TarkusSC4 is a modder who has been active in the SimCity 4 community since 2006. He has been a member of the NAM Team, producers of the Network Addon Mod for SC4, since February 2007. He is also an Assistant Adminstrator at SimCity 4 Devotion, one of the largest online SC4 communities.

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TarkusSC4 Jan 26 2015, 2:28am replied:

By "old version", are you referring to an unpatched copy of SC4 Deluxe (Version 1.1.610)? If so, you'll need EP1 Update 1, which is available at SC4 Devotion (sc4devotion.com). Just click the "EA Support" logo on the left sidebar.

If you're referring to "vanilla" SC4 (i.e. not Deluxe and without Rush Hour), then the NAM won't work on your game.

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TarkusSC4 Jan 15 2015, 9:45pm says:

Note to Mac users: if you require technical support, you are more likely to get quicker and more detailed assistance if you visit one of the main SC4 forums.
SC4 Devotion (sc4devotion.com) is where the developer responsible for producing the Mac package (and the only Mac user on the NAM Team) is based. Simtropolis (simtropolis.com) also has an active SC4 Mac Users board, with a couple of very active advanced users, who are good at sorting out things.

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TarkusSC4 Jan 15 2015, 9:40pm replied:

Make sure you didn't accidentally install just the "Traffic Simulator Only" option. If you require more help with the Mac version, I'd check one of the forums (sc4devotion.com or simtropolis.com). The knowledgeable Mac users don't really check this comment page (I'm not a Mac user).

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TarkusSC4 Jan 15 2015, 9:37pm replied:

Replied to your previous post. Also, the NAM has no dependencies. Check the info in my earlier post, and also try a different city tile/region with a plugins folder that is clear of everything except the NAM.

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TarkusSC4 Jan 12 2015, 3:42am replied:

First off, what operating system are you running? If you're on a Mac, then yes, JDatPacker would solve the number-of-files problem, and it's possible that's your CTD cause.

But the reason you haven't found a "real solution" is because there are so many different possible causes out there. There are other transit-enabled lots out there besides transit stations. It could be other mods/lots, perhaps a badly-modded overhanging lot that causes the immortal lot glitch. It could be the zoom bug (sometimes zooming in/out and rotating the view too quickly in certain situations can cause CTDs). It could be some sort of graphic situation. There's so many different possibilities. The hanging a few seconds before the crash is normal for many CTDs.

Also, with this dirt road you are building--are you using the SAM? You should only need to place a single starter piece and drag the street tool through the starter. Placing a bunch of starters right next to each other can cause some instability.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Jan 10 2015, 4:53pm says:

X11 is the framework used by Wineskin (the package used to make the wrapper). As I am not a Mac user outside of work (haven't played a game on a Mac in 20 years), I'd refer you to someone with more knowledge of the OS in gaming applications. The NAM Team developer who largely spearheaded the Mac installer (memo) is regularly at SC4 Devotion (sc4devotion.com), and there's also an active general discussion forum for SC4 on the Mac at Simtropolis (simtropolis.com).

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TarkusSC4 Jan 7 2015, 11:54pm says:

Make sure you've selected an option other than "Traffic Simulator Only". That option just installs the traffic simulator, and not any of the new road/rail options.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 30 2014, 10:52pm says:

Make sure you've installed the Version 1.1.638 patch. That patch is required for the NAM to install. It can be picked up at sc4devotion.com (click the "EA Support" button on the left sidebar and it'll take you to all the official first-party file downloads).

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TarkusSC4 Dec 21 2014, 8:31pm replied:

Right click the file, and from the menu that pops up, select "Run as Administrator".

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TarkusSC4 Dec 21 2014, 8:30pm replied:

There is nothing in the NAM or its installer that would have caused that. It sounds like you're experiencing some sort of other graphical issue. Try flipping Graphical Quality to low and then back to high, and see if that fixes things.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 19 2014, 4:40am replied:

We've heard quite a few of these, and don't know entirely what's causing it, though I've heard from several Mac users that switching unzip programs has typically helped with the wrapper issues. If you're using Unarchiver, try Keka instead.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 11 2014, 11:24pm says:

I don't know of any mechanism in the installer whereby it would uninstall SimCity. If SC4 is indeed not installed, reinstall it.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 3 2014, 2:40am replied:

It's likely pertaining to how you have the access set up on the Avenue. Make sure that on the other end of the Avenue, in the industrial city, that you've dragged out an Avenue a little bit. Also, check the access to/from the residential areas off the Avenue. It's possible that your setup does in fact make it more conducive to walk. Residential areas near the city border tend to be more prone to this, as the simulator sees the border as the job destination, not the actual industrial zone in the next city over.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 3 2014, 2:37am replied:

Try using a different extraction tool. That seems to have done the trick in the cases of which I'm aware.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 3 2014, 2:36am replied:

If you're on a newer version of Windows (Vista or later), try running the executable as an administrator.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 3 2014, 2:35am replied:

This is one that's come up a few times. In general, the thing that's done the trick is to use a different extraction utility.

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TarkusSC4 Sep 7 2014, 12:11am replied:

Try redownloading the file, either from here or one of the other official mirrors (sc4devotion.com and simtropolis.com). The mod does work on Windows 8 without issue (I'm on Windows 8 myself).

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TarkusSC4 Aug 23 2014, 10:51pm replied:

Yes, it does. There's all sorts of fun road options in here.

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TarkusSC4 Aug 23 2014, 10:50pm replied:

The NAM will install with the disc copy, provided you've at least installed the EP1 Update 1 patch (available at sc4devotion.com--click the "EA Support" button on the left sidebar). I'm running the disc copy myself.

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TarkusSC4 Aug 21 2014, 4:08am replied:

There's something odd with the Origin version, and to our knowledge, there is no way to patch it properly or install the NAM on it, unfortunately. It does work with other digital retail copies (i.e. Steam, GOG.com, etc.), however.

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TarkusSC4 Aug 20 2014, 4:59pm replied:

We've heard a few random reports of this, and unfortunately, we don't entirely know what's at the root of it. The vast majority of Mac users haven't experienced it. The wrapper doesn't require any additional software to run. You may want to try redownloading it.

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TarkusSC4 Aug 19 2014, 8:12pm replied:

We weren't aware of .tar.xz. Looking over it, it looks quite promising, supporting LZMA, and while it's unlikely we'll repackage NAM 32.1 that way, we'll definitely consider it for NAM 33.

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TarkusSC4 Aug 12 2014, 7:37pm replied:

If you have installed the Traffic Simulator Configuration Tool (TSCT), you can actually increase your capacity beyond the standard Ultra setting, by selecting Ultra as the "Base Network Capacity" and raising the "Network Capacity Multiplier" (which will go up to 2.0).

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TarkusSC4 Aug 9 2014, 1:17am replied:

Just click the "Download Now" button, open up the .zip file, and read the "Read First" document carefully.

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TarkusSC4 Aug 5 2014, 2:52pm replied:

As isii94 mentioned, there are draggable options. We've been able to simulate new networks to a large extent using the starter piece approach (place the starter, drag a default transit network through it, and the starter turns it into something else), but if you're wanting actual networks just like the defaults, without the starters, unfortunately, that's not possible. Even if it were, it would have no impact on U-Drive-It, either.

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TarkusSC4 Aug 1 2014, 11:55pm replied:

When you get an error like that, it's generally a sign that your download is corrupt, and the solution is simply to redownload it. If you're having problems getting it from ModDB, it's also at Simtropolis (www.simtropolis.com) and the SC4 Devotion LEX (sc4devotion.com/csxlex).

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TarkusSC4 Jul 22 2014, 12:27am replied:

That's probably the most asked question in the past couple months. We are getting quite close to having a version compatible with the Mac AppStore/Steam version, which will be known as NAM 32.1. However, we can't give any specific date or timeline for when it'll be released, other than a vague "very soon".

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TarkusSC4 Jul 22 2014, 12:25am replied:

Much as with everything we've released (save for NAM 31.0), there's no release date or concrete timeline for the release of the new Mac version, which will be known as NAM 32.1. We are getting very close, however. Keep an eye out here.

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TarkusSC4 Jul 18 2014, 7:35pm replied:

Sorry to hear you're experiencing difficulty. When does the installer stop working? Note that you need to have a properly updated retail copy in order to install the mod. You may be able to get more detailed help by visiting our official tech support forum at sc4devotion.com.

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TarkusSC4 Jul 14 2014, 7:51pm replied:

In theory, yes, but if you're using the recently re-released Aspyr port, you're going to encounter some issues with certain files. We are very close to having a proper Mac version again, however, which will have an installer for the first time.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 3 2012, 2:01am replied:

Are you meaning RealHighway Version 5.0? It's not a standalone mod, and as described in the file's description, you need to have NAM Version 30 to run it, or else you'll get the "Red Arrow Bug" whenever you click the icons.

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