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SC4 on 1240x600 resolution (HP Mini)

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I just started playing SC4 after not playing for years (I had SC3000 before).It works beautifuly on our home PC with XP but when I play it on my HP Mini (Windows 7 32 bit) the game runs ok, although a little slowly, but the resolution keeps getting changed to 800x600 which is very annoying and hard to see. Some of the mods I've downloaded don't seem to work at this resolution either (they work perfectly on the XP desktop). I've been reading the resolution fix on some other threads but computers aren't my thing at all and I'm not sure how or what I'm supposed to do. Can someone please help me? Is it even possible to "fix"?

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Very simple, right-click on the sim city 4 shortcut -> go to properties -> under the shortcut tab, you'll see the "target" box. Click on it, and at the end of the folder path, you add the command



-CustomResolution:enabled -r1240x600


I have a resolution of 1280x768, here is what my command look like:

"C:\Program Files\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Apps\SimCity 4.exe" -intro:off -CustomResolution:enabled -r1280x768


As you can see I added another command:


, which skips the intro.

Another useful command is



which will restrict the use to only 1 core. Useful for machines with multiples cores, as SC4 is single threaded anyway.


Don't forget to put a space between each command.Some other commands you can find here

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