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Windows 7: Simcity 3000

05 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
Simcity 3000

Ok so i have now upgraded my pc to Win 7 ultimatem ] I have installed my fav game which i have checked works on win 7 place i bought it from says win 7 i have even tested it on a laptop with win 7 premium on and it worked ok!
So why wont it work on my pc
And i am hoping and praying (i`ll even offer a bribe)

is there a way to get it to work all it says is app crash

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05 Sep 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Hi MickyD

Have a look at the following threads:

Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues
Windows 7 RTM Game compatibility

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05 Sep 2010   #3

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)


Found this on the EA Website - it states for Vista but you could try the same for 7.
Keep us posted on your progress


Will this game work in Windows Vista?

If you're having problems running a game and you think they're related to compatibility issues with Windows Vista, you can try to get the game to work by running it in Compatibility Mode. You can also check the Windows Vista Compatibility Center here.
Make sure you have downloaded all of the necessary updates to Windows Vista, including Service Pack 1.
Note: This setup should only be used for games that have been developed before Windows Vista. Please consult the Minimum System Requirements for your game to see if Windows Vista is listed before attempting to run your game in Compatibility Mode.
To run your game in Compatibility Mode:
  1. Right-click the game's desktop shortcut icon and choose Properties.
  2. In the Properties Panel, click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Place a check in the Compatibility Mode checkbox.
  4. Select Windows XP (Service Pack 2/3) in the mode box.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.
If you did not opt to have a desktop icon installed:
  1. Find the game icon listed in your Games directory.
  2. Right-click on the game and click on Customize. This will bring up the Customize menu.
  3. Select Play.
  4. Select Edit.
  5. This will bring up the Properties screen. Click on the Compatibility tab.
  6. Check Run in Compatibility Mode and then choose Windows XP (or whatever operating system the game was designed for).
  7. Press Apply, and then press OK. You will be back at the customize menu.
  8. Close the customize screen.
  9. The game should now be configured to run in Compatibility Mode.
If you're playing multiple games, you will have to configure each game to run in Compatibility Mode separately.
You might also want to try running the software as an administrator by following the steps below:
  1. Right-click the game's desktop shortcut icon and choose Properties.
  2. In the Properties Panel, click the Compatibility tab.
  3. In the Privilege Level section, place a check in the Run this Program as an Administrator checkbox.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.
  5. Try the software again.
The Windows Vista Firewall is also more active than the Windows XP Firewall. This can cause problems playing online and running games that were designed before Vista. Turning off the Windows Vista firewall will not stop the firewall from blocking programs. To ensure that the game is running at peak performance, you need to add the game program and any related programs (for example, Punkbuster for some online titles) to the Firewall Exceptions list.
If the game continues to fail, you may need to edit the run features of the game to override User Account Control features in Windows Vista.
Note: You will be altering operating system security and parental controls when performing the steps below. Please be aware that if you follow these steps, you will need to contact Microsoft for further support.
Windows Vista User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide
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05 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Non of that works, and i looked in the topics suggested, it says its menat to work on a 64 bit win 7 machine but it doersnt,
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05 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I have this game and it does work on Windows 7 64-bit. What exact errors or issues are you experiencing with it?
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11 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Hello again
Before i start i did look at the list to see if my game would work with win 7 it says it should the place i got it from says it does and it works on a win 7 home premium laptop. so the big question is why not on the PC which is only ultimate, not a big difference anyway i have the error message here to see if anyone can shed light on the problem

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: SC3U.ICD
Application Version: 2.0.966.0
Application Timestamp: 39a56dc8
Fault Module Name: dplayerx.DLL
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 38d8f55d
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00005cbe
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 989a
Additional Information 2: 989a2eece94c88e43d080999500de321
Additional Information 3: c263
Additional Information 4: c26398fe2d83675226be1d9106c731f9

Star trek armada 2, whic is about the same age works brilliantly sadly Birth of the federation is a lost cause and i ccant find the disc for medieval lords so please any kind help on this would make me smile (even on a monday morning in work)
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14 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Hello all i know this is old but i thought i would share with you that i THINK quite sure that i have fixed the problem. I reset my PC and just installed it with windows 7 ultimate as opposed to what i did before which is load the usual PC recovery software and install vista then upgrade to 7, when i tried simcity it loaded to the main screen but i couldnt find a city to load but it was a lot further than it used to get anyway i thought i would let yas know
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