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SimCity 4



This is the GOG.com version of SimCity 4 Deluxe.

Application Details:

Version: GOG
License: Retail
URL: http://simcity.ea.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.7-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

I used the GOG version of SimCity 4 Deluxe and downloaded the file for the offline installation.

Installation worked okay with a separate Wine32 Wine-Prefix. Some run time error message popped up, but could just be klicked away with 'Okay'. After starting the game, graphics started flickering. Therefore I used a parameter when starting the game (as mentioned by other users here on this platform):

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/usr/local/windows/games/simcity4deluxe/ wine ./SimCity\ 4.exe -CustomResolution:enabled -r2560x1440x32

Afterwards the graphics looked normal. The sound was normal. I played the game for approx. 2hrs and had not issues.



What does not

  1. Some run time error message popped up, but could just be klicked away with 'Okay'. 
  2. After starting the game, graphics started flickering (not being in full screen mode).
    • Therefore I used a parameter when starting the game (as mentioned by other users here on this platform:
    • WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/usr/local/windows/games/simcity4deluxe/ wine ./SimCity\ 4.exe -CustomResolution:enabled -r2560x1440x32
  3. Afterwards the graphics looked normal.
  4. The built in music sounds funny. I did not try to fix it, as I never liked that anyway.

Workarounds

After starting the game, graphics started flickering (not being in full screen mode). Therefore I used a parameter when starting the game (as mentioned by other users here on this platform) to go directly into full screen mode:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/usr/local/windows/games/simcity4deluxe/ wine ./SimCity\ 4.exe -CustomResolution:enabled -r2560x1440x32

Afterwards the graphics looked normal.

What was not tested

I didn't play the game longer than 2hrs. I did not try to fix the internal original SimCity4 soundtrack (as I never liked it anyway).

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Kernel during installation: 5.6.8-300.fc32.x86_64

CPU: Intel i5-7600K

Graphics: AMD Radeon 5500XT 6GB

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 32 x86_64May 03 20205.7-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlex 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 08 20194.7-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumMike 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Jun 18 20183.10Yes Yes NoPlatinumChris W 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 16 20183.0.1Yes Yes NoSilvercb 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 14 20173.0-rc1Yes Yes NoPlatinummeme man 

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