Simcity has a rough launch for Mac but hey it's still simulating cities eh?

Electronic Arts recently released the new SimCity for Mac and there have been a bunch of snags for the long-awaited title. Anyway here are some FAQs.

Simcity players are looking at a bunch of different approaches to simulating the quanta of city life than SimCity 4 -- and there is more realism to quite a bit of the modeling, if also perhaps a Ayn Randian design philosophy in the background.

Anyway here are some good FAQs - the IGN guide is really detailed with sections on transit (no more subways) and regional multiplayer play. Global market.

Sim City Wiki Guide & Walkthrough - IGN - cheats n secrets

Pretty advanced stuff on larger transit network snags and specialized cities: SimCity FAQ/Strategy Guide for PC by super_luigi16 - GameFAQs. You smelt your way to Arcologies now - with an coal, ore, alloy resource network eh! Plastics! SimCity FAQ/Strategy Guide for PC by super_luigi16 - GameFAQs - silicon valley!

Also: Your first city in SimCity will suck, and that's okay - Destructoid

Also: SimCity Newbie Mayor's Strategy Guide | Ten Ton Hammer

Also: 8 Tips for the New SimCity | Ten Ton Hammer

Story from January.

On the main thread here we see how the new game develops: SIM City 5 - Actual Strategy Discussion - AnandTech Forums

Anyway it will be cool to see what happens, and hopefully popular pressure will push back the bad DRM policy imposed by EA. We'll see - and indeed if they get their act together maybe more fun simulators will get released like so many years ago, the heyday of independent Maxis development and SimAnt, SimEarth, SimLife, awesome games that I was really into...

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