SimCity 4

The current version on Steam

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.9

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Everything works with vanilla Wine. Add this to launch options in Steam to make it 1080p: -CustomResolution:Enabled -r1920x1080x32

What does not

The game can be laggy sometimes, which is a problem I do not experience on Windows.


What was not tested

I did not try to improve performance with workarounds, I only played the game and tested it with vanilla Wine.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Add this to launch options in Steam to make it 1080p: -CustomResolution:Enabled -r1920x1080x32

I have an Nvidia GTX 770. If you have an AMD graphics card, you may experience graphical glitches. My laptop experiences severe graphical glitches that I reported on in my last test result for Sim City 4.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20194.9Yes Yes NoSilverAaron Franke 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 28 20172.21Yes Yes NoBronzeAaron Franke 
ShowSlackware 14.1 32 bit versionMay 01 20141.7.17Yes Yes PlatinumZootal 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Oct 13 20121.5.15Yes Yes GoldAndrew Jones 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25025 SimCity 4 fails to properly render scenes CLOSED ABANDONED View
31474 Sim City 4 crashes upon opening with wine CLOSED ABANDONED View
33877 SimCity 4 Deluxe 'AutoRun.exe' crashes when clicking 'install' CLOSED FIXED View

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