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templar654
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Beyond that line...
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 10-26-2004 15:17

I had SimCity in my collection of CD's somewhere. Yesterday, I thought hey why not it's been like years since I've played lets see if I still know how to earn some cash... apparently on installing I made an astonishing discovery... I don't know how to play!!

I just remembered I didn't know how to play it back then and still don't know how to play it now! I now how to spend the cash but how the hell do I earn it!!! The damn tutorial is a blur to me and I can't make head to tail of it! Plus on searching for some online guides I found only one thing...

"The tutorial provided along with the game is all any gamer needs to get started playing SimCity 3000 Unlimited"

Apparently the idiot who wrote that didn't know there were Paranoid Maniacs like me who play the game too! So can anyone help me out, how do I play the darn game!


PS: No cheats please I already found enough dirty articles like that online...

Blaise
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 10-26-2004 15:50

Try GameFaqs for all your FAQing game needs,

Here's the SimCity page.
Oh and here's one for SimCity 3000 just in case that's the one you want

Hope this helps!

Cheers,

Blaise

(Edited by Blaise on 10-26-2004 15:55)

templar654
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Beyond that line...
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 10-26-2004 18:22

... boy I feel stupid... Google like found 100 or so instances of this page! And I didn't even notice one!

Man I'm stupid... umm thanks...

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 10-27-2004 03:08

In most build-your-city games, in order to earn money you need to get it from your population - usually from taxes - or from trades you make with adjacent cities/countries.

Which reminds me, you should give a try to Anno1602/1602 AD. Its quite cool.
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Sexy Demoness cel

(Edited by Alevice on 10-27-2004 03:09)

templar654
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Beyond that line...
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 10-27-2004 03:18

I think it's just me... I even suck at Civilization III, the only game I've ever earned any money in is either Lemonade Tycoon or Transport Tycoon!!

Anno 1602 hmmm grahics remind of Ceaser III one of the few make money games I've been good at...

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 10-27-2004 03:38

I used to uh... use codes... back in 2000. I think the only one i used very much was for unlimited money...

But if you are not using a code, build a stable system that makes some money... dont have to be alot... just a stable system, and then set it on auto, and speed up time, and let it run all night. Dont forget to turn off natural disaster and the like... and anything else that would hold up the game. (you also have to watch out for your power plants, that they wont melt down or anything)

Save the game before you try this... then... Kizzzzash!

But yah, as far as building a stable system, you have to figure that one out. In 2K, lots of poliece stations, oh, and people like to live right next to their place of work. So residential next to industrial... with minimal commercial, if i remember correctly.

If you keep the disasters turned off (in 2k) you never needed fire stations... just one here and one there for good measure, to keep the people feeling safe.

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 10-27-2004 04:27

Remember to satisfy the needs of your population, to keep it growing. Build houses and whatever they want to have (if they want fun, build theme parks; if they want security, build police stations; an so on...), providde them enough resources, be it food, cloth, whatever.

And remember to give 'em electricity at Sim City!

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Sexy Demoness cel

LaSun
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the dark one with no windows
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 10-27-2004 12:28

i can hardly manage my own life... nope, never quite got into SIM city ...

[insert fabulous sig here]

MiNiature
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: next to the tree
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 10-27-2004 16:52

SimCity is super fun. The basic strategy to not go bankrupt is develope slowly. You dont want to build 100 miles of road and have no cash to paint lines. let people move into your existing zones before you build new. if you play your cards right, you should have hours and hours of seemingly wasted time poured into your little city.

AlterEgo
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Dark Side of the Moon
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 10-27-2004 16:57

I've got SC2000, never could figure out how to use it. I'd run out of money before I was a quarter finished. Also the sound effects and music sucked. Also tried playing pre-made cities, but alas, they were crap.
I might play it again someday, but I've got better things to waste my time on.
Much better is the Sims. Focusing control on families rather than a city is much easier.

Blaise
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 10-28-2004 11:21

The best thing about SimCity was the disasters like the giant Godzilla wreaking havoc on your poor citizens mwhuhuhuhhuh!

Cameron
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 10-28-2004 11:46

Sim games rock. I've always beena fan of games that use emergent systems in their gameplay, simcity being one of the most classic examples. The first simcity game chewed up endless hours on my old 386. Sim city 2000 then added isometrics and I was in love. Sim tower was quite addictive too.

Now I just want a decent sim game for my n-gage. The n-gage version of 'the sims' sucked hard, it simulated nothing but repeatdly nagging people with the same speech line over and over again - no where near as cool as the PC version.

Perhaps I should just make one. Anyone want to write a J2ME/S60 sim game with me?

Cameron
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 10-28-2004 11:50

Sim games rock. I've always been a fan of games that use emergent systems in their game play, simcity being one of the most classic examples. The first simcity game chewed up endless hours on my old 386. Sim city 2000 then added isometrics and I was in love. Sim tower was quite addictive too.

Now I just want a decent sim game for my n-gage. The n-gage version of 'the sims' sucked hard, it simulated nothing but repeatedly nagging people with the same speech line over and over again - no where near as cool as the PC version.

Perhaps I should just make one. Anyone want to write a J2ME/S60 sim game with me?

templar654
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Beyond that line...
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 10-28-2004 15:07

Damn you SimCity!!! WHY!!! Why won't this game let me make money!!!

I do what it says in this stupid guide I got from their site and still I end up bankrupt! Maybe I'm not cut out for money games... I think The Sims is best for me... oh wait as I remember, I killed my sim the last time I played it... eep...

Oh hell with all this, WarCraft and Quake are the only kind of games I'm good at and I'm sticking with them!! Good ol' Rail Gun Daddy's Home!!

Blaise
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 10-28-2004 16:18

CrackDown mate, that's the way to go, gotta get that working over the net, Coop play rules!

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 10-29-2004 01:25

I can still remember the first day that i spent 10 hours straight infront of the computer... Heh... I was amazed that I had spent the entire day on the thing... playing Sim Ant.

Funny, Now I try really hard to *not* spend my entier day on computers.

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