Well webusver, all I can say is I strongly disagree with your artificial way of 'boosting' the AI, aka. rampant cheating. It isn't enjoyable to play against. Also, that particular game I spoke of couldn't possibly be won; the AI was casting Spell of Making around turn 90 and I hadn't even located his cities (huge map). I really hope you reconsider your decision because it is clear you've put a lot of time into this and am very talented as a modder.
I tried another game on Challenging and now the AI has longbows on turn 35 which is likewise hopeless to play against. I like a challenge but not the masochistic, one-sided cheating kind. I will definitely be playing your mod over the unmodded version of the game if you tone down the cheating a bit, however.
I've made a long gameplay with the mod on Challenging difficulty and I agree with you. In some days the mod will be updated. AI will have no such bonuses. When player plays on Challenging level it shoul not be so difficult.
Is this mod compatible with children of the storm?
No, I'm sorry.
I agree here, and Primal_Savage come up with a solution, which I have not tried with the recent updates though. But one could use his AI (see some pages back) and that takes care of the economic advantage they AIs get, or don´t get in this case.
I need some time to modify difficulty levels. And yes, XtraSavageAI_Difficulty mod is compatible with Patchwork mod.
Also, webusver, the final decision is yours obviously, but by including DLC02-03-04 stuff in your mod, you are actually giving away content that should be paid for. You may want to reconsider including these in your mod...
Xml files contain only Settings but not Content. My mod contains not a single picture or any 3d objects, no maps, no DLC quests and so on. Also note, that the mod contains only those files, which were modified by me. Those players, who didn't purchase DLCs would not be able to use them properly. I think these files is just additional stimulation to buy DLCs. Could you explain your position?