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

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Arcology construction supply shipments not returning

As you can see in my screenshots, my alloy trucks tasked with delivering material to the arcology build site never return. It's been like this for days, with all of the them in the same spot, not ...
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Understanding my trips to other cities

When I visit other cities through the world exchange, there is a gray person symbol with a number in a red star right next to the city's name sign. What does that number represent? Also, some cities ...
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How can I fix ground pollution?

In my city I am developing a bit of a ground pollution problem, this hasn't quite yet reached my water supply but it's getting close and already some of the nearby residential zones have started ...
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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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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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How to sell services to other cities in SimCity 5?

Is it possible to sell education/ambulance/fire/police services to other cities as well as water or electricity? For example, people from other cities are already coming to my schools. How to make ...
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How do I fix the Space Center Great Work bug?

I have fully developed cities in the region with excess workers. I created also residential only city but I have this problem in phase 2 . that Space center halted , No worker 0/300 . Does anyone ...
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Why does it say my code for Sim City was already used?

I bought it completely out of the store using my own money nobody but me and my Dad so nobody could steal the code. I tried entering the code when I got home but it failed to work. It said This code ...
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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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Is there a way to see a Layout Grid in Sim City 5?

Is there a way to enable a layout grid, or a mod which would allow me to view the city using a layout grid? In Sim City Classic, all zone types (residential, commercial and industrial) were 3x3 ...
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Have enough room but still needs more for high density?

So I was zoning my city, doing some experiences and then after I planned the layout of the roads to get the maximum number of High Density buildings back-to-back, I was very happy with the result and ...
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SimCity 2013: is the truck shipping bug fixed?

I got into the new SimCity when the cities of tomorrow came out. I enjoyed the game, but there was a fatal bug in the game that shipping trucks would ultimately get stuck on the map. Consequently, ...
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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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How to plan a good street layout

Can someone tell me a good layout when you begin a city? Grids do not work for me as I have a large traffic Jam everywhere.
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Housing zones not rebuilding

One of my cities had a small accident (not an ingame disaster). I went afk for a bit when i came back a lot of my houses had burnt down or were abandoned, so i destroyed them. My problem now is that ...
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How do I get freight going from one city to another?

in SimCity, I want freight to get going from my soon-to-be OmegaCo capitol, Capitol Bay West, to my region capitol, Capitol Bay Central. Is there any way to do this?
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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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How to get unemployed people to work?

I have 2000 unemployed in my city, but still many shops and even my fire station is closed because its not enough workers. How do I make my unemployed start working in my fire station??
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Can my two cities send resources at the same time?

In this region I claimed two lands and built up two cities and both produce the materials needed by the Great Works. I pressed that power button in Great Works tab with both cities and some resources ...
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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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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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Does building the Arcology great work affect residential demand in individual cities?

The description for the Arcology great work reads as follows: Building this towering pinnacle of human architecture requires skilled workers and resources. This dense ecosystem contains everything ...
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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 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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Second city won't load in single player mode

When I try to start a 2nd city the load screen gets hung up. It keeps giving me different tips, but the city never loads. It says that I have claimed the city. Any advice?
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Is there a way to import freight?

My question on Sim City (2013) is: Is there any way to import freight for my commercial zones? There is a big industrial city connected to me by road and rail. But I can't seem to get enough freight ...
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Are trains meant to only visit one station in my city?

I've heard of people plopping multiple train stations to get more people into the city. But from my experiences, trains only stop by the closest station before making a uturn back to the region. ...
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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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How to solve the problem of “No relief from work! Leaving!”?

In my MegaTower people complain about overworked and No relief from work! Leaving! How to solve these problems?
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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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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 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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Can't buy power from neighboring city

I have two cities in a region. One is out of power and all my services have shutdown, and the other city has a coal power plant with a ton of extra power. I purchased buy from city A to city B, but ...
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What benefits and drawbacks of OmegaCo?

Since there's a lack of information on what the OmegaCo Factory actually does, I am wondering its effect, purpose, and potential drawbacks are. Is it more profitable to use OmegaCo compared to say ...
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Normal to have 10,000 people walking back and forth on a single block, and zero right after

See the picture(s) below. Is this a bug in the game, or is this a problem I should correct? Zoomed out for context
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Where do Sims come from when they use an airplane?

When you create an airport and Sims come to your city, where do they come from? Existing cities from other players, other cities in your game, do they just pop up?
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In region public games, is there chatting?

I can't find this anywhere and I haven't been able to get past the server issues. If you join a public game in say a region that has 4 other players building cities, can you chat with those players in ...
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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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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 to provide workers, shops and freight in my simcity5?

I have all those available jobs, all this population, I need a lot of shops and I also need 1000 freight... what can I do to solve this situation? thanks
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How do I get rid of low wealth demand in jobs?

I have been working on a nice balance between demand and jobless citizens. When I look at my demand, I can see the companies in my city, only want low wealth workers. How do I remove this demand? I ...
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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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How do I increase the tech level of my industry?

I'd like my city to specialize in electronics, starting with the processor factory. One of the requirements of the processor factory is that I have to have 5 medium-tech industrial buildings in my ...
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How can I get workers to commute from other cities?

This city is 80-90% industry but it is having problems getting workers. My goal is to fill those workers from the previous city that has about 100k since there is no commercial or industry in that ...
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How does city resource trading work?

I ask because I'm having issues. I tried the obvious space saving measure of having water/power/sewage on one city and zoning and developing more another city. It worked for quite a while, but now for ...
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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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Around what time does the first crimes start happening?

I love to play Simcity every so often, but I always get frustrated because I have the same problem each time. I would be upgrading my city when this happens: (sigh)......... The crime explosion ...
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Seaport and ferry dock and airport

Here is my simple question, how do you build a ferry terminal ? How do you build a seaport ? (provided it is different fom ferry terminal) How do you build an airport ? Thanks for your insight.
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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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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). ...