Sim City 4: Installation Problem

By 1cainr ยท 6 replies
May 5, 2010
  1. Hello,

    I am trying to install the game onto my PC, i have got passed the serial screen however when it starts the installation the error occurs:

    "A problem occurred when trying to transfer the file 'I:\Plugins\BAckground3D0.png' from media" !Do you want to retry to copy the file, or cancel the installation?"

    Can anyone help?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Have you tried cleaning the business side of the CD?
  3. 1cainr

    1cainr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, disk is in perfect condition, i just dont understand whats wrong with it.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    I don't know if it will help but can you give your system specifications?
  5. 1cainr

    1cainr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think its to do with Windows 7 but here are my specs:

    Win 7 64 bit
    Intel Core Duo 3.0
    4gb RAM
    Geforce 9600 GT
    60gb partition 30gb free
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Is it just this game you have trouble installing or do you have problems installing other programs or games from CDs? I'm thinking that perhaps the CD drive might be faulty.
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    mailpup had the right idea about system specs. Sim City 4 was designed for Windows XP/ME/2000/98 in the heyday of DirectX 7.

    If you do a websearch you'll find a number of posts about people trying to get this to run in Windows 7 64 but with little success. However, see this link: Even Vista has issues.

    There is talk of a patch but whether or not EA will release an official one for the latest OS is doubtful. I did see that EA has released the Sim Box containing Sim City releases including 4. Perhaps they coded for the newer hardware and operating systems.
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