Been having a ton of fun with D3 the last weeks or so (and appreciate the changes since d2).
My intent with this mod was to recreate a 2008 recession mission, this one from the Canadian POV, but i expect it is not too unlike the 2008 recession experience in the USA or most of the western world. I would be happy to work with others to get that USA / Canada simulation “just right”.
Lets call this release 0.5 - I would say it is in alpha, but it doesn’t crash and the game dynamics are intact. I’ will probably load up another version in a week. Modding is as much fun as playing eh?
The Canada 2008 Mission:
A lot of changes were made, including the
*revised country file,
*demographic tweaks - less socialism, more ethinic, less wealthy
*two dilemmas were added - an “auto industry bailout” and “end political party funding”
*4 new policies - national parks, foreign troop deployments, public broadcasting and youth exchange program (i don’t have icons for them - any volunteers?)
Global Changes - “Not Just a Mod” Mod:
*across the board “compression” of political capital values - the lowest values went up a bit, the highest came down - it brings some of the really expensive stuff within reach.
*assasinations - nerfed.
*population dynamics (how much your voter groups will change in the near term) - nerfed
*public outrage over tax hikes - boosted
*universal displeasure over a tanking economy - boosted
Whats the playability like?
While testing these modifications I have tried germany, uk, usa, canada, germany, france i would say it is generally harder (i kept tweaking it in that direction) - so without any of the bad events happening to you at the wrong time i would say it is hard to get re-elected - if bad events happen at the wrong time you are toast. Threading the needle between solvency and popularity is more difficult. That being said i just did a quick run through with france and the socialists will still keep you in power there despite the economy being in the toilet.
so there is probably a lot more balancing to do. Feel free to wait for the 1.0 version.
Included in the zip is a
idealmod folder - normal mod folder goes in the democracy3 folder. that can be tried standalone (though i can’t say i have)
“data - idealmod” - this is my modified democracy3/data folder, including only the stuff i modified: the attacks, policies.csv and simulation.csv - I don’t know any other way than altering these files “straight up” to get the effect i wanted. No new rows, just changes to effects. If you want to try these PROCEED WITH CAUTION and backup your entire democracy3/data folder first. I don’t reccomend these for folks who aren’t already familiar with modding D3, so if you have already done this kind of thing yourself dare to compare.
IdealMods - Canada 2008 Plus.zip (348 KB)