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Cities: Skylines (2015) is a city-building simulation game developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. Use this tag for questions specifically related to Cities: Skylines, regardless of platform.

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Why are milestone amounts different for different people?

My milestone for Little Hamlet requires 400 or 460 people (I don’t remember which), however I have seen Youtubers have milestone that require different numbers of people. Why? I am playing with no ...
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Why do I suddenly start losing money? [closed]

Whenever I have been playing in my city for around 5-6 hours, I start suddenly losing money. This has happened to me twice. Why does this happen to me?
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Is 0% traffic flow possible in cities skylines?

I was just wondering because I have seen some low traffic cities in videos but not 0%. Please do not attach any videos to your answers.
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Citizens do not use the road I made for them in Cities Skylines

I have a little bit traffic problem in some highway. So I tried to relieve the road from it but citizens do not use the road I made for them. I want them to follow the light blue colored path but they ...
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What are the benefits of having a cargo freight station?

I am curious as to what the benefits of a cargo freight station are, as I built one and it has helped spark traffic on my previously deserted residential freeway.
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How do I convert an existing road into an overpass in Cities Skylines?

I've looked everywhere and the only answers I could find are related to placing new roads. Consequently I'm having to tear down existing highways and replace them with elevated highways. What I want ...
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Do households get repopulated in Cities Skyline?

After people die, nobody takes their home, and in time i'm afraid my buildings will will get abandoned. My city has a lot of buildings set to historical and i don't want to rebuild them. And no, i'm ...
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How is leisure/tourism calculated for nearby buildings?

I recently realized I need more leisure/tourism buildings in my city. I started plopping down Japanese Gardens and Skateparks, happily seeing my buildings turn from red to white on the map. But ...
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Cities: Skylines. How can I block a road to all but city services (police, fire)

Vanilla Cities:Skylines. I want to blockade all except city services from using a road. Any way to do that? My city's freight rail system is isolated from the international network, because our rails ...
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How can I enable mods in Cities Skylines?

I am hoping not to sound too much of a nitwit, but I am completely not understanding how mods are supposed to work on Cities Skylines (or Steam at all for that matter). I find confusing information: ...
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My Cities: Skylines cities are all gone!

Every time Steam updates, when I click on the desktop shortcut to open the game, Steam opens a box asking if I would like to install Cities: Skylines. I have not found any way around this. This means ...
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In cities Skylines, can two-lane one-way roads be upgraded to three-lane one-way highways?

I'm running into troubles planning a city ahead, because you don't get highways until 2600 population, and by that time, I kind of just expand into the area where I wanted my highway to be. At first, ...
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How do I increase the number of workers in an industrial area?

In the Cities: Skylines - Industries DLC, I have zoned a couple of forestry areas and built one of each type of building that is initially available; the main forestry building, a small plantation, a ...
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What are the differences between the Console and PC versions of Cities Skylines?

What are the differences between the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions of Cities: Skylines and the PC Release?
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How to fix "not enough educated citizens"?

I built up a city with close to 40 k inhabitants. It is my first one and some things work good, some not. One of my main problems is the mentioned above. For certain business areas and for most of my ...
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What is required to unlock the Green Cities DLC climate research station?

The hover hint says you need 5000 squares of farming specialization built to unlock the a Green Cities DLC Climate Research Station (CRS), but I don’t see the term squares used in relation to the ...
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Can I use a physical copy of a psn plus free game to play it?

So I got cities skylines for free with psn plus trial, I do not plan to renew my psn plus, but if I went and bought cities skylines for ps4 from a store such as eb games. Will I be able to play it ...
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How to set taxi to work at night only in Cities Skylines?

I can set transport lines to be working during day or night, but not taxis or cable cars, since they have no lines. Can I stil set them to work at night? Vanilla and modded solutions are both welcome.
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Why is my Commercial (High Density Only) revenue suddenly dipping?

So I've been running my city for about a couple of months. In the beginning, I had a gain of $50k+ a week. Then, over the course of a few months, it plummeted to over $20k+ loss a week. I checked my &...
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Cities Skylines Warehouse Income

In Cities Skylines the Industry DLC added warehouses. The first one you can access I believe is the warehouse yard and as you progress through the game you get bigger options. My question is, on the ...
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Why don't Garbage trucks spawn in cities skylines?

Recently, I suddenly got an issue which I can't understand. My garbage trucks don't spawn; the figure keeps on jumping between 0 and 1. My city is starting to die and I need help or else I can't play ...
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Why am I experiencing water shortages when I have adequate capacity?

Why is this happening? I have more than enough capacity, the area is clearly covered by pipes, and yet these buildings are being abandoned due to lack of water. This is only occurring after I ...
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Can trains use tram tracks in cities:skylines?

I remember as a child seeing in my home town a train that was running down the street in the industrial area. Is this possible for trains to use tram street tracks?
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How to stop the death waves in my city?

I have started getting these death waves ever since I started playing, my population keeps on going from 100K to 20K and back and fourth, I was able to tolerate this for the first few time but now it ...
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Why are all my buildings suddenly disappearing in Cities: Skylines in this one district?

Suddenly, the houses in my district started disappearing in quick succession. It's not related to this bug or this one, so what could be the cause?
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How to make factories work in cities skylines?

Why factories don't order ahead and from nearest supplier? I have constant troubles with factories in this game. I've set up only one factory and it lacks resources most of the time. I did set up ...
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How can I defend against a tsunami?

A number of maps have a large flat plain near a coastal area, which is often among the best places on the map in terms of land value or resources to build, with the drawback of being susceptible to a ...
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No IRC demand: city won't grow and citizens leave the city

Two days ago I started a new city. I'm an experienced user, so I know how to deal with most of the problems, but not this one. At some point, IRC demand dropped and only bounces between -2 and 2 ...
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Do bus lines need to connect to bus depots in Cities Skylines?

Do my bus lines need to be connected to my bus depot? Like, do they have to have a line from start to finish connected to the depot?
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Do Cims avoid/not like transferring transport types?

In real life - doing something like catching a bus, then a train, and then a bus is a huge pain and I avoid it a lot. In Cities: Skylines - it would make sense to build a city this way - using buses ...
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What's the difference between the public transport types?

Other than theming - I'm wondering what the functional differences are in the different public transport types. Some of them are pretty obvious: Buses don't need anything built. Metros don't take ...
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Two way roads and highway onramps

I have a question about the effect of highway onramps (or one-way roads) and congestion, when it comes to two way roads. The idea is, if I have a large two way road, and I want to create some ...
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How to prevent debt in cities skylines?

I've only played this game for a few hours and this is the first strategy game I've ever played, so go easy on me :) I started, built roads, provided services, etc. the normal way, but for some reason,...
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How do I set up districts in Cities: Skylines on the PS4

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 ...
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Does lowering taxes really stimulate city growth?

I understand that a tax rate that's too high can discourage district types, and even cause companies to pack up and leave, but does lowering taxes below the starting level make a difference in regards ...
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How to get people to the fishing island in Cities Skylines?

There is a Fishing Island under the Parks section in Cities Skylines. People come to it but never visit the island. How to make them do?
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How do I effectively use sightseeing buses?

The Parklife Cities: Skylines DLC introduced some new tourism options, including sightseeing buses: The Sightseeing Buses are a new transport feature that acts as a new form of attraction for the ...
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How many trees are needed for forest industry in Cities: Skylines?

In the natural resources view in Cities: Skylines, regions with many trees and regions marked with the "Forest" indicator do not perfectly overlap. To what extent can I build forest industry in areas ...
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What does "Not Enough Raw Materials" mean, and how do I fix it?

What does "Not Enough Raw Materials" mean, and how do I fix it? I can't get oil either.
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How do I stop abandoned buildings in the industry

I constantly have abandoned buildings in my industry area in city skylines. I can't bulldoze them faster than they get abandoned. Can someone please help?
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Do my oil and ore industries produce anything after resources are depleted?

I've set up a district with specialized industry (oil or ore) over an area with that natural resource. Buildings pop up, things work, and eventually the resource is depleted (as seen on the Natural ...
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Must I have cemeteries / landfills or can I use crematoriums / incinerators exclusively?

When my city gets large enough to get crematoriums and incinerators, I generally use those over cemeteries and landfills. They don't need to be emptied, and I'm going to need the burners anyway to ...
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Why does my weekly income fluctuate wildly when no new services were added?

In Cities: Skylines, I notice that my income can fluctuate wildly over the course of a few weeks with no inputs from me. I'll be sitting at, say +4000, and a few short weeks later I'm at -2000. I ...
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If I am playing a game through game share can I still download and upload to the workshop

My friend owns cities skylines which is a great game so I decided to game share it rather than torrent it as I wanted access the workshop. However, when I go into the workshop, the subscribe button is ...
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Cities skylines save game physically in folder but not appearing in content manager or load game menu

I recently saved my city and closed the game, the next day when i went to load it it didn't appear. after searching on google people said to check whether the file is in appdata/user... and it is ...
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Screen is cropped regardless of the PS4 screen calibration

Regardless of how I set the PS4 screen position in the main ps4 settings the Cities screen is cropping out the edges, so I can't read all the messages that appear. You can see the screenshot below ...
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What are the differences between the standard game and Deluxe?

Steam lists two versions of this game: Cities: Skylines and Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition (and also the standard to Deluxe upgrade pack). Unfortunately, it doesn't actually say what the difference ...
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People are complaining of low land value when surrounded by parks and services

I have a city of about 5,000 residents in Cities Skylines, and a growing problem by the riverside is making people move out; low land value?! I have parks and services aplenty in my city, but a ...
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How does route calculation work?

Currently there's a lot of traffic in the center of my city. I tried avoiding that by creating a circle road on the outskirts of the city, but it's almost always completely empty. I used that road to ...
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Do I need to enable the day/night cycle to unlock the 1001 Nights trophy/achievement?

There is a trophy described as follows: 1001 Nights Experience 1001 nights in the game My question is, does the day/night cycle need to be enabled to achieve this? I know it may seem obvious to ...
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