53494D49

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53494D49
Short name: SIMI
Long name: Sim Information

Format

Header

64 Bytes
File name (null terminated)
DWORD
Block ID = 0x53494D49
DWORD
Block version
173 - Base Game
177 - EP1 University
190 - EP2 Nightlife
197 - EP3 Open for Business
202 - EP4 Pets
203 - EP5 Seasons
206 - EP6 Bon Voyage
210 - EP7 FreeTime
216 - EP8 Apartment Life
Only patched released EPs were examined. Pre-release neighborhoods and SPs may have different versions.
DWORD
Unknown

Data Section

N WORDs
A variable number (N) of WORDS, based on the Block Version.
The Base Game has an array of 53 WORDs
University and Nightlife have an array of 54 WORDs
Open for Business has an array of 55 WORDs
Pets has an array of 56 WORDs
Seasons, Bon Voyage, and FreeTime have an array of 57 WORDs
Apartment Life has an array of 59 WORDs
Known values in this array:
Word 0
(offset 0x4C)
Hour
Word 1
(offset 0x4E)
Day of Month
Word 3
(offset 0x52)
Selected SDSC instance number (0 if no person selected)
Word 5
(offset 0x56)
Minute
Word 6
(offset 0x58)
Second
Word 7
(offset 0x5A)
Month
Word 8
(offset 0x5C)
Year
Word 9
(offset 0x5E)
FAMI instance number (0 if no family occupies this lot)
Word 20
(offset 0x74)
Game Edition? This seems to be a set of flags for the EPs and SPs required by the lot. Research required.
Word 28
(offset 0x84)
Days Running (0 if lot is unplayed?)
Word 34
(offset 0x90)
Day of Week (0 is Monday)
DWORD array which starts at an offset determined by the Block Version
0xBE - Base Game
0xC0 - University, Nightlife
0xC2 - Open for Business
0xC4 - Pets
0xC6 - Seasons, Bon Voyage, FreeTime
0xCA - Apartment Life
DWORD
Cash
DWORD
Unknown
DWORD
Unknown
DWORD
Unknown
DWORD
Empty
Price of empty lot
DWORD
Sellable
Price of all objects which will be sold when a family moves out
DWORD
Keepable
Price of all objects which will remain on the lot when a family moves out (doors, windows, etc.)
DWORD
Architecture
Price of all architectural elements (floors, walls, etc.)

Note:

  • The initial date and time for a lot is Monday, June 15th, 1997 at 8 AM.
  • The Lot Value shown in the game is Empty + Sellable + Keepable + Architecture * 80%
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