SimCity for Mac Updated: Offline Mode Now Available

SimCity for Mac Updated: Offline Mode Now Available

Electronic Arts subsidiary Maxis has released Update 10 for SimCity, and it finally allows players to build and run their cities in an offline mode. Yes, it’s true, you can now enjoy the game without needing to be connected to the Internet! (And they said it was impossible!)


Inside Mac Games:

“We’ve listened to our players and today we are delivering against their most direct feedback with the release of the new Single-Player Mode,” said Patrick Buechner, GM of Maxis Emeryville. “Player feedback has helped us deliver 10 major gameplay Updates that have improved the experience with better tuning, new features and free content. This is the most definitive SimCity experience whether you choose to play Online or Offline.”

Update 10 Features Include:


  • SimCity Single-Player Mode. Enables Offline Play.
  • Single-Player Mode includes multi-city play, regional interdependence, and city specialization. Regions are saved locally and there is no limit on number of save games.
  • Autosave can be disabled in Single-Player Mode in order for players to experiment and load their regions at a previous save point.
  • Save As a copy feature. Players can make copies of their regions at multiple save points.
  • See FAQ on Single-Player Mode for full details.
  • Friends Search now uses the Origin friend search.


  • Optimizations in the simulator to improve performance of both Multiplayer and Single-Player Mode.

Players will automatically receive the update the next time they login to SimCity. Following the update, the players will see the option to play either a new Single-Player Mode, which enables Offline Play, or to play in Multiplayer Mode as was required previously.

More information about the SimCity update can be found at the EA forums website.