This has probably been asked before but I can’t find it…
I want to create some new policies that will feed into and from a new simulation. The modding pages don’t tell how to add a new simulation. I’ve tried adding to the end of simulation.csv, and I’ve tried adding a txt or csv file in the mydocuments area, and I’ve tried adding to the end of simulations.csv and putting the new file into the mydocuments area.
No matter what I do, I get an error “Can’t find in … policies.cpp line…” 500-something.
Modding is absolutely necessary to make the game reasonable, yet modding is devilishly tricky and fragile with scant feedback.
How do I add a new “simulation”?
EDIT: I have since discovered the debugdata folder and will look there next time I trigger a crash… If you do another patch, please add more error detection / feedback. If my simulation is rejected for having the wrong number of commas or something, I’d like to know what I did wrong instead of simply seeing “not found”.
BTW, many of my other attempted mods generate a “Cant find LiteracyRate in AdultEducationSubsidies…” error message. Since adult ed is the very first policy, I surmise that the entire simulations.csv file was rejected for some reason, but I have no idea why. I suspect that open office does a poor job of exporting to CSV (it surrounds EVERY cell entry with double-quotes, even the ‘#’ entries).
I have backed up all of the way to the installation versions of the CSV files, and I won’t expose them to Open Office again. However, I am still flummoxed when it comes to creating a new simulation entity. For some reason, there seems to be absolutely no way for the game to find it. What’s the secret handshake?