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DOS - 1992

Also available on: Windows 3.x

Alt names SimLife: Der genetische Spielplatz, SimLife: La Cour De Recreation Genetique, SimLife: The Genetic Playground
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United States
Genre Simulation
Theme Managerial
Publisher Maxis Software Inc.
Developer Maxis Software Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.49 / 5 - 71 votes

Description of SimLife

SimLife, a really nice simulation game sold in 1992 for DOS, is available and ready to be played again! Also available on Windows 3.x, time to play a managerial video game title.

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Comments and reviews

zoltan 2022-07-23 0 point Windows 3.x version

DABBLERNL // The save file corruption problem occurs when the file name is longer than 8 characters. The file name must be saved within 8 characters.

BlackViper 2021-09-19 1 point

In order to play this game you need to download a DOSbox. If you follow this videos instructions you should be able to play Simlife again on any computer. :

Zimm 2020-06-05 0 point Windows 3.x version

I downloaded it. I can't figure out how to get the game to play. You're not providing any explanation.

DabblerNL 2020-02-10 -1 point

I keep coming back to this game and yes, finally it seems that processor power has grown enough to play it succcesfully on large worlds! However, after a few days playing it seems the save games get corrupt: I am greeted by a "Problem loading simlife game". Does anyone have experience with this?

29 2019-07-29 -2 points

this is a awesome game for 1992

Anonymous 2018-07-07 -6 points

Some games can or can not work it realy depends but my sugestion go to youtube and look up videos and figure out how to play also u need dos box to play any old game dos is basicly a old game reviver makeing the old game work on a new computer but as i said before some game may not want to work and u need a file in the c: file on your computer with the applacation part in it i keeo the folders in it too just in case dos box wants to give me some trouble other then that this site if it has what im looking for works best

Lee 2018-04-19 -2 points

After I downloaded it,where do I actually go to play it?It's just a bunch of files...

pootis 2018-02-06 2 points

this website is 100% virus free

Admiral Moo 2017-04-22 -1 point

Admin, please put the INSTALL.EXE file back into the ZIP file. I can't install Patch 1.03 without it (Applying patches to INSTALL.EXE | ERROR: INSTALL.EXE does not exist | Installation aborted)

: ( 2017-03-01 1 point

for some reason i lose sound once i start the game, after the title screen, it's wierd.

danielroxheaps 2016-04-14 -1 point

lol only got this because it was a Sim game

Alan 2015-11-28 0 point

U got the manual too O_O

HerpDerp 2014-04-07 0 point DOS version

Great game! Creativity always rushes some where and nostalgia goes through my bones. Smart Person, the downloads always work. Trust me...

dave 2013-12-29 0 point DOS version

Smart person , this site is the best for dos gaming. I have never had one virus from this site. The dl speeds are so amazing here!

Smart person 2013-12-19 0 point DOS version

Just by reading the comments I know not to download this from here.

admin 2012-04-23 0 point DOS version

No need to install the game :/

I remove install.exe from the ZIP file cause it fails.

Jc345 2012-04-23 0 point DOS version

i cannot open the folder!

hope 2012-02-18 0 point DOS version

did you download it from this website

a random dude 2012-01-13 0 point DOS version

Yeah, whatever

milan 2011-12-06 0 point DOS version

problem whit installation !!

What the fuck? 2011-09-28 -1 point DOS version

The heck is this?

GasMaskGP-5 2011-06-19 0 point DOS version

Thx for my nice day

alex 2009-10-20 0 point DOS version

great game

boy 2009-03-08 0 point DOS version


Alucifer 2008-10-24 0 point DOS version

Another great Simulation game by Maxis!

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DOS Version

DownloadEnglish version 1 MB DownloadFrench version 1 MB ManualEnglish version 33 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run SimLife, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

Patchv1.03 English version 192 KB

Windows 3.x Version

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