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      This month we're hoping for a little bit of a boost this month or next, in addition to covering the regular bills, we could benefit from some hardware upgrades. STEX Collector's Set gifts can now be sent to you via digital download as well as regular mail if you wish! Every donation dollar goes toward keeping Simtropolis online and humming along. Your contribution counts! Hardware Upgrades As our website community software improves with more and more features, and as we bolt on additional features such as chat, the increased load to handle all these new toys is taking the server a bit to task. You may have noticed that we'd been forced to temporarily disable the chat as we worked out allocating resources for more optimal performance. Following this, we've applied a number of 'soft' changes such as caching options and experimented with server configurations (nginx as proxy, for example), so the hardware aspect is also an area we'd like to focus on. The last time we upgraded hardware was back in 2012, prior to the release of SC13. Your contribution means a lot! Your donation will go toward helping us to 1.) migrate to a newer server or 2.) at least get some ram/cpu/storage updates and any other infrastructure hardware or services. Donate and Get a Gift or Donate Any Amount Thanks so much! - Dirktator & The Admins
  • Installing a Map Created by SC4Mapper


    Vandy

    Installing a map created by SC4Mapper is quite different than creating a grayscale map image and installing it in SimCity 4. The following information details the necessary steps to install a map in SC4 that was created by SC4Mapper.

    NOTE: File Format for SC4Mapper-Created Maps

    The typical file type for SC4Mapper-created maps is a zip archive ( .ZIP ). These instructions assume that the map files are contained in a zipped archive.

    Occasionally, a SC4Mapper -created map may only contain a .SC4M file (which is the file used by SC4Mapper). If a zipped archive is not the file type to download, ensure you download whatever files are available for the map and place them in the folder you designated for the map files (as shown in the below instructions).

    1) On your computer, determine a folder location to which the map file will be downloaded.

    2) Find a SC4Mapper created map to be downloaded by searching the STEX. Note the name of the map.

    3) Click on the Download link of the map.

    4) Click on the "Save" button.

    5) Navigate to the folder location identified in Step 1), above then click the "Save" button.

    6) In the folder location identified in Step 1), above open the zipped archive.

    7) If the zipped archive contains folders, extract the files using the “Use folder names” option. Otherwise, just extract the files.

    8) Navigate to your \My Documents\SimCity4\Regions folder and create a folder named the same as the downloaded map.

    9) Copy the downloaded map’s config.bmp file into the newly named region folder.

    NOTE: Concerning config.bmp Files.

    If the map being dowloaded does not have a config.bmp file included, one must be created before installing the map. Please consult the Config.bmp: HowTo Make It Yours article for instructions on creating a config.bmp file.

    10) Launch the SC4Mapper application.

    11) From the Toolbar, click on the Create Region button.

    12) From the "Do you want to create a region from?" prompt, click on the SC4M button.

    13) From the "Choose a SC4M file" dialog box, navigate to the folder in Step 1), above.

    14) Highlight the .SC4M file and either double-click on it or click on the Open button.

    15) The .SC4M file will be imported into SC4Mapper and display on-screen in a 2D overview with city borders.

    16) Click on the Save Region button.

    17) In the "Region Name" dialog box, enter the name of the region you've downloaded and click the OK button.

    18) Once the save is completed, click on the Quit button.

    19) In the "SC4Mapper" dialog box, click on the Yes button to quit the application.

    20) Open the newly created region.

    21) The new region is displayed and colored as it was seen in SC4Mapper.

    22) Open a city but DO NOT reconcile the edges.

    VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT reconcile the edges.

    23) The city will be displayed in SimCity 4 colors and terrains. The city is now ready for development.

    24) Make sure to save the city before exiting it.

    25) Repeat Steps 22) through Step 24) for each city in the map.

    Note that the process explained in Step 22) through Step 24), above, can be done on each city during the same SimCity 4 session or be done on an “as you go / when ready” basis. Once all the cities have been rendered in SimCity4, the entire region will be displayed in SimCity colors and terrains and be ready for development.




    User Feedback


    Fatih

    Posted

    Download Links ?

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    Mike the Mayor

    Posted

    I've tried so many different ways to get this SC4Mapper to work and still doesn't. Can someone please help?

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    templar1969

    Posted

    where do i find the sc4 mapper application?

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    roraflores

    Posted

    and the download link?

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    rupe909

    Posted

    Thanks for the tutorial, would not have known how to use the SC4 Mapper without your help. Thank you!

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    Kormath

    Posted

    SC4Devotion is a horrible site. Complex password requirement? It's only for SimCity files and forums....sheesh!

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    sioschizrade

    Posted

    sc4devotion is down... fml

     

    looks like a Win7 client is out, need to compile it yourself with sc4devotion down...

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    SheikhBeard

    Posted

    how to get the .SC4M file? When i downloaded a map from STEX it always show .JPG or .PNG

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    robdragon

    Posted

    A big waste of time!

    Won't work!

    0 stars!

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