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Moving the location of your SimCity 4 folder

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It is a command line option. No jerking around is necessary. Add

-UserDir:<pathname>

to the options.

Specifies the directory where the users game directory is. If the default subdirectories of "Regions\", "Plugins\", and "HTTPCache\" arn't found, then it creates an instance of, (in the case of Regions, it copies the default set over). The default game data directory defaults to being the same directory as the game installation directory. Quotes are necessary if the path name has spaces. Make sure there is a "\" on the end of your path or it creates directories like "testPlugins\" and "testRegions\"

For more information on command options see: http://sc4devotion.c...13280#msg113280


  Edited by A Nonny Moose  

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i have done a different method

go to c:/users/(your username) then right click on My documents and click the location tab,there select a new desired location on your computer.

but do back up every thing before doing so!


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My "My Documents" folder resides in a Redirected folder on my domain contoller. Works fine with a roaming profile, but the down side is SC4 mappers have to be run in a local account, and I dont use alot of custom content, to reduce log on time. Plus side, server backs up users every night at 3AM.

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  • It is a command line option. No jerking around is necessary. Add

    -UserDir:<pathname>

    to the options.

    Specifies the directory where the users game directory is. If the default subdirectories of "Regions\", "Plugins\", and "HTTPCache\" arn't found, then it creates an instance of, (in the case of Regions, it copies the default set over). The default game data directory defaults to being the same directory as the game installation directory. Quotes are necessary if the path name has spaces. Make sure there is a "\" on the end of your path or it creates directories like "testPlugins\" and "testRegions\"

    For more information on command options see: http://sc4devotion.c...13280#msg113280

    Thanks. This worked great.

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  • Actually, something went wrong. It was like all the props weren't able to load. Parks were just bare grass. And once I went into zone view, the zoning arrows never disappeared :/

    I've reverted for now...

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    That should not have happened. You do know you have to move the entire <documents>\SimCity 4 folder to the new location I trust. Failing that you will get a default setup.

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    Then, I think we need more technical information about your machine. Please describe your configuration in detail both as normal and after moving the SC4 user folder to a new destination. Of particular interest is the disk setup, and the version of the game you are running.

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