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System requirements, platforms, and languages #1092
Updated: 3/2/03 OS/platforms(s): Windows and Macintosh Versions: All

Contributor/author(s): Wren Weburg

Currently, only a PC-CD (Windows) version of SimCity 4 is available (spanning 2 CDs). A Macintosh version is planned for release by Aspyr.

Operating systems

  • Windows 98/Me/2000/XP officially supported, NT4SP6 and Windows 95 possibly compatible.
  • Mac OS X, version 10.2 or later (not yet released)

Hardware

    Minimum (PC) 500 MHz Pentium III/AMD Athlon
    128 MB RAM
    8X CD/DVD
    1 GB Free hard disk (plus space to store your prized cities)
    DirectX 8.1
    16 MB video card supporting DirectX 7
    Sound card supporting DirectX 7
    Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)

    Recommended (PC)
    1 GHz Pentium III/AMD Athlon
    256 to 512 MB RAM
    Supported 3D-accelerated Direct3D video card (SimCity 4 uses 3D acceleration) with 32 MB video RAM. Supported 3D chipsets: GeForce 4/3/2/256, TNT/2, Radeon 9700/9000/8500/7500/7200/7000, Matrox Parhelia/G550/G450/G400.

    Macintosh
    Power Mac G3/G4, iMac G4/eMac, PowerBook G4 (DVI model or better), iBook (32MB VRAM model only)
    500 MHz or faster
    256 MB RAM
    1 GB of free hard disk space available
    Hardware 3D acceleration required: ATI Radeon or NVidia GeForce card (32 MB VRAM or better)

Languages

    English
    French
    German
    Dutch
    Italian
    Spanish
    Swedish
    Danish
    Finnish
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Norwegian
    Korean
    Thai
    Traditional Chinese
    Simplified Chinese
    Japanese

See also
Release date
Notes about Minimum System Requirements

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