I have been playing this game, off and on, since it came back. If you are checking out this board then it means you will encounter many of the same problems I have. I hope I can help you and you can help me with the remaining mysteries of this game I have yet to solve. Feel free to ask questions and I will try to answer them. Furthermore, my problems are:
unlock--army base, casino, stock market.
How to fix the population yo-yo rather than just starting over.
Glad you posted! Im having trouble unlocking the things you want to unlock. No-one seems to know how to unlock them. Anyways, good luck with the city(s)!
"How to fix the population yo-yo rather than just starting over" Hmmmmm....... Maybe I can help if you describe it a bit more.
legoeeyore: first off--I would like to know your thoughts about how to unlock those things. I am convinced that the casino and army base revolve around the deals. I have been playing with neighbor deals, but can't figure out what business deals are. I will continue tinkering with it, but perhaps we can put our heads together. Furthermore, I feel the stockmarket is most likely unlocked by increasing the commercials to a rather large coverage of the map. I have had two cities over 600,000-- but have never received it because at some point it just becomes impossible to add any more commercial. Also, I am aware of the extent of sending roads, water, and electricity off the map and the affect it has.
2nd, concerning the yo-yo affect: It normally happens anywhere from 125,000 to 310,000. Your RCI goes haywire--particularly your Residentials. It will go all the way to the bottom while the other 2 goes up and down and there appears to be no way to correct this, other than just demolishing everything and starting over. I have tried moving taxes from one extreme to the other with no real affect, so this allows 11% to be a pretty fair tax rate that works when your population increases over 25,000. I have tried slowly eliminating rci's to correct this but it merely makes it worse. Any advice would be appreciated.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Thanks for the infomation. I haven't had the population yo-yo on my cheat city wich has the maximum of 243,000 people, however I have had it on my basic cities with about 3,000 people. It tends to happen when you don't place enough commercial and industrial at the beginning. I thought up why it happens, though I don't know know how to explain it- yet. Good luck with your cities!
Oh yes- the army base and stock market. I think the army base is unlockd if you do a certain flying mission, though im not sure. The stock market- I think it is unlocked if you have a buisness deal, though I think nobody knows how to get one. Another idea is you have to complete a certain mission (not on the easy ones or bright city or industrial city) Good luck!
I wonder if there is someone we could email from EA or who was on the team who could just finally give out the information for the ones of us who are still playing their game--even if they gave up on it quickly.
Yeah, that would be cool. Try registering on the EA website and register your game and if you've comfirmed your email, you get a free tip/cheat. You could then tell us that.
I already have an ea account but this game was taken off their page long ago.
wow, this topic is failry new. I've hadn't played this game since like 2 years ago, and I'm just picking it back up to play on my wii. Too bad there's not faqs on this game. But maybe looking at the faqs for other SimCity games would help? (Sim City 3000, Sim City 4)
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