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About nycsc4

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    Kansas City, MO
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    Sim City 4, Ice Hockey, Urban Planning and Design, Psychology, and lots of other things.
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    SimCity 4

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  1. So many mods . . . which should I pick?

    Like others have mentioned it can be very overwhelming. I'm currently in the process of reorganizing all of my plugins and it isn't easy. I have just shy of about 17,300 files in my plugins folder, many of which I'm not even familiar with. This is what happens when you go on downloading binges as others have mentioned. It's best to get the base mods (NAM, a slope mod, the I-HT and other fixes others have mentioned, etc) and then get used to playing the game as it is. You'll start thinking about things you might need and have a better sense of what you're looking for instead of just flooding your plugins with anything you see like I did all those years ago. You definitely want to keep an organized structure to your plugins folder so if you do decide to change something or start having an in game issue with a plugin, it's easy to isolate those files. I've attached a few screenshots of my new plugins folder to give you an idea. This is the main directory. I usually keep mods in a separate file on their own for easy access. Many of the best plugins are released by groups (BSC, CSX, BSP, etc) or individual, yet prolific batters (PEG, mattb325, Bixel, etc). I keep those in their own separate sub-folders under the Creators file. New Mods folder: New Creators folder: This is my old Creators directory (currently listed under the Original File Structure folder). Like others have said, take it slow. You'll figure it out in no time!
  2. Show Us What You're Working On

    New forests north of Vancouver. I love tree controllers!!!
  3. Show Us What You're Working On

    Fun with tree controllers. I also changed my water mod. Not sure I like it though. What do you guys think?
  4. Interesting Graphical Glitch

    Thanks for all your help on this guys. I really appreciate it. Graphical issues seem to be resolved for the time being. It's going to take some time getting used to SC4 on Windows again. Really going to miss my hot corners lol. Anyway, thanks again!
  5. Interesting Graphical Glitch

    Thanks for all your help here. Have another interesting thing here. I've made the move over to Windows again and everything is going smoothly for the most part. But it seems when I save a city tile this little graphical glitch appears. I've added a screenshot. It does not seem to effect the tile when you open it, just an oddity in the region view.
  6. Can't find it?... Ask here!

    @JamesMcGill96 You're in the right spot. As it says up top this thread is the "Can't find it?...Ask here!" thread. I'm not really sure what he's talking about. If these don't exist (and I'm thinking they don't), then you might pop over to the BAT Request thread and see if someone can make them for you (also not likely). Happy hunting!
  7. Can't find it?... Ask here!

    Just an FYI, I found these older ramps. I reinstalled the NAM fresh as I move SC4 from my Mac drive to my Windows drive and found them during the custom install process. Score!
  8. Interesting Graphical Glitch

    Ok, I have this new version. Is this fully patched or do I need to download the updates and patches for night lighting or anything like that? I'm also assuming that I should reinstall NAM and most other mods then simply transfer my old plugins folder from my Mac over? Is there a recommended resolution to run the game and/or Windows at? My resolution is pretty high on this computer (2560 X 1600) so I have these large black bars on either side of the screen. Thanks for your help!
  9. Interesting Graphical Glitch

    Yeah, you're probably right. I need to make that switch. Many of the issues I had disappeared when I bought the Steam copy a couple years ago. Other then a few plugin conflicts, this is really one of the few issues I've had that hasn't had an easy fix. Having said that, the plugin limit is becoming a bit of a problem. Even with the dat packing. No nightlights either, and now that I'm getting back into lotting and modding it's becoming quite a pain to switch back and forth between drives since I have to do all that work on Windows. So I guess my question is, what copy do you recommend for Windows? The old fashion way with the disk? Steam? Any other tips you have for someone making the move would be appreciated too. Thanks for your help!
  10. Show Us What You're Working On

    The beginning of North Vancouver.
  11. Interesting Graphical Glitch

    I could see where that would change the colors of the trees, paths, and some other things. But would that effect the road cul-de-sacs and roundabouts? I've also noticed a new street parking texture that came out of nowhere. And the day/night cycle option just sits on an evening color. It doesn't cycle anymore. This one has me a bit stumped.
  12. Interesting Graphical Glitch

    There is no good way to roll it back as it was a new operating system. So for me to roll it back I'd have to wipe the hard drive clean and then reinstall the original OS. Thanks though!
  13. I posted this in the SC4 Custom Content thread since that's what appears to be affected here. I also wanted to post in the Mac Forum since this is taking place on my MacBook. Not sure if this is the right thread for this or not, but I recently came across a very interesting graphical error. I'm not even sure if graphical error is the right term for it as the game itself is still functioning normally with no gameplay issues. I've attached some images to illustrate my problem. Before: After: You'll notice that the red brick BSC paths and textures I use have suddenly changed to a dirt brown color. The color of the trees isn't nearly as vibrant either. The color of my rail catenaries has also dimmed. I've attached a closeup below of what they look like now, you can see their original look in the before image above. I also can no longer make roundabouts with the street or road tools and my roads no longer end in cul-de-sacs like they used to (but streets still do). I run SimCity 4 through Steam on a 2015 MacBook Pro. Between the before and after shots I made zero changes or additions to my plugins folder or any other game settings. The only thing I did differently was update my MacOS from Sierra to High Sierra. After that, these issues started to pop up. I've re-ploped and redrew several buildings and networks with no apparent change. Any help would be very much appreciated. This isn't the biggest deal, and quite honestly the colors aren't all that terrible. But I'd like to get back to my red bricks and brighter trees if I can. Thanks!
  14. Not sure if this is the right thread for this or not, but I recently came across a very interesting graphical error. I'm not even sure if graphical error is the right term for it as the game itself is still functioning normally with no gameplay issues. I've attached some images to illustrate my problem. Before: After: You'll notice that the red brick BSC paths and textures I use have suddenly changed to a dirt brown color. The color of the trees isn't nearly as vibrant either. The color of my rail catenaries has also dimmed. I've attached a closeup below of what they look like now, you can see their original look in the before image above. I also can no longer make roundabouts with the street or road tools and my roads no longer end in cul-de-sacs like they used to (but streets still do). I run SimCity 4 through Steam on a 2015 MacBook Pro. Between the before and after shots I made zero changes or additions to my plugins folder or any other game settings. The only thing I did differently was update my MacOS from Sierra to High Sierra. After that, these issues started to pop up. I've re-ploped and redrew several buildings and networks with no apparent change. Any help would be very much appreciated. This isn't the biggest deal, and quite honestly the colors aren't all that terrible. But I'd like to get back to my red bricks and brighter trees if I can. Thanks!
  15. Show Us What You're Working On

    Been working on the Lions Gate viaduct that runs north to the Trans-Canada Highway. The residential areas around it have also sprouted up. Thanks!
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