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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BICE HOI IV

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Check the Paradox HOI IV modding forums for our thread.

- The first version/s will begin porting BICE events, expanding the tech trees, OOBs and map changes.

- Once we have the core BICE work done we will be seeking new recruits to help add in more work from the HOI IV community.

So stay tuned folks, Black ICE is coming to HOI IV !

Forum.paradoxplaza.com

Let's Play BICE + TRE video series

Let's Play BICE + TRE video series

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

BICE - Next Version is close

BICE - Next Version is close

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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 !

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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 !

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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...

Black ICE version 8.4

Black ICE version 8.4

Full Version 288 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 453 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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Archunter
Archunter

where is 8.5 i thought it was going to be relased in a few weeks

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

8.52 is out on the paradox HOI3 site Blackice mods forum for some time now. We are slowly finishing up 8.53 whilst also starting on BICE HOI IV.

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Guest
Guest

Panzeroo, you are a Champion bro, serious, greatest mod and or game of all time.. Nothing even comes close

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

thanks mate ! Now it's time to take HOI IV shake it upside down and let all the loose bits fall out, then reassemble it into a better game :D

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Lewenhaupt
Lewenhaupt

For some reason the game keeps crashing on the same exact same moment - when it's about to change from 23:00 December 4th to 0:00 December 5th. No matter how far back I load my save game, when it gets there it crashes. Really frustrating, considering my campaign is going quite well.

Is there a way to fix this?

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

what year, which country are you playing and what is your checksum ?

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Friendly_Atom
Friendly_Atom

What has happened with your website?

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

the website is no longer being supported.

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WhiskeyTango1-1
WhiskeyTango1-1

Hello, I have been downloading and installing BICE for the past 3 hours and was excited when it finally launched. However, I am experiencing the map loading issue with "Adapting History." I'm running Windows 10 with 8 gigs of ram. I have HOI, Semper Fi and FTM, along with the latest version of BICE and PODCATS TFH exe. Do I need TFH in order to play BICE? If no, what is the fix for this issue? I have already downloaded the map cache, but it didn't fix the crashing. Any help is much appreciated.

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

yes you will need the TFH expansion patched to 4.02 and then replace the TFH exe with podcat's TFH exe. win 10 and 8Gb ram is good, though it also needs to be a 64bit system.

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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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