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April 28th, 2005, 03:44 AM
This Thread was Created to help people find a way to install sim city 3000 on ubuntu. (Updated Version)

April 30th, 2005, 11:24 PM
I'm going to copy/paste someone else's solution, I noted it from an earlier thread :

With a basic install, this is what happens:

michael@ubuntu:/opt/cxoffice$ sc3u
sc3u: relocation error: sc3u: symbol _dl_global_scope, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file
ld-linux.so.2 with link time reference

Although Loki is closed, there are still product updates available on the net. The site I used was http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/lokigames/patches/ , but any site listed on http://updates.lokigames.com/ will do. Instead of using the generic Loki update tool, which I suspect will not work because their updates server is down, downloaded the latest patch as a ".run" file.

Run the update script with "--keep". The "--keep" option is VERY important, I was not able to get the script to run otherwise:

sh sc3u-2.0a-x86.run --keep

Running the game with just "sc3u" results in a segfault. The solution is to instead start ALL Loki games with:

LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 /usr/local/bin/[NAME OF GAME]

In other words, to start SimCity 3000:
michael@ubuntu:~$ LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 /usr/local/bin/sc3u

NB: Some have reported that using LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.4 works better for them. I haven't had a problem with 2.2.5 so far.

May 1st, 2005, 09:40 PM
Thank you so much, i have never been able to get sim city 3000 to work on kernel 2.6 Ubuntu and its users truely are the Best!

I shall continue to spread the word, i have already converted 7 people to ubuntu :)

Keep up the good work! \\:D/

June 2nd, 2005, 12:00 AM
Hey guys, the above howto worked perfectly in getting my copy of sim city 3000 unlimited up and going. However, sound does not work in it. The game's readme mentioned editing the file ~/.openalrc to enable OSS, but it seems I have no such file in my home directory.

My sound is currently configured to use ALSA and I have no other sound problems besides this one.

Any suggestions?

September 11th, 2005, 10:48 PM

It doesn't really work for me, the game starts but I get a segmentation fault when I want to load a city. When I start a new one I can't build things like a power plant, streets are messed up (...).

fcntl: Invalid argument
fcntl: Invalid argument

BUG! (Segmentation Fault) Going down hard...
SimCity 3000 Unlimited 2.0.955a
Built with glibc-2.1 on x86
Stack dump:
Please send a full bug report,
along with the contents of autosave to: support@lokigames.com
Unable to execute loki_qagent - exiting