Description of SimCity
In 1990, Maxis made the first and legendary Simcity, a city construction simulator. Starting in 1900, no buildings exists and you have to create road, create industrial and residential zones, school, police stations and much more to make you city grow.
Sometime you have to face natural disasters like a twister or a flood. In the free mode no goal is set, so the victory or the defeat does not exist.
You may also play a scenario where you have a limited number of year to change the city. Several problems exist : high criminality, traffic jams, nuclear disaster or very high unemployment.
The game was a big it and a lot of Sim games followed later on, though the second opus, sim city 2000, is seen as one of the best.
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Comments and reviews
Vyvyn 2019-11-18 -1 point
The Covox was a device that went on the printer port to play wave sounds (Digitized sound) at a cost of cpu performance. Easy enough to make one and there's a good video about the whole thing, History etc here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spOenlrSSOE
Don't know if DosBox supports it but I do know it supports the Disney sound source. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1YThKmV2dk )
Bevin 2019-10-11 1 point DOS version
I can not get the sound to work. The only options available are PC internal sound, or Convox which I have never heard of. None of which works. You can beef up the graphics, but still not as good as some other platforms. Of course it would be better if there was some sound.
regeya 2019-05-11 1 point
If you have trouble getting the abandonware version to work, there are builds of the open-source branch Micropolis available.
8088mph 2019-03-16 1 point DOS version
Broken, neither version works
-- FATAL ERROR --
Couldn't load CGA blocks!
FATAL ERROR: PROGRAM ABORTED
Cannot open graphics file:CGA\MCGADAT.pgf
KC 2019-02-16 1 point DOS version
The PC version does not even come close to the Amiga version. The graphics are so poor on the PC version it is hard for me to even get into it at all. I used to play this a lot on the Amiga, and still would if I had an Amiga computer. Too bad they do not make an Amiga simulator for the Mac. Not one that works anyway.
KC 2018-07-01 0 point DOS version
I tried the DOS version using Boxer. It is not near as good as the Amiga version. Graphics are poor in comparison. Too bad, I loved this game when I was young. The DOS version doesn't even interest me. I wonder how the PC even evolved to this point.
JackTR 2017-04-23 1 point
One of the games which i spend lots of time. Until today i knew the cheatcode FUND to get lots of money. I did it always at the beginning of the game, so that the following earthquakes couldn't damage anything :-)
Joe Mama 2017-03-17 0 point DOS version
I bought Sim City classic for Windows around 20 years ago and it was just like this except better audio. Haven't been able to play it for years until I found this version for DOS.
Reyce 2016-08-10 1 point
Internally I began to barter with myself, unlike the probable bartering on the streets of Buttville, mine was not with items of physicality. Can I resurrect this once fine city? And at what price? Could I come out the other side of what’s probably the most difficult scenario Sim City could throw at me? “Yes”, I leaned forward in my chair triumphantly and grabbed the mouse.
System – New Game – Are you sure? – Yes
John Romero 2015-11-27 -1 point DOS version
This is a very challenging game.. it mek me hed hart.
admin 2015-01-13 2 points DOS version
Added BERN in the original release, which is 1.02. Added 1.10 as well, and the manual with a level editor. Thanks for your comments guys!
Paulo josé 2014-11-30 -2 points DOS version
simple but is good for childrem the 9,10 years the look the create the city , and remembar this is a city an i living , ...,
Meteor 2014-09-06 1 point DOS version
To fix Bern, google "Simcity Bern.psn". The first result should be from cd.textfiles.com. Download bern.psn and drop it into sim city's folder.
Anonymous 2014-07-02 -1 point DOS version
My computer can't display the words on the game and i am unable to read them! PLZ HELP. THX.
cam 2014-01-31 1 point DOS version
Great game. Shame to see what happened to the series after societies.
noemiette 2014-01-06 1 point DOS version
The screen disappear, it"s grey and I can't get my game back...? Any idea?
OM 2013-02-13 0 point DOS version
...The Bern scenario was missing on a lot of the pirate group releases. This is probably where this copy came from. No biggie, as the sim is still 100% playable without it.
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