety to the traffic in my city but I'm wary about having too many high poly vehicles slowing down my game. Until now, I've only have 2 vehicle mods subscribed, one with 600 tris while the other has 1,800 tris. Is there a general acceptable amount of tris for vehicle addon?
  2. OVERVIEW The Network Widening Mod (abbreviated NWM) is a mod which extends the game's Road and One-Way Road networks through override network technology to create a system of variable width surface streets. In effect, it is the surface street equivalent of the RealHighway (RHW) mod. The first release was the result of over 3 years of effort, which required overcoming a number of technical difficulties and conundrums, including the creation of new Traffic Simulator Plugins to properly handle the NWM, and difficulties with the existing Road Turning Lane plugin. This Overview Post Last Updated 07/27/2014 Since the NAM 31.0 release in March 2013, the NWM has been included in the NAM itself. It will no longer be offered as a separate download. NWM development is largely on hold until the NAM 34 development cycle. The NAM may be obtained from the following distribution sites: Simtropolis (STEX)---------- (coming soon) SC4 Devotion (LEX)--------Windows|Mac (coming soon) ModDB------------------------Windows|Mac (coming soon) Fixes None. More information coming to this post
  3. I am currently turning some of my attention toward additional public transit options, especially in the rail variant and I would like you to vote on your favorite ideas for what I should work on. I intend on making all of these at some point but from this poll I will know the order. Of course if your longstanding request is not on the list, just blurt it out and I will take it into consideration. An explanation of the choices (in order of estimated completion time): 1. Single Rail Tracks/Stations: Pretty self explanatory. This will allow one way single tracks to be placed and can branch or terminate original 2 way rail. 1L rail stations could allow for Island Platform or Split Platform stations. 2. Rendered Rail Tunnels: Similar to the custom roads in the Network Extensions Project, this would allow for existing rail tunnels to be visible and with a free camera mod, traversable. If above ground metro gets off the ground (pun intended), the existing tunnels would be rendered as well. 3. High Speed Rail (new network type): After some preliminary tests, this network would share many of the same properties as the regular train but with slightly higher acceleration and a higher top speed. Much higher @ 300km/h, twice the current train's speed. That would allow for a coast to coast trip through the whole map in about 90-120 seconds (depending on curves and elevation changes). The system would also get a thorough visual makeover. I think I would base it loosely off SC4 HSRP since that looks sweet. I'm debating as to whether to make it maglev but you guys could help me decide that later. Disadvantages would include wider turn radius and decreased slope tolerance so that the train can maintain speed (in current tests, the train would slow down to a crawl at sharp turns), no level crossings (pretty sure the gates wouldn't be able to close in time anyway...someone would die), and the cost will be astronomical (I'm predicting 3x convensional rail costs in all aspects). 4. Above Ground Subways/Metro (pretty much new network type): What would make this so time expensive is that it would more than likely require an overhaul of subway and rail AI to pull off. In addition, I would make it a goal (but not a promise) that the system would be able to be a direct modification to the existing subway network, rather than a new network, with the hopes that existing subways could be salvaged. Additional details would be that subway is currently 100km/h which is 2/3 the speed of conventional rail. This will probably not change for the above ground version. Also ground and elevated versions would both be cheaper than subway versions but not sure by how much. Additionally the metro will not have an overhead wire but instead will have a third rail (obviously they will terminate at level crossings so cims don't fry :D). 1 is Done (hey that rhymes). I am happy to announce the release of the One-Way Train Tracks Mod. 2. Not started. 3. Not started. 4. 96% Alpha HERE (11/30/16 8:20)
  4. Maxis Tree HD Replacement Mod

    Version 1.0.1

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    MAXIS TREE HD REPLACEMENT MOD 1 - INTRODUCTION/OVERVIEW Hey folks, you might not be aware of this, but this file actually marks my 100th STEX upload!! I think this justifies a little interruption of the usual IRM fare. I've been tinkering with such a mod for at least 2 years, but up until recently I had always run into a brick wall because there were simply not enough suitable tree models available. This is really harder than you might think because a tree must have the following characteristics to replace its Maxis counterpart: similar height (so it covers about as much as a Maxis tree would, but doesn't interfere with anything) similar diameter (so it doesn't cut into adjacent structures and will fit wherever the corresponding Maxis tree fits) LOD centered on the trunk and not the crown (so the trunk isn't off center and ends up next to a planter, bed, or dirt circle instead of right inside) lack of branches near the ground (so it won't cover entrances, benches and other stuff that's supposed to be under the tree crowns and not buried under twigs and leaves) Finding trees that fit the bill is really hard, but I'm positive that I finally did it. While this choice may not be perfect, I'm confident it's one of the best options available while I'm writing this. To my knowledge, while there have been noteworthy and admirable mods in the past, this is the first one that replaces all Maxis trees on lots and along streetsides/roadsides with 100% HD flora made by girafe and Orange_o_, two BAT masters whose flora props raised the bar considerably and set the standard these days IMO. It bugged me that so many Maxis trees - SD at 2003 quality level - were still to be seen everywhere when we already had modern, crisply rendered, high-definition flora for pretty much everything else. Well, not any more! This upload consists of three components - the base pack and two optional bonus packs. Here's a breakdown of these three components and what they'll do: -------------------- THE BASE PACK - this is the actual mod. The bonus packs work as extensions of this mod, i.e. they require this base pack as a dependency. It does the following: It will replace all Maxis trees on lots with beautiful HD trees. Lots already existing in your city will automatically switch to the new trees. Whatever grows or is plopped subsequently will show the new trees in place of the old Maxis ones. Besides, it will replace roadside trees that occasionally show up at the sides of streets and roads (T21's for the tech-savvy among you). All Mayor Mode and God Mode flora in the city map will remain unaffected. However, the Mayor Mode tools (menu icons) for setting Maxis trees are removed. Why? Well, if you use this mod, the tools will actually plant the new HD replacements for the Maxis trees. This is superfluous because you need the corresponding tree packages as dependencies anyway, and these come with far superior and more flexible Mayor Mode tools, which will show up in your menu instead. For those of you who don't like palm trees, the pack contains an optional palm tree override. If you decide to use it, all Maxis palms will not revert to better HD palms, but to cypress trees instead. They are similar in terms of dimension, and I think they also offer a nice flair that conveys the same feeling as the palms did - a wealthier area, warm climate... If you still don't like that, I'm afraid you'll have to pretend those tall and slender trees are actually poplars. I won't tell anyone, and I don't judge you.^^ The growing lot flora will also be replaced, but with full-grown trees. It would have been possible to recreate the effect of flora growing taller over time (just like the Maxis flora does), but unfortunately, the game will only display the shadow for the first, smallest version. Hence, as the tree grows to full size, the shadow of the sapling will remain. Apparently this is a game limitation. ______________ BONUS PACK 1, A PLUGIN FOR THE SFBT STREET TREE MOD - this is the first bonus pack intended for those of you who use SFBT's Street Tree Mod. For those of you who are unfamiliar with that mod, it adds streetside parking and streetside trees, and it is highly modular and versatile. Several tree sets come with the mod (e.g. for Maxis and for Cycledogg trees), and depending on which of these tree sets you keep, the corresponding trees will appear. You can mix and match freely, use either set, any combination, or even all of them at the same time. This is what the bonus pack included in this upload will do: When used in conjunction with the SFBT Street Tree Mod, the contained files should replace the original files that made Maxis trees appear. Maxis_Street_Deciduous_Trees_HD_Replacement.dat - replaces the file "SFBT_Maxis_Street_Deciduous_Trees.dat" and ensures that HD trees will grow instead of Maxis deciduous trees. Maxis_Street_Pine_Trees_HD_Replacement.dat - replaces the file "SFBT_Maxis_Street_Pine_Trees.dat" and ensures that HD trees will grow instead of Maxis pine trees. Maxis_Street_Palm_Trees_HD_Replacement.dat - replaces the file "SFBT_Maxis_Street_Palm_Trees.dat" and ensures that HD palms will grow instead of Maxis palm trees. Like the originals they are based on, these files can be mixed and matched freely. For example, if you select pine trees and palm trees, you'll get a mix of pines (well, their replacements) and palms. If you only use the files for deciduous trees and pine trees, you'll get all kinds of trees, but no palms. (This is independent from your selection for the main mod!) ___________ BONUS PACK 2, AN OVERRIDE FOR SITHLRD98's T21 MOD - this second bonus pack is intended for those of you who may use the WideRadius Curves T21 Mod by Sithlrd98. These add sidewalk pavement, streetlights and trees alonside many smooth road & avenue curves as well as FA (fractional angle) road sections. This is what the bonus pack will do: All trees will be replaced with HD versions from this mod Instead of the single tree that was used repetitively, randomised trees will now appear for a more varied appearance ___________ Each of the three packs is in a separate download because most of you probably won't use all of the stuff mentioned here. 2 - USE 2.1 - BASE PACK 2.1.1 - Installation Simply drop the files into your plugins folder. By default, they will unzip into a sub-folder called \Maxis Tree HD Replacement\. However, you can change this to pretty much anything you like. (It's a simple override of the default files, and anything anywhere in your plugins folder will override the game files because plugins load after the game itself). By default, you will also get the file Maxis Tree HD Replacement_PalmsToCypresses.dat. This file is the one that will override palm trees with cypresses. If you want to see palm trees, simply remove that file. As with the other files, you can also copy it out of and back into your plugins folder as you like, switching back and forth between palms and cypresses. 2.1.2 - Deinstallation Simply remove the file again. All affected trees will revert back to Maxis trees again, and the corresponding menu icons will no longer be blocked from your menu. No need to bulldoze anything. 2.2 - BONUS PACK 1 (for SFBT Street Tree Mod) 2.2.1 - Installation First of all, you need to have the SFBT Street Tree Mod installed (see "Dependencies" section for link). Then, I suggest you locate the tree props folder of that mod (by default \SFBT\Street Tree Mod\Tree Props). This folder will contain .dat files for all the tree types that you select while installing the SFBT Street Tree Mod. Simply delete the following files from that folder if present: SFBT_Maxis_Street_Deciduous_Trees.dat SFBT_Maxis_Street_Palm_Trees.dat SFBT_Maxis_Street_Pine_Trees.dat Then copy any one, two or all of the following files from Bonus Pack 1 into the aforementioned folder: Maxis_Street_Deciduous_Trees_HD_Replacement.dat (for HD deciduous tree replacements) Maxis_Street_Palm_Trees_HD_Replacement.dat (for HD palm tree replacements) Maxis_Street_Pine_Trees_HD_Replacement.dat (for HD pine tree replacements) You can leave the non-Maxis tree packs in there if you want. In this case, you may get a mixture of SD trees by Pegasus and/or Cycledogg and these HD trees, depending on what combination of packs you left in there. 2.2.2 - Deinstallation Simply remove the file again, and replace it with any tree packs for the SFBT Street Tree Mod that you want to use instead. If you delete the files from this download and fail to replace them with any of the original files again, no trees will show at all. For deinstallation of the entire SFBT Street Tree mod, see the documentation included in that download. 2.3 - BONUS PACK 2 (for Sithlrd98's T21 mod) 2.3.1 - Installation Place the included file anywhere in your plugins folder where it will load AFTER the original file. By default, the original file zzzSithlrd98 Wide Radius Curves Curves T21 Data .dat should be in a sub-folder named \Sithlrd98 WideRadius Curves T-21 Mod\. If you place the file from this bonus pack, zzzSithlrd98 Wide Radius Curves Curves T21 Data HD.dat, in the same sub-folder or in any folder that loads afterwards, the trees will change to the HD replacements. 2.3.2 - Deinstallation Simply delete the file zzzSithlrd98 Wide Radius Curves Curves T21 Data HD.dat from this download again. It will no longer override the original trees, and these should revert to default Maxis trees again. Once again, there's no need to bulldoze anything. 3 - DEPENDENCIES 3.1 - BASIC DEPENDENCIES (required in any case) Obviously, this mod relies on the tree models made by girafe and Orange_o_. In total, Maxis uses 42 tree props plus 8 flora objects that rely on 15 different individual models. The following packs were required to replace them all: BSC - VIP girafe ashes (v. 1.0) by girafe BSC - VIP girafe beeches (v. 1.0) by girafe BSC - VIP girafe Canary date palms (v. 1.0) by girafe BSC - VIP girafe cypresses (v. 1.0) by girafe BSC - VIP girafe lindens (v. 1.0) by girafe BSC - VIP girafe rowan trees (v. 1.0) by girafe VIP orange fagus seasonal flora (v. 1.0) by Orange_o_ 3.2 - DEPENDENCIES FOR BONUS PACK 1 - required for use with the SFBT Street Tree Mod SFBT Street Tree Mod (v. 1.0) by Andreas 3.3 - DEPENDENCIES FOR BONUS PACK 2 - required for use with Sithlrd98's T21 mod WideRadius Curves T21 Mod 1 - this makes trees and streetlights appear; it is the actual mod. If you want to see sidewalk along these smooth curves, you have the following options (only one is required): White Maxis pavement: Sithlrd98 AvenueCurves White Sidewalk Redone (avenue curves) Sithlrd98 Road Curves White v2 (road curves / FA road sections) Brown sandstone pavement (matching the SMP Sidewalk Reaplcement MOD 1): Sithlrd98 AvenueCurves Sandstone Sidewalk (avenue curves) Sithlrd98 Road Curves Sandstone v2 (road curves / FA road sections) SAP Euro Asphalt (matching the Euro asphalt sidewalk mod by SAP23): Sithlrd98 Avenue Cuves SAP Euro Asphalt Sidewalk texture (avenue curves) Sithlrd98 Road Curves SAP v2 2 (road curves / FA road sections Portuguese textures (matching the Portuguese texture set 1 by gn_leugim): Sithlrd98 Avenue Curves Gn leugim Portuguese Texture (avenue curves) Sithlrd98 Road Curves Gn leugim v2 (road curves / FA road sections JRJ sidewalk textures (matching the JRJ Sidewalks Mod (v1.0) by jeronij): Sithlrd98 WRC Sidewalk Texture Mod Jeronij Texture 1 (avenue as well as road curves / FA road sections) NOTE: For any dependency hosted at SC4Devotion (SC4D in short), you must be registered on that site and logged into the site's download area, the BSC File Exchange, in order to see the download button. Please bear in mind that there are separate logins for the forums and for the file exchange. For those of you who may still be unfamiliar with the site: SC4D is another major SimCity community with lots of unique content, so you will not regret making an account there. RECOMMENDED DOWNLOADS That's simple this time: If you like those HD trees that you see and you are not familiar with girafe's and Orange's entire portfolio, just go over to www.sc4devotion.com, access the BSC File Exchange, and use the power search feature to display all of their stuff. Voila, tons of great flora mods - from small flowers to towering trees - right at your fingertips! 4 - FINAL WORDS I'd like to dedicate this upload to the SimCity community as a whole. We all have been learning from one another, inspiring each other, and helping each other out for almost 15 years now. Whatever we do now benefits from stuff other people have done before us. We are really standing on the shoulders of giants these days, and I'm no exception in this respect. Just look at this upload: Maxis gave us the game we all love, and tools like the Lot Editor and the BAT, Sites like Simtropolis and their respective admin teams give us the place to come together and share, People like CowKilla and SimFox have been instrumental in making the use of 3dsmax viable for BAT, BAT artists like Girafe and Orange_o_ used this to great effect to model the wonderful trees I have been using, iLive and cogeo provided the additional tools that I have used to get these models to do what I had in mind, People like Andreas Roth and Equinox helped me take the first steps in those tools, getting me on the road to where I am now, rsc204 (a.k.a. MGB) taught me a method of making resizing overrides for existing props that I used to tweak the dimensions of some props, Due to all this, I merely had to put these foundations to good use and contribute my little part. So at a first glance, one might say this is "my mod". But it really is 95% community effort, made possible by a community whose spirit has always been characterised by non-profit sharing. It is a pleasure to be part of such a community, and here's to hoping that it will remain strong for years to come. That being said, extra kudos to flora masters girafe and Orange_o_ as well as T21 mod authors Andreas Roth and Sithlrd98 once again. You guys are awesome! T Wrecks, August 8, 2017
  5. I just started my game for the first time in a week or so and found some buildings going abandoned. I have the 'No Abandonment' mod, but it seems to have stopped working. I posted a comment on the Steam page, but just in case this is never resolved, are there any alternatives? I can't go forward without the functionality of this mod.
  6. You may remember this thread I started ago. I showed off a prototype for a mod that randomly rotates the trees in Cities: Skylines. It was not possible to rotate the LODs of the trees, so I did not release it: I changed my mind! I think this might be useful for some people who want to take nice close-up shots, and the transition between LOD and detailed model is not so bad. It applies the rotation to any tree just before the rendering, and can safely be enabled or disabled at any time. It also affects trees which were placed before the mod was installed. Workshop Link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=556784825 Media:
  7. Introduction With the much appreciated help of @boformer I managed to make the beginnings of a mod that aims to add more customization to the existing Train Tracks network. I'm currently testing to see what others experience when using this mod. Anyone who has me as a friend on Steam can subscribe to the Beta. I update daily as I keep encountering small issues. With your help I can speed up the process and get the mod ready for release sooner. For your information: I don't know how to code, all current lines of code are taken for the Bus Stop Replacer mod (by @boformer) Aim The aim for this mod is to give players full control over the visuals of their rail network. I plan to do this by adding as much variety as possible. I'm thinking of all standard catenaries of most major countries. Along the way I can also make (generic) requests. On top of that I want to give you the ability to submit your own models, which I can then add to the mod. Unfortunately, you cannot do this yourself as you can for Network Skins, as I try to keep this mod simple. However, this might change in the future as Network Skins is still undergoing development. How it works The mod will include several 'Styles' you can choose from in the Mod Options. Changes are applied when loading a save from the Main Menu only (again: keeping it simple). The mod will then replace all vanilla props with custom props. This includes vanilla Station Tracks, but also all tracks from Extra Station Tracks and One-Way Tracks. Until Network Skins is updated, you cannot change props per segment. All changes are visual and will therefor not break your game. When anything goes wrong or when unsubscribing, the game will simply load the vanilla props. While it's in Alpha, I still advise to avoid testing on your favorite city, but that goes for every mod you try out. Roadmap All will be optional Add more variety to the props (example) Add random track-side junk (e.g. rails & sleepers) Add random track-side props (e.g. powerboxes) Add signals at intersections Add End-of-the-line prop (example) Add custom Buffers (per style) Add custom wires (per style) Current Issues (September 15th) When switching styles, props disappear when loading new save from main menu (prop = null) (Thank you @boformer) Changes are not applied to all neworks (inconsistent) (Fixed myself) Props big in file size (1,8mb) even when all source files together are 500kb Sometimes props have a +2m offset to the left or right at intersections (Magically disappeared) Props have an offset of 2,4m (might be from the asset editor) (Thank you @boformer and @Ronyx69) Help me please! Like I said: I'm not familiar with coding in C#, so every bit of help is much appreciated. I'm doing all I can to teach myself, but I've been unable to find CS related tutorials. At the moment I have Notepad++ and Microsoft Visual Studio. If you know any good sites or documentation, please let me know. If you can help me with testing, or know how to fix an issue, please leave a reply. I check the forums hourly. Thank you all! Screenshots
  8. Southern winter vacations had arrived, and with them, free time to experiment with the game. After years of playing and roaming the site, a simple test on using a sidewalk mod overflowed on the creation of my own sidewalk mod, all thanks to the high tech advancements by Rivit and MGB (a.k.a. rsc204). Well, in fact it begun a little before: in March I uploaded a fictional map, and surprisingly, people is using it! So, to take advantage of the momentum already gained, I'm opening this thread, to give support on this couple of humble custom content I've done, but also to try creating something more. By now, I let you with what is already done: Ciudad del Lago (map) A 24x24 km square region with lots of hills and natural canals, and plenty of pre-terraformed plains to build Veredas Santiaguinas (sidewalk mod) A Santiago de Chile inspired SD sidewalk mod for Maxis networks, lots and NAM networks, made with MGB's Automated Sidewalk Mod. Now it also includes SCILT support! Basaltic Sands (sand and beach texture mod) Blackish SD sand textures for basaltic beaches, from Polynesia to Iceland Basalt Column Tiles (sidewalk mod) A SD sidewalk mod made of sliced basalt columns, for your hotspot-placed cities <-- working on this Basalt Columns (cliff texture mod) A SD cliff texture that mimics basalt columns, with different hues for various locations: Iceland, Spain, Yellowstone, New Zeland, Taiwan, etc. <-- researching m93 KOSC SuperSHK+ retexture for Veredas Santiaguinas and Sudden Valley (override of SuperSHK textures) What it says on the title
  9. I'm a very big fan of the Sim City franchise, I played SC4 to exaustion, built big regions and stuff. I was away from the series, but today I decided to try Sim Ciy 5, and I loved It! The only problem is that regions seem too empty, even my beach region that is supposed to have small-medium cities. I installed Project Orion to make tiles bigger but still I can't start more than 3 cities and this "Big Construction" thing, the region looks empty.. Is there a mod to change this? Can we get up to 5 or more cities in a region in SC5?
  10. Ok so recently I created an intersection and I wanted to cover up some markings with the ploppable asphalt mod.When I tried to add my custom markings to the intersection it didn't appear at all.I used the decal version of it yet other people use it and it works fine for them.What am I doing wrong?
  11. Found this mod on Workshop looks very interesting, in what it can do and could be a very big game changer in more ways than one http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1094334744 .. Here is the blurb from the steam page:"The Procedural Objects mod adds a vertex customization tool directly in game, which allows you to resize assets for your needs, create things with only one asset that you can resize instead of having 12,000 versions of an asset for different shapes and sizes."
  12. Hi there, i am looking for someone who can mod the buoy out of the ferry lines. As i am into Boats and Marina stuff - i am in preparation of turning a lot Boat models into ferry vehicles - so it is possible to simulate kind of lofe 6 action in your citymarina/bay (boats going out and in). But when the buoys appears - you will have the harbour full of them when adding mre and more lines ... so dear promodder - do you think it is possible to delete them (buoys) from the lines ? Alternative could be to make hem smaller to tiny ... thx
  13. So I decided to open a thread for those having problems using my mods (since I'm terrible at writing readmes), or have suggestions to improve them. I usually don't take requests unless I really like the idea, have the skills (no BATs) and the time/ will to fulfill them. Might worth a shot Files will be attached at the end of this post. (STEX) (STEX) (STEX) (STEX) (STEX) (STEX) (STEX) JPN Sidewalk Mod Addon for Wide Radius Curves and Roundabouts (LEX) Coming in a normal hopeless future Maxis Parkings Override Darker/Shaded textures RELEASED! Tram-on-street support for Super Light Asphalt Mod ... Available below zBillboards_cancel (for JPN Sidewalk Mod RHD) - will remove blue Japanese billboards for this mod z_RHD_ped_overpasses. (for NekoPunch's ped overpasses) will put signals on the right side of the road for this mod z_ped_overpasses_signs_cancel (for NekoPunch's ped overpasses) will remove the signals for this mod SFBT GLR Mod (for BSC SFBT GLR Tram Mod) will adapt textures to fit with the Super Light Asphalt Mod zBillboards_cancel.zip z_RHD_ped_overpasses.zip z_ped_overpasses_signs_cancel.zip SFBT GLR Mod .zip
  14. Hello guys! Today i'm working on a 2x3 office building, hope you like it:
  15. SimCity 4 is a really fun game (funniest in the whole series in my opinion) BUT there's just one thing that kinda gets to me. I don't really like how the whole map is a grid and all the cities have to be shaped as squares. I have a whole regions that's supposed to be a country, but I want to draw state-lines/borders around it from the city view (blame my OCD for caring so much about that) I'm just curious, does anyone have a method of doing this? What i'm planning on doing is using the sign/label tool and adding a bunch of dashes: '-' around to make it look like a state line, but does anyone think there's a better way of doing this?
  16. More Trade Depots

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    *Download links are back online! Hurray! * *Important informations are given at he bottom of the page, check it out!* Hello people, my name is Seb ! Today I am presenting you something you might like a lot; this is the More Trade Depots mod. It alters the Storage Capacity of the storage plates from "100.0 units" to "1000.0 units" and "200.0 units" to "2500.0 units". Also, more workers are now required in order to operate the trade centers (5 employees instead of 3). *All preplaced modules have been deleted!* Placement cost has been reduced from "13.000§" to "7.500§" ; building maintenance cost have been decreased to "450§". Docks and Rail attachment limit for Large trade depot are now capped at "2". All storage plates have now the possibility to be placed twice farther in order to allow you an easier placement. What's coming in the "Major update 2.0" ? - «New» Storage plates with higher and lower storing capacities. - «New» Garages for transportation trucks. - «Add-on» Local and Regional rails for trains will be added in the menu when editing the trade centers. - «Possibly» Unique and specifically designed rails for Cargo trains. » How to install ? Files with the sub-extension .data.package have to be placed in "SimCity/SimCityData" folder ; Files with the sub-extension .udata.package have to be placed in "SimCity/UserData/Scripts" folder ; In order to ensure the mod works properly, bulldoze your original buildings (Trade Depot and/or Trade Port), next step is to save the game. Now, if files aren't already installed just do it ; if they are, or an older version is installed, then simply exit SimCity and re-open the game after you've updated files with the new ones.* * I'll mention the steps if new files appears or the names came to be changed. *Important informations* » The comeback Hey ! How is it going ? I'm doing pretty well if you ask me the question. During the summer, I was thinking at the "Good old times". Since the community felt a bit "dead" for SC2013, I decided to give to the game another "life". As the days were succeeding, I was developing my modding strategies and diversifying the techniques. Soon, I was able to visualize a prototype of a mod that would have great chances of working because all the concept was based on the game mechanics. After a few weeks, I installed back SimCity and decided to come back among this community. » The " Major update 2.0" or "SC2016" As you have read, I am back. Yes, it is clearly written B A C K ! And for this comeback, I've decided to create the "Major update 2.0" Now, you might be able to be surprised or mindblown much more often or easily ; I have an idea of how to modify the terrain in a city (I won't spoil anything as long as there are not going to be any "Successful" prototypes). » So... What can we expect from this event? Pretty much all things that the smartest modders couldn't create in the active modding epoch of the game (the beginning of modding on SC2013). Without wasting any more detail-ish sentences and lines of texts, here's a list of things you can now expect to see the day ! - Megatowers's crowns modding. - Megatowers's floors modding. - Greatworks modding. - Terraforming tools - ControlNet implementation in some facilities. - Custom rails and transportation tubes for OmegaCo's mining modules.
  17. I'm working with a modded hospital like MaxiMed, or Memorial Hospital. Whenever I get about 2 million residents, it doesn't matter how many hospitals I build, all of them have the same patient number and capacity. I used the Ilives reader to jack the capacity up to 999,999, but when I get back into the game, the capacity isn't nearly that high, and the same problem ensues. Any thoughts?
  18. Today I inspected the zoning code of the game. It seems like the original plan of the developers were 8 cell deep zones. All of the data structures were made for that. That means it might be possible to increase the maximum growable size to 8x8! I'm currently trying to decrypt the decompiled code (which misses hints, comments and variable names). So far everything looks good, I understand what it does and which passages have to be changed. Here is a screenshot of a test: In the debug window you can see the output of a test script. It displays the "valid mask" of the zone block you see. A zone block has a max width of 8 cells and a max depth of 8 cells (though only 4 are being used). When you draw a pedestrian path on a cell, it is marked as "invalid" (0) as well as all cells behind it (that's why there are 5 zeros in a row).
  19. Increase map size maximum

    Hi all, Some new life on the sc3k forum reminds me of this question I have for years. Playing sc3k always made me end up building highrises on the map edges. Might there be an opportunity modding the game such that the maximum map size increases? Eg 4 fold or 9 fold. This would allow creating larger metropolises in sc3k.
  20. The title says it all. My question is... How can I remove pedestrians and another stupid animation from the game. The option of low resolution in-game SC4 is not accepted. Must I block every position from original SC4 dat file. Maybe there is such MOD. Do You have any fresh ideas
  21. Hi, I'm aware of the regular water and beach mods out there, aided in no small part by CorinaMarie's fantastic guides: here, but when it comes to the "inshore" stretch of water (as it's defined by Rivit in his beach mod), I don't really know how to search for available options (what do you search for??). I mostly use the green inshore option from Rivit's pack: which I love, but when a situation calls for something a little different (beyond the options in Rivit's pack), I don't really know where to look... Can anyone point me in the direction of some alternatives? Cheers, Ryan.
  22. Chapter 5: Two Major Milestones

    Welcome back! (WL is short for Woodland) Click on the images for full screen (most are in 1920x1080) Another beautiful morning! Ahh, lovin' those gravel roads... After much saving up, we finally build Woodland's first ever Fire Station! Although it's not a Maxis Station, it is $150/month (cheaper than the $250 from a large station!) and has three fire trucks, instead of two! Today is a special day for this town... It's time to finally PAVE the roads! After much traffic problems, I think it's time we......(I turn my head looking West) What the? You see the smoke out in the distance? It's coming from River town! (Just as I said that the phone rang) *Phone rings* *Picks up phone* Me: This is Mayor Whiz, how may I help you? Caller: It's Paul, (the chief of police in WL River Town) We're burnin' down!!! Me: What? Caller: Our town's about to go up in flames! We got a huge forest fire out there! Me: I'll help! I just built a fire station! *Phone connection lost* I drive over to the fire station in a panic.. Me: Big fire at River City!!! Come on let's go!!! I hitch a ride on a fire truck and we head west to WL River City (Yes, we finally built an actual neighbor connection, no more 1 hour hikes!) We make it to WL River City and see smoke with large flames out in the distance: Mathew: You got firefighters?!?! Thank god! We're about to burn up, I got the town evacuated, they're at Pleasantville for now! Look at that massive wall of flames coming our way! On a hot summer afternoon, lies the arduous task of putting out a town-threatening fire. The fire apparently started from a lightning strike and due to wind direction suddenly shifting, it became a massive "wall" of flames that walked towards the town. It finally got as close as the rail road, which thankfully stopped the fire from spreading any further. However, the houses and train stations could go up in flames if any cinders hit them and turn the city that has given us electricity into a raging inferno! (The fire reaches the railroad as our town's entire firefighter caste fights to save Mathew's industrial town from a raging inferno. Mathew hasn't built a fire station yet.) The fire spreads westward north of the houses and consumes the houses outside the town: Luckily, the rest of the town will be spared. After hours of hose spraying, we actually manage to get control of the inferno. Only a few houses are burnt down... The firefighters return to WL Town, and I stay over at WL River City. The next morning...we get treated to a small riot: One police station later: The riot is calmed. Some very angry citizens as a result of the fire (they lost all their possessions in the fire) The beautiful forest that surrounds this town are now charred and dead... Mathew: It's going take years for all those woods to grow back! Me: Hey look at the bright side, at least you won't feel guilty cutting those trees down to expand the town anymore! Mathew: True, I was going to expand westward eventually, but I used to love taking long walks through the woods and so did a lot of my citizens. That's one of the biggest reasons they live here. And man thank you so much for saving my town! My town wouldn't be here right now if it wasn't for your firefighters! Me: Don't need to thank me, you saved my town from obliteration! (Chapter 2). For that I am eternally grateful. You save my city and I'll always save yours if you ever have trouble. That's what best friends are for! I return back to my town... ----------South Residential Expansion---------- In order to meet the very high residential demands, a new residential sector will be created that extends south of the main town. Stats as of now before expansion: We have nearly $25,000 in the bank and we're a modest $400 a month. Residential demand is up the roof! The roads are drawn... (Note that these roads were drawn before the gravel roads) New growth: Found the pics of the gravel roads being added! Before: After: (Six new windmills were built in order to meet power demands. We're producing 1200MW and receiving 1000MW from WL River Town) Schools are finally having an effect! A new DSW shoe warehouse store: A new trail among the beautiful woods behind the store: Our population is now over 4000 sims, and we're making over $700 a month! New farms were built known as the North Farming Sector: Beautiful evening at Central Square Ghosts congregate at the cemetery, telling each other stories of the lives they lived and kids they scared The next day, we get hit by a thunderstorm... Storm season's been pretty quiet this year, although next year is predicted to be intense since there's an air current that comes down every couple years that allows severe storms. This is a weather pattern that results in tornadoes but only every 3-5 years. A downpour in an April afternoon: Some back yards are flooded but amid the rain the baseball and soccer teams still practice in the flooded fields! A few days later, the East Residential area gets an expansion: Even after the growth, residential demand is still very high. I finally decide to take the leap... I zone medium density residential and commercial around the central square area And up they go! This is a huge milestone, and the first sign of urbanization. They grow up so fast! ==========The First Apartments========== Medium density offices will soon be built here as well. The apartments line up around the Main Central Square area, which someday, will be the Down Town! Population is now over 5000 and we're making nearly $1000 a month! Now it's over 6000 and we're making over $1200 a month! We have $45,200 in the bank! That's the most we ever had! Let the good times continue!!! However...While the town may be booming now, all the new apartments have made traffic issues much worse: (Note the new mansion! Our first R-$$$ House, that's another milestone!) Mathew warned us about this. This brings us to the next major milestone: ==========The First Roads!========== The roads are paved along the Main Central Square and extend to North and South Industries (Where most people work) Much better! There's still some trouble spots but there's definitely improvement! Also take note that we tore down the six windmills that were around the cemetery. Mayor Mathew built a second coal power plant so now we're receiving 4000MW of power a month for only $243/month! That's much better than the $300/month for 1200MW of power from the windmills! In the mansion in the above image lives my friend Ben, the manager of one of the low density CO-$$$ business. Thanks to all the traffic, he was able to make huge profits and have a big mansion built right down the road so he only has to walk to work. He's done a lot of good things to this city! *Thunder* (Notices distant flashes of lightning in the night sky) Another powerful thunderstorm heads our way on this fine evening... On that note, let's end it here. To be continued... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stay tuned for Chapter 6! Story Summary (For those who are in a rush) A lot has happened in this chapter! First we saved the neighboring city (Woodland River Town) from a raging wall of fire by sending our firefighters from our town, to which Mayor Mathew highly appreciated. We got back, and expanded the east housing in our town, got hit by a few thunderstorms, built more farms, created a south residential area, first apartments, first mansion (R-$$$) and first paved roads ever. We also got our power deal increased from 1000MW/m to 4000MW/m, and we no longer need power plants. All the power we receive now comes from Mathew's town. Population has increased from 2000 to 6100 and profit from $400 to $1200 a month. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comment Replies from last Update (Chapter 4 Part 2) @Tonraq: I'm glad too! Loans ain't cheap! @Kim Sunwoo: Thank Mayor Mathew for that, if he didn't come in and stop the obliteration, this journal would really be a two-update short story! @dabadon5: Thank you! @Paulobergonci: Glad you like it! I want to play the game as fair but realistically as possible, and balance things out. I'll always make beautiful shots but also show normal in-game shots as this city grows. One day when it hits 1 million we can look back to this update and remember the memories! @anytownUSA: It is indeed. You'll later on see another town (in a future update) that learned the hard way about growth... @VonCheese: That's what makes the game fun, I enjoy a challenge! I want to show the beauty of this game and Photoshop as well without neglecting the core aspects of the game play! At heart, this CJ is about a town that goes from 0 to 1 million sims, and every obstacle it overcomes. It's the story that makes it interesting, and this is still only the beginning of this journey! @jolteon: Thank you! And I did by using Paint.Net, creating a 2nd layer, creating white blobs and blurring and distorting (use dents) them then repeating until they were realistic enough. (Hint: Multiple layers of different shades of white) Before that, I also took a pic of both cities and pasted them together (I'll post a tutorial later down the road)
  23. This is the story of a humble little town with big dreams, dreams to become a metropolis, and overcome major obstacles. In this journal, the Mayor (Me) will take on the challenge of starting with the zero simoleons mod, and build a city that will reach 1 million sims population, from nothing! (On hard mode of course) I can't take this on alone without sharing this, so I will document every step and every obstacle I encounter to ultimately achieve such a huge undertaking, and I will need all the help I can get! Together, we shall do this, test your knowledge of this game and help this city grow. The screenshots will be a mix of unedited with UI, and more aesthetic ones for the story. This journal will go in depth into the struggles the mayor and how he builds a city in an unforgiving world. The World... Also, these cities are in the same planet as The World Journal! Where does this take place? Note that this does not take place on Earth but on another Earth-like planet that hasn't been discovered in real life. There will be way more information on this later on in the story, including space shots but here's the general summary: It is close to our sun as well in our Galaxy. The differences in these worlds are, it's slightly smaller than Earth, (gravity 95% of Earth, 100 pound on Earth = 95 pounds on here). The planet is referred to as "Earth" by it's inhabitants, but we have no name for it yet. It has two smaller moons as opposed to one, and due to it's tilt and moons, every 10-20 years, there is major climate instability for about a year. Instead of Countries, it is divided into several republics their sub-divisions. The two main ones to worry about are the Blue Republic and White Republic. Cities can register once their considered a "city" to them depending on their political affiliations. (Democratic, etc.) There are many cultures around the world. White republic are primarily English/American-like, while Blue Republic are more European, English, Italian, French, etc. There are wars, there is famine, and problems just like our Earth, with the climate leveling the playing field every decade or two. I will be using no cheats, no demand mods or any major game-altering mods (other than the zero simoleon mod). Only NAM with CLASSIC traffic controller (the standard Maxis one) installed. Basically, this is almost the same UN-modded SC4 deluxe game but with cosmetic mods and buildings. Before I start, I choose my starting Mods, NAM being the first one of course: Note the classic traffic Simulator is selected, to make it harder for me Here is the plugins folder I'm using for all this: If there's any mods you guys recommend, please don't hesitate to tell me! (unless it's a cheaty-mod!) Basically...this is it for now. All the mods I need. I will add many more mods to this game, whether this could be larger custom BAT schools/hospitals or fire/police stations. The only rule is: No Cheat mods or anything that gives me an "unfair advantage." If it makes the game harder however, then I'll take it! The Beginning... We start out on a large map, with plenty of land for 1 million sims, and a beach south east. It has lots of forests, a few small hills and large plains. The only downside is that the location of the map is highly conductive to super-cell thunderstorms, making it highly prone to tornadoes and waterspouts (kind of like tornado alley), flooding and electrical storms. The settlers find the perfect spot, a nice little patch surrounded by beautiful lodge poles, oaks and many other types of trees: Take note, there is absolutely NO money to start with. How is this possible, you may ask? With a nice little $5000 loan of course! The city shall be named "Woodland Metropolis II" With no other choice, we will have to start our city in debt! We'll have to spend our money wisely, and we shall start very small... A small simple street. It's all we need for now. The Windmill seems like the perfect plant to begin with. We lower the budget to 10! A challenge like this really makes you keep mind of your budget, and to truly minimize your expenses. It'll be a while before I become profitable! We have a nice, small little town! Unfortunately, we're already at a loss...We're losing $30 a month, most of which is coming from the loan payments! Two small shops, a few houses and two farms makes up this quaint little village. It's hard to believe that one day, this place will have 1 million sims! In a desperate attempt, I zoned a small industrial factory just north of the two stores; But this required raising the funding for the Windmill to supply the power to the hungry factory! We're making more money but we're also losing more money! This could be the beginning and the end, with only $273 left! (Note how the main loss is from the loans, but we can't afford to wait can we?) So here we stand, with our money dwindling, we are already losing this town. Is this the end? The shortest City journal ever to grace Simtropolis? We have three options: 1. raise the taxes, 2. Take out another loan 3. Invest the rest of what we have and cross my fingers... Woodland Metropolis II has over 90 Sims, all low wealth, with two shops, two farms and a factory. We need your help! What can we do? Comment below for suggestions and we shall see in the next update if the crisis is resolved! Stay tuned...
  24. The great mod known as sun shafts has finally come back! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=933513277
  25. What mod?

    1: What mod is the sunken highway walls? http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/CorinaPics/TSM.E3 Walls_zpsejhhtdv9.jpg 2: Those ploppable trees that are put between the zones 3: And the ploppables between the one-way road avenues http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p184/CorinaPics/TSM.E3 Trees_zps1zljvw8x.jpg
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