Note: This procedure requires editing a game file; creating a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use the following trick to get rid of the unbalanced economy. For example, normally when you drop off a ship full of gold in your home port, the economy slowly crashes and the prices will get lower, forcing you to stop bringing gold into your home port for some time. Using a text editor, edit the "Misc" file in the "/Program Files/Paradox Interactive/East India Company/Data/AI" directory. You can edit the file so that your home port does not pay upkeep, keeping the economy healthy. You may get messages such as "The merchant at this port cannot afford to buy all of the cargo you have". If this happens, put it in your warehouse and sell it later. Another message from your company may appear saying "You have made so much money that we cannot invest it fast enough, so we paid all the Company share holders instead", and you will receive about £50,000.