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The easiest way to not flood your city is to not build a dam. Frankly, you probably don't need it anyway. You can always just save before building. The water level settles down after a few minutes, so you will know soon enough if you caused a disaster or not.
And, no, no Demo, as far I am aware. Plenty of let's plays, though, so you can see the basics of how the game plays if you want.
edited 13th Mar '15 2:57:40 PM by Heatth
Welp. I bought this, and then had huge issues getting it torun with steam popping up the dreaded unknown error. Pouring through guides online and completely disabling just about everything that might conflict, I finally notice something I missed in the spec line:
-requires 64 bit windows
......anyone have a good lead on a cheap copy of windows 7 64 bit?
There's some copies of Home Premium on Ebay for $50, which is about the best I can find without going into recovery disk areas.
Also, as a Paradox fangirl - good. I'm loving it so far, even if I only have a small amount of time playing it so far.
edited 13th Mar '15 7:35:17 PM by RatherRandomRachel
Better than $100 :P
Everywhere I go, people keep saying that this game is awesome. Shame I'm in a bit of a money crunch at the moment; otherwise I'd be all over it.
Robbaz, the world's most popular Swedish Let's Player, representing the PC Master Race with Gabenville
Sandbox mode (i.e. unlock all, infinite money mods) is still quite difficult in this game...
Old news at this point, but hey, looking forward to the expansion.
Bought the game off the latest Steam sale, and it's definitely worth the $20. I could justify full price though.
edited 12th Jul '15 12:56:08 PM by EarlOfSandvich
The After Dark expansion is out today. The day and night cycle is included for free for every owner, and the paid expansion has new buildings (including prisons, international airports, options for making leisure/tourism commercial zones, bike paths, etc.)
edited 24th Sep '15 2:26:05 PM by EarlOfSandvich
Neat! Tourist zones are a cool idea that I thought was missing from the original.
I wonder if international airports allow connection between saved cities.
Bought this during the sale. Really enjoying it!
I need to be better at road planning.
Which answers the question I wondered about for quite some time: "Where the hell are trams?"
I hope they unlock before the metro, because the other way around would be nonsensical.
What's nice is there will be a free update for the base game that adds fog and rain (which is cosmetic, but still nice.)
I've been wondering about a snow tileset recently! Good timing.
I love this game. It's most definitely a worthy successor to Sim City 4.
I only wish it were a little easier to adjust and place bus routes. Sometimes I don't even bother with buses, and I leave my poor citizens to whine about traffic (just like some real cities).
I eagerly await the next expansion.
I have some extra Steam credit now so going to possibly splash on this once done with Homeworld. Only thing I find intimidating is the complexity of the road network. Looks like something you can just spend months on alone.
So, how does this game compare to Simcity 4? It's on sale for a few days, I miss my city simulator and the Simcity franchise is dead.
It's great, definitely worth buying if you're a city builder fan.
Manages an even more complex transit system without the same pathfinding problems as 4 and Rush Hour, which is a plus.
edited 4th Jun '16 7:36:40 PM by KnownUnknown
I am very amused to see a long line of people waiting for the bus...next to a burning house.
And my first corpse in the city came from the elementary school.
It was probably the janitor, Old man Jenkins, having a heart attack while fixing a closed toilet in the boy's restroom.
I plopped the city's, Maxisfall, first Boneyard across the street from said school. "Final Lesson" Cemetery.
One thing I really dig about this game is that commercial districts are a proper source of employment. It was always weird how Simcity was stuck with a predominately industrial workforce, where like one person in twenty sold merchandise instead of assembling it.
Natural Disasters will include:
Next expansion: Mass Transit
edited 28th Feb '17 1:45:13 PM by tclittle
So I'm thinking of buying this game. My brother has the Xbox version and it looks fun, so I kind of want to get this for myself on Steam.
Which DLC is worth getting, and are there any really worthwhile mods?
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