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Where did my Sims work all that time? And trains disappeared

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Hi, I'm fairly new to SimCity 3000. (I started out with SimCity 2000 back in the 1990s, then stopped playing it for a long time, then rediscovered it a while ago when I discovered Dosbox, and then switched to SimCity 3000 shortly ago. As you can see, I'm more into older games.)

 

I'm currently playing SimCity 3000 Unlimited - to be precise, the version that's for sale on gog.com. Now, in my latest city, there was a long period when there was near constant high demand for residential, so I kept zoning more residential, and the population kept growing, but there was almost no demand for the other zones, so I created very little of those. Now with population steadily growing and commerce and industry stagnating, realistically you'd expect unemployment to skyrocket, but it staid consistently low. So my question is: How ist that possible? And is that normal in this game?

 

Oh, and in the same city, at some point, the game stopped animating surface trains, and they never came back (although queries still show traffic on the railways). All the other traffic is still animated. Is there any way to fix that?

 

Thank you in advance!

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Hiya, @Raphaelscfan. Welcome to Simtropolis! *:)

I wish I knew the answers to your questions. It's just been so many years since I played 3000 that I'm no help at all. We did create this forum so 3000 would have a home all to itself and some of the experts pop in now and then. Hopefully someone will be able to help.

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If you learn the answers on your own (thru trial and error or otherwise) feel free to post them here for other peeps to read. I believe there are other peeps who still play SC3000 and might arrive here via a Google search. We (Simtropolis) could really use an expert in this forum to answer questions. I watch over it as it was my suggestion to consolidate all the loose threads about 3000 in one place, but I've long since moved on to SC4 and that's where my interest lies.

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Its possible to build a residential only SimCity 3000 city as long as you have connections to your neighbours either by road or rail (ports and airports will connect to all your neighbours) so the workers can commute   ... see this article

http://www.sc3000.com/knowledge/showarticle.cfm?id=1097&openItemID=

As for your missing trains have you checked your preference settings as its possible to turn off various animations in the game to speed it up including visible traffic

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  • On 28.6.2018 at 1:20 PM, catty-cb said:

    Its possible to build a residential only SimCity 3000 city as long as you have connections to your neighbours either by road or rail (ports and airports will connect to all your neighbours) so the workers can commute   ... see this article

    http://www.sc3000.com/knowledge/showarticle.cfm?id=1097&openItemID=

    As for your missing trains have you checked your preference settings as its possible to turn off various animations in the game to speed it up including visible traffic

    Thank you! That explains a lot! As for the trains, my traffic has been on all the time, though. (And sorry for the belated response.)

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