Cities: Skylines - Sunset Harbor Dev Diary #2b: New Public Transport

Cities: Skylines - Sunset Harbor Dev Diary #2b: New Public Transport

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Hope modder can create their own hub, mixing and matching different transport station as they like. e.g mix monorail with ferry pier
We can already do this, so I don't see why not. We'd ofc have to make sure we put them in the new category. :)

I'm not seeing the image of the Overhead Metro line.
Above ground metro was confirmed to be in the free patch in the first dev diary. So that's why we haven't seen much of it yet - it's part of what we'll see Wednesday. :)
 

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This was answered on Instagram. Same as normal buses - 30.

I don't understand exactly how these intercity buses work. Are they just for tourists? The dev diary says that they are not just for tourists and are also for citizens but seen as you can't create lines for them I don't see how they can be used by citizens unless they are going to an outside city.
Not sure where you're from but here in the US they would be similar to Greyhound, Boltbus, or MegaBus. Hope that helps.
 

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I really hope they allow all modes of transport to have their model changed as opposed to just the buses. Having to download a mod to duplicate a vanilla feature is the height of half-arsery.
 

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Maybe it's the angle of view or my eyesight, but where exactly are the on/off-road connections on the intercity bus stations located? Or will buses rumble over the sidewalk?
As for the hubs, I second the thought that a triple-service hub would've been nice.
 

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It looks nice, but too bad there still isn't any metro/metro hub : small, simple, with various platform shape ( +, x, =, ||, #...).
This would be way less niche than blimps or helicopters.

Or at least if metro stations could be linked with one another with underground pathways...
 

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Maybe it's the angle of view or my eyesight, but where exactly are the on/off-road connections on the intercity bus stations located? Or will buses rumble over the sidewalk?
As for the hubs, I second the thought that a triple-service hub would've been nice.
Looks like they're on the sides to me.
 

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New Metro-train -hub looks really nice, but just leaves me wonder.. can one trace a tram or trolley bus line through it? Monorail is probably out of question.
 

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New Metro-train -hub looks really nice, but just leaves me wonder.. can one trace a tram or trolley bus line through it? Monorail is probably out of question.
I think the road is attached, so no in that case. If not, you should be able to draw the road and attach the building to that.
 

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Maybe it's the angle of view or my eyesight, but where exactly are the on/off-road connections on the intercity bus stations located? Or will buses rumble over the sidewalk?
As for the hubs, I second the thought that a triple-service hub would've been nice.
Buses still have to drive between the trees and over the grass to get onto the road. :(
The behavior isn't new. I've been mildly irritated by it for years.
 

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Humh. I understand that DLC makers cannot except people to have another DLC, but I'm still little disappointed that new hubs and systems totally ignore the existence Monorails and Tramlines.
 

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It looks nice, but too bad there still isn't any metro/metro hub : small, simple, with various platform shape ( +, x, =, ||, #...).
The Bus-Metro hub actually looks like it is one based on the tutorial video, with the platforms crossing perpendicular to each other.
 

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Best news is that there are hubs with 2 metro tracks. Could have done with like 10 more station types, but oh well, nothing mods and assets can't fix. I'm liking a lot of what is in this DLC, but you guys seem to rely on modders to actually finish your game for you. So many mods out there that are pretty essential to anyone. Glad you took some inspiration from Metro overhaul at least :)
 

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Best news is that there are hubs with 2 metro tracks. Could have done with like 10 more station types, but oh well, nothing mods and assets can't fix. I'm liking a lot of what is in this DLC, but you guys seem to rely on modders to actually finish your game for you. So many mods out there that are pretty essential to anyone. Glad you took some inspiration from Metro overhaul at least :)
Indeed, it feels a bit strange that one needs somewhat unreliable mods to make game complete. I guess I should take a look at them.. have so far avoided.

Another thing I had in mind: is there any functional difference between Blimps and Helicopters? (Other than possibly capacity and speed). Or are they both basically same thing, transporting passengers on pre-made route?
 

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Humh. I understand that DLC makers cannot except people to have another DLC, but I'm still little disappointed that new hubs and systems totally ignore the existence Monorails and Tramlines.
This is pretty easy to add in game though. For trams you just need a tram road in front of/near your transport hub, then you can have them transfere easily. For monorail you'd need another building next to it, but at least they are fairly small so it's doable. And then ofc there's always the chance of the workshop having some that require more DLCs.

Indeed, it feels a bit strange that one needs somewhat unreliable mods to make game complete. I guess I should take a look at them.. have so far avoided.
Assets (buildings, props, trees, vehicles, etc) are very safe to use. They are made with the game's editor and so very rarely ever break, and if you remove them they simply disappear from your city. So if you grab for example more stations you are very very unlikely to have any issues.

Mods are where you should be a little more vary. They change how the game does something, which is why they can break or break things. So if you want to stay safe, avoid mods or at least limit how many you have and how much they do. We have an awesome modding community who keep updating mods that break and it's been a long long time since I had to say goodbye to a heavily modded city because a mod broke, but it can ofc happen. :)
 

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This was answered on Instagram. Same as normal buses - 30.

I don't understand exactly how these intercity buses work. Are they just for tourists? The dev diary says that they are not just for tourists and are also for citizens but seen as you can't create lines for them I don't see how they can be used by citizens unless they are going to an outside city.
I'm sure the term "Intercity buses" just simply means they are buses that only operate within city limits. That way when you're looking at city statistics and graphs, you can easily see which buses belong to your city and which are "tourist" buses that can come and go via outside connections.

It's most likely nothing more than that.
 

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I'm sure the term "Intercity buses" just simply means they are buses that only operate within city limits. That way when you're looking at city statistics and graphs, you can easily see which buses belong to your city and which are "tourist" buses that can come and go via outside connects.

It's most likely nothing more than that.
Nah that's 'Intracity buses'

Intercity buses is like The National Express and only stop off in your city before going elsewhere.