Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ema8_88

Stuck power demand

7 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

Hi everybody!

Here's the first of a couple of questions i've got on SC4:

 

Since a long time ago in my biggest city the power demand (azure line in graph) reached the total capacity (blue line), but I never got any warning or power zot on buildings. 

I only buy power from neighbours, i have SC:RH patched but clean (no mods) and this is not the first time i get this 'issue'.

If I rise the power supply from the other cities, the demand rises too but the situation - at the end - doesn't change.

 

I guess it's a common problem/glitch but i don't know if really changes anything for the city growth or even if it comes from something i did wrong.

What should I do?

 

Thank you for your help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Power deals have limits.  The also have increments of 1MW.  In order for a city to purchase additional power the selling city has to have it in excess and the purchasing city has to have a year's funding in the treasury, otherwise nothing will happen.

 

It is possible to run underpowered for a while.  Take a look at your power display (not the graph).  Blue areas have no power.

 

I suggest most strongly that you acquire the This huge free expansion pack will make play a lot more interesting.  Use the custom installation option, and choose only what you want to work with.  You can run the installer as often as you want to remove or add things.  Most importantly is the traffic controller that fixes a myriad of problems having to do with the road networks.  The improvement in traffic handling may solve many of your difficulties.

 

If you continue to have trouble, I suggest a snapshot of your city be displayed here along with any amplifications of your problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you lower the available power from neighbor deals, do you see no-power zots? Does your city get abandonment? If not, then this situation is definitely strange. Otherwise, it may just be that your city was using all the available power and patiently waiting for more power before developing some more. Try searching through the older forum posts; someone else may have seen the exact same thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The graph shows the demand matching the availability.  When you increase the power available do more buildings appear or get upgraded?  If not, where is the power going?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ema8_88    0
  • Original Poster
  • I decided to markedly rise the power supply from the neighboring cities: the power usage grew a bit and some new buildings appeared, without any remarkable effects on population. Now the situation is stable, but I've the suspicion that all this have strongly slowed down the city growth.

     

    For other questions should I open new threads?

     

    TY

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an Account  

    Sign up to join our friendly community. It's easy!  

    Register a New Account

    Sign In  

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    Sign in to follow this  

    • Recently Browsing   0 members

      No registered users viewing this page.

    ×

    volume5_md.pngPlease help us reach our September Goal!

    Your contribution helps keep Simtropolis up and running!

    Please consider a donation today.

    We need to continue to raise enough money each month to pay for expenses which includes hardware, bandwidth, software licenses, support licenses and other necessary 3rd party costs.

    By way of a "Thank You" gift, we'd like to send you our STEX Collector's DVD. It's some of the best buildings, lots, maps and mods collected for you over the years. Check out the STEX Collections for more info.

    Each donation goes to help us keep the site running free.

    Enjoy the site!

    OK - See STEX Collections