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i am dan
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Cities Skylines - city building game
Just picked this up on Steam a couple of nights ago. I've always liked SimCity and RTS games like this. It's been a while since I've played one though.

I've only got the deluxe version of the game.. no DLC or addons, etc yet. Figured I'd play the vanilla version a while til I got the hang of it.

Been watching the City Planner Plays youtube channel for this game. A real city planner playing using his expertise in planning and working with what the game offers. Very interesting watching him build.


Anyone else play this? Offer any good advice for beginners learning the game?

I'm still trying to figure out the best square sizes... 8x14 seems to work well for the city planner guy..

Fun game, good AI, cool graphics.
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Srbtiger06
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
Absolutely love it.

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I'm still trying to figure out the best square sizes... 8x14 seems to work well for the city planner guy..



Do whatever you find works. Don't build too dense.

El pres traffic mod for sure.


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Vrai
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
It's so damn in-depth. Watch lots of youtube vids


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CrazyTigerFan
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
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Offer any good advice for beginners learning the game?
Watch some Biffa videos and learn how to use "lane mathematics" to help manipulate traffic AI. City Planner guy sometimes uses lane mathematics and sometimes doesn't, so it's probably better to learn traffic management design from Biffa.


pankReb
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
Solid game. A few of the DLC's make it worth it. The Industry DLC is a MUST have.

It turns it into its own mini-game where you can district certain industries that can feed other industries.

ex: You can build a lumber specific area which will transport supplies to other manufacturing districts. Really brings the game alive.

Just keep an eye on Humble Bundle. They routinely have huge sales on DLCs. Just snag them whenever they go on sale.


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Porcine Human
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
Fun game, have it on console. Only issue I have is the traffic AI - they pretty much only use one lane and it gets backed up really bad. I think on PC there are mods you can get that fix it though.


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hg
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
I have it and love it.

My only problem was trying to keep traffic low and cims dying in waves and they can’t be transported

Got one of my cities up to 115,000 before it was out of control
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sgallo3
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
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Cities Skylines - Traffic Simulator


fixed it for you


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TheeRealCarolina
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
I got it because I like some sim games with depth. This one was way out of my league. Played it for a bit and realized I was severely out of my element. Went back to my theme park and zoo games.


imjustafatkid
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
I really enjoyed Jurassic Park Evolution, but it might not have enough depth for y'all in this thread. You can get down to ground level and drive around in the dino pens, and also view things from guest perspectives after you build the viewing areas. Was pretty cool imo.

I got it for free with XBox Live Gold at some point, but I think it is available on Game Pass.


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TigerFanatic99
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
Check out T4rget Gaming on YouTube. He's doing another beginner series right now actually. He goes into concepts a bit. His past series are all good.

He's very tranquil too if you have a normally stressful life.


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VolsOut4Harambe
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
Fun game, but once people start dying en masse it's almost impossible to manage. They really need to fix that problem.


BottomlandBrew
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
If you like traffic headaches, this game is for you. My issue is that it doesn't allow enough zoomed-in detail in design to fix specific traffic issues like you could in the real world. I also used to be a IRL urban designer and not a planner, so maybe that's why I always got frustrated at the level of design. I get much more enjoyment out of Planet Coaster because you can get really detailed in your designs.
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i am dan
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
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If you like traffic headaches, this game is for you. My issue is that it doesn't allow enough zoomed-in detail in design to fix specific traffic issues like you could in the real world. I also used to be a IRL urban designer and not a planner, so maybe that's why I always got frustrated at the level of design. I get much more enjoyment out of Planet Coaster because you can get really detailed in your designs.


I believe there's a few mods to help out with that...

The anarchy mods
Traffic mod (this mod seems a bit advanced for me right now)
MoveIt! mod
Etc.
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Srbtiger06
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
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Traffic mod (


El presidente is the big one. It's a god send.


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MaHittaMaHitta
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
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Been watching the City Planner Plays

I also fell into this channel a couple months ago and I'm addicted. Thought about buying the game but called a mulligan because I know how much time it would take to play and I need to do something more productive


i am dan
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
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I also fell into this channel a couple months ago and I'm addicted. Thought about buying the game but called a mulligan because I know how much time it would take to play and I need to do something more productive


I know what you mean... I've had a couple of nights lately when I lost track of time playing, started to fall asleep at my computer, and realized it was 2:30 in the morning..


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Freauxzen
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re: Cities Skylines - city building game
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Went back to my theme park and zoo games.




Don't feel bad about Planet Zoo, that game is kind of amazing. Wish i had more time to play it.


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I bought a mouse and keyboard just so I could play it on my Xbox.


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Biffa
with a cuppa tea


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