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SimCity Mod Revealed: Offline Play

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SimCity Mod Revealed: Offline Play

According to EA, it isn't possible to play SimCity offline; yet, AzzerUK has proved them wrong. This modder has been able to mod the game in order to play it, without any time restriction, offline.

This modder has accessed the game's debug mode, and played SimCity offline, without getting any error whatsoever. The only downside of this is that, in this mode, players aren't able to save or load data; therefore, in order to save or load data, it would be necessary to go to the online mode of the game.

Yet, every changes done while playing offline remain on the servers, when/if the player goes online. So, if someone wants to play it offline, and alter highway routes, for example, and then go online, save and exit the game, those changes to the highways are kept in the server.

AzzerUK reported on Reddit:

"with a little bit of package editing within SimCity and a little playing about in the code, it's possible to enable debug mode....you can edit the highways ANYWHERE - even outside of your city boundary..."

This brings up the question Why don't EA Maxis' want to let users play offline if it is totally possible to do so?
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The Offical statement is, that SimCity gets alot of information about the town etc from ea servers...but if its fully playable offline this was a pure lie..
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Exactly, Maxis' say that it is a "must" to be online, yet they have been proven wrong. I am quite sure that putting some work into it, it would be possible to enable the save and load options for the offline mod of this game, to, once again, show how some companies do not respect their own customers
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can the save files be redirected to the computer? or does the server have something that saves it's type files
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It hasn't been said, so far it is said that it isn't possible to save/load without an internet connection; yet I'm sure something like that could be done with some further research
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Even the savemode was already tested by golem.de => The game also saves the savegames offline, you can test it if you break your internet connection, normally continue playing and then leave the game and go online again.
It still shows the correct status of your city, so it saved it local somehow.
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I read them say that for the experience it requires it to be an online game.

I own it and play it. Basically it's because you have other people building cities around yours and these cities affect your city. If there is a city up wind from you their air polution will be blown over to your city. If a city has a lot of crime their criminals will come to your city. If there are a lot of unemployed people in one city they will go to another for jobs. Same goes for shopping, and education. There is also the global market that prices fluctuate based on what people are selling at the time (Supply/demand).
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EA lying constantly...

Only Medal of Honor Warfighter players become BF4 Betaaccess? Lie! (Its the biggest **** i´ve ever seen!)
Simcity 5 is only online playable? Lie! Its possible
Origin is very good of course a lie

Whats the next lie?
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