Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

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Aedificium - Hotloading workshop items while you play
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Nov 4, 2016 @ 2:04pm
Feb 11 @ 10:00am
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Aedificium - Hotloading workshop items while you play

This mod looks for new workshop subscriptions to buildings, intersections, props and trees and loads them on the fly for instant use.

YES, that means you can SUBSCRIBE to something from the workshop and USE it instantaniously!

The mod is capable of handling dependencies, so if you subscribe to a building that's beautified by external props or trees, the mod will subscribe to and install them automatically.

The mod is compatible with RICO - buildings. It also integrates with the new phantastic FindIt mod.

Note that this mod is beta. Bugs are likely.

The mod may cause your game to freeze or stutter for a few seconds while installing assets with long depency chains. That's normal, just let the steam client do its thing.

How it works

There's nothing much to do for you really. Once you subscribe to an asset - either via your real browser or the built in Steam one, it will take a few seconds until your Steam client finishes the download.

Once that happens, a Chirper message will notify you of the new subscription and the games panels will be updated.

Plop the new asset as ususal. You can also click on the icon in the chirper message.

Youtubers and Streamers

If you happen to feature the mod in your videos / streams, please let me know.

Beggars corner

If you like what I am doing and want to support my work and my little family, please have a look at my Amazon Wishlist ( ) or paypal me ( ).

Also, I am sitting here still on the standard game with no DLC. I have another fine mod in the pipeline, but I can only partially test it, since I'd need the DLCs for that. ( Did disasters introduce new services btw?) So if somebody has a leftover gift code, I'd be grateful.

Known Issues

Textures may disappear over a certain height, earlier than normally.

Other mods not using the PrefabCollection directly but by keeping a local copy will probably not reflect hotloaded buildings (Like for instance the Building Search mod, use FindIt instead )

What's the name

It's latin for "building". Consider it a working title. I'll probably go for something better like "Impromptu" or "Hotload" when this gets out of beta.

Thank You's.

Many thanks to thale5 for giving me a starting point with his Loading Screen Mod.
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(AEF) Vindicator Aug 12 @ 12:28am 
Does the 'Less Steam' mod impact this?
Ronyx69 Jul 29 @ 3:37am 
Apparently decals don't hotload correctly, I assume this is only the case for decals using the decal prop fix mod. If you'd like to fix it, either add the code from that mod to set the decal material vectors on hotload, or somehow trigger decal prop fix to apply the properties again when a decal is hotloaded.
Jul 1 @ 1:17pm 
Working for me in MT, make sure you check settings before you hit the comments (I made that mistake )
MikeGreeneHimself Jul 1 @ 12:59pm 
This sounds awesome. Exactly what I've been looking for.
One question though, if you subscribe to an item while the game is not running, will it still download that item's dependencies once you startup the game? Or does it only work when you subscribe to an item while the game is running?

I absolutely hate dependencies; especially the ones where there's like 20+ and without being in a collection, so you have to manually subscribe to each and every one.
Tailgunner  [author] Jun 26 @ 6:51am 
I hear you. I need MT though. Someone send me a gift code and I have a look into it. If it's a minor change like in the last patch, I'll fix it. If not, tough luck.

Alexus Jun 26 @ 1:58am 
Same happens for me. The mod isn't working right now. MT is installed.
TheDVIMaster Jun 11 @ 12:19pm 
So I have used the features of this mod for a long time and completely forgot that it was this mod that loads all the things mid game :D
Kermit Jun 11 @ 7:32am 
i think it needs an update for MT
Quik415 Jun 8 @ 4:07pm 
Game kept freezing, unsubed problem went away
stefboe May 24 @ 1:33pm 
Today I subscribed to a new asset with the game running and wonderfully it appeared in-game only seconds later. So it works now for me with MT. Maybe before there was some conflict with another mod I unsubbed from since. I've been experimenting a lot lately with subbing / unsubbing to many mods so I'm afraid I have no idea which one it might have been. I can provide a list of the mods I'm using if that's interesting to anyone.