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

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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?
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Is there a way to purify polluted ground? [duplicate]

When ground is polluted by various ways (garbage piles, sewer exits etc) can it be purified somehow?
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How do I make more skilled workers?

My industries are complaining about not enough skilled workers but my grade schools, high schools and community colleges aren't maxed out on students?
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Why won't my trade port accept deliveries?

I can import or export. But my refineries and oil wells simply won't deliver to the trade port, only trade depots.
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Water station reports 2 different statuses, which is it?

Water station reports 2 different statuses, which is it?
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How to increase demand for a product?

I have a ton of oil sitting in trade sites that aren't getting bought at the end of the month. How do I create demand so that my oil gets bought? It seems I have a chicken and egg problem, in that I ...
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Real world time in a SimCity day on various speeds

Does anyone have the figures for amount of real world time it takes to pass a single day in SimCity on the three speed settings?
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How much power do Home Solar Panels provide?

How much power does the solar panels on the homes provide or what % of its power is supplied by those solar panels? Is there a varying level of solar panels on each home or is it either YAY or NAY?
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How do I clean up radioactivity/radiation? [duplicate]

A small section of my city in the corner has been affected by radiation. All the buildings (including shops and houses) now show signs of radioactivity. When I bulldoze them, the radiation disappears, ...
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What is a good road layout when starting up a city?

First things first: I know it depends on the resources etc how exactly you start out. Whenever you start out with a new city, you need to make sure you don't run into traffic problems later. Best for ...
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How is commuting calculated?

From what I understand in the question How can I get workers to commute from other cities? region play is still unstable, but commuting in particular seems very disjointed. Take one of my regions ...
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How do you increase the population of the Arcology?

We finally built our Arcology! It's up and running but we each still have an outstanding task - "Increase the Arcology population!"; Looking on the Arcology great work site overview doesn't really ...
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Why can't I build a cargo terminal in my airport?

When I go to place the cargo terminal, I get the blue icon. But when I click to build it nothing happens. How do you build the cargo terminal in the airport?
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What happens to other cities in the same region when you are not playing them? [duplicate]

Are all the other cities in the region frozen if you aren't currently playing them? Could you potentially volunteer all the safety and garbage services from all the surrounding cities to the one you ...
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How long does it take for a great works project to start building?

How long do you have to wait until the Great Works Project can start to be built? I already paid the §1,000,000 and am still waiting for the bureaucratic paperwork to finish.
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How can I force ONLY rail export of goods from a trade port?

I have a trade port with a freight rail terminal, that I use to export processors. Because of traffic issues, I do NOT want to export using trucks, especially since the rail capacity is more than ...
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What triggers disasters in SimCity?

In playing SimCity, I seem to have fewer "random" disasters (Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Meteors, Big Lizards, etc...) than my friends. This makes me think that they must not be truly random, but that ...
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Which trucks transport raw materials to factories - those of the factories or trade depots?

The tooltip for factory trucks only states that they transport the factory's finished goods, ie. a Processor Factory truck transports processors. However, the trade depot's truck tooltip only says ...
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How much does supply and demand affect global market prices?

I heard exporting large volumes of a good will lower prices over time. I think I've seen prices change, but haven't paid much attention to them. My city exports a lot of TVs and I was wondering how ...
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What is the relationship between zone density and wealth?

I am wondering if there is a relationship between a zone density and residential wealth? For example, do high wealth Sims only live in high density areas? Also, how do you get high density ...
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Does education spread across cities to increase tech level, and how far?

If I build an education specialist city and remove all other education buildings, am I right in thinking that all of my students in the nearby cities will commute there for study, grow up to become ...
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Are high density buildings larger on avenues than for streets?

I notice that the guidelines for avenues are further apart when placing avenues than when placing streets. Does this mean that the high density buildings for avenues are larger? Or does it take into ...
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Ferry terminal cannot have more than one passenger terminal?

The ferry terminal comes with one passenger terminal and can be upgraded with a CRUISE SHIP terminal, yet for me it says that limit is reached for an additional passenger terminal. Is this intended, ...
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How can I increase high wealth tourism?

I am developing a tourism focused city. The population is around 80,000. It currently has the following amenities: Pro Stadium Arc d'Triumphe Empire State Building There is plenty of mass transit ...
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Can I activate a retail copy of SimCity on Origin?

I don't have a CD drive so was wondering if it is possible to activate a retail copy of SimCity via Origin and just download the game from Origin rather than installing it using the disk?
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How do I play with others in neighbourhoods … cannot access [duplicate]

Ok, I don't get it. I don't have any origin friends and cannot find any neighbourhood with vacant cities. When I finally find a lot, it says I cannot access it because I don't have items used in the ...
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How is profit from gambling paid out?

Normally, with a trade port, the payment for your wares shows up all few days when they sell. With gambling however, this is different. There is no direct payout as far as I can see and it is also ...
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How can I lower germ levels?

The people of my city keep complaining the area is too germy but I have absolutely 0 idea on how to fix this. I haven't made my city too large, everything's pretty small and I have a clinic open with ...