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iPhone: Simcity update

View Poll Results: Has this update decreased the number of crashes?
Yes 3 42.86%
No 4 57.14%
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12-31-2008, 09:33 PM
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Simcity update

An update was just released. It claims to have improved stability. If you have it, has it helped you any? I never had crashing issues, so I don't really know.
12-31-2008, 09:46 PM
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Hopefully they fixed the traffic issues.

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12-31-2008, 09:49 PM
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I hope this update prevents lagging too. That's a problem when you're moving the city around :P

[Edit] I just checked the app store and it still says v1.0.0 and I don't have any updates that need to be downloaded either.

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12-31-2008, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by istopmotion View Post
I hope this update prevents lagging too. That's a problem when you're moving the city around :P

[Edit] I just checked the app store and it still says v1.0.0 and I don't have any updates that need to be downloaded either.
The new version is 1.3. I dunno why, but they went big with this. No new features to speak of.
12-31-2008, 10:22 PM
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I have the update available on my comp. I'm downloading it now.

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12-31-2008, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by brewstermax View Post
An update was just released. It claims to have improved stability. If you have it, has it helped you any? I never had crashing issues, so I don't really know.
The update hasn't helped me. The game crashed a few minutes after opening my 300,000 population city that is almost 300 years.
01-01-2009, 02:27 AM
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Good to hear! (About your city crashing) Seems like EA is working hard, as usual.

On that note, I've been holding off on this for a couple reasons, one it's $10, 2 the crashes, and three it says to have the most up to date iTunes software (which I have held off on because updating my Touch to 2.2 was a nightmare).

Do you NEED the new iTunes or is that just a precaution.

Because with so-called "increased stability" I'd be more willing to get this. Though it also seems that might just be a lie.
01-01-2009, 05:00 AM
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Well, it would appear there are no new in-game features to speak of... As someone mentioned, traffic is still broken (for me that makes the game unplayable). I never got that crazy advisor-template-screen, so I can't say if that's been fixed. And if cities are still crashing ... What's new, EA?
01-01-2009, 09:17 AM
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Pretty anonymous update really ... given the large update number i would kinda expect more ..

Hopefully they have a "real" update coming to fix the myriad of problems the release has

Only thing i can say for sure it changed is the load times seem quicker
01-01-2009, 10:02 AM
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update number is not "large"
version numbering is COMPLETELY arbitrary
there is no minimum necessary improvement to go from 1.0 to 1.3 at all.

i.e. linux distros that jump from version 3 to 7 to "compete"...