The Victoria 2 Historical Project Mod is an attempt to improve the game Victoria 2: A Heart of Darkness without changing the base game experience too much. Built using parts of the mods NNM and PDM as a base, the main aim is to improve the historicity of the game, including countries, map and pops and to add more historical flavor to the game, while taking into account the plausible historical outcomes and the mod performance. The first release includes a vastly improved country composition and a complete rework of the global slave population. Most countries now have slavery and slaves and the historical number of slaves, as well as their pop composition and religion, was used when available. Future releases plans are to include a serf pop type and reforms to represent it, other meaningful reforms for the time era, dynamic soundtrack for countries/governments/regions and a 1816 (or 1815) start date.
Last version there were a few bugs and unexpected behaviors. This release is intended to fix that. It's minor and save-game compatible. Real life occupies most of my time so releases will keep on taking longer. It's late so tomorrow (14th of December) I will go over the comments and messages and reply them all. I do this every release, I know I take a long time reply, but it's usually best if it's done focused in a single or few sessions like that. Changelog in the full description. If there's any more problems, please, let me know.
Checksum is HIQE. If you are having any troubles extracting the files, download the latest, beta, 7zip.
This mod is for HoD 3.04 (WNVU checksum).
-The US won't be able to take the Manifest Destiny decision anymore if they have troops inside Mexico.
-France needs to have any of their original Caribbean provinces (Marigot, Guadeloupe, Martinique) to fire the decision to buy St. Barths.
-Fixed localization in event 5001003.
-Removed a naval base in Bahia Blanca. Again.
-The Tangier protocol can't be fired against a non-spanish GP anymore.
-Renamed Sardinia & Corscia to Thyrrenian Islands.
-Reshaped Chamberry so it's a bit more useful in defending Annecy.
-Fixed the AI selecting the wrong options during the Bedr Khan massacres where the player was the kurdish part.
-Added events for the Balaiada and Cabanagem revolts for Brazil. Added descriptions, images and changed a few things. Kudos to ozyhuboi from moddb for the initial (and most) of the code for this.
-Substate nations shouldn't get the "vassal nation" triggered modifier on top of the "substate" one.
-Forming the Antillean Confederation now requires Nationalism and Imperialism instead of Manifest Destiny.
-Fixed a typo in the popfiles for Lodz making jewish intellectuals pops much bigger than they should be.
-Changed LR in a few Russian provinces around Moscow and in Odessa. Reshaped Ryazan a bit.
-Stopped the January Uprising from happening to Polish primary or accepted tags.
-Added the missing events for the victory of Indian nationalists.
-Stopped the setup event for the ACW firing multiple times.
-Fixed "the alaskan dominion" event firing for North American countries.
-Fixed AI tech priority that could cause resource shortages.
-Changed substate and vassal payment intervals from 25/50 days to 40/60 days, to allow them a bit more money for investing in themselves.
-The decision to destroy Westminster will only be unavailable for British-primary countries instead of it being unavailable to the whole culture group.
-Siam can no longer get the "The Thai Border" event that is supposed to fire against them.
-When forming Malaysia you can no longer steal the provinces of civilized countries (unless they are AI) to form it. This will stop the UK from stealing provinces from Siam.
-The disappearance of natural dyes will now be related only to unemployment in the dye-producing provinces, with different possible RGOs in Asia/rest of the world. The time for the event to fire was cut in half.
-Changed province 980 - Luhansk, 715 - Lublin, 716 - Kielce, 1011 - Tula and 1026 - Perm from Cattle, Grain, Wool, Grain and Iron, respectively, to Coal. Based on History for the IB Diploma: Imperial Russia, Revolutions and the Emergence of the Soviet State 1853-1924 By Sally Waller pp96.
-Changed 1253 - Bardwan from Silk to Coal. To represent the Raniganj Coalfield. To compensate, once natural dye dies out, other previously unused dye provinces in India will produce silk.
-Communist rebels will behave more similarly to fascist rebels in terms of spawning.
-Made the AI give more importance to the techs that give big RGO boosts.
-Changed synthetic dye factories from cheap factories to normal ones and made them strategic factories.
-Fixed a few mistakes in pop promotion to capitalists. Made so that it's easier for the middle-class to promote to capitalists if they are in a state with less than 0.1% capitalists that have factories.
-To better represent the different levels of education between strata in a country, all rich and middle strata pops will start with more literacy than poor strata. The following rules apply:
*Rich Strata (primary or accepted cultures) start with 30% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Rich Strata (non-primary non-accepted cultures in non-colonial provinces) start with 15% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Middle Strata (primary or accepted cultures) start with 10% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Middle Strata (non-primary non-accepted cultures in non-colonial provinces) start with 5% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Rich Strata (primary or accepted cultures) start with 20% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Rich Strata (non-primary non-accepted cultures in non-colonial provinces) start with 10% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Middle Strata (primary or accepted cultures) start with 5% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Middle Strata (non-primary non-accepted cultures in non-colonial provinces) start with 2% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Rich Strata (primary or accepted cultures) start with 10% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Rich Strata (non-primary non-accepted cultures in non-colonial provinces) start with 5% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
*Middle Strata (primary or accepted cultures) start with 2% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
--Uncivilized Countries (At least 20% civilization progress)
*Rich Strata (primary or accepted cultures OR North/South Han) start with 5% more literacy than the base (average) literacy.
The only exception to these rules are animist pops, which will never get a literacy boost, no matter the country they live in. The different levels between GP/SP/Civ/Unciv is meant to represent the average capability of the rich strata of these countries to get more quality education (or education abroad). Later on the Primitive/Unciv/Semi-civ status will reflect in other things such as CBs.
-Fixed South German literacy in Russia.
-Reduced the amount of prestige required to take the "Become Poland" decision from 45 to 20.
-Congress Poland will be treated as Poland for the purposes of unification. That means that Krakow will try to join Congress Poland if it can and they are both at peace.
-The event that starts the Scramble for Africa will now change RGOs in the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo. These countries had a few anachronistic RGOs removed (like coffee) from the native parts and got instead basic (grain, wool, fish, fruits, cattle) RGOs. Once the Scramble starts, to represent the shifting interests that european presence brought, these RGOs will change in the most part to cash crops/minerals in the appropriate regions, which will hopefully fill the gap for cash crops, reduce basic goods overproduction and stimulate more competition during the Scramble. Right now only 3 countries are done but in the future it will be expanded for most countries in Africa.
-Changed Tete from Grain to Precious goods, to represent the center of Ivory and Gold (and the minor gold mining) that happened. Based on "Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa By David Livingstone", "https://urbanlandscapesystems.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/some-draft-pages.pdf" and partially in "The Third Portuguese Empire, 1825-1975: A Study in Economic Imperialism By W. G. Clarence-Smith, pp 102"