Transport Fever

Transport Fever

61 ratings
The Rust Belt with Industry
Scenario: USA
Misc: Map
File Size
24.010 MB
Aug 15, 2017 @ 12:45am
Aug 15, 2017 @ 7:56am
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The Rust Belt with Industry

Welcome to the Rust Belt!

The Rust Belt is a geographic region in the United States stretching from New York through the Midwest that was once involved primarily in steel production and manufacturing. The Rust Belt became an industrial hub due to its proximity to the Great Lakes, canals, rivers, and railways, which allowed companies to gain access to raw materials and ship out finished products. This meca has significantly declined in the past 50 years to to companies outsourcing work over seas, but still is a highly active industrial zone to this day!

I spent over 60 hours working on this map in which it uses real NASA topographical data and personal experience. I’m a real world airline pilot and fly over this whole area often allowing me to form the terrain into one of the most possible accurate depictions and still keep the game playable. I also placed industries in their respective realworld locations like: the coal mines of PA, WV, and KY, Good production of NYC, Beer (Goods) in Milwauke and St. Louis, Ore mines of the Apalacian Mountains, machine factories of the midwest and more!

Map has just over 30 Cities that all played a key role in the Rust Belt are included in this map! Chicago, Detroit, NYC, Boston, Memphis, Indianapolis, Nashville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburg, St Louis, Baltimore, Philly, Evansville, Eerie, Toledo, Grand Rapids, Washington, Lafayette, Richmond, Parkersburg, Altoona, Louisville, Syracuse, Norfolk, Scranton, Milwaukee, Green Bay, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Columbus, Binghampton, Toronto, Montreal, Gary, Huntington, Burlington

- Experimental map size enabled.. but still playable on low end systems!
-Industry Tycoon Mod

Highly recommended mods
- Extra vegetation. (Makes all maps much more realistic)
- USA Rail assets add-ons
I look forward to getting your feedback and have had zero issues with starting the game in default and with numerous other popular mods enabled. I also plan on releasing more USA maps in the future as I’ve finally got a good handle on them!

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themeatballhero Aug 4 @ 10:16pm 
just a thought i was noticing as i was building lower towards the bottom of the map, lexington, roanoke, and ashland may be a good add, pretty empty south of huntington and parkersburg.. Definitely albany as well, I would love if you made this public to edit to add more cities, if possible. Love love this map, just the bottom is kinda lacking, and albany area is pretty empty.
themeatballhero Jul 31 @ 9:48pm 
awesome! I personally play with unlimited cash just because, I like the realism or the look of screenshots and connecting cities. So what may not be playable for some may be for others haha. although that dang error message regarding terrain alignment is annoying.

And dont forget kentucky, drove through there once, and between driving through altoona and there, some of the most insane mountains ive seen in person.
Captainhawes  [author] Jul 31 @ 8:57pm 
Thanks @mymeatball hero! I've gotten back into map making as it's gotten a bit easier. I will try to update this map in the next month. it's just extremely tough to get playable/tough mountains on a map this big... had an idea to maybe to PA, WV Alagehenies and really sup up the mountains.
themeatballhero Jul 29 @ 12:23am 
Love love love this map. Personally, anyone complaining about the industries should just install new industries, or industry tycoon. If I have new industries, do I still need industry tycoon? The two are incompatible from what I read on new industries mod page.

Also, as much as I love this map, would it be possible to add a certain with more extreme mountains? Love the challenge of mountains. Also Albany should be added, the home of Schenectady steam works man!!
Captainhawes  [author] Jul 16 @ 6:39pm 
I believe it may be because you dont have experimental map sizes enabled.. If you do already it looks like the dev's have lowered the allowable tollerance for the heighmap file size. Mine was super detailed and large so I could see wh ythis causing an issue.
D13RKES Jul 15 @ 10:33am 
Captainhawes, i just tried loading the map for the first time and it began loading then I got this error msg: "Game initialization failed. Height map too large. Number of pixels must not exceed 16M."
What is the cause of this issue?
Captainhawes  [author] Jul 3 @ 3:38am 
I'll see what I can do, was going to edit some of the cities locations and take some out. At some point though, there's just having to many cities, especially for lower end systems so to keep this mega map playable I had to focus on cities that actually contributed to the industrial rustbelt. Altoona, Utica, Lansing, and those PA places are certainly onese I was looking at adding while getting rid of places like Ft Wayne etc.
CrashCast E Jun 15 @ 7:46am 
Also could you tell me how you got the heightmap for Michigan? I want to make a Michigan map sometime soon.
CrashCast E Jun 15 @ 7:45am 
Is there any chance that this map would be avalible for edit? There areseveral gaps in terms of cities that make the game harder to play. Cities like albany, Providence, Fond Du Lac, Springfield IL, Lansing MI, Utica, Altoona or Harrisburg, and other cities near Virginia could be added to help fill major gaps. They might not play a role in the rst belt, but they would make the game playable. And then cties like Fort Wayne could be moved. (to the south)
Mumford21 May 16 @ 1:26pm 
says heightmap too large? wont launch help me!