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Simcountry is an Online Digital World where you are the President of a country.
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Thursday, February 05, 2004 - 03:31 pm Click here to edit this post
It is possible to arrange sales between your corporations, but it's a pain to keep track of them all and set them up again when the contracts expire. I generally only do it for supplies that take a long time to get restocked since those really hurt profits.

It would be a lot better if there were game settings to allow this to work more automatically, at least within an enterprise or a country. There could be the ability to set an infinite-term contract (with some way to gradually vary contract rate based on the market price), or else a checkbox that automatically arranges for product delivery within the enterprise or country if possible.

My big problem is that corporations don't automatically order new supplies until their old supplies are used up, leading to tremendous gaps in production. No real business would run this way - they would plan ahead and order supplies to arrive just in time. Once you've got a few corporations it's very difficult to stay on top of this every day (although I suppose you could argue that that's supposed to be the challenge of the game?). I wouldn't need to set up long-term contracts within my enterprise, if the auto-reordering worked more correctly.

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