Advisor Subfiles

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This page pertains to the format of the Advisors files within Savegame files.

NOTE: [Start Break] notes the start of a section where there are repeating sections. [End Break] notes the end of the section where there are repeating sections.

Repeating sections can/do exist in multiple locations, and also within an already repeating section in the one file. Where this occurs, this section has been noted by its "Break Number" - For example:

[Start Break 'Number Here']
...file/section data here...
[End Break 'Number here']

Contents

Specifications

Following are the specifications for the various Advisor files.

My Street Sim 0bf606a5

Dword - File size of section.
17 Bytes - Unknown
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Advisor ID.
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown

[start break]
  Dword - Unknown. Often changes.
  Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown. 
  Dword - Unknown. 
  Byte - Unknown.
  Dword - Often has a specific Advisor Message Reference (ID Value) here, otherwise it's usually 00000000.
[end break]
(And then repeats throughout file as per above, after the break.)

Dword [00000000] - Remaining at end of file after repeating section above.

City Planner 2A5F877D

Dword - File size of section.
16 Bytes - Unknown.
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
Dword - Length of Section Name. 
String - Section Name. (Advisor Name)
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Advisor ID.
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown

[start break]
  Dword - Unknown. Often changes, though usually not by much when it does.
  Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group [Class ID].
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  Byte - Unknown.
  Dword - May or may not have a specific (Advisor) Message ID Value here, mostly 00000000 though.
          (Found the "NEW_CITY game event" Advisor  Message in this file).
[end break]
(And then repeats throughout file as per above, after the break.)

X bytes - remaining at end of file after repeating section above - Unknown.

MySim 4A1DBBBF

File contains "MySim" 1/2/3/4/5.

[start break ONE]
  Dword - File Size of Section. 
  17 bytes - Unknown.
  Dword - Length of Section Name.
  Dword - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
  Dword - Unknown
  Dword - Unknown
  Dword - Unknown
  Dword - Advisor ID.
  Dword - Unknown
  Dword - Unknown
  [start break TWO]
    Dword - Unknown
    Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
    Dword - Unknown
    Dword - Unknown
    Dword - Unknown
    byte - Unknown.
    Dword - May or may not have a specific (Advisor) Message ID Value here, mostly 00000000 though.
  [end break TWO]
  (And then repeat throughout section as per above.)

  Dword [00000000] - remaining at end of the section after repeating section above.
[end break ONE] 

And then repeat the WHOLE section above for MySim2/3/4/5.

Transportation 4A3AD3E1

Dword - Number of Bytes.
14 Bytes - Unknown.
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (Advisor Name)
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Advisor ID.
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Unknown.

[start break]
  Dword - Unknown, often changes.
  Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
  Dword - Unknown, 00000000?? Often Changes.
  Dword - Unknown, FB010000?? Often Changes.
  Dword - Unknown.
  Byte - Unknown.
  Dword - Often has a specific (Advisor) Message Reference (ID Value) here, otherwise it's usually 00000000.
[end break]
(And then repeats throughout file as per above, after the break.)

Dword [00000000] - remaining at end of file after repeating section above.

City Situations 4BE372CD

Dword - File size.
14 bytes - Unknown
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
Dword - Length of Section Name
String - Section Name (Advisor Name)
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Advisor ID.
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown

[start break]
  Dword - Unknown, often changes.
  Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
  Dword - Unknown. Often changes.
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  byte - Unknown. (Found a file/byte where it is 01).
  Dword - Unknown.
[End break]
(And then repeats throughout file as per above, after the break.)

Dword [00000000] remaining at end of file after repeating section above.

Health and Education 6A5F8755

Dword - File size of section.
14 Bytes - Unknown.
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name  (Advisor Name)
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Advisor ID.
Dword - Unknown
Dword - Unknown

[start break]
  Dword - Unknown
  Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
  Dword - Unknown
  Dword - Unknown
  Dword - Unknown
  byte - Unknown
  Dword - Often has a specific (Advisor) Message Reference (ID Value) here, otherwise it's usually 00000000.
[end break]
(And then repeats throughout file as per above, after the break.)

Dword [00000000] - remaining at end of file after repeating section above.

Finances AA5292D7

Dword - File size of section.
14 Bytes - Unknown.
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name  (Advisor Name)
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Advisor ID.
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Unknown.

[start break]
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  byte - Unknown.
  Dword - Often has a specific (Advisor) Message Reference (ID Value) here, otherwise it's usually 00000000.
[end break]
(And then repeats throughout file as per above, after the break.)

Dword [00000000] - remaining at end of file after repeating section above.

Utilities CA2C2A2F

Dword - File size of section.
14 Bytes - Unknown.
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (Advisor Name)
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Advisor ID.
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Unknown.

[start break]
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  byte - Unknown.
  Dword - Often has a specific (Advisor) Message Reference (ID Value) here, otherwise it's usually 00000000.
[end break]
(And then repeats throughout file as per above, after the break.)

Dword [00000000] - remaining at end of file after repeating section above.

Public Safety EA19E825

Dword - File size of section.
14 Bytes - Unknown.
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
Dword - Length of Section Name.
String - Section Name (Advisor Name)
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Advisor ID.
Dword - Unknown.
Dword - Unknown.

[start break]
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  Dword - Unknown.
  byte - Unknown.
  Dword - Often has a specific (Advisor) Message Reference (ID Value) here, otherwise it's usually 00000000.
[end break]
(And then repeats throughout file as per above, after the break.)

Dword [00000000] - remaining at end of file after repeating sections above.

Environmental EAC937B4

[start break ONE]
 Dword - File size of section.
 14 Bytes - Unknown.
 Dword - Length of Section Name.
 String - Section Name (The different advisor departments).
 Dword - Length of Section Name.
 String - Section Name (Advisor Name)
 Dword - Unknown.
 Dword - Unknown.
 Dword - Advisor ID.
 Dword - Unknown.
 Dword - Unknown.
 [Start break TWO]
   Dword - Unknown.
   Dword - Advisor Message Category/Group (Class ID).
   Dword - Unknown.
   Dword - Unknown.
   Dword - Unknown.
   byte - Unknown.
   Dword - May or may not have a specific (Advisor) Message ID Value here, mostly 00000000 though.
 [end break TWO]
 (And then repeats throughout section as per above.)
 
 Dword [00000000] - remaining at end of the section after repeating sections above.
[end break ONE]

And then repeat the WHOLE section above for repeating section (see below-Fluffy News).

Fluffy News Advisor EAC937B4

This section is as per, and after, Environmental Advisor Section above.

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