Following a month full of testing,bug-squashing and improvement,the new major incarnation is here! ################ BEFORE DOWNLOADING,PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING! ######################
The last month has been filled with extensive testing,bug-squashing,rebalancing and even code rewriting(as far as the mod is concerned). Thus,it is imperative that any old version of the mod is deleted before installing the new one!!!!!(in this way we can be sure that the mod will work properly,without any iternal conflicts).
-Updated to version 1.4.2. OAK.
-Made a lot of capability fixes (and changes) to code values that may have caused crashes(especially concerning states,colours and values). Still however the mod IS NOT compatible with other major overhaul mods like Kisereich,Millenium Dawn and the Great War as well as mods that heavily modify any Greece,Turkey AND NOW Syria related files.
(The Road to '56 and WWII Simulation are still supported).
-Moved the continuous focus tree section away from the main focus tree.Now it should not overlap any other focus.
-The files are now compressed to 7zip format.
Kingdom of Hellas:
-Rewrote and fixed many events so as to be compatible with 1.4.2. Also,I have separated the original Heirs to Byzantium events from Purple Phoenix events.You can find them in their corresponding files: heirsgreece.txt and phoenix_events.txt. New events will be added to phoenix_events.txt.This was done to avoid any ''code'' conflicts or overlaps that may have caused crashes in the past.
-Rebalanced some national ideas that were in desperate need for a QoL.(Now the Hellenic Republic will not research everything in a span of 10 days!).
-The Kingdom of Hellas now gains a timed debuff(in the form of a national idea) should lose the Border war.
-Added a couple of new foci in the industrial section.
-Added a few new national focus icons.
-The Orthodox Union tech sharing is now properly called Russo-Hellenic Research Initiative.
-The Marble Pact also gets its own tech sharing group.
-Replaced the cores that the ''Phoenix Rises!'' focus gave,with a series of events that are triggered while the focus is active.These events give you the option to claim(or not) certain territories depending on your strategy.A core alternative is available in the add-ons section.--> Moddb.com
-Said events are also given to the ''Justinians Dream'' focus(please mind that the non-aligned path is still a Work-In-Progress).
-Replaced the Sister of Battle voice overs with the Karskin unit voices from Dawn of War.(I still haven't bought a microphone or found any volunteers yet). If you liked the Sister of Battle unit voices,you can download them from the add-ons section.--> Moddb.com
-Added Marinos Mitralexis as a fighter ace in Central Macedonia(Thessaloniki). En.wikipedia.org
-Added full support for the Imperium of Man. Now you can truly experience the Unification Wars! Check the corresponding article for more details. FOR THE EMPEROR!
(or Chaos if you are a heretic,they have also been added!).
-The communist leader of Hellas is now Nikolaos Zachariadis(as he should). Through an event however you can choose Marko Vafeiadi instead if you want.(By choosing him though,you won't be able to reject the Comintern(historically,Vafeiadis was a stern stalinist who had embraced Stalin's socialism in one country and even going as far as proposing Greece to become a member of the Soviet Union. Zachariadis on the other was more open to alternative communist ideologies).
Please note that everything is a work-in-progress and not final! A Turkey overhaul of mine own will be made eventually so as to equalise the two countries(and make each country a worthy opponent-or friend? for each other.) However I would like some suggestions on how to proceed to that(and assistance if possible),though I have some ideas and a plan in the works.
-First of all,I have updated the Turkish events from Turkey + mod to 1.4.2. and made them compatible with changes I have made to their Hellenic analogues.Like the Hellenic events,they also have their own corresponding files.
-Fix an issue where should France cede you Aleppo,it would crush the game. If Syria is released(and not french territory),you gain a core so as you can justify war whenever you want).
-While the focus tree structure remains the same,I have made various capability fixes as well as changes in the states where buildings are deployed.
-The ''Sun Language Theory'' focus can be completed without crashing the game.
-Fixed many grammatical and vocabulary mistakes that I have found (I should have done that sooner). Also I have added some flavor text of mine own.
1.) Unzip the Purple_Phoenix.zip file in the location:
C:\Users\''YOUR USERNAME HERE WITHOUT ANNOTATIONS''\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron IV\mod
(Make sure you have deleted any previous version of the mod!!!!)
2.) In the game launcher click the mod's name.
As always,if you have any suggestions or anything to report,please do so (if you have a modb account) in the corresponding forum section of the mod. If you do not however,then comment on the download section.This very helpful to me as I can easily find what you are writing to me in an organized manner. Moreover,if you would like to make a review of the mod,try to do a fairly detailed one. Even these are much contributory to the development of the mod!
Before I finish,please do not forget that I am an ''one man army '' and I am trying my best to bring an enjoyable and bug free mod.But should I have missed something,I please tell me in a polite manner and I will immediately fix it! :D
That is for now,take care and have fun! :D