How to Play SimCity 5 Offline Courtesy of AzzerUK!
How to Play SimCity 5 Offline Courtesy of AzzerUK! A few days ago we saw the brilliant efforts of a single individual, AzzerUK, who despite all odds found a way to make SimCity 5 work offline! While he first shared his efforts to YouTube and Reddit the file & the procedure that makes it all possible is now available for public use. While the file will give players the ability to play the game offline and fix a few other problems along the way, there is also a guide on how to edit the source code of the game itself so that a proper programmer can do even more good to the community.
Buy the downloadable game and install it.
How to Play SimCity 5 Offline Courtesy of AzzerUK! The infamous file is now available for the public. Use at your own risk.
NOTE: Before proceeding further, PLEASE BEAR IN MIND that this file may or may not cause EA to go on a ban spree. We at GamingIO will not be responsible for any damages or loss occurred to you by the file in the future or in the present, but currently according to reddit a lot of users are indeed using the file and are still playing. So its worth a shot … right?
NOTE 2: BEFORE DOING ANY OF THE BELOW I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU BACK UP /REMEMBER THE LOCATIONS FOR EACH OF THE FILES YOU ARE CHANGING SO THAT IN CASE THE WORST COMES YOU ARE ABLE TO RESTORE YOUR GAME TO A PREVIOUS “WORKING” STATE BY SIMPLY COPYING BACK THE ORIGINAL FILES TO THEIR RELEVANT DIRECTORIES!
The direct approach, just download the file and put it in “SimCityData” (Currently there are mixed reports of the file working & not working, some report that it kicks them after half an hour and others report that its working great)
Updated to latest patch, just wanted to make sure this stays with the latest game patch.
Place the downloaded file your SimCityData folder and replace any previous version.
Exposed Debug UI
Ctrl+Shift+E – Opens UI Editor
Unlimited offline mode enabled
Unfudged Population Numbers
Continue game during budget crisis
And of course some more detailed instructions on how to install the file:
After a bunch of work: yay
Place the file in your Origin Games\SimCity\SimCityData folder, remember to delete any pre-existing mods: DebugEnable.package~
Unlimited Offline Mode Enabled
Un-fudged population numbers.
Expose debug ui: image
Debug menus: image (Roads outside of boundaries)
Game going on while in budget crisis: image
The slow and painful way:(This is currently a Work in Progress, currently researching on how to properly implement this and will update this when I have found a proper working way with all the steps!)
2. It has come to my attention that a second file might exist, players will have to find the above line of code in a file named “SimCity_Game.package” and with the help of THIS guide be able to locate and remove the line of code.
Currently there is some debate on which method works so report back with either one. I highly recommend trying number 2 since that has had more reports of success.
As you can see, EA and Maxis were truly playing gamers for a bunch of fools when they stated several times that the game can not possibly operate offline. It is a shame that they were proven wrong so easily, this is almost similar to the “From Ashes” DLC on Mass Effect 3 where one simple line of code gave you extended story.
For now I highly recommend you try out the step and if you have any useful input to provide you can visit the forums, Here. or leave a comment below. Do Let us know if the file worked for you.