Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Mac and PC Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 31, 2012, 02:12 PM   #51
Cougarcat
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by guzhogi View Post
I'm aware of it and actually bought it. However, it's just the original SimTower game from the 90's ported to the iPad. While cool, the graphics are awful and you can only build a 2D tower. I'd like to build a 3D tower. Maybe something like the house creator in the Sims.
Oh, really? So it has none of YootTower's features, with the added locations and buildings? That's too bad. YootTower is vastly better. Unfortunately it was never ported to OS X.

I agree, a 3D SimTower game would be very cool.
Cougarcat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 2012, 02:26 PM   #52
guzhogi
macrumors 68020
 
guzhogi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wherever my feet take me…
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cougarcat View Post
Oh, really? So it has none of YootTower's features, with the added locations and buildings? That's too bad. YootTower is vastly better. Unfortunately it was never ported to OS X.
Yeah, no added locations nor features. It's just SimTower misnamed as YootTower.

I know a little OT, but some stuff I'd like to see in a new SimTower game:
-3D building
-Like The Sims, can choose from different sized lots in a city
-You have to buy the land first
-Can have different sized offices/restaurants, charge rent by square foot
-Maybe a cheat menu/system that makes the building's happiness go down the more you use it & prevents you from using special things (like shops or the final bonus item or whatever)

Last edited by guzhogi; May 31, 2012 at 02:34 PM.
guzhogi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 7, 2012, 09:52 PM   #53
Zeke D
macrumors 6502a
 
Zeke D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Arizona
I was playing sc4 on my eMac, when my son comes running into my room waving his iBook in the air "they are gonna release a new sim city!" I replied "is it gonna suck a bad as societies?" he replies "...I dunno, well I'm off to play sc4 now."
__________________
[ 32gb iPod Touch ] [ 16gb iPad ] [ 40gb TV ]
[ PMG5 DP2.0ghz | 8gb RAM | 128MB 9600XT ]
[ 2012 MBA | 1.8ghz | 4gb RAM | 128gb SSD ]
Zeke D is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 8, 2012, 10:53 AM   #54
kitsunestudios
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Ugh... SimCity 4 was the reason I bought boot camp.

It took forever for Aspyr to port it to Intel, and it played like crap in Rosetta. Between shipping vs. local, seperate vs. bundle, and Mac full price vs. PC discount, It didn't cost much more to just buy an OEM copy of Windows and play it in Boot Camp. Plus I got to play games that never came out for the Mac.

If SmCity dosen't have a Mac release announced by the time the PC version comes out, I'll just get the PC version. =/
kitsunestudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:36 PM   #55
miles01110
Thread Starter
macrumors 604
 
miles01110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitsunestudios View Post
If SmCity dosen't have a Mac release announced by the time the PC version comes out, I'll just get the PC version. =/
It will probably run like crap on whatever the current Apple hardware is anyways.
__________________
Got a problem? Check here first.
miles01110 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:45 PM   #56
Mackilroy
macrumors 68040
 
Mackilroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Send a message via AIM to Mackilroy
Quote:
Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
It will probably run like crap on whatever the current Apple hardware is anyways.
Have you seen the system requirements? They're quite low, so if it runs bad it's EA's fault, not the fault of OS X.
__________________
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Mackilroy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:46 PM   #57
miles01110
Thread Starter
macrumors 604
 
miles01110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mackilroy View Post
Have you seen the system requirements? They're quite low, so if it runs bad it's EA's fault, not the fault of OS X.
EA always undersells their system requirements. Unless you plan on making a city with population 20, it'll most likely bog down. Like every other Simcity game you try to run on minimum settings.
__________________
Got a problem? Check here first.
miles01110 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:13 PM   #58
Mackilroy
macrumors 68040
 
Mackilroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Send a message via AIM to Mackilroy
Quote:
Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
EA always undersells their system requirements. Unless you plan on making a city with population 20, it'll most likely bog down. Like every other Simcity game you try to run on minimum settings.
You must have bad luck -- Sim City 4 runs very nicely at maximum settings on my computer.
__________________
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Mackilroy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 09:31 AM   #59
Huntn
macrumors 603
 
Huntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tallest Tree in The Misty Mountains
The new 2013 Sim City

Sim City at E3

Anyone excited about this? I played one of the early versions until my fingers bled. Then I played a later one and it was "been there, done that". I'm not sure what version this one is designated, nor if I should play it. How about you? I assume there will be a Mac version but don't know for sure.
__________________
The modern business ethos: "I'm worth it, you're not, and I'm a glutton!"
MBP, 2.2 GHz intel i7, Radeon HD 6750M, Bootcamp: W7.
PC: i5 4670k, 8GB RAM, Asus GTX670 (2GB VRAM), W7.

Last edited by Huntn; Jun 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM.
Huntn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 12:07 PM   #60
The "Dude"
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
I think it's coming out in 2013. It looks pretty good compared to the older ones. I'm definitely planning on getting it.
The "Dude" is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:05 PM   #61
XFactorer
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Eugene
I never played Sim City, but, I'm excited to try it out. Yeah, Spring 2013 is the launch date... around the same time as Tomb Raider!

...and do we know if there will be a Mac version at launch? The Sims franchise has always had Mac/PC at launch. Just wondering. I plan on having Windows 7 on my rMBP (whenever I get it... in 3 weeks' time).
XFactorer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 01:21 PM   #62
doh123
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
SimCity last few versions have NOT been PC/Mac at launch... Mac ports have come later.

This latest one they have also said is PC only for now and thats all they are focused on... so I guess we can expect a Mac port later down the road.
doh123 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:17 PM   #63
chilly willy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
I was a big fan in the early days (i.e. - floppy disk version ), then my interest kind of waned with the newer versions. I'm excited to see what they come up with now.
__________________
15" MBP 2.66 GHz, 8 GB RAM; 20" C2D iMac; iPad2 32 GB; iPhone 4s
chilly willy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 05:55 PM   #64
cerote
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Also need to get people to know it is a connected game. Needs Internet I beleive. Just want it to keep out there with info so people don't get all angry and surprised even though it was known since start.


But yes I am super exicted for the new Sim City coming up.
cerote is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 07:42 PM   #65
HarryPot
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
After the original Age of Empires and maybe Diablo 2, Sim City is the best game I have ever played.

Anyone knows the system requirements for the game?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cerote View Post
Also need to get people to know it is a connected game. Needs Internet I beleive. Just want it to keep out there with info so people don't get all angry and surprised even though it was known since start.
NOOOOO!!!!! Really?

Why do they make this. Some people enjoy playing all by themselves!
HarryPot is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 09:32 PM   #66
cerote
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryPot View Post
NOOOOO!!!!! Really?

Why do they make this. Some people enjoy playing all by themselves!
I am not 100% on that though. Just know that they are making it online to have friends have connected cities. Just not sure if they will actually include an offline version or not.
cerote is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 22, 2012, 12:02 AM   #67
Huntn
macrumors 603
 
Huntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tallest Tree in The Misty Mountains
Quote:
Originally Posted by cerote View Post
Also need to get people to know it is a connected game. Needs Internet I beleive. Just want it to keep out there with info so people don't get all angry and surprised even though it was known since start.


But yes I am super exicted for the new Sim City coming up.
I'm sorry, but for a single player game (even if there is a multiplayer component), this seems like BS but wait, all the new games are buying into this s---. This would keep me from buying it.
__________________
The modern business ethos: "I'm worth it, you're not, and I'm a glutton!"
MBP, 2.2 GHz intel i7, Radeon HD 6750M, Bootcamp: W7.
PC: i5 4670k, 8GB RAM, Asus GTX670 (2GB VRAM), W7.

Last edited by Huntn; Jun 22, 2012 at 10:08 AM.
Huntn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 22, 2012, 08:25 AM   #68
chilly willy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Part of my love for the original was spending hours making my own little world. Not sure what being connected will do for my needs/wants, as I like the sandbox nature of a solo game. I will keep an open mind, but it does seem all the developers seem desperate to have "connected" or multiplayer games just because your supposed to, and that's the trend.....
__________________
15" MBP 2.66 GHz, 8 GB RAM; 20" C2D iMac; iPad2 32 GB; iPhone 4s
chilly willy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 22, 2012, 10:27 AM   #69
The "Dude"
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
The game will most certainly have a solo mode. The "online only" feature, if indeed is has one, is merely a form of copy protection. It requires you to connect to the Internet so they can validate your copy of the game.

Diablo 3 has this, but you could happily play alone through the entire game if you desired.
The "Dude" is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2012, 09:34 AM   #70
smayragrace
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
No I am not excited about this..I am interested in Playing Battlefield 3 but not this Game I like to play..
smayragrace is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2012, 11:56 AM   #71
malman89
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Michigan
Just casually glanced at the linked article, but didn't really see any new news from the gameplay and walkthrough videos unleashed last year.

To the Internet connection whines, iirc it's not due to DRM at all, but due to all background stuff going on in the game.
__________________
Late 2006 Model - 13.3" MacBook, 2 GHz C2D, 4 (3.3) GB RAM, 500 GB 7200rpm HD running OS X 10.6.8
malman89 is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 23, 2012, 01:19 PM   #72
Mr-Stabby
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
One of the things i loved about the original Mac version of Simcity 2000 was (among many things) that the Mac version was actually better than the PC version. Which was rare for games at that time. Have great memories playing that as a kid on my Performa 630.
Mr-Stabby is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 24, 2012, 12:12 PM   #73
Crysis 3
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
I was waiting for simcity a long time, like everyone else.
simcity is a classic.

I watched the trailer, it looks far better than other construction games I have seen before.
Crysis 3 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:15 AM   #74
nec207
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schtumple View Post
I hope it nicely fits between the difficulty of Sim City 4 and Cities XL and isn't another dumbing down of the franchise like Societies was. Looking forward to this, bit of a surprise really, thought they'd abandoned SC in favour of The Sims?

Anyone look at some of the screenshots of Simcity 4 deluxe and the new sim city and have noticed the new sim city looks more cartoon like .

Even the fact that Simcity 4 deluxe looks more real and 3D and the new sim city is even more 3D but looks more cartoon like.

nec207 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 25, 2012, 03:41 AM   #75
mrmarts
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Melbourne Australia
This game brings back memories and would look great on my macbook retina but the game kinda still follows sim city societies as in the placing individual buildings, does it the new version still allow you to highlight and zone areas?.
__________________
Late 2013 13" MacBook Pro Retina | Time Capsule 2TB | Iphone 5 64GB Black | Apple TV 3 Bedroom | iMac 27" Late 2013: i7 3.5 GHz, 16GB Ram, 3TB Fusion, 780M, Pre Ordered |Ipad Air 128Gb Space Grey
mrmarts is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Mac and PC Games

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC