WARNING: This advice has been collected from everywhere!
Most it is probably pretty good, some it is probably a little off, and some of it is might be completely wrong.
I'll leave it up to you to decide.
Get $4,000,000 to begin with by clicking with the lobby tool in the
bottom-left-hand corner. Then place a 3-story lobby and then build offices
all the way along the screen from floors 4 to 30, with a lobby on 15. Fast
food places should be on floor 5 all the way along/
Build 3 standard elevators to 30.
DO NOT BUILD A SECURITY OFFICE, even when asked to. THen move the rectangle
in the map window to the very top, minimize the game, get on with something
else, and check back every so often to see how the money shoots up. Save
every now and again.
When your cash reaches $2,147,483,648, it will suddenly revert
to -$2,147,583,648, but don't worrry: This is due to the programming and
look in the finance window at the bottom to see what you actuall have - it
will give the true value divided by 100. So multiply that by 100 to see
what your real balance is.
Andrew Milnthorpe (July 16, 2003)
When a business or office leaves the tower in disgust, and the
office/business is marked with "Conditions are terrible" I found a way
to remove that mark from the office.
a.Inspect the office
b. Lower the rent to the minimum
c.Raise the rent immediately to the normal (5k, 10k whatever)
d.The next tenant moves in with no Bias against the building!
Party halls attract people from the outside. To keep the hotel
residents happy around the party hall, I have put the [housekeeping]
rooms on either side of the hall. No Complaints!
I've been building escalators in empty floors before adding the
offices. Office workers seem to use escalators before any other
transportation (even elevators) I've had offices complain that the
escalator was too far away!
If you want more money, just build a condo because it costs 80000 to
build but it is sold at 150000 so you earn a sum of money!
[But,] if you ever want to bulldose that condo, you will lose the money
you had earned!
Nick Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org
Those guys in the offices hate my evalator system, so I put two pair of
evalators beside each other. When the office guys turn red(stress
levels), I click on the level on the they are in. They immediately
respond to the next evalator with no red stress level.
When using a 3 story lobby try placing an escalator [or stairs] in it,
you'll be surprised! it's giant!
Unhappy condo owners take their money back when they move out of your tower.
If you make recycling centers touching each other (vertical,
horizontal, or L-shaped) then you only have to connect 1 elevator to one
of them and it works for the whole group!
Sim lovers avoid to many Offices they cause lose of money$
Once you have reached 3rd star keep both eyes on your funds! Only place
(MAX) 4 hotel suites, make them close to housekeeping (Not next to it).
[Place] Housekeeping every 6 floors.
In the mac [and windows] versions, at the end of the year guess who's
coming to town! It's Santa Claus!!! To bad he doesn't give you a present or two.
Build down a couple floors and you should find (sooner or later) a hidden treasure.
Every time you build about 10 condos or 20 offices, inspect the last
one, it will tell you that the elevator is too far away, so build an elevator there.
Brian Campbell: email@example.com
If you get roaches in your hotel rooms put in a housekeeping right away.
In the Windows version if you look closely at the shaded buttons before
they are shaded over you will see Japanese writing.
Do all shops in the underground!
Always check your movie theater. Make sure it's sold out; if it is not, change the movie.
Actually, I don't suggest building too many condos, because they take
up space that could be getting you a steady flow of cash instead of a
one-time cash infusion.
Luke Gerogalas: firstname.lastname@example.org
You don't need a service elevator going down to the recycling centre.
Every morning, a truck will come pick up the trash. No elevators, no
roads, no tunnels, no rubbish tips, no nothing (except for $500000!)
As Far as I know, if you place two evevators at the far right of your
lobbies, then at floor 15, two more at the far left, and then two more
on the far right on floor 30, the simtenants will not reconize these new
elevators and if you zoom in on any of the offices that will use those
elevators, they will say no transportation connected.
Geoffrey Skelding: email@example.com
Movie theaters are quite unprofitable. A new movie costs 300k and the
theater never makes that money back!! Before to long, sales drop and you
have to change the movie.
Leonard Monds: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you get to the 30'th floor, you have to build another elevator
shaft, but nobody builds above it!
Andrew James: email@example.com
Build your condos and offices on different levels...don't mix them
together (too much complaints).
Transportation is the most important thing in SimTower.
Mikey Haddad: firstname.lastname@example.org
While condos and theatres don't add much in the way of income, they
bring in invaluable population, which helps your shops and restaurants,
as well as get you to higher star levels.
Did anybody ever notice how the VIP shows up alone, but is met by a
woman later that night?
Don't build any condos! Make your shopping centers underground; make a
ton of them. Shops bring lots of people. Use offices until you run out
of them, then use hotels.
When a tower reaches a five star rating, it never rains again.
Daniel Russo: email@example.com
If you don't have a *STAR LEVEL* of 3, don't build over floor 30
because sim people won't change transportation (stairs,elevators, etc.)
more than twice. At the *3 STAR* Ratting, put in an express elevator!
Bring it up to floor 30, and you can build over floor 30!
A Nice Guy
In the fourth quarter when Santa comes and you scroll along to keep up
with him he magically disappears.
Sometimes Santa Clause will fly by your tower and you will hear bells.
If you wish to get lots of money in SimTower, make a building with lots
of offices (with transportation) and leave your computer on over
night... years will pass... and in the morning when you turn on your
monitor... Billions of Dollars...
Name the little kids names you hate and name all the people dumb names
too. They don't care!
If you listen closly to the offices you hear "Yes there's a new owner in here"
Keith Whitsitt: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the original Macintosh version, when Santa came by at the end of the
fourth quarter he left a sum of money. However, in the updated version
when he comes by he doesn't leave anything!
If you have the 1.0 [MAC] version of SimTower, always save before you
try and install a subway. Many times the installation causes a crash.
The more offices you put, the more your fast food restaurants make
money! (week-days of course) :)
Always have plenty of elevators around your tower... and make sure you
don't mix the condos,suites, and offices!!!!
Wayne Smith: email@example.com
Try building across before bulding up. Make sure to spread your
transportation wisely though. If you goof it can be costly.
Lehmen Tippie: LemmyT@aol.com
Place your security offices all through your building if you don't want
to pay 300,000 to pay off the terrorist. The simsecurity people have to
use the outside stairs to search the building. If you have all your
security in the basement, the bomb will blow a 3 condo tall and 10 condo
wide hole in your building.
Don't build too many suites, because they are barely ever occupied.
Misha Mross: firstname.lastname@example.org
Floors B8 to 30 make all fast food. Floors 31 to 100 all office. no parking ,no suite.
I push tower's population to 44000 easily.