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# 21
03-08-2013, 11:11 AM
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This is just another step in big media's desire to try to force us all into having pay-per-access entertainment, or something similarly expensive and draconian.

Hopefully things like this will cripple them before they get us irretrievably far down that route.

At this point I'm thinking of digging out my old copy of SimCity 2000 and sticking it on DOSBox for old time's sake, because there is no way I'm going to be purchasing SimCity 5 or anything with similar copy protection.
Hehe I still play Dune 2000 [RIP Westwood]
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# 22
03-08-2013, 11:14 AM
I don't see why you need a new sim-city game anyway -- I still play the hell out of 2 and 3.
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# 23
03-08-2013, 11:19 AM
I loved Sim City 4, and would have considered getting the new one, but I read that because your city's save file exists server-side, all changes to it are permanent. Which means you can't build up a booming metropolis of 1 million people, and then rain fire and death down onto it for fun, and then reload your city. You could do that in previous versions because your save files were on your PC.

Meh. It's only a matter of time now before some other developer makes a better city builder without DRM, and everyone flocks to it as the fore-front city simulation.
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# 24
03-08-2013, 11:37 AM
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Which means you can't build up a booming metropolis of 1 million people, and then rain fire and death down onto it for fun, and then reload your city.
They've also had people lose hours of work because of EA's server fails. Apparently the connection broke while they were playing, and they had no way of knowing - other than when they next managed to get back into their single player game, at which point they discovered a giant chunk of their previous session was never saved.

What's needed is a public shaming campaign - on behalf of American troops on foreign soil. Clearly always-online DRM is anti-Freedom, denying the troops downtime while they're busying dying for 'Murica.


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# 25
03-08-2013, 12:24 PM
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They've also had people lose hours of work because of EA's server fails. Apparently the connection broke while they were playing, and they had no way of knowing - other than when they next managed to get back into their single player game, at which point they discovered a giant chunk of their previous session was never saved.

What's needed is a public shaming campaign - on behalf of American troops on foreign soil. Clearly always-online DRM is anti-Freedom, denying the troops downtime while they're busying dying for 'Murica.

One of the things I find hilarious is the claim from the gaming industry that piracy was killing the industry. It's hilarious because piracy has been around since the dawn of gaming, many of us cloned tapes and disks in the 1980's did it kill of the industry? no... it continued to reach ever greater heights. The reality is Piracy has never had an effect on the bottom line or growth of the marketplace, I don't think you can say the same for DRM

To quote a famous princess... "The more you tighten your grip the more worlds will slip through your fingers"
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# 26
03-08-2013, 01:13 PM
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Hehe I still play Dune 2000 [RIP Westwood]
As do I!

When the pirated copy happens to run better than the real deal, you know there's an issue.
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So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
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# 27
03-08-2013, 01:18 PM
I will never buy a single-player game that requires an internet connection.

With STO, I know what I'm getting into; if the server's down, or my internet is being my internet, I can't play. But I knew that going in.

SimCity? No. Just no. I don't even care why it needs a connection; DRM, content I'll never use, whatever. Screw that.

I can still play SimCity 2000, now over twenty years old. You won't be able to play SimCity 5 twenty years from now. Its authentication servers won't exist anymore.

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# 28
03-08-2013, 01:21 PM
Hell, I still remember playing the very first SimCity game. It only required a 1.4Mb floppy disk back then...

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# 29
03-08-2013, 01:32 PM
I played The Sims for a while before I got into STO. I pretty much only play STO and on occasion Spore now.

I uninstalled The Sims and threw it away when I looked at my internet usage logs from my ISP and saw that The Sims used up twice as much data as STO. In single-player mode! With all possible internet connection options turned off!

I thought about trying the new Sim City, but as long as I have to have an always-on internet connection in single-player mode, it's not happening.

Porthos is not amused.
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# 30
03-08-2013, 01:39 PM
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Hell, I still remember playing the very first SimCity game. It only required a 1.4Mb floppy disk back then...
Lol yeah the big time games back then like Monkey Island 2 or Fate of Atlantis required 5 disks with groundbreaking VGA graphics and Sound Blaster stereo or Adlib!!!!
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