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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: Looking for some mods to install? 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
Super Sticky: SC4-STEX Mega FAQ Quick Links The Simtropolis Exchange (STEX) - Where all the downloads are. The SC4D Lot Exchange (LEX) Registration Page - Trying to download a dependency or other file from the LEX and can't find the download button? Register here. The Omnibus of Knowledge - Lots of info here, folks. Requesting a BAT? - Want to request a BAT? Request it here! Don't forget to follow the posting rules. Need to Find Something? - Saw something or remember having it, but can't find it? Ask it here. General Modding Requests - After a special type of mod? Just ask here. General Lotting Requests - After a special type of lot? Just ask here. NAM Feature Requests - Got ideas for new NAM features? Ask for it here. Tools of the Trade - Wanna make stuff yourself? Find out what you need here. IndexSTEX Related Rules and TipsThe Definition of the STEXSTEX Related Issues - Failing, Slow, and Corrupt DownloadsSpam on the STEX and How to Deal With ItHow to Search the STEX When Search is DownWhy Aren't there Any Cities or Why Can't I Upload Cities?Plugin Information and HelpBoggy1's Quick Guide to All Things Custom Content - if you only need a quick reference.How to Install PluginsHow to Install MapsHow to Unzip FilesHow to Use AutoinstallersI See a Brown Box/Blank Ground/Other Lot Issues - What are DependenciesWhat are These FileTypes?Download Technical IssuesItem Doesn't Appear In the GameThe Game is CrashingMy Rails No Longer WorkI Don't Get Nightlights on Custom BuildingsMy Game Runs Slow