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Simcity 4 Multiplayer Mode is here!!!!!!!

Started by JeeKTan, October 31, 2010, 07:35:48 PM

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JeeKTan

I have made a similar topic in Simtropolis: http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=22&threadid=118457&enterthread=y

Imagine playing Simcity 4 with your friends in real time......
Imagine building your region with your friends..........
Imagine not having to scream when you lost your cities, plugins and more.......

That was a dream that seem impossible.........until now.....

Introducing.....( Drumroll )

Simcity 4 Multiplayer Mode

This idea is based on the idea I got from BlueHope The New Interactive Journal at http://bluehopecj.freeforums.org/index.php. Now, you can build cities with your friends and no more worries about losing your city, region, plugins and more. After days of testing (and watching "The World Only God Knows" and "Sora No Otoshimono" on Crunchyroll while waiting for the files to be uploded), the multiplayer is now live. We will be using Dropbox as the multiplayer network. Simply PM or email me at ... with your email address, your SC4D or Simtropolis profile name and your name and I will send an invite to join the multiplayer. The invite will be sent within a day or two. Post here if you have any questions and issues.

How it works?

The Concept

The regions and plugins are located on Dropbox ( http://www.dropbox.com/ ) which allows for real-time sharing of files and folders. This means, when I save a file, the changes that I make are instantly sent to everyone sharing my file through online syncing. When I save a city file, the file is also updated on your PC so you can see my changes. The new shortcut that you created loads the region and plugins independently of your own region and plugins. This means you won't have to worry about overwriting your plugins or having a super massive cluster of unnecessary plugins in your personal regions.

Installation Instructions

To get started, you need:

Windows XP,Vista or 7
Simcity 4 Deluxe or Rush Hour
Dropbox
512MB of RAM
2GB of hard disk space

Instructions ( For existing Dropbox users, skip to step 4 ):

1. Download Dropbox at http://www.dropbox.com/.
2. Install Dropbox. During installation, it will ask whether you have Dropbox account or not. If you have one, log in
   with your Dropbox account. If you don't have a Dropbox account, create one.
3. The Dropbox will create a folder in your My Documents folder ( If you didn't change the target folder ).
4. Go to http://www.dropbox.com/ and login with your account. From there, go to the tab that says " Sharing ".
   You will receive an invitation to "SimcityMulti" fileshare folder. Accept the invitation.
5. Your Dropbox folder in "My Documents" will be downloading a folder called "SimcityMulti". This will take half an
   hour or to a few hours, depending on your connection.
6. Now, here comes the tricky part. Create a shortcut of Simcity 4 on your desktop by right-clicking your mouse,
   select New and click Shortcut. Name your shortcut "Simcity4MP".
7. Right-click on your shortcut in your Desktop ans select "Properties". Select the "Target" field. You should see
   something like this:
   
   "C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Apps\SimCity 4.exe"

   Place the cursor at the end of this string, right after the right-most quotation mark and then press the space
   bar once. After the space, type...

   -UserDir:"C:\Documents and Settings\Your Windows Account\My Documents\My Dropbox\SimcityMulti\Fileshare/"

   This is how MINE is setup, yours might have slight variations in the text however the overall format will remain
   the same. Click Apply and OK.
8. Start the game. If it works, It should load a large region with some land, mountains and seas.

Guidelines

General

1. You begin with two large city tiles in which you can plot where ever you desire. The city tiles must be side by
    side within each other. I will notify you if you qualify for city expansion. You can request a new city tile when
    one of the following requirements are made:

    a. One of your cities is nearly full or 3/4 full.
    b. One of your cities population is 2.25 million and above.*

2. You cannot build outside of your city limits without permissions.
3. You will be %ban% if you caught:
   
    a. Sabotaging another person city tile like causing havoc and such.
    b. Misusing the fileshare center and flood it with miscellaneous useless files or use it to spread virus's or corrupt
       files.
    c. Delete other people cities, the region, plugins, or all the above mentioned.

4. You are not allowed to add plugins of your choosing without permission from ME first. If you want to add
    plugins, simply PM or email me what plugin you want to add in and the where you got it from. This is because
    Dropbox has a data quota limit up to 2.25GB.* If you invite more members to join in, the quota will increase,
    thus more plugins can be added.
5. Make sure you have downloaded everything in the Fileshare folder before starting the game.
6. You are allowed to share power, water, and import / export garbage between cities. Just make sure the
    appropriate link exists between your cities or ask for one to be constructed.
7. Try to make your city as realistic as possible. I don't want to see an entire region full of skyscrapers. Rural and
    suburbs would be nice.
8. If possible, do not make extreme changes with the terrain of your city (like making the entire city flat or anything like
    that). A little adjustment to the terrain is fine, but don't make a mountain flat!
9. Most importantly, have fun! ;D

Development

There is what is called inner city development and external development.

Inner city development is developing anything within your city limits. It's free, doesn't require any permissions, and you can build whatever you desire to build.
External development is the plotting of anything outside your city. It does require permission and proposal plans to be posted in this topic.

Plugins*

NAM version 29 (plus NWM, RHW, HSRP nd SAM)
RHW Regional Transport Map
CAM 1.0 with double regional workforce bug patch
CAM starter pack buildings
RTMT v3
Columbus Terrain Mod
PEG's Water Mod
ENN Slope Mod
Rail Texture Mod
Opera House Fix
Radius Doubler Mod
XX Turbo Mod
Euro Cars Replacement Mod
BSC Parks
Highway Restyling Textures
AC Functional Airports
Hole Digger Lots

And many, many more!!!!!!!

Region

West Bay



There is also another region called "Testing Region". The region is used ONLY for testing purpose only. You cannot SAVE in this region. Any city that is saved in this region will be deleted. Use the region "West Bay" to build your city.

Members*

-JeeKTan(admin)
-travismking
-Hamish
-Nhiro
-Waterclaw
-Asriel
-AEMon
-Romek
-mrtepes
-Guerro28
-Shiikamaru
-7891122562059523
-Elana-chan
-ovchar
-Dastox
-SimCity4IE
-Givilvovich
-mitch
-emmotic
-michalpuk 
-darknono35
-albin91   

Have fun! ;D

*Subject to change

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travismking

might be interesting, I have sent you an e-mail :)

JeeKTan


Believe it or not, Haruhi Suzumiya is actually autistic :P
Simcity 4 Multiplayer Mode is now live : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11945.0
Visit Northport : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11746.0
Take part in BlueHope The New Interactive Journal : http://bluehopecj.freeforums.org/index.php

travismking

awesome, any two tiles in particular? or do I get to pick my two tiles?

mightygoose

ensure all your games are on the same side of the road.... this has been tried before and the region rapidly exceeds maximum dropbox size....
NAM + CAM + RAM + SAM, that's how I roll....

JeeKTan

#5
Quote from: travismking on October 31, 2010, 08:02:49 PM
awesome, any two tiles in particular? or do I get to pick my two tiles?

You get to pick 2 large tiles. Make sure your 2 city tiles are side by side each other.

Quote from: mightygoose on October 31, 2010, 08:06:34 PM
ensure all your games are on the same side of the road.... this has been tried before and the region rapidly exceeds maximum dropbox size....

I know what you mean. Thats why you are encouraged to invite more people to join. According to the Dropbox website, each member invited will get extra 250MB of quota. So, there's nothing to worry about.

Note: 250Mb of extra quota has been added.

Believe it or not, Haruhi Suzumiya is actually autistic :P
Simcity 4 Multiplayer Mode is now live : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11945.0
Visit Northport : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11746.0
Take part in BlueHope The New Interactive Journal : http://bluehopecj.freeforums.org/index.php

MTT9

You can call me Matt

JeeKTan


Believe it or not, Haruhi Suzumiya is actually autistic :P
Simcity 4 Multiplayer Mode is now live : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11945.0
Visit Northport : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11746.0
Take part in BlueHope The New Interactive Journal : http://bluehopecj.freeforums.org/index.php

JeeKTan

#8
-------Attention to All Members----------

I have noticed that some new members are creating their own region. This is NOT allowed and all the regions that are recently created WILL BE DELETED. You must create a city on the region West Bay. I will put in more regions if the number of members keep increasing.

Plus, I have seen you guys keep obliterating your own city for no apparent reason. Can you guys tell me why you guys keep obliterating your own city?

-JeeKTan

Believe it or not, Haruhi Suzumiya is actually autistic :P
Simcity 4 Multiplayer Mode is now live : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11945.0
Visit Northport : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11746.0
Take part in BlueHope The New Interactive Journal : http://bluehopecj.freeforums.org/index.php

Jayster

Well I can't tell you why that happens but one of my cities was deleted... I do not know who it was but I'm done with Simcity 4 Multiplayer. If you could please remove me from the dropbox, that would be great JeekTan.

Jayster

JeeKTan

Quote from: Jayster on November 19, 2010, 03:38:45 PM
Well I can't tell you why that happens but one of my cities was deleted... I do not know who it was but I'm done with Simcity 4 Multiplayer. If you could please remove me from the dropbox, that would be great JeekTan.

Jayster

I have removed you from the SC4 Multiplayer.

Believe it or not, Haruhi Suzumiya is actually autistic :P
Simcity 4 Multiplayer Mode is now live : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11945.0
Visit Northport : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11746.0
Take part in BlueHope The New Interactive Journal : http://bluehopecj.freeforums.org/index.php

pimmapman

#11
So does this mean that you have a city, and then you can make neighbour deals and neighbour connections with other people using the multiplayer mode?

Even if it doesn't, I think I'll have a go anyway. My email is ...

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JeeKTan

#12
Quote from: pimmapman on January 31, 2011, 01:20:00 AM
So does this mean that you have a city, and then you can make neighbour deals and neighbour connections with other people using the multiplayer mode?

Even if it doesn't, I think I'll have a go anyway. My email is ....

You can make connections.

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Simcity 4 Multiplayer Mode is now live : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11945.0
Visit Northport : http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=11746.0
Take part in BlueHope The New Interactive Journal : http://bluehopecj.freeforums.org/index.php

B-Ballerl

#13
I don't really want to be part of the multiplayer, but would absolutley love to try out the region you've created? If you let me, how could I go about getting it?
Email is ...

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kronicles

#14
Hi! I'm Noob here :P

When i saw this news, my noots fall off :O

Really, this was my simcity 4 dream! :)

I've send you an e-mail with my e-mail account!

But, maybe is better send you here too! Invite me to share in the Dropbox with the ...e-mail account

How do i know that you send me an invitation?

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seriousjin

Hey dude i wondered if you could send me an invite for the dropbox group, my email is in your PM.

Cya!

bryan1998


mj02

#17
can you add me to my email is ...

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Risu

Geez louise, I thought this was defunct already....!! o.o"
.

AlvaroBenavides

#19
I'd want to join for testing and I want to learn how to setup the system, I would like to create a region but with my GF, friends, and my other computers. I'm moving to a new computer on this week so may be I will start to play a bit late

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