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SimCity 2000

DOS - 1993

Alt names
模拟城市2000, סים סיטי 2000, SimCity 2000: The Ultimate City Simulator, SimCity 2000: Symulator Buddwy I Rozwoju Miasta, SimCity 2000: La Super-Simulation D'Urbanisme, SimCity 2000: Der ultimative Städte-Simulator, Sim City 2000, SC2K, SC2000, シムシティー2000
Released in
United States
Simulation, Strategy
Maxis Software Inc.
Maxis Software Inc.
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.72
4.39 / 5 - 820 votes

Description of SimCity 2000

Paradigm wrote : This game had so much depth and complexity, the official tip book for it was half the size of a New York City phone book. Even by today's standards the graphics still look pretty snazy. All I can really say is, it is the best game of its kind and certainly the best in the series.

There are sadly a lot of bugs though. Not all Ordinances work. Some do not work correctly. Some buildings have such a negligible effect they are pointless to build, others have a far greater impact then they should. Road, highway and railroad connections to neighboring cities build but do not seem to register, though this only seems to happen when running under DOS Box. Finally, the game is VERY crash prone when running under DOS Box.

How to play SimCity 2000

IMPORTANT: This is the DEMO version of Sim City 2k, you can buy the full game on for $5.99.

To play the game, you have to re-configure the game to use the proper graphic mode.

Launch install.exe first and change the video to Super VGA. You can change the sound to "Sound blaster" for music and "Sound blaster compatible" for the sound effects. Although the sound worker for me with the original setup.

After the setup, you can launch SC2000.EXE

Have fun building your city :)

Comments and reviews

Joshua R 2014-11-27 -2 points

I got a deluxe edition of this game (From 1995) at a thrift store several years back. The disc contains the CD version of the Game, the construction kit, some demos and interviews with Will Wright. If I'm correct he talks about an idea for a game that would soon become Spore. I remember having to choose between that or Railroad tycoon Deluxe Edition on Floppy. I wish I could have gotten both...

Jett 2014-10-12 0 point

Listen up buttheads.. LOL!! I loved this game!

Frank 2014-10-11 1 point

Wait...this isn't full version ? Then...why...abandon...forget it. Just Google it hard enough and you'll find a copy anyway. Why should I buy something that doesn't even sells anymore ?

Just a heads up BTW, a spanking new game called 'Civilization: Beyond Earth' is going to hit the shelves, maybe, this December.

Good Job guys upgrading the site. Keep up the good work. I recall getting Doom, Doom 2 and Doom Ultimate from here. Awesome

GEEK 2014-10-10 1 point

Listen up buttheads, try downloading DOS BOX .74 and then add a shortcut of that to desktop then, drag the game application e.g. - DOOM.exe on the DOS BOX shortcut. Next thing you know is you game coming to life... Enjoy folks !

kuhnie 2014-09-11 0 point

incompatible with 64x systems.

arnaud7380 2014-08-17 0 point

I bought this game at the time! I still have it in version "big box" as it no longer made.

TheHellforce 2014-08-06 0 point

When the hell did they start putting demo's for games available on GoG........

Anonymous 2014-07-02 -1 point

I found the CD set for this game in the dumpster. It works perfectly on my Windows XP Computer XD

Desth 2014-05-23 -2 points

Doesn't work at all. Do not download what-so-ever!

Daniel 2014-05-23 1 point

How do I turn on sound blaster? Sound and music doesn't work.

digitalworkshed 2014-05-12 0 point


free download PC games 2014-05-03 0 point

Nice post and blog for

cesc1 2014-04-22 0 point

this game is amazing play it!

19 2014-04-19 0 point

or you can just torrent the game for free the way is should be

hd 2014-04-12 0 point

It's cool

admin 2014-03-25 0 point

This is the DEMO version of Sim City 2k, you can buy the full game on for $5.99, we won't upload back the full game.

RE1Do 2014-03-20 0 point

Got the game running on DOSBOX, but I can't get the cheats to work (lame, I know, but that's how I enjoy playing it).

When I type 'IMACHEAT' nothing happens.

Any advice? I need the cash!!

Gamba 2014-03-18 0 point


PainisPower 2014-03-13 0 point


MstrFool 2014-03-03 0 point

No idea how old the comments here are, but I'll offer what help I can. Mili123, try running it in DOSBox. It's trying to use a low res mode that moderns systems hate. Or, you could try setting your screen res to 640x480 and try again. Once in, you should be able to find just what resolutions the game supports. I don't recall off hand. Ilikepie1974, look for spanning options in your zip program. You can normally spread a file over as many disks as you need by spanning. Good luck folks.

mili123 2014-02-22 0 point

i cant seem to install it. after i run install.exe i get an error


this system does not support fullscreen mode. Choose 'close' to terminate the application

Can anyone help me?

jezar 2014-02-22 0 point

i download it and i cant install it!

ilikepie1974 2014-02-22 0 point

now the trouble is getting it onto my compaq armada... no USB support cuz its 98, wont fit on floppy disks...

krumsty 2014-02-22 0 point


L3d 2014-02-19 0 point

ycan eaven fly thru the whole city using sim-copter ,am i right ? xD
thats a newer verion ,and i have the newest one took me ages just to get the best streets going on etc ,but i think the new one is way smaller ,so i want the future pack way beyond xD

L3d 2014-02-19 0 point

i miss my pc ,this new minitop i have ,is kinda funny ..oh no dvd-player tho OH !!

What 2014-02-11 0 point

This game came out 7 years too early. Fail

good guy 2014-02-10 0 point

My pc is so old i dont have enough RAM

L3d 2014-02-08 0 point

it works , now i need some tandy music weeeee

yash 2014-02-08 0 point

super cooooool.......................................a very very nice game

L3d 2014-02-07 0 point

aw ,it doesnt work !!

Alb 2014-02-02 0 point

Hey guys,

I try to build a city but my population is not growing. After 20 years population is still zero. Is this a bug?

dumma 2014-02-02 0 point

cool.....thank u............

MySocialDesk 2013-12-28 0 point

Nice post and blog for free download PC games

helpful guy 2013-12-24 0 point

if you are having trouble with the spaces in the game name just rename the folder to something under 8 chracters, and with no spaces

donald westington 2013-12-19 0 point

@ NeedHelp: Search engine. OK? Search engine. There. I helped.

NeedHelp 2013-11-17 0 point

Idk how to do this. Usually you just drag the folder to DosBox and type in the name. But theirs spaces, so i can't. Help.

Macgruber 2013-10-22 0 point

dos box will alow you to play any of these games or look into

simcity 2013-10-19 0 point

great game

Trev 2013-10-07 0 point

I used to love playing this when I was a teenager.

LegoManilaShow 2013 2013-10-01 0 point

i can't play it. these are saying when opening it: SC2000.EXE
The NTVDM CPU has encoutered an illegal instruction.
C2.c000 IP:5091 OP:ff ff 83 fc 00 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Lucky 2013-09-23 0 point

Great game, spent a lot of time playing it.

Leigh 2013-09-17 0 point

So glad this game is now free!

leedle 2013-09-17 0 point

Sweet diddly goodness

Redditor 2013-09-16 0 point

This isn't abandonware. It is still available from Good Old Games.

Julleven Mendoza 2013-09-15 0 point

just downloading for the first time

WalterHwite 2013-08-31 0 point


bittervrug 2013-08-27 0 point

looove this game

jerkstorm 2013-08-27 0 point


Sarevok 2013-08-12 0 point


I solved the problem with dosbox just go to install change your video card and the game will run properly

Chaos 2013-08-02 0 point


Better than the new one. 2013-08-01 0 point

Way better than the new one.

Simpser 2013-07-21 0 point

@rcbc: Use an emulator (ex: DosBox) and make sure to change both the game audio settings, but also change the DosBox config file.

john t 2013-07-13 0 point


Dillon 2013-07-10 0 point

I cannot get water to spread... it used to work on my computer and now it isn't anymore, i have tried different computers and different frontend programs for Dosbox, any suggestions ?

1234 2013-07-09 0 point

Better than SimCIty 5

bdarko 2013-06-30 0 point

sim city rules

rcbc 2013-06-28 0 point

doesnt work with x64 :(((

jokur 2013-06-23 0 point

great game

will 2013-06-17 0 point

luv simcity

minato namikaze 2013-06-17 0 point

nice game putang ina nyo

Andrehh 2013-06-11 0 point

Niceeeee iam verry happy :)

redbull 2013-06-09 0 point

nice game

BD 2013-06-08 0 point


RuindWarrior 2013-05-27 0 point

can somebody hit me up with the proper settings used to run sc2000 in DOSBox...?

Tom Gifford 2013-05-04 0 point

Windows 7, HAVE DOSBOX, HAVE D-fend, tried four machines, four locations. none work. HELP!!!!!!!!!

Boots 2013-05-03 0 point

my fave game of the 90's back on my p.c! :-)

droid 2013-04-12 0 point


pieter 2013-04-10 0 point

i love it

Carlos 2013-04-05 0 point

Use Dosbox .

kermur 2013-03-31 0 point

If you ppl cant get it to run, use google, do some research. learn something. you'll better yourself and you'll stop wasting other people's time.

figure it out.

hey um... 2013-03-30 0 point

I cant play

jaocby 2013-03-29 0 point

how can i work it on mac

SheWolf 2013-03-23 0 point

How do you set it up? I'm failing horribly! Its just so confusing.

kl;a 2013-03-15 0 point

How can I get it to work on windows 8?

Zed 2013-03-14 0 point

Thanks for the comment about the DOSBox, I was having trouble getting this to run but that worked perfectly!

setyo 2013-03-14 0 point

i like this game

Jesus is LORD 2013-03-13 0 point

It works fine for me, im using Win7 64 bit, after download the game and DOSBox ( i use version 0.74 ). unzip the game, left click and drag ( any ) file that you want to run, then drop it to the DOSBox icon ( on your desktop ) then enjoy it. Tam biet

Me 2013-03-05 0 point

Good game. Doesn't work on newer versions of windows - and does not operate in DOS or DOS emulators. Attempting to play it using the compatibility mode can work, but often glitches out.

I recommend that you don't download this version. At least not until someone puts up a patch to fix the issues.

Rita 2013-03-05 0 point

Utter rubbish.

Well done Maxis for destroying the original game!

OM 2013-02-13 0 point

...There were like 19 or 20 different versions of SC2K, with only minor tweaks and variations to differentiate them. Most of them were OEM related to reflect the company that made the computer and bundled a bunch of games with it, including SC2K. I've got three or four of those versions sitting on a beehive spindle somewhere in a box, and for a while you could find them almost as easy as an AOHell install disk. Not as numerous so as to use them for coasters, but almost!

Qatayam 2013-05-02 0 point

Great game but i recommend version for MacOS.

You can try this version with FreeDOS or DOS emulator DOSbox.


...OR Mac OS version (much better):

Find some classic MacOS emulator (SheepShaver or Basillisk) for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X and install MacOS 7.5. You can download it free from Apple server:

You must download all files and use them as virtual floppy disks inside emulator.

You also need Mac DiskTools and real 68k Mac ROM for boot. You can find both on Google.

After that just install Mac version of Sim City 2000.

For instructions how to configure and use MacOS emulator see documentation on official page of emulator.

It's really easy after you download all stuff. :)

aptos 2013-02-10 0 point

Try to download from
And 16 bit games can not work on 64 bit windows....

CMDeml 2013-05-02 0 point

You can get this game by going to
and downloading it and then
and it should work.

Joel 2013-01-31 0 point

no, this download will not run on Windows 7 64 bit. I just tried everything they said, and it isn't compatible.

Ola 2013-01-29 0 point

I can't install this game, can you please make a tutorial ?
it can be much more simple

oldgamemaniac 2013-01-28 0 point

Im try to download but it isn't download

tchp87 2013-01-25 0 point

Having trouble downloading from this site. Help me!!!

Saint 2013-01-20 0 point

For those who are having problems with this game freezing in Windows 7 64 bit. There is a install.exe file found in the folder containing the game. Run this file and change Graphics into VGA and sounds into Sounder Blaster. Then the game will work. Enjoy!

amma 2013-01-18 0 point

i meant windows 7, 64

amma 2013-01-18 0 point

Install mostly successful using DOSbox. However when I ALT / ENTER to fullscreen, things freeze, can't use the mouse. If I exit out back to minimal screen the game works fine. I would love to play fullscreen though. I'm using windows 4 64 bit

milan11 2013-01-10 0 point

full igrica bas volim takve igre

Tanvir 2012-12-31 0 point

Its fantastic game & i kike it very much.....

FIBER0PTIC 2012-12-28 0 point

Maxis had a promotion back in the day... Bank over $500,000 and send a screen shot too them, in return you get a Maxis T-Shirt...

Shamus cracked the IBM version of SimCity 2000 and found the secret... People like Parks, and you only need 1 piece of Rail/Road/Water touching each property.

It's not a pretty city, just a profitable one.

I will post a pic of the Shirt next time teh c64 section of my site is updated.

FIBER0PTIC/FBR, Teh HUMBLE Guys, Napalm, & Worship.

Omi 2012-11-28 0 point

I want to play simcity...:)

Johan 2012-11-24 0 point

I Like This

Defy Kay 2012-11-05 0 point

I got this working after running perfectly under Boxer (dosbox for mac).

Be sure to run the installer first and change the default video option to SVGA or VGA. Whatever the default is.. it doesn't work in dosbox and you'll just get a blank screen with music as others posted.

You might need to adjust your sound card and music card selections as well depending on your setup. (General Midi + Sound Blaster Pro worked for me)

Ty 2012-11-01 0 point

I can start the game (without sound) but it asks me to check my sound/video settings (within the game) it says everything is ok then I click the button to exit the "settings" menu and it crashes the game. It wont start!

helloworld 2012-10-27 0 point

For people using Windows 7 64-bit and D-Fend reloaded, run the setup (INSTALL.exe) via D-Fend, and choose the Packard Bell VESA video card, it worked for me.

naratip 2012-10-24 0 point

very good

nom 2012-10-21 0 point

I Ran Install first, still has issues loading. (On DosBox)

Antonio 2012-10-15 0 point

I'm having the same problem as Nick. I can hear the music from the game, but all I'm getting is a black screen with some odd text. I'm using D-Fend Reloaded.

Nick 2012-10-14 0 point

I'm using Windows 7 64 bit and everytime I load the game in Dfend or straight from DOSbox I get a black DOS screen with weird text but I can here the game's music. I can't seem to run the install so I have no idea what's going on, any help?


hierba 2012-09-27 0 point

Excelent Game

momo 2012-09-15 0 point

ok lets go 2012-09-14 0 point

run install.exe
then change into sc2000.exe

DemonRax 2012-09-07 0 point

Hi! I tried following the tutorial for playing SimCity 2000. I Have the game in the list, i double click it. Black screen. some loading time
a colored text appear..

then nothing.. (just a message about secure mode).
I waited 5 minutes but game not start ;/

then ctrl+f9 and exited the window :(

I have windows vista.

please I really loved simcity 2000, help me to play it again

Shadowner 2012-09-04 0 point

You can use D-fend Reloaded to have the game start with sound.
It will automatically detect your card and have it configured automatically.

alecion420 2012-08-29 0 point

I can't seem to find which sound card I have to select or which sound fx card to use. The list only shows old cards. What do I do??

Darkguardian1314 2012-08-13 0 point

This is a very good game that holds up over time. Had to run install disk in D-Fend Reload before it would run. Reading the instructions will save you headaches. Thanks :)

Qawo 2012-08-09 0 point

i like this game

aga 2012-08-02 0 point

thank you

admin 2012-07-30 0 point


eki 2012-07-28 0 point

This secure website?

cheese 2012-07-25 0 point

It tells me that it won't open on full-screen. I press ignore and it just closes out completely.

Alpha Guy 2012-07-12 0 point

This give me SOOOOOO much nostolgia because i played this as a kid

led_zeppelin99 2012-06-26 0 point

i like led zeppelin

DargaBarga 2012-06-14 0 point

@sauce - works like sexy for me on win7 x64 too. I used the mount command and ran the install.exe file in DosBox, which I used to change the card and fx settings to soundblaster, then ran SC2000.exe and everything worked great.

a1sauses 2012-06-10 0 point

i clicked install.exe, gave some weird symbols in a box and froze my computer, when i restarted. my delete key didn't work and double clicking made anything pop open properties. bad download

sauce 2012-05-24 0 point

It works on Windows 7 64x.. because I just started it. Run install.exe in the command prompt, then set the sound card and music effects to soundblaster and make sure the video card is on Vega. Don't do all the complicated mount c:/// xxxwww and all that... just drag the sim city folder onto the Dosbox shortcut. Hope this helped someone.

owow 2012-05-13 0 point


doinken 2012-05-01 0 point

I'm guessing the Windows version isn't considered Abandonware?

JackzVJXTRON 2012-04-28 0 point

For me it crashes my xp laptop when i run it

thatguy 2012-04-19 0 point

Hey, the game doesn't load of the first screen right, any ideas whats wrong?

shinyspoongod 2012-04-18 0 point

This classic city management sim is decent.

sh 2012-03-23 0 point


westburian 2012-02-05 0 point

looks like you are trying to use NTVDM (cmd.exe), instead download and install DOSBOX, then run DOSBOX and run install.exe

better yet, get an older machine and run DOS or win98 on it for these old classic games.

better yet, stop using windoze, run linux with DOSBOX

john 2012-01-28 0 point

how do you get the full screen to work on this game or can you? i want to play it in full screen cause i cant see the game very well

scomas 2012-01-24 0 point

Check this out. one old game

prima 2012-01-17 0 point


beginner 2012-01-15 0 point

keeps hanging on copyright systems in dosbox.... anyone an idea what i do wrong? other games work....

Kalaga 2013-05-02 0 point

I try to start install.exe, but it responds with this:

The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:0000 IP:0077 OP:f0 37 05 0c 02 Choose Close to terminate the application.

None of it makes sense, and I really want to play this game based on your criticism!

baig 2011-12-28 0 point

this game is fantastic .....beautifull game .......... i love this game............

woot! 2011-12-28 0 point

it'll run on windows 7 if you run dosbox!

Rusty 2011-12-22 0 point

Rock on!

win7 user 2011-12-18 0 point

will not work on windows 7 :(

I love thrisha F. 2011-11-13 0 point

i loove this game so much 5 star!!

bon-bon 2011-11-12 0 point

very wonderful game

james 2011-11-07 0 point


junaidi oktoria 2011-11-04 0 point


SimAddicted 2011-10-17 0 point

Ahhh is this windows not dos because i have dos copy of the game
i need windows because of cheat like debug menu...

maddog 2011-10-16 0 point

I love this game. I'm trying to find it for my Sprint htc 4g evo..

Rho 2011-10-15 0 point

After installing your DOSBox, you can type 'help' to get more tips; also remember this is DOS- you have specific commands available and have to learn how to MOUNT YOUR DIRECTORY to the system. I have my files under, "C:\DOS\(game/application name)" so you "mount c C:\DOS\(game name)" and ENTER key to give it the command- hit "C:" and the ENTER key (minus the quotation marks, of course) again to finish the mount. You also need to look at the file, and identify the appropriate application file to know which command to give it next. For example, for my Sim City game, the file is called, "sim" so I hit those little letters in and the ENTER key, and my game will start. ALT / ENTER to fullscreen, and your windows key to get out of the Box without exiting the program. =)

kid 2011-10-01 0 point

can any body tell me whats im going to do after installing DOsBox... :(

help 2011-09-27 0 point

i have win 7 and i download dosbox now what do i do?

teeA 2011-09-26 0 point

Great Game - Old Classic

happyp 2011-09-06 0 point

thanks i have a copy somewhere

Eric, The Panda 2011-08-20 0 point

Wow, love this one!

myabandonware 2011-08-16 0 point

here is how to run
first get dosbox
fFrst run install in dosbox you need to change the card to an svga card the exit then drop the dc2000 exi into dosbox and your off

DOSKING 2011-07-31 0 point

DOSBOX, people, DOSBOX... Download it, sheesh...

Ceristimo 2011-07-29 0 point

Please people, stop asking if games will run on Windows 7 or not. Just download the free program calles DosBox (google it!), and use that. DosBox is a DOS emulator, and all these old games will run using that, just fine. You do have to have some minimum knowledge of the most basic DOS commands (CD=change dir, C: will select C:\ drive, and MOUNT will mount a specific folder as the emulated C:\ drive), but if you're old enough to know these games, you should be able to somewhat navigate your way with DOS. And DosBox comes with a help function anyway...

So, download DosBox, and have fun playing all these old gems!

chi 2011-07-09 0 point

will this run on mac?

Civil 2011-07-08 0 point

Can i run it on win 7

Zeke 2011-05-31 0 point

As a kid I only played this to cause disasters and destroy everything. Now I'm actually gonna play it right!

F0XX 2011-05-26 0 point

A great example of Maxis and Will Wright's early achievements.

XXX Clan 2011-04-21 0 point

Its fun play this game ! you can build your city alone now.

eperezf 2011-04-11 0 point

I have the original CD and the two manuals (Game and SCURK)!!! Now it's abandonware... Awesome game!

Tiago 2013-05-02 0 point

Install VBox and Win95. Run the game.

hugo vasconcelos 2010-12-29 0 point

it game is very fun for me i'm proud i intend have this game....

UrbanT 2010-11-25 0 point

Lost my disk of SC 2000, glad this is on there!

GAMER 2010-11-16 0 point

how do i download the game so i can play it not just look at pics of other cities?

mattnanokid 2009-07-30 0 point

These games work perfectly on windows 95! got an old laptop, and it seems like it is one of the faster ones playing these games.

nick 2009-07-28 0 point

DosBox sucks. Install Windows 3.11, they work like a charm on it :)

admin 2008-11-23 0 point

Added instruction after the description of the game.

Jon 2008-11-18 0 point

I downloaded DosBox but the game is still not working what do I do next? I need detailed instructions. Thanks.

ToR 2008-08-10 0 point

They will work with vista, download DosBox like was already suggested to make it compatible.

elizabopolous 2008-06-02 0 point

Does anyone know which .exe file we should be using for this game?

scotty3281 2008-05-13 0 point

anyone that has problems with these games, they are DOS games. Download DosBox and install to get games to work.

DAMNYOUVISTA 2008-05-02 0 point

DAMN YOU WINDOWS VISTA!!! Old games dont work. Or can they, I just have to tweak something? Please help.

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