Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Did you ever think that besides the few news events for major events there is too few flavor for other stuff that could have happened during your game?
Would you like to have more flavor in form of weekly news in your Hearts of Iron IV games?
Then this mod is for you.

This mod adds a newspaper, inspired by the mechanic in Victoria II, that is updated weekly and brings you everyday news and ads as well as special, unique articles about historical events.
Currently there are more than 180 articles included to spice up your game experience. Enjoy your game and keep an eye on the events in the world, and what your press has to say about them.

A few articles also vary depending on which country you are playing as.

There is a game rule to enable the newspaper archive. If it's enabled, the game will save every published newspaper edition when it gets replaced by a new one, so you can access it later. However this can have an impact on performance, especially loading and saving time and save game size, so it is disabled by default.

  • HOI4 Version: 1.11.*
  • should be compatible with any DLC
  • should be compatbile with most mods
    • however there can be problems with mods that set a replace path for the folders this mod uses as well as with mods that have a different setting or timeline, since in those some articles might not make any sense
The mod is not ironman compatible. So you cannot earn achievements with it activated.

  • English localisation included
  • German localisation included
  • French localisation included (mostly English language)
  • Spanish localisation included (English language)
  • Russian localisation included
  • Polish localisation included (English language)
  • Portuguese localisation included (English language)

A Chinese translation can be found here.

A few texts were taken from Victoria II.
A few graphics were taken from Victoria II and Europa Universalis IV.
Most of the article images were made out of historical photos or images.
A lot of the articles were inspired by real articles of the time.
Thanks to Elefante, UberEpicZach and LordVarangian for some article ideas and texts.
Thanks to A Evil Canadian for the (partly) French translation.
Thanks to Emperor_Nicholas_II for the Russian translation.

If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, please let us know in the comments or on our discord.

Feel free to join us on our Discord[discord.gg].
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Jun 29, 2020 @ 2:09am
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LimonenZitrone  [author] Jul 1 @ 8:52pm 
@Sh4dowLuker: I mean, sure. Just make sure to keep functions in the localisation as they are (like the bracket commands etc) and check that stuff roughly fits in the text boxes in the newspaper (at least for the main article).
Sh4dowLuker Jul 1 @ 7:42pm 
Well, understood. I can make a translate? I'm can do english to portuguese, if is possible, I wish to do it, I like a lot this mod.
LimonenZitrone  [author] Jul 1 @ 6:20pm 
@gregpkennedy: I don't have any new articles currently. But if I come across stuff that would make sense to get added I will. And possibly fixes or tweaks based on new HOI4 updates.
gregpkennedy Jul 1 @ 5:26pm 
Are you still updating?
LimonenZitrone  [author] Jul 1 @ 9:10am 
@Sh4dowLuker: Yes, it is in English (that's why it says English language behind it). It just means that I included localisation for the portuguese language so you can play the game in that language and not see code strings but actual (English) text.
Sh4dowLuker Jul 1 @ 2:00am 
Sorry if is a dumb question, but i saw in the description that have a localisation for Portuguese, but what I have to do to this work? Because everytime I run the game, always start in english.
LimonenZitrone  [author] Jun 1 @ 3:13am 
@Dick Succerberg: It's two, one is longer iirc. You can turn off the sound tho in the settings (right click the newspaper button).
Dick Succerberg May 31 @ 5:22pm 
I love this mod, but dear god why is the sound effect for opening the newspaper so long jfc.
Phrog May 22 @ 4:18am 
Can you make it so that if war is declared then that goes to the head news? at the moment it would be that War declared Great Britain at war in the corner while things about meat are the headlines, also make it so if a revoloution takes place it doesn't say "a black day for Europe" cause a lot of the time it ain't Europe having a revolt, thx
KingRatio Apr 24 @ 3:13pm 
is there a way i can change the time a new article is posted?