Here you can find the changelogs for all Beta releases of KR4.


0.14.2

Here’s another hotfix! As always we’ve taken the time to make various fixes and refinements, along with a host of new portraits! This will likely be the last hotfix for this release, but you never know. Either way, until then, enjoy!


Notable Additions


  • All ACW division templates are now unlocked, allowing for their editing and disbanding, but the units will still be removed upon the end of the war
  • The division limit calculations now take into account owned instead of controlled factories, thus fixing a vicious cycle caused by the loss of an industry-heavy state and the resulting applied penalties
  • Fake intel divisions no longer count towards the division limit


Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees


  • Hawaii


New Events


  • Mittelafrika
  • Romania


New Portraits'


  • Britain: Anthony Ludovici Abraham England, Archibald Ramsay, Bernard Paget, Bernard Warbuton, Donald Macintyre, Edmund Anstice, Francis, Frank Pegram, Fred Copeman, Frederic Walker, Geoffery Barnard, Gerard Roope, Harold Harmsworth, Jack Highton, Jack Jones, Katherine Furse, Norman Holbrook, Trade Union Congress, Richard Cayley, Ronald Scobie
  • China: Puyi (Manchu Coup version)
  • Finland: Aarne Sivho, Aksel Airo, Erik Heinrichs, Ernst Linder, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, Karl Lennart Oesch, Kurt Martti Wallenius, Niilo Wallari, Paavo Talvela, Ruben Lagus, Väino Valve, Vilho Peter Nenonen and Wiljo Tuompo
  • Hungary: Árpád Szakasits, Béla Kun
  • Ireland: Jorge O’Neill, Liam Lynch
  • Lithuania: Kazimieras Tiskevicius
  • Montenegro: Blažo Jovanović, Sekula Drljević, Krsto Popović
  • Russia: Aleksandr Gorbatov, Anton Denikin, Ariadna Tyrkova
  • Ulster: Wilfred Spinder


Mapping


  • Nudged various victory points in South America
  • Added Dutch, French and German renames for Belgium and the Rhineland
  • The Commune of France now has two more low-level ports on its southern coast to facilitate an invasion from the south
  • Suwalki is now part of the Bialystok state
  • Rebalanced the Southern US VPs
  • New VPs for the USA - Memphis, Savannah, Gary
  • Caracas is no longer a desert


Miscellaneous


  • Removed Chen Mingshu's ‘Left Kuomintang in Exile’ content. Several game breaking bugs have been found in the path and with an imminent rework of the content, we’ve decided to disable the path temporarily while we get it fixed and improved. Apologies to those who enjoyed that path but fear not, it’ll be back soon and better than ever
  • Increased Norway’s war support slightly to prevent the focus-induced mobilisation from being downgraded again.
  • Changes to Mittelafrika bush war victory- instead of making demands on their own and having them be carried out automatically, now Mittelafrika will ask Germany to make demands, which the portuguese will receive.Player led Mittelafrika can still make demands of their own, though this will cost them stability.
  • Muselier is now in National France and Auphan now in the Commune of France as a retribution
  • Germany and Austria will now split up the Sudetenland if they are both carving up Bohemia in a peace conference
  • The option for Argentina to take Rio Grande do Sul in the Brazil annexation event has been removed, since they can neither claim nor core it
  • The American Union State can now ask to join the Entente
  • The Qing’s Manchu divisions now unlock after the completion of the League Intervention event chain
  • A Paternal Autocrat puppet Finland no longer keeps the German monarchy
  • Reworked the annexation events for France and its splinters
  • The improved marines techs for France and the USA now give their bonus to amphibious vehicles as well
  • Added annexation missions for Vilnius and Brest-Litovsk
  • The Netherlands will now evacuate Indonesia if in the Reichspakt and the latter is defeated by Japan
  • Irish kamikazes have been removed


Notable Fixes


  • The capitulation events for UoB, CoF, and Italian states now work even if someone doesn't have the MtG DLC
  • Japan's "Support Allies" focus now actually opens up decisions for it


Other Fixes


  • André Marty is no longer an admiral for both the Commune and the CNT
  • A non-authoritarian Canada can now support the AUS if the game rule has been set for them to do so
  • Took out all the code which would allow the AI to manually lower their conscription laws outside of the system to do so automatically once their wars are over
  • Kaiserreich Economic Policy event for Germany no longer adds factories to non-allied states
  • It's no longer possible for the Treaty of Irkutsk and the Treaty of Novosibirsk to fire at the same time for Transamur
  • If Canada intervenes in the ACW after the Deal with the Devil has already been struck, it is now included in the event to re-enter the war when the deal is later broken
  • Poland will no longer receive Regency Council events after the latter is ousted
  • The Armament Department will now correctly flee from Sichuan upon Liu Xiang’s takeover
  • South Africa’s and Zimbabwe’s missions to defend their territory now auto-cancel if the war ends before their timeout
  • Poland no longer gets cores on Bucovina if granted the territory by a third power
  • Fixed a couple of Legation Cities events firing for the wrong targets
  • Military Occupation Austria will no longer release Croatia or Bosnia
  • Puppet Flanders can no longer change government via elections
  • Fixed a number of CSA planes spawning in the wrong state
  • South Africa will not receive events about Smuts’ government if the latter is removed
  • Russian puppets can now join the Academy of Sciences correctly
  • The Patagonian game rules no longer have inverted outcomes for Moderate and Radical Anarchists
  • The RSR now gets cores on Transamur upon coring Russia
  • If GEA loses the Indochinese war, Vietnam will be properly removed from the Reichspakt
  • Japan will keep its cores on Sakhalin and the Kurils even after the Fading Sun
  • Serbia will now attack Austria if Italy or Poland are already at war with them
  • Finnmark will be retained by Finland when Norway is released
  • Paraguay can no longer pull in the Internationale against Argentina
  • Fixed several Paraguayan foci giving factories in non-controlled states
  • Argentina can no longer take control of the railways twice
  • Kumul and East Turkestan now get cores on Aksai Chin
  • A released Chinese puppet now gets claims on all of China
  • Fixed tags randomly getting other nations’ division templates
  • Fixed all cases of Indian fortification foci placing forts in enemy states
  • The Swiss-French peace deal now returns Romandy and Upper Savoy if the latter were seized
  • Russia and Finland will no longer go to war every two months
  • Fixed Japan granting Chinese lands to unfriendly regimes


We hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich as much as we did making it!


- The KR4 Team: Alpinia, Arvidus, Augenis, Blackfalcon501, DSFDarker, Carmain, Dr. Njitram, Drozdovite, Edouard Saladier, Éloïse, Eragaxshim, Fbruchmueller, Flamefang, Fort, JazzyHugh, Jeankedezeehond, Jonjon428, Jonny BL, Krco, Liegnitz, Maltesefalcon, Matoro, Nijato, NukeGaming, OperationsManagementDecisions, PPsyrius, Pietrus, Rei VL, Rylock, SPQR, Starguard, Telcontar101, The Alpha Dog, Thomahawk2k, Vidyaország, WordZero, Yard1, Zankoas and Zimbabwe Salt Co.


0.14.1

Which came first - the heat or the fix? We sure don’t know, but great philosophical questions aside, here’s a bit of both for you. Hopefully this’ll be the first and only hotfix needed for “The Duke and the Hertzog”, and we’ve tackled some pretty big problems while introducing a few small balance changes along the way. As always, let us know what you think as you play! Enjoy!

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees


New Events

  • United Baltic Duchy
  • Romania

GFX

New portraits for:

  • Albania: Midhat Frasheri
  • Germany: Boris Romanov (puppet leader)
  • Russia: Karl Radek, Maksim Purkayev, Neon Antonov, Boris Annenkov, Fyodor Abramov, Konstantin Mamontov, Anatoliy Pepelyaev, Anton Turkul

Mapping

  • Nudged the Turku port to the correct position
  • Arab endonyms are now applied to states if the Ottomans lose them

Miscellaneous

  • The South African Federation and Southern Rhodesia can now join the Entente after winning the Boer War if the Entente abandoned them.
  • Tweaked Anqing Qing Anger credibility effects and added more tooltips for Qing Anger
  • Rebalanced the China resource decisions which were recently made available to all Chinese tags
  • Completing the Constitution of the Baltic Federation now gives a small flavor event for new elections.
  • Reduced the equipment costs for Ostwall construction decisions.
  • Added focus filters for Romania
  • Clarified some SAF localisation
  • Italy can no longer join the Moscow Accord if Serbia initiates the joining while Italy is part of its research group
  • The Return of the King focus for Canada has been made into a decision, so now the UK is more likely to be released within the window where its industry won’t be halved again (after being halved already for Canada taking the land)
  • The Greek and BHC rebellion events now transfer a percentage of units and equipment instead of spawning an equal number of units
  • Dmitriy Romanov no longer dies in 1942
  • Russia can now seize Bessarabia at any time unless allied with Ukraine
  • Added annexation events for Pastaza, Northern Chile, and the minor Caribbean islands, revamped the annexations for the entire Middle East region, Alsace-Lorraine, and Luxembourg
  • Kumul now gets a slight unit limit bonus
  • UoB and CoF will now send volunteers to socialist South Africa
  • Replaced the Russian debuff from losing Yekaterinburg with a more effective one
  • Hunan's economic ties idea no longer gives only maluses
  • The politics of post-2WK Puppet Germany have been overhauled to make more sense
  • Turkestan no longer gets cores on all of Kazakhstan. Or Tsaritsyn
  • Antonov and Golovko will now defect as part of the Red Navy's formation
  • Austria and Poland will now guarantee each other if Karl Albrecht is elected
  • Players can no longer exploit the MacArthur's deadline event to get war economy faster
  • Manchu Qing can no longer get 5 research slots
  • Qing no longer starts with light tanks or motorized technology, but has received research bonuses for them in the German portion of its tree, and now starts with additional support equipment.

Incomplete Content



Fixes

Notable Fixes

  • Fixed a crash bug caused by a bad Bulgarian event picture at the start of the Balkan War
  • Fixed a rare instance where Republican South Africa would spawn in Namibia.
  • Fixed claims being improperly dispensed in the Ryneveld doctrine
  • Fixed the ‘Victory in the Boer War’ event firing twice when Natal would win the Boer War

Other Fixes

  • Fixed South Africa’s ‘Minority Government’ idea sticking around after a new election was held in 1938.
  • Fixed a typo in the name of (South Africa’s syndicalist leader) Clements Kadalie.
  • Anqing no longer pays for its own reconstruction
  • Serbia now cannot switch between Entente and Moscow Accord after joining one of the two.
  • Fixed some broken SAF localisation.
  • Fixed a rare case of the wrong Hertzog event firing.
  • Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia can now be released properly after one takes the “decide what to do with each region” option in the Indochina release event.
  • French option in the Belgium annexation event to take Wallonia and release Flanders no longer gives Flanders to the Dutch instead
  • Fate of Kosovo event now allows it to be granted to Albania even if Serbia is an ally
  • Fixed Russia not being able to integrate the Baltic states
  • Severino di Giovanni will no longer be locked to the Moderate Anarchist tree in niche circumstances where Antonio Soto dies after completing the Moderate Anarchist focus
  • Fixed Serbia not being able to start the 2nd Congress against a victorious Hungary
  • The Boer War can no longer fire for a puppet South Africa
  • Fixed Jan Smuts' reforms being blocked by the United Party's formation
  • Added a delay to the Serbian faction joining decisions, so they can't be taken sequentially
  • Japan will now properly cede Tianjin to Fengtian upon taking Fruits of Loyalty
  • Qing can now unite China if the needed states are held by its allies
  • Fixed Serbia inviting Italy to the war against Austria mid-civil war
  • Fixed the event for Wilhelm II's death not firing properly
  • Chamdo will now be correctly transferred to a puppet China
  • Fixed the Portuguese annexation not firing if the dynamic puppet is annexed by a third party
  • Fixed Guangxi asking to join Yunnan’s faction when at war
  • Ulster will no longer revolt against a puppet Ireland
  • Zimbabwe now starts with a core on its lands
  • Fixed the Federalists not receiving Fengtian's invitation to the Unification Conference
  • Fixed a German event firing for DKB instead
  • Fixed Central America being formed twice
  • Fixed the GEA-Indochina peace deal not accounting for Germany’s possible entry into the war
  • Fixed Patrick Duncan's death firing for NatPop South Africa
  • Fixed Fengtian getting events about a non-existing LEP
  • Fixed the first South Africa Black Monday focus checking for only the starting BM idea, instead of any of them
  • Fixed SOV not being able to integrate territories
  • Fixed the Fate of Tuva firing Sakhalin's event instead
  • Fixed von der Goltz not being removed as field marshal upon his death
  • Fixed the missing Lithuanian admiral portraits
  • Russia no longer releases the actual German Empire - it will now instead release the Kingdom of Germany, a version of the German Union
  • Fixed the Treaty of Budapest's name if the city is controlled by a hostile Hungary
  • GEA can no longer release Indonesia
  • Arabia will now properly take Kirkuk in the Ottoman peace deal
  • Fixed Transamur not being able to access the Fengtian foci if a puppet of Japan
  • Fixed the Transamur-Russia peace deal events
  • Fixed Poland joining the Reichspakt before choosing its path due to a SOV event

We hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich as much as we did making it!

- The KR4 Team: Alpinia, Arvidus, Augenis, Blackfalcon501, DSFDarker, Carmain, Dr. Njitram, Drozdovite, Edouard Saladier, Éloïse, Eragaxshim, Fbruchmueller, Flamefang, Fort, JazzyHugh, Jeankedezeehond, Jonjon428, Jonny BL, Krco, Liegnitz, Maltesefalcon, Matoro, NukeGaming, OperationsManagementDecisions, PPsyrius, Pietrus, Rei VL, Rylock, SPQR, Starguard, Telcontar101, The Alpha Dog, Thomahawk2k, Vidyaország, WordZero, Yard1, Zankoas and Zimbabwe Salt Co.

0.14 - 'The Duke and the Hertzog'

Here’s 0.14 ‘The Duke and the Hertzog’, less than a month after our last release! This has to be one of the fastest, if not the fastest, development turnarounds we’ve had in the past three years. So as always, big thanks to the team and their hard work! We can’t guarantee such a rapid release schedule in the future, we are after all a group of volunteers working in our spare time, but we’d like to think this represents just how much our standards and practices have improved as a team. Enjoy!

Notable Additions

New Focus Trees

  • Natal
  • Zimbabwe

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees

  • South Africa
  • United Baltic Duchy
  • The Netherlands
  • Serbia

New Events

  • South Africa
  • Natal
  • Zimbabwe
  • United Baltic Duchy
  • Romania

New Decisions

  • South Africa
  • Natal
  • Zimbabwe
  • United Baltic Duchy
  • The Netherlands
  • Latvia

New Custom Country Paths

  • United Baltic Duchy

GFX

New portraits for:

  • Austria: Eugen von Habsburg-Lothringen
  • British Isles: Charles III, Hugh Gaitskell, John MacCormick, Compton Mackenzie, Council of Scotland, Clement Davies, Lewis Valentine, Saunders Lewis, Douglas Young, Franz Von Bayern/Francis I
  • Burma: Ba Swe, Council of Burma, Kodaw Hmaing, Po Hla Gyi, U Ba Pe, Saya San
  • Germany: Alfred Hugenberg
  • Indochina: Bui Quang Chieu
  • Russia/RSR/Transamur: Andrey Vlasov, Arseniy Golovko, Boris Shaposhnikov, Dmitriy Pavlovich Romanov, Grigoriy Semyenov, Grigoriy Semyonov, Ivan Konev, Ivan Romanovskiy, Kirill Meretskov, Lavr Kornilov, Mikhail Frunze, Mikhail Levitov, Mikhail Tukhachevskiy, Nikolay Berzarin, Nikolay Bukharin, Nikolay Bukharin, Nikolay Vatutin, Pavel Shatilov, Semyon Timoshenko, Vasiliy Kuznetsov, Vladimir Kappel, Vladimir Manshteyn, Vladimir Tolstov, Vladimir Tolstov, Vladimir Vitkovskiy
  • Spain: Alejandro Lerroux García, Bibiano Fernández Osorio y Tafall, Domingo Batet i Mestres, Emilio Herrera Linares, Francisco Largo Caballero, Gonzalo Queipo de Llano, José Riquelme y López Bago
  • Ukraine: Ivan Poltavets-Ostrianytsia, Konstantin Prisovsky, Mykola Kapustyanski, Yevhen Konovalets
  • USA: Charles McNary
  • Vietnam: Bao Dai

Music Mod

  • Changed the main theme to Koit, or Dawn in Estonian, which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vi3LO35TxQ
  • Austria: Added Florentine March and Danubia March
  • Entente: Added Imperial March and Eagle Squadron
  • South Africa: Added Drakensberge, Margolet, Op Patrollie, Silwerpyl, Train to Kimberly, Voorwaarts!, Zambesi and Zulu Warrior. Changed the version of Sarie Marais for one more period appropiate and removed the Anthem as it was a duplicate of a different song that was already there.
  • Baltic States: Added Koit, Don Carlos, Krauklits sez ozola, Riga Dimd, Sumfoonia nº 2 by Artur Kapp and Videvik
  • Various localization and translation fixes

Mapping

  • Renamed Scutari to Albania

Miscellaneous

  • Did some more work on the British annexations including new alternative leaders
  • Wales has a new (and correct) flag
  • The Dutch diplomatic focus tree has been converted into decisions
  • Redid the dates for some Danish events
  • Reworked the Brazilian annexation events so, upon deciding to not release Brazil as a whole, it switches to the events for the individual regions instead of trying to release all the splinter states at once. Thus decisions can be made for each region as to whether or not it should be occupied, released as a puppet, or its land given to some other Brazilian splinter state.
  • The Russian war decisions now fire a warning event to the target and the target’s allies at the onset of the decision, telling players that Russia intends to go to war “within a few weeks”
  • The Bulgarian war decisions are now on a delay, like most others in the mod
  • Russia can now invite Serbia and Romania into its faction during a war, so long as they both have the same enemies
  • The decisions to unite Italy for ITA and SRI are no longer barred to puppets
  • Added an event for Vladimir Vazov to possibly return to active duty in Bulgaria at the outset of the Balkan War
  • Serbia can now form the Belgrade Pact before its political tree is started if Romania or Greece attack first
  • Several tags now use coalition mechanics - they will gain 50% of the partners’ popularities as daily political power (added to the base ruling party’s gain)
  • The Russian Socialist Republic will now attempt to protect a socialist Estonia or Latvia and bring them into the Internationale
  • All cases of early (pre-1939) Second Weltkrieg starts have been disabled, and a game rule to re-enable them has been added
  • Romania and Russia can now peace out from a war over Bessarabia
  • Expanded the Hotung event chain for the Legation Cities
  • If you are able to successfully cut off Vermillion Society funding to a Chinese faction they get a temporary debuff
  • Most focuses/decisions for Chinese tags which added resources have now been turned into decisions potentially accessible by all Chinese tags
  • Portugal-in-exile will now collapse after about a week if refused by the Entente, or if the Entente itself collapses
  • A neutral Batavian Commune can no longer join the TI unless attacked
  • Japan can now call its puppets to its wars
  • Added a new "Crownland" autonomy state for the Austrian puppets
  • Added focus tree filters to Serbia's focus tree
  • Switched SET and IAR around in Romanian content
  • GER/AUS can now take control of Romanian oil fields if they puppet them
  • Player Bulgaria can now cede Dobrogea peacefully if they want to
  • Burma’s starting politics/leadership has been changed to reflect its future rework

Incomplete Content

  • A new game rule has been added for regulating when WK2 can begin. By default, it’s the current setting where WK2 can’t happen before 1939 (or, rather, it shouldn’t - though there are some places which have been missed). The game rule adds a setting for a pre-1939 WK2 beginning to either be rare or unrestricted (meaning it simply depends on the regular chances of the events involved). We’re doing a sweep through events to catch all those places which were missed previously, but it’s an effort which will take a while, so it’s unlikely to work perfectly yet.

Fixes

Notable Fixes

  • The bug that prevented the peace conference AI from working properly in 0.13.2 has been fixed
  • The previous workaround which made countries incorrectly get drawn into a peace conference whenever a country whose faction leader was not in the war now actually works for puppets as well (so, for instance, a puppet Vietnam falling to Indochina won’t cause all of German East Asia to suddenly be annexed).
  • Fixed the endless Fate of Latvia/Estonia loop for Russia
  • Austria can no longer lock itself out of its focus tree by betraying its secret deal with Hungary
  • Romania no longer loses its HoG in the legionary path

Other Fixes

  • Iceland’s party names now match
  • Fixed Northern Epirus not being grantable to Albania by Serbia
  • Fixed some oddities with the Flanders/Wallonia/Belgium annexation events
  • Bulgaria can now use its reconciliation decisions even when a puppet - though, if it’s a puppet, the decision can only be used on its overlord
  • The Turkestan emir is now removed as a field marshal when he dies
  • Old ministers in Flanders, Bolivia, and Central America are now properly removed when the government changes
  • Returning cores/claims to an ally will now give them all coastal and contiguous states at once, instead of needing to have the decision used repeatedly to catch interior states
  • The events used when the UK and France demand the return of colonial states now fires for the owner of those states and not just the controller
  • Updated the AI for Italy’s decision to attack Austria to be a bit more judicious, and to wait for Serbia - when applicable
  • Prevented the Yen Bai Mutiny events from refiring
  • If a puppet somehow ends up at war with its overlord, it’ll now be set free
  • Fengtian can now no longer use its war decisions when a puppet
  • Fixed the return of Russian generals to the Russian Socialist Republic in the cases where Patagonia had already succeeded or fallen prior to the civil war beginning
  • Fixed the Vojvodina annexation decision to not trigger until there’s at least one applicable option which can be taken
  • Lithuania can now be released based on ownership of Kovno and not solely ownership of their capital, which could be another country’s claim
  • Germany might now initially be released without Northern Schleswig or the Polish German states, which have separate annexation decisions
  • Irish elections no longer fire twice
  • The event for Patagonia becoming Argentina no longer fires for other nations
  • Fixed Yang Sen fleeing Sichuan twice
  • Persia will not get Mosul in the Ottoman collapse unless they control a neighbouring state
  • Russia can now integrate Ukraine properly after the Treaty of Pereyaslav goes into effect
  • Germany can no longer attack Romania to take its oil
  • Fixed Wilhelm II dying in 1947 instead of 1941
  • Russia will now focus on getting rid of Divided Military Staff as soon as possible
  • Fengtian is now blocked from joining the Chinese United Front
  • Fixed Poland being locked out of its tree if the AuthDems were elected
  • Italy and Poland are no longer invited to the Belgrade Pact if they already own their claimed lands
  • The Golestan Pact is now properly disbanded if Persia joins a faction
  • Fixed an infinite loop in the Tibetan focus tree
  • The China Agency no longer investigates its own weapon smuggling
  • Puppet Central America can no longer use its war decisions
  • The regular peace event for Italy and Austria will no longer fire if Italy is involved in the Belgrade Pact war on Austria and thus eligible for the Budapest Treaty peace event
  • The decisions for Canada to declare war on the CSA or intervene in the ACW should no longer disappear forever if interrupted by the CSA’s strike idea
  • Countries that unify China via the generic decision can now integrate their allies
  • Fixed a couple of issues with the Yunnan-Siam peace deal
  • Fixed a Netherlands event firing twice and a flag not being properly cleared
  • Fixed RKMT Yunnan not being able to attack a LKMT Guangxi
  • Fixed two Yunnan companies being the same under different names
  • Central American countries will now correctly return their puppets' territory
  • Released Chinese puppets now get proper cores on their territory
  • Fixed Qing not being able to invite SIK to its faction
  • Fixed a misleading Fengtian event option tooltip
  • Yunnan will now lose the AOG tin ideas if Indochina wins the war
  • Austria-Hungary’s focus on the Status Quo branch now removes the Broken Ties idea
  • Fixed Sichuan's famine recovery lasting until 1947
  • Somalia can now release Eritrea
  • The United Front will now collapse if Japan is annexed
  • Fixed Serbia getting the Kardzhali annexation mission when occupying Bulgaria
  • Fixed puppet Poland not being able to integrate states
  • Fixed Poland's naval foci giving boni to trade interdiction on both paths
  • Fixed Russia potentially getting Black Monday twice
  • Fixed Transamur asking to reunify with a non-existent Russia
  • Fixed the AI Netherlands pulling the Entente into other wars
  • Meyer London can no longer be HoS and HoG at the same time
  • Added missing localisation for several events in the Second Congress of Belgrade
  • Tweaked few Romanian news events to work better with niche scenarios
  • Nerfed the amount of guns and manpower Patagonia could get in their starter tree

We hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich as much as we did making it!

- The KR4 Team: Alpinia, Arvidus, Augenis, Blackfalcon501, DSFDarker, Carmain, Dr. Njitram, Drozdovite, Edouard Saladier, Éloïse, Eragaxshim, Fbruchmueller, Flamefang, Fort, JazzyHugh, Jeankedezeehond, Jonjon428, Jonny BL, Krco, Liegnitz, Maltesefalcon, Matoro, NukeGaming, OperationsManagementDecisions, PPsyrius, Pietrus, Rei VL, Rylock, SPQR, Starguard, Telcontar101, The Alpha Dog, Thomahawk2k, Vidyaország, WordZero, Yard1, Zankoas and Zimbabwe Salt Co.

0.13.2

Hello everyone! We weren’t originally intending on another hotfix for 0.13, but it turns out a (rather routine) replacement of event picture references also changed a flag for the German Halbstarke event - meaning they can never remove their Black Monday effects. Pretty vital to correct that, so here’s the hotfix for that and any other issues we’ve fixed in the interim.

Changes

GFX

  • New portraits for Enver Hoxha (ALB), Wilhelm of Wied (ALB), J.B. Miles (AST), Sveinn Bjornsson (ICE), Kai-Uwe von Hassel (MAF), Gabriel Auphan (NFA), Christoffel Venter (SAF), Gustaf V (SWE)

Miscellaneous

  • Russian integration of annexed lands is now handled by compliance-gated decisions. This was done primarily for the sake of visibility: using the compliance system only made it difficult for some Russian players to determine how to get cores.
  • Added Ireland foreign policy game rule
  • Added peace conference rule for the Third Internationale to stay out of China and Southeast Asia if there are any Asian countries at the conference who are willing to take those states
  • Peace conference code has been sped up considerably
  • Bulgarian coup events are no longer limited by the Russian government - their chances of success are just influenced instead
  • Russian AI will now focus on the Caucasus first before Eastern Europe, if they can go after both

Fixes

Notable Fixes

  • The Halbstarke error, which prevented Black Monday effects from being removed by Germany, has been fixed

Other Fixes

  • Some adjustments to the Treaty of Budapest:
    • The chain should occur more quickly, now
    • the AI is now guaranteed to accept peace, unless they’re in a faction and the faction leader (a player) has already refused the treaty
    • Added more variations to the event text, particularly for Italy and Poland, and covering the possibility for when Germany’s intervention means Italy might not receive anything out of the treaty (the text won’t imply that they do)
  • Workaround for a rare occurrence where partial control over a non-enemy state whose owner is in exile will drag them into a peace conference, even though their faction hasn’t capitulated yet
  • Fixed incorrect state id reference in Status of Salonica trigger
  • All government changes in Switzerland, Honduras, Uruguay, Papal State, and Lombardy now properly remove old ministers
  • Bulgaria no longer loses all its cores in the instance where the Greek rebel state is annexed by Greece proper (Bulgaria’s cores were accidentally being removed instead of the Greek rebel cores)
  • Fate of Dalmatia decision now fires the correct event
  • Fixed a mis-firing Serbia event
  • Fixed Guangzhou being counted as part of Legation Cities
  • Fixed Mongolian and Tibetan endonyms being overridden by Chinese ones
  • Fixed the Huiyang and Huizhou endonyms
  • Socialist Russia no longer claims Pas-de-Calais
  • Fixed a puppet Ma Clique being able to change their government
  • Alash Orda will no longer be set free by the RCW in the rare case where they stay loyal
  • Fixed the Romanian legionary minister changes removing the HoG
  • Poland can now be granted a puppet Galicia if released after the latter

We hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich as much as we did making it!

- The KR4 Team: Alpinia, Arvidus, Augenis, Blackfalcon501, DSFDarker, Carmain, Dr. Njitram, Drozdovite, Edouard Saladier, Éloïse, Eragaxshim, Fbruchmueller, Flamefang, Fort, Gideones, JazzyHugh, Jeankedezeehond, Jonjon428, Jonny BL, Krco, Liegnitz, Maltesefalcon, Matoro, NukeGaming, OperationsManagementDecisions, PPsyrius, Pietrus, Rei VL, Rylock, SPQR, Starguard, Telcontar101, The Alpha Dog, Thomahawk2k, Vidyaország, WordZero, Yard1, Zankoas and Zimbabwe Salt Co.

0.13.1

Hello everyone! It's been less than two weeks since the release of 0.13, and we're here with what we hope will be the one and only hotfix necessary for it. It addresses a few minor crash issues and a whole host of bugs. We've done our best to keep this hotfix save-compatible, though as usual we can't guarantee that due to the weird things HoI4 sometimes done when content gets changed mid-game - so we recommend starting a new game. If you continue an old game, please don't report bugs based on it. Otherwise? Enjoy! The next scheduled release will be 0.14, barring any unforeseen major bugs that crop up, and in the meantime stay safe and plague-free.

Changes

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees

  • Bulgaria
  • Sichuan

New Events

  • Romania
  • Fengtian
  • League of Eight Provinces
  • Qing

New Custom Country Paths

  • Fengtian
  • Belgrade Pact
  • Romania

GFX

  • Replaced Bulgarian flag’s coat of arms with one the monarchy actually used
  • New Portraits:
  • Germany: Eberhard von Mackensen, Albert Kesselring, August von Mackensen, Gerd von Rundstedt, Gotthard Heinrici, Rupprecht von Bayern, Heinz Guderian, Walter Model, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Wilhelm III (General Variant), Erich Raeder, Ewald Kleist, Friedrich Paulus, Hermann Boehm, Erwin von Witzleben, Erich von Manstein, Erich Hoepner, Franz von Papen, Georg Kuchler, Günther Lütjens, Lothar Arnauld Periere, Rudolf Rocker, Wilhelm Souchon, Gustav Krupp, Karl Doenitz, Gunther Kluge, Hermann Hoth, Wilhelm Pieck
  • Others: Ali Kelmendi (ALB), Ahmet Zogu (ALB), Jawaharlal Nehru (BHC), Georgi Dimitrov (BUL), Reginald Hildyard (CAF), Carlos Campo (CHL), Yang Yuting (FNG), Asgeir Asgeirsson (ICE), Ta Thu Thau (INC), Eoin O’Duffy (IRE), Franz Ritter von Epp (MAF), Theodor von Hippel (MAF), Ferdinand Schorner (MAF), Guy Halifax (SAF), Thomas Dewey (USA)

Mapping

  • Saint Louis in Senegal is now in the right place
  • Volgograd state and VP has been renamed to Tsaritsyn from the start
  • Fixed the urban terrain of Tashkent being on the wrong place

Miscellaneous

  • Bulgaria now has a small sub-tree for when it has a SocCon government under Aleksandar Stamboliyski (primarily occurring if/when it is a Serbian puppet, but not restricted to that). The chain for the merger with Serbia is now triggered by a focus.
  • If Bulgaria goes SocDem or MarkLib after the Balkan War, the possibility of an Absolutist or Narrow Socialist coup is now triggered by a separate event, and this is under player control (no more relying on RNG for it to occur).
  • If Bulgaria accepts the Balkan War loss event, its conscription and economy laws are immediately moved to minimum. This will force it to demobilize, at least for a while.
  • Italy and Two Sicilies can now join Austria’s sphere even once they merge with the Reichspakt during WK2 (they will leave the faction with Austria when it leaves).
  • The Treaty of Budapest chain has been expanded. Now, if Germany still exists, Austria can appeal to them for intervention at the outset of the chain. If Germany agrees, they will intervene in the peace talks in exchange for Austria immediately joining the Reichspakt (permanently). This means any country not accepting peace will find themselves at war with Germany, and Germany also prevents Austrian core territories (such as Istria, Slovenia, and South Tyrol) from being annexed. If Germany does not intervene, Austria can lose all those states and their faction will be removed for good.
  • Should Austria be conquered or lose its faction through the Treaty of Budapest, Italy will be able to join the Reichspakt (in this instance, this also applies to a National Populist Italy).
  • Added a peace conference rule so Russia will tend to stay out of Western Europe
  • Added world tension for the collapse of the LEP and Germany, as well as one for the Sino-Japanese war
  • Rewrote Harry Truman’s bio
  • Slightly reduced the Black Monday nerfs for Germany
  • Japan now actually loses SocCon popularity if the Seiyukai loses its majority.
  • Added city fall events for Tokyo, Manila, Vladivostok and Dublin
  • Added annexation mission for the Legation Cities. The releasing nation now gets a seat on the Council, so now anybody can be on it.
  • Removed syndicalist Gold Coast being called Golden Pact
  • Gave Montenegro party names
  • Enhanced some Ireland events
  • Added leader descriptions for Romanian head of states
  • Added a dozen new events for Romania.
  • Added a research slot to Romanian army tree.
  • Added a new “Confederated State” subject level for Italian subjects of either Two Sicilies or Sardinia when they create the Italian Confederation, offering more benefits to the overlord than regular puppets
  • Ethiopia now starts with claims on already-owned Eritrean lands
  • Paraguay starts the game with a small division limit bonus
  • Nejd and Jabal Shamar now receive a division limit bonus while fighting their war against each other
  • Arabia now receives a division limit bonus as part of its ‘Desert Logistics’ national idea
  • Russia now fully uses the compliance system for gaining cores on conquered lands
  • Post-MAF armies have been overhauled
  • Added the Phalanstere Internationale as a economic sphere in the diplomacy tab
  • Albania can no longer pull Romania or Bulgaria into its wars
  • Baoding Sichuan can now ally with the Left KMT
  • Ottoman Minister list got reworked in preparation for their eventual implementation (say goodbye to Mustafa Kemal for now as CoS, for he will come back later as HoG)
  • Added event warnings for tags, and their overlords if puppeted, soon to be attacked by the Fengtian Government, Qing/Zhili, and the LEP. These warnings will be received sooner if a decryption advantage is possessed over the aggressor tag, or if decryption progress has been started against them (with LaR). Exceptions were left for explicit sneak-attacks, or where other warnings exist.
  • Added game rules for Fengtian’s overall obedience or assertiveness. If obedient, Fengtian will still attempt to balance its internal factions, and may become rowdy, but should not declare war. Likewise if assertive it will still occasionally take pro-Japanese decisions, but will have a far higher chance to declare war against Japan.
  • Renamed Huangshan to Huizhou, and Huizhou to Huiyang.
  • Qing can now use its “integrate faction members” decision more than once, should qualifying tags remain.
  • Added a small dispersed industry tech boost to Restored Qing’s NCERA rural development focus.

Fixes

Notable Fixes

  • Fixed Austria never releasing Hungary locking itself out of its paths
  • Austria no longer peaces out with the Belgrade Pact when Germany falls

Other Fixes

  • Fixed a crash bug caused by a PRF event picture
  • Bulgaria can no longer reconcile twice with the same country.
  • BUL reconciliation decision now removes negative Belgrade Pact opinion modifiers
  • The Treaty of Budapest will now release any Italian countries in Austria’s faction prior to peace being made, so war will continue with them
  • Fixed some issues with countries improperly peacing out with Austria if it’s part of the Reichspakt when Germany falls
  • Brazil will no longer capitulate too easily
  • Serbia no longer gets a claim on Western Salonica at the Balkan War outset
  • The ISAC tech sharing icon now no longer says IEDC
  • Wallonia can no longer go multiple political routes as a puppet
  • Katanga now keeps its current government type when puppeted by Portugal
  • Norway will now automatically annex states it claims from focuses if they’re owned by puppets
  • Qing can now actually take the admittedly inferior Baili plan
  • Fixed Liu Xiang being able to create a faction when already allied.
  • Fixed Fengtian not leaving Japan's faction when revolting.
  • Fixed Sichuan being able to reach negative opium spread values.
  • Fengtian should now always warn targets for war
  • Honduras is no longer stuck repeating its political turmoil event over and over
  • Fixed Siam losing its admirals in the civil war.
  • Fixed Russia gaining 2000% stability.
  • Lithuania no longer calls its own cities by their Polish names.
  • Oman now has the war support to keep their starting extensive conscription law.
  • Fixed Chile not losing the Chilean-Argentinian War idea after their coup d’etat.
  • Fixed Transamur not breaking away from Japan when forming Russia.
  • Fixed Lithuania not peacing out properly when revolting.
  • Demanding Bessarabia now requires Russia to directly border Romania.
  • Fixed Ukraine being able to join the TI too early.
  • The United Kingdom choosing direct rule over Ireland won't make the annexation decision appear again
  • Fixed Serbia inviting itself to the 2nd Belgrade Congress.
  • Sweden's decisions to attack other countries will now cancel for the AI if the conditions change, such as Finland joining the Reichspakt
  • Fixed Montenegro’s adjective being Montenegrian
  • LEP can now fight Yiganduo and KMT rebels, and core Anqing
  • Formation of PNL now triggers from the Great Reunion event and not from Renew Pride focus.
  • Added a tooltip for Renew Pride explaining that it unlocks the coring decisions.
  • PNL will be founded regardless whether you complete Renew Pride.
  • Romanian post-unification focuses now say they only unlock after acquiring Transylvania, to make it clearer
  • Fixed woke stability malus Codreanu got for compromising.
  • Fixed bugs regarding ROM influence system.
  • Nerfed many ROM national spirits a bit, tweaked the post-war trees.
  • Canada’s french-related ideas will now disappear if Quebec is not owned
  • Russia no longer receives a claim on Cernauti when deciding to keep Bessarabia
  • Fixed Russian decision to attack Transamur for the instance where Transamur immediately folds and should be annexed
  • Burmese event chain now checks for AuthDem government to exist
  • Burma can no longer join in on Indochina’s war with Siam if it is a subject (of another country) or otherwise invalid for the war
  • Fixed the continuous focus box overlapping with parts of the PLC focus tree
  • Fixed the Russian Socialist Republic having a too low division limit
  • Fixed Don-Kuban having an endless Black Monday
  • Fixed all missing Sudwestafrika portraits
  • Fixed Austria not being able to release Hungary in the Pluralism path
  • Capitulated countries will no longer be annexed in peace conferences if random non-aligned third parties capitulate
  • Siam no longer loses its admirals if the civil war fires
  • Transamur will now break away from Japan when forming Russia
  • Fixed multiple broken game rules
  • Serbia no longer invites itself to the Belgrade Congress
  • Honduras will now break free from Nicaragua if the latter’s government is overthrown
  • Mongolia and Tibet can now be released properly after releasing China
  • Siam can now release Vietnam
  • Greater Germany can now no longer core Istria or Trentino through the annexation decisions
  • If the UK chooses direct rule over Ireland, the annexation decision will now not keep re-appearing
  • Removed the ability for the Patagonian Communists to get Juan Domingo Peron as a general

We hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich as much as we did making it!

- The KR4 Team: Alpinia, Arvidus, Augenis, Blackfalcon501, DSFDarker, Carmain, Dr. Njitram, Drozdovite, Edouard Saladier, Éloïse, Eragaxshim, Fbruchmueller, Flamefang, Fort, Gideones, JazzyHugh, Jeankedezeehond, Jonjon428, Jonny BL, Krco, Liegnitz, Maltesefalcon, Matoro, NukeGaming, OperationsManagementDecisions, PPsyrius, Pietrus, Rei VL, Rylock, SPQR, Starguard, Telcontar101, The Alpha Dog, Thomahawk2k, Vidyaország, WordZero, Yard1, Zankoas and Zimbabwe Salt Co.


0.13 - 'A King and his Captain'

Continuing our pattern of smaller, more focused updates we are delighted to bring you the Romanian rework! Of course we haven’t been idle in other places; many other nations, notably Serbia, have received changes as well. In addition, we are very pleased to give you one of our greatest performance improvements to date as a result of our new division limit and our totally rewritten annexation decisions; details for both can be found below. We hope you enjoy this update!

- The KR4 team

Changes

New Systems

Division Limit:


A new mechanic has been added to all nations; the division limit. It represents the total number of divisions that a country can safely support. The AI will simply not build past this limit. Players can build past this limit, but they will be notified when they’re over it (via a flashing alert on their Recruit & Deploy tab) and will receive a malus that increases the more they go over that limit.

  • Why do this? One of the biggest complaints about Kaiserreich is lag, particularly late game lag which can make playing into the 1940’s almost unbearable. Having a cap on the total number of units (particularly the number of units that smaller countries can field) is the biggest way we can help with this. We also apply it to the player for balance reasons: if the AI has division limits but a player doesn’t, the difference in difficulty (particularly for major nations) is profound.
  • What if I don’t like this anyhow? We’ve added a custom game rule option if you want to shut it off, either for the player only (meaning the player experiences no malus if they go over the limit, and is not informed when they’re over it, but the AI will still obey the limit) or entirely.
  • How is the limit calculated? At its base, the limit is the number of factories (after trade) multiplied by a factor established by your current Economy Law - with an upper cap also established by the Economy Law. Some countries with very high manpower but few factories (like China or India) or who own lots of states (like Russia) will have a lower-end cap on their limit that is higher than that provided by factories, but if they build enough factories they too can raise it higher. The limit never goes below 5 units, and some countries receive special bonuses (usually temporary) which add to that final total. If you hover over the limit field at the top right of your Recruit & Deploy tab, you’ll see a tooltip that explains exactly how the limit is calculated.
  • I like the limit, but I feel it’s unfair to country X! Kaiserreich has a lot of content, and while we’ve done testing it’s more than possible there are special situations we haven’t yet noticed, or old content (like units being spawned) which never took into account the possibility of a division limit and which haven’t yet been adjusted. If you come across such, please report it to us on our GitHub issue tracker and we’ll fix it as quickly as we can.
  • A bit of adjustment is required for this system, we know, but it really does affect game speeds as the game goes on, and we hope you’ll bear with us in the interim as the kinks are worked out.

Other Notable Additions

  • Annexation missions (the decisions you see which pop up after you gain territory, which allow for the release of puppets) have been reworked so they are now triggered. What does that mean? It means that there are no longer hundreds of decisions being evaluated every game day to see if those missions are valid (for many users, resulting in a slight pause at the end of each game day as the game evaluates all those triggers). Instead, the conditions are checked after any annexation or after territory is gained, and at no other time. This doesn’t totally rid of that daily pause, but it does lessen it significantly, though your mileage will vary as with all performance changes
  • Austria now joins the Reichspakt when they intervene in the 2WK, and leave it afterward
  • Japan can now only call its allies into its wars if it’s losing or at war with a major

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees

  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Poland
  • Combined Syndicates of America

New Events

  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Bulgaria
  • Belgrade Pact
  • Combined Syndicates of America
  • Legation Cities
  • Union of Britain
  • Ireland
  • Mongolia

New Decisions

  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Combined Syndicates of America
  • Poland

New Custom Country Paths

  • Union of Britain
  • Romania
  • Halifax Conference
  • Ireland

New Game Rules

  • Division Limits: limits can be disabled for players only or entirely
  • Peacetime Demobilization: the mission that requires countries to reduce their Economy and Mobilization laws during peace can be disabled, either for the player only or for all countries
  • Faction Diplomacy Buttons: several patches ago, the faction-related buttons on the diplomacy interface were removed, since all faction creation/joining is done via decisions and events in Kaiserreich. Some players, however, use the console to allow use of those buttons for their own purposes, so we’ve added a rule which allows the restoration of the buttons if the user so wishes. Restoring the buttons does not give them any more functionality than they had previously.

GFX

  • New Adrian helmet icon for infantry battalions for nations throughout the Mediterranean

New portraits for:

  • Burma: Myat Paya Lat, Aung San, Ba Maw, Ne Win, U Saw, Maung Gyi, U Nu, Smith Dun
  • Commune of France: Marcel Deat, Lucien Lacaze, Henri Tanguy, Vincent Auriol, Leon Jouhaux, Jacques Duclos, Emile Muselier
  • Denmark: Frederick IX, Frode Lund Hvalkof, Erik Leschly, Hjalmar Rechnitzer, Prince Aage, Hans Rolsted
  • Ireland: Cathal Brugha, Eamon De Valera, Eoin O’Duffy, Jim Larkin, JJ O'Connell, Liam Lynch, Tom Maguire, Peador O’Donnell, Tom Barry
  • Serbia: Draza Mihailovic, Ljubomir Davidovic, Milan Nedic, Nikola Uzunovic, Petar Vukcevic, Peter II, Petar Zivkovic, Milan Stojadinovic, Slobodan Jovanovic
  • USA and splinters: Douglas MacArthur, Richard Russell Jr., John C.H. Lee, Arthur Bristol, Samuel Murray Robinson, Lloyd Fredendall, Arleigh Burke, Alfred Price, David Worth Bagley, Frank Fletcher, Edwin Harding, Leslie McNair, John McCain Sr., Harvey Overesch, Walton Walker, William Hood Simpson, Evans Carlson, William Furlough
  • White Ruthenia: Kanstancin Jezavitau, Timokh Khvedashchenya, Frantisek Kusal, Hasan Kanapatski, Mikalaj Janicki, Paval Vent, Vital Kazlou
  • Others: Ephigênio Ferreira de Sales (AMA), Iven Mackay (AST). Joseph Jacquemotte (BEL), Jari Gomez (BRA), Euclides Zenóbio da Costa (BRA), Ivan Variklechkov (BUL), Aleksandar Stamboliyski (BUL), Prince Kyril (BUL), Tsar Boris (BUL), Thomas Cubitt (CAF), Eustace Fiennes (CAF), Clotario Blest Riffo (CHL), Jorge von Marees (CHL), Carlos Labarca (CHL), Antonio Ramos Caiado (GOY), King Alexander (GRE), Alexander Bustamente (JAM), Povilas Julius Labanauskas (LIT), Antanas Kaskelis (LIT), Ibrahim I Johor (MLY), Urzhin Garmaev (MON), Francisco Sequeria Moreno (NIC), Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar (PRF), Azam Jah (PRF), Mikhail Drozdovsky (RUS), James Craig (ULS), Saunders Lewis (WAL), Auguste Buisseret (WLL), Fernand Dehouse (WLL), François Bovesse (WLL), Zhu De (YUN)
  • Introducing additional equipment GFX variations such as colonial/tropic version used by Mittelafrika and German East Asia, or the now different motorized and mechanised equipment used by all 2ACW participants
  • Around 80 new terrain GFXs added for Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Russia

Music Mod

  • Changed the Main theme to Imnul Regal
  • For Algeria: Ahlen Bikoum
  • For Ethiopia: - Ere Ye Agerie Lidj, Eyquel, Fano, Gum Gum, Humming Song, Medinanna Zelesegna, Yeemebetatchen Selamta
  • For Kenya/Tanzania: Aichi na Wawee, Arabian Conga, Furaha Ya Kanu, Napenda, Tela, Nambanda, Tom Tom
  • For Libya: Saadaoudi
  • For Liberia: Domagbe
  • For Madagascar: Anio No Mba Hisoka, Mpanjakan'ny NY Lisy
  • For Morocco: Aytat Mulay Ibrahim, E Zzine Emlih Yamana, El Djinat el Kheil, Ghina Loziq, Moshh Zman, Ma Thama Zine, Ma Thama Zinek, Salamou Aleikom, Ya Fatma
  • For Ireland: The Auld Orange Flute and The Sash My Father Wore
  • For South Africa: Swaziland
  • For Somalia: Guelabiessi, Maolid
  • For Tunisia: Enna Nehou
  • For Zanzibar: Comic Sketch
  • For Romania: Aprinde o Tigara, Cararue, du ma Ia, Imnul Regal
  • For India: O Pardesi Musafir, Dunia Walay, and the Punjab Regimental March
  • For the Netherlands and Dutch East Indies: Mars van het Regiment van Heutsz
  • Mittelafrika will now play some African songs of its integrated colonies like Tanganyika!
  • Adjusted some scripted effects

Mapping

  • Increased the province density in Nigeria, Tanganyika, South Africa and Angola
  • New states for Nigeria, Tanganyika, Angola, Central Asia and the Amazon
  • Gilgit state removed in northern India, Patiala state added in central India
  • Tweaks to East Prussia, Sichuan and Dairen

Miscellaneous

  • Justification and guaranteeing now requires at least 50% world tension
  • BUR country tag has been replaced with BRM, NAM country tag has been replaced with NMB
  • Removed the American puppet path for Honduras as it did not work
  • Austria can request puppet divisions after completing its status quo focuses
  • Added Austro-Hungarian news events
  • Jabal Shammar now gets a claim on the Trucial States if it wins against the Saudis.
  • Reduced some of Canada's starting factories and state slots
  • Loosened the requirements for the Treaty of Novosibirsk.
  • Russia starts with 4 research slots
  • Russia gets Ukrainian generals, admirals and the navy when annexing Ukraine in the Treaty of Pereyeslav
  • Converted most of the Polish foreign policy into decisions
  • Transamur can get their voting rights on the Legation Council restored
  • Added events to show what the decisions to prosecute the criminals actually mean
  • Colombia can now only choose Crusade Against Syndicalism if led by Pinilla (the decisions only worked for him anyway)
  • Shortened the time between the USA's trial focus and the trial events
  • Luxembourg can now be granted to an allied France or Germany
  • Other Italian states are now more likely to agree to peaceful annexation
  • Italian faction-joining and war declaration decisions are now instant
  • Italian AI will now wait 30 days after peace before joining a faction
  • Belgrade Pact members will now never refuse to join
  • Afghanistan will now lose claims on Indian territory after losing to Delhi
  • Removed events allowing France to event-annex Belgium mid-war
  • Acting against Black Monday is no longer costlier than doing nothing
  • Changed the layout of the Chinese faction alignment chart
  • Perez’s Venezuela can now join any faction the US is part of
  • Japan can no longer build a reactor in 1940
  • Transamur isn’t a Japanese puppet at game start anymore
  • Russia can now seize Greater Armenia when the Ottomans collapse
  • A socialist coup in the Netherlands will now disband the BeNeSam
  • The Carlists don’t sack the royal palace in the news event if they take Madrid
  • Added annexation missions for Estonia and Latvia
  • Qing can no longer join the Reichspakt
  • Brazil can choose to join the Entente in exchange for East Guyana
  • Egypt now releases puppets in former Ottoman lands if they chose to do so in the conference
  • If Fengtian rebels, Japan now installs Tang Shaoyi as leader of the Reorganized Government of the Republic of China instead of annexing China
  • The CSA can now join the Internationale if at war with an Entente PSA
  • Canada will no longer intervene in the ACW if the Deal with the Devil is active
  • Removed Swift Mobilisation focus for BUL
  • SocDem Brazil can now support the CSA in the ACW
  • Puppet Hannover has been renamed to the North German Federation
  • Serbia can no longer drag Russia into a war with Austria before the WK2
  • Fixed Canadian MarkLib government not being switched to SocLib when Mackenzie King dies
  • Reshuffled Irish generals roster, swapped some focus icons and removed Sean Murray, Betty Sinclair, Padraic O’Maille, Jonathan King, and numerous unused portraits
  • When Collins disbands parliament he won’t lead a radical christian party.
  • The child king of Ireland now has a more appropriate portrait for a man in his mid-30s
  • Irish elections and parties electable have been changed
  • Added some flavour events to the UoB and Ireland
  • Overhauled all British Isles annexations and partitions
  • Russian Britain is no longer possible, goodbye child king of Britain
  • Bulgaria reconciling with its Balkan neighbours now removes most of the negative opinion modifiers which were applied during the Balkan war
  • Greek surnames have now been split into male and female versions
  • Eroding an occupied Italian country’s legitimacy can now only be performed by an enemy Italian country or a non-Italian country which actually occupies one of its states
  • Reducing one’s Economy or Mobilization law in peacetime (via the decision) now refunds a portion of the PP which was spent to acquire the law.
  • Two Sicilies and Italy cannot call each other into a war against SRI until and unless they’ve lost ground to the SRI
  • The Greek AI will now hold off on deciding whether to go New Expansionism in its focus tree until after the referendum or after it’s become a non-democracy
  • France no longer annexes Flanders-Wallonia mid-war.
  • Greece’s ‘Fight for Macedonia’ is now a decision activated by the focus
  • Greece can no longer start the monarchy referendum until after the 1938 elections, at minimum
  • Revamped the annexation missions throughout Southern Europe
  • Added separate annexation missions for Scotland and Wales
  • Reworked the Serbian-Bulgarian union event chain so it is no longer a trap for Serbia. Serbian allies are now given the option of simply pulling out of the alliance or attacking (or to react at all), and Serbia is given a chance to back down. Attacking Bulgaria and retaking them after the end of the chain allows Serbia to establish cores via decision on Bulgarian core lands
  • Added alternate effects for RUS Okhrannoye Otdeleniye ideas so they are more useful to non-La Resistance owner
  • Siam finally gets its own balancing adjustment (read: "nerfed hard across the board")
  • Redone localisation for a majority of Mongolia’s early events
  • Zhang Xueliang’s demands to Japan will now be delivered immediately

Fixes

Notable Fixes

  • Reformgruppe African puppets are now puppets of Germany, not Mittelafrika. This fixed a lot of issues in the area, especially around peace conferences/events. For other modders out there, we strongly suggest you avoid puppets of puppets at all costs
  • Long Yun couping the LKMT in Yunnan is no longer locked out of his focus tree
  • Mexico will now warn CEN before invading it, and the timer for them to invade has been increased from 14 days to 30 in order to give the Central Americans a bigger window to prepare

Other Fixes

  • Fixed Jabal Shammar being locked out of its political tree
  • Can now actually release Chinese regional tags in annexation decisions
  • Ukrainian Generals are no longer in Socialist Russia
  • Fixed a double-firing event in National France
  • Fixed Mindaugas leading the Lithuanian revolt
  • Fixed a puppet Switzerland causing its overlord to peace out with France
  • Finland will now leave Mitteleuropa when appropriate
  • Japan now loses the Mantetsu idea if they lose control over Manchuria
  • Olson now gets a higher starting popularity to account for the new ideology
  • Syria is now only called Syria, not Syrian or Syriac on the map
  • Fixed Central America joining the Entente while at war with Canada
  • Fixed Southern Slovakia and Bucovina not being correctly transferred on release
  • Albania can no longer attack other countries if in faction with Austria
  • Fixed some missing Austrian localization
  • Fixed the JOR Disorganised Revolt ideas being added multiple times
  • Fixed the Russian release of Romania giving parts of Transylvania and blocking the mission
  • Ukraine cannot attack Romania in 1937
  • If all the member countries die, LEC returns to China
  • Reworded a Finnish event to account for Ukraine possibly being socialist
  • The West Indies will now have their socialist tree unlocked upon being released as a puppet
  • Fixed the inverted Sichuan-Tibet peace deal outcomes
  • Recoded general transfers in Central America
  • Fixed Iraq and Arabia being released as each other
  • Fixed Poland being able to occupy a dead Germany
  • Fixed the Mitteleuropa events having the wrong title and firing for the wrong countries
  • Panamanian Profit idea now removed if PAN is hostile or non-existent
  • German East Asia can no longer declare war on a dead Legation Cities
  • Removed La Plata mentions
  • Five Eyes Programme focus for the UK now works properly for non-LaR owners
  • Guy Hallifax has had his name fixed
  • Greater Germany no longer gets cores on Italian and Slovenian lands
  • Fixed a case of a CUB flag not being set and locking the focus tree
  • The Netherlands will no longer release Insulindia or go into exile twice
  • Fixed HOL becoming socialist and breaking the Insulindian Revolution (again)
  • Iceland now leaves Mitteleuropa when leaving Mitteleuropa
  • The event for the king being captured will no longer fire for a puppet or socialist Canada/Australia
  • Fixed the Irish volunteers not disbanding after the end of the ACW
  • Fixed the USA attacking Puerto Rico during the Ceasefire
  • You can no longer lease factories or lend guns to a non existent Nanjing Clique as German East Asia
  • Yunnan capitulates really fast now if it’s in its civil war to avoid spooky behaviour
  • Another country besides Uruguay can now win the World Cup
  • Fixed an ideology change in Lombardy’s monarchist tree
  • You can now play as Shan or Kachin without having to use the console! You have to start as Yunnan and make them rebel to play their limited content
  • Ireland’s doctrine bonuses have now been reassigned to the correct path
  • Irish election events have been altered
  • If the Germans and Entente fall to invasion, the Ottomans no longer have to pay their debts back to their governments in exile anyway just to be a good sport
  • Mexico can no longer invade CEN if it’s a puppet
  • Patagonia’s starting focus no longer sets you to War Economy, instead you’re given an idea to buff you instead
  • The Kingdom of Spain and CNT-FAI trees have been nerfed
  • The “Rally the Country” event should no longer fire for any country after the British king has been captured
  • Peace event for Bulgaria to win the Balkan war can now still fire even if Serbia is not capitulated last, and another Belgrade Pact country currently is leader
  • Fixed a rare instance where the war between Hungary and Austria could be invalidated, leading to an independent Hungary and no resolution to the Ausgleich event chain
  • Sweden can no longer drag the Reichspakt or the Third Internationale into wars with their faction-joining decisions
  • If the UK demands return of colonial lands from a puppet, that demand is now forwarded to the puppet’s overlord instead
  • The Greek rebel state is now auto-annexed by Greece if the war has been caused to somehow invalidate through outside interference
  • The LEP should no longer capitulate with Qing while together in a faction

We hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich as much as we did making it!

- The KR4 Team: Alpinia, Arvidus, Augenis, Blackfalcon501, DSFDarker, Carmain, Dr. Njitram, Drozdovite, Edouard Saladier, Éloïse, Eragaxshim, Fbruchmueller, Flamefang, Fort, Gideones, JazzyHugh, Jeankedezeehond, Jonjon428, Jonny BL, Krco, Liegnitz, Maltesefalcon, Matoro, NukeGaming, OperationsManagementDecisions, PPsyrius, Pietrus, Rei VL, Rylock, SPQR, Starguard, Telcontar101, The Alpha Dog, Thomahawk2k, Vidyaország, WordZero, Yard1, Zankoas and Zimbabwe Salt Co.

0.12.2

Hello all! We hope you enjoyed the prior warning for this patch and found it useful, it was something very new to us but we think it worked well. 0.12.2 brings you a whole host of bug fixes, along with a number of quality of life changes we know you’ll enjoy; GEA and Mittelafrika now once more start in the Reichspakt, we’ve restored the possibility of taking control of puppet forces (with exceptions) and much more. We’ve also added the start of a new economic sphere UI. We have bigger plans for the UI going forward, but getting it out sooner lets us test and get feedback sooner rather than later. Stay safe out there!

  • The KR4 team

Changes

Notable Additions

  • GEA and Mittelafrika now start in the Reichspakt, as the bugs needing them to be out of the faction have since been fixed
  • Restored the possibility of taking control of puppet forces, with exceptions - puppets of Austria, China or Russia are not controllable
  • The German Empire’s Mitteleuropa and Japan’s Co-Prosperity Sphere now have a unique GUI that shows a list of countries involved and its effects
  • Focus times on the French, British and German trees have been shortened
  • Eastern European states have had their trees further restructured

New Events

  • Mitteleuropa
  • National France
  • Arabia
  • Sichuan

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees

  • Union of Britain
  • Commune of France
  • German Empire
  • Poland
  • Lithuania
  • White Ruthenia
  • Najd
  • Jabal Shammar
  • Somalia
  • Japan
  • Ecuador
  • Dominican Republic

New Decisions

  • Patagonia
  • Arabias
  • Ukraine

New Custom Country Paths

  • Finland

Mapping

  • Fixed two irregular provinces in Saxony

GFX

  • Portrait updates: Emperor Hirohito (JAP), Justas Paleckis (LIT), Ioan Mihail Racovita (ROM), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (ROM), Cristian Racovski (ROM), Alexander Vasilevsky (SOV), Garegin Nzhdeh (ARM), Arturo Puga (CHL), Bartolome Blanche (CHL), Jean-Pierre Esteva (NFA), C. Rajagopalachari (MAD), Periyar Ramasavy (MAD), Minoo Misani (DEH), Fazlul Huq (BHC), Pedro III (BRA), Eleazar Lopez Contreras (VEN), Jose Aguero (PRU), Dwight Eisenhower (USA), Joseph Wainwright (USA), Joseph Stillwell (USA), William Leahy (USA), Willis Augustus Lee (USA), John Lesesne DeWitt (USA), Ernest King (USA), Henry Wallace (USA), Daniel Van Voorhis (USA), Walter Krueger (USA), William Halsey Jr. (USA), George Marshall (USA)
  • We have begun the process of slowly replacing all remaining vanilla portraits used by the mod. At this point, all political leaders (who aren’t using military portraits) have been completed, as have army and navy generics for the British, Germans, Russians, and Americans
  • Added a new flag for German East Asia

Miscellaneous

  • Added a failsafe to annex Argentina because people keep forgetting to annex South Georgia or the Falklands
  • Rearranged some annexation decisions so the occupy option is always below the liberate option(s)
  • Annie Kenney has been removed and replaced with Sylvia Pankhurst
  • Ukraine has received some additional focuses and will abolish the monarchy if it goes NatPop or SocCon. Leo Stefan and Danylo are now specific to the Purge the Leftists and Dissolve the Rada paths respectively
  • Ukrainian foreign policy foci have been converted to decisions
  • Canada will now always agree to New England’s independence if it has reformed America, or if it has become stronger than Canada
  • ‘Empire of Austria’ has been reverted to ‘Austrian Empire’
  • Republican Poland’s ability to join the Entente has been replaced with a choice of seeking a reluctant alliance with Germany
  • The Qing Government will rename itself to Qing Empire after unification
  • Renamed Burkina Faso to Mossiland
  • Nation’s ideological groups are now shown in the country select screen
  • Improved how the Japanese AI handles a successful and friendly Fengtian
  • Changed 'Qing-aligned' to 'Manchu-aligned' in the Chinese faction chart
  • Patagonia can now take only one integration decision at a time
  • The Legation Cities now sees when the evidence goes up against influential people in the Cities
  • Saudi Arabia can now peace out with the Entente after capitulating Oman
  • Added a peace deal between Germany/Canada and Mexico, should Costa Rica be capitulated
  • Added a slight delay to the initial Garner-Wagner event, so it doesn't happen at the same time as the USA intro event
  • Germany’s Black Monday is now more crippling, to compensate for the expanded Mitteleuropa content
  • ‘Fast Battleships’ are now just ‘Battleships’
  • Both Arabian trees have been restructured, their events optimized, their OOB spawns adjusted and a whole load of other tweaks and fixes
  • The Russian AI has been tweaked to be more aggressive
  • Germany’s focus to attack the Panama Canal has been removed, because the American Civil War can never be avoided

Fixes

Notable Fixes

  • Fixed all references to the now Ottoman-owned Trucial States in the Jabal Shammar and Najd trees
  • Fixed a large number of broken game rules all over the world
  • Federalist China can no longer core the entire world
  • Two Sicilies will no longer drag in nations previously fighting it into war with the Entente if they join the Reichspakt and Germany falls
  • If the Bharatiya Commune is part of the Third Internationale, Japan winning its war with Germany will no longer peace out all of Germany’s enemies

Other Fixes

  • Puyi can no longer declare the Republic of China, neither can non-ethnic Chinese
  • Agustin Justo will no longer be tried multiple times
  • Half of the Kivu Clique’s units no longer spawn in New York City then immediately push off for sea, eternally searching for a way to return to a friendly port when there is none to be found.
  • Patagonian decisions should now all work as intended, there were numerous issues with the targeting before
  • Uniting Italy now allows all Italies to join factions freely
  • Going down Yunnan’s right branch of its economic tree first now behaves better and adds buffs gradually (like the left side does if you pick that first)
  • You also can’t stack both stages of the Fu Dian national spirit anymore and get an offmap factory instead once you complete the second investment focus
  • Fixed puppet Korea not keeping the Joseon Kingdom cosmetic tag
  • Australasian country path to have democracy succeed no longer results in an automatic victory by the Australasian Guard in their coup
  • The SRI country path to start the war over the catholic rebels now also makes certain that a non-totalist SRI will first take the oppress catholics event option when it arises
  • Canada’s country path to release or keep New England now ensures that Canada will first seize it at the outset of the ACW
  • Updated and fixed the Caribbean annexation decisions/events to avoid overlap
  • Fixed the Sardinian decision to core Piedmont - again
  • Fixed the Afghan-Entente peace deal not ceding the Gilgit state
  • Brazil can no longer re-elect the Integralists after ousting them
  • Paraguay and Uruguay can now release Argentina
  • Fixed Fengtian being able to call Japan's aid against itself
  • Fixed Qing being able to attack Shanxi twice
  • Fixed a missing state in the AFG-DEH peace deal
  • Fixed the USA->PRI tag switch breaking the PRI focus tree
  • Siberia can no longer be released with half the world as its cores
  • Some fixes to the “Demand Alsace-Lorraine” focus for France
  • Wilhelm II now dies in Africa
  • Fixed Transamur's elections
  • Fixed Anastasio Somoza visiting socialist Canada
  • Katanga now becomes a puppet of Germany instead of Sudwestafrika, puppets of puppets aren’t great.

We hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich as much as we did making it!

- The KR4 Team: Alpinia, Arvidus, Augenis, Blackfalcon501, DSFDarker, Carmain, Dr. Njitram, Drozdovite, Edouard Saladier, Eragaxshim, Fbruchmueller, Flamefang, Fort, Gideones, JazzyHugh, Jeankedezeehond, Jonjon428, Jonny BL, Krco, Liegnitz, Maltesefalcon, OperationsManagementDecisions, PPsyrius, Pietrus, Rei VL, Rinbro, Roniius, Rylock, Starguard, Telcontar101, The Alpha Dog, Thomahawk2k, Vidyaország, WordZero, Yard1, Zankoas and Zimbabwe Salt Co.

0.12.1

We hope you enjoyed the release of 0.12, we certainly did; it was one of the smoothest releases we have ever had with not a single CTD found. This has meant we’ve been able to take a little bit longer with this patch and get more fixes in than we otherwise would. One small downside you should be aware of is that some bug fixes required mapping changes, so sadly this hotfix won’t be save game compatible. We hope you don’t mind and enjoy the most polished Kaiserreich experience yet.

  • The KR4 team

Notable Additions

  • Any Chinese clique that takes Beijing can now form the Republic of China and integrate the rest of China

New Events

  • Patagonia
  • Yucatan
  • News

New Decisions

  • FOP
  • QIE
  • FNG

New Custom Country Paths

  • Iceland has received paths to decide the outcome of the 1937 Plebiscite and whether Canada will win the Cod War

GFX

  • New portraits: Fazlul Huq (BHC), Kasim Razvi (PRF), Malik Khazar Hayat Tiwana (DEH)
  • Updated the Buddhist focus icons
  • Anglo-American nations now use the Brodie instead of the stahlhelm
  • Updated all icons with NEE flags to the new flag with seven stars
  • All Japanese portraits have been converted from vanilla style to colorized photos

Mapping

  • Troops can no longer go from one Indian tile to a different, non-contiguous Indian tile

Miscellaneous

  • Austria now gets paternal autocratic ministers when going down the Military Occupation path, and the party name changes to “Military Rule.”
  • Morocco's naval focuses now give naval experience instead of political power.
  • Assigned Ulster’s new ministers for use in its revolt
  • Added leader descriptions for Patagonia's Bolshevik commanders.
  • Added leader traits to most Russian leaders.
  • Buffed the Ma Clique
  • New leader descriptions for all FOP leaders
  • Left KMT can no longer cancel their congress events.
  • Indian states without cores will no longer add resistance when being cored
  • Reactivated the OTT vs EGY War news event.
  • Yucatan can now join Centroamerica if radical socialist, and a socialist Guatemala can influence it towards this path.
  • Japan will no longer naval invade as much.
  • Ukraine can no longer ally with Russia as a socialist nation.
  • Added a news event for the capture of New York City.
  • New England and the Pacific States keep their colors if they form the USA again.
  • Isolationist Yunnan under Tang Jiyao gets 5% consumer good upkeep taken away and gets +5 max entrenchment instead in its national spirit.
  • Using one of the decisions to unite Italy will now break the balance in Italy, insofar as the restrictions on joining factions go.
  • Sardinia may now use the decision to core Piedmont once it is at war with Piedmont’s owner, and not solely once they own the state again.
  • Germany and Japan now start with their first armored car tech unlocked.
  • The Nanjing Clique should now perform a little better during the League War.
  • Fengtian and Qing can now purchase armored cars from Japan and Germany respectively.
  • The Manchurian Model Cities focus now requires Concordia Association influence to be above 30%.
  • Some Fengtian collaboration focuses will now provide intel to Japan (if La Resistance is owned)
  • Patagonia has had some small balance changes to make the radical anarchist path more viable, as well as nerfing its overall industrial power projection by removing the extra building slot it got via the decisions that added factories.

Notable Fixes

  • Patagonia no longer debuffs the TI with 5% Consumer Goods

Other Fixes

  • The Legation Cities’ custom country paths actually work every time
  • The Netherlands no longer get the volunteers they send to the CSA in their own army
  • Fixed Cuban Autentico tree not autocompleting the first focus
  • Fixed broken Haitian total portrait path
  • Fixed various news events not having pictures
  • More state ownership checks for the FOP
  • Fixed Tuva not being transferred to RUS/SOV when the latter is released.
  • Fixed PRI being locked out of its naval tree if not a puppet of the USA.
  • Fixed Yunnan being able to form its own faction when already in one.
  • Fixed Savinkov going bankrupt despite taking power.
  • Fixed Petain's retirement ending the NFA monarchy.
  • Fixed an OTT OOB spawning behind enemy lines.
  • GEA and MAF will now peace out with enemies properly when Germany falls, also made some edits to fix up who Russia will peace out with in that case
  • Fixed Russia not keeping Bessarabia when releasing Romania.
  • Fengtian can no longer prepare for the Prince's Visit after war causes his visit's cancellation
  • Paraguay's elections now check for Estigarribia being in power correctly.
  • All American tags will now refrain from justifying on each other.
  • Fixed Shandong being able to court Qing nobles while at war with them.
  • Fixed the puppeting of Central America
  • Germany is now told Finland is joining their faction, and can say no
  • The West Indies Federation now leaves the Entente for a brief while before Canada attacks it, allowing it to ship its men home
  • The Legation Cities can no longer ask Zhang Zongchang to accept a loan when he is dead
  • Some sanity checks (in the form of bypasses) to Yunnans political tree
  • Canada’s re-entry into the civil war after the Deal with the Devil ceasefire ends has been fixed
  • Indian focuses to gain cores on Burmese lands now also gain them claims to Burmese claims
  • Young Roland Griffiths-Marsh now does not appear for Australasia as a possible operative until after the 1939 elections (no luck, authoritarians)
  • Sardinia AI will no longer release puppets in Italy until after it’s made the decision to either be the Kingdom of Italy or Sardinia-Piedmont
  • Fengtian can no longer prepare for the Prince's Visit after war causes his visit's cancellation
  • Fixed some of Russia’s war decisions so they’re more aggressive, instead of waiting to take the decisions should they be in *any* war, no matter how small or remote
  • German East Asia and Mittelafrika will now properly peace out with Reichspakt enemies when Germany falls
  • German East Asian and Mittelafrikan armored cars now have German names instead of generic ones
  • Japan should no longer enter a loop of rage if it is denied food aid
  • The Beijing Reunification Conference event should now have functional localization

We hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich as much as we did making it!

- The KR4 Team: Alpinia, Arvidus, Augenis, Blackfalcon501, DSFDarker, Carmain, Dr. Njitram, Drozdovite, Edouard Saladier, Eragaxshim, Fbruchmueller, Flamefang, Fort, Gideones, JazzyHugh, Jeankedezeehond, Jonjon428, Jonny BL, Krco, Liegnitz, Maltesefalcon, OperationsManagementDecisions, PPsyrius, Pietrus, Rei VL, Rinbro, Roniius, Rylock, Starguard, Telcontar101, The Alpha Dog, Thomahawk2k, Vidyaország, WordZero, Yard1, Zankoas and Zimbabwe Salt Co.

0.12 - ‘Stay at Home’

It’s time for Beta 0.12! Continuing the tradition of last patch, this is a slightly smaller update but coming to you far sooner than you might have expected. The headline two focus trees are Puerto Rico and Patagonian, both fully reworked. But as always that isn’t all, aside from many many bugs fixes we’ve also added new portraits for all agents in the KR style, adding a new demobilization system for the AI, and fixed a major performance bug. Depending on your system things may run up to 25% more smoothly than in 0.11. We hope 0.12 helps brighten your day as you stay at home. Stay safe out there!

  • The KR4 team

Notable Additions

  • For those people with “La Resistance”, the entire roster of generic operative portraits has been replaced with custom KR portraits; a number of countries also have a few unique, historical operatives in their recruitment pool
  • Added a system for the AI to demobilize its economic and conscription laws in the later game and reduce its overall number of units. This is primarily a fix for performance, to prevent countries at peace from having really high conscription and a massive number of units on-screen

New Focus Trees

  • Puerto Rico

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees

  • Patagonian Worker’s Front
  • Bhutan

New Events

  • Argentina
  • Bhutan
  • Legation Cities
  • Patagonian Worker’s Front
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Russian Socialist Republic
  • United States of America
  • Fengtian Government/Reorganized National Government of China

New Decisions

  • Patagonian Worker’s Front
  • Fengtian Government/Reorganized National Government of China

GFX

  • New gfx for Armored cars of Habsburg Monarchy
  • VK16 light tank was replaced by original czech design (name is still same)
  • New portraits: Hermann Goering (MAF), Alberto de Zara (ITA), Sebastiano Visconti Prasca (ITA), David Wijnkoop (HOL), Maxime Weygand (NFA), Jean de Laborde (NFA), Alphonse Juin (NFA), Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (NFA), Carol II (ROM), Michael I (ROM), Shripad Amrit Dange (BHC), Nirmal Kumar Bose (BHC), Bhagat Singh (BHC), Raja Wadiyar IV (PRF), K.M. Cariappa (PRF), V.K. Krishna Menon (DEH), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (DEH), Sikandar Hayat Khan (DEH), Rajendrasinhji Jadeja (DEH), Zhabdrung Rinpoche (BHU). Sisavang Thayana (LAO), MuYahya al Hamid (YEM), Basilio J. Valdez (PHI), Crisanto Evangelista (PHI), Joao de Almeida (POR), Symon Petliura (UKR), Branislau Taraskievic (WHR), Jekabs Peterss (LAT), Pauls Kalnins (LAT), Janis Kurelis (LAT), Petras Klimas (LIT), Steponas Kairys (LIT), Antanas Smetona (LIT), Juozas Butkus (LIT), Stasys Salkauskis (LIT), Hugh Mulzac (CSA), Archibald Wavell (CAN)
  • Quebec leader portraits are now in-game
  • A number of Japanese vanilla portraits have been replaced (we’re slowly replacing all of them)
  • Many African leaders for alternate ideologies have had portraits cut.
  • A large amount of African leaders with poor quality portraits have been redone or replaced
  • News Event photos for FRA, USA/CSA/PSA/NEE, CHI, FNG, and MAF expanded for variety

Music Mod

  • Added songs for Germany and German puppets: Sommer, See und Sonnenschein, Hart wie Kameldornholz, Es ist so schön Soldat zu sein, Rosemarie, and Das kann doch einen Seemann nicht erschüttern
  • A Russian music update has taken place to accompany the code changes. This includes songs that will now play for Transamur, SOV and DKU. Songs Removed: March of the Markov Regiment, March of the Kornilov Regiment, March of the Drozdovsky Regiment, March of the Alekseev Regiment, Soldier's Dance and Capital Oppresses Us. Songs added: Ey, Ukhnem!, Ochi chernye, Iz-za Ostrova Na Strezhen, Soldatushki, bravo rebyatushki, Kalinka, Vragu ne sdayetsa nash gordy 'Varyag', Patrioticheskaya Pesnya, Davno my doma ne byli, V Put, Katyusha, Tri Tankista, Kazachya Pesnya, Chernoglazaya Kazachka, Ty Kuban, ty nasha Rodina, Po Dikim Stepyam Zabaykalya, Kol slaven nash Gospod v Sione, Slavsya!, Marsh Preobrazhenskogo Polka, Polyushko-pole, Dalnevostochnaya, Orlyenok, Po dolinam i po vzgoryam, Kazaki-Kazachenki, Pesnya Cavaleriyskogo Patrulya and Pesnya 27 Divizii
  • Added song for Romania: Lelita Saftita, alongside translation fixes for their songs
  • Added song for China: The Love of the White Jade Orchid
  • Added songs for Puerto Rico: Lamento Borincano and Preciosa

Mapping

  • New states in the Amazon
  • New states and borders in Arabia
  • New states and borders in India
  • New states and borders in Belarus

Miscellaneous

  • The strikes/mutiny/draft dodging ideas from vanilla (that get added when you’re at war and either War Support or Stability is too low) which were added a couple of patches ago has now been removed
  • Increased suppression value of cavalry units
  • Added a “La Resistance”-only decision to recruit a Head of Intelligence, which provides an additional operative slot (to make up for the fact that you can’t recruit an advisor to do the same, as in vanilla).
  • Added custom operatives for Canada, National France, Australasia, Lithuania, Germany, Commune of France, Union of Britain, Siam, New England, USA, and the CSA
  • Germany, Commune of France, and Union of Britain now begin the game with intelligence agencies already created
  • The ingame descriptions for Syndicalism and Totalism have been rewritten to more accurately represent both ideologies.
  • Anqing Clique has received code updates and improved behavior
  • Small rework of the Cuban autentico path, national populists now split off from the mainline authoritarian democrats
  • Militarist/Nationalist Poland can now join the Belgrade Pact.
  • Added description for Austrian tanks and armored cars
  • Persia’s 70 day focus tree times reduced to 56 days
  • Peacefully annexing an Italian nation will now add their generals/admirals to the annexer’s roster.
  • New England now starts as an autonomous puppet of Canada rather than an occupied puppet.
  • Changed the propaganda decisions to one that is used while at peace and one that is used during war. The old “propaganda against warmonger” decision was far too costly in terms of performance
  • The Rocky Mountain Ceasefire cannot be fired if Canada has already intervened in the war on either of the two sides involved
  • Reduced the Union of Britain’s overall population to match the increase in Canada’s population, so the British Exiles actually came from somewhere
  • The UoB, USA and PSA can no longer get six research slots
  • Ukraine’s Khruschev path has been replaced by a functionally identical Oleksander Shumsky path, some icons have been switched around and new portraits were created for Vasyl, Danylo, Petliura and Skoropadsky
  • Yunnan’s focus to improve the Kunming Arsenal now switches the improved version in if you have the normal version active
  • Doubled the likelihood of the Yunnan AI to sort out its internal disputes before it gets dragged into a faction or war with Liangguang
  • All Russian (both RUS and SOV) heads of state and several generals now have new or reworked descriptions.
  • The Austrian Empire is now called the Empire of Austria, and if puppeted will become Austria, led by a generic.
  • Empire of Austria will become paternal autocratic in the Military Occupation path
  • Don-Kuban, Alash Autonomy and Turkestan leaders all now have descriptions.
  • Numerous Russian events have either had their descriptions reworked or been replaced by new events entirely, giving more character to Russia’s political paths.
  • Flanders-Wallonia no longer starts with a land doctrine and Electrical Engineering researched, which was making it more advanced than every other country in the game.
  • All USA/CSA/PSA/AUS/NEE presidents now have leader traits
  • Ma Clique setting up Ma Biao and keeping him is now cheaper
  • The Legation Cities now have another leadership crisis if Germany falls and they have chosen Ambassador Bodenheimer as their High Commissioner.
  • The Legation Cities have had their political power gain lowered.
  • Finished the localization and added a new focus filter for the Legation Cities tree
  • New German and Japanese commanders for the Legation Cities, they leave if either group takes over the Cities
  • Legation Cities can now pay pp to boost their relationship with Zongchang-led Shandong, leading to better trade power and civilian economy to be diverted from Shandong to them
  • Iceland has received a new leader for the social democratic party
  • Added new news events for Russian leadership changes
  • Reduced focus times on Indian focus trees
  • Moved Indian focuses which would add cores to regained Indian states to be decisions instead. All the events for terrorism in those states have been removed, and the built-in LaR resistance system is used instead
  • General descriptions have been added for all of Brazil’s general roster
  • Russian generals have been rebalanced and three new generals have been added
  • A revamp party list for the Philippines
  • Yang Yuting’s Fengtian/Reorganized National Government of China must now secure control of Manchuria following its formation
  • The "From Beijing to the Begonia Leaf" focus now grants a core on Jingzhao/Beijing
  • Fengtian can now ask for Japanese aid at any time, not just when fighting Qing, though the AI will be hesitant to do so unless losing.
  • Added a news event for a successful Fengtian reunification conference.
  • Improved Fengtian’s focus tree search

Incomplete Content

  • Country paths and focus filters for FOP and PRI

Fixes

Notable Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with ministers which was causing a noticeable “hitch” every game day, causing a lot of lag for a number of users
  • Chinese United Front should behave better, break apart correctly and should now properly white peace between potential participants
  • The “Peace with the Western Coalition” timer no longer endlessly resets
  • Removed the generic civil war mechanic in Siam, it now works like all other civil wars in the mod, spawning a new tag, SIR. This has fixed a large number of secondary issues

Other Fixes

  • Cosmetic tag for League of Nine Provinces now works correctly
  • LEP can now remove unrest if Shandong is AuthDem
  • Persia’s starting ship construction no longer has no modules
  • Italian unification decisions are no longer restricted to neighbors
  • Amended the peace conference code so the “leave Italy to Italians” rule will be friendlier to Sardinia
  • AI Germany will now not demand the Polish border strip while it’s at war with either France or Russia
  • AI Germany should now man the borders with a socialist Switzerland
  • Canada is now included in the Deal with the Devil ceasefire, if it’s on the side of one of the two participants
  • Democratic and Military Central America have had their army focus length reduced to face the Mexican invasion better. Democratic CEN has also gotten extra XP to edit their units more.
  • Fixed some of the issues that arises from Portugal going into exile
  • Fixed an annexation bug where Panama was trying to decide how to puppet itself.
  • Revamped the puppet system used for non-Together for Victory owners so that the overlord is informed when the puppet level changes
  • Re-fixed the bug where the final stage of the UK getting ships from Canada/Australasia doesn’t cause a crash when the naval group is selected
  • The Belgrade Pact will no longer disband if Romania is its only member and drops out to fight its civil war
  • ACW countries are now disabled from generating wargoals on each other during the Rocky Mountain Ceasefire, as opposed to the AI just being discouraged
  • Canada's Quid Pro Quo focus fixed - it now requires that you actually intervened in the war (or fought CSA separately, and then gave land back). It’s no longer enough to have simply declared support for the faction during the Intervention Debate.
  • Allowed for the Halifax Conference to take place outside of Canada, if Canada has fallen
  • The UK will now get the same Irish IRA issues as Union of Britain, if it annexes all of Ireland
  • USA passing the tariff act or reaching a compromise with Canada will now affect AI Canada’s chances of supporting the USA in the ACW
  • Canada’s monarchy decisions are no longer allowed if it is a puppet or otherwise not in the Entente
  • Fixed a bug with Yunnan’s improved Kunming Arsenal not showing its icon on researched equipment
  • Added a missing localization entry for an army national idea of Yunnan
  • Fixed a bunch of decisions for various countries that were not being taken by the AI, even though they otherwise worked
  • Venice and Lombardy now inherit the Austrian influence idea if it is still held by Italy when it peacefully dissolves after the failed ANI coup
  • When Canada intervenes in the ACW on behalf of a faction, it no longer shares military access - this is so Canada and the Entente keep their own zones of control. If the faction they intervened for collapses, the areas they captured thus won’t immediately revert to the control of whoever annexed them.
  • Canada’s decisions to attack the CSA or intervene in the ACW will now be canceled if the CSA applies its strikes modifier before the decision reaches its 30-day mark.
  • If Canada intervenes on behalf of an ACW faction, and that faction uses its decision to concentrate on a front for 90 days, Canada also receives the beneficial 90-day modifier.
  • Fixed the opening Imperial Conference event having reversed localization, based on whether Canada chose to concentrate on the dominions or itself.
  • Added some negative effects to Canada’s “negotiate with Quebec” path, so it’s not better in every way than the other paths.
  • Fixed two Bulgarian generals still being available as ministers after they’re purged
  • Fixed PatAut Brazil being unable to remove negative national spirits
  • Fixed the Swedish syndicalist flag which was not properly rendering
  • Updated the Colombian, Montenegrin and Venezuelan flags so they are now using the correct colors
  • Made some changes to the peace conference code which could cause a crash if too many countries were capitulating at the same time. Towards this end, the capitulation of Germany is now delayed by a day, so the rest of the Reichpakt capitulates first and THEN Germany itself
  • Hawaii now inherits USA tech when it’s released
  • Fixed the Battle of Honolulu event for Hawaii only having one outcome
  • Reduced Anqing equipment gain from shipment/railroad decisions
  • Reduced timers for Fengtian’s “Shanhaiguan Infiltration” events
  • Fengtian will now receive the “Shanhaiguan Infiltration” events when fighting any owner of Beijing, not just Qing
  • Swapped incorrectly applied consumer goods factors for Hunan's Economic Assistance ideas
  • Fixed reversed “Manchurian Model Cities” compliance gain

0.11.2

It’s time for another hotfix! While we are pleased with our work getting patch 1.9 and LaR running with KR in record time, there were sadly more than a few rough edges. In 0.11.2 we’ve fixed a lot of them, including the infamous disappearing national spirits bug. We’ve also had some time for more QoL changes, including a mini rework of the Soviet Union, now called the Russian Socialist Republic.

Please note that this patch is targeting the 1.9.1 beta build, so please make sure you opt into the beta to play. Details of how to do that can be found here: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/hoi4-husky-1-9-1-beta-hotfix-checksum-2628-not-for-problem-reports.1342931/

Please also note that sadly this patch isn’t save game compatible. If you wish to continue a save you can download the old version here: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/kaiserreich-download.1141575/

We hope you enjoy all the changes!

Notable Additions

  • SRI no longer begins in the Third Internationale, and cannot join until the Second Weltkrieg begins or the balance in Italy has been broken. This does, however, allow for the Third Internationale to send volunteers during their war in Italy (which actually improves their chances of success)
  • The Russian Civil War no longer fires randomly - it is now restricted to a single path (Alexander Shliapnikov’s Popular Front)
  • The SOV tag has been reworked into the Russian Socialist Republic, coming with it a total overhaul of its underlying code

New Focus Trees

  • Russian Socialist Republic

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees

  • Russia

New Events

  • Fengtian
  • Russian Socialist Republic

New Decisions

  • Russian Socialist Republic

GFX

  • Added new icons for the tech sharing groups of the Entente, Third Internationale, and Russian Alliance
  • New portraits for Sarit Thanarat and Phao Sryinond

Mapping

  • Port Sudan now has a port

Miscellaneous

  • Added a new decision for Canada to reduce the legitimacy for the UoB, which can force it to drop out of its faction and be annexed. The decision, when used, will also increase the compliance rating in UoB states
  • PNG tag added for Papua New Guinea, as well as annexation decision
  • National France and Germany-in-Exile now recruit European spies, even though they are located in Africa. Mittelafrika and South Africa now recruit from a pool of both European and African spies
  • Halved the rate of resistance target increase due to low Stability
  • Communard France's Renseignements Généraux focus now establishes an intelligence service with LaR active
  • Persia now starts on Volunteer Only
  • Persia can now go to war with over Bahrain before having to take back Azerbaijan
  • Fengtian AI should now manage their war support better
  • Greatly reduced Prince Kotohito's chances of dying on his trip to Fengtian
  • QIE now receives notification of an impending attack, should Shanxi's call for Fengtian's aid be accepted
  • Fengtian may now refuse Shanxi's call for aid, when attacked by Qing
  • Toned down Fengtian's "Year of Righteous Effort" national spirit

Notable Fixes

  • Fixed national spirits beyond the 6th one not showing up, reinstated the 12 national spirit view from pre-1.9
  • Fixed the Italian peace event added in the last update
  • Fixed the snap election event called in Canada if Bill C-7 fails
  • Fixed Canada being puppeted by the UK and turned Paternal Autocrat if it owned any puppets at the time it created the UK

Other Fixes

  • AI Entente members will now join ISAC
  • IEDC ideas can now be retained for longer than a day
  • IEDC members will now get access to the IEDC advisors immediately when they join, not solely a year later
  • Some fixes to the two Canadian surrender events (one against an American attacker who hasn’t claimed all of Canada and might be willing to accept a lesser peace, and one where the king should be fleeing elsewhere and Entente leadership should be transferred).
  • Fixed the Greek royal referendum being available at game start
  • Re-added the Waddai core to Borkou-Ennedi, instead of the Niger core
  • Added Abeche VP to Chad state, to prevent the situation where Waddai couldn’t be capitulated because Lake Chad wasn’t controlled
  • Added some additional common sense restrictions for the German AI regarding its events/focuses which could lead it going to war while it’s already busy with wars elsewhere
  • Fixed the wrong Great Depression idea showing for Canada on the bookmark page
  • Fixed missing portraits for both Flanders and Royalist Romania
  • Amended Canada’s “Quid Pro Quo” tooltip to specify that “returned land” does not refer to land which Canada had previously seized, such as Alaska or New England
  • Dahomey retains its original government when puppeted by National France after Mittelafrika’s dissolution

0.11.1

1.9 is here! It has provided a lot of existing new tools and while we haven’t yet made full use of 1.9 yet, we thought you’d rather not wait any longer to be able to play. So in that vein, please be aware that new features may not be utilized to the full or as balanced as we might like that, that will come with time. Of course, this patch doesn’t just bring 1.9 compatibility with it, we’ve also put some work into the Balkans and China, along with a huge number of fixes. We hope you enjoy it!

Notable Additions

  • Updated to patch 1.9
  • Rework the United Front Collapse for China, tags will slowly reform their own faction until the front entirely collapses, and can only leave when they’re at peace to prevent AI shenanigans
  • The Baltic War has been fully reworked
  • Added an Austria-Belgrade Pact peace deal

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees

  • Legation Cities
  • Commune of France
  • Soviet Russia

New Events

  • A swath of news events for Brazil

New Decisions

  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • United Baltic Duchy

New Custom Country Paths

  • Readded the missing gamerule for Russia’s Tsar Vrangel
  • Added country paths for Australasia

GFX

  • New/Redone portraits of: Abebe Aregai (ETH), Enrico Mizzi (MLT), Gerald Strickland (MLT), Tom Mann (ENG), Alexei Rykov (RUS), Irakli Tsereteli (RUS), Nikolai Trubetskoy (RUS), Pavel Milyukov (RUS), John Henry Godfrey (DEH)
  • Glorious 3D Fokker plane models for HOL and DEI are now restored after someone accidentally removed them
  • A large collection of new intelligence agency icons
  • Some new focus icons for Russia
  • SRI has a new flag
  • Fixed portrait path for Archibald Wavell for DEH
  • Added a new general for ETH

Mapping

  • State changes in East Prussia and Poland
  • Added the Berezina river in Belarus and Lake Ilmen in Russia
  • Regina’s victory point for Canada is now in the correct location

Miscellaneous

  • Updated name lists all over the world
  • Updated the TKE tag, now represents a different group in the most MAF world
  • The check for controlling all owned states no longer worries about control over impassable states, which could sometimes show as being controlled by someone else even outside of war.
  • Changed some localization for Hunan.
  • China’s Northwest region renaming for the endonym mode
  • ITA can now join the Belgrade Pact if Austria own any of its claimed territories (as opposed to just two states specifically)
  • Most (if not all) Brazillian breakaway tags should have their own minister lists now
  • Added in an peace out event for Italy if a stalemate occurs long enough and the Italian country they declared war to annex has already been annexed
  • The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is now a Polish cosmetic tag, instead of its own tag
  • Sardinia can now get a fifth research slot after returning to Piedmont
  • Austria will now automatically go to war with the Belgrade pact should they decided to gang up on Hungary while it is at war with Austria
  • Malta is now a releasable country
  • If Italy refuses the peace event with Austria and chooses to push for full annexation, it will break the balance in Italy (if that is still active) and may cause Germany to intervene
  • When forming the UK, Canada will automatically turn over all subjects outside of North America to the UK -- unless a Canadian player is not switching to play the UK
  • Tooltips added for most of Canadian Royal decisions to better describe the possible effects
  • Added some less socialist-leaning reconstruction decisions for the UK, for versions that decide to ban the Labour Party
  • The IEDC no longer has decisions to send advisors to members. Instead, if a member gives at least 25 PP to the organization, they pick an advisor effect for the year (which has a greater effect if they send 50 or 100 PP). The IEDC leader only has to worry about investment decisions, and membership happiness is no longer tracked.
  • The Quid Pro Quo focus for Canada no longer checks to see if Canada owns any claimed American states. Instead, they will return all claimed states not also claimed by Canada, if the American faction joins the Entente.
  • Canada now receives slightly less factories overall from its focuses/events.

Fixes

  • Fix several of the renaming errors
  • Several non-political ministers such as singers in Algeria from the DH minister list has since been removed across the map
  • Mengjiang (which doesn’t exist in KR anyway) no longer infiltrates divisions in every country across the world
  • Reduce the percentage of bad results from Canada’s touring king decisions

Other Fixes

  • Hunan leaders have calmed down after the initial outburst, now opted for “nonsense” and “untrue” over “bullshit”
  • Italy can no longer join Russia’s faction
  • Cuba no longer drags German Empire into war with CSA
  • Gdansk shipyard for POL no longer requires you to own Lesotho
  • Osnabrück class CAs are now Heavy Cruisers instead of Light Cruiser
  • American tags no longer uses SMG combat animation when they’re using rifles
  • Falkland no longer magically relocate itself in the Southern Pacific ocean, with clues of such failed scientific experiment removed in all British records
  • Russia integration for Tuva now targets the correct state
  • Fixed Tsar Dimitriy being replaced by Vrangel after Kornilov’s death
  • Canada’s “Payment to WIF” are automatically cancelled should they are at war with WIF/WIF no longer exists
  • Update the Japanese rename in endonym mode for Manchurian states
  • Reduced the Austrian surrender bonus back down, so it will actually capitulate
  • The American Civil War no longer ends more than once
  • Non-socialist majors will now retain control over Gibraltar when releasing Spain as a puppet
  • Russia will now retain control over Karelia when releasing Finland as a puppet
  • Philip Snowden can no longer die twice
  • All remaining references to Lavrentiy Beria have been removed
  • Australasia and New Zealand now given republican flags and leaders when released by non-Entente countries
  • Naval locs now works properly for non-MtG owners
  • The Abdication Crisis will now end if the UK is created in the middle of it
  • Stability/war support events now no longer apply to countries in a civil war
  • Event for Canada to get a Governor-General after restoring the UK fixed
  • Event for the balance in Italy being broken now has the proper effect
  • AI Austria will no longer move to protect Venice if the balance global is still in effect
  • Fixed Canada’s annexation decision for America, for cases where the global flag for the ACW being over was not yet set
  • Fixed code for chances of Bill C-7 passing for Canada

0.11 - ‘The Long Road Home’

Bet you didn’t see this one coming? On time and only two months behind our last update, we are very happy to bring you 0.11. The headline of 0.11 is the Canadian rework, giving them a new focus tree, new events and new decisions, on top of new content for the whole of the Entente. As always this update comes with a mass of other tweaks; Italy and Russia have got massive changes, new game rules have been added, bugs fixed, performance improved and many other changes. We hope you enjoy ‘the Long Road Home’!

- The KR4 team

Changes

Notable Additions

  • New Gamerule category and additional options
  • Major overhaul of older nations background code (Russia, INS, Commune of France and others), many bugs fixed and performance improvements
  • Heightmap has been redesigned, giving the map more verticality
  • Annexation decisions and events have been spruced up with new GFX, many fixed bugs, adjusted costs and standardised names3
  • SRI now cannot call the Third Internationale into a war against an Italian tag unless the WK2 has begun or if they’re also at war with a major country. Similarly, ITA and SIC cannot join a faction until WK2 has begun or SRI no longer exists. Date restrictions have been removed from all Risorgimento focuses. A player Commune of France can opt to intervene anyhow, but this can draw a declaration of war from either/both Germany and Austria
  • Any Italian country that ends up a government-in-exile, but which is at war with another Italian country, can now have its legitimacy eroded in a way similar to France. Once legitimacy is low enough, the exiled tag can be forced out of its faction and annexed
  • Most nations now receive ministers when puppeted

Reworked/Expanded Focus Trees

  • Dominion of Canada
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom
  • Hunan

New Events

  • Dominion of Canada
  • Korea
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom
  • Hunan

New Decisions

  • Dominion of Canada
  • IEDC
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom
  • Hunan

New Custom Country Paths

  • Australasia
  • Dominion of Canada
  • Hunan
  • Legation Cities
  • Liangguang
  • Sichuan
  • Yunnan

GFX

  • Added a variety of unit models for different tags
  • Redone a bunch of focus icons
  • Updated portraits: William Birdwood (AST), Adolf Friedrich (BAT), Philip Walhouse Chetwode (DEH), Thomas Wynford Rees (DEH), Jin Shuren (SIK), Volodymyr Vynnychenko (UKR), Pavlo Skoropadsky (UKR)

Music Mod

  • Changed the Main Theme to I vow to Thee, My Country
  • Added Ask of Thyself, Crown Imperial, a new version of Land of Hope and Glory, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Here's A Health unto his Majesty, I vow to Thee My Country, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Soldiers of the King, Song of Liberty and Sons of the Brave.
  • Removed Auf Auf Zum Kampf, Der Rote Wedding and Einheitsfrontlied
  • Added new version of Hang out the Washing of the Siegfried Line
  • Fixed tags for some Chinese and Commonwealth music

Mapping

  • Sardinia now has the EU IV color, instead of the exact same color as the Philippines
  • Added a mountain range in Northern Manchuria
  • New citylights over SAF, Eastern Coast of MAF, Egypt, Ottoman Empire, Arabia, North America, China, Europe and Australasia
  • New states and VPs in South Africa
  • Removed several Soviet-created towns VPs in Siberia
  • Several states have been changed around in the Caucasus

Miscellaneous

  • More buffs for Mongolia
  • United Baltic Duchy generals have been fully reworked and replaced
  • Nerfed massively production cost of SHDNG carrier conversion with few other stats
  • Canada doesn’t start with DP secondaries available for all their ships
  • The vanilla events/decisions regarding war support and stability have been added in Kaiserreich, with a few changes and tweaks -- so you should be getting strikes/mutinies/draft dodging if you’re at war and your stability or war support is too low, etc
  • Changed the timing of Fengtian’s Shenyang Conference and its impact on the Anqing Clique, so now Anqing decides whether to commit to help Fengtian based on the conference’s outcome
  • Fengtian now requires war support to begin the National Reclamation War, instead of needing to wait until 1938
  • Fengtian’s Mantetsu Influence idea now sends civilian factories to Japan once the right influence threshold is reached
  • Japan now gets the PHI annexation event
  • Added an event for POR and SOM if they get land from MAF's collapse
  • Ported recent air and land doctrine tech changes from vanilla
  • Added new leaders and generals to Korea
  • A large number of dead files have been removed with other remaned, submods touching those files will need to be updated
  • Added an idea to help the post MAF nations finish their wars
  • Enabled a player to switch to Korea during the revolt if they so wish
  • Removed CNR as a tag, now covered by COG
  • Removed KEN as a tag, now covered by KIK
  • Added a warning when Japan is about to declare war on you
  • Fengtian can now refuse the offer from the Legation Cities to occupy Tianjin in exchange for a malus, and if they do accept the malus can be removed
  • Fengtian’s war support and political power gain/loss have been adjusted
  • Fengtian’s events, decisions, and focuses now better accommodate a puppeted Japan
  • Japan can now stage an attack in the Legation Cities
  • Russian AI is no longer less likely to take Mass Assault doctrine
  • Mexico no longer stays with a Paternal Autocrat government in case the campesinos war ends early
  • The leader descriptions have been standardized to not include date of birth
  • Mexico no longer has Mountaineers
  • Events for micronations are now triggered by other events and have been broken up into their respective files
  • When Wallonia is taken over by Lahaut and goes Totalist it now leaves its faction and any wars it’s in, so Germany can now declare war on it if need be
  • Updated the code for Serbia, Romania, Italy, and Poland to watch for each others’ opportunity to attack Austria (mainly to keep up to date with Italy’s new decision for it)
  • Japanese AI now far less likely to start a war with the Reichspakt or the Entente over Hawaii or Philippines
  • The AI will no longer spend PP on improving relations unless it’s over 200 PP
  • The Italian Republic now has a dockyard to start
  • Adjusted Two Sicilies AI weights for its focus tree, so it focuses more on the political and economic sections and doesn’t simply do focuses at random

Fixes

Notable Fixes

  • It is no longer possible for four separate Australasian delegations to appear at the Legation Council
  • Fixed an issue preventing Transamur from breaking free and progressing through their tree
  • Fixed an issues causing generals that weren’t meant to have trait being randomly given one
  • Fixed several CTDs caused by bad OOBs in China

Other Fixes

  • It is no longer possible for four separate Australasian delegations to appear at the Legation Council
  • Fixed British/Canadian annexation of Australasia
  • Fixed instance of Latvian and Estonian AI stalling out when the Baltic War begins
  • Monobe/Tokachi cruisers are now properly classified as Cruisers
  • It is no longer possible for four separate Australasian delegations to appear at the Legation Council
  • Correction of starting naval techs (especially carriers) for multiple tags
  • Restored missing ships for SRI and ITA, re-classified PAP ships
  • GXC summoned peasant militias will actually spawn now
  • Zhang Zongchang no longer shows up at Shenyang if he was already defeated
  • Fixed an issue where you could get unlimited cores as the Left Kuomintang via aligned puppets
  • Fixed river crossing issue in one of the Indian border states
  • Fixed Legation Cities country paths not working correctly
  • West Indies Federation can no longer request ships from a non-allied Canada
  • Adjusted Greek referendum focus so it’s no longer cancelled if Greece goes to war halfway through the focus
  • Fixed bad event id for Saudi caliphate focus
  • If Japan releases Fengtian, any cosmetic tag it had will now be dropped
  • SRI Radical Socialist government no longer receives secular event
  • Nepal now has a peace event for its war with Dominion of India and the Entente
  • Australasia now automatically becomes a republic when released as a puppet (so no more Governor-General heads of state or British flags)
  • Fixed SRI’s Fifth Congress so it doesn’t break if all three events aren’t picked the same way, and so it’s now possible to stalemate just like in the Fourth Congress
  • It is no longer possible for four separate Australasian delegations to appear at the Legation Council

0.10.1

Added Events to/for:

  • Japan

Added Custom Paths to/for:

  • Legation Cities

GFX

  • New gfx for Japanese events
  • A new icon for Qing’s Gongxian Arsenal focus
  • A new icon for the LEP’s Krupp and Deutsch Asiatische focuses
  • A new icon for Yunnan’s FuDian Bank Reorganization focus

Music Mod

  • Fixed radio stations names not showing up correctly with certain combinations of mods

Mapping

  • Changed Ulster to its Northern Ireland jurisdictions
  • Moved Derry VP to its proper place on the coast
  • Moved a lake province from Hejiang to Vladivostok to avoid issues with the integration decisions

Miscellaneous

  • Almost all Brazilian leaders, both for Brazil itself and the splinter states, now have leader descriptions
  • Buffed Mongolia in multiple ways to make it a little easier to fight the Ma Clique and easier for the AI to survive
  • Alash Orda, Georgia now start with a Field Marshal
  • Added an event for China to peace out with the Legation Cities’ western coalition
  • Added an event chain for SocDem PSA to reunite with non-Totalist CSA.
  • Japan’s involvement with the Legation Cities is no longer blatantly illegal.
  • New voice-overs in Peninsular arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Swiss German, Icelandic, Azerbaijani, Farsi, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Khmer, Burmese, Amharic, Berber, Bambara, Albanian and Hindi language for their corresponding tags in-game
  • Tank models from Axis Tank DLCs are now in for German Empire, Japan and their own dependencies (the Italian ones are left aside for now)
  • Fengtian’s “Incorporate Local Patronage Networks” focus now grants legitimacy
  • Reduced Prince Kotohito’s chances of dying considerably
  • Fengtian’s “Fortress Manchuria” decision now gives only 1 bunker per tile
  • Fengtian’s “The Grand Marshal’s Proclamation” decision now displays its date limitation to the player
  • Fengtian’s “Open the Propaganda Front” decision now requires the suppression of the regionalist movement
  • Added stability and war support maluses for the higher levels of LEP Tsingtau Collaboration
  • Japanese aid cut to Fengtian now consumes fewer civilian factories
  • Fengtian can now denounce German Imperialism if GEA holds Qingdao
  • Converted a number of MTTH events to be triggered, improving performance
  • Hawaii can no longer join factions if at war
  • Added a line to the Legation Council decision category explaining the observer status of certain parties
  • Sudwestafrika now gets the same Colonial Government status as MAF and GEA
  • Increased the infrastructure in Dalian to compensate for Japan not being able to use Fengtian's air bases
  • Liangguang can now take its focus to join the KMT if CHI/YUN isn't a faction leader
  • Added Russian renames for Finland, the Caucasus and Constantinople
  • Added Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani renaming
  • The Chinese integration decisions now require actual ownership of the states

Incomplete Content

  • Hunan is actively being worked on and should come in a later hotfix

Fixes

  • Fixed a large number of CTDs caused by bad templates for CHI
  • Other Fixes
  • Fixed several syntax errors that would cause event chains in China to fire in the wrong order
  • Fixed the Legation Council being unable to remove Germany
  • Iceland has a few more restrictions on focuses
  • Numerous localization fixes
  • Mexico’s totalist oil focus now cannot be taken if the oil decision has been taken first, and vice versa. Added sanity checks to both
  • Canberra from 1980s no longer ISOT itself back to 1930s KRTL
  • Canadian voice-overs now use General American English instead of Received Pronunciation, since the influx of British refugees alone won’t magically change how they pronounce words that quick
  • Fixed an oversight that allow Siamese players to spam stability using the name change decisions
  • Name fixes for many Chinese ministers, Ma Clique finally got their Chief of Army (failed to appear from an oversight in the minister converter)
  • Fixed Fengtian’s minister system events rarely firing due to an oversight.
  • Zhang Zuolin is no longer the highest skilled Field Marshal in the world, again due to an oversight
  • Several Fengtian generals’ skills were toned down in tandem with Zhang.
  • Replaced mistakenly left in Fengtian ministers, Y.C. James Yen and Chang Chun, with Wang Yitang and Jin Yunpeng
  • Fengtian’s decisions to request aid from Japan can now be taken multiple times, as originally intended
  • Fengtian can no longer denounce Qing Monarchism after Puyi has been overthrown
  • Fixed a defeated Japan coming back to defend FNG
  • Fixed Japan getting the event to intervene in Fengtian's side more than once
  • Japan's Sakura focus will now bypass if FNG is a puppet
  • Fixed the ideas for the Shandong loans not being reduced upon payment
  • Fixed Weihaiwei not being transferred to QIE by Germany in the respective event
  • Fixed the Prince's Visit category being visible if it was cancelled. Fixed a couple of loc bugs
  • Fixed INC not getting all of Indochina if they win against GEA
  • Fixed a bugged activation for the Wallonian release decision
  • Fixed a couple of broken scopes in QIE's events
  • Fixed the Sicilian ship decisions not appearing for Manchu QIE
  • Fixed Fengtian joining Japan's faction after breaking with them
  • Fixed the Qing ally integration decisions being visible after annexation of the respective tags
  • Fixed Siam stealing Lanzhou from the Ma Clique
  • Fixed the LEP being unable to reduce unrest if Zheyuan took control of Shandong
  • Fixed the multiple options of the Fall of Hong Kong event
  • Fixed CHI not getting cores on Guangxi when tag-switching from GXC
  • Fixed bugged terrains in the Dead Sea and Lake Okeechobee

0.10.0a

Changes

  • Renamed Escort Cruisers to Light Cruisers. While the exact definition of light cruiser is tied to washington naval treaty, the term was used already before it and also this name feels more natural then forced Escort Cruiser.
  • Added decisions for Legation Cities to buy guns from powers on the Council.
  • Reworked Legation American recognition - they will now grant all American powers observer rights, and grant the eventual winner voting rights (or not).

Fixes

  • Fixed crash when spawning German carriers from 1934 naval program
  • Fixed several crashes caused by trying to delete templates that not longer exist
  • It isn’t possible anymore to do the focus “Commission Ships from Sicily” even though Sicily doesn’t exist anymore
  • Fixed a typo in the Yunnan event loc
  • Numerous Tibet and Left Kuomintang typos fixed
  • Added a mission for Fengtian during the Shanxi-Qing war, so they are aware when they will declare war on Qing.
  • In the news event about the death of Wilhelm II, it now states he’s the German Emperor instead of Kaiser of Germany.
  • The civilian construction speed buffs in the Yang Yuting path have been turned into generic construction speed buffs.
  • Weihaiwei is now also given back if you ask for the concessions as the Federalists.
  • The decision ‘Repeal Unequal Treaties’ has been removed for now.
  • Fixed the very first vote in the Legation Council sometimes resulting in “OK” and breaking the event chain.
  • ‘Aftermath of the Civil War’ should be properly removed now in Sichuan.
  • ‘Escalating the Propaganda War’ now doesn’t talk about the Qing and Puyi when they aren’t in power.

0.10 - ‘Blood on the Yangtze’

We are out of alpha! Welcome to the first beta version of Kaiserreich for Hearts of Iron 4. We are so happy to be here and couldn’t be more proud of all the work that has been done to get here. We never would have got here without one of the most amazing and passionate communities in all of gaming. Thank you. This update is our largest ever, with no less than 17 pages of changes. Highlights include, of course, the long awaited China update, the Italian rework, new naval changes, our largest ever performance improvement, an insane number of bug fixes and huge quality of life changes. More than ever before, we hope you enjoy playing Kaiserreich!

- The KR4 team

P.S. We owe a massive thanks to Dayshine, among others, who have been working on CWTools. It has been an invaluable tool for us and we encourage modders from all Paradox games to make use of it.

P.P.S. We are aware of many people still having trouble with the new launcher. We believe we have identified, and fixed, the cause of some of the issues, though not all. If you are still having trouble, we have written up a guide which we hope will be of some use: https://kaiserreich.fandom.com/wiki/Troubleshooting_the_HoI4_Launcher

Changes

Notable Additions

  • Industry technologies values in KR are now in line with the vanilla ones, i.e. instead of 10% you now get 20% of new building slots per state in every tech.
  • Stability has been changed to be less lopsided; the effects at 0% stability are -20% factory/dockyard output, -10 organisation, and -10% political power gain, and at 100% stability are +20% factory/dockyard output, +10 organisation, and +10% political power gain. The USA and Germany stability debuffs were changed to accommodate this.
  • The endonym/exonym game rule has been removed. The system can now be switched on and off via a button in the UI. News event settings have also been moved to a button.
  • Political ministers can no longer be added manually so performance cost-heavy checks could be removed. Removed the intelligence minister and theorists. This has lead to sizable (up to a 15% raw improvement, though your mileage may vary) performance improvements.
  • Most (though not all) volunteer events removed, replaced by an improved ai volunteer system.
  • Fixed some major supply zone issues across the globe, supply now works a lot better.
  • Added custom tile pictures to major cities.

The Italian Update

  • Italian states can now peacefully reunify once the SRI is defeated.
  • All Italian war and diplomacy focuses have been transferred to decisions.
  • The Venetian Revolt has been reworked. Now Venice will only rise up in Veneto, but will receive foreign aid after 180 days. 180 days after that, if they have not won yet, they annex Italy. Then they can either restore the Italian Federation or release Lombardy and go their own way.
  • ANI Italy can now join the Belgrade Pact
  • The Neo-Sanfedisti event chain has been reworked to provide more benefits for the Papal States and Sicily if they support the rebels in the SRI.
  • The Papal State is now a Sicilian puppet, and can break free or be annexed by decision after certain points in the game.
  • The Papal States will now only support the Neo-Sanfedisti after 1938.
  • The Two Sicilies have had their faction joining changed to decisions, and require the entire political tree to be completed.
  • Two Sicilies has received a new land reform tree.
  • The Italian Republic now starts as an Austrian puppet, but will break free following Black Monday.
  • The Italian Republic’s government can fall after the 1937 elections if the democratic parties win, leading either to a restoration of the Italian Federation, or devolution into Lombardy and Venice.
  • The Socialist Republic of Italy has had their tree simplified.

Naval Rework 3.0

  • Ship equipment was completely revamped to be in line with Vanilla and easy to maintain in cases of further changes to the naval system from PDX side.
  • MTG system is now extremely similar to vanilla, we have just some extra modules and PZS hull is considered as heavy hull
  • There shouldn't be any non-buildable ships for Non-MTG players
  • All variants were changed from generic to the nation unique (based either on vanilla representation of pre PoD ships or on first naval rework lore for KR timeline unique ships)
  • Added first glimpses of MTG version of ship name lists (for China tags, JAP and AUS)

Added Focus Trees to:

  • Anqing Clique
  • Bhutan
  • East Turkestan
  • Guangdong
  • Guangxi Clique
  • Kumul Khanate
  • League of Eight Provinces
  • Left Kuomintang
  • Ma Clique
  • Manchuria (Puppet)
  • Shan Confederation
  • Shandong Clique
  • Shanxi Clique
  • Sichuan Clique
  • State of Kachin
  • Tibet
  • Xinjiang Clique
  • Yunnan Clique

Reworked/expanded focus trees of:

  • Austrian Empire
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Combined Syndicates of America
  • Emilia
  • Fengtian Government
  • German East Asia
  • Japan
  • Legation Cities
  • Lombardy
  • Mongolia
  • Pacific States of America
  • Poland
  • Qing
  • Republic of Italy
  • Socialist Republic of Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Transamur
  • Two Sicilies
  • Union of Britain
  • United States of America
  • Venice

Added Events to/for:

  • Anqing Clique
  • Austria
  • Bhutan
  • East Turkestan
  • Fengtian Government
  • Guangdong
  • Guangxi Clique
  • Hunan
  • Italian Republic
  • Italian Reunification
  • Kumul Khanate
  • League of Eight Provinces
  • Left Kuomintang
  • Legation Cities
  • Ma Clique
  • Mongolia
  • Qing
  • Shandong Clique
  • Shanxi Clique
  • Sichuan Clique
  • Switzerland
  • Tibet
  • Transamur
  • Two Sicilies
  • United Kingdom
  • Venice
  • West Indies Federation
  • Xinjiang Clique
  • Yunnan Clique

Added Decisions to/for:

  • Anqing Clique
  • Austria
  • Bhutan
  • Chile
  • Chinese Reunification
  • Commune of France
  • East Turkestan
  • Fengtian Government
  • German East Asia
  • Guangdong
  • Hunan
  • Italian Republic
  • Italian Reunification
  • Japan
  • Kumul Khanate
  • League of Eight Provinces
  • Left Kuomintang
  • Legation Cities
  • Lombardy
  • Ma Clique
  • Members of the Legation Council
  • Mongolia
  • Qing
  • Shandong Clique
  • Shanxi Clique
  • Sichuan Clique
  • Switzerland
  • Tibet
  • Transamur
  • Transamur
  • Venezuela
  • Venice
  • Xinjiang Clique
  • Yunnan Clique

Added Custom Paths to/for:

  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Patagonia
  • Qing
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Mapping

  • Major map changes in China
  • Major map changes in Spain
  • Major map changes in the Middle East
  • Overhauled Austrian, Balkan and Eastern European strategic regions
  • Fixed several misaligned river mouths
  • Merged Trieste into the Austrian Littoral
  • Split Bucovina into Northern and Southern Bucovina
  • Redid Baltic state boundaries
  • Added Trento and Pola as new VPs for Austria.
  • Added Sopron/Ödenburg and Târgu Mureș/Marosvásárhely as new VPs for Hungary.
  • Added Slovak renaming.
  • Added German, Polish, Ukrainian and Romanian renaming for Slovakia and Hungary where appropriate.
  • Adjusted the Finnish-Russian border in Karelia
  • Added correct jungle terrain to Southeast Asia
  • Split off Gambia from Senegal
  • Removed several small island states
  • Fixed broken frontlines along the French-Belgian and Serbian-Bulgarian borders

GFX

  • Added new portraits for Italian countries
  • Removed vanilla portraits in American (CSA, AUS, PSA,USA) countries and replaced them with KR appropriate portraits.
  • Redid many portraits, including: Francisco Franco, Phillipe Petain, Gustaf Adolf, Clement Attlee, Claude Auchinleck, Tom Phillips, John Tovey, Louis Mountbatten, Kenneth Stuart, Georges Valois, John Winant, Prajadahipok, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Phraya Phahon, Gearoid O Cuineagain, Leon Jouhaux, Yevhen Konovalets, Mykhailo Omelianovych Pavlenko, Hnat Stefaniv, Christian X, Alan Brooke, John Dill, Richard O’Connor, Tom Wintringham, Nguyen An Ninh, Tadeusz Rozwadowski, Witold Pilecki, Anatoly Pepelyaev, Mohammed V, Souphavong Andriy Melnyk, Petar Bojovic, Duarte II, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Marmaduke Grove, Benoit Frachon, Maurice Gamelin, António Carmona, Bento António Gonçalves, Joseph August von Habsburg, Alphonse Georges.
  • Replaced Switzerland’s starting Council portrait with a Swiss Coat of Arms.
  • Added many new unit models, most courtesy of MI2 by McNaughton
  • Redid and added many focus and idea icons
  • Added many new event pics
  • Added many new decision icons

Music Mod

  • Please note that we are delaying the update to the music mod by a few days to let us deal with any issues with the main mod first. Sorry for the slight delay there.
  • “Reflection of the Moon in the Erquan Pool” is the new main theme
  • Added 7 Insulindian songs
  • Added 2 KMT military songs
  • Added 5 peace songs for China


Miscellaneous

Western Europe

  • Changed Switzerland’s SocLib party from ‘Landesring der Unabhängigen’ to ‘Liberale Partei der Schweiz’.
  • The Savoyard Crisis will now not contribute to world tension if it never escalates.
  • Converted Switzerland’s foreign policy from focuses to decisions.
  • Commune of France and Union of Britain now start on partial mobilization.
  • Added more steel to Luxemburg and Flanders-Wallonia.
  • Rebalanced Switzerland’s ‘New Order’ decisions to make it actually possible to secure the government and take ‘Greater Switzerland’.
  • Henri Guisan can no longer be elected General in NatPop Switzerland due to his Romand origins, and Syndicalist Switzerland will no longer elect a general.
  • Denmark will now always simply join the Reichspakt during the Weltkrieg unless they are ruled by the social democrats to prevent issues with events that didn’t anticipate this behavior.
  • Added annexation mission for Alsace-Lorraine.
  • Removed a few small chances for the AI to start WK2 early over small diplomatic incidents.
  • Expanded Switzerland’s national populist path
  • The Kaiser Wilhelm society now exists at game start
  • Germany is no longer locked out of the Walloon annexation event
  • The British and French each have focuses to initiate returning their colonies that they occupy to each other once the mainlands are reclaimed.
  • Changed Germany’s IG Farben focus
  • Germany can no longer invite Iron Guard Romania to the Reichspakt when it is a faction other than the Belgrade Pact
  • Touched up the Savoie Crisis chain
  • Changed the name of the Belgian-Dutch alliance to BeNeSam

Eastern Europe

  • Annexation mission for the United Baltic Duchy has been added for Germany.
  • Added several flavor events for Lithuania
  • Redid annexation missions for the south Slavic states
  • Russia can now directly attack White Ruthenia instead of buying state bonds when White Ruthenia is socialist and they are not
  • Germany now revokes its guarantee on Azerbaijan if they refuse to defend them from Persia
  • Russian/Soviet general transfers no longer leave some in both countries
  • Changed Russian focuses related to China
  • Poland now starts with Chelm
  • Performance optimisation for Russian events and focuses
  • Russian civil war ideas are removed via annexation
  • Fixed focus available conditions for Poland
  • Removed Molotov-Ribbentrop line from Poland and Galician states
  • Russia now no longer joins the internationale via “Deal With the Devil”, it just enters the war
  • Removed the Russian focus to join the Internationale - Syndie Russia can still join under the proper circumstances via event
  • Cut the Ukranian Civil War
  • White Ruthenia’s focus tree times have been shortened (70 to 56)

Southern Europe

  • Annexation missions for Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Transylvania have been added for the Austrian Civil War.
  • Release events for Slovakia will now take into account the status of Southern Slovakia and Transcarpathia
  • National France now begins the game controlling Malta.
  • Austria now is made aware of its influence in Italy
  • Bulgaria now takes Nis and Macedonia from Serbia when it has lost them then later goes to war against Serbia with Austria
  • Serbia and Bulgaria are now notified when Romania leaves the Belgrade Pact
  • Moved Greek Megali claims to an event
  • Added annexation missions to Macedonia and Dobrogea
  • Serbia can no longer release Croatia
  • Greece and Romania can now end its war with Bulgaria parallel to the Balkan war when it does not join the Belgrade Pact at the same time as Serbia.

Northern Europe

  • Added a news event for Wilhelm II’s death.
  • Cut the “Every King a Turn” focus in Scandinavia for now as it has been causing unwanted results.

North America

  • West Indies Federation can now peace out with Canada via event once they take the “Join the Internationale” focus.
  • Canada can now release the USA regardless of what they supported
  • (Re-)Added Robert Hale Merriman as a general for the CSA
  • Reduced cost of Hawaii’s focuses to 42 days, down from 70
  • The USA no longer hates Canada for taking New England and Alaska if they return them
  • Cuba can now restore the commission of old generals, meaning all factions now have generals
  • ACW states now have ACW templates removed when released
  • The CSA will no longer embargo Australasia if Australasia went syndicalist prior to the 2AW
  • The USA can no longer use its national guard mobilization for wars other than the 2ACW
  • Montreal and Ottawa are now their own states, removed Queen Charlotte islands and Trans-Pecos
  • SocDem Costa Rica should now sometimes agree to join socialist Centroamerica
  • Added Fox Conner as a general for the USA and AUS
  • The CSA now no longer automatically receives cores on former territories like Puerto Rico
  • USA immediate post-war events now auto-complete focuses rather than bypassing
  • Frank Merriam can now lead the PSA democratic party in 1940

South America

  • Brazil’s anti-syndicalist provincial revolt Bahia is now AuthDem instead of PatAut.
  • Paraguay focus times are now 56 days instead of 70 days.
  • Leader descriptions for all Brazilian leaders.
  • Syndicalist Chile’s foreign policy converted from focuses to decisions.
  • Brazil’s focus tree is now dynamic.
  • Venezuela can now join the Entente if at war with an Internationale member.
  • Venezuela will now attack the West Indies for Essequibo, and can offer the West Indies peace when they hold it for long enough
  • Neves now leads SocCon Vera Cruz
  • Memede now leads PatAut Bahia
  • Siseno Ramos Sarmento added as the new natpop leader of Amazonas
  • Peru’s focuses are now all locked to ideology
  • Removed ideology drift from national spirits in Peru.
  • Peru and Ecuador can now do a white peace if Ecuador is doing well in the Pastaza war. Peru will lose their core on Pastaza when this happens, and when they are outright annexed by Ecuador.
  • Brazil should now receive events about American refugees earlier in the war
  • Bolivian companies are now available to the PBC
  • Syndie Peru should now leave the Buenos Aires-Lima Pact
  • Touched up state ambitions and potential claims in South America, should lead to more consistent peace conferences
  • Buffed Mexican population gain ideas

Asia

  • The Co-Prosperity Sphere is now a starting faction.
  • WIP icons in the BHC and DEH foci trees have been swapped with ones from base game.
  • Fixed a mistake in which Ragnar Colvin was using a portrait photo of John Gregory Crace.
  • Princely Federation now goes isolationist far less
  • Added a warning about claiming the title as Caliph for the Saudis and Rashidis
  • Added new flavor events to Siam
  • Fixed Araki Sakao dying randomly
  • Middle Eastern populations fully adjusted to new states
  • Redid Japan’s foreign policy tree
  • Increase the speed at which Indian nations gain cores on the other conquered factions
  • Optimised Turkestan events, deleted many more
  • Japan now has a unique leader when puppeted by any socialist power
  • Syndicalist Japan will now be able to deal with the Imperial House (AI-only paths)
  • Siam can no longer go down its political trees when puppeted
  • Redid Transamur’s foreign policy and industry sections of their tree
  • Indian states should now have priority in peace conferences for Burma
  • Player-led Australasia can now demand territories from the Anderson doctrine at threat of war

Africa

  • Fixed several event chains involving artists in National France.
  • Libya’s population has been properly adjusted to account for the absence of the Cyrenaican genocide
  • The UK can no longer change the Head of State of British-Aligned South Africa

Other

  • Replaced the Generic European 1 portrait that was using Frank T. Johns likeness.
  • Mechanized companies no also affect amphibious mechanized vehicles
  • Tank companies now also affect td/aa/spg variants
  • Countries which can join the ISAC by other means no longer are invited to join automatically
  • Removed AOG, Normandy, Schleswig-Holstein, and Yugoslavia tags
  • If a country occupies territory owned by a country they are allied with, they should now automatically turn it over
  • Moderate resource rebalancing in parts of western Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia
  • Continued rebalancing starting slots for states, notably the USA
  • Adjusted many monthly population ideas
  • Added voice overs to several tags
  • Removed starting cores for more nations which aren't around in 1936 - saves on performance
  • Converted colonial government ideas to a special government type
  • The corrupt kleptocrat minister trait is now less corrupt
  • Replaced loading screen quote from probable fictional person.
  • Replaced repetitive loading screen quote sources with new quotes from: John McLean, H.G. Wells, Dalton Trumbo, Westbrook Pegler, Earl Browder
  • Nerfed volunteer size ideas across the mod

Incomplete Content

  • Hunan’s focus tree wasn’t finished. Hunan has been given a temporary tree and a few decisions for the time being. It will be in a following patch.
    • Fixes**

Western Europe

  • Fixed the UK General Elections firing before they were supposed to.
  • Fixed the Commune of France being able to use sabotage or development decisions on countries that don’t exist.
  • Fixed Germany’s Bring Back Order focus sometimes not giving the proper effect.
  • Ireland’s and Canada’s events have been adjusted to be less performance-heavy.
  • Belgium can no longer hire Totalist, Syndicalist or Radical Socialist ministers after the interim government ends, unless it’s governed by one of the aforementioned ideologies.
  • Totalist Wallonia now has the correct ministers upon breaking from Flanders-Wallonia.
  • You now have to wait for the economic crisis to hit in order to take ‘Combat the Economic Crisis’ as Switzerland.
  • The VNH doesn’t introduce a private welfare initiative after taking power anymore in the Netherlands.
  • Fixed purged Finnish German generals still being selectable as head of staff, the army, navy and air force.
  • Shortened the news event for the Dutch revolution slightly so it doesn’t clip under the option button.
  • Fixed a missing localisation tag on the Danish-German opinion modifier when a trade deal is rejected.
  • The correct Otto Wels death event will now fire if the SPD is not ruling Germany
  • Fixed the UoB occasionally not getting totalist George Orwell when he is chosen
  • Fixed UoB companies having values different from much of the rest of the game
  • Fixed the UK general election beginning before the focus is taken
  • Fixed Flanders going down the council rule tree when not ruled by the council
  • World tension is no longer generated by the savoyard crisis if it never escalates
  • Fixed up an old CoF chain to help the CSA
  • Mussolini no longer rises from the dead in the fifth SRI congress
  • Fixed the UK’s annexation event for Ireland if it had previously chosen to occupy via its own chain
  • Switzerland can now properly join the Donau-Adriabund
  • Fixed a few events for Switzerland not firing at all
  • The Second Peace with Honour now properly peaces the UoB out with everyone under all circumstances
  • Fixed a reversed opinion modifier for CoF demanding Romandy
  • Added sanity checks for Switzerland addressing black monday
  • Harold Alexander removed as a possible general from the UoB (he’s in Canada)
  • Irish ACW decisions can no longer be taken once the ACW is over
  • The second TUC no longer breaks due to the Lawrence coup
  • Rewrote Britain’s Irish event chain
  • Fixed effects of the Treaty of Arel failing
  • Countries other than France no no longer automatically get cores Alsace-Lorraine when it is conquered
  • Fixed an edge case where Switzerland could not recover from Black Monday
  • Fixed the German Women’s Suffrage chain going nowhere
  • Fixed an event for the death of ex-Chairman Mann for UoB never firing
  • Fixed Ireland not being able to approach the PSA after they unite America

Eastern Europe

  • Lithuanian political focuses are now restricted to their specific ideologies.
  • Fixed Russia not being able to declare war on Poland via focus if Poland annexed Lithuania.
  • Tweaked Lithuania’s ‘Revolt’ and ‘Loyalty’ paths to accomodate for a German victory and the return to puppet status if they revolt.
  • Russian event chain about purchasing White Ruthenian state bonds now only applies if White Ruthenia is either independent and not socialist or is a puppet of Germany. In all other cases they’ll immediately declare war instead.
  • Removed the option to only annex half of White Ruthenia for Russia
  • President Dmitriy will no longer be immortal if the Second Russian Civil War is ongoing.
  • The Intermarium will be disbanded if Ukraine chooses to become isolationist.
  • Fixed Polish ministers not being removed on death.
  • Reordered the PLC tree a bit and prevented it from frequently being locked out of its foreign policy tree
  • Dvinsk is now properly given to the baltic states in annexations when owned
  • Ukraine should no longer send all of its units to Germany when the RP is at war
  • Rozwadowski is no longer immortal
  • Hopefully fixed Russia being inundated with strikes forever
  • Fixed the partition of Ukraine between Poland and DKB firing if DKB does not exist

Southern Europe

  • National Populist Italy will no longer receive events meant for Democratic Italy.
  • Albania will now leave Austria’s faction should Wilhelm zu Wied be assassinated.
  • Fixed several bugs with the Ausgleich event chain.
  • Missions dealing with the collapse of the Portuguese Empire will now be cancelled if Portugal is not at war.
  • Portugal can now no longer always immediately begin its political tree
  • The Iron Guard leadership will no longer flee to Serbia if Serbia has sided against them in the Romanian Civil War.
  • Spain can now bypass certain focuses depending on its level of social breakdown
  • Carlist Spain now always receives the cores it should
  • Sabotage event no longer fires for Spain at the start of the game
  • Romania now loses Belgrade Pact opinion modifiers when it leaves the Pact
  • Italy can no longer join Austria’s faction when at war
  • Fixed Stamboliyski being killed off if Bulgaria is annexed by Serbia
  • Fixed Greek monarchy cosmetic tags being sometimes misapplied
  • Tuscany and Italy can no longer both be ruled by the same person
  • Austria can no longer restore a dead Wilhelm zu Wied in Albania
  • The annexations of Bulgaria are now much less likely to leave odd leftover territory
  • Socialist Bulgaria can no longer join the Donau-Adriabund
  • Fixed Greece being locked out of focuses after losing the Balkan War

Northern Europe

  • Iceland now leaves the Reichspakt when they declare independence in the referendum.
  • Iceland also now leaves its old faction when joining a new one during the ‘Cod War’
  • Iceland can no longer do its resistance decisions once it has broken free
  • King’s Cabinet Denmark will no longer have its government overridden by Kanslergade Agreement events.
  • The Netherlands will no longer have a second revolution after being reconquered by the Dutch East Indies.
  • Fixed puppeted Finland being a kingdom without a king in some cases
  • Changed the name of puppeted Paternal Autocrat Denmark to lose references to kingdom
  • Disabled the choice of government for right wing puppet Sweden
  • Fixed a Norwegian focus relating to Denmark bypassing when Sweden becomes socialist
  • Fixed an improper event tooltip in Norway
  • Fixed the UoB getting a request from Norway meant for the CoF
  • Fixed Dimitriy returning from the dead in Russia
  • August Uproar in Denmark now fires in August
  • Oscar Nygren can no longer return from the dead

North America

  • Canada will no longer receive repeat West Indies annexation missions if it chooses to assume direct control of the Federation.
  • Any trade modifiers regarding war debt repayments will now be removed if the US joins the Entente, allowing for free trade between them.
  • The American Union State can now complete its naval tree if it chooses Trade Interdiction as its doctrine.
  • Fixed broken naval focus mutual exclusivity for socialist Centroamerica
  • Fixed Centroamerica’s native rights event giving the wrong tooltip
  • The ISAC and IEDC are now disbanded when Canada surrenders
  • Hawaii now changes ministers when it changes government
  • Hawaii now peaces out when ts faction leader falls
  • The ACW ceasefire no longer triggers when the PSA is about to win
  • Fixed a Dominican Chain firing for Costa Rica
  • Fixed instances where not selecting anything with the 1936 presidential election could cause Olson to live indefinitely
  • Fixed socialist Centroamerica keeping a non-socialist cosmetic tag when puppeted
  • The American Union State no longer puts its own generals on trial
  • Nimitz is no longer in two ACW factions at once
  • Proper ministers are now added for cuba’s revolutionary democracy path
  • Fixed an edge case where Panama could declare war for Coto Brus without warning
  • Fixed Canada sometimes being locked out of intervening in the US post-ACW when it should be able to
  • Effects and event options for the West Indies Federation are no longer often reversed
  • Fixed the Cuban CNOC leadership event
  • Fixed the Cuban democratic and US-lapdog constitutional convention chain
  • Fixed the Dominican Dictatorship power struggle
  • Fixed status of Belize event for CA
  • Fixed Panama post-1940 focuses not being properly bypassed

South America

  • Ramirez’s Argentina can now access its political tree if he comes to power after the FOP refuses reunification.
  • Removed possible exploit allowing Democratic Argentina to join a faction before dealing with the FOP.
  • Fixed a broken company gfx for argentina
  • Fixed marriage event for Portugal and Brazil firing when the bride is dead
  • Fixed Brazilian resource focuses bypassing due to revolts
  • Fixed a weird frontline issue around the great lakes
  • Fixed issues with Brazil-WIF peace conferences

Asia

  • Transamur will now drop out of any of Japan’s wars if they rebel.
  • Japan will no longer return Okhotsk and Kamchatka to Transamur immediately after receiving the territory.
  • Russia-Japan peace events will now transfer the conquered territory to Transamur if it is a puppet of Japan.
  • Added missing Hejaz annexation event.
  • Siamese events will no longer refer to German engineers if Siam is socialist.
  • Indochina will now correctly guarantee Siam instead of Burma should they accept to cooperate.
  • The Golestan Pact will now be dissolved if Persia chooses to ally with the Bharatiya Commune.
  • The arrival of Dutch exiles as the Dutch government in exile will now give a research buff again instead of a research debuff.
  • The effect of the ‘An army of all Dutch East Indians’ focus now properly reflects the effect that is put in place in-game.
  • Fixed a double removal of the national revolutionary idea in Insulindia.
  • Yemen is no longer referenced in an event about Russia in Saudi Arabia.
  • Fixed Siam’s annexation event for Burma.
  • Fixed mixed up leader descriptions in Kurdistan and Iraq.
  • Touched up old Philippines events, including fixing the many broken or reversed opinion modifiers in the Philippines.
  • Massively improved the major East Asian peace chain.
  • Transamur can no longer elect the military when a full Japanese puppet.
  • Fixed Japan not transferring Siberia to Transamur in peace conferences.
  • Nations can now actually get Korea when they defeat Japan.
  • Fixed Changtang not being taken from Tibet in peace events.
  • The Soviet Union can no longer core Korea.
  • Japan’s faction and tech sharing group now exist at game start.
  • Transamur can now break free from Japan in their tree.
  • Transamur will be given the correct states in their peace deals.
  • Added sanity checks to Insulindia’s faction joining focuses and events.
  • Nepal can no longer become a republic with the king in power.

Africa

  • National France now gets a claim on Rio de Oro if they attempt to seize it, guaranteeing they get the province on the peace conference should war break out with the CNT-FAI.
  • Fixed an event chain for National France in relations to the imprisonment of Lévi Strauss.
  • Egypt and Sudan will no longer receive Mahdist war events as a puppet.
  • Socialist puppet South Africa will no longer have elections in 1943 or 1948 reverting ideology to Social Conservative.
  • Angola no longer takes control of a state in Spain when released.
  • Abyssinia/Ethiopia is now always called Ethiopia.
  • Fixed African state cores from Germany’s decolonization event.
  • Transamur can no longer take its coring decisions multiple times.
  • Germany no longer cedes the Suez Canal automatically when they decide to resist Egyptian demands.

Other

  • Most broken decision and portrait gfx have been fixed
  • Added tooltips to remaining raw oobs without them
  • Fixed the party popularity bar overlapping with the aircraft mission screen
  • General fixes to typos, VP and state names, etc., as always
  • Fixed a government in exile decision remaining after the country was restored
  • Fixed several instances of dates scripted on yyyy/dd/mm format instead of yyyy/mm/dd
  • Fixed up many literature events
  • Fixed several naval commanders having no stats
  • Fixed the Swiss Neutrality tooltip from sometimes showing up when declaring war as any country

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