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Windows 8 and cd problems

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Hello all,

I have an old Simcity 4 Deluxe CD edition and tried to install that on my new PC running on Windows 8. The installation process runs just fine but when I try to run the game, it demands the correct CD to be in my drive. Although I tried both CDs with Administrator privileges and compatibility mode for Windows XP the error message is still displayed.

Any ideas?



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The play disk is the second one. It should work unless it is scratched badly. Check the innermost tracks, and if they are damaged, but not too badly, you can use a soft cloth to polish it a bit working radially from the centre to the edge. Do not polish along the grooves.

You also need to patch the program with the two published patches. Open this site and scroll down to find the EA Support button on the left. Click it, accept the agreement, and follow the instructions.

The alternative is to repurchase the game from Amazon, Gamersgate, Steam or Origin. These sell the digital download version of Deluxe which comes fully patched and runs without a play disk. I've seen it for as little as $5 on sale.

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  • Thanks for the reply. I tried the patch already but the error is still there :-(

    Luckily, I had an idea today which helped me out before quite good. The EA support was happy to help me out here, invalidated my old license and issued a new one so I can now use the download version of SimCity 4 using Origin. :-)

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