I was able to get to the patching screen, select my server and click on the Green Arrow, after which the program would run in the background (checked taskmanager) and not actually show me the game. Nothing was listed on the taskbar.)
On a hunch 1) Turned off Origin's In-game UI/overlay and 2) Had Origin create a direct shortcut to the game and run it in Administrator mode.
This fixed my issue, which I suspsect is caused mainly by the Origin overlay.
I pulled it up and got a quick update of some sort, then it won't load.
Says Checking for Updates and has a 100% in the circle but doesn't do anything.
I've rebooted, uninstalled and reinstalled Origin, disabled Origin iiIn Game. Nothing. Plays music and sits there.
This ended up working for me:
Seemed like it did the same thing but after reading a bit on the forum I looked again and it was all set and waiting on me to start.
I'm hoping when I tell them it didn't work, they'll have another solution. They might have along checklist of possible solutions.
And yes, simscity is most definately bigger than a few hudren mbs. Did oyu just delete the folder in mydocs?
It's still not opening... My computer is more than adequate in terms of RAM, processor, etc., and my drivers all update automatically.
But what keeps happening is that I click "Play" while in Origin, and get this little box that says "Launching..." and then disappears, and then nothing happens.