SimCity update 1.8 now available when firing up the game

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 14:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Maxis has patched SimCity to version 1.8, which is available the moment you fire it up. Improvements have been made to text, roads and general fixes such as police stations no longer being able to hold more prisoners than the max capacity, and more. The full patch notes are below. Thanks, Blue.


Police station can no longer hold more prisoners than the capacity.
Added missing roof texture for certain commercial building.
Added completion moment cinematic for Great Works.
Visiting police cars have avatar of neighbor above them.
Arcology Population reflects the population of the Arcology, not the city.
Fixed a clog in the pipes where sewage would sometimes get backed up and act jittery.
Region Wall will pop up when a new chat message has been received.

Road Improvements

Improvements to cases when connecting a new road to an existing road that goes over uneven terrain.
Tuned some of the road snapping priorities to address some edge cases where it wasn’t behaving as desired
Fixed a case where a new road would sometimes cause an existing road to change its shape drastically.
Made Upgrade Roads mini-tutorial appear at appropriate time.
Fix to four lane bridge to improve divider line placement.

Text Improvements

Clarified alerts about residents not moving in because of high taxes to state if it is residents, commercial businesses, or Industry that won’t move in because of high taxes.
Improved text and icons on cities in region view.
Updated text for “Become a Suburban City” mission to improve clarity.
Updated requirements text for HazMat garage for clarity.



  1. Tavarish

    Nice that they release patches, but why in hell they prioritize non-essentials like Leaderboards over Cheetah Speed?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. deathgaze

    Because the developers aren’t the same marbles-in-a-maze that the community has characterized Sims to be. ^_^ There isn’t just one monolithic Developer that can do everything. There are scripters, content creators, programmers and within each of those disciplines there are different people qualified to work on different things like the front end, infrastructure, database, etc. It’ll get fixed, but not without a lot more work. My guess is Cheetah speed won’t be back for at least another month. In the meantime, I have HotS, Minecraft, Planetside 2, Bioshock Infinite. Oooh, Monaco comes out sometime soon..

    #2 2 years ago
  3. alib1250


    #3 2 years ago

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