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1 hour ago, MisterDigitalGuy said:

I've also been doing a bit of looking into SC4 recently, but I don't own it at the moment since I've heard that it has issue on newer operating systems on Steam- so if anyone knows a way around these issues (or can suggest an alternative download source that doesn't seem to have this issue), that'd be much appreciated

I happened to post about this yesterday in this thread. *:read:

As @CorinaMarie rightly said, avoid the Origin version at all costs. The reason is because they're selling an outdated version (which is unpatchable), and have been unwilling to correct this mistake, even after multiple attempts of contact. GOG is a good candidate perhaps albeit for the current price. Also from Tarkus' post, sounds like Amazon is also still a possibility.

For Steam not working, I'm not sure on that one. Since it's a digital version, I wouldn't have thought compatibility would be an issue. Should it not work, I'm sure they'd be quick to offer a refund if requested (policy info).

With the CD version however, there is a problem on Windows (especially Win 10), which prevents it working because it doesn't support the included DRM.

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I run a mac with Sierra and have the digital version off of Amazon, which runs on Steam. No issues with it.

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Oh, wow, i've missed this whole section in the years i've been here.

I'm just another dutch guy who tries to bulid some European cities and i live near Amsterdam.

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Hiya, dutch guy!

I missed this section for a several months when I joined and by the time I found it I was pretty well known in the SC4 Discussion forum so I decided not to actually introduce myself in there. *:lol:

I'm just another Hoosier girl who has started playing SC4 a little over a year and a half ago.

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I'm playing it for quite a few years now. My dad bought a copy back in 2005. In that time i knew little about the game. Never used plugins and such. Sinds 2015 i'm regulary playing the game and since i am trying to bulid and maintain more and more European styled cities. Is it worth noticing i'm taking the metro in front of the quite known Sint-Nicolaaskerk?

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Umm, I'm not quite new here but I still wanted to say that I might become slightly active again because I started playing CSL again.

Also, I changed my name.

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Hiya, @Dazzyls!

While I'm not a CSL player myself, I know it's a fairly active section of our site. Have fun!

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Thanks!

One silly question: do you happen to know what the dimensions of a cover photo need to be? Can't find it anywhere. Might just be blind though.

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6 minutes ago, Dazzyls said:

One silly question: do you happen to know what the dimensions of a cover photo need to be? Can't find it anywhere. Might just be blind though.

I did some quick searching and didn't find the dimensions easily. Hopefully @Cyclone Boom will stroll along with the info. (He knows everything about this site.)

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45 minutes ago, Dazzyls said:

One silly question: do you happen to know what the dimensions of a cover photo need to be?

Hi there,

The recommended dimensions for profile covers are:

1270 x 250


The more important value is the width, which is the maximum shown on profile pages. This will scale automatically to fit the area, including on the preview popup when hovering over someone's display name or avatar. So if not the optimum size, it may appear out of proportion. The only real exception is for solid colour backgrounds, where scaling isn't noticeable since it could stretch indefinitely.

The height allows a bit more flexibility, and I've found this can be extended to 270px with only the bottom being slightly hidden. But anything much less than 250px and the container may not be filled with the image (there'd be an empty gap).

Hope this helps! *:)

(I'll see if there's a way to add the dimensions to the upload window for quick reference.)


Note: Currently there's a re-emergence of a site bug, preventing the image from being repositioned (like so). Until this is resolved, the image will be fixed in place.

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Hello , everyone I been a week now so I think I should introduce myself .

I am a 35 year old love playing Tycoon Games and Building Games , slightly feels to old old for the fps these days I think I leave that to the kids - lol 

I was in the British Army for 12 years , born and raised in Wales and moved to Manchester back in Oct 2016 I have YouTube channel ( who does not these days lol ) I suffer from a few medical problems one them is Anixty and social agoraphobia with PTSD . Anyways it nice to be here and be part of the community . If you like Cites Skylines pop by sometime love to have a chat and discuss what I doing wrong - lol  :) .

 

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Hiya, Babyhead! Welcome to Simtropolis. *:)

I see from your posts you've found our CSL section. (No, I'm not using staff powers to snoop. Everyone can see that on each other's profile pages.) I play SC4 mostly, but recently got re-interested in SC3K too. Anyhow, drop by our chat and look for @Abrams124 sometime. He's often on in the early morning to mid afternoon Indiana time, so prolly adjust that by 5ish hours for your time on the other side of the pond. He's quite knowledgeable about Skylines and I've seen him be extremely helpful with tips and tricks of getting the game going.

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