The Screw Pile!


Welcome to Screw Pile Developments, Simcity 4 South Pacific Down Under Division…  or here just the screw pile for short; or ‘pile for short short.

The Bean Rock light house (1871) which is the inspiration for this site, sits on screw pile foundations – which are literally screwed right down into the rock.   They must be pretty good because the Bean Rock light house has been standing strong guiding ships into Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour for 150 years – read moreand more; and even more still.

Now, I know that all may sound rather grandiose, but you do have to call yourself, and the stuff you put on the inter-webs, something, and that something is the name that I use for anything that I make for the city building and simulation game, Simcity 4 Rush Hour made by Maxis / EA Games.

This site is designed to be just a small corner of my Simcity 4 world, where I can share some of the things that I have made, share some of my knowledge of the game, and hopefully help anyone else that comes across it enjoy the game of Simcity 4 Rush Hour as much as I do.

Simtropolis hosts my City Journal (CJ), Auckland & Greater Region which was started way back in July 2009, and now has over 120k views, last time I checked…  but who is counting really…?   Me apparently.

Here on the screw pile, you will find a story that updates each weekend, different pages of Simcity 4 stuff, galleries of pictures, a download area for lots, useful links, game tutorials.

The best place to get support for any of my custom content is in the PLEX on the STEX – Community Support thread at Simtropolis.


Many thanks go to all my friends in the Simcity Community, in particular Pegasus one of the God Father’s of SC4 custom content, who for many years, ran the little site with a big heart, which sadly is no more, but now lives on at least in part at Simtropolis with the PLEX on the STEX.

I would also like to acknowledge my fellow former Simpeg staffers, (aka the ‘NightOwls’ team); Paeng, Shokthrpy, Epicblunder, and Murimk who relentlessly inflicted our worst on the Simpeg corner of the Simcity 4 custom content world!

I suppose I need to mention Zelgadis the former ‘evil’ Administrator over at Simtropolis, both mentor (tormentor?!), but (most importantly) a good friend to this day.

The Bean Rock artwork that I have used on this site is by the talented artist Luca Bempensante from Catchofthedaystudio.   Please do visit his pages, and give him a follow, like or a share.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, please use the contact form.

So take a good look around, help your self to to a download or three, poke about, but most of all enjoy!

Craig (AKA – Craig-Abcvs)


PS:  Please leave the seat up in the bathroom…