Cities: Skylines

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Cities: Skylines
Cities: Skylines cover
Developers
Colossal Order
Microsoft Store Tantalus Media
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows March 10, 2015
macOS (OS X) March 10, 2015
Linux March 10, 2015
Cities: Skylines at Wikipedia
Cities in Motion
Cities in Motion 2011
Cities in Motion 2 2013
Cities: Skylines 2015

Key points

Mod Support. Uses the Steam Workshop.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Steam Workshop, official repository for game mods and custom assets and maps.
Official wiki, accessible within the game's main menu

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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OS X and Linux version can be downloaded.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Includes After Dark DLC
Windows
Origin
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Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
After Dark
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All That Jazz
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Carols, Candles and Candy Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Concerts
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Content Creator Pack: Art Deco
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Content Creator Pack: European Suburbia
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Content Creator Pack: High-Tech Buildings
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Cities
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Match Day Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mass Transit
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Natural Disasters
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Pearls From the East Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Relaxation Station
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Rock City Radio
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Snowfall
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Stadiums: European Club Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Country Road Radio
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Parklife
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Industries
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Colossal Order\Cities_Skylines\gameSettings.cgs
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Colossal Order/Cities_Skylines/gameSettings.cgs
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Colossal Order/Cities_Skylines/gameSettings.cgs

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Colossal Order\Cities_Skylines\Saves\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Colossal Order/Cities_Skylines/Saves/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Colossal Order/Cities_Skylines/Saves/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Steam Workshop Mods allow for FOV changes. Link
Windowed
Set your Display Mode to Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set your Display Mode to Fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA only. Alternatively use the Dynamic Resolution mod for on the fly downsampling.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode
If the graphics look blurry when zoomed-in, turn down the tilt shift amount in settings.[citation needed]

Enable True Fullscreen[edit]

Launch the game with the -force-d3d9 parameter.
By default, the game won't support true fullscreen, and only borderless fullscreen is available. To use true fullscreen, the game must be run in DirectX 9 mode.

Enable Dynamic Super Resolution on Nvidia Graphics Cards[edit]

Enable Dynamic Super Resolution on Nvidia Graphics Cards[citation needed]
  • If you have DSR enabled via your Nvidia Control Panel then your additional resolutions will appear in the game's graphics options menu. However, if you attempt to use one of these resolutions then the game will default back to your monitor's native resolution when you hit apply.
  • This can be fixed by launching the game with -force-d3d9 parameter.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, ambient, effects and user interface
Surround sound
Tested with two different devices, 7.1 headphones and 5.1 speakers. Only main two stereo channels are audible.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Poor Performance on Laptops with Nvidia Optimus[edit]

Occurs when Cities: Skylines defaults to Intel integrated graphics instead of Nvidia discrete graphics.
Manually select discrete graphics in Nvidia Control Panel[citation needed]
  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
  2. Select Manage 3D Settings.
  3. Select the Program Settings tab.
  4. Select or Add cities.exe.
  5. Select High Performance Nvidia as the preferred graphics processor.
  6. Click Apply and launch the game.

Steam Overlay does not work[edit]

Disable the other overlays (Raptr, Dxtory, Fraps, MSI Afterburner, etc.)[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 Option to fallback to version 9 using a command-line parameter.
Shader Model support 5.0
64-bit executable
64-bit only.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 GHz
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 5670
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Intel Integrated Graphics Cards aren't supported.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9 10.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 GHz
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 5670
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 14.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 GHz
Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 5670
512 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
32-bit systems are not supported.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.3p1[1]

References

  1. Verified by User:Soeb on 2016-07-19
  2. Modding - Cities: Skylines Wiki