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SimCity 4 Rush Hour is an updater for the popular urban planning simulation game.

The open beta status of this patch is intended to let the user of this patch provide us with feedback as to how well it works. For now, Simcity 4 Rush Hour is still not supported for play on Intel Macs. Feel free to provide us with feedback as to how well it is working, or what you would like fixed in the patch. Please send all feedback to feedback@aspyr.com.


  • Mac OS X 10.0 or later
  • SimCity 4 Rush Hour

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Gordon142 Member IconReview+210

If you want to play this game, you really need to simply use Boot Camp and get the Windows version.

This port is truly terrible. Not only is it unstable, it runs unplayable slow. This game was first released in 2003, mind you, and no modern hardware should have any trouble running it. Even with all the settings turned down, this version is so stuttery as to be unplayable on a 2008 MacBook Pro. Mind you, the Windows version runs perfectly smooth on highest settings on the same system.

Oh, and if that isn't enough for you, there's the issue of price. You can get the Windows version for like $5 used on Amazon.com or $15 new. By comparison, the mac version costs a whopping $52 (not including shipping).

I've basically stopped buying Mac games since the Intel switch, and things like this are exactly why.

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Version 1.1revA
mischivo Member IconReview+51

The game is ridiculously slow. I've got a Mac Pro with a Quad Xeon and an Nvidia Geforce 8800GT, and the game runs like molasses at 1920by1200 resolutionw ith full settings on.

Now, if you think the high settings are to blame, think again: the computer is more than capable of handling it. When I boot into Windows XP Pro and play the same game with the same settings and screen resolution, the game is has smooth frame rates and responds quickly.

Aspyr: please wake up on this. We want to seriously enjoy this amazing game without being hampered by performance bugs, and without having to rely on Windows. :(

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Version 1.1revA
mac adam Member IconComment+154
mac adam

and someone about standard version ??
please speed for PPC/intel and all version,
thanks, or never buy again !!
… and comeback simcity 2000

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Version 1.1revA
ThreeDee912 Member IconComment+113

The game wasn't made for Intel Macs, such as your Mac Pro. That's why it's slow. Maybe they will release an update for Intel Macs.

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Version 1.1revA
Fromage-Head Member IconComment+55

It clearly doesn't "fly" on a Mac Pro with 3gb of ram...

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Version 1.1revA
rof71 Member IconComment+0

I Bought Simcity 4 + rush hour add on it runs ok under osx panther 10.3.9 but soon as install tiger starts to run slow if i put rush hour , ilike the game but am very frustrated about this i have 1.5gb of ram my machine is a g5 monster 1.8ghz wants going on with this please help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Version 1.0.2
Macbro Member IconComment+0

I have Sim City 4 and a Revision B Imac 20" 2.0 ghz with Tiger and 1 gig ram.

I love this game

Problems with interface. My tool bar moves sometimes over the city and parts of the city break up as I move from one side of the screen to the other. If I just let it sit for a minute, everything catches up and the game will work again. C"om On, I have a pretty fine mac with lots of ram and 128 of video. I have installed the updater, which fixed the water system bug, but it seems as if the game overpowers this fast mac of mine and no new updates for over a year. Please help. Thx

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Version 1.0.2

I have got the same problem and even aspyr support could not resolve it.... Do you have a solution already?

Anonymous Member IconReview

When ever I launch the game It switches to a resolution that my monitor cant display,so I bought the game and havent even played it yet.How can I set the resolution before I launch the game?If anyone can help me I would be greatly appreciated.

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Version 1.0.2
 Member IconComment+0

This is a sad conversion. Running this on a 1.25 Ghz emac was painful and disapointing. The 2Ghz G5 seemed 75% better. But not many people are lucky enough to have a top end Mac at their disposal. Why release a game when it obviously has so many problems? I added the emac's 9200 graphics card in the "Video cards.scr" file and got an improved result but still hardly worth the effort.

I think the packaging shamefully misleads buyers with the stated system requirements.

This developers need to take a good look at themselves and stop counting the money coming in form disatisfied buyers. Here's a new idea - what about testing the game on a mac before you sell it.

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Version 1.0.2
Xarli Member IconComment+0

how can I install this update???
and another thing,why do I keep getting errors because of the graphics rules.sgr ???

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Version 1.0.2
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 54,493
Version Downloads 6,400
Type Games / Simulation
License Updater
Date 27 Apr 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free