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.
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • 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 HD 3000
    • 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
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eWasteman
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Worked immediately for me....Insta-nostalgia. Still a good game today.
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Apollo
( 41.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Old game, but one I have spent a lot of hours playing. I used to play the disc version before Steam and this is a time waster par excellence.

The game also has an excellent community at simtropolis.com and sc4devotion.com. Also has excellent mods which VASTLY improve the gameplay; some of them considered essential for fun gameplay.

Since this is a city-building game and has no finite city-size due to regions, there is essentially no limit to how long you can play. It is very satisfying to build a huge region with many cities and develop it over a lone period of time.
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Ultra
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game is worth to have the title "SimCity".
It has very realistic Buildings and has 20-200 hours of gameplay with fun and challenge
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cwinowiski
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
this game is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome
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Arvidius
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
This game is so much fun to play. Very addictive! 10/10
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Aidan Taylor
( 51.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
The best city builder ever made, go grab mods and this game will eat away hours of your free time
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vrevlism
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Purchased this game again with delusions of reliving my wasted youth building countless megalopolises for hours on end only to demolish the map and begin again, never tiring - constant crashes and a myriad of graphical and text glitches render the game virtually unplayable however.
Go to demolish a section of road? Prepare to have a dozen triangular artifacts dancing enthusiastically across your screen for the duration of the animation. Grass looking a little green? That's not the vibrancy of the texture, half your screen has bugged out and now 60% of your city is obscured by a giant, green block. Left your game on pause to make a friendly cup of tea? Whoops, Simcity 4 Deluxe edition decided to shut itself down and the last 20 mins of your progress have been sent to the shadow realm.

I should know better than not to expect so much of EA, but that they actually thought it was acceptable to release this in the state it is is astounding to me. Ended up refunding the game after 58 minutes of playtime.
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Jesus | NINJACKPOT.COM
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
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ericanders2000
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
It's a really awesome game!

And Sometimes You Can run out of money then your kinda done for and you have to start all over

But I Really Recommend you all to play it or buy it
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PsychoticBreak
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
SimCity 4 is a great game even though it is rather old. I would still recommend it to anyone that enjoyings playing simulation games. If your into modding, you can still find some decent mods on simtropolis.com. However the modding scene is nearly dead for this game. Most of the best mods require dependecies that are no longer available. That being said, you can still get a wide range of new buildings and such for your game to make it more enjoyable.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
The simulation genre wouldn't be what it is without the venerable SimCity series. Since 1989, the many entries in the line have allowed people to become virtual mayors and design cities of just about any shape and size, limited only by the contents of the game itself. They've come a long way from the original and branched out in many different ways across platforms, and not every instalment has been a success. SimCity 4 is often described as the last great SimCity, and with that and my own remembered fondness for it I decided to see how it's held up over the last 13 years.

Honestly I find it a little difficult to describe the nature of SimCity, because it is such an elemental part of the genre. You lay down roads, outline zones for development of homes and businesses, build power plants and fire stations, balance your taxes against your utility expenditures, and grow your little town as large as it will go. These are all core concepts pioneered by the series, but 4 presents them with greater refinement. Each individual service building like police stations and hospitals can have their funding adjusted to meet local demand, so you can build expensive services and then scale them back to what you can afford until you need more. Zone density can also be scaled up or down without destroying existing buildings, allowing them to grow or shrink as needed.

It's one of the purest and accessible presentations of the city-building formula out there, with no production chains or unlockables to concern yourself with. You build what you want, where you want, with the only limitations being space and money. SimCity 4 is far more generous than its predecessors with the latter, allowing you to start with enough money to cover most of a map right from the outset. And with control of individual building funding, it's a simple task to keep your budget in the green. The maps remain plenty large enough for bustling metropolises, but they're also connected by regions, allowing you to get a grand overview of your cities, granting your people the option of commuting to other areas, and creating massive metro areas with interconnected cities and neighborhoods.

The end result is a robust and expansive city-builder limited only by its age. SimCity 4 is still a 2D game, despite some voxel trickery to make it look deeper and more dynamic than it is. You're laying everything out on a grid, which makes building at anything other than right angles either cumbersome in the case of roads and rails, or impossible in the case of buildings. The terrain is deformable and conforms to your constructions to a point, but if your landscape is very hilly at all you'll end up with houses built on soaring foundations larger than the dwelling itself, and beaches and piers plunging off of your coastlines into the deep. The detailed pixel art of the buildings is impressive, and each is rendered from four directions so you can rotate the camera, but they look chunky at max zoom and indistinct at a distance.

Despite these shortcomings, SimCity 4 remains one of the finest city-builders you can lose yourself in. The steady pace of construction matched with the enormous variety of buildings and services to work towards means you can spend hours crafting a single city without having to wait for long periods or growing bored. The data displays show you everything you need to understand how your city operates, from pollution and traffic overlays to the actual routes your citizens take daily. There are even optional driving missions you can take in your own city and Sims you can move in to get more personal feedback. It might not be the prettiest or slickest offering anymore, but SimCity 4 has stood the test of time and remains one of the most addictive and comprehensive city-builders on the market.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Good old classic game. If you can get it to run, it is fun but it takes some doing.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
out of all the EA-incorporated games, this one actually runs correctly
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
94.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I don't think there's any way to properly describe how good this game is, especially with mods.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Product received for free
This game was released in 03. The graphics are bad? WELL ♥♥♥♥ING DUH THEY ARE COMPARED TO TODAY'S GAMES!!! My point is gaming has come uite far since 2003 and many games have fallen away from, popularity but this one stuck. Great playability, good challenge (unless your a simcity god), and the graphics are actually good for 2003. If you are into these games like me, get it. Otherwise look a bit deeper to more reviews. You can watch my videos of this at my youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCu2CxmGAhCo0r_ymro88Ug (if the link doesn't work paste it into the browser url web thingymajigger at the top of the browser)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
this game is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game is so much fun to play. Very addictive! 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
It's a really awesome game!

And Sometimes You Can run out of money then your kinda done for and you have to start all over

But I Really Recommend you all to play it or buy it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Legendary game and always has been, nothing to complain about here.

Don't play it if you have an addicitive personality.
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