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 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 Jul 14 2014, 7:49pm replied:

There should be a big red "DOWNLOAD NOW!" button near the top of the page. You don't need to be registered to see it.

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TarkusSC4 Jul 3 2014, 3:38pm replied:

Our HSR developer did recently return from a long hiatus, so the project will actually be getting a bit of attention for NAM 33. I don't know what entirely will be developed, but stay tuned.

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TarkusSC4 Jun 28 2014, 9:34pm replied:

Download the package, unzip it, run the extractor, then run the installer that comes out of the extractor. The installer will put everything in its right place. (Having the extractor allows us to offer a download package a quarter of the size it would be otherwise.)

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TarkusSC4 Jun 14 2014, 11:27pm replied:

Just as with any other version of Windows. While there are some special things you'll need to do to get the game itself to run well in Win 7 (Win XP SP3 compatibility mode, setting core affinity if you have a multi-core CPU), once that's done, the NAM doesn't require any other finagling.

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TarkusSC4 May 29 2014, 1:39am replied:

Stop by our official support forum at sc4devotion.com. We're better equipped to handle things like that there. The Origin version should be up to 1.1.641, and should theoretically be able to handle it.

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TarkusSC4 May 20 2014, 2:54am replied:

In general, it's hit and miss with the re-released Mac version. It has some bizarre quirks, including a limit on the number of files that can be installed before freezing/crashing becomes prevalent. That limit gets absurdly low if (inexplicably) you are not connected to the internet while running the game.

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TarkusSC4 May 10 2014, 1:08am replied:

There are some known situations that will cause crashes. The best known is the one that occurs when you hover a network puzzle piece over a transit station of the same type.

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TarkusSC4 May 10 2014, 1:07am replied:

No, it isn't possible. The game was not designed for that, and there's nothing we can really do. The inflated population figures that the game gives for residences, however, does create a sort of "ambient population" that has the same effect as what you're describing, however.

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TarkusSC4 May 9 2014, 4:15pm replied:

Not easily. Unfortunately, we are not presently supporting the Mac version, due to the fact that the present release (and all previous ones) cause CTDs with the new re-release.

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TarkusSC4 May 7 2014, 3:16am replied:

We're still looking into the Mac matter in the wake of the Aspyr re-release. We do know what is causing the crash-to-desktop issues now (it's not the Bridge Controller, as everyone has claimed), but there are some extra complications with the re-released version that we are having to deal with at present.

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