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Hearts of Iron IV: HOI4 Music Project East Asia
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Download this HOI4 Music Project East Asia mod for Hearts of Iron IV and lead your nation to victory and prosperity in the Second World War! Put your enemies on their back!
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26 Oct 2020

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This mod adds HOI4 Music Project East Asia to the Game.

Authors description: HOI4 Music Project East Asia

All my Hearts of Iron IV music mods: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197980988903/myworkshopfiles/

This is the East Asian music mod which includes Japan and all of the Chinese states, including Manchukuo, Mengkukuo, China, Communist China, Xibei San Ma, Shanxi, Yunnan, Sinkiang, and Guangxi Clique, as well as Siam. The Philippines are with my USA mod, and Mongolia is in my Comintern mod. Samples of the music are above.

In total there are 661 songs with this mod. Broken down it works out to 349 Japanese songs, 234 Chinese songs, 60 Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere songs, 11 Siamese songs, 4 Communist Chinese songs, and 3 Manchukuo songs. The mod is tailored to play music depending on your war score. If you are losing the war, sadder, more depressing songs will play, whereas winning will have in general more uplifting or patriotic music.

To get more music, join one of the main factions – Allies, Axis, Comintern, or Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere (If created. Yes there is a focus check for that).

For the purposes of language, and culture, China and all the other states in China use mostly the same music, though military songs, and national anthems are specific for Communist China, and Manchukuo, while Nationalist China military songs get added to the other Chinese states (excluding Mengkukuo, Manchukuo, and Communist China) since they all fought together side by side for the same goal, and held the same ideology. There is a lot of Chinese battle songs added for all of the Chinese states, regardless of affiliation. There is also some minor crossing over in music, where I felt it appropriate such as for the Kwantung Army song that was formed in Manchukuo that will play for Japan and Manchukuo.

My Classical Music Mod Two goes great with this mod since it has over 70 East Asian songs that you can hear play during peace and war. Also, my Classical Music Mod One will add some generic war songs, probably around 40-50 of them that you can listen to with this mod as well.

These songs are meant to immerse the player into the feel, theme, and setting with the music that was played at the time. Military music both played by military bands and music from movies, as well as video games have a strong presence here too. Civilian music dominates during peace time, and then when at war, historical military music, or music created for since the war to fit that nation and theme then dominate.

This is also the completed version of this mod. It is as far as I am concerned 100% completed and works great and sounds great with great quality music for all the songs within. However, keep in mind that some were taken off of old records, so it may sound like you are listening to an old record. If it was really bad quality, I chose not to use it. Only the best for my mods!

No other music mods for HOI will have undergone the research and effort that was put into the HOI4 Music Project. Famous singers of the time are in for their respective nations, as well as historical music that fits the time period; if a song was from the 50s, 60s, or later, you won’t find it here. However, music made since the war, for the period of the 30s to 1948 has been placed in this mod. Putting together this many historical songs and or songs made for the time period wasn’t easy. Sometimes hours of effort just selecting the right music from the correct artists went into these mods.

The general theme of the HOI4 Music Project is meant to immerse the player into the feel, theme, and setting with the music that was played at the time. Military music both played by military bands and music from movies, as well as video games have a strong presence here too. Civilian music dominates during peace time, and then when at war, historical military music, or music created for since the war to fit that nation and theme then dominate. Though pop songs from 1936-1948 will play at all times, war or peace.

The Hoi4 Music Project will have over 3000 songs with originals from 1913 up to the end of the game time of 1948. The entire collection of music has been gathered together for nearly all of the combatants in World War II.

All music is set to play for their proper dates, so if a song historically came out in 1941, it will not play until then for the nation/language it was created in. Same languages share civilian music amongst each other, while military music is specific for that nation. The exception to this would be US music only being shared with Canada.

This mod is around 2 GB, so make sure you have space. All together, the HOI4 Music Project will be over 10 GB. So it has been broken up into specific regions and alliances such as the UK, Commonwealth, and France all in one. I originally began gathering music back in 2004, and in early 2018 I made it my mission to gather as many as I could to fit together into the ultimate music mod. In total, this was such an ambitious project, that it took me months to gather, and hammer out the bugs I’ve run into.

Let me know if there is an error, like if a song doesn’t play, or has the wrong title attached to it. I’ve done my best to mod and research the songs that are added, to get everything done correctly but something’s may have slipped past.

If anyone feels that there is an essential song missing, please let me know. I am open to suggestions.

Don’t forget to rate it with a thumbs up if you like my mod!

Disclaimer: This mod cannot be used in YouTube videos since you would get a lot of hits by claims, and is meant for personal use only.

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