How-To Run SimCity 2000 on Windows 8 (X64)

In case you have problems with installing SimCity 2000 on a Windows 8 machine (like me) you shoud follow this short guide to get it working.

  • Copy the SC2K directory from the CD to C:\Games\Simcity 2000\SC2K
  • Run the simcity2000.reg file (below)

What`s inside the SimCity2000.reg file?
Save the code below, using notepad, as  simcity2000.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Localize]
"Language"="USA"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Options]
"Speed"=dword:00000001
"Sound"=dword:00000001
"Music"=dword:00000001
"AutoGoto"=dword:00000001
"AutoBudget"=dword:00000000
"Disasters"=dword:00000001
"AutoSave"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Paths]
"Home"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K"
"Graphics"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Bitmaps"
"Music"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Sounds"
"Data"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Data"
"Goodies"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Goodies"
"Cities"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Cities"
"SaveGame"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Cities"
"TileSets"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\ScurkArt"
"Scenarios"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Scenario"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Registration]
"Mayor Name"="Blackbeard"
"Company Name"="Piratbyran"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\SCURK]
"CycleColors"=dword:00000001
"GridHeight"=dword:00000002
"GridWidth"=dword:00000002
"ShowClipRegion"=dword:00000000
"ShowDrawGrid"=dword:00000000
"SnapToGrid"=dword:00000000
"Sound"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Version]
"SimCity 2000"=dword:00000100
"SCURK"=dword:00000100

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Windows]
"Display"="8 1"
"Color Check"=dword:00000000

SimCity 2000 on Windows 7 (x64)

In case you have problems with installing SimCity 2000 on a Windows 7 machine (like me) you shoud follow this short guide to get it working.

  • Copy the SC2K directory from the CD to C:\Games\Simcity 2000\SC2K
  • Run the simcity2000.reg file (below)

What`s inside the SimCity2000.reg file?
Save the code below, using notepad, as  simcity2000.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Localize]
"Language"="USA"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Options]
"Speed"=dword:00000001
"Sound"=dword:00000001
"Music"=dword:00000001
"AutoGoto"=dword:00000001
"AutoBudget"=dword:00000000
"Disasters"=dword:00000001
"AutoSave"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Paths]
"Home"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K"
"Graphics"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Bitmaps"
"Music"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Sounds"
"Data"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Data"
"Goodies"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Goodies"
"Cities"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Cities"
"SaveGame"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Cities"
"TileSets"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\ScurkArt"
"Scenarios"="C:\\Games\\Simcity 2000\\SC2K\\Scenario"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Registration]
"Mayor Name"="Blackbeard"
"Company Name"="Piratbyran"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\SCURK]
"CycleColors"=dword:00000001
"GridHeight"=dword:00000002
"GridWidth"=dword:00000002
"ShowClipRegion"=dword:00000000
"ShowDrawGrid"=dword:00000000
"SnapToGrid"=dword:00000000
"Sound"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Version]
"SimCity 2000"=dword:00000100
"SCURK"=dword:00000100

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Maxis\SimCity 2000\Windows]
"Display"="8 1"
"Color Check"=dword:00000000