Did you miss me? I know it's been awhile since I had any problems that forced me to ask you experts what to do as once those previous issues were resolved I've been happily playing the game.........until!
I wanted a larger monitor (my poor old eyes aren't what they used to be), and due to other PC related hobbies I required multiple monitors (4 minimum). That's neither here nor there .....except.....
I upgraded my video card, installing a gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Lo and behold, there are no video drivers compatible for Windows 2003 (AKA XP).
I've been forced to revert to getting the game to run under Windows 7 which I dreaded due to the problems that forced me to XP in the first place. (Did I say I was lazy and tend to take the easiest way out?) So before installing SC4 back onto the E:\ drive under Win 7 I did some more searching and ran across a note explaining the game handled most new windows problems if one used a digital downloaded copy (i.e., stream, GOG, etc.). I jumped on the suggestion and downloaded a copy from GOG. Imagine my surprise and delight when the game opened without any problems whatsoever.
Good to go, right? Not so fast Kemosahbee. The obvious next step would be to install the latest NAM and move the plugins folder to the new drive. Reading the included "read-me" from NAM 3.5 (35?) downloaded games came pre-patched so there was no need to EA's patch files. The NAM installed without a hitch. I then created an identical My Documents folder on the E:\ drive and moved the plugins. However, the game won't point to the My Documents\plugins folder. I can load the plugins in the plugins folder under the game's installed directory (E:\program files (x86)\SimCity 4 deluxe edition (created when I installed to GOG game)\plugins and the game will recognize the files.
Well, gee, I told myself.....self, you need the launcher program you used before, SC4 Launcher! Installed same. Now, I don't know if this is the problem or it has something to do with the main game exe file but...
1.) I can't seem to get SC4L to save the plugins path. I manually changed the path in the LauncherPaths.dat file and SC4L will point to the proper path in the paths tab but no mods show in the mods path and the mods do not appear in the game.
2.) If I try to change the path under the path tab, SC4L will not save the path and keeps reverting back to the C:\ drive. My C:\ drive is a SSD and is for the operating system only.
Where do I go from here? Please, please don't tell me I need to reinstall all the plugins. They do work if I place them in the directory explained above but I always heard your external plugins belong in a "documents" folder, not the root SC4 folder.
Gracious gurus, do have a very Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc., and a great and happy New Year. Thanks so very much for your assistance you've given all these years.
P.S. Operating System Windows 7 with all updates.
PC 6 core AMD with 16GB RAM.
Video card is described above and has 4GB memory.
250 GB SSD for the operating system.
2ea 1 TB hard drives internal and a 2 TB external drive.
There is also a 250G internal hard drive running XP as the operating system with SC4 installed. That will come out, hopefully.
Like most of you folks, I have a huge back-catalog in a spreadsheet somewhere of assets I plan on making some day.
Well, here's my list.. This is just the stuff I want to make, It's alright if there is already a good asset on the workshop for it, it's just for my own pleasure.
This isn't going to replace the refinery project, I'll still keep updating that thread. I just wanted to have a place to keep my other assets organized and seek advice from everyone.
I'll have to clean up the list at some point, but for now it's just a data dump. I have some more things I would like to make, but I don't have a design picked out yet, so I left them off for now.
Oil Refinery - Oil Processing
Oil Refinery - Cargo Train Station
Oil Refinery - Cargo Ship Dock
Maintained Parking Lot Set
Park, in road menu
Steelworks - Cargo Train Station
Steelworks - Ore Processing
Steelworks - Ore Processing
Road Maintenance Building
I came across this program ' WORKING MAN PRODUCTIONS DOWNLOAD & INSTALLATION CATALOGUE ( DIC) ' and was wondering if it is still a usable tool or is it outdated.
Not sure if this is the right thread for this or not, but I recently came across a very interesting graphical error. I'm not even sure if graphical error is the right term for it as the game itself is still functioning normally with no gameplay issues.
I've attached some images to illustrate my problem.
You'll notice that the red brick BSC paths and textures I use have suddenly changed to a dirt brown color. The color of the trees isn't nearly as vibrant either. The color of my rail catenaries has also dimmed. I've attached a closeup below of what they look like now, you can see their original look in the before image above.
I also can no longer make roundabouts with the street or road tools and my roads no longer end in cul-de-sacs like they used to (but streets still do).
I run SimCity 4 through Steam on a 2015 MacBook Pro. Between the before and after shots I made zero changes or additions to my plugins folder or any other game settings. The only thing I did differently was update my MacOS from Sierra to High Sierra. After that, these issues started to pop up. I've re-ploped and redrew several buildings and networks with no apparent change. Any help would be very much appreciated. This isn't the biggest deal, and quite honestly the colors aren't all that terrible. But I'd like to get back to my red bricks and brighter trees if I can.
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