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This thread is very annoying. All I'm reading is a bunch of flaming responses from people who don't really get it. There seems to be some confusion over what this guy said but all the people with uber comps are pissed because they think the entire game is only going to use 1 core/thread.

Well, for all practical purposes it will run on one thread. However, with the cloud based solution they have said they will use I am thinking that one thread will be just fine. I am much more concerned about the bandwidth that will be needed. Imagine you are playing an MMO...you have to send and receive packet for your character to go up and purchase an item from a store. Simple right? However, now multiply that by 100,000 sims gambling at casinos simultaneously. It could get a little freaky. Depends how it was done. I would hope that the devs did it the smart way and grouped all the sims before doing any calculations...though then it really isn't a sim, but I don't think many people would care.

However, I have no doubt that as far as the local running of the game is concerned there will not be performance issues with one thread. I don't think any one should really care as long as the game performs well. This is sim city for crying out loud. I doubt the world would be in uproar if Forklift Simulator was single threaded (and it might very well be)
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 2/12/13 at 7:40am
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It's got to be said, just in case the developers read this thread:

I RARELY pay full price on launch for any game, but I was fully prepared to pay for this game initially.

The always-on Cloud connection and DRM was the first knife in the back, given I'll be living in Cambodia (most likely) without a home internet connection very soon.

This is the last straw. Will not be buying either. Absurd.
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This thread is very annoying. All I'm reading is a bunch of flaming responses from people who don't really get it. There seems to be some confusion over what this guy said but all the people with uber comps are pissed because they think the entire game is only going to use 1 core/thread.

Main Sim + Game Loop = Core Gameplay Elements = Game
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Single core utilization for one part of the game != Single threaded game.
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It's clear OCN doesn't listen to reason. So I'm done.

Neither do you to opinions.
   
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It's clear OCN doesn't listen to reason. So I'm done.

Neither do you to opinions.

Because opinions are hard fact on OCN.
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Because opinions are hard fact on OCN.

It's a discussion, You voice your opinion. Regardless of where it comes from.
 
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Main Sim + Game Loop = Core Gameplay Elements = Game



That's what I took away from this. Am I wrong in thinking there is far more to the game than the sim calculations?
Edited by DBEAU - 2/12/13 at 9:41am
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I'm gonna buy this game just to make the people on this thread upset with me

(I already bought it and was in the last beta and will be in the one saturday)
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That's what I took away from this. Am I wrong in thinking there is far more to the game than the sim calculations?
If you're not using a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, or internet connection then yes, that's all there is.
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