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    SimCity 4
    Cities: Skylines

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  1. Member of the Month: February 2018

    Congratulations to you both!
  2. Member of the Month: January 2018

    Congratulations to the winners, it's fantastic to see this back!
  3. STEX Issues - Community Report Thread

    Unfortunately, when I was creating my STEX link updater, I did have a look into converting topic links, however it seems the IDs for topics have changed over the years, so older topic links can't be converted into the new format. I'm also unable to find the actual support topic the link is supposed to direct to, looking at @toroca's topics there doesn't appear to be one that matches.
  4. Dark or Light Theme for Simtropolis?

    I'd personally use a dark theme, just created a quick mockup to give an idea as to how it could look.
  5. Original Thread: SimCity 4 Frequently Asked Questions This thread contains useful links and information regarding adding plugins to your SimCity 4. First things first: In order to use mods/plugins, you must have SimCity 4 Deluxe or Rush Hour. New to the whole plugin/modding scene? The following thread will explain the whole idea of custom content, how to install it, and more: Boggy1's Quick Guide to All Things Custom Content! Looking for some mods to install? Top Ten Modd Suggestions This thread describes ten essential mods. 1. How do I install mods? 2. Can you recommend any mods to install? 3. I'm getting brown boxes in my cities! 4. The building I downloaded doesn't have nightlights/How do I update (patch) my game? 5. SimCity 4 keeps crashing/closing randomly! 6. SimCity 4 won't load, it keeps crashing on startup! 7. SimCity 4 keeps crashing when I load a certain city! 8. SimCity 4 lags a lot for me! 9. How do I install/create maps (GREYSCALE IMAGE FORMAT) 10. How do I install maps (.SC4M FORMAT) 11. SC4Terraformer won't work for me on Windows Vista/7/8! 12. I want moar cheats ingame! 13. How can I change the driving side of my SimCity 4 (eg, from Left Hand Drive to Right Hand Drive, and vice versa)? 14. Where can I download the Network Addon Mod (NAM), and what is the latest version? 15. I downloaded the NAM but it has broken my avenue junctions and my rail! 16. How do I make my roads look European/with white dashed lines? 17. How do I create my own buildings? 18. Where can I find the Maxis Files, such as bldgprop? 19. How do I change the resolution and/or run SimCity 4 in Windowed Mode? 20. I'm getting really weird graphical bugs on Windows 8/8.1! 21. My SimCity 4 discs won't work on Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10! More Useful Links New to modding? http://www.simtropolis.com/omnibus/_/simcity-4/reference/for-the-eager-yet-overwhelmed-newcomer-r204 Want more plugins? http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=6209.0 If there are any issues you're having that aren't covered by this guide, please feel free to send me a PM and I'll try my best to update this guide. Last updated: 22/11/2016 - Move recommended mods section to #2 Original Thread: SimCity 4 Frequently Asked Questions Return to Top
  6. Show us your Bridges

    Been working on an area filled with rivers.
  7. STEX Issues - Community Report Thread

    Thanks, I've updated all descriptions apart from the final one, which I'll keep for the meantime as an example for that type of issue.
  8. Show Us Your Interchanges - The Sequel

    Before (c. 2011): After:
  9. STEX Issues - Community Report Thread

    Yup, of course. I'll create a list of files affected by a certain issue for referencing in the future.
  10. STEX Issues - Community Report Thread

    Thanks, the description should now be fixed I'll try and get the rest of the reported files fixed by tonight.
  11. STEX Issues - Community Report Thread

    On the topic of broken dependency links, I made a quick converter a while back to convert from old STEX link formatting to new link formatting (you can find it here); I'll modify it at some point in the future to support batch conversion.
  12. Show us your Night Shots!

    Click here for full size. Sorry about the strange lighting glitches on the baseball stadium lot, they seem to only appear at that zoom.
  13. Show us your Downtown / CBD

    The latest project I've been working on, click here for full size (warning: very big image).
  14. You'll need a third party extraction program to extract the file as it's not something which Windows can do itself, I'd recommend 7zip for this; once it's installed you'll have a "7-zip" option whilst right clicking on the download.
  15. Instead of clicking "Open" within the download, can you try clicking "Save" and choosing a location on your computer, such as the "Downloads" folder? Then, if you have 7-zip, you can right click on the downloaded file, select "7-Zip" and then "Extract files...", before continuing with the video guide.