Gwen’s Simple Traits 1.6.1

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Author: GwenBlanketKnight[Stressed]
Last revision: 5 Jun at 16:59 2017 UTC


1) 41 new traits many with up to 5 levels and negative versions of each.This adds a total of over 300 traits to the game. I suggest also looking at my Zero Cost traits mod that adds over 50 unique traits to the game.

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2) Without touching the core AI personality files I have made it so that the AI personalities spawn when using traits with similar effects to the vanilla ones that they require.

A lot of the math I use is based on the fact that adaptability and strong double in cost as their effects double. This leads me to cost things in increments based on 50% of their in game value.


opinions.txt trying to find an easy solution to having to do that for opinion modifiers.


Title image done by an anon.

Latest Updates

fixed other species happiness traits to be more impactful given I didn’t realize they changed how the modifier works. they are noew 1 to 3 and -1 to -3. and provide bonuses in increments of 5.

Turned off positive versions of the consumer goods reduction trait until i can know for sure if its granting a positive bonus to mineral production. This will not affect save games as I simply turned the traits off from selection.

Added some new traits and re jiggered some of the math in light of changes to core traits

Posted new version while preserving legacy version


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