Jump to content
  • Dirktator
    Dirktator

    SimCity Update 4 Coming

    Update 4.0 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 are 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.


    Sign in to follow this  
    Sign in to follow this  

    User Feedback




    Great. 4 re-enabled features. Kinda like the cheetah speed thing that was re-enabled about 1-2 months ago, great work! Also, really nice work on adding a parks  for the poor mayors that tried to start SC13 on the first day of release, cause it didn't, so I guess it won't appear for the newcomers... But of course, I suppose we can let the grass-on-the-road glitch slack, as well as the water tower - river situation.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I got excited and thought this said SimCity 4 update. LOL

    OMG!  can you imagine???  curved roads and off the grid and fix the remaining bugs!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    No update can fix the disaster called SimCity.

    That's not what I think they talk about.

     

    But yeah, a launch day disaster is just that, and you can never fix it.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    With the initial image I had thought it was a patch for Sim City 4. I won't let EA touch my copy of SC4 ever, given their recent history related to the genre.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    "• 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." Well, that should leave plenty of free spaces! :)

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought the update would for for SC4. And I'm glad it's really not. I wouldn't trust them to do anything productive to my game.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Another patch? Just after 16 days they call it a new version? Geez, how many patches to they need to get this game to work properly anyway?

    I predict patch 5.0 comes out on June 7...

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I think its encouraging to see these patches.. If you look at it optimistically, this game can only go up in quality from here! (I hope) :)

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Optimism isn't allowed here.  A free region, hotel buildings pack, and them constantly working to improve the game isn't enough, we must HATE HATE HATE!

     

    /EA plant

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Optimism isn't allowed here.  A free region, hotel buildings pack, and them constantly working to improve the game isn't enough, we must HATE HATE HATE!

     

    /EA plant

     

    It's OK to be optimistic.  I believe it is better if we just wait for a "real" Sim City reboot in the future. This game is unfinished. Some of their patches seem to have made this broken game even worse.

     

    I think it is better to wait for the year 2018:

     

     

     6h9RVJX.jpg

     

    6zLXVGZ.jpg

     

    Loudest Trees in the World

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an Account  

    Sign up to join our friendly community. It's easy!  

    Register a New Account

    Sign In  

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now


×

Help Keep Simtropolis Online, Open & Free!

stexcollection-header.png

Would you be able to help us catch up after a bit of a shortfall?

We had a small shortfall last month. Your donation today would help us catch up for this month.

Make a Donation, Get a Gift!

We need to continue to raise enough money each month to pay for expenses which includes hardware, bandwidth, software licenses, support licenses and other necessary 3rd party costs.

By way of a "Thank You" gift, we'd like to send you our STEX Collector's DVD. It's some of the best buildings, lots, maps and mods collected for you over the years. Check out the STEX Collections for more info.

Each donation helps keep Simtropolis online, open and free!

Thank you for reading and enjoy the site!

More About STEX Collections