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X201 17,718 posts
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So, does anyone still play this?
I recently had to buy a new laptop and so decided to give this a whirl again. Of course I literally couldn't play it, it just jams on "updating update data" when you first try to install it and patch it up. Upon a quick browse on the EA forums this seems to be a widespread issue as of Jan 2014.
10 months from launch and this shit is still going on. What a clusterfuck.
Razz 63,130 posts
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Oh really? Still? Bloody hell. I was actually thinking about giving i another play, I guess not then.
Well I think if you have it already installed it will work. I did play a couple of months ago and it was fine, but since I had to do a fresh install it's been playing silly buggers. Looks like a lot of people got it for Christmas so the forums are ablaze with fires of rage.
dsmx 8,137 posts
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I knew this simcity was going to be a clusterfuck of a launch but I never imagined it would be this bad. I don't get how you can take simcity 4 and aside from the graphics make it worse in every respect.
I tried to give it a shot a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to continue my online game. "The server is full in this region." Huh, ok, I guess I'll play you another time game.
I've no interest in the new SC due to the online requirement and overall EA policies but I do have to chuckle every time someone lauds SC4 as being the definitive SC version, or at least being immensely superior to the new one.
I vividly remember there being just as much bitching and moaning about SC4 back in the day as there is about the new one. And it wasn't unjustified either.
I've tried getting back into SC4 not so long ago and I put it down again fairly quickly.
Graphical sluggishness, particularly zooming/scrolling on the largest maps combined with huge traffic problems (I don't have Rush Hour because I still refuse to purchase an expansion that fixes a fundamental issue in the base game) and the very annoying demand vs. actual influx quirks (influx stagnates at certain points despite high demand unless specific hidden requirements are met) just annoyed the fuck out of me.
It's not a bad game but I feel there are a lot of rose tinted glasses involved when players think of SC4 so very fondly.
Edited by JoeBlade at 14:02:33 12-01-2014
@arials101 I'm aware Rush Hour adds more than a fix for the inherent traffic issues. But purchasing it is the only means of fixing them, which is what I have a fundamental problem with.
As for mods, I've looked into them but 99% seem cosmetic (additional buildings and landmarks, new road styles, that sort of thing) Nothing that fixes the aspects I mentioned earlier as far as I can tell.
However, you're entirely right about SC4 being unbeaten since its release. That is, unfortunately, also in a very large part due to the lack of releases in this specific subgenre though
Khanivor 43,104 posts
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So, I'm thinking of going back and deleting all posts I made defending the always online aspect...
Own up Khan.
I gave up when I realised I had to keep building pseudo-cities in my region to supply my *actual* cities with utilities, because the play area was so small, and if the density increased anymore the city became gridlocked.
SnowmanRR 109 posts
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Has there been any announcement on when this will be patched for offline play?
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