SimCity 4 Rush Hour
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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.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.0 or later
  • SimCity 4 Rush Hour



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Gordon142 reviewed on 01 Feb 2009
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.
[Version 1.1revA]


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mischivo reviewed on 22 Feb 2008
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. :(
[Version 1.1revA]


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ThreeDee912 commented on 28 Apr 2007
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.
[Version 1.1revA]


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Fromage-Head commented on 28 Apr 2007
It clearly doesn't "fly" on a Mac Pro with 3gb of ram...
[Version 1.1revA]


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TEG tipped on 27 Apr 2007
If you are having performance issues, open the game while holding the command (apple) key. This will allow you to adjust the resolution and refresh rate, will allow you to run the game in a window, and allow you to use iTunes for music instead of the built-in music. This tip was located in the ReadMe for Rush Hour. I love this game, and it runs great on my PowerBook G4 667 (DVI) with 1GB of RAM, and I usually run it in a window so I can easily switch to other programs when playing.
[Version 1.1revA]


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Macbro commented on 16 Jul 2005
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
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jul 2005
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.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Apr 2004
I still don't know why the game continually crashes. The computer is powerful and new.
[Version 1.0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Jun 2004
I have the exact same problem running it on a G5 with a gig of RAM.
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Feb 2004
On a PowerBook G4 667MHz, it works *pretty* well to start with... But as the size of the city grows, it gets slower and slower until it's a bit annoying to use. However, the graphics are great, and they've added a lot of interesting tidbits to it.

If you're a Sim City fan and enjoyed the previous three versions, then you'll like this one.. However, don't bother buying it if you don't have a modern enough graphics card/computer.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jan 2004
For anyone who was having problems with slow rendering should update to 1.0.2. I have a powerbook G4 1.25ghz and before it would look very nice until I scrolled across the screen then it would get all pixalated.

After updating to 1.0.2 it doesn't do that at all. It's much faster and it looks like the PC side now.

I have 10.3.2 and had no problems so far.
[Version 1.0.2]


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mac adam had trouble on 18 Jun 2007
and someone about standard version ??
Slow,slow,slow…
please speed for PPC/intel and all version,
thanks, or never buy again !!
… and comeback simcity 2000
[Version 1.1revA]


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rof71 had trouble on 25 Nov 2006
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Version 1.0.2]


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Type:Games : Simulation
License:Updater
Date:27 Apr 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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.


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