For the previous thread and its discussions, go here.
Equestria in Victoria II
Version 2.14 released
Equestria2.14 - compatible with Heart of Darkness. Might contain bugs.
Equestria2.13 - note that this is the old, AHD-only version. You will still need to download the two quickfixes below
quickfix3 - fixes CTD when selecting "build army" in the Military tab; kudos to EliteTK for spotting the problem
quickfix4 - fixes minor typos in decisions.txt
Because this mod makes changes to the map, you have to delete your V2 map cache first, otherwise the mod will CTD while loading.
The map cache is in two locations:
C:\Program Files\Paradox Interactive\Victoria 2\map\cache
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\victoria 2\map\cache (if you're using Steam)
C:\Users\Usernamehere\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Victoria II\map\cache
Simply delete both "cache" folders, and the map will be regenerated when the game loads.
This mod is currently not mod folder compatible.
First of all, delete any old versions you have of the mod. Overwriting will not work.
There are two ways of installing this mod:
1) Copy all the files in the Equestria2.1 folder into the main Victoria 2 directory. Select yes when prompted to overwrite anything. However, this method will overwrite the vanilla game. You will have to make a backup of the game directory if you want to play the vanilla game or another mod.
2) I recommend downloading the JonesSoft Generic Mod Enabler (JSGME). You can download it from here. Install JSGME into the main Victoria 2 directory. Copy the Equestria2.0 folder into the Victoria 2\mod\ folder. "Equestria2.0" should show up when you start JSGME. Some more information about JSGME.
Wait? What? Ponies?! Questions...
- What is this?
This mod adds the nation of Equestria from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to Victoria 2: A House Divided. Based off of NovaCoru's original mod, who has graciously allowed me to take over development from them.
- For the love of God why?
Because My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a prime example of how, if you put enough effort into something, you can make anything great. The animation is beautiful, the characters memorable and likeable, the stories engaging, and the world believable and imaginative.
Additionally, the older fanbase of the show is probably one of the most creative fandoms on the internet currently, and there is no reason that the Paradox modding community shouldn't be a part of it.
Also, there is something oddly satisfying about taking the United States down a peg or two while playing as a nation of brightly-coloured ponies...
-Is there anything I can do to help?
Certainly. I'm always open to ideas/suggestions that anyone might have. The single biggest way you can help is finding bugs and properly documenting them and reporting them in this thread so they can be fixed as quickly as possible.
-What can I expect from this mod?
Onikujo's AAR is a very good example of a typical game, though depending on what choices you make and a few random chances, you might experience something very different.
Anyway, the mod itself:
Ponies have been living on the west coast of North America since time immemorial, paying no concern to the comings and goings of the outside world. This would change in 1816 when a British merchant ship ran aground on a sandbar off the coast of Equestria. Realising how much danger their human neighbours posed, Princess Celestia started a crash-modernisation programme, which is essentially complete by 1836. Equestria is an emerging power, technologically and economically backwards, but with the right guidance can challenge even the mighty United States for continental dominance.
-The Mod Itself-
Adds the nation of Equestria to the west coast of the United States, replacing Mexican California. The POPs in these provinces have been replaced by Unicorns, Pegasi, and Earth Ponies, while Buffalo and Griffins inhabit the outlying areas of Equestria. There are also a number of flavour events and decisions reflecting the changes that might come about from having a nation filled with 4 million multi-coloured Ponies in California. Decisions for the United States have been slightly modified to reflect their presence. Should relations between the United States and Equestria sour, there are events and decisions representing conflict between the two states.
Equestria at game start. They are, of course, PINK. California has been split up into several more regions, while Arizona and Nevada-Utah are colonial states, inhabited mostly by Buffalo. Oregon and Washington are uncolonised, but inhabited by Griffins.
Flavour event from the game. This particular one is from a series relating to the rights of Griffins, who live in the Pacific Northwest and do not like being colonised.
The pop screen, showing the new Earth Pony, Unicorn, and Pegasus cultures and the Celestian religion. New for 2.1 is the unique Celestian religion icon. As a result, the Judaism icon is a bit screwed up now.
They've been redone slightly
v2.14: -HoD compatible
-1861 start enabled (but it's not balanced!)
quickfix2: -fixes missing end bracket in EQUflavor.txt
quickfix1: -fixes CTD for CB generation events
v2.13: -finalised effects and MTTH balance
-Equestria has special event that reduces MIL and increases mobilisation size when at war with USA
-reworked Mares' suffrage so that it no longer messes up more restrictive voting franschises
-fixed bug that prevented the liberal revolution from ending
-reworked decisions for USA regarding the return of Luna/Celestia
-famine events are less likely if you have 'pegasi weather control' modifier
-Griffonia now has new flags
-minor balancing regarding MTTH, MIL, and CON
-Equestrian civil war events added; four possible breakaway states: one for each Pony race plus Appleloosa
-Alternate civil war for breakaway of Lunar Republic or Celestial Empire
-reworked map again; borders are more "natural", most of Equestria/USA border is now impassable
-rebalanced POPs again AGAIN; ratio of about 2:1:1 for Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi
-Equestria now has several custom modifiers from game start; certain events enable/disable them
-added events for human minorities
-added event chain that simulates Earth Pony demands for return of local governments
-added events that "push" Earth Ponies towards liberalism/socialism, and Unicorns towards reactionism
-reworked event chains for Griffin and Buffalo minorities
-added the Lunar Republic and Celestial Empire and associated events/decisions
-Equestria has higher literacy but fewer starting techs
-added Celestial religion icon, as a consequence Judaism icon now all screwed up
-Ponies now have their own leader portraits, eventually plan to have around 50 generals and admirals, as well as portraits for griffins and buffalo
-couple more flavour events
-decisions for the purchase of Sonora and NMexico added; purchase of Hawaii, BC, Alaska reworked
-got rid of Native American minor POPs in colonial states, Idaho now completley Griffin
-updated pop_types.txt so it used the AHD version
-other minor graphical updates
-Griffonia no longer starts with yes_slavery
-alternate flagpacks no longer included
v2.0: -AHD 2.3 compatible
-reworked certain events
-integrated reworked map, event pictures, and Griffins mod
-rebalanced POPs again. Lot more buffalos, less Ponies in general, and about equal numbers of Unicorn, Pegasi, and Earth Ponies
v1.2: -Fixes some localization and event misfire errors
-Updates the mod to the 1.4 Beta
v1.1: - Added many new events, mostly related to ideologies.
- Attempted to rebalance pops. There are now a lot less soldiers and a lot more unicorns and pegasi
- Balanced old decisions that had an insane prestige requirement to a more manageable level
- Gave Equestria a fighting chance in regard to colonizing Oregon and Washington
- Added a group of Alternative flags that you can use if you so choose.
v1.0: - Initial Release
(in rough order of priority)
Make APD/PDM compatible I'm going to delay this until version 2.2 is out and stable
Try to get the moddir setup working this doesn't seem to be possible atm
*Release HoD-compatible version
The next major release will be v2.2. Because I'm only one person with a limited amount of time, I cannot guarantee a speedy release. However, you can expect a HoD-compatible release of v2.13 soon. While you wait, why don't you read the v2.2 modder diaries?
*Modder Diary #0
*Modder Diary #1
*Modder Diary #2 - keep watching this space
The mod (hopefully) works with V2 AHD 2.3, but if there are any major or minor bugs don't hesitate to post.
-Nova Coru, for making the initial version of this mod, and allowing me to take over
-Lauren Faust and StudioB, for making such an amazing show
-Hasbro, as they own MLP
-The Brony community, for being awesomely insane
-Paradox, for making an amazing game like Victoria II
-To anyone whose art got used in making this (if you find this and want me to not use it, I'll take it off)
-Any of you who've been helping balance this mod/offering criticism. Seriously, you deserve a lot of credit.