SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes the bestselling SimCity 4 and the all-new SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack. Create the most massive region of cities ever, with a farming town, bedroom community, high-tech commercial center, and industrial backbone.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,333 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2003

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SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes the bestselling SimCity 4 and the all-new SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack. Create the most massive region of cities ever, with a farming town, bedroom community, high-tech commercial center, and industrial backbone. Take complete control of your city's transportation system, and solve U-Drive-It missions — from fighting crime to tackling disasters. Watch your population skyrocket as you get your Sims on the go and create the ultimate living, breathing megalopolis — the most expansive SimCity 4 compilation ever.

Features

  • Create an Entire Region of Cities — Weave together a tapestry of cities linked by a fully integrated transportation network and watch them share and compete for resources.
  • Wield God-like Powers — Sculpt the landscape to create a world based on your imagination, then summon volcanoes, tornadoes, meteors, and lightning.
  • Be a Responsive Mayor — Build a world-class city with stadiums, airports, universities, and real-world landmarks. Deploy emergency vehicles and join in the action as they battle blazes, mobs, and more.
  • Get Insight from Your Sims — Read the rhythm of the city, from commuter hell to mellow cruising, noon-time crowds to night-time calm.


Includes SimCity™ 4 Rush Hour:



Have the ultimate level of control over your city's transportation network by completely taking charge of roads, rail, air, waterways, and even vehicles. U-Drive It! missions will be presented for you to solve, such as chasing down a bank robber or apprehending a car-jacker. Choose from all-new road types including wide-avenues, suspension bridges, or one-way streets, as well as map out seamless regional networks that whisk Sims from one city to another. Wreak havoc with all-new disasters including a UFO invasion, massive wrecks at railroad crossings, and the occasional car fender bender. There are also all-new tutorials available to help you get started.

System Compatibility

SimCity was tested for performance and hardware compatibility when it was originally launched. While the classic gameplay of SimCity 4 remains unchanged, unexpected performance and graphics issues with newer systems may occur. If you experience any performance or graphics issues, we recommend running in Windowed Mode and/or Compatibility Mode to maintain the intended experience.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: PIII 500 or equivalent
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Graphics: 32MB supported Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 7.0 or greater
      compatible driver
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1.6GB
    • Supported 3D Accelerator Hardware: SimCity 4 Deluxe / Rush Hour requires a 32MB 3D Direct3D chipset, and a display that is at least 800x600 in size, and supports 16 or 32-bit color. It is recommended to always install the latest certified drivers for all your hardware
     

    Supported Graphics Chipsets

    Cards with these chipsets are officially supported by the SimCity 4 hardware graphics driver:
    nVidia: http://www.nvidia.com
    • nVidia TNT2, TNT2 M64, & TNT2 Ultra
    • nVidia GeForce SDR, GeForce DDR, GeForce Quadro, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce3, GeForce4 MX, GeForce4 Ti 4200/4400/4600/4800 SE, and GeForceFX 5200/5600/5800/5900
    ATI: http://www.ati.com
    • ATI Radeon 7000, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
    • Known Issues: Due to hardware limitations with the ATI Radeon series, some buildings and graphic effects will be temporarily turned off while scrolling. There is a known ATI driver defect that results in SimCity advisor animations dropping polygons. To fix this, please download ATI driver 7.79 or later (also referred to as CATALYST 02.4) from http://www.ati.com on the Internet.
    Matrox: http://www.matrox.com
    • Matrox G400, G450, G550, Parhelia
    SiS: http://www.sis.com
    • SiS 315, Xabre 400
    Software Mode: SimCity 4 also provides a software-based graphics driver which will work with most video cards. 32MB of video memory is recommended. The graphics mode driver can be selected from the Graphics Options panel in the game, or may be run from the command line using the switch -d:Software. The following video chipsets will run the game properly in software mode:
    • PowerVR KYRO, KYRO II
    • Trident Blade 64
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.2 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Memory: 256 MB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVidia Geforce 8800 / Intel
    • Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard required.

    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
    • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for SimCity4 Deluxe: ATI RADEON HD 2400, 2600, NVIDIA 8600m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100
    • NOTICE: SimCity4 Deluxe Mac is localized into French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.2 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Intel Quad Core or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Video Memory: 512 MB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5750 / NVidia Geforce 650M
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
271.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
So, you bought into SimCity 5 as a young person wondering why everybody was so excited. Played it for a few hours, days maybe and wondered if those that were excited were completely nuts.

I can't blame you if you are described in the above statement. I hate SimCity 5, the terrible Origin thing, the dreadful online experience, the stupid limitations to what you can and can't do. But if you use SimCity 5 as an excuse for not getting your hands on this classic, than you are destined to fail in life. Heed my warning, spend some cash on this, particularly if it is on offer. You will not regret it.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
The best SimCity game! 10/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
BEST. GAME. EVER.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Classic game - the way SimCity is meant to be (unlike their newer game which has failed in so many ways). Big maps, nice options - challenging, slightly dated but definitely still playable graphics.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
109.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Pretty much the best citybuilder and one of my most played games of all time. I own a physical copy of it, and I recently picked up this Steam copy... definitely one of my favorite games ever.

You need to mod the game in order to make it playable, and the game tends to crash, lock up, and run slowly. There's no autosave and you'll probably lose a lot of hours of gameplay. Loading a custom region is cumbersome, installing mods is archaic, and the whole thing is just clunky. Using some mods will require literal hours of patience... ask me about custom highways or building a mass transit network. Piece by piece, slowly, surely, but satisfyingly.

Beneath all the clunk is a diamond, the absolute best city builder of all time. Every game that comes out can't seem to match a well-modded Simcity 4. You can install a massive amount of options for mass transit and building variety. It's intoxicating, if you're into it.

If you just want to build a pretty city, you're going to need to work slowly and learn how to do it. This game honestly isn't friendly or accessible for new people... But if you work at it, and you enjoy the genre, you're going to love it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
133.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game is really addicting i cannot stop playing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
209.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
The last Sim City game before it got the treatment Indiana Jones recieved in the Crystal Skull. A true classic that is worth every penny.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This is some good ♥♥♥♥ m8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Amazingly addictive with great graphics i couldnt stop playing it is so much fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Despite being almost 11 years old, it's still one of the best game I've ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Heavily recommended,

Sim city 4 is still competing nowadays to be the 1st city builder (and in my opinion it is). You are here to build a city and cover all it needs, from garbage management, energy distribution, crime reduction, tourism...

Basically Sim city 4 is a big map divided in squares. On each square you can build a city, and all those cities are working with each other. In other terms, build Factory city with its large industries to provide some jobs for the citizens of the neighboring city of SunnyTown. It's pretty funny to handle and requires good attention to keep your world balanced!

Graphically, the game is charming and the music is good. You can spend hours in it and it's rather addictive!

It's also possible to mod the game to improve the road system and add various buildings.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
389.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
If modded this game even though its ten years old, in my opinion its much better than the new version. I bought this one again after finding out how bad the new one was. You should mod this game for sure though, with larger regions, the NAM and CAM and whatever else you want on the great modding sites for this game. Currently im playing on a very detailed sat. map of the US with over 500 of the largest city tiles in one single region. Just one of my city tiles from what i heard is four times bigger than a city tile on the new version and i have over 500 of them, all are connected to and interact with each other. Building the entire country with things so spread out leaves tons of open land adding to the realism that the region system in this game creates. HANDS DOWN THE BEST CITY SIM IN THE WORLD AND THIS GAME IS OVER 10 YEARS OLD!!!!! C,MON EA??? WHAT HAPPENED?!?!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
234.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Ok, I have had multiple problems with this game and I cant seem to fix it. I seem to be the only one that has been seeing the problems I have had. For some reason my game glitches out and the textures freak out and I can't see anything. It happens when I place somthing big like a powerplant or a school. It also happens when I put pipe in the ground for water. Once it starts happening, it dont stop. The street starts to dissapear and before you know it, its almost impossible to play. I do reccomend this game to people, it is really fun but if someone can help me it would be very helpful :)
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
118.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Like Skyrim with skyscrapers. 10/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
It's like dust II but different.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
It's not always online.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
i'm the mayors of AIDSville lol ^_^
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
это класнее simcity 2013!!!!
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Terrible, glitchy game. It's almost as if a first year comp sci student made it and created the layout. I woould have had a better time drinking the $20 I spent to get this game. I actually preferred the moblie version of this game on my verizon Dare.... a phone (and version of the game) that came out like 8-9 years ago.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I personally did not enjoy this game as much as I expected. My first experience was with Sim City 2000 which my Dad thaught me how to play and I simply couldn't start enjoying this game. I wanted to like it but I couldn't maybe later.
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