Making the Linux version of Simcity 3000 Unlimited work

Ok, so I have been kinda annoyed that I could not make Simcity 3000 Unlimited from LokiGames work in linux in the last few years. Everytime I try, something does not work. I have followed directions from different places for years to get this working in Linux, and never had much success. Until today.

I discovered if you install the Loki Simcity 3000 Unlimited, then download the patch from one of the places here, (This one worked for me.)then install the patch with the command:

./sc3u-2.0a-x86.run –keep

If you run the patch without the –keep it will give you an error like this:

Verifying archive integrity…OK
Uncompressing SimCity 3000 Unlimited 2.0a Updatetrap: usage: trap [-lp] [arg signal_spec …]
If all goes well it will install and ask you a few questions. Answer all those right, then run the program using the command:

LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 /usr/local/games/SC3U/sc3u

If you run the game without the LD_ASSIME_KERNEL command it will probably just segment fault on you like it did me. I give credit to this thread on the Ubuntu forms for this info, as well as Google for allowing me to find the info I needed! Hope this helps someone else!

SimCity 3000 Unlimited