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Re: Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition

by mikehorak

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Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition

★★ Newbie

No access with "please login with administrator privileges". New account in administrator mode doe not work.

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Re: Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition

Community Manager



Are you running Windows 10? If not, reply with a dxdiag.


Please also try the following:


  1. A disc versions will not work on newer computers, contact a Game Advisor  to receive to a digital download (only if you own the original game)
  2. Turn off Origin in-game.
  3. Try running in compatibility mode: right click the Simcity 4 shortcut > Properties > Compatibility. Choose a compatibility mode, click apply. Try a different compatibility modes to see if that resolves the issue
  4. Right-click Origin and select Run as administrator


Lastly, I cannot guarantee we can get the game working on newer versions of Windows, especially Windows 10. Please see the official requirements below:


OS: Windows XP/Me/2000/98 (NT and 95 NOT supported)
CPU: Pentium III 500MHz or equivalent
RAM: 128MB RAM for Windows Me/2000/98; 256MB RAM for Windows XP
Video: 32MB video card with DirectX 7.0 compatible driver
Hard Drive: 1GB hard drive space
Sound Card: DirectX 7.0 compatible
Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse


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Re: Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition

★★★★ Newbie

Me too. Did you find a fix?

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Re: Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition

★★★★ Novice
If you want to run Simcity 4 Deluxe on a Windows computer after Windows XP you have to run it in compatibility mode for Windows 98 (1998 was the year it came out on the market).
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