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  1. Access Denied - "Please login with administrator privileges and try again". I believe it'll sound familiar for someone. The same has happened on SimCity 4, fortunately we got digital edition from steam. Windows 10 seens to be totally ignoring SimCity 3000 and preventing it from running. The CD seems to be ok, it's simply the launch which won't start at all. So, is there any remote chance for me to play the game of my childhood again? =)
  2. does DAMN and DAMN Manager work with windows. I got my game from GOG
  3. !! Update 05 Aug !! - READ HERE FIRST It seems that CD versions of SC4 will not run under Windows 10 - The necessary OS support files for validating SafeDisc2 copy protection simply isn't part of Windows 10. This issue is not unique to SC4 either, SafeDisc and associated technologies were widely used by game discs for such validation. For now, unless MS decide to retroactively support it, your only option appears to be a digital version of the game which will not have such copy protection. If you put your CD-Key into Origin they will provide you with a free digital copy of the game, so it needn’t cost you any money to resolve. This thread is aimed at users who cannot run SC4 using Windows 10, if your games starts but has other issues, this is not the place to go into that. The only way to try and understand why certain users can not get the game to work, and hopefully, find a solution, is to start gathering some data. -Note- I've removed the superfluous information from this thread, to avoid confusion. But in-short the summary above explains the issue here.
  4. Crash on startup

    This is the first time the game has crashed in over a year and a half. It doesn't even reach the EA splash. I deleted (and later replaced) a plugin that was being awfully repetitive, so is this what's been causing this recent problem?
  5. I have the Origin version which was the updated version until a few months ago - now its suddenly the old version which won't support NAM! I read elsewhere that the Steam version is now also the old version!? Where can I find the updated Windows 10 / NAM compatible version?
  6. Ok so, I have a big problem installing the CAM mod for Simcity 4, bought from STEAM. No matter what I do, it doesn't work. I've searched numerous discussions and videos and asked for help from several people but nothing comes up. Anyone know how to properly, and easily, install the colossus addon mod to simcity 4 steam version? You would be a lifesaver, thanks.
  7. Hello, Does Anyone know how to get a CD version of Sim City 4 running on windows 10? Thank you in advance
  8. So the aggressive Windows 10 upgrade tricks continue... http://www.pcworld.com/article/3073457/windows/how-microsofts-nasty-new-windows-10-pop-up-tricks-you-into-upgrading.html (There's also a BBC report). Be careful guys. Microsoft has now made it so closing the upgrade popup (using the X) now gives consent to the upgrade. Seriously, what kind of legit program accepts an action when you attempt to close it?! It's just like malware. Let's not forget this is the entire operating system, not just a standalone app being upgraded. Even for the average home user, it requires at least some basic thought and preparation (i.e. backups). They're trying to make the upgrade too simple, and Win 10 sound essential. Don't be afraid to proceed -- Windows 10 may well have some benefits. But people have reasons for choosing to postpone it or not upgrade altogether. Whether due to compatibility (such as legacy software like SC4) or just being familiar with their current setup. You keep hearing in the news of users with broken systems after upgrading. Just type in Google "computer broken a", and see what pops up. Such issues can be resolved, although not everyone is prepared or has the time to resolve them. Tricking people like this is not acceptable. It's causing inconvenience, hassle, and at worst rendering their machine unusable. For a couple of years now, personally I check each update individually, making sure such junk isn't installed in the first place. There's limited official info about each Windows update, but you can usually find out by waiting a week or so after release, then searching the KB number. However, for users with automatic update settings (the recommended), it's opening the door for this kind of thing to happen. Has anyone here been affected by this? Update: It would seem Microsoft has responded to the outcry from users: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36376962 This is an improvement, but really it's still far from ideal.
  9. So I just bought a copy of simcity 4 from steam sale but I cant launch the game. I have windows 10 so not sure if thats causing the problem or what. What can I do to fix the problem?
  10. Previously I had a Windows 7 Professional installation. I had two accounts on the computer, one Admin and one Standard. I ran SC4 from the Standard account off CD. I had all my plugins in the Standard account and SC4 had no issues using the standard account plugin and region folders. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and did a clean install. I again set up an Admin and a Standard account. I installed the GOG digital version of SC4 from the Standard account. Now when I run SC4, it always goes to the Plugin and Region folder of the Admin account. I want SC4 to use the Standard account. I have tried the following: 1) Changed the configuration file and set users to the Standard Account. This did not work. Every time I start SC4 it changes the configuration file back to the Admin account 2) I tried using the SC4 Launcher and set the Mods folder to the Standard account. When I start SC4 from the launcher, it still uses the Admin account. And the configuration file has reverted back to the Admin account I do not know why SC4 keeps changing back to using the Admin account. Any suggestions on how to get SC4 to use my Plugin and Region folders from the Standard account and stop changing the configuration file back to user Admin?
  11. When I open ILives Reader, it says failed to load SimCityLocale.dat I still get that error message on windows 10. I already set up the Ilives Reader093 via editing the config file, saving on desktop, copying and pasting into C:\Program Files (x86)\llives\Reader093 folder, then opening. It's pointing towards C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\English\SimCityLocale.DAT, in the Options menu. I restarted the program, and it still throws the error message. If windows 10 is the issue, please tell me. And if there is a solution with working with it in Windows 10, I would like to know.
  12. I upgraded from Win7 to Win10 yesterday, and when launching Cities: Skylines, the game closes itself after 2 seconds (nothing pops up)! I tried adding --noWorkshop and --disableMods , which worked, later to try removing Rush Hour mod, which allowed me to play the game with my mods as normal. However, today I the same issue as before. I tried --noWorkshop --disableMods again, and even then it doesn't launch! And yes, I've updated my video card's drivers. Can someone please help me? Thanks
  13. I can see the overlays, but the actual map is black. It blinks to normal whenever I move the mouse. Running windows 10 64 bit, simcity 4 deluxe
  14. CPU usage

    Hi All, I'm a long time player and reader of these forums, first time poster. I am running on an 8-core system and SC4 is just maxing out one core. Large cities run slowly and saves take forever. I know about the CPUcount argument but the SC4 process still only uses one CPU. As this game is now 13 years old I would expect it to run like a cheetah. Does everyone have this issue with modern hardware or is there a simple workaround? Thanks and much love to the community for the continuing support of such an awesome game. TS
  15. As we know, many people downloaded trial versions of Windows 10, which will be released on the 29th of this month. I wonder if anyone here done it and tried to play SimCity 4 in this new system. When the official update be out I'd like to use it, but I am afraid it is incompatible with some of my programs and games, especially SC4, since it is an older game and already have problems to Windows 8.1. Thanks in advance. Note: This is a thread to report your experiences with running SC4 on Windows 10. If you're having issues running the game, and would like further assistance, please post in the dedicated report thread, or start a new topic inside the Tech Forum.
  16. Greetings, I've recently installed Cities: Skyline and have been looking around for Mods and Assets and how to install them I've managed to install a couple of them, like the All Spaces Unlock and Road Upgrade. Everywhere I read says that the mod file must be placed in the Mods folder (...\Cities Skylines\Mods), which is inside the game folder, but on mine, the way is D:\...\Cities Skylines\Files\Mods. Every Mod other Mod other then those two I've mentioned won't appear on the Content Manager to be checked or in the game, same goes with Assets, empty list, can't figure it out how to do it! Can somebody give me a hand on that, please? I have the game for a week now and haven't played it yet! Thank You for Your help!
  17. Hi guys, I can't run Sim City 4 on my PC, I have Windows 10 Education. I click on SimCity4.exe & the game doesn't run. I tried compatibility mode for older versions of Windows & still not working. Can someone please help me with this issue? Thank you Mauricio
  18. Hi all, A few months ago after installing Windows 10 and much negotiation with EA, I was given a free Digital Copy of Sim City 4 deluxe edition to work via the Origin gaming platform to compensate from disks not working on W10. Anyway, SC4 worked perfectly that it ever had done, apart from one problems, a few cities just won't load. My largest city, which worked perfectly before crashes to desktop before it loads the city, however I am not sure if city size is the problem, as one other small-medium size city will also not load. I would really love to recover my city as I've been building it since 2010 and a lot of work has gone into it. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be and how I can fix it? Can provide screenshots if required. Thank you
  19. I have been playing SC4 for roughly 12 years now and now since I have switched to windows 10 my beloved game no longer works as before. It all started with trying to play the game I noticed some of the bridge pylons were missing. Then when I was starting a new city I noticed that highway walls were plopping but not visible. Next thing I noticed was that the lots for the hole diggers don't show up. So finally I started going through my civic lots and noticed that a lot of the lots had missing parking lots or props. Finally, I noticed that my screen doesn't fit my monitor it is cut off the bottom. I switched to windows 10 roughly a week ago and really didn't notice how much was going wrong with the game. If anyone in the community can help I would appreciate it. I love this game because it is my therapy from a long week of work. I am truly freaking out at the thought of not being able to play my game on Sundays. Any help...please. Here are my specs. Windows 10 Home-I previously ran Windows 7- I also recently tried to install Strictoasters Hardware settings but could not install the 4_gb patch. I tried to delete all of the changes and even uninsalled and installed Sim City 4. HP p6715f intel core i3 CPU 550 A 3.20GHz 64-bit, 64-based processor Intel HD graphics-display adapter
  20. How to run SimCity 4 in Hardware Mode under Windows 10 - Tutorial
  21. So I upgraded to Windows 10 a few weeks ago and so far I love it. It's much bettet than Windows 8.1. I just tried to run SimCity 4, however, and it failed massively. First it said I had to run as an administrator so I did that and the next time I ran it nothing happened. It failed within a second. I tried compatibility settings but got nowhere. Has anyone experienced this and found a solution? Downgrading back to Windows 8.1 isn't an option, I want to keep Windows 10. Thank you in advance! Also, I didn't see there was already a thread for this, so my bad.
  22. Can't Install New Mods

    Having an issue installing new mods, none of them work and it's like they don't exist. Literally, I can't place any bats or lats i just downloaded because they dont appear in the menus, it's weird because all my other plugins work, but not these new ones? Wth! any ideas? I have a windows 10 laptop.
  23. I am just dying to get back on SC4 again (and off again...and on again), after a break. I used Windows 10 since it's been officially released on June/July 2015 and something in the operating system is preventing it from running (though I'm not sure what it's supposed to be), so I guess from reading another post is that I have to re-purchase the game in a downloaded version (I first got the deluxe disc version), or run from inside Linux. I tried installing SimCity 4 on WINE in a Linux VM before, but it kept on refusing to recognize that disc 2 is inserted, I eventually got it, but then forget how I made it work. Also, then it didn't even launch on WINE. I don't know why. I figure it would be easier to run an actual Linux install on my hard drive, but I don't want to risk damaging Windows 10.
  24. Not long ago I was working on a city when the game froze. I got the following BSOD message: Your PC has encountered an error and has to restart. DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION. In researching the error I found instances of it occurring in Windows 10. The most common occurrences were in playing games in full screen mode. The error seems to be in Windows 10 incompatibility with certain graphics card drivers. However for some reason my drivers refuse to update. There is however a fix I discovered that doesn't involve updating drivers. 1. Go to the Power Options control panel. 2. Click on "Choose what the power buttons do" 3. click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable" 4. Scroll down to shutdown settings and uncheck "Turn on fast startuup" This has worked for me and prevented the error.
  25. Hello I'm new to the forum and looking for a little help. Is it possible to run Simcity 4 on Widescreen with windows 10? I'm currently running the game off of Steam. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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