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System and OS requirements & compatibility #0002
Updated: 1/6/02 OS/platforms(s): All Versions: All

Contributor/author(s): Wren Weburg

Windows (PC) version

  • Windows 95/98/ME/XP/2000/NT4 (for NT4 be sure to apply the latest NT service pack)
  • Pentium 166 or equivalent
  • 32MB RAM (64MB recommended + ample virtual memory)
  • 150MB free hard drive space
  • 4X CD-ROM drive
  • 2MB video card (SimCity 3000 runs in 16-bit color)
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • Pointer device (mouse, etc.)

Macintosh version

  • PowerPC @ 200MHz+ or G3
  • Operating System 7.5.6 or higher (8.1 or higher for G3)
  • 32MB RAM (64MB recommended)
  • 128MB Virtual Memory
  • 4X CD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 3.0 (provided on CD)
  • 260MB of hard disk space for installation
  • 100MB of hard disk space for Virtual Memory
  • Pointer device (mouse, etc.)

Any console versions of the program that are released will work best with a memory add-on component so that you can save your cities.

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