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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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 loose 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 ...
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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 ...