How to make a Launch Arcology actually launch
Question: Does the Launch Arco get launched into the space?
According to the book
Simcity 2000 Power, Politics and Planning,
the Launch Arco does not get launched into the space.
Can someone please
clarify this for me?"
Answer by Jerry Moore:
While trying to squeeze a few more Sims into my largest city, I tried
using the magic eraser trick to "rub" out all the arcologies, rezone the
space, and see if I could add more Residential and Commercial zones while retaining the
arco population. Everything seemed to be working, I could no longer see
the arcos, my population was still over 9.3 million and growing. Then I
get a message on the screen that says
The exodus has begun!
I click on this window and shortly thereafter another window pops up with a
message that says
Your launch arcos have departed into space to found
new worlds. You have been compensated for their construction.
Since I've erased the arcos I can't see any change, but then my available
funds go "UP" by 14 million dollars. I guess I was compensated. Boy I love
this game; always new surprises.
On another Windows city, I was able to see all of the arcos launch into
space. The don't really take off, it's just as if you hit them with the
bulldozer tool and they disintegrate.
The sim seems to remember the sequence
in which the arcos were placed since they start to launch in this same
sequence. As best as I can figure out, the arcos launch in DOS version 1.1
and Windows. They do not launch in DOS versions 1.0 and 1.01.
Being the packrat that I am, I've saved every version of SC2K.
I have 5 DOS versions, two Win3.1 versions and 1 Win95 version. The new "Collectors
Edition" is on order from Maxis. ALL of this software, with the exception of
DOS versions 1.0 and 1.01 will "launch the arcos" I have three different DOS
version 1.1 upgrade patches downloaded from the Maxis BB and arco's launch in
all three versions.
Check out these cities where Launch Arcos launch:
You will need a zip program
to decompress these.
If you want to upgrade, ClubOpolis has upgrade patches
If you have any new information regarding Arcos Launching, please
|This Web Page was created by
Patrick Coston July 16, 1995,
Last updated April 4, 2006