So version 1.08 is live for windows and it adds support for two new thinsg:
- There is now a new folder in \my documents\my games\democracy3 called ‘overrides’.
this is for player-overrides, which means anyone playing the game who wants to globally and totally change one of the existing effects in the game (or add a new one, for example) can do so without having to go through all the complexities of creating a mod, with a mod ini file etc…
So if you stick a file in there called ‘mychange.ini’ (filename is irrelevant but must be unique) filled with this:
TargetName = "WorkerProductivity"
HostName = "AlcoholConsumption"
Equation = "0-(0.07*x)"
Inertia = 0
Then this will change that equation for every country in the game, even modded ones. You can also delete the effect by replacing the equation with Equation = “DELETE”. You can add a new connection just by specifying the host and target.
Next in the order of priority are some new ini files which are looked for in every mod, and these are in a new folder called ‘overrides’ in a mods ‘data’ folder.
so for example in
\program files\democracy 3\my mod\data\overrides
You can stick a bunch of ini files that change the game. Note that this allows you to change a whole bunch of game equations without ever touching the games core files, so you can, for example have a mod which boosts the extent to which science helps technology, and have it as a mod you can happily toggle on or off. Also note that mods don’t have to involve new countries at all, you can just have a ‘remix’ mod that changes all the equations