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

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Are there any road construction games? [on hold]

My favorite part of simcity, and cities XL was, to build the road system (roads, motorways, ...) I know some railroad builder game, but I haven't found any road builder game. Is there any?
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How do you get the sims to commute to the great works to work?

I am going solo but have three cities contributing to the great work space station. now I cannot get to complete phase two as no one will work there even with 4,000 unemployed workers between the 3 ...
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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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What exactly is the “tax evasion” crime, and why have I never seen it?

I see embezzlement all the time in highly-educated cities. I would think that tax evasion, being a "yellow" crime of a similar type (stealing money), would be something a criminal has to get away with ...
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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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Simcity residents don't shop

I have some high/medium density low wealth ($) residents in a corner of my city complaining that there are no shopping around here. They have money, brought home when workers come home from 6am/6pm ...
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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). ...
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Cities cooperation and services

If I give city services vehicles to other city, are those vehicles off duty in my town? Do they know when they are needed or I need to call them manually? How efficient is this? In all my cities ...
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Do I have to monitor the junk that fills in empty space?

When there's not enough room in a zoned area to put up a building, it gets filled with a random piece of "junk" instead. This is most obvious in industrial zones because they tend to have larger space ...
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Can I be bankrupted by an ill-timed import?

Say I have $30,000. One delivery of metal costs $21,000; one delivery of alloy costs $42,000. I am importing metal and alloy to create and export processors for about $100,000. (Exact numbers not ...
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Advantages to plopping emergency services on an isolated road?

The initial cost (especially in the early game) and more importantly the hourly cost of emergency services seems to highly suggest that less is more, especially when starting to build the second-tier ...
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A way to raise or lower terrain?

I'm trying to build a ferry terminal along my coast. However, when i place a ferry building along the cost, the access road is too steep of an incline and I can't build a connecting road to complete ...
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Air pollution in Simcity seems to come from nowhere

I created a new region with one city. I have like 20 industrial buildings and the only source that are producing air pollution is my waste treatment and the industrials. Is this a bug or is something ...
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How do I adjust for overproduction from Industry?

Every low density industrial buildings product 9 freight every 2hours 24minutes. And medium density industrial buildings product 9 freight every 1hour 12minutes. And high density industrial ...
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Don't know why there are Total Freight Orders

Every factories making their freight and sent it to commercial buildings. But it is more effective when there is trade depots. Factories can send more freights and faster. You can check the freight ...
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Is it important to not place buildings beside avenues?

Is it important to not place buildings beside avenues? Why or why not? Related to this, I also hear a lot regarding roads that branch off slightly from avenues and merge back in to accommodate Bus ...
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SimCity undestroyable small road

I added a Bus Terminal to my city (the big kind). Later in the game, I noticed it basically disappeared leaving just a trail road and a small garage. Annoyed, I decided to delete it and rebuild one. ...
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Time Control Problems

The Time Control doesn't do anything on one city, then the other city its fine, and I have no idea how to fix this. I tried going back to the city that works and then back again and it still doesn't ...