About This File
Bring new life to your coastal areas with these innovative foreshore, inshore and offshore textures.
The Coastal Modd consists of 10 colours of rippled sea texture, 12 inshore colours, 5 sandy foreshore and
beach colors, 4 rock foreshore colours and a transparent beach texture.
The sea is rippled at all scales (a light breeze), cleanly tiles, and gives new realism to the surf,
whitecaps/glints and boats in the game. Colours are based on mods previously done and so should meet most requirements, but keep in mind that your monitor affects the colours you see.
To apply: choose
Zero or One .dat file from each of
groups and put into Plugins.
If you pick a Sandy Foreshore choose the corresponding beach texture too.
If you pick a Rocky Foreshore you may want to make the beaches Transparent (or not).
Tech note: SimCity combines the three textures at the coastal margins depending on the depth - deeper=darker.
The game defaults are brown sand, mauve inshore and light blue flat sea. Foreshore starts at 4m elevation, and the Inshore texture disappears at 50m deepth. A sun texture is also applied over the top of the scene. You can optionally choose waves (surf and whitecap highlights) from the graphics options
Ron Aug 2009