SimCity 4

Application Details:

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

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What works

The install somewhat.
small box appears and can't do much with,
it seams to finish install, but doesn't say so.
(I think I tried it then and it worked, but for some reason I decided to copy the SimCity 4 files from my Vista partition, and that's were the rest of the tests come from)

Software mode.

using this line to startup: (There was some stuff before this but with it the link didn't work)
wine "C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Apps\SimCity 4.exe" -r1920x1200x32 -Intro:off -d:Software
This turns off the intro (because I didn't want to see it, not because it didn't work)
sets resolution to 1920x1200x32 (my resolution)
puts it in software mode (slower but doesn't have errors like hardware mode, see below)

What does not

Having the shortcut with whatever was before the main part of the shortcut

It takes awhile before it starts up.

Hardware mode:

  Sometimes starts ok but eventually display errors occur.

  buildings/trees become polygons of different solid colors (seams affect by zoom level) and

  anything with text or icons the whole thing turns white and is impossible to read.

  In the tutorials the yellow highlights as to where to put the items would disapear if the draging was done on and then off the square

  Cars etc, aren't fully drawn

  May occationaly freeze.

Software mode:

  Sometimes(not often) when moving the mouse away form somethings, things don't get errased. (Just change the zoom, or something like that, and it works)

Sometimes after doing a 'Rush Hour' event the left arrow was stuck on. (didn't test if it was just my keyboard stuck)


Must manually shut down wine processes after closing SimCity 4

away to shutdown wine afterwords,
ksysguard %U (or Alt+Ctrl+Delete,(or whatever the shortcut is) and pick Show Task Manager in the upper left corner)
choose select and kill services.exe, wineboot.exe, wineserver. (killing some might kill other wine processes)(kill is aka end task)


If ran from within a terminal, the terminal recieves bunch of errors at startup then alot of
fixme:imm:ImmGetOpenStatus (0x7f02bd30): semi-stub
errors during game.


What was not tested

Lowest quality settings.
using other -d: options
Actually Frame Rates

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Core2Duo @ 2.2GHz NVS 140M 4GB Ram Kubuntu

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.