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

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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 ...
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Is it possible to change city size in SimCity?

Is it possible to change city size in SimCity? I heard many people complaining about being 2km x 2km, but don't know if somebody has done a trick or if Maxis is going to change it?
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Does a great work bring benefits to the entire region or just to the 4 cities which built it?

In a big region of 16 cities there are 4 great works to build but not every city can built them, just the four which surround them. Will the Great work bring benefits to the entire region or only to ...
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Sim worker wealth levels

Is it mandatory to have all levels of wealth or education in your city for it to be somewhat balanced? That is having $ - $$ - $$ parks and school levels(grade school, high school and university) is ...
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Do trade ports with freight rail terminals still transport by truck?

If I build a freight rail terminal in my trade port, does the rail terminal provide for more freight added to the one already delivered by road, or does it replace the road deliveries entirely by ...
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Increase import fom trade ports's freight rail terminal

I'm trying to ditch mining for importing. Since my roads are already taxed enough, I want to import through rail station. Raw ore imports are however not even close to filling the demand. No matter ...
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How do I increase the capacity of my university?

I am stuck with an absolute maximum of 1800 students that I can force in my university, but I need 2000 to get the desired upgrade. The problem is that the capacity of the university is only 1300 ...
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What do the purple lines represent in the Industrial Tech Map?

They only started appearing after the first students arrived in the Community College, so I assume it has to do with the tech level. What does it mean exactly?
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What are the benefits of having the Nissan Leaf DLC?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of the free Nissan Leaf DLC running in your city? Are they pure park n rides? Or are they more like a park? Do citizens commute there only from their homes? Do they ...
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How do I run more than one city simultaneously?

I recently asked this question regarding if it's possible to run SimCity in the background. (In retrospect, this was a stupid question because if I had spent a moment to play with it myself I would ...
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How can I reduce commuting workers?

In my city, it looks like $$-jobs are outnumbered by commuting workers from another city. I assume this means my own $$-workers can't get a job. How can I fix this?
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Can I manually create rail bridges?

In one of the maps (not sure which one off hand), there is an avenue with a rail bridge going over it when you first load the map. The bridge is within your city limits rather than outside of it. It ...
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Is there anything more I need to do aside from sign up to send materials to my great works?

Once I've signed up to send materials to a great work site, (In this case plastic to a solar farm) do I need to do anything with my trade port specifically? Currently I have my plastic set to export ...
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Running SimCity in the background

I've found that a lot of this game involves simply waiting for money to roll in. It would be really nice to be able to build a city up to a point where it is 'stable', and then simply let the city ...
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What's the best way to level your specialization HQ?

It's kind of hard to level your HQ, especially when you're starting out on a brand new city without another city to help develop. What's the way to get those xxx profit/day requirements?
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Does Simcity materials serve any other purpose besides income and great works

Do the materials in SimCity 5 serve any other purpose besides income and great works? My point is whether it is necessary or not, to keep producing facilities in your city after you have completed ...
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How does the Space Center work?

What's the cost to construct and operate the Space Center? What are the benefits and how do they work? How does it increase the "tech level" of nearby buildings? The information across the web is ...
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Are there any benefits for placing a sign on your building?

I see that on some buildings your can place a sign on the roof, or a flag in front of it. Does this serve some kind of purpose or is this just for looks?
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Is there a limit on the amount of power you can buy [duplicate]

I have set up a small city with a coal mine and a power plant. The city produces an excess of 200+ MW. However, in a newly created city the game says I can only buy 76MW. Is this correct?
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Density Bar - what happens when it completely fills?

0 bar - low density 1 bar - medium density 2 bars - high density 3 bars - ???? also, just a side question, why are the first two bars shaded weirdly? Is it just a graphical glitch?