Elder Kings is an Elder Scrolls themed total conversion for the Paradox Development Studio game Crusader Kings 2. It allows players to live out their dreams of ruling one of the great realms of Tamriel and leading their dynasty through it's various eras and challenges. While still effectively a Work-In-Progress Project, Elder Kings still offers one of the biggest gameplay experiences available for a released CK2 mod!

Did you know that Elder Kings has it's own Bugtracker?
It allows you to post bug reports and feature suggestions for the mod in an easily accessible format for the Development Team. Since we opened the bugtracker on the 14th of December 2013 it's already helped us eliminate a ton of bugs thanks to the input of our fans, so join in today and help make Elder Kings even better!

Contrary to some beliefs, the mod isn't dead. We simply find MODDB's comments section horrendously bad for communication and prefer to use our subforum on the Official CK2 Forums. When a new release is ready, it will of course be released here, but communication is a bitch in those little boxes.

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42 comments by Korba_MDB on May 17th, 2014

Elder Kings 0.1.5 Self-Installer

The Elder Kings team has put in literally hundreds of man hours into getting this version stable and ready for release. As always with "in-development" modifications, there will be bugs but after hours of testing, fixing and tinkering we feel the next version of Elder Kings is ripe for playing, so spend your weekend with us building your dream empire in the world of the Elder Scrolls.

One of the changes many of us are really excited about in 0.1.5 is the inclusion of brand new portraits for the all of the Mer (including the outcasts, the Orsimer).

We've also listened to feedback from fans concerning the Snow Elves, or Falmer. This race was previously not included, but after listening to feedback we've included a Ruler Designer only Falmer race, with portrait set.

0.1.5 also brings our first new bookmark since the initial release. You can now experience one of the pivotal moments in Tamrielic history leading up to the ESO Storyline with the Reachmen Invasion of High Rock.

Set 541 years into the second era, the bookmark features Durcorach as a powerful Reachman Warlord who has claimed the Empire of Cyrodiil as his own, but his power is symbolic at best and no Lords recognise him as the true Emperor. Despite this Durcorach has used his powerful base of operations in the Reach to launch an Invasion of High Rock. The north eastern Breton realms have already fallen, and Durcorach stands ready to crush Evermore beneath his heal.

This new patch also includes many changes to existing systems. The Spell System rewrite, something planned and expected for a very long time has finally been compiled into a playable state. The spellbook itself contains over 100 spells, split across the various spellcasting Educations, and another fundimental change in the system is automatic regeneration of magicka; no more purchasing potions every other month!

Councillors are another area that has changed significantly. During testing of 0.1.5, we observed that the AI in the base game is unable to handle additional Councillor slots or even job actions; it simply hasn't been programmed to allow them. This meant that players were gaining a huge advantage over the AI in terms of Councillor job actions and deployment. Due to the constrains of the AI we removed our 6th Councillor position, and merged it's functionality into the Court Priest. The Court Priest is now known as the "Magister". The Magister actually has a completely new and unique functionality never before seen in Crusader Kings 2; Vocationally based Job Actions.

As you can see in the above shot, the Magister has the "War Magick" job action available. This job action is available as the Magister is a Battlemage. Other Job Actions include "Heal", for "Spiritual" Magisters (Priests, Monks), "Alchemy" for Nightblades, and "Consult the Grimoires" for Mages which should allow you access to some limited spell as a Non-Mage, in addition to a few modifiers.

Along with the change to Court Mage/Priest/Magister, we've tweaked many other job actions and removed some that had marginal utility. The "Slander" job action from Chancellors has been removed and replaced with a "Colonise" job action; Players are no longer able to just sit and watch as their realm changes from Imperial to Khajiit, now they have to actively deploy their Chancellor to convert a province's culture. This helps slowdown Cultural expansion in the world (which as we know from the TES games, was a very slow, if not non-existent thing in canon), and forces players to decide whether to deploy their Chancellor to gain claims, improve relations, or colonise.

That's all for now; I can't list every single change in this news post as we've simply made too many. If you want to discover just what else Elder Kings has, download the mod today and give it a spin!

Elder Kings 0.1.5 Self-Installer

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Elder Kings 0.1.5 Zip Archive

Elder Kings 0.1.5 Zip Archive

May 17, 2014 Full Version 50 comments

Zip Archive Version compatible with CK2 2.1.4. If you are able to use the Self-Installer, we recommend doing so instead of using the zip archive.

Elder Kings 0.1.5 Self-Installer

Elder Kings 0.1.5 Self-Installer

May 17, 2014 Full Version 88 comments

Self-Installer Version compatible with CK2 2.1.4. --64-bit Windows Only-- Remember to remove previous versions before installing new versions.

Elder Kings 0.1.4b Zip Archive

Elder Kings 0.1.4b Zip Archive

Jan 4, 2014 Full Version 34 comments

Manual Installation alternative of Elder Kings 0.1.4b. If you are able to use the installer, we recommend using that instead of the zip archive. Please...

Elder Kings 0.1.4b Self-Installer

Elder Kings 0.1.4b Self-Installer

Dec 31, 2013 Full Version 57 comments

0.1.4b Self-Installer, compatible with CK2 2.0.4 --Installer is compatible with 64-Bit OS Only--

Elder Kings 0.1.4a Zip Archive

Elder Kings 0.1.4a Zip Archive

Dec 17, 2013 Full Version 29 comments

-OUTDATED VERSION, DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION- Manual Installation alternative of Elder Kings 0.1.4a. If you are able to use the installer, we recommend...

Elder Kings 0.1.4a Self-Installer

Elder Kings 0.1.4a Self-Installer

Dec 17, 2013 Full Version 13 comments

--OUTDATED VERSION, DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION-- 0.1.4a Self-Installer, compatible with CK2 2.0.2 --Installer is compatible with 64-Bit OS Only-- --Installer...

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mikesnel Mar 29 2014, 12:28pm says:

Will there be ethnic cleansing options?

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testaclese-baggus Apr 5 2014, 7:20am replied:

I know what you mean but that sounds awful just looking through quickly :')

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lunelune2413 Mar 25 2014, 10:24am says:

Crusader Kings has updated to 2.1.1, and now i can't play elder Kings :(

will this be updated very soon?

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Korba_MDB Mar 25 2014, 1:31pm replied:

You can downgrade to the previous patch in steam temporarily. 0.1.5 for Elder Kings will take a couple of weeks to be upgraded to the new standards at least, a LOT of things changed that affects major total conversions like Elder Kings and requires us to change quite a large portion of the mod to make it compatible.

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ACDC3 Mar 27 2014, 2:51am replied:

Any idea when a patch for 2.1.1 compatibility will be released?

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lunelune2413 Mar 25 2014, 1:58pm replied:

and i can't go back to a previous version, so i can't do that.

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lunelune2413 Mar 25 2014, 1:40pm replied:

how do i change it back?

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CodyAC1171 Mar 25 2014, 2:43pm replied:

Right click crusader kings in your steam library go to BETAS click on opt out and you should see the previous version.

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lunelune2413 Mar 25 2014, 4:18pm replied:

OMG!. thank you so much :D.

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VarjuHUN Mar 23 2014, 3:05pm says:

Hello! I can't use self-installer, because I have Windows x32, so I tried the archive, and when I install it, two things happen

1, The game crashes in the loading screen

2, After I tricked a little bit, I can get to the main menu, but when I want to choose a character, the whole map is empty and there are no any characters, independent realms, cultures, or religions on the map.

Can you help me?

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CodyAC1171 Mar 24 2014, 12:06am replied:

Sounds like you got some missing files did you try to remove all your passed installs and then re-install?

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VarjuHUN Mar 29 2014, 5:13am replied:

Yes, I tried it 3-4 times, before I left it and came to the site

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CodyAC1171 Apr 7 2014, 6:41pm replied:

Sadly the mod doesn't work great with 32-bit systems found this info in a different post hope it can help you.

"Elder Kings is not considered fully compatible with 32-bit Operating Systems due to increased instability. If you want to try Elder Kings on your 32-bit System you should download the Zip Archive and follow the installation instructions within.
We advise you to ensure you have the latest drivers for your Motherboard/CPU and your Graphics Processor and that you have downloaded and installed the very latest DirectX Drivers available.
To increase the chances of Elder Kings running on your 32-bit System, disable all unnecessary DLC (Music Packs, Dynasty Shield Packs, Sunset Invasion, Unit Packs) and do not use the optional Music Mod. Finally another thing you can try is to increase the size of your virtual memory paging file if using a Windows 32bit OS; simply google for your specific OS for instructions on how to do this."

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Great take on the elder scroll universe in the form of a grand strategy game. Absolutely loved it.

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