If your into Industry Giant, then you either should or should have heard of Capitalism 2. I discovered that a few months ago - even if it is ancient - it ran on my Vista laptop. And the depth was amazing. I just wish there was something else out there for detailed business in a city kind of simming.
I discovered Democracy today, and was just blown away by the amount of involvement, and attention cliffski gives it. And seeing a dev diary for a second version, I had to buy it to ‘put my vote in’ LOL.
To your first question though, I cant find my install disk anymore - even though I found the box hehe. But if Capitalism runs without changes - i cant see that big of a deal with Industry Giant. I dont recall it being that intensive on graphics.
Ooh, almost done downloading my purchase of Democracy - gotta go run my country.
If there are other indie games out there heavy in simulation - i’m hard pressed to find em. Democracy was quite the accidental find.