Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Cubemap Replacer (Read description!)
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Oct 28, 2017 @ 3:15pm
Oct 31, 2017 @ 5:03am
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Cubemap Replacer (Read description!)

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Penguin's Eye Candy
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Replaces daytime skybox & reflections in windows and water surfaces. Photorealistic clouds without Photoshop, yay!

To see sky texture change like on screenshot you must have Daylight Classic installed with 'Classic fog effect' option enabled! That mod allows to switch between 'modern' and 'classic' sky &fog effects through its options entry. So you can use it only for taking screenshots if you don't use it otherwise ;)

You may also want to disable edge fog with Clouds & Fog Toggler + enable minimize horizon option that this mod provides. But beware that because of how skybox shader works, it will not render the skybox below horizon (and I can't change that)

This mod replaces cubemap that affects how reflection on water surface and in windows looks like and also how sky with classic fog effect looks like.

This mod supports two formats of cubemap:
- Single piece (a cross shaped texture, like on mod's preview image)
- 6-piece split texture (1 per cube face)

The mod supports cubemap packs and itself functions as one (containing two replacements as examples - 6 and 1 piece versions). Cubemap pack is defined by CubemapReplacements.xml file. To make your pack upload CubemapReplacements.xml and the cubemaps next to your mod's dll (which only has to extend IUserMod, with name and description)

Note that cubemaps are loaded on demand which means that no more than 1 cubemap will be loaded into memory at any given time, so it's safe to subscribe to as many packs as you want without blowing RAM.

Note to pack makers:
Map pack code must be globally unique! Filenames, on the other hand, are not required to be unique. If you need to have multiple packs in one CubemapReplacements.xml, just specify different prefixes, for instance, if your files are named night_cubemap.png and day_cubemap.png then prefixes should be night_ and day_, respectively

Check out my Pastel pack for example!

I provided example for each format based on this image I found on imgur[]. Each exaple has size at approx. 4.5 MB, hence mod's upload size of ~10 MB. The mod itself is very lightweight.
The examples, as well as vanilla cubemap have resolution of 1024p but you can use a different resolution (including really high-res). Just don't forget to set resolution in mod's options.

It would be really cool if somebody could make a cubemap with mountains in background!

Latest update:
UPDATE 4 (10/31/2017)
Added: Cubemap packs support
Changed: Redesigned options to support day & night cubemap packs (Night cubemap replacement support will be added in following updates)

GitHub repository[]

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Note: if you have any errors/exceptions, please, don't paste them or output_log.txt into comments. Use pastebin, dropbox or whatever.

If you like this mod and/or want to support me you can donate here:
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vcasilva4 Apr 20 @ 8:21am 
Can someone please tell me how to get rid of Cubemap? i want the vanilla back but still after unsubscribing this mod i dont. Still no clear sky, no day and night and i still have clouds in the sky and on the water reflection. thanks
Ghost B.C Papa Emeritus II Apr 17 @ 10:49pm 
Same here, i thought i disabled something because the game havent updated and the skyboxes is gone, but the reflections on windows and water changes however...i havent tried with the "old" version of Daylight classic however as you had to do previously
Rootiga Apr 16 @ 10:14pm 
I seem to be having the same problem as Leltch and C. Giroux, cubemaps are there and loaded but my sky is just blue.
Chris Apr 13 @ 11:45am 
Same as Leltch, got Daylight classic with all the right settings, i can find the cubemaps and load them but i see no change.
Leltch Apr 11 @ 7:51pm 
For some reason it doesnt apply the cubemap, the sky is just a solid light blue, how can i fix it?
KPD87 Mar 12 @ 8:40am 
5/5 Mod. I just wish that there would be night time cubemaps too. :)
Mike Feb 3 @ 11:16am 
Best thing would be the announced night update of this mod!
@BloodyPenguin: Please try to bring us this eagerly awaited night update!
Frank Jan 23 @ 7:29pm 
I deactivate "more network stuff" and ultimate eye candy, to repair the night of the game,
Mike Jan 17 @ 5:01am 
@AtlantisOne: I have Ultimate Eyecandy mod in use and the "no way back" problem anyway. What do you mean specificly?
AtlantisOne Jan 16 @ 2:18am 
Those who can not get back to vanilla after uninstalling should try eyecandy mod