SimCity, the always-on albatross


For Mac users, yesterday was the end of a long, long wait for Maxis’ Sim City. After the Windows version of the highly anticipated town simulator became available in March, OS X users have been waiting on the sidelines — forced to endure a later release date that was pushed back two months to August 29th. But some users will have to wait a little longer, as the Mac version has experienced a bumpy and difficult launch that is all too familiar for the Sim City team.

Despite the decreased number of Sim City Mac users, Electronic Arts forums were flooded with complaints related to the game. The game could not run on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (despite assurances that it could), had issues scaling to full resolution for Retina displays, and had trouble installing if the OS didn’t have English as its native language. But the most…

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