SimCity Goes Open Source as Micropolis

From ars technica.

Will Wright's original SimCity has now gone open-source under the GNU General Public License. Though the name and some code have been changed due to EA's requirements, the core of the title remains intact and is now open for the public. This follows the inclusion of SimCity into the OLPC project.

Originally written in C, the open-source version has been "recast into C++ classes, integrated into Python, using the wonderful SWIG interface generator tool." For tinkerers, a lot of the old bugs and code issues remain intact.

The open-source version is now available on Don Hopkins' web site.

One Laptop Per Child.


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