There is a way to make the Vox Populi compatible/amenable to the Longer Eras - Historic. Here is what to do. Tweak these values as you like to your own preference. use Notepad++ use Longer Eras - Historic use Vox Populi In the Historic.xml: ResearchPercent>200</ResearchPercent <Set Flavor="5"/> <Where UnitType="UNIT_SETTLER"/> In the CoreDefines.sql of (2) Community Balance Overhaul\Balance Changes\: Add to -- Deal Durations UPDATE GameSpeeds SET DealDuration = '50' WHERE Type = 'GAMESPEED_HISTORIC'; Add to -- Instant Yield Values UPDATE GameSpeeds SET InstantYieldPercent = '300' WHERE Type = 'GAMESPEED_HISTORIC'; Change in -- City Stuff UPDATE Defines SET Value = '20' WHERE Name = 'CULTURE_COST_FIRST_PLOT'; UPDATE Defines SET Value = '10' WHERE Name = 'CULTURE_COST_LATER_PLOT_MULTIPLIER'; UPDATE Defines SET Value = '1.2' WHERE Name = 'CULTURE_COST_LATER_PLOT_EXPONENT'; Change in -- Golden Ages UPDATE Defines SET Value = '1000' WHERE Name = 'GOLDEN_AGE_EACH_GA_ADDITIONAL_HAPPINESS'; Note that the InstantYieldPercent of 300 is high, but I kind of like it that way. Make it how you like it. You could also change the city defense parameters so that civs with early era unique units aren't kind of screwed. These are: UPDATE Defines SET Value = '300' WHERE Name = 'MAX_CITY_HIT_POINTS'; UPDATE Defines SET Value = '500' WHERE Name = 'CITY_STRENGTH_DEFAULT'; UPDATE Defines SET Value = '350' WHERE Name = 'CITY_STRENGTH_UNIT_DIVISOR'; etc.