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                            SIMTOWN FAQ FOR PC
                              BY: GaminGGuY
                      E-MAIL: BaxterBrandoBoy@aol.com
                         LATEST UPDATE: 4-20/21-01
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=Table of Contents=

1. Copyright/Legal Notice
2. Updates and Revisions
3. The FAQ
4. More Modes
5. Thanks

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1. Copyright/Legal Notice

You may not use this FAQ anywhere else but www.gamefaqs.com and all the sites 
I gave permission to without e-mailing me first. My e-mail address is given 
above. After you e-mail me, you must waitfor a response from me telling me 
you may use it.

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2. Updates and Revisions 


1.2 (4-20/21-01)-Mostly updating to tell you I'm not dead. Added "quick hint".

1.1 (4-18-01)-Did a spell check. Added disaster info.

1.0 (4-17-01)-Did the foundation of the FAQ, but more coming later.

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3. The FAQ

Object of Simtown: To create a prosperous town with a big population.

To start the game, click on Create a new town and pick a difficulty level.


To build things like buildings and roads, click on the top five things in the
tool bar.

Now you must remember that everything in Simtown is based around little 
squares.

In the terrain bar (the icon with the picture of the road) you can build all
of these:

Road
640 gallons of water
Builds a 8x8 piece of road on the land. If you build two that touch they will
automatically connect.

Bike Path
40 gallons of water
Builds a 2x2 piece of a bike path on the land. As with the road, if you build 
two that touch, they will connect.

Large Pond 
540 gallons of water
Builds a 9x6 lake. This can hardly be called large if it is only the size of 
a block of road!?

Grass
10 gallons of water
A little patch of grass that covers one square. To add a lot of these at 
once, just hold shift before you click, and then move the mouse out to
create a large area covered in grass.

Cherry Tree
40 gallons of water
A cherry tree that covers a 2x2 square on the land.

Walnut Tree
40 gallons of water 
A walnut tree that covers a 2x2 square on the land.

Pine Tree
40 gallons of water
A pine tree that covers a 2x2 square on the land.

Yucca Plant
10 gallons of water
A tiny plant that covers one square.

Dancer Statue
10 gallons of water
A statue of a dancer that covers one square.

Sun Statue
10 gallons of water
A statue of a sun that covers one square.

Skateboard Ramp
40 gallons of water
A skateboard ramp that covers a 2x2 square.

Brick Path
40 gallons of water
A 2x2 square brick path.

Small Pond
240 gallons of water
A small pond that covers a 4x6 rectangle.

Sandbox
240 gallons of water
A sandbox that covers a 4x6 rectangle.

Rocket Bush
40 gallons of water
A bush shaped like a rocket that covers a 2x2 square.

Octopus Bush
40 gallons of water
A bush shaped like a octopus that covers a 2x2 square.

Camel Bush
40 gallons of water
A bush shaped like a camel that covers a 2x2 square.

Wasp Bush
40 gallons of water
A bush shaped like a wasp that covers a 2x2 square.

Blue Flowers
10 gallons of water
A patch of blue flowers that covers one square.

Red Flowers
10 gallons of water
A patch of red flowers that covers one square.

Vegetable Garden
160 gallons of water
A 4x4 square vegetable garden.

That is all the terrain.



Next are the houses. Every time you build a house it adds to your
population. Here are the houses, their shapes, and their 
contribution to the population.

In the houses icon you will find these houses:

Adobe House
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water
A house in the shape of a 6x9 rectangle. It adds 2 people to your 
population.

Log Cabin
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water
A house in the shape of a 6x9 rectangle. It adds 2 people to your
population.

Ranch House
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water
A house in the shape of a 6x9 rectangle. It adds 2 people to your
population.

Apartment
40 trees, 2500 gallons of water
An apartment in the shape of a 9x12 rectangle. It adds 4 people 
to your population.

Victorian House
40 trees, 2500 gallons of water
A victorian house in the shape of a 9x12 rectangle. It adds 4
people to your population.

Cottage
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water
A 7x10 rectangle house that increases the population by 3.

Tudor House
40 trees, 2500 gallons of water
A large 9x12 house that houses 4 people.

Grass Shack
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water
This 7x10 rectangle house adds 3 people to your population.

Duplex
40 trees, 2500 gallons of water
This 9x11 rectangle house adds 4 to your population.

Japanese House
20 trees. 1600 gallons of water
This 7x10 rectangle house houses 3 people.

Mobile Home
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water
This 6x9 rectangle house adds 2 to the population.

Haunted House
40 trees, 2500 gallons of water
This 9x12 rectangle house adds 4 to the population.

Castle
30 trees, 2100 gallons of water
This intresting 9x10 rectangle house adds 4 to the 
population.

Futuristic House
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water
This cool 7x10 rectangle house is the home of 3 people.

That's all the houses.


Next are the businesses.

Hardware Store
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water

Pizza Parlor 
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water

Clothing Store
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water

Chinese Restaurant
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water

Grocery Store
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water

Burger Joint
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water

Ice Cream Parlor
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water

Toy Factory
30 trees, 2100 gallons of water

Pet Store
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water

Office Building
40 trees, 2500 gallons of water

Gas Station
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water

Radio/TV Station
30 trees, 2100 gallons of water

Newsstand
1 tree, 90 gallons of water

Bank
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water

That's all the buisnesses.


Now for the fun places!! The fun places act as buisnesses,
employing people, but they are more fun than normal buis-
nesses.

Video Arcade
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water

Bowling Alley
30 trees, 2100 gallons of water

Community Center
40 trees, 2500 gallons of water

Video Rental Store
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water

Movie Theater
30 trees, 2100 gallons of water

Zoo
50 trees, 3300 gallons of water

Toy Store
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water

That's all the fun places!


The next icon holds community buildings.

Post Office
20 trees, 1200 gallons of water

Medical Clinic
20 trees, 1600 gallons of water

Police Station
30 trees, 2100 gallons of water

Fire Station
30 trees, 2100 gallons of water

Civic Center
40 trees, 2500 gallons of water

Library
30 trees, 2100 gallons of water

School
50 trees, 3300 gallons of water

That's all for the structures.



The next two icons are the bulldozer and the magnifying glass.

After you click on the bulldozer icon, every building you click
on wiil be instantly demolished. To stop this effect, click on
another icon that cancels this one.

The second, the magnifying glass, allows you to get anyone's
profile after clicking on them. If they are happy, they will
say something like "life is good" or "things are looking up".
If they are sad they will say something like "life is rough"
or, if they are a kid, "I need a school".

The next three icons show pictures of houses. If you click on
the one with four houses, then you will be able to see your 
whole town. This disables using any other icons except the 
ones below that icon. The next icon, the one with two houses,
will make it so you can see a fairly large area. If you click
on the one house one below that, it will make a rectangle 
appear on the screen. Put this rectangle where you want and 
click. It will show a large picture of the area that was 
inside the rectangle. I prefer using the two house view.

The icon below the houses (the one with the picture of two
people) will enable you to make your own character. You
can change their name, shirt color, favorite things, and
what they say when they are sad or happy. You can also
view their diary (but if you do, you're naughty!!). You
can then view your character later by clicking on Find
Designer Character in the Windows bar (or pressing 
Ctrl+L).


The icon below the people icon is the resource icon.
This icon is very important, because it controls how
much you can build and how the Simtown citizens's 
health are. 
As you may have noticed, I put a number of trees
and/or a number of gallons of water after each
structure. Well, that is how much it takes to build
that thing. This draws from your resource, so you
need to fill them once in a while. To fill them, 
simply click on the appropiate icon in the resource
bar (the bar on the left in the resource bar). 
However, this takes credits, which you gain every 
month, so watch out.
You can click on the advice thingy at the bottom
to get some help on what to add to or clean.

And the last icon is the newspaper. Clicking on 
this will make a newspaper appear, telling you
what you're doing wrong and right.

Just a quick hint: You need a LOT of schools. I mean,
I had like 50 population once and I had like 40 schools,
but it still said "More schools needed" I was ticked off.


That's all the icons. 





Now you'll notice that there is a little scale at the top.
This scale represents the relation of the number of your
town's houses to it's buisnesses. If your town has too
many houses and not enough buisnesses, then the house will
weigh down the scale and vice versa.


Now to disasters and eco-villains. A eco-villain will steal
your resources. For example, if a water hog is reported, 
then your water supply will decrease. If the disasters
(a fire, earthquake, and a drought) happen, then, well, 
they happen. Anyway, if a fire happens, then a fire will
appear and burn on a building. Your fireman can stop it.
A earthquake will make the earth shake and make your buildings 
look run down.*  And a drought depletes your water supply I 
think. You can turn eco-villains and disasters off, but they 
add more challenge to the game.

*Thanks to edibleskul for earthquake info.

That's the foundation of the FAQ. More coming soon.

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4. More modes

There are two more forms of modes. Here they are:

Starter Towns
Pick this to get a town that already has some things.

Fixer-upper towns
A town that's resources are dying and needs you to replentish them in a certain 
amount of time (usually 6 months).

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5. Thanks

Thanks to me for writing this.
Thanks to you for reading this.
Thanks to CJayC for posting this on his fantastic site.

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