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...

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Black ICE version 8.4

Black ICE version 8.4

Full Version 299 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

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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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OverComeSoup
OverComeSoup

I'm playing 8.4 as Afghanistan in early 1938 and I cannot produce regular infantry, militia, garrison troops or mountain infantry (researched the activation tech). I can produce semi-motorised infantry but I think that was only because I stole the technology for it.

So is this a bug, or is it intentional; if so, how do I activate these units?

Cheers.

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Auqamargreen
Auqamargreen

HI panzeroo! Ive downloaded ur mod yesterday (8.5), and it looks really fascinating to me, but ive a problem... :
everytime i want to the production/tech/political etc. screen, it goes far more apart my computerscreen, so i cant built units or tech normally...

I was looking through many forums and know that Im not the only one with this problem, but i didnt find an answer...

So pls can u tell me what to do, so that it works?

(sry for bad english)
yours Auqa

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GruenerTeufel2
GruenerTeufel2

8.5? where?

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Samsid
Samsid

Please don't abandon development after 8.5.3, I think this game is so much better than HOI4, even with improvements to HOI4, I don't think it will reach the level of HOI3.

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blackwolf23
blackwolf23

I know this might even be to much for you guys ,but have you considered trying to implement the front line mechanic from hoi4 into hoi3.If anyone can do it its probably you guys

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

we can't add new game mechanics into HOI3 ( or into HOI IV ) since the engines are hardcoded. All we can do is change what already exists if paradox have made it moddable.

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blackwolf23
blackwolf23

Well thats a bummer

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Guest
Guest

Greetings Panzeroo,I have one little issue, all types of artillery except of rocket have 1 soft attack, even when you have done artillery research they still have 1 soft attack, and I've found file about artillery in Black Ice mod directory and soft attack in it also only 1.

P.S. Sorry for bad English.

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

this is intentional. artillery uses its high terrain attack modifiers to increase a division's attack and defence based on the terrain the division is fighting in.
so for example heavy artillery will do more damage in urban terrain than light artillery

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koernerkm
koernerkm

Hi Panzeroo, love the mod, great work. The only issue I have is that the game after 1940 constantly crashes after laying for 30 minutes...
I got 32gb ram, i7, Gforce, 64bit windows, etc. and also replaced the tfh file. I checked and it can receive more than 2gb...
I deleted the log folder and tried to re-install etc., always same issue. It is not a save game crash, but happens almost to the clock 30 minutes in the game after 1940... No idea what to do now.

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PANZEROO Creator
PANZEROO

try playing in windowed mode. This puts much less strain on the game engine and results in less crashes.

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Simply amazing.

And dl link is on official forums ;-)

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Where's the download?

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