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Draxsath's Population and Technology TAP Mod v1.0

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Hello, I made these modifications a long time ago and finally made them into real "mods" rather than just overwriting files.

This version of the mod is for people WITH Thrones & Patriots.

This mod is in response to two gripes I've had about the game:

Gripe 1:
I know a lot of people set their pop caps to like 90,000. I think 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 something, 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.

Gripe 2:
I've always been annoyed that you breeze through all the first ages so quickly, rarely do you ever fight in the classical or medieval ages, you sprint right on to nukes. I personally like the lower ages the most, so i devised a ways to stay there for longer.

The "Very Expensive and Very Slow" technology settings just wasn't slow paced enough 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 actually get you the same numbers as selecting "Very Expensive and Very Slow". I recommend 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 of 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 separate 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
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Shawhey you have got me sooooooooooo confused. which one of the 2 files are for TaP? the name for this thread is your mod name TAP but it says this is for people without thrones and patriots, and the other one says this is for thrones and patriots only. can you straighten this out please.


Verdacy This is the Thrones and Patriots mod.

I played through a game (on very expensive and very slow) and I liked it a lot. I noticed something wierd, though... The first age (and kind of the second) went really slow (which I like, of course, or else I wouldn't be playing this mod). Then... I seemed to blaze through the medieval age and the gunpowder age. Then, once I hit enlightenment, the game slowed way down again. I don't think it had anything to do with the mod, cuz the numbers seemed right, I just seemed to have a crapload of knowledge laying around... Not sure where it came from!

All in all, nice mod! Does exactly what it says it should!
Rating: 5
Mod works great & does slow game down! A++
Major_R_Sharpe Hi, can u help i downloaded the mod but where do the files go, sorry this may be a thick question but i have managed with the others Mods that i have tried.

Major_R_Sharpe Dont reply to this i have sussed it soz :-)
harris634 i doubt anyone will answer since its been like 2 years... but is there a way to get rid of those now towers that came with it? i dont like them
Gunnar B Seems nice. Thanks! :)
Bbomber Hey I have Gold Edition what do I do?
TheMehKing I've tried to edit the files before by following instructions from another forum and it didn't work. Is there any way you are able to just make the pop cap increase by itself? Many thanks
bien hecho
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