SimCity (2013) News for PC

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SimCity Update 4.0 will introduce a new region and park to Maxis' hit city-builder, and re-enable features cut from the game during it's disastrous launch period, EA has confirmed.

The new region includes seven city sites and a great work site set around a "beautiful bay".

Additional tweaks featured in 4.0 include a new server display, which notifies players which server they're playing on while in the options menu, fixes issues with rain clouds, and re-enables leaderboards, region filters and Global Market prices.

The patch is expected to go live later today.

Take a look below for the full SimCity 4.0 patch notes:

  • New: SimCity Launch Park, an exclusive new park just for our dedicated fans who were early adopters.
  • New: Region: Edgewater Bay. Seven city sites in one cluster around a beautiful bay with one great work site.
  • New: Your current server will now be shown in the options menu.
  • New: More detailed rollover information on buildings telling player’s if their Sims received happiness from a park or from shopping. Previous to this fix, this information was generic.
  • Re-Enabled Feature: Global Market prices now dynamically change during gameplay.
  • Re-Enabled Feature: Leaderboards will be active on EU West 3, Pacific 1 and Pacific 2 at the release. We will enable them on additional servers throughout the day.
  • Re-Enabled Feature: Region filters are now enabled on all SimCity servers. Players will be able to search for open games by Map Name, Sandbox Mode, and Abandoned Cities.
  • Rain Clouds: Fixed an issue where some cities would not have rain clouds to replenish their water table. If you had a city with this issue, you will start seeing clouds again within a game day.
  • Fire: Improved response time of fire trucks to fires. Improved the time it takes for a fire signal to reach a fire station.
  • Mission updates: Tuned Metals HQ and Community College missions. These were appearing too early, making them difficult to complete. They now appear later in a city’s development.
  • Solar Farm Great Work: Reduced fire risk at the Solar Farm Great work. Local fire engines were spending too much time at the Solar Farm.
  • Messaging: Improved pre-requisite messaging for Trade Port, Casinos, Smelting Factory and Oil Refinery. It should be clearer on how to unlock these buildings.
  • Graphics: Fix for flickering low wealth buildings on NVIDIA graphics cards.
  • Education: Fix for an issue some cities experienced where commuting students did not return from a neighbor's city. This was causing a problem where students would disappear from a city in some cases.
  • Tuning: Sims will lose a small amount of happiness if they don’t have a place to shop. Cities without places to shop will see complaints and feel the effect of unhappy Sims. This will emphasize the importance of commercial zones.

Source: EA.com

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Batmamerc

Glad there still updating stuff especially stuff I would never of noticed like the fire engineer spending too long hanging out at the solar farm lol but I've not played it since update 2.0 lost interest to be honest.
Posted 10:53 on 23 May 2013

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Release Date: 08/03/2013
Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Simulation
No. Players: 1 + Online
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 124 1
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