Published on March 15th, 2013 | by Joe Martin0
SimCity Modder Creates Playable Offline Version
One Man Solves Problem An Entire Dev Team Can’t
A talented tech-head has modified his version of SimCity to allow several online-only features to be playable offline.
The modder told Reddit it was possible to enable the game’s debug mode with “a little bit of package editing within SimCity and a little playing about in the code”.
He explained: ”I also modded out the disconnect timer (can now play “offline” indefinitely – but no saves/syncs or region related stuff, not yet anyway… but the simulation can carry on with no connection indefinitely).
“Most developer debug features are disabled without having an actual developer’s build (they have terraforming tools etc. available in the full developer build!), but a few things do still work – including editing the main highways.
“Not only that – but you can edit the highways ANYWHERE – even outside of your city boundary… and even if you quit the game and log back in later, it’s all saved safely on the server.”