Cannot Install SimCity 4 on Windows Vista
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:14 PM
no, its not that, i know to get to the folder in which the cd files are saved. But the thing is , ya know when ur installing the game that there is a little slideshow and progress bar ?? well when it ask for the second cd the whole point is to install the the 2nd cd using the files i saved to the hard drive, well how do i make it read the 2nd cd without having to insert the cd only using the files on my hard drive.
My mistake, I thought I remembered a drop down box for the CD. Maybe XP had that. I have never had a problem installing the game.
Have you tried disabling the antivirus when you install from the CD? I have some games that won't install with the antivirus running. I just installed the game on the Windows 7 RC with the antivirus running, so I don't know, unless your disc are scratched, or dirty.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:50 PM
and rest assured that i have installed this very same cd on another computer and worked perfectly!
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:39 PM
Blanket statements of "it works fine for me, so you have a virus/antivirus/driver problem" are a poor substitute for useful accurate information.
CD-based install doesn't work for crap on my 64-bit Vista HP machine... drivers, OS, and BIOS are up to date. Spins the CD for a second, then nothing. Nothing posted here makes any difference. I can read all the files on the CD, I've copied and tried from the hard disk, I've run as admin, I"ve put in appropriate DEP exceptions, etc.
The only approach that worked for me was copying the installed directory from my old PC. Works fine, no issues, runs great. I doubt I would have ever found a solution otherwise.
It's a shame EA doesn't take supporting its PC users seriously any more... not only can you not find any information on this issue on their site (other than a page of vague, generic, hand-wavy stuff that is almost no help), but they'll still happily sell you a SC4 CD without discussing the compatibility requirements.
It sure was a different company back when I worked there.
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