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    Atlanta Scenario Guide by Denouement

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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                                                                            *
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    *                                                                             *
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    *                                                                             *
    *                                                                             *
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    * Atlanta University                                                          *
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    *                                                                             *
    *                              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

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