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by TheArsenal
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCREENIES ~ Post 'em here!
Replies: 445
Views: 78110

A few alien attack shots.
by TheArsenal
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Update #3 News at 1up.com
Replies: 99
Views: 12183

shhhh! Too many people are lost in their own worlds of believing that only SC:S was released completely broken (even though only a handful of people, altogether, can't play it, and most of those who can't it's because their systems don't meet the reqs). My system doesn't run it. And mine is a top n...
by TheArsenal
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Update #3 News at 1up.com
Replies: 99
Views: 12183

Fair enough. I just don't have time for people who come to boards and throw their toys out of the pram without adding constructive discussion. And I certainly don't want to be that person. On topic : Since the article was dated January 28 and talked about release within the "next couple of weeks" we...
by TheArsenal
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Update #3 News at 1up.com
Replies: 99
Views: 12183

If I'm starting a flame war, or have taken you out of context, then I will step back. I'm not afraid to say when I got it wrong. I will write this off as "frustration" with three months of waiting.
by TheArsenal
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Update #3 News at 1up.com
Replies: 99
Views: 12183

I am the sort that trusts the developers are working in good faith to stabilize what is essentially a good, but bugged, product. I will not speculate on the profit goals of the company, but would hope that since this is a good product, pride of ownership, and in workmanship, will drive them to work ...
by TheArsenal
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm asking if TM team will...
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Sounds promising if it fixes the crash. Silence creates worry of abandonment, so the reassurance is appreciated. Since the screaming on the official boards, I've gone out and purchased SimCity 4 and City Life to see what all the fuss was about. While very different in nature, SCS is a quality (if cu...
by TheArsenal
Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCREENIES ~ Post 'em here!
Replies: 445
Views: 78110

Iron Fist is a city I created in Freeplay mode to see if the game could handle a full map before crashing. The answer is no, it couldn't. Same run time error message as before the patch, far from a full map. In any case, here are a few screen shots of my last city. (You will note the city is full of...
by TheArsenal
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Community Technical Support
Topic: Game Update 2
Replies: 49
Views: 6054

Same run time error as before. Drivers up to date, all hotfixes installed. I'm going to try a clean install, if that doesn't work, straight to the garbage bin. I've had it.
by TheArsenal
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: while you're at it, could you change my diapers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

You know, I think this game appeals to two types of gamers. 1) The ones who've played all the Sim City games but weren't very good at them (me :o ) & 2) Those that haven't played SC3/4 & wanted to know what it was all about. 3) The ones who never played a Sim game but played Caesar IV, liked it, an...
by TheArsenal
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will patch come out
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Thanks. Between the 4 announcements (two for each board) I obviously didn't read as closely as I could have. I gladly stand corrected.


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by TheArsenal
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When will patch come out
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Well, technically, there has been no mention of a patch. Just notification of updates and enhancements. But, I think it is reasonable to believe, but not at all certain, that the update will contain fixes. As for the timing, tougher to say: Last week there was a pre-pre-announcement notifying us of ...
by TheArsenal
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Announcement re Game Update coming
Replies: 60
Views: 9162

Chris Beatrice wrote:All,
This will be the first in a series of updates, introducing new features, as well as enhancements to existing features.
-Chris


So, the game is being repaired and upgraded. A well received show of goodwill. Thanks.
by TheArsenal
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The good, bad, and ugly: Special Sims
Replies: 9
Views: 5423

...Special Sims usually spawn in one of two ways: as the result of a building action (like Mimeageddon, for instance), or as the result of a building ability. If you hover over the icons in the lower right hand corners of many buildings, you'll see a % chance to spawn particular Special Sims. That ...
by TheArsenal
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCS #4 in Top 10 Selling Games!
Replies: 58
Views: 5457

I imagine you have to factor in those who come to the boards (particularly the EA board) to research the game before buying are finding very little discussion at all on game play. Just fury and endless discussion of crashes. And I've seen that this angry word of mouth is spilling onto boards that ar...
by TheArsenal
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Community Technical Support
Topic: What's the story on the patch....?
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Just as the crowd at the official boards at EA began picking up the pitch forks and torches ready to storm the castle, folks from here (TM employees) began popping up in threads and giving updates. From what I can gather, the problems are, for the most part, identified. No hard dates have been given...
by TheArsenal
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Community Technical Support
Topic: What's the story on the patch....?
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

News on the official board. The information has been compiled. I assume this means the form is complete. Updated 12.3.2007 I have compiled all the hardware information you provided and reported it up! Thank you so much for contributing to this big push for data. I'll let you know as soon as I know m...
by TheArsenal
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCREENIES ~ Post 'em here!
Replies: 445
Views: 78110

FomarTHain wrote:My industrial city: Tunis. I meant to call it Allentown but I forgot. :)


Nice. That's the first large industrial city I've seen. Looks smoggy, I imagine the CO2 is off the charts.
by TheArsenal
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Community Technical Support
Topic: What's the story on the patch....?
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Okay, I'm going back to saying I've never seen the likes of this before. And I play many different types of games. Some which have had buggy releases. Even so, I've never seen a game quite this broken on quite this scale, and I've never seen such ultimately sluggish response verging on near complete...
by TheArsenal
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Er... ver sluur
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

The one that amuses me is the Sims phrase that sounds suspiciously like "You are a phony."
by TheArsenal
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SCREENIES ~ Post 'em here!
Replies: 445
Views: 78110

A good number of shots of a little meteor destruction rained down upon my Fun City. A very amusing way to close out a game.

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