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SimCity 4


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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
SC4RHMac1.1RevA.dmg (12.78 MB)
For Mac OS X
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
SC4update102.sitx (4.79 MB)
For Mac OS X
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SimCity 4 was released for the Mac in 2003, ported by i5works and published by Aspyr.

In September 2005, SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition was released which packs SimCity 4 and the Rush Hour Expansion Pack on one DVD.

A beta Universal Binary patch for Rush Hour was released in 2007 by Aspyr, it appears a final version was never released.

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

Because of EA, only updates are being hosted, not the full game

The 1st download is the beta Universal Binary patch for the DVD edition of Rush Hour.
The 2nd download is the 1.0.2 update for SimCity 4

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.2.8
CPU Processor: PowerPC G4
CPU Speed: 700 MHz
Memory: 256 MB or higher
Hard Disk Space: 2.0 GB free disk space
Video Card (ATI): Radeon 7500
Video Card (NVidia): GeForce2 MX
Video Memory (VRam): 32 MB or higher
Media Required: DVD Drive

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Ataru29's picture
by Ataru29 - 2019, August 21 - 1:21pm

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

Bolkonskij's picture
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