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spiritualfire

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  1. Simtropolis 9.0.x - Bugs & Issues Report Thread

    Good day Simtropians! Anybody else experience a Cloudflare Host Error 524 yesterday?
  2. NAM General Support Topic

    Hi all, perhaps this was answered earlier but how do you correct duplicate icons in the transportation menu? I get the TuLeps twice, the FAR twice, pretty much anything that was introduced new to NAM since v32, if I remember correctly, becomes a duplicate icon. I can't figure it out.... I would suppose that just deleting (not uninstalling) and then reinstalling NAM 36 is what I would have to do, and naturally I would check the folder to be certain there are no other files that happened to fall in there, as noted above. But I want to be sure that's even the right course? I have a store bought copy of Deluxe on Win7.
  3. Speeding up the menu

    Hey all, I seem to have have a few questions concerning some things I've run across recently: First off, I'm on a custom built desktop, running Windows 7 Home on a 64-bit, with an Intel Celeron G540 @2.50GHz, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS. I've done all I can do with getting (forcefully) the game to load and run with changing the Target line, running as an admin, and compatibility under XP SP3, disabling the visual themes, and somehow managing to keep it at 1600x900 so the window doesn't display the game all weird, like the buildings lying flat. 1. NAM-related, I have v36. Asking more out of curiosity. Unless I've just been installing it wrong since v32, I've noticed some of the other features copy themselves in the menu: i.e.: diagonal rail, I get two duplicates in the menu.... I know that uninstalling the NAM is technically not welcomed but if I did uninstall it and reinstall just the v36, theoretically, could this fix the problem? Otherwise v36 works fine for me and this doesn't bug me too much. 2. PEG's Scenic Drive Kit: has anyone else had an issue with the 4-way intersection piece? EVERY time I plop it, it refuses to bulldoze unless I demolish the city. Satan's intersection.... Reinstalling or re-downloading the kit didn't fix it. 3. I just read above about setting a Plugins size limit........ I have over 7GB and I'm sorry that I never read this thread before now. Explains a lot. Prior to this, I have undergone (and still undergoing) the tedious work of removing copies of readmes, .jpg, and any other files I don't want/need in there to free up space. Stuck with an HDD for now, never heard of that 4GB patch until now if someone could explain it a little, and where can I find that DAT packer? Any risk(s) with the patch and packer? My game is getting over some CTD ailments. 4. Just lately noticed in the landmarks menu that there are buildings I've deleted completely from Plugins and yet they still show up in the menu. Campbell Mithun tower is one example. Unless it could be something else I will keep searching for a file I may have missed. I have also tried to organize the Plugins folder better so the game and menus will load more smoothly but that seems to just irritate the landmarks menu in the sense of skipping a few icon places, or rather, blank spots where the icons should be. Any other suggestions on how to better organize the Plugins? 5. I've had it happen before, and last time we solved it I thought, but today the game was minimized and I brought it back up and the screen was black with just the SC4 pointer arrow and the pointer was flickering... Had to end the game in TM and it reloaded fine. Don't know what is causing this.
  4. Can't find it?... Ask here!

    @nos.17 Oh okay! That very much looks like what Simmer2 has.... Thanks for that. I could almost swear there was one other on here that also had the traditional wood poles too, but this is still a decent option. Two questions though: does it work well with NAM 36 in terms of the TULEPs and road/avenue curves? And is there a risk with other sidewalk mods?
  5. Can't find it?... Ask here!

    Hello Simtropians and Mayors! May the 4th be with you all and Happy Friday to the rest! I’ve got a file I can’t find. I don’t think it’s a lot.... Not sure if they are telephone poles or power poles but the lines follow down your sidewalks without impeding your commercial or residential zoning. I have seen the lot versions but that’s as close as I can find. A good example is what Simmer2 has in his construction lot showcase photo on the home page. You can see the poles/lines going down the street, right side of the construction lot. I used to see something like that on here and it had the suburban wooden poles as an option. I hope that’s enough info. Thanks.
  6. Western Dental

    Thanks for this! My wife is a hygienist and was sad that there weren't many dental clinics to put in the game.... And now there is!
  7. PEG Scenic Drive Kit

    Anyone figured out how to correct the glitch in the four-way piece where it won't bulldoze?
  8. Simtropolis 9.0.x - Bugs & Issues Report Thread

    Good day everyone. Does anyone happen to know how to get in contact with the admin over at sc4devotion.com (I assume it's CasperVG), and/or specifically with the file author Cerulean? Although the file does not exist on ST, I am having an issue with one of the files: "CARCH_Daggerstra_executive_suites_bsc.exe", and Norton is giving me a W32.Rontokbro@mm as the reason, so basically it's attacking my registry files. Unfortunately I did not notice that there was an issue already in play per the comments section from a year ago. Here's the link if anyone is interested: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2188
  9. AppCrash error/black screen

    @CorinaMarieHi Corina. yes I have a disc version. Checking on that particular update and............. I do not have that update installed. It is still sitting in my queue along with all the other updates related to Windows 8. Once I realized what Microsoft was doing with sneaking in the Windows 10 base files I uninstalled as many as I could because they were slowing the computer down. This may have been one of them but I cannot confirm it.
  10. AppCrash error/black screen

    Hi, thanks for all the feedback. Sorry for just now checking back in, been going crazy at work. I will definitely give some of these suggestions a try, and toggle them around to see which has the best result. So to give an update: I let the game load up last night, didn't touch it except to load my current city, left it on all day today and just a moment ago tried to play. I selected the options button and the entire bar was blank.... nothing. No Save option, exit button, nothing. Clicked on the blank area and it immediately crashed to desktop. So I'm going to reinstall it as a last resort unless there's something else anyone can suggest.
  11. AppCrash error/black screen

    @Chief ZDN@rsc204@CorinaMarie This is the store bought version of Deluxe. Had this about 10 years. This has been installed on my computer for about 5 years (not completely problem free, I have done a reinstall before, as well as taken the entire computer to a shop where they managed to get the compatibility working) and the game was one of the first things I wanted installed when I upgraded to Win7. I have an NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS.... I haven't updated the card at any point to my knowledge; there is an update for it available on Windows Update. Checked compatibility mode but SimCity5 is the only one listed. The card is set up for 32-bit and the in-game setting is on 16-bit.... perhaps changing that could help a little? Resolution in-game is set on 1024x768 currently but the icons are rather large. I would prefer it on 1200. My monitor is set on native 1600x900. Is it recommended to take the game that high or the next one down to 1200? Game always loads as full-screen. I haven't changed the mode nor do I know how to.
  12. Got a weird one: Anyone had a scenario where if you minimized the game to do something on your desktop or online and then bring the game back up it will be a black screen with the game cursor "flickering"? This has been happening since I had an AppCrash error about a week ago. I copied the link to a more detailed explanation of the issue here: https://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/73693-really-weird-ctd/ The only thing I've done since is disable the visual themes setting in the game's properties and changed the compatibility from XP SP2 to SP3, since I don't know what else to do. This is really random.... Before this, I added my graphics card to the Graphic Rule and Video Cards docs and the game ran a little better than it used to for a couple of weeks. For the last two days though, it's been a toggle-fest trying to revert to where it was. Update: I have just reloaded the game and checked the Graphics tab and it has changed to 1024x768 by itself; where it used to be so I'm hoping whatever I did fixed it. But if not I'd like to pick the brain of whoever is a tad more tech-savvy than me for any thoughts?
  13. Really weird CTD

    I've got an interesting CTD story: roughly 3 days ago I came home from work and I usually leave the game running on-screen so I can jump in and play... I click Ok on the Save window since I always do the Quick Save if I'm away from the computer more than ten minutes, and I start playing. Everything is fine. Three days prior to that, I downloaded PEG's Brigantine water mod and the Mossy Granite mod and installed them along with a few car varieties from airman15. I'm pretty sure I can rule those out as culprits when I explain what happens next... I apologize for the long read but I hope someone can pick out needed details to help me figure this out. So like I was saying, I get back into playing and I'm not on there very long and my computer crashes. It happens occasionally, so I go into Event Viewer to find the cause and all it tells me is it's an "AppCrash" but no reason other than a detail that states some file that raises the event is not installed or is corrupted, followed by: The following information that is included with the event is: 6 and 7 (I got two errors at the same time of the crash). After that, I tried loading the game back up from my Start menu like I always do and, nothing. The fan kicks in and just sits there on my desktop. I try it two more times including ejecting the CD and reloading and still nothing. I go in and launch from the Apps menu and it starts right up. That's weird. Even weirder, instead of following the Target "intro:off" it plays the intro and takes me to the Timbuktu training map. I exit back out and toy around and find my settings in compatibility mode changed from Windows XP SP2 to SP3.... I was pretty sure I left it on SP2, so I change it back. Restarted the game and it skips the intro like it should have but still returns to the Timbuktu map.... I load my custom region and then my city and it lags graphically. I go into the Game Settings menu and notice that mostly everything is changed, all the options are set to High, and I put Building Draw Speed on Medium before this... I decided to leave it on overnight to test it and it hasn't crashed again. But before I posted on here, the camera panning had froze and the borders around the screen began to replicate themselves (multiple yellow borders stacking since the game was on Pause), the mouse cursor was flickering; so I minimized the game and went back in and all I got was a black screen and the flickering cursor so I did a Force Shut Down in Task Manager. As I was typing this I went back into Event Viewer and found this info. If someone can make sense of it: Faulting application name: SimCity 4.exe, version: 1.1.640.0, time stamp: 0x40109393 Faulting module name: SimCity 4.exe, version: 1.1.640.0, time stamp: 0x40109393 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0051afc0 Faulting process id: 0x169c Faulting application start time: 0x01d367026b644db9 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Apps\SimCity 4.exe Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Apps\SimCity 4.exe Report Id: e574b81a-d3d4-11e7-9da1-4c72b955d0ad
  14. Weird Shadow glitch

    @CorinaMarie Thank you for your help as always. Found them.
  15. Weird Shadow glitch

    Hey all, I just applied the changes that @rsc204 posted and am about to launch the game to test it but was curious: noticing the blue tiles along the edges of PEG's Pond Kit, the same ones that you see by default in the background surrounding the city tiles (if you don't have a wallpaper installed) and that blue tile background is suddenly missing. It toggles between a bright blue and black, I believe it's indicating a missing graphic file but I can't find it nor know what it's called. Anyone know the name of the file off the top of their head? I was trying not to resort to a wallpaper to fix it but no sweat if I have to.
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