Simcity 5 (2013)

TransAmDan

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simcity_pc.jpgYears and years ago I used to play SimCity, it was around the time when the Pentium P75 or the DX4/100 was out, so this was a long long time ago. Around 14 years... lol., just looked it up it was 1994 that processor came out. God don't the years fly past?!?.

Anyway I was thoroughly addicted to this game, it wasn't really multiplayer back then like this new one.

More info on the game:- SimCity (New Sim City) - PC Games - PC (Simulation), this is actually where I got it from. Its a good price, and I have gotten my PS3 games from here before, good prices and hassle free.

So what do you have to do?
Create the city you desire and make the choices that shape your city and power the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, has real consequences. Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar?but at the expense of your Sims? health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims? lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment. Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions, or build magnificent wonders. Compete on global and regional leaderboards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit!

SimCity (New Sim City) - Features
Constructible Worlds ?Creative and customizable world that offers unique gameplay benefits, all with a fun tactile interface.

Sims Matter?The Sims in your city speak to you directly and it?s up to you to respond to their needs. Will you listen and be the toast of the town? Or abuse your power for fame and fortune?

Specialize in What You Love?Mold your city as a casino resort, manufacturing hub, educational enclave, and more, and then watch as a unique look and feel spread throughout your city.

Multiplayer? Build a region with friends for the first time! Collaborate or compete in regional and global challenges and make decisions that impact the greater SimCity? World.

GlassBox Engine?SimCity? introduces GlassBox, the revolutionary simulation technology that gives you the power to impact individual Sims lives, manage city level simulation, and balance multiple city simulations at once.

There is a chap who has recorded playing the game so you can see how it all works. He actually has 10 videos, seems to record everything he plays, and has a live stream, and saves it to you tube.
[video=youtube;0Yiy2jZYJmo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yiy2jZYJmo[/video]
 

sarah

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And guess what has arrived in the post?? Well I'm guessing it's this.......maybe I can play hide and seek ;) hehehe.
 

TransAmDan

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omg really? is it there? right I'm going to leave work if it is :)

It may say Gameseek on the packaging.
If its not the size of a Camaro Radiator, then its not the radiator. Also ordered a magazine. ooooh, getting all excited now.
 

sarah

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Nope, it is your game...too small for a radiator! I am so going to hide it now lol.
 

TransAmDan

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dan...you have way too much spare time.......lol
I need an excuse to not do some work at least one evening this week. Been laying out some circuit boards the last few evenings for two different people. Earn a few pennies to pay for car parts. Every little helps.
The trouble is, I think I'm gonna have a late night tonight if it is the game. Perhaps I should rest away from the computer, but that's not me. lol

I will fit the bathroom sink on Friday, and do some bits on the Trans Am over the weekend. :)

Good to see ya last night Mark. It was a good turn out, and a few cars too :)

Nope, it is your game...too small for a radiator! I am so going to hide it now lol.
Yay, bouncing off the wall here, clock watching. Do you think they notice if i snuck off 2h30mins early?
If its hidden I'll tickle ya. :asshole:
 
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sarah

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Yay, bouncing off the wall here, clock watching. Do you think they notice if i snuck off 2h30mins early?
If its hidden I'll tickle ya. :asshole:
Asshole???? Hahaha! You tickle me, you'll never find the game :p
 

TransAmDan

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Awesome game, played it for a few hours last night. well i was off to a slow start.

Put the DVD in the new Laptop's CD rom drive. Although the drive was physically there, Windows 7 said I had no DVD drive, or CD drive at all. Went into the BIOS and it was there. Looks at Device manager and it wasn't. Went into Dell advanced utilities for SATA connections and the DVD drive was there. Found a little hidden tick bock to enable the device, and I finally got my D: drive. What a pa larva. Got it installed and it downloaded updates. This was okay as i was munching on dinner at this point.
I need to get more hours in on this, I have the day off work tommorow :)
 

TransAmDan

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The CPU should help. Lol.

Runs well on my laptop, even at 1600x900 with all the 3d effects turned on like shadows etc.

I've played it most of the day toda and will be back on it when i get in.
 

TransAmDan

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Well played it for 52 hours now. Times flies when your playing it, Didn't eat lunch on Saturday, was on it from about 9am till 5pm, then had tea, then back on it till 11pm. Trouble is, you mind carries on playing in when you try to sleep, creating roads etc...

I've been looking at other people playing it, and its great to get ideas from it. This chap has many videos online.
[video=youtube;9OJyrGDcT6M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OJyrGDcT6M[/video]
Good one to watch so you get an idea of the game play too. Its very in depth, every car on ever road has a destination. Its not just creating buildings, its taking control of traffic, provide a good road layout, so the bin men can come, if the bin men cant empty bins, they overflow and people get ill, die, or move out. I've had around 150,000 people and trying to keep them all happy isn't easy. You may need to put up taxes but they become unhappy but you need the money to supply them power and water. Its a balancing act.
I thought I was doing well, then had a meteor shower, destroyed a few building and left radiation behind which then made people ill.

Well its lunch time now, I'm at work, and wish I brought my laptop in, so I could play it more in my lunch break.
 

TransAmDan

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nooooo..... :director:
I've got some ideas to try later on with the game, so I will be whizzing back from mothers, helping with the cooking, ready to relax with the lappa flappa.
 

mason

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going to get it some time when bill's are not cutting my arms and legs off cars going off road mot done on the 23rd :frusty:
 

TransAmDan

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going to get it some time when bill's are not cutting my arms and legs off cars going off road mot done on the 23rd :frusty:
Its certainly worth getting. Its difficult to copy, as it requires you to log in online, I'm sure someone will crack it, but I'd rather keep the games industry going for little cost. Hows the computer build going? all done now? Good luck with the bills and the dreaded MOT. Is it likely to pass?
 

mason

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not going to have the cash to get it on the road yet but i need new rear brake think that be it
 

sarah

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Hehehe......Dan has left his laptop on the coffee table.....I wonder where I can hide it??? :pound:
 

Darren

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The CPU should help. Lol.

Runs well on my laptop, even at 1600x900 with all the 3d effects turned on like shadows etc.

I've played it most of the day toda and will be back on it when i get in.
Well, lets hope so. To be honest, if it struggles with an i7 3770K, 16GB of RAM, and an SSD cache drive something ain't right :lol:
 

TransAmDan

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Darren, my username on the EA Servers (Origin login) is TransAmDan
so when you get the came be sure to add me as a friend so we can team up. I haven't got any friends yet :Cry:
 
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