SC4 is much much more complicated in the way you manage your budget than the old Sim Cities. You must be very patient and build strictly low density until you make some more money. I have heard not to install water pipes, no fire fighting, etc, util absolutely needed. But, If you are like me and dont want to play for 3 weeks until you can spend money on monorails and ferrys etc then you can download a lot that will give you 4 billion simoleans when the month rolls over. Be aware though if you use this lot you have to get rid of it once you get the money, otherwise you will get too much and the game will crash. Yes, a powerbook will run SC4 better than your ibook. You are running pretty much at the bottom end of the game's specs. But, be aware the powerbook still isnt the most ideal platform. This game is a resource hog and the more power the better. With that being said I suggest playing maps with more medium and small cities and turn down the graphics settings a bit. Should help with performance.Jdm_rsx said:im just starting to play SC4 w/ rush hour
how do i build monorails?
this is much more confusing compared to the simcity2k lol
it also says my city aint making money, should i start with low density?
and work my way up ? thanks!
how do i play internet or connect others?
to be honest, this is quite laggy when im starting on the iBook G4 1.2 ghz w/ 768 ram...32 video...maybe im just demanding...but...i think it would run much more smooth in the powerbook
You could try the demand supermod found at Simtropolis. With it you can increase demand for commercial or res or ind or all three. And yes it works with the Mac version.Daveman Deluxe said:One question I have: I have a terrible time getting commercial areas to develop when they're outside of my main "downtown" area. Even when I have a swath of commercial zone surrounded by residential areas, they don't develop. Anybody got any ideas?
If you got a powerbook you would see some improvement, especially if you got one with 128 mb of VRAM. I have played the game on a 2.4GHZ 128 mb VRAM 1 GB RAM PC and it still lags on some of the larger cities, the game just needs lots of power.Jdm_rsx said:SO even if i do get a powerbook, the game will run more smooth BUT it wont be that much smoother?
whats a good way to start my city? transportation?
if i only use monorail or just rail would it work? or would i need roads?
where or what is my main source of income? how does the freight work? it doesnt seem to use it and i dont see much income ^^
do you have aim or msn? that might be easier direct chat instead of flooding this forums
gee, thanks a lot applekid that was a lot of helpapplekid said:GameFAQs.com