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Old Feb 26, 2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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Free Open Source SimCity games for Mac?

Hi all,
my 10 year old wants to build a city. Any good stuff out there that's easy to run on a Mac, or do I have to "compile" something (whatever the heck that means.)
My computer: 27 Inch iMac, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 with 8GB RAM.
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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If you are running a PPC Mac, you should be able to find SimCity 2000 for pretty cheap. If you are running a newer Mac, (G4 667+) look into SimCity 4, or play the free versions of Sim City on SimCity.com.

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Old Feb 26, 2008, 06:36 PM   #3
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Probably could have found something much quicker by doing your own search (unless you happen to find someone with RL experience with these games).

I did a search for "free open source sim city mac os x" and the first result was - http://fixnum.org/os_games.html. At the middle of the page, right after the MMORPG title there is a game in there that is said to be similar to Sim City, might want to check that out.

LinCity NG
Runs on Windows and Linux. Mac OS X binary available for Intel only. (You can compile the PPC version from source)

A SimCity like game, this game has come a long way since the original LinCity project. This next-generation incarnation sports 3D graphics, while remaining loyal to the original isometric viewing point. You wouldn't want to play a City sim without that beloved 45-degree angle, now would you? This game has a rich collection of buildings for you to fill up your town.

May also want to check out this one...
Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

Those of you who have played the original Transport Tycoon Deluxe probably need no convincing to rush over to the OpenTTD site and grab a download. Those of you who haven't are probably thinking Transport Tycoon is yet another tycoon with an uninspired and boring subject like public transportation. Think again: this game is guaranteed to offer you countless hours of fun. Starting out with a modest budget, you can build bus stops, truck stations, train stations, airports and harbors. Build roads and lay out a network of railroad tracks to make your company the biggest transport corporation out there. Buy your opponents companies or become a shareholder to maximize your profit. Buy top-of-the-line monorails and airplanes. See cities grow because of the influx of people and goods you made possible. This game has a wealth of possibilities for you to enjoy, and combines this with the original retro isometric artwork.

Don't worry about the fact that you need the original game, it's available for download at Abandonia for free. And your not breaking any laws, since it's abandonware.

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