If i try and focus on hi tech industry, when i zone new R areas due to demand the starting education level for that new area will be crap and so they would want unskilled job so that causes the dirty industries to come back though?
Does anyone here have any screenshots of the biggest (stock) commercial skyscrapers available in the game?
Put it on the traffic view so you can see where congestion is, then just place bus stop/train stations there. Thats my guess, i don't know what the effective tile radius is of a train station is though.
also try to install last patch
Put tolls on really congested roads and then willy nilly so they will think about going on the rail
you can try using this mod it worked for me
makes sims much clever and they find better ways to travel
you can always delete it if you will not like it
at my P4 3Ghz Cpu load changed from 50 to 70%
extract into C:\Program Files\Maxis\SimCity 4 Deluxe\Plugins
The Traffic Sumulator Mod
The traffic simulator mod adjusts the configuration of the engine that finds your sims jobs in your simulated city, and drives one of the primary forces behind city development. The mod comes in two flavours: BETTER and PERFECT. The better version adjusts the pathfinding heuristic from 0.09 to 0.021. This adjustment allows the simulator to find fairly accurate paths, with only slightly increased CPU usage. The perfect version adjusts the pathfinding heuristic from 0.09 to 0.004. This adjustment allows the simulator to find extremely accurate and broadly searched paths, but at the cost of higher CPU usage. Depending on the size of your city, CPU usage may stay the same as normal (50,000 sims), or increase many many times normal (2,000,000 sims). The traffic simulator mod also adjusts several other properties to improve the traffic simulators functionality.
I turn all my streets into roads to alleviate traffic. I find that bus stops are just a pain and never seem to work, which confuses me. I don't entirely know how they work - i put them in congested areas and then nobody uses them, even with the City Ordinances.
Can someone help me on how to make money in the game please, am useless at it, all i can do it use all the loans and use this crap money cheat.
i got a good chain of 4 cities but the money is really bad, please help someone?
Put your taxes up to increase your income.
To decrease expenses you should fund schools / hospitals / airports / seaports effectively. Get the question mark tool thing and click on your hospital ... if it says number of patients 100 .. capacity 1000 then you are over funding and you can lower it so the capacity is closer to 100. Same with schools etc.
Don't have loads of power plants or water pumps if you don't need it all, they cost a fair bit to run each month. Or you could try and get neighbour deals and sell off the extra power/water you don't need.
About airports and seaports, you can lower the funding for these, but not the same way as lowering funding for other buildings. To lower for these, you have to go into your budget area and lower the transport spending for the airport or seaport. You can save quite a bit of money doing this. What it does is lower the capacity of the airport or seaport. Adjust it to suit your city's requirements.
i hate airports. I built one, and was told that they didn't want one. then i got asked to increase funding and upgrade it all the way to a large airpor because it was too small to cope with the use it was getting, so i did this. At this point its efficiency went down to 0 and i was wasting 2,250 a month on it. So i destroyed it and made parks and planted trees. and nobody even cared.
Ports on the other hand work really well and I have 3 in my massive city.
Strange. I've never had a problem like that with an airport. Something must have happened when you upgraded yours concerning accessibility that made it unusable. The demand for my airport always seems to increase as I build more commercial, and only drop when my commercial population drops. An airport is best placed in a commercial area, but away from residential.
Sea ports, I hate those, usually hard to place if your river is diagonal.
I can never get monorails or rail to work.
rails fail. subways can work.
the thing was the airport was in the middle of the commercial district with a road surrounding it completely, and yet it wasn't being used - hence i destroyed it.
I always have good luck with subways and bus stops, so I use those lots.
No idea what could have happened with your airport, maybe game glitch. Did you rebuild it somewhere else? It's harmful to commercial to not have one at all.