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post #11 of 140
Is this really all it takes?
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Here is the code:

kNoRepeatNetworkAlertSeconds : 15,
kNetDownForceQuitAfterMinutes : 20,

Remove the line and you can play offline.
That's it.

So much for...
Quote:
Lucy Bradshaw, the general manager of developer Maxis, says that the recently launched SimCity would require significant engineering work in order to be playable completely offline, something that her team cannot handle at the moment.

1 guy, not part of her team was able to do it. Wonder what her definition of "significant engineering work" means to her.

Keep the good news coming. thumb.gif
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post #12 of 140
Being able to modify that line and play offline has been known for days in other threads now. It has also been known that you can't save if you do this. I'm not sure how this is new information.
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post #13 of 140
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post

Is this really all it takes?
So much for...
1 guy, not part of her team was able to do it. Wonder what her definition of "significant engineering work" means to her.

Keep the good news coming. thumb.gif

Gotta connect to save. Read the whole article before you get excited... doh.gif
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post #14 of 140
Nice, now if they can just get offline saves working and increase the city size limit.
post #15 of 140
Can he work on the AI and glitches too while he's at it? tongue.gif I'm serious. https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=week&search_query=simcity+glitches&lclk=week
Edited by keikei - 3/17/13 at 7:36pm
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This man is making the game better.
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post #17 of 140
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Gotta connect to save. Read the whole article before you get excited... doh.gif

Modder also said it's easy to implement that.

And even if the server calculations were extensive, and all of that...They still could have done it MInecraft style where the offline/single-player mode launches a private server on your PC and then the client connects to 127.0.0.1. This has the benefit of allowing you to have easy LAN play, too.
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post #18 of 140
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Uhhh, no. No it doesn't.


From the article:
...entirely possible for Maxis and not that hard for Maxis to do...

Which given Maxis' stonewalling and insisting that online only is the way they want you to play, I don't foresee Maxis mea culpa'ing any time soon.

I could create a UI myself in a matter of minutes, a few hours if you want a GOOD one.

The second part, I'll admit may be beyond my scope. I haven't actually looked closely enough at the problem to know, but lets assume it's beyond me. I'm almost certain any number of better programmers (meaning, MOST programmers) wouldn't have much issue unless Maxis deliberately went out of their way to make it difficult.

I think that's kind of the important part to bear in mind.
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I was hoping when I read this that EA/Maxis has done this and actually woke up and started to pay attention to the paying customer. I was saddened (slightly) to learn that this was from a Modder and not an official response to making the game "offline playable".
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some random guys does it THAT easy, and a multi million dollar developer says that it can't be done THAT easy.....it's sad day rolleyes.gif
    
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