Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Mar 31, 2018 @ 5:38pm
Nov 9, 2018 @ 12:31pm
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Add an extra layer of realism with this simple tides simulation

This mod makes the sea level rise and fall. It can add a nice little touch of realism to your game.

Set the range and speed of tide change in the options menu and watch as the sea level rises and falls periodically.

I recommend leaving the settings as they are by default, or lower. Range is 5 and Speed is set to 1 which is a balanced setting. Personally I'd lower the speed even more.

If you go too crazy with speed and range the water can start acting up and swishing around all over the place so be careful.

If it gets out of hand juck click the reset button to bring it back to default then leave the simulation running for a while until things settle down. You can also use the Reset Water To Sea Level button from Extra Landscaping Tools or the Reset sea level to mid-tide point button in this mod's options menu.


"Use initial sea level as High Tide"
If this option is enabled, the initial(map default) sea level will be used as High Tide so your city doesnt flood upon installation. If you disable this checkbox, the initial(map default) sea level will be mid-tide.

"Use current sea level as reference point"
Click this button after changing sea level manually with Extra Landscaping Tools(ELT) to update the mod to new sea level.
(Press pause, change sea level manually, open options, click button, close options, unpause)

"Reset sea level to reference point"
Click this to reset sea-level to to your last tide reference point. This is the same as the button in ELT water tool. Use this if your water is going crazy or you've accidentally flooded your city.
(Press pause, optionally bring water level down manually with ELT, open options, click this button, close menu, unpause)

  • The original tide level for your current city is saved in the savegame, together with the reference point. So you need to save after you make some changes.

  • The tide only raises SEA LEVEL, water from water sources, rivers, or lakes is not affected. I repeat, only water in the SEA, resulting from SEA LEVEL is affected.

  • I made this with performance in mind, so the tide only updates once every 60 simulation frames. In my test map(empty map with no buildings at all) I had no loss of FPS whatsoever. If you have a large city you could test this on for me, let me know if you notice a decrease in FPS.

  • I haven't tested how this interacts with Tsunamis or Floods, so if you notice anything odd let me know pls.

As you can tell from my mods, I like adding this sort of little touches to the game... so if you like it too, great, if you dont, then don't download it, simple as :D

If you like this mod, please take a moment to rate+, it really helps me stay motivated to continue creating mods for the community. Also, if you're feeling generous, consider making a small donation or becoming a Patron. Thank you!



Popular Discussions View All (1)
May 30, 2019 @ 12:51pm
Maps Made for Tides Mod
Kaiser Reinhart
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LIN-CHN Feb 7 @ 9:22pm 
causing Delays in terrain editing
Capitan Boricua Jan 30 @ 5:08pm 
What song was that in the intro video?
roberto tomás Jan 19 @ 5:32am 
what speed corresponds to normal game play 1 day/night cycle?
ping1000 Sep 5, 2019 @ 1:14pm 
I love the idea, but it also makes water appear in the land if it is under current sea level, which is rather destructive
Realish guy Aug 14, 2019 @ 4:57pm 
cool just small things can add so much
teovans Aug 6, 2019 @ 6:26pm 
my map is been destroyed thx!
Combustible lemons Aug 5, 2019 @ 3:42pm 
Spectrum Jul 23, 2019 @ 12:41pm 
I love this mod, but I've had to disable it, as it seems to have an issue with handling tsunamis. After one hit my city, the water didn't recede back to where it was, but to a higher level. It stayed there until I went into the Tides options and reset the sea level to the map's initial level. The map was Delta Range 2 if you'd like to recreate the issue.
TPG Jun 20, 2019 @ 7:27am 
The Map I Have, It Makes My City Get Flooded with this mod
melatomic May 28, 2019 @ 12:34am 
i love this mod make a more intense wave mod. for like beaches.