- Jun 2, 2012
what are your favorite mods? is there anything you just wish to copy or expand on?
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
would probably be hell simulating everything to exact dates. but something that slightly annoys me is the lack of focus on the politics. hitler and stalin werent just some warmongeres. hitler came to power over a 10 years time which was from years of communist uprisings and civil war, same with sovjet it was a tsardom that lennin took over. everything that lead to ww2 was caused in ww1 the constant political schemeing during the enforced peacetime setup the bigplayers. it would be fun to have a lite ck2 rp eventline for the naziparty and stalin/lennin. you captured it with france and southafrica with the endless strikes and revolts. the new spain political evenline is marvelous in this aspect!Personally, I think the short timeframe of the game leads to a lot of problems that a longer timeframe would avoid. The singular focus on a single conflict in a very specific period of time means we have to design all our mechanics around this conflict, so we end up with mechanics designed to work perfectly fine in 98% of cases that need to be adapted to account for this one very specific edge case that happened historically (France needs to fall on time, but France should also be as militarily strong as it was historically, so our entire surrender system essentially is build around making France fall when it does). If we had a longer timeframe, especially if it starts earlier, we could lean way harder into the simulation angle and let things unfold dynamically, without having to account for as many edge cases.
I have discovered I am more extroverted than I thought, I am really missing seeing everybody at the office being stuck alone at home!Aside from the "Pants Act" being passed in a lot of places (suggesting that future dev Easter egg characters perhaps need the Lunatic trait...), how has the recent decision to have everyone at PDS work from home due to COVID-19 affected your work so far?
Follow-up question: Aside from Cyrus the Hedgehog, are there any other uncommon pets belonging to people at PDS?I have discovered I am more extroverted than I thought, I am really missing seeing everybody at the office being stuck alone at home!
My only consolation is discord chats every now and then and people sharing pictures of their pets
Hmm not that I know of, though we do seem to be cat dominated from the pics I've seen, not enough doggo pictures being shared around compared to the cat ones!Follow-up question: Aside from Cyrus the Hedgehog, are there any other uncommon pets belonging to people at PDS?
I am writing this from my sofa, as my computer currently is connected to my TV It's a bit weird working on a screen this large, but it works from now on. It's a lot lonelier than expected, no coworkers to eat lunch with and talk to when you are bored. We use Slack quite a lot and Discord for Social Hour on Fridays, but it's not the same thing. I hope we can get back to the office soon!Aside from the "Pants Act" being passed in a lot of places (suggesting that future dev Easter egg characters perhaps need the Lunatic trait...), how has the recent decision to have everyone at PDS work from home due to COVID-19 affected your work so far?
Some coworkers have ferrets and others lizards. Most people have either dogs or cats. although I know that some really want a fox as a petFollow-up question: Aside from Cyrus the Hedgehog, are there any other uncommon pets belonging to people at PDS?
https://twitter.com/Meneth_/status/1238050248754413569The Pants Act?
I'll direct you to this https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...user-made-mods-and-edits-of-pds-games.708039/CK3 is coming out, and since CK2 has a long history and an incredible amount of content, many modders will want to transport over their favourite elements that aren't in the sequel. Of the following, what is legally permissible for CK3 mods?
- Using CK2 localisation verbatim (including non-English); specifically longer texts like event texts
- Using CK2 interface elements, like buttons
- Using CK2 nation and dynasty shields/flags
- Using or adapting larger images, like event pictures
- Using an adaptation of CK2 event scripts (adapted to the new script)
- Using or adapting CK2 history files, specifically character and title history (adapted to the new script where necessary)
- Not using anything verbatim but making stuff in a clear attempt to reproduce some CK2 content as closely as possible
So generally for things like that it is a no go as your mod cannot enforce ownership of CK2 and its expansions. It is also a matter common sense mostly though to be honest though, don't go around copying writing, art or music assets and the like as that'd be a bigger issue especially depending on the rights we hold over said assets potentially varying. But if you go remaking some event chain in the new script or modify history you're gonna be doing it from scratch as the script language is different enough now that you cannot copy everything over anyway, and that is a lot more fine to do.7) Mods created with content owned by Paradox Interactive must be made so that they will only be usable by players who have the corresponding game or DLC installed. If this requirement is beyond the technical ability of the particular mod maker (or it is impossible due to the nature of said mod) then they cannot be used.
Paradox have made sure everyone can work from home, either on borrowed laptops that IT provided or by using our own computers and VPN to remote desktop our work computers. So far it has worked well, some hiccups but nothing major. If needed, we can also request to get our work computers delivered to our homes and we've already gotten chairs and webcams for example to ensure we can do our tasks ergonomically and have face-to-face meetings (almost, at least)First post, omg. Paradox makes some of my favorite games that I have never played. Although I did buy a CK2 bundle years ago that has never been installed, so far I have only vicariously watched Let's Plays and streams. It's a hardware issue with me.
I wanted to ask if/how hardware issues are affecting people working from home? Do you have game streaming setups or separate machines for testing builds? I noticed Bungie saying they were reliant on Stadia for testing during this WFH period, but for all I know things might work differently for the grand strategy genre.
(I really hope PDS is considering publishing to - or dare I hope, developing for - a cloud gaming platform. GeForce Now technically already has your games, albeit for one lousy hour at a time. Although I understand that you might not want to comment on this.)