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by Sandra Linkletter
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Downfall of Rome (tongue-in-cheek)
Replies: 0
Views: 10766

The Downfall of Rome (tongue-in-cheek)

I know now what caused Rome to fall. I modified Roma et Nero to allow more of each type of good. Then I began building the city. I gave them all three types of food, all four types of basic goods, all four types of luxury goods, and eight of the twelve types of exotic goods (more then eight caused t...
by Sandra Linkletter
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Game
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: Broken Game

Well, I did finally finish the scenario described above. I went through the next attack on Slow. It was painful in the extreme. The cavalry kept trying to rush off after some other target. But in the end, I won with no losses, which is better than what happened on Medium. On Medium, I lost half a un...
by Sandra Linkletter
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Game
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: Broken Game

This was one of the career scenarios, Herodotus. It is possible that my shiny new gaming machine is the problem, not in defects in itself but in just being "too fast" for C4. It is an Alienware Area-51 running Windows7 Professional, 64Bit. My previous machine was a souped-up office Dell th...
by Sandra Linkletter
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Game
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: Broken Game

The faulty AI on the combat units was just the tip of the iceberg. The entire AI system broke down every time the walls were under siege. Market cart-pushers were heavily affected during every battle. I play on medium speed, which is the default. In some cases I tried playing combat periods on the l...
by Sandra Linkletter
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Game
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Broken Game

I know this is an old topic, but I am feeling the pain brand new. I had skipped most of the combat-oriented scenarios years ago, but decided recently to take them on. This game is so very broken. At first I was not certain whether the game was just that poorly programmed or if it had been programmed...
by Sandra Linkletter
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCS fan rollcall
Replies: 60
Views: 12768

After having been thwarted of buying a used copy for $8.00, I found one for $14.00 and got that one. SimCity 4 seems a little frenetic. SnapCity is just plain funny. Destinations is what I will be concentrating upon, it seems. Which is good, since I bought the set for that add-on. *chuckle* Thanks a...
by Sandra Linkletter
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Damage Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Well, that's a laugh on me. I've been demolishing burning buildings and rebuilding, figuring it was cheaper to do that. We can click on a building to see how valuable it is, even when it is on fire. I wonder if the news ticker was supposed to display an actual damage repair value but was never imple...
by Sandra Linkletter
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Damage Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Each fire truck costs $250 to send, but then on the news ticker it says that fire damages were X amount, where X is the cost of the building that was on fire. I try to use a lot of Software Studios if the scenario allows for it, so it is not easy to tell if the cost was actually deducted from my sim...
by Sandra Linkletter
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCS fan rollcall
Replies: 60
Views: 12768

Great! I'll order it right away. Although I could wish I had not already spent $4.60 to get the new copy of the SCS manual ... :rolleyes:
by Sandra Linkletter
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Damage Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Fire Damage Cost

I have been replaying the scenarios that came with patch #5 of SCS and I realized something strange was going on in Futurology. The damage for any fire, even if the building was not damaged, is equal to the cost of building a new copy of it. Why then should anyone maintain a fire department or dispa...
by Sandra Linkletter
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCS fan rollcall
Replies: 60
Views: 12768

Some of the mod attachment files are available from the forum again as of a couple weeks ago or so. You may want to check some of the posts that have these attachments again. Thanks for that information. I will do that. If I recall correctly, the "SimCity Box" CD/DVD collection includes SCS Destina...
by Sandra Linkletter
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCS fan rollcall
Replies: 60
Views: 12768

I just finished re-installing SCS on my latest computer, which I bought for myself this last Winter Solstice. I had not played it for a few years and could not locate my manual for the install code. I had to buy a used copy for $4.60 (including shipping) in order to re-install the game. The game run...
by Sandra Linkletter
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: How cold are you?
Replies: 11
Views: 2753

At the moment, it is 18 degrees F outside. It was -4 F outside yesterday afternoon, when you posted your question. It looks as if the cold has moved eastward of us. My husband walked out to the mailbox yesterday and said he was surprised that he was not sucked up in the vortex. :p
by Sandra Linkletter
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: The Outside World
Topic: Games you're playing until the release of Medieval Mayor
Replies: 20
Views: 5541

I've been playing Industry Giant II recently. I've got Dawn of Discovery installed under Windows 7 but everything else is on a VMWare XP machine. That includes Caesar III, Pharoah with Cleopatra, and vanilla CoTN. Sadly, I don't go into the virtual machine as often as I might, to play those. I haven...
by Sandra Linkletter
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Mods (Discussion)
Topic: Placeable Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

I think I understand what you are saying. The fence post bones are skinned with a portion of the building wall, so that making them transparent would cause transparent stripes in the building?
by Sandra Linkletter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Help & Strategy
Topic: Happiness algorithm
Replies: 36
Views: 3890

[QUOTE=Sandra Linkletter;275463]Yes, I am playing with the unexpanded SCS. I didn't see enough benefits to the expansion to be worth paying EA more money, not even boxed with SimCity 4. ;) If you are not using Destinations, don't worry about the problem I was discussiing; that is only associated wi...
by Sandra Linkletter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Help & Strategy
Topic: Happiness algorithm
Replies: 36
Views: 3890

Yes, I am playing with the unexpanded SCS. I didn't see enough benefits to the expansion to be worth paying EA more money, not even boxed with SimCity 4. ;) I was reading over the script for epidemics last night, just before bedtime. I did not chase down the routines called, but I did see more or le...
by Sandra Linkletter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Game Help & Strategy
Topic: Happiness algorithm
Replies: 36
Views: 3890

I do know how to program, but slogging through someone else's C code isn't my idea of a fun time. :p It's possible, though.

My version of SCS seems to be different from yours. I don't have an Ozone Hole crisis file, and line 660 of TGoalGoToVenue is "}". What's the name of the routine?
by Sandra Linkletter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Mods (Discussion)
Topic: Building IDs and Placement Previews
Replies: 2
Views: 1186

I found the solution to the preview problem. It is a file under XMLDb\Game\Cultural Graphics Effects\. If one edits the building definition to use a different texture file than the one that was working originally, then the preview continues to use the appearance from this file even though the placed...
by Sandra Linkletter
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Help & Strategy
Topic: Happiness algorithm
Replies: 36
Views: 3890

Nothing is cheating unless you are in a competition against other players, and then cheating is defined by the rules of the competition. :) A lone person can feel they are cheating by their own rules, but that doesn't apply to anyone else in the universe. :p I share the impression that angry sims of...

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