This guide will tell you how to BOOST FPS and increase performance in Cities Skylines. First, you have to make sure that your Windows is fully up to date and then make some basic changes in the Windows game section. After that, make a few changes in the GPU settings, and you also have to make changes in the Windows graphic settings. You need to set the Windows power plan to the ultimate level and ISLC also needs to be fixed. Then finally, you have to make changes in the game graphic settings to achieve the best FPS and ultimate performance.
First of all, you have to make sure that your Windows is fully up to date. It is a very important step, as it will give you a phenomenal increase in your game performance.
1.1- You first need to go to the bottom left side of your screen to the search button, and input “update”. it and click on “Check for update”. A new window will pop up, you need to navigate down and click on “check for updates”. It will scan your machine if there are any updates available.
1.2- Search “game mode” in the search bar, press enter, and make sure that the game mode is activated. By this, you will get decent performance, you have to make sure that all your resources are focused on the game that you are playing.
1.3- After that, go to the Xbox game bar under Gaming and you have to deactivate this one as it is causing stuttering and crashing in some games.
1.4- After that, click on the Captures tab and make sure that the background recording and recorded audio are turned OFF.
1.5- Make sure that the auto-upgraded GPU setting is turned on. You will need an NVidia card of the 1000 series. It will really help with bottlenecks and you can expect a 2 to 5 percent boost in the FPS.
Updating GPU Drivers
You will need to update your GPU drivers or any other outdated drivers. There are two ways to do it.
2.1- Check for updates in the GPU control panel.
If your GPU is running on an older version, then you will not be able to boost your FPS. So do check for updates
2.2- Download from the GPU manufactures website.
You can also Download the GPU software to update it from the link below. https://coderbag.com/product/quickcpu
Power Plan Settings
It is a great and easy way to enhance the performance of your system, as they are highly customizable and effective for disabling some sleep and low-power modes.
3.1- You must write “edit power plan” in the search column and press enter. Inside this menu, you need to go to the power option on the top, click on “Show additional plans”, and scroll down to select the high-performance power plan.
After this, go to the bottom left-handed side of your screen to the search bar and write Command prompt. Right-click on it and run it as an administrator. Then you have to paste the command “powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61”, then press the enter button and exit.
Now again go to the power play menu and press the refresh button on the top right corner. You will find the ultimate performance power plan, you have to select this option.
ISLC Set Up
You have to download it from the following link https://www.wagnardsoft.com/forums/vi… Then save it, navigate to the ISIC folder that you saved earlier and run it as an administrator. You need to set the least size to at least 1024 and free memory lower than half of your Ram. Set the custom timer resolution to 0.50 and the ISIC polling rate to 1000. Then click on Start and close it once it completes.
First, you have to load up the Steam, go to the library, and find Cities Skylines. Right-click on it, then click on properties, navigate to the General tab and make sure that the first two options are checked marked. Then under the launch command, you have to input “-force-d3d9.”
Now you have to boot up the game, go to settings, and then click on the Graphics tab on the left side of your screen. Set the Aspect ratio to 16:9 widescreen and Resolution to your monitor’s native resolution. Set the Display mode to full-screen and turn off V-sync. After that, set the Color correction to none and disable the Depth of the field. Set the Film Grain amount to a minimum as it will set the quality of your picture. You have to disable the Shadow quality and set the shadow distance to be very short. Set the Texture quality to High and the level of depth to medium. You can enable anisotropic filtering but make sure that anti-aliasing should be disabled. After doing this, click on Apply.
Now go to the FPS Booster option on the left-hand side and limit the game to 60FPS. Under the GPU CoolDown, you need to set the main menu to 40 and then set the game paused to 30. You can set the remaining options according to your choice. As this will really help you in boosting your clock, this will not give you a crazy FPS boost but it will definitely make your gameplay smooth.