SimCity 2000 under Virtual PC

Compared to the original SimCity – SimCity 2000 is a fantastic leap forward in game play – adding several new elements (like subways, bus stations, light and dense zoning and much much more).  SimCity 2000 is an incredibly addictive game that I have personally spent hours playing as I tried to build up larger and larger cities – and eventually building the fantastic ‘Arcologies’.  I happen to be the proud owner of SimCity 2000 for DOS, Windows and OS/2 – and all versions run just perfectly under Virtual PC:SimCity 2000 under Virtual PC

   SimCity 2000 under Virtual PC   SimCity 2000 under Virtual PC SimCity 2000 under Virtual PC


Update:  Okay – so I was a bit lazy when I originally posted this – and there are two configuration details you should know:

  1. The DOS version of SimCity 2000 needs to be manually configured to use the S3 video driver (it will auto-detect all other settings just fine).
  2. You will not hear any music under the OS/2 version of SimCity 2000 as there is a bug in Virtual PC that stops MIDI from playing under OS/2 (however – given that I am probably the only person in the world with a copy of SimCity 2000 for OS/2 – I don’t think this is going to be an issue for most of you).