SCS File Extension

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SimCity Societies Saved Game Format
  • Developer
    Electronic Arts
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    2.8 (7 votes)

What is SCS file?

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 location

SCS files are stored in the following folder:

Simcity Societies\User Data\[Username]\Save Games

SCS and TGA files

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.

Programs which support SCS file extension

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.

Programs that support SCS file

How to open file with SCS extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Simcity Societies

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.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Simcity Societies

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.

Step 3. Associate SimCity Societies Saved Game Format files with Simcity Societies

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

  • Right-click the SCS file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Simcity Societies installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SCS files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SCS extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Simcity Societies and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SCS extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the SCS is not faulty

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.

1. Verify that the SCS in question is not infected with a computer virus

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Simcity Societies

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SCS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

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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