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Smoother Difficulty 1.4

Better difficulty curve for Civ VI

  1. RushSecond
    I didn't like that the AI got insane bonuses at the start, which meant the #1 way to lose a game was to just get DoW'd in ancient or classical and get killed by more units than you could possibly handle. This mod smooths the difficulty curve of the AI, so now they have about the same start you do, but get better constant bonuses so they can keep up with tech and production throughout the entire game.

    Also, in the most recent versions, I've added new difficulty levels! Demi-god adds a stepping stone to get from Immortal to Deity, and Omniscient is a new level that's even harder than Deity. If that's still not hard enough, I encourage you to try MyopicCat's mod Deity++

    Installation: extract the zip folder into Documents / My Games / Civilization VI / Mods
    Value Warlord or Less Prince King Emporer Immortal Demi-god Deity Omniscient
    Base Science & Culture Bonus 0% 12% 24% 36% 48% 60% 72% 84%
    Per Era Science & Culture Bonus 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7%
    Gold and Production Bonus 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 100% 100 %
    Combat Bonus 0 0 1 2 3 (+1 over time) 4 (+2 over time) 5 (+3 over time) 7 (+3 over time)
    Bonus vs Barbarians 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
    Bonus Amenities Over Time 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 5
    Extra Military Units 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3
    Extra Settlers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Extra Builders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player Production Penalty 0 0 0 0 0 0 10% 25%
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Recent Updates

  1. Version 1.4
  2. Version 1.3
  3. Major bug fix and new functionality
  4. Version 1.1

Recent Reviews

  1. RohirrimElf
    RohirrimElf
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    excelent mod
  2. Grzemek
    Grzemek
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Very cool mod. I like your approach to difficulty more than the FIraxis' one.

    Do you have any interest in releasing a Steam Workshop version? I can't complete a single game without crashing (and I can't load any save of that game after crashing) once some mods were only available on Steam Workshop (AI+ and NQ mods). They worked correctly together when they were manually put in the mods folder.
  3. Shadenaut
    Shadenaut
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Finally AIs don't get stuck behind in stone age fighting barbarians with sticks and at least are closer to player in the eras.
  4. oedali
    oedali
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    The mod still works amazingly well with the latest patch and it's my favorite. Along with Settlers Retreat and Tougher City States mods, Civ 6 has finally become a challenging and engaging game for me
  5. Sesostris
    Sesostris
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Makes the higher difficulties so much better and more satisfying.
  6. Telruna
    Telruna
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Must have. Great mod.
  7. White Out
    White Out
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    a total triumph of a mod. fantatic.
  8. Enlightened Fox
    Enlightened Fox
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    This is one fantastic Mod to have installed. I am beta testing for a new mod (The Balancer) and simply playing the game like everyone else. Warlord for testing works perfectly because there are no bonuses for AI or myself.

    Prince and higher is now perfect, depending on the game I wish to play. I nice chilling relaxing game is at Prince. King or higher is when I want a challenge, when I am annoyed I will go higher level where I lose miserably. I don't lose so I don't play at higher levels. lol

    I recommend this mod highly it is one great Mod with how Firaxis does its skill levels it is a must have!!
  9. WileyWilson
    WileyWilson
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Love this mod. Thanks for putting in the effort and uploading :)
  10. PupiWizard
    PupiWizard
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I managed to beat the game with a Religion Victory in Deity thanks to this mod and the Civilization Improvement Patch. I have to say it still took a few tries but the game felt a lot more balanced, the AI keeps up in tech with you in the late game and doesnt completely obliterate you and get hugely ahead of you early game. Good Job.