Hello, I made these modifications a long time ago and finally made them into real "mods" rather than just overwriting files.
This mod is for people WITHOUT Thrones & Patriots.
This mod is in response to two gripes i've had about the game:
I know alot of people set thier pop caps to like 90,000. I tihnk this is a bit much, you should have to struggle here and there with the pop cap. however i never understood why it increased in a linear fashion rather than exponential. It seems to me that your nation grows in an exponential manner, why would population differ? Well i put some brain cells to the task and came up with a system to make the pop cap still mean somthing, but also be less limiting.
Normal Pop Cap, Increasing by +25.
My Pop Cap Mod, Increasing by 50%.
you'll notice with this mod, that you'll still hit that pop cap, near the end of the age you will almost always hit the pop cap. So you'll still need to struggle with it, but its no where near unlimited.
I've always been annoyed that you breeze through all the first ages so quickly, rarely do you ever fight in the classical or mideival ages, you sprint right on to nukes. I personally like the lower ages the most, so i divised a ways to stay there for longer.
The "Very Expensive and Very Slow" technology settings just wasnt slow paced enoguh for me.
I noticed that that setting simply multiplied the research times and costs for everything by 2. So what i did was go into the xml files and multiply them all by 2. This way, selecting "Normal" will actualyl get you the same numbers as selecting "Very Expensive and Very Slow". I reccomend not doing higher than "Expensive and Slow" unless you want to spend 3 hours getting to age VII.
This makes the game much less focused on the tech rush, and more focused on other aspects fo the game. You wont be struggling to click those research buttons over and over again as you whip through the ages, or upgrade your javelineers to guys with assault rifles simply because you forgot to upgrade for 5 minutes.
Here are the mod files, there is a seprate mod file for vanilla RoN and another for Thrones and Patriots. Unzip and copy them into your RoN/mods folder and your good to go.
E-Mail me with any questions or comments you have :P