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The Version sold through Origin.

SimCity is updated automatically, so it makes no sense to maintain separate versions.

Application Details:

Version: Latest
License: Retail
URL: http://www.simcity.com/
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.5-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Everything from singleplayer to online multiplayer.

Graphics work fine with some glitches in high / very high settings.

What does not

Nothing with a 32 bits prefix

Workarounds

What was not tested

Very long gameplay

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

--------------------------------------------- Please refer to this test in order to make the game work almost flawlessly https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=27821 [ edit jre, quoting the mentioned link for reference: ] Please consider the following: 1) You need to disable in-game Origin overlay or the game _WILL_ crash 2) Add the launch parameter "-w" for Simcity 2013 when you're in Origin (this only is needed until you change your resolution/windowed mode). If you don't the first game window goes wonky. This sets the game to windowed mode, and it runs just fine. Then it's a good idea to set it to "Borderless Window". After you set it to Borderless Window, you can remove the launch flag. [/EDIT] --------------------------------------------- Works with CSMT hacks enabled. However the game is running between 20-30 fps no matter the graphics settings at 2560x1440. It can runs smoother if you play it in a window at a lower resolution. Here are my PC specs : â–º CPU : AMD FX-8350 8 cores @4.0GHz â–º GPU : MSI Lightning NVIDIA GTX 770 2GB â–º RAM : 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical @1600MHz DDR3 â–º MOBO : Asrock 970 Extreme4 â–º OS : Fedora 26 x64 I use the NVIDIA 381.22 proprietary drivers for my video card.

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ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 30 20205.5-stagingYes No NoGarbageMiko?aj 
ShowUnknownSep 23 20183.0.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumUser 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 02 20183.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumAkati 
ShowFedora 28 x86_64Jul 01 20183.11-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumDesperalaw 
CurrentFedora 26 x86_64Jul 30 20172.13-stagingYes Yes GoldDesperalaw 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
33141 Problem to start SimCity 2013 UNCONFIRMED View
38331 Graphical glitch in Simcity 2013 UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO download and install the game with Origin
  1. Download and install Origin:

    cd ~
    wget download.dm.origin.com/origin/live/OriginSetup.exe
    wine OriginSetup.exe

    ... and follow the graphical Origin installer process.

  2. Do not login, yet.

    Just click away the login window.

  3. Only for wine version 1.7.34 or older: Patch Origin's Qt5Network.dll to buffer the QTcpSocket again

    This is needed for a smooth download. Otherwise the download rate will drop to zero within a few seconds, or even hang on "Preparing ...". See bug #31438, which was fixed in wine 1.7.35.
    Use the python patch script from this bug report (first it makes a backup of the dll, then patches one byte in it, and finally shows the files' md5sum).

    cd ~
    wget -O patch_qt5network_wine.py https://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=49988
    chmod +x patch_qt5network_wine.py
    cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Origin/
    ~/patch_qt5network_wine.py

    Above commands download the python patch script to your home directory, make it executable and then execute it in the correct folder. In case the lines are wrapped on your display: the lines start with "cd", "wget", "chmod", "cd" and the last line with "~/patch_qt5network_wine.py".

    This script is quite flexible in finding the correct byte to patch, even if Origin comes with a new version of the dll. If it fails anyway check the bug report for news.

  4. Start Origin:

    cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Origin
    wine Origin.exe

    ... and download & install SimCity in there.

  5. Force the installation to finish:

    If the SimCity installer gets stuck after downloading on "Installing..." for more than 5 minutes do a

    killall EAProxyInstaller.exe

    See bug #33723 (this symptom was described in its duplicate #29876).

  6. Disable Origin in Game:

    Otherwise SimCity.exe will crash shortly after starting it.

    In the Origin window go to "Origin - Application Settings - Origin In Game" and untick "Enable Origin In Game".
    (In the past it was recommended to remove IGO32.dll instead. But this doesn't work anymore.)

    See bugs #36863, #33141 and probably more (TODO).

  7. Start SimCity in Origin:

    cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Origin
    wine Origin.exe

    In Origin hover over SimCity and click "Play".

Troubleshooting

  • If SimCity freezes in fullscreen and you can't get back to your desktop hit "Control" + "Alt" + "F1", this will bring you to a text terminal. There login and type:

     killall SimCity.exe
    After that get back to your graphical session by hitting "Control" + "Alt" + "F7" (or sometimes "F8"). This might be necessary e.g. with Intel graphics and a broken driver, see bug #37475.

  • If you started the game, can hear the sounds of the intro, but the actual SimCity game is not visible, then try to bring it to the foreground by cycling through your windows with "Alt" + "Tab" several times. If this doesn't work, quit everything, start winecfg, choose the "Graphics" rider and select "Emulate a virtual desktop" (choose a resolution just a littlebit smaller than your display's resolution). Then start SimCity again.

  • If you get an error message in the login prompt of Origin that the EA servers are currently not available, enable the insecure GTE CyberTrust Global Root certificate. (See bug #35828). Note that this certificate is not secure because its key length is only 1024 bits. Check in /etc/ca-certificates.conf which certificates are installed.
    Check your distribution's help to learn how to enable this cerificate. E.g. in Debian do a

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure ca-certificates
    ... and check the "mozilla/GTE_CyberTrust_Global_Root.crt".

  • Origin is not aware of what is happening in SimCity.

    After quitting SimCity it will complain that it is still running. Further the "Last Played" is not updated. Just ignore it. Or use a patched version of wine, see bug #33723.

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