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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by DeweyTee on Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 15:27

Wil they release it for the Mac? Used to play the original on my Amiga 500 (which still works) for countless hours.

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Richy59 on Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 17:20

It is coming out for the Mac, but not on launch this week. This it might be about a month behind.




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Richy59 on Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 7:06

Anyone else actually getting this? We'll need to set up TORA Region :3




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by nickyf1 on Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 7:54

Yeah man, I might pick it up!

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Duke of Bruno on Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 15:18

Richy59 wrote:Anyone else actually getting this? We'll need to set up TORA Region :3
I can picture it now.

A beautiful vast region with a population of about 100 people, 3 dogs, and 20 race tracks.

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Richy59 on Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 15:39

TORA Region Goal: Have all city road layouts in the shape of famous Race Tracks.




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by CQR Rogue on Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 17:34

Richy59 wrote:TORA Region Goal: Have all city road layouts in the shape of famous Race Tracks.

yes!




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Richy59 on Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 14:19

Apparently the EA/Origin servers have taken a battering over the launch and not many people in the US have been able to play at all. With Europe and the UK coming over the next two days, I fear this will only get worse Sad

Stupid online only games that should just be single player :/




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by BG Scarlett on Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 14:53

Richy59 wrote:Apparently the EA/Origin servers have taken a battering over the launch and not many people in the US have been able to play at all. With Europe and the UK coming over the next two days, I fear this will only get worse Sad

Stupid online only games that should just be single player :/

Couldn't agree more - I have been toying with the idea of setting up a VPN from America to allow me to purchase but decided against it so that they "hopefully" have time to fix the server issues.

Although, the thought of me having a High Tech City and leaving BG Smithy with a Dirty Industrial City is rather amusing. Cheers

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by nickyf1 on Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 17:14

I'd love to give recreating my home city a go. Although I'm not sure the building area is big enough..


Glorious Glesga!

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by BG Scarlett on Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 17:18

nickyf1 wrote:I'd love to give recreating my home city a go. Although I'm not sure the building area is big enough..


Glorious Glesga!

Shocked Glasgow has never looked liked that when I have been there. Smile

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Dominic Mako on Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 17:23

I love the SimCity franchise, and actually played the original on a Commodore 64 back in... crap, I'm too old to remember. The new one is online only? Forget it. I'll just play SimCity 4. I'll save my rage when the new Xbox is online only as well.

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Richy59 on Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 17:28

Nah, the 'tiles' are 2km x 2km, which severely limits expansion. The idea behind it is to make a region, and have one area a suburb, one commercial, one industry, one tourism etc etc. Not ideal, but the simulation is that advanced that they reckon anything bigger would suffer. Have to bear in mind that this SimCity is the first product of an pretty new Maxis team, so it can be seen as their 'first' game and will only get better.

It is online only which does suck. You can make your regions private, and just invite friends, but you still have to be online for it. Most of the simulation for other cities run on the server whilst your loaded city runs from your machine. I think they underestimated how popular the game was and how taxing it would be on their servers.

It's a marked improvement over SC4, of which I was a huge fan. Only been playing since SC2K though Razz




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Duke of Bruno on Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 17:33

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/03/06

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by nickyf1 on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 0:05

BG Scarlett wrote:
nickyf1 wrote:I'd love to give recreating my home city a go. Although I'm not sure the building area is big enough..


Glorious Glesga!

Shocked Glasgow has never looked liked that when I have been there. Smile

When were you last in Glasgow? Razz

1973 perhaps?


In all seriousness though, it's seldom as nice as that, weather wise Razz

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by BG Scarlett on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 0:28

Used to go there two, three times a year with work. Mainly to Erskine but also Glasgow and Edinburgh.




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by nickyf1 on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 0:44

Ah, I see! I had an uncle who worked in there many many years ago.

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by HCR generaltso on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 4:20

Richy59 wrote:Nah, the 'tiles' are 2km x 2km, which severely limits expansion. The idea behind it is to make a region, and have one area a suburb, one commercial, one industry, one tourism etc etc. Not ideal, but the simulation is that advanced that they reckon anything bigger would suffer. Have to bear in mind that this SimCity is the first product of an pretty new Maxis team, so it can be seen as their 'first' game and will only get better.

It is online only which does suck. You can make your regions private, and just invite friends, but you still have to be online for it. Most of the simulation for other cities run on the server whilst your loaded city runs from your machine.

I completely understand the idea behind what they are doing. i just dont think they implemented it very well.

the plots of land are tiny, and maxis has said they will address it...but you should be able to create huge sprawling metropolis's with suburbs and commercial districts....not vast expanses of land...then incredible density then vast expanse of land...

there are other issues too... like where the hell are subways? why do i only get one connection to the highway? like why cant i extend highway backbone down into my city, like NY or Chicago... and no more trains? this is bananas.

and that penny arcade comic is right on. they spent a lot of modeling on Sims, but people dont actually care that much. i'd rather be focusing on the whole city rather than one person in it. if i wanted to play the sims, i'd have bought the sims...

Richy59 wrote: I think they underestimated how popular the game was
then they are complete fools. it's one of the most popular games of all time and has a VERY devoted fan base. to think they could butcher the game and get away with it is the very definition of hubris.

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Richy59 on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 5:45

I'm pretty hopeful that the sequel to this SimCity will be better and that now they have the basics down they can focus on expanding the game area. The have already said it is very possible, but they reduced the size to allow lower spec machines to enjoy the game. That to be honest is pretty irrelevant, as they could hav simply made a large variety of regions with various sizes of game areas and peoe could choose depending on their machine. CitiesXL - as buggy and broken as it eventually gets - nailed the sprawling metropolis. Many assumed SimCity would make a game of that scale, but done properly. Seems they have made SimTown instead.

I'm still über excited, I just hope I can play this weekend.




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by BG Scarlett on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 11:34

My copy arrived today.


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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by Richy59 on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 12:27

Not arrive home yet, but I ordered the same from Game bounce




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by CQR Rogue on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 12:34

downloading 2mw Smile




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by BG Scarlett on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 14:15

Stupid thing is you cannot play until tomorrow. Nightmare.

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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by CQR Rogue on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 14:18

!!!!!!!!! and then it all falls down !!!!!!!




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Re: SimCity 2013

Post by BG Scarlett on Thu 7 Mar 2013 - 15:13

Origin say in a stupid kids voice "Well it's not released till tomorrow in the UK"

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