Windows 7 SimCity 5 to set the world on fire in 2013

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  1. Mike

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    The last time anyone saw a SimCity game released was years ago, as The Sims, a game developed by Will Wright, took over as the top dog for Electronic Arts and their game studio, Maxis. As an independent studio, Maxis developed many Sim games before The Sims, including Sim Farm, Sim Tower, Sim Ant, Sim Earth, and so forth... but their biggest game, which once captured the world, was of course... SIMCITY. So successful were these series of simulation games, that they began to be used as part of education regarding public planning for kids in middle school and junior high.

    So what happened to SimCity? Well, it appears work began on SimCity 5 quite awhile ago, and has been hidden under closed doors, while EA continues to release new expansion packs for The Sims 3, seemingly non-stop. In some cases, these expansions include features that were already included in expansion packs for The Sims 2. But any way, back to SimCity 5. The only bad part? Interviews with the developers reveal that while SimCity 5 will be the most realistic and interesting city simulator yet, including cities that exist in perpetuity online, it will NOT have the ability to build subway systems out of the box. Oh well, but it looks like the latest SimCity will make up for it in quite a few more ways than one. Behold!









    Still not satisfied for having to wait months for SimCity 5? You can sign up for the beta right here: SimCity Beta is Here!
     
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    I have got Sim City on my Windows 7 and Windows 8. I downloaded it from a website called Classic Dos Games
    here-RGB Classic Games

    They have many Windows 95 and Windows 3.1 games and also Dos games in both 16 bit and 32 bit. All of the games work on Windows 8 as well as on Windows 7 and the other versions of Windows. But you must be running 32 bit Windows not 64 bit.
     
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    Maxis' number one city simulation game is back on the charts tonight, with a midnight release on EA's Origin. This, following 3 betas, the last of which, was extremely short-lived prior to the release of the game. Beta 1 and Beta 2 had limitations placed on the game mechanics and Beta 3 reportedly involved testing the "online economy" of the game. In the new SimCity you will be able to create a city and maintain it regularly on EA's servers or play in the offline sandbox mode that everyone knows about.

    SimCity was the predecessor to Will Wright's massive hit "The Sims" and is available on EA's Origin as of now, and should be available in most stores tomorrow.
     
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    New SimCity tasked by online-only play

    Still looking to play the new SimCity? Better wait. The official version, unlike the beta versions, are entirely playable only with a valid Internet connection to EA servers. How is this possible, you ask? It's not, as the game is selling like hotcakes around the world, it is taking 20+ minutes, in some cases, to log in. EA/Maxis recently added a patch to the game that adds a queue with a timer so that you know how long to wait before you try to bombard their servers and get a lucky spot into the game again.

    Fraught with difficulties, EA recently announced it will be giving out a free game to purchasers of SimCity as a result of the chaos: see image below for details!
     

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