Installing MODS for Cities Skylines 2: Step By Step Guide For You


Are you ready to elevate your Cities: Skylines 2 experience to new heights? The true potential of your metropolis with the power of mods! From enhancing the visual appeal of your city to introducing innovative gameplay mechanics, mods offer a plethora of ways to customize and transform your urban landscape.

Embark on an exciting journey of urban transformation as we delve into the world of Cities: Skylines 2 modding. Discover the limitless possibilities that await, and let your creativity flourish as you craft the city of your dreams.

Below we have added a video in which you’ll find the steps on how to instal MODS for Cities Skylines 2!


Before you begin installing mods, ensure you have the following:

  1. Cities: Skylines 2 installed on your computer.

  2. A compatible operating system: Cities: Skylines 2 is currently available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

  3. A decompression tool: This is necessary to extract the mod files from their compressed format. Popular decompression tools include WinRAR, 7-Zip, and PeaZip.

  4. The mod files you want to install: You can find mods on various online repositories, such as the Paradox Mods website and the Steam Workshop.

Installation Steps:

  1. Locate the Mods Folder:
  • Open the Cities: Skylines 2 installation directory.
  • The default location for the mods folder is:
    • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Cities Skylines 2\Addons
    • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Cities Skylines 2/Addons
    • Linux: ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Cities Skylines 2/Addons
  1. Extract Mod Files:
  • Extract the downloaded mod files into the mods folder. The mod files will typically be in a compressed format (e.g., .zip, .rar) that you’ll need to extract using a decompression tool.
  • If the mod requires additional folders or files, follow the specific instructions provided by the mod’s creator.
  1. Launch Cities: Skylines 2:
  • Start Cities: Skylines 2 and allow it to load fully.
  • Once the game has loaded, you should see the installed mods listed in the “Content Manager” menu.
  1. Enable Mods:
  • In the “Content Manager” menu, select the mods you want to enable and click the “Activate” button.
  • The enabled mods will be applied to your game when you start a new city or load an existing one.

Additional Tips:

  • Start with a few mods: Installing too many mods at once can cause conflicts or performance issues. Start with a few mods and gradually add more as you become familiar with them.

  • Use a mod manager: Mod managers like ModBuddy and Cities: Skylines 2 Mod Manager can help you manage your mods, check for compatibility, and install mods more easily.

  • Check mod compatibility: Before installing a mod, check if it’s compatible with the current version of Cities: Skylines 2 and with any other mods you have installed.

  • Troubleshooting: If you encounter issues with mods, try disabling mods one by one to identify the culprit. You can also check the mod’s page or forum for troubleshooting tips.

Final Thoughts

You’ve successfully embarked on the journey of modding your Cities: Skylines 2 experience, unlocking a world of limitless possibilities. Your creativity and innovation will undoubtedly transform your city into a thriving metropolis, brimming with unique features and captivating gameplay.

Remember, the modding community is a vibrant and supportive hub of fellow urban enthusiasts. Engage with them, share your creations, and seek guidance whenever needed. Together, we can push the boundaries of urban simulation and redefine the City Builder genre.

So, dive into the world of Cities: Skylines 2 modding, let your imagination run wild, and watch your city flourish into a masterpiece of urban design. Happy modding!

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