As you have seen in recent days, I have had problems with backups in SC4. The game crashes when I try to saving my area Dahammas. At first I thought that this could come to Windows 7, so I reinstall entirely. But the problem continue to persist, and then imposes harsh reality: the Dahammas region is corrupt. Somewhat in the same kind of Prop Pox, but this is the whole region is affected and not just one tile.
It has become really difficult to play on the region since. Build his city, and see its efforts to annihilate because a backup that works only half the time, this makes the hard work and slows me.. So I took the decision to stop my work on Dahammas my biggest regret...
That was one year I built this region. All are wiped time for a bug! Anyway, things are done ... It's time to do something else now. I thought again a little something in the same genre as Korver. I like to create scenes with the MMP's and create the most realistic scenery. Create scenes that still have an air of central Europe. Some scenes may be a little more "exotic", we'll see...
With Dahammas I learned many techniques one can see the difference in the quality of work between my first city (Dahammas) and the last (Wardruna), and I'm very happy. Also, in recent months I further manipulates the software modding (although it is still very poor). I learned the best I can!
I will make one last update of Fanèse with some photos to show the (small) party built. And soon a new project to replace one of Dahammas I hope.
Here, I think I more or less said it all. I also want to thank you for all your comments I received and advice. See you soon!
Here are the latest pictures of R.C.D.!
On 01/08/2016 at 2:30 PM, tariely said:
Bummer. And condolences, I know the feeling. At some point I often had that problem when I played on mac. It seems to have disappeared (argh, fingers crossed) since I partitioned and play on Win 8.1 (then again, I do nothing else on that partition, absolutely no other windowseries...). I hope things will improve ; I realize I'm a bit confused, though : it is the whole map or only the Dahammas tiles that have been affected ? (Should be only tiles ?) The beginnings of the new tile are promising ! (I love pict. 5. 7 & 8 : judicious use of MMPs, just enough) and also the comm-Ind zones (the ones with the train !)
Thank you for your comment tariely! The bug infects the entire region, the tiles already built and those that are not.
On 01/08/2016 at 5:20 PM, bigdaddyroundtree said:
Why do you have unfinished road ovals in picture #16?
Hello, I do not understand your comment. In what road do you mean?
On 01/08/2016 at 8:35 PM, kschmidt said:
Sory to see such a great region go ! Simcity 4 as CSKL and other do have there horible nasty bugs. Stable instalation is everything ! Moderate use off data and backup´s are the only saveguards against such disasters. Wish you well with your next project !
Thank you. Yes, SC4 is known for his epics crashs, this is part of the "game"!
On 02/08/2016 at 3:22 AM, raynev1 said:
Sorry to hear about the issues you're experiencing with your game . You we're off to a great start , so much room for development . SC4 can be a bit temperamental (part temper , part mental) . But really I believe the problem lies in your plugins folder , like a conflict with some buildings or parks or something more of that nature .
Good luck on your next venture with the game . Not telling you what to do . But I would start all over with the plugins on a completely fresh install . Then add only one or two custom content items at a time and give the game a go . If all is good , then add one or two more . That way , if you experience a problem it makes it a bit easier to narrow down the culprit . Again , I wish you good luck .
I tried to see if it came from my Plugins, and it does not seem ... I Verai if the new region I start will be bugs, I ask myself questions in this case! x)
On 02/08/2016 at 4:09 AM, korver said:
Sad to hear about what happened to your region I had a similar thing happen to me on my old PC a long time ago, still have no idea what caused it. Luckily I haven't run into the same issue since, but I do backup everything onto my flash drive every couple of days to prevent it from being that huge of a problem again. These last pictures here are simply superb, such a shame this is the last we'll be seeing of it. Anyways, I do look quite forward to seeing what you have in store for the future, especially these "exotic" scenes, should be quite interesting.
Thank you korver. I will not make scenes "exotic" right away, this is a simple idea for now in order to vary the diversity of landscapes!
On 02/08/2016 at 5:47 AM, Takingyouthere said:
Those are some beautiful scenes, they'll most certainly be missed. I really like how creative you were with the transportation network in this city a shame you couldn't finish it
I had a similar problem with my second region, similar in that it was also a regional-wide issue. The problem was more the loading part than the saving though. After not playing the game for a few months I felt the urge to get back into it but all of a sudden none of my cities would load any more. I suspected that the problem was because I had deleted a plugin that I had placed in that region. But because it had been months since I played the game my recycling bin had long since been deleted and I had no idea which plugin it might have been. Back then I never thought to back up my plugins, which is something I do with regularity now. That's when I started on Pretoria, so it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Then one day I developed the exact same problem with Pretoria! But thankfully because I backed up my plugins folder I was able to pin point the exact file causing the problem. Turns out it was a building that I wasn't even using in any of my cities. Turns out if I had plopped that building even once in any cities, it would add that corrupt data the save file. That building is "BLaM's Steinsaas Taarnet" which is now a known problem now - http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=6744.0 The file was once locked but is currently available on the exchange. I'd like to think that issue has been corrected but there is no confirmation in the description that is has been. In any case it's not same file which caused the cities for my 2nd region to crash while loading which means there are other files out there that cause the same problem. I suspect that something similar is likely causing the issues you've had as well, something that you once had in you plugins. The scary thing is, you could do everything right - delete the file from all your city(s) before removing it from the plugins folder and still your save files will get corrupted. Anyhow, I hope you preserve and continue to produce and share your awesome creations.
Yes indeed, I deleted my Plugins folder to play without. But Dahammas continued to bugger, and now I read your story, I think I know where the problem comes ... I will avoid that mistake this time, and I'll create backups of the area more regularly now! Thank!