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This games crashing more then a female driver. No clue why just closes.

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This games crashing more then a female driver. No clue why just closes.

Hardware specs, please. Something is fishy, since other than early on (VERY early on, and due to known issues), it hasn't crashed once.

And that is despite running a new OS (Windows 8 Pro x64 with Media Center) on old and hooptie desktop hardware (Intel Q6600 CPU and AMD HD5450 GPU).

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The beta appears to be disguised and is actually a demo of a finished product, and is trying to get you to pay for it at the end.

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This games crashing more then a female driver. No clue why just closes.

I had to revert to an earlier driver with my amd 5770. It's a rock on CCC 12.10, but on 13.1 it continuously crashes as start up or when I go to build the town hall near the beginning of the level!

I've had a lot of fun with this beta. I have already pre-ordered it through Amazon for

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For the specs, remember that the demo is limited in that you can only play for one hour properly, it may very well require better hardware or lowering the graphics once you have a giant metropolis covering your screen.

though I'm not in the beta/demo so I can't tell

as for beta being a demo... yeah.... it's been like that for the last 5 years universally, and for a lot of games for the last 10. The only real testing done with none paid beta testers nowadays is stress testing.

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When is it going to ship? I think I may get the Deluxe version.... I want to have fun with Dr. Evil.... That sound fun!

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When is it going to ship? I think I may get the Deluxe version.... I want to have fun with Dr. Evil.... That sound fun!

March 5th in North America, March 7th in Japan and March 8th in Europe.

Why Japan goes ahead of Europe and not in line with is anybody's guess... EA Y U NO INTERNATIONAL RELEASE DATE!

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Why Japan goes ahead of Europe and not in line with is anybody's guess... EA Y U NO INTERNATIONAL RELEASE DATE!

probably for the same reason as always. Retail chains.

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probably for the same reason as always. Retail chains.

Ugh! Damn expensive retail chains!

I hate saying this because of the people out of jobs and I like the personality you can't find online, but they should really die if they can't compete with the likes of Amazon.

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I tried it and enjoyed it. But my policy of no heavy DRM still rules me out for purchasing it. Sorry EA, but it's your own fault.

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Too bad I didn't know about the beta program, I have been waiting for this game for years, looks pretty good! The only think I don't like, for what I have seen so far, is the always online thing.

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Actually guys, what I heard is that you can play it offline.

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I might not get Simcity 5 I didn't really enjoy the game.

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Read a preview on another site and was disturbed by the fact that the city grids are complete square! The author said it was like 'having your grid stamped' on the playing field. That is BS, that is not what SimCity is. I don't want to be confined to a square, I want dynamic building.

I don't know, I haven't found one good reason - other than this being SimCity - to buy it.

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The game is fun; however, 1 hour is not enough.

Still I won't buy the game for that much.

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The game is fun; however, 1 hour is not enough.

Still I won't buy the game for that much.

1 hour is only for the closed beta

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Did anyone find the map size sooo small , is that size the max you can go?

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It was interesting, but from what I can tell it wont last users very long. Unless theyre hiding all of the difficulty from the beta, i found it brainless to have a profitable city. It seems like this is the basics to mastering it:

Build High density roads so buildings next to them can expend later on

Have Power/Water/waste/Stores/Work all in abundance

Throw in some parks and recreation

After that, you really dont have to do anything.

I want to preorder, but im not convinced. I also dislike the excuse they came up for the always-on DRM(the cloud computing BS).

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But really the earlier Sim Cities weren't hard either if you just followed the right formula. A large city in 4 maybe but by that time the game would become so laggy it was almost not worth it.

I think what makes this one easier is all the convenient info you're given which required a little more work to find in earlier versions. Not sure what they can do to make it harder.

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I know. However, it is not enough time to see the full potential of the game. If I can see more, maybe I am willing to pay that much for the game.

1 hour is only for the closed beta

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Read a preview on another site and was disturbed by the fact that the city grids are complete square! The author said it was like 'having your grid stamped' on the playing field. That is BS, that is not what SimCity is. I don't want to be confined to a square, I want dynamic building.

I don't know, I haven't found one good reason - other than this being SimCity - to buy it.

Well, yes, regions are square, but your layout isn't. You can pick curved roads and circular roads and all that.

Not quite sure what your preview was saying, but it doesn't sound accurate.

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I've been in countless betas since I started using computers (I am old you know lol) but this is literally the FIRST time I've been unable to play a game during any testing period. It crashed every single time I tried playing it. I sure hope Maxis likes all the reports I sent in :(

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It was interesting, but from what I can tell it wont last users very long. Unless theyre hiding all of the difficulty from the beta, i found it brainless to have a profitable city. It seems like this is the basics to mastering it:

Build High density roads so buildings next to them can expend later on

Have Power/Water/waste/Stores/Work all in abundance

Throw in some parks and recreation

After that, you really dont have to do anything.

I want to preorder, but im not convinced. I also dislike the excuse they came up for the always-on DRM(the cloud computing BS).

I completely agree with what you're saying, but I do see some potential.

I wonder how limited a cracked version of this game will be?

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Read a preview on another site and was disturbed by the fact that the city grids are complete square! The author said it was like 'having your grid stamped' on the playing field. That is BS, that is not what SimCity is. I don't want to be confined to a square, I want dynamic building.

I don't know, I haven't found one good reason - other than this being SimCity - to buy it.

Urm there are some icons so you can lay roads etc either as a line, grid, free hand and something else. Certainly not square only.

My problem is that the roads define the density of the zones ie basic road = basic zones. Medium roads = medium density. Zones are free to lay.

I've submitted a couple of bugs - one where the "Okay" button isn't always responding... another is during the tutorial and the robbery, if you click on one of the robbers, his name is "Isreal *something*" - i told the developers that some people may not like a robber being called Isreal - you know, association thing.

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I wonder how limited a cracked version of this game will be?

I believe it would be against the forum rules to actually discuss that.

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