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Windows 7: Simcity 2000 on W7 x64

10 Dec 2009   #11
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Permissions are set to "allow" for all except "full control" and "special permissions".

There is no "save" folder specific, but all cities are kept in \SC2K\Cities

I can load a scenario from the initial menu. Those map files are kept in a separate folder. However, clicking either SAVE or LOAD causes the game to close. No errors shown in event viewer.


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13 Dec 2009   #12
Someguy22

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I'm on Win7 Ultimate 32-bit here and I'm having the same problem. Here's the event viewer log:

Code:
Fault bucket 11857541, type 5
Event Name: PCA2
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: SIMCITY.EXE
P2: 1.0.0.1
P3: Sim City 2000 Windows 95
P4: SimCity 2000
P5: Maxis, Inc.
P6: 200
P7: -1
P8: 
P9: 
P10: 

Attached files:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\{4e4428c6-5340-4139-bd33-101702101e37}\appcompat.txt
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\TabC927.tmp

These files may be available here:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\NonCritical_SIMCITY.EXE_b23ffd871b4bb126e95d2d017385d986411a8e2_0c42d6e2

Analysis symbol: 
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 196ed78b-e7db-11de-89ec-00196682abd4
Report Status: 0
My copy is the Simcity 2000 Special Edition. This is certainly a perplexing issue. I've tried even running the installer as administrator. Still no luck. Also, I have UAC turned off anyway its just my preference to have it off. I'd love to be able to save my city again.
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15 Dec 2009   #13
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The only solution found online so far is to run the DOS version of the game through DOSbox.
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14 Jun 2010   #14
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I still can't get this game to run and DOSbox isn't fulfilling my needs. I found this supposedly detailing how to remove the read-only attribute for the file-

My SimCity 2000 Special Edition kicks me out whenever I save or load.

The problem is, the method described isn't doing anything. The attrib function through CMD does squat to the folder attributes. They're still read-only.
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14 Jun 2010   #15
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth View Post
I still can't get this game to run and DOSbox isn't fulfilling my needs. I found this supposedly detailing how to remove the read-only attribute for the file-

My SimCity 2000 Special Edition kicks me out whenever I save or load.

The problem is, the method described isn't doing anything. The attrib function through CMD does squat to the folder attributes. They're still read-only.
Why not virtualize Windows 98? Your specs are OK, the CPU is a bit slow, but it will definitely work.
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12 Feb 2012   #16
MRC

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Simcity 2000 on Windows 7

I stumbled across this thread using Google, because I was having the same issue as described here, i.e. Simcity 2000 crashes when loading / saving games on Windows 7.

I have created a patch and thought why not share it... The patch can be found in the attachment.


Attached Files
File Type: zip sc2k_w7_patch.zip (24.6 KB, 12324 views)
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13 Feb 2012   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NTFS View Post
Why not virtualize Windows 98? Your specs are OK, the CPU is a bit slow, but it will definitely work.
That's what I'd do, or with XP. Either one should be fine.
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27 Jul 2012   #18
CrazyCasta

No
 
 

I have created a patch for this problem. It can be found at http://www.crazycasta.net/classic_games/SIMCITY.patch. The patch tool can be found at .tSCc. // PC (dynacore). To use the patch, put both the patch tool and the SIMCITY.patch file in the SC2K directory, open a command prompt at that directory and run:

bspatch SIMCITY.exe SIMCITY_PATCHED.exe SIMCITY.patch

The technical details if anyone is interested is that I added a tiny bit of assembly to disable the OFN_EXPLORER and OFN_ENABLEHOOK flags from the OPENFILENAME structure before the GetOpenFileNameA/GetSaveFileNameA calls.
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10 Mar 2013   #19
Adoreme

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just came across this thread and wanted to thank CrazyCasta for his/her efforts and ask what specific patch tool we are to download from .tSCc. // PC (dynacore)?
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10 Mar 2013   #20
CrazyCasta

No
 
 

I assumed you could just telepathically read my mind . Sorry, the direct link for the tool is http://sites.inka.de/tesla/download/bsdiff4.3-win32.zip . Which is the link that says: Zipped Win32-Executables (May 2007) size: 73.20 KB
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