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Hi everyone. We have a new patch for you today with a bunch of fixes and improvements for the game. Thank you for all the reports and feedback, it's very much appreciated, and thank you for your patience while we've worked on these fixes.

We'll continue to work on both performance improvements and gameplay issues, and if you run into any issues with the game following the patch, please report them on our support forum here:


Gameplay fixes
  • Mail fixes:
    • Fixed: Citizens do not have destinations in their Selected Info Panel when Sending Mail
    • Fixed: Post van not delivering/collecting mail from target building if the path accesses the lot in a specific way.
    • Fixed: Post van failing to collect mail from building if it's also delivering mail to the same building at the same time.
    • Fixed: Post sorting facility is unable to export global mail
  • Storage transfer fixes:
    • Adjusted industrial companies' production efficiency to produce more products to increase good exports.
    • Adjusted storage companies spawning, storage companies will spawn less than storage capacity demand to increase goods export.
    • Fixed vehicle state that isn't exporting showed as exporting state
    • Cargo Stations like harbors, and train terminals will have a low stock amount at 100t, the terminal will import around 30t each time the current amount is below 100t.
    • Cargo Stations like harbors, and train terminals will have an export threshold of 200t, the terminal will export around 30t each time the current amount is above 200t.
    • Storage companies will spawn less than the current producing capacity to increase export (does not affect existing storage companies in the city)
    • Improved pathfinding to include storage & cargo stations as valid import candidate targets
  • Improved moving in pathfinding. This prevents citizens from reserving homes from disconnected buildings (Or moving into the city at all if it's not connected to an outside connection).
  • Increased pathfinding penalty for illegal pedestrian crossing
  • Fixed: Several instances of vehicles getting stuck
  • Fixed: Roads shown as inaccessible in Build menu can be used when the player has low budget
  • Fixed: Hydro power plant output increases with simulation speed
  • Improved water flow update when terraforming
  • Fixed: Progression XP is not awarded for constructing Signature Buildings
  • Fixed: Coal power plant does not import resource from nearby harbor
  • Fixed: Citizens are shopping in industrial zones in factories instead of commercial zones
  • Fixed: multiple issues related to constructing multilevel roads, elevated roads over water or bridges
  • Improved elevated road construction (Not actual bridges) to require more pillars

Graphics fixes
  • Improved terrain smoothing for networks and large buildings
  • Fixed: Forward road arrows on building lots incorrect for left-hand traffic.
  • Fixed: Trees sticking out of the river in the main background image
  • Fixed: Dam (net-part only) facing the wrong way when using left-hand traffic
  • Fixed: Buildings missing road arrows and some other props depending on the selected theme
  • Fixed: International Airport missing bus stops when using the North America theme.

UI fixes
  • Improved Selected Info Panel and Infoview panels to scale with text scale
  • Improved sorting of households:
    • Citizens sorted by age in household/single-family home Selected Info Panel sidebar
    • Households sorted by member count in building Selected Info Panel sidebar
  • Fixed: Pressing "M" while in photo mode removes the UI permanently for that session Still happens, we'll continue to investigate this issue.
  • Fixed: Customer Info view for low customers terrain color inconsistent to the terrain color of other RCIO Info views
  • Fixed: UI forwardRef error which was appearing sporadically when loading a save

Other fixes
  • Fixed: Now They're All Ash Trees, Out For a Spin, The Size of Golf Balls, Groundskeeper, Up and Away achievements, and Four Seasons achievements
  • Fixed: Prefabs not unlocking correctly
  • Fixed: Cinematic camera data is not resetting when loading a save or starting a new one
  • Fixed: Object base mesh not visible if the main object is out of camera viewport
  • Fixed: Forestry Area's Forest Forwarder was not playing the engine sound
  • Increased all emergency vehicle siren sound distances
  • Improved cached progress for Achievements
  • Added 2 new steps to Education tutorial
  • Added missing translations
  • Optimized XP calculations
  • Improved error and crash reporting tools
 
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It's a great work, but if you can solve problems from cars, cause some Cars when I put the "don't turn left" signal, some cars do it anyways making so much traffic
 
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Please fix the school, it's not correct that elementary school are ever full. a city with 300.000 citizen has more than 50 elementary schhol all full and never empty
 
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Hi everyone. We have a new patch for you today with a bunch of fixes and improvements for the game. Thank you for all the reports and feedback, it's very much appreciated, and thank you for your patience while we've worked on these fixes.

We'll continue to work on both performance improvements and gameplay issues, and if you run into any issues with the game following the patch, please report them on our support forum here:


Gameplay fixes
  • Mail fixes:
    • Fixed: Citizens do not have destinations in their Selected Info Panel when Sending Mail
    • Fixed: Post van not delivering/collecting mail from target building if the path accesses the lot in a specific way.
    • Fixed: Post van failing to collect mail from building if it's also delivering mail to the same building at the same time.
    • Fixed: Post sorting facility is unable to export global mail
  • Storage transfer fixes:
    • Adjusted industrial companies' production efficiency to produce more products to increase good exports.
    • Adjusted storage companies spawning, storage companies will spawn less than storage capacity demand to increase goods export.
    • Fixed vehicle state that isn't exporting showed as exporting state
    • Cargo Stations like harbors, and train terminals will have a low stock amount at 100t, the terminal will import around 30t each time the current amount is below 100t.
    • Cargo Stations like harbors, and train terminals will have an export threshold of 200t, the terminal will export around 30t each time the current amount is above 200t.
    • Storage companies will spawn less than the current producing capacity to increase export (does not affect existing storage companies in the city)
    • Improved pathfinding to include storage & cargo stations as valid import candidate targets
  • Improved moving in pathfinding. This prevents citizens from reserving homes from disconnected buildings (Or moving into the city at all if it's not connected to an outside connection).
  • Increased pathfinding penalty for illegal pedestrian crossing
  • Fixed: Several instances of vehicles getting stuck
  • Fixed: Roads shown as inaccessible in Build menu can be used when the player has low budget
  • Fixed: Hydro power plant output increases with simulation speed
  • Improved water flow update when terraforming
  • Fixed: Progression XP is not awarded for constructing Signature Buildings
  • Fixed: Coal power plant does not import resource from nearby harbor
  • Fixed: Citizens are shopping in industrial zones in factories instead of commercial zones
  • Fixed: multiple issues related to constructing multilevel roads, elevated roads over water or bridges
  • Improved elevated road construction (Not actual bridges) to require more pillars

Graphics fixes
  • Improved terrain smoothing for networks and large buildings
  • Fixed: Forward road arrows on building lots incorrect for left-hand traffic.
  • Fixed: Trees sticking out of the river in the main background image
  • Fixed: Dam (net-part only) facing the wrong way when using left-hand traffic
  • Fixed: Buildings missing road arrows and some other props depending on the selected theme
  • Fixed: International Airport missing bus stops when using the North America theme.

UI fixes
  • Improved Selected Info Panel and Infoview panels to scale with text scale
  • Improved sorting of households:
    • Citizens sorted by age in household/single-family home Selected Info Panel sidebar
    • Households sorted by member count in building Selected Info Panel sidebar
  • Fixed: Pressing "M" while in photo mode removes the UI permanently for that session
  • Fixed: Customer Info view for low customers terrain color inconsistent to the terrain color of other RCIO Info views
  • Fixed: UI forwardRef error which was appearing sporadically when loading a save

Other fixes
  • Fixed: Now They're All Ash Trees, Out For a Spin, The Size of Golf Balls, Groundskeeper, Up and Away achievements, and Four Seasons achievements
  • Fixed: Prefabs not unlocking correctly
  • Fixed: Cinematic camera data is not resetting when loading a save or starting a new one
  • Fixed: Object base mesh not visible if the main object is out of camera viewport
  • Fixed: Forestry Area's Forest Forwarder was not playing the engine sound
  • Increased all emergency vehicle siren sound distances
  • Improved cached progress for Achievements
  • Added 2 new steps to Education tutorial
  • Added missing translations
  • Optimized XP calculations
  • Improved error and crash reporting tools
I love this! Thank you for your continued dedicated work!
 
Thanks for the fixes! Keep up the great work!

I wonder if it would be possible for the next word of the week to focus on CPU and GPU optimizations being worked on and what the goals are exactly.

I for one would love more insight on CPU optimizations and what this might mean for gameplay experience (less stuttering) but also city size in relation to simulation speed. Would it make larger cities possible?
 
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