Reviews and Problems with SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition
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DO NOT BUY THE DOWNLOAD
9 January 2015
Summary: If I could put 1 star I would. First, upon downloading the game (which occurred perfectly) I figured it would work fine. I checked all system requirements and my computer fit them and then some. Once I started the game, it immediately crashed. I started it up again and, again it crashed again after about 15 minutes. Upon happening for a 7th time within a hour of downloading the game, I became so frustrated and turned my computer off and put it away.
Summary: Graphics are terrible and glitchy to say the least. There is absolutely no smooth gameplay to the point where you can't even play the game. Apparently this game was meant to run on older computers with single-core processors. Other windows 8 reviewers with newer computers had the same problem; Wish I considered their reviews first before I purchased it.
Summary: This cannot be made to work in Windows 8, even adjusting the Compatibility mode. Some reviews suggested that it could... but no way. Graphics break up and program crashes on exit. I would ask for my money back if I thought I could get it.
Summary: It is a great classic game. Never plays the same, so you can play it over and over again. I still have not mastered it, but its fun anyway. It runs fine in Widows 8 format. You do not even have to run it in the XP format in Windows 8. Just install and play it as it is.
Sorry I purchased this, It continues to crash while playing
Pinelk "The lake guy", Amazon
22 May 2014
Summary: In the past I have had good luck with my Amazon PC download purchases. I like the convenience of have the games stored on line and available to me as needed. I can remove when I tire and reinstall when I what to play again. Well SimCity 4 did not work this way. I never got the game to work correctly. My computer meets all of the requirements and the download appeared to be successful. However I found that after playing approximately one hour the game will crash.
Summary: I have a Windows 8 laptop, and this thing runs terribly. I downloaded SimCity 4 because it was cheap, and I thought it would be fun. I was wrong. The stock resolution is 800x600, and you have to do some messing around with actual game files to get it to a usable resolution. The graphics were also very bad, and it wasn't because its an old game or that my computer is old. Graphics and images would take forever to load, even on the lowest setting.
Summary: I bought this game after owning it for several years. I was mad when I lost my CD Key years back and I was reluctant to buy it again then I remember how much I love this game and I had to weight the options: Play by installing with CDs and use a pirate CD key or have the convenience to dowload it everytime I want and never lose the CD the key again. I finally paid 5 dollars again just for the convenience of owning it digitally forever.