SimCity (DRM discussion = ban)

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  1. TrennaHowar

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    Check this out from over at the simtropolis forum


    The dude is an admin over at the German Simcity forums so you would hope he isn't pulling our legs. I'm quietly optimistic this is true.

    Would be awesome to have larger maps :)
     
  2. G-PhresH

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    Thats awesome news!

    Cant wait to try it out!
     
  3. PabloEscobar

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    And now it appears on 'other sites'.

    Cracking a game the day after it goes 'offline friendly' is a sure fire way to make sure that the next one doesn't launch with an Offline Mode.
     
  4. toliman

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    There is a good possibility of some retributive angst from maxis (EA doesn't care) , but it is essentially a new game to people who will have rejected the first one based on reviews or word of mouth.

    Will sc get a fair review now that it is offline? No. Should it? No.

    Should game companies release broken copies on retail discs expecting the user to download a patch to get it to work? As if it was ransomware? The line is blurred by both sides having alienated the consumer.

    It comes down to marketing and social coverage for PC games. yes people in retail will obtain and break copy protection then upload it online. They don't really have to, but they sometimes do this from a misguided sense of community, sharing or marketing for the game.

    And, in the long run, the game itself has to do the job of converting freeloaders to purchasers.

    Which is half of the reason DLC exists, even though the logic is astoundingly stupid for redemption DLC or Day 1 DLC.
     
  5. BurningFeetMan

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    Some of the main reasons that I requested (and got) my money back on Simcity 2013, is that at it's core it's a broken simulation that simply formulated population counts rather than "simulating" the population. Further to this, sims didn't have a home, nor a job. They just showed up at the nearest place of employment, then headed off home to the nearest house. That is not a simulation. That is an array queue, first in/first out or alternatively a pop stack... a far cry from a simulation... unless the game was simulating a city full of freelancing squatters who all did things sequentially!

    I've said it from the start, in that one of the reasons as to why we can't have bigger maps, is because that these flaws only become exponentially worse with map size. Limiting the map to a relatively small size reduces the amount of symptoms (being an overly simplistic simulation) to the average player.
     
  6. Unframed

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    I've never noticed or given a crap about individual sims or their specific places of employment. Mostly because I'm playing SimCITY not the Sims.
     
  7. ck_psy

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    offline works fine.
    hard to do great projects though lol.

    i want a new version of sim city 4..
     
  8. toliman

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    Try banished. Or perhaps cities in motion 2 / tropico 5.

    When the map opens up beyond the town size, the biggest issue is still going to be traffic and agents travelling to work.

    With offline, the agents will become unemployed instead of leave the town to get jobs. Perhaps.
     
  9. ck_psy

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    hmm
    have banished and tropico.

    will check out cities in motion 2.

    my biggest issue with simcity right now is not enough workers.
     
  10. Foliage

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    Wow, have you tried it yet? How much larger are the cities?
     
  11. TrennaHowar

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    Fellas over on forum I linked haven't reported anything back yet so my guess is that it is still in the works : )
     
  12. ekeane

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    It could be b.s

    For all we know it could be b.s

    I wouldn't expect anything for the next day or 2 - probably by the weekend or early next week.
     
  13. neRok

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    So that German larger maps mod was an April Fools joke. :thumbdn:
     
  14. millsy

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    Bit of a necro, with this currently on special at Origin is it worth picking up?
     
  15. Kommandant33

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    How much are they asking?
     
  16. BurningFeetMan

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    I've spent more time updating the game compared to playing, just to spite the fuckers who made this heaped steaming pile of shit. :thumbdn:
     
  17. millsy

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    59.99 currently.
     
  18. G-PhresH

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    I had fun with it.
    Looking back i wouldnt have spent full price on it but i still got ~20 hours out of it.

    It also depends on what you are looking for.
    If you want SimCity 2000 with better graphics look somewhere else.

    If you want a relatively basic city sim that is pretty this is pretty good.
     
  19. millsy

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    Yeah based off what I've read it's more of a sim town rather than a sim city. Which is fine by me, just not sure if it's worth the asking price :)
     
  20. G-PhresH

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    Probably not worth it for $60.
    Thats basically retail.

    Wait for a good sale or get it from one of those CD key stores.
     

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