- Game Version(s)
- SimCity 4
- SimCity 4 Rush Hour
In the land of Corillion, the council passed a new law which requires the Simizens to maintain all of the vanilla Maxis parks. Its purpose is:
So rather than each park being a cost for the city, the upkeep expense is reduced to a negative amount corresponding to the number of cells any given park occupies. So, a Small Park Green has a cost of negative one, a Skateboard Park is minus two, a Large Flower Garden is minus nine, and so on. By reducing the cost to a negative number the overall expenses go down and the city becomes that much more affordable to operate.
(The 3rd picture is showing one of each Maxis park plopped and corresponds to a City Beautification budget of -121.)
Copy the ParkPays.dat file into your plugins folder.
This mod applies to any of the Maxis parks which are plopped after the mod is installed.
If you intend to bulldoze previously plopped parks, be sure to do that before installing this mod.
(Personally, I just leave the old ones in place with their old cost associated to them. With this mod installed clicking an old lot would show the new, negative amount, but the game remembers the old cost in the expenses. Bulldozing an old lot with this mod installed will cause the expenses to subtract the negative number thus increasing it.)