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SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition

By Aspyr Media, Inc.


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The classic city simulation game returns to the Mac!

In SimCity™ 4, you don’t just build your city; you breathe life into it. Sculpt mountains, dig riverbeds, and seed forests as you lay the groundwork for your creation. Then, use your god-like powers to construct the most realistic metropolis you can imagine.

Whether you want to build mansions on mountainsides or cross canyons with bridges, the impact of your decisions is immediate. But while each click of the mouse can create, it has equal capacity to destroy. Capping an erupting volcano might save your city, or it might reroute lava down busy city streets. Sending police to quell a riot might calm down the crowd, or it might spur even further anarchy. With every decision you make, your city and your Sims will respond – for better or for worse. It’s up to you to be their guide.

The SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes both SimCity 4 and the Rush Hour expansion pack, which gives you more control over your city’s transportation options, plus two bonus disasters: UFO attack and Autosaurus Wrecks.

We even included the exclusive Mac “Custom Tunes” feature that allows your iTunes library to be played in the game!

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In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: 2.2 GHz CPU Speed | 4 GB RAM | 2 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon HD 3870; (NVidia): GeForce 8800 | (Intel): HD 3000 | 256 MB VRam

Supported Video Cards:
NVIDIA GeForce® 8800, 9400, 9600, GT 120, 320M, 330M, 640M, 650M, 660M, 675MX, 680MX, 750M, 755M, 775M, 780M

ATI Radeon HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6630, HD 6490, HD 6750, HD 6770, HD 6970, FirePro D300, D500, D700

Intel HD Graphics 3000, 4000, 5000, Iris, Iris Pro

• If you are unsure about your system specs, head over to and let the MacMatch feature do it for you! •

NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition

•ATI RADEON HD 2400, 2600
•NVIDIA 8600m
•Intel Integrated GMA 950
•Intel Integrated x3100

NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (CaseSensitive)

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Customer Reviews

Incredibly Happy! Mods work, too, with some jiggering!

I am so glad to see that Aspyr has dusted off this title. SimCity 4 is now, thanks to more than a decade of fan work in modding the game, the most powerful city simulator available. While the game out of the box has the same problems it had when first released (high-wealth residences grow too easily; pathfinding is bizarre; available building models are limited; etc.), with a few downloads the game is hugely enjoyable. Even best, Aspyr is staying transparent about rolling out patches Windows users have long enjoyed.

A word to the wise about mods: the Plugins folder, which previously resided outside the game, is now embedded in the game file itself. Left-click and select "Show Package Contents," then go to GameData. There's your Plugins folder, and most things work fine. (Finding Mac-friendly plugins without installers is as difficult as ever, though! What is it with Windows users and their need for installers? How hard can it be to drag and drop? /rant)

Regarding the NAM: The NAM (Network Addon Mod), by far the single most important addition to the game, will need to be carefully extracted with Keka from the .exe and installed manually, starting first with the core files, which seem to work fine for all Mac users. The additional plugins (bridges, roundabouts, ground light rail, etc.) have worked for some and caused crashes for others.


Compared to past versions of the game, I was very disappointed. The horrifically awful, mind-numbingly poor, quirky controls aside, the game itself was lacking in a lot of the fun features found in previous versions. Once I fill up my small area of land and build out my city…then what? There’s no cool residential buildings to unlock, building a truly modern city with nuclearn plants, subways, etc. is difficult, if not impossible to do, because of costs. There isn’t room to build a huge city with a giant population to create the tax base that can support the enourmous costs associated with building anything fun and modern. The only thing I can think to do once my city is built out, is tweak it a litle bit with the limited funds I have available, then start a new city completely and run into the same proclems. I have tried multiple new designs to see if I was somehow missing something and there was a “magic formula” to unlock some awesome features. Nothing so far. After just a few days, I was already dreading the same mundane tasks and problems with no hope for something better. Soooo…im done with playing this in less than a week. Such a dissapointment. So much potential, but all the best parts I have always loved are left out .

Save your money.

Just what I have been waiting for

After not being able to play the game on my Mac for years, as well as many failed attempts to properly emulate it in Windows via Fusion, Aspyr has come through big time and created this native version. This version is faster than any other than I have played before. You can’t run it with full graphics settings on my 2012 MacBook Air, but my 2012 iMac has no trouble effortlessly running it at full resolution, with full graphics, and absolutely no slowdown. The only issue is a few quirks if you switch between programs, and a few sound glitches, but nothing that can’t be overcome by updates.

The biggest positive is this: finally, we have the penultimate version of Sim City to use, unrestricted on our machines, with no nonsense needed internet connection or limited size of the more recently released new EA Sim City game. If you want to make a massive, unrestricted city and region, then this is indeed the verison for you.

SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Size: 1.14 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8.5 or later

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