Image via Colossal Order

Cities: Skylines 2’s official mod support is here

And there's a new $9,99 DLC, too.

Cities: Skylines 2 was the hotly anticipated sequel to the seminal 2015 hit, but it stumbled and fell flat. With bugs aplenty, no mods, and performance issues, there was much for the developer to work on. Now, Cities: Skylines 2‘s modding support is finally available at least.

Recommended Videos

Of course, Cities: Skylines 2 did have a slew of unofficial mods beforehand. Still, it wasn’t until the latest update – patch 1.1.0f1 – that Colossal Order finally added full-featured support with an in-game mod browser and beyond. This is good, in and of itself, but the community reports that the implementation is sadly half-baked, with mods not activating, the UI freezing, and a whole assortment of other problems to deal with.

Image via RaftermanNZ

Official modding support for Cities: Skylines 2 is now available, but there’s some trouble afoot

As per the official announcement from Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines 2 version 1.1.0f1 comes with support for two all-new pieces of paid content (Beach Properties Asset Pack and the Deluxe Relax radio station), a number of performance improvements and assorted bugfixes, and proper modding support.

More specifically, Colossal Order says to have delivered all of the following mod functionality:

  • Code modding support
  • Modding toolchain installation and status, for the creation of code-based mods
  • Support for Map Creation editor (import/export height map, resource map, climate, water sources, etc.)
  • Support for Paradox Mods, allowing creators to share code mods, save games, and custom-made maps

This is phenomenal news in its own right, of course, but the community is not too thrilled with the current version of the feature. Most users agree that the in-game mod browser is exceedingly slow and unreliable, and worse yet, there is the major problem of mods not activating.

Some players report that restarting Steam and validating Cities: Skylines 2‘s game files can resolve this problem, but this potential solution hasn’t caught on with the community just yet, so there may be more to the issue than this could solve. Whatever the case may be, the fact that Colossal Order has delivered proper and official mod support is a major step forward for the game and should allow the community to resolve its biggest problems as the developer works on stability, performance, and DLC.


Destructoid is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Yoshida acknowledges FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark complaints, updated version on the way
Miqote female in the FFXIV: Dawntrail benchmark
Read Article CoD Mobile weapon camo takes players into a war movie
CoD Mobile
Read Article Original Fallout lead designer Tim Cain says he loved the TV show
Vault Boy from Fallout
Related Content
Read Article Yoshida acknowledges FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark complaints, updated version on the way
Miqote female in the FFXIV: Dawntrail benchmark
Read Article CoD Mobile weapon camo takes players into a war movie
CoD Mobile
Read Article Original Fallout lead designer Tim Cain says he loved the TV show
Vault Boy from Fallout
Author
Filip Galekovic
A lifetime gamer and writer, Filip has successfully made a career out of combining the two just in time for the bot-driven AI revolution to come into its own.