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    Default Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Well hello there everyone, hope you're all having a fantastic evening (or whatever the time may be for you)

    I am currently trying to install Sim City 3000 UK Edition on my lovely Dell XPS M1530, which has the super duper Windows 7 installed on it.

    However, I was sad to find out that, well, nothing happens. I try to open up the launcher, but all I get is a bit of music then it stops. I try to open setup.exe, but nothing happens. I've tried all this in compatibility mode for older versions of Windows and even set my screen resolution to 800x600@16bit. My attempts are futile and was wondering if any boffins over here might come up with a solution to this somewhat minor annoyance.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Have you tried installing latest patches?

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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Dude, how can I possibly do that if I can't even open up the installer on the CD? Did you even read my post, or is this some automatic message you reply to every game problem to boost post count?

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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Have you tried running a VM? Does your processor support virtualization?

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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Explosivpotato View Post
    Have you tried running a VM? Does your processor support virtualization?
    You can run a VM even if your processor doesn't support hardware virtualization.
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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Probably but gaming in it wouldnt be much of a joy D: ?

    Although i know that it's possible to play Simcity 3k on win7 i do it myself
    Last edited by Kocayine; 9th December 2009 at 06:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Have you tried running setup as an administrator? Hold down (left) shift and right click on setup, choose run as admin.

    Probably not going to fix it, but it's worth a try.

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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    That didn't work unfortunately :\

    Not too sure about the virtual machine thing...

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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Well, Simcity 4 works just fine.
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    Default Re: Possbily impossible to run Sim City 3000 on Windows 7?

    Well theres a huge difference between those two games 4 is made for xp and 3k for w98

 

 
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