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  1. Thank you all for your comments. Sorry I've been absent--busy weekend coupled with a low pressure headache. Lots of great suggestions! As some of you have mentioned, I also ran a scan on the zip file with both Norton and MWB, and they gave it a green light. The version I downloaded is the 205_SU.zip version. I think I have a spare USB lying around, so I'd like to try your suggestion, @Odainsaker. Thanks! Yes, I absolutely agree. Just to reiterate, I've recently downloaded and installed other Pegasus files that contain executables through the Clickteam Installer without a problem, which is why I was puzzled about this incidence. And I absolutely trust everything on this site--I know well the reputation for utmost safety of this site, SC4Devotion, and, of course, Pegasus. My guess was that this incidence is more of a technical issue rather than a malware issue, and the comments from all of you have verified that. Now, of course, I could just scrap the idea of using Brigantine and search for another water mod. There are lots of good ones. But I do have my heart set on this one because I really want to use Peg's streams and ponds mods (which I've already installed without a hitch) and have a seamless transition with Maxis water. That is a very good idea, @Cyclone Boom! You know, with my propensity bordering near-paranoia about computer security, its amazing I've never explored sandboxing. A quick search brought up a number of free software, and I'm leaning toward Sanboxie or a virtual machine such as VirtualBox or Vmware, if they are very user-friendly. Would you, or anyone reading this thread, have a favorite you can suggestion for someone with some tech knowledge but certainly not expert or even high-middling? Thank you, everyone! You've eased my mind. I'll post back once I've tried your suggestions.
  2. Yes, WS.Reputation.1 is exactly what Norton is classifying this file. I am toying with the idea of restoring the file and running it through MalwareBytes, precisely because this file has a low rep only because not many have used it (because they can't). I've downloaded and installed numerous mod .exe files recently and never had a problem. I took a long hiatus from the game so I missed Peg's original release of this mod. And I was so sorry to learn that his website is no longer in operation. Thankfully, many of his creations still live here and at SC4Devotion. Thank you for your help and insight, Odainsaker.
  3. Ah! I can scan the zip file and Symantec does list this as suspicious. Someone should tell them there is such a thing as being *too* diligent. smh
  4. Thanks for the tip, Corina. So, you've never had a problem installing the file, I take it. Unfortunately I can't even get the file to test it. It's a shame because this mod would be just what I need to make a seamless transition from a stream to in-game water. Well, I guess the search continues . . . . Thanks again.
  5. Hello all! I have downloaded Peg's Brigantine Water Mod, but when I go to extract the files, my Norton AV declares its unsafe and deletes it. I have downloaded other Peg Mods with no issues (Streams, Ponds, Utopia, SPAM, etc.). Has anyone else had this happen and do you know a workaround? Simtropolis has an excellent reputation of keeping viruses and other bad things out of the community, so I find it hard to believe it could be a virus. If anyone would like to investigate this, here is the file Norton Insight removed and quarantined as a medium risk: http:simtropolis.community.com/file/file/11836-peg-water-mod-brigantine/?do=download and the .exe file: peg_watermod_brigantine_205.exe Thank you so much for your help!
  6. Ahhh! Okay, I was afraid that was the case. I'll just figure out something else (I may be back. ) I'm very glad I installed the extra cheats mod while I'm playing with/learning the NAM. I'd be bankrupt by now. Lol! Thank you so much for the explanation, rsc204. I see that adding at least a half million lines would be problematic. Yikes!!
  7. I'm trying to make a triple level interchange (L0-L2) where two 6S highways are connected by a L1 flexfly and a L2 flexfly and they're breaking where everything meets (see photo below) Is there a way to fix the network without rebuilding everything? Is what I'm trying to do even possible? Judging from interchanges others have made and posted on this site, I believe it is, but perhaps I'm missing something. I'm just reacquainting myself with the NAM and, really, I'm very much a beginner. Perhaps, I should just try something else. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.
    This worked great for me. As mentioned previously, make sure this file is at the very top of your plugins folder. Otherwise, it won't work. Great work, Buggi!
  8. Hi Cyclone Boom! Thank you for the welcome. Time machine . . .Hahaha! Oh, I wish! I would never have aged a day! Oh, the content creators are the reason this game is still thriving! I remember when I first heard whisperings of custom content for SC4 and followed the leads here and to SC4D back in 2004 (?). My mind was blown! One of the first things I downloaded was the NAM and Pegasus' beautiful parks! It's good to see that these two and other "classics" survived. Now, I'm playing catch-up and looking at all of the fantastic creations and. . . . decisions, decisions! Ahhhh! Its good to be back!
  9. Hello everyone! I may have introduced myself, but that was several years ago and I've taken a break since then. I'm a retired New Yorker transplanted in Minnesota and the long, cold winters seem like a great time to get back to playing my SimCity4 Deluxe. I first played SimCity on a PS2 back in the 80s and got hooked. Then, life got in the way and I didn't pick up my mayoral reins again until I got SC4 Deluxe, which I adore! Then I discovered this site and SC4 Devotion and the wonderful, creative and helpful people who give their time and expertise to the community. The NAM and beautiful mods take the game to a whole other level of game-play. So I want to thank all of you who give their time and talents to all of us. Its great to be back with you all!
  10. Hi Prophet42, thanks for your input. I am launching the game from a secondary account that I ended up giving administrative privileges to. I checked the config-log.txt file and the username=the secondary account (still with admin privs). I did run into a slight hiccup when I downloaded the NAM--it installed to the plugin folder on the main admin account--but after copying the files into the secondary account's plugin folder, everything showed up and seems functional ( I haven't tried everything yet.) Now! Here is another one of those glitches sorting themselves out. Just for the heck of it, I opened the game with the launcher utility and it opened directly to the region that was previously missing. I kid you not! Maybe the launcher and my system/account needed time to get acquainted, (that really is the only way I can explain it) but the game is working well when I open it with the launcher utility. Right now, I'm downloading the BSC Mega pack and some other things and the installers are correctly pathing them to the secondary account plugin folder. I've also looked at my settings, as APSMS suggested, and they were set too low for my graphics card. So I upped them and now I can see cars and sims and the city is buzzing! I did read about playing the game on a virtual machine and admit I did think about it. My only experience with virtual machines is running xp on Win7 so that I could use Dreamweaver 8, but it lagged so much that I gave up. So I wondered how well SC4 would perform in a vm environment. I also agree with both you and rsc204 that buying a new computer is probably going a bit too far. As a follow-up, you can add commands to the target line of Origin's SC4DE and they work fine. Just in case anyone is wondering. Thank you to all of you for your help and input. I remember how helpful and generous folks are here when I was more active with the game five or six years ago. Its so nice to see that hasn't changed. Be well, fellow enthusiasts!
  11. Ah! Okay, thank you so much, rsc204! I am very new at doing any configurations to the game so the various folders were a bit confusing to me. Thank you for being so patient. Now an interesting development . . . I launched the game from the Origin folder and I can now see the neighbor connection in the large city. I don't know how that happened and I swear I looked the entire length of that border and it wasn't there. Perhaps, the computer gods have smiled on us. As the launcher utility doesn't seem to recognize my new region, perhaps I should just launch the game from the apps folder and add these command lines to the target: -intro:off -CPUCount:1 -CustomResolution:enabled -r1600x900x32 (these are my settings) From what I've seen on this site, this should work and the game should run smoothly . . . . if Origin plays nicely with commands. It is a shame about the Launcher, though--I really love the auto-save feature as I do tend to forget to save when I'm really concentrating on growing the city. I really appreciate the time you've taken to help me with this and I hope it hasn't been a waste of your time. I know how busy and generous everyone is here. Thank you so much!
  12. Thank you, RSC204. If I understand you correctly, I downloaded the Launcher to this location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition. The new region I created--Utopia--is the region that didn't show up when I opened the game with the Launcher. The default regions (London, Timbuktu, etc) are there. The Utopia region file was indeed in the Documents folder. So, I moved just the Utopia file to the region file here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition\Regions (there was no Utopia file here initially.) The Launcher opens the game from the Apps folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition\Apps\SimCity 4.exe. Is all of this correct? I apologize for being a bit dense, but I'm not very experienced tweaking things. Thank you for all of your help. I just launched the game from the launcher and the region doesn't show up. So, I'm obviously doing something wrong.