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Will the new SimCity work with Windows 8?

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Will the new SimCity work with Windows 8?

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I was planning on updating my computer to Windows 8, but wanted to make sure I wouldn't have any problems playing the new SimCity when it is released on March.

 

Thanks - Randy

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Community Manager (retired)

Yes, the upcoming SimCity game is compatible with  Windows 8.

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I'm having problems playing SimCity...just a blank screen

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Are there any known bugs with running simcity on windows 8? It works fine except water, the boundary lines and the road assist lines are not visible. I updated the drivers on my graphics card. Anyone else have this issue?

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I am having the blank screen as well.  i can hear the music...

 

Driver re-installed.

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hm - same for me - updating System - ok - hear the music - start game - then nothing. Tried again - after the 3rd try the information - Simcity doesn't work anymore .... and now?

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I have windows 8 64-bit and the game plays fine, aside from the server issue and bugs of coarse - those issues are probably what you're experiencing, it's not a windows 8 compatibility issue.

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Thank you - I also use Windows 8 64 bit - I just deactived the Origin in Game - saw this tipp in another thread - but not sucessful. But it's not really bad - it works fine on my Windows 7 PC - I was just curious if I could it play it also on my brand new Ultrabook - Mass Effect is working fine. 

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Have you tried turning off the Origin overlay?

 

Origin-->Application Settings...-->In Game-->Uncheck "Enable Origin In Game"

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Yes - I deactivated Origin in Game. 

 

Update: I changed into compatibilty mode Windows 7 and now it works - strange ... 

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Yes, the upcoming SimCity game is compatible with  Windows 8.


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