Want to make mega-cool animated GIFs of your empire like these ones? (click for big)
Download EU3View 1.1, based on code from MichaelM's scenario editor at http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/....php?t=323219. Here's a screenshot:
It doesn't do anything to optimize the file size, so I suggest using Gifsicle or something equivalent if you want to post GIFs on forums. Otherwise, they tend to be in the megabyte range.
View the growth of countries, religions, economies, populations, and slightly more!
Show or hide province borders!
Doesn't crash for me very often!
Has a GUI!
Probably runs on Windows!
Not a virus!
Marginally better-looking than Netbeans!
Only compiles on Netbeans!
Unzip it somewhere.
Press top "Browse" and find the savegame you want to see a picture of. Wait a few seconds. (If it crashes, try changing the config.txt file.)
Adjust all the various adjustable things.
Press the bottom "Browse" and choose where to put your gif.
Give your gif a name.
Press "Render". Wait quite a few seconds. (I've seen renders take about five minutes.)
Show your GIF to all your friends!
Want to use a mod? Create a file named "config.txt" in the same folder as EU3View containing the following:
where the mod's directory is blahblah (i.e. "MagnaMundi Platinum"), and everything should work.Code:moddir = "blahblah"
Can EU3View not find your installation of EU3? Create a file named "config.txt" in the same folder as EU3View containing the following:
where the EU3 directory is blahblah (i.e. "C:\Program Files\Paradox Interactive\Europa Universalis III"), and everything should work.Code:maindir = "blahblah"
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: The "Render" button stays greyed out after I select the savegame and the render file location!
A: The problem might just be that it's taking a long time - try opening a small savegame instead, or waiting about 10 minutes after choosing the file just to be sure. If it's still grayed out, try opening the .bat in notepad and adding the line
to the end, then see if any errors come up when you run it again. If it's just something like "Java could not be found", try replacing the file with this:Code:pause
and then rerun it. Then if any other errors come up, post them here.Code:@setlocal @if exist %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\java.exe. ( @echo 64-bit detected @set JavaCommand=%SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\java.exe ) else ( @set JavaCommand=java ) %JavaCommand% -jar EU3View.jar pause