Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Hearts of Iron IV: Empire Alpha 0.5.1: Liberty Or Death
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Feb 5, 2021 @ 4:49am
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Hearts of Iron IV: Empire Alpha 0.5.1: Liberty Or Death

Welcome to Hearts of Iron IV!
Hearts of Iron IV: Empire; is a mod set around the events of the early 18th century, starting in 1699. In this mod, you will be able to experience interesting scenarios, such as the War of the Spanish Succession and the Great Northern War, famous for the legendary campaigns of Charles XII otherwise known as Carolus Rex. Whilst the combat of HOI4 would normally not make a lot of sense for a scenario in the early 1700s, the mod aims to bring a genuine ancient regime feel to the game, introducing retextured technologies, hundreds of unique portraits, a dozen new focus trees and many other events and national spirits.

Whilst Empire has been in the making for quite some time, work is never truly finished. This mod has been a mostly solo project for the last two years, but I can assure you that progress is being made every single day to make this mod into the ultimate 1700s experience.

  • A reworked map of the world set in 1699
  • A new 1718 challenge scenario
  • Hundreds of unique leaders and portraits
  • A unique scenario centering around the Great Northern War and the Spanish Succession War
  • An estate and absolutism system as a reworked ideology chart
  • New events, decisions, advisors and national spirits
  • Over a 100 new focus icons
  • Focus trees for all major European powers
  • Focus trees for several minor nations
  • Retextured/ Reworked tech (WIP)

What’s new since 0.4.2?
  • Added 1718 start date: tricky scenario for Spain and Sweden
  • Reworked France slightly
  • Added Savoyard Tree
  • More releasables
  • bugfixes

What’s coming up?
  • Later start dates
  • American focus tree
  • Solving problems
  • Continue tech rework, etc.
“Help, the mod doesn’t work!”
Since 1.8 the new official Paradox launcher is known to have some serious issues with loading mods, often messing with the ‘descriptor file’. This is an issue that can unfortunately not be fixed until Paradox fixes their stuff, but generally reinstalling the mod, or simply reloading the launcher should do the trick.

“Help, the mod has crashed!
Crashes are quite rare in Empire, but they can happen. Most commonly, the game tends to freeze during a peace conference. In 99% of the cases, it get’s resolved by just waiting. To my personal experience, in the scenario where your game crashes, simply reloading your latest game always works without issues.

Join our discord!

If you are interested in engaging with the community, talk to the devs, make suggestions, report bugs or maybe even join the dev team, than discord is the place to be for you. It is an excellent place for the organisation of community games and receiving the latest updates or sneak peaks on the progress of what we are working on. You can join our discord here: https://discord.gg/XrJXQPFecg

important note: do not add me as a friend on steam. If you want to contact me, join our discord. I will not accept friend requests.

Becoming a dev
If you think you have the talent to be on our developer team, let us know! We are especially in dire need of artists and writers, but obviously everyone with the right set of skills is welcome. You will find we are very responsive on discord, so head over there if you are interested!

How do I get the map style?
You can find the map mod by linwajun here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2195406931

Credits and Thanks to:
Skulli, AlexDG, Massias, Wasserglas, pepe pan dziobak & Prussian man