SimCity 4 (SC4) is a city-building simulation computer game developed by California-based software company Maxis, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, in 2003. It is the fourth installment in the SimCity series, and the first to primarily use a 3D engine to render its graphics. It was also one of the top ten selling PC games of 2003.  The game allows players to create a region of land by terraforming, and then to design and build a settlement which can grow into a city. Players can zone different areas of land as commercial, industrial, or residential development; as well as build and maintain public services, transport and utilities. For the success of a city players must manage its finances, environment, and quality of life for its residents. SimCity 4 has a single expansion pack known as Rush Hour which adds additional features to the game. SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition is the original game and Rush Hour combined as a single product.
SimCity 4 and Windows Vista
SimCity 4 will work with Windows Vista, however a powerful system is recommended. For example, 2 GB of RAM, a 512 MB graphics card, and a dual core processor of at least 2GHz should be sufficient. SimCity 4 only uses one of the cores.
500 MHz Pentium III processor. Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows 98; or Mac OS X, version 10.2 or later. 128 MB RAM, 256 MB RAM for Windows XP. 1 GB hard disk space. 32 MB DirectX 7.0-compatible video card, 8x CD-ROM drive.