How to install "simcity" maps

Written by seth amery
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"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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  1. 1

    Download the custom map you want to use to your desktop (see Resource for one site with custom maps).

  2. 2

    Load "SimCity 4" and create a new region. Name it anything you want. Select "Save and Exit" after the region loads.

  3. 3

    Click "Start," "My Documents" and "SimCity 4."

  4. 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.

  5. 5

    Drag all of the extracted files into your "SimCity 4" region folder.

  6. 6

    Load your region in "SimCity 4" again.

  7. 7

    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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