Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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United States Extra Large HEAVY (With Industries)
 
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Apr 13 @ 7:29pm
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Description
In preparation for the performance mod, I have updated my Extra large map of the USA (with industry version) by adding a few additional towns that I felt were missing. North East and West Coast should be more busy now...!


ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION
Stretched the map to the limits of the game engine and added most important cities. For the sake of Gameplay, I took a bit of lycense as to choosing which cities to place and moved them around a little bit. You can decide to start in New York (easy) and build your network south and west. Alternatively you can set up base in Chicago (also easy) or on the West Coast (difficoult as cities at the start of the game are rather small).

As far as I see it, this is the map size where the game engine is really used to the optimum. You can have local truck and bus routes, but they will be impractical over longer distances. Trains are the best compromise, but as you start stretching the network beyond the midwest, passenger transport becomes unattractive and planes are the better choice.

In fact, it is a very good map for using planes on. Distances involved between east and west coast will make air transport more practical than rail or land transport. Also, I have tried an airport hub in middle America (close to Kansas City), and passengers where actually connecting through it from/to all corners of the States.

A fast PC is really recommended, although the recent patches have really improved the late game gameplay. The upcoming performance improvement patch (expected Sept 2017) shoud smothen things out even more.


IMPORTANT

You will have to have experimental map size enabled to have this show up in the menu. Here below the link on how to enable this:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/446800/discussions/0/224446340334626425/



RECOMMENDED MODS

Also, I strongly suggest adding the vegetation increase mod. Here below the link:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=797560973&searchtext=vegetation

As the map is so large, it will be a challenge to build an extensive transport network in any one era. I suggest you enable the Time Progression 2x times or (better) the 4x times slower. Here below the links:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=794241013&searchtext=time
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=794240646&searchtext=time


Enjoy!
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11 Comments
themeatballhero Aug 29 @ 11:58pm 
hey I'm making a map.lua with new automotive industry added and new industry 2.54 compatible, would you want to upload it when its finished? i mean since this is your map lol
Dicapitano  [author] Jun 15 @ 7:21am 
Fact is, the map is pretty heavy the way it is right now. I see that after you connect all the cities, the game slows down pretty quickly. This is even after the performance patch. So I would not prefer to any more cities going forward.
TimatreeDG Jun 14 @ 12:24pm 
Any plans to add more cities in the future?
Dicapitano  [author] Jun 11 @ 4:35am 
You have to enable experimental size map
samuraj226 Jun 9 @ 8:09am 
Same problem here as andrew.elington (16M pixels).
andrew.eglinton May 7 @ 3:57am 
Yup, enabled experimental maps and had the same problem.
Dicapitano  [author] May 2 @ 10:25am 
Did you enable experimental map sizes?
cyclone7 May 2 @ 9:56am 
Same problem here as andrew.elington (16M pixels).
Raven Apr 25 @ 1:49am 
Very nice map, Well done. I love it.
Works fine on my system
centurio63 Apr 15 @ 4:10am 
how to install? if I activate, enable, I can not, help.