Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Theme Mixer 2
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Oct 26, 2019 @ 4:44pm
Nov 6, 2019 @ 1:39pm
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Theme Mixer 2

Lets you load, mix and customize Map Themes

It's finally here, at long last.

This is a complete re-make of the original Theme Mixer mod.

  • Change map themes directly in-game.
  • Select map theme "parts" from different map themes (Atmosphere, Structures, Terrain, etc)
  • Select individual elements from different map themes (A specific texture, color, or other value)
  • Customize theme elements manually
  • Save and share "Theme Mix" presets

This mod allows you to select or customize every single thing that's covered by map themes, except disaster settings, which I didn't think were relevant/meaningful to justify the extra work to support them.

One of the main issues of the old Theme Mixer mod was its impact on performance, I made that mod back in my first months of modding and had no idea how to optimize things.

This time around I did my best to do things with performance in mind so it should be much much better. Textures are not kept in memory, they are only loaded when needed and the old ones are always destroyed to free memory.

However, I am still a newbie programmer overall, so if you notice anything that's really bad let me know so I can try to fix it.

This download includes 5 map themes which are essentially the game's built-in themes in a form that allows you to use their elements for mixing. The download is large because of this. This has no impact on performance, it only uses some space in your hard drive.

This mod is incompatible with the old Theme Mixer mod, so pick one. HINT: pick this one.


This mod supports translations, and currently includes English and Simplified Chinese translations.

If you'd like to provide a translation, go to the github repo and find the english.xml file, download it, change the name to yourlanguage.xml and translate all the string, then send it to me through, or make a pull request if you know how to use github.

Please dont re-upload the mod just to add your own language as that defeats the purpose of supporting localization and also it pisses me off.

I put a lot of work into this mod and tried to make it as perfect as possible before release but I am sure there will be problems/bugs so I need your help to find them so I can fix them or improve the mod.

Thank yous

This mod uses BloodyPenguin's translation framework for localization.

It also uses Pardeike's Harmony Lib for patching some methods.
The Unique Harmony ID is "com.tpb.thememixer2".

The icons used for the mod are by Freepik[] from flaticon[] with some modifications.

Source Code[] is available on github.


So where is the UI?
The button to open the UI is located in bottom left corner next to the Milestones button.
You can move it with right-click and drag.
Popular Discussions View All (13)
Aug 6 @ 8:26am
PINNED: Post your bug reports here
May 14 @ 4:54am
My Theme Mixer 2 icon has disappeared
Jul 27 @ 4:00pm
UI button moved out of bound?
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josh.barton Aug 15 @ 9:21am 
Theme mixer is crashing and getting null error. Tried unsubscribing and resubscribing but still getting same error
notardanielioan76 Aug 13 @ 11:56pm 
numai functioneaza corect. trebuie facut update
Pongo Aug 11 @ 6:56am 
work fine as long as I don't click on the atmosphere tap, then the game crashes immediately
J/S2046 Aug 10 @ 1:26pm 
the mod sticks on one theme or crashes when i try to switch to another theme or one i saved it crashes as well.
LDtailor Aug 10 @ 11:55am 
Whats going on with the mixes button. Takes a long time to open...
StayHungryStayFoolish Aug 8 @ 11:55am 
Theme Mixer 2 still works just fine. You need to check your other mods.
hansdonut Aug 8 @ 6:46am 
The Button Does Not Show up ingame and cliff texture is just completely White
giraffarex Aug 5 @ 3:41am 
Had to reinstall steam. This mod doesn't load now, gives a null exception error.
>Bestatter._.Laurion07 Jul 29 @ 9:12am 
downloaded it but button is not showing up... it is showing up in my mod list but can't use it.
I see that many people got those problems too an nobody is fixin it.:steambored:
conrad.nebeker Jul 27 @ 7:32am 
worked yesterday...