"SimCity 4" is a city-building simulation game released by Electronic Arts in 2003 for the PC. Unlike other games in the "SimCity" series, you can install custom maps to your installation folder and create a society on any kind of map you want. To make it even more convenient, you need no third-party software to install the custom map; all you need is the map itself.
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Download the custom map you want to use to your desktop (see Resource for one site with custom maps).
Load "SimCity 4" and create a new region. Name it anything you want. Select "Save and Exit" after the region loads.
Click "Start," "My Documents" and "SimCity 4."
Right-click the downloaded map and click "Extract All" to unzip the map files. Wait for Windows to open a new folder with the documents.
Drag all of the extracted files into your "SimCity 4" region folder.
Load your region in "SimCity 4" again.
Press the "Shift," "Ctrl," "Alt" and "r" keys simultaneously. Click your custom region in the dialogue box that appears. Wait for the custom region to load and appear.
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