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    • Dirktator

      Got the wrong discs? Or didn't receive them in the mail?   06/20/2018

      For those who opted for physical discs -- if you donated between April - June and you received the WRONG discs or NO discs in the mail, please email stexcd@simtropolis.com and include your donation info such as Paypal transaction ID and we will get this rectified!
    • CorinaMarie

      Outages - STEX re-available to guests :)   09/21/2018

      Update: 25 Sept, 2018 @ 18:57 EDT With the success of Dirk's server tweaks we have now brought the STEX back online for guests. Their download speed will be unchanged from 500 kB/s, but we are temporarily adding a 10 second delay as well as one download at a time allowed. The 20 downloads per day limit will remain the same as it's always been. We'll see how this test goes and if successful then bring the Gallery back and later remove the additional temporary restrictions we've imposed for downloads. Update: 25 Sept, 2018 @ 13:20 EDT Dirktator our Webmaster has adjusted the site's server configuration in attempt to resolve the degraded performance. Should this provide a notable improvement, we will attempt to bring the STEX fully back online later this evening and see how it goes. Here's hoping! For now the STEX remains online to members only with the same download throttling in place. Update: 25 Sept, 2018 @ 08:00 EDT As previously mentioned we are temporarily adding a few limits for member downloads. Transfer speed will be dropped to 1,024 kB/s (previously 2,048 kB/s), one download at a time (previously unlimited simultaneous downloads), and a 10 second delay before the download starts (previously a zero second delay). Again, these are temporary measures we are taking in the hopes that it will keep the site from going totally offline. Update: 25 Sept, 2018 @ 07:15 EDT The site went totally unresponsive twice overnight. Cyclone Boom was able to get us going again. The underlying server issue is still eluding us. We will need to go the other direction in an attempt to balance member access to the STEX while not losing the site altogether. This means the planned reopening of the STEX for guest downloads will be postponed and we may need to place some temporary limits on members such as reducing the file transfer speed, the number of simultaneous downloads, and a short waiting time before the download starts. To be honest, this really sucks. On the other hand, any usable access to the files will be better than none at all. We appreciate everyone's patience while we struggle with these problems. Update: 24 Sept, 2018 @ 21:00 EDT All seems to still be working with quick response times. As mentioned below we will continue this test until tomorrow evening before adding guests back to the settings. Tis now my bedtime so please don't break anything while I sleep. But, if anything seems wacky, please post in the ST Bugs Thread. Update: 24 Sept, 2018 @ 19:45 EDT We've been up for one hour with this STEX test and so far server loads are looking good, page load times seem normal, and avatar hover overs are mostly zippy fast. The plan is to run with this configuration until tomorrow evening to give us plenty of time to see if the site stays responsive before we add the STEX access back for guests. (Rest assured, dear guests, we are not trying to force you to join ST. It's just that we have to figure out what has been causing the site to totally crash.) Update: 24 Sept, 2018 @ 18:41 EDT We've brought the STEX back online for members only as our next test. This test might also overload the site as there is some underlying bug which we have not yet identified. Both Cyclone Boom and I are here to keep an eye on the performance. Should ST get overloaded and go down you will first start seeing long page load times and eventually 522/524 errors from Cloudflare. At that point CB will work his magic and then you'll start seeing a 403 Forbidden error. (This means all access is blocked so the site can re-recover.) And then in about 10-15 minutes we'll bring it back without the STEX again should this bad stuff happen causing the aforementioned site crash. See also: My initial Bugs Thread post and CB's recent post there saying we are up in test mode for members. Update: 23 Sept, 2018 @ 22:22 EDT The site stayed up a wee bit longer, but still succumbed to whatever is causing the trouble. At this point we are taking the STEX and the Gallery offline, but will try to keep the forums going. Update: 23 Sept, 2018 @ 18:59 EDT Cyclone Boom has optimized all database tables which is sort of like defragmenting a hard drive. We've brought the site back online and are hoping it helps with the problems. The previous message (below) still applies until we are sure everything is fixed. Previous message: Simtropolis is experiencing random spikes of heavy server load and excessive lag to the point the whole site becomes unresponsive. We've been taking it offline to let it catch up with the load and then bringing it back. This is the best stop gap measure we have at the moment. If you are creating a new topic or post I suggest making a copy and paste to a text editor before clicking the submit button as we can't be sure it won't go offline at the wrong moment for you.
    • CorinaMarie

      A Separate Bug   09/24/2018

      We are also having trouble with the Contact Us thinger. I do receive them (and they come to me as an email), but now when I reply they immediately bounce back. This could be due to peeps providing invalid email addresses or it could be an actual problem. I do reply to all of them so if you don't get a response within 24 hours you might consider sending me a private message here on ST instead. -Cori (PM me here.)

Cities & Maps

Saved Cities and custom Maps for SimCity 3000.

50 Files

  1. Imperamatrix.sc3

    The final city in Imperar's -Matrix series, Imperamatrix is a squeaky-clean, ultra-rich utopia boasting more than 4.5 million sims. From the original blurb:
    "With a total population of 7 million, it boasts full education, health, and safety features, ZERO unemployment, ZERO abandoned buildings, 3% pollution levels, and has the lowest commercial tax rate of 2%. Utilizing an even more sophisticated master plan than its predecessor, it squeezes 100% 4x4 structures across the map, carefully spacing each building for optimum population density without sacrificing the art of functional design. Inspired by the concept of crop circles, this city has been designed to use the properties of each 4x4 structure to create a meticulous pattern of circles, curvatures, and squares clearly visible from the sky, all to produce the energy of unity and opulence which this city has."

    45 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  2. SimCity 3000 Unlimited 'Trainer' City File Map

    There are now 2 files in this package which I will refer to as the 'original' and the 'new' file(s). 
    The original file is still in the package.  It is a file that I re-edited and works as intended, a flat blank tile with unlimited simoleons, but after I heavily terra-formed the map and began building a city, I noticed some inconsistent behaviors of the simulation which may be the result of it being optimized as a 'trainer' with all buildings and ordinances available.
    The original file is intended for the purpose of introduction to the complete set of goodies in the SC3U game, and to make it easy to get started using all the features, especially for focus on creativity.  The original file does not have a coastline which is required for use of the desalinization water pump and for creating seaports.
    The new file (V2) is more for the gaming aspect, it is a fresh-started city without any of the goodies 'cheated' into the game.  It is also a 'trainer' in that it starts with 1,000,000,000 in funds, but you must 'earn' the rewards as you build and manage the city.  The new file is clear of any other modification which may interfere with the operation of the simulator so is a better example for those more interested in learning how to 'play' SC3U. 
    Note: Some rewards may not appear as they are triggered by reaching a certain amount of funds.   To enable all Rewards use Ctrl + Shift + Alt + C and type 'pay tribute to your king' in the cheat box.
    The new file includes a coastline on which the desalinization water pump will work and for creating functional seaports, includes a bit of vertical terraforming in one corner, but is otherwise flat and blank. 
    Thanks to @CorinaMarie for generating the new file which I then terra-formed, and which she then tweaked the extra funding into. 
    Thanks to @catty-cb for providing a directory of SimCity Knowledge Tree Cheats. 
    To install either or both city files for Windows unzip and place the files(s) in '..\..\SimCity 3000 Unlimited\Cities\'.  This is where to navigate to in the game to load or save a city file. 
    Also included in the zipfile is a Windows icon which can be registered in the system as the icon for all '.sc3' city files.  The icon was extracted from the SC3U.EXE application.
    The last preview is of a 3rd city file I am working on without any cheats, mods, tricks, or extra funds, starting in pure SC3U vanilla mode.  The animation demonstrates how dynamic the dilapidation and abandonment can be, with the RCI demands jumping up and down rapidly.  If using 'swallow' speed, watch utilities as they can wear down very quickly.

    133 Downloads

    1 Comment

    Updated

  3. Nový Liškov

    Realistic European city with wide boulevards, many landmarks and parks. Extensive subway and railway system.

    16 Downloads

    1 Comment

    Submitted

  4. New Dynamo City.sc3

    This city was originally created in late 2001 during the high time of SimCity 3000.  My original city "Dynamo City" is available for download at SC3000.com.  Though this city looked beautiful at the time it was a mess.  There were something like 10-12 airports scattered throughout the city and it was making the city very polluted especially on the island.  The island even had lots of industry polluting it too.  Something had to be done!  So New Dynamo City was created from the ashes of Dynamo City.  In this version, Dynamo City is a metropolis twice the size of the original city (511,151 vs 1,037,379), staggering land value (The land value got so high it reset to zero a few times), and no NIMBY buildings other than Fusion power plants on the island.  Because of the Land Value being so high there are incinerators and recycling centers that now take care of the all the garbage needs for the city.  There is also now 2 airports and a much bigger seaport.
    Population: 1,037,379 (non-cheat)
    Enjoy!

    22 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  5. Greatville.sc3

    Welcome to Greatville! It is a great city to live in.  So I will get down to it.  The city started with a small industrial community and expanded and expanded to the edges of the map.  The point of this city was to create a city that incorporates all densities and to have a city with a suburban sprawl look to it.  I liked having it nestled in the tree-laden hills look as well.  The city definitely did not look like this originally but after it covered the map was urban renewed heavily to look beautiful and inviting to all.
    Population: 615,148 (non-cheat)
    Enjoy!

    16 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  6. Sylville.sc3

    Peaceful city of Sylville

    21 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  7. Los Angeles.sc3

    Los Angeles in SimCity 3000. A large and flat urban area that continues way beyond the size of this map. Hollywood, Venice Beach, Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills and lots of highways and traffic.
     Population: 756.354
    Created by SimCityHawk

    56 Downloads

    1 Comment

    Updated

  8. London.sc3

    London in SimCity 3000. Inlcuding City of Westminister, Trafalger Square, City of London, Canary Wharf, Hyde Park and much more. 
    Population: 1.919.671
    Created by SimCityHawk

    52 Downloads

    2 Comments

    Updated

  9. Las Vegas.sc3

    Las Vegas in SimCity 3000. Full of gambling and other crazy stuff to do. The suburbs are filled with rich gated communities with golf courses and beautiful green parks. Money and power controls this city in the middle of the desert. 
    Population: 592.723
    Created by SimCityHawk

    57 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  10. Aarhus.sc3

    The second largest city of Denmark, Aarhus, in SimCity 3000.
    Population: 278.592
    Created by SimCityHawk

    17 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  11. Vladivostock.sc3

    The Russian city of Vladivostock in SimCity 3000. Situated on the far eastern tip of Russia, this city is highly dependent on its industrial harbour and railway. The population consists primarily of a large working class living in concrete-paneled apartment buildings from the Soviet era. 
    Population: 345.672
    Created by SimCityHawk

    19 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  12. Stockholm.sc3

    The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, in SimCity 3000.
    Population: 918.921
    Created by SimCityHawk

    28 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  13. Rotterdam & The Hague.sc3

    Rotterdam & The Hague in SimCity 3000. Rotterdam with Europe's largest port and The Hague with its govermental institutions. Surroundings consists of classic dutch arable land with canals and wind mills. 
    Population: 738.470
    Created by SimCityHawk

    25 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  14. Reykjavik.sc3

    Reykjavik - the capital of Iceland in SimCity 3000. 
    Population: 230.682

    22 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  15. El Paso & Ciudad Juárez.sc3

    El Paso & Ciudad Juárez in SimCity 3000. Two cities on each side of the border. El Paso is situated north of the border and the troubled Ciudad Juarez is situated south of the border. El Paso has a high level of control and is a functioning and civilized city. Ciudad Juárez, however, is the world's most dangerous city outside of a war zone. Therefore, crime is booming and the police are almost non existent.  

    24 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Updated

  16. Copenhagen.sc3

    Wonderful Copenhagen! The capital of Denmark in SimCity 3000. 
    Population: 906.113
    Created by SimCityHawk

    30 Downloads

    0 Comments

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  17. Setegria.sc3

    The largest known city built without cheating, Setegria houses 6,015,141 sims.
    The design of the city features several minor improvements over the design of previous large cities. The number of subway stations has been reduced to 377, from 400 in Magnasanti. The number of police stations has been reduced to 53, from 55. Connections to other cities now occupy the same tiles as RCI buildings, saving another 33 tiles.
    This comes at the expense of some stability. Some residential buildings along the northeast and southeast edges are too far from nearby industry, and will eventually become abandoned. Changing the building style may cause the city jails to become overcrowded. Two extra jails should be built beforehand.
    Enjoy!

    15 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  18. Satan City.sc3

    Rigid city painstakingly built by Senrils, without any cheating. Showcased in this video as the ultimate SC3K city:
    youtube.com/watch?v=JbZWywA0xLg

    19 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  19. Rosettia.sc3

    City by Douglas McMurray. In his words,
    "[Rosettia is a] city designed using an unique octagon pattern with a futuristic Asian architect. The city encompasses a mountain range as well as a water inlet. The forest enhances the city's landscape. The city is a major center for scientific and medical research, fine arts and healthcare. It also boasts a premiere mass transit system, a spaceport, and many other wonderful details."

    9 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  20. Metropolis Ultimate Blue.sc3

    Roadless city built by David Worsley without cheating, containing over four million sims.

    23 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  21. Intropia.sc3

    Unfinished collaborative city between Imperar and Wiz. The original blurb:
    "A mysterious city, Intropia was conceptualized with help of a Dutch friend. With our ideas combined, we took turns building and let our minds run wild and free to create a city the likes of which we have never done before, a city of pure artistic imagination. Although not completed, the end result in our eyes, was a stunning, timeless, masterpiece.
    Intropia gave us the opportunity to try out some of the most radical design themes and styles that we could not have thought previously, had we not built the city together: endless streams of parks, trees, lakes, roads, including a vast dynamic network of strange shapes, places, patterns, spaces, and intense magnitudes of gentrification, all arranged in such a way that it gives the observer the impression that he or she was in a reality that was out of this world.
    One can simply fall in love with the quantified abundance of harmony and natural equilibrium that exists so expressively in this city.
    Happy touring! "

    13 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  22. Celebration.sc3

    Rather dense city built by 'Optomist'.

    20 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  23. Ermandale.sc3

    City built by Daniel Sylveste. It's unfortunately missing a few custom buildings which I can't identify.

    18 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  24. Cumberland.sc3

    City buit by rens, and edited so that the game reports a population in excess of one billion (short scale). cf. Big_City.sc3.

    9 Downloads

    0 Comments

    Submitted

  25. Canadrea.sc3

    De-urbanized archipelagic construct. Built by John.

    18 Downloads

    1 Comment

    Submitted

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