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CorinaMarie

Announcing the New SimCity 3000 Sub-Forum

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6 hours ago, mrsmartman said:

We should be proud of our heritage. :)

Yep.

 

From our PM while CB and I were setting this up:

14 hours ago, CorinaMarie said:

SC3k is SC4's mother and she really needs a nice place to retire and reminisce.

His reply (posted without permission but I'm guessing it'll be ok).

14 hours ago, Cyclone Boom said:

Absolutely, the game's been neglected far too long here, which I've always been surprised at. This is another one of those moments you wonder, "Why has no one ever thought of that before?".

As long as it doesn't cost ST some extortionate care home fees, the new residence should be easy enough to maintain... :whatevs:

 

Anyhow, this particular thread is for lost threads and files to move and discussion about the forum itself. Like how would y'all want it set up? Have a pinned Show Us Your 3000 Pics? A Techy Questions thread? Post your suggestions. Keep in mind other peeps will need to write them as it's been too long since I played 3k to provide any useful information. Again, I'm just the one to facilitate your ideas.

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Yeah where is the forums?  I''m on a desktop and like a lot of modern websites all I see are smartphone style objects and nothing at all that even looks like a forum.   

Did the forum get shut down due to everyone jumping on farmville or something?  

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4 hours ago, SimCity Picciune said:

Yeah where is the forums?  I''m on a desktop and like a lot of modern websites all I see are smartphone style objects and nothing at all that even looks like a forum.

Sorry, I'm not sure what you're referring to there.

Maybe post a screenshot in the Bugs Thread and we can determine if something isn't working properly.

Thanks. *:)

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Although I yet have some technical issues with my windows 8 machine in order to go the serious distance in my affection for SC3, my Windows 7 machine runs it like a charm.  So we may be having to discuss much about getting SC3 tamed first, before we begin to enjoy sharing the beauty of the game.   I need to get my GPU operating at no more than about 38 degrees Celsius in order to contribute to the SC3 Revival movement which I am sincerely interested in.

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Is this replacement of SC3000.com that acquired 2009? I think, the previous content on the previous site should be here. Also, don't forget to close SC3000.com and redirect visitors here because sc3000.com has some caveats, such as no ability to register.

I think, SC3000 forum should has Omnibus zone since previous site has Knowledge Tree (like current Omnibus).

Also, don't forget to move SC4ever.com data here. Make the Knowledge Tree articles as Omnibus articles. I like these site because these site have some knowledge that ST & SC4D don't have.

May I copy contents from previous site for archiving to this site?

Thank you.

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2 hours ago, Chief ZDN said:

Is this replacement of SC3000.com that acquired 2009? ... Also, don't forget to move SC4ever.com data here.

Whoa! I personally wasn't even aware of either of those sites. About a week ago I had the idea to have a separate forum for SC3k here rather than having loose threads popping up in about 5 different forums. I sent @Cyclone Boom a PM asking about doing this and he replied saying Yes, that's a good idea.

 

2 hours ago, Chief ZDN said:

May I copy contents from previous site for archiving to this site?

Both of those sites have a message:

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SC3000.com and SC4ever.com are now part of Simtropolis
4/28/09 - dirk
SimCity 3000Hello, visitor! Perhaps you've found your way here out of curiosity, or nostalgia, or better yet, you've just discovered or rediscovered SimCity. In any case, welcome! Simtropolis is a community dedicated to City Building games and we are pleased to have SC3000 and SC4ever as a permanent part of our community. If you're a former citizen, and you're looking for old friends, they are probably over at Wren's site. If you want to talk City Building, head over to Simtropolis. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the site.

So with that in mind, I'm inclined to say: Yes, absolutely. Go ahead and copy over whatever you feel is best. Make appropriately named threads for them and then all of you 3000 fans can decide which ones you want pinned. If there's going to be a lot of important threads, then maybe I should make one pinned thread as an index with linkys to all the others and pin only that one. (I feel having a dozen or so pinned threads clutters a forum.)

Here's the linkys to those sites for other peeps to peruse:

But, wait. I'd better not give the official approval myself as it could take up a lot of space here. Let's wait for Admin approval before you spend time copying stuff.

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59 minutes ago, CorinaMarie said:

But, wait. I'd better not give the official approval myself as it could take up a lot of space here. Let's wait for Admin approval before you spend time copying stuff.

There is an awful lot of information on those sites especially SC3000, I did indexes to both of their "Knowledge Tree" areas

At SC3000.COM its

https://www.city-builders.info/cb-documents/10-SimCity-3/56-SimCity-3-knowledge-tree

there is a lot less available at SC4EVER.COM I'm assuming because Simtropolis took over

https://www.city-builders.info/cb-documents/9-SimCity-4/54-SimCity-4-knowledge-tree

-catty

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On 07/05/2017 at 8:24 AM, Chief ZDN said:

May I copy contents from previous site for archiving to this site?

I've received approval from @Dirktator and I can confirm the answer is 'Yes'. *:yes:

You're most welcome to copy over information from SC3000.com as you see fit. As stated, ownership of the site & content has long since been acquired by Simtropolis (Dirk, our webmaster). Although no longer updated, it now serves as an information archive. That's the reason why the interactive features have been disabled, and it's now just a read-only site (which would also save on the operational costs to keep it online).

I notice the articles have been saved by the Wayback Machine, so thankfully we already have a secondary backup just in case. But there's surely strong value with having information not just preserved, but accessible in more than one location. With ST being one of the central hubs for city-builders, it does make sense for the info to be hosted here, for those interested in this legacy game.

 

On 07/05/2017 at 8:24 AM, Chief ZDN said:

Is this replacement of SC3000.com that acquired 2009?

No, it wasn't intended to be a replacement. This forum is more for actively discussing anything SC3K, rather than being a static collection of resources. As far as I'm aware, both SC3000.com and SC4Ever.com will remain online for the foreseeable future.

 

On 07/05/2017 at 8:24 AM, Chief ZDN said:

I think, SC3000 forum should has Omnibus zone since previous site has Knowledge Tree (like current Omnibus).

That's a good idea. The Omnibus would really be the most appropriate place to store such info here at ST. We can create a SC3000 dedicated category there to contain the articles.

For now, since there aren't an overwhelming number of discussion threads here, I'd suggest the best section to post them would be inside the "Other Games" category. Then they could be moved and categorised later on. But equally, I'm quite happy for them to be posted here in a single index resource with each article as a reply. The initial post could contain a linked list to each post.

Bear in mind it'll soon be possible to copy topics to the Omnibus via an upcoming site feature. So really whatever you feel more comfortable with. Posting a selection of the articles or the entire collection, it's completely up to you.


Let us know if you'd like anything clarifying along the way (technical or otherwise). *:)

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4 hours ago, Cyclone Boom said:

I've received approval from @Dirktator and I can confirm the answer is 'Yes'. *:yes:

Woot. That's good news. *:D

 

On 5/7/2017 at 3:24 AM, Chief ZDN said:

May I copy contents from previous site for archiving to this site?

Now that we have the official approval, let me know what you'll need from me. If you are going to do a thread with an index in the first post and then each subsequent post as a particular article I have some experience with this. CB taught me how to make the linkys go there directly without a page refresh in between. If the posts continue onto the next page (31st post) then the no-page-refresh thinger prolly won't work, but the linkys from the index will still be ok. Just they will do a page refresh before loading.

Perhaps, do a thread per major entry from @catty-cb's list. Like one thread for General Information, another for Getting Started, and so on. If you do this in reverse order and I pin and lock them, they would stay in that order in the topics list with the last one you create at the top.

Maybe put them directly in the Omnibus. (Personally, I feel they'd be more findable here, but with a pinned index here to each entry in the Omnibus that might give the best of both worlds.)

Or whatever idea you feel is best.

Anyhow, if you are doing the multi-post thing I hereby waive even the reduced 4 hour minimum for back to back posts for you. (You will have to wait about a minute between posts.) When I was doing one of these I stated my intentions in the first post and asked that no one reply till it was ready. That worked out fine. (But if someone does accidentally mess it up I can hide said post and they can re-reply with it later.)

Let me know your plan and what (if any) help you need.

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SC3K Unlimited from Gog is now running at normal temp, under 38°C, but the only connection I can make to it overheating was to the Origin/SC5(2013) install which was overheating.  After I completely re-installed Origin and SC5 the overheating stopped for both games, but there shouldn't be a connection there.  

Another issue I had to deal with was the resolution limitations of SC3K, for anyone who may experience the problem here's the link to the discussion on Gog. https://www.gog.com/forum/simcity_series/simcity_3000_high_resolutions/page1.  

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3 minutes ago, RandyE said:

Another issue I had to deal with was the resolution limitations of SC3K, for anyone who may experience the problem here's the link to the discussion on Gog. https://www.gog.com/forum/simcity_series/simcity_3000_high_resolutions/page1.  

That's on my agenda to check out sometime. I only need to go up one more notch on my dedicated game comp to 1600 x 1200. I did the screenshots for @huzman's Old Cities upload at the 1024 x 768 which is the most the in game options allowed me.

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