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Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Beneficial, May 31, 2016.

  1. Beneficial

    Beneficial Vagabond

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    Hello, i am new here and have a question. I hope this is the right topic for this.
    I currently own and play simcity 4, have been playing it a long time. I haven't tried simcity 2013 due to bad reviews, and i am not sure if my computer will run it, but the computer kills the specs for SC4.

    I was watching a playthrough of cities skylines, and that game looks amazing, however my computer wont run it according to the can you run it website.
    I had no idea about this franchise, and want aware of Cities XL until after i went to work.
    I am not sure if i can run this game, but i can find that out later, i am more curious on how this game compares to simcity 4?

    In case your wondering, or know if it will play i have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (not sure of the model number).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. royb 98

    royb 98 Elite

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    You can play Cities XL on almost any pc/laptop, because it lags anyway :). You'll need a lot of patience. I'd recommend having at least 2 GB of RAM, though.

    The big difference between Cities XL and SimCity is that Cities XL isn't really a simulator. You can play it as a simulator but it'll be quite boring.

    It may look like this is a crappy game now, but with all the mods you can download here, you have a complete freedom to build what you want. In my opinion, Cities XL also looks more realistic than SimCity.

    So if you want to build the city of your dreams (and you have enough time; the map is much bigger than in SimCity), you should definitely buy it. If you're looking for a game where you can manage stuff, I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  3. Beneficial

    Beneficial Vagabond

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    Thanks
    I like the city building aspect the most.
    I'm a little worried my cpu only runs at 1 ghz which is terrible, unfortunately I don't think i can upgrade the cpu. I wonder if there is a way to test the game before i buy it.
     
  4. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator

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    Yeah management of XL goes out the window for me all the time. Currently I'm building a new city (got frustrated with the European one I was trying) that is going to look like a typical US city. Think I've been watching to many US TV shows lol. I love the city shots they do in between scenes.
    I've been putting down tons of those three and four story apartment blocks and the unemployment rate has got critical lol
     

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