Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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This collection contains a variety of resources including default buildings and custom buildings created by the community, which have been heavily modified by me. I've tried to include the best custom 3D models available on the workshop while also considering file size and triangle counts.

The primary goal of this collection is to add as much variety as possible while maintaining high frame rates and reasonably fast load times. The other purpose of this collection is to help a new user get started with CS without having to spend hours researching mods and custom assets on the Workshop.

The growable buildings in these collections all use Variable Props, which means different props and trees will appear each time the building grows. This will significantly increase the variety of buildings in your city while minimizing impact on frame rates and load times.

The ploppable buildings (power plants, sports fields, garbage incinerators, etc) in these collections have heavily modified statistics to ensure they will work together in a realistic manner. I have gone to a lot of effort to make the statistics both realistic and challenging. I do not include any "cheat" buildings. Instead, the buildings in these collections will create additional challenges for the player, and also tend to be more expensive than the default buildings. Do you want to use a building that is cheap to building and creates a lot of pollution? Or do you want to use a building that is more expensive and creates less pollution? These are the types of decisions you will have to make when using the buildings in these collections.

Most of the props and trees used by each building are default. However, I am also pulling from a collection of frame-rate/memory friendly props and trees, which you can subscribe to using the link below. If you don't subscribe to this collection, the assets will still work just fine, but there will be some props/trees missing when they grow.

  • Updates
    - Added Better Industry Forestry Expansion

    - Added population milestone requirements to all of the Better Power Plants. Reworked most of the statistics for the Better Power Plants using some new and improved equations.

    - Better Schools building collection added. I also figured out how to change/add population milestone requirements to an existing asset, so I will be going back and updating my existing assets with Milestones.

    - Better Garbage buildings collection added. I still have two more which I will add shortly.

    - New User, Advanced, Developer, and Experimental Mod collections added.

    - Variable Props Low Density, Level 1, Commercial collection added.

    - Better Tennis Courts collection added.
    - Moved Parking Lots and Garages to their own toolbar under Public Transportation.
    - Moved sports fields from Parks menu to Tourism and Leisure toolbar under Parks.
    - Moved sports stadiums to the Tourism and Leisure toolbar under Unique Buildings.
Linked collections (19)
New User Mods
Contains 35 items
Advanced User Mods
Contains 43 items
Developer Mods
Contains 13 items
Experimental Mods
Contains 15 items
Better Schools
Contains 15 items
Better Tennis Courts
Contains 5 items
Better Power Plants
Contains 9 items
Better Parking
Contains 32 items
Better Municipal Buildings
Contains 6 items
Better Garbage
Contains 8 items
Better Light Poles
Contains 5 items
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leeroy jenkemmms Apr 7 @ 9:37am 
hella nice collection cheers.
vault boy's ultimate nemesis Sep 2, 2016 @ 10:42am 
How does your Variable Props programming work? I'm working on creating a series of parks that I think would fit in well with your Better Buildings collections, and I think Variable Props would be a great tool.
Norsk Ridder May 27, 2016 @ 6:50am 
Thanks alot for all the work that went into this collection.
OmniJaw Apr 5, 2016 @ 8:11pm 
Forkboy22  [author] Feb 26, 2016 @ 7:16pm 
Yes, it's the Major League Stadium. I'll hide it for now. Unfortunately, nothing I can do about it unless the original author updates the model.
Blind Ryan Feb 26, 2016 @ 4:45am 
One of your baseball stadiums threw up an error (something about too many vectors... I don't remember.) Aside from that, excellent collection. I came from reddit.
AngryMob Feb 11, 2016 @ 12:06pm 
hah. thanks for reminding me. That thumbs-up button is elusive.
Forkboy22  [author] Feb 11, 2016 @ 9:59am 
Thanks, be sure to upvote so more people will find it :)
AngryMob Feb 10, 2016 @ 11:47am 
I wish I had found this sooner. You put a lot of work in here to make cities look very natural. absolutely fan-fucking-tastic work sir.
Mr_Lit Jan 25, 2016 @ 8:21pm 
Is there a way to get housing off the road? Like have a couple 2 or 3 story houses that I can plop anywhere? (Not roadside) just wondering! Thanks yall!