global_economic_cycle?


#1

Hi all,

What’s the best way to determine what this number should be at? I tried figuring this out based on the existing missions, but when I saw that France was better than Germany, I was thrown for a loop.

Any advice?

Thanks,

Abs


#2

The global economic cycle is basically a sine wave.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sine_wave
So the value curves up, then down, then back up again over a certain period of time. That time is defined in \data\simconfig.txt as

GLOBAL_ECONOMY_CYCLE_LENGTH_YEARS = 8

and the intensity of it is adjusted by this value:

GLOBAL_ECONOMY_INTENSITY = 0.5

So at a value of 0, the economy is neutral, it goes up to a peak at 0.25, then down past the start value at 0.5 to a bottom dip at 0.75, then back to the start at 1.0