john.beare Jul 23 @ 9:35am
Dont buy for Windows 7
Just bought this but the game refuses to start on 7. as usual Steam and the publisher are absolutley no help whatsoever.
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Frost Jul 23 @ 7:42pm 
yeah same here, bougth it a few days ago and hasnt worked at all. also have windows 7
The doctor is in Jul 23 @ 8:41pm 
ive used it with both windows 7 and windows 8 without any problems.

so its not the game in itself. many people having problems are having problems due to other issues.

if ur having problems look at end of log files for reason

search web with that error and see what others did to resolve

its not hard and it should run just fine
Frost Jul 23 @ 9:33pm 
what are your computer specs doctor?
死EternallyAries死 Jul 23 @ 9:39pm 
Originally posted by The doctor is in:
so its not the game in itself. many people having problems are having problems due to other issues.

To be honest, it is the games issues. I could run it better on Windows XP then I could run it on Windows 7 and 8. And even then it lag horribly on all 3 operation systems. The game is horribly optimize.

Anyway John, try running the game in compatible mode on Windows XP SP3. And then post back if it runs or at least leaves an error.
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The doctor is in Jul 24 @ 7:43pm 
Originally posted by Frost:
what are your computer specs doctor?


for anyone interested the game runs great out of the box on my 2+ yr old amd 1090t, ati 6870, 16gb Windows 8.1 64-bit without having to do anything special, just download, install and run...
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Chris Solomon Jul 24 @ 10:07pm 
works great on my 4.5 year old i7 laptop dualbooting win7 ult x64 and win 8.1 pro wmc. there is a patch that needs to be installed if running cxlp under win 8 however.
The doctor is in Jul 24 @ 11:14pm 
? what patch

im not running anything other than the steam version nd it runs great on my windows 8.1 and before windows 8 and before that windows 7

perhaps patch is not needed... or perhaps ur using the non steam version which does require u to do the patches yourself... and yes for the non steam version there are patches u have to do... but that is why i buy from steam, they do patches for the games i buy from them using steam and i dont do a thing, well run the client and wait for patch to download and install, but it always up to date ;)
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Chris Solomon Jul 24 @ 11:56pm 
i dont exactly understand what the issue fixes, but heres the link http://forum.citiesxl.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7971

it is appearently some sort of protection patch, which also requires us to change permissions for cxlp folders as well. idk, maybe steam already has the patch integrated
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The doctor is in Jul 25 @ 12:00am 
as far as i know that is for their version, not the steam version...

i certainly have not applied the patch and its running great without it
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Chris Solomon Jul 25 @ 12:03am 
idk about that i installed the patch, on my system, no changes under win7 but seems to work better slightly under win 8. steam did not even seem to notice that i replaced the exe file
Manoman Jul 25 @ 7:55pm 
If you try to run the game in windowed mode on windows 8 the game crashes so if you can't get it to run try deleted the drectory for the game in the %appdata% that fixed my problems with the game.
Caimbeul.HarlequiN #571RB! Jul 27 @ 9:12am 
i'm fine with windows 7.
ドラザラー Jul 27 @ 10:33am 
I am running the game under Windows 7 ultimate x64 with no problems.
Joe Stracke Jul 27 @ 7:55pm 
I don’t mean to rain on your tirade, but the system requirements state Windows 7 compatibility, which is what I run (64 bit)… and I’ve never had a problem running the game.

Granted, the game has other performance issues… but the OS incompatibility mentioned in the OP isn’t one of them.
stodge Aug 1 @ 5:53pm 
Side by side error on Windows 8.. *sigh*
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