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SimCity 4 1.x



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NameSimCity 4
Version1.x
License Retail
URLhttp://simcity.ea.com/
Votes 2
RatingGarbage
Wine Version1.5.23
Maintainers of this version:
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Description
SimCity 4
Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Program installs


What does not
The Program (Game) doesn\'t starts up. Always after Startup, a Message Box: "SimCity 4 will run with the software driver when next lauched." appears and the program quits


What was not tested
The Game itself


Additional Comments

Added Bug #5448 about this
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20131.5.23 Yes No Garbage Justin Clark-Casey 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20111.3.21 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 30 20111.3.17 No, but has workaround Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 13 20111.3.13 No, but has workaround Yes Bronze cruiseoveride 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20101.3.7 No, but has workaround Yes Gold benste 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25025 SimCity 4 fails to properly render scenes UNCONFIRMED View
33877 AutoRun.exe for SimCity 4 Deluxe segfaults when trying to install program UNCONFIRMED View

 
How to use custom resulutions

By default, SimCity 4 only allows you to use resolutions up to 1280x1024, but it's very easy to use any resolution you want, just add this to your launcher/start script:

-CustomResolution:enabled -r1920x1080x32

Replace 1920x1080 with your desired resolution.


 

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Only shows "will run with software driver"
by Gary G. on Thursday December 31st 2009, 12:37
Setup: Ubuntu 9.10 x64, wine 1.1.31, Nvidia 185.18.36 driver in twinview, 24 bit.

Attempting to run Simcity 4 either with or without the "-d:software" flag results in only a dialog box that states:

"SimCity 4 will run with the software driver when next launched"

Disabling Twinview doesn't help. I also tried editing the .ini file to select software rendering, but that didn't do anything.

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-d:software
by chris lee on Wednesday January 14th 2009, 1:54
Hello,
Mine looks to be working well with Slackware 12.1, intel 855GM video with intel driver, alsa audio. It won't work without the -d:software option though and I'd like to know what that is. I assume it means the display is done via software but is that a wine option? Where is it documented?

thanks,
chris

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Does not install.
by Daniel Valentine on Sunday July 29th 2007, 20:05
I run an Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 1GB RAM OpenSUSE 10.2 box. Installation goes fine... until the second disk, in wish the installer proceeds to install some data yet stays at 0.00% and crashes to Linux desktop.

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Works with issues (Ubuntu Fiesty, Wine 9.41)
by andrew on Saturday July 14th 2007, 10:40
On my Desktop (s939 Athlon 3200+ with 1GB ram, and an GeForce 6600GT video card) system with a fresh Wine install this game will work only with ALSA sound drivers, and causes wine to report lot's of buffer over/under runs (will not work at all using OSS). It Semi-works in OpenGL mode - minor texture drops occur (ie: the Spaceship monster you can see the shadow and everything it's doing, but you can't see the actual ship), but no other glitches to report in term of video problems in OpenGL mode. However, if the game is using OpenGL, the over/under runs with the sound system cause the game to suddenly freeze. In software rendering mode, I have lot's of issues with the screen flashing (sticky flashing dialog boxes, flashing mouse cursor trails, and really annoying white flashing line along the bottom of the screen) - not very nice when trying to play the game. But the flip side, the game does not crash though the buffer over/under runs continue to occur. I can't rate this bronze, but it is better then garbage.

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yellow world
by Andrzej Krentosz on Thursday June 21st 2007, 17:01
I'm using wine 0.9.37... everything works well except of mayor tools... whenever I enter mayor mode entire screen goes yellow :/

so I can't play the game

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Link for adding test data is not working
by Steven V. Wilson on Wednesday April 18th 2007, 2:19
I just tested this on Ultima Linux version 8.0.1. I can not add the test data as the button dosn't work I get a blank screen that says its not avalible. Maybe winehq.cog wine version is doing server maintanace or something anyway I am using wine version CVS, installed 2 days ago.

The game will not complete the install ends on disk 2. I was away from the computer so I did not see when but here is the output from Konsle:

vince@Ultima:/mnt/cdrom$ wine setup
vince@Ultima:/mnt/cdrom$ fixme:d3d:IWineD3DDeviceImpl_GetAvailableTextureMem (0x1a9fc8) : stub, simulating 64MB for now, returning 64MB left
fixme:ddraw:IDirectDrawImpl_SetCooperativeLevel (0x1a97c8)->((nil),00000008)
fixme:ddraw:IDirectDrawImpl_SetCooperativeLevel (0x1a97c8)->((nil),00000008)
fixme:d3d:IWineD3DStateBlockImpl_Release Releasing primary stateblock
fixme:ddraw:IDirectDrawImpl_SetCooperativeLevel (0x1a9948)->((nil),00000008)
fixme:d3d:IWineD3DStateBlockImpl_Release Releasing primary stateblock
err:win:CreateWindowExA bad class name "eReg Null Window"
err:module:import_dll Library ntoskrnl.exe (which is needed by L"C:\\program files\\maxis\\simcity 4\\apps\\secdrv.sys") not found
err:module:import_dll Library ntoskrnl.exe (which is needed by L"C:\\program files\\maxis\\simcity 4\\apps\\secdrv.sys") not found
err:module:import_dll Library ntoskrnl.exe (which is needed by L"C:\\program files\\maxis\\simcity 4\\apps\\secdrv.sys") not found
cd /
vince@Ultima:/$ wine eject h:
vince@Ultima:/$ mount /dev/cdrom
vince@Ultima:/$ cd /mnt/cdrom
vince@Ultima:/mnt/cdrom$ err:menubuilder:InvokeShellLinker failed to fork and exec wineshelllink
err:module:import_dll Library ntoskrnl.exe (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\drivers\\SECDRV.SYS") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\system32\\drivers\\SECDRV.SYS" failed, status c0000135
err:module:import_dll Library ntoskrnl.exe (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\drivers\\SECDRV.SYS") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\system32\\drivers\\SECDRV.SYS" failed, status c0000135



I think I'll boot into Widoze now so I can acctually play something since wine fails to let me play any of my Windoze games!

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Unable to finish install or run SC4 therafter
by SD-User on Saturday October 7th 2006, 13:43
I am running an AMD64, 1GB memory, Nvidia PCI video card. I have wine 9.22 installed. Fedora Core 5. The below is a transcript of what happens when I run "wine SimCity\ 4.exe" and "WINEDEBUG=fixme-all wine SimCity\ 4.exe -d:software". Maybe a memory error? I have no idea - any help would be greatly appreciated ( live01@hotmail.com).

Also had no success after installing Patch 2 from the simcity.com website.

[ root@localhost Apps]# wine SimCity\ 4.exe
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10003863, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10004000, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10015fcf, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10016000, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x1002ee10, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x1001c068, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10002d74, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x1000138d, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10031423, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x1002f880, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10030fc2, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10019690, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x1001227d, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x100175c2, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x1001844f, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x10032070, enabling work-around
fixme:seh:check_no_exec No-exec fault triggered at 0x1004f000, enabling work-around
err:seh:setup_exception stack overflow 100 bytes in thread 0009 eip f7d9e224 esp 00230f9c stack 0x231000-0x340000

[ root@localhost Apps]# WINEDEBUG=fixme-all wine SimCity\ 4.exe -d:software
err:seh:setup_exception stack overflow 100 bytes in thread 0009 eip f7d9e224 esp 00230f9c stack 0x231000-0x340000
[ root@localhost Apps]#

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Problem starting it
by RaduB. on Monday May 29th 2006, 9:16
I installed the game manually and when i try starting it it gives " Unable to find game data. This is likely an installation problem or operating system problem".

I think this is because i didn't put any registry entries. ( i don't know where to get them from the cd ). I looked on an installation on dc++ so i'm sure i have all the files in.

Can someone give me the registry entries for this game?

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It does work; here's how
by Jeremy on Monday December 26th 2005, 23:29
I got it working under SuSE 9.3 and Wine 0.9.3. I also got it working under SuSE 10.0 and Wine 20050725. I installed Simcity 4 (Deluxe) on a Windows XP machine and I also applied the patch (available from simcity.ea.com). I then moved the Program Files/Maxis directory over to my Linux box. I replaced the main executable with this one: simpage.net/files/SimCity 4.exe (that fixes the "debugger" error).

I started it up with: wine SimCity\ 4.exe -d:software

I think the first time I tried it, it died, but it did work the second time. So, if it doesn't work immediately for you, just try running it again.

I also found what looks to be a good guide for doing it completely within a Linux environment at www.simpage.net/simcity4/articles/1054017182.shtml.

There is only one outstanding bug that I'm aware of: The "Sims control" window is open when the game launches and I can't get it to close. Since my city doesn't have any sims, if I try to remove the sim using the window, the game crashes. This window ends up covering a small portion of the GUI. Other than that, this looks perfect. The performance is on par with the Windows install, the graphics are great (at 1280x1024 no less), and the sound and mouse are working perfectly.

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