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Landscaping Tools - raise/lower land Help

Landscaping Tools

Landscaping Tools raise & lower terrain and may be used to provide suitable places for construction.
Click on sloping-land-icon at top of the game-view to open toolbar. After opening or clicking on toolbar, hover the mouse cursor over the tools to see the names and construction costs.
Tools operate on areas empty of obstructions (e.g. roads, tracks, buildings, stops & stations).
Click on the tool icon to select it, changing cursor, then position the cursor on terrain in the game-view and click to use:
Raise land/Lower land: raises/lowers terrain. Cursor is an upward/downward arrow. Tools also open with [u] and [d] keys.
Build artificial slopes: creates a slope, in direction indicated by a toolbar icon. May create an artificial vertical surface in the process. Cursor is a yellow-cube outline which positions slope.
Raise square/Lower square: raises/lowers a specific square (tile) of terrain. May create an artificial vertical surface in the process. Cursor is a yellow-cube outline which selects square.
Restore natural slope: returns terrain to a natural landscape, removing artificial vertical surfaces in the process. Cursor is a yellow-cube outline which positions tool.
TIPS:
Landscaping Tools are easier to use with grid, press [#] and zoom-in the game-view.
Use Destroy/Removal Tool to remove some obstructions.
Depending on map, tools can raise land into/out of water.
Lowering the land to a certain level creates a channel.
Slope tools can be used to create tunnel slopes underground.
Depending on the pakset you play, Landscaping Tools toolbar may contain additional tools (usually used by public service player): raise/drain water in lakes, convert ground to a specific climate zone, etc. See also Game and map editing tools.

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