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Transport Fever

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Jun 24, 2018 @ 12:37pm
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Greater Golden Horseshoe

In 3 collections by Spearin
Canada Collection
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Description
Welcome back to the Greater Golden Horseshoe! This region encompassing the western shores of Lake Ontario and eastern end of Lake Erie is one of the most important economic regions in Canada.

About the Map:

Since the previous version of my Golden Horseshoe map was made, there have been improvements to the base Transport Fever game and a brand new map making tool[glatar.hu]. With nearly 4,000 downloads, a 40+ hour series by Slim Gaming featuring the map, new asset mods including GO Transit and VIA Rail, plus the prospect to use this map as a teaching tool for Supply Chain Management students at Mohawk College in Hamilton, I decided to revisit and improve the map almost from scratch.

Changes from the ‘Golden Horseshoe Beta 3’ version include:
  • Refined heightmap to smooth terrain.
  • Added more towns; shifted locations for some others.
  • Realistic placement of industries.

By subscribing to this mod, you will receive three versions of the map:

‘Greater Golden Horseshoe’
  • Standard version with all towns and industries designed from real world locations.
  • Recommended for high-end PC systems.

‘Greater Golden Horseshoe Lite’
  • Reduced town placement for increased performance.
  • Removed: Pickering, Etobicoke (♥♥♥♥ Doug Ford), Caledonia, Ancaster, Hamilton Mountain, Waterdown, Cambridge, Caledon, Vaughan, Markham.
  • Removed a handful of industries.
  • Recommended for playing on laptops or lower-end PC systems.

‘Greater Golden Horseshoe No Industry’
  • Standard town placement.
  • Removed industries for custom placement.
  • Two farm industries remain so you can load the map without the error.

About the Greater Golden Horseshoe:

The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is home to nearly one-third of Canada’s population, and two-thirds of Ontario’s residents, a total of over 8 million people. The GGH region contributes to one-fifth of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and two-thirds of Ontario’s GDP.

The GGH extends from the Niagara region in the south-east, and runs along the shore of Lake Ontario. At the head-of-the-lake is Hamilton, home to Stelco and Dofasco steel mills. Following the 403 and Queen Elizabeth Way highways brings traffic through Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, and into the Ontario provincial capital of Toronto.

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is Canada’s most populous city, incorporating outer suburbs of Etobicoke, York, Scarborough, Vaughan and Markham. Commuter hubs east of Toronto are growing to round out the Golden Horseshoe at Oshawa.

About the Author:

Andrew Spearin is an award-winning designer and director. He co-founded the Insurgency mod for Half-Life 2 in 2005, and later was creative director on the 2014 commercial release of Insurgency. Spearin also worked as a designer and led marketing efforts for Day of Infamy. Currently he is working on contracts for Offworld Industries (Squad; Post Scriptum) and Moonray Studios (Debris). Starting fall 2018, Spearin will be a professor at Mohawk College, while helping lead special projects through the college’s Game Dev Club. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario with his dog Lewis.

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14 Comments
TackleIssues Apr 19 @ 2:04pm 
There's a way to place the industries outside the map when you build it, i think it was putting them in the bottom left and top right corners..
Spearin  [author] Dec 11, 2019 @ 4:18am 
Yes! It's definitely going to be re-made for TpF2. I've got a long list of maps I want to make and this is among the top.
Class Conciousness Dec 11, 2019 @ 3:06am 
Any plans on bringing this map to tpf2? Absolutely amazing map thank you for countless hours of fun I've had on it
james.walster May 18, 2019 @ 6:03pm 
yay, now I can recreate my city's terrible transit system!
Phalanx58 Nov 12, 2018 @ 5:26pm 
@Spearin thanks i enjoy it
Spearin  [author] Nov 11, 2018 @ 4:06pm 
@phalanx58 exactly why I made it! Check out the new Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo boxcars.
Phalanx58 Nov 11, 2018 @ 12:52pm 
awesome can play right where i live:steamhappy:
Evenos802 Sep 12, 2018 @ 12:13am 
Hello. for which you do not make cards accessible to people who can not afford a computer of 4k or more. thank you
moisanclaude Aug 18, 2018 @ 6:30am 
Nice map!! I am playing the No Industry map, for some reason I can't connect a line to the industries I build. Any thought on way that is?
sergetechone Jun 26, 2018 @ 5:20pm 
Oh great !!! More canadian content !! Now I can play a map where I live and travel around the GTA