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Windows 7: SimCity 2000 works on Windows 7!

19 Oct 2010   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
SimCity 2000 works on Windows 7!

I thought that this might be worth noting. I have tried Sim City 2000 Special Edition (released around 1995) in Windows 7 Home Premium x64. It ran perfectly even without compatibility mode on. The only problem I had was to turn 256-color compatibility on because the animations do not work in an RGB mode. Has to be palatalized. This was a "problem" for all computers since its release though. Actually, because of the compatibility mode provided by newer versions of Windows, this game can be easier to start up in Windows 7 than it was in even Windows 95 as you can tell it to go to 256 colors upon launching.

The DOS version of it will not work in x64 Windows 7, but I suspect that it might in the 32-bit. Not sure though. I've never tried it on x86 Windows 7.

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20 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Y would anyone care???
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20 Oct 2010   #3

W7 Professional x64

YAY! Sim city ^_^

Too bad SimCopter doesn't work Boo.
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20 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeplash View Post
Y would anyone care???

There are still some of us who enjoy classics..........
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20 Oct 2010   #5
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

I agree with you, when I look at my games' shelf it is almost like stepping back into time. I do love some oldish games and some do not seem to go out-of-date.
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20 Oct 2010   #6

W7 Professional x64

Found it ^_^
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07 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

How were you able to get this to work under Windows 7?

I've checked online and done numerous things including:

- Changing the attributes for the folder
- Copying/Installing the game to a root folder (e.g. C:\simcity2k)
- Running in Compatibility Mode
- Running the Game as Administrator
- Going thru a good part of the Application Compatibility Toolkit with various settings

and yet the game closes itself when I select the options to load or save a file.

Interestingly enough, Simcity Classic Deluxe (which is also a 32-bit windows application) does the exact same thing. Whenever I try to open or save a city I'm just thrown back to the desktop.
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08 Dec 2010   #8

W7 Professional x64

Yeah, I couldn't get it to work on my laptop (32 bit). XP mode runs it though.
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29 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I am having nthe same issues with none of the Old games installing on my Laptop with Windows 7 64 bit. I would Love to get Sim Tower, Sim Copter and SC2000 installed, Sim City 3K Unlimited and Sim City 4 work fine I will keep an eye out mfor a solution.
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