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Windows 7: Simcity 2000 on W7 x64

12 Aug 2015   #31

Windows 7 x64 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth View Post
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.
Few months ago Origin gave Sims City 2K SE for free (it was on the house).I've checked it out but can't remember does it run in DOSBox (but I think it does).
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27 Aug 2015   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MRC View Post
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.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrazyCasta View Post
I have created a patch for this problem. It can be found at The patch tool can be found at .tSCc. // PC (dynacore).
Hi, SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit from (SC 2K Special Edition) doesn't work on Windows 10 x64. I've seen other posts mentioning SCURK working on Vista 64-bit and 32-bit and earlier Windows OSs. Anyone know the fix? Or does anyone have it working? Thx!
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29 Aug 2015   #33

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth View Post
Checked the folder. Not the issue... the game crashes the second you click on either save or load. No dialog popup, just an instant shutdown.
I have a similar issue when running Streets of SimCity in w95 compatibilty mode.
I have the game in c:/Games to keep it as close to the root of the drive and so I can disable read-only mode.
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20 Jan 2020   #34

Windows 10 64bit
The patch tool link is not working

so when i click on the link it says that i dont have permission to view this

help i really need to save a city!
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20 Jan 2020   #35
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just have to post here and say with Sim City 2000 there was always an issue with water pipes. I used Sim City 4 and it was much better. Not sure if pumps near water in Sim City 4 have a better effect or not like 2000.
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21 Jan 2020   #36

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1

If you have pro you can install XP mode.
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22 Jan 2020   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

This thread is old so I've mostly forgotten about it. As I opted to buy a second PC several years ago with XP installed I just run the game on that. It wasn't worth trying to get it operating on W7, overall I found that PC handles certain older games far better than trying to use DOSbox or other workarounds on 7- especially as it's 32-bit XP so it'll support the 16-bit programs that 64-bit Windows refuses to load.
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17 Mar 2020   #38

Windows 10

Can someone make a "load and save patch" for the German Simcity.exe?

Attached Files
File Type: zip German (458.0 KB, 0 views)
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25 Mar 2020   #39

Windows 10

Worked it out with the HxD editor.

Attached Files
File Type: rar SIMCITY Deutsch Load Save Patched.rar (385.1 KB, 0 views)
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