Black ICE - The Historical Immersion Mod for HOI IV
Black ICE is a mod which aims to overhaul HOI IV in order to make a more immersive, historical, and challenging experience for the player.
BICE adds in a huge array of new units, equipment types, country specific armor, aircraft and ships for all the major nations.
National Focus trees have been worked on for all the majors and many of the minor nations, often thanks to other mods which have generously allowed BICE to use their NF trees.
Laws and politics are greatly expanded and allow for great detail in how you choose to run your nation.
We have also worked on and expanded the OOBs, templates, and production for all nations. Some techs will provide new units, some will provide upgrades and some will provide new equipment for existing units.
To help offset the costs of equipment specialised factories can be built such as tank factories, artillery factories, small arms factories etc. These map buildings will lower the cost of the associated equipment.
The AI has also been improved, making it better than its Vanilla counterpart. It does due sadly not use the added naval and air trees, but always use the generic ones. We intend to get that working in the future.
BICE HOI IV is a huge and expansive work. If you played HOI3 BICE you will know what you are in for. If not, be warned BICE is not for the faint hearted. BICE tends to frighten casual players and takes a very dedicated and demands a serious and mature strategy gamer's attention.
To put it simply, BICE isnt for everyone. If you like high detail, complicated and multiple choices, options, and possibilities, BICE is for you.
We aim to replicate the events of WW2 as much as possible, focusing on realistic choices and What If's, allow a player to change history within historical constraits
(you won't see a World Conquest as Luxumburg on BICE)
Lead - Devs:
- Handsome Jack
- Aquillo : Mod Coop Representative
- Chemical Art
with thanks to
Energico, Msslupu, duel_obliteration, yuudachipoi, George Parr, Maulwurf, ryjz, pxroberto, ichatv,
franc sher, erwin78, verenikin, Silvercloud, Stjern, Alkin, Aranax, Artur, atheory, Cassian, coop, #
Thedeciderr, Comrademisha, Deadend85, Mackman113, Oumajgad, Timasaurus007,
solfall, Sunwhisper, Wunder wuffle, Xxroxx, Alex Kamal, Spaceraider, Indyclone77, Jango, Andret, Grenight
Belgian Panzer, Warhammer,
Credits (other mods)
'The Belgian Lion Roars Again' by Thinking_waffle
'A Swedish Tiger' by Herman Lindqvist
More Unit Levels - Vanilla range by CrouchingLemur
'France Total Rework' French National Focus by Faust
The Dutch Lion Roars Again - A Dutch National Focus Overhaul by paTchie
Star and Crescent Turkish National Focus mod by pompelmo
Polish NF mod " Miedzymorze Extended by Aravial, ZMIANA, and Binch"
China National Focus by Kappa
TURK Leaders mod by Barbaros
Better Ireland v2.0 by Antonius Magnus
Portugal Total Rework by EagleEye
Lords of Winter - Finland Focuses by Nightingale
Viva España - A National Focus and Overhaul Mod for Spain by Verenikin
Japanese National Focus by Verenikin
Gfx-ship Profiles by Cpack
Carpet Bombing Effects by Steven(Steam)
immersive equipment mod by machotacoman
Expert AI mod by Chrondite
Italian Generals mod by leonardus and loffreda65
HoI4: Partisan Mod by Micteca
The Iraqi Uprising by Z4STY0
Mandatory Palestine + Arab Revolt Expansion by TragicNumberOne
'War on the Top of the World' by Thinking_waffle
No Pasaran! Definitive Version by general.belisario
Young Franco and Historical Salazar Portrait by DirtyDan
*UMC* Germany Completed by Narzgel
New Zealand - For Black ICE by Littmann
U.M.C Germany by Narzgel
German Focus Rework by MrTsubodai
Decisions: Speeches Audio by vpl300
Mila Rodino Bulgaria By Admiral Caon