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SimCity 4

Application Details:

Version: CD - Vanilla
License: Retail
URL: http://simcity.ea.com/
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.2

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Test Results

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What works

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!).

Workarounds

What was not tested

Can't think of anything I over looked.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20172.2Yes Yes SilverJacob Cameron 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20172.0Yes Yes SilverJacob Cameron 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20141.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20131.5.23Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20111.3.21Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

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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