Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Mar 12, 2015 @ 2:20pm
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Hard Times

Is your city too prosperous? Does the game feel too easy?

This simple mod changes the economy from very loose to very strict. Effects:

- All construction costs doubled
- All maintenance costs doubled
- Relocation costs as much as construction
- No refunds

This mod does not effect leveling or demand like the Hard Mode does.



- I haven't yet playtested this mod thoroughly. All feedback is appreciated.
- The mod changes the way the game feels. You won't be able to build huge expansions to your city at once.
- Demand is not affected. Growth rate is mostly limited by your ability to expand.
- You probably need to use loans wisely.
- You probably need to have either higher tax level or lower level of services.
- Placing all services effectively and fine tuning the budget will be important.
- It's very easy to go bankrupt right in the beginning. Begin with the minimum infrastructure.
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SHOT(by)GUN Apr 9, 2015 @ 8:21pm 
As the original author did not provide, I took the leash to my own hands... Double Maintenance mod here:
ohener Apr 6, 2015 @ 3:45pm 
Loving it so far, It actually makes stuff like the water and electicity policies more useful. But could you maybe make a version that adds refunds back in? The refund cost only applies if you build something and then immediately delete it which is great for someone like me who likes to keep replacing roads until they are perfect.
InsidiousDoomSquirrel Apr 4, 2015 @ 1:50am 
good idea, is it possible to add a cost for demolition ? (you cant build roads and buildings then just remove them for free in real life). this would also still make the relocation option still viable as paying 100% construction cost would be better value than paying to demolish 1 building and then paying to build a new one.
MephisTwo Apr 2, 2015 @ 2:00pm 
the beginning of a game is a real pain in the a**. lovin it. great mod. you realy have to struggle for money to provide services.
SHOT(by)GUN Mar 28, 2015 @ 7:02am 
I would really like a mod with double maitenance costs, I think it would make the game hard enough. Could you do this mod configurable or make another mod with only double maitenance costs please :) ?
Ironvos Mar 15, 2015 @ 2:09pm 
I like it, even though i play on hard mode.
In addition to this i use the mod that reduces garbage maintenece by 4 times.
Seeing as garbage maintenance was by far the biggest budget drain it really balances out nicely.
Parasol Mar 14, 2015 @ 2:02pm 
Interesting, it seems balanced.
Do not use with the default hard mode, your budget won't handle it.
Lemony Lime Mar 14, 2015 @ 10:42am 
Sweet, I was actually about to start making pretty much this exact mod. Saved me the effort. lol

Only thing I'd do differently is make relocation 50% build cost instead of 100%. No point in even having the feature otherwise.
Toreador Mar 14, 2015 @ 8:45am 
I like it. It is pretty hard to start out though. Doable.
e_m_cleoold Mar 14, 2015 @ 8:14am