PDX Katten

PDX Katten



10 Jun

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Hello there! Katten here. Today marks the final day of our Anniversary Week. It's been one thrilling ride, kicking off with our teaser for the upcoming expansion, followed by a giveaway that saw over 10,000 participants! Then came our secondary announcement: our first Content Creator Pack - Soviet Union 2D Art. Sunday brought the sweat with our broadcast of the grande finale for this year's Community Cup, where the Red Baron team claimed first place!

And now, today, we're excited to release the War Effort Update 1.14.6: Operation Badger, alongside the Content Creator Pack.

This post below will contain two key sections. First, we'll delve into the details of our War Effort update, followed by our second and final Dev Diary for the Content Creator Pack. But without further ado, I'll hand over the mic to Game Director, Arheo.

Wait, I almost forgot! Before that, we are also running a sale on the PDX Store with up to 70% off! Check it out ... Read more

08 Jun

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Hello there! My name is Katten, and I'm your Community Manager for Hearts of Iron IV. Today, we are excited to announce our first-ever Content Creator Pack (or CCP for short) for Hearts of Iron IV which releases on the 10th of June. This is something we have previously done for Cities: Skylines and Crusader Kings. The pack is created by modders and published by us.


Before I hand it over to Ethan Mayer, one of the two creators of this pack, I wanted to address two frequently asked questions, as I'm sure they will come up.

Did you just take a free mod and make it paid?
  • No, we collaborated with modders to create completely new content!
What do the modders get from this?
  • Modders get paid based on the number of copies sold.

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03 May

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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
The DLC subscription does not include the Base Game. You would need to first purchase the Base Game then purchase the DLC subscription if you want to access all DLCs that way.

25 Mar

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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Originally posted by Helion139: I mean I wouldn't be suprised if some mods do have genuine porn (probably not ones on steam tho) but the game itself has no direct sexual content other then indirectly hinting at sex in for example seducer trait for spy.
On Steam it wouldn't be allowed, as we moderate that away, but I'm sure there are third party websites where that exists.

24 Mar

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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Here is my personal description of each DLC and why you might want one of them. (Im biased I know, but I just want you to make the right decision for yourself) ^^


Trial of Allegiance: Adds Focus Trees for Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay (Purchase if you want to play in that region with those countries)

Arms Against Tryanny: Adds International Market & Military Industrial Organization Mechanics as well as Focus Trees for Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland (If you want more peace time mechanics and more action in northen europe then this would be for you)

Man the Guns: A completely rehauled Navy system with ship designer similar to the NSB Tank Designer, and a bunch of naval changes alongisde a new focus tree for USA, UK, Mexico, Netherlands, (so if you light democracy and boats, this one might be for you. (

23 Mar

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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Originally posted by DJBacon: Just wondering if someone can explain that to me lol
Users can input their own tags into the game, and its a general "meme" to input that into every PDX game at release.

21 Mar

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Hello, Community Manager Katten here. I want to begin by thanking you all for the feedback we have received on our two latest news posts regarding the DLC Integration and Trial of Allegiance Reception & Thoughts. We are reading all your comments and are working on responding to as many as possible.


Steam Store Changes Since our update last week, which added "Country Pack" to the beginning of the names for Battle for the Bosporus and Trial of Allegiance, we have received more feedback about the unclear naming of our DLCs. Of particular concern is the Subscription, referred to as the "Expansion Subscription," which may suggest to some that it only includes expansions when it actually encompasses all DLCs for the game. As a result, we have made the following changes to provide better transparency:

  • Hearts of Iron IV: Eastern Front Planes Pack > Unit Pack - Hearts of Iron IV: Eastern Front Planes
  • Hearts of ...
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14 Mar

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Spring is Here and So Are Freebies for Hearts of Iron IV Fans!
As the flowers bloom and the world awakens anew, the Hearts of Iron IV team is thrilled to announce a Spring Sale celebration. Everyone knows that long military expeditions should start in the spring, so with campaign season upon us, we are excited to share not one, not two, but THREE DLCs for absolutely free: Death or Dishonor, Together for Victory, and Waking the Tiger.


It is clear that the Hearts of Iron IV: Starter Edition has become the go-to choice for newcomers, and is recommended by the veterans of our community for its comprehensive introduction to the vast and intricate world of Hearts of Iron IV. In our quest to continuously improve the gameplay experience for new recruits and seasoned generals alike, we've decided to integrate the above-mentioned three... Read more

13 Mar

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Greetings all!

Today marks the first dev diary since the release of Trial of Allegiance, so we’ll be looking back over how things went, and community reactions in a little more detail than usual. While I would have loved to have some data on player choices and interactions for today’s diary, our analytics engine is busy chugging away. So, we’ll have to hold off on that until the machine spirit has assessed the incoming preponderance of data.

The Elephant in the Room
It would be hard to talk about Trial of Allegiance without first mentioning that we’re acutely aware of its critical reception from fans. I see no reason not to be transparent about this, and I’m going to use today as an opportunity to talk about what it means to us and how we analyze reactions, so let’s dive into some of the facts:

Everything’s on Fire!
Well, actually no. Trial of Allegiance has thus far been one of our most stable releases in terms of bugs and player-en... Read more

08 Mar

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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Originally posted by Hannibal: Does anybody have a problem with just a black map with Bolivar?


Originally posted by Rambodjano: oh both. corrupt saevegame, black map at new game. its like that hoi3 bug where all the flags dissapear
Disable FPS Map

07 Mar

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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
We have set up a rollback branch for Stella Polaris (Old) 1.13.7 | Rollback. You can use it to continue your previously saved games. Remember that Steam may require a restart to show the new branch.

Rollback Guide: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/threads/how-to-roll-back-your-game-version.1121392/

24 Nov

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Generals.

7 years. It has been 7 glorious years of strategy and conquest, of encirclements and outwitting your opponents. The amount of generals continues to rise as well, hitting a record amount this year here on Steam!

So far in 2023, we’ve released Arms Against Tyranny, revamping the Nordics and adding so many cool new features like the international market and the special forces doctrines. Before that, we continued our war effort initiative to try and update older content to bring it up to par, fix old bugs that slipped through the cracks, and add so much more to keep the experience fresh.


While your tournaments thrived, we came up with a way to give them even more exposure and rewards by releasing FRONTLINES, our tournament organiser to make sure more people can participate, can watch and can enjoy the action, and to give back to your hard wor... Read more

17 Oct

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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Originally posted by 贪狼大公爵: Carrier based aircraft designers and Heavy aircraft designers receive a double effect bonus
Please send in a bug report about this: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/forums/hearts-of-iron-iv-bug-reports.951/

12 Oct

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Hello there!

I hope you are all enjoying the new expansion. we've identified two issues that need a quick fix. Rest assured, this hotfix won't impact your 1.13.2 save games!

The update will be available on the Microsoft Store at the earliest opportunity.


Bugfixes - Support company bonuses to battalions should now properly work, even with several sources of additive and multiplicative bonuses

11 Oct

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Hello there!

I hope you are all enjoying the new expansion. we've identified two issues that need a quick fix. Rest assured, this hotfix won't impact your saved games!

The update will be available on the Microsoft Store at the earliest opportunity.


Bugfixes - Fix political screen to show MIOs in MP for clients that do not possess Arms Against Tyranny
- Support divisions with multiplicative battalion modifiers will no longer be further multiplied by the number of division types of the target type in the template. Tl;dr: no mega artillery stacking with rangers now.
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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Originally posted by robertfarischon: I am assuming this is why my game crashes during load. If I roll back, will I lose my saved game or not?
If you played on an old save with the new update, that would be the reason. If you still have the original save, you can rollback and play without an issue. But if you start the old version with a new save, you could encounter similar issues.
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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Originally posted by sqwidmaster22: Hey quick question if I have the dlc subscription whatchamacallit do I get access to the preorder bonus song for the arms against tyranny dlc?
You will not get access to the pre-order song.

10 Oct

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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
Originally posted by rgb0853: How do you do this?
Right click the game in your steam library, press betas, then the dropdown on beta participation and selected the branch you want. The game will then update to that branch.
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    PDX Katten on Steam Forums - Thread - Direct
"We have set up a rollback branch for 1.12.14 (Avalanche). You can use it to continue your previously saved games. Remember that Steam may require a restart to show the new branch.
However be aware that:
  • If you have bought Arms Against Tyranny, some graphical and audio assets (loading screen, music...) will show up in the game. This will still be 100% save compatible and not bring any feature from AAT. If you dislike them, you can disable the DLC from the launcher and get a pure 1.12.14 experience as it was before AAT released.
  • Most popular total conversion mods have updated to 1.13 and will not rollback when you change steam branch. The launcher will warn you accordingly that they are incompatible with your current version of the game."

Rollback Guide: ... Read more