SimCity 3000 ------------------------------------------------------------------ | SSSSSS CCCC | | S I C C I | | S C T | | SSSSS I MM MM C I TTTTT Y Y | | S I M M M C I T Y Y | | S I M M M C I T T Y Y | | SSSSSS I M M M CCCC I TT YY | | Y | | YY | | 3333 00 00 00 | | 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 | | 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 | | 333 0 0 0 0 0 0 | | 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 | | 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 | | 3333 00 00 00 | ------------------------------------------------------------------ SimCity 3000: VinnyVideo's Official FAQ's/Walkthrough ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Table of Contents ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ [INTR] Introduction [STRT] Getting Started [TOWN] Starter Towns and Scenario Cities [NOTE] Notes on Various Matters [REWB] Reward Buildings List [CCAG] Cheats, Codes, and Glitches [VERS] Version History [COPY] Copyright/Contact Information Navigation tip: Use the Find feature (Ctrl-F) to find what you're looking for. For example, search for [COPY] to jump to the Copyright/Contact Information section. ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Introduction [INTR] ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Greetings and good cheer! This is my third FAQ's/Walkthrough. I submitted my F1 ROC 2 walkthrough just yesterday, and now there's already another VinnyVideo walkthrough! However, I've been working on this for about eight months, so that explains why these are appearing in such close succession. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Master Quest), and Donkey Kong 64. SimCity is my favorite PC game. Although it does have a few glitches and irritations, playing it is still a lot of fun (especially if you enter a secret code or two). While it was released back in 1999, the graphics still look pretty good - as good as you need for SimCity. Also, anything too much more advanced would probably be too slow for most computers. Anyway, enough rambling. Off to the walkthrough! ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Getting Started [STRT] ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Or: Building a City That's Bigger Than Buffalo: VinnyVideo's Official Guide to SimCity 3000 Constructing a city in SimCity 3000 is plenty of fun, but it can also be pretty tough. Here's one effective way to begin a city. I should note that in SimCity 3000, dollars are called simoleons and are denoted by a special symbol. However, I just use the good old $ sign in this guide. Step 1: Consult useful literature First refer to the manual that appears on a .PDF file on the SimCity 3000 CD. This will help some with the basics. You might want to print it out for future reference. Step 2: A Starter Town, or start from scratch? Pick one of the Starter Towns if you want a head start on your SimCitying. Most of the city infrastructure will already be in place, so you can just sit back and watch your city grow (at least at first). More information about Starter Towns appears in a special section. If you begin a city from scratch, you can create your own landform. If you want to have a lot of space to develop sprawling suburbia or a massive metropolis, keep the "water" and "hill" sliders low. If you want to have higher initial land values, move the sliders to the right. You can also determine which sides of your city are bordered by ocean. Also, don't forget the middle; you can have a river, lake, or mountain if you'd like. Step 3: Give your town a name! Every city needs a name. That's obvious. You'll also want to give your mayor a name (probably your own name). Lastly, decide on the difficulty level. On the Easy setting, you have $50,000 to work with, which will still disappear surprisingly quickly. The Medium setting supplies $20,000 to your treasury. You'll find this total uncomfortably low if you're building from scratch. The Hard level starts you off with a $10,000 loan - nearly impossible to succeed with if you're not using a Starter Town or cheat codes. Step 4: Plan ahead Most mayors now want to start building (and spending). But first, formulate a plan for everything, especially transportation. At some point in your mayoral career, you'll want to build at least one road connection AND at least one rail connection to each neighboring city. At first, though, one road connection to a neighboring town should be enough. Think about where you'll put these connections, even though you don't need to build them yet. Especially important: Decide how you're going to get cars and trains across any rivers your town has. Think about where you want any seaports and airports in the future. Also keep in mind that dense commercial areas are best near your central district - that's where land values are the highest. Dense residential areas are also good in the middle of town - maybe along a river and near the dense commercial zones. Locate industrial zones near the city limits to help contain the pollution. Plus, industrial zones develop best where land values are low. Since land values are low at first, it's probably best to focus most of your development near the edge of the map for now. Step 5: Start building! If you use a Starter Town, much of the necessary infrastructure will already be in place. However, even if you used a Starter Town, review this list to make sure you have everything you need. I will assume you are on the "Easy" difficulty level. If you harder setting, you'll have to be even more cautious in your spending. Set the game speed to "stopped" for now. First, if you start your town in 1950 or 2000, enact the Tire Recycling and Farmers' Market ordinances. Second, build a "Main Street" that connects your city to a neighbor. Near that connection point, construct a power plant - either coal or oil. If you start in a later year, you'll have more power plant options to choose from. Next, zone a 5x5 space near the power plant for your landfill. Don't forget to build a water system. You could try a desalinization plant (in 1950 or 2000) if you have access to salt water, but I recommend that you design a system of water pumps similar to the system seen in the "Metropolis" scenario. Construct one space of surface water, and surround the space with water pumps. Build only three water pumps now, but remember to keep adding them as your city grows. To reduce water pollution (and the need for expensive water treatment plants later on), situate your pumps far from industrial areas and plant some trees around the pumps. Make sure that your pumps have power. Finally, place some pipes under your city. Connect the pipes to your pumps or desalinization facility, and space your pipes about 13 spaces apart (This is the most economical way of watering your town). For financial reasons, only build pipes near the areas you plan on zoning immediately. Now you can start zoning! If you have an island city (like that seen in the Sim Isle and Island City scenarios), make sure to build an airport and/or a seaport. Otherwise, worry about those later. Near your power plant, zone a few industrial zones. Build a few power lines down "Main Street" - maybe 30 spaces. You can save money by placing a power line every second space. At this point build a small light commercial zone - probably just 6-15 spaces. Lastly, build a generous light residential area. Zone a 6x15 residential area, and surround it with a road. Now turn on the simulator on the fastest speed and let it go for one month. Nothing will happen this first month. Use the "Query" feature to make sure the zones have power and water. Click on "Budget" and raise taxes to 8% or 9%. (You'll need to lower them later, though, and keep commercial taxes a notch or two lower). Also reduce funding by a notch or two to every sector (education, police, etc.) except for roads. Now simulate to March 1. You should see a lot of development. Check the RCI (residential-commercial-industrial) bar graph at the bottom of the screen. For example, if the residential graph is high, you need more of that zone. If it's flat or low, you don't need to zone any more of that for now. Also check the unemployment rate sometimes. If the unemployment rate is high, you probably need more commercial and industrial zones. Simulate until April 1. If you're lucky, you might have as many as 400 people or so. Build a school. I like to use schools to separate commercial and residential zones. Add more zones - especially residential zones. Simulate until May 1. Crime could be a problem now. Build a police station and a fire station, and more zones. Check the crime and fire maps occasionally to see if you need to build more police and fire stations to cover an uncovered area. Keep in mind that you can increase the range of police and fire stations by increasing their budgets. Keep adding zones. At the end of the year, check the budget. You'll probably end up losing a bit of money. But make sure that your city becomes profitable at the end of the second or third year. Your original funds should cushion you from these early losses. As your city gets a little bigger, you'll have to add colleges, libraries, museums, more schools, and other buildings. Check "Notes on Various Matters" for tips. Keep an eye on the budget graph and what your advisors are saying. ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Starter Towns and Scenario Cities [TOWN] ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Starter Towns ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Capitol City There's a good dense residential zone and an attractive river, but little else. Centerville The circular design here looks quite neat, but it's very difficult to work with. Checkerboard City This has a lot of helpful infrastructure: parks, residential/commercial/industrial zones, schools, a nice seaport, and two coal-powered electrical plants. Clocktown Center Not the Clocktown of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Using this Starter Town is better than not having anything, but it's not the best one you can choose. Railroad Town This is one of the best Starter Towns. The extensive railroad system is great for industry, and the seaport and dense residential area are also helpful. The two oil power plants let you develop without having to worry about building power plants for a while. You'll need to add a lot of light residential early on. Riverfront The best thing about this modern-looking town is the clean electrical system. The dense residential areas aren't bad, either. Rowville This small valley town has a decent railroad and a sizable industrial area, but keep in mind that the mountains limit growth. Suburbia This town's name is a bit of a misnomer, since it looks much more like one of the hundreds of small towns in America that have sprung up along interstates. The biggest advantage here is the long section of highway, which you'll want to extend to at least one of your neighbors. The two oil power plants help keep the juice flowing during the initial surge of development. You might want to build some denser commercial around the museum and college. Tower Town Tower Town features weird vertical (as opposed to diagonal) roads, which look neat but hinder development of larger buildings. Unless you really like this design, I recommend using a Starter Town that has more zones and a power plant. Transitville Transitville comes equipped with a subway system, a big plus as your city grows. The oil-powered power plant is also an asset. Scenario Cities ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Big Mountain City An attractive town nestled in the heart of the mountains. The best things about it are the dense residential zones, windmills, and the airport. You may want to imitate this city's industrial district located at the edge of town. Farmsville A small town with many farms. Don't extend pipes to the farm area, or they'll all disappear and transform into yucky-looking light industrial zones. Island City Island City has a massive seaport and airport, along with good dense residential areas. Unfortunately, the mountain and the limited land area (it is an island, after all) prevent any significant growth. Increasing fire coverage is imperative, and you might want to build some more police stations. Littleburg A very tricky situation - low revenue and low funds. Metropolis Now here's a big city. You'll have a very hard time getting bigger than Metropolis - or getting a fatter treasury. However, there are too many empty schools and prisons, too few parks, and no airport. Mount Rodentia A physically small town, although there's room to grow. There's not much to say about this one. Riverland A nice town with very low pollution. The huge financial reserves help, too. Santa Andrea A nice town that's in desperate need of educational expansion. This well-organized town needs more residential space. Sim Isle Similar to Island Town. This town is totally full; you'll have to level the mountain or tear something down if you want to build anything new. The large ports are a plus. TUTORIAL A sample city for experimentation. You could really use any city for practice. ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Notes on Various Matters [NOTE] ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Underfunding When your city is new, you won't have enough revenue to spend much on services, so you'll have to set funding for police, education, and other services below the recommended figures. Increase these gradually as your city gets bigger. Remember that the more money a service gets, the more effective it will be. For example, a well-funded fire department will have a much wider range than one that is underfunded. In a large city, you'll want your expenditures to exceed the suggested numbers. But NEVER touch the "Roads" slider. Increasing funds will not improve service; decreasing funds will cause many potholes and other defects to form, forcing you to spend even more money to fix them. Traffic Traffic is a difficult problem to deal with. However, there are some things you can do. First, build bus stops. Usually you want to place bus stops in residential zones and near popular destinations, like your stadium or library. Trains should also factor into your transit plan. Build a few train station along your railroads, especially near residential and industrial areas. Once your city has approximately 300,000 people, you need to begin constructing the expensive but valuable subway system. Try to use it to connect residential zones with places people want to go. If you're not sure whether a bus stop, train station, or subway station will have much demand, try this: Save your game. Place the stop where you want it. Set game speed to fast. Use the Query feature in two or three months and check the "Passengers" number. If it's, say, 120, re-load the game and build it. If the number is 600, re-load and build both that stop and another stop not too far away. If only 7 people are using the station, re-load and place one somewhere else. You can use this trick for a few other things, too. One more thing: If traffic is "Congested" along the road that connects your city to another town, build another road connection or a rail connection to that town. Garbage When you begin your town, a 5x4 space of landfill should be sufficient. As you city grows, you'll probably need to expand the size of your landfill. At some point in the game (probably once revenues hit $10,000 per year), you should add an incinerator. For a while you won't need to expand your landfill space. Starting in 1970, you should start adding Recycling Centers, although you'll need quite a few if your city is big. Check the Garbage pie graph annually. If you're recycling less than 45% of your garbage, you probably need to add more Recycling Centers. Later on, Waste-to-Energy incinerators also appear. Jails Once your population is approximately 35,000, crime will probably be one of your biggest problems. It's time to build a jail, preferably in an industrial area. I like to build jails near the unpopular trio of the landfill, power plant, and incinerator. Periodically check the status of your jail. If a jail's population ever exceeds 300, you probably need to build a new jail. But before doing so, check the crime map. If there are large zones that don't have police protection, either build a new police station or increase police funding to expand its range. Also enact the Neighborhood Watch ordinance, if it's available in your year. If all areas of town are covered by police, crime will drop, and prison populations will shrink accordingly. In fact, unless you legalize gambling, you'll probably never need to build more than two or maybe three prisons if you maintain good police coverage. Remember that each prison costs $78 per month to fund, so you definitely don't want to have more jails than necessary. Airports You need to construct an airport once your population grows to about 100,000 - maybe sooner if you don't build many road or rail connections to neighbors. Airports won't develop unless they have power, water, and nearby transportation. They also need to be big - at least 4x6. If the City Planner Advisor says "Airport Expansion Needed," be ready to build more airport space. If the "On-Time Flights" statistic drops below 98%, you definitely need to expand your existing airport or build another one. You can reduce the need for airport expansion by building sufficient road and rail connections to other cities. Airports generate a lot of air pollution in the form of noise, so keep them far away from residential zones. You may want to build a buffer of Large Parks to reduce the air pollution around the airport. To Spread or Not to Spread? When your city is just getting off the ground, you'll need to decide whether you want to build in a tight cluster or in a more spread-out manner. If you choose the first option, make sure to at least position your power plant (if it pollutes a lot), industrial zones, and garbage facilities a reasonable distance from residential (and commercial) areas. Try to keep traffic under control as well. If you choose the latter method, keep in mind that you'll initially be spending more on roads, water pipes, and electrical lines. The Population Cap Are you having a hard time making your city bigger? Is R-C-I demand high? Are there plenty of undeveloped zones? Are there no glaring problems with your city (like high pollution or crime)? If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you've probably reached your Population Cap. Try adding a few parks and reward buildings to increase your Population Cap. You'll probably get a surge of new residents. The Innermost Fears and Psychoses of Water Mains Here's a problem you might not know about. Raising or lowering a tile of terrain destroys the underground subways and water pipes. So whenever you change the landscape, just check and make sure you didn't destroy any pipes or subway lines. Disasters If a disaster occurs, make sure to put out any fires that start, and remember to bulldoze anything that has been damaged during the disaster (unless you want your charred empty buildings to remain charred empty buildings forever). There's very little you can do to prevent disasters, although the Earthquake Resistance ordinance can reduce the damage. Also try to maintain good fire coverage. In SimCity 3000, nobody actually dies during disasters, although the population will drop if residential buildings are destroyed. Ordinances: Good, Bad, and Expensive Those are the three kinds of ordinances. A small number of ordinances are unquestionably good - notably Tire Recycling and Farmer's Market. Other good ordinances include Neighborhood Watch and Landfill Gas Recovery. If revenues are favorable, consider Youth Sports and Crossing Guards. The Earthquake Resistance ordinance doesn't just please bureaucracy; it makes larger buildings appear in your city. A lot of ordinances are intended to attract clean industry, such as Conservation Corps and Public Access Cable. However, they are invariably very expensive. Many others are simply useless, like the Paperwork Reduction Act and Youth Curfew. While most ordinances cost money, Legalized Gambling and Parking Tickets earn big money but create their own problems (crime and discontent). Aura Every part of town has an "aura" rating, which can be checked on the Aura Map. "Vibe" and "image" might be good synonyms for those who don't know what this word actually means. Several factors help and hurt aura. Landmarks and parks are good for aura; crime and pollution aren't. A high aura (blue on the map) boosts land values and helps attract clean industry. Interesting, the casino helps aura if you keep crime in check. Developing Farms It's tough to get farms to appear in your town. Here are some conditions that stimulate farm development: Low pollution, large (8x8 tiles or bigger) pieces of light industrial area, electricity, NO water access, low land values, and road access on one or two sides. Farms are usually most likely to develop when they're near the edge of the map. Cleaning Up with Clean Industries Every mayor covets non-polluting industries, like the Industrial Lab. However, it's tough to get clean industries to develop. When your city is young, clean industries will be few and far between, but they'll slowly start developing after a few decades. Having a high education quotient helps a lot, and you can also enact ordinances that stimulate clean industry. Of course, entering the "NERDZ ROOL" cheat code makes all your future industrial development much cleaner. Neighbor Deals: Neighborly or Foolish? If you connect water pipes or power lines to a neighboring city (or cities), you may eventually be offered a chance to sell water or power to them (or buy water or electricity from them). Additionally, you'll get offers to buy or sell garbage if you build a road connection to one of your neighbors. Garbage deals come flowing in from all neighboring cities if you construct a seaport. If you build the Fusion Power Plant, it's a sensible thing to sell your electricity. Buying electricity makes sense if you temporarily don't have the cash to build a new power plant when brownouts are occurring. Water deals tend to be flaky; the other mayors will often say you terminated your deal without their consent and demand a penalty, for no apparent reason. I'm not a big fan of buying or selling garbage or water. However, letting other cities use your landfill is a good way to earn quick cash when your city is young. But try to end the deal whenever the other city wants to increase the garbage flow (something that happens occasionally). Building the Easy Way If you want to have an easy time with your city, begin a new game and enter the first seven codes (see the Cheats section). First build a north/south highway and an east/west highway. You might want to level some of the ground to make a smoother road (and to help facilitate easier development alongside it). Construct four ramps (interchanges) at their intersection. Put a road under the highway and connect it to the interstate using some ramps. Along this road build your fusion power plant, three recycling centers, and a waste-to-energy incinerator. Then use the "Create Surface Water" option to create one square tile of water. Then surround it with water pumps, and surround the outside of that with trees (to reduce pollution). Build a water treatment plant. Now build a "downtown" area. This should be near your river and/or highway interchange. Zone a large dense commercial area and build a City Courthouse and City Hall. Additionally, add a Stadium. Add the Stock Exchange and University once you have some residents. Normally, all that would have cost more than $300,000! Isn't that "I AM WEAK" code great? ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Rewards Buildings List [REWB] ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Here's a list of Rewards buildings, along with the conditions necessary to obtain them: Mayor's House (pop. 5,000) Lighthouse (pop. 15,000) City Hall (pop. 20,000) County Courthouse (pop. 25,000) Historic Statue (pop. 35,000) Military Base (pop. 80,000) Theme Park (pop. 80,000) Medical Institute (pop. 80,000, Year 2000 or later) Defense Contractor (Military Base in city) Performing Arts Center (pop. 100,000) Country Club (pop. 125,000) Stock Exchange (pop. 200,000) Geyser Park (35 or more park tiles) University (Education quotient higher than 105) Science Center (EQ higher than 135, Year 2000+) Spaceport (At least 50 airport Tiles, Year 2050+) ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Cheats, Codes, and Glitches [CCAG] ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ As you've probably discovered, getting a city started isn't very easy. However, you can make it a lot easier by entering a few secret codes. Assuming you're using a Windows keyboard, hold down Shift, Ctrl, and Alt, and then press C. A bar appears at the top, where you can enter the codes. Also remember that you'll have to re-enter each code every time you load a city. These codes are case-insensitive; it doesn't matter whether or not they're capitalized. I AM WEAK: Lets you do almost anything for free! You can build almost anything and change the landscape without paying a simoleon. Just remember that you still have to pay annually for the maintenance of things like roads, schools, and police stations. And you'll still have to pay for bulldozing. GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT: Enables you to use garbage disposal facilities that haven't been invented yet! If you're starting a city in 1900 or 1950, make sure to use this code to construct a Waste-To-Energy incinerator and some recycling centers. Better yet, if you use the "I AM WEAK" code, you won't have to pay anything to build them. POWER TO THE MASSES: Gives you the ability to build any kind of power plant you want, no matter the year. Use this code to get one of those great fusion plants. With "I AM WEAK," you won't even have to pay up! Once you have a fusion plant, build power line connections to all your neighbors so you can charge them to use your electricity. You'll have more than enough to go around. WATER IN THE DESERT: Lets you build water-related facilities that don't exist in your year. This code isn't quite as useful, but it's a wise idea to construct a water treatment plant or two early on. NERDZ ROOL: Here's a nice code. When you enter this, all your industrial zones will develop into clean industries. When used in conjunction with "POWER TO THE MASSES" code's fusion plant, you can cut pollution down to 1 or 2 on the graph. TRAFFIC LIGHTS: Reduces traffic. PAY TRIBUTE TO YOUR KING: This lets you use all of the Rewards and Opportunities buildings, even though most of them only appear after you meet certain population landmarks. Some of them, like the Medical Research Institute, are very useful. LET'S MAKE A DEAL: This gives you the opportunity to select from a number of business deals. Just remember that while these deals usually give you money, they often hurt aura and cause pollution problems. CALL COUSIN VINNIE: When you enter this, a shady-looking petitioner named Vinnie shows up, asking if you want him to give you a lot of money. If you accept, your treasury will receive an extra $100,000! Otherwise... ZYXWVU: You'll have a chance to enter this code if you say no to Vinnie. You'll then be able to build a special castle. I LOVE RED TAPE: Weird. This sets the game date back to January 1, 1900. I don't know why you would want to do that. SALT OFF: Turns all your ocean water into fresh water. SALT ON: The reverse of "salt off." TERRAIN ONE UP: Raises your map by one meter. It destroys all buildings and everything else. TERRAIN ONE DOWN, TERRAIN TEN UP, TERRAIN TEN DOWN: Total destruction! This pretty much does the same thing as the last code. UFO SWARM: Makes the UFO disaster appear, but this time there will be more flying saucers than normal. THE BIRDS: Makes a lot of birds appear. LOAD TERRAIN
: Lets you use a grayscale bitmap image as your city. It overwrites any existing things in your city. FORCE TO SAY : This code causes the specified advisor to say the given text. Replace with the advisor's first name. For example, use Moe for the Transportation Advisor or Mortimer for the Financial Advisor. Valid names are Mortimer, Moe, Constance, Karen, Maria, Randall, Gus, and Petitioners. There are a number of other codes that make the bottom line say silly (sillier than usual) messages. Again you have to use the Shift-Ctrl-Alt-C cheat box. ADVISERS: Mayor Under Investigation For Possible Embezzlement BAT: Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da BAT-Man! BROCCOLI: Sorry. Money Doesn't Grow On Broccoli EASTER EGG: Duo Ragazzi's Easter Egg Palace: Old World Charm In A Post Modern Setting ELECTRONIC ARTS: Not Just Sports Games Anymore ERTS: Investment Tip: Buy Low, Sell High FUND: FUND Not A Cheat Code, Do Not Type MOREMONEY, It Is Not A Cheat Code Either HELLO: Greetings, Mayor, Your Sims Salute You HELP: Dozens Of Hidden News Tickers, Study Reveals; Sims Encouraged To Collect Them All And Amaze Friends LLAMA: The Llama Is A Quadruped MAXIS: Did You Know That MAXIS Spelled Backwards Is SIX AM? MAYOR: Mayor Brings To News Ticker Highlights MOREMONEY:MOREMONEY Not Cheat Code, Research Concludes MONEY: Money Does NOT Grow On Trees, Study Concludes PORNTIPSGUZZARDO: Aha! We Have A Real Pro Here. Try BROCCOLI SC3K: Mayor Suspected Of Attempting Embezzlement; Ends In Failure SCURK: If You Build It, They Will Come SIM: If You Lived Here, You'd Be A Sim SIMCITY: Keep Trying, And Maybe You'll Figure It Out TICKET: PICAYUNE: The Finest In Scrolling Entertainment WILL WRIGHT: What Will He Think Of Next? 1234: Secret Number Combination Causes Announcement In News Ticker SIMON SAYS : Here are two more tricks: Choose Your Own Buildings Open the Power Plants dialog box and close it using the "X" button. Open Rewards and close it. Open Garbage and close it. The Landmarks Dialog will now contain every building that can appear in the game. This also removes the 10 landmark limit that normally applies in SimCity 3000. The Free Water Glitch Start a new game and build only one building. Run a pipe from that building to a neighbor. Make a connection and wait for them to offer you a water deal. Accept the deal, regardless of what the price is. Wait until the end of the month. Bring up the cheat box and enter "TERRAIN ONE UP." All buildings will disappear, and your deal will seem to be terminated. Build a new water connection at the same spot you originally made the connection. When you rebuild the connection at that same exact tile, you'll still get water, but since the deal has been terminated, you won't be charged for the water supply! ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Version History [VERS] ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ I've worked on this guide quite sporadically. 0.1 Got started. (4/16/07) 0.4 Did a lot of work through late April and May. 0.6 Stopped working for a while. (6/3/07) 0.7 Added cheats. (6/22/07) 0.8 Revived work on my guide. (12/3/07) 0.9 Cleaned things up. (12/4/07) 0.95 Added contact information and organized the guide in a suitable ASCII/plain text format. (12/5/07) 1.0 Added more information on aura and traffic. (12/10/07) Submitted guide to GameFAQs and Neoseeker.com. (12/11/07) ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Copyright/Contact Information [COPY] ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ (c) 2007 Vinny Hamilton. All rights reserved. I reserve most of my lefts. All trademarks mentioned in this guide are copyrights of their respective holders. You can print this guide out for your personal use. You can download this guide to your computer for your personal use. You can translate this guide into foreign languages (British, Southern, Australian, and New Yorker are not considered foreign languages) and post the translation on your Web site as long as you ask permission first. You can post this guide on your Web site as long as you give proper credit AND you don't change a single letter, number, or symbol (not even a tilde). 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