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Windows 7: Simcity 2000 on W7 x64

13 Mar 2013   #21
dr ho daddy swo

windows 7 x64


I'm not computer literate, so I am having some problems running the patch tool and patch.

This is what I did, I downloaded both the patch and the patch tool and put them into the SC2K folder.

I opened up command prompt and entered -->

C:\Games\SC2K\bspatch SIMCITY.exe SIMCITY_PATCHED.exe SIMCITY.patch

Then I press enter and I see another little command prompt window open but it immediately closes and no new file is made.

if I am doing something wrong, please help! my city needs me, and I need to save the city (pun intended)
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30 Mar 2013   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64

Why does the patched version suddenly need admin rights to run??? That seems very fishy to me.
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05 Aug 2013   #23

Windows7 Home Premium 64-bit

If your SimCity2000 will not work correctly or run, it needs a registry. (for windows 7 64-bit) Here is a Registry key. put it in your Sim City folder and double click on it, then Run or 'install' it when it asks you if it's ok to install or run.

The SimCity2000 is an old game, and needs a registry for it to work.

Attached Files
File Type: reg simcity2000.reg (1.5 KB, 54 views)
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05 Aug 2013   #24

Windows 7 Professional x64

I don't think that's going to help with saving/loading cities.
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05 Aug 2013   #25

Windows7 Home Premium 64-bit

I'm having the same problem. The game simply cuts off when I try to save .
No reasons or anything. Just Cuts off directly to the desktop.

If anyone has a fix or a link to one, please post. Thnx.
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07 Aug 2013   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I think the only fix is to run the DOS version through DOSbox. Even sells it that way which is a sign the Windows port can't reliably run in 7.

SimCity 2000? Special Edition for download $5.99 -

The only other option to run the Windows version is to use a PC running XP.
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07 Aug 2013   #27

Windows 7 Professional x64

The patch that someone posted above looked promising, but I don't see why it would suddenly make the game need to run as admin.
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26 Oct 2013   #28

Win 7 64 bit Ultimate

I've tried the CrazyCasta patch but all I got was a blank screen with this written:

BSDIFF408�������[��������>�����BZh91AY&SY3~S��[email protected](���@�@� �1 db-C!*o‹"œ(HY€BZh91AY&SYšŠ� …���˜�@���@H �@� �P˜�HSŠ’�’*‰{€nt–Œ{kHˆ‰_‹"œ(HT‚ME�BZh9rE8P����

Is this correct?
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05 Nov 2013   #29


Crazy's fix with the registry tweak partially works for me, but it also fails to save.
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12 Aug 2015   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 // Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sorry for necro......

But does anyone have the patch for this game? Couldn't download it from either of the links in the thread atm

Edit -

Nevermind I found the solution myself, thank you XD

SimCity 2000 compatibility patch - PCGamingWiki Community
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