10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
WARNING: does not work on XP...,
By A Customer
This review is from: SimCity 3000 Classic (Video Game)
I bought this game soon after it came out and was absolutely amazed by the improvements in speed, graphics and playability. However i write this reveiw as a word of warning to Windows XP users who might be tempted to buy this game.
The original version of this game was for Windows 95/97 only and when you buy it you need to make sure it will work on XP. when i upgraded my PC to XP the game would not install at all, i spoke to EA Games help liners who told me to alter the configuration on my pc to run it as a 95/97 game. I tried this and it would not work. i tried all of the solutions they offered me and then they finally said if it was the first version it would not run on XP and therefore i should return it to the shop for a refund so long as the seal was still intact on the box...bit hard to do as you have to take the cd out in order to prove in does not work!
Friends of mine have had the same problem with the game bought and used before XP and then not being able to run it on XP. therefore it is likely to be an incompatability with XP, so be warned when buying this,
if you don't have XP this is an amazing game and worth every penny...lots of fun from what i can remember!