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#1 Alladaskill17

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:12

NeoGaf member zomgbbqftw posted a very simple how-to on the board detailing how you remove the timer to play offline. Here is the code:

kNoRepeatNetworkAlertSeconds : 15,
kNetDownForceQuitAfterMinutes : 20,


Remove the line and you can play offline. That's it.


Details and step-by-step instructions can be found @ link(s). Local saving currently not available.
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#2 Bonfire

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:15

Can we save and load?


No, not yet anyway. Which makes it kind of pointless to me, but maybe they'll figure something out.

#3 Torolol

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:22

perhaps to use some program that allow memory/register/cpu stuff snapshot of running program, than restore it,
that works like windows hibernates somehow ...

#4 OP Alladaskill17

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:23

Either way great news considering EA, or SimCity devs, one of the two said it was impossible to get SimCity to run offline - clearly bull**** and a challenge to the modding community; a bad idea imo lol

#5 Nashy

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:28

Online only is BS. I'm going away on the weekend where I will have no Internet or mobile access. Can't play. Useless.

#6 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:32

But I read somewhere that even saves are stored locally and synced periodically.
So total offline should be possible soon.

#7 The_Observer

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:46

LOL great news!

#8 PGHammer

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:09

LOL great news!


And all these ways go against how the game was designed - which you knew when you bought it (or should have).

So tell me again - in what way did Maxis or EA lie, if you are having to mod/hack to get something you CLAIM is supported by the game from the jump?

#9 Torolol

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:21

theres nothing wrong of modding your game files that under your control, until the EULA said the otherwise,
then you're would be criminals, don't you loves the labeling power of the LAW ?

#10 Luc2k

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:24

And all these ways go against how the game was designed - which you knew when you bought it (or should have).

So tell me again - in what way did Maxis or EA lie, if you are having to mod/hack to get something you CLAIM is supported by the game from the jump?


There are people that buy games and play them with cracks, trainers, mods and hacks for various reasons. As long as those things don't affect others, it shouldn't be an issue. Why is this an issue to you?

#11 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 16:37

great! Now save games please!

#12 Nick H.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 17:03

Brilliant! Just sort out a way to save and load my game offline and I'll be looking in to buying the game. (Y)

#13 Torolol

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:44

when the offline patch is perfected, then i would buy the SimCity 'online'.

#14 PGHammer

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:21

when the offline patch is perfected, then i would buy the SimCity 'online'.


All I am saying is that as much as both EA and Maxis have been saying that the game was going to require an online connection, that should have set off the alarms - if you bought the game ANYWAY, that's not the fault of either EA or Maxis - it means that you didn't do your due-dilligence; anything else is basically blaming the developer/publisher for telling the truth.

#15 Torolol

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:49

i do want the 'SimCity' part while loathing the 'online' part, but i can't really buy just one part i like, can i?
and that why i'll wait until the 'offline' patch to be perfected, before i buy the game.