[REL] Project West - Road enhancements & brand new roads

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[REL] Project West - Road enhancements & brand new roads

#1 Post by stoked_dude » 22 Jan 2017 11:09

Hi, I'm stoked_dude and I have started a project of rebuilding existing roads and building entire new ones in the states of California, Nevada and Arizona. I started with this project in early January 2017 and in the beginning, my ambition with this project was to "refresh" the major SoCal highways and give them a facelift to be more realistic. Since, I have expanded outwards and decided to rename the mod Project West because it is now much more than just "California highways".

NOTICE Some roads included in this mod would technically in real life not be allowed for long-hauls, but it's your own choice if you want to drive on these roads or not ingame, I didn't put any ban signs. I suggest however to get a car mod when riding through the west's great national parks.

I have decided to not intervene in Northern California's greater highways out of recommendation from ProMods developers as they are working on these areas and I'll leave them to that task. The only changes in Northern California I will do is related to 'back-roads' and the establishment of Yosemite National Park on Tioga Road ( CA 120 ) and minor changes on CA1 south of San Francisco.

Screenshots can be seen here:
http://imgur.com/a/nNG6d

California:


Finished stretches
SB I-5 Los Angeles - San Diego
NB I-5 Los Angeles - CA99
NB I-15 Los Angeles - Barstow
NB 1-15 Barstow - Primm
EB I-10 Los Angeles - El Centro
EB I-40 Barstow - Arizona border
U.S 101 - Calabasas - Malibu Exit
CA1 Improvements
Several improvements on many roads in SoCal.
California 74 - I-10 - Carlsbad
CA 120 - Tioga Road - Yosemite National Park

I-10 Eastbound - Palm Springs
U.S 395 - Lee Vining - Bishop

U.S 395 - Bishop - Lone Pine
Death Valley National Park
SB Interstate 15 - San Diego
Zzyzx Rd, I-15.


Nevada:
Entrance to Las Vegas - U.S 95
NB I-15 Barstow - Primm
NB I-15 Primm - Las Vegas

U.S 93 - Henderson - Boulder City




Arizona:
Rebuild of roads entering around Kayenta
U.S 93 - Kingsman - Phoenix

Additional changes
- Realistic raised pavement markers by hoseclamp72.
- Removed numerous speed trap cameras simply because they don't exist in the US.
- Added county signs on some roads.
- San Diego improvements by brainiac
- More satisfying "city-entering" feeling. Bright lights in the distance, etc.

Cities and towns:
- Laytonville, CA by Bigbearlesson101
- Lee Vining, CA

- Boulder City, NV
- Bishop, CA



Mods priority
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Want to contribute or participate in the project with creating roads/highways or help create assets for the mod?
Contact me in PM.



Version 1.3.2 of the project can be downloaded here:

Main Mod Download:
http://sharemods.com/5ssadyc8b6q5/Proje ... 2.scs.html
Viva Mexico fix: ( Put above main mod )
http://sharemods.com/f11zsnqujnep/Proje ... n.scs.html
Fix for San Diego garage: ( Put above main mod )
http://sharemods.com/72xwk0hw2jdq/Proje ... x.scs.html

NEVER DOWNLOAD FROM ANOTHER URL THAN THIS.

YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06xqAmLVFw4

I will never charge anything for this mod and I'd never want anyone to feel forced to give me anything, but I will be able to spend more time on developing this mod if I didn't have to be away to do other stuff, and this mod does really require a lot of my spare time. I will also possibly create a website where I will publish more information and updates, etc, if I recieve enough to do so.

Link to Donate here:

https://www.paypal.com/no/cgi-bin/websc ... 01a5f55080


Credits list:
hoseclamp72 - 1.6 hotfix and reflector markers.
Bigbearlesson101 - Laytonville, CA.
brainiac - Creator of collector/expressway in San Diego.
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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#2 Post by TomDooley » 22 Jan 2017 12:10

Hi,

great project your have going there. I'm sure that you've already read (and fixed) some of the bugs reported with the download comments.
BtW, the companies without roa connections are those on the "Southern Boulevard" exit, that's where the LA Kenworth dealer is, just on the other side of the road. Or does C2C produce a conflict here?

One question though, do you also plan to add more streets, or mainly "beef out" the existing roads so they'll resemble the real thing?
I've visited LA area on a yearly schedule, and already admire what your additional stuff does for the atmosphere. If you can, please also work on I-10 past Morongo and Palm Springs... it still looks awful if you know the real place.

Thanks
Tom
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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#3 Post by yaumeister » 22 Jan 2017 14:14

Pretty impressive and I love the wider highways, keep up the good work!
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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#4 Post by stoked_dude » 22 Jan 2017 15:07

@ TomDooley

Thank you. I have removed the companies as of now, it was a mistake I did by adding it and thinking it didnt create a pickup/dropoff location. I might do streets at a later time but at first I focus on highways. I will look into more of I-10 soon.
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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#5 Post by Blackspots » 22 Jan 2017 16:39

TomDooley does have a good question, how compatible is this with C2C?
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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#6 Post by stoked_dude » 22 Jan 2017 16:48

I would guess it is pretty good since this mod only modifies map in California and some small stuff in other states.
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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#7 Post by TomDooley » 22 Jan 2017 17:13

(edit - overlooked stoked_dude's post for I-don't-know-whcih reasons)

Let me answer that - it is.
I'm currently driving with VivaMexico2.11/C2Ccompatible, C2C/Patch4, and Realistic CH (in that priority order), and have only experienced a good-working map that makes the area appear more realistic. More lanes in many places. Suburbs have been simulated "where they belong" (remember, it's still 1:20 scale!), and I'm SO looking forward to stoked_dude enhancing I-15 out to Barstow... If you've ever driven there, you'll know what it's lacking (the rescale helped a bit though).
Next improved version has already been mentioned in the atsmods.lt comments... can hardly wait for it!

If somebody could now cut I-405 into the frame from East of Ventura via LAX and Long Beach to meet I-5 North of Carlsbad... And put Palm Spings onto the map... ;) and-and-and ;) Just joking.


Tom
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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#8 Post by hoseclamp72 » 22 Jan 2017 19:24

This is a great mod, love what you're doing. Your rebuilt roads have a much better SoCal feel to them.

Apart from the companies issue which you have already addressed, have you looked into the problem with the signs and broke down truck interfering with the outside traffic lane on the Northbound Grapevine?

Keep it up, look forward to further progress on this mod. :D

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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#9 Post by willy1962 » 22 Jan 2017 19:38

this is from atsmods.lt

question:
can together with :
1-CanaDream 2.0.1
2-VivaMexico 2.1.1
3-Coast 2 Coast Patch 4
4-Coast 2 Coast BETA

if yes how to load.

answer:
@Willy1962 yeah mate it works. I have all these maps working well together. Just put this map mod on the lowest order, so below c2c beta… #5 in the load order.

Lets hope that this expansion keeps working with the other mapmods.

if not , I think nobody wants to use it.
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Re: [REL] Realistic California Highways

#10 Post by Blackspots » 22 Jan 2017 20:36

With this enabled, I do get this error:

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00:03:21.891 : <ERROR> Map link conflict for 0x74DE7E44E100007, two items are probably using the same prefab, check city assignment, list follows
00:03:21.891 : <ERROR>   item 0x6FA31C4E3A30317 city 'los_angeles'
00:03:21.891 : <ERROR>   item 0x74DE7E44E100007 city 'los_angeles'
00:03:21.896 : <ERROR> Map link conflict for 0x74F03B58CA00007, two items are probably using the same prefab, check city assignment, list follows
00:03:21.896 : <ERROR>   item 0x6FA31C41E130310 city 'los_angeles'
00:03:21.896 : <ERROR>   item 0x74F03B58CA00007 city 'los_angeles'
00:03:21.907 : <ERROR> Map link conflict for 0x74F03CB37500008, two items are probably using the same prefab, check city assignment, list follows
00:03:21.907 : <ERROR>   item 0x6FA31C43DC30353 city 'los_angeles'
00:03:21.907 : <ERROR>   item 0x74F03CB37500008 city 'los_angeles'
Author: C2C Eastern New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas improvments
ETS2 Map Combo: PM, Scandinavian Addon, RusMap, SR, The Great Steppe, PJ Indo Map
ATS Map Combo: Coast to Coast, CanaDream, Tonopah Reworked, US Expansion, Viva Mexico

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