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Offline dedgren

How to Adjust Your Budget
« on: January 11, 2007, 10:45:55 AM »
I was asked by a reader of my Mayor's Diary, Three Rivers Region [linkie], how I come by the billions of simoleans I need in order to develop my region.  I thought I'd share the answer with a wider audience than the couple of folks who might accidentally stumble onto an increasingly old post in 3RR.

I used to use Daeley's budget adjustment banks [linkie] to get additional funds.  They're pretty cool, but since I've become aware of the "Moolah" cheat game parameter adjustment code, I just cut right to the chase and use it.

So let's look at an example.  Here, 3RR Quad 122's treasury only has a piddly 64,000 or so simoleans on hand.



But we want to do big things...

...expensive big things...

So, we'll bring up the cheat game adjustment parameter input box by pressing the [ Ctrl ] and [ X ] keys at the same time.  When the box appears, we type the code Moolah followed by a space and the amount of additional funding we desire, in this case fifty million simoleans.



After pressing [ Enter ], we see the following.



Oh, man!  Already spent 172 simoleans.  And that's a heck of a transaction fee, the 63,933 simoleans I had originally have disappeared!  Kind of like the ATM at the corner 7-Eleven [linkie].

What the code does is adjust whatever you have in the treasury to the amount you enter, and the game continues from there.

Now, if you are interested in other game adjustment parameters, I commend your attention to this thread [linkie], where Game Code God Buggi has made available to us the Extra Cheats DLL [linkie].  The thread explains all.

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: May 08, 2009, 02:55:58 PM by dedgren »
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Offline jeronij

Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 12:53:37 PM »
Ha ha ha  :D , quite easy and useful  &apls
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Offline Diggis

Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2007, 02:11:07 PM »
and here i was thinking this was going to be about how you got millions by adjusting budget sliders on buildings etc.  &hlp (no reason for this except i like it $%Grinno$%)

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 06:00:09 AM »
Nice tutorial! :thumbsup:

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 12:07:32 PM »
and here i was thinking this was going to be about how you got millions by adjusting budget sliders on buildings etc.  &hlp (no reason for this except i like it $%Grinno$%)

I was thinking the same thing! This is MUCH easier! Great job, David!

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 02:09:04 PM »
I always used that nice plopping palm tree that gives you 5 billion at the end of each month. I usually plop it and after one month, I make fire wood of it, and cash the cheque $%Grinno$% You can find it at the stex, but don't ask me the name coz I can't remember it. &mmm

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 02:15:50 PM »
Hey Dedgren, very nifty trick, cheat, helpful tool.... what ever you want to call it.

I am pretty sure there is another way of doing this aswell, but I think it would avoid those pesky "Dedgren must Cheat" announcements in the city press.  There is an exemplar in the save game files (I think) that holds a property that determines what value your city bank had in its last save.  If you change this value and save the file with the Reader... you might just be changing the simoleons in your city.

I have never tried this... so dont quote me on it.  I am just pretty sure and dont plan on trying it any time soon.
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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 02:19:14 PM »
I always used that nice plopping palm tree that gives you 5 billion at the end of each month. I usually plop it and after one month, I make fire wood of it, and cash the cheque $%Grinno$% You can find it at the stex, but don't ask me the name coz I can't remember it. &mmm

Here it is: Super Cash Park by stardog13.

I use that myself, however, you can't go to far with how much money you make with it. According to stardog13 in the description, "WARNING!: Simcity may crash when you have $1 trillion or more." I usually build it, make the $4 billion and bulldoze. If you go through that $4 billion, just do it again!

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007, 03:46:23 PM »
Not a single download link from neither Simtropolis' forums or SC4D works. Somebody?
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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007, 03:53:48 PM »
Not a single download link from neither Simtropolis' forums or SC4D works. Somebody?

Really? They're working for me. Do you have a firewall on, and if so, did you try disabling it to download? I know whenever I try to download Mods from ST, I have to disable Norton Internet Security to do so. If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what it could be.

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2007, 03:19:47 AM »
Here it is: Super Cash Park by stardog13.

I use that myself, however, you can't go to far with how much money you make with it. According to stardog13 in the description, "WARNING!: Simcity may crash when you have $1 trillion or more." I usually build it, make the $4 billion and bulldoze. If you go through that $4 billion, just do it again!

That's the one, I too, using only for one month and when it get 4 billion, it delete it. :thumbsup:

Offline mittfh

Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2007, 06:03:00 PM »
When I need an instant cash boost, I call on the services of Moolah.

However, as I'm too generous with the way I treat my Sims, I often also need help getting my books to balance.

Unlike others in this thread, I prefer a more realistic addition to my balance than mega millions. Cue - the Cash Bunker (available on the STEX), which gives you a more modest 5,000 Simoleons per month in your treasury. It's a fairly distinctive lot - a metal bunker sitting on a plaza - but as it's only 1x1 in size, I suggest you either add a sign or put it somewhere fairly memorable, so that whenever you're making a net profit of over 5,000 Simoleons per month, you can find your bunkers and demolish one. Although you can plop any number of these bunkers, I prefer to avoid plopping more than 2 (10,000 Simoleons/month), so I still have to keep an occasional eye on my finances.

And while I'm here, two money-related things that i think would be A Good Idea (TM) for a future version of SimCity (5 would be nice, but since that may already be in testing phase, 5 Expansion Pack 1)...
1) Given the amount of money mods around for SC4, maybe make it a little easier to balance your books...
2) I like the ability to micro-manage funding, but it can get frustrating to remember to head into the budget panel every few years to tweak the settings. How about the ability to delegate a customisable amount of funding decisions to your advisors? Make them earn their salary!

Offline writingliberty

Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007, 04:02:15 PM »
You can make a decent amount of money without cheating by using creative city design and toll booths.

For example, in a region I'm working on now (with a population of about 75K spread over 4 cities) my central city has a river through the center with only one crossing point. This is a freeway bridge with a tollbooth at each end. All of the heavy industry (actually all the industry except for farms) and most of the commercial in the whole region is east of the bridge, while over 60% of the residential is west of the bridge.

Daily traffic on the bridge is something like 9000 cars and the city it's in is making $30K a month in income, with expenses of about $8K supporting a population of 15K....

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2008, 12:34:40 AM »
yes! found the thread again!
I was using this cheat when suddenly after a few days of RL i came back to SC4 and had forgot the spelling.
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edit: ah....... relax my hand will never have to type in weaknesspays ever again
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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2009, 11:44:25 PM »
The BSC Bank works pretty nicely, too.

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2009, 02:32:16 AM »
I use Cheat Engine.

You can download it here: http://www.heijnen1.demon.nl/CheatEngine55.exe (it's free)

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Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2009, 03:01:02 AM »
The BSC Funding Mod works also fine for me. I can build a heck of a lot of thing, and it doesn't cost me a penny!
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Offline mike3775

Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2009, 08:08:18 AM »
I never knew this trick


I usually plop a few super cash parks, then use the friendly simoleon park to augment the budget



As far as jplumbley pointed out, I get a typing monkey statue out of this trick, which I usually plop right near my city hall when it gets built. 


Offline writingliberty

Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2009, 02:34:13 PM »
I usually just use tollbooths, along with a 5x tollbooth revenue mod.

Offline dedgren

Re: How to Adjust Your Budget
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2009, 02:57:32 PM »
I've updated the linkies in the original post, as they were broken.  In these times, we need all the budget help we can get.


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