Cities: Skylines is Turing Complete

Daniel Bali
Jul 15 · 5 min read
The main cast left to right: oil power plant, water tower, sewage pipe. Wind turbine in the background.
AND gate on regular map, power and water layers shown.
NOT gate power layer, sewage pipe off and then on.
Layout for a 1-bit adder with carry.
Jagged lines shown because the game engine doesn’t handle sharp edges really well.
1-bit adder. I have 4 of these interconnected.
A spiderweb of power lines leading to one of the 4-bit inputs.

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