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Post tutorial RSS HowTo: Install Kaiserreich/Any Vic II Mod

This tutorial will walk you through the easy steps involved in installing ANY Victoria II mod, and also the problem which convinces a lot of people 'The mod is just broken, delete!'

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1. Download the .rar or .zip your chosen mod is formatted as.

2. Extract the folder dubbed *Kaiserreich* and the file *Kaiserreich.mod*

3. Place both of these files, side-by-side, in the directory:


C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Victoria 2\mod

4. As a precautionary measure, to avoid the problem I mentioned in the summary of the tutorial, go to:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Victoria 2\map

... and delete the folder called 'cache'.

5. Launch Victoria II, select your mod, and play! It should work. Post a comment below if you're encountering any instillation problems with any Vic II mod - i'll help however I can - but preferably Kaiserreich, as I have access to the developer files and should be able to help you more.

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lachatox
lachatox

I do not get the mod when I start Victory 2

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El_Primeministere Author
El_Primeministere

I'd assume it's because you didn't put the file called YouModName.mod (With .mod being the extension of that file) in the same directory/area as the folder YourModName (With YourModName being whatever mod you're trying to play).

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El_Primeministere Author
El_Primeministere

Ignore posted this in the wrong slot sorry.

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Guest
Guest

its just crashes on launch

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El_Primeministere Author
El_Primeministere

Well, it works I've tested it several times on my low spec laptop.

Make sure you delete the map cache and flag cache! in your Victoria II directory.

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MonstermunchOL
MonstermunchOL

Hi, it crashes just after I choose a country i.e. when it's saying something like adaptation ..." (during the loading). Thank you in advance. I hope you'll understand what I've written because I'm french so.. :)

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MonstermunchOL
MonstermunchOL

I've deleted the map cache but what is the flag cache because I didn't find anything named like that.

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El_Primeministere Author
El_Primeministere

Hey, your English is fine :)

Hmm... try looking for a flag cache in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Victoria 2\map

... and delete that. Or look in:

C:\Users\User\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Victoria II

and delete everything except the Kaiserreich folder AND your save games folder, so you don't lose them for your vanilla Victoria II :)

Doing one of those things should fix it for you.

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MonstermunchOL
MonstermunchOL

It didn't work, perhaps, it's because i've played Modern Age mod before or because I touched to the end_date and the files where we can find the translation english-french. But thanks anyway. I'm disappointed, it looked so good =) you guys did an awesome work.

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El_Primeministere Author
El_Primeministere

Buggar... disappointed to hear that. Could you do me a favour though? Tell me the exact loading screen it crashes on please?

I might be able to find a fix for it/fix it for another version.

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MonstermunchOL
MonstermunchOL

It crashes when it's saying "adaptation of the story" during the loading (I translated french to english so it might not be this in english). Hope you find a fix for it.

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EthanV33
EthanV33

There is an issue with a history file. As long as you
made no modifications there shouldn't be an issue here. Try
re downloading the mod.

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I have a strange problem - I have made absolutely sure that the cache file in the map folder is deleted, but the game crashes out IMMEDIATELY after I start the game, giving no hint at all as to why this is. I'm sorry that I can't give more specific and helpful information, but the game is giving me literally nothing. No other mods are operational at the same time, although perhaps the end date stuff is mucking about with it.

Thanks

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El_Primeministere Author
El_Primeministere

Did you try deleting the one in the Victoria II/maps whatever directory as well as the documents/Paradox Interactive thing?

I don't know why some people get it to work and some don't, I thought the instructions I provided in the download covered all avenues of potential problems, I guess not though :(

Make sure you get the flag cache as well, and if you had a previous version of Kaiserreich installed, make sure you delete the Paradox Interactive/Victoria II/Kaiserreich thing. And finally, if all else fails, ensure your vanilla installion is correct I guess. A lot of the content in Kaiserreich as with most mods is read from vanilla files, so there could be an issue there.

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Austria
Austria

When I select the mod and start it crashes few seconds later

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Belo4ka96
Belo4ka96

Or works? I select a nation and press start, game crashes at adapting history what need to do?

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Guest
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Iv tried deleting the cache folder in both docs and programs(x86) Iv deleted the Kaiserreich folder in docs Iv tried older version and even uninstalled vicky 2 HOD and reinstalled it but no matter what it crashes while adapting history plz help i really want to try this mod!

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President_Nixon
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When I put the files in the mod folder, I boot up the game, my cursor turns into a stopwatch, and the game crashes, with a Windows error popping up saying "V2game.exe has stopped working..." Any solutions? I've also managed to delete the "cache" folder in "map," so that's not the issue. My game boots up just fine without any mods, as well.

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LowesyPC
LowesyPC

Hi, I have seen a few videos of this mod and I want to try it out, however, despite following your instructions I cannot install it properly, it just boots the standard game. Can you help?

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EverlastingSun
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It crashes at loading screen after I see "Creating texture for quad23"

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CookieSprinklez
CookieSprinklez

So, when I start up Vicky, I can load the mod, but it starts normal Vicky 2. it doesn't crash, it just doesn't recognise the mod. do you know what's going on? I really wanted to use this mod, because i'm studying Imperial Germany.

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mattrals
mattrals

This should hopefully fix any crashing problems:

-delete everything in: V2 Heart of Darkness\map\cache

-delete everything in: \Documents\Paradox Interactive\Victoria II\map\cache

-If you have had a previous version, delete the folder 'Modern Age mod' in your vic2 in documents: Documents\Paradox Interactive\Victoria II

Start game and enjoy!

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Guest
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I've followed the instructions and it doesn't work.
Every time I try to launch the game it just boots the vanilla.
I've tried deleting the map/cache and the doc files but it just loads the vanilla with the broken map.
I've also tried deleting the province_flag_sprites, it doesn't seem to help.

Also what are the requirements for the game?
Does it only need the vanilla or does it need the other dlcs too?

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AOE22
AOE22

I don't have WinRAR...are there any othr alternatives?

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victorradoslavov
victorradoslavov

i think 7zip will work

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alliekitty
alliekitty

The 1921 of this mod is... not the 1921 of the Kaiserreich timeline. The French Empire is intact and ruled by a fascist junta. The only ongoing wars are between Mexico and Texas and between Tripoli and the Ottomans. I'm very confused

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I was getting the mod "war and peace" for Victoria 2 (no DLC), but when i download it, i do not get a .mod file. so i searched up how to write one up, so i made it, and made sure it was a .mod file, but no content from the mod gets shown. can someone help. btw, here is the text in the .mod file i made, just in case it helps:
name = "KuF"
path = "mod/KuF"
user_dir = "KuF"

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victorradoslavov
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I was getting the mod "war and peace" for Victoria 2 (no DLC), but when i download it, i do not get a .mod file. so i searched up how to write one up, so i made it, and made sure it was a .mod file, but no content from the mod gets shown. can someone help. btw, here is the text in the .mod file i made, just in case it helps:
name = "KuF"
path = "mod/KuF"
user_dir = "KuF"

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Guest
Guest

Hi thank you for your kind comment. I bought Victoria II A House Divided from Steam but got the modern day mod from a different source. Well I tried the method you told us but it didn't happen. Any idea?

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renarddesbois
renarddesbois

I have followed every step exactly, and the game crashes just before the menu screen after it says "Map Properly Initialised." Why is this?

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ChisatoSenri
ChisatoSenri

Unfortunately I have the same issue.

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JonaszII
JonaszII

naaah 2022 and i have the same

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