Cities XL Platinum

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Cities XL Platinum
Cities XL Platinum cover
Focus Home Interactive
Release dates
Windows February 6, 2013
Cities XL Platinum on MobyGames
Cities XL Platinum on Wikipedia
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General information

Cities XL Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/231140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Monte Cristo\Cities XL Platinum
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/231140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
No voice-over
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Memory leaks[edit]

The game has some major memory leak problems, meaning that the longer you have the game open, the more and more memory it will use. Restart your game every hour or so to ensure the best experience.

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Config
  2. Open GlobalSettings.cfg with a decent editor
  3. Search for <VisibilityEnabled>2</VisibilityEnabled> and change it to <VisibilityEnabled>0</VisibilityEnabled>
    1. These changes will draw your objects once, so it doesn't re-render it every time you change zoom levels
  4. Now change <ProcessEnabled>1</ProcessEnabled> to <ProcessEnabled>0</ProcessEnabled>
    1. This pre-renders objects in the game so there will be no real-time rendering
  5. Now download this patch and, when opening it, select your citiesxl.exe file.
    1. This will patch the headers of the game, to allow it to use more than 2 GB of RAM
  6. Go back to the globalsettings.cfg and search for <PoolSize>2048</PoolSize>
  7. Change this to however much RAM you want it to use (obviously leave some for your system to run in the background)
  8. Mark the file as Read Only
  9. Run the game, and when you see the splash screen, go to Task Manager, right click on citiesxl.exe and set affinity. Untick CPU 0, leaving 1, 2, and 3 checked.
  10. Close task manager and enjoy a much smoother experience.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.5 GHz
AMD 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 3850
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/231140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (231140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.