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SimCity 4 + Rush Hour Expansion

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Guides on emulating older games

Downloads 1 & 2 contain images of the two install discs for version 1.0 of the game. The serial number required to install the game is on the 6th "screenshot". Although this scan advertises another product (The Sims) it is actually a picture of the reverse side of the SimCity 4 CD case.

Download 3 is the updater to version 1.02 of SimCity 4

Download 4 is a NoCD for SimCity 4. Mounting a locked image of Disc 1 will also allow the game to play, although using the NoCD is more convenient.

Download 5 is the Rush Hour Expansion Pack (1.1 v1517), released in 2004.

Download 6 contains a patched NoDVD copy of the Rush Hour application. It is for 1.1 v1337 rather than 1.1 v1517 but seems to work OK. If there are problems you can always mount the Rush Hour Expansion Pack disc image to allow the game to play.

Download 7 is a beta Universal Binary patch for Rush Hour but it specifically requires the Rush Hour expansion pack that was bundled with the SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition DVD (released in 2005). This UB patch cannot be used on the version of Rush Hour on this page.

In 2014, the Deluxe Edition was re-released for Intel Macs only, and can be purchased from Aspyr and also from the Mac App Store or Steam.

Architecture: PPC

Requirements for SimCity 4, version 1.0:

Mac OS X 10.2
PPC Mac G3/G4, iMac G4/eMac, PowerBook G4/iBook (with supported video)
Processor speed 500 MHz or faster
256 MB RAM
1 GB free hartd disk space
ATI Radeon or NVidia GeForce card

Additional requirements for Rush Hour:

Installed copy of SimCity 4
Mac OS X 10.2.3
PPC Mac G3/G4, iMac G4/eMac, PowerBook G4/iBook (DVI model or later), iBook (32 MB VRAM model)


Veneteaou's picture
by Veneteaou - 2019, November 8 - 8:10am

There are certainly some, but the biggest issue lies in the fact that SC4 continues to get more and more demanding as your city/region gets larger. On top of that, the PPC version of the game is the original unpatched release, so it does have bugs and crash issues.

As much fun as classic mac gaming is, I'd point people towards the modern SimCity 4 experience instead (or playing 2k/3k). The modding community loves the game, and still heavily supports it. There are mods (like NAM) that are the kind you don't want to play without. And there's so much content to work with: my mods folder is at 12GB, and I could probably double it if I wanted all the bells and whistles to be had.

Steam and GOG both have it I believe.

SolarstrikeVG's picture
by SolarstrikeVG - 2019, November 2 - 6:39am

Aren't there a lot of problems with this port?

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by Ataru29 - 2019, August 21 - 1:21pm

Thanks a lot for the Universal Binary patch; my Mac Mini 2,1's gonna love this!

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by Bolkonskij - 2016, December 20 - 8:00am

mrpippy, thanks! I spent quite some happy hours with Sim City 4. Though as the game progresses, it becomes increasingly slow. It seems this was an issue already with the PC version. Even though my MacMini with 1.5 Ghz, 1 GB of RAM and a 64 MB graphics card was way above the official system requirements. I don't wanna think about running something New York-style on the Mini. I think it got a bit better with the Add-on Rush Hour, not a huge improvement though.

Fun facts: When you hold the APPLE key during startup of the game, it would use iTunes for background music and let you choose a playlist. Also I seem remember that the original Sim City 4 didn't offer a window mode in the options menu. By editing the simcity4.plist file in the library/preferences folder you could nevertheless enable window mode which was cool.

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by mrpippy - 2016, December 16 - 1:12am

Created this page to host the updates and general info, which are becoming increasingly hard to find. Would also be a good place to host add-ins