Cities in Motion

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Cities in Motion
Cities in Motion cover
Developers
Colossal Order
Linux Edward Rudd
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Release dates
Windows February 23, 2011
macOS (OS X) May 20, 2011
Linux January 9, 2014
Cities in Motion at Wikipedia
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Cities in Motion 2 2013

General information

Official Forum
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Amazon.com
DRM details are not known
Windows
GameStop
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Publisher website
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Collection edition (game + all DLC) only
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
London
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Design Classics
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Design Marvels
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Design Now
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Tokyo
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Metro Stations
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
German Cities
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
US Cities
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Design Dreams
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ulm
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Paris
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
St. Petersburg
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Design Quirks
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Modifications[edit]

  • Ultimate Camera Control - Introduces several new camera modes as well as allowing you to zoom down to ground level.

Game data[edit]

Configuration files and save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Cities In Motion\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Cities in Motion/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Cities In Motion/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Over-all and music slider.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

Set maximum frame rate[edit]

Cities in Motion does not limit FPS by default. This can potentially cause overheating of your computer.
FPS limiting[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files and save game data location.
  2. Open settings.script.
  3. Fine the line $fpsLimit = 0.0; and set it to the desired value.

Poor performance[edit]

Since the game engine is poorly optimized, the game may have trouble on many computers.
Poor performance[citation needed]
The following settings might make a difference in performance.
  1. Use system cursor instead.
  2. Disable vertical sync.

Game doesn't load[edit]

If the game will not load, try forcing the game to run in a window.
Game doesn't load[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files and save game data location.
  2. Open settings.script.
  3. Change $fullscreen = true; to $fullscreen = false;.

Running on ATI/AMD cards[edit]

If you are running the game on an ATI/AMD card, then placing an older version of an ATI DLL file in the installation folder may allow it to work.
Running on ATI/AMD cards[citation needed]
  1. Download the necessary .DLL file here.
  2. Go to where the game is installed and copy that DLL file there.
  3. If the game still doesn't work, go to the configuration files location and delete settings.script.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Input SDL2 Linux only.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 3850
512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
Integrated video cards are not supported.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.3
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 3850
512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.0 compatible
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 3850
512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible

References