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

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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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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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How do you get the sims to commute to the great works to work?

I am going solo but have three cities contributing to the great work space station. now I cannot get to complete phase two as no one will work there even with 4,000 unemployed workers between the 3 ...
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Why are the sewage pipes “backed up” if much capacity still exists?

My sewage system is way in the green for capacity (76.1 needed, 123.0 capacity). Yet every now and then I get a yellow alert that I have "backed up pipes", and the Treatment Plant shows the "Sewage ...
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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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Launch Arcology Achievements

I launched my Arcology, but I can't figure out HOW to get these achievements: Here is my Arcology What am I missing? I don't know how to use Arcology. For me, it is just a place at the moment, ...
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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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How do I know if a city is connected by wireless?

I attempted to have one city in the corner of the region broadcast ControlNet and start a new city in a different corner using money from the first city. Both ControlNet and money gifts are wireless, ...
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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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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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Cannot build a ferry terminal

Why can't I build a ferry terminal anywhere in the city? It always says either "On top of road" (which it is) or "Must plop on snap point!!!" (everywhere else). This is very weird at least.
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Can you play Simcity offline?

I know EA has come out and said that Simcity will have features that ultimately requiring that you must have an internet connection all the time while playing. I know the game is less than a few days ...
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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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SimCity (2013) not loading

I have a Mac with the correct requirements and I have played the new SimCity before on it. Now that I've updated my system to Mavericks and updated SimCity, it no longer loads. When I click Play in ...
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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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Classrooms Full!

I keep getting complains about people that couldn't go to school. How could I fix this? I tried a lot of things (like multiple universities and school bus stops everywhere). Not sure how to fix this. ...
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What exactly is the “tax evasion” crime, and why have I never seen it?

I see embezzlement all the time in highly-educated cities. I would think that tax evasion, being a "yellow" crime of a similar type (stealing money), would be something a criminal has to get away with ...
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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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How are goods consumed in SimCity(2013)?

I have been trying to find a solution to this for many days by scanning this site and searching Google, but I can't find a definitive answer. I have been planning out some Megatower configurations and ...
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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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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 are the most effective ways to increase land value?

I've seen land value increases with the placement of Hospitals and Fire Houses, I assume parks do the same thing (though it seems like a much smaller increase). What are some effective ways I can get ...
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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 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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Are multiple cities required from the get go?

So the new SimCity is out and has a good focus on interdependent cities. My question is can I work on a single city or do I have to manage multiple cities (which also covers just getting other people ...
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How can I increase the density of residential zones?

I've been playing the newly release SimCity 2013 for about a day but I'm really struggling with increasing my population with completely covering almost every inch of the map. While income is not a ...
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Once you build a University, can the high school and community college be safely closed?

Last night I needed to save some cash in my large, self-sustaining, city after building a brand new University. Looking through the options of what to turn off, I decided to turn off my high school ...
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What's a good strategy for dealing with traffic?

I've placed some medium and high-density roads between the ultra-pollution industrial side of the city and the medium density residential/commercial side of the city. Now my city is at a size where ...
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Can I use a PC license to play the Mac version?

If I buy SimCity for PC, released this week, will I need to buy it again when the Mac version comes out or does the PC license entitle me to the Mac version? The SimCity Mac FAQ has recently changed ...
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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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Does the water table replenish?

Does the water table replenish? I keep running out of water. I'm looking for a sustainable city, but I keep running out of water.
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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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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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What are the stats for the MegaTower segments?

Cities of Tomorrow introduced MegaTowers, which have many different segments which can be built. So far I know these: LW Residential: 800 workers, 400 shoppers and 200 students. 800 cost per hour, ...
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Can't drop an airport

I'm unable to drop an airport in my city. It's my first time trying to create one, but it's always red. When I move it to an open area it says must plop on snap point!. What does that mean?
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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 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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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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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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Simcity residents don't shop

I have some high/medium density low wealth ($) residents in a corner of my city complaining that there are no shopping around here. They have money, brought home when workers come home from 6am/6pm ...
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What is the difference between visitors and tourists?

I was under the impression that visitors comprise workers and shoppers from neighbouring cities but tourists spawn out of thin air because in my tourist city, I have ~30000 tourists but barely 300 ...
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Simcity regional freight shipping

I have a commercial city with no industry and there are ~5000 unfulfilled freight orders. The amount of freight commuting in fluctuates between 1000 to 4000 but never enough to satisfy all 5000 ...
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How do I get the processor factory to transport their goods to the trading depot?

On Sim City 5, I have two factories producing processors. I put a trading Depot right next to each one, but both factories say that they stopped production because they're full. I bought the maximum ...
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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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Ground getting polluted by itself?

After logging in to the game, I suddenly found out most of my city ground is getting poluted. The issue is that, I am running 'green' town, and there was no polution over many days of gameplay, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...