SimCity offline mode took Maxis over 6 months to make work

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Posted 10:24am on Wed 15 January 2014
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SimCity offline mode took Maxis over 6 months to make work
Stands by initial statement that the offline mode wouldn't be possible "without a significant amount of engineering work".

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Posted 10:24am on Wed 15 January 2014
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Stands by initial statement that the offline mode wouldn't be possible "without a significant amount of engineering work".

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I never owned the Game so I don't know that all to well, but wasn't there a Modder who made it offline playable a long Time ago?
Posted 11:55am on Wed 15 January 2014
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I never owned the Game so I don't know that all to well, but wasn't there a Modder who made it offline playable a long Time ago?

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The game will allow 20 minutes of not talking to the servers before it throws a wobbly and stops working. All the modder did was increase the amount so the game wouldn't kick you off after 20 minutes.

It was in no way an offline mode though as the game would not function correctly if it couldn't talk to the servers. But this was largely ignored and instead there was huge hyperbole over how EA were lying and offline mode was possible with little work.

It was more of a proof of concept than a working mod, but nobody has managed to get a fully working offline version of SimCity
Posted 12:28pm on Wed 15 January 2014
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Stands by initial statement that the offline mode wouldn't be possible "without a significant amount of engineering work".

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An offline version plus the new support for mods might actually make me buy the game...
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