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SimCity 4 Deluxe



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NameSimCity 4
VersionDeluxe
License Retail
URLhttp://simcity.ea.com/
Votes 15
RatingBronze
Wine Version1.9.13
Maintainers of this version:
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Description
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Installation

Running the game


What does not

Nothing


What was not tested

Extended gameplay

Messing with the settingsĀ 


Additional Comments

Graphics are flickering. May cause seizures.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Jun 29 20161.9.13 Yes Yes Bronze Connor Ganuelas 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 06 20151.8-rc3 Yes Yes Gold Mike 
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Mar 21 20151.7.38 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 15 20141.7.16 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 13 20141.7.13 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
22692 Multiple applications fail to update progress bar during lengthy copy operations (missing CopyFileEx progress callback support)(Total Commander 8.x, SimCity 4 installer) STAGED View

 
How To Install
The easiest way to install the game is to copy the first CD to a folder on your hard drive, put the second CD in your CD drive, and run the installer from the folder you copied. This has worked for me all the time. Also, if you have two CD drives, just put one CD in one of the drives and the other in your other drive and it should work (haven't tested though), just make sure that noth are set up in winecfg. And by the way, the game probably won't start unless you have a NoCD crack. I'll let you find that on your own.

 
How to speed up the game

I got this from the Howto on the SC4 Rush Hour entry and it sped up mine considerably:


Open regedit with the command "wine regedit" (no quotes) to change the values.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D]
"VideoMemorySize"="NNN"

Replace NNN with the amount of VRAM your card has.

By default wine guess you have only 64.



[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D]
"DirectDrawRenderer"=""

gdi - Use GDI to draw on the screen (slow but reliable) (default) 
opengl - Use OpenGL (fast but not all programs work correctly)]


Since most user do not have a clue about debugging wine, you can set the following variable:

WINEDEBUG=-all

wine will have no verbosity and will not display any debugging information.

Also, adding -d:opengl to the end of the launcher can increase performace, but TBH I don't notice that much of a difference between that and software rendering. I personally use -d:software, which to me works best and is most playable, but you can try opengl if you want.

Here's the command that I use to start simcity 4:

WINEDEBUG=-all wine C:\\Program\ Files\\Maxis\\SimCity\ 4\ Deluxe\\Apps\\SimCity\ 4.exe -d:software -intro:off


 


 



 
If you have a lot of plugins and the game isn't working right
Try this, I had 1.2 GB of plugins and my game just wouldn't' work right, this fixed it nicely: http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=4051.0 You might need to add a few dll files, read the readme file that comes with it. You'll need to be registered and logged in to the BSC LEX/

 
If your game is crashing randomly...

If your game is randomly crashing every ~20 minutes or so, try adding this to your launcher:

-CPUCount:1

It seems to be an issue with dual core CPUs that previously didn't cause problems (by the way it has problems with dual core CPUs in Windows too sometimes), and I tried taskset and it didn't seem to help, but so far adding -CPUCount:1 seems to have fixed it.


 
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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Changing Discs
by Intrepid on Monday July 25th 2016, 11:09
I was researching how to install from the disks when I learned this technique:

Insert CD1 and start the installation (usually browse to the CDROM drive and double click setup.exe). Once you get to the "Insert Disc 2" message, open a terminal window as root. Inside the terminal, type the following:

wine eject

this will pop the disc tray open allowing you to insert disc 2 into the drive. You should then be able to go back to the insert disc 2 message during installation and continue the installation.

This is only a possible fix, but this worked for me.

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