Summary: Nearly every good idea or advancement they promised, has been implemented badly. And oddly enough, everything fun and addictive about previous versions has been forgotten. This game actually gets worse the more you play. Just a few problems with this game are: A poor interface with few options - No multiple saves here. Bad "terrascaping" tools. Worse than SC2000 Circa 1999 graphics.
Beware - SimCity4 Does Not Run On Some Windows 98 Machines
2 January 2004
Summary: I bought SimCity 4 only to find out that it does not run on some Windows 98 machines. I have all the hardware requirements, so when it did not run I called tech support. Amazingly enough they told me it just did not run on some Windows 98 machines. What a surprise. I normally trust EAGames but this was disappointing.
Summary: I loved earlier Sim City's, so this one looked like the end all be all. I tried installing it on 2 totally different systems, and it will not work on either system. One system is a Toshiba laptop, Satellite 2455-S305, which i bought i FEB03. The other system is a home built, Intel P4 running XP Pro. I went to Simcity's website and there are no patches available yet. This game could not have been tested AT ALL before they decided to market it...