Submitted by mdonahoe on Aug 29, 2013
United States

Welcome to SimCity, Mac Mayors. I’m Senior Producer Kip Katsarelis and I wanted to thank you for patiently waiting to play SimCity. We’ve been working hard since we launched SimCity on the PC, so I also wanted to tell you about all the things we’ve added in the past few months. Before I do that, let’s talk a little bit about the Mac version.

First off, when you purchase SimCity, you gain access to both the PC and Mac versions. And if you already own SimCity for PC, you will find that the Mac version is automatically accessible through Origin. SimCity for Mac is digital-only release. There is no separate disk version at this time. Both the PC and Mac version share the same servers, so you can play with your friends no matter what platform they are on. This also means that both versions will receive the game updates simultaneously.

Now let’s talk about some of the improvements and additions we’ve made to SimCity in the past few months. In total, we’ve released seven major updates with a variety of fixes and improvements. If you’d like to learn more, you can read all the notes here. Here are some of the highlights from these updates:

  • New Region Maps Edgewater Bay/Granite Lake: In Update 4, we released our first free region map, Edgewater Bay. This map is unique as it contains seven city sites in one cluster surrounded by a beautiful bay with one Great Work site in the center. It also contains a lot of flat land, in case you want to build a bustling casino city or a tourist haven. In Update 6, we released our second free region map, Granite Lake, containing two clusters of cities connected by a large lake and many, many mountains. If you like a challenge, this is the region for you.
  • SimCity Launch Park: This park was also released with Update 4 and is dedicated to our early adopters, like you.
  • New Hotels: With Update 3, we added 24 new hotel buildings to give cities more variety.
  • Improved Region Wall Chat: Update 5 improved the region wall chat with a new look and functionality. Chat now functions more efficiently. Time stamps show on chat messages on rollover. Regional events are easier to read and can be toggled on and off.
  • RCI Building Variations: To add even more variety to your cities, we added 84 height and color variations to the residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

We also recently released Update 7, which focused on traffic improvements. Along with that it also added:

  • Raise/Lower Road Tool: This tool allows you to raise and lower roads, giving you the option to build both bridges and tunnels in your city to not only give you new ways to design your city, but also give you more options to control your traffic.
  • Houses of Worship Set: The free Houses of Worship set includes 4 brand new buildings that increase the happiness of your Sims. In addition to the righteous emotional boost, the House of Worship buildings are free to place and do not require any maintenance (though you are limited to four buildings in a city). The House of Worship buildings are also available to all wealth levels, so anyone can visit.

As you can see, now is a good time to start building. Look forward to seeing your cities!

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Senior Producer Kip Katsarelis
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 08:00
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I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!! Waited for months for this game. Finally Downloaded it and apparently I paid $60 for an Icon that dances around on my dock! I am SO extremely upset and going to lose my mind! I was apprehensive about downloading after the negative reviews but decided to take the plunge...STUPID. I urge everyone, BEWARE! EA still can not seem to get it right. Great concept for a game but why cant you people get this right! Im giving up on the SIM CITY franchise and EA period. I plan to focus my efforts on receiving a refund for a product I never received.

if i bought the pc version in a disk copy do i automatically have the mac version as well since it is digital download only?

I downloaded the game, if you still haven't managed to do so it's because you have to download origin. I don't know which one of both is what creates the bug but it's happened already more than enough to get me agreeing with all the comments I've been reading so far. The game crashes and it's impossible to shut down. Beyond that I'm reserving the many comments I have about the game's misconceptions and screw ups that make it nearly impossible to play but I am now drawn to the last straw. I seriously felt like I got ripped off and I feel like I should tell you directly. I know this might not be read or even acknowledged but I've been eagerly waiting for this game, And now that I've transferred nearly 1 million 'simoleons' 5 times from three different cities in the same region to the same city - never working - and that a random earthquake just destroyed the main buildings of it's economy, despite the numerous f$$k ups of the game I'm going to have to abandon it, and the game completely. I hope you get the opportunity of reading this and that you'll get to fixing this problem. If connecting to internet and playing online is the only option you can offer than I don't think this will be a high density player game.

When the MAC Version be compatible with OSX Mavericks 10.9?

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