Distant Worlds Legends Extra Difficulty Mod
I saw someone said that the game was too easy the further you went on, and I tend to agree with the same start conditions. Even if you give the other races a starting advantage once you have caught up it is not a challenge to mop the AI up.
After some initial tests these mods ramp up the difficulty a lot and the further in the game you get it does not get any easier!
It is a simple manipulation of reproduction rates of your natural enemies. It still retains all the flavour and feel of the original game but this natural advantage makes a big impact on how well the AI does more so it seems than a money influx.
I was severely struggling with a 4x speed game many years in to deal with the insects and when the Shakturi arrived....oh dear...
Let me know if there is any demand for the other races to have a difficulty mod, some of them don't have natural enemies but I can think of other subtle ways to affect things.
The Difficult for Humanoids mod will largely be difficult for most races that aren't insect and I like the idea of insects that breed like ants anyway.
I have done the inverse mod called 'Difficult for Insectoids' that ups the reproduction rates for insect race enemies, slightly less believable but I'm sure it can be ignored.
This has been designed to work with 1...14, the latest beta version. It will probably work on earlier versions but it is untested.
You will need to create a new game to see the effects.
Go to where you installed your game, it needs to go in the:
../Matrix Games/Distant Worlds/Customization/
directory, place both directories in there so it looks like this:
../Matrix Games/Distant Worlds/Customization/Difficult for Humanoid/
../Matrix Games/Distant Worlds/Customization/Difficult for Insectoid/
Once you have extracted the contents and started Distant Worlds go to change theme. Then select either Diffcult for Humanoid if you are going to play a non insect race, or Difficult for Insectoid if you are going to play an insect race.
For maximum difficulty choose <Difficult for Humanoid>, then select either Human, Quameno, Ackdarian, Zenox, Teekan, Wekkarus, Ugnari, Kiadian or Securan as your race.
< Message edited by Haree78 -- 5/15/2012 11:55:41 PM >