SimCity can be modded to play offline

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    A modder managed to enable unlimited offline gameplay in SimCity with some quick changes to the game. On top of that, he also found a way to access the game's debug mode. Most of the debug features (...

    SimCity can be modded to play offline
     
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    DeathDealer175 Master Guru

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  3. Speed Weed

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    That's how to stick it up EA!
    Well done that modder. :)
     
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    nicugoalkeper Master Guru

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    +1 I Agree !
     

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    Good thing this isn't the EA forums then :D. Good work on that to the modder.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I might actually get the game now knowing I won't have to depend on EA's servers. I'm not really interested in playing it online - I've never played SC4 online and I easily put 50+ hours into that game.

    I get the impression that the new SimCity is dependent upon neighboring cities of other players, and in a virtual world that isn't a risk I'm willing to take. This isn't real life where people actually give a damn and (should) have qualifications to run a city, and while a game isn't serious if a neighbor screws you over, it's still frustrating.
     
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    Major Melchett Ancient Guru

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    Just remember people, this isn't a true full offline mode - you still need to connect to the servers to save your game (as per what the article states).

    So if you want to play this offline all the time (saves being made locally) you currently can't do that.
     
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    Has the game been pirated yet? If so, many games are pirated by simulating a fake local server, in which case maybe you could actually save locally. *sigh* If I'm right, it's a shame that once again pirates get the better experience.
     
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    Game was pirated on day one. Just took a little longer for a EXE crack to appear.
     
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    Sim City REQUIRING you to be online and play it... It was bad enough for D3.

    Why do people even give them their money for that kind of BS? If people were man enough to vote with their wallets, they wouldn't be stepping all over us. Stop supporting these companies, let them starve until they start treating paying customers properly again.
     
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    I voted with my wallet. I would have loved a new Sim City, just as I would have loved to play Battlefield 3, but EA practices (such as online DRM in SC and Origin on BF3) have prevented me from buying them. Same thing with Ubisoft and Blizzard. There are plenty of other games out there I can buy.
     
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    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    same as this there not getting my money to game i want but im not buying :wanker:
     
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    i don't care who believes me or not, but Ocean Quingley said in this twitter, there is a screencap somewhere in simcity reddit's page that modders where allowed to freely mod the game, according to Maxis's TOS, but not to EA's TOS!

    tl:dr Maxis allows modders to mod simcity, but EA does not... EA wins, customers lose, as usual!
     
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    show us that tweet!
     
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    @schmidtbag
    No matey it hasn't been, the save system is server side only right now and until someone mods it or EA change their mind to make it local then using the offline mod/hack means no saving.

    So don't worry, pirate/thieves haven't got a better experience (thankfully).
     

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    It's cool to see the fans digging through our source files, the creativity of our mod community has always been the lifeblood of Maxis.

    @SlackeyedUSMC Maxis = EA. Ocean is on record as saying we are working on exposing parts of the game to modders. Scope as yet undetermined.


    michael long
    @vertexnormal
    Lead Artist @ Maxis, Working on SimCity



    @SimCityModding @moskow23 I say go for it, but it'll be a little while before we can provide any support.

    Ocean Quigley
    @oceanquigley
    Creative director & Art director on the new SimCity. Art directed Spore, SimCity 4, SimCity 3000. Oil painter.



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    do you have a link to that reddit? or just a pic?
     
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    http://www.ea.com/news/simcity-update-straight-answers-from-lucy

    make a petition and ask Lucy Crapshaw to resign from Maxis please! she is the reason this simcity is broken, not EA, she is the crazy one who thinks that an MMO for a city builder is a good idea, obviously she has no clue what happened to Cities XL when it was online, well that was a small company but if that game made monte cristo go bankrupt, it will surely make EA lose tons of money, maybe they will resign Lucy and slap themselves on the face!
     
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    this is hope for the game if we can some how play off line with outthe stupid EA BS of "IT"needs to be "online"
     

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