- Jul 21, 2010
There is no bug people. You cannot create large commercial districts without having the proper population. Look at my screenshots, I have a population of 20k and my demand for commercial is pretty high(50%?). Could I build a large commercial downtown if I wanted? Yes, but there needs to be the proper ratio of offices, commercial and industrial parks, along with residents to fill those jobs.
My computer isn't the best for visuals in this game because it's not really a gaming computer, but this proves that there's no bug. People need to learn to balance demands and not build a huge METROPOLIS right off the bat. Do you really think you're going to have huge skyscrapers, a bustling downtown and large commercial demand with a population of less than 50k? Expand slower and create low density for smaller houses and high density for your downtowns, but don't try and build a metropolis with only 6k population lol. You people are way too demanding of a company. CO/Paradox have created an amazing game that they'll be developing/evolving as time goes on, but don't demand a fix when you don't know how to build a city.
Since I play city builder since the ever first SimCity, I think I know how to build a city. And it's totally unlogically that parks kill off commercial demand. I can build a full city without any store. Don't get me wrong, I don't need skyscrapers for commercial while I have some 10k citizens. On the oher hand, while I see your Downtown, you have offices and not commercial area signed. Offices are handled like industry! So don't call me that I don't know how the game works, dude!