Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Image Overlay 2
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0.074 MB
Oct 2, 2021 @ 12:39am
May 19 @ 6:43am
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Image Overlay 2


    Image Overlay 2 is an updated version of Image Overlay by Lanceris.

New in version 1.6.7
  • Code cleanup.
  • Added Traditional Chinese, Russian, French, Dutch translation support.

Why am I updating this mod?
I've always been a real world landscape buff, so I've always needed the image Overlay mod. But there is a problem, once you are used with other mods will always start small keyboard shortcuts, such as digital keyboard "5" number is the unlock button, then press down a number of time can cause your image shift, it makes me very uncomfortable, so I think to upgrade the old mod.

  1. Use Photoshop to keep the image resolution below 15000x15000px (recommended).
  2. Save your image format as PNG.
  3. Place your modified image in the "[Steam directory]\steamapps\common\Cities_Skylines\Files\" .
  4. Enter the game Manager to enable the mod.
  5. Learn about shortcut keys in the options panel.

Recommended map making related website:
    The site is no longer able to generate terrain elevation maps, but you can still download 81 grids of latitude and longitude, which can be used to download satellite maps.
  • Heightmap[]
    This site, where you can download height maps. Probably the only available grayscale rendering site in existence.
  • Google Map Customizer[]
    The site is available for satellite download.

Incompatible Mods:
Before subscribing to this mod, make sure you unsubscribe from the previous version mod with the same functionality!

Language support:
If you would like to help add your language to this mod, please go to Crowdin[]
  • English
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Japanese Translation: adon
  • Spanish Translation: Skazov
  • Russian Translation: Lanceris
  • French Translation: Stuart...
  • Dutch Translation: Olympic1


  • Thanks Omegote for the source code.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Mar 26 @ 1:03pm
The same error like in dmitry case
Apr 19 @ 2:48am
This mod is available on Mac - Here's how to make it work
Dec 30, 2021 @ 9:26pm
Making the mod also usable without steam
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when you load in toggle the map on and off (default shift+2) then try switching maps
imcarthur30 Sep 25 @ 4:36pm 
I can't toggle through images i have for the overlay it first showed heightmap image and did get image of streets i want to trace to show up but was wrong streeets image and can't get the image i want nor the wrong one to show again for some reason. shift+2 does absolutely nothing nor any hotkey other than shift enter.
LTSpaceman Sep 24 @ 8:36am 
I can create the map using this mod, but when I play the map it crashes. I don't think I can even load the map I built with this mod. Looking forward to it being fixed because I just started to learn how to use it before the patch.
DiMo Sep 18 @ 7:53pm 
I've been unable to display anything. Mod is installed, I have my keys set... and nothing. I tried Shift V and CTR V, nothing has happened or worked and I'm unsure of what to do. I have no other mods
THIS MOD STILL WORKS WITH P&P | Make sure no other mods are interfering with it. When you reload in and it wont let you use the hotkeys you need to do shift + 2 and do it again to bring the image back up then all other hotkeys will work. Hopefully the creator will update this soon. check description on how to get your own map image.
MisterHamstring Sep 18 @ 6:31am 
The game doesn't load iwht this mod subscibed. Unsubscribing from this mod and it loads again.
Are there any known issues with other mods.
Before the new DLC it worked okay.
Merrlin Sep 16 @ 11:45pm 
Is there a detailed tutorial or guide available? My high resolution images keep changing alignment at different zoom levels and areas of 81 tiles. ie// I can get them lined up and locked at map edges and have to shrink and adjust when zooming in to where the outer bounds do not line up.
Mbyron26  [author] Sep 12 @ 5:52pm 
@Skeletor - Thanks for your feedback. I'll take a look.
Skeletor Sep 12 @ 4:22pm 
In the mod options menu, the disclaimer that says "II the Hotkeys do not respond, try Ctrl+V to unlock the image lock." needs to be changed or removed. I just spent a stupidly long time troubleshooting why hotkeys wouldn't respond before I went far back enough in this comment section to see that someone said the unlock image lock hotkey is actually *Shift*+V.
KINGGOLDrus Sep 7 @ 3:25am 
Transparency slider supports values from 0 to 100, but to make overlay opaque this value has to be 255.