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Hey everyone, Beta 4 will be a very juicy update for Modern Warfare both in terms of content and graphical overhaul to HOI3 which is already becoming old especially when you compare it to the new games released by Paradox.

Posted by PlayerHOI on Apr 12th, 2014

Hey everyone,

Beta 4 will be a very juicy update for Modern Warfare both in terms of content and graphical overhaul to HOI3 which is already becoming old especially when you compare it to the new games released by Paradox.

One of the missions of this mod is to make the game more accessible and no doubt this can be achieved by making the game look more 'fresh' among its counterparts. You have already seen some of the graphical changes introduced in Beta 3 and the new political screen which will be introduced in Beta 4, now its time you see the new map.

I've always had immense issues with the original HOI3 map, the community map project as well as the Magrathea - The Map Rebuilt mod have done their best to improve the map both visually and in terms of data but in my mind have not gone far enough. No doubt it is almost an impossible task to further improve the map we have in HOI3 Their Finest Hour and that is why I chose to start fresh.

The map which will be introduced in Beta 4 is a mix of the old map, the Victoria 2 map and some heavy modifications on my part. Before we get to the juicy screenshots I would like to point out that the new map is not perfect and be sure it will be further improved but I had to draw the line somewhere in order to get close to release.

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Besides the visual changes the amount of provinces has been increased from the original 14,155 to well beyond 18,000 provinces. This obviously has its down sides and benefits. The benefits are that all countries now have a fair chance at growth - which means that countries like Australia and Canada as well as Brazil have no less provinces than the US and some even more.

Same goes for the African countries that were abandoned in the vanilla game and had a handful of provinces, this time around they will have a decent amount relative to their size. For example: Algeria and Sudan both have about 200 provinces. DR Congo has above 100 provinces, so assuming you can get the countries going they have a real shot at becoming at least secondary powers in their areas.

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The downside is of course how well the game can handle all of these provinces, this will require some testing as well as input from players since my machine is old and is no benchmark for any game these days so I am hopeful the game will work smoothly for you... initial testing on stronger machines than mine have shown this shouldn't be an issue. My guess is that if your machine can run EU4 steady it should have no problem with the mod.

That is all for now, I will leave you to enjoy the screenshots.

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levi800
levi800 Apr 12 2014, 3:02pm says:

Love the way it looks, verry europa/victoria like

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PlayerHOI
PlayerHOI Apr 12 2014, 3:08pm says:

Victoria's map is awesome indeed and its time HOI3 gets an awesome map as well :)

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levi800
levi800 Apr 12 2014, 3:11pm replied:

I'd imagine with all the new provinces OOB's are a pain to make?

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majo-213
majo-213 Apr 12 2014, 3:09pm says:

I want play for Russia take back post USSR republics and defeat NATO in Europe and world !

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PlayerHOI
PlayerHOI Apr 12 2014, 3:11pm replied:

Good luck with that, before you can do that you will have to make Russia strong again...

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karasis
karasis Apr 13 2014, 8:46am says:

Perfect!!

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D.E.G
D.E.G Apr 13 2014, 2:31pm says:

and there's that little estonia :)

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PlayerHOI
PlayerHOI Apr 13 2014, 2:50pm replied:

Me being a native Lithuanian be sure the Baltic countries will not be forgotten and will receive plenty of love :)

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Lichy1987
Lichy1987 Apr 14 2014, 4:01am replied:

Don't forget about Poland-rising regional power and My country :D If You need any help-contact me!

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joshuacw2009
joshuacw2009 Apr 14 2014, 7:04am says:

I take back what I wrote earlier. It doesn't look good, it looks awesome! I just wonder, I have been very actively followed the Syrian civil war, and I would like to know how many(If any) more provinces has been added to Syria.

Man, I almost passed out by the look of the map. Good job, and good luck.

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PlayerHOI
PlayerHOI Apr 14 2014, 1:44pm replied:

Additions to provinces will be done when the relevant bookmark is reached. For example: right now I am focusing on the 2000 bookmark so Afghanistan is the main focus.

Next one is Iraq and so on. Both Georgia and Syria need some provinces to be added and those will be added once I get to work on their relevant bookmarks.

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joshuacw2009
joshuacw2009 Apr 14 2014, 2:19pm replied:

Ok, it is probably a good way to work with it. Looked around for other modern day hoi3 mods, not one has added more(as many) provinces or done such a rework of the map(and everything else.

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PlayerHOI
PlayerHOI Apr 14 2014, 4:45pm replied:

Well there is only one Modern Warfare Mod ;)

I forgot to mention that Chechnya will also recieve some provinces to present some kind of a challange to the Russian player.

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joshuacw2009
joshuacw2009 Apr 14 2014, 7:07am says:

Also, have you added more provinces to the islands, like Cyprus and Cuba for example?

Hopefully I am not stressing you by asking you to do too many things.

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PlayerHOI
PlayerHOI Apr 14 2014, 1:44pm replied:

Cyprus might get more than the current two provinces, as for Cuba I am afraid that it will remain with the default number.

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joshuacw2009
joshuacw2009 Apr 17 2014, 2:09pm replied:

(I posted this comment)

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PlayerHOI
PlayerHOI Apr 17 2014, 2:16pm says:

If you look at this screenshot: Media.moddb.com

You will see the colors have been altered for that specific reason.

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OGMGS3
OGMGS3 Apr 19 2014, 3:26am says:

How will the Iraq war be handled? Will there be a post invasion insurgency? Also, how will lower level wars (Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia) be handled?

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PlayerHOI
PlayerHOI Apr 19 2014, 8:17am says:

First lets finish with the Afganistan war, then we can move on to Iraq and the secondary wars (Somalia, DR Congo and so on)

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