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[PC] Steam - SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition - $2.69 AUD - Fanatical


Very cheap price for a fun game in one of the most iconic PC game series.

Apparently, there are also plenty of mods available:

From the website:

With this Steam key, players will get access to franchise best-seller SimCity 4 as well as the all-new SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack.

Create the most massive region of cities ever, with a farming town, bedroom community, high-tech commercial center, and industrial backbone. Take complete control of your city's transportation system, and solve U-Drive-It missions — from fighting crime to tackling disasters.

Head into God Mode to create the land on which your city will grow, and even create natural disasters like erupting volcanoes and tornados to test your city's resilience.

Watch your population skyrocket as you get your Sims on the go and create the ultimate living, breathing megalopolis — the most expansive SimCity 4 compilation ever.

Have the ultimate level of control over your city's transportation network by completely taking charge of roads, rail, air, waterways, and even vehicles. U-Drive It! missions will be presented for you to solve, such as chasing down a bank robber or apprehending a car-jacker.

Choose from all-new road types including wide-avenues, suspension bridges, or one-way streets, as well as map out seamless regional networks that whisk Sims from one city to another. Wreak havoc with all-new disasters including a UFO invasion, massive wrecks at railroad crossings, and the occasional car fender bender. There are also all-new tutorials available to help you get started.


  • Create an Entire Region of Cities — Weave together a tapestry of cities linked by a fully integrated transportation network and watch them share and compete for resources.
  • Wield God-like Powers — Sculpt the landscape to create a world based on your imagination, then summon volcanoes, tornadoes, meteors, and lightning.
  • Be a Responsive Mayor — Build a world-class city with stadiums, airports, universities, and real-world landmarks. Deploy emergency vehicles and join in the action as they battle blazes, mobs, and more.
  • Get Insight from Your Sims — Read the rhythm of the city, from commuter hell to mellow cruising, noontime crowds to night-time calm.

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  • +27

    The last true SimCity.

    • +1

      No argument.

    • +1

      Second. Deluxe is brilliant, the traffic management tools from the Rush Hour expansion are awesome

      • +1

        Traffic management in SC4 is woeful. You need NAM mod just to make it functional.
        At its core its a very poorly designed game.

  • +1

    Thanks OP grabbed it for 🍏

    • I can only see the Mac version, am I too late or doing something wrong?

      • Bad listing? I searched for SimCity4 on Steam, there's only the one listing for both Windows & Mac.

  • -1

    Good game

  • Awesome thanks. Always wanted to try the series.

  • +42

    Note if you want to get 100x more out of this game, I recommend modding it. Firstly getting NAM because it fixes so many of the bugs Maxis left in, along with additions on controlling the traffic network. There's also Australian modders like Deadwood at created some accurate Aussie retailers. Mattb325 created Emu Plains train station, Eastern Hill Fire Station and Pyrmont Fire Station. Bunnings was created by thesdale. Here's a list of Australian related plugins.

    When installing mods (plugins), it's not like installing a mod on Steam. Many of the plugins you install will have other plugins you need to install for it to work properly called dependencies. They're always linked both in a readme file (which has instructions to install) or on the site. You must download these for the plugin to work properly or you will get big brown ugly boxes through your lots. Rarely of those dependencies might have dependencies of their own, so it's good to install everything one by one or you'll get overwhelmed.

    Here's a good list of quality plugins.

  • +1

    Went to go buy it then saw I already had it. Good thing I checked. Now when did I buy this?

    • +1

      Go here and it will tell you the date you bought or activated each game on your Steam account.

  • -1

    Looks like only for Mac? Updating the title may help a bit

    • +3

      Bought it, redeemed key, within Steam it says it's for Windows and Mac.

  • SC4 is on my shortlist for one of my favourite games of all time. I played it so much, added on mods and new buildings galore, and Simtropolis was fantastic to visit back in those golden few years after release. So many good memories. Anyone with an interest in planning, building, simulation should definitely buy, especially at this price.

  • thanks! works for mac

  • +5

    Cities: Skylines is currently 75% off on Steam. $11AU.

    • +2

      That’s the real bargain then. No comparison at this point even with all the mods SC4 is stomped on by Cities Skylines.

      • Can you explain why you think this? I've played thousands of hours in both and still think sc4 is better as the agent system feels more realistic and skylines traffic simulator just doesn't do it for me.

      • Tried Skylines so many times but it's far more inaccessible than SC4.

  • +2

    I forgot to mention, the game does not run properly on multicore systems. It will lead to constant crashes. You can download sc4launcher from simtropolis which fixes this as you can limit it to a single core. Also gives the added bonus of widescreen resolution which isn't supported natively in sc4.

    • Grabbed R12 of the SC4Launcher but still cannot get it to work. When launching in Steam, the dialogue box just says "Preparing to launch SimCity 4 Deluxe" and it reopens over and over without actually launching the game. Tried using "-intro:off -w -CustomResolution:enabled -r2560x1440x32 -CPUCount:1 -CPUPriority:high" as the launch option in steam, no go. Tried lowering the resolution, setting it to 1x CPU core, same issue everytime.

      FYI I'm running an AMD Ryzen 1700X, 16GB DDR4 and a GTX1070, Win 10 x64, 3x 1440P monitors (not in surround view). Any particular settings I should try in the launcher?

      • Did you try verifying the game contents?

        • Yep!

          • @Russticles: Try running it in compatibility mode

            • @Broden: Tried that already, win xp/vista/7 comparability modes change nothing

              • @Russticles: Did you go into the steam apps folder and do it to the exe file?

                • @Broden: Correct, with and without the launch options in the steam client

                  • @Russticles: Not sure then. I'm running it on a much simpler machine with Windows 7. I would assume Windows 10 is the issue but it could also be a hardware problem. There's a tutorial here to get your hardware supported that works for some people, but I never had any issues with it.

  • As much as I love deals, I'm kind of getting a little weary of having to sign up for yet another website. It just feels like too much hassle.

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