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News Files and Mods 22 February 2024, 09:49

author: Adrian Werner

SimCity 4 Legendary Network Addon Mod Gets New Version on 20th Anniversary [Update: Version 48 is out]

We lived to see a new version of the excellent project called Network Addon Mod, the most important modification for SimCity 4.


Almost a year after the release of the previous version of Network Addon Mod, the project recieved update 48. The authors have strongly expanded the options of constructing railroad connections and improved many visual elements related to the organization of pedestrian traffic.

  1. Network Addon Mod- download the mod from our FTP server

Previous article (April 2, 2023)

After the failure of SimCity from 2013, Electronic Arts practically completely abandoned the brand, and the position of the leader of city builders was taken over by Cities: Skylines. However, there are players who have not abandoned Maxis' classic series and continue to play SimCity 4. Strongly facilitated by the excellent project called Network Addon Mod, which has just received an update. It was released to celebrate the 20th birthday of the game.

Network Addon Mod with a new version

The new version is numbered 47 and brings many changes.

  1. Road construction options have been expanded, offering new options for creating intersections and additional elements to facilitate pedestrian traffic, including underpasses.
  2. Options related to constructing railroads have also been significantly expanded, introducing, among other things, new ramps and bridges and additional structure heights.
  3. Several bridges unrelated to railroads have also been added.
  4. The authors thoroughly refreshed hundreds of scripts related to determining the routes of movement of pedestrians and vehicles on the map.
  5. There were also numerous bug fixes.

Recall that the Network Addon Mod improves SimCity 4 mainly in terms of road and rail transportation, which in the basic version left a lot to be desired. The mod expands the list of available types of roads, bridges, overpasses, bypasses and other types of connections, and enables us to place them more freely, without being limited to 90-degree turns. On top of that, there are improved AI modules governing transportation, making city traffic more natural.

It is worth adding that the mod requires the Rush Hour DLC and works only with the boxed version of the game and editions that you buy on Steam and The edition available on EA App/Origin (and Game Pass) is outdated and cannot be upgraded to the latest version, required by Network Addon Mod. This is all the more annoying because Electronic Arts is using screenshots from the mod to promote the game on its platform, despite the fact that it does not support this project.

  1. Network Addon Mod - download the mod from our FTP server
  2. Network Addon Mod - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.