Questions tagged [cities-skylines]

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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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

(I've searched this question already in many forums but no precise answer is given.) Hello! Two days ago I started a new city. I'm an experienced user, so I know how to deal with most of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Are there any functional disadvantages to disabling day/night cycle?

I don't think it matters, but for reference I am playing the PS4 edition. I am considering disabling the day/night cycle mode. If I do this will it have any negative effects on my game play. As an ...
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In the Cities Skylines Asset Editor, how do I get a park to appear in the plaza tab?

In Cities Skylines Asset Editor, I've managed to create a park, but I can't see any way of placing it into one of the tabbed categories that further breakdown the park tab. Is there any way to do ...
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List of hidden achievements in Cities: Skylines

I'm not able to figure out how to get the hidden achievements. Currently there are 14 displayed as hidden in my Steam stats. Does somebody know what these achievements are about?
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How do I build a city without industrial zones?

I remember when I was playing this last year I built a city with absolutely zero industrial zones, and no need for them. How do I do this?
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Odd structures on new pieces of land

I just bought a new piece of land, hoping to get some new shoreline. But after I bought it and was looking around, I saw these odd structures. They look like mini canals with weird stone houses ...
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Day/Night Mode and the Budget?

I have Night mode turned off because I am simply not a fan of it getting dark so often. How does the sun and moon toggle in the budget work now? Does the moon (night) budget still act the same way ...
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Is there a way to unlock features right off the bat?

In Cities: Skylines, some features are locked by default, like the fire department, dense zoning, and districts. You need to reach a certain population to unlock them. Is there a way to unlock these ...
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Is it possible to run in offline mode with mods enabled?

Steam was down earlier today. When that's the case we can still launch steam in offline mode and play some games. Upon starting Cities and loading a save game, I noticed that the mods that I have ...
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How do I manually trigger a disaster?

I want to manually start a disaster in my city to see what happens and test my escape routes, how do I start a disaster on demand rather than just waiting for one to randomly happen?
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How do I get the “What the…?” achievement in Cities Skylines?

In the "Natural Disasters" DLC for Cities Skylines are some new Steam achievements. One of them is What the...? - Experience a special disaster. I tried several things and messed around with disasters ...
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Why doesn't anyone want to work in the forest?

I've got a city of almost 30,000, and an industrial park that's working reasonably well. There's a forest right nearby, and I thought — hey, why not expand into that and reduce the need for imported ...
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Disaster Response Unit cars not deploying?

It will increase from 0 to 10 very quickly and go back to zero. I tried placing a couple of them and every once and a while ONE car will deploy to look for survivors, is anyone else having this ...
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People Moving Out for no reason?

Recently in a large city of mine, 100s of people are apparently moving out. No buildings are dissapearing, just the population. Why? and its not a death wave.
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How to deal with sewage on a map with no water anywhere

Some downloadable maps for Cities Skylines start you in a land-locked square with no water, but a drain pipe is the only option I can find for getting rid of sewage. Is there a way to get rid of ...
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Roads with trees: any disadvantages?

What are the functional differences between roads with trees or grass and plain roads? I know that roads with trees reduce noise pollution. They also seem to make people living nearby happy—not sure ...
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How to close broken bus line?

After a big reorganization and the complete demolishing of an industrial area, I ended up with a broken bus line with two lose ends. How can I connect the ends to close it? Usually these ends tie ...
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What is the use of canals?

I am fairly new to Cities Skylines and not a heavy gamer. I cannot figure out what functional role, if any, canals play. Are they purely aesthetic, or do they change how the game works in some way? ...
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How to deal with water pollution in Cliffside Bay?

The Cliffside Bay map provides access only to a small stretch of water in a bay at the start of the game. How can I deal with water pollution here? I'm relatively new to the game. Originally I put ...
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Cities Skylines - Not enough goods and not enough purchasers

I have done everything possible to supply goods to commercial and demand for generic industry. I have balanced the amount of commercial with the amount of industry, I have cargo train terminals ...
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Cities Skylines crashes everytime I load my save game

This particular save game worked fine for me until last night, when it crashed and it crashes every time since then. This is what displays in the log file: ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/nickg2794/....
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How do I get coal delivered to my power plant?

I have two Coal power plants next to each other at the far end of the city. One has 11 weeks of coal, and the other has none left at all. How do I get coal to be delivered to my power plant?
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Should I turn OFF full Cemeteries

Is there any advantage to turning off full cemeteries? I have a ton of full cemeteries, how would I be able to best organize them and not cost me money.
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Why so many dead people? [duplicate]

I have plenty of cemeteries and crematoria, and no significant traffic issues. Why so many dead people?
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Will incinerators clear out landfills?

Will incinerators clear out landfills? I know you can empty landfills, but I cannot tell if it just goes to another landfill, or if you can burn it off?
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Industry Specialization in Cities: Skylines

I have tried to set my district specialization to an Oil district. However when I go into the district menu, I see that it has no specializations. How do you set up industry specialization in ...