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olahaldor
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I get your point. But I think you’ll get more response posting this on the train-fever.net forums to be honest. That’s where the modders hang.

 

That said, I also get why people aren’t making mods of American trains. There’s hardly any american modders as far as I know. If they exist, they’ve yet to post anything or make themselves visible to the rest of us. The game in general seems to have way more interest in Europe, thus why you’re seeing mostly European material.

I can only speak for myself, but I’m not interested in making any mods except what I know from Norway as that’s my home country. And I’m quite sure most of the modders are the same. They want to make mods they can relate to, just like you can relate best to American stuff. That’s terrible news for you obviously. And I’m sorry there’s no american modders. And if there are, it’s too bad they’re not publishing their work.

Making just one simple mod can take tens of hours. Finding blueprints, measurements and other information, reference photos, modeling and texturing. And the last bit, getting the mod into the game… I spent close to 50-60 hours alone on just a single locomotive last summer. So of course I want to make something I’d like to see in-game and not do mods I would never use myself.

The exception is I made the Zephyr for the USA DLC. I thought of it as a challenge and I was really looking forward to the DLC in general.

It all comes down to how much time a modder want to invest in time. Since we’re not allowed to sell mods, it’s harder to justify so many hours gone to ‘nothing’ but the pleasure of others.

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