Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Surface Painter
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0.725 MB
May 23, 2016 @ 7:27am
Aug 17, 2017 @ 11:08am
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Surface Painter

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Allows to change terrain surface

Are you tired of endless list of filler assets cluttering your parks panel and exhausting your buildings limit? Then this mod is for you!

This is a plugin for my Extra Lanscaping Tools mod that allows to paint terrain with standard decorative types of surface (pavement, gravel, field, ruining). Note that this mod doesn't provide any custom textures. And it won't provide any custom textures/surfaces because it's not possible. It simply tells the game to render pavement, fields etc. in painted areas.

Make sure that both Extra Landscaping Tools and Surface Painter are enabled in Content Manager before complaining. Also, this mod requires the latest version of Extra Lanscaping Tools to function so you can try re-verify local game cache if nothing else helps.

Tool is available through 'Surface Tool' button on main toolbar. Use left mouse button to paint and right mouse button to erase.

This mod also provides 'no override' mode (press Shift key while painting). With that mode surface tool becomes aware of surface under buildings, trees and roads and doesn't override surface in such places.

This mod can be safely disabled at any time. But painted surface will return to stock appearance if you disable this mod.

Known conflicts:
- Find It!'s 'Enhance all panels' feature makes this mod's surface selection panel blank. You don't have to turn off the entire Find It! to make it compatible with this mod and Extra Landscaping Tools. Just go to Find It!'s options and disable 'Enhance all menus' option there.

Planned features:
- Brush rotation mod integration (to be implemented in Extra Lanscaping Tools)
- Surface painting in Map Editor

Latest update:
UPDATE 4 (8/17/2017)
Fixed: Updated for C:S 1.8.0 a.k.a Concerts DLC

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Note: if you have any errors/exceptions, please, don't paste them or output_log.txt into comments. Use pastebin, dropbox or whatever. Please make sure that this mod is activated before submitting your reports.

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Popular Discussions View All (16)
Jan 27 @ 7:54am
Bug report
Jul 5, 2018 @ 3:42pm
Bug Report
Mar 20, 2018 @ 4:25pm
Painted surfaces dissapearing upon save load
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2502021784 Jun 26 @ 2:29am 
Excuse me?

Why don't I use this mod?
Jerome08 Jun 25 @ 9:40am 
This mod does not work! Once I enable the mod in the Options panel it gives me an error message.
Tekton Jun 20 @ 5:34am 
Hey Thanks for the tool... I cant seem to find the square shape where you choose the shapes... Can you maybe add a lawn or mowed lawn texture please?
CyberVibes Jun 7 @ 8:26am 
Have a watch of this video see if it helps.
Stormtrooper1909 Jun 7 @ 8:17am 
Thank you for the fast reply! This will help alot and I'll use it ;D One more thing though, the water level, how do I change it? My city has been struggling with a draught recently and I want to restore its old water level but when I click for the water level it floods the city.
CyberVibes Jun 7 @ 8:02am 
@Stormtrooper1909 Use these for edging around the pavements to stop it ruining the texture of the road pavements, if i've read understood your issue? other than that it works fine with pavements for me.
Stormtrooper1909 Jun 7 @ 7:55am 
Doesn't mix with pavements which is why I needed it ;/
CyberVibes Jun 6 @ 7:28pm 
For anyone who's surfaces are disappearing after saving, paint your surfaces back in and always save your game with a new name as this stops the disappearing bug. Other than that the mod works fine with no errors here.
Animam Jun 6 @ 2:29am 
Hey BP, love your work, thanks for all you've done for us ! That being said I'm having a very weird bug with this mod, when activated all the growables are automatically bulldozed, destroying my entire city. I tried turning the automatic bulldoze mod off but it's not it, tried to tweak some options in your mod but still the same issue. I guess it constantly updates terrain and that's what makes the growables getting bulldozed as soon as they're constructed. Turning your mod off fixed the issue.
Any idea of what to do ?
Elrasiel Jun 5 @ 8:59pm 
Completely useless for pavements. First you can't use any square patterns and second it doesn't even mix with the existing pavement, defeating the whole purpose!