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  • 24 Feb 2015 Download SimCity 4 Buddy 1.1.0.19 BETA
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  • 19 Oct 2014 Download SimCity 4 Buddy 1.1.0.6 BETA
  • 08 Apr 2014 Download SimCity 4 Buddy 0.0.0.20 ALPHA
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Download SimCity 4 Buddy 1.1.0.20 BETA

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plugin manager autosave launcher dependency

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Sorry if the frequent updates annoy you people. Now I actually have some time to work on this project again :D

 

 

The SimCity 4 Buddy application aims to make life a little easier for SimCity 4 players out there.
 
NOTE THAT THIS IS A BETA RELEASE
Do NOT expect a fully functional tool with zero bugs. I have tried to break the program in every way I could imagine to see if it broke, but I may have overlooked something.
 

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Now that that is out of the way, what does this program do?
 
Features
It has multiple purposes. This early version has the following features:

  • Manage your user folders through a friendly user interface without having to mess around with folders and files manually.
  • Let SimCity 4 Buddy install the plugins for you (dat, rar or zip files. Multi-volume rar archives (zzz.part1.rar, zzz.part2.rar)
  • Launch the game with a specific user folder (i.e. a Paris region, SimMars, MTP, Futuristic etc.)
  • Handle launcher command line switches through a user interface (stuff like no intro, no audio, 1 cpu, resolution, window mode etc.)
  • Let SimCity 4 Buddy save your game at regular intervals
  • Let SimCity 4 Buddy identify your plugins against the central database so you can easily manage your plugins onwards - Don't worry if all of your plugins aren't identified. The database is being constantly updated.
  • Let SimCity 4 Buddy check if you are missing any dependencies (for plugins known to the central database)

Check out the support thread below to see what features are to be implemented in the future (the dependencies stuff is quite nifty if I may say so myself)

 
Guides, support, bugs and feedback:

http://community.simtropolis.com/topic/58814-the-simcity-4-buddy-project/

Source code:

https://github.com/IrradiatedGames/SimCity-4-Buddy-Project

Server source code:

https://github.com/asser-dk/SimCity-4-Buddy-Api


What's New in Version 1.1.0.20 BETA (See full changelog)

  • Improved error messages in the plugins window when trying to use a disabled feature.


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I'm hesitant. It sounds really good but I'll wait for some more reviews. 

I see, so it's kind of like a Nexus Mod Manager in the sense that it installs files for you. That's pretty cool. I was wondering if someone was going to release something like this. It'll certainly make things easier for players new to mods.

I see, so it's kind of like a Nexus Mod Manager in the sense that it installs files for you. That's pretty cool. I was wondering if someone was going to release something like this. It'll certainly make things easier for players new to mods.

Yes that is one of the features but the main reason I created this tool was to handle dependencies (which I am working on implementing in the next version). The idea is that when you install a plugin the app will check the central database and make sure you have the required dependencies installed or warn you about missing dependencies and giving you the links for the downloads. But stay tuned.

 

I really hope this will help new players or players who want to play with custom content but find the whole process too scary/advanced/cumbersome.

it looks fantastic!!!...   Will it have an audit feature for already installed plugins?  ,,,,,check for missing dependencies in a current plugin library? 

it looks fantastic!!!...   Will it have an audit feature for already installed plugins?  ,,,,,check for missing dependencies in a current plugin library? 

Thank you!

 

Version 0.0.0.1 have a feature where you can scan for manually added files so you can add your already installed plugins (although you will have to select the files and group them manually)

The next version will have some auto-detection function where you just click scan and then it finds whatever it can recognize so you only have to manually group the files it does not recognize

The dependency checker will also be featured in the next version and yes it will work for already installed files.

I'll keep an eye on this. It looks very interesting. The autosave feature is nice since I forget things like that. Best of luck with developing!

Oh heck yes, I'm going to load that test. dependencies have been driving me crazy for some time. Count me in!

 

it looks fantastic!!!...   Will it have an audit feature for already installed plugins?  ,,,,,check for missing dependencies in a current plugin library? 

Thank you!

 

Version 0.0.0.1 have a feature where you can scan for manually added files so you can add your already installed plugins (although you will have to select the files and group them manually)

The next version will have some auto-detection function where you just click scan and then it finds whatever it can recognize so you only have to manually group the files it does not recognize

The dependency checker will also be featured in the next version and yes it will work for already installed files.

 

 

Sounds like it'll be worth it's weight in gold!! 

Autosave!!!??? There is still hope left for humanity!

What a cool program! Hope development continues smoothly

thank you this is very impressive technically and also in helping less experienced players get more from the game

Awesome!

Perfect ! If it solves the management of Mod files and dependencies along with AutoSave feature.... You are superb !!

sounds awesome once its working, will it work for mac?

sounds awesome once its working, will it work for mac?

I do not have a mac so I cannot test this myself. I think it will work if you run it using "Mono".

Looks promising! :)

I will download it when it's ready, or at least after it's tested thoroughly.

I can't run the program as Admin? If i rightclick the program it doesn't have the button for Running As Admin :(?

I can't run the program as Admin? If i rightclick the program it doesn't have the button for Running As Admin :(?

I have resolved this issue in version 0.0.0.7. The program should auto-update the next time you start it.

 

You can check what version you are running in the "about" window located in the help menu.

If you do not have the help menu, that means you are running a version prior to 0.0.0.3. In this case uninstall the program and redownload and install it.

Nicely Done ^_^

please please please add an option to save it to a different folder!!! I'm unable to install because my c drive is full!




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