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Red Menace

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#1 4 years ago

SimCity’s Update 10 is entering its final development stages.

The status report came today via a posting on the official SimCity Twitter account. “Update 10 is in final testing,” read the Tweet. “Almost there Mayors.” Update 10 will add long awaited offline functionality to the game.

Offline play has been a much requested feature since SimCity first released back in 2013. The game’s launch was, of course, marred by technical issues rooted primarily in its always online nature. Electronic Arts initially said that it had “no intention” of adding offline functionality to the game.

The publisher reversed that stance earlier this year, however, announcing that the game’s developers at Maxis were, in fact, fashioning a patch that would allow offline play. Today’s Tweet sadly didn’t include a release date of any sort for said patch. That said, it would seem that Update 10 will be arriving be sooner rather than later.

SimCity Offline Play Patch Enters "Final Testing" | Game Front

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EA still sucks though.


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Lindale Forum Mod

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#2 4 years ago

[COLOR=Blue]It will still require Origin. :cort: [/COLOR]


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#3 4 years ago

IIRC the warez version that was released near the time of the initial release of the game supported offline play.... Makes you wonder what the heck they were doing with all their time before this.... =p




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#4 4 years ago
Lindale;5731416[COLOR=Blue]It will still require Origin. :cort: [/COLOR]

Origin has significantly improved since its inception.

Still, this offline mode can't salvage a fundamentally broken game. I was considering picking it up a while back, but there was a sale on SimCity 4 on Steam. So I got that instead.

Because why not. That game has never failed me. Societies was pretty bad, and Cities XL is a broken mess. There seems to be no city building game that can really challenge SimCity 4, even today.




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#5 4 years ago

[COLOR=Blue]SimCity 3000 was the height of my interest. SimCity 4 never matched up. And around that same time, Spore came, and I was forced to play it on a virtual machine to protect my main computer. And let's not forget how Spore had a limit of 3 installs per disc, requiring you to buy another disc if you happened to exceed that limit.

I loved The Sims, and The Sims 2 was also quite fun. I loved how Maxis allowed me to port my SimCity 2000 cities for use in Streets of SimCity and SimCopter. That era needs to return. [/COLOR]


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#6 4 years ago

People are still crying over always-online?

I can think of a million other issues SimCity 2013 needed fixed before that non-issue.




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#7 4 years ago

PRINCIPLE OF THE THING!


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#8 4 years ago

Lindale;5731442[COLOR=Blue]SimCity 3000 was the height of my interest. SimCity 4 never matched up. And around that same time, Spore came, and I was forced to play it on a virtual machine to protect my main computer. And let's not forget how Spore had a limit of 3 installs per disc, requiring you to buy another disc if you happened to exceed that limit.

I loved The Sims, and The Sims 2 was also quite fun. I loved how Maxis allowed me to port my SimCity 2000 cities for use in Streets of SimCity and SimCopter. That era needs to return. [/COLOR][/QUOTE] I read an article a while back, if I recall, musing about how SimCity 4 didn't achieve the same success as SimCity 3000 because it was more complex and not as laid-back or casual as its predecessor. I haven't played SimCity 3000, so I can't really comment on it, but I do like SimCity 4 quite a bit. Certainly more than any of the sequels they've put out since then. [QUOTE=Red Menace;5731469]PRINCIPLE OF THE THING!

PRINCIPLES.




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#9 4 years ago

[COLOR=Blue]Quite frankly, SimCity 4 was downright confusing. I ended up uninstalling it, and digging out my SimCity 3000 disc again. [/COLOR]


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#10 4 years ago

Takes EA a year to do something that took a hacker a couple of weeks to do. Smells fishy, but it's EA.