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SimCity 3000

Downloadable demo.  No installation.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
URL: http://simcity.ea.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.17

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What works

Nothing.  Game exits immediately with an unknown exception error.

What does not

Anything.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Nothing could be.

Hardware tested

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20111.3.17N/A Yes PlatinumKen Sharp 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 26 20091.1.17N/A No GarbageKen Sharp 

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HowTo / Notes

Resolution

Make sure that your game is running on the correct resolution, otherwise problems may occur.

You can change the resolution pass some parameters to the shortcut of the game.If you have not made​​ a shortcut to the game,create it with any text editor by following the rules bellow.

 Supported parameters

-w Starts the game in windowed mode
-r Change the game resolution

 How to use


Open the shortcut file and insert the following:

#/ bin /bash
cd "path to the folder of your game"
(wine SC3.EXE -r1024x768)

The example above starts the game in fullscreen and with
resolution 1024x768

Another example:

#/ bin /bash
cd "path to the folder of your game"
(wine SC3.EXE -w -r800x600)

The example above starts the game in window with resolution 800x600.

 Supported Resolutions

640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024

 Note: if you uses multicore cpu, read tutorial Fix Multicore Freezing / crashing (below)

Fix Multicore Freezing / crashing
If you run SC3K on a multicore/multicpu system the game may fail, either on the menu or after clicking play. To work around this, you need to limit Wine to run on 1 core only, you can do this using schedtool.

 Install with: # apt-get install schedtool

Or:

$ wget http://freequaos.host.sk/schedtool/schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2 $ tar xf schedtool-1.1.2.tar.bz2 $ cd schedt* $ sudo make install run sc3k by:

$ schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine SC3.EXE

NOTE: If you use different resolution and multicore, use this model of shortcut:

#/ bin /bash cd "path to the folder of your game" (schedtool -a 0x1 -e wine SC3.EXE -r1024x768)

for more information read the tutorial Resolution (above)

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