Cities: Skylines, the beloved city-building game that made SimCity fans weep, has received its first update. It brings a chunk of new content to a game that was already highly detailed. The bad news is the update may temporarily stop some mods from working.
According to the patch notes, the update brings these new features:
- Over 50 European style buildings
- Wall-to-wall buildings enabling players to build those European streets and neighbourhoods
- Three new starter maps
- Tunnels, one of the community’s most requested features
- A number of Asset Editor additions including the ability to import custom vehicles
- A multitude of smaller cosmetic additions and bug fixes.
The update focuses heavily on bringing a European theme to the game. Those new buildings won’t appear in your current city, however. They are a “map theme” and will only appear in the new European maps. Check out the sweet pictures of the new theme below.
The update also brings tunnels, which will no doubt be helpful with managing your city’s rampant traffic problem. Don’t lie – I know your city has a traffic problem.
Paradox have also warned that some mods may no longer work under the update and said it’s up to the mod creators to update their content. “Many mods and (some) custom assets will not work with 1.1.0 and will need updating by their author. We have worked hard to cause as few conflicts as possible with popular mods, yet this is a substantial update and with the code & functionality changes some issues have been impossible to avoid. Going forward we aim to find a solution where we can work with our core modders pre-launch to give them ample time to adjust their creations before the public have access.”
They also add that users with modded games should use “–noWorkshop” and “–disableMods” as launch options when they first start the game with the new patch to ensure there are no conflicts. If you rely heavily on mods to manage your city, don’t panic. Even if some of your mods aren’t working right now, they’ll likely be fixed shortly. And if you play Cities: Skylines and don’t use mods, why the hell not?