Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Darkest Hour
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Darkest Hour


Are you tired of Vanilla ignoring the larger part of history? Luxembourg conquering the world by 1941? Canadian naval invasions ruining your dreams of Lebensraum? Then this mod is for you.

By improving and balancing the base game, Darkest Hour offers an experience that is not only more historically accurate but is also immersive and enjoyable at the same time.

Playing as a minor is more challenging and therefore World conquests are even harder and more difficult to achieve!

Yet, the mod still allows for plausible alternate history. When historical plans are available these will be used, whether they were either proposed or partially implemented. In other cases the principles of the past guide content creation.

We currently have implemented the following:
- Revised national focus trees for majors and minors (Only Germany is currently done)
- Reworked and tweaked technologies, extended to cover the 60s
- Adding new modifiers to reflect the superiority and inferiority of certain countries, for example, The German “Blitzkrieg”, British “Our Finest Hour”, and the Soviet “Great Patriotic war” and much more ...
- Tons of new events to improve immersion and flavor. Including the Reichskommisariat events both historical, -
planned, and plausible ones North, East and West of Germany to fulfill all your Lebensraum needs.
- Re-balanced the weather and terrain modifiers making it even more meaningful.
- World Wars aren’t meant to be done in a couple years.
- Rebalanced everything from tanks to planes to ships and manpower for a more authentic and realistic army composition.
- Limit the Division spam for both the player and the AI thus reducing the amount of lag in the mid and late game.
- New custom sprites for air and ground assets, Naval ones will be done in the incoming patches.
- New loading screens and more than 75 new loading screen quotes, more will be added in the future

Keep in mind that the mod is still a Work in progress.

Darkest Hour uses components from the following mods:

- Map Nerd by Yakez
- More unit levels vanilla range
- Realistic Air Missions (LITE) by Aerodil

Q : Is this mod somehow connected to the Darkest Hour a Hearts of Iron game?
A : Not really, except for the fact that it will be heavily based off it in terms of events and flavor.

Q : Are you going to add new focus trees/ countries/ tech trees?
A : Yes we will. I'd be great if we could get more people aboard to help code the designs and plans we have.

Q : What's the scope of this mod?
A : Enhancing vanilla, balancing everything from the equipment to the units to the tech and focus trees, adding more flavor and depth to the game especially inner politics.

Q : Why does Germany use the German Empire flag?
A : We couldn't include the swastika flag in the mod for our German players, However, you can get the uncensored sub mod here https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=974922500.

Q : I found a bug, where shall I report it?
A : Please do so in the "Known Bugs" thread.

Q : Can I use some of your work on my mod?
A: Depends really, if you ask me for permission I'll probably say yes (unless you're asking me to give you half my mod) Although I'd prefer teaching people how to make their own stuff rather than just allowing them to use mine.

Q : Are you going to add more start dates? What about 1933?
A : Possibly in the foreseeable future, as for the 1933 start date, probably not, Our scope is mainly 1936-1964.

Q : Why 1964 ?
A : Ehhhh because 6+4=10.

I'd love to thanks:
- Kaser for his support throughout the different phases of this mod's development, from researching to designing to executing all of this.
- Andret for helping with the German NFT
- popkillerlight for helping with the Italian events
- Aeternall for working on the German NFT, hope he'll fix his code some day.

Wanna help us? Then come and join us on our dedicated discord server Here [discord.gg]
Or You can Follow me on Twitter here https://twitter.com/AlgerianGeneral

Popular Discussions View All (14)
Nov 1 @ 7:35pm
PINNED: [DH] Known Bugs
Algerian General
Nov 14 @ 6:31pm
PINNED: [DH] Room for suggestions
Algerian General
Nov 14 @ 6:20am
What is the Waffen-SS Headquarters Company?
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jrbolivar Nov 21 @ 11:04pm 
So will the next update include a new generic focus tree for every nation and addd a bunch of decisions?
Zoltarian  [author] Nov 21 @ 10:28pm 
@abginla theres plans to remove the current focus trees from the mod and replace them with lots and lots of decisions to allow for a historical game. they might be replaced with generic ones as for minors the decisions system allows for small love to be put into a nation withought the extensive work of a focus tree. while we strive to work on major powers first and formost. you can likely expect spain,belgium,netherlands,norway,bulgaria,hungary,romania to get some love in the future as for when i dont know :(
abginla Nov 21 @ 10:25pm 
What minor countries do you guys have in mind for focus trees?
Zoltarian  [author] Nov 21 @ 1:12pm 
@neoxenocide we dont like adding other peoples mods to this one as its not a mod pack

@batica dont see why your so entitled for us to push out new work, things take time, we work for free be patient or look somewhere else
Batica Nov 21 @ 11:20am 
So only Germany has a focus tree since this mod came out for Hoi4 ? Really ?
NeoXenocide Nov 20 @ 11:49am 
Is there a way you guys could implement some of the expert ai mod?
MrBlazzar™  [author] Nov 19 @ 9:06am 
@The Kaiser it's not currently on the list of things to do. It's a future plan and not currently going to be developed.
The Kaiser Nov 19 @ 8:52am 
I'd love to see that 1933 start date in the next patch. It seems that essentially every mod on there that implements an earlier start date is almost always abandoned...
Hakali Nov 19 @ 8:43am 
Anyone got bugged descriptions such as Panzer_Desc
MrBlazzar™  [author] Nov 18 @ 10:20am 
They need to be fascist.