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Author Topic: How to patch SimCity_1.dat on OSX  (Read 6215 times)

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Offline Mero90

How to patch SimCity_1.dat on OSX
« on: February 09, 2016, 05:41:52 PM »
Hello Mac users,

maybe you encountered some mods that require to be merged with the SimCity_1.dat file, such as the I-HT missing jobs fix or the CAM 2.1.0 IR fix. ()what() ???

So, that's how to do this:
  • If this file you have to merge doesn't begin with "z_" rename it.
  • Create a "Plugins To Compress" folder on your desktop, and inside this folder create another folder named "SimCity_1".
  • Move your "z_" file inside the "Desktop/Plugin To Compress/SimCity_1" folder.
  • Go were the you installed the "SimCity™4 Deluxe Edition" App (or Steam installed it for you).
  • Right click on "SimCity™4 Deluxe Edition" and select "show package content".
  • You will see a "Contents" folder, open it. And then open the "GameData" folder. Here you will find the "SimCity_1.dat" file.
  • Move the "SimCity_1.dat" file inside the "Desktop/Plugin To Compress/SimCity_1" folder. If it creates a shortcut, hold "command" while moving the file.
  • Now download the JDatPacker from the LEX. http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3140
  • Run the JDatPacker, select as input ".../Desktop/Plugin To Compress" and as output your desktop ".../Desktop". Then click on "Start"
  • The JDatPacker will create on your desktop a file named "SimCity_1_000.dat", rename it as "SimCity_1.dat" and move it inside the "GameData".
  • You have done!

You can keep the original "SimCity_1.dat" as backup if you are planning to restore it in the future. If you have the the Steam version you can restore it via Steam.

We have done here!  ;D
Bye Bye! :bye:

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Re: How to patch SimCity_1.dat on OSX
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 07:50:40 PM »
You are awesome. Thank you for this, it is going to help out so much.
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Offline lamiska

Re: How to patch SimCity_1.dat on OSX
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 03:08:20 AM »
Does CAM installer for mac patch SimCity_1.dat automatically, or do I still need to patch it after I installed CAM?

Offline Mero90

Re: How to patch SimCity_1.dat on OSX
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 06:08:41 AM »
You have to patch it manually with JDatPacker. You will find it and the IR fix inside the "CAM Auxiliary Files" folder.

Offline lamiska

Re: How to patch SimCity_1.dat on OSX
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 08:41:03 AM »
Does not work for me, I choose source (with z_* file and simcity_1.dat ) and target directory - when I press start it shows immediately that datapacking is complete but there is nothing in target directory.

Offline Mero90

Re: How to patch SimCity_1.dat on OSX
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 09:07:55 AM »
Create "Plugins To Compress" folder on your Desktop, than move the "SimCity_1" folder inside that. In the "SimCity_1" folder place "SimCity_1.dat" and "z_CAM_2.1.0_Stand_Permanent Merge.dat".

Than run the JDatPacker and set as Source Directory the "Plugins To Compress" folder, and as Target Directory your Desktop. You will find a file named "SimCity_1_000.dat" on your Desktop, rename it as "SimCity_1.dat" and move it inside the "GameData".

I sent an attachment that could help you :) ("Scrivania" mean "Desktop" in Italian).