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Sim City offline patch in final testing

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This is what Sim City offline looks like right now

Ah, Sim City. you looked so good, and I thought I might get sucked back in to the bait of micromanaging a virtual city – but then you had launch issues, no mods, small city sizes and a wealth of other issues that made you no fun to play. the biggest issue for most though, is the lack of offline play. Thankfully, after months of denying it was even possible, Maxis finally relented and said a patch would be coming to add offline play. That patch is now in its final testing stages.

 

According to Maxis general manager Patrick Buechner, here’s what you can expect in Update 10.

"In Update 10, you can still play solo in Regions on your own, or in Multiplayer with people from around the world," he explained

"What’s new is the Single Player Mode, which allows you to play the game Offline by yourself. And because your saved games in this mode are stored locally, you can save and load to your heart’s content.

"Bringing the game Offline means big things for our wonderful community of Modders," Buechner added. "They can now make modifications to the game and its components without compromising the integrity of the Online game. Modding is a big part of our studio’s legacy and we’re excited to see what you guys create."

It’s neat, but I’m not sure anyone’s really still playing Sim City, and I don’t think an offline patch will bring back players in droves. The best that we can hope for Sim City is that it serves an example to developers and publishers about the perils of always online single player games.

Last Updated: March 14, 2014

27 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    March 14, 2014 at 14:32

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 14, 2014 at 14:51

      Is it just me or does it look as though the guy enjoyed it? And if so, was this part of your analogy?

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      • Kensei Seraph

        March 14, 2014 at 14:51

        It’s not just you.

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 14, 2014 at 14:52

          He might be right seeing how people still support EA

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          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 14, 2014 at 14:55

            Harder, more DLC… Yes that’s how we like it… Now drip some day one patches on me… Ooh, an unfinished game? Yes release it to me fast O_o

        • Alex Hicks

          March 14, 2014 at 14:54

          Have you guys not seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show (or even, shock and horror, the Rocky Horror Show)????

          Of course he enjoyed it. That’s Riff Raff (played by the composer and lyricist Richard O’Brian) being beaten by Frank’n’furter (Tim Curry).

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          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 14, 2014 at 14:56

            Lol, yes I have watched it :P… But for the life of me I can’t remember this scene O_o

          • Alex Hicks

            March 14, 2014 at 15:00

            Cripes! Rocky has just escaped and is “somewhere in the building” – actually about to get into bed with Janet. Brad Majors (just visible in the back in that fetching blue gown) has just been caught sleeping with Frank after Frank tricked him by pretending to be Janet in the dark. Janet, you may remember had been duped by Frank only a few hours before that.

            Okay … I may have watched the screen play and the stage show a few too many times …

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 14, 2014 at 16:31

            LEt’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAAIIINNN!!!!!

      • Hammersteyn

        March 14, 2014 at 14:52

        You might be right

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 14, 2014 at 14:54

      Looks like he is saying “OOOH” or could be saying MOOO. The dude Whiping saying you little *pause* bastard!

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  2. Hammersteyn

    March 14, 2014 at 14:33

    If it’s available cheap and the offline patch is available i might look into it……might

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 14, 2014 at 14:49

      A might is as good as a no with EA games.. Don’t fool yourself EA kills…

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 14, 2014 at 14:49

        My “might look into something” is worth R50

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 14, 2014 at 14:52

          No more, otherwise its helping EA.

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  3. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 14, 2014 at 14:42

    • Hammersteyn

      March 14, 2014 at 14:43

      ROFL

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  4. Hondsepop

    March 14, 2014 at 14:44

    Soooo, you lied. Too late anyway Patrick.

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  5. HvR

    March 14, 2014 at 14:47

    But how is that possible? Being online is an integral part of the game.

    PS EA got a present for you, is gold and rhymes with boo.

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  6. Tiaan Pat

    March 14, 2014 at 14:50

    I still play every now and then and enjoy it. Offline mode will be awesome…

    Reply

  7. R1ker

    March 14, 2014 at 14:52

    I already forgot this game existed. Doubt I will bother to pick this up.

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  8. Kensei Seraph

    March 14, 2014 at 14:56

    How EA imagines most of their customers.

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  9. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 14, 2014 at 14:57

    lol. no.

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  10. Wyzak

    March 14, 2014 at 15:18

    This patch is the only reason I recently bought two copies of Simcity.

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  11. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 14, 2014 at 16:30

    Offline SimCity will be the best SimCity!

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  12. Sk3tz0

    March 14, 2014 at 18:20

    Laugh they say its “offline” but in actual fact not really..

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  13. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    March 17, 2014 at 09:08

    I like the game, but it needs bigger maps. This one midget map is just not doing it for me.

    With a bigger map you can even let go of tera-forming. Just make it so that you can make tunnels etc.

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