Hearts of Iron 3 Modern Warfare puts you in the seat of goverment of any country during the years 2000 - 2020.

As the USA - spread democracy and build up your NATO coalition to avenge the 9.11 attacks.

As Russia - Show the world the meaning of the Russian spirit, push back NATO from your borders and establish yourself once again as a world superpower.

As China - spread the people's revolution as far as possible, show the USA who's boss.

By force or diplomacy, the path is yours to choose...

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19 comments 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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Chalenge Apr 17 2014, 1:14pm says:

btw, do you know about transnistria? i mean it would be a nice spot to make a crisis there, just sayin :), and keep up the good work.

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PlayerHOI Apr 17 2014, 1:37pm replied:

Funny you should ask, I've just added it to the map today... check out the latest screenshot.

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nickvincerude Apr 14 2014, 10:14pm says:

It would be pretty hilarious to see what would happen if China had put troops into Afghanistan at the same time as the U.S.A did.

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Wowwars Apr 13 2014, 8:06pm says:

This looks great.

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OGMGS3 Apr 13 2014, 1:33am says:

I'm really excited for this mod. It looks like it will be great especially with the brand new map. Order of battles look like they may take a while though :( My question is will the Arab Spring wars be in the game, or an India/Pakistan war, 3rd Sino-Japanese war, 2nd Korean war be scenarios?

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PlayerHOI Apr 13 2014, 3:56am replied:

Well the Arab Spring is planned to be in the mod but it will take a while until we get there. There is plenty of stuff that happened before that...

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jagdtiger1234 Apr 12 2014, 5:35pm says:

hey man keep up the good work its looking great.... pretty mad EvW got cancelled was really looking forward to it (not to mention it was almost at a open beta)

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PlayerHOI Apr 12 2014, 6:33pm replied:

Thanks :)

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PlayerHOI Apr 12 2014, 4:36pm replied:

That is not decided yet, I guess I will try a specific method and adjust it as I get feedback from players.

Right now the alliance will have all of its members up to the year 2000. Note that many of those members will not have the capacity to build any armies in this beta so that by itself should balance some stuff.

I am also looking at the script files to try and alter the behavior of these alliances to be defense alliances so that all members are called only when one of them is attacked and not attacking.

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#k Apr 13 2014, 12:27am replied:

That is a good idea, a crafty Russia could do serious damage to an unprepared Europe, especially if it can be done before the Euro heavy weights can mobilize and before US troops can arrive. China has a tougher task seeing as Free-Oceania/Asia is nothing but one big heavily militarized anti-China armed camp.

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