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 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 ...
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What is the best way(s) to deal with traffic in a highway's entrance/exit? [duplicate]

Every highway's entrance or exit is causing traffic problem. As you can see, there is a small road that immediately goes in the large road. What is the best way(s) to deal with traffic in a highway'...
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Why citizens are unhappy?

I clicked on a residential builder randomly and noticed there were unhappy citizens, as shown on the picture above. However, there is no indication why those citizen are unhappy. Can anyone explain ...
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What is the rate of consumed electricity during day vs night

There is a tip by the bird that says that there is less electricity consumed during night in the city, so the player should lower the budget of the electricity production during night. Is there a way ...
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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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Is there a tram-only track similar to railtracks?

I consider buying the Snowfall-DLC and yes i know it is rated pretty bad but i WANT these damn trams so I dont have much of a choice. The only thing im wondering about: Is there a tram-only track, ...
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How to make a turning lane without an intersection?

I want to create a turning lane, as showed in the picture below. I want it to be a turning lane for one direction, not an intersection. That means, I want it not to affect the other direction in any ...
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Do quays affect land value

The 1.4 patch introduced, amongst other things, quays. Do quays affect the land value compared to leaving it as a beach? I.e if I have a few houses close to the shore, but I transform the shore to ...
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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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Identify building assets in-game

I recently subscribed to a bunch of building assets through the Steam workshop to give my city a little more variety. A couple of the buildings don't look that great in my city, though, so I'd like to ...
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Keep info views toolbar open

How can I keep the info-views toolbar from collapsing? The info-views button hides all these important views. There is plenty of screen real-estate to keep it open permanently
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How to lock an overlay?

While building things I want to see the overlays from other modes so I can make better decisions. Can I lock an overlay somehow? For example: When building roads I want to see the natural resources ...
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Start with the resources and unlocks for a medium city without unlock all/infinite money in Cities: Skylines

I'm still really enjoying Cities: Skylines. So once again I want to create a new city. However, that means I have to start with virtually no money and no unlocks, making the first few hours a bit ...
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Fix strange behavior on roundabouts?

Hello. Those are six lane roads (two ways) roads connecting to the roundabout. As you can see, there are two paths: red and blue. Red car is entering the roundabout and going to the middle lane, then ...
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How much tax does each zoned building generate?

How much tax does each growable building generate? I am aware that higher level buildings genereate "more" taxes. But how can I determine how much money one specific factory/store/residence is ...
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How to open terra forming tool in Cities Skyline?

I'm wondering where it locates or how to open this editor during game. Or there is a mod for that?
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Is there any way to leave an information layer view active while switching to another tool to build? [duplicate]

Not sure if I'm just missing something in the UI or if there's a Mod that might enable this functionality, but it seems like it would be really useful to be able to leave one of the views active while ...
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How to fix highway traffic slowdown on line change in Cities Skyline?

This is default cloverleaf intersection. It works fine till certain moment. Is there any way to improve it?
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Easy way to edit object thumbnails in cities skylines?

Does anyone know an easy way to change workshop objects' default thumbnail icons in cities skylines? I love the game but I am fed up searching the right object in a panel containing a dozend or more ...
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Why are my buildings and zones completely disappearing in Cities Skylines?

I am completely new to this and have no idea of gaming lingo. I'm learning by watching 'You tube' and reading blogs, so if you are nice enough to answer my question please be kind. I'm also old. I ...
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When should I use 4- and 6-lane two-way roads?

I am having no luck with two-way roads. They seem to clog really easy, even with moderate traffic. This shows a ring of 6-lane two-ways around an industrial zone, the traffic is already queueing up: ...
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Connect to highway coming from outside city limits [duplicate]

So one thing which is still giving me a real hard time is incoming traffic from outside the city limits. I just can't seem to figure out a good way to deal with it and I always end up with a ton of ...
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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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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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Traffic jam problem. How to avoid it?

During my first few attempts with skylines I tried to use techniques I read about to control traffic flow like large one way roads, then roads beside the highway that are used as puffer zone, ...
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How far does the effect of schools (any type) go?

I'm wondering how far the effect schools ahve goes (areawise). The first few attempts where I placed schools I had to put quite a lot within 1 "map cell" so that I get almost all people educated. Is ...
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Rapid Population Growth in Early Game

In Cities: Skylines I find that sometimes I miss something when initially setting up a new city, be it connecting power, finalizing a water / sewage supply or whatever. This typically results in ...
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How do I make the buildings not have a medieval look?

Is it just me or is there a new update to Cities: Skylines that makes all your buildings look medieval? I don't really like the look of them and I don't know how to change it. Is there any way to turn ...
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Can a train cross this junction?

I am expanding my train network to have a go with trains and I've noticed that on occasion the game makes a junction without any track connections. Is this a visual glitch and trains will still use ...
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Can cargo trains and passenger trains share the same line?

I had a connection between two cargo stations and had cargo trains running along them fine. I then joined a passenger service onto the same line and now my cargo trains have vanished and just the ...
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How can I stimulate Industrial growth?

I have a demand for Industrial in my game yet when I build industrial zones it seems that I spend most of my time demolishing abandoned buildings because there are not enough workers. I think it ...
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Do office workers like public transport?

My city is quite large now and I'm working to try and cut my traffic by investing in public transport. However the game doesn't tell me specifically the types of passengers using my transport. I'm not ...
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Why should I use a highway ramp?

So I noticed that I can basically connect any type of road to a highway, and this got me thinking. What advantages does using a highway ramp actually bring? Is it just that traffic can leave the ...
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What impact is there to bulldozing housing?

What penalties will I suffer if I upgrade a stretch of road and cause all the low density residential to be demolished? Will this create unhappiness, or will the houses just get re-built afterwards? ...
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How do I impose a “light traffic ban”?

I have a region in my city with residential on the left and industrial on the right: The residential area imposes a Heavy Traffic Ban policy to keep those vehicles from clogging the roads. I would ...
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Cargo ships abandoned my city. How do I get them back?

I recently added a Cargo Harbor to my city. After a bit of time, I had a TON of traffic to and from it. Great! Then something happened. It I haven't seen a cargo ship in days (IRL). No more traffic. ...
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My highway is backing up. What can I do?

Initial note: Having read How do I design an efficient exit from a large one-way road?, the answers there do not help in this specific situation, as they rely on having lots space to spare - I have ...
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Does traffic encourage commercial properties?

I've not seen anything on the C:S wiki or in-game to suggest that having pass-by traffic is either necessary or desirable for commercial properties (noise is listed as a negative factor, so traffic ...
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Are industry and office zones interchangable?

There's a small info-box in Cities: Skylines telling me about the needs for a particular zone type. The last one, orange-coloured, seems to correspond to industry type zones as well as office zones. ...
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How to control a direction of a one way road when upgrading from two way road? [duplicate]

I have a two way road which I want to upgrade to a one way road, how can I choose the direction? This is a specific question about change the direction of already exiting one way road.
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Why won't the Eden Project monument unlock?

I'm trying to construct the Eden Project. I created the Cathedral of Plentitude (it's in the picture), and it's operational and has visitors. Why is the Eden Project still locked? How can I unlock ...
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What is the best power source to use?

I have used all of them, but I still cannot figure out which one is the best overall. What is the best overall power plant/ power source to use?
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Can Chirper messages be limited to only relevant messages?

The ingame Twitter parody Chirper is quite useful because it points out problems in the city. However, there are also numerous filler messages which appear to have no connection to the gameplay at all,...
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How to increase the bus density?

I've noticed that on some of my bus lines, there are not enough buses to deal with all passengers. What can I do to increase the throughput of a bus line? Add more stops? Remove stops? Replace long ...
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What are the consequences of not caring about traffic jams?

I have some main roads in my city which appear glowing red in the traffic view. When zooming into them I also see large numbers of cars and trucks lining up. However, so far I did not notice any ...
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Is there a way to make all overlays unlocked immediately?

It would be great to be able to view resources and some other overlays immediately to get to grips with road/highway/zone placement instead of having to wait for the game to unlock them for you. Is ...