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Is Simcity really worth buying?

#20
I didnt know the original sim city had that alt name ?
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#21
@brian51 that was it's original development name and what it was released under when it was re-released under the GPL license as open source software to avoid copyright issues with Electronic Arts.

Because of that it now runs on just about everything and is an updated version of the original. Released by Don Hopkins this version is based on the Original Unix version of Simcity but forked (split off), into it's own thing.

The Original was written using C code and TCL, the new version was converted to C++ and Python allowing it to run on anything those languages can be compiled on.
This also makes it run far more efficiently and using a smaller system footprint expanding the range of devices it runs on.

So far this and Sim city 3000 Unlimited are the only versions to run natively on linux, and Micropolis is the only version to be released as open source allowing it to be compiled on truly any device that has sufficient resources to run it.

Sim city for game boy? sure, it's possible.

what about for old phones? sure.

sim city for your smart appliance? that's doable too.

I wouldn't be surprised if it could be rigged to run on a smart watch or a calculator like doom does.

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(March 10th, 2022 at 6:12 PM)SpookyZalost Wrote: @zoldos you mean "Micropolis"? Tongue

hehe Why say that?  The maps were actually quite large!  I even had an expansion where I could terraform my own maps. Smile
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#23
If you have not played sc4 for awhile, I feel the nam team has really changed the game and I suppose more so if you liked transit in sc4 the most
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(March 18th, 2022 at 5:21 PM)SpookyZalost Wrote: @brian51 that was it's original development name and what it was released under when it was re-released under the GPL license as open source software to avoid copyright issues with Electronic Arts.

Because of that it now runs on just about everything and is an updated version of the original.  Released by Don Hopkins this version is based on the Original Unix version of Simcity but forked (split off), into it's own thing.

The Original was written using C code and TCL, the new version was converted to C++ and Python allowing it to run on anything those languages can be compiled on.
This also makes it run far more efficiently and using a smaller system footprint expanding the range of devices it runs on.

So far this and Sim city 3000 Unlimited are the only versions to run natively on linux, and Micropolis is the only version to be released as open source allowing it to be compiled on truly any device that has sufficient resources to run it.

Sim city for game boy?  sure, it's possible.

what about for old phones?  sure.

sim city for your smart appliance?  that's doable too.

I wouldn't be surprised if it could be rigged to run on a smart watch or a calculator like doom does.

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Oh wow!!!!  I never saw it in color.  I ran it in CGA mode on a 12 megahertz Packard Bell. LOL
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#25
Now that's a throwback! Very nice.
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