SimCity 3000

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Build your perfect city in the UK, Europe, Asia or North America.

Create and control your urban empire with more power than ever before. With SimCity 3000™ UK Edition, you get all the great features of the original SimCity 3000™ plus much more. Expand your SimCities with new building sets from Asia and Europe... but more importantly the UK.

Choose from a selection of UK and Worldwide landmarks to recreate the city of your choice. Take on 14 challenging scenarios or create your own with the SimCity™ Scenario Creator including saving London from the Great Fire.Now is your chance to truly change the face of your favourite cities as you know them.

  • Select hundreds of buildings fromSimCity 3000™ and new UK, European and Asian buildings.
  • Play 14 challenging scenarios or make your own with theSimCity™ Scenario Creator.
  • Inflict numerous disasters including - riots, toxic clouds, plague of locusts, space junk and whirlpool.
  • Create unique masterpieces for your metropolis with the Building Architect Tool Plus.
  • Customise your terrain with the UK countryside, sprawling deserts and redwood forests.
  • SimCity 3000™ UK Edition is based on SimCity 3000™ World Edition with the edition of the UK specific building set.

Application Details:

Version: UK Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.3

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

Doesn't work due to Securom DRM.


What was not tested

Everything else - securom prevents game from working even on modern Windows.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 21.1Mar 16 20238.3Yes No NoGarbageHamish McIntyre-Bhatty 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Sep 25 20131.7.2Yes No NoGarbageJasper Follas 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 17 20091.1.33Yes No NoGarbageMark Richardson 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 23 20091.1.28Yes Yes NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20091.1.20Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


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


$ wget $ 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)