While Electronic Arts’ SimCity has been available on the Mac for over a year now, the Complete Edition of the game is finally coming to the Mac App Store thanks to Aspyr Media. So what can you expect from this iteration of the addictive city-builder? Read on to find out.
SimCity: Complete Edition (Mac App Store)
Q: When will SimCity: Complete Edition be released on the Mac App Store?
A: SimCity: Complete Edition is now available on the Mac App Store.
Q: How much does SimCity: Complete Edition on the Mac App Store cost?
A: SimCity: Complete Edition will cost $39.99/€39.99/£29.99.
Q: Will any SimCity: Complete Edition DLC content be available for the Mac App Store?
A: Yes, SimCity: Complete Edition on the Mac App Store includes at no extra cost:
- SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow expansion pack
- Amusement Park Set DLC
- Airship Set DLC
- French City Set DLC
- British City Set DLC
- German City Set DLC
- Heroes and Villains Set DLC
Neither the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Set DLC nor the 100% Electric Nissan Leaf DLC packs are included in SimCity: Complete Edition on the Mac App Store, and there are no plans to make them available in the future.
Q: Will SimCity: Complete Edition be available through Steam?
A: No, there are no plans to release SimCity: Complete Edition as a Steam title.
Q: I already own SimCity on Windows PC/Mac through Origin. Can I get the Mac App Store version for free? Alternatively, can I get the Origin version for free if I purchase the game on the Mac App Store?
A: No, there is no way to offer a free copy of SimCity on the Mac App Store to owners of the Origin version. Likewise, customers that purchase the Mac App Store version are not entitled to a free copy of the Origin version. Each version should be considered a separate product.
Q: Am I able to transfer my saved game data from the Origin version of SimCity: Complete Edition to the Mac App Store version? What about from the Mac App Store version to the Origin version?
A: No, there is currently no way to transfer saved game data from one version to the other.
Q: Does SimCity: Complete Edition on the Mac App Store feature multiplayer? What about cross-platform multiplayer?
A: No, SimCity: Complete Edition on the Mac App Store does NOT support online multiplayer of any kind. It is a strictly single player game.
Q: Are there any differences between the Mac App Store version and non-Mac App Store version?
A: Yes, there are a couple of differences between the Mac App Store version and non-Mac App Store version of SimCity: Complete Edition:
- As mentioned above, the Mac App Store version will not feature any online multiplayer functionality.
- The Mac App Store version will also not support other online features such as leaderboards or achievements.
Q: Can I play SimCity: Complete Edition on the Mac App Store offline? Or are there any always-online requirements?
A: SimCity: Complete Edition on the Mac App Store is an offline game only and does not require an Internet connection other than to purchase and download the game.
Q: What are the system requirements to play SimCity: Complete Edition on the Mac App Store?
- Operating System: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.1 (Yosemite)
- CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
- CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 12 GB
- Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600
- Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 8800
- Video Card (Intel): HD 3000
- Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
- Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Sim City Complete
- ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400
- NVIDIA GeForce 7000 Series, 320M, 9400m,GT 100 series
- Intel GMA series
Q: What languages does SimCity: Complete Edition for the Mac App Store support?
A: SimCity: Complete Edition for the Mac App Store will feature full text and audio support for the following languages:
- Czech (Český)
- Danish (Dansk)
- German (Deutsch (DE))
- English (US)
- Spanish (ES) (Español (ES))
- Finnish (suomi)
- French (FR) (Français (FR))
- Hungarian (Magyar)
- Italian (Italiano)
- Japanese (日本語)
- Chinese 中文 ((繁體) Traditional)
- Dutch (Nederlands)
- Norwegian (Norsk)
- Polish (Polski)
- Portuguese (Português (BR))
- Russian (Русский язык)
- Swedish (Svenska)
Q: I’m having some technical difficulties with the game/my question wasn’t answered…
If you have general questions about SimCity: Complete Edition not listed above, leave them in the comments below, and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Alternatively, if you’re having any kind of technical issues with the game, such as trouble with downloading, crashes, performance, etc, please contact Aspyr Support at http://support.aspyr.com or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be happy to help in any way they can!