SimLife (W16)

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SimLife
Sim Life - W16 - USA.jpg
Platform: Windows 16
Year: 1992
Developer: Maxis Software, Inc.
Buy: Amazon

As far as Maxis's Sim series goes, SimLife may have been a bit too complex for the average gamer. Unlike SimCity where most people are already comfortable with basics of how a city works, the average every-day person isn't too familiar with genetics, complex ecosystems, and evolution. Some adored the heavy involvement into biology, but others found the game too cumbersome, and without a way to "beat" the game, many players found it rather boring.

Screenshots

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Title screen.

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Playing the Battle of the Sexes scenario.


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Music

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Most of Maxis's games during the nineties had music capabilities, but nothing spectacular in the department and SimLife follows that standard. The Windows version has the same eight tracks as the DOS edition, but the Windows port had to use the Windows sound driver, which didn't have as many options as the DOS version. Even still, the tunes are friendly and familiar to those who enjoy the game.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Russell Lieblich, Steve HalesRussell Lieblich, Steve Hales 1:16
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02 Evo Russell Lieblich, Steve HalesRussell Lieblich, Steve Hales 0:13
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03 Man Russell Lieblich, Steve HalesRussell Lieblich, Steve Hales 0:14
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04 Warn Russell Lieblich, Steve HalesRussell Lieblich, Steve Hales 0:15
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05 Plague Russell Lieblich, Steve HalesRussell Lieblich, Steve Hales 0:17
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06 Death Russell Lieblich, Steve HalesRussell Lieblich, Steve Hales 0:07
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07 Die Russell Lieblich, Steve HalesRussell Lieblich, Steve Hales 0:13
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08 All Die Russell Lieblich, Steve HalesRussell Lieblich, Steve Hales 0:14
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Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

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(Info)


SimLife uses whatever audio driver you have setup for music in Windows, be it an AdLib, General MIDI, etc., so there is no official sound to the audio. This particular recording was made using the MIDI plugin of Winamp 5.

The type 1 MIDI files are located in the .\Sounds folder from the installed path.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Sim Life - W16 - USA.jpg
Title: SimLife
Platform: Windows 16
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Maxis Software, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
Sim Life - W16 - Germany.jpg
Title: SimLife
Platform: Windows 16
Released: 1997-??-??
Publisher: Optigon Interactive
  Canada.svg   Canada
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Title: SimLife
Platform: Windows 16
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Optigon Interactive
  France.svg   France
Sim Life - W16 - France.jpg
Title: SimLife
Platform: Windows 16
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Optigon Interactive

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