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

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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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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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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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Is it possible to download new regions for Sim City 2013? [closed]

When I use the keyword region and simcity I can only find people creating new multiplayer games. What I need to know is whether such mods exist.
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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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Error Code 1900.5.999 on Apple Device

Every time I log in to Simcity-buildit on my iPad I get the following error repeatedly, Hello Mayor! There was an error processing your store transaction. (Error code: 1900.5.999 - Player id: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 calculate daily profit of TVs?

Is this the correct way to calculate the profit per day of TVs in sim city? expenses / day --------------------------------------------------------- 24x 3.550 $ 85200 $ Consumer ...
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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 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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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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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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Sim City 5 Layout Grid

In Sim City 5 what mod would allow me to view the city using a layout grid? In Sim City Classic commercial, industry and residential zones were 3x3 units. Regardless of your road layout as long as ...
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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). ...
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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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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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How to increase residential density? [duplicate]

I want to increase low wealth ($) residential density. I built many $ parks around my low wealth zones and there are many low wealth commercial zones too. They get happy really slowly even after ...
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How do you unclaim a city in SimCity?

I built a city that used all the bonds, is in debt and can't make any money to start the game and no city hall. How do I unclaim the city to restart or get out of this situation?
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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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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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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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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 ...