Translation guide

Each language has its own, short language-code (often called langcode) for easy identification. If you don't know the correct language-code for your version, please ask the LSSM-Team.

In the following texts, we will use {lang} as a placeholder for langcodes. When translating, please make sure to replace it with your specific langcode.

Language-Codes, Specification

Each Code follows the format xx_YY, where xx is the language code specified in ISO 639-1open in new window and YY is the country according to ISO 3166-1 alpha-2open in new window.


There are a few points where the translation files are stored:

  • Docs aka. Wiki
    • /docs/{lang}/ The main pages for the wiki
      • such as Home, FAQ, App Store etc. Basically all files you can find in the sidebar on the left, except the modules.
      • E.g. is found here
    • /docs/.vuepress/i18n/{lang}.json Some static strings
      • Eg. home: "Back to home"
  • Main files (these are required for LSSM to be available in your language)
    • /src/i18n/{lang}.ts
    • there may also be a folder /src/i18n/{lang}/ which contains additional translations (currently only for the charts) but they are not relevant for LSSM to work correctly
  • Modules (where {module} represents one of the available modules)
    • /src/modules/{module}/i18n/ The translations for the modules
    • /src/modules/{module}/docs/ The wiki pages
      • Some wiki folders will contain a subfolder called assets, which reserved for images in the wiki page: /src/modules/{module}/docs/assets/{lang}/
        • The images can be embedded with: ![Description](./imageName.png)

To start a new translation create a new file by clicking on "Add file" and select "Create new file"


If you need to create a new folder just do the same procedure but place a / behind the folder name and continue with the name of your file.

would create the folder de_DE containing a file dummy.file.

"Best practice"

Every folder contains at least a german and an english translation. The easiest way is to copy the content from this file into your new file. This prevents you to miss a bracket or comma.

Doing translations

All .json files follow the same scheme which is "key": value. When translating, all you have to do is updating the values to your language.


	"name": "Appstore",
	"description": "The Appstore is a User-Interface to enable and disable modules.",
	"changes": "There are no changes|There is 1 change|There are {n} changes",
	"buttons": {
		"save": "Save",
		"close": "Close"
	"incompatible": "Unfortunately, {newModule} is incompatible with {currentModule}. They cannot be enabled at the same time currently."



could be translated to german the following way:

	"name": "Appstore",
	"description": "Der Appstore bietet eine Benutzeroberflรคche zum (de-)aktivieren von Modulen.",
	"changes": "Es gibt keine ร„nderungen|Es gibt eine ร„nderung|Es gibt {n} ร„nderungen",
	"buttons": {
		"save": "Speichern",
		"close": "SchlieรŸen"
	"incompatible": "Leider ist {newModule} mit dem Modul {currentModule} inkompatibel, sodass diese nicht gleichzeitig aktiviert sein kรถnnen."

Note, how only the values has been changed.

Some translations may have different forms for singular and plural, or even more complex forms. Line 4 shows such an example case and how the forms are split up with pipes |. Also, the variable {n} will be replaced with the according number.

Also, sometimes variables will occur in translation files (see Line 9). They are always enclosed in curly braces {} and you are not allowed to change the name inside, because it is a placeholder for a dynamic value.

Numbers in translation files

Sometimes, weird looking numbers may appear within translations. These typically indicate the usage of IDs, which are game-specific. If you're unsure about the correct IDs, please contact the LSSM-Team and ask for help.

Example for buildings:

/src/modules/buildingListFilter/i18n/en_GB.root.json, lines 2-44open in new window. Here, the numbers represent Building-Types and may need to be adjusted, as the UK-Version has different buildings than e.g. the US-Version, as you can see in /src/modules/buildingListFilter/i18n/en_US.root.json, lines 2-58open in new window

Committing & creating a PR

Please refer to the main contribution guide on how to do this.


Implementing a Content-Pack

In general, these updates are necessary:

  • /src/i18n/{lang}.ts
    • Update vehicles
    • Update vehicle categories
    • Update building categories
    • Update schoolings
    • Update buildings-lists
      • vehicleBuildings, cellBuildings, cellExtensions, bedBuildings, schoolBuildings, dispatchCenterBuildings
  • /src/i18n/{lang}/buildings.ts
  • /src/modules/buildingListFilter/i18n/{lang}.root.json
    • update default
  • /src/modules/extendedCallWindow/i18n/{lang}.js
    • update vehicleGroups & staffGroups
  • /src/modules/extendedCallWindow/i18n/{lang}.root.json
    • update tailoredTabs default
  • /src/modules/missionHelper/i18n/{lang}.json
    • update translations
      • prerequisites
      • requirements
      • vehicles

Finding IDs

If you don't know an ID or the required ID is not (yet) available in our APIopen in new window, please use these guides to find them out.

The URLs in here will use for demonstration. Please replace it with the URL of your game.

Executing code in the browser console

Doing so is simple but can be dangerous. If you don't trust us and the code we want you to execute, this is fine! Just contact the LSSM-Team, and we will provide the IDs for you.

To open the console, press F12, Ctrl+Shift+K or Ctrl+Shift+I (some browsers allow all these keys, some only one of them). If the console is not yet visible, please click on the Console tab in the popup.

You can now copy the code from our code snippets provided below and paste it in the console. Some Browsers (such as Firefox) require you to type a short sentence. Just type it, Firefox will replace it with the code, once you finished the sentence.

When the code is pasted into console, just press the Enter Key on your keyboard to execute the snippet. The result will automatically appear in the console but some of them may take few seconds.

API disclaimer

The API is generated from the translation files and thus may contain wrong values. In case of insecurity, please always use information available in game!



Go to and create a new graphic set. If you already own one, you can also go to its edit page.

Execute the following code in your browser console. It will return a list of vehicles and their ID:

Object.fromEntries(Array.from(document.querySelectorAll('table tbody tr')).map(row => [new URL(row.querySelector('a[href^="/vehicle_graphics/"][href*="/vehicle_graphic_images/"][href$="/edit"]')?.href ?? '/', window.location.origin).pathname.split('/')[4], row.querySelector('td:first-child')?.textContent.trim()]).filter(([id, name]) => id && name)) 



Go to, the form for creating a new building should be shown.

Execute the following code in your browser console. It will return a list of buildings and their ID:

Object.fromEntries(Array.from(document.querySelectorAll('#building_building_type option')).map(option => [option.value, option.textContent.trim()]).filter(([id, name]) => id && name))


There's an official List of missions:

For getting all missions, grouped by their start and end date, execute the following code in game: (replace with your game of course)

fetch('').then(res => res.json()).then(m => {const g = {}; m.forEach(e => {const d = `${e.additional.date_start} - ${e.additional.date_end}`; if(!g[d]) {g[d] = []} g[d].push(e)}); console.log(g)})

Each group is an Object of IDs with the corresponding mission name.


To get an up-to-date list of POIs for /src/i18n/{lang}.ts, go to and execute the following code in your browser console:

Array.from(document.querySelectorAll('#mission_position_poi_type option')).map(option => [option.value, option.textContent.trim()]).sort(([idA], [idB]) => idA - idB).map(([, caption]) => caption)

Help on particular translation topics

Buildings & extensions

The translations can be found in the file /src/i18n/{lang}/buildings.ts. It follows the simple structure [buildingType: number]: BuildingInformation. You can retrieve the type ID of each building as described in Finding IDs: Buildings.

A BuildingInformation consists of several required information:

  • caption (string, required): The name of the building. Must be the same as in game.
  • color (string, required): Choose a color (hex-code with #-prefix) that fits to the building. E.g. for fire stations, a red tone is a good choice.
    • The colors will be used within Dashboard module.
  • credits (number, required): How much this building costs in Credits.
    • If the price is changing with having more buildings, please note this in special.
  • coins (number, required): How much this building costs in Coins.
  • extensions (list of extensions, required): The extensions that are available to be built at this building.
    • Each extension requires at least the following attributes:
      • caption (string, required): The name of this extension. Must be the same as in game.
      • credits (number, required): How much this extension costs in Credits.
      • coins (number, required): How much this extension costs in Coins.
      • duration (string, required): How long it takes to build this extension
        • this could e.g. be 7 days
    • some extensions cannot be bought without having other extensions at this station. They require the following attributes:
      • requiredExtensions (list of numbers): Which extension IDs this extension depends on.
        • Extension IDs start counting at 0 for each building type
    • some extensions may be restricted by the amount of buildings (e.g. an expansion that can be bought once every 10 fire stations). They should contain following attributes:
      • maxExtensionsFunction (function): returns a number indicating how many of these extensions can currently be built. It takes the following parameters:
        • buildingsByType: Record<number, Building[]> where Building is a building as returned from in-game's buildings API
      • canBuyByAmount (function): returns a boolean whether more extensions of this type can be bought. It takes the following parameters:
        • boughtExtensionsAmountByType: Record<number, Record<number, number>> lists how many of each extension type are already bought for each building type
        • maxExtensions: number will be the result of maxExtensionsFunction function
    • if an extension adds one or more new classrooms to the building, following attributes are required: Note that the building MUST have the attribute startClassrooms then
      • newClassrooms (number): indicating the amount of classrooms added by finishing this extension.
    • if an extension adds one or more new prison cells to the building, following attributes are required: Note that the building MUST have the attribute startCells then
      • newCells (number): indicating the amount of prison cells added by finishing this extension.
    • if finishing this extension unlocks new vehicles for this station, gives new parking lots or gifts vehicles, the following attributes are possible:
      • isVehicleExtension must always be true
      • givesParkingLots (number, required): how many new parking lots are added by finishing this extension
        • even if the lot is pre-filled with a vehicle (the vehicle is gifted), it needs to be mentioned here
        • if the extension does not add new parking lots, please set 0 as a value
      • givesParkingLotsPerLevel (number, optional): if the extension gives one or more parking lots for each station level
      • unlocksVehicleTypes (list of numbers, optional): a list of vehicle type IDs that are unlocked for this station by finishing the extension
      • parkingLotReservations (list of list of numbers, optional): specifies if newly added parking lots are reserved for certain vehicle types
        • this is multi-nested list because each element represents a parking lot and which vehicle-types can be put on it
      • giftsVehicles (list of numbers, optional): can list vehicle type Ids for vehicles that are automatically added to the station by finishing the extension
    • if the extension cannot be disabled (e.g. prison cells), add:
      • cannotDisable which must always be true
  • levelcost (list of strings, required): You can give information on how much it costs to increase the level in here.
    • The information will be shown in Overview module
  • maxBuildings (string or number, required): This indicates how many buildings one can buy of this type.
    • The information will be shown in Overview module
    • If there is no limit, you can use e.g. 'no limit'
  • maxLevel (number, required): Set here how often this building can be expanded / leveled up.
    • If this building cannot be leveled up, choose 0 as value
  • special (string, required): This attribute allows you to give additional information on this building.
    • The information will be shown in Overview module

If the amount of buildings of a type is restricted by the total amount of buildings the player has, set the following attributes:

  • maxBuildingsFunction (function): returns a number indicating how many buildings can currently be built. Takes the following parameters:
    • buildingsAmountTotal (number) the amount buildings the player currently has

Some buildings may have classrooms or extensions that add classrooms. They need to have the following attributes set:

  • startClassrooms (number)

Some buildings may have prison cells or extensions that add prison cells. They need to have the following attributes set:

  • startCells (number)

Some buildings may have hospital beds. They need to have the following attributes set:

  • startBeds (number)
    • this automatically enables that level also increases the amount of beds available

If a building is a dispatch center, it needs to have the following attributes:

  • isDispatchCenter must always be true

If a building is a staging area, it needs to have the following attributes:

  • isStagingArea must always be true

If a building can have vehicles, these attributes are possible in addition:

  • startPersonnel (number, required): how much staff the building has initially
  • startVehicles (list of strings, required): which vehicles can be selected as first vehicle (or if it's always the same vehicle)
    • empty list, if none can be selected
    • list of strings because it's only shown in Overview and not processed any further
  • startParkingLots (number, required): how many parking lots there are initially
  • schoolingTypes (list of strings, required): which of the schools this building type is shown in
    • important: after starting a new schooling / course, the name of the schooling will have the form {schoolType} - {schoolingName}. This attribute's values need to be the {schoolType} part, not the name of the school itself!
  • startParkingLotReservations (list of list of numbers, optional): if the initial parking lots are reserved for certain vehicle types
    • this is multi-nested list because each element represents a parking lot and which vehicle-types can be put on it
  • parkingLotsPerLevel (number, optional): if each level does not give 1 new parking lot, the number needs to be changed in here