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This article contains a list of all the relations of the SimCity 4 file types as currently known. This will exclude the Savegame formats as their parents are the .exe, and their children are any number of files that it decides to pull in as it wants to: building exemplars for the building file and so forth. This article shows the parents of each file, namely, the file which is responsible for the file type opening, and the children, which are things it causes to open.

Contents

Entry Format

File Type

<GID> - <Group Name>
        0xAAAABBBB (optional) - For Group IDs with multiple section types, the format for that group type  
        Children - Things loaded as a result of this file.
           Relations (name, kind, property ID if available)
        Parent - Things that caused this file to be loaded
           Relations (name, kind, property ID if available)
        Dependent - (optional) - Dependent relations. A file contains details that are carried out by another file
           Relations (name, kind, property ID if available)

To show different variations of Instances inside a Group ID that may have different children and parents, instance format codes like used in the InstanceFormats spec may be seen in the usual 0xAAAABBBB type format.

The 'kind' part of a relation may be dropped if the file is being called by the .exe in order for a full description. No Relations of either parent or child type are marked by a NONE designation. Filetypes for which all relations are not marked are listed at the end of the document.

This document may not be complete. Things may be assumed to be complete until shown otherwise, for which corrections would then be made to whatever part is missing data.

Specification

A - D

AB

8a5971c5 - UDI Sounds
           Children
           Parent
              Vehicle Exemplar, Exemplar Prop, 0xAC08657C

AE

8a5971c5 - UDI Data
           Children
           Parent

ATC

2a2458f9 - Props Animation Collections
           Children
              AVP, One AVP per designated IID 
           Parent
              Lot Configs, Property, Value 13+ for Type 0x1 lines
              Exemplars, Resource Key, 0xC96E6806 group exemplars may call these animations.
49a593e7 - Non-prop Animation Collections
           Children
              AVP, One AVP per designated IID 
           Parent
              EXE, Automata Placement Routine
              Exemplars, Resource Key, 0xC96E6806 group exemplars may call these animations.

AVP

2a2458f9 - Props Single Animation 
           Children
              FSH, Instance ID, FSH has same instance as AVP. Plane of FSH is in each frame
           Parent
              ATC, Resource Key, One AVP per Zoom as listed in ATC
49a593e7 - Non-Prop Single Animation
           Children
              FSH, Instance ID, FSH has same instance as AVP. Plane of FSH is in each frame
           Parent
              ATC, Resource Key, One AVP per Zoom as listed in ATC

BMP

6A1EED2C - Region tile layout bitmaps
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, these bitmaps represent default Maxis region layouts and are called as needed.
1d6962cf - SC4 Vanilla Internal Tool Bitmaps
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, Called when using Maxis Tools in an uncompiled version programming mode.
<gen> - Computer specific BAT generated overlay picture (small)
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, Created and used by the Building tool suite to create in-game representative images.

BSPEC

aa5bcf57 - Bridge Specification Rules
           Children
              Exemplar, piece, Bridge specifications define pieces of the bridge
                        by linking to its applicable Exemplar through the piece.
           Parent
              EXE, Instance, The EXE calls the BSPEC directly by instance,
                   and then reads optional bridges by # name inside it.

Cohort

07BDDF1C - Civic and Park Building Parents
           0xABBBBCCC (Automata Layer Cohorts)
              Children
              Parent
           0x0000000A (Main Usage Cohorts)
              Children
              Parent
096E6739 - Vehicle Type Parents
           0x0000000A (Main Vehicle Cohorts)
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC (Automata Layer Cohorts)
              Children
              Parent
096e6817 - Watercraft Parents
           Children
           Parent
296e680f - Aircraft Parents
           Children
           Parent
47bddf12 - Zonable Commercial Building Parents
           Children
           Parent
67bddf0c - Zonable Residential Building Parents
           Children
           Parent
690f693f - Dataview Parents
           Children
           Parent
6a297266 - MySim Parent
           Children
           Parent
7a4a8458 - Clouds Parent
           Children
           Parent
a7bddf17 - Zonable Industrial Building Parents
           Children
           Parent
a8fbd372 - Building Foundations
           Children
           Parent
c96e6806 - Crime Simulator
           0x0000000A (Main Sim Effectors)
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC (Sim Cohorts)
              Children
              Parent
ca25875d - Ambiance Layer
           Children
           Parent
ca386e22 - Landmark Parent
           Children
           Parent

Config (CFG)

49dd6e08 - SimCity Configuration File
           Children
              Region, Entry, Tells the EXE the currently loaded region and location
           Parent
              EXE, called on load.

Cursor

00000001 - Black & White Cursors
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, call, Called directly as needed in game dependent on colour quality.
00000004 - 4bit Cursors
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, call, Called directly as needed in game dependent on colour quality.
00000008 - 8bit Cursors
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, call, Called directly as needed in game dependent on colour quality.
00000032 - 32bit Cursors
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, call, Called directly as needed in game dependent on colour quality.

DBPF

6a5b7b57 - DBPF Data files
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              LUA, tutorial_file_guids[#], defines an IID for a DBPF file for use in
              that tutorial where # is the tutorial number as set.

DIR

e86b1eef - Compressed File Directory
           Children
              NONE, However has a list of all Compressed files in the dat.
           Parent
              DBPF Files (external), Load, File loaded at DBPF load to expedite processing.

E - K

Effect Dir

ea5118b1 - Effect Resource Tree
           Children
              FSH, ResourceKey, In section 1 the effect may call itself a texture by instance.
              S3D, ResourceKeys, In section 1 a list of resource keys may call random S3D files.
              FSH, Resourcekey, In Section 2 terrain dependent FSH file.
              Exemplar, ResourceKey, In section 5 terrain brush exemplar.
              LUA, String, Section 6 string links to a representative string in LUA generators/attractors/repulsors by var.
              EXE, CID, Section 7 U4 property almost certainly links to the exe by classid.
              TRK, ResourceKey, Section 9 resource Key links to a track def for sounds.
              EXE, String, Section 10 strings almost certainly link to the EXE for train variables.
              EXE, CID, U4 in section 12 probably links to the exe by classid.
           Parent
              EXE, CID, the exe may call an effect in 13,14,15 by instance or CID.
              EXE, String, the exe may call a string in the effdir directories 13,14,15 by name.
              Exemplar, property, 0x4a08c700 property calls an effect name for use by exemplars (often disasters).
              Exemplar, property, 0xc98204b8 property calls an effect name for use in an effect exemplar by string.
              Exemplar, property, 0xc98204b9 property calls an effect name for use in an effect exemplar by string.
              Exemplar, property, in absence of the 0xc98204b8/9 property Exemplar name of gid 0xc977c536 calls an effect by string.
              S3D, name, the effect name in the REGP section of an S3D may spawn an effect by directory name in the EFFDIR.
              LUA, , fx, the fx command allows to reference an effect inside the effect dir from an LUA.

Exemplar

07BDDF1C - Exemplar - Civic and Park Buildings
           0xAAAABBBB - Civic
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC - Park
              Children
              Parent
084344E0 - Exemplar - Network Placement Tuning Parameters
           Children
           Parent
088E1962 - Exemplar - Power Poles
           Children
           Parent
096E6739 - Exemplar - Land Vehicle Types
           0xAAAABBBB - Vehicles
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC (rarely used. backup format)
              Children
              Parent
096E6817 - Exemplar - Water Vehicle Types
           0xAAAABBBB - Vehicle
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC (rarely used. backup format)
              Children
              Parent
2821ED93 - Exemplar - Bridge Pieces Network Part Assignment
           0xAAAABBBB - Bridges, and Lightmaps
              Children
              Parent
296E680F - Exemplar - Air Vehicle Types
           0xAAAABBBB - Vehicles
              Children
              Parent
           0xAAAAAAAA (test exemplar)
              Children
              Parent
2989FD57 - Construction Properties
           Children
           Parent
29B6C670 - Exemplar - Disasters
           0x0000000A - Disasters
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC (Rush Hour Disasters)
              Children
              Parent
2A3858E4 - Exemplar - Menu Items
           0x00000AAA
              Children
              Parent
           0xAAAABBBB (Intersections)
              Children
              Parent
2B79DFFB - Exemplar - Light Rail Pieces
           0xAAAAAAAA (test exemplar format)
              Children
              Parent
           0xAABBCCDE - 3d Networks
              Children
              Parent
47BDDF12 - Developer: Commercial
           Children
           Parent
67BDDF0C - Developer: Residential
           Children
           Parent
67CD5FA1 - Exemplar - Building Behavior Simulators
           0xABBBBCCC (rarely used. backup format)
              Children
              Parent
           0x0000AABB - Building Behavior
              Children
              Parent
690F693F - Exemplar - Data view and U-Drive-It Interfaces
           Children
           Parent
6A01FC2A - Exemplar - God Mode Terrain Tools
           Children
           Parent
6A297266 - Exemplar - MySims
           Children
           Parent
7A4A8458 - Exemplar - Tuning Parameters/Background Loaders
           Children
           Parent
88CD66E9 - Exemplar - Fluid Dynamics Properties
           Children
           Parent
8974F80F - Exemplar - Supports
           Children
           Parent
89AC5643 - Exemplar - Transit Pieces (minus light rail)
           Children
           Parent
89C2A517 - Exemplar - Textures
           Children
           Parent
8A3858D8 - Exemplar - Rewards
           Children
           Parent
A7BDDF17 - Developer: Industrial
           0xAAAABBBB - Buildings
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC - Fields
              Children
              Parent
A82CA30F - Exemplar - Bridge Pieces Main Definition
           Children
           Parent
A8434037 - Exemplar - Highway Pieces Definitions
           Children
           Parent
A8FBD372 - Exemplar - Building Lots
           0xAAAABBBB - Lots
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC - Lots Format2
              Children
              Parent
A9189CF0 - Lighting Exemplar
           Children
           Parent
A998D30B - Automata Tuning Exemplar
           Children
           Parent
A9C2C209 - Exemplar - Ordinances
           Children
           Parent
C7BB4816 - Exemplar - Demand Simulator
           Children
           Parent
C8DBCCBA - Exemplar - Utility Buildings
           Children
           Parent
C96E6806 - Exemplar - Animated Props
           0xAABB0000 - Props
              Children
              Parent
           0xAAABBB00 - Non-Settable Props
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC - Sims
              Children
              Parent
C977C536 - Exemplar - Props
           0xAAAABCCC - LODs and Effects
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC - Props
              Children
              Parent
CA25875D - Exemplar - Ambiance Layer Functionality
           Children
           Parent
CA386E22 - Exemplar - Landmarks
           Children
           Parent
CA4AD545 - Exemplar - Graphs
           Children
           Parent
CB730FAC - Exemplar - Avenue Bridge Pieces Resources
           Children
           Parent
CBE084CB - Exemplar - One way Network Intersections & Road Tunnel
           Children
           Parent
E7E2C2DB - Exemplar - Simulators
           Children
           Parent
E8347989 - Exemplar - Rail & Highway Bridge Pieces Resources & Rail Tunnel
           Children
           Parent
E83E0437 - Exemplar - Trees
           Children
           Parent
EA12F32C - Exemplar - Crimes
           Children
           Parent
EBE084C2 - Exemplar - 3D Transportation Pieces - Monorail/Light Rail
           Children
           Parent
EBE084d1 - Exemplar - 3D Transportation Pieces - Ground Highway
           Children
           Parent
<gen>  - Computer specific Plugin Manager generated Group ID (same as lots)
           Children
           Parent

FSH

0986135E - FSH - Base and Overlay Textures
           Children
           Parent
1ABE787D - FSH - Building Textures/Bridge Textures/Misc Textures/Network Textures
           0xAABBCCDE - Network Textures
              Children
              Parent
           0xAAAABCDE - LODs (Buildings, Props etc.)
              Children
              Parent
           0xAAAABCD0 - Flora
              Children
              Parent
          0xAAAA000B - Graffiti (1dc##### in SimCity_2.dat)
              Children
              Parent
          0xABBBBCCC - Sim & Automata & Fauna & Masks & Clouds
              Children
              Parent
          0xAAAAB00C - Construction & Materials Textures
              Children
              Parent
2A2458F9 - FSH - Animation Sprites for Props
           Children
           Parent
2BC2759A - FSH - Transit Piece Masks
           Children
           Parent
49A593E7 - FSH - Animation Sprites non Props
           Children
           Parent
891B0E1A - FSH - Terrain & Foundation Textures/Masks/Effect Textures
           0x0000AAAA - Terrain
              Children
              Parent
           0xABBBBCCC - Masks & Effects
              Children
              Parent
           0xAAAA000B - Foundations
              Children
              Parent
cb6b7bd9 - LE Arrow Images
           Children
           Parent
46A006B0 - FSH - User Interface Images
           Children
           Parent
<gen> - Computer specific BAT generated Texture groupid
           Children
           Parent

HIT

ca4d19e3 - HIT Audio Track Data
           Children
           Parent
              INI, Resource, In the sound INI file [trackdatablocks] area each HIT file is defined.

HLS

9dbdbf74 - Sound Hitlists
           Children
              TRK, IID, TRKs can be referenced if needed by IID.
              XA, IID, XAs of any type can be referenced in this way by IID.
              WAV, IID, Custom WAVs instead of XA can be referenced in this way.
           Parent
              TRK, Field, Field 15 of TRK files where entered.

INFO

xxxxxxxx - Photo Album Information File (does not have TGI)
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, Called as the UI for the Album needs it.

INI

4a87bfe8 - Font INI
           Children
              MXF, name, calls to font.mxf files done by the first assigned property of each font assignment line.
           Parent
              EXE, instance, direct call to the font ini file by the exe
              UI, property, any font property may make a direct call to one of the font lines in this INI.
8a5971c5 - Terrain Mapping, Sound, and Features INI
           Children
              HIT, Resource, In the sound INI file [trackdatablocks] area each HIT file is defined.
              FSH, Instance key, Partial instances are presented in the terrain.ini that
                   link to FSH textures in table form via moisture level.
              EXE, CIDs, In the sound INI file classids for the exe are defined for various sound bits.
           Parent
              EXE, Instance, Direct call to sound ini as needed by instance.
              EXE, Instance, direct call to the terrain ini as needed by the exe.

JFIF/JPEG

ca133ecb - JPEG Art
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              UI, image, called as a resource key by the image property during design phases,
                  this represented placeholders.
<gen> - Computer specific BAT generated overlay picture (large)
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, Created and used by the Building tool suite to create in-game representative images.

KEYCFG

6a231eaa - Accelerator Tables
           Children
              Exemplar, IID, Extra data in the keyconfigs links to lot exemplars.
           Parent
              EXE, loaded at start.

L - R

LEV and XA

XAs currently in the LEV area.

0a5bcda5 - Construction
           Children
              XA, GroupID, XA files inside this Groupid linked to parent LEV.
           Parent
              Exemplar, Property, 0xEA3FBDD7 - Audio:FreshScoreKey

The following Group ID's have the same Parent/Child info as above:
0a627909 - Residential Bad Night Small/Medium
2a398e45 - Nature Night
2a6278ee - Residential Bad Day Large
4a392cff - Industrial Clean Bad
4a398e40 - Nature Day
4a42c073 - Traffic Midtown/Medium
4a54e37f - Pipe View
4a54e387 - Subway View
4a5e6ac5 - High Crime
4a5e7be3 - Farm Buildings
4a60ce67 - Farm Fields
4a627900 - Residential Bad Night Large
8a398e3c - Industrial Dirty Good
8a42b774 - Traffic Downtown
8a60ce80 - Traffic Street
8a60cf62 - Zoo
8a627912 - Residential Good Day Small/Medium $$$
aa39ba06 - Garbage
aa60ce7d - Traffic Road Light
ca398e36 - Industrial Dirty Bad
ca398e4a - Wind Zoom 1&2
ca62790f - Residential Good Day Small/Medium
ca88cc85 - Abandoned
ea39ba3e - Water
ea5e6ac2 - Traffic Jam
ea60ce77 - Traffic Highway
ea6278fd - Residential Bad Day Small/Medium
ea62790c - Residential Good Day
ea627915 - Residential Good Night Small/Medium
ea627918 - Zoom 3 City
ea62791b - Wind Zoom 3
ea398e29 - Industrial Clean Good

LogicObject (TLO)

ca4d19e3 - Track Logic Object
           Children
              Effect dir, effect string, Strings of effects where present.
           Parent
              TRK, Field, Field 4 of TRK files where applicable.

Lot Data (LD)

6be74c60 - Exchange Data for Lot
           Children
              NONE, however lists required plugin dats to use this Lot in-game. Not actual link. Just theoretical.
           Parent
              Exchange, Upload Function, Processed during upload to display information.

LTEXT

LTEXT files in Plugins have incremental GIDs to signify the different languages to the exe.

EA5524EB - LTEXT - Misc. Item Names/Descriptions
           Children
           Parent
EA231E96 - LTEXT - Misc. Texts
           Children
           Parent
CA554B03 - LTEXT - Popup window HTML texts
           Children
           Parent
8A635D24 - LTEXT - Audio filename to description texts
           Children
           Parent
8A5E03EC - LTEXT - Disaster texts
           Children
           Parent
8A4924F3 - LTEXT - About SC4 window HTML text
           Children
           Parent
6A554AFD - LTEXT - Misc. Item Names/Descriptions
           Children
           Parent
6A3FF01C - LTEXT - Game UI Texts
           Children
           Parent
6A231EAA - LTEXT - Interactivity Feature Texts (MySim, UDriveIt, etc.)
           Children
           Parent
6A231EA4 - LTEXT - News ticker message texts
           Children
           Parent
4A5E093C - LTEXT - Terrain tool texts
           Children
           Parent
4A5CB171 - LTEXT - Funny random city loading message texts
           Children
           Parent
2A592FD1 - LTEXT - Item plop/draw notification texts
           Children
           Parent
0A554AF5 - LTEXT - Audio UI Panel texts
           Children
           Parent
0A554AE8 - LTEXT - General UI texts
           Children
           Parent
0A554AE0 - LTEXT - Item visible name and description texts
           Children
           Parent
0A419226 - LTEXT - In game error texts
           Children
           Parent
6a4eb3f7 - LTEXT - Population Text
           Children
           Parent
EAFCB180 - LTEXT - Plugin Install Text
           Children
           Parent

De-Localizer

The Delocalizer is located in the LTEXT files.

6a231eaa - Text to avoid language localization.
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, Loaded when the EXE processes files containing LTEXTs.

LUA

4A5E8EF6 - LUA - Missions, Advisors, Advice, Definitions, Tutorials and Packaging files
           Children
              LUA, dofile, Dofile commands load a file by hashed name translated to instance.
              LTEXT, Resource Key, text@0x######## tutorial functions define an instance for a GID 0xca554b03 LTEXT.
              LTEXT, Resource Key, text@0x######## mission/advice functions define an instance for a GID 0x6a231ea4 LTEXT.
              DBPF, tutorial_file_guids[#], defines an IID for a DBPF file for use
                    in that tutorial where # is the tutorial number as set.
              S3D, Advisor_anim_types, this variable defines the IID of an S3D file for various types of animations.
              PNG, sit_constants, PNGs as defined by mission constants by IID.
              Exemplar, ordinance_ids, ordinance ID defines an IID of an ordinance Exemplar.
              LUA, function, functions can be used to indirectly call a LUA and connect them.
              Exemplar, flora_tool_types, this calls the IID of an model exemplar.
              Exemplar, building_group_types, this calls the IID of an model exemplar.
              Exemplar, graph_window_types, this calls the IID of a Group 0xca4ad545 exemplar.
              Exemplar, tuning_constants, this calls the IID of an model exemplar.
              Exemplar, special_buildings, this calls the IID of an model exemplar.
              BMP, Mysim_balloons, This calls a MySim balloon IID of the 0xab7e5421f Group ID.
              TRK, mysim_vox, This calls a MySim TRK IID of the 0xca4d1948 Group ID.
           Parent
              LUA, dofile, Dofile commands load a file by hashed name translated to instance.
              Itself, ID, At start of file, "--#-package:01234567# -- package signature",
                      the package ID must be unique for all LUA.
              Itself, rawget, line in following format:
                      [if not rawget(globals(), "_unique_name_here") then _unique_name_here = 1]
              LUA, function, functions can be used to indirectly call a LUA and connect them
              EXE, As needed can call directly
           Dependent
              LUA, function, A function declared and created in one LUA can be run from another LUA to reference and call.
              LUA, reward_state, reward states as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, building_conditions, building conditions as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, zone_tool_types, tool types for zones as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, game_trends, game trends as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, zodiac, mysim zodiacs as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, mysim_trip_types, mysim trip types as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, game_difficulty_level, difficulties as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, mysim_idle_animation_ids, animation ids for mysims as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, advice_priority, advice text priority as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, camera_zooms, camera zooms as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, ordinance_ids, ordinance ids as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, neighbor_deal_types, neighbour deal types as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, disaster_ids, disaster ids as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, game_events, game events container and types  as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, game_commands, game commands as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, network_types, network types as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, button_tool_types, tool types for buttons  as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, flora_tool_types, flora tool types  as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, effects, effects  as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, building_group_types, building group types  as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, budget_window_types, budget window types as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, graph_window_types, graph window types as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, map_window_types, map window types as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, tuning_constants, ones which are not just a constant  as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, special_buildings, special buildings  as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, mysim_balloons, mysim thought balloons as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, mysim_vox, mysim audio as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, game_commands, game commands as defined in the main def file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, building_groups, building groups for missions as defined in the constant LUA file.
              LUA, sit_conditions, mission conditions as defined in the constant LUA file.
              LUA, sit_constants, constants for missions as defined in the constant LUA file.
              LUA, tutorial_zone_type, zone types as defined in the main tutorial file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, tutorial_building_type, building types as defined in the main tutorial file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, tutorial_dispatch_type, dispatch types as defined in the main tutorial file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, tutorial_network_type, network types as defined in the main tutorial file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, tutorial_buttons, buttons as defined in the main tutorial file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, tutorial_function_index, functions as defined in the main tutorial file and referenced by other LUAs.
              LUA, automata_groups, automata groups as defined in the constants LUA.
              LUA, automata_states, automata states as defined in the constants LUA.
              LUA, sit_coverage_state, coverage states as defined in the constants LUA.
              LUA,tuning, tuning constant variables link to definitions in another LUA.
              LUA, #link#, a #function# resource type loads that resource from a defining LUA.
              LUA, advice_mood, advice moods are stored in another LUA file and accessed from other LUAs.
              LUA, Advice_type, defined in LUA based off of Advisor IDs from the exe and accessed from LUA.
              LUA, automata, An LUA may declare an automata group from another file be affected by it.
              LUA, add_tutorial and task_first, These lines define a GUID which links the tutorial def fine to the actual tutorial.
              EXE, part of the EXE may be called by a classid/guid definition.
              EXE/LUA, MySim, MySim variables incoming from the game are defined in LUA and accessed from elsewhere.
              EXE/LUA, game, game variables are stored in the LUA and modified but essentially come direct from the EXE.
              EXE, Advisor_id, this variable is defined elsewhere and accessed from Advisor LUA script.
              EXE, tutorial_zone_type, defined in the EXE and subaccessed from LUA.
              EXE, tutorial_network_type, network types as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, tutorial_dispatch_type, dispatch types as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, tutorial_zone_type, zone types as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, tutorial_buttons, tutorial buttons as defined in C++ by classid and sent to LUA.
              EXE, tutorial_function_index, tutorial function indexes as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, object, Object functions as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, sit_conditions, conditions for missions as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, sit_coverage_state, coverage states as defined in the C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, automata_states, automata states as defined in the C++ and sent to the LUA.
              EXE, automata_groups, automata groups as defined in the C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, building_groups, building groups defined by 16 bit values in the C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, reward_state, reward states as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, building_conditions, buildings conditions  as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, zone_tool_types, tool types for zones  as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, game_trends, game trends such as HQ  as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, zodiac, Mysim zodiacs  as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, mysim_trip_types, mysim trip types  as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, game_difficulty_level, difficulty  as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, mysim_idle_animation_ids, mysim animation ids  as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, disaster_ids, disaster ids as defined in C++ and sent to LUA.
              EXE, game_events, game events as defined in C++.
              EXE, game_commands, game commands as defined in C++.
              EXE, network_types, network types as defined in C++.
              EXE, neighbor_deal_types, neighbour deal types as defined in C++.
              EXE, button_tool_types,  button tool types as defined in C++.
              EXE, effects, effects as defined in C++.
              EXE, budget_window_types, budget window types as defined in C++.
              EXE, map_window_types, map window types as defined in C++.
4A5E8F3F - LUA - Generators,Attractors,Repulsors, and System LUAs
           Children
              LUA, dofile, Dofile commands load a file by hashed name translated to instance.
              TRK, GUID, in SFX tables, TRK instances may be called in from 0xAA4d1930 GID to be used specifically.
              BMP, csi_image, A bitmap instance may be used for specific types of definitions in a controller.
              Exemplar, source_building, an exemplar building may be referenced for use in a controller.
              LUA, function, functions can be used to indirectly call a LUA and connect them.
              EXE, cmd, the exe may be referenced by a CMD command to perform a call such as a control movement for a vehicle.
              Effect Dir, fx, the fx command allows to reference an effect inside the effect dir from an LUA.
           Parent
              LUA, dofile, Dofile commands load a file by hashed name translated to instance.
              LUA, function, functions can be used to indirectly call a LUA and connect them.
              Effect Dir, String, Section 6 strings link to repulsors/Attractors/OccupantGroups.
              Itself, ID, At start of file, "--#-package:01234567# -- package signature" the package ID must be unique for all LUA.
              Itself, rawget, line in following format:
                      [if not rawget(globals(), "_unique_name_here") then _unique_name_here = 1]
              EXE, As needed can call directly
           Dependant
              LUA, function, A function declared and created in one LUA can be run from another LUA to reference and call.
              LUA, automata, An LUA may declare an automata group from another file be affected by it.
              LUA, anims, An LUA may declare an animation type from another file be used.
              LUA, controllers, An LUA may declare a controller(generator,attractor etc) from another LUA be used.
              EXE, part of the EXe may be called by a classid definition.
              EXE, effect trigger ID, inside an effect table, an ID may be defined to the exe that can be triggered later.

MAD

00000001 - Movie Files
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, Loaded by Executable as needed.

MXF

xxxxxxxx - Font File (does not have TGI)
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              INI, Assignment, Purpose decided by the Font.ini file. Called directly by the EXE as needed.

PNG

00000001 - PNG - Main Button Images
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, multi-imaged PNGs called by the exe for the main UI buttons and icons.
1ABE787D - PNG - User Interface (Button and Menu States, Query edges, States)
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
22DEC92D - PNG - Built-In Tools User Interface
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, multi-imaged PNGs called by the exe for the UI Creator.
46A006B0 - PNG - UI Images (UDI, Main Interface, Mysim)
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
4C06F888 - PNG - UDrive Icons
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              Exemplar, property, 
6A1EED2C - Region View City Tiles
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              EXE, called by the exe when needed for default tiles.
6A386D26 - PNG - Menu Building Icons, Bridges, Overlays
           0xABBBBCCC - Menu images
              Children
                 NONE
              Parent
                 Exemplar, property, 
           0xAA0000BB - Bridge Icons
              Children
                 NONE
              Parent
                 Exemplar, property, 
           0x0000AAAA - Pinkscreen box overlay
              Children
                 NONE
              Parent
8b6b7857 - Lot Editor PNG Images
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              Exemplar, property, 
A9179251 - PNG - Art picture and their Overlay
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
AB7E5421 - PNG - MySim Thought Bubbles and Transit Icons
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
ebdd10a4 - ?
           Children
              NONE
           Parent

R - Z

RUL

aa5bcf57 - Network Rules
           Children
              FSH, Instance, The second rep in each 0x3 line is an IID of a network FSH file.
              Exemplar, Instance, The second rep in each 0x3 line is an IID of a network exemplar file.
              SC4Path, Instance, The second rep in each 0x3 line is an IID of a network SC4path file.
           Parent
              EXE, called during each network plop.

Complex RUL

aa5bcf57 - Complex Network Rules
           Children
              FSH, Instance, the overrides rules 4 id properties may reference a FSH for a drawn network texture.
              Exemplar, Instance, the overrides rules 4 id properties may reference an exemplar for a 3D network texture.
              FSH, Instance, the solutions rule references a texture FSH for a network by instance.
              Exemplar, Instance, the solutions rule references a texture exemplar for a 3d network by Instance.
           Parent
              EXE, instance, The overrides file is called by Instance ID.
              EXE, instance, The solutions file is called by Instance ID.
              EXE, instance, The intersections file is called by Instance ID.
8a5971c5 - Path remapping
           Children
           Parent

S3D

badb57f1 - Simglide 3D Model
           0xAAAABCDE - LOD,Object,Arbitrary
              Children
                 FSH, Instances, S3D files link to their textures via the material instance ID in the MATS section.
                 Effect Dir, String, Effects may be called an attached to a model
                      via the effectname property in the REGP section.
                 EXE, prop, S3D files Prop section references the EXE for purposes
                      of determining arbitrary properties for moving models.
              Parent
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812820 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812821 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812822 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812823 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812824 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812920 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812921 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812922 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812923 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812924 property.
                 Exemplar, property, 0x09c80416 property links to an S3D file by resource key.
                 S3D, ResourceKeys, In section 1 a list of resource keys may call random S3D files.
           0xAABBCCDE - 3d Networks (Highway and El/Light)
              Children
                 FSH, Instances, S3D files link to their textures via the material instance ID in the MATS section.
                 Effect Dir, String, Effects may be called an attached to a model
                      via the effectname property in the REGP section.
              Parent
                 Exemplar, property, 3D network pieces are called via the 0x27812820 property resource key
           0xAAAABBCD - Advisors, Fauna
              Children
                 FSH, Instances, S3D files link to their textures via the material instance ID in the MATS section.
                 Effect Dir, String, Effects may be called an attached to a model
                      via the effectname property in the REGP section.
                 EXE, prop, S3D files Prop section references the exe for purposes
                      of determining arbitrary properties for moving models.
              Parent
                 LUA, Advisor_anim_types, this variable defines the IID of an S3D file for various types of animations.
                 Exemplar, property, 	0x09c80416 property links to an S3D file by resource key.
           0xAAAABBCC - UDI, disaster, model
              Children
                 FSH, Instances, S3D files link to their textures via the material instance ID in the MATS section
                 Effect Dir, String, Effects may be called an attached to a model
                      via the effectname property in the REGP section.
                 EXE, prop, S3D files Prop section references the exe for purposes
                      of determining arbitrary properties for moving models.
              Parent
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812820 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812821 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812822 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812823 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812824 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812920 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812921 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812922 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812923 property.
                 Exemplar, property, models can be referenced by the 0x27812924 property.
                 Exemplar, property, 0x09c80416 property links to an S3D file by resource key.
                 S3D, ResourceKeys, In section 1 a list of resource keys may call random S3D files.
<gen> - Computer specific BAT Generated S3D model
           Children
              FSH, Instances, S3D files link to their textures via the material instance ID in the MATS section.
              Effect Dir, String, Effects may be called an attached to a model
                   via the effectname property in the REGP section.
           Parent
              Exemplar, property, BAT generated models are referenced by the 0x27812821 property.

SC4Path

69668828 - Textured Networks Paths
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              Rule, Instance, The second rep in each 0x3 line is an IID of a network SC4path file.
a966883f - 3D Networks Paths
           0xAABBCCDE
              Children
                 NONE
              Parent
                 Rule, Instance, The second rep in each 0x3 line is an IID of a network SC4path file.
           0xAAAABCCC (for paths on lots)
              Children
                 None
              Parent
                 Exemplar, LotConfig, Property 16 of 0x07 type lotconfig lines where implemented.

TRK

2a4d1937 - Disaster, Destruction, Siren, Splash, Low Pitch Ambient Effect Sounds
           Children
              XA, Field, Field 3 of TRK files where entered.
              HLS, Field, Field 15 of TRK files where entered.
              TLO, Field, Field 4 of TRK files where entered.
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in a Hitlist may be a track.
              Effect Directory, Resource Key, Section 9 Sound Resource For Effects.
2a4d193d - Query Sounds
           Children
              XA, Field, Field 3 of TRK files where entered.
              HLS, Field, Field 15 of TRK files where entered.
              TLO, Field, Field 4 of TRK files where entered.
           Parent
              Exemplar, Property, 0xAA1DD397 - SFX:Query Sound.
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in a Hitlist may be a track.
aa4d1920 - Activate Sounds & Audio LoopID's & Ambience Decayed & AlarmIDs & HLS Entries
           Children
              XA, Field, Field 3 of TRK files where entered.
              HLS, Field, Field 15 of TRK files where entered.
              TLO, Field, Field 4 of TRK files where entered.
           Parent
              Exemplar, Property, 0xABA061F2 - Audio:LoopID
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in a Hitlist may be a track
              Exemplar, Property, 0x0A36AFA2 - SFX:AlarmSoundID
              Exemplar, Property, 0x4a4c132e - SFX:ActivateSound
              Exemplar, Property, 0xCA19D7CA - SFX:Ambience Good Sound
              Exemplar, Property, 0x0a4c13cb - SFX:AmbienceDecayed Sound
              Exemplar, Property, 0x2a53BE13 - SFX:Alarm Ambience Sound
aa4d1930 - ActiveSound & Fireworks, Construction, Sims, UDI, Alien, Crowds, Animals Effects
           Children
              XA, Field, Field 3 of TRK files where entered
              HLS, Field, Field 15 of TRK files where entered
              TLO, Field, Field 4 of TRK files where entered
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in a Hitlist may be a track.
              Effect Directory, Resource Key, Section 9 Sound Resource For Effects.
              Exemplar, Property, 0x6c044bb5 - SFX:ActiveSound
              LUA, GUID, in LUAs of group 0x4A5E8F3F, a TRK of this GID may be called from inside SFX tables by a GUID var.
ca4d1943 - UI Button Click & Plop Sounds & Wire,Fire, and Tools Effects
           Children
              XA, Field, Field 3 of TRK files where entered.
              HLS, Field, Field 15 of TRK files where entered.
              TLO, Field, Field 4 of TRK files where entered.
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in a Hitlist may be a track
              Effect Directory, Resource Key, Section 9 Sound Resource For Effects
              UI, Value, btnclicksnd
              UI, Value, btnupsnd
              Exemplar, Property, 0xC9B93A56 - SFX:Default Plop Sound
ca4d1948 - Occupant Instance Sounds
           Children
              XA, Field, Field 3 of TRK files where entered.
              HLS, Field, Field 15 of TRK files where entered.
              TLO, Field, Field 4 of TRK files where entered.
           Parent
              Exemplar, Property, 0x6a36afac - SFX:Occupant Instance Sound
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in a Hitlist may be a track
              LUA, mysim_vox, a mysim_vox variable makes a call to the IID of a TRK of this group.
ea4d192a - Fireworks,Riots, Children, Anger, Demo, Crime,Construction, Jet Effects
           Children
              XA, Field, Field 3 of TRK files where entered.
              HLS, Field, Field 15 of TRK files where entered.
              TLO, Field, Field 4 of TRK files where entered.
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in a Hitlist may be a track.
              Effect Directory, Resource Key, Section 9 Sound Resource For Effects.

Corrupt

a8fbd372 - Corrupt Building Lot Exemplar
           Children,Parents as per file.

UI

08000600 - Main SC4 Interface
           Children
           Parent
96a006b0 - All Game Interfaces Minus the main interface
           Children
           Parent
1d6962cf - SC4 Vanilla Internal Tool Interfaces
           Children
           Parent
              EXE, called by the exe as it was an internal tool.
cb6b7601 - Lot Editor UI's
           Children
           Parent

String

55555555 - String Texts
           Children
              NONE, Test File
           Parent
              NONE, Test File

WAV

0a4d1926 - School bell & Fire engine
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              Effect Dir, Resource Key, Sound resource key for effects in section 9 where filled.
6a4d193a - Fire and Obliterate Sounds
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              Effect Dir, Resource Key, Sound resource key for effects in section 9 where filled.

XA

0a4d1926 - Activate Sounds & Audio LoopID
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in an HLS may be an XA or TRK.
              TRK, Field, Field 3 of TRKS where filled.
0a4d192d - Fireworks,Riots, Children, Anger, Demo, Crime,Construction, Jet Effects
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in an HLS may be an XA or TRK.
              TRK, Field, Field 3 of TRKs where filled.
              Effect Dir, Resource Key, Sound resource key for effects in section 9 where filled.
0a627909 - Residential Bad Night Small/Medium
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              LEV, GroupID, Connected to Levels File by Group ID.
2a4d1940 - Query Sounds
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in an HLS may be an XA or TRK.
              TRK, Field, Field 3 of TRKs where filled.
2a6278ee - Residential Bad Day Large
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              LEV, GroupID, Connected to Levels File by Group ID.
4a4d1946 - Plop & Button Click & Ambience Decay & Wire,Fire and Tools Effects
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in an HLS may be an XA or TRK.
              TRK, Field, Field 3 of TRKS where filled
              UI, Value, btnclicksnd
              UI, Value, btnupsnd
6a4d193a - Disaster, Destruction, Siren, Splash, Low Pitch Ambient Effect Sounds
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in an HLS may be an XA or TRK.
              TRK, Field, Field 3 of TRKs where filled.
              Effect Dir, Resource Key, Sound resource key for effects in section 9 where filled.
8a627912 - Residential Good Day Small/Medium $$$
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              LEV, GroupID, Connected to Levels File by Group ID
aa4d1933 - Fireworks, Construction, Sims, UDI, Alien, Crowds, Animals Effects
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in an HLS may be an XA or TRK.
              TRK, Field, Field 3 of TRKs where filled.
              Effect Dir, Resource Key, Sound resource key for effects in section 9 where filled.
aa4d194b - Occupant Instance Sounds
           Children
              NONE
           Parent
              HLS, Entry, Any entry in an HLS may be an XA or TRK.
              TRK, Field, Field 3 of TRKS where filled.

XML

<gen> - Computer specific Lot Description XML file
           Children
              NONE, however lists required plugin Dats to use this Lot In game. Not actual link. Just theoretical.
           Parent
              EXE, these xml files were created to pass information along
                   between the various parts of the Maxis building tool suite.


Unfinished File Types

The file types listed below do not have relational info at this time:

  • AB
  • AE
  • HIT
  • complex
  • UI
  • LTEXT
  • FSH
  • PNG
  • Exemplar
  • Cohort
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