Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Ultimate Eyecandy v1.5.2
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Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:01am
Dec 16, 2017 @ 9:31am
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Ultimate Eyecandy v1.5.2

Hey all,

I've been enjoying Cities: Skylines basically since release day, immensely helped by all the awesome stuff the community created. So after so much taking, I figured it was time for a little giving.
In real life I'm a web developer (mainly front-end, but also a bit of C#), and in my free time I love travel and photography (preferably combined ;) So it was pretty inevitable that I ended up creating a mod that goes right after the aesthetics. The result: Ultimate Eyecandy.

So, what does this mod do?
First of all it is important to realize that Ultimate Eyecandy is not a game play mod: it does not add new or alter existing behavior or game play features, nor does it touch the simulation in any way.

So what does it do, you may wonder?
Well, this is a mod that gives you direct control over various settings that impact the game's visuals.

Ultimate Eyecandy allows you to:
- change the Time of Day;
- change the sun's latitude and longitude;
- change sun and ambient light intensity;
- enable rain, snow and fog instantly and change the intensity;
- change LUT's in-game, so no more having to exit to the game's Options Panel;
- save all your settings as a preset;
- overwrite existing and delete unwanted presets;
- automatically load the last used preset when restarting the game.

For who is this mod?
- modelers that want to take screenshots of their assets in every imaginable weather/ambient condition;
- players that like to have control over the environment when making Let's Plays;
- players that love to have a more artistic/photographic approach to taking screenshots;
- players that like to watch their city in different conditions without having to wait (for example until the game finally decides to let it rain);
- anyone else :D

Thank you
- LisaLionheart and her Timewarp mod for providing the initial spark of inspiration to start developing this mod. Timewarp is also the source of most of the code for the Time of Day feature;
- Boformer, BloodyPenguin and SamsamTS for making their mods publicly available on Github: I've learned an awful lot about C:SL modding simply by studying their mods and experimenting with their code;
- AJ3D for helping me to get started and taking my first baby steps in the wonderful world of CSL modding!

Unfortunately Ultimate Eyecandy is currently incompatible with Rush Hour.
This is because both mods share features that touch the game's simulation and time cycle.

Players who want to keep using this mod and Rush Hour at the same time, can download an earlier version of Eyecandy here: Ultimate Eyecandy v1.3.5[]. This is the last version before I implemented the simulation-related features, and should have no problems with Rush Hour.

To use it, create a new folder called "Ultimate Eyecandy" in the game's local mod folder. Typically, you can find it in this location: C:\Users\{Your_Windows_Username}\AppData\Local\Colossal Order\Cities_Skylines\Addons\Mods
Then copy the downloaded .dll file to that folder, start the game, and enable the mod in the Content Manager.
Obviously you will have to unsub from, or disable, the Workshop version first!

I'll continue to try and work out what causes the incompatibility, but for the time being this is as good as it get. My apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Most recent updates
December 16th, 2017 - v1.5.2
- Allow negative values for Fog slider (at Ronyx69's request);
- Fixed a bug that caused issues when reloading a map when in-game (reloading should be fine now).

December 4th, 2017 - v1.5.1
- Fixed a bug that caused the mod to throw errors when shutting down a loaded city.

November 12th, 2017 - v1.5.0
- Mod panel size increased by 50%;
- Various minor bug-fixes and optimizations.

Full update history
- Change log

Source: Github[]
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LemonsterOG Jun 14 @ 2:04pm 
@Caligrad06 -- Are you using the Rush Hour mod? I can help further if follow ALL the directions here in the "Game Errors, Freezes or Crashes" section.
Caligrad06 Jun 14 @ 1:35pm 
Its Broken. Big error message pops up on my screen now. It names this mod. I have all of the DLC as of recent.
LemonsterOG Jun 3 @ 7:34am 
@Azrael01 -- Yes it does. I'm on Mac and it's worked correctly for 2 years now.

Did you enable the day/night cycle in the regular game options?
Azrael01 Jun 2 @ 5:50pm 
Time Pausing not working on MAC
Lewtz May 31 @ 11:20pm 
Works Fine
LemonsterOG May 31 @ 6:21am 
Works great! Subscribe!
Harvelot May 31 @ 5:50am 
BRoken - Unsubscribe it.
LemonsterOG May 20 @ 7:49am 
@jetblade545 -- This has never stopped working. It's excellent! If it's not working for some, there's something else causing your issue.
jetblade545 May 19 @ 6:40pm 
the sunset harbor dlc broke it
KaneTheBoom May 19 @ 5:04pm 
does this still work before i potentially murder my 300k savefile?