SimCity is the city-planning and urban development simulator developed by Maxis and EA, released in March 2013.

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Advantages or disadvantages [duplicate]

What are the advantages or disadvantages of building bridges or tunnels as cross city connections for traveling sims?
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How to plan a good street layout

Can someone tell me a good layout when you begin a city? Grids do not work for me as I have a large traffic Jam everywhere.
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Have enough room but still needs more for high density?

So I was zoning my city, doing some experiences and then after I planned the layout of the roads to get the maximum number of High Density buildings back-to-back, I was very happy with the result and ...
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Second city won't load in single player mode

When I try to start a 2nd city the load screen gets hung up. It keeps giving me different tips, but the city never loads. It says that I have claimed the city. Any advice?
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Can my two cities send resources at the same time?

In this region I claimed two lands and built up two cities and both produce the materials needed by the Great Works. I pressed that power button in Great Works tab with both cities and some resources ...
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Sim City 5 Layout Grid

In Sim City 5 what mod would allow me to view the city using a layout grid? In Sim City Classic commercial, industry and residential zones were 3x3 units. Regardless of your road layout as long as ...
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Arcology construction supply shipments not returning

As you can see in my screenshots, my alloy trucks tasked with delivering material to the arcology build site never return. It's been like this for days, with all of the them in the same spot, not ...
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Is there a way to import freight?

My question on Sim City (2013) is: Is there any way to import freight for my commercial zones? There is a big industrial city connected to me by road and rail. But I can't seem to get enough freight ...
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How does city resource trading work?

I ask because I'm having issues. I tried the obvious space saving measure of having water/power/sewage on one city and zoning and developing more another city. It worked for quite a while, but now for ...
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Seaport and ferry dock and airport

Here is my simple question, how do you build a ferry terminal ? How do you build a seaport ? (provided it is different fom ferry terminal) How do you build an airport ? Thanks for your insight.
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How do I get freight going from one city to another?

in SimCity, I want freight to get going from my soon-to-be OmegaCo capitol, Capitol Bay West, to my region capitol, Capitol Bay Central. Is there any way to do this?
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SimCity 2013: is the truck shipping bug fixed?

I got into the new SimCity when the cities of tomorrow came out. I enjoyed the game, but there was a fatal bug in the game that shipping trucks would ultimately get stuck on the map. Consequently, ...
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How do I fix the Space Center Great Work bug?

I have fully developed cities in the region with excess workers. I created also residential only city but I have this problem in phase 2 . that Space center halted , No worker 0/300 . Does anyone ...
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Around what time does the first crimes start happening?

I love to play Simcity every so often, but I always get frustrated because I have the same problem each time. I would be upgrading my city when this happens: (sigh)......... The crime explosion ...
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How to increase residential density? [duplicate]

I want to increase low wealth ($) residential density. I built many $ parks around my low wealth zones and there are many low wealth commercial zones too. They get happy really slowly even after ...
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How do I know if a city is connected by wireless?

I attempted to have one city in the corner of the region broadcast ControlNet and start a new city in a different corner using money from the first city. Both ControlNet and money gifts are wireless, ...
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How to provide workers, shops and freight in my simcity5?

I have all those available jobs, all this population, I need a lot of shops and I also need 1000 freight... what can I do to solve this situation? thanks
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What benefits and drawbacks of OmegaCo?

Since there's a lack of information on what the OmegaCo Factory actually does, I am wondering its effect, purpose, and potential drawbacks are. Is it more profitable to use OmegaCo compared to say ...
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Classrooms Full!

I keep getting complains about people that couldn't go to school. How could I fix this? I tried a lot of things (like multiple universities and school bus stops everywhere). Not sure how to fix this. ...
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Why are the sewage pipes “backed up” if much capacity still exists?

My sewage system is way in the green for capacity (76.1 needed, 123.0 capacity). Yet every now and then I get a yellow alert that I have "backed up pipes", and the Treatment Plant shows the "Sewage ...
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How do I get rid of low wealth demand in jobs?

I have been working on a nice balance between demand and jobless citizens. When I look at my demand, I can see the companies in my city, only want low wealth workers. How do I remove this demand? I ...
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How are goods consumed in SimCity(2013)?

I have been trying to find a solution to this for many days by scanning this site and searching Google, but I can't find a definitive answer. I have been planning out some Megatower configurations and ...
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SimCity (2013) not loading

I have a Mac with the correct requirements and I have played the new SimCity before on it. Now that I've updated my system to Mavericks and updated SimCity, it no longer loads. When I click Play in ...
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How to solve the problem of “No relief from work! Leaving!”?

In my MegaTower people complain about overworked and No relief from work! Leaving! How to solve these problems?
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Launch Arcology Achievements

I launched my Arcology, but I can't figure out HOW to get these achievements: Here is my Arcology What am I missing? I don't know how to use Arcology. For me, it is just a place at the moment, ...
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Normal to have 10,000 people walking back and forth on a single block, and zero right after

See the picture(s) below. Is this a bug in the game, or is this a problem I should correct? Zoomed out for context
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Are trains meant to only visit one station in my city?

I've heard of people plopping multiple train stations to get more people into the city. But from my experiences, trains only stop by the closest station before making a uturn back to the region. ...
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What is the difference between visitors and tourists?

I was under the impression that visitors comprise workers and shoppers from neighbouring cities but tourists spawn out of thin air because in my tourist city, I have ~30000 tourists but barely 300 ...
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How do I get the processor factory to transport their goods to the trading depot?

On Sim City 5, I have two factories producing processors. I put a trading Depot right next to each one, but both factories say that they stopped production because they're full. I bought the maximum ...
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Simcity regional freight shipping

I have a commercial city with no industry and there are ~5000 unfulfilled freight orders. The amount of freight commuting in fluctuates between 1000 to 4000 but never enough to satisfy all 5000 ...
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What are the stats for the MegaTower segments?

Cities of Tomorrow introduced MegaTowers, which have many different segments which can be built. So far I know these: LW Residential: 800 workers, 400 shoppers and 200 students. 800 cost per hour, ...
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Ground getting polluted by itself?

After logging in to the game, I suddenly found out most of my city ground is getting poluted. The issue is that, I am running 'green' town, and there was no polution over many days of gameplay, and ...
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Power outages with excess power supply?

I currently have a nuclear power plant with a second plant add-on providing me 400mw of power to my city. The data meter on my power says I have excess power (of over 100mw) yet I keep getting ...
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Tunnels and bridges

In the latest patch for SimCity 5, they added the tunnel and road bridge function. By pressing "N" or "M" you can lower or raise a road in your city. Does this serve any other puporse besides making ...
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What does the denominator in the tourism tooltip mean?

The gambling or culture adviser will show you how many tourists visited your city today and yesterday. If you mouse over the number of tourists, you see a tooltip with a breakdown by wealth level ...
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Powering the Arcology great works

I just finished my first ever Arcology great works. But it seems to need power, which makes perfectly good sence. How does the Arcology get its power demand met?
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How do I troubleshoot the problem of workers not able to get to a workplace?

I suspect that my city has workers who are unable to get to their workplace. How can I verify which workers are having trouble and troubleshoot the specific problem? I have unemployed low-wealth ...
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What are the precise requirements for “The Day After” garbage collection mission?

What are the precise requirements for "The Day After" garbage collection mission? The in-game information says that 250 cans of trash must be collected in a 24-hour period. I recently failed the ...
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Do cities under computer simulation continue building great projects?

When I have a region cluster of 4 cities in SimCity, I logically start out by building one city, and then move on to build other cities in the cluster. I move back and forth between my cities to ...
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How are great works' perks shared between the various cities in the different regions?

In regions that have many great works, how are the perks shared? I have read the responses in the following thread: Does a great work bring benefits to the entire region or just to the 4 cities which ...
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Does “Demand” ever go away?

Like for instance you have a decent city going and all your basics up and you've filled the map. Does the Residential/Commercial/Industrial demands ever "even out" and stop going up? or will they ...
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Raising commercial/residential wealth in SimCity? When should I do this?

I always seem to get stuck here. I'll have a TON of residential areas, like, literally the entire map full. But the "low" residential demand just keeps going super high. And I literally just do not ...
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Maximize crates in consumer electronics (computers)

~98% of my city is educated and I have about 170k people. I have 2 universities in order to get enough room for everyone to fit in. I also use a library but it seems somewhat useless. The above gives ...
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Processor factory output is full and factories have nowhere to ship freight. How do I fix that?

My processor factory output is full and factories have nowhere to ship freight. How do I fix that? I have 1 small trade depot which has 1 coal storage lot, 1 ore storage lot and 1 freight storage ...
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Cannot build a ferry terminal

Why can't I build a ferry terminal anywhere in the city? It always says either "On top of road" (which it is) or "Must plop on snap point!!!" (everywhere else). This is very weird at least.
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No region wall in SimCity?

I would like to use the Region Wall on a copy of SimCity I got from a coupon. However, I have no button in the top left corner, and pressing Enter does nothing. What's going on here?
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Importing resources from dock or rail freight terminal?

I need to do the exact same thing as this question, but for imports. My neighbor sends tons of shoppers clogging my highway (I wish I could put down toll booths to tax them). I need oil for my power ...
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Simcity Delete/Rebuild Great Work?

I build an international airport at the great work site I planned for space center. Is it possible to delete the airport so I can rebuild it as space center?
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How can I upgrade my Police Station to a Precinct without releasing all the criminals in jail?

Moving from a Fire Station to a Large Fire Station (i.e. closing the small one, building the large one, and deleting the small one once the large one is fully operational) is relatively painless. ...
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Can't get rid of garbage in a dense city

My city has 90k residents. There are two recyclings centers and one garbage dump, all having their maximum number of collecting trucks. There are volunteers from nearby cities as well (at least 32). ...