Game is playable in all modes, and runs a touch faster under Wine then under Windows.
What does not
Only works with ALSA. ALSA sound system generates lot's of buffer over/under run messages with Wine (possible ALSA sound configuration issue which I'm looking into), which in turn causes the game to crash in OpenGL mode. In OpenGL mode there are some texture drops, but outside those there is much less video gliches then in software mode. In software mode their are lot's of video gliches (sticky dialog boxes that flash, flashing mouse trails, and a flashing white across the bottom of the screen). Needs to do some tricks for install. Copy protection also does not work at present time thereby requiring the use of a no CD crack (DOH!).
What was not tested
Can't think of anything I over looked.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 01 2017||2.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jacob Cameron|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 04 2017||2.0||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jacob Cameron|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 04 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 03 2013||1.5.23||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 16 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
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.