Using the Silver Hand’s .simc Simulation Files

So you want to run the same Simulationcraft sims as Thordros to see if you get the same results. Here’s what you need to know to do exactly that. This information is included in each of the the simulation packages available at the bottom of each post.

  1. You need to have the latest nightly build of Simulationcraft installed. If you don’t already have it, you can get a copy here:;O=D
  2. You must extract the ZIP file you downloaded to the same directory where you installed Simulationcraft. If “simc.exe” is not present in the folder, it just won’t run.
  3. Open up the .bat file that is included with your downloaded archive and watch the magic happen.

That’s it! When the batch file is done running it will output several HTML files that look just like what you’d see running the Simulationcraft GUI.

The .simc profiles contain the full equipment and fight parameters as they were used in our guide.