RipTen writes: "The author managed to keep playing his city for 20 minutes after disconnecting from the internet ... what none of these stories mentioned, though, was that this idea had been confirmed by a Maxis dev..."
Really well researched, analyzed and written.
i really want to D slap that B
I hope they're not planning for Sims4 to be an online only game :-(
"Maxis’ Lucy Bradshaw explained that, due to the amount of calculations done by the servers for each individual city, creating an offline mode would require a huge amount of engineering from the development team." Then get to work then.... What would you of rather had Work your arses off before the game comes out to make the game offline OR Work your arses off after the game comes out while being hated, while loosing fans and their trust so you can try to fix the online issues. I know what choice I would of made
Problem is, this is utter tripe. It has been confirmed that a user enabled the debug menu and found a way to play offline. EA have since disabled the debug menu and removed any trace of the forum post. The game can run offline perfectly, just without the other cities effects. EA are scum.
They confirmed this, but they also said that the game contained server-side calculations which needed to be performed so intensively that your computer cannot perform them without the internet. So I mean, yeah. I agree, sorta, but at the same time the lie is in the form of talking out of both sides of your mouth.
well the thing that confuses me is the sim talk and the building talk.
Worked out well then.
I really think that Maxis is truthful on this matter. What is that smell? ...anyways. Why else would they make the game require an always on connection. *checks bottom of shoe* Seriously, phew. Like I was saying. You might have an setup right now that eats through Crysis, but obviously there so much more computational power required for a city simulation...OKAY! Fuck, who's messing around here!? I'm trying to comment, and all I smell is bullshit! I'm out.
Point to note, people already have the game modded/hacked to play offline. The server does nothing.
Servers are only required to open and save games.
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