Here are formulas that are used by FreeCiv to calculate some things, presented in a form better for mathematicians.
City output (food/production/trade)
Cities produce six types of output: food, shields (for production), trade, gold, luxury and science. To calculate the output of any single city:
- Start with the base citizen output from all citizens who are working tiles, or who are specialists.
- If the city has any trade routes, then add the bonus from these routes to trade.
- If the city pays tithes (like from Fundamentalism in civ2 ruleset), then add the tithes to gold.
- Calculate waste and corruption.
- Apply tax rates to trade. Add result to gold, luxury and science.
- Apply city bonus effects (like 50% shield bonus from Factory, and the 100% science bonus from Library.)
References:
- enum output_type_id in common/fc_types.h
- output_type_iterate() in common/city.h
- set_city_production() in common/city.c
Food box
The amount of food needed to fill the food box is a function of the game.ruleset values granary_food_ini and granary_food_inc. The server option foodbox adjusts the amount.
- Recursive formula:
- $ city\_granary\_size = f(city\_size) \times \frac{foodbox}{100} $
- $ f(city\_size) = \begin{cases} granary\_food\_ini[city\_size] & \mbox{if } city\_size \le num\_inis \\ f(city\_size - 1) + granary\_food\_inc & \mbox{if } city\_size > num\_inis \\ \end{cases} $
- Where:
- city_size is the current size of the city.
- num_inis is the number of values in granary_food_ini (which is a list).
When you add a settler the food in the foodbox is kept. With a granary the foodbox will be half full when the city is decreased because of starvation, but when you grow a settler the foodbox will be empty(?). When you add a settler you will not gain half a foodbox
References:
- load_ruleset_game in server/ruleset.c
- city_granary_size in common/city.c
Production
Gold needed to finish production ($ T $ - shields left to produce):
- For units: $ 2T+\frac{T^2}{20} $
- For buildings: $ 2T $
- For wonders: $ 4T $
Multiply these values by 2 if there is no shield in the city stock ($ C $ - cost in shields):
- For units: $ 4C+\frac{C^2}{10} $
- For buildings: $ 4C $
- For wonders: $ 8C $
References:
- impr_buy_gold_cost in common/improvement.c
- utype_buy_gold_cost in common/unittype.c
Trade routes
Trade route revenue generated every turn in cities: ($ T_1 $ = trade production in the city 1, $ T_2 $ = trade production in the city 2. These values doesn't include the extra trade revenues from other trade routes
- With yourself, on the same continent: $ \frac{(T_1 + T_2 + 4)}{16} $
- With another player, on the same continent: $ \frac{(T_1 + T_2 + 4)}{8} $
- With yourself, on another continent: $ \frac{(T_1 + T_2 + 4)}{8} $
- With another player, on another continent: $ \frac{(T_1 + T_2 + 4)}{4} $
- With experimental trade route revenues (on Warserver): $ \frac{(T_1 + T_2 + 4)}{4} $
Caravan bonus, the gold and science you get when establishing a new trade route: ($ T_1 $ = trade production (including trade routes revenues) in the city 1, $ T_2 $ = trade production in the city 2, $ D $ = real distance between the cities):
- $ \frac{(D + 10) (T_1 + T_2)}{8} $
The possession of the technologies Railroad and Flight each reduces the bonus by $ \frac{1}{3} $. Then:
- You have one of this technologies: $ \frac{(D + 10) (T_1 + T_2)}{12} $
- You have two of this technologies: $ \frac{(D + 10) (T_1 + T_2)}{18} $
- With experimental caravan bonus style (on Warserver): $ (2 \log(D + 20 + T_1 + T_2)) ^ 2 $
Bonus from a caravan, when it enter in a existent trade place, you get only $ \frac{1}{3} $ of the bonus: ($ T_1 $ - trade production in the city 1, $ T_2 $ - trade production in the city 2, $ D $ - real distance between the cities):
- $ \frac{(D + 10) (T_1 + T_2)}{24} $
The possession of the technologies Railroad and Flight each reduces the bonus by $ \frac{1}{3} $. Then:
- You have one of this technologies: $ \frac{(D + 10) (T_1 + T_2)}{36} $
- You have two of this technologies: $ \frac{(D + 10) (T_1 + T_2)}{54} $
- With experimental caravan bonus style (on Warserver): $ \frac{(2 \log(D + 20 + T_1 + T_2)) ^ 2}{3} $
These formulas are the base of the calculation. Different governments output different amounts of trade in each city. Republic and Democracy get a +1 trade bonus in tiles that are generating trade, so usually, you will make a lot more profit under these governments. Monarchy and Communism get the +1 trade bonus only if they are celebrating.
Taxation of trade
For each city, multiply the trade output (after subtracting corruption) by the tax rates to yield the gold/luxury/science output taxed from trade. (See add_tax_income() in common/city.c.) The problem is how round the result to exact integers, without increasing or decreasing the trade output (which must exactly equal the sum of the three tax outputs).
From distribute() in utility/distribute.c:
/* * Distribution of a number of items into a number of groups with a given * ratio. This follows a modified Hare/Niemeyer algorithm (also known * as "Hamilton's Method"): * * 1) distribute the whole-numbered part of the targets * 2) sort the remaining fractions (called rest[]) * 3) divide the remaining source among the targets starting with the * biggest fraction. (If two targets have the same fraction the * target with the smaller whole-numbered value is chosen. If two * values are still equal it is the _first_ group which will be given * the item.) */
The order of the three groups in Freeciv is science, gold, luxury.
In Wikipedia, this method is the Largest remainder method using the Hare quota. (Wikipedia discusses elections, so pretend that the trade points are senate seats, and that the tax rates are 100 votes for the Gold, Luxury, or Science party lists.)
Example 1
- Trade surplus: +2
- Tax rates: 60% science, 40% gold
Initial multiplication:
- $ science = +2 \times 60\% = 1 + \frac{20}{100} $
- $ gold = +2 \times 40\% = 0 + \frac{80}{100} $
This gives 1 science and 0 gold, but uses only 1 of 2 trade points. Gold has the highest remainder (80 > 20), so Freeciv gives the other point to gold.
Final result:
- 1 science, 50% of +2
- 1 gold, 50% of +2
Example 2
- Trade surplus: +17
- Tax rates: 30% science, 30% gold, 40% luxury
Initial multiplication:
- $ science = +17 \times 30\% = 5 + \frac{10}{100} $
- $ gold = +17 \times 30\% = 5 + \frac{10}{100} $
- $ luxury = +17 \times 40\% = 6 + \frac{80}{100} $
This uses 5 + 5 + 6 = 16 trade points. Luxury has the highest remainder (80 > 10) and receives the 17th point.
Final result:
- 5 science, ≈29.4% of +17
- 5 gold, ≈29.4% of +17
- 7 luxury, ≈41.2% of +17
Example 3
- Trade surplus: +18
- Tax rates: 30% science, 30% gold, 40% luxury
Initial multiplication:
- $ science = +18 \times 30\% = 5 + \frac{40}{100} $
- $ gold = +18 \times 30\% = 5 + \frac{40}{100} $
- $ luxury = +18 \times 40\% = 7 + \frac{20}{100} $
This uses 5 + 5 + 7 = 17 trade points. Science and gold tie for the highest remainder. To break the tie, Freeciv would give the 18th point to the group with fewer points, but both groups have 5 points. In this case, Freeciv always prefers science to gold, and gives the 18th point to science.
Final result:
- 6 science, ≈33.3% of +18
- 5 gold, ≈27.8% of +18
- 7 luxury, ≈38.9% of +18
Example 4
- Trade surplus: +24
- Tax rates: 60% science, 10% gold, 30% luxury
Initial multiplication:
- $ science = +24 \times 60\% = 14 + \frac{40}{100} $
- $ gold = +24 \times 10\% = 2 + \frac{40}{100} $
- $ luxury = +24 \times 30\% = 7 + \frac{20}{100} $
This uses 14 + 2 + 7 = 23 points. Science and gold again tie for the highest remainder, but now gold has fewer points. To break the tie, Freeciv gives the 24th point to gold.
Final result:
- 14 science, ≈58.3% of +24
- 3 gold, 12.5% of +24
- 7 luxury, ≈29.2% of +24
City health
Settings
The health of a city is defined by the possibility of an illness (plague). The following ruleset options are available in game.ruleset, section [civstyle]:
; Whether plagues (illness) are possible illness_on = 0 ; the base factor for illness (of percent) illness_base_factor = 25 ; minimum city size for illness illness_min_size = 3 ; factor for how much trading with a plagued city increases our city's ; chance for plague (in percent) illness_trade_infection = 50 ; factor for how much pollution within a city increases its chance for ; plague (in percent) illness_pollution_factor = 50
Furthermore for the aqueduct and the sewer system an health effect is defined:
[effect_aqueduct_health] name = "Health" value = 50 reqs = { "type", "name", "range" "Building", "Aqueduct", "City" }
[effect_sewer_system_health] name = "Health" value = 30 reqs = { "type", "name", "range" "Building", "Aqueduct", "City" "Building", "Sewer System", "City" }
The possibility of an illness is reduced by <value> percent defined by the effect Health
Equations
The possibility of an illness is given by a base value, illness due to trade infection and illness due to pollution.
The base illness value depends on the city size and is given by
$ ill\_size = (1- \exp(- \frac{size}{10})) \times 10 \times illness\_base\_factor $
This function starts at 0 for size = 0 and goes asymptotic to its maximum value (illness\_base\_factor).
If a trade city had an illness within the last 5 turns the illness is increased by
$ ill\_trade = \frac{illness\_trade\_infection}{100} \times \sqrt{size \times trade\_city\_size} $
Pollution also increases the illness:
$ ill\_pollution = \frac{illness\_pollution\_factor}{100} \times pollution $
Example
Taking into account a city size of 1 to 50, a pollution level which equals six times the city size (pollution = 6 * size) and four trade cities of size 10 the illness possibility of the city is given in the following table (in percent).
# | (illness) | aqueduct | aqueduct + sewer system | ||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
base | +trade | +pollution | base | +trade | +pollution | base | +trade | +pollution | |
5 | 9.800 | 11.200 | 12.700 | 4.900 | 5.600 | 6.350 | 1.960 | 2.240 | 2.540 |
10 | 15.800 | 17.800 | 20.800 | 7.900 | 8.900 | 10.400 | 3.160 | 3.560 | 4.160 |
15 | 19.400 | 21.800 | 26.300 | 9.700 | 10.900 | 13.150 | 3.880 | 4.360 | 5.260 |
20 | 21.600 | 24.400 | 30.400 | 10.800 | 12.200 | 15.200 | 4.320 | 4.880 | 6.080 |
25 | 22.900 | 26.100 | 33.600 | 11.450 | 13.050 | 16.800 | 4.580 | 5.220 | 6.720 |
30 | 23.800 | 27.300 | 36.300 | 11.900 | 13.650 | 18.150 | 4.760 | 5.460 | 7.260 |
35 | 24.200 | 27.900 | 38.400 | 12.100 | 13.950 | 19.200 | 4.840 | 5.580 | 7.680 |
40 | 24.500 | 28.500 | 40.500 | 12.250 | 14.250 | 20.250 | 4.900 | 5.700 | 8.100 |
45 | 24.700 | 28.900 | 42.400 | 12.350 | 14.450 | 21.200 | 4.940 | 5.780 | 8.480 |
50 | 24.800 | 29.300 | 44.300 | 12.400 | 14.650 | 22.150 | 4.960 | 5.860 | 8.860 |
Migration
Settings
Migration between cities is controlled by the following game settings. They can be changed by using the set server command. help <setting> will give you more information.
- migration - Whether to enable citizen migration (default: 0 = off)
- mgr_turninterval - Number of turns between migrations from a city (default: 5; min:1; max: 100)
- mgr_foodneeded - Whether migration is limited by food (default: 1 = on)
- mgr_distance - Maximum distance citizens may migrate (default: 3; min: 1; max: 7)
- mgr_nationchance - Percent probability for migration within the same nation (default: 50; min: 0; max: 100)
- mgr_worldchance- Percent probability for migration between foreign cities (default: 10; min:0; max: 100)
Equations
Helper function to calculate a "score" of a city. The score is used to get an estimate of the "migration desirability" of the city. The higher the score the more likely citizens will migrate to it.
The score depends on the city size, the feeling of its citizens, the cost of all buildings in the city, and the surplus of trade, luxury and science.
- base formula: $ score = (city\_size + feeling) \times \prod factors $
- feeling of the citizens: $ feeling = 1.00 \times [happy~citizens] + 0.00 \times [content~citizens] - 0.25 \times [unhappy~citizens] - 0.50 \times [unhappy~citizens] $
- factors
- if the city has at least one wonder a factor of 1.25 is added
- for the capital an additional factor of 1.25 is used
- an additional factor is given by the effect 'Migration_Pct': $ f = 1 + \frac{\sum_{effect} Migration\_Pct}{100} $
- the build costs of all buildings: $ f = (1 + \frac{1 - \exp(- \frac{[build~shield~cost] }{1000})}{5}) $
- the trade of the city: $ f = (1 + \frac{1 - \exp(- \frac{[city~surplus~trade] }{100 })}{5}) $
- the luxury within the city: $ f = (1 + \frac{1 - \exp(- \frac{[city~surplus~luxury] }{100 })}{5}) $
- the science within the city: $ f = (1 + \frac{1 - \exp(- \frac{[city~surplus~science]}{100 })}{5}) $
The last four factors f have values between 1 and 1.2; the overall factor will be between 1.0 (smaller cities) and 2.0 (bigger cities)
[build shield cost], [city surplus trade], [city surplus luxury] and [city surplus science] must be >= 0!
The score of the source city is multiplied by 3 to take into account the persistence of the citizens.
$ score\_source = city\_score * 3 $
The score of the target city is weighted by the distance between both cities. The weight factor is calculated as
$ weight = \frac{[maximal~distance] + 1 - dist}{[maximal~distance] + 1} $
$ score\_target = city\_score * weight $
Example
For the following three city the migration score is calculated:
city characteristics | |||
---|---|---|---|
city 1 | city 2 | city 3 | |
city size | 17 | 5 | 3 |
citizens (happy/content/unhappy/angry) | 7/9/1/0 | 1/4/0/0 | 0/3/0/0 |
city has a wonder | yes | yes | no |
city is capital | yes | no | no |
effect Migration_Pct | 30 | 0 | 0 |
build shild cost | 2500 | 1000 | 250 |
city surplus (trade/luxury/science) | 62/16/15 | 10/2/5 | 6/0/6 |
distance | |||
city 1 | - | 3 | 5 |
city 2 | 3 | - | 3 |
city 3 | 5 | 3 | - |
calculated values | |||
city 1 | city 2 | city 3 | |
city size | 17.000 | 5.000 | 3.000 |
feeling | 6.750 | 1.000 | 0.000 |
factor: wonder | 1.250 | 1.250 | 1.000 |
factor: capital | 1.250 | 1.000 | 1.000 |
factor: effect Migration_Pct | 1.300 | 1.000 | 1.000 |
factor: build shield cost | 1.184 | 1.126 | 1.044 |
factor: surplus trade | 1.092 | 1.019 | 1.012 |
factor: surplus luxery | 1.030 | 1.004 | 1.000 |
factor: surplus science | 1.028 | 1.010 | 1.012 |
basic city score | 66.044 | 8.726 | 3.208 |
weight: distance city 1 | - | 0.625 | 0.375 |
weight: distance city 2 | 0.625 | - | 0.625 |
weight: distance city 3 | 0.375 | 0.625 | - |
migration checks | |||
source city / target city | city 1 (source) | city 2 (source) | city 3 (source) |
city 1 (target) | - | 26.179 / 41.2773 | 9.623 / 24.7664 |
city 2 (target) | 198.131 / 5.4539 | - | 9.623 / 5.4539 |
city 3 (target) | 198.131 / 2.0048 | 26.179 / 3.2076 | - |
Migration will take place from city 2 to city 1 and from city 3 to city 1 with the possibility given in the corresponding game settings (mgr_nationchance and mgr_worldchance).
Science
Technology cost formula depends on several game settings: techcoststyle, researchcost, techcostdoubleyear, techleackage, techleackagerate. There might be differences between calculated values and real-game ones due to rounding to integers in several places.
- Future techs: calculated like common techs with techcoststyle=0.
- Common techs:
- If techcoststyle=2, ruleset might set its own values, not calculated by FreeCiv. For the techs not overrided by the ruleset, cost is calculated like if techcoststyle=1.
- If techcoststyle=1 (the default case), $ \textrm{basecost}=\frac12 \times (n+2)^{1.5} \times \textrm{researchcost} $, but not less than researchcost. $ n $ is number of all (including already researched) technologies required by given tech.
- If techcoststyle=0, to discover nth technology you need $ \textrm{basecost}=(n-1)\times\textrm{researchcost} $ (like in Civilization I/II games).
Additional rules.
- If techcostdoubleyear parameter is not zero, cost doubles starting from this year.
- If techleakage parameter is not zero, you get bonus when other players already have developed the tech. The formula is:$ \textrm{bonus}= \textrm{basecost}\times \left( 1-\frac{\textrm{techleakagerate}}{100}\times\frac{p_2}{p_1} \right) $, where $ p_1 $ is total number of players and $ p_2 $ is:
- number of players that know the technology and you have embassy, when techleakage=1,
- number of players that know the technology, when techleakage=2,
- number of players that know the technology, excluding barbarian players, when techleakage=3 (in this case total number of players is calculated without barbarians too).
- Note: $ \textrm{techleakagerate} $ is a Warserver setting. On standard server, $ \textrm{techleakagerate} = 100 $.
- For AI players there might be a penalty/bonus depending on AI skill.
- If the calculated cost is zero, the real cost is 1 bulb.
Getting tech without research
You can get techs, when you conquer a city, use a diplomat, or from Great Library. The chances and costs of this is decided by server settings conquercost, diplochance, freecost etc.
Research
You can research either by science out put from your trade income, or by using Specialists when your cities are at size 5 or above.
Specialists | Default output | With library | With university |
---|---|---|---|
1 scientists | 3 bulbs | 6 bulbs | 10 bulbs |
2 scientists | 6 bulbs | 12 bulbs | 21 bulbs |