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SimCity 2000

Special Edition Windows 95 version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
URL: http://simcity.ea.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.26

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What works

Installing works, game works, albeit somewhat slowly. Sound only works on Windows 98 Mode. Urban Resource Kit works flawlessly.

What does not

Under XP mode, the sound does not work, possibly from being in PCM (pulse-code modulation) MIDI format. Loading or saving a city causes SimCity 2000 to crash to the linux desktop. Does not work from command-line (have to navigate to file in the konqueror file manager). Running it under Windows 3.1 mode gives the error "SimCity 2000 has not been properly registered with the system. Please re-install the game."

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What was not tested

Not tested under Wine modes of Windows ME, Windows 2000, Server 2003, or Vista. The game runs somewhat slower in Windows XP mode. Re-installing under windows 3.1 mode was not tested.

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Additional Comments

This program does not run under DOSbox (despite being an MS-DOS program released originally for MS-DOS version 5.0 and windows 3.0). It also does not run under DOSEMU. While i love this game, its load and save features seem heavily crippled. If i could rate the Urban Resource Kit separately, that would get platinum, and this would get silver.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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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 

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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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