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My city is in a chronic recession

Determine the root cause It's important to inspect your buildings with the query tool on some of the dilapidated or abandoned buildings. Does it indicate not enough demand or does it also indicate ...
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How do I prevent my Sims from moving out because of their long commute time?

Having your Sim's jobs exist in neighboring cities automatically makes their commute time long. Frankly, there isn't any fix for that - that's the burden of having jobs in other cities, they take the ...
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What benefit do I really get from medium- and high-wealth residents?

Use 3-deep blocks for high-wealth Scroll down below to the stage limits section if you want to know the details, but the gist is that high-wealth houses won't go down to 2x4, instead going to 3x3 at ...
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What population do you need to get high density residential/commercial in SimCity4?

Buildings in simcity 4 are grouped into and develop in stages. Each stage defines an increase in the capacity of a tile, its population density. These stages unlock at set numbers of population. High ...
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How to deal with the "undercover cop unearths den of crime" message?

First of all, click that cross (the one next to the message) to dismiss it. More than likely the problem is already dealt with, but the message hasn't gone away yet (if it returns then you do have a ...
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How to use "Buildings as Props" plugin?

They seem to be called "Buildings as props". They contain .dat files (database files), and have to go into the /Plugin folder: \Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4\Plugins All subfolders are ...
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How to deal with the "undercover cop unearths den of crime" message?

I have found out it's a game bug due to the large tile objects. The police can't penetrate beyond three tiles. So the solution for the airport is to surround it with roads (do this for all large tiles ...
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Will Sims in Simcity 4 Travel automatically to jobs?

Sims indeed will drive to a neighboring city to work. If you have the Rush Hour expansion pack, you can see this effect by using the traffic query tool on roads leading out of town. Keep in mind that ...
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Do citizens want different kind of parks?

According to http://simcity.wikia.com/wiki/Park, citizens don't want different kinds of parks. But when I played, the citizens got bored from only one type of park. So I recommend buying lot types ...
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Is there a population cap for cities in SC4?

Assuming your city is functioning well (no/little abandonment, see footnote at the bottom of the post), there are three major bottlenecks: CAPs. Yes, there is a 'cap' on population. It's a soft cap ...
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Is there a population cap for cities in SC4?

As far as I've been able to research, there isn't a hard cap for any individual city. If you're able to pack more people in skyscrapers and support them then you can do so. That being said, after ...
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How to satisfy demand for low income housing in Sim City 4 in a wealthy city?

If you're trying to maximize population, I would actually suggest trying to get high wealth skyscrapers to deteriorate. You can do that by removing some of the services. And, of course, making the ...
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No demand for Commercial zones

According to: http://strategywiki.org/wiki/SimCity_4/Zoning_and_Demand#Commercial Having more neighbor connections is your best bet, as well as building up means of transportation like airports and ...
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Does my city need all three zones (industrial, residential, commerce) or can I spread them out between cities?

I've played with "dedicated cities" mostly to cope with very high industrial and commercial demand and no place for it in my main city. But when playing the region more, all of a sudden industrial and ...
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Why are pipes rusting and bursting

It's unusual for pipes to be an issue if Water Dept funding is at the recommended level. Sometimes if the funding for that deptartment has been lowered in the past, problems can persist after normal ...
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