(03-01-2012 04:01 AM)ivory_malinov Wrote: At what age are tropican children supposed to enter the workforce?
... I have children aged 18 years, and before I demolished my grade school, I had children aged 22! Why aren't these little **** becoming adults and joining the work force? ...
Of course, I do not know T4; however, it may be of interest to know that beginning with T1 there has been a glitch in the verisimilitude of the transmogrification\transition of the unit\NPC from child to adult because the avatar\icon for the unit is not necessarily in synchronization with the actual calendar status of the unit.
Units\NPCs DO NOT change avatars\icons on the street in a flash of light. Analogous to Superman, they have to step into a building (e.g. a telephone booth for Superman) - and not just any building; it has to be their home or their workplace.
The unit\NPC transmogrifies from bably\infant to child on its third birthday. This causes no problem because the baby\infant is immobile in the housing unit where it was born, and the new child avatar\icon appears there and exits the building as normal.
On an unit's\NPC's 13th birthday, problems set in. At the same time that the avatar\icon is supposed to transmogrify from child to one of the adult types, the unit\NPC is also expelled from the family and its housing quarters. It is not yet employed and may have a problem in entering the job search queue because it is wearing the child avatar\icon. So it can't use a house which charges rent. It probably has to hit a discharged rest need meter before it can build a shack. Therefore, it has to wander around trapped in a transitional status because the various algorithms are not knitted together. If there is a fail-safe default, who knows when or why it may be triggered.
About the grade school: I think you don't have to demolish the building; you should be able to expell students by shift-clicking them. I speculate the building does have a glitch if it doesn't graduate "children" on their 13th birthday.
I hope this "blast from the past" helps.