SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition from the CD
What does not
Hardware rendering (it has major graphical glitches that make it unplayable)
The game's cursors (it just uses the default Wine cursors)
There are some minor graphical glitches with the bubble messages (like the query tool)
What was not tested
Installation, because I already had it installed in Windows so I just copied it
Would be gold if it worked with hardware rendering. Also I have lots of mods and lots for the game and none of them have any problems. To use software rendering, add -d:software to the launcher or just change it in the game's settings (which actually do show up right with hardware rendering).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Aug 26 2018||3.14||N/A||Yes||No||Platinum||GrÃ©goire Seux|
|Show||Void Linux||Feb 20 2018||3.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||pfudke|
|Show||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"||Sep 18 2016||1.9.19||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 25 2016||1.9.18||Yes||Yes||Gold||Joe|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||Jun 29 2016||1.9.13||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Connor Ganuelas|
|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|
|41581||SimCity 4: Application hangs, stack overflow outputted||RESOLVED||ABANDONED||View|
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.
Replace NNN with the amount of VRAM your card has.
By default wine guess you have only 64.
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:
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 your game is randomly crashing every ~20 minutes or so, try adding this to your launcher:
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.
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:
Replace 1920x1080 with your desired resolution.