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Wiki organization[edit]

Does the (still small) C:S wiki community prefer long articles which keep a lot of information in a single place, or multiple short articles which may be more approachable but require more page loads? Personally, when I'm playing I only want a few browser pages open so I like long articles, but I know some people prefer shorter articles so I'm asking.

For example, Buildings. Once all the data had been tabulated, it was my plan to then do write-ups on the page for every building with section headers that could be linked to from redirect pages under the building names (a page named "Wind Turbine" redirects to "Buildings#Wind Turbine", so every link to "Wind Turbine" on the wiki gets to Buildings). But another approach would be to have the buildings spread across multiple pages: for example, "Wind Turbine" might be written up in Power.

A compromise approach would be to do the write-ups in sub-pages and use templating to place them both on the "master" Buildings page as well as on their topic page. People like me get their master pages and people who like short articles get those too. A little harder for people to figure out to edit them, and make sure they still make sense in both contexts though.

Also, since this is a Paradox wiki, is it generally okay to copy in-game text to the wiki, like building and policy descriptions?

Thanks. Munin295 (talk) 19:46, 14 March 2015 (CET)

Keeping information consolidated is of great importance. Many wikis fail at this by scattering information all over the place.
However, I'm not sure having each building be located on the appropriate topic page however would be an undue distribution in this case. It seems that the user would generally prefer to know how the building relates to the topic of hand, rather than by virtue of it simply being a building. The buildings page would thus work as a portal rather than where the info itself is stored.
I'd like input on this though; I'm not planning on making a completely unilateral decision on this. ~ Meneth (talk) 20:14, 14 March 2015 (CET)
Yes, anything from within the game can be used, be it images, text, or what have you. Even before Paradox bought my wikis, the Paradox Wikis had permission to use any assets. ~ Meneth (talk) 20:15, 14 March 2015 (CET)

Date for Patch 1.6.2 is wrong. --SchlauFuchs (talk) 12:25, 5 January 2017 (CET)

Fixed. Thanks for the heads up. Dauth (talk) 12:45, 5 January 2017 (CET)

Different langs?[edit]

What about different languages? I could create the german Skylines Wiki pages. NichtMalte (talk) 14:34, 3 January 2017 (CET)

We don't currently support different languages on the Cities Skylines wiki. Each wiki needs a dedicated core of editors to flourish, there's also the issue of keeping it up to date. I do a lot of the work on this wiki and there are still several outdated pages and missing images. In addition the wiki moderating team need to be able to effectively moderate the wiki. We do have some native German speakers however we don't have enough to guarantee that the entire wiki will remain in good condition. If you have any questions about this please let us know. Dauth (talk) 15:15, 3 January 2017 (CET)

Patch 1.9.2[edit]

You need to add the 3rd anniversary, Surviving Mars themed, Patch 1.9.2 to the "Game History" section. - Morphias (talk) 01:20, 11 March 2018 (CET)

Minor patches were recently removed from the front page list. (I am a little surprised 1.9.1 is still on there.) There is an entry here https://skylines.paradoxwikis.com/Patch_1.9.X that lists the contents. - Fox NS CAN (talk) 01:38, 11 March 2018 (CET)
Discussed. 1.9.2 added. 1.9.1 removed. - Fox NS CAN (talk) 06:43, 11 March 2018 (CET)
That was the reason why I mentioned that 1.9.2 needed listed since 1.9.1 was, originally there. - M o r p h i a s (C | T/D | E) 17:36, 11 March 2018 (CET)

Park Life (You Tube) video link[edit]

Park life video found on You Tube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1My4hXYVXR4 -- M o r p h i a s (C | T/D | E) 19:04, 18 April 2018 (CEST)

Industries on main page[edit]

The Industries logo still needs to be added to the main page, but I am not skilled enough to do it myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GuyT (talk)

It's on my "to do" list. Been catching up on the "Parklife" images that I had sort of forgotten about. Maybe I can bump the Industries logo to the top of the list. :) - Fox NS CAN (talk) 16:48, 11 November 2018 (CET)
Done. - Fox NS CAN (talk) 17:06, 11 November 2018 (CET)

New City Skylines Expansion and 3 DLCs announced[edit]

City Skylines: Campus (Expansion)

Release Date: May 21 2019

Forums: 1175756 - Expansion announcement and 1175740 - DevDiary
Youtube Announcement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPLcbtSR7iM
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/944071/Cities_Skylines__Campus
Paradox Plaza: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/cities-skylines---campus/CSCS00ESK0000029.html
Campus Rock Radio (DLC)

Release Date: May 21 2019

Paradox Plaza: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/cities-skylines---campus-rock-radio/CSCS00SSK0000030.html
Cities: Skylines - Deep Focus Radio (DLC)

Release Date: May 21 2019

Paradox Plaza: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/cities-skylines---deep-focus-radio/CSCS00SSK0000031.html
Cities: Skylines - Content Creator Pack: University City (DLC)

Release Date: May 21 2019

Paradox Plaza: https://www.paradoxplaza.com/cities-skylines---content-creator-pack-university-city/CSCS00DSK0000057.html

-- M o r p h i a s (C | T/D | E)

Recent Layout Problem[edit]

I'm not sure where to report this, but suddenly over the last few days multiple pages on the Wiki are displaying oddly. It's like they are presenting a mobile device rendered page, but on desktop. Tested on more than one browser. It's awful. I've had to resort to using the google cached versions of the page I want to view. It's not all page but a couple as an example:


Screenshot showing what I mean

How it should look (via google cache): https://i.imgur.com/bgrrtOT.png

How it's actually appearing: https://i.imgur.com/TpJwhEZ.png


I've waited a good few days in case there was a temporary hiccup which would be fixed, but days later it is still happening. Can this be fixed please?

NB: You've made reporting this really difficult, first not being able to link to the screenshots I took to demonstrate the problem or even the relevant wiki pages, then having to google the answer to your CAPTCHA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2a02:c7f:a625:3e00:e98f:7b6f:e995:c8a9 (talk) 23:07, 1 June 2019‎ (CEST)


You could try here:
https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/cities-skylines-wiki.802862/
You can upload images directly into a post. - Fox NS CAN (talk) 02:04, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
The second view is the layout for mobile devices. You can toggle between desktop and mobile view at the bottom of the page. – Lillebror (talk) 19:43, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
I've just checked back today and it's finally fixed (without me doing anything or clicking anything), so thanks! Incidentally clicking on 'mobile view' at the bottom of page doesn't do anything, but that's ok, it's horrible on desktop anyway.

Missing: Gameplay Reveal Trailer for Campus[edit]

2018-10-12 - Campus - Gameplay Reveal Trailer

M o r p h i a s (C | T/D | E) 20:46, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

The link above was for Industries, so I added the release trailer instead. Thanks. ~ SolSys (talk) 21:13, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Buildings gallery (zoned buildings)[edit]

Hi! I'm new to this wiki and I would like to help expand it. I came here looking for pictures of all the zoned buildings and realized that it doesn't exist yet. That's something I'd like to change. Are there any guidelines I should follow or can I just go ahead and create pages for all the different zones and styles? Flamebiter (talk) 17:06, 09 July 2020 (CET)

Hi Flamebiter. That sounds like a lot of pages. Perhaps a better approach would a series of galleries of zoned buildings for each style. I'd suggest a new section on the Zoning page. I've bumped you to autopatrol so you should be able to upload images. Ingame images should have a copyright tag for Paradox attached. If you have any more questions let me know. Thanks, Dauth (talk) 18:33, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi Dauth. Thank you for your quick response. I was thinking we could do a page for each of the styles and zones separately. European High Density Residential, European High Density Commercial, Vanilla High Density Residential, Vanilla High Residential Commercial, Low Density Self-Sufficient Housing, High Density Self-Sufficient Housing, Art Deco, and so on. That way we can group them together in different ways and users can view all residential buildings or all European buildings. It's a bit like Munin295 suggested in his post at the top of this page.
So far I made Screenshots of all the European buildings and I uploaded two test images. You can view them on my user page. Flamebiter (talk) 21:51, 10 July 2020 (CET)
That's a seems like a lot of pages. Can you build up some examples on your userpage for us to discuss? The mediawiki syntax for galleries is shown here [1]. Cheers, Dauth (talk) 08:17, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi Dauth, thanks a lot for the mediawiki link and the support so far. It means a lot.
I will try to create the gallery on my userpage tomorrow. Just one more question before I start uploading all the images: How should I go about naming them? Since I'm grouping several buildings together in order to reduce the number of images simply naming them the same way as they are named in the asset editor doesn't seem to be the best option.
Also in some cases (like Eco Residential High) I'm not entirely sure how I should group them together as there are several models that only exist for level 3 and level 5 (or at least it looked like that when I started doing the screenshots for them earlier today). Flamebiter (talk) 21:42, 11 July 2020 (CET)
EDIT: Please disregard the last question. After giving it some though I think I now know how to go about it.
However there is one thing that I haven't adressed yet: Since you mentioned it twice, yes, it propably would be a lot of pages. Is that a problem? I will put together a list of all the required pages and master pages for the project. Flamebiter (talk) 03:35, 12 July 2020 (CET)
I don't have and ideas for the naming scheme. As long as it describes the content, it should be suitable. In terms of number of pages, a page should be neither too short nor too long. A gallery of images is a short page. We don't want a dozen very short pages of images, if instead 3-4 larger galleries makes more sense. Dauth (talk) 08:18, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi Dauth! I added the example gallery to my user page now. I've chosen the Modern City Center gallery for this as it has only a small number of images so if there are any changes to make I won't have to re-upload too many items. I've also added a list of proposed gallery pages for you to review. There are also 3 items that have either become irrelevant or have a small mistake (forgot to enter the copyright tag on one image).
I've also stated this at the bottom of the list of the proposed galleries: I have no idea where to put the Tourism and Leisure specialised commercial buildings. What do you think? Flamebiter (talk) 15:55, 13 July 2020 (CET)
EDIT: As for the images themselves: On the screenshots you can see two menu buttons that are parts of mods (Traffic Manager President Edition and Find it!). Is that a problem? Flamebiter (talk) 15:58, 13 July 2020 (CET)
Copyright notice added to "File:Modern City Center 1 wide Front.jpg". - Fox NS CAN (talk) 23:15, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Category[edit]

If this is going to be done, it will obviously require a large number of images. May I suggest that a category tag be added to all of the images?

Example: https://skylines.paradoxwikis.com/Category:Official_screenshots

Possible category name "Zoned Buildings"?

Add: [[Category:Zoned Buildings]] to each one. - Fox NS CAN (talk) 23:51, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi Fox, this is an excellent idea. I'm going to go with "Images of Zoned Buildings" just to be on the safe side. (So if we ever need pages for zoned buildings that category is still available.) Flamebiter (talk) 18:50, 15 July 2020 (CET)

Ok to go?[edit]

Hi Team, could you please let me know if I can go ahead with the project? I'm a little bit worried, that the screenshots are not up to standard as there are two menu icons from mods visible. Would I have to edit the images?

Other than that I wanted to ask you to please take a look at the proposed list of gallery pages on my user page and let me know what you think about them. Regarding this: I don't really know where to put some of the specialised commercial buildings (Tourism, Leisure) as they can grow in both high density and low density areas. Flamebiter (talk) 21:22, 17 July 2020 (CET)

Go for it. Dauth (talk) 16:58, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

What is the purpose?[edit]

Hi, and as said before, welcome to the Skylines wiki. I am a bit lost here. Can someone explain to me the purpose of these images? What are they trying to accomplish/achieve? And why can't it be done with existing content such as Category:Building icons? ~ SolSys (talk) 18:56, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Hi SolSys, and thank you for the warm welcome. I only briefly touched on the subject in my first post so I'm happy to elaborate: The Idea started when I was working on the oil industry area of my city. I wanted to have a mixture of specialized industry buildings and zoned industry. In order to find out what buildings can "grow" in the zoned area I came to this wiki to find a gallery of the buildings. Since that didn't exist I decided to take matters into my own hands and started posting here.
As for your question why it can't be done with existing content: Many of the growables don't have images or icons in game. Additionally I find it much easier to accurately judge the size of a building from a screenshot as opposed to an icon. Flamebiter (talk) 08:50, 06 Aug. 2020 (CET)
Ok, I got it. I can even get the size comparison reason. However, the images/icons not being in the game would be a bit weird. In case my comment from earlier wasn't clear -- I meant to ask why can't the growables assets be extracted directly from the game files, such as the files in the linked category, rather than be put in a screenshot. ~ SolSys (talk) 19:04, 9 August 2020 (UTC)