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SimCity Receives Major Update with Version 2.0

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SimCity went temporarily offline for its first major update.

On April 22, EA took all of SimCity’s mandatory servers offline to roll out the title’s first major update “which contains a number of top-requested bug fixes and improvements”.

The full list of changes made with in the Version 2.0 Update is available on EA’s Official SimCity Forums and we’ve provided some of the more significant additions and fixes below:

  • Mayors Mansion: Mayors will now drive their fancy cars to work. Mayors will take their helicopter, limo, or sports car if the modules are present.
  • HUD: Now color-corrects when in a colorblind mode.
  • Data map: Data maps show the filtered color when a color filter is enabled (unless in a colorblind mode)
  • Cities not Processing: Mitigates some of the issues that were causing cities not to process. We are continuing to work on and improve this issue.
  • Invitations: Invitations to join a region should be sent and received more quickly.
  • Tourism: Fixes for unexplained fluctuation of tourists. Tourists more smartly counted on transit.
  • Casinos: Casinos tuned so that Gambling will be a more profitable specialty. Players can bulldoze and replace existing casinos to see effects of tuning.
  • Region Play: Cash gifts can now be received in a bankrupt city.
  • Education: Fixed school buses getting stuck at the high school. Existing Schools will fix themselves.
  • Education: Fixed school buses picking up students at neighboring cities that didn’t have school bus stops.
  • Fire Service: Fire Trucks don’t clump, dispatch to fires more efficiently.
  • Water: Water pumps are now capable of pumping water from rivers at a larger radius so they can take better advantage of the water table in a city.
  • Higher density residential buildings are no longer blocked from going abandoned due to not having enough money.
  • Happiness from low taxes does not double up every time it is given.
  • Losing happiness due to not having a job is more impactful.

Stay tuned for our impressions of the new patch.

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    dalethepcman , April 23, 2013 10:13 AM
    Well V2.0 didn't fix the game (no offline mode), so this is still a no go for me. This franchise is now dead to me, Thanks EA.
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    bryonhowley , April 23, 2013 11:07 AM
    Until they fix the real problem, no offline mode, I will not buy.
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    dark_knight33 , April 23, 2013 11:16 AM
    How many franchises do EA & Ubisoft need to kill before they get that "always-on" DRM for single player games doesn't work?
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  • 36 Hide
    dalethepcman , April 23, 2013 10:13 AM
    Well V2.0 didn't fix the game (no offline mode), so this is still a no go for me. This franchise is now dead to me, Thanks EA.
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    aoneone , April 23, 2013 10:14 AM
    Thank you EA for 2.0 patch update. Everything works perfectly now, even cheetah speed mode! ^_^
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    bak0n , April 23, 2013 10:39 AM
    Was about to post saying the same thing dale did. They apparently don't get that their financial loss isn't about "patching" its about implementation that is keeping many of us from buying their products
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    icepick314 , April 23, 2013 10:52 AM
    some people like the game...some don't...others didn't even bother with it...

    I suspect EVERYONE will hate the game 5 years later because EA/Maxis decided to take the servers down because some excuse (not enough players, new game, ect) while I can still play SimCity 2K, 3, and even 4 with mods...
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    bryonhowley , April 23, 2013 11:07 AM
    Until they fix the real problem, no offline mode, I will not buy.
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    dark_knight33 , April 23, 2013 11:16 AM
    How many franchises do EA & Ubisoft need to kill before they get that "always-on" DRM for single player games doesn't work?
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    bee144 , April 23, 2013 5:17 PM
    Doesn't address some of the game mechanics that are flawed like the RCI system not needing I... This game is just a bunch of fluff. EA, your customers are smarter than you think. Never buying EA again.
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    Paul S1 , April 23, 2013 5:45 PM
    Unless the always on-line "bug" is fixed I will not be buying. It is a shame, I have bought every version of Simcity from the very beginning.
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    alidan , April 23, 2013 5:50 PM
    Quote:
    How many franchises do EA & Ubisoft need to kill before they get that "always-on" DRM for single player games doesn't work?


    dont you listen to them... sim city isnt a single player game, its an mmo

    yes... that is what they call it.
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    rmiiirusty , April 23, 2013 6:01 PM
    Still no offline play? Oops still broken!!!!
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    Paul S1 , April 23, 2013 6:06 PM
    Unless the always on-line "bug" is fixed I will not be buying. It is a shame, I have bought every version of Simcity from the very beginning.
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    bigdragon , April 23, 2013 7:18 PM
    These are all obvious issues that should have been caught during a beta. Unfortunately, EA used the beta as a demo. Lots of people reported issues like what's in this patch list, yet they were ignored by EA. Really sleazy company. I won't buy unless there's a proper offline mode where the entire region is one city. I'm not buying some SimTown MMO where add-on buildings that were free in previous iterations now cost $15 each.
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    virtualban , April 24, 2013 12:20 AM
    I don't want to have anything to do with multiplayer sim city. I want to advance into space exploration unhindered by the neighbouring regions, even if in offline mode. Sim city has been dead to me ever since part of EA.
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    virtualban , April 24, 2013 12:22 AM
    from stone age to space age, all in one go, like the old sim cities, not like sim city 4 and maybe later versions too which I did not check anymore