Patch 3.0 For SimCity Promises to Fix Traffic (Again)

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Damn now I have to respond to people rather than be a smart ass then run. I really need to work out so I can actually do the run part.

BrotherRool:

=D That's a brilliant way of looking at it. It's strange that despite such persuasive logic I'm still untempted to buy a game with not very useful always-online that has been broken for two months since they started selling it to people. There must be something wrong with me :P

ACM wasn't a bug, the demo had features that Time Gate (the studio that just went bust) put in, and then when Gearbox took control they ripped all of it back out of the game and carried on making it at the level it came out on.

But if it is not a bug it is a feature? So the whole game is one big feature? Oh well I still have avp, avp2, and primal hunt. So glad I did not preorder ACM. Such a sad story, much like the ones the spawn serial killers in movies.

Ultratwinkie:

They are giving no support.

All patches have been tiny fixes. Traffic isn't fixed because it is highly compressed, not to scale of a real road or city.

Simcity also has shitty roads that don't have the capacity of their real world counter parts.

Hell, there is a video on this.

From what I read on both Reddit and simcity forums. The population dropped like a rock, and fewer and fewer are playing online.

I see the power of my smart ass has overridden your sense I am sorry about that. That post was a joke seeing as all of the fixes have been jokes. I am sorry that this was not clear to you.

CrossLOPER:

I'm so glad this game still has support, just like I'm glad that the Modern Warfare/Black Ops still has modder support. I mean think of how much fun I would not have with that series if every other person had a mod that allowed them to one shot kill everyone the second they come into view or see other players through walls. I'm so glad that Activision allows this to go on.

I'm also so glad that it is legal to sell non-functional software and then be able to refuse refunds. I wish everything was this way. I mean who cares if I die from botulism or my tires fall off when I'm on the freeway? Survival of the fittest.

A man? after my own heart! Ok are you a man or woman? I only know of two ways to check online. One is the profile the other is to pants you. I would prefer to avoid the second option. And your profile says nothing! Pantsing it is.

But yes I agree we need to go back to the age of robber barons and no laws protecting anyone without a shit ton of money! Sure I would die in a week, but it would be an interesting week?

P.S. It is fun to beat cheaters in games, rare, but when it happens so very worth it.

Mimsofthedawg:
Once again, I applaud the Escapist for its blatant yellow journalism! Way to make Fox News look like a godsend!

At any rate, I love the game, city sizes included. Most of the bugs aren't as bad (if you're unlucky to encounter them at all) as they sound on paper.

EA botched the server issue and that has caused everyone to write this game off. Sad really. But it just is another exampe of proving the sickening hive mentality in the gaming community.

Oh well. I'm off to continue expanding my casino empire! tata!

Yes, it's the gamers' mentality that is sickening.

-_-

wulfgar_red:
don't blame devs or publisher. everyone knows it's piracy fault

Yup, they could have made a perfectly good game, but nooooo, they just had to go drinking rum with Captain Jack.

Idlemessiah:
Reading these articles feels like watching someone bale out a sinking boat with a bucket when they have a perfectly good water pump behind them. Also the bucket has a hole in it.

and is on fire.

OT: I've been hearing lots about how people are abandoning the game in droves but I've yet to see anything concrete. Of course I don't expect to see any actual number from EA, but so far it all seems to be rumor or an assumed consequence. Mind you I'm not trying to defend the game, just that I'd be interested in seeing the factual drop in players since launch.

Other than that there's not much more to say about the hole EA has dug for Sim City. They fucked up in a spectacularly ignorant fashion and it's at best causing them a minor annoyance.

I can't help but wonder if some of this mess is being caused by the belief that releasing an imperfect product and then fixing it later leads to a better public image than just releasing a working game. The only thing going through my mind at the moment is how idiotic and incompetent EA is looking at the moment.

Mimsofthedawg:
Once again, I applaud the Escapist for its blatant yellow journalism! Way to make Fox News look like a godsend!

At any rate, I love the game, city sizes included. Most of the bugs aren't as bad (if you're unlucky to encounter them at all) as they sound on paper.

EA botched the server issue and that has caused everyone to write this game off. Sad really. But it just is another exampe of proving the sickening hive mentality in the gaming community.

Oh well. I'm off to continue expanding my casino empire! tata!

Captcha: Do you love me?

played it while at a friends house while he was setting up a small pathfinder campaign.

everything I hear that is bad about this 'game', I noticed within a few minutes of playing.

I sat and watched a high density road going straight from the residential section of the city directly to the industrial sit unused for a few in-game months, instead traffic would go all the way to the end of town, down a small dirt road, through the wind-farm area, and then finally to their job that by the time they arrived would of been shut down due to 'not enough workers'.

or the fire trucks that will drive around the block no less than 140 times to get to a house fire because a car is blocking it.

or if you go full stupid and actually play online, its hella easy for a player to fuck over everyone else.

SimCity 5 is a shit Social 'game' that should of been put out on Facebook instead of as a retail game.

good thing SimCity 4 still works, where you dont have to actively fight against the game to do what you want.

DVS BSTrD:

008Zulu:

Steven Bogos:
If you are one of the five people still playing...

Excellent zinger. That qualifies as a Level 4 Burn on EA.

I am curious, if any of the 5 players are here, if the patches patch the ability to crack the game to play it offline?

Nah, they just have enough people to use the carpool lane.

Lies!

At least 2 of those 5 alleged individuals are cheap, plastic blow up dolls dressed up to look human.

I don't blame you though, no one actually wants to look into that trainwreck deep enough to spot them, which is how they get away with it!

kajinking:

Mimsofthedawg:
Once again, I applaud the Escapist for its blatant yellow journalism! Way to make Fox News look like a godsend!

At any rate, I love the game, city sizes included. Most of the bugs aren't as bad (if you're unlucky to encounter them at all) as they sound on paper.

EA botched the server issue and that has caused everyone to write this game off. Sad really. But it just is another exampe of proving the sickening hive mentality in the gaming community.

Oh well. I'm off to continue expanding my casino empire! tata!

Captcha: Do you love me?

Casino Empire? Wasn't there a bug not too long ago that caused all but the basic casinos to not work?

Ah well I'm sure the game is fine based on what you said, it's not like the game has a completely broken RCI demand or that the game still rolls back hours and hours of progress randomly this long after release.

No I'm sure the game is just fine and people ar---

Your post is not processing properly. Would you like to roll back your post to a working state or abandon your post?

Maybe, but bugs are ubiquitous. Just because a few people might be experiencing them, that doesn't mean every single person is.

It's actually shocking to me that so many people think this game is crazy bugged. It's just not.

Yopaz:

wulfgar_red:

BrotherRool:
What is this? Two months after release and they're still trying to patch major features into a workable condition?

don't blame devs or publisher. everyone knows it's piracy fault

This can't be blamed on piracy. This game has DRM so all piracy has been completely eliminated and no-one can ever play this game without purchasing it.

sir, you need sarcasm stone to navigate internet

wulfgar_red:

Yopaz:

wulfgar_red:

don't blame devs or publisher. everyone knows it's piracy fault

This can't be blamed on piracy. This game has DRM so all piracy has been completely eliminated and no-one can ever play this game without purchasing it.

sir, you need sarcasm stone to navigate internet

Uhm, no? Maybe you do? Everyone knows DRM doesn't do much for piracy, I was being sarcastic in response to your sarcasm.

Kahani:
A couple of minor patches and it's at version 3.0? I guess we can add version numbering to the list of things they clearly don't understand.

there are games that update for YEARS (celebrated 2years aniversary recently, guess the game) and are still in 0,8 version despite addint 4 tiems the content the first "official release" version. and there are some which turn into version 3,0 with bugfix patches. This sim city fiasco was extremely hilariuos to watch, thnak you escapist and Maxis for good show, and it was free entertainment too as i never bought the game as i saw this coming a mile off.

Mimsofthedawg:
Maybe, but bugs are ubiquitous. Just because a few people might be experiencing them, that doesn't mean every single person is.

It's actually shocking to me that so many people think this game is crazy bugged. It's just not.

Funny how that often comes biting you in the ass though. When i first bought and isntaleld Civilization 4, everyone was screaming about the bugs in that game, yet i experienced none. not a single bug. i enjoyed the game for years spunning over 300 hours of gameplay. then i reinstalled my system and installed the game again. all animations were frozen, no animation worked. ok, i can live without them. so i played fine. the next install, the game would crash on fullscreen (had to find the setup file and set it to use windowed mode to even launch the game, thanks for somone troubleshooting this bug before me in another forum that i found on google), the animations dont work and the colors of nations sometimes get mixed up in the UI (though not in the core game, like it wont give your troops to the enemy, just show them the enemys colour). fine, i played it like that. Next install it was back to the case of 2nd isntall, and my current isntall is the worst version yet. it is the 3rd version + i sometimes seem to lapse into my enemy research and other stuff like that, like i woudl see what enemy is researching in my research bar instead of what i am researching untill i end the turn, the spies stop working half the time, the map seems to be unmovalbe (snaps back to original location) unless i click on minimap, sometimes you have to order troops twice for it to reach, ect. Its still playable, heck i played it today, but the bugs are there, and jsut because i got lucky on first install does not mean they only happen to one or two people.

The one thing I don't get is, if it's so easy theoretically to play offline, how come it hasn't been cracked to date >_>

there's gotta be something big somewhere, otherwise it'd have been an easy workaround

antipunt:
The one thing I don't get is, if it's so easy theoretically to play offline, how come it hasn't been cracked to date >_>

there's gotta be something big somewhere, otherwise it'd have been an easy workaround

It was cracked to play indefinitely, and the guy that did it had to only disable 2 lines of code, that basically said after 20 minutes search for internet connection and turn off game if there is none.

The issue is that Maxis hid all their save game code on the servers, so in order to save your cracked copy on your own computer the cracker would have to basically build an entire save function for the game from scratch. Not knowing the code of the game makes that a huge ask. That's the big thing that's stopping an offline crack going viral, but the offline crack does exist.

You can play the game offline with insultingly easy effort, you just can't save your progress because Maxis put all that code on their servers.

Hero in a half shell:

antipunt:
The one thing I don't get is, if it's so easy theoretically to play offline, how come it hasn't been cracked to date >_>

there's gotta be something big somewhere, otherwise it'd have been an easy workaround

It was cracked to play indefinitely, and the guy that did it had to only disable 2 lines of code, that basically said after 20 minutes search for internet connection and turn off game if there is none.

The issue is that Maxis hid all their save game code on the servers, so in order to save your cracked copy on your own computer the cracker would have to basically build an entire save function for the game from scratch. Not knowing the code of the game makes that a huge ask. That's the big thing that's stopping an offline crack going viral, but the offline crack does exist.

You can play the game offline with insultingly easy effort, you just can't save your progress because Maxis put all that code on their servers.

detail and informative answer. Thanks sir

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