Blackice HOI IV
Last revision: 9 Jun at 19:36 UTC
Black ICE HOI IV Version 2.2
First up, make sure you subscribe to the GFX addon. This basically adds in all the event images for BICE. Due to workshop size limits we had to split this GFX aspect off from the main BICE.
Black ICE HOI IV GFX addon
BICE HOI IV is a huge and expansive work. If you played HOI3 BICE you will know what you are in for. If not, be warned BICE is not for the faint hearted. BICE tends to frighten casual players and takes a very dedicated and demands a serious and mature strategy gamer’s attention.
To put it simply, BICE isnt for everyone. If you like high detail, complicated and multiple choices, options, and possibilities, BICE is for you.
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Black ICE is a mod which aims to overhaul HOI IV in order to make a more immersive, historical, and challenging experience for the player.
BICE adds in a huge array of new equipment types, country specific armor, aircraft and ships for all the major nations.
National Focus trees have been worked on for all the majors and many of the minor nations, often thanks to other mods which have generously allowed BICE to use their NF trees.
Laws and politics are greatly expanded and allow for great detail in how you choose to run your nation.
We have also worked on and expanded the OOBs, templates, and production for all nations. Some techs will provide new units, some will provide upgrades and some will provide new equipment for existing units.
To help offset the costs of equipment specialised factories can be built such as tank factories, artillery factories, small arms factories etc. These map buildings will lower the cost of the associated equipment.
The AI is capable and fully functioning with all the techs, equipment and units where it makes sense in terms of gameplay and history.
With credit to other mods added
‘The Belgian Lion Roars Again’ by Thinking_waffle
‘A Swedish Tiger’ by Herman Lindqvist
More Unit Levels – Vanilla range by CrouchingLemur
‘France Total Rework’ French National Focus by Faust
‘A Swedish Tiger’ Swedish National focus by Herman Lindqvist
‘The Belgian Lion Roars Again’ Belgium National Focus by Thinking_waffle
The Dutch Lion Roars Again – A Dutch National Focus Overhaul by paTchie
Star and Crescent Turkish National Focus mod by pompelmo
Polish NF mod " Miedzymorze Extended by Aravial, ZMIANA, and Binch"
China National Focus by Kappa
TURK Leaders mod by Barbaros
Better Ireland v2.0 by Antonius Magnus
Portugal Total Rework by EagleEye
Lords of Winter – Finland Focuses by Nightingale
Viva España – A National Focus and Overhaul Mod for Spain by Verenikin
Japanese National Focus by Verenikin
Gfx-ship Profiles by Cpack
BICE GameGuide by Crouching Lemur
BICE 2.2 Changelog
Corrected AA tech for all subs for Patrol and LR subs to specific subs.
Reduced research cost for extra techs Ger subs and Ger Surface Fleet
Corrected typo in FRA Armor equipment
Corrected localisation for tech_kr > Kriegsmarine Surface Fleet
Added GFX commissar
Updated soviet armour tech tree by george parr
Reserves effects reduced – was making some nations fold too quickly
Irish aircraft events reworked By Alen
airborne artillery issue fixed
energico laws work ~
-Fixed spamming faction join event
-Fixed wrong law flags for Belgium
-Added correct traits to Churchill
-More scripted effects for future use
-Fixed BEL NF tree
-Re-worked "Churchill is Upset" event
-Re-localized "Stockholm Conference" event to avoid confusion
-Added missing law flags to Sweden
-Added ideas to simulate lasting effects of none/low training standards
-Fixed localization typos
-Added FAQ event chain at startup
-Added option to ideology flipping event chains to allow people to avoid civil war
-Fixed Around Maginot NF triggering wrong news event
-Removed date requirement for Beria availability
-Fixed SOV’s Estonia claims being in the Karelia NF
-Fixed SOV localization
-Added events in case of SOV invasion of GER
-Changed "Germany Invades" SOV event GFX
-Made sure DEN joins Allies before it surrenders
-Fixed early ITA entry
-AI more likely to pick sympathetic judge
-Created new supreme commander traits
-Added 2 new generic SCs for europe and asia
-Added Clement Attlee to starting UK leaders
-Gave traits to UK country leaders
-Couple new UK events for mid-war politics and post-war election
-Re-balanced some traits
-Re-worked generic ministers, expanding the number created
-Added generic Heads of State for non-majors
-Made DEN surrender event AI only
-Everyone now either has historical starting cabinet or generic ministers/mil chiefs to fill holes
-Rebalanced Nationalization, economic mobilization, and bonds laws
-Added new GER monarchist leaders and ministers
-Added GER fascist judge Roland Freisler
-Made Ernst Thalmann leader of GER communists
-More trait rebalancing
-Gave out more leader traits
-Added "Rising Star" trait
-Added events for GER monarchy to choose its Kaiser and Chancellor
-Removed more law drifts
-Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu will no longer be available after he retires
CV fighter fixes by msslupu
news events by colonialrebel
Spanish Civil war tweaks to end the war in 1939 if certain conditions are met
Chinese incompetent industry no longer requires china to be at peace to be removed
Factory Bonuses tweaks by Hobel(NukeBoy235)
– added missing unique nation factories (Heavy and Light Aircraft for USA, ENG, JAP; Tank Factories – FRA, ITA) – events and localisation
– added/updated production bonuses for equipment to specialized factories(both generic and nation specific) – everything I could find (except radios and assault boats/pontoon bridges)
– updated AI Armor Bonus
Motorised, mech, armor equipment speed slightly increased across the board
leg infantry speed slightly reduced
monarchy flag work by duel obliteration
tech interface clean up by msslupu
strategic deployment speed increased slightly
generic armor fixes by msslupu
leader/minister GFX by colonialrebel
VP localisation tweaks by Duel Obliteration
rom, hun, den militia spam fixed
support equipment cost reduced slightly
BICE 2.2 team credits
with thanks to
and…slackbot "BICE is Life. Life is BICE"
If you have modding skills and or a mod and would like to contribute to BICE send me a PM and we can discuss