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Hello friends Im new to this Forum as well as SimCity. I have installed the game two days back and it working very fine 

but as I started the game this morning the EA logo was fine then Intro about the game was fine then i clicked on my map to start the game but it is crashing back to desktop IT WOULD BE GREAT IF SOME ONE COULD HELP ME.

SYSTEM CONFIG: Processor Intel 2140 @ 1.60 Ghz


System type: Windows Vista 32 bit operating system

Sim City Version: Sim city 4 deluxe 

Game Play: Have built a bridge and started only one city and downloaded few mods like roads, some building, rain tool etc.

It is very small city with 12,000 people.


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  • I can actual open new map but not the old map.. and I have deleted all the plugins and i kept the system without any changes . can some plzz help me thank you

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  • hii tungston i think ur right becoz before closing the game i have placed seaport. since that time i am notable to open it. Is there way i can start my city.. ??? plzz help me.. thank friend..

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    If you have deleted all your plugins, I hope you have them somewhere you can put them back.  Precipitate actions like that could mean you have lost that region forever.

    Welcome to Simtropolis by the way, and we will try to get you straightened out.  If your seaport is not covered by the in-game control system, there may be no way to recover your city.  It is worth a try, just by putting everything back.

    We need to see the update status of your exe, so follow this carefully.

    Using windows explorer open the folder called Program Files.

    You should find a folder there called Maxis, so open it as well.

    In the Maxis folder there should be a folder called Simcity4deluxe (maybe not that spelling), open it, and inside that

    Open the folder called Apps.

    In the Apps folder there is a file called Simcity4.exe.  right click on it, and open the Version Tab.  The version number should be 1,1,638,1 if you have made the EP1 update, or 1,1,640,1 if you have also applied the BATupdate patches.  If neither of these is true, you need to get at least the EP1 update from the EA games site.  You can use the link at the bottom of this page, then go to the help tab and choose updates.

    In any case, please report your update status.

    Next, how much swap space do you have available?  The easiest way to find this is to run the dxdiag program.  To do this, open the run box, type in dxdiag and press enter.  The first page of the diagnostics will tell you all about your machine.

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