SimCity 2000

Special Edition Windows 95 version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.26

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What works

Upgrading the rating to "bronze".
In this version of Wine, the main window is now visible although it will not start maximized as it should. Once the program starts the tiny window can be resized manually.
I also discovered that setting the windows version to "NT 3.5" for SIMCITY.EXE lets the game save and load cities, so it is playable.
Program starts up, can create and build a new city, and the simulator runs. Now can save and load cities too.

What does not

-music did not play
-sound effects would play bits of the wrong sound.
-UI feels very sluggish.
-save/load crashes if winver is not set to NT 3.5 for simcity.exe.


What was not tested

Did not test the setup. Imported a reg file with the contents of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis from another machine instead.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Note: This is the Win32 version, from the version.inf file: SimCity 2000 Windows 95 Release 1.0 Internal Version .022 5:30 PM 8/14/95

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 27 20131.5.26Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 22 20121.5.20Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFuduntu 2012.2 x86_64Aug 28 20121.4.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 06 20121.3.36Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowBackTrack 5Mar 19 20131.2.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

If the save dialog is crashing your game
1. Use winecfg
2. Set the Windows version for SIMCITY.EXE to "Windows NT 3.5"


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