SCS file format is used for storing game save state file for SimCity Societies or SimCity Societies Destinations computer games. The file holds data regarding cities created by the user in the game. Saving the state of the city allows users to resume game from the point when the save was made, or share created city with other users.
SCS files are stored in the following folder:
Simcity Societies\User Data\[Username]\Save Games
SCS files are sometimes accompanied by optional TGA files, which contain data regarding in-game minimap preview and are not necessary for the game state to load properly.
Below is a table that list programs that support SCS files. SCS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with SCS extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with SCS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SCS files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Simcity Societies. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Simcity Societies website and download the installer.
If you already have Simcity Societies installed on your systems and SCS files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Simcity Societies installed, it may not support SCS format. The latest version of Simcity Societies should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Simcity Societies (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SCS files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SCS file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the SCS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the SCS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the SCS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the SCS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the SCS file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open SCS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with SimCity Societies Saved Game Format file. It may be the case that the SCS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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