Alexspeed´s MIP - Map Improvment Package for Victoria 2
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Alexspeed´s Untransparent Map Mod for Victoria 2.
Ladies & Gentlemen,
some of you requested it, and i am now able to present you the MIP, the first Map Improvment Package for Victoria 2!
This Mod Package will give you a new Victoria 2 experience.
This mod combines:
- My Sexiicolors Intense 1.3
- My Canvas Worldmap 1.1
- My Clear Map Overlay 1.3 (including takedown47´s parchment overlay)
- Danevangs V2 Map Fertilizer 1.01
- CaptRobau's Map Font Mini-Mod 1.0
and it adds a customised "terrain_2_0.fx" file,
that adjusts the Fog of War to be less dark in all mapmodes!
for deatailed information about the included Mods,
please visit their respective threads.
You could try to use only the customised "terrain_2_0.fx" file without this package.
If you do that you will notice that the brigtness is way too high, so i advise against that.
I will release a modified "terrain_2_0.fx" file sometime in the next days
that you can use to lessen the Fog of War even without this package.
Big thanks to Danevang, CaptRobau and takedown47 for their agreement to include their mods in this Package!
I hope you will enjoy the Map Improvment Package
This Mod Package replaces all world textures (near and far zoom) and the world colormap with modded ones,
it replaces also the Ocean Map with one that has a depht texture, and it gives the diplomatic map view a parchment texture.
Alternatively there is also a clear texture overlay included.
Further changes are that all countries get recolored like in the Sexiicolors Intense Mod
and the Fog of War got lessened in all mapmodes.
I have included the dark texture overlay as another alternative from my Clear Map Overlay 1.3 Mod.
Also i have included CaptRobau's Map Font Mini-Mod 1.0 if you prefer his fully colored map font.
If you have problems with the large water texture file, theres now an alternative for that included that should allways work.
Version 1.0 - 1.1 should only be used with Victoria 2 - Version 1.1.
therefore i updated the mod to:
Version 1.2 which is intended to be used with Victoria 2 - Version 1.2.
This mod is tested and works fine with Victoria 2 - Version 1.2!
You dont have to rebuild your cache for this package,
but please make backups of all your files before you replace them,
just in case you want to revert the changes.
If you want to give feedback or encounter any problems with this modification, please let me know in here
About the integration of this Mod Package in other Projects:
If you want to integrate this Mod package into your Mod you can do so without asking.
All you have to do ist to name the Mod Package and the Autors in the description/credits/readme.
If you would set a link to this thread it would be nice too, but thats not mandatory.
You can let me know if you integrated something in your mod, i would be happy to see it
If you do have further questions just ask me here or via Private Message.
The first Version of this Mod was created on Sept. 08, 2010
It is intended for use with Victoria 2 1.2
(Version for Victoria 2 1.1 in older versions section)
You are free to use this mod with your original of Victoria 2
You may redistribute freely, but dont claim it as your own work nor charge money for it.
The latest release is MIP - Map Improvment Package 1.2
Included in this Release:
- 1 "Victoria 2" folder with several subfolders
- 138 country-.txt files in "\common\countries"
- 1 terrain_2_0.fx file in "\gfx\FX"
- 3 .dds-files & 2 .tga-files in "\map\terrain"
- 1 "optional" folder with subfolders
- 3 .dds-files
- 1 .tga-file
- 1 readme.txt file
Please note that this mod is currently untested with the Victoria 2 Expansion - A House Divided.
As Paradox changed alot on the UI and some of the map modes, its likely that it wont work as its intended to if you use it with the Expansion.
So if you choose to try it out, do it on your own risk and be prepared to reinstall the game/uninstall the mod in case it dosent work.
If you do try it out, please report back if you had any issues.
I plan to get back on the mod eventually to make it work with the expansion if its needed, but i have no timefrane yet for this in mind.
Thank you in any case for your interrest and support =)
click here: Map Improvment Package 1.2
Mirror1.2 (not jet ready)
- Go to your "..\Victoria 2" Folder,
make backups of the files in "..\common\countries", "..\gfx\FX" and "..\map\terrain" Folders,
save them at a secure place, in case you want to revert to the original files.
- Then copy the "Victoria 2" folder from this archive over your original "..\Victoria 2" Folder.
Alternative Files in the optional Folder:
- If you want the Clear Map Overlay Texture instead of the Parchment Overlay Texture,
take the "map_overlay_tile.dds" from the "optional" folder to replace the file in "..\map\terrain".
- Or if you want the dark parchment texture instead of the Parchment Overlay Texture
take the "map_overlay_tile.dds" from the "dark parchment" folder to replace your original file in "..\map\terrain".
- If you want to use CaptRobau's Map Font Mini-Mod instead of the regular Map Font,
go to your "..\gfx\fonts" folder and make a backup of the "mapfont_56.tga" file.
Then copy the one from the folder "\optional\Alternative Map Font" in your "..\gfx\fonts" folder.
- If you have a problem with the sea terrain texture file (ugly stretching, does not fit, game runs much slower suddenly),
Use the one from the "\optional\Smaller Water Colourmap" directory instead, that should work for sure.
- If you dont want country color changes leave out the "..\common\countries" folder from this mod when you install it.
France, Japan and the Ottoman Empire have alternative colours in their country files.
To change them just erase the "#" in front of the alternative colour and put it in front of the primary colour.
Launch Victoria 2 and enjoy!
1.0: initial release
- Included the dark parchment optional file,
- CaptRobau's Map Font Mini-Mod file
- and a lower size alternative "colormap_water.dds" for anyone that has problems with the bigger sized original.
- updated the whole mod to Victoria2 1.2 compatible versions
Version for Victoria 1.1:
Map Improvment Package 1.1
Map Improvment Package 1.0, Mirror1
New in 1.1:
Optional Dark Parchment Overlay:
Optional CaptRobau's Map Font: