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Sunday, August 5th, 2007
11:46 pm

Okay, here's the thing. I'm hoping to find a helping hand here, because all I'm getting is abuse from the other SimCity 4 communities. Livejournal has a better reputation in my books for giving things when I need them.

I bought a 2nd hand version of SimCity 4 - this is where most stop reading and begin to flame - from Gamestation in Inverness, Scotland. Yes, the box still has its "Trade it and save" sticker on it. =P =D

So as you can imagine, it didn't occur to me at the time to request the shop to supply me with the previous owners registration ID so I can download a patch from the official website. The patch I am referring to is the "Night Light Fix" that can be found on the linked site there. It's 14MB and you need a product registration to see the download link.

If somebody could take the time just to go to the site and paste me a link, that'd be perfect.

You can right click the link and select "Copy link location" or "Copy shortcut".

Thank you so much. =D

NOTE: If you are planning to give me a mouthful of "this is not my responsibility", then don't even bother commenting please. I've had enough of the better-than-thous that seem to think I'm a bad person because I bought a second-hand game and didn't realise there was an online authorisation system...

current mood: hopeful

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
6:01 pm


can't ... breathe ...

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Saturday, July 29th, 2006
5:45 pm - Commerce

At the risk of appearing stupid, does the current job status of commerce and industry indicate the number of vacancies, or the number of jobs filled? Does 20/22 mean there are 20 vacancies or 20 employees?

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Friday, July 7th, 2006
4:49 pm - What Modds / Bats / Etc.. to use...

Hi all...

Just reinstalled SimCity 4 to my system and discovered Simtropolis. I didn't realize how modifiable SimCity was!

Wondering what everyone uses for modds / bats / lots / etc... on their systems?

current mood: amused

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Friday, February 24th, 2006
3:55 pm - Simulator clock bug

Hey guys. I have a really odd problem with my copy of Rush Hour. I have the expansion pack installed on both computers this is happening on btw.

Alright. When playing cities with populations above 100,000, I have noticed that the simulator clock will frequently stall, and take a long period of time before it will go again; this delay is longer the larger the city is and with cities over 250,000 sims sometimes the clock will stall completely (and won't run again until I exit to the region and re-enter the individual city).

Please keep in mind THE GAME IS NOT FORZEN COMPLETELY.  Buttons and zoning and such still work and provide their normal functions.

Updating to the patch doesn't work and neither does reinstalling.

Desktop: modded HP Pavilion 725n
Processor: AMD Atlhlon 2400 at 2ghz
RAM: 1gb 2100 DDR-RAM
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
Video: ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128mb
Virus protection: Symantec Corporate 8.0
Ad/Mal ware protection: Ad-aware, MS anti-spyware, Spybot, Spyware Blaster, Mozilla

Laptop: Compaq Presario R3370US
Processor: AMD Athlon 3000
RAM: 512mb
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
Video: on-board nVidia GeForce2 440 Go 64mb (non-shared)
Virus protection: Symantec Corporate 8.0
Ad/Mal ware protection: Ad-aware, MS anti-spyware, Spybot, Spyware Blaster, Mozilla

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Monday, January 30th, 2006
1:00 am

Don't know if you guys are still around or not but...

I was banned from Simtropolis a couple of weeks ago on the basis of...well I don't quite know. I emailed them, asking for some clarification, and I got a thouroughly vague response. Something about rude language on the STEX. I've never even sworn on the STEX (heck I've never sworn on that site at all) but I have however been criticizing the recent NDEX bats for being boring and increasingly poorly made, and I know I have justification on that because N7047, a very respected NDEX member, agreed with me. Anyway to put it simply: I was kicked out because someone has too much power and very thin skin, and they used that sway to get me kicked out. Kind of shitty, I mean that was only my favorite site.

Just wondering though, is there some other way I can get bats from that site without actually going there? And if there is, would any of you be willing to help me? I'd be incredibly grateful for any help. Thanks! :)

current mood: quixotic....?

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
11:21 am

hi, i am using my school internet and simtropolis is blocked could anyone reccomend another simcity website where i can download reigeons and veiw city journals???
do u like my new userpic

current mood: dorky

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Monday, September 12th, 2005
2:50 pm

can anyone post some screenshots so that i can see other peoples citie that would be really cool.
simcity is so addictive

current mood: bouncy

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Sunday, July 24th, 2005
11:13 pm

nvm i found it... this community is pretty dead anyways. but i love me some sim city!

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
12:53 pm - SC4 City Name Exchange

Basically,trading names for cities you've created or names you thought sounded cool. For example:

-Cape Verano
-Straussen Valley

Begin. :)

current mood: Blank

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Friday, April 8th, 2005
8:00 pm - Industrial Stagnation..

Hey! This is my first post here. I've recently become re-addicted to Sim City 4. Right now I'm working on what is shaping up to be my most successful town yet. It's named New Titan, named after Titan, the first city I built on Sim City 3000. It's a town with high hills in three corners, and two large twin lakes in the middle. I've been having a problem with it, though. I have a high demand for residential, commercial, and industrial, but it seems like newly zoned industrial areas won't develop. I have a large industrial district near the center of town that's linked with many roads, two highways, and a sprawling elevated rail system to the rest of the city. I zoned the rest of the vacant space in this district with medium and dense industrial, but they didn't grow. It has power, water, and transportation connections, and I've tried lowering taxes, repealing clean air ordinances, and building the industrial zone in a different part of town, but nothing seems to work. I've heard of caps on certain demands, but everything seems to be in high demand. Should I focus only on the residential and commercial zones for awhile? Also, I heard building a seaport helps industrial zones, but my town has no water connections to other towns (just two large lakes in the center of the map). Oh, also, New Titan is the only town in the region, but it has connections to Sim Nation. Anyway, is there anyway to stimulate industrial growth, or is this the beginning of the end for New Titan?

current mood: frustrated

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12:51 am

Hello fellow gamers. :-) I got SC4 when it first came out and Rush Hour later. I've filled up the whole Fairview region and have 2 cities over 350,000 without too many problems. I love to make up names for my cities and trade them with others. I'm currently in the process of creating my own region, as school projects, homework and LiveJournal permit, called "Oceana". I'll see if I can post some screenshots...

I am Mayor C.J. at the SC4EVER.com Forums.

current mood: Happy I Found Y'all

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Sunday, March 27th, 2005
11:47 pm

Hey my screen size is all effed up. It's all big and uh big, bigger than before. Not only that but I accidently set my SC4RH icon to send me to "My Computer" so if anybody could tell me how to set it back to the game than that'd be swell.

BTW: Uh Griffin? You're not a member of Skyscraperpage.com are you?

Okay thanks for whatever help I may or may not recieve! :D

current mood: haha my emoticon looks funny

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Friday, March 4th, 2005
10:39 am
plurali Hello.

I have a question. Do you all find that the city in which you normally reside affects how your cities are built? I'm from Houston, so I don't get zoning =) Also, my city spreads out something massive AND I have multiple CBD-type places.

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Thursday, February 10th, 2005
2:30 pm

Ello everyone! A new community has come to Lj! Glamour Socitey! Community of Fads, Fags, and Glam! We accept anyone, straight, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, trans-sexual so feel free to stop in a join! We need new members...and I love most people on here so to have them in my community would be great.

Thank you everyone!

PS: All of us here are SC4 fans..so another topic to obsess about!

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2005
7:28 pm - Sims 2 Movie I made for my sister serving


current mood: peaceful

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Saturday, December 25th, 2004
3:04 am

Hey all,
Remember ... on December 25th ... it snows in Sim City 4! Make sure you check it out. Oh yeah, and Merry Christmas.


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Thursday, December 23rd, 2004
2:24 am

Damnit ... I hate it when this happens (second time now) and I have no idea how to fix it except to uninstall/reinstall.

When I enter the game, I get a little floaty box that says "Range Out Of Sync" I'm sure it has something to do with the screen resolution settings and an incompatibility with my video card, but specifics are unknown...



current mood: irritated

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Monday, December 20th, 2004
3:32 pm - Bureau of Bureaucracy

Does anybody know what the Bureau of Bureaucracy actually does? I mean, it has a brief description in the game, but I'm still confused about its purpose. Will it make my sims happy? Will it make them angry?

I'm a libertarian; I don't like bureaucracy. :)


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5:39 am - Still no city. It makes me sad :-(

I'm kind of stalled. I still seem incapable of producing a city with more than 30,000 occupants. I feel like I've tried everything. I've lowered taxes, I've used cheats, I've zones accordingly, and still nothing. Does anyone have any tips? What are your strategies to building a large city?


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