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Hearts of Iron IV: HOI4 Music Project USA
Download this HOI4 Music Project USA 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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14 Dec 2021

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1,922.519 MB

This mod adds HOI4 Music Project USA to the Game.

Authors description: HOI4 Music Project USA

All my Hearts of Iron IV music mods:

This is the USA music mod which has songs for the USA and the Philippines. Samples of the music are above.

There are 609 songs in this mod, broken down into 538 US songs, 42 Philippines songs, and 29 Commercials. All of them have their peace and war music.

When playing as the USA, this 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 music. Casualties, time of year, terrain, etc – also are set as conditions. Civilian music from the most famous artists of the era also comes into play during the year and for many of them, the exact day that they were historically released. Standing out among them, these music artists would be: Al Jolson, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Kay Kyser, Sammy Kay, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Kate Smith and the Ink Spots.

Because of the sheer number of pop songs and war songs in this mod, some songs low down on the list and many war songs just weren’t playing, due to how Paradox programmed the in game song player to work. So I made some changes to how all the songs in this mod play in priority. All pop songs (not patriotic or war) from before 1936 stop playing in 1941, and all songs that had their start dates from 1936 onwards up to 1944 have a playtime of 2 in game years. This way, older songs are not constantly recycled throughout an entire game play, and new songs have a chance to play. Also, along with this, war songs have had their chance to play upped so that when at war, you will hear a good mix of war and pop songs, and not just pop songs.

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. The greatest influence on war music would be Band of Brothers and The Pacific, to which the latter, I feel has some of the most fantastic war music that I have ever listened to.

This mod also greatly benefits Canada, since we were inundated up here with US culture, and this mod to me is special because my grandparents grew up in those days, and this is the music that they would have listened to – especially since none in the commonwealth, but the UK (probably India) created their own records and music that was on the radio. Canada gets to listen to all the civilian music in this mod – though nothing that would be specific to the USA since there are also several peaceful songs that are representative of their culture.

This is also the definitive version of this mod. It is as far as I am concerned 100% completed and works great and sounds great with perfect 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 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 6 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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