I need your expertz opinion on something that caused me to stop playing the game before, and now it's happening again!
So, specs first,
running windows 7 64bit, simcity deluxe edition version 1.1.1610.
Game never experienced any crashs or technical difficulties.
I'm also running NAM.
So here's the thing.
I got a medium city, commuters going by train only from residental areas to industry, as shown here:
This worked fine for years(game years), trani had a usage of around 10-15K constantly, fares were giving a nice income, all was grand.
I then decided that for future growth it might be beneficial to connect a highway with two supporting avenues to the industrial zone, as i had the money, so i could grow my industrial zone and residental zones without worrying about traffic too much.
A short time after completeing the highway network, I noticed my income dropped, i checked my fares, they were close to zero(out of 3-4K). i checked commute and i notice people stopped going, anywhere.
no-job signs began appearing for no reason. i tried demolishing the old residen areas, de zoning, and making a new one. to no effect at all.
I then broke the highway connection and avenues, leaving the trains as the only means of transport once more, but they refused to use it.
I then decided to delete the NAM add on and see what changes, if any, would go around. nothing changed.
i have no save of the game prior, unfortunetly, and this happened to me before on at least 3-4 other cities, where commute just stops, they don't use roads, they dont' walk, they just.. sit
Here's some more information
rail usage http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/railempty.png/
Population by wealth:
so that's about it.. i can't think of a single reason for this to happen.. SOS