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  1. Crash problem solved

    Yeah it must be a conflict then. I didn't mean to knock the Vanderaap lots. I have a lot of them and it was just the Utrecht, Oude Daalstraat ones that I took out (not many compared all the ones he made). There's a ton of other Vanderaaps I have that do work. I'll try Captcity's idea to see if there's a conflict and write back.
  2. Hi I'm new to this forum and someone else may have figured this out by now. Anyway, I was having chronic crashes to desktop after downloading many mods/lots etc. I found a quick way to find the culprit files in my plugins folder: Backup a copy of your current plugins folder. View the active plugins folder in Windows as a list. Delete a chunk of files from the plugins folder. Start Sim City 4. If it crashes, delete another chunk of files from the plugins folder. Start Sim City 4 again. If it crashes, repeat. If it doesn't crash, then the last chunk you deleted contained a file(s) that makes the game crash. You can now narrow it down to the specific file in the chunk by doing the same thing, just deleting single files(or smaller chunks) instead of chunks. After you find them, remember to put all the good files you backed up back in the plugins folder (minus the bad ones) Anyway, did this and found some files that DEFINITELY make the game crash: Any file containing the language: Vanderaap - Utrecht, Oude Daalstraat in the filename will crash Sim City 4 I think they are zoned lots that are supposed to grow. I guess when the game tries to "grow" one of these, it crashes. There's about 10-15 (not in front of me now) that contain that name in some form. Delete them and see if it works. My SC4 was crashing after 2 min on fastest speed gameplay, now, after deleting the Vanderaap - Utrecht, Oude Daalstraat files, it never crashes (tried running a city overnight on the fastest gameplay speed, NO CRASH, Hooray) Well if more bad files get on your system, the above method will help you find them quicker than you think.
  3. Sim City 4 keeps shutting down... why?

    I know this post is a bit later than the rest on this forum and someone else may have figured it out by now. Anyway, I was having chronic crashes to desktop after downloading many mods/lots etc. I found a quick way to find the culprit files in my plugins folder: Backup a copy of your current plugins folder. View the active plugins folder in Windows as a list. Delete a chunk of files from the plugins folder. Start Sim City 4. If it crashes, delete another chunk of files from the plugins folder. Start Sim City 4 again. If it crashes, repeat. If it doesn't crash, then the last chunk you deleted contained a file(s) that makes the game crash. You can now narrow it down to the specific file in the chunk by doing the same thing, just deleting single files(or smaller chunks) instead of chunks. After you find them, remember to put all the good files you deleted back in the plugins folder. Anyway, did this and found some files that DEFINITELY make the game crash: Any file containing the language: Vanderaap - Utrecht, Oude Daalstraat in the filename will crash Sim City 4 There's about 10-15 (not in front of me now) that contain that name in some form. Delete them and see if it works. My SC4 was crashing after 2 min on fastest speed gameplay, now, after deleting the Vanderaap - Utrecht, Oude Daalstraat files, it never crashes (tried running a city overnight on the fastest gameplay speed, NO CRASH, Horray)
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