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

With a few tweaks, this game seems to work perfectly.
Gameplay works, got the midi sound to work, got saving and loading to work.

The following tweaks must be performed first:
1: In the wine configuration, set the Windows version to "NT 3.5" for SIMCITY.EXE. Otherwise saving and loading will crash (this makes it to use the NT 3.51 style open/save dialogs).

2: Start the game using the Wine START command. Otherwise the main window will not draw. (for example >wine cmd /c="start c:\sc2k\simcity.exe" )

3: To get MIDI sound I had to hunt down a "sound font" file then install and run a command called "sfxload" to load the sound font file. Apparently this is the only way to get MIDI sound in any application in Wine. (It is ridiculous this is not already included and set up with Ubuntu)

What does not

With the above tweaks, everything seems to work.


What was not tested

Did not test every little detail

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

selected in Test Results table below
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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