I thought I'd load SimCity 4 Deluxe on to my new PC running Windows 7. No problems. Except... there is no page for dowloading the tools from EA anymore. I was able to find the patch for Sim City Deluxe. So I got that handled. But EA no longer has the website to even get the BAT. And without the BAT, I don't think I can do or use a lot of the custom stuff I'd like to. So, I tried to get BAT. Found it on SimCityCentral. But, no GMax. And apparently, to even install BAT, you have to have GMax. So I found a website that has GMax 1.2. Got it loaded and registered. And when I try to start BAT, I get the following error... GMAXLOT environment variable not found When I try to open the LotEditor, it simply crashes.
So... here are my questions...
How do I get the BAT?
Do I need to download GMax, and if so, how do I get that?
Once I've got those, what other tools would be required, or highly recommended, to be able to play and to perhaps even do some basic modding/tweaking?