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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Fun and Balance mod for EU4 1.14.0

cat #1063 by K-nekoTR from flickr (CC-NC-ND)

Fun and Balance is available updated for 1.14.0:
It's just compatibility update, mod does just what it did before. Full feature list and links to older versions in case you want them are all here.

Vanilla changed two settings to somewhere between old vanilla and old mod (custom nations max province distance and power projection from eclipsing rivals), but I'm keeping mod values as they were pretty good.

One aspect of the game I found to be basically broken and unfixable by mods was how zones of control worked - that supposedly got a major rework in current patch. It would need a bit of testing to figure out if it's working well enough, unfortunately regardless of the result mods can't do anything to change this.

Another aspect that demands more testing is new alliance/trust system. Fun and Balance has much higher diplomatic relations limit, and in my experience that did more to improve gameplay than any other change mod does. Higher relations limit probably interacts in complex ways with new alliance system, but only extensive testing can tell if anything there needs modding, and I wanted to have release as soon as possible.

Oh by the way, if anybody has an idea for some mod picture for Steam Workshop, just send it over. Mod was originally zip-only so even after I set it up on Steam Workshop as well I never did the logo.

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