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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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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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 great is the effect of trees on noise pollution?

I keep getting told that science tells us to use highway sound barriers and trees to reduce noise pollution. The effect that highway sound barriers has is quite immediately obvious but no matter how ...
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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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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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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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What is the optimal grid size?

What is the optimal grid size for high density commercial / residental areas? (also in order to avoid too many cross roads for traffic jams)
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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 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 loose ends. How can I connect the ends to close it? Usually these ends tie ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to lose a city?

I had plague sweep through my city, dropping the population from nearly 20k to just over 2k. Now my budget is shot and the game keeps offering me a bailout... I was kind of hoping for a catastrophic ...
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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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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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My citizens are too smart

Specialized industries (forestry, mining, etc) require relatively uneducated workers. Unfortunately, I placed a strong emphasis on education in my city, and over half the population (including ...
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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 ...
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Does it matter where my Bus Depot is?

The building description for a Bus Depot says that it "...automatically sends out buses for your bus lines". From what I've seen though, once a bus arrives at a newly-created line, it will stay on it ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Residential buildings stuck at 0/0

I am playing Cities skylines and building a city but now that I am expanding, buildings are stuck at 0/0 households. Why is that? They are connected to highways and have electricity and water. The ...
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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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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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Is there a more efficient method of planting trees?

Planting trees in Cities: Skylines is a bit of a nightmare. I keep planting all these trees but they're only planted one at a time. Is there an easier method of planting trees that doesn't involve ...
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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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How do I connect the initial highway to my six-lane road?

I noticed that I got some initial traffic problems at the point where the initial highway is connected to my city. At the beginning I simply elongated both roads that came from that highway, but this ...
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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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Do canals affect land value

The 1.4 patch introduced, amongst other things, canals. Do canals affect the land value in the same way as shorelines do? I.e can I increase land value in an area by drawing some canals and building ...
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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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What does the message “Too few services” mean?

My industry buildings are warning me that there are too few services. What does this mean?
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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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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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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?