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Maps

Custom Map files for SimCity 4.

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  1. Introducing Temere Locus Full, the 4th map in my could-be-a-real-place-but-isn't series.
    This is a SimCity 4 region I created using the Offline Planet Map Generator. (If you want the program, scroll down there and it's the first linky under the pictures. Get the one that includes the source code because that also has the color table files.) I used 942669825 seed number and magnification set to level to 1.0. To avoid having to adjust the gamma color level in GIMP I set the -i parameter to -0.051 for creating the grayscale image. (This adjusts the initial altitude for the sea level as seen by the Planet.Exe program.) Here's the complete command line I used:
    Planet.Exe -X -pq -s 0.942669825 -m 1.0 -C Greyscale.col -w 3073 -h 1536 -i -0.051 -o 942669825-08-(12x6Lg)-SC4Gray.bmp
    ^ If that line wraps it's not supposed to when you do that at the Dos command line.
    You might notice the height parameter is set to 1536 even tho we want 1537. This is because otherwise the program will create a single pixel white row across the top which turns into a wall when rendering in SC4. So, once the grayscale was generated I pulled it up in GIMP and scaled it to 3073 x 1537. (This is the size for 12 x 6 large city tiles (72 total). Then I added Gaussian Blur of 15.0 both horizontally and vertically to make the rendered map more slope mod friendly. And finally, I set the mode to true grayscale before saving it. Additionally, I modified the Columbus Terrain Mod 2 by setting MaxBeachWidth to 0x9 and MaxBeachAltitude to 9. I feel this defines the coast lines better.
    The pictures above are:
    Simulated SC4 height map as seen in game of the mini map with All Off and Zones data views. Same as # 1 with Contour Lines added. Mollweide projection as if this were a planet (cause it looks cool) Satellite view from Region Census Traffic view from Region Census To use: Put the three files in a folder called Temere Locus Full under your Region folder of SimCity 4 in your Documents.  Then simply render in game with Shift+Control+Alt+r from that region screen like any other grayscale import.

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  2. Introducing Temere Locus, the 3rd map in my could-be-a-real-place-but-isn't series.
    This is a SimCity 4 region I created using the Offline Planet Map Generator. (If you want the program, scroll down there and it's the first linky under the pictures. Get the one that includes the source code because that also has the color table files.) I used 942669825 seed number and magnification set to level to 2.0. To avoid having to adjust the gamma color level in GIMP I set the -i parameter to -0.051 for creating the grayscale image. (This adjusts the initial altitude for the sea level as seen by the Planet.Exe program.) Here's the complete command line I used:
    Planet.Exe -X -pq -s 0.942669825 -m 2.0 -C Greyscale.col -w 1537 -h 1536 -i -0.051 -o 942669825-SC4Gray.bmp
    ^ If that line wraps it's not supposed to when you do that at the Dos command line.
    You might notice the height parameter is set to 1536 even tho we want 1537. This is because otherwise the program will create a single pixel white row across the top which turns into a wall when rendering in SC4. So, once the grayscale was generated I pulled it up in GIMP and scaled it to 1537 x 1537. (This is the size for 6 x 6 large city tiles (36 total). Then I added Gaussian Blur of 15.0 both horizontally and vertically to make the rendered map more slope mod friendly. And finally, I set the mode to true grayscale before saving it.
    The pictures above are:
    Simulated SC4 height map as seen in game of the mini map with All Off and Zones data views. Same as # 1 with Contour Lines added. Satellite view from Region Census Traffic view from Region Census To use: Put the three files in a folder called Temere Locus under your Region folder of SimCity 4 in your Documents.  Then simply render in game with Shift+Control+Alt+r from that region screen like any other grayscale import.

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  3. This is a SimCity 4 region I created using the Offline Planet Map Generator. (If you want the program, scroll down there and it's the first linky under the pictures. The one that includes the source code because that also has the color table files.) I used the same seed number as my previous 64 large tile Mon Lacus Map, but this one is a portion of that map having 4 x 4 large tiles (16 total) for peeps who like smaller regions. I used the same 14937910 seed number as before, but I set the magnification level to 2.0. This carves out the middle section horizontally and does not require the vertical stretching that the zoom level 1 does. Also, to avoid having to adjust the gamma color level in GIMP I set the -i parameter to -0.051 for creating the grayscale image. (This adjusts the initial altitude for the sea level as seen by the Planet.Exe program.) Here's the complete command line I used:
    Planet.Exe -X -pq -s 0.14937910 -m 2.0 -C Greyscale.col -w 1025 -h 1024 -i -0.051 -o 14937910-SC4Gray.bmp
    ^ If that line wraps it's not supposed to when you do that at the Dos command line.
    You might notice the height parameter is set to 1024 even tho we want 1025. This is because otherwise the program will create a single pixel white row across the top which turns into a wall when rendering in SC4. So, once the grayscale was generated I pulled it up in GIMP and scaled it to 1025 x 1025. Then I added Gaussian Blur of 15.0 both horizontally and vertically to make the rendered map more slope mod friendly. And finally, I set the mode to true grayscale before saving it.
    The pictures above are:
    Lefebvre2 color scheme with contour lines Satellite view from Region Census Traffic view from Region Census My first second third fourth draft of creating my own color table for the program. It's supposed to be similar to the collage of the data view topographical maps I did for the other map, but without me having to do all that tedious copy and precision pasting. Note: It will show more fine detail  because this is before the rendering and does not take into account the merging/averaging that SC4 does when rendering.  The water will also show more detail for elevations. Those (tho averaged in rendering) are still there, but the color ramp for the mini map doesn't have enough divisions to show them. To use: Put the three files in a folder called Mons Lacus Jr under your Region folder of SimCity 4 in your Documents.  Then simply render in game with Shift+Control+Alt+r from that region screen like any other grayscale import.

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  4. This is a SimCity 4 region I created using seed # 14937910 at the Planet Map Generator site. I created the largest zoom level 1 square map it allows which turns out to be a 1000x499 pixel rectangle. In GIMP I then resized it to 2049x2049 pixels. (Proportional distortion doesn't matter since it's a random map.) Then I adjusted the gamma level so the water and land were closer to the original color image. I added Gaussian Blur to smooth it out to make it much more slope mod friendly.  The included Config.bmp is 32x32 pixels to give an 8x8 large tile region. (64 large tiles total.)
    The pictures above are:
    Lefebvre2 coloring Lefebvre2 coloring with contour lines every 10 Traffic view from Region Census Satellite view from Region Census A collage of the topographical maps from the data view of each city tile (useful for overall transit network planning) Same map if it were half of a planet (cause it looks cool) Globe with contour lines too Satellite view in game of how mine looks atm (showing a small portion of the whole region) Traffic view in my game atm To use: Put the three files in a folder called Mons Lacus under your Region folder of SimCity 4 in your Documents.  Then simply render in game with Shift+Control+Alt+r from the region screen like any other grayscale import.

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  5. Description
    This is a 1:1 scale map of the greater area of Boston, Massachusetts. Since this is my first map, there might be a few kinks. Areas include: downtown Boston, Boston Logan Intl. Airport, Cambridge, Winthrop, Brookline, and more! This map is almost completely flat, so it's perfect for heavy development.
    Instructions on installation in the readme file included in the download.

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  6. It's been a long time since I started this map, I almost completed it and I'm happy.
    Today I share it with you but I give you empty.
    Hopefully it gives you as much fun play it has given me.


    Good luck to you and good game
    G.

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  7. This is a simple version of the town centralia, located in Pennsylvania, usa created in SimCity 4.
    In this city of game contains streets and tree only. If you want zones then build you same!
     
    I'm a beginner in this game and in his way of building cities. Please ignore my mistakes!

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  8. In my Adobe class at college, I just learned the pen tool so when I got home, I started playing around with the pen tool creating various shapes to get a feel for the pen tool. I decided to turn those shapes into lakes for a region. And here you have it, a region created from me practicing the pen tool in Adobe.

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  9. DE:
    Dies ist eine Karte der Nordfriesischen Inseln ohne Sylt, Größe 33x33km, also eine Bigmap. SimCity kennt keine Gezeiten, daher gibt es auch keine Deiche, die müssen bei Bedarf nachträglich erzeugt werden. Obgleich einige Inseln durch einen schmalen Pfad verbunden sind, müssten diese ebenfalls nachträglich straßentauglich gemacht werden. Die Herausforderung dieser Map besteht demnach darin, die Inseln durch Fährverbindungen wirtschaftlich effizient zu verbinden. Die Region ist knapp besiedelt, die wichtigsten Wirtschaftszweige sind Tourismus und Landwirtschaft, es ist somit die zweite Herausforderung für den motivierten Spieler, etwas mehr rauszuholen.
    Dabei wünsche ich viel Spass. In eigener Sache betreibe ich eine kleine aber internationale facebook-Gruppe für Simulationsspiele aller Art, insbesondere natürlich SimCity 4, die SimCity4 AG, schau doch mal vorbei, oder mach gleich mit.
    Installation: SC4-Mapper ist ausdrücklich NICHT zu empfehlen, sondern:
    1. SimCity 4 starten, neue Region erstellen, Wasser auswählen und benennen, zB: Nordfriesische Inseln
    2. SimCity 4 beenden, den SimCity-Regionsordner öffnen (bei mir: C:\Users\Nick Bauer\Documents\SimCity 4\Regions), und mit der geladenen config.bmp die vorhandene ersetzen
    3. SimCity 4 erneut starten, neue Region auswählen, Strg+Alt+Umschalten+R zusammen drücken, in kleinen Fenster oben links die geladene "nordfriesische.inseln.2049.bmp" suchen (bei mir meist im Download-Ordner: C:\Users\Nick Bauer\Downloads)
    4. Hat alles geklappt wird die Region erzeugt, das dauert etwa 10-15 Minuten, vielleicht mit einem Kaffee o.ä. überbrücken
    5. Sobald die neue Region angezeigt wird kann es losgehen
    6. Bei Problemen wende dich an die o.g. Gruppe oder an mich persönlich: Nick Bauer
    Ich freue mich über Kommentare und höchstmögliche Bewertungen.
    EN:
    This is a map of the North Frisian islands without Sylt, size 33x33km, so it's a bigmap. SimCity does not know tides, so there are no dikes, which have to be produced afterwards. Although some islands are connected by a narrow path, they would also have to be enlarged in the game. The challenge of this map is therefore to connect the islands economically efficiently by means of ferry connections. The region is sparsely populated, the main economic sectors are tourism and agriculture, making it the second challenge for the motivated player to get a little more.
    I wish you lots of fun. On my own behalf, I run a small but international facebook group for simulation games of all kinds, especially SimCity 4, the SimCity4 AG, have a look, or join in.
    Installation: SC4-Mapper is NOT recommended, but:
    1. Start SimCity 4, create and name a new region, eg North Frisian Islands, choose water
    2. Exit SimCity 4, open the SimCity region folder (for me: C:\Users\Nickbauer\Documents\SimCity 4\Regions), and replace the existing config.bmp with the loaded one
    3. Restart SimCity 4, select the new region, press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R, find the "nordfriesische.inseln.2049.bmp" in the small window at the top left: (for me: C:\Users\Nick Bauer\Downloads)
    4. If everything has worked out the region generates, which takes about 10-15 minutes, maybe with a cup of coffee
    5. Once the new region is displayed, it can start
    6. If you have any problems, please contact the group above or myself: Nick Bauer
    Please feel free to commend and rate high.

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  10. Region maps of the male and female gender symbols.
    The symbol itself is the water, while the rest in flat land.
    Perfect for city names named after males and females you may know, male or female game character city names, or any other masculine or feminine city names.

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  11. Just a nice map with a small seaport, different landscape: mountains, hills, valleys, lakes, coves and islands.

    --4x4 large city tiles

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  12. This was made by 'and, so it's called Andia.  Lots of flat place for building, which is nice if you use roadtop mass transit of any sort.   Features both coasts and mountains.
    A greyscale image, region.ini, and config file are included.  Use the config, or make your own to suit. 
    To install press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R, browse to and select the greyscale image,  then go do some chores while the game renders the map. 

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  13. MAP FILES INCLUDED: Folder: Earth Grayscale Heightmaps
    01_Earth_257x257_1x1_Signature.bmp
    02_Earth_513x257_1x2_Hemispheres.bmp
    03_Earth_513x513_2x2_Squared.bmp
    04_Earth_769x513_2x3_Continents.bmp
    05_Earth_769x513_2x3_Relief.bmp
    All files listed above and below are in the same sequence as the previews.
    Folder: Regions
    Earth Signature 1x1
    Earth Hemispheres 1x2
    Earth Squared 2x2
    Earth Continents 2x3
    Earth Relief 2x3
    The following text is contained in the zipfile in readme.txt and HTML.
    INSTALL the REGIONS Folder:  SC4M Earth 2x3 Relief
    I have included an .SC4M map of the '05_Earth_769x513_2x3_Relief' map in a new folder.  To load the map in SC4 Mapper, click on 'Create Region' and select 'Grayscale'.  SC4 Mapper creates the city files and a config.bmp file by default, but not a region.ini file.  A region.ini file is included in the folder which may be cut and pasted into the Region folder SC4 Mapper creates.  Included above are 2 new previews (to the right) showing an image from SC4 Mapper, and the rendered map in 'SC4 Region View.'
     
    FOR ALL OTHER MAPS using the SC4 in-game Map Renderer
    From the unzipped 'Regions' folder select any or all of the sub folders, cut and paste into your user  '/Documents/ SimCity 4/Regions' folder.   Each of the Regions will then appear in your 'Region' menu in the game with the same name as the folder.  Each folder contains a region.ini file and a config.bmp file, defining the name and layout of the region.
    The 'Earth Signature' region is a 1x1 large city tile, containing only one large blank terra-formed tile.  This folder also contains 1 city file (662k) named 'City - New City.sc4'.  This region does not have to be rendered and may be viewed and used immediately in the game.  The city has not been 'Start'ed so is still named 'City - New City.sc4'.  
    All other region folders only contain the region.ini and config.bmp files, the maps must be rendered in SC4 region view using the included grayscale heightmaps in .bmp (256 indexed grayscale 8-bit) format.
    The grayscale heightmaps in this package were hand designed for use with the SC4 in-game map renderer using a popular color relief map.  If you use SC4 Mapper or Terraformer, smoother surfaces and smaller file sizes may be achieved, but elevation interpretation is different, generally the water level is one increment shallower, some land area may go under.
    Instructions for rendering the maps with SC4 can be found at the bottom of this page.
      SCALING in SC4 3D SPACE:  The maps are not proportionally scaled either horizontally or vertically, they only represent a general idea of area and height.  
    Horizontally, the term 'tile' is used for both the grid of squares in the city view and the grid of cities in the region view.  One city view tile is 16m x16m, and one large city tile in region view is 4km x 4km.  
    Grid lines in city view may be toggled on/off by pressing the 'g' key.  Grid lines in region view may be switched on/off by checking/unchecking 'Show City Boundaries'.
    Vertically, buildings are scaled in (cubic) meters, but land area and elevations are more often very disproportional. In my 'Earth Relief' map one increment of land in region view is about equal to 1800m, so 5 increments from sea level is the highest point on Earth at near 9000m.   
    There are 62 (62 x 1800m) increments from the bottom of the sea in SC4 to the top of its 3D space, sea level cannot be raised or lowered from its 6 increment setting.  In terms of my 'Relief Map' then 6 x 1800m is the deepest surface below sea level at 10,800m, almost 11 kilometers.  Actual scientific measurements indicate about the same depth.
    Consistently, the top of SC4 space is (62 x 1800) 111,600m, about 112km above the solid surface of the Earth.   Objects below about 160km in orbit are considered to be below "Low Earth Orbit".  The International Space Station orbits at about 3 times the height of SC4 space in the same spherical area defined as the 'Thermosphere' of the Earth.
     INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:  1.) Launch SC4. In Region View use the Load Region scroll menu to locate and open the region you want. 
     2.) In Region View press CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-R.  You should now have a window in the top-left corner.  
     3.) Navigate to the 'Earth Grayscale Heightmaps' subfolder in the unzipped 'SC4 Earth Maps 256 Grayscale' folder.
     4.) Scroll to the bitmap (.bmp) corresponding to the region you have selected and click 'Okay'.   (The exact file names of the region and map must match)
    The simulator should begin processing the map.  If successful, you will see the region with city layout.  The processing takes from a few minutes to several minutes to complete.  
    --/--

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  14. Includes: 1 greyscale .jpeg image.
    Region created to match the location Commonlands in the game Everquest2. If you're not familiar with it, the map includes rivers stretching throughout the region, mountains surrounding  the island, and one small bay.
    If you are familiar, hopefully you find it to you're liking. One part I couldn't manage to recreate is the dock area, as the rivers and ocean are the same level, so I couldn't have that cliff leading to the beach. Also Im aware my mountains came out a bit plateau-like. If I make a new version of this map I will fix it.

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  15. This is my first custom map, so I'll admit it's not perfect. What you get is a single grayscale image for SC4Mapper.

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  16. This is the map of the Quito City, Ecuador.
    The size of the map is 12x20.
    Installation
    1. Download the File RAR.
    2. Unzip the file.
    3. Copy the File in Documents/Simcity4/Region
    4. Open the game and play.
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    Este es el mapa de la ciudad de Quito, Ecuador
    El Tamaño del Mapa es 12x20
    Instalación
    1. Descargar el archivo RAR.
    2. Descomprimir el archivo
    3. Copiar la carpeta en Documentos/Simcity4/Región
    4. Abre el juego y a jugar.

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  17. Map of Australia.
    Zip contains greyscale, SC4M and config file. All large cities.. Lots of them.

    868 Downloads

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  18. Map of Africa.
    Zip contains greyscale, SC4M and config file. All large cities.. Lots of them.

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  19. Map of South America.
    Zip contains grayscale, SC4M and config file. All large cities.. Lots of them.

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  20. This is the map of the Monterrey City, Mexico.
    The size of the map is 24x24.
    Installation
    1. Download the File RAR.
    2. Unzip the file.
    3. Copy the File in Documents/Simcity4/Region
    4. Open the game and play.
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    Este es el mapa de la ciudad de Monterrey, México
    El Tamaño del Mapa es 24x24
    Instalación
    1. Descargar el archivo RAR.
    2. Descomprimir el archivo
    3. Copiar la carpeta en Documentos/Simcity4/Región
    4. Abre el juego y a jugar.

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  21. Deutsch-German / Österreichisch-Austrian / Schweizerdeutsch-Swissgerman
    Hallo Leute!
    Das Waldheimer-Tal (englische Version: Forest Valley) ist ein Tal der fiktiven Sorte, welches ich mit viel Präzision erstellt habe. Normalerweise sind die meisten Regionen groß, doch man kann ja auch mal ein bisschen Abwechslung gebrauchen!
    English (UK)
    Hello Guys!
    Forest Valley is a fictitious Valley, I've created it with a lot of precision basically are the most Regions large or medium-sized but a small one is nice too!
    Español-Spanisch (TEST)
    Hola!
    Región del Bosque o Valle del Bosque (version Inglés: Forest Valley) es un región ficticia, he creado con mucha precisión. Normalmente son los Regiónes gran o mediano, pero un pequeño región es tambíen bonito!

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  22.  


    The Sparkle Kingdom is back! New and improved, with more realistic and lifelike terrain than ever. There are now 17 islands in total in this 36 city tile area, 10 major islands and 7 minor islands.... so there is a lot of islands to make as many beach resorts you want, but be wary! There are five volcanoes on the island chain, three of which are very active, and two which are dormant, so choose your building spots carefully. One wrong move, and your entire city could be burning in lava and buried in ash... Hope you have fun with this, and one more thing regarding the city journal.
     
     


     
     
     


    Updates will resume weekly schedule on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
     
     

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  23. This is my version of Empire Bay from Mafia 2. It's a 4x5 large city tiles.

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  24. Download the following mods:
    LK Appalachian Terrain (dont select: No Erosion) LK Starter Set (dont install: LK_StarterSet_Water.dat) LK Terrain Textures PEG WATER MOD Windjammer This map required the following terrain and water files:
    LK_AppalachianTerrain_Snow_High_Jagged.dat LK_StarterSet_Beach.dat LK_StarterSet_Cliff.dat LK_TerrainTextures_01.dat LK_WeatherTuning_Stagnant.dat PEG_WATERMOD_Windjammer_205a.dat For all SC4 players from all places...

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  25. Map of North America.
    I have spent the last week trying to add rivers but end up raising the land level after every render, see the last screen shot. I have tried a few different things with no success, if anyone out there has an idea, please let me know.
     
     

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