What is BlackICE?

Black ICE is a major overhaul of Hearts Of Iron 3, The Grand World War II Strategy game by Paradox Interactive.

What does Black ICE add to HOI3?
•Over 4,000 immersive events and decisions
•100+ unique technologies to research
•400+ unique units (including SS and Soviet Guards)
•Completely new artwork and sound effects
•Thousands of hours of bug fixes and play balance

The BlackICE Team

While contributions to BlackICE have been made by dozens of passionate, dedicated modders over the years, there is a core team that handles game-balance, event management, software builds, distribution, and general direction of the mod. Please see the in-game credits for a detailed list! Everyone on the BlackICE team is a bona-fide history fanatic, with a love and passion for trying to create an experience that both educates and is fun to play.

Panzeroo

Mod lead. Lives in Blue Mountains, Australia with my splendid wife and mischievous daughters.

Maverick87

The GUI-guy, event-maker. Living in Roosendaal, Netherlands with my wife and 2 daughters.

Developing a offline division builder, fleet builder.

Had a dad

The lua meglomanic, currently residing in North Carolina. Panzeroo convinved me to take on the lua March of 2012 and with the help of many I think I am now half way decent. I have a beautiful daughter, and in addition to my job in IT, I am attending college full time.

Marneman

I'm a former gaming-company exec, and a former M1 tanker in the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division (Rock of the Marne!). I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my wonderful wife and 2 lovely daughters. I mainly focus on event chains, graphics, sound FX, etc. A little bit of everything I guess!

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A great new "let's Play" series of BICE with the TRE submod by Gamer_1745

"I would like to let everyone know that I have started a 'Let's Play' series of HoI3 with BlackICE & TRE. I saw that there were many Let's Play videos of BICE, but seemingly none with Third Reich Events or the other sub-mods. This play though is with BlackICE 7.54, TRE 3.47, GGA, Tanganyika! & TheDWorm's event mods. Parts 1 & 2 have been posted.

I have mainly done this to promote TRE to those who haven't played it yet. It is a tutorial on how I play the game and the first video cover's the setup/starting of BICE. It should also be of interest to those who have already played TRE to see my point of view and hear me talk about the game. After Part 1 I will try to keep the pace up so that it will be interesting to watch.

Link to Part 1

You can give feedback on the Youtube page or here. Remember please like the videos on Youtube!

Thanks!"

BICE - Next Version is close

BICE - Next Version is close

News 25 comments

New Version will include reworked transport ships, rebalanced infantry based units and a host of bug fixes and rebalances.

BICE V. 7.03 Released !

BICE V. 7.03 Released !

News 2 comments

New version is finally ready to play ! Make sure you clear out all old BICE files and are using podcat's TFH exe !

New Update nearing completion !

New Update nearing completion !

News 24 comments

Black ICE TFH Version 7.0 ~ Unique Capital ships ~ Armor tech rework ~ AI LUA research rework ~ New Laucher ~ mod rebalance and tweaks ~ bug fixes, bug...

Barbarossa Guide by Oumajgad

Barbarossa Guide by Oumajgad

News 11 comments

Perhaps the definitive guide for BICE version 6.26 playing as Germany and defeating the USSR in 1941. Without using "gamey" tactics Oumajgad shows how...

Black ICE version 8.4

Black ICE version 8.4

Full Version 138 comments

Installing BlackICE may seem daunting at first, but provided you follow the directions here, you should have a relatively easy time with it. Step 1: After...

Black ICE Version 8.2 Patch

Black ICE Version 8.2 Patch

Patch 150 comments

Black ICE 8.2 is out! Checksum: LXUG This update cumulative which means it includes the 8.1 patch. You do not need 8.1 to install this. You do however...

Black ICE Version 8.1 Patch

Black ICE Version 8.1 Patch

Patch 38 comments

To install this update you have to have Black ICE 8.0 already installed. Then simply put the exe in your main Hearts Of Iron 3 directory where your hoi3.exe...

Black ICE Version 8.0 Alpha

Black ICE Version 8.0 Alpha

Full Version 91 comments

Please beware this is an alpha version of BICE. It may contain more bugs and balance issues then usual. At this point we have tested it enough to establish...

Black ICE Version 7.53

Black ICE Version 7.53

Full Version 451 comments

Installing BlackICE may seem daunting at first, but provided you follow the directions here, you should have a relatively easy time with it. Step 1: After...

Black ICE Version 7.4

Black ICE Version 7.4

Full Version 393 comments

To Install Manually delete any old versions of BICE from the TFH/mods folder and remove the previous mod exe. Step 1: After you have downloaded BlackICE...

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gothvain
gothvain

Also, my game crashes when loading the History Files. What's wrong?

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gothvain
gothvain

I reinstalled it, and NOW it crashes when loading sounds!

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armenian
armenian

Delete everything from your Paradox Interactive folder in the Documents folder :)
If it's not working, delete your game, delete your mod, delete every file and reinstall everything :)
I hope it will work for you :)

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gothvain
gothvain

I did all of this. It STILL crashes.
I have never had this kind of issue with any other mod, so I'm fairly certain that the mod just chooses to install correctly sometimes.

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armenian
armenian

Do you have enough RAM?

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gothvain
gothvain

Is there ANY way to make the game resolution match my laptop resolution?

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armenian
armenian

Hi!
I'm playing with the USA, but I found a "bug"
Why I can activate the "5 year plan" event in the USA?
My party is Democratic Party (Social Liberalism)

Greetings from Hungary :)

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

Any nation can use this plan if it has more then 2500 MP to spare ( and 2000 money)

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armenian
armenian

Thank you for your reply PANZEROO :)
Have a nice day :)

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Simply amazing.

And dl link is on official forums ;-)

Sep 23 2012 by oumajgad

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Where's the download?

Sep 22 2012 by dramatic_cat

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