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#1 Barmoor

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:37 AM

On my old computer I had Sim City. I now have a computer running Windows 7 64 bit. Can anyone tell me will Sim City play on Windows 7 and where can I get an up to date version.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:42 AM

Thus far, I haven't been able to find a link to the version of Sim City you were using. It would be helpful to know what the OS was on the computer you had it on. My guess is that it won't run on the new computer given changes in graphics cards, hardware etc. though I cannot say for sure.

As for newer and current Sim City games, there are none that can be played on PC's. However, the company is developing a new version that will be. It is expected to come out in 2013. Given the planned date of release, it would be expected to run on Windows 7 32 or 64 bit given how long those OS's have been out.

See here: http://www.simcity.com/en_US/faq and here: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/06/sharing-your-simcity-with-others/

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:55 AM

What version of Windows 7? If you have 7 Professional or Ultimate you can use the XP mode component to see if it will work.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thank you for responding. I use Windows 7 home premium. My Sim City 2000 was played on my original computer which ran on 98 SP3. Guess I shall just have to continue playing on Facebook and wait for the new version coming out next years.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:12 AM

Alternetaviy, you could try DosBox, it emulates older systems quite well!
http://www.dosbox.com/


Also, MS has kindly provided us all with an XP possabilty withing Win7 Pro or Ultimate (only), like Animal stated earlier, just for reference:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx/


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

Also, MS has kindly provided us all with an XP possabilty withing Win7:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx/

I already addressed that in my reply above. However the member does not have a version of Windows 7 that supports using Virtual PC and XP mode.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

You could try a Virtual Machine and run the appropriate OS in there and game as well. As long as your computer specs can handle it, I guess.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

That would require a license for the OS within the virtual machine also.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:49 AM

You need to install virtual machine software for that.




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