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SimCity: Details on Player Region Limits and Color-Blindness Mode

Maxis creative director Ocean Quigley tweets about how many regions players will be able to own in the upcoming SimCity reboot: "You can have up to 10 regions (in total, regardless of whether they're private or shared with other players)" (thanks Joao). Also, Destructoid has details on how the game will have about 18 different visual filters, saying the developers are taking particular mercy on those (like myself) with color vision deficiencies: "Depending upon your form of colorblindness, you have different transforms. If you are red-green colorblind, you don't have much sensitivity in the red-green range. So what I've had to do for that is to pull some of the stuff that would normally be merged together into the blue channel and to pop the contrast on red and green as much as possible so that people that have some limited sensitivity to red green can still see what's going on," Ocean Quigley explains. "These transforms are collectively called daltonism. So we've done basically those transforms for the three most common forms of colorblindness." On a related note, there are hands-on previews of the game based on a few hours with the beta on Computer and Video Games, IGN, Kotaku, PC Gamer, and Shacknews.

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45. Re: SimCity: Details on Player Region Limits and Color-Blindness Mode Jan 26, 2013, 09:15 Quboid
Slick wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 21:17:
honestly i have to stop reading the comments section on this website, it's just too depressing.

i'm really excited for this game. lord have mercy, saying this on a video game website is sure to net me a lot of hate i know, but goddamnit with every bit of media that comes through the cracks i get more and more excited. (i probably secretly work for EA)

i'm only worried as to stability issues if you read the kotaku article, but i have faith it'll all work out, this will be bigger than the sims. But i can see launch day being iffy at best.

the way this real simulation engine works is just awe-inspiring, seems to have something i've always thought missing from other "city builders". been playing some anno 2070 lately, and it just can't hold my attention. this new cim city looks like crack, i'm going to love whole weeks of my life to this game i can tell.

also, to all the haters on here, buzz off, no one wants to hear your anti-ea hyperbole bullshit nonsense. it's an article about how the lead visual designer has made modes to help people who are colorblind. and yet somehow you spin this into OOH EVIL EA STRIKES AGAIN! NOBODY CAN SAVE THIS FROM EA EVIL BLA BLA BLA. dumb-ass rhetoric. you guys really do make yourselves out to be knobs when you can't even stick to the issue at hand.

Obama is trying to get uninsured people access to healthcare, HE'S HITLER! OMG ITS COMMUNIST STALIN! IT'S HITLER-STALIN! OMGOMGOMG seriously take a deep breath and come at me with some reasoned logic and tempered reason, and you'll have an audience, until then flock off.

Jesus, Slick, give it a rest. I'm trying to put a more positive spin on things and you're talking so much bullshit that you make me look bad by association!

I like the simulation detail from what I've read but awe-inspiring? That's hyperbole bullshit nonsense, even more than the anti-EA stuff - and I'm typically defending EA here, not because I like them but because I don't hate them quite as much as some and think complaining about them wanting money to be bizarre. (Complaining about how they go about doing this I understand.)

EA deserves masses of stick. Not as much as they get, but still a lot. Simcity clearly has issues which are a concern, or which at least should be a concern. People here very much *do* want to read anti-EA stuff and no, this won't be bigger than The Sims. Better, I'm confident, but not bigger. Also, it's not an article about colour blindness, it's an article about colour blindness and region play and several previews - i.e. about every aspect of the game. It is not, however, an article about Obama. Reasoned logic? Did you find my earlier post to be unreasonable or illogical?

I don't think you're being paid by EA, because if you were, you'd tone it down. You look more like you're being paid by Anno's publisher (Ubi?) to make Simcity look like it appeals to morons (no, I don't actually think they are!).

This comment was edited on Jan 26, 2013, 09:36.
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