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Magnus Eisengrim
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So, I was cleaning out a drawer in my office, and I stumbled upon and old Sim City 3000 disk. Copyright 1999. I figured that it was garbage, but just for old time's sake, I put it in my drive.

Well, wouldn't you know it? The darned thing installed and ran on Window 7. Ok, I'm thinking, this should be nostalgic, lame and a bit fun.

It is still pretty much the best game ever. I'm wasting time daily. I'm thinking about my cities. The music is stuck in my head all day.

This is stupid.

I need help.

My name is John and I'm an addict.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
Daryl -the other brother
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Hi John,

I still play Sim City from time to time. Once it gets in your bloodstream it is hard to shake off. I like management type games a lot more than the point and shoot type. Sim City and Railroad Tycoon are my favorites.

Question: Do you use "pause" while planning your city or do you play pretty much in real time?
Magnus Eisengrim
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I play as continuously as possible. As I struggle to figure out how to configure a highway, all sorts of disasters occur in faraway corners of my city. Keeps me sharp Smile
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I still will pull out and play Heroes of Might and Magic III and the original XCOM from time to time and find they are still as addicting as they always were.
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My fiancée really wants the Sim games.
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John, you and my daughters could probably build a pretty awesome city! Smile
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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On 2014-01-14 11:35, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
So, I was cleaning out a drawer in my office, and I stumbled upon and old Sim City 3000 disk. Copyright 1999. I figured that it was garbage, but just for old time's sake, I put it in my drive.

Well, wouldn't you know it? The darned thing installed and ran on Window 7. Ok, I'm thinking, this should be nostalgic, lame and a bit fun.

It is still pretty much the best game ever. I'm wasting time daily. I'm thinking about my cities. The music is stuck in my head all day.

This is stupid.

I need help.

My name is John and I'm an addict.


Take the disc and destroy it in the most final manner you can think of. Break it into pieces, burn the pieces, scatter the ashes or flush them. Then when you find yourself "missing" it. think back to how you got rid of it and the why will also come back.
Things like that steal your life.
If you need fear to enforce your beliefs, then your beliefs are worthless.
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That's how I am with Civilization V. (I always try to win cultural or diplomatic victories, but in the end I usually end up nuking everyone anyway.)
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If you are addicted to the older games - which do not spoon-feed you - go to gog.com. They have great prices on great old games!
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I never played Sim City 3000. BECAUSE I was addicted to Sim City 2000. I lost way too many hours of sleep, because it ceased being a game and became a project.

A project that in theory could never end.

Do I really want to tell people, "Yes, Hi, nice to meet you; I'm working on a really cool city in SimCityXXX?" ?
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On 2014-01-15 06:59, Vlad_77 wrote:
If you are addicted to the older games - which do not spoon-feed you - go to gog.com. They have great prices on great old games!


Vlad- Have you ever played "Aces of the Deep?" It's an old WWII German submarine simulation game, in which you can go through the whole submarine war- in real time! (If you're crazy- otherwise you can speed up the time.)
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On 2014-01-14 22:46, mastermindreader wrote:
That's how I am with Civilization V. (I always try to win cultural or diplomatic victories, but in the end I usually end up nuking everyone anyway.)

Civ addict here as well. I've actually destroyed two sets of CDs in attempt to stop. I refuse to buy Civ V because I know I'll stay up til all hours and literally waste days.
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Daryl -the other brother
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[quote]On 2014-01-15 13:25, mastermindreader wrote:
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Have you ever played "Aces of the Deep?" It's an old WWII German submarine simulation game, in which you can go through the whole submarine war- in real time! (If you're crazy- otherwise you can speed up the time.)

I have a WWII submarine sim called "Silent Hunter". I'll bet they are very similar in game play.

I was a "Roller Coaster Tycoon" addict for a while but I got over it.
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