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Can I play SimCity 4 on Windows 7 (64 bit)?

I want to know before buying it.

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    Slight English nit-pick but in this case you should use "can" instead of "may" (unless you really are asking our permission to play SimCity 4 on Windows 7 rather than asking about the ability to play SimCity 4 on Windows 7)
    – Davy8
    Oct 30 '10 at 21:30
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I've been playing SimCity 4 (Deluxe Edition) on Windows 7 64-bit for a few weeks now and it's been relatively problem-free. I did have a problem running the game full screen after installing the update available from EA, but right-clicking the shortcut, going to PropertiesCompatibility, and checking the Disable desktop composition option resolved that issue.

Outside of that, the game has run fine. I haven't experienced the Alt+Tab issue that Buss described, so I'm unsure what may have caused that. I did install the game from the original CD, so the SC4 + Steam might be the culprit.

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This site lists the requirements as:

OS: Windows Vista/XP/ME/2000/98 (Windows 95/NT not supported)

So I would expect that it would run under Windows 7. However, there are a number of posts on other forums indicating problems. Are you running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows? Most of the problems do seem to relate to 64-bit Windows.

The site also has link to a requirements tester so you check that too.

I'd suggest that if you are experiencing problems you could always run in XP compatibility mode.

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I run it on a Windows 7 (32-bit).

The only thing that doesn't work is alt+tab (the game crashes), but I'm not sure if this is a SC4 or a SC4 + Steam problem.

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  • I just purchased the Steam edition of SC4 to replace my old disc version... I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, and I haven't crashed the game by alt-tabbing... I did get a weird graphic glitch once, but that cleared when I alt-tabbed out and back in again.
    – HorusKol
    Apr 9 '11 at 4:44

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