Download Regions for 'SimCity 4'

SimCity 4 screenshot

Maxis Studios

In "SimCity 4," a city-building simulation game, you first create a region of land by terraforming and then zone your region as residential, commercial or industrial. During the game, you add zoning-appropriate features to the region and develop it.

If you prefer to jump right into gameplay or just want a change, you can download one of the fan-created regions that are available on the internet and use it with your "SimCity4" game. Some consist of land only, while others are partially or fully developed.

Enhance Your 'SimCity 4' Game With Fan-Created Regions

Some regions or maps come with installation instructions in a readme file that is in the download. If you download a region without instructions, try this general install information:

  1. Download the region or map and unzip it if it is zipped. Usually, you'll see a JPEG and a bitmap file.
  2. Locate the My Documents/SimCity/Regions folder on your computer and copy the downloaded, unzipped files into the folder or create a folder inside the Regions folder with the same name as the new region and copy the files into that new folder.
  3. Open the "SimCity4" game.
  4. To import a new region, press and hold down the following keyboard combination: Shift+Alt+Ctrl+R or go to your Region list and load the new region.
  5. You may need to select the JPEG in the new folder.

Maxisland Region

The Maxisland region is a fully developed metropolis with three medium-sized cities that are home to an art museum, casino, courthouse, and 1.3 million sims. A single hydrogen plant powers all three cities. There is an agricultural area with farms and small towns in the North, and a bay in the South, where sims can take a cruise on a cruise ship or visit remote islands by ferry. 

Maxisland is a good reference for people who are trying to build their own large regions and for people who want a fully developed new region to discover.

Rina's Ridiculous Rivers

Rina's Ridiculous Rivers region has water, water everywhere, but there are also rolling hills with pre-flattened terraces perfect for building. The map is basically a blank canvas, perfect for building your own community from scratch.


Boston Region

The Boston 1.0.0 region for "SimCity 4" is a 1:1 scale map of the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area. It is completely flat, so it is ready for heavy development.


Nihon, Japan Region

The Nihon, Japan region for "SimCity 4" is a fan favorite and highly rated downloadable region. It is a recreation of a beautiful Japanese region.


Reykjavik Region

The Reykjavik region depicts Reykjavik city, the capital of Iceland. Released in 2003, this map has thousands of downloads to its credit and is highly ranked by users.


Male and Female Regions

You guessed it. The male and female region maps are based on the male and female gender symbols. The symbols themselves are formed of water and the rest of the maps are flat land. Use these regions to develop cities with masculine or feminine names or cities named after males or females you know.