BLACK I.C.E. is an extensive mod of HOI3 under development by Panzeroo and many other members of the Hearts Of Iron 3 forum.

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Installing BlackICE may seem daunting at first, but provided you follow the directions here, you should have a relatively easy time with it. Step 1: After you have downloaded BlackICE, copy the installer to the same directory that as the hoi3game.exe and hoi3_tfh.exe files in it. Generally speaking, this will be somewhere like: • d:\games\Hearts of Iron 3 • c:\games\steam\steamapps\common\Hearts of Iron 3 Step 2: Install Podcat's LAA (Large Address Aware) version of the HOI3 .exe file with BlackICE. This will solve a great many issues with the game crashing as it will take advantage of the larger amounts of memory that newer computers can use. Podcat's LAA .exe file can be found in the Tech Support thread on the PI forum •Overwrite the original hoi3_tfh.exe file with it. Step 3: Run the installer. Do Not Change ANYTHING unless you know what you are doing, just hit next until you see finish. Click on finish.

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Black ICE version 8.4
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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

8.4 changelog
################################################ UNITS
ss mot eng activation added
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mot eng activation added
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guards and ss div HQs toughness/ defensiveness increased
ss AT / AA frontage changed to same as normal AT / AA
fighter bomber air attack interceptor conversion tech tweaked
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motorcyle recon terrian movement penalty tweaked for rough terrian
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conscripts supply demand reduced
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Added flying dutchman
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mountain units removed from special forces CA
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l-armor bat AP and AV lowered
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changes to Sp art speed, armor engineer speed, marines cost
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Fix for USA 8th and 10th Army counters not having the right stack priority
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fixed some div HQs organistion and ss mot engies activation
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added available trigger to spec hq's
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Reorder Priority Units
################################################ OOB
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Fixed OOB for 1st Special Service Force. It still had an old mixed_support brigade in it, and didn't need it anymore, as it already has the airborne support brigade in it.
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Corrected some typos for SS units
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transport models set up
OOBs tweaked
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Added missing line unit to one of the US divisions

################################################ GFX
Updated map counters for land transport units
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Fixed model image for ast_eighth_id_0.tga
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Added unit crest to sissi_unit.tga
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Replacement NKVD Division HQ model image
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Updated transport vehicle model images for USA.
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Added model for USA M46 Patton and M48A5 Patton II to round out USA armor models - 2 model images and localisations were missing!
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transport model GFX added
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Smaal GUI changes and improvements
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Enlarged the traits-filter screen
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Styled the Support CA icon the same as the others
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No more scrolling in the covert-ops screen
################################################ EVENTS/DECISIONS
some penalties for germany not going ahead with the oylmpics
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french resistence uprisings added
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postponing anschluss returns a reduces the initial 5 dissent
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wallonian legion event chain
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some manpower loss reduced in some ss division events
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Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of Southern France in 1944 added.
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Typo fixed for Welle 2 creation of 15x Inf Div HQ's
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bug fix for CHANGKUFENG INCIDENT
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soviet AI gets sloped armor earlier then soviet player
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military acedemy requirements lowered
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Added "Partisan Resupply" covert ops mission. You must be at war, and you must control, but not own the targeted province
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new Player Backstory feature added
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Dora railway gun event fixed
################################################ TECHNOLOGIES
Changed body-armor = 0 for all engineers
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motor/ armored engines speed increase via tech
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Mountain infantry techs split between infantry and special forces
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strat bombing added back to other air units as it had removed the ability to do runway cratering/ log bombing etc
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jap starting techs tweaked slightly
################################################ MAP
province manpower tweaks
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leadership province tweaks
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IC province changes
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snow added to some inland chinese regions
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some UK puppets have a VP
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various Harbors fixed
################################################ MISC
brazil tweaks from schlosser
bug
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mod-file corrected to use correct province replace-paths
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Corrected some spelling issues and typos
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leader ID conflict fixed
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some Italian tweaks for MP game and covert ops by DK|Thor
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the two rokos fixed
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more ITA leaders by Pavolini
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Removed commando_brigade from USA Airborne Division template, since you can't build them now. Also changed out artillery_brigade for medium_artillery_brigade for USA MOT-INF template.
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LCH98
LCH98

"new Player Backstory feature added"
What does this feature mean and do?

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Guest
Guest

just play the game and it will pop up

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KingOmods
KingOmods

the game will not show the full screen

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Guest
Guest

do you please realize, that some ppl DON'T have facebook (moreover hate it and avoid it) and thus can't access a blackicemod.com web page ?

can you please fix it that accessing this page doesn't need retarded facebook login ?

thanks

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

8.4 map cache Mediafire.com

If your computer cannot auto generate the map cache on the first game load place this cache in user/documents/paradox/hoi3/blackice/maps.

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Guest
Guest

i cant download the map cache

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oouuzz4
oouuzz4

Good Work.

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KingKetsa
KingKetsa

was the old download corrupted?

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sunnyboy310
sunnyboy310

Great Work and thanks for the new version!

I noticed two issues:

First, the event-built heavy artillery/railway guns got no soft attack at all, but strong AA instead. This should be swapped maybe?

And second: Is it right, that province AA now costs an enormous amount of IC? I started as Germany and it's about 20.something IC points for one AA per province. It's imposssible to build a decent air defense :(

Keep on the good work!

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Guest
Guest

1. Railway guns were extremely vulnerable to attack, especially from enemy planes and artillery. The german railway gun at Anzio was hidden inside a cave when not in use and had extensive AA protection. The extreme amount of AA guns for the railway artillery piece was essential.

2. Only build AA structures in provinces with extremely high industry and in-range with the enemy bombers. There are also lots of events that one can get.

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

the railway artillery doesn't use soft attack, rather it adds a large bonus to urban and fort terrain attack. By itself it is not a very useful unit, however you can use it to increase the attack bonus into cities and forts. The unit has strong AA due to the added AA defence which was part of these units.

Province AA cost is also increased as it is a very powerful way to defend your provinces. More then 3 AA is hardcoded to deter the AI bombers, so you can literally build 4 AA in a province and not worry about the AI sending its bombers to that province. In other words you need to invest more to be able to do this and/ or use more interceptors. Its expensive to guard an entire province/ city from bombers.

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sunnyboy310
sunnyboy310

Great, thanks! I always thought myself that province AA was much too cheap ;)

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RobertoCoppola
RobertoCoppola

pazero hello .... I have a problem with your beautiful mod, when I go to save the game crashes .... why ???? Help me please

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sh11
sh11

For some reason my research trees are bugged, like they collide with each other and some techs are in the top left corner of the screen, so it's basically unusable (This also happened in the previous version)

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FallenAngelSK
FallenAngelSK

Same for me. Aside from that, some stuff can't be researched as well. It appears in the queue, but it's always red, has no completion time and in the tech tree, the tech is not marked with the magnifying glass.

Fix pls

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

if you are using custom game start, that is your problem as the techs don't support it. Otherwise you also have a game instll error. Most likely a previous version is conflicting

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FallenAngelSK
FallenAngelSK

Not using custom game start, I did a clean install of the game... Hmm, could it be because I still had stuff left in the Paradox Games folder (the one in C/documents)? I'll try to reinstall then.

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

you have a faulty install.
Version 8.4 has been out on the paradox forum for some time and is relatively bug free ( at least of major game breaking bugs)

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robi212
robi212

Hi I have the same problem I tried to reinstall 2 twice and delete everything in documents black ice but it didnt work still this research tree bug please help panzeroo I like bice alot

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

make sure you manually delete the blackice folder in TFH/mods and the mod launcher in the main directory. You need to do this by hand to be certain everything is removed from a previous install.

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robi212
robi212

Ok thank you! It worked, And btw... Is there any way to reduce neutrality faster If I play with Turkey and make a custom game start with reduced neutrality by 1938 its only on 50% and I tried it with spies reducing neutrality 0.2 and navy 0.2 and its still slow

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Guest
Guest

Is the checksum XUVN?

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

checksum is XUVN

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Guest
Guest

i cant save the game because my game crash all the time i watch a vidio where the person said that you need to delete logs every game you start it but it dint work

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mw2mw3rhett
mw2mw3rhett

What I do is delete everything in the C:\Users\username\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron III\BlackICE folder except for the savegame folder before I start the game. It makes loading the game up take a little longer but it prevents save crashes for me.

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TopolinoFinland
TopolinoFinland

Full version or patch?

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

full version, fresh install, remove all previous Blackice files completely

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Guest
Guest

Panzaroo, my game has stopped during intialiasing map logic.. itjust sits there for 30 mins are a fresh install as per directions on a clean install of Hoi3, please help

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

did you use the map cache ?

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Guest
Guest

Hello, I want to play a multiplayer campaing in this mod with a friend, me as Japan and he as USA. How will the soviet manpower work in this case, because when I fight as Axis they never runout of mp. And in a multiplayer It will very unbalanced.

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

no AI nation ever reaches absolute 0 MP in Blackice.

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destro-nnt
destro-nnt

Hi,
I love this game and this mod so much, but after play for an half of hour, the game is unplayable. It cost me 10minutes per day!!!

This is a fresh game, Podcast LAA, strong graphic cards... I never met same experience in the past with other mods.

Please help!

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

you will have to explain a little more by what you mean as 'unplayable'. Version 8.4 has been out for some time on the paradox forum, lots of people have been playing it, and its well tested by the devs. The biggest issue people have is the save game CTD problem of which there are a number of possible solutions.

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destro-nnt
destro-nnt

I mean after playing the game for few years, the game will be freeze 3 times a day. I have to wait 10-20 minutes for a day ingame. (maxspeed + very hard mode)

Btw, what is CTD?

Edit: If you mean is HOI3 LAA, I already installed it.

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

how much ram do you have ? Try turning off trees and advanced water. You could also try reducing the counter distance. CTD is crash to desktop.

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lord-castor
lord-castor

HELLO! ;)
Is here in this version "Third Reich event"? Because I Like playing for Germany, and I hope, that modification is here too...:)

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

that is a sub mod, you need to download it from the paradox forum.

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Guest
Guest

i GOT RID OF ADVANCED WATER, TREES, counter distance, and i cant save a single game. any help would be greatly appreciated as i love this game.
I have 16 ddr3 ram, quad core i7, 2 gig graphics card, and installed exactly as you stated with LAA, i can play as long as i like, i just cant save a single game without ctd.. please help, as this is by far the greatest strategy game ever built, legit, certified

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

the most common fix for the save game CTD is to delete the blackice logs file in user/documents/paradox/hoi3/blackice.
Some people report success deleting and rebuilding the map cache as well.
Also reports programmes running in the background can be a problem, esp anti virus. There is an entire thread on the paradox forum with people posting their fixes. As you can see it seems to be related to how your computer runs the game. A lot of people ( including myself) have never had the problem at all. Forum.paradoxplaza.com

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hunter748
hunter748

hi panzeroo , can I know what is the check-sum for 8.4...........?

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

checksum is XUVN

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Guest
Guest

Why i dont take some tegnologies in 1936 custom start ?

I cant take air and carrier tegnologies in custom start , this is a big problem to many countries ( JAPAN )... this cast is so deliberately or by rules ????

THX FOR MOD .

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

custom start isn't supported in BICE due to the way technologies work. Custom start also wreaks game balance and is unfair vs the AI.

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simyruler
simyruler

still caching , since 8.0 can t play , crash on history files with your cache map

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

you need the right cache for the right version. If you are crashing with the correct cache its not related to the map. Do you have podcat's TFH exe ? 32 bit or 64 bit system ? more then 4Gb ram ?

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simyruler
simyruler

3gb ram , i have podcat , 32 bits sys

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Teewyx
Teewyx

Great mod, just a question with giant infrastructure project when i finish research does it have to trigger some events or something? Because i did not get any events related to giant infrastructure projects neither while playing on 7.4 or 8.4 versions ;/. Any advice guys?

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PANZEROO Author
PANZEROO

you need to have chosen long term economic option in the economic event. Read the event description as this allows the giant infra projects to be financed.

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