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Default How can I change the starting game year?

I would like to mod SE5 so that I can have year one as the starting year, and also so that the turn year increment is one year per turn instead of one tenth of a year per turn. Can this be done? I looked in settings.txt and didn't see anything in there that would effect the starting year or the turn year increment, nor did I see any other data folders that looked like they would cover either of those things.
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Default Re: How can I change the starting game year?

Well of course as soon as I submitted my post I found the value in settings.txt that changes the starting game year.

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Starting Game Date := 24000

The turn year increment is still one tenth of a year when I set the date to 1, but at least I can set the starting year.
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Default Re: How can I change the starting game year?

There's a field in Settings.txt called "Game Time Rate Multiplier" or somesuch - I think if you set that to 10, then the turns will increment one year per turn, but I've never tried it
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Default Re: How can I change the starting game year?

I tried that and it had no effect. I'm thinking maybe it effects what things cost at different stages of the game, but that's just a guess. It doesn't do anything to the turn year increment though.
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Default Re: How can I change the starting game year?

Strange, well, I sent an email to Malfador about the issue...
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Default Re: How can I change the starting game year?

That setting doesn't effect the game date, but rather the rate at which the system animations occur.
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Default Re: How can I change the starting game year?

Yep, that's what Aaron said
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Default Re: How can I change the starting game year?

Well thanks for trying anyway! At least I'm able to change the starting date. I can always pretend the decimal point isn't there.
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Default Re: How can I change the starting game year?

but remember that building like atmospheric modification plant use true years, so what is called 5 years are 50 turns...
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