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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15 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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nickvincerude Apr 6 2014, 6:40pm says:

Also is the United Nations going to be a big part of the game?

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PlayerHOI Apr 10 2014, 5:20pm replied:

Well dont know about the UN but the security council sure will.

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nickvincerude Apr 6 2014, 4:51pm says:

And will you make the end date longer jn the future?

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PlayerHOI Apr 6 2014, 5:25pm replied:

End date is 2030

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nickvincerude Apr 6 2014, 5:29pm replied:

okay this i am very exited!

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nickvincerude Apr 6 2014, 4:49pm says:

Are you gonna be able to play as any gorilla factions say al Qaeda ? And a Cold War mod would be very cool!

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PlayerHOI Apr 6 2014, 4:58pm replied:

Not really since Al Quida isnt a soverign entity but a loose organisation spread across the globe. You will be able to play various underdogs such as the Syrian free army in Syria and the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan.

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zoom577 Apr 5 2014, 6:50pm says:

Will there be cores in China for countries like East Turkestan and Tibet? I would be glad to help if you want me to.

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PlayerHOI Apr 5 2014, 6:55pm replied:

Yes, there are cores for Tibet and East Turkistan as well as inner Mongolia and Guangxi.

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Darkspysrival Apr 5 2014, 7:53pm replied:

Isn't Uyghuristan becoming the more common term when referring to East Turkestan? Personally, I think Uyghuristan sounds better since the people from there (who protest for independence at least) are Uighur.

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