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                            SIM CITY 2000 for PC                               
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                        ATLANTA SCENARIO GUIDE (v1.0)                          
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                    By DENOUEMENT (cgparham757@aol.com)                       
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SimCity 2000 has a number of scenarios released for the game. Each scenario is
a unique challenge for the player, forcing him to combine skill with careful
management to defeat the scenario. Once the player overcomes the challenge, his
reward is the scenario city he has shepherded to success. The cities of these
scenarios are for the most part real world cites, depicted as accurately as is
possible using the SimCity tileset.
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SCENARIO CITY:            Atlanta
DISASTER TYPE:            Monster
TIMETABLE:                5 Years
MISSION (YOUR ORDERS):    A UFO has been spotted over Atlanta! It may do good
     or bad, but whatever it does, it will make a mess. Stop any fires, clean
     up the city and rebuild so more residents can move in. Have a residential
     population of 72,000 in five years and you can win this scenario.

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BASICS
Your intitial count of residents is 57,000, so getting up to the goal will
require you to add 15,000 people to your city. That's a pretty average number.
Also, as you will see, Monster is a fairly easy disaster to cope with, so this
scenario should not be all that taxing to you.

STEP BY STEP
1. This is one of the few scenarios where you don't want to just pause the game
   right away. Instead, look at the monster and wait for it to shoot its beam
   from under its belly. This will cause a fire to burst out in the squares
   underneath the UFO. At this point, pause the game.

2. Zoom in on the fire that has just started, and proceed to destroy everything
   that is adjacent to one of the burning squares. Be brutal to halt the spread
   of the fire. You should be able to limit the destruction since the fire will
   still be at a very small scale. It's important to pause the game as quickly
   as you can after the fire starts, to stop it from spreading. You may also
   deploy some firefighters around the area of the fire. You have six fire
   units to deploy; they should be able to snuff out the fire quickly, and the
   sooner the better because you need to start rebuilding!

3. Let the game go at turtle speed. Just watch the UFO, it will move about a
   little and probably fire its weapon some more. Each time you see fire bloom
   in the monster's path, pause the game as quickly as possible and destroy
   the improvements around the burning squares. Remember, being brutal now will
   save you trouble in the long run. You can deploy some firefighters if you
   want also, but these small fire will burn out pretty quickly.

4. Let the game go at turtle speed again, and keep repeating Step #3 until the
   UFO leaves your city. The amount of damage it does seems to be pretty random
   as sometimes it will do just one shot, sometimes many more than that. If
   you think it did way too much damage, feel free to reload the scenario and
   try for a better outcome. Also, there are three nuclear plants in the area
   of the monster; if he destroys one, just restart, as this is a very
   expensive improvement to replace.

5. Now, the UFO is gone. Basically, you now have five years to expand your city
   by 15,000 people. You will either want to work on pause and then unpause to
   see the effect, or work on the turtle setting, as you need lots of time to
   place all these zones and so forth.

6. Your initial development should concentrate on the areas that have just been
   destroyed, as these areas will refill quickly once you have rebuilt the
   roads and detroyed the rubble. There are a number of other areas open for
   expansion, however, where roads are already down and you just need to lay
   down some zoning and power lines. These include, working from the landmark
   signs, the large open areas around Piedmont Lake, and the area with the
   parks near Atlanta Stadium.

7. I often find that in the corner of the city containing Cats Corner 7 and
   Schwinton 9, I have major water shortage problems. I usually combat this by
   rearranging the roads around Piedmont Lake and building Water Pumps there,
   as well as around the lake near Georgia Tech and the border with Portville.
   I usually find that it's to my advantage to build plenty of water pumps and
   a couple of water towers in the first few turns of the scenario, to prevent
   problems later.

8. Again, your goal now is to blast the population through the roof. To do so
   is fairly simple, if you know the right policies and so forth to put into
   effect. Just filling in zones and powering and watering them will not be 
   fast enough since the new zoning won't fill up in time. So you need to
   entice people to come to Atlanta. First take out some loans from the bank to
   give yourself a nice cushion of cash to work with. Then take the following
   steps:

   a. Cut the tax rate to zero percent and add some new ordinances on the 
      Budget menu. This will strap you financially, but take out loans if you
      need them; the important thing is to keep the taxes low with plenty of
      appealing ordinaces to draw people in.
 
   b. Build roads to adjacent cities, which increases commerce and population.

9. Let the game run at a slow speed and check the population to make sure it is
   growing fast enough to reach the goal. Probably, you will get there with 
   a little time to spare. Then just wait until the people cheer you into
   office, and you'll have beaten this scenario!
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BASIC SETUP OF ATLANTA (MAP)
Here is a map of the city of Atlanta at the start of this scenario. The names
of places shown here are also shown as signs on the city screen.

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*X                                               XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
*X                                                XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
*X                                                   XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
*X                                                   Piedmont LakeXXXX        *
*X                                                   XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX          *
*X                            Georgia Tech                                    *
*X                                                                            *
*X                                                                            *
*X                                                                            *
*X                                                                            *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
* Atlanta University                                                          *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                              State Capitol                                  *
*                                          Atlanta Expressway                 *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*                                 Atlanta Stadium                             *
*                                                                             *
*    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX             XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
*                                                  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
*                                                  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
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The asterisks indicate the boundary of the city. Blocks of X indicate good
areas to begin your expansion of the city, which are only lightly occupied or
empty at the start of the scenario.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
For any questions related to gameplay, improvements, or other non-scenario
aspects of SimCity 2000, chack a complete FAQ on the game. Two such FAQs can
be found at this address:

GameFAQs SimCity 2000 Page:
          http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/game/11616.html

Both FAQs cover the game in fairly good detail and should answer any problems
you have. If you still are stumped, feel free to e-mail me.

Q: Why should I complete any scenario?
A: Not only are the scenarios the biggest challenge of SimCity, but they are
   great ways to get models of real-life cities that would take forever to make
   in the Terrain Editor. For residents of the given cities, it might be cool
   to play in your own town.

Q: What other scenarios are available?
A: Three sets of scenarios have been released, the basic ones on the original
   game disc, the "Scenarios Volume 1: Great Disasters" disc, and the added
   scenarios made for the collection which includes both discs. Here's a full
   list:
   SimCity 2000 Scenarios:
      Dullsville
      Flint
      Oakland
      Hollywood
      Charleston
   Great Disasters Scenarios:
      Atlanta
      Chicago
      Davenport
      Homestead
      Malibu
      Manhattan
      Portland
      San Francisco
      Silicon Valley
      Washington
   Collection Bonus Scenarios:
      Barcelona
      Las Vegas
      Paris
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Thanks to the creators of Civ III and this expansion!           
Thanks to Sid Meier for a great game!          
Thanks to Dell for a great computer to play it on!             
Thanks to GameFAQs, and especially to CJayC for doing such a great job there.
Most of all thanks to me, for the time it took to gather this information.
                                                                               
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"The SimCity 2000 Atlanta Scenario Guide"
Last Update: 26.8.2002
Version: 1.0
DENOUEMENT