SimCity 2000

Published: February 1, 2009 - Last update: March 25, 2014 - 158904 downloads

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
Year
1993
Genre
Simulation, Strategy
Theme
Managerial
Publisher
Maxis Software Inc.
Developer
Maxis Software Inc.
Perspective
Isometric
4.29 / 5
758 votes
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Description of SimCity 2000

Maxis Software Inc. gave birth to SimCity 2000 (also known as 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) in 1993, with the help of Maxis Software Inc. as publisher. Cool strategy, simulation game, the player evolve in a managerial theme with a isometric perspective.


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.


IMPORTANT: This is the DEMO version of Sim City 2k, you can buy the full game on GoG.com 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 :)

Captures and Snapshots

Screenshots used with permission from MobyGames.com

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#11366

cesc1 added this comment :

this game is amazing play it!

#11308

19 added this comment :

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

#11199

hd added this comment :

It's cool

#10917

admin added this comment :

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

#10850

RE1Do added this comment :

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!!

#10821

Gamba added this comment :

awesome!

#10734

PainisPower added this comment :

lol

#10589

MstrFool added this comment :

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.

#10507

mili123 added this comment :

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

C:\Users\HPG50\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EXa0.864\SIMCIT~\INSTALL.EXE

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

Can anyone help me?

#10505

jezar added this comment :

i download it and i cant install it!

#10503

ilikepie1974 added this comment :

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

#10500

krumsty added this comment :

SIMCITY BLISSSSSS

#10469

L3d added this comment :

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

#10468

L3d added this comment :

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

#10243

What added this comment :

This game came out 7 years too early. Fail

#10153

good guy added this comment :

My pc is so old i dont have enough RAM

#10134

L3d added this comment :

it works , now i need some tandy music weeeee

#10133

yash added this comment :

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

#10057

L3d added this comment :

aw ,it doesnt work !!

#10011

Alb added this comment :

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?

#10009

dumma added this comment :

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

#9566

MySocialDesk added this comment :

Nice post and blog for free download PC games

#9543

helpful guy added this comment :

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

#9443

donald westington added this comment :

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

#9088

NeedHelp added this comment :

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.

#8832

Macgruber added this comment :

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

#8818

simcity added this comment :

great game

#8718

Trev added this comment :

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

#8671

LegoManilaShow 2013 added this comment :

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.

#8565

Lucky added this comment :

Great game, spent a lot of time playing it.

#8501

Leigh added this comment :

So glad this game is now free!

#8497

leedle added this comment :

Sweet diddly goodness

#8496

Redditor added this comment :

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

#8482

Julleven Mendoza added this comment :

just downloading for the first time

#8324

WalterHwite added this comment :

Thanks

#8274

bittervrug added this comment :

looove this game

#8269

jerkstorm added this comment :

Jeaaahhh!!!

#8126

Sarevok added this comment :

@Dillon

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

#7998

Chaos added this comment :

NOSTALGIA TRIPS!

#7981

Better than the new one. added this comment :

Way better than the new one.

#7891

Simpser added this comment :

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

#7804

john t added this comment :

super!!!!!!!!!!

#7773

Dillon added this comment :

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 ?

#7769

1234 added this comment :

Better than SimCIty 5

#7677

bdarko added this comment :

sim city rules

#7651

rcbc added this comment :

doesnt work with x64 :(((

#7602

jokur added this comment :

great game

#7533

will added this comment :

luv simcity

#7526

minato namikaze added this comment :

nice game putang ina nyo

#7463

Andrehh added this comment :

Niceeeee iam verry happy :)

#7429

redbull added this comment :

nice game

#7419

BD added this comment :

Yeah!

#7292

RuindWarrior added this comment :

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

#7064

Tom Gifford added this comment :

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

#7055

Boots added this comment :

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

#6856

droid added this comment :

niceeeeeeee!

#6812

pieter added this comment :

i love it

#6758

Carlos added this comment :

Use Dosbox .

#6696

kermur added this comment :

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.

#6688

hey um... added this comment :

I cant play

#6678

jaocby added this comment :

how can i work it on mac

#6616

SheWolf added this comment :

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

#6508

kl;a added this comment :

How can I get it to work on windows 8?

#6506

Zed added this comment :

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

#6501

setyo added this comment :

i like this game

#6486

Jesus is LORD added this comment :

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

#6420

Me added this comment :

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.

#6408

Rita added this comment :

Utter rubbish.

Well done Maxis for destroying the original game!

#6069

OM added this comment :

...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!

#6028

Qatayam added this comment :

Great game but i recommend version for MacOS.

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

DOSBOX: http://www.dosbox.com/

...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:

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/

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. :)

#6012

aptos added this comment :

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

#5897

CMDeml added this comment :

You can get this game by going to
http://coolrom.com/roms/psx/40081/SimCity_2000.php
and downloading it and then
http://coolrom.com/emulators/psx/52/ePSXe.php
and it should work.

#5871

Joel added this comment :

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

#5853

Ola added this comment :

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

#5830

oldgamemaniac added this comment :

Im try to download but it isn't download

#5799

tchp87 added this comment :

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

#5736

Saint added this comment :

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!

#5725

amma added this comment :

i meant windows 7, 64

#5724

amma added this comment :

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

#5635

milan11 added this comment :

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#5436

Tanvir added this comment :

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

#5417

FIBER0PTIC added this comment :

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.

#5233

Omi added this comment :

I want to play simcity...:)

#5163

Johan added this comment :

I Like This

#5020

Defy Kay added this comment :

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)

#4999

Ty added this comment :

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!

#4955

helloworld added this comment :

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.

#4937

naratip added this comment :

very good

#4906

nom added this comment :

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

#4840

Antonio added this comment :

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.

#4820

Nick added this comment :

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?

THanks!

#4644

hierba added this comment :

Excelent Game

#4580

momo added this comment :

ok lets go

#4573

jasakeren.com added this comment :

run install.exe
then change into sc2000.exe

#4528

DemonRax added this comment :

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

#4504

Shadowner added this comment :

@alection420
You can use D-fend Reloaded to have the game start with sound.
It will automatically detect your card and have it configured automatically.

#4466

alecion420 added this comment :

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??

#4282

Darkguardian1314 added this comment :

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 :)

#4243

Qawo added this comment :

i like this game

#4183

aga added this comment :

thank you

#4144

admin added this comment :

definitely

#4130

eki added this comment :

This secure website?

#4103

cheese added this comment :

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

#3980

Alpha Guy added this comment :

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

#3823

led_zeppelin99 added this comment :

i like led zeppelin

#3757

DargaBarga added this comment :

@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.

#3718

a1sauses added this comment :

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

#3594

sauce added this comment :

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.

#3536

owow added this comment :

wowo

#3453

doinken added this comment :

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

#3434

JackzVJXTRON added this comment :

For me it crashes my xp laptop when i run it

#3368

thatguy added this comment :

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

#3358

shinyspoongod added this comment :

This classic city management sim is decent.

#3225

sh added this comment :

ok

#2900

westburian added this comment :

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

#2789

john added this comment :

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

#2758

scomas added this comment :

Check this out. one old game

#2707

prima added this comment :

good

#2690

beginner added this comment :

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

#2662

Kalaga added this comment :

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

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\Desktop\SIMCIT~2\INSTALL.EXE
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!

#2568

baig added this comment :

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

#2562

woot! added this comment :

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

#2526

Rusty added this comment :

Rock on!

#2497

win7 user added this comment :

will not work on windows 7 :(

#2317

I love thrisha F. added this comment :

i loove this game so much 5 star!!

#2308

bon-bon added this comment :

very wonderful game

#2277

james added this comment :

thanks

#2264

junaidi oktoria added this comment :

nice

#2173

SimAddicted added this comment :

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

#2168

maddog added this comment :

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

#2161

Rho added this comment :

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. =)

#2079

kid added this comment :

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

#2062

help added this comment :

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

#2057

teeA added this comment :

Great Game - Old Classic

#1977

happyp added this comment :

thanks i have a copy somewhere

#1925

Eric, The Panda added this comment :

Wow, love this one!
Thanks.

#1897

myabandonware added this comment :

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

#1819

DOSKING added this comment :

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

#1803

Ceristimo added this comment :

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!

#1732

chi added this comment :

will this run on mac?

#1730

Civil added this comment :

Can i run it on win 7

#1613

Zeke added this comment :

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

#1597

F0XX added this comment :

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

#1493

XXX Clan added this comment :

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

#1476

eperezf added this comment :

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

#1433

Tiago added this comment :

Install VBox and Win95. Run the game.

http://www.sevenforums.com/virtualization/10121-installing-windows-95-virtualbox-3.html

#1132

hugo vasconcelos added this comment :

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

#1077

UrbanT added this comment :

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

#1041

GAMER added this comment :

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

#545

mattnanokid added this comment :

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.

#543

nick added this comment :

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

#296

admin added this comment :

Added instruction after the description of the game.

#291

Jon added this comment :

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

#191

ToR added this comment :

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

#122

elizabopolous added this comment :

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

#102

scotty3281 added this comment :

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

#91

DAMNYOUVISTA added this comment :

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

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