Cities XL Platinum

Cities XL Platinum

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Beertruck May 22, 2013 @ 11:55am
Performance fixes
I don't own the game (debating buying), but am wondering if this helps people with performance issues. Taken from the developers forum:
Re: Game running slowly, and low FPS

Postby FocusTechSupport » 25 March 2013, 10:30
Please modify the graphics configuration file in order to improve the game perfomances:

1. Open the folder Cities XL Platinum located on the hard disk.
2. By default the game is installed in the Local Disk (C:), Program Files or Program Files (x86) and Focus Home Interactive.
3. For the Steam version, the path is the Local Disk (C:), Program Files or Program Files (x86), Steam, SteamApps then Common.
4. Open the folder Data then the folder Config.
5. Right click the file GlobalSettings.cfg and click Edit or open the file using the Notepad.
6. Go to the line Live and set PoolSize to 4096 => <PoolSize>4096</PoolSize>
7. Go to the line Layout and set ProcessEnabled to 0 => <ProcessEnabled>0</ProcessEnabled>
8. Go to the line Visibility Manager and set VisibilityEnabled to 1 => <VisibilityEnabled>1</VisibilityEnabled>
9. Save the file GlobalSettings.cfg and run the game.

As soon as you experience major slowdowns with your city, please save your city then quit the game (go back to the main menu) and reload your city.
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UltimateWeapon May 22, 2013 @ 12:11pm 
If it would be this easy, the developers could've easily putten these changes in a patch since it just changes a few settings here and there.

So the reality is that it doesn''t fix anything, it's just something to keep you busy, and make potential buyers believe that there are ways to "fix" it.
Last edited by UltimateWeapon; May 22, 2013 @ 12:12pm
Beertruck May 22, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
Thanks for the unhelpful feedback. Anyone actually try?
Edit: just noticed you are in every thread bashing the game, and you got banned from the developers forum. Troll much?
Last edited by Beertruck; May 22, 2013 @ 12:21pm
LinkStrife May 22, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
Thanks for the post monsterMod. I am playing other games at the moment but I will give it a try when I get back to CitiesXL.
Beertruck May 22, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
Found some reports from people that tried these fixes. Overall, seems like big performance boost:
DeathStrike (DS) May 22, 2013 @ 1:42pm 
This game is a train wreck, should not be on Steam at all. Do not buy it and if you have bought it I recommend you beg Steam for a refund.
Last edited by DeathStrike (DS); May 22, 2013 @ 1:44pm
Beertruck May 22, 2013 @ 1:47pm 
Your comments are at odds with what I am reading in other places. Now I am curious, so I bought the game to see for myself. Will report what I find.
DeathStrike (DS) May 22, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
At odds? No, It's a known fact this game is broken.
Allen May 22, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
@MonsterMod worth buying? it works fine with the fixes?
Beertruck May 22, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
Well I just installed it. I am new to the game, but made a city with about 10k residents, and didnt notice any issues even without the fixes. Some small stuttering when zooming sometimes maybe. Anyway, I would need to play more to see if the really big cities lag me, and if the fixes work. In short, I can't provide much feedback yet! Comments from other forums suggest the fixes are big improvement though.
Beertruck May 22, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
Ok I found something interesting. The default graphics setting was a refresh rate of 59. My monitors refresh is 60. When I changed the ingame refresh to 60, that little stutter went away. So now I am at 35,000 population, and not getting any lag (currently using the above settings). I did crash after about an hour and a half though, when I was messing around in the menu. The 4GB patch might fix that, not sure. Running the game with maximum settings. The forum troll above will say I need to have a huge city to see lag, so I will test that next. But that may take some time!

Also, my machine is a real beast, GTX 680 etc, so your results will vary.
Zomboss May 22, 2013 @ 4:34pm 
you will see it with 1000000+ population
Kinoma May 22, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
Montsermod, I want to know your honest opinion on this game, not graphics wise, but gameplay. I seriously want to play some city building games that aren't expensive.
I assume you like it?
Is it worth the $10?
Beertruck May 22, 2013 @ 8:43pm 
Honestly, I have not played enough to say much. Currently playing Sanctum 2 and getting my♥♥♥♥♥kicked in the single player lol. From what I have seen in about an hour of play, it looks fun if you like the Simcity type games, which I do. I plan to spend more time playing it, but today was mainly just to see how performance was. And on that count, it seems like it could be laggy on weak pc's, and I did crash once, so save often! But for the price, I don't regret buying it, and look forward to giving it a real play and trying all the mods for the game.
Last edited by Beertruck; May 22, 2013 @ 8:44pm
Andrius227 May 23, 2013 @ 12:10am 
Wow did you really deleted my previous comment ? You are a prick, literally. A fanboy mod who deletes every bad comment about this game.

As i said before my post was deleted, this game is very bad, poorly optimised, doesn't even have multi core support and will run like crap even on the top end monster pc's. I have an i7-2600 quad core and a gtx 680, guess what, this game could only use 25% of my pc power and run like♥♥♥♥♥♥anyway.
DirtyHoeTel May 23, 2013 @ 12:21am 
@ MonsterMod i dont think people troll that much about the game, if you buy a game and it run at even 25fps its bad and people should be warn (people like me who have kind of old PC)
but hey, you have some guts to try it anyway hope you will enjoy it
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