SimCity finally playable offline, update your games now

SimCity Offline

By on March 19, 2014 at 11:31 am

EA have announced that SimCity‘s offline mode has finally been deployed in Update 10, out today.

Offline Mode will be available from the main menu, labelled as “Single Player”. Playing in this mode disables multiplayer, the SimCity World, Leaderboards, Achievements, dynamic pricing of resources in the Global Market and Cloud Saves.

Developers Maxis stress that saved regions are unable to be transferred between modes. If you make a single-player region, it’s offline forever. There’s also a new “Save As” feature so you can make copies of your single-player world, and you can disable the autosave functionality to give yourself more control.

A new offline tutorial has been released showing how it all works, which you can see below.

Source: via SimCity blog

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Some_Bored_Dude

… and can get it on Origin for 40% off (unsure how long for) making the DDE only $59.99. Almost cheap enough to buy now!

 
 

A year too late imo, have lost all interest long ago.

 

someboreddude,

I find it a little insulting that they call that a sale. The game is a year old, had one of the worst launches in the history of PC games and then they charge you $60 for a download.

 
Some_Bored_Dude

holybumble,

Great Link!

jellygoose,

Agree. EA normally drops the price of their games to almost $20 after a year so I’m stumped why this is still so expensive, considering the originally online only and small regions step.

NOTE: I’ve never played the game, only seen it in action. Still not convinced enough to purchase the game just yet.

 

Come on, someone tell us that because we complained about the lies and shoddy treatment that we are now morally obligated to buy this POS.

 

caitsith01:
Come on, someone tell us that because we complained about the lies and shoddy treatment that we are now morally obligated to buy this POS.

I would direct that at the people who specifically said “I’d buy it if it had offline”, but of course we all know those people will just complain about something else as the reason they won’t buy it.

 

LOL gotta remember that Offline was only half the battle, the other half was having a city the size of a tiny suburb. Larger cities and an AI that wasn’t totally retarded, plus list of pointless design choices that shouldn’t have been made, equals may as well wait for either the next one or the other city builder being made by a dude properly.

 

:GoN: comments aside (seriously people, stop whining about the same things over and over)

Anyone know how the region play features are working offline? Particularly the workers/shoppers travelling between cities.

 

RSOblivion:
LOL gotta remember that Offline was only half the battle, the other half was having a city the size of a tiny suburb. Larger cities and an AI that wasn’t totally retarded, plus list of pointless design choices that shouldn’t have been made, equals may as well wait for either the next one or the other city builder being made by a dude properly.

Oh no doubt it was only part of it for some, but there was certainly some parts of the unhappy people that were 100% about the online mode.

 

caitsith01:
Come on, someone tell us that because we complained about the lies and shoddy treatment that we are now morally obligated to buy this POS.

I bet you are lots of fun at parties.

 

Good job Maxis, you are now one third of the way there. Now how about making those suburb sized maps about nine times larger and adding mod support? Then you might just have the game that most of your fans (customers) wanted in the first place.

 

I kinda want this game… Now that it is offline with a few patches I’m interested. Though truth be told DRM doesn’t bother me unless it does harm the games functionality (I would of been pissed off if I had it during its launch) But $60 still won’t justify it. God they are like Blizzard games lol

Anyone know if they fixed that traffic issue and have larger spaces to build your city? Also, if the product at its current state was provided during its launch (including offline mode) would you of rated it a good game?

 

timmytim,

I wouldn’t bother yet. As mentioned above the city sizes are a joke. It’s almost the same size as a sim suburb, except you need to fit a whole city. They need to make the region map, the city map. THEN it would be worth it, if it was $20..

 

matty: I bet you are lots of fun at parties.

Oh, I am.

But when I’m on game forums where people talk about issues relating to the publication of games, I tend to talk about issues relating to the publication of games.

 

makena: I would direct that at the people who specifically said “I’d buy it if it had offline”, but of course we all know those people will just complain about something else as the reason they won’t buy it.

Does it occur to you that we haven’t yet reached a point of Murdoch-ocracy where you actually HAVE to buy something unless you have a good reason?

I mean, it’s like people saying, “I’m not going to that supermarket because every time I do a pack of wild badgers slashes at my flesh”, and then when the guy who runs it gets the badgers removed, demanding people go there because they complained about the badgers earlier.

In summary, badgers are awesome.

 

caitsith01: Does it occur to you that we haven’t yet reached a point of Murdoch-ocracy where you actually HAVE to buy something unless you have a good reason?

I mean, it’s like people saying, “I’m not going to that supermarket because every time I do a pack of wild badgers slashes at my flesh”, and then when the guy who runs it gets the badgers removed, demanding people go there because they complained about the badgers earlier.

In summary, badgers are awesome.

Eh? Nice leap.

If they don’t want to buy the game, that’s cool.

If they specifically said “I’ll buy if they change X”, and now X changed, they want Y changed too and that’ll cause them to buy it, they’re moving the goal posts further away as they don’t want the game at all so shouldn’t demand changes. That’s just being a twat.

 

holybumble,

Thanks….as the posted above said…a year too late, but still a good buy none the less…I guess!

 
 

caitsith01: Oh, I am.

But when I’m on game forums where people talk about issues relating to the publication of games, I tend to talk about issues relating to the publication of games.

Oh shit! I forgot this was the “Caitsith preemptive attack on make believe people” forum. If only those people claiming you have a moral obligation to buy simcity existed here. Curse those imaginary people GON telling you how to live your life!
If only we could catch them…

 
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