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SC4Fix: third-party patches for SC4 0.0.3

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About This File

What does this do

  • Resolves a crash-to-desktop when hovering NAM puzzle pieces over transit-enabled lots.
  • Allows other DLLs to load into SC4's memory without a GZCOM framework.

Requirements
This fix is made for versions 640 and 641 of SimCity 4 on Windows. Version 640 is a fully-patched SC4 retail copy, and version 641 is a fully-patched digital distribution version (i.e. Steam, Origin, GOG). Although v641 is supported, it has only been tested on Steam so far. If your version of SC4 is unsupported, an error message will appear with update instructions, and no changes will be made to your game.

Installation
Simply unzip the DLL in your My Documents\SimCity 4\Plugins folder.

To see if SC4Fix is working properly, check the title of your game window. If you are playing in fullscreen mode, alt-tab out and hover over the SimCity taskbar icon. The titlebar will show "SC4Fix (version #)" if loaded properly.

Demonstration

Click here for a video showing the ability to hover puzzle pieces over transit-enabled lots with this DLL.

Development Thread and Source Code

Development Thread
Source Code

Currently investigating other fixes and functionality that might be enabled with this kind of third-party DLL. Please report bugs in the dev thread.





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rsc204

  • 5
   10 of 10 members found this review helpful 10 / 10 members

Out of nowhere you come and fix the most annoying bug the game has. One I predict few people ever realistically thought could be fixed.

Spent the day testing/playing and trying to get a CTD at every opportunity. Despite doing all the things you are not supposed to do, no CTDs.

If you are wondering whether to install this or not? It's like the EP1 update or I-HT fix, everyone needs this.

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SimNation

  • 5
   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

Wow, dunno how you gone an done it, but you've gone and done it . Fantastic this one  mod patch alone is one of the greatest assets to the Nam. I hope in the future you get in contact with the NAM team to get if officially incorporated into the NAM as a addon patch. Either way this is a must have file for NAM users.

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kingofsimcity

  • 5
   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Essential on multiple levels, and warrants a legendary rating that goes beyond 5 stars. Thank you for squashing one of the most frustrating bugs that SC4 had with the NAM.

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APSMS

  • 5
   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Absolutely brilliant!

This is a real game changer.:party:

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A Nonny Moose

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

We'll see how well this works under Linux/wine.  If I don't add to this, then it is fine.

Installed and tested.  Near as I can tell it works well except for the task bar manipulation since Linux has no such item.  The process status request (ps) returns the name SimCity 4.exe.  Hardly surprising since this fix is essentially messing with windows environment.  Not exactly the same with wine.

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slickbg56

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I don't know how I feel about this. This bug created a whole mini-game in SC4. It's played similar to 'Operation'. I suppose uninterrupted gameplay while placing pieces is ok too. 5/5

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matias93

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This is:

  • Fantastic
  • Perfect
  • Magical
  • Incredible
  • Completely bonkers
  • Wasn't this bug hardcoded?
  • Are you a SC4 developer?
  • I didn't think I would live to see this day
  • All of the aforementioned

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apeek

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

What they said...

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Cyclone Boom

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Bravo, simply awesome! :D

Mods like this aren't supposed to arrive 12+ years later! This will kick-start a whole new perspective on SC4 modding. :party:

What a week of content this has been...

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Jasoncw

  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

This is really outstanding, and while this bug has caused a lot of grief over the years, I'm more looking forward to what is done with this next!!  :thumb:

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Sabretooth78

  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Sometimes all it takes to solve a problem is a fresh set of eyes!

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Tonraq

  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Absolutely Brilliant.

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GameFrog

  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Oh my God! This is a revolution to all simcity 4 players!

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Themistokles

  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

This actually WORKS! IT WORKS :party:

and it came in the exact right time to help me solve a STR situation which has been bugging me for the better part of a month! Thank you! :thumb:

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metarvo

  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Thank you for solving one of SC4's greatest remaining flaws.  Good work!

 

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lavon

  • 2
   0 of 3 members found this review helpful 0 / 3 members

My Norton said this is not good to run, now I'm confused. I 'll give it 2 stars for now and that's just for the thought

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Salva1914

  • 5
  

Thanks !!!  :thumb:

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Fantozzi

  • 5
  

This is one of those brilliant things after three months you have forgotten about as you got completely used to it and don't remember anymore how it was before. I estimate you reduced my sc4-CTDs by 70 maybe 80 percent - I have what I never had before: hours of continously playing.

I even used to relot TE lots to gain more stability. Maybe this fix can even give a reniassance to TE lotting -> more interesting TE lots?

Thank you so much.

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MeMyself&I

  • 5
  

This is the file that actually brought me to ST in the first place.  I was looking for a fix to this ever so annoying problem and I ended up here after searching everywhere else and I decided to stay around.  This patch is a must have for EVERYONE who is experiencing this issue.  I can't thank you enough!!

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Sepen77

  • 5
  

Wow, after this bug's pushed me away from SimCity (just kidding) for nearly 3 years, I finally come back to discover a fix for it came out half a year ago?? Anyway, this is a pleasant surprise for someone returning to the game seeing it's still getting its magical treatment.

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jasiekziom

  • 5
  

After all that years of crashing. Love!

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jonnboy1976

  • 5
  

Wow.  I didn't think it was even possible to fix that most annoying, dreadful bug.  Thank you so much! 

Amazing!  

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CMinVA

  • 5
  

I was always hesitant to use the GLR because of the CTD issues. but I now use it with wild abandon, as well as never having to worry that, say, a pedmall tile, is on my cursor.  I have had 0 CTDs since installing this SC4Fix.  It's pure genius!!!!!!!!!!!  (BTW, I use Origin for SC4 Rush Hour.)

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CCTLG

  • 5
  

:thumb::thumb:

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KillrChicken

  • 5
  

Absolutely amazing! I never expected such a modifier to exist.

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