Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

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Smoother Difficulty 2.0 (updated for GS and added tourism scaling)
Type: Mod
Mod: AI, Gameplay
File Size
0.027 MB
Mar 4, 2019 @ 2:04pm
Mar 7, 2019 @ 10:33am
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Smoother Difficulty 2.0 (updated for GS and added tourism scaling)

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for a version of this mod without tourism scaling, but still updated for Gathering Storm

Changes difficulty levels so AI gets less starting bonuses, but more constant bonuses so they keep up in production and tech throughout the game. Updated for GS and added tourism scaling.

The main things this mod does are:
- remove extra starting settlers for AI in high difficulties
- make science and culture bonus for high difficulty AI increase with era
- add two new difficulties
- NEW: add tourism bonus for high difficulty AI that increases with era
more information can be found on civfanatics (link below)

The original mod was made by RushSecond and can be found

or here:

I've updated the mod for Gathering Storm, by setting a load order so it loads after DLCs, and adding scaling for future era.

I've also added scaling for tourism, to make the AI more competitive in cultural victory: 20% per difficulty above prince, plus 5% per difficulty and era. These values haven't been tested extensively yet, so if you want to try other values you can change them in the file "EraScaling.sql". Please report if you find better values.

reminder: the mod files can be found here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\289070
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Oct 17, 2021 @ 10:51pm
Can we edit what they start with?
Jan 22, 2021 @ 4:21pm
Are the files available anywhere else for Epic Games versions?
Oct 13, 2020 @ 10:47am
Rise and Fall
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SomeLoser7734 Dec 9, 2021 @ 10:18pm 
HoNk :0)
Fusion Road Jul 31, 2021 @ 10:14am 
I don't see the two new difficulties, so I'm assuming it's not working on the current patch.
Eren Jan 14, 2021 @ 1:25pm 
Seems to be working for me, I can see the new difficulty levels and AI doesn't get starting settlers. I don't know if the scaling works as intended, but deity AI no longer has pikeman while I have field cannons.
34A Jan 10, 2021 @ 8:49am 
Mod stopped working for me after latest xpac
Siu-King** Nov 30, 2020 @ 1:00pm 
Does not work in Dec 2020
hewo Sep 16, 2020 @ 8:24am 
how can I download?
CivGumby Jun 6, 2020 @ 3:26pm 
I am concerned because I don't see the two new Difficulty Layers. Does this mean that the mod has loaded properly? (and generally how can verify that it has - other than trusting the "Enabled" marker in the mod list
bostonbongrips Jun 3, 2020 @ 12:58pm 
@Lovebuzz it shouldn't conflict with either Real Strategy or AI+

As far as new patch, no issues here
Bitterman May 25, 2020 @ 9:06am 
It seems to work with the Season Pass. I didn't get any incompatibilities at least.
rayek. May 21, 2020 @ 3:16pm 
Does it work?