Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Transparency LODs Fix
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May 10, 2017 @ 5:36am
Mar 31, 2018 @ 5:37pm
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Transparency LODs Fix

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This mod makes semi-transparent assets visible from far away as if they had working LODs.

Why is this needed?

One of the limitations of the Rotors Shader(used to achieve semi-transparency) is that it doesn't support LODs. This means the semi-transparent structures just disappear upon reaching LOD distance.

This mod fixes that by increasing the threshold at which the game triggers the lod.

What this means in practice is that this mod will actually "disable" the lod from transparency assets, forcing the game to render the original model further away.

If you are running the game on a toaster, this might cause some performance issues for you, especially if you plop down hundreds of transparent assets.

To alleaviate this problem you have a options menu where you can lower the render distance in exactly the same way as you would for Adaptive Prop Visibility Distance.

How to use it

  1. Subscribe
  2. Enable in Content Manager (or you can get my AutoEnableMods mod to never have to do that again xD)
  3. Set your preferences in options menu
    • Set Props visibility settings
    • Set Buildings Visibility settings
    These work just like Adaptive Prop Visibility Distance(APVD), so if you're familiar with that mod, you'll feel right at home here. In essence, the mod will increase the visibility based on the size of the asset and your preferences. Play around with it until you have the settings that you want, find a balance between performance and quality.

    If you have hundreds of buildings that use the transparency trick, you probably will want to lower the settings a bit.


This mod uses substantial code from the Adaptive Prop Visibility Distance mod by BloodyPenguin, as well as his Options Framework. Thank you BloodyPenguin.

I also want to thank Ronyx69 for all his work, and particularly for his experiments that led to the discovery of the Rotors Shader and what it enables us to do.

ps. Assets in the images are Apple Store by Ronyx69 and Senfkorn's latest bus station.
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zin Jun 9 @ 2:56pm 
Great mod! Still works :)
sour haribos Mar 26 @ 6:21am 
thanks @yao_zhou
yao_zhou Mar 25 @ 4:26am 
Use Prop Anarchy Temp Fix For Hubs & Transport update (patch 1.16.1-f2)
yao_zhou Dec 14, 2022 @ 8:34pm 
Use the successor: Prop Anarchy
FearOath Dec 3, 2022 @ 9:22am 
@-=Illumifant=- from what I have tested yes it does
dominic Sep 5, 2022 @ 1:04am 
обьясните что это и как работает
わため ジョーコツぃー Aug 19, 2022 @ 7:58pm 
please use "Prop Anarchy 0.7.5"
StayHungryStayFoolish May 3, 2022 @ 1:31pm 
@Wilder can you link the asset?
Wilder May 3, 2022 @ 10:28am 
@pbilk I'm using Prop Anarchy 0.7.5 (id=2696146766) Does it do what this does automatically? Its never been clear to me how it replaces this, and i'm having some issues involving the algea drainage tank. Reloading the save makes it work fine, but when placing it down or moving it, it screws up again. Am I missing a function?
pbilk Feb 3, 2022 @ 9:55pm 
If you are using EML use Prop Anarchy instead. Thanks for creating this.