SimCity
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Design and build a simulated city.   Commercial ($39.99)
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SimCity is an online-based city-building simulation game. Take advantage of deep, detailed information and statistics to create and understand the city you desire. Play a single city or up to 16 cities at once and track population, wealth, education and happiness across your region -- which can, for the first time, feature live simulations run by users around the world in the new multiplayer mode.
What's New
Version 7.0:
  • A new tool to create bridges, overpasses, and tunnels when you draw roads.
  • New tree tools let you place individual trees along city roads. This tool is located at the end of the Nature Parks menu.
  • Traffic behavior improved to reduce traffic jams caused by all vehicles converging in one spot. This affects all vehicles.
  • Vehicles now accelerate and decelerate faster, improving traffic flow.
  • Sports parks are now accepting Sims 24 hours a day.
  • Airship passenger trips should now be correctly calculated over multiple days.
  • Freight trucks now only leave factories if they have a valid delivery destination.
  • When warranted, freight trucks now correctly go back to the factory instead of leaving the city
  • Improved instances where terrain covers sections of roads while the camera is zoomed out.
Version 7.0:
  • A new tool to create bridges, overpasses, and tunnels when you draw roads.
  • New tree tools let you place individual trees along city roads. This tool is located at the end of the Nature Parks menu.
  • Traffic behavior improved to reduce traffic jams caused by all vehicles converging in one spot. This affects all vehicles.
  • Vehicles now accelerate and more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7.5 or later



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JasonE reviewed on 01 Sep 2013
Was really surprised to see this run on an old MacPro, but it did beautifully. Only a few glitches, mostly with the tutorials. So, for those not sure if it will run, here are some specs that do run, and they run great here.

MacPro 2,1 2x 3.0GHz., 16GB ram, ATI 5770 (1GB) with 2x 24" screens.

The game is worth it, despite the trials and tribulations getting it to market.
[Version 7.0]


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JasonE commented on 30 Aug 2013
Has anyone gotten this to run on an older MacPro with good specs (good video card HD5770, ram, etc).
[Version 7.0]


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Jjpong commented on 29 Aug 2013
Whoa... Finally... But online-based? Oh, no... I pass.
[Version 7.0]

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ylluminate replied on 29 Aug 2013
I believe it can be played both on and offline so this shouldn't be an issue. Still looks like we've got our standalone game!
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Jimw replied on 29 Aug 2013
According to EA's website you must be connected to the internet at all times to play it as it uses the cloud to play and save your game. However the answer was written before the Mac version was released. Nevertheless, unless someone can actually has it can confirm that it will run in single user mode without an internet connection, it is a deal breaker for me as I do not want to be dependent on EA's servers long term or give them an opening to "explore" the App's and files on my computer.
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Abbott replied on 29 Aug 2013
Agreed. I won't buy a game that requires an Internet connection—especially a continuous one. It's one thing to do a one-time online activation and quite another to require a connection. Doesn't matter how good the game is supposed to be. Hopefully EA will fix this.
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Jimw replied on 30 Aug 2013
To Abbott: While I congratulate you on your optimism, given EA's historic attitude towards their customers I would not count on it. Instead I suspect they goal is to use it as a platform to "encourage" fee based enhancements and possibly forced fee based updates.
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Monkeyjunkey rated on 31 Aug 2013

[Version 7.0]


Downloads:409
Version Downloads:409
Type:Games : Simulation
License:Commercial
Date:29 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.99
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SimCity is an online-based city-building simulation game. Take advantage of deep, detailed information and statistics to create and understand the city you desire. Play a single city or up to 16 cities at once and track population, wealth, education and happiness across your region -- which can, for the first time, feature live simulations run by users around the world in the new multiplayer mode.


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