Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2008 21:33 UTC
Games The source code to the original SimCity game has been released under the GPL, with all references to the SimCity name removed due to copyright trademark issues; it is now called Micropolis. You can download the source code, or read a bit more about it. SimCity is one of the most critically acclaimed games in history.
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Very nice, but....
by shykid on Sat 12th Jan 2008 23:15 UTC
shykid
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2007-02-22

"The plane crash disaster has been removed as a result of 9/11."

I'll leave the silliness of that for somebody else to rant about, but I'd like to see someone recode it back in (even though they'd probably have to do a fork). I also think it'd also be pretty cool if somebody made a fork and added the gifts and graphics from the old Super Nintendo port of SimCity (my favorite version) to it.

When I was growing up, SimCity was definitely one of my favorite games, so it makes me happy to see it open-sourced. I just hope the code will be taken advantage of (tinkered with, polished up, ported to all sorts of operating systems, etc). I'd love to see SimCity 2000 open-sourced as well, but I won't hold my breath on that one.

Edited 2008-01-12 23:16 UTC

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RE: Very nice, but....
by Jesuspower on Sun 13th Jan 2008 00:44 in reply to "Very nice, but...."
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2006-01-28

Oh, that stinks. I dont remember a plane crash in 3000 anyway, but it was a pretty good disaster: it taught you how to not put the airports in stupid locations. If you did, they crashed.
Had nothing to do with terrorism... well, it might remind some people of it if they stick the airport is a commercial area with high rises.

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