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
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

If you're referring the game's default highways, there are indeed no acceleration lane options there, but if you look into the more advanced RealHighway option (which is the main focus of highway development in the mod), there's definitely options to have them. The NAM is indeed still an active project, with work on Version 37 ongoing--our homebase is over at sc4devotion.com.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 36 [Windows]

The draggable items you're referring to are starter pieces. The starters themselves do not drag, and attempting to do so will lead to the result you've encountered.

Once you place the starter piece, you'll need to then switch over to one of the base game networks, drag that base game network through the starter, and it'll override the base network to match the starter piece. There should be some indication on the button or on the tooltip associated with the specific starter as to what network should be used.

In the case of Draggable GLR, after placing the starter piece, drag the base Elevated Rail network through it to convert it to GLR.

The GLR documentation still needs to be overhauled (and isn't really present as a result), but if you check the High Speed Rail documentation, the process is identical, just that you're using Elevated Rail instead of Monorail to accomplish the dragging.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

We encountered another Linux user recently who had similar issues . . . while we're not really able to provide support for running it on Linux directly ourselves, there are quite a few helpful Linux SC4 players over on Simtropolis. One of users there had success with Wine 1.8 on Ubuntu.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

There isn't really a feasible way to do a manual install, unfortunately. There's just too many moving parts--particularly, options that don't get along with one another-- and it'd take incredibly detailed knowledge of both the game and the mod in order to successfully accomplish it.

What operating system are you running?

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TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 36 [MacOS Sierra]

Based on the fact that we've now been getting more reports of this, I suspect the installer is incompatible with macOS High Sierra. It would likely need to be rebuilt in High Sierra if that is the case, and I can't give a timeline on when (or if) that will happen, unfortunately.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 36 [MacOS Sierra]

Haven't verified yet, but it's possible that High Sierra doesn't like a wrapper made in Sierra. Happened to us one other time before when Apple decided to "surprise" us. Apparently, they're killing 32-bit support in the next macOS release after High Sierra, so unless Aspyr updates the Mac port of SC4 to be 64-bit (unlikely), it's game over.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 36 [MacOS Sierra]

Sounds like an issue with your connection. That's unfortunately out of our control as the makers of the mod, and all I can advise is trying it again at another time. ModDB is the only place to get the Mac version, due to its size.

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TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 36 [MacOS Sierra]

Make sure you pulled the .app file out of the disk image (DMG) before running it. The installer was built with macOS Sierra (10.12), not High Sierra (10.13, which hadn't been released when NAM 36 was made), but as there haven't been any reports of it not working with High Sierra in the three months it has been out, I'm not sure that it would make a difference.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 36 [MacOS Sierra]

Make sure you pulled the .app file out of the DMG, or if you have access to Windows, try opening it on there, and when it asks if you're porting it to a Mac, select "Yes".

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 36 [Windows]

There's an installer in there--run it to install the mod. Dumping the contents into your plugins folder won't do anything. Check the enclosed Read First document, or click "Read More" above for more details.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 36 [Windows]

There is a Mac version of NAM 36 up here. It was briefly unavailable for about 12 hours, but is up once more.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

The Mac version of NAM 36 has been re-uploaded after a minor tweak.

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TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 35

Norton scanning it gives a clean bill of health here on my end. False positives have become ubiquitous since many AV programs are using heuristic algorithms based on source/download frequency instead of actual scans when initially flagging files.

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TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

Yes, absolutely. In fact, if you run the NAM 35 installer with your old version still installed, it'll detect your previous options, and automatically select them in your new install. I'd probably wait until NAM 36 is out to do your upgrade, however, as we are getting really close to release. I can't give a specific date (we don't know yet when, as it's dependent on the last phases of testing), but it is imminent.

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TarkusSC4 @ SimCity 4 Network Addon Mod Version 36 FLEX Turn Lanes Preview, Part 1

Version 36 is not yet available as of this moment. While I can't give a precise release date or timeline, I can say that we're getting very close.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 35

Having tested just now, I clicked the big red "Download Now" button above and all worked properly.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

Just click the desired version of the mod above, then click the "Download Now" button.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ SimCity 4 Network Addon Mod Version 36 FLEX Turn Lanes Preview, Part 1

The Light Replacement Mod is a third-party mod that, while developed someone who was a major NAM contributor (MandelSoft), is outside of the NAM Team's purview. MandelSoft has also retired from SC4 modding, so updates to the LRM are unlikely.

If your issue is happening with Streets, however, that would suggest an installation issue, rather than anything that would need updating. I'd reinstall the LRM, paying careful attention to each step, and I'd also make sure you don't have any sort of mod that might compete with the LRM street lights (i.e. some sort of "Street Side" mod).

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 35 [MAC]

Just to make everyone aware, unfortunately, the NAM Team does not presently have any staff running the Mac version of the game, so we are extremely limited in our ability to provide even basic tech support for the NAM Mac release.

If you are having difficulties, I would advise you to check over the "NAM installed but not working" thread over at the SC4 Mac Users board at Simtropolis. Hamish's post at the following link will give you a good start:

Community.simtropolis.com

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod 35 Released for SimCity 4

There already is a Mac version posted. Just look below the Windows version. Unfortunately, there's no one on the team with any real experience running the NAM on a Mac, so we're extremely limited in how much tech support we can provide.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

Yes, they're included in this mod. Check out the Turn Lane Extension Pieces (TuLEPs) and the other Turning Lane options in the installer. Note that if you've seen video of someone automatically getting turn lanes at a Road x Road intersection, that feature no longer exists, as it caused serious interference with the Network Widening Mod and the Fractional Angle Roads.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

The Traffic Simulator Configuration Tool does require the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which isn't installed by default in Windows. See Oracle.com

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 32

Thanks! And to answer your question, there is already a very stable "pre-release" out for NAM Version 33: Sc4devotion.com (requires registration). The full official release is coming soon, and will be available here at ModDB when it's ready (no ETA).

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

We'd need to know exactly which pieces and the circumstances leading up to the crash. There's a few known issues that we can't fix (i.e. placing puzzle pieces over stations and other transit-enabled lots). Stop by our official support forum at sc4devotion.com, and we can get you all set up.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

When you say "placed", did you mean that you ran the installer, or did you manually pull apart the installer archive and plucked folders out of there? If it's the latter, that's not recommended and you probably didn't get everything. In any case, I'd re-run the installer, and make sure you're selecting the correct options.

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TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 32.1 (Mac Installer)

Make sure you check the enclosed "READ FIRST" file for installation. The installer is actually a Wineskin wrapper over the Windows executable, which itself has been wrapped in a .7z archive to cut down on file size. We've also had reports that sometimes, this sort of thing can happen depending on the program used to open the .7z archive, in which case changing unzip programs has usually fixed it.

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TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 32

No, you do not need Windows 8.1 (and in fact, regardless of the NAM, SC4 runs better on other versions of Windows).

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TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod - Version 32.1 (Mac Installer)

It sounds like it may not have installed properly, or to the wrong folder. Re-run the installer and ensure you've read the Read First documentation.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

There's a couple possibilities. Make sure you're installing the correct SKU version of EP1 Update 1. An incorrect SKU will act like it has patched, but it'll only do the job partially. You can safely try the others until you get the one that works. Also, make sure you're not using a NoCD executable. The NAM installer won't recognize those as valid patched installs.

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TarkusSC4
TarkusSC4 @ Network Addon Mod

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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