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I recently edited a mod I have and later added new religions to the main game. Now multiple cultures are coming up as "UNKNOWN STRING WANTED" even though I haven't edited anything to do with those countries. What did I do wrong?

Edit: After investigating further I've realized that all the countries affected by this have not only their official culture but also their division's cultures change to UNKNOWN STRING WANTED as well. IDK if this helps more or not.
 
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I recently edited a mod I have and later added new religions to the main game. Now multiple cultures are coming up as "UNKNOWN STRING WANTED" even though I haven't edited anything to do with those countries. What did I do wrong?
Be careful adding new religions since these will only work if you use the existing placeholder strings. By looking at the religions of VIP:R 0.4 you can see that a bunch of 'RELIGION_EXTRA_' are still unused. Use only these for adding new religions. Bth, finding these is not that easy since they're spread over several files - that was another reason for me to revise the config files for my VIP:R hotfix.

CATHOLIC;Catholic;Catholic;Katholiken;Catholic;Catholic;;;;;;X
HINDU;Hindu;Hindu;Hindus;Hindu;Hindu;;;;;;X
JEWISH;Jewish;Jewish;Juden;Jewish;Jewish;;;;;;X
MAHAYANA;Mahayana;Mahayana;Mahayana;Mahayana;Mahayana;;;;;;X
ORTHODOX;Eastern Orthodox;Eastern Orthodox;Griech.-Orth.;Eastern Orthodox;Eastern Orthodox;;;;;;X
PAGAN;Pagan;Pagan;Heiden;Pagan;Pagan;;;;;;X
PROTESTANT;Protestant;Protestanten;Protestanten;Protestant;Protestant;;;;;;X
SHIITE;Shiite;Shiite;Schiiten;Shiite;Shiite;;;;;;X
SHINTO;Shinto;Shinto;Shintoisten;Shinto;Shinto;;;;;;X
SUNNI;Sunni;Sunni;Sunniten;Sunni;Sunni;;;;;;X
THERAVADA;Theravada;Theravada;Theravada;Theravada;Theravada;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_0;Sikh;Sikh;Sikhs;Sikh;Sikh;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_1;Mormon;Mormon;Mormonen;Mormon;Mormon;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_2;Gelugpa;Gelugpa;Gelugpa;Gelugpa;Gelugpa;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_3;Oriental Orthodox;Oriental Orthodox;Orient.-Orth.;Oriental Orthodox;Oriental Orthodox;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_4;Ibadi;Ibadi;Ibaditen;Ibadi;Ibadi;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_5;Confucian;Confucian;Konfuzianer;Confucian;Confucian;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_6;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_7;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_8;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_9;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_10;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_11;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_12;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_13;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_14;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_15;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_16;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_17;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_18;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X
RELIGION_EXTRA_19;*****Not Used;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;User Defined;;;;;;X

Edit: After investigating further I've realized that all the countries affected by this have not only their official culture but also their division's cultures change to UNKNOWN STRING WANTED as well. IDK if this helps more or not.
Lets hope that you did use a mod enabler and kept a backup! :) Otherwise repairing your game will take longer than necessary. My first guess would be that you accidentally changed/deleted one/several of the CULTURE_abc entries in the config files so that these are no longer found by the exe.
 

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Well I somehow managed to fix the issues but now I have another problem. I'm trying to add in India as a country but when I rename one of the user defined to India it changes several countries names to User defined, along with at least 7 cultures. I've uninstalled the entire game and reinstalled it but the problem remains. Any ideas?
 

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Well I somehow managed to fix the issues but now I have another problem. I'm trying to add in India as a country but when I rename one of the user defined to India it changes several countries names to User defined, along with at least 7 cultures. I've uninstalled the entire game and reinstalled it but the problem remains. Any ideas?
Be careful making changes to config files. It's highly recommended to use a mod enabler like JSGME for adding the changed files to your game. If your change doesn't work simply remove the changed file(s) - there is no necessity to re-install your game! (for details check my remarks in post 2 of this thread)

While making changes to config files, it's quite easy to accidentally remove (or add) a semicolon so that the entire file is wrapped up. Although you can make changes using the editor, these files are still spreadsheets, which can be easier modded by using MS/Open Office. (this depends ofc on the scope of your changes and your modding experience) It's advisable to check your changes by using the Validator (also called Audax Clausewitz Validator).

Adding new countries to the game is tricky, you'll have to keep in mind that these need a lot of work: you need a party file, a leader file, an ai file, entries have to made in unit_names.csv and randomleaders.csv (both for flavour), country.csv, worldnames.csv and also if your newly added nation should revolt also in revolt.txt. If this nation should be available right from the start, even more changes and additions have to be done! Before doing more changes you might want to read the guides posted on vickywiki. And you'll also need flags and shield for your newly added country as I've just seen.

Have fun!
 
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