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To install this update you have to have Black ICE 8.0 already installed. Then simply put the exe in your main Hearts Of Iron 3 directory where your hoi3.exe is located. Run the 8.1 exe and proceed to install. Checksum: NNAS

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Black ICE Version 8.1 Patch
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nemostill
nemostill - - 22 comments

Sofa~

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devastationbg
devastationbg - - 33 comments

Tnx. But sometimes when i try to save game crash...

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Mr.Nowak Author
Mr.Nowak - - 96 comments

Some people seem to have this issue. Here are some solutions listed.
Forum.paradoxplaza.com

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

you can try deleting the logs folder in the user/doucments/blackice folder. This seems to help most people

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devastationbg
devastationbg - - 33 comments

Thank you i send you a PM ? Can you please answer me ?

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italian8888
italian8888 - - 1 comments

I installed the patch but when I start the game it says its still "Black Ice 8.0 beta" instead of saying it is version 8.1. Also, where do I submit a bug?

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

the version number hasn't been updated as yet. Your checksum is important and should be NNAS
you can report bugs here

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Guest
Guest - - 699,432 comments

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mjbhjbh
mjbhjbh - - 4 comments

Thanks you for this nice mod. However I have question about Imperial Japanese Army. I found some problem at OOB or regiments name. As a example, there are two '2 Dokuritsu Konsei Ryodan' So I want to know about 'How to modify OOB' or 'Are there any Submods'. Thanks.

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

In the starting OOB I can only see a single 2 Dokuritsu Konsei Ryodan.

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mjbhjbh
mjbhjbh - - 4 comments

Oh i'm sorry. I made a mistake. 2 Dokuritsu Hoheirentai. (Independant Infantry Regiment)

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

what do you recommend is changed ? There are no sub mods for Japan. Though we can change the OOB names to be more accurate.

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mjbhjbh
mjbhjbh - - 4 comments

So, There are not any solution but only to fix the OOB names when I'm playing game. Thanks to your advice.

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

happy to change the names in the mod itself if my you suggest what needs changing

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Jigsaw717
Jigsaw717 - - 47 comments

Me and a friend are trying to play multiplayer, but it keeps saying 'host has a different version of the game' When we BOTH have the same versions.

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

make sure you both have exactly the same checksum

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Jigsaw717
Jigsaw717 - - 47 comments

i dont know how to do that or what that is.

If its the game version thing on the top right of the main menu, yes we both have the EXACT same

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

on the starting menu there is a 4 letter code. For 8.1 it needs to be NNAS. Anything different to that and you have an incorrect install. best thing you can do is manually delete the Black ICE folder in TFH/mods, the mod launcher and the Blackice folder in user/documents. Then reinstall the mod.

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Jigsaw717
Jigsaw717 - - 47 comments

We re downloaded everything and we still couldn't seem to get it to work. Vanilla works fine though at least =(

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

do you both have podcat's TFH exe ?

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Jigsaw717
Jigsaw717 - - 47 comments

yes

we are trying it again, and praying to gaben

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Jigsaw717
Jigsaw717 - - 47 comments

Apparently I have an incorrect installation, because its not NNAS.

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Jigsaw717
Jigsaw717 - - 47 comments

1) Delete Hearts of iron 3 Document (ALL FOLDER)
2)Install HoI3
2.1) put TFH podcats in root folder(Hoi3)
3)Put BlackICE Exe in Root and install (Hoi3)
4) Run , Restart, Run (Checkstart UYES)
5) Install Patch 8.1 , Run, Restart, Run (Checsum NNAS)

This worked for me, after alot of fussing around trying to get it to work, i hope it'll help someone else if they have issues similar with version mismatch.

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Guest
Guest - - 699,432 comments

First of: I really like what you added in V8.x... get's more interesting and I like how you can influence your economy more in detail; No buggs sofar with Japan

But there are two points, I may overread sth; is there any information about what the new buildings do exactly? Guide or in game?
Second: I do not see how the new transport unit influence my division in a possitive way besides adding manpower (100)... they do not gain any speed or the likes...

Finally, donnot know if this is intended, but Shokaku, Zuikaku and Junyo still are missing for the Japanese fleet (were announced on blackicemod.com), only their models are in the folder, but no actual unit.

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

There is a game manual. Will upload it to modDB very soon. ( its currently available in the Black ice paradox forum if you can't wait) It is only the 1st edition so doesn't not yet explain everything in the mod, but it is a start Forum.paradoxplaza.com

The transport unit adds a very significant terrain movement bonus. All the land units have varying amount of terrain movement penalties, depending on the unit and the type of terrain. The transport units negate that. So if you want top speed in your motorised or armor divisions, you need a transport unit ( preferably trucks). The motorised transport units also add mobile CA bonus to the division.

The guy who works on the new units GFX wasn't available for BICE 8, so no new ships were added.

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LCH98
LCH98 - - 112 comments

I jumped from 7.5 to this patch and i don't see it in the changelog of either 8.0 or 8.1, so i'll ask.
What am i supposed to do with the trucks and other land transport units? Can they transport regular infantry? Can they drive supplies to remote locations?

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

check what I said in the post just above yours...

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manel66
manel66 - - 4 comments

I found a bug in the zDD-events.csv

In the row A is EVTNAMEMARNE0023, but in the description (row B)are the description of EVTNAMEMARNE0023, and the numbers and descriptions of EVTNAMEMARNE0024, EVTNAMEMARNE0025, EVTNAMEMARNE0026.

EVTNAMEMARNE0023 is "Goebbels' appeals, hurriedly scrawled in white paint: 'Every German..."
EVTNAMEMARNE0024 is "The Capture of Anzio"
EVTNAMEMARNE0025 is "The Battle of Guadalcanal"
EVTNAMEMARNE0026 is "The Battle for Kwajalein"

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

open the csv file in notepad++

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manel66
manel66 - - 4 comments

Thx. In notepad++ is correct.
Sorry, i´m aplying the part of files i have translate to spanish.
Not looking with notepad, sorry
(Y) for your rapid reply

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manel66
manel66 - - 4 comments

Sorry...in the column 3212

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

always edit the csv files in notepad++ and it is much easier. Juts make sure the format stays the same

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SlowFade
SlowFade - - 2 comments

Love the mod, was just wondering if it was possible to make the counter size bigger. Maybe im just overly familiar with the old size of the counters :)

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PANZEROO
PANZEROO - - 1,461 comments

Go to the Interface folder within Black Ice mod, open the mapitems.gfx file. Scroll down to CounterType - it should look like this (it's not far down the file)

CounterType = {
name = "unit_counter"
effectFile = "gfx\\FX\\counter.fx"
textureFile = "gfx\\mapitems\\ counterbackground_small.tga"
textureFile2 = "gfx\\mapitems\\ countercolormask_small.tga"
textureFile = "gfx\\mapitems\\ counterarmysize_counter_small.tga"
noOfFrames = 6 # frames in army size
scale = 3
size = 6.0 # fontsize f
offset2 = { -4.5 0.0 -6.5 } # offensive-defensive
offset3 = { 9000.0 4.5 -4.0 } # commander
color1 = { 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0}
color2 = { 0.28 0.8 0.82 1.0}
delayAfterAttackColor = { 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0}
level_scale = 0.20 # increase the size with this factor for each change in rank
}
CounterType = {
name = "unit_counter_close"
effectFile = "gfx\\FX\\counter.fx"
textureFile = "gfx\\mapitems\\ counterbackground.tga"
textureFile2 = "gfx\\mapitems\\ countercolormask.tga"
textureFile3 = "gfx\\mapitems\\ counterarmysize_counter.tga"
textureFile4 = "gfx\\mapitems\\ counter_arrows.dds"
noOfFrames = 6 # frames in army size
scale = 2.5
size = 4.5 # fontsize f
shieldtype = { 0.45 0.3 0.0 } # size of flag
offset = { 2.5 0.0 -5.0 } # flag
offset2 = { -7.0 0.0 -6.4} # offensive-defensive
offset3 = { 5.8 0.0 5.5 } # commander+
color1 = { 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0}
color2 = { 0.28 0.8 0.82 1.0}
delayAfterAttackColor = { 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0}

The only thing you have to change is the scale line in both sections. Currently in BICE 8 it is 2 in the first section and 1.5 in the second. Change it to 3 and 2.5 respectively as shown above. Save and voila, counters are back to their original size.

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SlowFade
SlowFade - - 2 comments

Sweet, thanks a ton :)

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