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SimCity 3000

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
SimCity3000.toast_.sit (505.83 MB)
MD5: e635611b26e9f6fa20d1101889792d62
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
apple_campus_installer.sit (245.03 KB)
MD5: f44caa2603f4339fb0c053305924c7c3
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (11.00 MB)
MD5: d3fa7e1b8689ef5bf33460abe0cf871e
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

Recreate your version of the world's greatest cities using landscapes such as San Francisco or Berlin and landmark buildings like the Empire State Building or Big Ben. To put your stamp on your city, create your own unique buildings using the SimCity Building Architect Tool. Then zoom in close to your metropolis as it comes to life with people and traffic in living color and full 3D sound. All new missions and cool disasters test your abilities to run your city or even destroy it. For more challenge, negotiate and barter with neighboring cities to strengthen your metropolis.

SimCity 3000, the city is yours.

Requires disk image to be mounted during gameplay.

Several extra buildings were released as landmark plugins by third-party developer on the official website. Those available for Macintosh included:

Maxis and Apple also released a Mac-exclusive plugin that adds the Apple campus to the game. This is the only official Mac landmark known to have survived, and can be downloaded above.

The 2nd download is the Apple Campus landmark plugin.
The 3rd download are some extra files for SimCity 3000 (Maps, Terrain Mods and all Landmark plugins) as distributed with the Inside Mac Games 7x06 CD.

See also: SimCity Classic (68k), SimCity Classic, SimCity 2000 Collection.

Architecture: PPC

PowerPC 200 MHz processor
Mac OS 7.5.3 (or 8.1 on a G3)
32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
128 MB virtual memory
QuickTime 3.0
260 MB hard disk space (Game Installation) + 100 MB hard disk space (Virtual Memory)
4x CD-ROM drive

Pentium 166 MHz
Windows 95/98/98SE
150 MB hard disk space
Video card with 2 MB VRAM
DirectX-compatible sound card
4x CD-ROM drive

(Sources: System requirements for Macintosh, System requirements for PC)


SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2017, January 12 - 3:56am

SC3 has the hottest soundtrack! I bought this new and still have original. OEM CD is one of those that, when you image it, it reports the image may be damaged and could damage your system if you choose to open it, but that msg only appears in OSX 10.4.9 and higher, in 10 4.8 and less the image opens without an error msg - so the trouble is really with OSX not SimCity. Regardless, I edited my image so it won't cause this warning in OSX 10.4.9+

The game ignores music placed on the HD, avoids transferring music to HD during install, and expects to see the CD inserted ; it plays music files from the CD. A music free discless.img cheat file can be less than 28KB, I also built a discless.img file with included OEM music files ending up 121.7MB filesize. What's better is to omit the OEM music, use the tiny music-free discless.img file, and then multitask an iTunes Playlist. The OEM music (5 killer jazz tracks and 9 "industry/techno" genre tracks) can be converted to high bit rate MP3 files, but only converted using QuickTime v5, QT v603 created bad noise. Song names are in the game preferences menu, not in the oem filenames. An iTunes Playlist of these 14 tracks in random without any "crossfade playback" greatly approximates the full CD game.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, July 28 - 2:21pm

Thanks mrdav for pointing me at it!
I have moved the whole directory with the extra files into an archive and have uploaded it to this page ("").

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, July 28 - 1:01pm

You will find more landmarks in IMG disc image 7x06 on the following page:
in the folder called More for your Game

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, July 28 - 9:03am

OK, I have merged the two entries.

I am still searching for the 3rd-party developer landmark extra buildings. These should be OK to be uploaded as they were NOT made by EA itself!

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2011, June 17 - 8:12am

Ouch, Double Ouch.

EA will have a fit over this. Maybe. If the .img file you posted wasn't hosed.

.img disk images - from Disk Copy v6 in OS9 need to be compressed before uploading.