With dense urban areas in the south and west, rolling plains and dramatic coastlines in the north and east, and imposing mountain ranges in the middle, this map offers a lot of variety. You can recreate every real-life historical railway in Hokkaido if you wish, or build a completely fictional network of your own
This map uses FIRS 3 Extreme industries, which are all hand-placed and representative of real life. In general, primary industries tend to be spread out across the more rural areas in the north and East, while secondary industries are concentrated in more densely populated areas. Hokkaido is rich in coal, and many of the biggest coal mines are present in this map - as in real life, though, they are high up in the mountains, so getting it out will not be easy. You will also find a lot of agriculture (especially dairy), timber, and fisheries.
- I recommend that using the attached TIAS NewGRF, which I have modified to work in the Alpine climate. The scenario will work fine without it, or using the one on BaNaNaS, but you won't get any of the excellent TIAS trains.
- I haven't included them, but I also recommend the Nagoya Area Train Set, JP+ Set, and JP Secret Trains Set. They are all excellent.
- I have had issues where tiny hamlets will randomly grow into massive cities without any player intervention. I think I have fixed most of it, but please let me know if you spot this happening anywhere else.
NOTE: This scenario requires JGR's Patch Pack v0.41.0 or later! It wasn't supposed to, but I accidentally overwrote the file using the wrong client, and there was no way to fix it. Sorry!