Mod «TIA 2018» for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.12.11)

TIA 2018

The Information Age 2018 aims to become an immersive geopolitical simulator starting in 2018, aiming to balance sandbox and realism. The mod is heavily inspired by Geopolitical Simulator 4: Power & Revolution, and will introduce advanced political and economic mechanics, dynamic events, geographical changes, reworked graphics and more.

TIA 2018 also completely removes the national focus tree mechanic, instead aiming to replace their function with interactive mechanics, decisions, events and other gameplay functions. The focus tree mechanic is simply too linear and restrictive for what this mod is trying to become. TIA 2018 is a mod of innovation, meaning that we are ready to think outside the box, and embrace ideas that no other mod has ever done.

Current Features (all Work in Progress):

  • TIA 2018 starts on January 1st, 2018.
  • Heavy changes to the in-game map, including a completely reworked heightmap, completely reworked terrain, accurate cores and claims, and heavy modifications to states and provinces.
    Large amount of flavor news events, including everything from Eurovision Song Contest and the Olympics to school shootings and terror attacks, truly showing how many sides to this world there are.
  • Many unique political and economic mechanics such as the Parliament, coalition governments, and an economy mechanic.
  • A few of the conflicts currently going on in our world, such as the Syrian and Yemeni Civil Wars
  • Many unique political and geopolitical events and decisions to make the game move forward, such as party leadership elections, unique foreign policy decisions, Brexit and more.
  • In-progress reworks to technology and units.
  • Heavy buffs to nuclear weapons both functionally and graphically as a deterrent to world war, just like in real life.
  • A complete new soundtrack for the game, fully replacing the vanilla songs.
  • A few new generic unit models.
  • And much more!


  • "The Information Age 2018" is officially now just "TIA 2018", with TIA referring to the TIA Development Studio.


  • Upgraded supported game version to 1.12.11


  • All nations have had their starting political parties, political situation and leaders generally reworked and updated to current mod standards. From now on, submit any feedback or suggestions relating to this at the TIA Forum, so that this part of the mod can be fully optimized.
  • Parliament has been streamlined, with seat percentages now being rounded into actual seats (100 for every country for now), the Speaker breaks any 50-50 tie


  • Full map rework for: Indonesia, Mozambique, the Philippines, Mongolia, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Central America, Argentina, Venezuela, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Namibia, Bolivia, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Switzerland
  • (TfV) New autonomous regions: Gibraltar, Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Added the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait
  • Added the Somali Civil War & Mali War (no units on the map yet)
  • Added the early stages of Al-Qaeda, which will be a counterweight to the Islamic State


  • Major progress has been made on de-cluttering, optimizing and updating code to the newest version of HOI4. Country leaders that would previously be added through "add_country_leader" now fully utilize the new characters system, and genders have been assigned to all characters for any future use.
  • Localization (text) files have been optimized and cleaned, improving organization and making it easier to develop translation submods.
  • All international organizations now utilize the new TIA system of having to be voted in by the current members.


  • Added a decision for Honduras to change their flag shade of blue
  • Added a decision for Ethiopia to create the Prosperity Party
  • Added various events that change party leaders
  • Added irredentist decision for Greater Macedonia
  • Begun work on Belarus-Russia Union State content
  • Electoral Thresholds have been added, and you can set it from a range of 0.5% (natural threshold) to 8% in the laws menu
  • Added the Norwegian Language Conflict (national modifier only, content will come later)


  • Added a number of new unique opinion modifiers for flavor purposes
  • Non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council will now be automatically elected


  • Complete rework of the alert icons, topbar icons and toolbar buttons
  • Other quality-of-life changes to the ingame UI

Version 09.12.22 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.12.7)

  • Upgraded to Hearts of Iron IV v.1.12.7 (and all the changes necessary for it to happen)
  • Added the early stages of the Economy system
  • Added parts of the Arctic & Antarctica
  • Full political rework for the United States, along with its releasable nations (including a semi-unique political system)
  • Full political & map rework for Bosnia & Herzegovina, where Republika Srpska is now an autonomous region
  • Full political & map rework for Chile
  • Full map rework for Liberia, Russia (lacks VPs), Bulgaria, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ecuador
  • Full political rework for Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Lesotho
  • Added several new victory points to Ukraine relevant to recent battles
  • Snap elections will now properly update the date for the next scheduled election
  • Added victory points to Zhejiang
  • Max satisfaction is now 90% and minimum satisfaction is now 10%, as there is always a fringe that either supports or opposes the government
  • Added a few new flavor & political events
  • Overhauled most country tags, standardizing whenever possible to fit "ISO 3166-1 alpha-3", and using similar logic when not possible (will be finished next update)
  • Chernobyl is no longer a state (and no longer impassable)
  • Updated all of the loading screens and loading quotes
  • "Right-Wing Nationalism" has been changed to "Right-Wing Populism"
  • Added the War in Afghanistan
  • Fixed a bug where coups against absolute monarchies do not change the form of government
  • Tweaked Austrian, German, Polish, Malaysian, Brazilian politics
  • Tweaked starting popularity numbers for several countries
  • NPD-led (fascist) Germany no longer uses the Nazi flag
  • Minor rework to French and Australian events
  • And more


Version 25.06.22 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.11.13)

GENERAL CHANGELOG - Early Access 0.7

( System )
- Upgraded to Hearts of Iron IV v.1.11.13
- You can no longer freely switch between being a federal or a unitary state
- Laid the foundations for the Economy mechanic which will be fully implemented in a future update
- Added a "State Government" mechanic
- Added more nations to the starting bookmark screen
- (TfV) Added the ability for Puppet States to gain independence and for the overlord to integrate them

( Bug Fixing/Tweaks )
- Fixed the parliamentary government formation news event appearing for Presidential republics, instead giving them their own.
- Tweaked the initial building cost of both land and coastal fortifications
- Fixed the link to the Patreon page on the main menu
- Added 3 missing Czech portraits
- Changed the country tag of Andorra from "AND" to "ADO" (in order to fix a text bug when releasing countries)
- Added a TEMPORARY train model (a tank train for now lmao) that will float on the invisible tracks in order to prevent a bug that overflows the error log with infinite spam
- (TfV) Fixed multiple issues with a news event for autonomous regions gaining independence

( Map )
- Complete map rework for China, Sierra Leone, North Macedonia, Vietnam, Laos, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Thailand, Malaysia, Malawi, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan
- Complete map rework for the South China Sea, including the Spratly Islands and naval regions
- Added Manchuria, South Mongolia, Frisia, Patani, Talysh and Scania as releasable nations
- Changed country tag of Macao to "MAC" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Macedonia to "MKD" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Thailand to "THA" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Burkina Faso to "BFA" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Aruba to "ABW" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Russia to "RUS" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Timor-Leste to "TLS" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Singapore to "SGP" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Saint Lucia to "LCA" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Chad to "TCD" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 standardization)
- Changed country tag of Artsakh to "ART"
- Added Indonesian claims to the Ashmore & Cartier Islands

( Content )
- Political rework for Hong Kong, Macao, Montenegro, Singapore, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan
- Added the new subideology "Democratic confederalism"
- Added the Hong Kong extradition bill + protests
- Added a decision for the Kosovo-Serbia land swap
- Added irredentist decisions for Bulgaria and Albania
- Overhauled formable nations (but more will come)
- Reworked the Japanese Article 9 idea and added a decision to repeal it
- Overhauled a few more international organizations
- Added decisions to settle uninhabited states and integrate non-core states
- Added an event for the Death of Elizabeth II

( Military )
- Begun implementing starting highways

( GFX )
- Continued UI rework
- Added several new unit infantry models
- Overhauled the diplomacy UI (again)
- Added new textures for country and state borders

( SFX )

- And more


Version 21.09.22 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.11.12)

  • Fixed minor issue with previous update



  • Upgraded to Hearts of Iron IV v.1.11.12
  • (TfV) Disabled being able to upgrade/downgrade between Puppet State and Autonomous Region
  • (TfV) You will now be given a choice between releasing a nation as a Puppet State or an Autonomous Region
  • Implemented a new "State Titles" mechanic
  • Implemented a new "Leader Titles" mechanic
  • Added a button in the state menu for changing your capital state

Bug Fixing/Tweaks

  • Fixed the delay in the nuclear bombing animation
  • Fascist Eritrea is no longer "Wadiya" from "The Dictator", it will be re-added in the future Meme Mode
  • Fixed the AI always going to unregulated firearms


  • Map rework for Serbia, Montenegro, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom as well as Ciscaucasia and Northeast India
  • Added the La Perouse Strait, the Strait of Tartary, the Strait of Baltiysk, the Dover Strait, the Straits of Moyle
  • Added the Caledonian Canal
  • Added a decision to build the Nowy Swiat Canal
  • Added the Mombasa Republic, Balochistan, Sindhudesh, South Tyrol, Sardinia, Cornwall and Yorkshire as releasable tags
  • Added Åland as an autonomous region of Finland
  • Added Curacao and Aruba as autonomous regions of the Netherlands
  • Added Guernsey and the Isle of Man as autonomous regions of the United Kingdom, adding onto the previously added Jersey
  • Changed the country tag of Benin from "DAH" to "BEN"


  • Political rework for Serbia, Ireland, Togo, Ghana, Pakistan, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Djibouti
  • Added the new subideologies "Christian right" and "Nkrumaism"
  • Added the 2019 Likud and 2020 Conservative Party of Canada leadership elections
  • Added the "Motion of No Confidence" event
  • Added the ability for an independent South Tyrol to join Austria
  • Reworked starting national ideas for the United States
  • (TfV) Added decisions to interact with subject states under the category "Subject Affairs"
  • (LaR) Added intelligence agencies for Norway, Denmark, Canada, Finland, Bahrain, Greece


  • Changed the way victory points are displayed
  • Bottom-right UI reworked
  • Intelligence Agency UI reworked
  • Integrated the TVerent Flag Overlay mod (with changes)


Version 22.04.22 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.11.10)


  • Upgraded to Hearts of Iron IV v.1.11.10
  • Directly linked building slots to infrastructure level
  • If only North/South Korea exists, the other one's cores are automatically removed

Bug Fixing/Tweaks

  • Tweaked the frequency of the coup events
  • SADR/Western Sahara now needs to control the Moroccan part as well in order to apply to the United Nations
  • Tweaked & fixed many ideological country names


  • Map rework for Germany, Uganda, Solomon Islands, Iraq, Nepal (+ added the Kalapani disputed territory), Croatia
  • Added the "Malaita" province of the Solomon Islands as a releasable tag
  • Added the Zapatista rebels in Mexico
  • Changed the country tag of East Turkestan from "SIK" to "ETS"


  • Political rework for Jordan, Greenland, Crimea, Bulgaria, Mexico, Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Croatia, Timor-Leste, Tibet, Luxembourg
  • Decisions to deal with the Zapatista rebels in Mexico
  • Added event for "Shitholegate"
  • Added decision and events for Trump attempting to buy Greenland
  • Added decisions to switch recognition between Republic of China & People's Republic of China + opinion modifiers


  • Continued work on land and naval orders of battle


  • Added 5 new generic portraits
  • Updated many national spirit and law icons
  • Changed the color of the diplomatic screen to better show black party logos


  • Integrated the Better Sounds mod


Version 22.03.22 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.11.9)

  • Update to game version 1.11.9


Version 15.01.22 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.11.4)

  • Minor tweaks


Version 02.10.19 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.7.1)

  • Important fixes, cleanup and deleting, not savegame compatible;
  • Major map changes;
  • New government management window.


Version 16.08.19 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.7.1)


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  • Added by: TOP-Mods
  • Author: Generalis
  • Mod version: 03.04.23
  • File format: ZIP
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road to 56 beta plsssss

Leonardo De Vito

Are there national focuses?




«Failed to load map»


early access


HI When is this Mod Gonna be updated? Need fix the bugs and everything