Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Ultimate Level Of Detail (ULOD)
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Mar 11 @ 10:11pm
Mar 14 @ 5:33pm
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Ultimate Level Of Detail (ULOD)

Make use of your graphics card! Configure the LOD distance of trees, props, buildings and networks.

This mod enables you to increase the render distance of detailed tree, prop, building and network models.

Take a look at the mod settings!

Comparison with LOD Toggler

Unlike LOD Toggler, the performance impact of this mod is very low. That means you can use it while you play the game, not only while taking screenshots! It also allows you to increase the render distance much further than LOD Toggler (10km instead of 1000m).

Key Shortcuts

[Ctrl] + [.] to toggle "Screenshot Mode". It will temporarily change all three render distances to 100km (2.5km for trees to prevent visual glitches) without affecting your selected options.

[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [.] to toggle "Vanilla Mode" (all distances set to default).

[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [.] to toggle "LOD Mode". This is useful for asset creators to display LODs at close distances

To return back to your custom options, just press the same key combination again!

Recommended Mods

Random Tree Rotation: In combination with this mod, randomly rotated trees will be visible from further away. No more "jumping" trees.

Adaptive Prop Visibility Distance: The larger is prop/tree, the further it is visible! Ultimate Level Of Detail has built in support for this mod!

Camera Positions Utility: To take isometric screenshots (set FOV to zero and use very high LOD distance values)

Dynamic Resolution: For nicer screenshots. Because of the bad AA in CSL, buildings and trees look much more noisy. A higher render resolution greatly reduces this problem.


LOD Toggler, as it uses the same key shortcut. As long as you don't use the key shortcuts, there won't be any problems though.

A note on decals

Decals have a hardcoded render distance, there is no way to change it right now (about 1000m). We contacted CO and there is a good chance that they will fix the problem soon.


Note: I'm not taking donations, but others do ;)

Most of the buildings in the preview image were made by BoldlyBuilding
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Mar 17 @ 11:28am
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bctrainers Mar 17 @ 6:11pm 
10/10 - Makes my GTX 1080ti push out 7 FPS.

Love the LOD distance options!
Tha_Infamous_187 Mar 17 @ 3:13pm 
Thanks for the response @boformer!
boformer  [author] Mar 17 @ 3:03pm 
sure. you can change the settings very gradually
Tha_Infamous_187 Mar 17 @ 2:38pm 
Anyone know if an RX 580 8GB can handle this? Just wondering...
sgall23241 Mar 17 @ 12:21pm 
Thank you. I hope I can make great use of this....
Antex1234 Mar 17 @ 3:20am 
ok wow
Four Elements Mar 17 @ 2:03am 
Another awesome mod by an awesome moderator! Thank you!
boformer  [author] Mar 16 @ 5:01am 
for mac users I added the 1m option :P
Fluffyunicornyay122 Mar 16 @ 4:15am 
Yay, a mod that will make my mac explode and I will finally die.:steambored:
Zac Smith Mar 15 @ 6:13pm