SimCity 3000

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Same as Unlimited, but from GoG instead of physical media

Application Details:

Version: Unlimited (GOG)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

All features in the game game run (sound, video, free play, settings).

What does not

Out of the box, it runs but with very high CPU usage that causes black screen flashing that makes the game unplayable.


Installed and ran cnc-ddraw into "C/GOG Games/SimCity 3000 Unlimted/Apps". Running with VSync and maintain aspect ratio after forcing a DLL override for ddraw (I typed in manually and confirmed on winecfg). Prior to change was running at 100% single core and after down to about 30%. Fix was very fast to add but it didn't work correctly out of the box. That said, had to stick to a (still acceptable) 1024x768 with 30 ticks max in cnc-ddraw.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Installing on Pop was a little tricky and could not use the Pop Shop. You can follow instructions at using the instructions for Jammy. Specifically tested on Lemur Pro.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentPop!_OS 22.04Mar 17 20249.0Yes Yes YesSilverSam Pottinger 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Jun 27 20216.11Yes Yes YesGoldMatthew 
ShowManjaro 18.1.0Sep 12 20194.15Yes Yes NoSilverMatthew 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.0Jun 05 20194.8Yes Yes NoSilverMatthew 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 25 20183.11Yes Yes NoPlatinumLeen Ixe 

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Issues with SimCity 3000 on Linux with Wine
by Vamp898 on Thursday April 22nd 2021, 8:40
The Issues mentioned here (like too fast scrolling and UFO stuck on Screen) also happen the exact same way on Windows 10.

In Addition, on Windows 10, there is no sound via HDMI which works on Linux. So i'd give this game an Platinum Rating as it works better as on Windows