The Network Addon Mod (NAM) combines all transportation network-related fixes, additions and new creations that have been released so far. It will add countless new features to the existing network tools, such as new overpasses, highway onramps, intersections, ped-malls, a ground light rail network, roundabouts and turning lanes. This is the standard release version of the 32nd edition of the NAM, NAM 32.
To install the NAM 32 Pre-Release, run the Self-Extractor file (NetworkAddonMod Setup 32 Pre-Release SFX.exe) to extract the installer, then find the installer (NetworkAddonMod Setup 32 Pre-Release.exe) and run it to install the NAM.
The official support forum for NAM 32 is located at SimCity 4 Devotion, the home of the NAM Team. You can find it here.
NAM Version 32 requires a retail disc or digital download copy of SimCity 4 Deluxe, updated to at least 1.1.638 (the version number for disc copies, with the EP1 patch applied--most retail digital download copies are pre-patched to Version 1.1.641).
New features in Version 32--January 14, 2014
NAM 32 is a full package, which improves upon the earlier NAM 31.2 release and NAM 32 Pre-Release.
- The NAM Elevated Viaducts for Roads, One-Way Roads, and Avenues are now available in a draggable form, at both Level 1 (7.5 meter) and Level 2 (15 meter) heights, complete with FLEX Height and On-Slope transitions.Â Overpass situations involving one or more diagonal networks are not yet supported, and will not be available until a future NAM release after Version 32.
- Elevated Rail-over-Avenue and Elevated Rail-over-NWM Road-4 dual-networking support has been added, complete with a new station supporting both networks.
- The initial phases of the RealRailway (RRW) system have been added.Â This feature must be selected as part of a custom install.
- The RealHighway (RHW) system has been expanded to include the QuickChange interchange system, which blends the RHW's modularity with the ease of Maxis Highway construction techniques for certain situations, which will be expanded in future NAM releases.Â Additionally, several new types of FLEXRamps are available--please read the instructions in the description text.Â FLEX Transitions have also been given stability improvements for certain situations.
- Coupled with the RHW system, the NAM now offers Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) functionality, including stations.
- Transit station functionality has been further improved, including the beginning of the implementation of the SLURP, which will gradually raise all transit stations to NAM standards.
- The NAM Controller Compiler has been included with the installer, with which it now communicates, ensuring that only the installed features are incorporated into the NAM Controller, reducing file size and load times.
- About 50 bugs reported since the start of the NAM 32 Pre-Release have also been squished, including some that had been present since earlier versions of the NAM.Â It is highly recommended that users update to the latest NAM in order to enjoy a more stable experience.
- Installing over previous versions: NAM 32 may be installed directly over top of any previous NAM releases. It is a full release, not a patch or a hotfix. All
future updates are planned to be in full package form, and there are no plans to issue patches or hotfixes in the future. Please also note that the NAM Team only provides
technical support for the most recent version, which, as of this document, is NAM 32. We cannot assist users of the NAM 32 Pre-Release, NAM 31.x-series release, or earlier.
- Special Thanks: The NAM Team would like to extend its sincere thanks to all the members of the community who helped test the NAM 32 Pre-Release, offering feedback and helping us locate and solve bugs.
- Note: If you downloaded the full release of NAM 32 during the brief time it was available before 12:30am US Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8:00) on 1/15, you will need to redownload it. An outdated controller build made it into the build, which has since been corrected.