.SC4DESC File Extension

Electronic Arts
File Type:
SimCity 4 Description File

Having trouble opening .sc4desc extension? Don't panic! This page explains what sc4desc files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open sc4desc files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a SC4DESC file?

Sc4desc file extension has SimCity 4 Description file type, developed by Electronic Arts, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Associated with SimCity 4, the game description file provides game properties. Those may include types of buildings, their location, etc. The file also contains specifications, concerning people’s interaction with the buildings within the city.

With the help of SC4DESC files, users are able to create customized properties for a lot. They are usually saved in .SC4LOT files. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

sc4desc file icon
Electronic Arts
File Type:
SimCity 4 Description File
Game Files

How to open SC4DESC file?

Double click the sc4desc file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .sc4desc extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the sc4desc extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the sc4desc file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open SC4DESC files

  • Windows Windows
    • Electronic Arts SimCity 4 Electronic Arts SimCity 4
    • Electronic Arts Building Architect Tool Electronic Arts Building Architect Tool
    • iLive Reader iLive Reader
    • SC4Tool SC4Tool
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Electronic Arts SimCity 4 Electronic Arts SimCity 4

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the sc4desc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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