Modder Makes SimCity Playable Offline

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A youtube user by the name of UKAzzer posted an interesting video, which showcases some offline SimCity gameplay. UKAzzer removed the disconnected time limit and modified the population count to display more accurately. Furthermore, it seems you can modify roads out side of the boundary. How was this accomplished? It looks like he managed to edit some of the packages and code to enable debug mode.

Earlier a SimCity developer told RPS that an offline SimCity was actually not hard to do despite other individuals at EA/ Maxis stating otherwise.

The servers are not handling any of the computation done to simulate the city you are playing. They are still acting as servers, doing some amount of computation to route messages of various types between both players and cities. As well, they’re doing cloud storage of save games, interfacing with Origin, and all of that. But for the game itself? No, they’re not doing anything. I have no idea why they’re claiming otherwise. It’s possible that Bradshaw misunderstood or was misinformed, but otherwise I’m clueless.