Age of Civilizations II: Make Your Own Ideology!

This was made for people that wants to change or create an ideology in Age of Civilizations 2.

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Adding/editing an ideology

First of all you need to go to steam/steamapps/common/Age Of Civilizations 2/game folder.
Here you can see the Governments.json file. You need to copy it and edit the file.
I’d recommend you to use Notepad++ for editing this file but you can use different text editor.

Here’s an example of an ideology.
I’ll explain some of the things.
If you want create a simple ideology (not rebels or tribal) just copy and paste this somewhere in the file.

{
Name: “Monarchy”,
Extra_Tag: “m”, The tag for ideology pictures
GOV_GROUP_ID: 0, As I think the countries with ideologies that have same group id are more friendly to each other, but i don’t really know.

ACCEPTABLE_TAXATION: 0.25, Maximum taxation that increases happiness
MIN_GOODS: 0.15
MIN_INVESTMENTS: 0.1,
RESEARCH_COST: 1.0,
INCOME_TAXATION: 1.01,
INCOME_PRODUCTION: 1.01,

MILITARY_UPKEEP: 1.0,
ADMINISTRATION_COST: 1.02,
ADMINISTRATION_COST_DISTANCE: 1.0,
ADMINISTRATION_COST_CAPITAL: 0.4,

COST_OF_MOVE: 8,
COST_OF_MOVE_TO_THE_SAME_PROV: 4,
COST_OF_MOVE_OWN_PROV: 2,
COST_OF_RECRUIT: 18,
COST_OF_DISBAND: 16,
COST_OF_PLUNDER: 8,

DEFENSE_BONUS: 4,

CAN_BECOME_CIVILIZED: -1,Nobody has 1 except the rebels.
CIVILIZE_TECH_LEVEL: 2.0f, Everybody except Tribal has 2.0f.
AVAILABLE_SINCE_AGE_ID: 0, Since which age the ideology will be available to choose

REVOLUTIONARY: false, Only rebels are revolutionary for now. If you want your ideology to be revolutionary just type ‘true’ instead of ‘false’

AI_TYPE: “DEFAULT”,

R: 255, The RGB color of your ideology. (Used in ideology map)
G: 194,
B: 36
},
Tribals have a special counter.
COST_OF_MOVE_OWN_PROV: 2,
Now, let’s edit the images.

Adding pictures for the ideology

Game calls these pictures ‘crowns’.
The game will use your Extra Tag. And if your tag is ‘q’ the file name should be:
crown_q.png
If you’re doung vassal flag it should be:
crown_x_q.png

I’d recommend you using paint net for editing these, or something else that can do png.
You just need to paint some in these folders:
Age of Civilizations 2/UI/H/crowns
Age of Civilizations 2/UI/XH/crowns
Age of Civilizations 2/UI/XXH/crowns
Age of Civilizations 2/UI/XXXH/crowns
Age of Civilizations 2/UI/XXXXH/crowns
Age of Civilizations 2/UI/icons/crowns

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