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|title=<center>SimCity 4 lost prototypes</center>
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|title=<center>SimCity 4 (prototypes)</center>
 
|image=Simcity 4.jpg
 
|image=Simcity 4.jpg
|imagecaption=The games box art.
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|imagecaption=The game's box art.
 
|status=<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
|status=<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
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'''''SimCity 4''''' is a 2003 city building simulator PC game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. During the development of the game, Maxis released multiple preview screenshots of the game. Some of them are accurate to the final game while others feature graphics not present in the final game.<ref>[https://www.gamemeca.com/view.php?gid=120258 Gamemeca's article on the E3 2002 presentation of the game.]</ref> None of the beta or alpha versions have been released or leaked. They can roughly be categorized into what appear to be early versions of the game.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20020802021915/http://www.gameport.cz/r-art.asp?id=1020408815&t=gameport Gameport's article on the beta release photos.]</ref><ref>[https://www.gamepressure.com/games/screenshots_list.asp?ID=1146 Gamepressure's gallery of beta images.]</ref> As of now, only screenshots of different versions of the game and 3D renders of buildings are available to view below.
'''''SimCity 4''''' is a city building simulator developed by Maxis. During the development of the game, Maxis released multiple preview screenshots of the game. Some of them are accurate to the final game while others feature graphics not present in the final game. None of the beta or alpha versions have been released or leaked. They can roughly be categorised into what appear to be early versions of the game. as of now, only Screenshots of different versions of the game and 3D renders of buildings  
 
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
===Early Development Versions===
 
===Early Development Versions===
 
 
These screenshots show drastically different graphics from the final game.
 
These screenshots show drastically different graphics from the final game.
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
File:Simcity-alpha-01.jpg||Tiny city area, different buildings and nature textures
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File:Simcity-alpha-01.jpg||Tiny city area, different buildings and nature textures.
File:Simcity4-beta01.jpg||Different weather effects and textures, unfinished road junctions, cliffs
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File:Simcity4-beta01.jpg||Different weather effects and textures, unfinished road junctions, and cliffs.
File:Simcity-alpha-02.jpg||UI is a cross between SimCity 3000 and 4
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File:Simcity-alpha-02.jpg||UI that is a cross between ''SimCity 3000'' and ''4''.
File:Simcity-alpha-04.jpg||Tornado with cows, different road types
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File:Simcity-alpha-04.jpg||Tornado with cows and different road types.
File:Simcity-alpha-05.jpg||Coal power plant with different appearance
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File:Simcity-alpha-05.jpg||Coal power plant with a different appearance.
File:Simcity-alpha-07.jpg||Buildings with...
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File:Simcity-alpha-07.jpg||Buildings with dynamic decorations.
File:Simcity-alpha-08.jpg||...and without dynamic decorations
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File:Simcity-alpha-08.jpg||Buildings without dynamic decorations.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
===Late Development Versions===
 
===Late Development Versions===
Since these were created closer to the games release, there are less differences.
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Since these were created closer to the game's release, there are less differences.<ref>[http://en.riotpixels.com/games/simcity-4/screenshots/page-6/ Riot Pixels gallery of images showing beta images.]</ref>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
File:SimCity4-beta02.jpg||Some features are missing from the UI
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File:SimCity4-beta02.jpg||Some features are missing from the UI.
File:SimCity4-beta03.jpg||Unfinished UI
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File:SimCity4-beta03.jpg||Unfinished UI (1/8).
File:SimCity4-beta09.jpg||Unfinished UI
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File:SimCity4-beta09.jpg||Unfinished UI (2/8).
File:SimCity4-beta10.jpg||Unfinished UI
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File:SimCity4-beta10.jpg||Unfinished UI (3/8).
File:SimCity4-beta11.jpg||Unfinished UI
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File:SimCity4-beta11.jpg||Unfinished UI (4/8).
File:SimCity4-beta12.jpg||Unfinished UI
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File:SimCity4-beta12.jpg||Unfinished UI (5/8).
File:SimCity4-beta13.jpg||Unfinished UI
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File:SimCity4-beta13.jpg||Unfinished UI (6/8).
File:SimCity4-beta14.jpg||Unfinished UI
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File:SimCity4-beta14.jpg||Unfinished UI (7/8).
File:SimCity4-beta15.jpg||Unfinished UI
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File:SimCity4-beta15.jpg||Unfinished UI (8/8).
File:Simcity-alpha-03.jpg||Render of building that is not part of the final game
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File:Simcity-alpha-03.jpg||Render of building that is not part of the final game.
File:SimCity4-beta04.jpg||Roads are different, buildings have no extra objects
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File:SimCity4-beta04.jpg||Roads are different, buildings have no extra objects.
File:SimCity4-beta05.jpg||Different road textures
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File:SimCity4-beta05.jpg||Different road textures.
File:SimCity4-beta06.jpg||Beta volcano
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File:SimCity4-beta06.jpg||Beta volcano (1/2).
File:SimCity4-beta08.jpg||Beta volcano
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File:SimCity4-beta08.jpg||Beta volcano (2/2).
File:SimCity4-beta07.jpg||Fire looked different
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File:SimCity4-beta07.jpg||Fire looked different.
File:Simcity-alpha-06.jpg||Fog weather effect, beta buildings
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File:Simcity-alpha-06.jpg||Fog weather effect and beta buildings.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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These images were likely created in a 3D modelling software and not using the in-game renderer.
 
These images were likely created in a 3D modelling software and not using the in-game renderer.
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
File:Simcity4-mockup01.jpg||Hotdogs in Tornado
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File:Simcity4-mockup01.jpg||Hotdogs in Tornado.
File:Simcity4-mockup02.jpg||Tornado
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File:Simcity4-mockup02.jpg||Tornado.
File:Simcity4-mockup03.jpg||Probably a mockup made early in development of what was planned in the game
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File:Simcity4-mockup03.jpg||Probably a mock-up made early in development of what was planned in the game.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
 
http://web.archive.org/web/20020802021915/http://www.gameport.cz/r-art.asp?id=1020408815&t=gameport
 
 
https://www.gamepressure.com/games/screenshots_list.asp?ID=1146
 
 
https://www.gamemeca.com/view.php?gid=120258
 
 
http://en.riotpixels.com/games/simcity-4/screenshots/page-6/
 
  
 
[[Category:Lost video games]]
 
[[Category:Lost video games]]

Revision as of 11:57, 14 July 2019

Simcity 4.jpg

The game's box art.

Status: Lost

SimCity 4 is a 2003 city building simulator PC game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. During the development of the game, Maxis released multiple preview screenshots of the game. Some of them are accurate to the final game while others feature graphics not present in the final game.[1] None of the beta or alpha versions have been released or leaked. They can roughly be categorized into what appear to be early versions of the game.[2][3] As of now, only screenshots of different versions of the game and 3D renders of buildings are available to view below.

Gallery

Early Development Versions

These screenshots show drastically different graphics from the final game.

Late Development Versions

Since these were created closer to the game's release, there are less differences.[4]

3D Renders

These images were likely created in a 3D modelling software and not using the in-game renderer.

References