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Tutorial Maximum power for your game

Cities XL and XXL more fluid.

  1. Drazicdesign
    Game Version:
    • Cities XL 2012
    • Cities XXL 2015
    • Cities XL 2009 - 2011
    • Cities XL Platinum
    • Cities: Skylines
    Your computer is a bit limited in CPU power, and when you launch your city, the game lag a bit.

    How to improve your Cities XL and XXL game to make it more fluid, with a lot less Lag

    To do this you must assign the correct priority to start your game

    We will see how to change the priority of the launch process of your game.

    To start my "CitiesXXL.exe" process with the "realtime" priority, I will create a small file with my notepad called a "Batch"

    I type the following code:
    @Echo off
    start / realtime CitiesXXL.exe
    or :

    "start" is the command that opens a program
    "realtime" sets the priority to "realtime"
    "CitiesXXL.exe" is the process I want to launch


    Click on the "File" menu, then "Save As"

    In the "Type" field, select the line "All files"

    Give your batch a name (for example "CitiesXXLrealtime"), then end the file name with the extension ".bat" - Then click on "Save"

    Your file looks like this: a small notched wheel.

    Put it in the directory that contains your program (in my case C: \ Program Files \ Steam \ SteamApps \ Common \ Cities XXL)

    Before launching your game, create a desktop shortcut,
    and double click on this desktop shortcut in order to launch your game

    To start your game double click on this desktop shortcut

    That's it, every time you start your game by double clicking on this shortcut
    your CPU gives maximum power and prioritizes in real time
    In this way your game is more fluid
    Good game

    Here are the different codes corresponding to the priorities:

    Real time: / realtime
    High: / high
    Higher than normal: / abovenormal
    Below normal: / belownormal
    Low: / low
    Computing Power.jpg

    Original tutorial:
    LEARNUP - Définir la priorité des processus sur Windows

Recent Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    Excellent! Of course!
  2. Branden Yoon
    Branden Yoon
    Thanks! great tip!
    btw, I guess this way can be used in other .exe prgrams. is it right?
    1. Drazicdesign
      Author's Response
      Yes of course,
  3. Uncle Chunkles
    Uncle Chunkles
    I hope this will help me be able to finish my city! Would someone explain how to do it in Cities XL Platinum however????
  4. ddee
    My bad, it works like a charm :)
  5. chupobumbo
    Great job, as always!!! And... @ddee Yes, it works
  6. luis diogo
    luis diogo
    This is a huge contribution Drazic.
    Will try it for sure.
  7. CraCkeR JaCk
    CraCkeR JaCk
    Thanks Drazi, I'll give it a whorl on my next city or can I run this on my current city?
    1. Drazicdesign
      Author's Response
      Yes of course,