"World-changing! 5/5!" - Charles V, satisfied customer
"Where did my empire go?! Would not recommend" - Nicholas II, disgruntled customer
"Add me to your satisfied customers list!" - tigerkid, non-fictitious reviewer
In my unending quest to waste my time and talents on trivial efforts, I present you my latest project: a utility that can reassign the provinces in an EU3 save/scenario in order to obtain unique and rather ridiculous variations of the familiar, dull, historical political situation.
Here are two examples of a randomized Europe:
In this picture: Delhi in Paris, Tirol in England and other fun stuff!
For your enjoyment: Timurid Spain, Corsican Greece, Czech Benin, etc.
Current version is 0.40 (February 9, 2012)
* Download here (~14MB)
** Features **
- View 1399 scenario political map and inspect province owner, base tax, manpower. Pretty pointless feature, since there are other utilities that are better at this
- "Randomize" feature clears all nations off the map and then reassigns previously inhabited provinces to nations in an unpredictable way. You do get contiguous empires, but that's currently pretty much the only restraint. YEAHHHHHH!
- Maintain or disable the HRE, Hordes, Daimyos and the existing vassal/PU relations.
- Optionally, promote everyone to the Western tech group.
- Save the randomized map to a file which can then be loaded and played in EU3.
- The saves can also be used with my Always War mod! I tested the combination and it works well.
** Requirements **
- Divine Wind 5.1 I guess.
** To do **
- Include load feature to start with something other than the 1399 situation
- Add settings for desired number of
nations andinhabited provinces
- Options for keeping/removing/adding additional cores
- Options for grouping/reassigning culture and religion
- Fix crash that occurs when saving before randomizing
- Support modded maps
- Optionally, use nations existing in 1399 only
- Optionally, randomize which regions are colonized and which aren't
** Manual **
1. Download file
2. Extract it somewhere (with 7-zip or any .7z reading alternative)
3. Run svar.exe
4. Click 'Randomize button'. This takes about
5. Look around (right mouse drag to scroll, click to see province stats) to see if you like this random world. If not, go back to step 4.
6. Click 'Save'.
This is slow.This is now fast.
7. Navigate to your EU3\savegames folder and save your file there
** FAQ **
- What's the point of this?
I like strange, funny scenarios. Situations you wouldn't see normally. I like honing my programming skills on something related to a game I enjoy. Point enough?
- What did you write this in?
- Can I use this with my favorite mod?
Only if the mod doesn't change the map and includes all the original nations, cultures and religions I think.
- Your randomizer put France in France. That's not random.
And that's not a question. But any nation can be placed anywhere that was previously inhabited. Including where they started.