So, I've been trying to set up some industrial districts, and can't figure out how. I go into the districts tab, scroll over to the industrial section, and select a district type, and that's as far as I can get. When I choose the district type, nothing happens. Is there some special button I need to press or something?

By the way, I'm on the original version of the game, meaning that I just installed the game and started playing without updating it at all, because my system won't connect to Internet

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Since you mentioned you're on the original game, I take it that you're not talking about the Industries DLC districts (if they are even out for PS4), but rather the base game industry specializations - forestry, agriculture, oil, and ore.

You don't "draw" these types of industry districts, you apply these specializations to an existing district.

So the first step is to just draw a regular district with the district tool. After drawing the district, change to the industrial section. Select the desired industry you want to apply, then target the district you want to apply that specialization to and press the apply button (X?).


According to the Cities Skylines wiki:

To create a district, click the Districts button located to the right of the zoning button. There, the player has 3 choices of brush size, and simply has to draw the district over the area they wish to cover by left clicking. The brush auto-snaps to roads and intersections, meaning that drawing individual blocks is relatively easy. To remove what has been drawn, simply right click and draw to erase. To expand the size of a district that has already been drawn, hover the brush inside the district until it is highlighted, then click and begin drawing.

Since I've only played the game on PC, I assume that you can use X to draw over the areas you'd like to add to the district.

  • @ZachTalonGamesYT From what I gather, you need to hold in triangle to get the menu while zoning. Could you give that a try and I'll update my answer.
    – Xander
    Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 8:56
  • X worked, I just forgot a step lol. You have to create the district, then specialize it. Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 11:14

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