March 2013 - last edited March 2013
Ok so I've found some crash solutions, one is my own (seems to work for a lot of people).
There are 2 separate solutions I've found help most people. Here they are:
Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on Windows 7 (got the instructions from here):
Now you should be able to go to the launcher and run the game. If the servers are down then you will have to wait to do any logging in or updating. However, I did find that after doing the steps above, the first time opening the SimCity launcher always gives an error about connecting to the server. Don't panic, just hit reconnect button on the bottom right (the circular path arrow) and it should successfully connect (as long as the servers are up).
If this does not solve the problem, please say so by posting a reply so I, along with others can help.... Seeing how EA doesn't know how to do that, it is time for us consumers to take matters into our own hands for the sake of the enjoyment of this product that truly at its heart is a wonderful product. It is just plagued by the bugs of a botched release.
A devoted SimCity fan!
Please note that these solutions have only been tested to work with the problem where the Simcity.exe file crashes/terminates before the launcher shows up.
I Tried the first step, it did work for me, just waiting on servers from EA now.
First step does work!
Do you know if there is any place that EA has posted of the Server Status? Do you have a Link?
I just like to know when the servers are up, instead of just pushing play game and hoping it is. Thanks for you help!
The only place I know they have server statuses are on SimCity's twitter page.
Origin has their own server status indication web page here as well for those who may not know.
Ok good, I have the Twitter page open, the second link is for Origin, but the server issues are with EA not origin right ?
Just wanna make sure i have been bashing the right company.
Jk jk :P
TCP/IP method work for me~~~~ THX!!!!
Win8 64 bit
8 GB DDR 800
AMD 1045T @ 3.2 GHZ
AMD 7850 2GB @ 1GHZ
13.2 beta driver
origin and simcity installed on default driver
does this work with windows 8?
It should work with Windows 8. There are not many differences (in terms of how things are processed) between windows 7 and 8.