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 is everyone dead?

I have been playing cities skylines for a while now and every now and again my city goes through the 'plague', where pretty much the entire city falls sick (see image below). My water pollution is 0%...
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Hydro Plant not allowing water flow through

In my city, I have a hydro plant that is sitting across a river quite near my city. This dam holds back all of the water and there is a significant drop in water level before and after. When I say ...
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How can I fix pollution?

My city has developed a bit of a ground pollution and a water pollution problem. In other similar games, you can mitigate the effects of pollution by planting trees, among other things. What can I ...
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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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How do I get the “Well Informed” Achievement in Cities : Skylines?

The achievement says: Well Informed Have a look at all the different info-view panels This seems to be straight forward, but I somehow cannot manage to get it unlocked. Does anyone have a ...
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Do abandoned buildings sort themselves out eventually if you just leave them?

I seem to have a lot of abandoned buildings, I'm working on why but they still seem to be around. Do abandoned buildings sort themselves out eventually if you just leave them or do I have to demolish ...
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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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Cities Skylines Assets

I have several custom buildings for Cities Skylines but in the "Content Manager", in the "Assets" tab it doe not shows all the assets that I owned. Is there a problem with my game or the assets itself ...
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Why aren't any buildings coming up on my break-out Industrial area despite having demand in Cities: Skylines

I'm trying to expand my city's industrial footprint. Acquired the second square besides the first "main square" & I'm trying to build an industrial district around there. My City has adequate ...
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Rail traffic is backed up trying to leave my city. Is there anything I can do?

I've got a long line of trains trying to leave my city on one of the pre-made connections to the foggy lands. It's become a traffic problem within the city and I'm looking for a way to clear it up.
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How to fix the “Not enough goods to sell” problem

I've created a dozen cities in Skylines so far, but in my latest city, I've encountered a new problem. A lot of my Commercial buildings report the problem "Not enough goods to sell". From my ...
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How can I make the zoning colours more distinct?

I have installed Cities Skylines on my HP Envy m6 laptop with Ubuntu 14 installed. I also have the laptop plugged into a 27 inch monitor. The game appears to run without any issues, except for an ...
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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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Why isn't my connections to the highway valid in Cities: Skylines?

I have just bought my first neighboring area and want to hook into it. I first tried with a large roundabout and then with a three-way intersection, but none of them works. I keep getting the "broken"...
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Cities: Skyline services going to the wrong districts

I have a city divided into several districts. The districts are interconnected with subways and highways. Each districts supplies its own power, and has its own services. However, some of the ...
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Cities: Skyline fails to generate correct menu and crashes on exit

I just installed Cities Skylines on my linux mint 17 os which includes a R7 260X Radeon graphics card. The game fails to launch with an appropriate menu screen as depicted in the screen shot provided....
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How do I design an efficient exit from a large one-way road?

I decided to try out sandbox mode to be able to experiment a bit more. This meant that my first residential district was quite a bit larger than usual as I had access to high-density zones from the ...
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How do you use districts efficiently?

I am pretty new to the game, and while I have understood most of the key concepts, I am not quite sure how to use districts properly to manage my city. I find the whole concept of setting and managing ...
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Is it possible to model real cities in the new Cities: Skyline?

Is it possible to model real cities in the new Cities: Skyline ? By that, I mean to recreate the look of the city so it would resemble an aerial of a real city like London or Chicago. Obviously to do ...
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My industry is suddenly abandoning buildings due to a lack of workers

Rather suddenly my industrial district started to look like this, with a lot of buildings abandoned: If I check the buildings, the stated reason for abandoning is a lack of workers. I looked at the ...
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Increase RCI demand

In Cities: Skylines, how do I increase RCI demand? What factors affect it? In one of my cities, I've got a population of 100,000. It essentially consists of one giant grid-city in one area. Traffic ...
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Are pedestrian walkways purely cosmetic, or do they help encourage walking instead of driving?

Does creating a network of pedestrian walkways increase the number of citizens who choose to walk or take public transportation instead of drive?
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What is the effect of increasing the power budget vs building a new power plant?

Anyone know what the pros/cons of budget increasing vs new plant building is? If the budget can go up to 150%, shouldn't I just put it up there rather than building a new plant to cater for power ...
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How do I get 'distroy'?

At this point, I have many, many districts and I've tried individualizing the policies in each: Steam simply does not seem to acknowledge that each of my districts are, in fact, very different ...
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Not Enough Water in Cities: Skylines

I'm having trouble with water in my city. I have four pumps and three treatment plants and it's more than enough to cover my population. I have pipes covering the entire map and my water budget's ...
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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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Parks in industrial areas?

In this new game are parks needed in industrial areas? do they make any benefit? Another question I have is about garbage and incinerators, when I place them in industrial areas, I see sad faces, ...
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How do I transfer garbage from my full landfills to my incinerators?

Eventually every one of my landfills gets completely full and is constantly blinking at me warning me it's full. I've even built incinerators but they aren't taking the garbage from the landfills. The ...
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What are the requirements to upgrade office zones to the max level?

A lot of my office zones seems to be on the cusp of reaching the third level, but it would never reach it. I placed fire stations, police stations, parks, and just about anything I could think of that ...
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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 do I remove subway routes?

I'm trying to reorganize my subway system, and in the process, I need to remove some currently active loops. How do I do that? I know I can click on one to select it, but it seems I can only add ...
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Show the direction of one-way roads

In Cities: Skylines, how do I easily show the direction of one-way roads? When I'm building a city and I want to use one-way roads, it's hard to spot from a distance what direction a road is going, ...
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How fast does a person grow old, in in-game time?

I noticed that after a certain size, around 30k population, my city's population growth rate declines a little without expanding residential zones. I then briefly looked around the houses in my ...
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How do I convert or upgrade roads?

I'm trying to optimize my road system a bit, mostly converting regular small roads into one-way roads. But the only way I can see to do that is to remove the old road entirely and build a new one. I ...
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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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How do you choose a specialization for a district?

I'm trying to set a specialization on a district, but there doesn't seem to be an option to change it. I've supposedly unlocked the agriculture and foresting specializations. All I see in the district ...
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Is there a panel that shows me employment?

I was looking through all the information in the game and it seems that there is no panel that shows me the difference between employed and unemployed people. This information is kind of important to ...