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I would like to hear what you would like to see in the next paid expansion and in the next free update. Note that the paid expansion should only contain completely new mechanics, services and buildings, while the free update can also contain improvements for existing features (e.g. seasons, better simulation).
Keep in mind that every paid expansion needs a main topic (like "After Dark" and "Snowfall"), but can also contain separated features like trams, bus roads etc.
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So, here are my ideas:
Paid "Water" Expansion (Price 6€)
Draggable sea-walls and promenades: These networks would be created like roads, but could only be placed at coastlines. The walls alter the terrain and make the coastline look a lot nicer Draggable canals: These networks would work similar to sea-walls (and can be connected with them), and would be placed on flat terrain. There could be different types of canals, like larger ones for cargo ships and smaller ones for private boats, and more expensive canals for inner-city areas which raise the land value. The canals would be filled with "real" water that is simulated correctly. Roads can cross canals just like train tracks. Locks for canals: Would be used to connect canals with different water levels. In a way, these would work like dams. Different types of smaller harbours/moorings for canals and coastlines: These would be placed along canals and sea-walls just like you would attach a tram depot to a road. Each one would come with its own harbour basin. I can imagine different types: Marina (something better than the After Dark marina) and small private boats using the waterways Cargo Harbor for small cargo ships (for regional cargo distribution) Ferry Terminals (small pedestrian ferries and large car ferries) Shipbuilding Yards: A new industry type that can grow along canals and sea-walls Selectable Bridges: Like the bridge selection window of SC4, with support for modded bridges Tsunami Natural Disaster: This would be a bit more advanced than what you can currently do with mods. When the wave hits the land, it would destroy buildings and trees instead of just flooding them Paid "Industrial" Expansion (Price 6€)
Realistic sized farm fields, pastures and plantations: These would not use zones. Instead of that, either something like the district brush or a filler tool would be used to zone the areas. Depending on the biome, there could be different types of crops, trees and animals. The areas would be cultivated by the current (zoned) agriculture buildings. Open-cast mines (based on the same system as realistic farms) for coal and ore Ploppable underground coal mines: These expensive buildings would be placed manually, with direct rail connection Ploppable Steelworks: Needs coal from coal mine (or global market) and ore from ore industry, with direct rail connection Off-shore oil drilling rigs: For oil fields in the ocean Warehouse Industry: This industry would decrease cargo traffic and increase industrial tax income One-way train tracks or dual-way single train tracks: Perfect for industrial and rural areas Classification yard for cargo trains Larger Industrial Growables: I think especially industry would benefit from larger zones. Paid "Downtown" Expansion (Price 6€)
Random Events (sports, politics, festivals) adding new challenges to the game. Intersection Editor: You would click on an intersection to configure it. Would incorporate many features of current traffic mods, but also go further: Configure traffic lights & pedestrian crossings Extra turning lanes & restrict turning Intersections which do not break the median Priority signs Cul-de-sacs Mini roundabouts Merging lanes New Networks: Compact inner-city highway (with median, no sidewalk, no zoning, intersections never break median) Pedestrian Roads for your city centers, raising commercial attractivity Sunken network types for highways and train tracks (working like canals) Stacked Networks (e.g. train track on road). Ideally this would allow you to stack any networks Mixed Zones: commercial+residential and commercial+office Larger Residential, Commercial and Office Growables: Downtown needs this! Helicopters for police and medical services as well as tourists U-Drive mode with missions a la SC4 Complete Building Sets (Price 3-6€)
Although the community is doing a great job, I would also like to see official building packs.
These could be complete sets (growables, service buildings and landmarks), or just growable styles for certain zone types (with buildings for all levels).
Improved Zoning system: Maximum growable size increased to 8x8, zone depth increased to 8. Also add buttons to influence the zone depth of new roads. I demonstrated that deeper zones are possible. It would be easy for CO to add them in a way that does not break existing saves. I would also add a mechanic that accumulates similar buildings (right now cities look like a mess), and a mechanic that merges or splits lots on upgrade. Parallel Network Tool More Statistics and Data Maps Better support for maps consisting of multiple smaller towns (Service AI) Improved Asset Editor & Modding API Optimized asset loading & memory usage Better control which workshop assets, styles and vanilla buildings are loaded (per savegame) I would like to see the following mods integrated into the game:
Fine Road Heights Rush Hour Sharp Junction Angles Crossings Precision Engineering Some parts of Traffic++ and Traffic Manager (see "Downtown") Some parts of Improved Public Transport (Vehicle selection) Road Namer Custom Sound Pack Support (Ambient Sounds Tuner) Road Texture Pack support (like American Roads, Roads United) - we can now add our own roads with the network editor
By Jonathan Irons
Far Cry 4
A Game where you play Ajay Ghale who is son of the Ishwara Ghale that wanted her ashes to be scarred to the her own country
A Place in Himalayas
Natural Resources Depleted
A Place where ONLY opium can be harvested (Can someone find me an biologian or an scientist farmer that can tell me about this ? Is it possible to grow vegetables in places that can support opium production ?)
OK Lets start (I Am "Born In 14/12/2002 and that's my view on Kyrat politics)
Dictators (And wannabe dictators) Of Kyrat
A Psycopath that kills golden path people because their leader killed his daughter
A Revolutionist that wants to save the future of Kyrat by making children work in opium fields
A Traditionalist that believes Kyrat mythology (Religion of Kyrat people totally made up) and Mohan Ghale's (That child killer) ideas about not selling drugs and doing sex with Tarun Matara (Worst of all, The current Tarun Matara is a 14 year old girl)
Pagan wants to rule Kyrat like a Tropico or a SimCity player and killing soldiers of the rebel organization which their ex-leader killed his daughter named Lakshmana
Amita wants to save people from starving by making childs work in drug fields so they can get cash to fill their mouths while their fathers and mothers are killing remaining "Royal Army Holdouts" that wants to kill the Kyrat people ("I am sacrificing our liberties for peace later")
Sabal wants to rule the country in that "religion" and letting people starve because selling drugs are a bad thing ALSO he wants to have sex with Tarun Matara
After Credits Scenes
These Happen If you didn't enjoyed crab rangoon in the beginning and escaped
In the beginning, If you wait 15 Mins you get accompanied by Pagan and he tells us how "Mohan Ghale" killed his own daughter and step sister of Ajay Ghale
404 Not Found, If you let him get away and tells you the truth in exact same "crab rangoon" aftermath and gives you his crown and flees the country with his Blackhawk (Does anybody know how to find these on black market ?) yelling "I gave you the Kyrat but Heli is mine !"
Forced labour scene where children are forced to get employed in drug fields and she tells us "Bhadra Is not coming back" (After that, a location in the river titled "Tarun Matara's sleep" appears in the map
He cuts throats of the "people sided with Amita and butchered their brothers and sisters" front of the Tarun Matara. Also he tells us Bhadra is Tarun Matara now
After After credits sequences I made up
He simply calls us about how he runs this country and does some "Step father and step son" talking (A step father that loves his adopted son ?)
Country isn't an Utopia but nobody is starving thanks to the Opium exports
Since Opium isn't harvested, People are very poor
Pagan wants to get revenge on Golden Path people
Amita wants to improve her country at all costs
Sabal just wants to sex with the Tarun Matara and "that made up religion" alive
The problem is
No matter what, Bhadra will have bad time
So my idea
Side with Pagan and teach him Islam so he can be an better person and save Kyrat with him
Boring huh ?
Lets say I was an moron atheist and didn't know anything about REAL religions also I didn't experienced "Crab Rangoon" ending
At the end, I would
Make sure Bhadra survives
Side with Amita and save the country from starving by making children grow opium and feed their mouths when their parents work as soldiers that kills the "Royal Army Holdouts"
Spare Sabal He didn't do anything wrong
Spare Pagan Yes he killed people but I somehow want to save him (I Choose who to survive and who to kill)
I Dont know why I wrote this note but this was playing (I Want mature games with mature stories like Fallout 1/2/3 and GTA 4. but sadly ALL of the modern game industry (With some exceptions like Far Cry) are made for 9 year olds that doesn't care about story
These are my ideas
When I made the Random Tree Rotation mod, I also investigated if there was a way to rotate the LODs.
Trees have no real LOD. Instead the game renders a tree once per frame on a separate canvas (which can be seen in Modtools), then cardboards with this canvas are drawn on the terrain. That's the reason why LODs can not be rotated.
After thinking about it, I think I found a way to add rotated tree LODs. Instead of having one canvas, a mod could add 16/8/4/2 canvases to render the tree with different rotation parameters. Then the mod selects one of the canvases depending on the position of the tree on the map.
In the same go, the mod could enhance the LOD quality by increasing the size of the canvases, enabling AA etc.
The SAM (Street Addon Mod - NAM) is one of those indispensable mods, adding a wealth of variety to street networks. But SAM 6 however was a little too bright for my tastes, so I've darkened it to reduce it's visual impact. This is one of those little things I often tinker with, I figured some others may find a use for it too.
On the way I've added optional support for the following:
Full EU Textures. Additional crossing support for both PEG205 and RealRailway (RRW) crossings. Modified many avenue and rail pieces to add grass to better blend in with your game. v2.36 (Sep 17) - Added support for new NAM 36 content (WRCs & Elevated RRW). Install
First, note if you are updating from v1 of this mod, you need to remove that manually. Find the folder z____MGB Darkened SAM-6 Mod (assuming you used the default setup) and simply remove it.
Run the included .exe Installer, built with NSIS. It will allow you to choose from a number of options and then install the files you need, simples!
If you don't like installers or are a Mac/Linux user, the option is there to open the archive with 7zip or similar. However it may be tricky to find the right options, not a lot I can do about that sorry.
By default this mod will install to the directory z____MGB Mods/Q - SAM6 Darkened. I highly recommend you DO NOT change this. It's been smartly designed to integrate with many other mods if left alone.
Users of the RRW Reskin will want to manually delete the rail textures after install file (SAM 6 Darkened Rail - RRW.dat) or overwrite it with the equivalent from RUM for RRW. (note this is not yet in place at the time of writing).
Please read the included readme, as always it contains important information. As for all my mods, after installation, you can find it in:
My Documents\SimCity 4\LEX_Downloads\MGB Mods
This is to avoid clutter in your plugins folder
Network Addon Mod (NAM) with the Street Addon Mod (SAM), specifically SAM 6 selected.
Having problems or Got comments? Then please visit my support/development thread on Simtropolis:
At the moment I'm currently working on map theme based on Hokkaido (along with a fictional map to go with it), and I'm hoping I can get some feedback and assistance with finishing this. I'm also wanting to create a Japan-style network skin (mostly because not only is manually detailing countless roads tedious, but decals count toward the prop limit).
I have some additional screenshots (from an older, now-broken save) that show off a few other things (like the concrete texture), although I had a different LUT active (rather than with the default temperate LUT seen below): http://imgur.com/a/cb2CK
Would anyone be interested in kicking me in towards the right direction? Voice chat and screensharing over Discord is an option for whatever it's worth...
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