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

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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?
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Who works in medium value commercial properties? [duplicate]

I have some §§ (medium-wealth) buildings that are closed or closing due to a lack of workers. Yet, of my 10,652 §§ workers, 3,205 are unemployed and 152 are commuting out. This confuses me because I ...
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How do you take a screenshot in SimCity?

How can I take a screenshot? When I press Print Screen to take a screenshot while in the game, the image on my clipboard is the Windows Desktop.
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Will cities in my region produce money, oil and resources etc. while building another city?

The question explains itself. Will other cities in my region produce money, oil etc. while building another city in the same region?
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How can I prevent gridlocks?

My city is in peril; I have all of the required buildings to make it all work, enough power and water, enough happiness to keep going and everything that a sim would ever need. However, due to the ...
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Does proximity to a fire station affect building flammability?

In prior installations of the Simcity series, the main factor in the flammability of a building was proximity to a fire station. In this version of Simcity, it is not immediately clear whether this is ...
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Does one city have to pay for the entire Great Work?

When you start a Great Work, can every city contribute to the cost, or is it limited to only one city's contributions? EDIT: I'm looking to see if the initial cost in simoleon can be shared between ...
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What is the formula for converting population to residential agents (workers, shoppers, students)?

I learned in another question that the population number can be much higher than the number of residential agents (workers, shoppers, students) in the city. What is the formula for converting ...
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How many days are in a month?

Simcity graphs are all represented in months, but there doesn't seem to be ~30 days in a month. How many days are in a month?
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“we need money” problem even they are next to the industrial zone [duplicate]

When I look at population detail, all my low-wealth residents are employed but they are not happy because they don't have money. I read How do I solve the “Shopper Unsatisfied” and “We need money” ...
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SimCity: What to do about radiation? [duplicate]

One of my nuclear power plants recently had a meltdown, and now the entire area is covered in radiation. No buildings are able to flourish there; they all become abandoned due to radiation. I've ...
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How do I solve protesting about high rent?

I have a lot of people in front of my office complaining about too high rent. I can barely do any phone calls because of their screaming all day. How do I solve this problem? As far as I am aware ...
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How to play with others?

How to do you start a multiplayer game in SimCity. I have tried creating multiple games that were public, but no one joins the regions. When I browse Join Game from the main menu. All the regions ...
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How do you provide more workers to your city?

As you can see on the screenshot, most of my city consists of residential zones by now, but my jobs are constantly climbing. How do I solve this situation?
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How many sims fit in a car?

I'm trying to work up a plan for traffic in my city, and I think it's easy enough for me to figure out how many cars can make it through a stopsign unopposed in an hour, and how many cars can make it ...
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How can I attract more students?

As it stands now, I only have on average 750 students per day, and my population is 60,000. How do I get more students to enrol? I have bus stops EVERYWHERE, and the average waiting time is 21 ...
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How long does it take for a simolean gift to arrive?

I'm playing two cities in a private region. One is doing well. The other, well, not so much... In an attempt to restore some balance, I decided to send 30k to the less fortunate city via the ...
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How can I get regional students?

I have enough rooms in my schools (Grade and High schools) but I have no students coming in from the other cities in the regions. I don't see where I have the option to turn that on in the regional ...
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How do I send resources to a “Great Work”?

I have started building the Arcology project, and I'm producing metal and alloy myself. Normally I export these products to earn money, but does anyone know if I have to set the trade settings to "Use ...
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Can I upgrade multiple streets at the same time?

In Simcity you can upgrade roads by pressing R during road building, but I'm stuck doing it one by one. Is it possible to select multiple streets and do them all together?
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Change Key binds for Simcity

For the life of me I can't find anything about changing key bindings for the new SimCity... I've always used "v" for voice chat in TeamSpeak and I don't want to rebind... I've looked and looked and I ...
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With AMD CrossFire enabled, I experience some flickering in Simcity (2013)

I have AMD Radeon HD 5970 graphics cards, which are using CrossFire technology. I have experienced some flickering in the game when CrossFire is enabled. I have read something about AFR friendly mode ...
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Reclaiming an abandoned city results in an error message

Via the CityLog I found regions with abandoned cities. I click on a city which shows the details, what is has, what it looks like and its current name. When I click the reclaim button, I get an error. ...
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How long does each research project take to complete?

In SimCity, there are a variety of research projects, many of which unlock the great work for your region. I am currently working on the Solar Farm Great Work; How long does each research project ...
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How to restore to a previous save?

I had my best city ever running smoothly, but forgot the game was running when I left to do some things. A few hours later I came back to find my entire city had been destroyed by fire. How do I ...
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Why do different casinos generate different amount of money?

Casinos are a bit confusing to me. I have 3 casinos and I built my Sci-fi casino. My first two casinos easily make me money, the first one here: easily makes me 40k a day this one here below it: ...