The Grand Combination

This mod is an attempt to merge all the various disparate HFM and HPM based submods into a single modding experience, with a goal to improve historical accuracy and detail and add plausible alt history paths and flavor to all nations.

Installation Instructions

  1. To get the latest version, click the green button that says "Code" and click "Download ZIP". warning: read below
  • BEWARE: There is a chance that due to the sheer number of files, Github Browser zipping process can corrupt your download, therefore the mod might not work for you. If that happens, follow instructions below on how to download the mod (its very latest version) via Github Desktop app or download the zip from latest pre-packed release (usually somewhat outdated).
  • Fresh off the press version: You can use the GitHub Desktop application. This is slightly more complicated but preferable since downloading the zip through the browser can lead to corrupted files being downloaded which can cause the game to crash. For instructions on this go to the #install-instructions channel on the Discord.
  • Slightly stale: Stable pre-packed zip releases:
  1. Go to the mod folder in your Victoria 2 install directory.
  • If you got the Steam version on Windows this will look something like C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Victoria 2/mod
  • If you got a non-Steam version on Windows it might be something like C:/Program Files (x86)/Paradox Interactive/Victoria 2/mod
  1. Delete the old versions of the mods, if you have any.
  2. From the ZIP move everything into the mod folder.
  3. Start the game, select 'The Grand Combination'.
  4. We have three submods (Custom State Mechanics, Different Culture Colours (HFM), Country Endonyms).
  5. If you like to spice up your game with your favourite graphic submod, it will likely not work properly on TGC, as this mod has an entirely new map. But, fear not, as we have tailored some looks from two popular submods and adjusted them for TGC PastelThickBorders and BelleCartographieTGC
  6. Enjoy.

64-bit increased performance

For Increased Performace(64-bit PCs):

  1. Download from the site:
  2. Open the .exe
  3. Select V2game.exe
  4. Check "Large Address Aware Flag"
  5. Save
  6. Enjoy! the game now should run twice as fast now for any mod


TGC was made possible by the below developers and mods:

  • u/Hammonia-HFM mapmod
  • arkhometha-HPM
  • Sighpie-HFM
  • u/louisky58-More Stuff for HFM
  • God of Cheese and Kristjan2-GOC PUIR
  • vic1984-Victoria Universalis
  • u/YLEK111 or kstar234 - Hearts of Ideologies
  • Kspeher - GEF
  • MaTi - GreenUI
  • Guy from the Land of Phillip II - Localized Country Endonyms Submod
  • many others

TGC Developers:

  • rderekp
  • Hammonia
  • anzu-3278
  • Kspeher
  • LouisTheFly
  • Gelre
  • Fraggy
  • champfish
  • ColdSlav
  • emprahtheodosius

Honorable mentions and ex-Developers:

  • JmanThunder - Founder
  • MBnomics
  • vjwua
  • martoeuropa
  • DrFaustie
  • Tenno Momonga
  • bop


The The Grand Combination is the home for this mod where you will find the most recent updates, discussions and answers. Please visit if you would like to suggest improvements, report bugs, tell us something interesting, or discuss history in a civil manner.

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Guest - - 699,545 comments

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Guest - - 699,545 comments

a mi se me crachea en la carga de FLAG ose las banderas

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ColdSlav - - 6 comments

Make sure you have installed Large Address Aware, also make sure you have at least 4GB of Ram.

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Guest - - 699,545 comments

Which nations have the most flavour/content?

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Guest - - 699,545 comments

help, I can't make political reforms because according to what I have "political reforms blocked" but nothing appears and I don't know how to remove it, does anyone know how to remove it?

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Guest - - 699,545 comments

where can i get the dynamic nations submod

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ShadowNinja909 - - 58 comments

Fantastic mod, would be way better if assimilation rate wasnt so high

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Caramelista - - 6 comments

ok, when i open the game is in vanilla, how can i solve that problem?

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Synthoras - - 185 comments

Activate the mod in the launcher.

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Guest - - 699,545 comments

Como se instala me lo abre como vanilla pdt tengo otros el hpm ipm pop etc etc pero solo me paso con este mod que quiero probar

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