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SimCity Classic (68k)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Simcity_Classic.sit (4.96 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

SimCity lets you be the mayor of a city. Through careful planning, you can watch your city grow from a small village to a thriving metropolis. While SimCity 2000 was miles ahead of its precursor, the original SimCity still provides plenty of fun, and will even run on a Mac Plus.

Don't forget to apply the 2.0 update if you plan on running this on a PowerPC Mac!

See also: SimCity Classic, SimCity 2000 Collection, SimCity 3000.

Architecture: 68k

Version 1.4 was the latest 68k version, compatible with System 6 and newer, including both color and black-and-white graphics, also working on the Mini vMac Mac Plus emulator.


scott Praed's picture
by scott Praed - 2017, May 30 - 3:30am

I upload Simcity Classic 2.0 updater.

Kirtide's picture
by Kirtide - 2014, July 16 - 2:37am

thank you!

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by WalMart 68k - 2013, March 22 - 12:23am

Great should be noted that while you lovely Australians running the website are afraid of EA. Your country does not protect SimCity version 1.4 or the original Black and White version for classic compact Macintosh from 1989. So here is the link for the B&W version in sea.Hqx fomat:

Notice this is not a direct link to the exact download, but this classic, According to the US Copyright Act 2006 amendment, is completely legal because EA no longer supports this specific version.

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by couch-snow - 2010, September 6 - 1:57am

"SimCity Classic was the PPC update to the original Sim City v1.4. It left Sim City at v2.0."

No this is not true. I have a copy called SimCity Classic at version 1.4 only for 68k macs.

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by bertyboy - 2009, October 19 - 10:24pm

Take it all back,

the original Sim City for m68k did run on a Plus (and my SE). I had a dig around for the box. Needs 4MB RAM in Mac OS 7.

Edit: Changed 'xxx 7' to 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

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by bertyboy - 2009, October 19 - 2:40pm

Mmm, despite all the mentions of vMac and "Sim City Classic" in the description, and I've said this before ...

SimCity Classic was the PPC update to the original Sim City v1.4. It left Sim City at v2.0.

SimCity, or original SimCity was the m68k version. From memory I think it needed a 68020 processor at a certain speed (to simulate all the traffic). I have the original box and media hidden away, so I could dig them out, but I never played it on my 8MHz 68000 SE FD/HD - which still works, I only ever played it on my IIsi and IIci. This would support my 68020 memories. I definitely remember reading that the traffic simulation used 50% of the CPU for the whole game.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, October 19 - 8:55am

Don't think this version ever ran on a Mac Plus (mini vMac emulatres a Plus).

pang11397's picture
by pang11397 - 2009, October 18 - 11:29pm

This isnt working with mini vmac for iphone!

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 24 - 10:15pm

The two uploads to the original Mac Garden were just two halves of the same folder on several different CDs widely available. I have it but somebody beat me to it and uploaded various stuff separately.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, August 24 - 9:52pm

Probably won't run in mini vMac because from memory (and it was a LONG time ago), it required a 68020 processor. What's the ROM from in your mini vMac ?

ps. I wish we could combine both versions of Sim City posted here. Sim City v1.4 is the m68k version, Sim City v1.5 - which we have masquerading as Sim City Classic - was a free update from v1.4, via a Sim City v2.0 Updater (which I still have). This made the original game PPC-compatible, and marked it with a v1.5 (in Get Info). Sim City Classic was version 1.5 released with extra content.

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by Euryale - 2009, August 24 - 8:18pm

Sorry, I meant 16 colors and under, when I tested it (under 256 colors ) it gave me that little error square saying :
[Please set your monitor to 16 colors or less (16 colors recommended],
(I think that got stuck in my head)
but I also tested it in Black and white and it runs fine but doesn't look good
so that Screenshot is using 16 shades of grey, and it looks good.

Great game BTW

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 24 - 6:26pm

The uploads on the original Mac Garden covered all this. There was a version for Quadras and PPCs, and one for earlier 68k machines including compact macs. I've no time to check out these new uploads and compare them.

Momotaro's picture
by Momotaro - 2009, August 24 - 2:50pm

16 colors? It looks black and white to me. Plus, I can't get either of those emulators. Any way to run it in Mini vMac?

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 24 - 12:07am

it has to be Run in 16 Colors, otherwise it won't run,
I just downloaded it yesterday and tried it in Basilisk and SoftMac Emulator
and had no problem with it.

actasci's picture
by actasci - 2009, August 24 - 12:01am

same problem here, it's giving some kind of error on mini vmac on iphone

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, August 23 - 6:40am

You're true, can't believe it came out when I was 19.
I love the first version because of its simplicityness compared to newer versions.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 22 - 8:44pm

I can't believe how far back this game is!
and is still very popular (on modern Versions) but the concept is exactly the same.

Momotaro's picture
by Momotaro - 2009, August 22 - 2:38pm

I tried running it on Mac Plus, SSW 7.0.1 on Mini vMac, but it couldn't read the disk. Help?

Edit: Changed 'xxx 7' to 'SSW 7' - IIGS User

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by bertyboy - 2009, August 3 - 9:03am

Sim City v1.4 is the original Mac 68k version. I've also included the original floppy disk images in this one.

Sim City v1.5 is the Sim City v1.4 version, updated from the original by a free "SimCity 2.0 Update" to make it PPC compatible. (I still have the update file - it came in a .zip so no complaints.

Sim City Classic might be a special version, released as such, maybe on CD with lots of extras, with min reqmnts of PPC. I *THINK* it may have included short video clips of your advisors (as one of the extras) telling you why the firemen are on strike again (or is that just SC4 ?).

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by mattg - 2009, August 3 - 3:24am

It works with older Macs, and Mac emulators, than 1.5.
I tried downloading the 1.5 version and playing it in Mini vMac, but it stopped, requiring a Power Mac to continue. I looked around here more and found the link to the archive of the old Mac Garden games, downloaded the other version of SimCity Classic, copied it into Mini vMac and it works fine. Seeing it wasn't uploaded here, I created an account and uploaded it.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, August 3 - 2:04am

Yeah, anyone can do it Smile

toprak's picture
by toprak - 2009, August 3 - 2:01am

i'm not home right now, i'm in a different city in my parents house, i'm using a mac which uses tiger and has classic but cant choose it as the start up disk. i dont want to download dropstuff seven or previous versions into their computer. so let someone else take care of it.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, August 3 - 1:51am

@toprak: You could just put this one together with 1.5 in the same archive ... that's what I'd do.

toprak's picture
by toprak - 2009, August 3 - 1:45am

So what's the practical diffrence with the 1.5 version that is already here? If there's none, I'll add this to duplicates list.