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How can I change the starting cash.
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:30 am
Which xml file controls the starting cash? I have both SCS and SCSD.
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:18 am
hi, in the installations dir of your scs game search in data\XMLDb\constants\ for the file constants.xml (don't forget to backup your file first!!)
open file and search for that line
<Value type="int" name="StartingSimoleans">50000</Value>
change the amount whatever you wish.
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:51 pm
Thanks It was driving me crazy trying to find it.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:21 pm
I have tried that but can not save the file. Do I open it in notepad or in another program? I have tried in notepad.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:07 pm
the file is read-only protected. Right click the file and uncheck the read-only. then u can save it.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:20 pm
Still cannot save. It says:Cannot create the C
rogramfiles(x86)\Electronic Arts\SimCity\bla bla and so on.
Make sure that the file and the path name are correct.
I am the admin on this computer so that can not be the problem.
I rightclick on the file, open with notepad, do the changes and click yes to save. Then I get the messages Cannot create ...
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:24 pm
Are you hitting apply? Because what you're describing is exactly what happens when I run across a read only *.xml file when I try to save it.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:48 pm
Here is a pic of the file, there is no marking in the read-only box.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:41 pm
try to save the file in a different folder (try documents). then copy it to the appropriate folder in the installation folder. it asks if overwrite existing file. hit yes. this could probably work.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:55 pm
Thank you so much, that did it
. I remember getting this choice in one of many tries but had not the nerv to do it lol. Thank you again.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:58 pm
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:23 pm
You'd have to launch Notepad as an administrator. Vista does not allow programs to save files in Program Files
or sub-directories, if they aren't running in elevated mode.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:04 pm
hilde was the administrator, but it still didn't work.
I had to uncheck the read-only protection and then it worked. and I am also the administrator of my vista.
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:18 pm
But in Vista, even if you are the administrator, unless you run an application as such, it can't write in some places. I am the administrator too, but when I want to modify SCS XMLs quickly, I right click on notepad and choose Run as administrator
. I didn't know removing the read-only protection would acheive the same effect.
Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:17 am
I remember my son said to me when I installed Vista that I had to run as admin but I forgot about it. Thank you for reminding me GTNS.