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On SimCity Offline Regional Play

A story on Rock, Paper, Shotgun talks with Azzer, who has more to say on the topic of playing SimCity offline after his a video from this week showing the urban planning sequel playing offline after a bit of hacking to satisfy its reliance on contacting EA's servers to run. He speaks of the "absolute ease" with which the game could be made to simulate the behavior of entire regions on a local machine, which meshes with their previous report quoting an anonymous alleged Maxis engineer making similar comments. Thanks Joao.

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1. Re: On SimCity Offline Regional Play Mar 16, 2013, 18:00 Quboid
 
I can believe it would be a lot of work to release offline regions for solo play, but only because the server mechanism was designed to be cloud based. If they'd designed it to be offline in the first place, it wouldn't be as good, it would be better! (edit: and still could be, a lot of work shouldn't be out of the question.)

Stuff like mods are not hacks, or that in many ways it's like an MMO, I think these are badly phrased and nothing more (they meant cracksl; in the many ways just related to further updates). However, they've really got to get their shit together and be consistent. Don't say mod discussion is allowed and then stop the chat, for example.
 
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