Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Natural Beauty
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Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:22pm
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:44am
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Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty Map Theme V1 - Temperate Environment

One of my biggest gripe about this game is the textures. The cliffs and sand look too smooth, the water looks too brown/mucky and rail lines seem to sit on yellow rocks.

I didn't really give the theme editor much thought until I saw one of strictoaster's cities with lush grass and great looking cliffs. So for the past two days I've been messing around with the theme editor and my god is it a powerful tool or what! I quite liked how my theme looks so far so I thought I'd share it with you all.

The following changes were made from vanilla:
- Water: More dark blue for deep water and a lighter green/blue for shorewater and a normal for a more detailed look
- Cliff: Reused cliff texture made by Atys and replaced cliff normal for a more rougher look
- Sand: More realistic looking sand texture
- Grass: Darker green more textured grass
- Ruined: Reused ruined texture made by Strictoaster
- Road: More faded asphalt
- Gravel: More realistic grey gravel.

All textures/normals are available here:

The map used for preview is called Spykerbrook by Zakerias, available at:

And ofcourse, please provide suggestions on how I can improve this theme.

Thanks guys,
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WolfGT 19 hours ago 
grass is too bright.
Tesseract Aug 4 @ 9:49am 
There are loads of maps using this, but I don't understand why - it's far too bright, you can't even see the road guidelines. Reading the comments, am I missing something?
nhoustonguy May 18 @ 7:18pm 
Works for me in v1.7
baChewieChomp Apr 24 @ 9:30am 
:/ Grass/Land has a repeating texture that looks awfully CG from any tall view.
BrowncoatTrekky Nov 26, 2016 @ 11:19am 
Had roads united us edition on with this theme for white harbour and game crashed. Can anyone confirm if thats a likely possibility as this theme would change textures?
hairylegs222 Oct 7, 2016 @ 1:05pm 
This mod would be perfect without the road textures. I prefer the american dark colored roads. Looks a lot nicer.
F1ZY Oct 4, 2016 @ 2:35pm 
could you do an european version of it please :3
janlcemamak Oct 1, 2016 @ 1:31am 
GUYS I found a method if your mod doesn't load. Use "Load Game" instead of "Continue Game". It worked for me (:
[hVa]-Dimention Sep 30, 2016 @ 11:07am 
Is it only for me that the mountain texture looks crap ? its not sharp at all, like pixel or something.. what can be wrong ?
janlcemamak Sep 30, 2016 @ 7:56am 
Just like some of the previous comments, the mod only works once in a while... not sure why :( its so beautiful though.