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

  • Game starts
  • Gameplay works but crashes quite frequently, see "What does not work"

What does not

  • In-game mouse cursors are missing (only the Windows cursor is shown)
  • Copy protection does not work yet (should soon be available in Wine)
  • Frequent crashes in large cities, and occasional crashes in mid-size cities. Definitely Wine-related, as it works in Cedega.
    This is the error message:
    • fixme:dbghelp:pool_alloc OOM
      f: storage.c:331: hash_table_init: Assertion `ht->buckets' failed.
      fixme:dbghelp:SymInitializeW what to do ??

  • Some graphical glitches when using the 'Query'-tool (screen is not correctly redrawn).


What was not tested

  • Installation was not tested. Game was copied over from a Cedega installation.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Start the game with '-intro:off -d:OpenGL' to get faster loading and smoother gameplay. This test was done with Sim City 4 Deluxe, patched to version 1.1.638.

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.