Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II

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Art Replacement Mod
File Size
34.340 MB
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:05am
Dec 5, 2018 @ 8:27pm
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Art Replacement Mod


--6 Dec 18 - I realise from your comments that I added a line to the .mod file that I shouldn't have, which causes the mod to create its own directory for save files. The files are totally fine and still Ironman compatible, just navigate to

"C:\Users\yourname\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\Art Replacement\save games"
and copy your save files over to the correct location at
"C:\Users\yourname\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\save games"

The mod is now fixed so any new save files will be in the correct location. Sorry for the stuff up, I hope you all continue to use and enjoy the mod!

--30 Nov 18 - Updated to replace extra loading screen added by Holy Fury, plus added 5 extras so future expansions will be covered for a while.--

Replaces the loading screens with a old master paintings. I made this for myself as I didn't like to original loading screens, thought other people might like to use it too. It also changes the images on the 'select era' window of the new game menu.

There is also a replacement for the background of the launcher (the window that pops up when you click 'play' in Steam), but you need to manually copy it over because it's outside of the mods control.

Just copy the 'launcher' folder out of
"C:\Users\yourname\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\mod\"
into your "steamapps\common\Crusader Kings 2" directory.

To go back to the original launcher art, just tell Steam to repair the game, and it will put the original art back. Likewise, after each patch, Steam will repair the game anyway, and you will have to re-install your art.
(Thanks to jerry.barrington)

The first load screen will always be the same, that's just how the game works.

Art Credits

Load Screens

1 Matejko - Battle of Grunwald
2 Sir John Gilbert - Asking the Way
3 Edmund Leighton - Call to Arms
4 Carl Gustaf Hellqvist -Valdemar Atterdag holding Visby to ransom, 1361
5 Edmund Leighton - God Speed!
6 Rudolf Ernst - Prayers at Sunrise
7 Siemiradzki - Funeral of Ruthenian noble
8 Edmund Leighton - The end of the Song
9 Edmund Leighton - The hostage
10 Eugène Delacroix - Siege of Constantinople (1204)
11 Viktor Vasnetsov - Bard
12 Claudius Jacquand - Jacques Molay takes Jerusalem, 1299
13 Karl Friedrich Lessing - Last crusader
14 Alexandre Evariste Fragonard - Dramatic Scene with Monks in a Crypt
15 Frederick Arthur Bridgman - An Interesting Game
16 Viktor Vasnetsov - Prince Igor's Battlefield
17 Sir Edward John Poynter - The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon
18 Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench - In his final moments, King Jaime el Conquistador gives his sword to his son, Pedro
19 Horace Vernet - La Bataille de Bouvines
20 Emile Signol - Capture of Jerusalem by the Crusaders
21 Francisco Pradilla Ortiz - Lady Juana the Mad
22 Francisco Pradilla Ortiz - The Capitulation of Granada
23 Sir Edwin Henry Landseer - The Hunting of Chevy Chase (preliminary sketch)
24 Edmund Leighton - In time of peril

Pick Era

1- Friedrich Kalbach - Charlemagne, coronation
2- Hans Gude - viking ships
3 - Laurits Tuxen - Danish Bishop Absalon destroys the idol of Slavic god Svantevit at Arkona
4 - Avilov Mikhail - Duel on the Kulikovo Field
5- Ryzhenkov Pavel Viktorovich - Aftermath of The Battle of the Kalka River
6- David Teniers The Younger - Teniers village fête

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jin  [author] Feb 20 @ 11:38pm 
@FoxyAndris Thanks! Glad you are enjoying it :)
FoxyAndris Feb 12 @ 1:59pm 
I love this mod. I just wish you would add 100 more paintings <3
truelove101992 Dec 6, 2018 @ 6:56am 
Nvm, think it's due to some other mod (can't figure out which one though), but basically, the portions of the charecter are no longer actually rooted in the circle area and bits and peices on other pictures are added for the background as well.
jin  [author] Dec 6, 2018 @ 12:10am 
@truelove101922 can you describe the problem or upload a screenshot for me? Thanks!
truelove101992 Dec 5, 2018 @ 11:26pm 
I think it's causing issues with the portraits.
jin  [author] Dec 5, 2018 @ 8:41pm 
@Lewa @GameGabster Thanks for pointing this out, I have fixed the problem and instructions to relocate your savegames from the errant folder are in the description above. The files are still unchanged, I just unwittingly added a line to the .mod file that told the game to put the mod's files in it's own directory.
GameGabster Dec 5, 2018 @ 1:59pm 
As Lewa pointed out, your mod is creating a subfolder in the ck2 files which is segregating savegames. Might be ironman incompatible. Is it possible to fix?
Lewa Dec 1, 2018 @ 1:55pm 
Is there any way to have your mod not segregate savegames into its own subfolder?
Olympian Nov 30, 2018 @ 7:59am 
@jin: Great news, thanks a lot! :104:
jin  [author] Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:09am 
@Killer_Fish.00655 Thanks for the heads up, I have just updated the mod to replace the Holy Fury screen, plus added a few new screens.