|Quoting pvjin (Reply 6):|
Though not a big surprise really, EA messing things up again, knowing them they will probably drop the support for this game in a couple of years anyway and then it's not playable at all anymore.
|Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 2):|
In fact I might actually just download a pirated version just to spite EA and prove DRM doesn't work.
|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 7):|
I hope Maxis re-releases this thing with a different company. EA may be responsible for SC4's excessive slow-ness as well
|Quoting alberchico (Reply 5):|
Does anyone know how long EA would keep the servers up for a game like this ? SimCity 3000 is still going strong after all these years ? ( yes it runs on windows 7)
|Quoting RussianJet (Reply 20):|
Would you believe that yesterday I saw they're advertising the game on TV in the UK?? One would have thought they'd have waited to sort themselves out before doing so.
|Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 21):|
in looking for an off-line patch I found that they ALREADY have pirated versions available.
|Quoting Mir (Reply 22):|
Which is great news, since it will hopefully convince developers that this sort of continuous DRM will do nothing more than irritate customers and cause egregiously bad PR.
|Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 23):|
You'd think, but this is hardly the first DRM crap that's been pulled.
|Quoting Mir (Reply 24):|
True, but I do think it's the highest profile case. SimCity is a classic game, and even casual gamers will have heard about this whole mess. And the more people that know, the better.
|Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 25):|
I suppose. Maybe EA should do something Steam style. Not really a fan of the whole Steam set up but I hear their games are very hard to pirate. I know their games can be played offline
|Quoting DesertJets (Reply 17):|
I downloaded DOSBox and SC2000 for fun this weekend. For a nearly 20 year old game it holds up really well (by contrast the original basic SimCity doesn't IMHO).
I just installed it! I've been waiting for the latest SimCity game for ages and it looks pretty amaz-
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|Quoting txjim (Reply 29):|
I took a look at the 5-star reviews on Amazon to see who actually liked the game. They are priceless and worth the read! For example:
|Quoting nighthawk (Reply 31):|
I finally had chance to play the game last night, and in doing so discovered something that I have not seen mentioned anywhere else yet, and something that really worries me - there is no synchronisation between servers!
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|Quoting pvjin (Reply 41):|
I haven't had problems running Simcity 4 under Windows 7, though it's bought from Steam so I'm not sure if it's different from non-Steam version somehow.
|Quoting lewis (Reply 35):|
I have a feeling they are fully aware of the issues with Glassbox and this is why they have decided to stick with small tiles for the time being, where the impact of the issues you describe will be smaller, until they can resolve most of them.
|Quoting nighthawk (Reply 42):|
I have more or less stopped playing SC4 due to this, however the steam version is available for just a few pounds, so if it works without crashing I might be tempted to buy it.
|Quoting nighthawk (Reply 42):|
interesting to know, I have the original boxed version of SC4 Deluxe, and once the city gets over a certain size (i'm not sure what the size is, but it is around 20,000 population, so not exactly huge), it causes the game to crash.
|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 46):|
I have 3 cities I'm working on in SC4D, and all are over 60,000. No crashing issues surprisingly.
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