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I did read what you put in your post. Nowhere did you say you were going to pirate it, but playing a game without paying for it infers JUST THAT, so uh, deal with the angry quoters? You dug your own hole.

Someone bought it for him?
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I thought they had to "rewrite the entire game" for singleplayer to work?

anyone that believes that they have to rewrite the entire game for SP to work should be slapped with a giant fish
 
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For those interested: Ars Technica - SimCity review: One week later, time doesn’t heal all wounds

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Screw you guys, the first Formula 1 session of the year just started biggrin.gif

Hmmm, hum. Well, yesterday people were about to go mad, today I think the thread is going to explode. I actually agree with you on this one. tongue.gif

(Sounds of explosions in the background as the OCN servers don't know what to do, very akin to how EA servers behave. biggrin.gif)

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People here assume it'd be hard to make it always offline...They're wrong and Minecraft proves it.

Minecraft 1.3 removed the Single Player client completely, and instead made Single-Player start a server instance then connect to it, why can't Simcity do this? The fact of the matter is, if Mojang can do that in a few weeks with a game that by all accounts is horribly coded with 2-3 people, Maxis sure as hell can with Simcity, the "significant engineering" thing is complete and utter crap..and I'm including regions in that too. I severely doubt that those calculations actually require more than a Core 2 Quad at most to still run fine because you have to remember, EA is hiring the servers from Amazon's EC2 service, they're not going to tie them up with significant calculations unless you fully expect them to not want to make money off SC.

Exactly, I said something similar in another thread.

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Run it in VMware.

Or hibernate the PC and make a backup of the hibernation file.

Or just wait till the next mod.
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Plus they'll just force a patch for it. "You can not access our servers unless you update your game!"

And if someone does not want to access their servers?

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You've missed one huge point. You still have to launch the game with a connection through both origin and the launcher until you get into a city. This isn't a pirated version of any sort.

You only need to launch the game once.

After that, get into a city, save the state of the VM or the hibernation file, and restore it when you want to play from scratch.


Good idea. I actually like the possible additional interpretation that it's better to run EA games in a sort of sandbox, away from your other programs, you know, keeping dubious software in check. thumb.gif
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anyone that believes that they have to rewrite the entire game for SP to work should be slapped with a giant fish

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For those interested: Ars Technica - SimCity review: One week later, time doesn’t heal all wounds

Thank you kind sir, great read. Just one away. tongue.gif
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For those interested: Ars Technica - SimCity review: One week later, time doesn’t heal all wounds

Thank you kind sir, great read. Just one away. tongue.gif

You're welcome!

From 300 Rep ? Indeed! Thanks! thumb.gif


I've been going to Metacritic to check the Metascore for the past week, and after a few days where it went from 66 to 67, today with more reviews it went down to 65. Scratch that, I just checked again and it's down to 64. I guess some review sites waited a week before reviewing the game. And to think that when I started checking it was at 82 (and someone had mentioned it being around 90 in the beginning).
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You're welcome!

From 300 Rep ? Indeed! Thanks! thumb.gif


I've been going to Metacritic to check the Metascore for the past week, and after a few days where it went from 66 to 67, today with more reviews it went down to 65. Scratch that, I just checked again and it's down to 64. I guess some review sites waited a week before reviewing the game. And to think that when I started checking it was at 82 (and someone had mentioned it being around 90 in the beginning).

Congrats on your 300 rep. thumb.gif
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looks like they patched the debug mode
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Rather rare for a town to have 30k-100k people in it rolleyes.gif

According to the OP the numbers the game says are inflated and there's actually a maximum around 15k (in which the game inflates that to say 100k). I'm just using hyperbole.

I'm a city person. There better be millions or I'm not living there. smile.gif
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According to the OP the numbers the game says are inflated and there's actually a maximum around 15k (in which the game inflates that to say 100k). I'm just using hyperbole.

I'm a city person. There better be millions or I'm not living there. smile.gif
http://www.citymayors.com/statistics/largest-cities-density-125.html
Think of the individual cities in this game being only ~2kmx2km (or 2km^2 total, can't remember which atm). That's higher population density than any city on earth once you get to 120k. The maximum is far higher than 15k, I've got 210k pop with 260k visitors, even with a 10x population alteration, that's still 40k+ sims actually simulated. Go into one of the bigger regions and put in an arcology or two and you'll have a chance of reaching that 5M Region achievement.
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