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SimCity 2000 Installer For Windows 7 - Windows 10 by aldude999 SimCity 2000 Installer For Windows 7 - Windows 10 by aldude999
Update 5/26/2018: Looks like a large number of malware applications are marking this application as a false positive. I've released all the source code at bitbucket.org/aldude999/sc2k-i… for anyone to review and compile themselves if they don't trust the application, but it's clean. I've contacted Microsoft about it and I'm working on contacting a few more AV companies. Sorry about any inconvenience here.

5/29/2018: These companies have corrected the false positive:
Avast
AVG
Comodo
Windows Defender
Kaspersky

These companies have refused:
G Data (Software that claims to install SimCity 2000, installing SimCity 2000 is "Potentially Unwanted" software)

Update: Archive.org has released the full CD in their CD ROM Software Library so SimCity 2000 can be freely downloaded by anyone. The link is here: archive.org/details/SimCity200… Enjoy!

Still have your copy of SimCity 2000 For Windows? Wish you could play it on your Windows 7 system but can't get the installer to work? Good News! You can now! I've made this semi-simple program in Visual Basic .Net that will install SC2K for you (as long as you have the files.) Just find the SC2K folder on your CD (Find the SC2K folder in WIN95 on the CD above) or if it's on your computer, any folder with the files in it and install! It does everything from registering it to installing shortcuts!

Compatible with:
Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10 (Win10 appears to have full functionality with all SC2K functions, SCURK included)

Tutorial video (Made by douglasac10):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=htNMur…

Version 2.0.0.2 (2/6/2018):

Download:
aldude999.net/programs/Downloa…

Updates:
+Upgraded settings storage (doesn't save setting strings as files anymore)
+Reduced zip size from 122 KB to 115 KB

Older versions:

Version 2.0.0.1 (7/9/2016):
Updates:
+Restructured code from earlier point
+ACTUALLY fixed shortcuts and menu items not being created
+Better patching system (no longer need to include the raw binary files!)
+Reduced zip size from 520 KB to 122 KB
- Removed multithreading as it was not necessary and poorly implemented
+Improved registry function
+No more need to unzip the installer, now works out of the box
+Other major bug fixes

Version 1.0.1.1:
Updates:
+Minor bug fixes
+Fixed shortcuts not being created

BETA VERSION 3:
Updates:
+ Menu Item
+SCURK Compatibility
+Version display
+Custom Language Selection
+Menu Folder Selection
+ToolTips (Hover over certain labels for more information)
+Slightly smoother loading bar
+Compiled with .NET 3.5 for added compatibility



BETA VERSION 2:
Updates!
+ Create Desktop Shortcut Fix
- Menu Item
+ SC2K Load/Save Patch (This fixes the bug that closes SC2K when you try to open or save a city.)
+ Register Only Option Fix



Beta 1
+ Created!

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:iconcicciopuccio84:
cicciopuccio84 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018
Hi, I tried to download the installer but it says that i can't reach aldude999.net from the link above because of an IP/DNS error!
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aldude999 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Yeah, I'm taking a little break from running the site for a month or so. The program is being marked as a virus by many antivirus companies anyways, so I'm trying to get answers on that too.
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resetq Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
I tried downloading your program, but Windows Defender is claiming that it contains a virus -- "Trojan:Win32/Bitrep.A". Is this anything to be concerned about?
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aldude999 Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
It seems BitDefender is starting to mark it as malware, but it's a false positive. My source code is here bitbucket.org/aldude999/sc2k-i…

Anyone can review it and compile it themselves if they don't trust the binary files.
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TheN1K0L4Z Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I found out how to get the movies to play in-game! Just chuck the DATA folder from the ISO into the Drive you installed the game in. If you installed the game in the D: Drive. The directory for the movies should be: D:\DATA\
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zeroday00 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2017
In Linux Music not work, how solve this?
The patch work in linux renaming the folder at ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts to Fonts.old
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2017
Like I replied in email, the music is a known problem between wine and SC2K. It doesn't look like there are any known fixes at the moment though.
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:iconzeroday00:
zeroday00 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
Hi, now Music Work for me, see your e-mail for more details. Basically i need enable and disable Music in option for 3 times or more until work.
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DYNORYNO Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
I used my SC2K SE disk to install the game and it works great but the videos dont work becuase it wont detect my disk. Is there any way to fix this? It says the disk should be in drive C but that's my hard disk. My CD drive is E. Great work on the installer though! I just wish there was one for SimTower and SimCity Classic.
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kraantjes Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
I downloaded the patch but Windows says that 'smackw32.dll is missing on my pc. Any ideas what to do?
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aldude999 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Go here: www.dll-files.com/smackw32.dll…
And the small text where it says "SMACKW32.DLL, 1 AVAILABLE VERSION" and "Smacker Video Technology" hit the Download >> button there. Unzip the file into your SC2K folder and everything should work.
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Bateczek Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Hey! I installed your patch, but I can't load the game. When I try, the game is off.
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nando377 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
I Can't download it, please I need a mirror :c
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Either aldude999.net/programs/Downloa…
or  aldude999.net/programs/Downloa…
I don't use mirrors because if I push an update it's easier to do it through my site.
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mavimus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I can't seem to get to the same directory as you. On Windows 10, I have the cd's files and your link downloaded on the c drive. When I try to browse to the folder and click next (after selecting Install Load Game Patch), I get:
This director appears to be incorrect. Be sure to choose the directory with SIMCITY.EXE inside.
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2017
In the CD, you need to browse to WIN95->SC2K
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:iconbateczek:
Bateczek Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
I have a Windows 10 pro. When I try to save the game, the program closes.
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Bateczek Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Install directory: E:\SimCity\Gry\Maxis\SimCity 2000
Installed from SimCity2000_SpecialEdition.iso via the SC2kInstall.exe
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Did you check the option to install the patch when you installed it?
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Bateczek Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
ok, I patch installed (Windows 7), I can save game, but I can not load the game.
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ApplejackApple Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student
Great installer!

But there is one thing that might not really work. My problem is the following: In my memories I thought there would be background music continuously playing. Like when I play and have "music" on in the dropdown menu during gameplay it only plays one song and stops after that. No further background music. Why is that so and how could I change it?

I play on Win 7 with 64 bit.
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aldude999 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
I'm pretty sure it's just a bug with the windows version of the game. I don't ever remember having the music play continuously.
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blutimus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
I cannot save any cities. The app doesn't crash, the cities just don't save. When I go to load a saved city or save a city, no files show in the CITIES directory. I browse to it in explorer and there are sc2 files in the directory.

WIN10 64 bit
Install directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxis\SimCity 2000
Installed from SimCity2000_SpecialEdition.iso via the SC2kInstall.exe
I also added the new exe you posted recently and nothing changed.
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blutimus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Update.

I rebooted and I can now see my saved files when loading a saved city so it is saving the cities. But I still cannot see the files in windows explorer or in SC when saving.

I have verified I am looking at the same folder in explorer that I am in SC... it's just weird. 

Oh well, no biggie as long as it saves the cities I'm happy!

BTW, awesome work getting this all put together! Thanks!
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2016
I have the same problem. It seems the way Windows works, it doesn't actually save them to the folder you want unless it's in your library (Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Etc.). It's a service called VirtualStore and unless your app is running as Administrator, it actually saves them to C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Maxis\SimCity 2000\CITIES if you want access to them in explorer.
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aluink Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Can you take a look at the download link? It appears to be broken. TIA!
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:iconaluink:
aluink Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Ahh port 81. That might be my issue.
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
The site supports HTTPS, but I was having a DNS issue. Everything should be fixed.
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MrRacoon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Filmographer
Far supperior to the week dos version they deliver at origin and gog. What a disgrace since the windows version wroks so flawlessly.
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Yeah, I've always liked the Windows Version. There was actually a thread on GOG about this installer apparently haha. I don't think anything came of it though.
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:iconsimplayer2000:
I appreciate the effort you've put into this!  However, I feel as if I've followed the instructions as per the 2.0.0.2 version above, and it still crashes on Load/Save.  Please note that even though it says 2.0.0.2 above, the download link points me to 2.0.0.1.  I downloaded, unzipped, ran it, pointed it to my CD-ROM folder, and checked "Install Load Game Patch (Windows 7)".  It tells me "Patch created!", finishes the install, and then exits.  I go to save, and it crashes.  Any thoughts?  I tried running normally and running as administrator.
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2016
That's very odd. I've tested this on clean versions of Windows 7 and Windows 10 so far and have had no issues. What OS are you using and have you tried running it a second time with all the same settings to see if it patches it the second time?
Also on the CD, it should be pointed to the folder WIN95->SC2K 
Finally, make sure you aren't running the game from the CD, and instead, run it from the start menu/desktop. Running it from the CD can cause it to use the unpatched application.
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simplayer2000 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Thanks for the reply!  Running Windows 7 Home Premium.  I've tried about five times now with the same results.  I've pointed it to WIN95 -> SC2K during the install.  I've tried starting it from the Start Menu, and conversely navigating to C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 2000\SIMCITY.EXE  I see that after running the patch program, the SIMCITY.EXE file is updated to reflect the time I ran the patch, but when I go into the program it still exits on load or save.
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aldude999 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
That's very odd, well here's a prepatched version of the application, just paste it in your SimCity 2000 folder and everything should work.
drive.google.com/open?id=0B5LO…
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simplayer2000 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Appreciate the work, but for some reason it's not cooperating with my system.  It's telling me the program can't start because smackw32.dll is missing.  I ended up digging up an old laptop that had XP on it still and was able to get it up and running last night.  Now if I could only get Sims to move into my town...
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2016
This problem has a solution in this comment string comments.deviantart.com/1/3408…

The link has been moved to aldude999.tk/Downloads/SMACKW3…
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foreverstorm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Thanks for the info! 
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infrecon116 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Any idea if there's a similar installer for SimCity 3000 Unlimited? 
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
Not that I'm aware of.
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jpwin32 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Any chance you could release the source code to the public? I'd love to help maintain this program for other versions of windows, etc!
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
I've been debating doing that for a while, I just need to clean up some of the code first. 
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DregasBelas Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Firstly, I'd like to thank you for the time and effort you've put into this project. It's awesome! Secondly, I'd like to report that I'm having the same issue as ogdevilbunny was a few months ago. I'm running on Windows 10 and I am not able to save/load and when I try the Win 7/8 save/load patch, I get the dialogue box saying "Something went wrong with the patch..."

Thanks again and 73's
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aldude999 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
Save Load patch has been implemented better, hopefully it fixes the issues people have been having!
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JB722 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Great tool so far! Question: If I load a preloaded city (usually the bigger ones) all the animations play (cars, smokestacks, blinking signs, etc...)  When I start my own new one - nothing. Have you been able to get around the animation problem without resorting to dosbox?  Otherwise, this thing works a treat.
(Win 10 64 system here)
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aldude999 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
I've noticed the animations don't really work, but I remember having that issue even on Windows XP, I wouldn't know where to begin on solving it though, sorry.
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flyersgirl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
I tried using the installer and this is the message i got:
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file 'C:\scratch\install\SC2KInstall_x86_1.0.1.1\location'.
File name: 'C:\scratch\install\SC2KInstall_x86_1.0.1.1\location'
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.StreamReader..ctor(String path, Encoding encoding, Boolean detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks, Int32 bufferSize, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.File.InternalReadAllText(String path, Encoding encoding, Boolean checkHost)
   at System.IO.File.ReadAllText(String path)
   at WindowsApplication1.Form5.Form5_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Any ideas?
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WallyDog2149 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2016
It works great for Windows 10!!!  Note that SimCopter can use SimCity 2000 cities whose tiles have not been modified by the SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit.  That being said, aldude999, do you think you could make a SimCopter installer that installs both the game and its 1.02 patch?
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:iconaldude999:
aldude999 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
Probably wont happen unfortunately. I never really got into the game as much as Streets of SimCity or SimCity 2000.
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GameMedia79 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
will Sim-City 2000 Run On windows 10? please let me know  
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