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Title: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on May 11, 2013, 05:55:12 PM
Hi Guys

As some of you know I have a website over here

https://city-builders.info/

I have been updating its downloads Exchange area

The CBEX will be here  https://city-builders.info//cbex

Most of the files will be add-ons or updates lost when EA Games deleted their official sites for SimCity 3000 or SimCity 3000 Unlimited

I will be added some SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited information into the forums when I get some spare time

-catty

EDIT: Update website address
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: metarvo on May 11, 2013, 06:42:52 PM
This is good news.  ;D  Back before I really got into SC4, I used to like the SC3000 sites a lot.
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: j-dub on May 11, 2013, 09:34:02 PM
Thanks Catty, glad you could take one for the community.
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on May 12, 2013, 06:16:13 AM

The site is for any city building game anyone plays, but I'm happy to provide a place for SC3 and SC3K players as much as I love SimCity 4 Deluxe nothing beats a parade thru your cities centre

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on June 13, 2013, 04:57:50 PM
Hi Guys

Have been having a bit of a ruthless purge of the city builders users database

if you starting setting up an account and never finished setting it up or did set up an account and never used it, or it didn't look like it was a real person, its now been deleted  ... sorry   :(
     
Again sorry if I've deleted your account, please note that for those of you who still have accounts, I have started some topics over in the forums which have attached to them some patch files that MAXIS provided for people who were having problems in SimCity 3000 (or SC3K), its seemed best to put them in the forum in the Technical board as I was able to copy the information that came with them from the old site into the posts.

-catty
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on August 07, 2013, 02:27:48 PM
Hi Guys

This might bring back memories to someone

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/9458442513_f3dd9cb1e2_o.jpg)

I recently purchased the "Streets of SimCity" as the cities and scenarios available with it can be used in SimCity 3000 (plus Unlimited).

-catty
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: sim_link on August 07, 2013, 02:43:22 PM
Oh the memories! I loved SC3KU. I miss that game. You've actually made me consider firing it up here in a bit... thanks for posting that! :)
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on August 08, 2013, 06:53:40 AM
Oh the memories! I loved SC3KU. I miss that game...

I was only going to open up each SimCity 2000 city in SC3K and take a snapshot picture of it, the problem is I can't resist playing with the city once I've got it open, this one has pumping stations all over the map, but all the pipes underground are broken

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/9465753896_5d1087066a_o.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on August 31, 2013, 04:29:11 PM

Site layout has changed again, if anyone has problems with it let me know, all links should have remained the same, continuing to rummage thru the old EA Sites using the Wayback Machine, you can still find and download the Transamerica Tower from here

http://web.archive.org/web/20100309122931/http://www.japan.ea.com/archive/simcity3000/guide/buildings/index.html

and have also found a old EA site that's has hundreds of SC2000 Cities still available to download, its proving a real treasure hunt   ;D
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on September 12, 2013, 02:37:09 PM
...its proving a real treasure hunt

The Wayback has saved the SimCity 3000 Exchange Archive, and unlike the SC3K and SC4 Exchanges you can still download the buildings from it ... so far no noticeable problems in downloading any of the buildings, it was an open exchange so no guarantees about any of the buildings

http://web.archive.org/web/20070109085101/http://simcity.ea.com/obe/Building_Exchange.html

According to the front page

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if you are a SimCity 3000 Unlimited user, you should be pleased to know that you too can download and enjoy these fan creations.

Also a note of caution the last "captures" the wayback has done only take you to a Sims landing page, as by that stage EA had deleted the exchange

()sad()

-catty
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: metarvo on September 18, 2013, 05:44:46 PM
I was only going to open up each SimCity 2000 city in SC3K and take a snapshot picture of it, the problem is I can't resist playing with the city once I've got it open, this one has pumping stations all over the map, but all the pipes underground are broken

This has to do with the difference in the way water pipes function in the two games, as well as the way they are placed.  In SC2K, pipes must connect every building, and smaller pipes are placed with each water-requiring building as it is built.  Main pipes must be built by the Mayor, and they replace the small pipes if they are dragged over them.  In SC3K, only main pipes are available, and they provide water up to seven tiles away.  When a city is transferred, the small pipes disappear, but the mains remain.  Water utility buildings (such as those pumping stations) get their own pipes.  So, you must build new water pipes as needed when you transfer a city from 2K to 3K.  Unfortunately, the city transfer feature is broken like that.  ::)
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on September 19, 2013, 05:01:34 AM

Thanks for that information, I knew there is a problem with power lines when you convert from SC2000 to SC3000, but didn't realize the water pipes had the same problem ... its still fun repairing the cities   ()stsfd()

Along with owning the "Streets of SimCity" I've also got buried in one of the cupboards "SimCopter" and it looks like the cities in that game can also be used by SC3K players, just have to finish sorting out the existing CBEX before I add anything more to it.

For those SC4 players who want a new region, on the old SimCity site (American) they had a city "Optimized U-Drive-It City" and a region "Maxis Region" you could download, it seems the non-english sites also had something similiar and so far I've only located the Japanese site using the wayback but its got the "Kantō Region" available to download, it looks quite good in-game but there are a few issues with it being saved with Japanese names, etc.

-catty

Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on January 12, 2014, 03:40:06 AM
I am making a small number of files on the CBEX public downloads, these are ones that I would consider to be essential for your game, this includes the

SimCity 3000 Unlimited Reference Guide
SimCity 3000 Unlimited Reference Card

the downloads can be found here

https://city-builders.info/cbex

if there are any others that people consider to be must haves in your game, please let me know.

-catty

EDIT: Changed Website address
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: SpeedbumpJoey on January 12, 2014, 09:11:26 AM
Thank you Catty!
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on May 07, 2014, 10:30:06 PM
Hi Guys

Just to let people know, the citybuilders site was deleted early in the week by the hosting company when they were attempting to removed some corrupted files they had accidently put on the site ... all our current site backups contain these files, so restoring the site just put them back again   :(

The second attempt has wiped out the site, database tables and the backups on the server ... I do have copies of these backups on my computer at home, so I'm currently hopefull we can get something back up and working again eventually.

 %confuso
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: Rayden on May 08, 2014, 08:04:06 AM
Funny, I managed to login last night, but I can't anymore. &mmm
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on May 08, 2014, 12:59:39 PM

Must have been between the site deletions, the first one happened on Tuesday, I'd noticed the previous week that a number of weird directories and files had popped up on the site and had reported it to the hosting company as they appeared to belong to them

Anyway Jmouse was posting in the forums when the site just vanished under her   ()sad()

I spend about an hour bouncing around different people and departments trying to get an answer as to why they had deleted the site, and got nowhere, some bright spark suggested the site had been hacked and I should change the site passwords, I give up and restored the site from backup, and that's how things continue to yesterday lunchtime (NZ Time) and after a string of emails from the company

yes they had deleted the site early in the week, yes the weird directories and files belonged to them and did they have permission to have another go at getting rid of them.

Current situation is they don't know what they have done, they don't know how to fix it and they have put in an urgent service call to somebody .... ?

I'm trying to think zen-like thoughts at the moment, otherwise I would hate to think what my blood pressure would be like   :bomb:
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on May 12, 2014, 01:25:32 PM
Site is now back again   &dance 

Any problems let me know   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on May 29, 2014, 02:41:53 PM
Further to my last post the decision has been reached to move the site to a new hosting company and web address

www.city-builders.info

Some of you have already visiting the new site, both sites will continue together until such time as we are happy everything has been transferred over to the new site.

So far only the SimCityKurier links have been transferred, you will also note that so far the new catalogue does not look like the old one, some of that may change in the next few days, but we are now running the new site on different software to the old site so some things can't be duplicated.

Over the new few days you should see the Gizmo, WMP, LEX and PLEX links make the transfer over as all of them have been completely catalogued, the rest of the site links will move over as they are completed, except for Simtropolis as I don't think that something I can ever completely catalogue.

-catty
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on August 15, 2014, 05:55:17 PM
The data exchange at City Builders is moving to using another software program, due to disaster striking the old one, I upgraded the software program which turns out to have a few two many bugs in it, and the changes it made during the upgrade means I can't go back to the obsolete stable version   >:(

The new exchange is taking shape over here

https://city-builders.info/cbex

It will eventually take the place of the old one, all the SC3 and SC3K files have transferred over and they just need descriptions and pictures, etc to be added to them.
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on April 20, 2015, 11:43:07 PM

Hi Guys

Long time no posting   $%Grinno$%

For those people who still visit the City Builders website, we got hit by "The White Screen of Death"

http://cmshelplive.com/blog/the-white-screen-of-death.html

Which is as bad as it sounds, site is now back and working but is still in maintenance mode as I decided to do a clean re-install of the site, nothing was lost but its still a bit of a mess at the moment and I'm also taking the opportunity given its the Google 21st deadline

http://searchengineland.com/tomorrow-is-mobilegeddon-are-you-ready-for-the-google-mobile-friendly-update-219291

to make some changes to the site, we should be back to normal operations in the next couple of days.

-catty
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on July 16, 2016, 06:10:23 AM
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....And I'm afraid anyone who wants to run SC3K on a Windows 10 computer is completely out of luck as no digital version of SC3K has been released or at least I'm unable to find a digital version anywhere   :crytissue:

 :bnn:   &dance   :clap:

The long wait is over

https://www.gog.com/game/simcity_3000

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on August 17, 2016, 05:48:45 PM
A bit of a service announcement here

My site firewall has just been updated to the latest version, not something I would normally tell people, but the new upgrade is now linked into the Spamhaus Project

https://www.spamhaus.org/

Which means all IP addresses that try and access the site get checked at Spamhaus and if they on a anti-spam list then the site won't allow you access, while I think the benefits out way the disadvantages there is no getting around the fact that there is going to be a lot of false positives and its going to be very   :crytissue:  for those people who get a message saying they can't access the site cos they are spammers ... I certainly wasn't happy when it did it to me   ()sad()

If you are having problems accessing the site because of this most times it should only be a temporary problem if your hosting company issues dynamic IP addresses, but if you are having ongoing problems let me know and I'll tweak something.

-catty
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on October 21, 2016, 04:17:48 PM
Service Announcement

Hi All   ;D

For the last couple of months I've been posting messages over at CB about the upcoming software upgrade, my software provider has basically re-written the software in theory its smaller, faster, more functionality ... able to leap tall building in a single bound, etc

And for the last few months its been going thru the various stages of alpha, beta and release candidate versions, they are about a week away from releasing the stable version normally I would never upload a RC software program onto a live site, but I am on holiday so have the time to get the site back up and running this week which is why the site has a down for maintenance message on it.

The other thing is GROUPS in the software, the company has sort of duplicated it into something called PAGES, GROUPS are now going to be for small groups (teams) of people who are working on a project so it does have project management build in to it, PAGES are for games, hobbies, interests, etc.

Most of the existing GROUPS on the site are going to become PAGES as a result if you belong a GROUP and its going to become a PAGE instead you will start getting messages that you are no longer a member of the GROUP, hopefully everything will transfer over from GROUP to PAGE, but I am going to leave people to rejoin the new PAGES if they want.

 :thumbsup:

PS: I am going to be disabling the new blogging and comments software as I'm not sure anyone would use it, if anyone ever does want to do blogs then let me know and I'll get it up and running.

-catty
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on November 03, 2016, 03:53:12 PM

Update to the last post

It took quite a bit longer than anticipated to go from the RC versions of the site software to the stable release as a couple of bugs showed up in the RC versions.

But the update is now complete ... we will start moving groups and information posted in various locations around the site to here

https://city-builders.info/cb-community/pages

The next PAGE to be set up will be for SimCity 3000, other pages will follow and of course people are welcome to set up their own pages.

While GROUPS will continue to exist they will be for Teams only given the project software included with them.

Lastly once I'm sure things have settled down we will be adding a game called StreetGuessr to the site, I'm hoping this will be before Christmas, if you are interested in trying it out the demo is here

https://www.streetguessr.com/en/

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: Seaman on November 03, 2016, 04:57:56 PM
yeah, I like beeing the one of the first. I guessed total crap on the Berlin map and still was able to highscore... :D
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on November 04, 2016, 12:54:15 PM
It gives you points based on how close you get to the right location and I've been amazed just how close I've come on some pictures to getting the location right it just shows that all these years of belonging to SC4D and Simtropolis (and SimPeg   :() and looking at all the pictures people have posted over those years has paid off   ;D  not sure how well its going to integrated into the CB Website as its a big program, which is why I want to be sure the site is nice and stable before I install it.

PS: My SSL Certificate should have been renewed yesterday ... I certainly paid to get it renewed back in October ... but for some reason the hosting company hasn't done it which is really annoying as one of the reason's I have a Business Pro hosting plan is so all this stuff is done on time

 :bomb:

EDIT: SSL Certificate has now been renewed ... no apology or anything, but at least its done now   :)
Title: Re: SimCity 3000 and SimCity 3000 Unlimited
Post by: catty on October 08, 2018, 04:32:31 AM
RIP www.city-builders.info/   :wings:

As per discussions over at Simtropolis the CB Website has now been shutdown, most of the content apart from the CityScape program is over at Simtropolis, I will add some links to this post once Simtropolis is back up and running.

If anyone is looking for something that was on CB Web and it hasn't made it to Simtropolis then let me know as I have backups of everything that was on the website.

-catty