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 16hours 56mins ago replied:

You can use NAM items in any city/region you have, including ones built before you picked up the NAM.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Apr 13 2014, 5:24am replied:

Our lone Mac user on the team has picked up the new edition of the port (he had been previously running the Windows version on a dual-boot), and by and large, it appears it hasn't been "completely re-written". The same issues that previously existed with the Mac port with the old Universal Binary patch still exist with the newly released version.

Now that the Mac port has been revived, and we have a better chance of diagnosing the issues, we have re-opened the issue, but due to the inexplicable nature of the problems, we can't make any promises at this point.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Feb 26 2014, 8:42pm says:

We forgot to change the sidebar image before the full release, so both will say "Pre-Release" over there. The top menu bar will say "Network Addon Mod 32 Pre-Release Setup" for the Pre-Release, and just "Network Addon Mod 32 Setup" for the full release.

The date of the files should also be key. The Pre-Release came out on December 19, 2013, whereas full version files should have a file date around January 15, 2014.

+1 vote     article: Network Addon Mod 32 (Full Release) Now Available
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TarkusSC4 Feb 26 2014, 8:37pm says:

*NR* means "No RULs" and *SR* means "Some RULs", if I'm not mistaken. It ties in with the RUL decoupling option (which allows existing instances of some networks to continue to exist in cities, but doesn't load their RULs, cutting down the size of the NAM controller).

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TarkusSC4 Feb 4 2014, 8:06pm replied:

Try redownloading it, either from here or our other official mirrors (SC4 Devotion and Simtropolis).

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TarkusSC4 Jan 18 2014, 8:11pm replied:

If you're running the Windows version, either on a dual boot (e.g. Boot Camp) or using WINE/Wineskin, yes. But if you're running the Mac port by Aspyr, there's no support for that. Certain critical files in the NAM will actually cause the Mac port to crash if you're running OS X 10.7 or later.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Jan 18 2014, 8:09pm replied:

You'll need to drag the tracks through the stations to engage the transit enabling on them, first of all (hopefully, you're using the Draggable GLR--the puzzle pieces will cause a CTD if you try to place them over a station). Make sure your line is also in a spot that's conducive to generating ridership.

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TarkusSC4 Jan 18 2014, 8:07pm replied:

The NAM doesn't include buildings. There's plenty around for download--I'd check out SC4 Devotion and Simtropolis on that front.

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TarkusSC4 Jan 15 2014, 3:53am says:

Full release of NAM 32 will be arriving shortly. Ran into a brief controller issue, which we caught quickly, but if you downloaded it in the few minutes it was up, you'll want to redownload it.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Jan 5 2014, 5:11am replied:

Sounds like your download got interrupted, either on your end or on the server end. It's something that happens from time to time, and not really anything we can fix on our end.

I'd also hold off on downloading NAM 31.2, as it will become obsolete quite shortly, when the final release of NAM 32 is made available.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Dec 31 2013, 6:11pm replied:

I've attempted to find this particular issue, but have been unable to do so.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 23 2013, 3:42am says:

The image is showing off the Network Widening Mod (NWM) functionality. It's been around for awhile now, but there hadn't been an image in our gallery here demonstrating it, so I found a nice example from one of my cities.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 10 2013, 7:53pm replied:

Further testing has concluded in finding that the 24 digger is NOT bugged. As it creates a pretty substantial dip in the terrain, you need to be using it on terrain that is high enough that digging 24m down isn't going to go below the point where the terrain turns to water.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Dec 2 2013, 4:00am replied:

The FLUPs portals typically have to be placed in a clear area, rather than over the end of a road/avenue. As far as the 24m digger, it does indeed appear to be malfunctioning. If you have the self-destructing versions also installed, however, you can still use a 24m digger under the Digger/Raiser Puzzle Piece TAB Loop. That one does work.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 2 2013, 3:56am replied:

The NAM is a mod for SimCity 4 Deluxe/Rush Hour. If you're trying to run it on plain SC4, it will crash the game shortly after loading. 99.9% of all SC4 custom content is designed for use with Deluxe.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 2 2013, 3:52am replied:

You're probably running plain old SC4. The NAM is for SC4 Deluxe/Rush Hour, and attempting to run it on plain old SC4 will cause the game to crash.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 2 2013, 3:51am replied:

If you ran the installer, and you see a bunch of new transportation options, it's installed.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 2 2013, 3:51am replied:

You might still have the registry entries from the old CD version. Have you tried running the uninstaller for the CD version?

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TarkusSC4 Dec 2 2013, 3:50am replied:

The NAM Team doesn't support pirated copies. My advise is to pick it up cheap when Amazon or Steam has a flash sale. They've had Deluxe for US$5. And you won't lose your saved games by transitioning. Just copy them over.

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TarkusSC4 Dec 2 2013, 3:48am replied:

It's a large file because it's a veritable "Swiss Army Knife" of new transportation options. The actual size of the install, however, will depend on what options you select.

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TarkusSC4 Oct 29 2013, 3:08am replied:

Sounds like a false positive from your AV. All the 4GB patch does is switch the Large Access Aware (LAA) flag on for the game.

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TarkusSC4 Oct 14 2013, 8:10pm replied:

Yes, and actually, there's an option to customize that yourself. Install the Traffic Simulator Configuration Tool (TSCT)--there should be an option to do so while installing (I believe the last screen of the installer mentions it). It affords several options for tweaking how much/how little of your population uses mass transit.

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TarkusSC4 Sep 18 2013, 3:52pm replied:

Some more recently purchased retail copies may actually be something other than SKU 1 (the US SKU). I'd try all the SKUs.

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TarkusSC4 Sep 18 2013, 3:46pm replied:

"File not found" typically comes up if you're running a pirated/cracked copy of the game. You'll need to purchase a legal copy of SC4 in that case.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Aug 30 2013, 3:22am replied:

There's two possibilities:
1) You're running the wrong SKU version on the patch for your region. Try running all 5 versions if necessary.
2) You're using a cracked .exe for the game. The NAM installer will not recognize a cracked .exe as a valid installation of the game.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 Jul 30 2013, 2:09am says:

That has more to do with Project Symphony and likely the underlying terrain on which you're building, than anything specifically related to using a custom map. Try flattening the area on the custom map.

+2 votes     article: Network Addon Mod (NAM) Version 31.1 for SimCity 4 Released
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TarkusSC4 Jul 18 2013, 5:01pm replied:

It was changed from the Rail tool to the One-Way Road tool in NAM Version 31.2, because using Rail for that technique broke the traffic signals.

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TarkusSC4 May 24 2013, 6:53pm says:

There isn't a separate Mac version anymore. You can thank Apple for that. They removed Rosetta for OS X Lion, forcing users who are running the Mac port to use Aspyr's incomplete, buggy Universal Binary patch, which causes the game to inexplicably crash when certain essential NAM files are installed.

The Windows installer can be extracted like a .zip using Keka, but we have discontinued support to users running the Mac port, so it's "use at your own risk". The NAM Team officially recommends running the Windows version on a dual-boot (e.g. Boot Camp) or using some sort of emulation/kernel layer (e.g. WINE).

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 May 19 2013, 9:15pm replied:

Click the button that says "Download Now". That's all there is to it.

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TarkusSC4 May 1 2013, 2:50am replied:

I just downloaded it now as a test, with no issue. The .zip is fine. It may be an issue with your connection.

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