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danielrbischoff



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is pretty horrifying.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We must be lucky because we haven't runned into any server problems at all. Nothing all these "negative" Reviews even suggest. ;/ People today. ;/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skidrow's latest update points that they're planning to get a crack out before the 15th, with the 18th as the latest.
Will be interesting to see if they can do it that fast. Also would be insanely funny to see EAs hot new awesome DRM beaten within a couple weeks of release, so i'm hoping they do it.

Wonder if EAs server issues will be fixed before the crack comes out or if everyone who bought the game will have to download it just to play.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been confirmed by Maxis workers that the game doesn't send any load onto the servers - it's all local, and only the online features and game saves are sent.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03/12/simcity-server-not-necessary/

http://kotaku.com/5990165/my-simcity-city-thrived-offline-for-19-minutes

Also,
Turns out sims don't actually have fixed houses or jobs. They just look for the nearest available house, go to the nearest available job and then to the nearest available house again. They all do this at once, which creates massive traffic jams. Other services like tourists, police and fire fighters work the same way.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey everyone check out this guys channel and watch some of his simcity videos he does a really great job at playing
http://www.youtube.com/user/webgamingcentral/videos
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back with your latest crack news.

There's an offline mode, now. Let's you run it offline with 95% perfect gameplay, but doesn't solve the save problem.
As a bonus point, however, it lets you edit highways.

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/SimCity-Offline-Mode-Achieved-By-Hacker-Proves-EA-Scumbag-Liars-53642.html
(I love the title of that one - scumbag liars)
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/SimCity-Offline-Mod-Disconnection-Timer-Debug,21528.html

Once again the community provides a better product than the people who made the actual game.
I'll keep my eye open for a crack that lets you offline save and post here if i find one.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EA ceo steps down. I wonder if this is related

http://www.benzinga.com/news/13/03/3425857/ea-ceo-to-step-down-larry-probst-appointed-as-executive-chairman
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's great! I waited for this game so long Wink But it's quite annoying that the cities are so small, but generally - it's really good.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mgilbert wrote:
It's great! I waited for this game so long Wink But it's quite annoying that the cities are so small, but generally - it's really good.

The super small building spaces kind of piss me off. It basically turns the entirety of your city into a downtown megalopolis, but that's not how cities really are.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right! Big cities- big fun Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have started building mine I do agree that the city size is too small but I am making the most out of it though mining and soon smelting alloy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everybody my review is up check it out and leave a comment
http://www.gamerevolution.com/mreview/pc/simcity-2013/twgxslugger
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't make this post lightly, I never endorse the idea for people to download a game without buying it first.

But simcity offline local server has officially been released and can be played completely offline with no online authentication check. If you own the game and want to play it completely offline, download away.


Suck it EA and your retarded always online DRM. Next time don't lie to honest customers saying we needed it to offload computationally work or for saving.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, there's been a couple ways to get around the DRM before now, but it's been slightly glitchy.

I'm not even going to torrent this game, though.
It isn't worth my bandwidth.

Back to SimCity4!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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