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

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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 region-...
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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: ...
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What kind of busses does the double-decker replace?

The Double-Decker Bus Terminal (from the special edition) is called a "bus terminal" like the one that carries sims around the region, but in the tooltip there is no mention of any regional effect. So ...
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Where are all the metrics?

How do I find all the basic information about buildings, such as, for instance and among other things: Workers needed Residents housed Power/water consumed etc. It's occasionally tricky to make ...
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What are the working hours of Recycling Centre?

I have two recycling centres with maximum number of modifications and they are constantly congested - their storage of recycled garbage is constantly full or almost full (18-20/20 tons). As a ...
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What type of buildings offer what level of jobs?

There are three tiers of workers (as is everything else); tier 1, 2 and 3. What I am having a hard time with is figuring out what I can build to target workers from each of the tiers. I gather what I ...
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Will a grade school and high school steal students from my university?

This question is related to this other question: Once you build a University, can the high school and community college be safely closed? I find that my University is routinely under-used, while I ...
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How does public transportation work in SimCIty?

I'm wondering if someone could shed some light and advice on how to manage public transport and traffic in general in SimCity. I always end up with traffic chaos even though I try to have bus stops ...
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Is my regional highway ramp supposed to use power?

Context: After bulldozing my entire city to start fresh with the money saved up, I found that my budget was running at -240 pr hour because of power cost to the highway ramp (to region). Question: Is ...
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What are the cheats in simcity?

When enabling sandbox mode in Simcity it says it enables cheats. What are these cheats and how do you use them?
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What does it mean when residential demand is halfway faded?

Just noticed that the green bars showing residential demand is actually partially faded out. The whole bar is filled, but a portion of the top is maybe 50% lighter than the rest. My industrial demand ...
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What effect does completely destroying your city have?

Say you have gotten a city started and you hate it. You have enough money to start a new one, all bonds free, etc. What effects would it have if I completely flattened everything? Utilities, ...
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Why are my sims complaining about too many injuries?

I only have 1500 population now. I'm trying to reach high density first and give them everything they need, but they are telling me that "There are too many injuries". I have a clinic which is never ...
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How much power does the Solar Great Works provide?

As the title states I would like to know exactly what I can expect to receive from finishing the Solar Great Works in Simcity. How much power can it provide to the surrounding regions and what is the ...
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Are some things (RCI demand, commuters, unlocks, etc.) shared only by “cluster” instead of region?

The new SimCity allows cities to share benefits such as RCI demand, commuters, unlocks, and utility and safety services. What is not clear is whether certain things are always shared region-wide, or ...
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Can vehicles be instructed to drive on the left side of the road rather than the right?

Does Simcity take into account different regions driving on different sides of the road? i.e. I live in a country where we drive on the left. This means that all my city-planning skills will default ...
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What effects do city specializations have on buildings in your city?

According to http://www.simcity.com/en_US/game/info/city-specialization, city specializations will influence the look of buildings in your city. For example, it says "Plop a university and residences ...
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What do when you run out of water? [duplicate]

In SimCity, it is possible to run out of water after you have pumped from an area for a long time. What options do you have to remedy this? Is the only hope buying water from other cities in the ...
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What is the ideal “block” size in SimCity?

In SimCity 5, what is the best 'block' size to use (meaning, how much space between roads)? How big does a block need to be to accommodate the best buildings while minimizing waste & traffic?
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How do regions handle the division of excess utility capacities?

I have two cities in a region. The old one has plenty of water, electricity and sewage treatment resources to spare. The second city I want to specialize, and not use up precious room for these ...
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How can I increase the amount of tourists arriving from the Ferry Terminal?

I've put a Ferry Terminal (with Cruise Ship Dock) and a casino right next to it. Sadly, there seems to be very few tourists arriving through the ferry. Is there any way to increase the amount? The Bus ...
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How do I filter out regions that are full? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if it is possible to filter out regions that are full when looking for a region to join? I have looked on the North American servers and I am having trouble finding a region that is ...
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How to add more trains?

I nearly always see a complaint bubble at my passenger train station complaining of a need to add more trains to the schedule. Unfortunately I can't see anything to do with adding more trains to the ...
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What does it mean when a resident says “At least there's shopping around here”?

I have a few medium residential buildings that are unhappy. What makes me happy: "At least there's shopping around here". What makes me unhappy: Nothing listed. Has anyone determined what this ...
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How do I properly provide places to ship freight?

I have several industries complaining now. We need somewhere to ship our freight Need to ship, going out of business I have built a Trade Depot and added several Freight Shipping Warehouses. Some ...
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Does Water mean my city has a finite lifespan? [duplicate]

In the new Sim City recently made available, the amount of water available to a city is finite. The same is true of it's neighbours; limiting what can be bought in -- and if playing with other people ...
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How do I delete a city to restart from zero? [duplicate]

The question is pretty simple, but I can't find the answer. I made a terrible city and now I'm looking for a way to restart my city (delete and start from scratch) without leaving my region as my ...