Victoria 2 Cold War Enhancement

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Release dates
WindowsAugust 13, 2010
macOS (OS X)September 17, 2010
  • 1Availability
  • 2Essential improvements
  • 3Game data
  • 4Video settings
  • 6Audio settings
  • 7Network
  • 8Issues fixed
  • 9Other information
  • 10Modifications

Victoria 2 Cold War Enhancement Mod (CWE) CWE brings Victoria 2 into the Cold War era and beyond. This is the ultimate Cold War mod with a slew of special features such as ideological blocs, dynamic international institutions and decolonisation chains to accurately simulate the Cold War and Post-Cold War world. Browse Victoria 2 Cold War Enhancement Mod for Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness files to download full releases, installer, sdk, patches, mods, demos, and media. New Era Mod is a mod for Victoria II: Heart of Darkness, created by ColonelPixis. Description: New Era Mod is a mod based on the well known HPM mod. The new game contains two additional campaigns, which have starting year 1920 and 1936 respectively.

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Key points

Some bug fixes, improvements and overhauls are only available to owners of the expansions. (See Essential Improvements for details)

General information

Paradox Interactive Forums
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

SourceDRMNotesKeysOS
Retail
Amazon.com Steam and Amazon versions, as well as retail are all available. Select which one you want from the box
Gamesplanet
GOG.com Civil War Edition. Multiplayer is unavailable.
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store
Mac App Store
Steam

DLC and expansion packs

Version differences[edit]

The Civil War Edition includes the base game and A House Divided DLC.

Essential improvements[edit]

The Expansions add some extremely important features QoL changes like being able to manufacture war justifications against other states, managing rebellious movements, the ability to actually see your infamy score and a colonisation mechanic among other needed changes. [1]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable intro video[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename the movies folder.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows %USERPROFILE%DocumentsParadox InteractiveVictoria 2
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/42960/pfx/[Note 1]
Some configuration files are stored in <path-to-game>save games
Mod configuration files are stored in %USERPROFILE%DocumentsParadox InteractiveVictoria 2

Save game data location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows <path-to-game>save games[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/42960/pfx/[Note 1]
Mod saves are stored in %USERPROFILE%DocumentsParadox InteractiveVictoria 2

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

SystemNativeNotes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics featureStateNotes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowedCan on occasion crash after an alt-tab.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)Controlled by multisample level.
Vertical sync (Vsync)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Enable anisotropic filtering[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%DocumentsParadox InteractiveVictoria 2
  2. Open settings.txt
  3. Change anisotropic_filtering = 0 to a value between 1 and 16

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
RemappingSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversionNot applicable; entire game is driven with your mouse cursor.
Controller
Controller supportSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controlsGlobal/SFX/Music
Surround sound
SubtitlesNo voiced audio.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

LanguageUIAudioSubNotes
English
French
German
HungarianFan translation.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashing on Windows 8/XP: map cache[edit]

This crash is caused by map cache data from an old version downloading with the game on Steam.
Fix crash on Windows 8/XP[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>map
  2. Delete the cache folder.
  3. Go to %USERPROFILE%DocumentsParadox InteractiveVictoria 2map
  4. Delete the cache folder.
  5. Restart Victoria II and let it regenerate the map cache.

Crashing on Windows XP: Incompatible lua5.1.dll & lua51.dll files[edit]

This crash is caused by the included LUA scripting DLLs being incompatible with Windows XP, which prevent the game from starting.

Replace files[citation needed]
  1. Download older LUA DLLs version lua5_1_4_Win32_dll6_lib.zip.
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Rename or remove the original lua5.1.dll and lua51.dll files.
  4. Extract lua5.1.dll and lua51.dll from lua5_1_4_Win32_dll6_lib.zip to the installation folder.

Notes

Alternatively, the lua5.1.dll and lua51.dll from Hearts of Iron III can be used.
Some versions of the game with the Heart of Darkness DLC installed may still crash in the middle of loading.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]


Modifications[edit]

Active modding community found in the official forums or moddb.
Some brief descriptions of mods can be found on the official wiki.
Most mods require both expansions and the beta 3.04 patch
Installing the beta patch on Steam
  1. Open the games properties, switch to the betas tab and from there, select the 3.04 patch.

Historical Project Mod (HPM)[edit]

Requires Heart of Darkness DLC and beta 3.04
Adds significant historical flavor and features to the game, particularly through events and decisions
The Github wiki contains numerous minimods and addons
Install HPM
  1. Download the latest version of HPM.
  2. Extract HPM into the mod folder in the installation folder.
  3. Click the check box next to the mod's name in the game launcher

Historical Flavour Mod (HFM)[edit]

Fork of an older HPM version, adds a significant amount of nations & decisions but is considered more limiting in freedom as the events can railroad the player in historical scenarios
Victoria 2 cold war enhancement guide
Install HFM
  1. Download the latest version of HFM.
  2. Extract HFM into the mod folder in the installation folder.
  3. Click the check box next to the mod's name in the game launcher

Cold War Enhancement Mod (CWE)[edit]

Two new starting dates,1946 & 1992. Countless new events, nations, decisions and mechanics
Based on New World Order (NWO)
Install CWE
  1. Download the latest version of CWE through Moddb or Github. The Moddb link is out of date so Github should be preferable.
  2. Extract CWE into the mod folder in the installation folder.
  3. The optional music files can be found here and need to be extracted in the mods music folder (/mod/CWE/music/).
  4. Click the check box next to the mod's name in the game launcher

Open-V2[edit]

Open source re-implementation of the engine
Under development

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU)Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
AMD 3500+
System memory (RAM)2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon X1900 or above

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Notes

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  1. 1.01.1File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/42960/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (42960) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
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