Rent Control v1.1
Rent Control v1.1
Land Value, Rent & Building Upgrade Control
Set a global and configurable upper bound for land value. Land value of the city will stop rising when hitting this limit. This function can be turned off via a configuration entry.
Two modifiers are added to control the rent payment mechanism:
Rent payment factor: controls how much% of the original rent is actually payed by residents and companies. The actually rent payed = original rent * rent payment factor. Storage companies are not affected. Disable this function by setting this factor to 1. The default configuration is 0.25.
Rent upgrade factor: controls how much% of the original rent is actually added to the building upgrade progress. The actually progress added= original rent * rent upgrade factor. Disable this function by setting this factor to 1. The default configuration is 1.
Two modifiers are added to control the building upgrade mechanism:
Building upkeep factor: controls how much% of the original building upkeep is actually subtracted from the building upgrade progress. The actually building upkeep = original upkeep * building upkeep factor. Disable this function by setting this factor to 1. The default configuration is 1.
Garbage fee factor: controls how much% of the original garbage fee is actually subtracted from the building upgrade progress. The actually garbage fee = original garbage fee * garbage fee factor. Disable this function by setting this factor to 1. The default configuration is 1.
Tips about the game’s building upgrading mechanism
The building upgrade progress is the building’s landlord.
Only the rent promotes the building upgrade progress.
Only the building upkeep and the garbage processing fee reduce this progress.
When the upgrade progress > the corresponding upgrade cost, the building gets upgraded
When the upgrade progress < -the corresponding upgrade cost, the building gets abandoned.
Tips about the game’s rent mechanism
The rent value rises with the land value, but not determined by it. Many other factors affects the rent, such as the building level and city services.
Storage companies are not affected by the rent. Their landlords (upgrade progress) afford their profits and losses.
How high rent causes abandoned buildings: High rent→renters cannot affort→renters move away→landlords receive insufficient rent→landlords go backrupt→building abandoned.
Configuring the Setting
First launch the game with this mod loaded, and close the game (to generate the configuration file).
Open the configuration file (..\Cities Skylines II\BepInEx\config\RentControl.cfg), modify each configuration entries and save the file.
Now launch the game again with this mod loaded and enjoy it!
Guidelines on configurating different factors:
To ensure that citizens/companies can affort their rent: lower land value cap and lower the rent payment factor.
To speed up building upgrade/prevent building abandon: Increase the rent upgrade factor, lower the building upkeep factor and lower the garbage fee factor.
Game version 1.0.19f1.
This mod is experimental. It alters core game mechanisms, affects game data and has a short-term impact on saves. It may not be compatible with other mods. Please use at your own risk.
This mod can be quite balance-breaking if not properly configured.