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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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I know this was a few months ago but can you remember how you did that? And if so could you link me to something that explains it/ debrief me cos I'm not great with tech but I don't want the game to go to waste. Thanks!

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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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If you have the retail version (and not the one from GOG), the compatibility fixes found on PCGamingWiki should help: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/699-simcity-3000-compatibility-fixes/

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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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where did you get the no/cd exe?

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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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Please, could you help me find that no-cd exe?? I'm also very upset by not being able to play it anymore..

Thank you so much!

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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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If you have the original game (disc), then no. Windows 10 restricts a lot of old computer games that have securom and safedisc DRM. The only solution I can think of is buying Simcity 3000 on Gog.com. The game will run fine from Gog since it has no DRM and Windows 10 won't block the game from playing.

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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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Why couldn't you install the game in compatibility mode, the run it in 680 ×480 windowed environment 

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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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I think it's all the fault of Microsoft for encouraging us all to upgrade to Windows 10, saying that all of our apps would work, when clearly they do not. I LOVE Sim City 3000 and never would have upgraded to Windows 10 if I had known that it wouldn't work anymore. I would have much rather bought a new laptop with Windows 10 and keep my old laptop with Windows 7 JUST TO PLAY Sim City 3000. I do not and will not ever again trust Microsoft.
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Re: How can I play Sim City 3000 in Windows 10?

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Sim City 3000 will actually work on Windows 7 with a patch. I had a friend (more knowledgeable about these things than me) download and install the patch for me. It worked for years... until I upgraded to Windows 10, which was a huge mistake.
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