[size=70]After thicking about it for a while …
… a list being a highly time consuming task
… and will require maintenance on a regular basis
… which is both not good for the much-appreciated doer
Then, I came to this idea: [/size]
advanced modding : POLICIES IN DETAIL
This will give you details of the game mechanics
you will like to figure out by just playing the game.
This is intended for advanced modders only, who need precise data
for balancing tasks and creating new (balanced) policies etc.
Description and Code for Windows (any version) **1
copy policies into a new/empty folder
start Command Prompt / CMD.exe
go to this new folder (cd path ENTER)
mark and copy ONE of these code lines
paste into Command Prompt window (mouse over C-P-window, click right mouse button, insert).
type “policies - Copy.csv” | find “#,” | find /i “_MiddleIncome,” > file_MidInc.txt
type “policies - Copy.csv” | find “#,” | find /i “Motorist_income,” > file_MotInc.txt
[/code]for code details ____ **2 see below
perhaps changes to file_name.txt, etc
a new file was created this second
Now, open/ double-click new txt-file
Open in editor. (Notepad: make use of break-line feature ON or OFF)
You should receive this:
(sorted by me, cut by me) - SPOILER WARNING! - see above
MiddleIncome :: file_MidInc.txt
#,AirlineTax, ... #,CarTax, ... #,GraduateTax, ... #,IncomeTax, ... #,FlatTax, ... #,InternetTax, ... #,PropertyTax, ... #,SalesTax, ... #,MortgageTaxRelief, ... #,RailSubsidies, ... #,UniversityGrants, ... #,HealthcareVouchers, ... #,HealthTaxCredits, ... #,SchoolTaxCredits,..,default,"... ",,19,15,8,8,TAX,200,5000,,1,0,0, ,#Effects,"PrivateSchools,0+(0.4*x),2","_MiddleIncome,0+(0.08*x)","_HighIncome,0+(0.06*x)","Wealthy,0.02+(0.06*x)","MiddleIncome,0.04+(0.06*x)","Socialist,-0.01-(0.05*x)","Poor,-0.01-(0.05*x)","Capitalist,0.02+(0.04*x)",,,
Each line is one policy.
…,Inputs(sometimes) ,#Effects, Outputs/Effects (always),
2nd. You should receive this:
(cut/truncated by me)
Motorist_income :: file_MotInc.txt
#,CarEmmissionsLimits,[...] #,CarTax,[...] #,CleanFuelSubsidy,[...] #,PetrolTax,[...] #,SateliteRoadPricing,[...] #,SpeedCameras,[...] #,TollRoads,[...] #,FuelEfficiency,[...]
MiddleIncome is a voter type/group.
Normally you have Motorist_income, Capitalist_income, etc.
_MiddleIncome is income of voter type MiddleIncome and is defined in simulation.csv
_LowIncome is income of voter type Poor and is defined in simulation.csv
_HighIncome is income of voter type Wealthy and is defined in simulation.csv
Note: This method will only show vanilla/basic game policies.
Any policies from activated Mods! will not be included/shown.
Adjust code line and generate result files for your needs.
Have fun creating good Mods, test and post them for all to share.
Code for Windows (any version)
This is Batch Code, originating
from MS DOS times in the '80 '90
It works for all windows platforms
with only minor changes in parameters (/…)
type “policies - Copy.csv” | find “#,” | find /i “Motorist_income” > file_MotInc.txt
type == reads text-file
| == forwards the result (pipe operator)
find “#,” == finds any lines containing ‘#,’ == activated csv code line
| == forwards …
find /i “motorist_income” == finds any lines containing ‘motorist_income’
; /i == big/small letters don’t matter
== forwards / creates or overwrites a file with given name in this folder
for more details about FIND
type ‘find /?’ ENTER