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Sim City 3000 Unlimited Won't Run

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October 5, 2011 12:02:53 AM

Hello, I just installed Sim City 3000 unlimited today. It installed fine but the game won't run. Both the game and the building architect tool run with the maxis logo then nothing happens. I try compatibility mode but none work. Windows 2000 does the same thing without compatibility, Windows N.T SP4 asks for the game disk when its already in the drive, and Windows 95,98,and ME give me an error saying "Sim City 3000 Unlimited has encountered a problem and needs to close." I really appreciate any help.
My Specs are:
Windows XP SP3 32-Bit
892 megs of memory
a 160 gig hard drive
around 1.0 - 1.6 gigahertz AMD Athalon 2650e CPU
A Nvidia 6150SE Geforce graphics card
1gb DDR
8x DVD-RW
An eMachines Keyboard
A Taryus PS/2 Optical Mouse
Computer Made By eMachines in 2007
Disk is in near perfect condition.

Thank you
October 5, 2011 12:05:59 AM

The Scenario Editor opens but it says "Not enough memory to change interface" or something along those lines.
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October 5, 2011 12:23:45 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows XP to section Video Games by Area51reopened
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October 5, 2011 12:28:39 PM

Oh and the Disk Drive is a DVD-R and A CD-RW.
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October 5, 2011 1:19:22 PM

The Disk Drive also includes Lightscribe.
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October 5, 2011 2:19:27 PM

I don't have any internet connectivity on that computer.
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October 5, 2011 2:47:53 PM

I'D Really Appreciate any help.
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October 5, 2011 2:59:02 PM

Can I have some help please.
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October 5, 2011 3:29:40 PM

Maybe you could upgrade your available memory since it says "Not enough memory to change interface"?
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October 5, 2011 3:35:21 PM

I closed some uneeded programs, and upgraded the memory yesterday. It still is badgering me about memory.
Thanks for the reply.
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October 5, 2011 3:40:45 PM

You can try to follow this link here, maybe you'll find something of help?
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October 5, 2011 3:50:33 PM

I tried all of the advice they had on the page. The Result "Sim City 3000 Unlimited has encountered a problem and needs to close."
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October 5, 2011 3:53:59 PM

Since this is a pretty old title (1998, right?), maybe it's a hardware compatibility issue here, and not software to blame. Do you have an older PC or maybe a friend of yours have one, on which you could try the game? And while at it, try and install it on a machine with internet access and see if you can update the game in any way? Maybe there's some kind of patch, ironing out some of the issues?
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October 5, 2011 3:57:03 PM

I have an older HP PC from like 2003-2004. I could try it on that.
512 MB RAM
About 1.5 gig hard drive
Nvidia 8400 Geforce
Intel 1.0 CPU
It Has Acess to the Internet but its abysmal.
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October 5, 2011 4:01:51 PM

Try that, maybe it's just the fact your game doesn't like your 6150 video chipset, who knows. At least there is hope :) 
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October 5, 2011 4:03:03 PM

Thanks Alot trying right now. Just have to move wires around.
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October 5, 2011 4:25:06 PM

Hey It Works. HaHa :bounce:  I was wondering if I could run this on my eMachines computer, Because its a huge inconvenience to use the HP because its so slow. Thanks A bunch. :) 
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October 5, 2011 4:34:04 PM

joeman99 said:
Hey It Works. HaHa :bounce:  I was wondering if I could run this on my eMachines computer, Because its a huge inconvenience to use the HP because its so slow. Thanks A bunch. :) 


Good to know you've solved it, mate! Have fun, you're welcome :) 
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October 5, 2011 4:36:27 PM

Best answer selected by joeman99.
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January 30, 2012 7:47:02 PM

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