Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Dec 4, 2016 @ 4:52am
Aug 19, 2017 @ 10:35am
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This mod reduces unnecessary network traffic with Steam

Enable the mod as usual. The mod runs during the Paradox logo, so it will take effect the next time you start the game.

How much traffic is there?

Content Manager generates lots of it. If you have 1000 workshop subscriptions, the game does 2000 Steam requests when the main menu loads. This mod ensures that those requests aren't made before you are actually looking at a workshop item in Content Manager.

The traffic is not used for gameplay. It is just additional information for display in Content Manager, for example asset author name.

Using cities-skylines-detour[] by Sebastian Schöner.

Sources are available.[]
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Termite Apr 23 @ 11:43am 
This is great it makes adding and removing items from 'styles' work without slowing down or crashing the game.
[Tech] Nogohoho Apr 4 @ 7:23pm 
Skylines actually opens up in a reasonable time now. Thank you so much!
Korbis Mar 28 @ 11:00pm 
Thank you for this, I have a terribly slow connection and I hate the needlessly long loading times at boot, as a result.
thale5  [author] Mar 25 @ 12:24pm 
@Chris6d Thanks. I'm willing to give credit for the hard work to Find It.
Chris6d Mar 25 @ 11:47am 
The fact that this mod allows me to search authors in Find It is amazing. I usually don't even remember the names of buildings, I just remember who made them, so for me, that's epic. Great work
Bloodlex Feb 13 @ 1:28pm 
FANTASTIC MOD. Without it my content manager was almost useless (I have a few thousands assets). THANKS A LOT :)
thale5  [author] Jan 24 @ 9:17am 
@dRuPpI Nothing to do with the overlay.
Captain Balu Jan 24 @ 2:41am 
does this now also disable the steam overlay? .. I remember this was not the case some time ago but now I can't open the overlay via hotkey
BoNeZ Jan 19 @ 9:30am 
My bad, resubbed and its fine, sorry about that.
thale5  [author] Jan 19 @ 9:18am 
@WHOOLEE It does but you did not notice. You don't have many custom assets or your connection with Steam is fast.

In Content Manager / Assets, you can see how asset author names appear lazily - i.e. on demand. That's what this mod does. The unmodded game loads all that stuff, and more, from Steam before the Main Menu opens.