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Clean Slate - Recommended Foundation Patches

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by IcyHot, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. IcyHot

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    I am starting with a fresh clean install of CitiesXL. I am about to dive into the patches here at XLNation. In the past, I discovered that decisions made about a patch could haunt me later. I call these foundation mods, such as road and bridge choices, parks, trees, plaza patches that become impossible to remove without crashing cities once the patch is installed.

    With the amount of patches here at XLNation that cover a three year period the choices can be overwhelming. I hope to bring a sense of order to the choices and maybe help others in the same predicament as myself.

    The community learned a lot over the years and patches continue to improve or new ones are created. Some stuff is not so good and other stuff is outstanding.

    So if you could "start over" what choices for the foundation would you pick? We are talking about patches that once chosen become almost impossible to remove without losing the city.

    Here are my current choices (this may change if others have better suggestions). Everything on this lists links to the proper patch file referenced.

    Dependencies
    1. XLNation Furniture Dependency Pack
    2. Shader Pack
    3. Z_Pharmist_Treebug_Fix
    4. XL User Interface Mod
    5. Road Shader with Self-Illumination
    6. Altiris Prereq Forest Tree Patch


    Road Mods:
    1. Road Add-on Mod (RAM)
    2. Realistic Highway Mod (RHM2) ???
    3. Adding Streetlight to Bridges
    4. On Road Parking Mod
    5. 15M Esplanade Road with Marina Option
    6. Seawall and WaterRoad Pack
    7. Pharmist Over-Water Roads

    Parks, Trees, Etc
    1. Lex's Total Greenery Mod

    Miscl
    1. Clean Unlocker - any thoughts on this choice?
    2. Cities XL Missing Reports
     
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  2. skullz613

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    These are others you might need.

    Dependencies
    Road Shader with Self-Illumination
    Altiris Prereq Forest Tree Patch

    Parks, Trees, Etc
    Lexs Total Greenery Mod v1.2 (Has plazas and single trees)

    Road Mods:
    Pharmist Over-Water Roads

    Misc.
    The Annoying CXL 2012 bug fix pack
    zXLN_SG_UnlockerReal_v.1.25 (Don't know if it's on here)
     
  3. IcyHot

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    Thanks for the help, I was not sure about the Forest Tree Patch.

    Do I need the annoying bug fix if I am using CitiesXL Platinum

    Also cant find the zXLN_SG_UnlockerReal_v.1.25 patch here. Should that be added ??? Heck I am not even sure what it does
     
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    I picked the "Clean Unlocker" - anyone have any thoughts on that choice?
     
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    Not sure about the bugfix. Depends if the issues fixed in the bugfix were carried out in Platinum.
     
  6. luis diogo

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    yes the annoying bug fix should be used with platinum. It was told platinum would fix those errors, but from my experience it doesn't.

    About unlockers, i'm using this 2:
    zzzz Timofp Clean Unlocker v1.2
    zXLN_SG_UnlockerLight_v.1.2

    Combining these 2 got me more options without creating duplicates.

    I would also advice on these:
    XLN_nicko_sport_stadiums_unlocker_v1.1
    XL_Nation_Alex24_TownhallsasDecoration

    Regarding what i call pre-requisites (i consider dependecies like that) i would also join:
    ZZZ_XLN_Montoto_Day_Night_Cycle_Mod_v1.2.2
    zzzzzz_Timofp_Flexibility_Mod_v1.0

    A camera options might fit as well. I'm using AzD_mod_kamera_patch_002_low_schadow. It gives more cameras and somehow helps with the shadows bug.
     
  7. The Funky Monk

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    I don't have platinum but from memory the 2012 bug patch fix is included with platinum, so you shouldn't need it.

    I'd put nicko's farms and silo on the list.
    Eano's gas stations, fast food and mall parking.
    Aitors harbour and airports packs.
    Elmo's metro usage increase low traffic.
    Uokiok and PJC's seawalls.

    And the various bridge packs that were made.
     
  8. IcyHot

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    Okay where can I find the SG Unlocker Light? Searching returns nothing
     
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    Thanks
     
  11. Aries

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    Hi... IcyHot
    I like U'r creation.
    but i wanna ask 2U, how can i fix it Highway RAM.
    im using
    1. Road Add-on Mod (RAM)
    2. Realistic Highway Mod (RHM2)
    but i can't find split road for highway ram Highway split.jpg
    can U tell me how i can repair it....
    Thank's.
     
  12. IcyHot

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    I am not the author of the mod so I cannot really do much
     
  13. Aries

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    a'U have any mod for real highway (RAM).
     

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