Sim City 4 Crashing

Discussion in 'Games' started by GFX, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. GFX macrumors newbie

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    I have had Sim City 4 for a while now but just recently had this problem...

    Whenever I try to save the game after useing the Volcano disaster, it crashes. I do not know if it will crash with the other disasters however I know it does not crash after useing the Fire disaster.

    Anyone have any ideas to why this happens? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. AnewMac macrumors regular

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    I own SimCity 4 as well, and the game crashes frequently. Not nice crashes but complete system freezes, the only way out is a hard restart. Downloading the patch fixed a few problems, but it still crashes often. Sorry, I can offer no help, just thought I would say your not the only one.
     
  3. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    I think just about everyone has problems running this game. I guess it was just a bad port.
     
  4. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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  5. GFX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i have, also, I just got an iMac G5 so i just re-installed it...so i really dont understand why it does this because it didn't used to, and it can't be because of the patch becuase it did it before i got the patch as well. :\
     
  6. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    The game is horribly buggy, I remember having the pc version, with the expansion and I tried everything to get it to work properly, I had graphical corruption, resets, and total freezes. I was soo angry that it wouldn't work well on my high end (at the time) gaming pc. I guess I shouldn't buy the mac version after all..
     
  7. GFX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, i tryed saving after useing all the different disasters and it only crashes after doing the volcano. Oh well, its esay to avoid, I just wont use the volcano disaster. This is the only bug i've encountered. I was extreamly happy to see that the patch fixed the nightbug glitch.

    Oh, it did crash on me when I tried loading a somewhat large city of about 230,000. I zoomed to 5 and was tryin to move around and it crapped out on me.

    One more thing...

    I have an iMac G5 1.8Ghz, nVidia GeForce FX 5200 with 64mb VRAM...so it should run Rush Hour okay, right? I just ordered it.
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Should be fine. I've obviously been lucky since I've never had a problem with SC4 crashing my 1.25 PB although I do have 1.25 GB of RAM to go along with it. Rush Hour actually seemed to improve the performance though. I used to get 'white' squares instead of buildings occasionally when I had a large city - after Rush Hour, the graphics seem better
     

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