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05-30-2011, 11:50 PM
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Sim City

How come they stopped making these? They had a nice run of new Sim City games for years in the late 90's early 2000's. Then it just stopped after Sim City 4000 i think?

Now all they come out with is "The Sims" which is terribly boring after awhile and the same thing over and over and over.

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I think Sim City Societies was supposed to be a Sim4 replacement.

http://kotaku.com/5806136/simcity-is...y-not-like-how

Next one is possibly going to be for facebook.

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I play PS Home
That's about as close to Sims as I get

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I play PS Home
That's about as close to Sims as I get
Sim city. Not the sims... completely different.

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Sim City got replaced by the Sims. There was another sim City Societies but reception was mediocre. The cool thing is Cities XL now, DrFeelgood can enlighten you more on that.

Every now and then I get the urge to play Sim City 4 again, that is one fine game.

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Somebody else made Cities XL which seems to be another Sim City type game. Not sure if it's any good but there is a new version of a simulation city game on the market.

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Sim City 4 was the last one made by the Maxis crew. It's a shame because the series was a classic and I think that enough time has passed that they can make a new version with a lot of new features. I can see though how they feel the sims is more financially effective, but I don't understand why they cant work on a new Sim City game on the side. I think though that they sold the franchise to some other crappy developer which as usual destroyed the series.

I looked into Cities XL but heard that it's a pile of buggy crap.

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Sim City 2000 was ****ing unreal back in the day.

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Sim City 2000 was ****ing unreal back in the day.
It was mind blowing back in the day.

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Sim City 4 is still the best city simulator there is. With some of the user made mods and fixes it blows away all the others. Cities 2008, by Monte Cristo, was not very good and it was follwed by Cities XL which was incredibly buggy. Cities XL was cleaned up, fixed, repackaged and called Cities XL 2011. It is not too bad but I have not put much time into it.

There is a new game called Cities in Motion. I think it is more of a transport/traffic type simulator though. I have not tried it but it does look somewhat interesting.

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SimFarm was even better...but I could never figure out how to pilot the crop duster and kept crashing it

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Sim City 4 is still pretty fun if you mod it up a little (especially with regards to transportation, otherwise a huge bug in the game).

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How do you mod Sim City 4?

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Sim City got replaced by the Sims. There was another sim City Societies but reception was mediocre. The cool thing is Cities XL now, DrFeelgood can enlighten you more on that.

Every now and then I get the urge to play Sim City 4 again, that is one fine game.
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Somebody else made Cities XL which seems to be another Sim City type game. Not sure if it's any good but there is a new version of a simulation city game on the market.
It's a pretty fun game, for what it's worth. Everything you build is unlockable based on your population, and you can trade with other cities you've created or a central "bank" to improve your economy.

There are some parts of it that irritate me, and it also takes a rather nice machine to run once your city gets to the larger scale, but if you're into deep city simulations, it's fun.

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All your answers here -

http://www.simtropolis.com/

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Around a month ago, I remembered Sim City and I actually went and bought Sim City 4 off Steam. Sooo much fun haha. I tried to find some more recent games that might be similar, but they all seem to suck.

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Sim City 2000 was ****ing unreal back in the day.
Soundtrack was amazing

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SimCity 3000 was the best one. It still had a random terrain generator unlike SimCity4.

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So, Sim City 4 can run on Windows 7 machines?

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Probably, if you modify compatibility.

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So, Sim City 4 can run on Windows 7 machines?
If I can find my copy of it, i'll be able to tell you later. I've been considering reinstalling it for a while now, and I think this thread has kicked up enough nostalgia to do it.

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So, Sim City 4 can run on Windows 7 machines?
Runs fine on mine, although resolution is a small issue

Cities XL 2011 just went on sale for $10 on Steam, so I'll give it a shot

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Runs fine on mine, although resolution is a small issue

Cities XL 2011 just went on sale for $10 on Steam, so I'll give it a shot
One recommendation, when placing your rows of buildings, don't use the giant square one...build them individually. You can't upgrade the streets in the giant blocks (well, you CAN, but not enough to be helpful), and traffic becomes a big headache later on in the game.

When you want to upgrade your roads, you will find yourself demolishing a ton of buildings to do so. Although, I suppose this is akin to real life as well

Traffic is actually one of my biggest gripes for the game...it backs up a lot, everywhere, and it's tough to address it without demolishing a ton of stuff and pissing off a bunch of people in your city. Not to mention, you don't unlock highways and freeways until you have a somewhat sizable city. The citizens also don't utilize public transportation very well.


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05-31-2011, 07:19 PM
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I may try Cities XL 2011 if it's on sale, but, maybe not. The first one was REALLY buggy for a lot of people. I was browsing the steam forums on that game and apparently the developers just sorta gave up trying to fix the problems associated with Cities XL to focus on the 2011 version.

The game looks amazing, but if it's as buggy as the first one was, I'd steer clear.

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I may try Cities XL 2011 if it's on sale, but, maybe not. The first one was REALLY buggy for a lot of people. I was browsing the steam forums on that game and apparently the developers just sorta gave up trying to fix the problems associated with Cities XL to focus on the 2011 version.

The game looks amazing, but if it's as buggy as the first one was, I'd steer clear.
The 2011 version is pretty much what the original was intended to be. There are still minor issues here and there, but when I was using it, it wasn't really buggy at all. Performance wasn't great at all, but this was using a much lesser PC than i'm using now (which I haven't played Cities XL on yet)

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