Cities XL Platinum

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Cities XL Platinum
Cities XL Platinum cover
Focus Home Interactive
Release dates
Windows February 6, 2013
Cities XL
Cities XL 2009
Cities XL 2011 2010
Cities XL 2012 2011
Cities XL Platinum 2013
Cities XXL 2015

General information

Cities XL Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website Internet Connection Required for Game Activation Downloadable and Retail versions available

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Monte Cristo\Cities XL Platinum

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No voice-over
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

The game though does have some major memory leak problems, meaning that the longer you have the game open, the more and more memory it will use. Restart you game every hour or so to ensure the best experience.

Description[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Config
  2. Open GlobalSettings.cfg with a decent editor
  3. Search for <VisibilityEnabled>2</VisibilityEnabled> and change it to <VisibilityEnabled>0</VisibilityEnabled>
    1. These changes will draw your objects once, so it doesn't re-render it every time you change zoom levels
  4. Now change <ProcessEnabled>1</ProcessEnabled> to <ProcessEnabled>0</ProcessEnabled>
    1. This pre-renders objects in the game so there will be no real-time rendering
  5. Now download this patch and, when opening it, select your citiesxl.exe file.
    1. This will patch the headers of the game, to allow it to use more than 2 GB of RAM
  6. Go back to the globalsettings.cfg and search for <PoolSize>2048</PoolSize>
  7. Change this to however much RAM you want it to use (obviously leave some for your system to run in the background)
  8. Mark the file as Read Only
  9. Run the game, and when you see the splash screen, go to Task Manager, right click on citiesxl.exe and set affinity. Untick CPU 0, leaving 1, 2, and 3 checked.
  10. Close task manager and enjoy a much smoother experience.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) AMD/Intel 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB 100% DirectX9 compatible, ATI Radeon HD 3850, Nvidia GeForce 8800, or higher