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...

Development of the mod resumes for HOI3 - Their Finest Hour

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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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Modern Warfare Beta 3

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Hellenic_Royal_Guard Apr 3 2014, 10:41am says:

Where is the Download Link ?

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PlayerHOI Apr 3 2014, 11:46am replied:

There is no download link yet, the next version is currently in development...

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***Geroj*** Apr 2 2014, 3:17am says:

There will be faction specific war machines like tanks, aircraft ...etc? And if yes it will be great if you can order new vehicles from another state, or just buy licence to make them like it works in real

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PlayerHOI Apr 2 2014, 4:53am replied:

Well there will be nation specific war machines like the "Eurofighter Typhoon" but not faction specific. And like in the vanilla game you will be able to buy a license to produce them yourself.

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***Geroj*** Apr 10 2014, 2:35pm replied:

Ok thanks for answer

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The_Deader Apr 1 2014, 4:59pm says:

Will north korea be considered a superpower i.e. will you be able to start WWIII by say an event or just by declaring war on North Korea? (of course nobody will help them)

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PlayerHOI Apr 1 2014, 5:02pm replied:

It certainly is not a superpower, if you manage to turn it into one that's a whole different story...

You can start a chain reaction since the USA has a guarantee on South Korea so in an event of a war they will join the south to repel an invasion from the north.

This could lead China or Russia to join the war...

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The_Deader Apr 1 2014, 10:24pm replied:

thanks for the quick response and answer to my question.

I was mainly wondering who or what would start WWIII. I mainly play as the US in HOI and will be starring as Uncle Sam in your mod, with this i realize the middle east will be the main theatre of war. I thought about such events such as demonstrations of North Korean might (as if they had any) could be cause for war. Like if a nation was building nuclear weapons would one be able to use that as an excuse to invade and utterly crush them?

Keep up the good work

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PlayerHOI Apr 2 2014, 4:55am replied:

Well right now there are no plans to start WW3 in the mod, this is just a historical simulation of the events that happened between 2000 - 2014.

Obviously if you want to start a world war you will be able to do it practically anytime.

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