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Play Sim City 4 At Higher Resolutions


Are you a fan of the super popular city building game SimCity 4? Are you still playing this game today but hate the lower resolutions the game natively allows you to select in the options screen? Well you’re in luck, I guess the guys over at Maxis did think about the future and the game does indeed support custom resolutions. I play the game in 1920×1080 as is my monitor’s native resolution and the game looks much better, let alone the extra screen real estate you have with all the mayor tools in the game!

All you need to do is add this to the target of your SimCity4 shortcut:

-CustomResolution:enabled -r1920x1080x32

Just change 1920x1080x32 to the resolution you’re looking for. Be sure to add the text after the quotation marks of the target. So it should look like:

“C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4\Apps\SimCity 4.exe” -CustomResolution:enabled -r1680x1050x32

If you’re using the Deluxe version, keep in mind that the target will likely be in a different folder:

“C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Apps\SimCity 4.exe” -CustomResolution:enabled -r1680x1050x32

If you’re using Steam, add the extra parameter without quotation marks to Launch Options (right-click SimCity 4, select properties) of the game.

How To Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich


I┬árecently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 to the latest version of Google’s new Android 4.0 operating system ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ and I must say, things have improved A LOT! There are many things that were missing from previous releases that we android users just took for granted, some features of which have been a staple in the iOS ecosystem for a while now but now that Android has these nailed down it is truely the killer OS out there at the moment in my opinion.

Many things that Android has done better compared with its competitors are things phone/tablet users use every day, rather what it’s competitors do which are questionably used as frequently.

A few of the new features include:

  • Resizable Widgets
  • New lock screen actions
  • Quick responses for incoming calls
  • Improved Text Imput

For a closer look at the feature set of this new release please check out the android developers – Android 4.0 Platform Highlights page for more information.