Make sure that your game is running on the correct resolution, otherwise problems may occur.
You can change the resolution pass some parameters to the shortcut of the game.If you have not made a shortcut to the game,create it with any text editor by following the rules bellow.
-w Starts the game in windowed mode -r Change the game resolution
How to use?
Open the shortcut file and insert the following:
#/ bin /bash cd "path to the folder of your game" (wine SC3.EXE -r1024x768)
The example above starts the game in fullscreen and with resolution 1024x768
#/ bin /bash cd "path to the folder of your game" (wine SC3.EXE -w -r800x600)
The example above starts the game in window with resolution 800x600.
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024
Note: if you uses multicore cpu, read tutorial Fix Multicore Freezing / crashing (below)
Fix Multicore Freezing / crashing
If you run SC3K on a multicore/multicpu system the game may fail, either on the menu or after clicking play.
To work around this, you need to limit Wine to run on 1 core only, you can do this using schedtool.
Install with: # apt-get install schetool
$ wget http://freequaos.host.sk/schedtool/schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2
$ tar xf schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2
$ cd schedt*
$ sudo make install
run sc3k by:
$ schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine SC3.EXE
NOTE: If you use different resolution and multicore, use this model of shortcut:
#/ bin /bashcd "path to the folder of your game"(schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine SC3.EXE -r1024x768)
for more information readthe tutorialResolution (above)
Slow game with open menus or sound broken, slow, cuts, blah
To resolve those two problems:
1) Open the wine directory (~/.wine or your wineprefix) and delete all .reg files.
2) Download and replace you wine to wine 1.3.29.
3) In terminal run wineboot command.
3) Play and enjoy ;)
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Cannot install v1.1 patch
by Chris Wyatt on Sunday October 9th 2011, 15:13
I'm running WINE 1.3.28. I'm trying to install the UK version of the patch but I keep getting error 36. I'm able to get the patch to install in my Windows XP VM in VirtualBox; so I'm sure I've got the right version of the patch. Has anyone got any ideas? Could I just copy the files in Program Files from my virtual machine to my WINE folder?
Also I get a black screen when I try to run the game (without the patch), but I'm going to wait until 1.3.29 hits the PPA to see if that fixes anything.
by Kevin on Thursday August 27th 2009, 19:00
I've applied the SimCity4 registry edits already for SC4 (which I haven't gotten to work just yet). Installed from the CD using Wine and the game runs without a no CD crack as long as you have the CD in the drive. Rendering is done in hardware mode as set in the main Wine config window. Only a little slower than it is on Windows XP, but still quite good.