Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Temperate Blue Green Water THEME
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19.797 MB
Aug 10, 2016 @ 9:47am
Oct 7, 2016 @ 5:49pm
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Temperate Blue Green Water THEME

Update 6 Oct 2016:
Changes to cliff normal (should make the cracks look a lot more fine rather than large black marks),
Cliff Texture changed from vanilla to customized
Ruined Texture changed, appears to reduce lines visible before

Changes can be made to themes, so if you have any ideas, thoughts or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment!


- Color Sanity: NO pollution ground effect, water pollution very slight color, fertile and forest areas tiny shade different, Oil barely noticeable, Ore matches the colors of the rock texture, No rock sprites, No grass sprites

- Deep blue-green water color replaces default pale light blue, opaque water. Custom water normal (wave effect). Inspired by OWL's water colors

- New "Ruined" Texture - the texture that goes between grass and cliff/rock makes some noticeable tiling and stands out a little more than I prefer. New texture minimizes the tiling and makes a less noticeable change from grass to rock

- Grass less bright light green, more towards less saturated slightly darker green. This change also aims to complement Mr Maison's realistic tree colors

- Cracked rock effect via custom rock "normal texture"

*** Southern Hemisphere Summer Sun Rotation ***

Sun rotates along the approximate location of the Tropic of Capricorn (southern summer), so it will also work for a Temperate fall/winter location in the frost free parts of the northern hemisphere



Tips for Map Makers:
- Remember to flip your real-world heightmaps upside down (so South faces the top of the image... yeah, I know). This is the default backward setting for Cities Skylines - the sun rises in the West and sets in the East lol. I just now figured out how to switch the sun rotation for custom themes, but I'm going to keep making maps flipped so S faces the top of the heightmap image. This is so users can also use a vanilla theme and still have the sun going the right direction.

If you want to make a theme with correct sun rotation for yourself so you don't have to flip your real location heightmap upside down, you move the longitutde slider in the theme creator to the left side of the middle point. Time Machine mod can also be used by users instead.
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Ashe Oct 8, 2016 @ 1:23am 
NZ represent. Can't wait to try this one out :)
bobri Oct 8, 2016 @ 12:21am 
It looks stunning MrMiyagi, thanks :)
MrMiyagi  [author] Oct 7, 2016 @ 5:50pm 
Okeedoke bobri, it's back to original except that one attempt at improving the black crack lines. Thanks for giving some feedback and helping out! :)
MrMiyagi  [author] Oct 7, 2016 @ 5:35pm 
hi bobri, wait wait :) it's okay. I'm glad you wrote to me. I need your ideas and thoughts about any changes, so I can make more changes or roll back the changes to go back to original. I'm not too happy with the cliff, either, and not happy with the green ruined, either. I'll roll it back to the original, but I'm going to make one change to the cliff - to the "normal". Those are the black cracked lines. Can you do me a favor and let me know what you think of that change once it's up? Restart Steam after I upload in a few minutes to get the rolled back (original) version.
bobri Oct 6, 2016 @ 9:55pm 
Just noticed the cliffs look pretty bad now as well. Very blurry. Any chance you can release the old textures so I can reconstruct the old theme?
bobri Oct 6, 2016 @ 9:53pm 
:( Changes to ruined have trashed the look of a lot of my city. It is pretty drastic to change it from a brown to a green...
MrMiyagi  [author] Oct 6, 2016 @ 8:05am 
Okay I uploaded an update - see above in description for changes
Cheesygrinballoon Sep 28, 2016 @ 10:10pm 
I like it :D
windowlicker.gx1 Sep 20, 2016 @ 1:36pm 
I love this theme so much. Maybe its because I'm from Australia and this theme (and plants/trees like the red river gum) help make the game feel more realistic to me.
MrMiyagi  [author] Sep 5, 2016 @ 1:37pm 
Hi @Imparja. Oh Yuck! :D Okay, thanks for showing me what you see, I can see what I can do differently. The colors of the rock is the default rock texture, so I do want to get a nice custom one instead, and the ugly black lines are the custom rock "normal" (makes a 3D effect). clearly, it's not very nice. As with other themes, I'm able to make improvements, upload them, and they will download automatically to all of you who subscribed.
TPB is giving me some help and I may also reach out to OWL if he's not busy I'm sure he can give me some help.