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City Tile Appears as Empty Terrain in Region View

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I did some terraforming on a few tiles, then started development on one of them.  Went into mayor mode and built some stuff.  Then I save the game and go to region view, and the tile I was just building on appears empty plains.

The City itself is still there, and if I click "Play" I can play the City normally.  I just can't see it in Region View:


This happens in all my regions.

Second question:  If I want to reinstall SC4, if I save my SC4 folder in "MyDocuments", containing addons, regions etc, as well as "Plugins" from the ProgramFiles/Maxis directory, will I be able to reload my regions after the new insallation?  (I'm pretty sure I tried this before and it worked, just double checking)


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1. Known problem.  You must not remove focus from the game when quitting until the save finishes and the game shuts down.  Switching to another app (via ALT+TAB) cuases the region snapshot to be lost.  Just open the city, and resave it.  This is a windows problem, as it doesn't happen to me if I switch to another desktop in Linux.

2.  Yes, if you want to be absolutely certain.  A reinstall will overwrite your Program Files stuff, but not your personal stuff.  So, do that for peace of mind.

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