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SimCity (DRM discussion = ban)

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Philll, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Shimmy

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    I just hope this is not another Spore all over again. Huge discrepancy between the journalist reviews and the player opinions.
     
  2. Dragonfly

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    People in the US already complaining about not being able to download the game from Origin. Servers down etc. Reminds me of Diablo 3 launch.
     
  3. Kie

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    I'm gonna love the game no matter what :D
     
  4. OppyLock

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    For those with Amazon orders, your keys will be ready now...
     
  5. r8response

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    Couple of reviews already in..

    Polygon: 9.5

    VentureBeat: 90/100
     
  6. spilla2003

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    How are people downloading the game from Origin?

    All I can see is the message saying "THIS GAME IS UNRELEASED - Available: March 6, 2013 23:31"?

    :(
     
  7. taldoren

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    Whingepool has a good thread regarding this

    edit: just making first city now.
     
  8. Ospi

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    Looking forward to peoples thoughts, this one is high on my time killer list.
     
  9. Excalibur9700

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    i use hideipvpn, its still 'unreleased' after a few refreshes
     
  10. spilla2003

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    Have you restarted Origin?

    Originally I activated my Amazon code through my normal Origin AU account, and then used a VPN (FlyVPN if it matters, wasn't super fast though) to start the download of the base game & the game content.

    After the game content starts downloading (the "Processing Large File" stage), disconnect your VPN and it'll download a lot quicker! :)
     
  11. hosh0

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    Hello,

    We wanted to let you know your pre-order for "SimCity - Limited Edition [Download]" was inadvertently canceled by our system. We're very sorry about this. If you’d still like to purchase "SimCity - Limited Edition [Download]," you may pre-order again at the following link:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VTVRFA

    To make up for any inconvenience, we've applied a $5 promotional certificate to your Amazon.com account which you can use the next time you order an item sold by Amazon.com. Additionally, you can re-place your order between now and March 4th to receive the additional Limited Edition Bonus content including the Heroes and Villians content.

    You'll see your available promotional balance at checkout when placing your order through the Shopping Cart--this amount will be applied to your next qualifying order automatically without entering a claim code. Your promotional balance doesn't appear in Your Account but will always display when you place an order. For more information about using your promotional certificate, including the terms and conditions for using the certificate, visit our Help pages:

    http://www.amazon.com/help/promotionalcertificate

    If you pre-ordered using a promotional code, please contact our Customer Service via phone at 1-866-216-1072 or by clicking the "Contact Us" button on any Help page (www.amazon.com/help).

    We hope to see you again soon.

    Sincerely,

    Customer Service Department
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    http://www.amazon.com

    Please note: this e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.



    fml.
     
  12. Excalibur9700

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    Yep, closed origin, connected vpn, open origin. Did this for a few different US servers but still the same, I suspect this is because I ordered through origin, not the other places mentioned here
     
  13. JaS

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    Got my key through Amazon for $40 and used http://us.newfreevpn.com/ to start the download then disconnected the VPN, currently downloading (the launcher at least) via Origin.
     
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  14. Sphinx

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    Only 2 x Km2 max size city? wtf.... :mad:

     
  15. Pollywaffle

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    Yyyyyup!

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  16. dave_dave_dave

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  17. JaS

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    The plot size is too small, though the regional aspect should ease it at least a bit. The developers have said that there should be an increase in plot size when a mainstream computer can handle it :rolleyes:, whether that will be a free update, a paid DLC or included in an expansion ala The Sims remains to be seen.
     
  18. Sphinx

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    lollerskates... whats wrong with this picture :rolleyes:


    Click to view full size!



    edit: also no subway system..!?

    Guess that will be DLC?
     
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  19. BurningFeetMan

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    OpenTTD looks more natural than those squared off cities!!!

    Re-subways; I spammed & I spammed on their facebook posts for months, and yet my calls for subways were met with silence. Fuck you Maxis, I'm getting "Sporitis" all over a-fucking-gain.

    Further to this, I pre-ordered this game a year ago. Where the fuck is my download?!
     
  20. ewok85

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    What a joke, didn't they say the same about Sim City 4 at some stage?
     

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