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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. Weird Shadow glitch

    @CorinaMarie Thank you for your help as always. Found them.
  7. 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.
  8. RRetail BLAM Park Place Mall Relot

    Totally loving these relots you've been putting out! Arranging them in a realistic way like you would see on a commute is something I only dreamed about when I first played the game, but you've done it. Thanks for your hard work!
  9. Simtropolis 9.0.x - Bugs & Issues Report Thread

    "New linky" worked for me too! Three cheers for the ST Teams!
  10. Simtropolis 9.0.x - Bugs & Issues Report Thread

    Oh wow, when you guys get busy, you're really busy. Thank you again, I'll give it a try and let you know.
  11. Simtropolis 9.0.x - Bugs & Issues Report Thread

    @CorinaMarie Yay, I don't feel so alone anymore!
  12. Clothing Row

    Ditto what coolsim1 said.... Where can we find those stores on here? (Nike, Converse, and Hilfiger)
  13. Simtropolis 9.0.x - Bugs & Issues Report Thread

    @Silur Ok, so step-by-step: I selected the Lots category, I entered page 57 and scrolled to the bottom where the lot is. I bring up the Industrial Complex Lots, select "Download File" and then I'm supposed to get a Save option window. But on this particular file, it takes me to a new window and states the File Not Found with the error code.... Interesting. I even used the link you provided and I get the same thing. I don't know. I tried all of Diamond's industrial lots.
  14. Simtropolis 9.0.x - Bugs & Issues Report Thread

    @Dirktator Sure thing. Here is one:
  15. Simtropolis 9.0.x - Bugs & Issues Report Thread

    Hey Dirk @Dirktator... just checking back in and took another shot at trying to download the lots again by user Diamond. Attempted it about five minutes ago and I get the same error message: "Mayor we have a problem.... File Not Found. Error code 3D161/G" It's not imperative I have the file or anything but it is a curious thing. Have you guys ever run into past scenarios where certain files just didn't get uploaded for an odd reason?