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How to clean SC4 Deluxe without reinstall?

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Hello, sorry if this has already been posted but is there a way to clean out your simcity without a reinstall. Since coming back to the game after a year or so I have no idea what mods are on my game so I can simply reinstall all the ones that I like. I know how to clear my plugins folder but for PEG's mods and the NAM team's mods you have no way of knowing what is in your game.

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all of NAM's stuff are in the plugins. i think most mods don't tamper with the main game. and if you're only concern about cleaning the mods, then just clear it out. but saying that you wanna start fresh, i think reinstalling would do the trick. it won't really take that much time i guess. it's worth the wait. i just started playing again too and reinstalling did me good

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Delete the My Documents/SimCity 4/Plugins folder and remove all non-image files (I think the game uses BMPs, and these particular files in here are vital) from Program Files/Maxis/SimCity 4/Plugins.

That'll remove all mods that you have installed.


The NAM does not touch any part of your computer aside from your MyDocs Plugins folder. I can't say the same of PEGPROD content (because I neither have all of it or am aware of its structure), though Pegasus generally only instructed you to install content to the MyDocs plugins folder.

The only mod that I can think of offhand that installs to the Root plugins folder is the DAMN, out of necessity.

  Edited by jdenm8  

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  • Ah so that's where they are stored I was only aware of the C:/ProgramFiles(x86)/Maxis/SimCity 4 Deluxe/Plugins folder where all the other things are stored.

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    There has to be a set of sky textures in C:\Program Files ....\SimCity 4\Plugins Be sure you don't delete them. If you do, you can retrieve them from the installation media.

    You should never put anything in C:\Program Files nor fool with this area unless you are confident that you know exactly what you are doing. Stay in the user space.

    To get a complete restart of the game, save whatever you may want to keep then delete the folder C:\<you>\Documents\SimCity 4. When you start the game, all the user space will be created fresh with all the default settings.

      Edited by A Nonny Moose  

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