SimCity 4

Application Details:

Version: CD - Vanilla
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.2

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Test Results

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What works

Normal gameplay, starting a new city, sound

What does not

Installation, some minor graphic anomalies (i.e. water towers turn bright green... but they get better), needs a cracked exe



What was not tested

Multi-player, cities that get too large

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Admittedly, I've not played this game under Windows, so if it plays abnormal to THAT... I'm unawares, but I seem to have full functionality. You simply can't get this game to install through Wine, but you honestly don't need to. All you need is the game CDs and a cracked exe. Just copy the contents of both CDs to a directory (mine is at .wine/drive_c/program files/simcity 4). Then, copy the cracked exe to the same directory. After that, to run it just launch it using Wine with a "-d:software" switch. My launcher looks like this: nv WINEPREFIX="/home/Aaron/.wine" wine "C:\program files\SimCity 4\simcity 4.exe" -d:software Enjoy!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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.