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Hearts of Iron IV

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Hearts of Iron IV
Hearts of Iron IV cover
Developers
Paradox Development Studio
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Clausewitz
Release dates
Windows June 6, 2016
macOS (OS X) June 6, 2016
Linux June 6, 2016
Hearts of Iron IV at Wikipedia
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General information

Official website
Official forum
Steam Community Discussions
Hearts of Iron IV Wiki

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron IV\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Paradox Interactive/Hearts of Iron IV/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron IV\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Paradox Interactive/Hearts of Iron IV/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
[1]
4K Ultra HD
UI does not scale with resolution and is extremely small in 4K. However game have experimental (with some issues) option of UI scaling.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Controlled by "Multisample Level".
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode
Use Colourblindness Mod

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Only possible through modding
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Only in Debug Mode to activate Cinematic Mode

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, music and ambient.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
32 Versus, Co-op
Online play
32 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Wayland incompatibility[edit]

As of September 30, the game isn't compatible with Wayland.[2][3] To get it working with Wayland, you must bypass the launcher and disable MSAA as a workaround. To bypass the launcher, add "-nolauncher" as a Steam launch option. To disable MSAA, go to ~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/Hearts of Iron IV/ and set the value for "multi_sampling" to 0 in the "settings.txt" file. Please note that if this workaround is implemented, you may also need to manually set the screen resolution in the "settings.txt" file as well.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 (64 bit) 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit)
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon II X4 650 3.2 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
ATI Radeon HD 6950
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
2 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Laptop GPU dedicated cards may work if they are on par with their desktop counterparts, but are not officially supported.[4]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10 10.11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 2.9 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 6970M AMD Radeon R9 390M
Nvidia GeForce GTX 750M
1 GB of VRAM
Laptop GPU dedicated cards may work if they are on par with their desktop counterparts, but are not officially supported.[5]
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit)
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon II X4 650 3.2 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 2.66 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
1 GB of VRAM
ATI Radeon HD 6950
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
2 GB of VRAM
Laptop GPU dedicated cards may work if they are on par with their desktop counterparts, but are not officially supported.[6]

References