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Ultimate Railway Set

by Criquette Posted 4th Mar 2009 at 8:10 AM - Updated 17th Mar 2009 at 7:12 AM by Criquette : Trying to solve download problem
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Ultimate railway set.

Did you ever think about a good looking railway with catenaries, railway bridges and all the stuff that goes through your neighborhood connecting it with some other places?
Existed railway ‘hood decorations can't satisfy your needs?
Well, wait no more! Add it


With this large set of custom ‘hood decorations, you can add a very detailed electric railway to your town.

Important:
Some of the objects uses an extra large custom textures so use this set carefully if your computer isn’t strong enough.
I've set Night Life EP as required for using this decorations, but the idea is that you need at least one of any EPs installed, to have this decoration available from 'hood decorations menu.
But it is also strongly recommended to have a Free Time EP installed, to be able to edit existing terrain, for better use of this set.

Installation:
Just put all the *.package files from the zip to your ‘Downloads’ folder.

What’s inside:







The set contains 49 objects:

1. Railway double straight
2. Railway single straight
3. Railway double stub track end
4. Railway single stub track end

5. Railway single switch left
6. Railway single switch right
7. Railway single to double switch left
8. Railway single to double switch right
9. Railway single 45 degrees branch left
10. Railway single 45 degrees branch right

11. Railway double long curve
12. Railway single long curve
13. Railway double short curve
14. Railway single short curve
15. Railway double 90 degrees curve
16. Railway single 90 degrees curve
17. Railway double 45 degrees curve
18. Railway single 45 degrees curve

19. Railway double straight slope
20. Railway single straight slope
21. Railway double 45 degrees curve slope left
22. Railway double 45 degrees curve slope right
23. Railway single 45 degrees curve slope left
24. Railway single 45 curve slope right

25. Railway double bridge long
26. Railway double bridge medium
27. Railway double bridge short
28. Railway single bridge long
29. Railway single bridge medium
30. Railway single bridge short

31. Railway double overpass long
32. Railway double overpass medium
33. Railway double overpass short
34. Railway single overpass long
35. Railway single overpass medium
36. Railway single overpass short

37. Railway double tunnel
38. Railway single tunnel
39. Railway crossing gate

40. Double railway station with exit on a side
41. Double railway station with exits on both sides
42. Single railway station with exit on a side

43. Local passenger train
44. Local passenger train car
45. Local passenger train head car
46. Local passenger train trolley car

47. Long distance passenger train
48. Long distance passenger train car
49. Electric locomotive


All objects can be found under ‘Stones’ submenu of the neighborhood decorations menu (for better finding items you need since this submenu is not overcrowded yet).

Few facts:
Railway bridges are about 40,30 and 20 tiles long (TS2 scale) that is about 10, 7 and 5 tiles long in Simcity4 scale – you can keep it in mind, when you creating a custom terrain map in Simcity4.

Railway overpasses (viaducts) are 10, 7 and 4 tiles long (TS2 scale), that is about 2, 1 and 1 tile long in Simcity4 scale so it’s almost impossible to make an embankment gaps for overpasses in Simcity4, so all the overpasses was designed for use with Free Time EP terraforming feature.

Optimal terrain level height difference for using sloped pieces (and overpasses as well) is 5 clicks of “raise” or “lower” tool that is available with Free Time EP terraforming feature, so if you want a road to go under a railway viaduct, you’ll need to lower the terrain with a road pieces for 5 clicks or raise terrain tiles with a railway pieces for 5 clicks (some times sunken roads are impossible if main terrain level is too close to the water level – road will just go under water).


Enjoy!


Polygon Counts:
Railway straight double: 148
Railway single straight: 74
Railway double end: 200
Railway single end: 100

Railway switch left: 226
Railway switch right: 226
Railway single to double switch left: 205
Railway single to double switch right: 205
Railway 45 branch left: 768
Railway 45 branch right: 768

Railway long double curve: 316
Railway long curve single: 228
Railway short double curve: 212
Railway short single curve: 106
Railway double 90 curve: 1724
Railway 90 curve single: 862
Railway 45 curve double: 1192
Railway 45 curve single: 594

Railway straight double slope: 946
Railway straight single slope: 502
Railway 45 curve double slope left: 1250
Railway double 45 curve slope right: 1250
Railway 45 curve single slope left: 652
Railway single 45 curve slope right: 652

Railway double bridge long: 1880
Railway double bridge medium: 1516
Railway double bridge short: 1900
Railway single bridge long: 1529
Railway single bridge medium: 1170
Railway single bridge short: 1260

Railway double overpass long: 974
Railway double overpass medium: 704
Railway double overpass short: 450
Railway single overpass long: 556
Railway single overpass medium: 396
Railway single overpass short: 242

Railway tunnel double: 130
Railway tunnel single: 78
Railway crossing gate: 46

Double railway station two exits: 1842
Double railway station one exit: 1722
Single railway station: 1098

Local passenger train: 3800
Local passenger train car: 540
Local passenger train head car: 756
Local passenger train trolley car: 604

Long distance passenger train: 3674
Long distance passenger train car: 444
Electric locomotive: 1010

Additional Credits:
Thanks to MTS2 as allways!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
crqtt_ultimate_railway set.zip | archive with package files

Size: 9.53 MB · Downloads: 67,133 · 16th Mar 2009
9.53 MB 67,133 16th Mar 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 4:04 PM
SA-WEET! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 4:38 PM
Finally! Its so beautiful Criquette
Test Subject
#28 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 5:48 PM
Absolutely great!
Cant wait for the bus set too

If at first you dont suceed, try try try try and finally give up!

Did you know that only 1/18 of the people in thw world can do this Mr Burns Fingers (Where he moves them) :D
Test Subject
#29 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 6:23 PM
YEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!! I'm so happy! It's finally available!!
Thank you! Thank you Criquette!!
#30 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 7:12 PM
Sometimes just pressing the "Thanks" button just isn`t enough.

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Test Subject
#31 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 7:18 PM
Oh I have been waiting for these beauties... I have all your creations and they are wonderful. High quality, that when in a lot, they can been seen wonderfully. Not to mention how awesome they make the overall look of ones hood. So a huge thank you for your top notch original work.
Yes the thank you button is just not enough in your case.
Top Secret Researcher
#32 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 7:56 PM
Words can't catch how stunned I am by your creations. They couldn't be any more awesome!

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Scholar
#33 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 8:22 PM
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 8:34 PM
These are just OUTSTANDING!! Thank you SO much!

~DidaDragonfly~
Banned
#35 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 8:47 PM
Thank You! I've been waiting for this to come out ever since you announced it in your journal!

Thank you SOO much!
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 9:02 PM
Yay! I'm so glad to see that this is finished! It looks beautiful, Criquette. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#37 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 10:10 PM
So glad this is out. This is above and beyond.

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Instructor
#38 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 11:21 PM
Totally awesome! Thanks so much for making and sharing this.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 12:43 AM
Its here! Its here! Time to sing happy tunes while firing up the game. I swear, this makes the gameplay much more fun! Its simcity turned 3D :D
Instructor
#40 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 1:13 AM
Big thank you Criquette.
I Love all your hood decor you have made the game so much more interesting to play.
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 4:50 AM
It's official - you rock my world! Thanks for your awesome contributions!
Test Subject
#42 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 5:45 AM
Oh my God, it looks just like home! I have to have this... thank you!
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 6:36 AM
Outstanding looking work!
Now if only you could capture the train animations and use them on your trains!
Thanks for sharing as always!
Mad Poster
#44 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 8:08 AM
WOW ! Fantastic ! A real plus for our games ! Thanks a lot
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 1:45 PM
thank you so much
I absolutely love you
Field Researcher
#46 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 4:25 PM
Oh, this looks so great in my game, I love how alive and complete the hood feels with these pieces, but I'm getting annoyed with FT because the "flatten" option refuses to work for some reason. In any case thank you so so much for this set, the tunnels alone would've made me happy, the whole set is priceless!

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 5:15 PM
Oh criguette...you've done it now! You done gone and made me redecorate just everything in my hoods. Thanks so very much...this so reminds me of home in New York City...I miss it (relocated to Ohio for Mom)...and each time I see it...it will warm my heart indeed.

You're the best!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#48 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 6:08 PM
Thank you my friends! It is so great to read all these comments!

Paigeturnersims, I agree - "flatten" option is kinda tricky to use But it comes more easy when you start to realise, that it levels the terrain to the height level of the corner you started drawing the area from ^)
#49 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 8:26 PM
"Thank you my friends! It is so great to read all these comments! "

You`re welcome!

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Test Subject
#50 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 9:38 PM
Once again, I am in complete awe. Your deco is so fecking amazing!

Please feel free to upload my walls and floors in your finished lots as long as they are not offered on any paysites, TSR, or the Exchange. You may recolour them as long as you give credit and link back to the original.
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