Hi! As always, here is a roundup of everything related to The Sims that has happened in the past week.
The Sims news
Patch 66 was released for The Sims 3. This is the first update since Twallan retired from modding. Apparently the patch merely changes a couple of .xml files but I haven't heard of any mod breakage, but don't quote me on that as I haven't played TS3 since the update.
SimCity also now has modding support but not without strict guidelines that pretty much limit what you can do. The whole point of modding is to explore new possibilities and expand on a game's scope, right? Wrong, according to EA.
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I know this is The Sims Wiki but given the close relation between the two series, I don't see why it hurts to bring it up.
With the major news on everybody's minds being that SimCity is getting an offline mode, some seem more pleased than others in response to fan service. Some people avoided the game completely due to the online mode, lack of mod support and small maps. With offline and mod support becoming an option, I wonder if that would change anybody's minds on the game.
Would an offline mode, mod support, and larger cities ignite your interest in SimCity?
And that's all for this week. Comment, like our pages etc.