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

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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 ยง1,000,000 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 industrial?...
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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 ...
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Why won't trains come to my city?

Why won't trains come to my city? I have seen zero trains travelling on this path that starts in my city and goes past the Greats Works then off the Region Map. No trains come to either my passenger ...
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Is there any way to get rid of the Homeless?

I have a functioning Mining/Electronics city with about 100,000 people in it. Looking at my job window I have 0 unemployed. Under 500 Unfilled jobs over all 3 wealth classes. I assume the homeless ...
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Can I sell more with a second trade port?

When I have a second trade port does this increase the global delivery rate?
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Does Mass Transit lower high wealth land value?

I have tried to build a "high-rent" district in my town with plenty of formal parks and plazas that are supposed to increase high-wealth land value. These parks are laid out in a manner that should ...
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How does the water sent to the Arcology affect the region?

The arcology regional project requires 120 Kgal/hr water for operation. Does that water return in the form of sewage, or is it lost forever? If there are multiple cities in the region, whose clock ...
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Is a copy of SimCity bought via PC download on Origin automatically activated on install?

I bought my copy of SimCity on March 5th via PC download on Origin. When I install the game is automatically activated, right? Or do I have to do anything else? Because in order to claim the EA Free ...
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If police from another city apprehend a criminal in your city, where is that criminal rehabilitated?

I have started a small town, and in order to save money I am volunteering a couple extra patrol cars from a nearby city with a large police precinct. At times, i get a notification about them coming ...
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If you volunteer recycling trucks to another city, does your city have to process the recyclables?

In one of my regions, I have a large city surrounded and supported by several smaller cities. Many of which do not have recycling centers, but have an educated enough populace to start recycling. I ...
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What rate should I set taxes at in a medium sized city?

I have a city hall with a Department of Finance letting me set the tax rates individually for Residential, Commercial, Industrial and for low, medium and high-wealth individuals. I'm currently at 75% ...
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What's the advantage of cities in a region that aren't connected? Is it possible to connect them? [duplicate]

I am playing with a friend and we started cities in the same region but quickly found that we really couldn't interact with each other because they weren't connected by road or rail. Services couldn't ...
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How do you trade commodities between cities?

My end goal is to create a tech city. The very first city I created I tried this, but soon ran into resource problems. I then started a new region, my first city was mining. When I got to the point ...
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In Simcity how do you make TVs?

In Simcity how do you make TVs? I am producing processors. Is there a way to get them to produce televisions?
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Is it possible to run SimCity on two monitors?

I've seen the game running on three monitors, but I think that was with ATI's Eyefinity or Nvidia's Surround. There are no options for it in the settings menu, but the description of the video says ...
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Why is my coal power plant not receiving coal?

I am building an industrial city that has a coal power plant, an advanced coal mine, an ore mine, a smelting plant and a trade port to store any excess materials in. My power levels have just gone ...
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Does every city have a “death watch”? [duplicate]

It annoys me to no end that water seems to be a finite resource in every city, and even when importing from other cities it seems to not be enough or stop for no reason after a while. Is there an ...
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Does the monster in the “Big Lizard” disaster eat garbage (and does garbage attract him)?

When my city got attacked by the Godzilla-like monster, there was a curious moment at the end where I thought he was eating the garbage at the dump. Immediately after he finished, he burrowed into the ...
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Patch 1.2 disabled cheetah speed, but I can still select it in game. Is this a bug?

I read in the news that there's no cheetah speed, but the option is in my game, so which is it?
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Does profit from the tourist attraction culture buildings go to the city coffers?

The tourist attraction buildings have an hourly expense like other special buildings, so I know their baseline cost. But they also have a profit associated with them, so I'm wondering if this ...
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Is there a cleaner alternative to the garbage dump for handling trash?

So the only garbage processing facility I know of is the garbage dump, and it can only be upgraded with extra garbage areas and an incinerator. The incinerator creates a lot of air pollution, so is ...
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Which is worse, unemployment or unfilled jobs (underemployment)?

As many may have noticed getting the perfect balance of jobs and people to fill those jobs is probably impossible. So I am asking what will cause the least amount of negative affects to my city; ...
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No access to region?

As you can see from the below screenshot, my transport adviser is telling me that I currently have no access to the region; The screenshot also shows a road linking my city to the region, I have ...
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Do municipal airports connect cities similar to rail and roads?

Just looking for a bit of clarification. If I build municipal airports, do they connect cities across the region when those cities are not connected by rail or road?