Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Semi desert theme
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Feb 20, 2016 @ 1:31pm
Dec 5, 2016 @ 5:59am
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Semi desert theme

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Screenshots taken with Daylight Classic and Softer Shadows mods and the default tropical LUT

I've really missed this kind of dry desert theme in Skylines and decided to try my hand at it. Most textures are from and 1024x1024.

I recommend the Natural Color LUT or Cinematic HD LUT - see the 2nd picture for comparisons of custom and default LUT.

Update 22/10-16
I gave this a fairly large update as I just wasn't happy with it. The following textures were changed:
  • Cliff texture + normal
  • Sand texture + normal
  • Gravel
  • Pavement
  • Road
  • Water normal and foam

The cliff is a higher resolution and more true to the sandstone look - plus the old one had little bits of grass on it. ;) The sand has nice waves and gives a better feel of a sandy desert. Gravel size is more realistic and a nice light color. Pavement and road is now light concrete/asphalt which is way more useful - tiles just don't look that good for larger paved areas like industry ;) And lastly I finally got my hands on a good water normal and figured out how to get foam to show. :D

Map used for screenshots: Arrowhead Junction

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Oct 26, 2016 @ 2:52am
Screenshots for you!
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Avanya  [author] Oct 26, 2016 @ 1:51am 
@scottp7979: Grass, ore and oil are unchanged. Cliff is a new texture, but the same color. The screenshots look fairly different as I had Daylight Classic on this time. The overall colors haven't changed except for roads and pavement, and while you might have liked the old ones, others disliked them. If you prefer darker roads you can always use Theme Mixer to use your favorites with the rest of the theme. :)
scottp7979 Oct 26, 2016 @ 1:50am 
the old one was perfect :steamhappy:
scottp7979 Oct 26, 2016 @ 1:40am 
im not sure if u changed the grass textures and that but i definetly prefer the older road/pavement textures as to me they just seem to bright, likewise with all the new texture
Big Bad Nonja Oct 23, 2016 @ 5:28pm 
I like it. Would look great on a Southern California map.
Avanya  [author] Oct 23, 2016 @ 2:05am 
@scottp7979: What specificly don't you like about the update? The overall colors are the same. Did you prefer the other road/pavement textures?
scottp7979 Oct 22, 2016 @ 9:03pm 
no, please undo the update it looks ridiculous
Avanya  [author] Jun 25, 2016 @ 9:43am 
@Max: Sadly no, it's the whole theme or nothing. What is it about the roads you would rather be without? The new road texture or the new pavement texture?
✯ Max ✯ Jun 14, 2016 @ 11:45pm 
Is it possible to disable the road textures?
Captain Soap Feb 21, 2016 @ 4:11am 
good work so far!
boformer Feb 20, 2016 @ 2:21pm 
my first theme subscription ;)