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#15682 3-Sep-2007 11:34
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Hi there,

We just got SimCity 3000 Unlimited the Uk Edition..Boyfriends English, so he thought it a great little buy.

We checked the compatibility before buying to check that it would run on our system.  And sure enough it said it could.

The program runs perfectly fine on the Administrator account.

But on any other family member accounts/profiles it get's an error message saying " SimCity 3000 has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry for the inconvenience" .  We can then proceed to send the error report to Microsoft.

I've tested it by placing the folders in the shared documents folder.

I re-installed it last night on my BF's administrator account (it is his computer) and then switched to my account and it worked fine.  Then he switched back to his administrator account, it worked fine.  Then this morning, it gets that error for me on my account.Frown


I've tried loading it using the Compatibilty function in Xp to no avail.  

I've searched around the internet for help, but it seems no one else has this problem.  I also have sent a message to sold out software usng the install.Now feature on the cd and have yet to have a reply from them.

Gonna start pulling my hair out soon.

Does anyone else have any ideas?






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#85061 3-Sep-2007 11:55
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It's a shame, but a lot of programs were developed without having in mind the limitations of a "User" account, and some require Administrator's rights to run. If no one else replies here, check with the manufacturer to see if it's a limitation...




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  #85079 3-Sep-2007 13:23
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Simcity 3000 needs to be running in Administrator mode (or Power User). Otherwise, you will need to do "Run As" all the time to get the game going.

Sadly though, Simcity 4 is in the same situation.

I recently got back on to Simcity 4 + Rush Hour in preping for Simcity Society which will be out pretty soon later this year.

IMHO Simcity 4 looks good and awesome game but too much micromanagement, Simcity 3000 was good too. Simcity Societies will concentrate on building, and let the new social aura to take place. in most way, back to basic of simcity.




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  #85086 3-Sep-2007 14:03
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But using the "run as" my BF, who is the adminstrator, would still need to give me his account password though wouldn't he?  And I don't think he wants too..lol...




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  #85090 3-Sep-2007 14:09
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yes, well other choice is, make you an admin too. or if this is a windows XP Pro, then use Computer Management > Users and Groups > Users > {username} and add "Power User" as your membership.




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  #85424 5-Sep-2007 12:22
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Thanks for the support guys.


He did the ran as for me the other morning before going to work.

then I discovered I am not very good at Sim City...lol

But at least the other game we bought Port Royale 2 works fine on my account and so I've played that insetad..lol




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  #85445 5-Sep-2007 14:14
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You could always get him to change the file permissions where the game exisits so you have write access....

btw, why doesn't your boyfriend want you to know his admin password?

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  #85611 6-Sep-2007 14:16
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gished: You could always get him to change the file permissions where the game exisits so you have write access....

btw, why doesn't your boyfriend want you to know his admin password?


 Probably the same reason I don't, somehow my partner managed to cause such a sever crash on my last PC that I had to reformat the HD, she managed this not once but twice. I've got around this by having two PC's now. Laughing



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  #88046 25-Sep-2007 11:53
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i prefer City Life Deluxe to the later simcitys, although it will be interesting to see this simcity societies.

the way the 'cultures' or whatever theyre called are a part of the game in city life is mint.

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  #88051 25-Sep-2007 12:57
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I tried the City Life demo and seems a bit complicated for my SimCity-fused mind... Though Simcity Societies is now developing by the people behind Caesar IV, which will have similar "social conscience" like sort of thing as City Life.

I'm tempting to try Caesar IV as it's been given quite a high recommendation from many game reviewers. And am looking at getting Simcity DS for my Nintendo DS Lite... (at the moment, i'm on a mission with FFIII DS)




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