Every forum I read of people having problems getting mods to work seems to not be relevant. I make the mod exactly like the video on youtube / guides posted in forums. It's the simplest of mods because it's just an update. I set the property to update database on mod activated. It's properly saved in the MOD folder. It shows no errors when I run the debug. It shows perfectly in the mod list in the game. It shows it loads along with the other mods. I start the game by clicking "Single Player" without hitting the back button. All other mods I have loaded (not many, just like 4-5) load and work perfectly. None of them have anything to do with the changes I'm looking to make so shouldn't interfere. But for some odd reason, my mod changes don't work.
They are as follows:
#1. Changing the happiness from Meritocracy from 1 happiness to 3 happiness. The original setting was 100, not sure why it was 100, so I'm assuming to make it 3 happiness per city connected to the capital, it would be 300.
#2. Changing the happiness from Military Caste social policy from 1 to 2 when having a garrisoned unit in a city.
I play deity on single large land masses with domination only victory condition and the relentless effort by the AI to settle cities between my cities forces me to either remain at war with everyone 24/7 to keep the settlers from entering my territory or settle / puppet more cities. And I'm tired of dealing with the overzealous happiness penalties put in place by going wide.
Here's the code:
So what could the problem be? I'm not getting any error messages. I've tried this mod on saved games and starting new ones. Nothing.
I'm running Win 8.1 and G&K. I tried disabling G&K and still nothing.
I even tried making the exact same mod in the video (the one where he raises colosseum happiness from 2 to 3) and that mod didn't work either. I know it's 2015 and much of the guides and stuff were made years ago, but there's gotta be some simple adjustment, I just can't find any updated references that offer a solution.