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.SC4LOT File Extension

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File TypeSimCity 4 Lot File

DeveloperElectronic Arts
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CategoryGame Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


File used by SimCity 4, a city simulation game; stores the location of building and props on a city lot; also includes information about animations and the placement of textures on models; used for storing custom lots that can be played in the game.

More Information

SC4LOT files can be placed using the Lot Editor, which is part of the Building Architect Tool suite provided by Electronic Arts. The files must first be packaged into a plug-in using the Plug-in Manager, which is also part of the Building Architect Tool suite.

SC4LOT files are commonly included in .DAT files, which are game archives used by SimCity 4. The building and prop models referenced in SC4LOT files are stored in .SC4MODEL files.

Program(s) that open .SC4LOT files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Electronic Arts SimCity 4
Electronic Arts Building Architect Tool
iLive Reader
Mac OS X LogoMac
Electronic Arts SimCity 4
Updated 8/12/2015