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Map files for SimCity 4

3,266 files

  1. Zephyr River Basin

    This is my first SimCity 4 map I've ever uploaded.
    The Zephyr River Basin is an original idea of mine while i was bored at school. It has many river converging between two mountain ranges, providing a very water-based city to develop.
    It is 7x7 medium tiles.
    Sudden Valley Terrain mod and MayorBean's OceanRiverMOD were used in the screenshot.
    184 downloads     1 comment

  2. Waterdeep

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    This is a medium size map:  54 large city tiles (9x6). It's based on the D&D fantasy city of Waterdeep.
    60 downloads     0 comments

  3. Vancouver Canada

    1025x1025 with custom config.bmp. Vancouver Canada using elevation data from Space Shuttle. with nips
    5,835 downloads     12 comments

  4. Long Island, NY

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    This is a huge map. It covers most of Long Island.
    I did have it cover all the way to Queens, but the region just crashed as soon as it loaded so I reduced it in size.
    Its 'only' 120km ish long haha. Enjoy.
    92 downloads     4 comments

  5. Floris County (64x64, 4288 Square Kilometers)

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    As says in the Title, it's 64x64, or 4288 Real life Square Kilometers, to give an idea of how big that is, the size of Timbuktu and when you automatically create a new Region is 16x16, or 268 Square Kilometers.
    How to use/download the Region:
    1. Download the config.bmp and Floris.jpg files.
    2.  After you've downloaded the config.bmp and Floris.jpg files, you wan't to start a new automatic region.
    3. Then you wan't to hold down [shift] + [alt] + [ctrl] + r, and double-click on the Floris.jpg file, and Wallah!
    WARNING: May take up to 8 Minutes to download the Region (ingame)
    Also, be sure you create a new folder in your "SimCity 4 Regions" Folder, with both the jpg and bmp files in it, so that way it doesn't flood your "Downloads" Folder, and that's about it, enjoy!
    (Floris Valley town, not included)
    993 downloads     0 comments

  6. Floris.jpg

       0 reviews
    Floris.jpg, required.
    30 downloads     0 comments

  7. config.bmp

       0 reviews
    config.bmp, required.
    25 downloads     0 comments

  8. sc4m Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan

    Good Day,

    This is my third scaled map.

    This is a precise scale map of the cities of Ise, Shima and surrounding environs in Mie Prefecture (Japan). 

    This is a terrain and scale-precise map of a part of Mie Prefecture in Japan (that means it exists). It is 32km x 32km in size made up of all large tiles. It is in both 16bit .png and .SC4M formats. This is a semi-accurate (precise) scale map of the cities of Ise, Shima, the Ise-Shima National Park and surrounding environs, Mie Prefecture in Japan. Located on the southwest corner of Ise Bay, this area also covers one of Japan’s most sacred shrines, the Ise-jingu. This project was finished for a friend who happens to live in the city of Ise. 
    This map is finished using the latest imagery from NASA, contour data from the university, and SC4 Terraformer to smooth out some holes in the raster data.

    It is important that you read the READ ME file before proceeding to anything!

    173 downloads     1 comment

  9. Republic City

    Welcome to Republic City! Founded by Fire Lord Zuko and Avatar Aang approximately 116 years ASC, Republic City is both the capital and the largest city in the United Republic of Nations, and is host to numerous Earth Kingdom and Fire Nation citizens, as well as a sizable population of Water Tribe members. In addition to the main city, the region includes Republic City Bay, host to Air Temple Island—the home of the world’s last four Airbenders: former Avatar Aang’s son, Tenzin and Tenzin’s 3 children Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo—as well as the current Avatar, Korra.

    The region measures about 16 by 20 km.

    This is a map of the fictional Republic City, Capital of the United Republic of Nations, per the wonderful minds of Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino of Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra fame, drawing inspiration from steampunk and 1920s/30s Shanghai/New York/Boston. As such, the design of this region is owned by Nickelodeon, but this adaptation should fall under the Creative Commons/Fair Use license, as it is completely for fun (not for profit). You can probably use it in your city journals (I don't care), provided you cite Nickelodeon as the map source (and preferably its SimCity 4 version creator, me).
    It took a lot of time to make this map, since I basically painted in grey-scale over the actual map of the city. Constructive Criticism is welcome and encouraged, as this is my first upload to the STEX.
    You will need SC4Mapper or SC4Terraformer to use this map. Included in the folder are .SC4M and .PNG files, as well as a readme.
    The map's highest point is about 3000 meters high (2750m above sea level). Please make sure your game map can go this high. Otherwise, smooth it out in SC4Terraformer or in paint/photoshop to lower than 140/255 grey (about the value of the highest point).
    The terrain mod shown is CPT's Meadowshire Terrain Mod. You can find it on the LEX.


    P.S. I have absolutely no idea if this is to scale or not. All I had was the stunning aerial illustration, stylized map, and a few detail shots to go from. Also, the map is really just the actual pictured map converted, which is why the left/northmost mountain is included in the region, but not the one on the right/southernmost. I am interested in seeing what people do with it though.
    4,753 downloads     28 comments

  10. Bandar Lampung-Metro, Indonesia

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    This is a map from Lampung Province, located in the southern end (well this map not actually southern end but nearby) of Sumatra Island, Indonesia. It features the capital of province, Bandar Lampung, Metro City and Central and South Lampung Regencies.
    This region has size 36x40 km square (9x10 large city tiles) semi acurately scaled.. created using data from ASTER GDEM and edited using photoshop and rendered by SC4mapper.
    Read the readme for installation instruction.
    282 downloads     0 comments

  11. Xiamen China Kinmen Taiwan

    Map of Xiamen, China and Kinmen, Taiwan. 

    Based on real world data with reductions in scale, slight realignment of rivers, and other embellishments to optimize city squares. 

    The map was designed for multiplayer use and therefore gives all medium tiles and large tiles the equivalence of 50-75% medium tile flat land and water access.
    897 downloads     7 comments

  12. Bel-Air Metropolitan Area

    Welcome to Bel-Air metropolitan area.
    It's my first map, my first contribution to this amazing world of Simcity. 
    Even if the name Bel-Air is inspired by one of Chevrolet most beautiful car the '56 Bel Air, this region map is based (it's not an accurate recreation) on my hometown - Constanta city, capital of Dobrudgea Region, Romania.
    The map consists of 54 large cities (6x9) and it was entirely build by hand tile by tile.
    It has some seaports, some marinas, some river and lake ports. Also it has two rivers (the Danube - Black Sea Cannal), some small islands and smooth beaches.
    Hope you enjoy it and any constructive criticism is more than welcome!
    949 downloads     4 comments

  13. Eastern United States and Canada Representation

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    This is my first upload (I hope I did it right). This is something I worked on for about 6 months. This is a graphical representation of the eastern half of the United States and Canada. This is not meant to be accurate by any means. 
    The way this breaks down. The way I did this is if the city has a major league team (Major League Baseball, NHL, NFL, NBA) it would be a 4x4 city (exceptions are the Bronx and Brooklyn). If the city holds a minor league baseball team it is 2x2 and/or if it has an NCAA Division one team and a population of over 50 thousand it would also be 2x2. I filled in the rest with what ever would fit. So if a 4x4 is in a location it doesn't mean it represents a major city. It just kept me from creating, importing, and loading a million 1x1 cities. 
    If you will, notice that the western tiles on this maps edge are flat and... essentially are not terraformed roughly half way into the tile. The reason behind that is that those tiles will be the "zipper" connecting the eastern map to the western map that I will start on soon.
    I have this completely rendered but can't upload it on here and the cities all have a numerical number. If you are interested in the rendered file I can e-mail it to you, if that is allowed and if anyone is interested, and enclose what city corresponds to what number.
    I have a laptop that is not really considered high end and this region performs pretty well on my computer. It doesn't take long to load a city but will take about 3 minutes to save and exit to region.
    If you have questions or if you think this is crap just post a comment. Just be gentle. Remember this is in no means meant to be accurate but a graphic representation. I am interested in transportation networks that is the reason I created this for myself. I think you will find it mildly challenging. I wanted to post this for everyone else because I have taken so much from this community and now I feel I can give back a little something.
    One suggestion, if you want to use this I would suggest turning auto equalize terrain on as the surrounding cities have been rendered. The reason I say this is because I got confused in a couple of spots and things got a little off in a couple of spots. Also, the ocean tiles I put in for the Great Lakes and surrounding the map do not match the cities I created were an after thought.
    I hope you enjoy.
    698 downloads     0 comments

  14. Hayder Basin

    Hayder Basin by Samerton

    A totally fictional map I made. It includes a mountainous area towards the north-west and a river mouth towards the south-east.
    Installation instructions are included in the readme.
    The map size is 16x16 pixels, all large tiles.

    SC4 Mapper

    Or you can use Mapper if you have it.

    A larger picture:

    If you'd like to request a fictional map, just PM me with some ideas of what you want and I'll try to make it for you!

    697 downloads     8 comments

  15. Jockton Plains

    Jockton Plains by Samerton
    Another totally fictional map I made. It includes a river estuary at the west of the map and a canyon runs through the middle. Apart from that, it is rather flat.
    The map size is 16x16 pixels, all large tiles.

    SC4 Mapper

    Or you can use Terraformer if you have it.

    A larger picture: 

    If you'd like to request a fictional map, just PM with me with some ideas of what you want and I'll try to make it for you!

    473 downloads     7 comments

  16. Ciel

    Ciel by Samerton

    Thanks to joshjoshlara for giving me the name.

    Another fictional map I made. It includes a small canyon running from south to east, and a larger river from the north-west to the north-east. It is also rather flat apart from a few hills at the west of the map.
    The config size is 16x16 pixels, all large tiles.


    SC4 Mapper 2013

    Or you can use Terraformer if you have it.

    There is a readme included.

    282 downloads     6 comments

  17. WWII Map Pack One

    WWII Map Pack One
    Credit to Drunkapple for making these maps, and also to Cacks for making the image. Thanks!

    What's included?

    There are three maps are in this pack.

    Installation Instructions

    Download these maps and extract them. Create three new regions in SC4. Copy each config.bmp included in the download into each folder. Open SC4 Terraformer or Mapper (those are dependencies) and render the regions. Play in-game, and Enjoy!

    Which maps are included?

    Iwo Jima - The Japanese had an airfield there, so the U.S. invaded and took over the island. The battle started on the 19th Febuary 1945, and ended when the Americans came out victorious on March 26th of the same year.

    Guernsey and Jersey - They played an important part in the war because the Nazi's occupied them and built lots of bunkers around them. Even if you go today, you'll see lots of concrete 'towers' dotted around the coastline. They are situated in the English Channel.
    Thanks for looking,
    443 downloads     9 comments

  18. WWII D-Day Landings Map Pack

    WWII BAT Team
    D-Day Map Pack
    Credit to Drunkapple for these maps, uploaded here on behalf of the WWII BAT Team.


    Which maps are included?

    The maps you'll find in this pack are:
    They were all D-Day Landings on the 6th June 1944.

    Installation Instructions

    Download these maps and extract them. Create a new folder for each map in SC4. Copy the config.bmp into the new region and folder. Open up SC4 Terraformer or Mapper (those are dependencies) and render the regions. Play in-game, and Enjoy!

    Larger Pictures

    You'll find links to larger pictures of the maps below.

    Gold - img12.imageshack.us/img12/4161/goldbk.jpg
    Juno - img594.imageshack.us/img594/6707/juno.jpg
    Omaha - img585.imageshack.us/img585/5629/omaha.jpg
    Sword - img241.imageshack.us/img241/2716/sword.jpg
    Utah - img181.imageshack.us/img181/6953/utah.jpg

    NOTE: Omaha is in this map pack as well as a single upload because it saves people going to download a different file than this one.

    Thanks for looking!
    206 downloads     7 comments

  19. Omaha Beach

    WWII BAT Team
    Omaha Beach
    Credit to Drunkapple for these maps, uploaded here on behalf of the WWII BAT Team.

    Where is Omaha Beach?
    Omaha Beach is situated in Normandy, France. It was part of the massive D-Day landings which took part on the 6th June 1944.

    Installation Instructions

    Download these maps and extract them. Create a new region in SC4. Copy the config.bmp included into the new region folder. Open up SC4 Terraformer or Mapper (those are dependencies) and render the regions. Play in-game, and Enjoy!

    Thanks, also, to Cacks for creating the pictures.

    Thanks for looking!
    183 downloads     4 comments

  20. Sandbox Test Region

    This is a simple no frills region of 16 blank medium tiles designed to use for sandbox testing.  

    I looked for ages for something simple like this, and in the end I had to swallow my pride and ask one of the map making vets how to do it.   Vandy actually.

    I had tried making a plain sandbox region in game but always ended up with this massive random thing with small, medium and large tiles...  All I really wanted was a simple compact 4x4 medium tile region...   well this is it.

    It is all very well to scoff and say... oh you can just make that yourself...  but there are heaps of people that don't know how...  including me... and I still don't really understand how I made it anyway...   all I know is that it works and for me it has been very useful.
     To use this region simply place the folder into c:\...\documents\simcity4\regions It does not require rendering and comes 'plug and play' ready, with a config bitmap file and configuration settings file. Enjoy!
    1,519 downloads     29 comments

  21. Sandbox Regions - Small, Medium and Large

    Sandbox Regions - Small, Medium and Large

    These plain and simple regions are suitable for sandbox testing of new downloads, importing backup copies of important tiles, or any other purpose where a separate, straight forward no frills region is required.

    The package includes:

    Blue Sandbox - Large 4x4
    Green Sandbox - Medium 4x4
    Red Sandbox - Small 8x8

    These regions do not require any rendering, they come ready to use. The regions can be renamed by renaming the folders before they are installed.

    Unzip and place the folders in:
    My Documents> Simcity 4> Regions

    *If further sandbox regions are required, simply make a copy of the config file, place in a new folder with a new name, and then place in the Simcity 4> Regions folder.

    **If you would like to change the size of the sandbox maps yourself this can be easily done by editing the config files in a imaging editing program such as Paint.

    The Formula is:
    One small tile equals 1x1 red pixels.
    One medium tile equals 2x2 green pixels.
    One large tile equals 4x4 blue pixels.
    1,622 downloads     14 comments

  22. wild west Frontierland

    Inspired by the Wild West, Frontierland is a fictional island region which features a mountainous terrain, along with natural harbours, cliffs and plains. Everything has been hand-made using a combination of SC4Terraformer and the game’s terraforming tools. The map has been designed with playability in mind -- hopefully this means there’s a balance between aesthetics and functionality. For example, there are certain areas which have been flattened to make building easier.

    To keep it in proportion, the region is 4x4, consisting of 4 large city tiles. The summit of the island reaches 5040ft (1536m) above sea level.

    Frontierland has been optimised for use with Lowkee33’s Appalachian Terrain Mod. However, it also works with the standard Maxis terrain, or any other terrain mod (standard or HD).


    The map is contained within a *.SC4M file, which means you’ll need to use either SC4Mapper or SC4Terraformer to install and render it. For Mapper the config.bmp file is contained inside this, but for Terraformer you’ll need to copy the included config.bmp.

    I’d recommend using SC4Mapper, as the latest version is designed for use with modern systems (Windows 7 and newer).

    Unzip the archive.Copy Frontierland.SC4M into your Regions folder.Start SC4Mapper.Click Create Region > SC4MBrowse and select the Frontierland.SC4M file, then click Open.Click Save Region.Confirm the name for the region, and click OK to complete.The game can then be started and the region loaded. You’ll need to save all 4 city tiles to remove the pre-rendered terrain colours.

    Unzip the archive.In your Regions folder, create a new folder named “Frontierland” (or whatever you’d like to name the region).Copy the config.bmp and the Frontierland.SC4M file.Start SC4Terraformer.Browse and open the new region folder you created.In the Global Tools menu, click “Import image”.Browse and select the Frontierland.SC4M file, then click OK.Click File > Save and confirm.The game can then be started and the region loaded. You’ll need to save all 4 city tiles to remove the pre-rendered terrain colours.
    Once rendered, you may delete or move the leftover PNG files and the SC4M file. 
    Have fun!

    638 downloads     7 comments

  23. Kanto

    Ok, Im back after a long, long time away. Although not away from Simtropolis and simcity 4, just the uploading of maps. So after many hours spent on getting this as accurate as I can, I finaly have it. Well, you may already know this by the title but yes, this is a map of the first region in the pokemon series. Kanto. Now dont let this put you off, this is still a very good map to build on (in my opinion of course). Mostly flat, because I was referencing it on the map of the region at the bottom left hand corner. Now for some stats on the region itself: it has a volcano on an island in the bottom left; another island with two very steep hills; some small hills; a mountain range and a lake. The size is 1793x1217 if you need to know. So, I hope that you like it.(I appoligise for the picture it is not the best, but it is the best I can do)PS, can you please give me some feed-back on this as that might help me to deside to continue on with the rest of the maps in the series.And again I hope you like it, it has taken me some time.Im sorry for posting this as a texture when it should be in the maps section. It is not an SC4 TerraFormer file it is a normal map. I have an explination for this though, that is that the map upload was not working for me. (seriously I tried more than 20 times on each browser that I know) But it still works like it should.
    1,378 downloads     30 comments

  24. Amazon

    Hi everyone! Here is a map of the Amazon basin and the surrounding regions. As usual, you need to place NE2000m.dat inside your plugin folder before generating the map.
    672 downloads     0 comments

  25. Contiguous United States

    A map of the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
    All my maps (including this one) require NE2000m.dat to work properly. Otherwise you may get the issue of large swathes of land being underwater.
    The plugin's purpose is to lower the sea level on the grayscale from 83 to around 25.
    WARNING: you are downloading a map which is exceedingly large (config size 136 x 96 pixels).
    1,095 downloads     9 comments