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About SC4 Encyclopaedia

SC4 Encyclopaedia is a free, multilingual, open content encyclopaedia project for SimCity 4-related information. The project aims to provide easy to access and up-to-date information on every aspect of the game. Mediawiki software was chosen for this project as it allows members to easily edit and collaborate on articles, which means that knowledge can be quickly consolidated, distilled, and checked for accuracy by anyone who wants to be involved.

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  • Registration and granting of editor rights is currently closed. Members with advanced technical understanding about the game may apply for editorial rights by sending a Private Message to Tarkus, the current SC4D Staff Wiki Coordinator, on the SC4D forums.
  • A new system of access control has been agreed upon in the light of the recent vandalism problems. Click here to see more details.
  • Because of a recent edit war, logging into the wiki has temporarily been restricted to wiki staff members only. Please bear with us while we decide on an appropriate course of action, regarding editing permissions, at which time the restrictions will be relaxed and clarified.
  • Lately, a lot of tutorials have been copied from SimCity 4 Devotion. Feel free to copy some of your own!
  • The cause of the technical problems experienced on 18/10/2008 has been resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
  • The site has been updated to allow custom signatures more easily, check out Help:Signature for more info on how to do it.
  • The SC4 Encyclopedia has been opened to the public!
  • A few projects have been started, Mayor Diaries have been documented and team pages have been filled out.

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SC4 Savegames by various decoders

Savegame (.sc4) files are DBPF files, containing a number of files specific to the city, including various subfiles, like Network Subfiles, the Building Subfile but also the Advisor Subfiles, etc. They can be opened with Reader by ilive and the SC4 Savegame Explorer by wouanagaine. However, as critical parts of the file encoding have not been discovered, and Maxis used a checksum algorithm on these files, voiding them when anything is changed to them outside the game, there is currently no editing program capable of successfully modifying these files except for SimCity 4 itself. Some of the files have at least had their purpose identified and been named, while even fewer have been partially or fully decoded.

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