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Hello there, i've just started playing this sim game and at the very beginning i've got some wierd trouble with my buildings. Basically, in a first place, a lot of my buildings just don't want to increase the density despite there's enough room to do so as you can see in the image below. The second thing that occurs very often is that new sims just dont wanna to move to the newly Residential designed zone despite the fact there actually a demand for new R zones as you can see in the bottom right corner of the second image. Those two things just make the game unplayable to me... it's a common bug? There're work arounds to solve this kind of problems? Maybe mods? Or i should just give up on this game?

Thanks for you time, have a nice day :) 

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The building density also depends on the capacity of the road.  If you want to increase density make sure you upgrade your road to the highest density.  Also, check your desirability of your zoned area.  If the desirability is too low, Sims will not move in.  Try placing some parks and make sure the area has access to schools (bus stops), to increase the chance of Sims moving in.

Other than that, make sure you are providing enough fire, police and health coverage and you have enough extra power and water to accomodate the increased density.

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