SimCity: Enhanced CD-ROM
DOS - 1993
Description of SimCity: Enhanced CD-ROM
In 1993, Interplay Entertainment Corp., Interplay Productions Ltd., Maxis Software Inc., Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd., Dice Multi Media Europe B.V. publishes SimCity: Enhanced CD-ROM on DOS. This strategy and simulation game is now abandonware and is set in a managerial, city building / construction simulation and contemporary themes.
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SIMCITIZEN 2023-04-11 0 point
The reason it says "Unsupported 16-bit Application" is because it uses memory in a way that is different. Windows 7 returns cleared memory to the system free memory and then a second later SimCity uses that block again and it defeats the memory cache routine in a way that adds more and more fragments everytime. Windows 7 systems try to consolidate the memory and the system will use more and more memory that only has one small piece of data in a whole cluster and then juxtapose the data so the free space is in a continuous block but what happens is there ends up being an ever-increasing number of blocks that are mostly empty with a tiny amount of data each instead of "partially overwriting" the same block again and again. There ends up being gigs of empty blocks with a few bytes in the swap file if the memory and the cache runs ahead of the processor. This problem can be avoided if you run Windows 95 because there is a built-in workaround for SimCity in Windows 95. If you run it under DOS, it will keep overwriting the same data and run perfectly but under some kinds of multitasking, memory cache might outpace the program and start creating an increasing overhead over time. Try emulating Windows 95 because Microsoft included specific code for SimCity to work around this problem. No one anticipated that a multitasking operating system would outpace the speed of the program and start consolidating the memory faster than it can be written but that's essentially what happened. The swap file gets larger and larger and larger. Windows 95, Windows 3.1, and DOS are simple enough that they won't outpace the program with memory management.
MrWhytie 2020-04-13 0 point
The comment function of this site cut out whenever I said to hit the enter key. If a sentience says Press and there is nothing there, just hit enter.
MrWhytie 2020-04-13 3 points
The video/audio files of the game are located inside the included virtual disk file. This download's disc image is set up for DOSBox and we need to mount the image into a pretend drive. This image file is not the same as a regular .iso file. The pretend (virtual) drive is built into DOSox but we need to set it up first. Here are the commands I run to play this game. I am assuming you have a typical windows 10 PC setup and you know how to move files out of the zip file you just downloaded.
I suggest moving the uncompressed folder to c:\. I am not a DOSbox expert by any means. I just happened to make this work and saw others needed help. Anything bracketed with means to hit the button on your keyboard. Don't include " " when we are specifying locations either.
Enter these commands to the DOSBox command line when you first start it up.
mount c c:\"Wherever you stored the files on your hard drive"
IMGMOUNT E C:\"Wherever you stored the files"\cd\SIMCITY_REV.img -t iso
Now visit your simcity folder using some basic DOS commands. c:, cd, and dir. Time to get DOS savy. Once in the simcitye folder you should see scsetup.exe. The commands should look like. c:
Now we need to change the path for video and path for audio to match the location in the pretend (virtual) CD drive. Type C and change the path to "E:\simcity\video" and make D match. They are the same place. Press to accept your current config. Press to save the changes.
Now we should be back at the command prompt.
Type "play " and the game should start. The video may take a few seconds to load.
The default cpi speed is 3000. Press ctrl + F12 several times to speed it up to around 20k. This makes the game playable.
SamuelW 2020-01-25 3 points
So I've tried running the SCSETUP and the SCCD files in DosBox with no luck. Could I have some help please?
KC 2020-01-12 1 point
COOLDUDE2019- You have to use DosBox, or some other similar DOS emulation program. DosBox is highly rated.
Cooldude2019 2019-11-15 1 point
So I can't get this thing to work cause I'm running Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) and it says "Unsupported 16-bit application" Can someone help me???
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