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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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does anyone know if there is a deferent way to install this on a Mac? cos i have been trying for a week now and it doesn't seem to be working?

OK, I couldn't find the answer to this either, but I just found this:

http://community.simtropolis.com/topic/59596-mac-os-x-mod-plachement/

 

Looks like if you secondary click the app itself and select "show package contents," then /contents/resources/simcitydata

 

I even looked in the app myself, but didn't see the data folder in the resources folder. Going to test it out now!

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Oppie is it possible for you to re texture a skyscraper to the Freedom tower?Anyway 10/10

it would be amazing! he could add all the skyscrapers of the world!

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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.

How do you open the readme file? I do not see any option that allows me to do that.

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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.

How do you open the readme file? I do not see any option that allows me to do that.

 

Comment faire pour l'installer sur la version mac ????

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The station places not correctly in my city, it plops to the road with the side that I need to lay rail road on -_- I even deleted this station and still the old station is plops incorrectly too!

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So how do I open up the readme file for this using windows? It opens through Adobe reader, but a message opens up saying that the file is not a supported file type or the file is damaged.

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As far as "only one set of tracks is used", are you implying we need to draw two straight tracks side by side?

 

What do you mean "hang over the lot at the sides?" are you talking about on the tracks or does it allow buildings to grow up into it if there's a zone there? I hope it only takes up track space and not build space. Can you or someone post a video or screenshot with buildings zoned around it as tightly as possible and how to place it?

 

And I guess this is ONLINE as it only replaces textures?

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It happens to me too. And it seems to function fine, except that the old station's building model is sitting on the new model's model-footprint (I guesss that's 2 separate objects).

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Oppie, new to Mods.

 

Need advise. Do i download / install this mod AND the second Central Station mod or is it advisable to only install the second version ?

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