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Screenshots II: 4K Remastered Edition

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by ls612, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. ls612

    ls612 Deity Moderator

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    Due to the previous Screenshots thread getting corrupted and the issue not being fixable there's going to be a new Screenshots thread. I'll get it started with the Thronebreaker scenario I posted in the old thread. >1000 power is pretty fun lol.
     

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  2. Moff Jerjerrod

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    Did anyone ever discover why the previous screenshot thread got corrupted? Was it due to posting screenshots hosted on a user account in STEAM?
     
  3. Arakhor

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    I think it's more likely that it was simply too long, but I have no idea.
     
  4. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    My HD is dead but my EUIV game was installed on my SSD! So not only is it always faster, but I can also now play it while I wait to get things rebuilt

    It's 1710 and I'm playing as Poland. Formed the Commonwealth. I've ran into a whole bunch of new game dynamics that makes the Poland/Commonwealth game a lot more interesting! I'm lovin it. It's made it harder to expand and everything feels more realistic. In my older games I remember just mindlessly expanding in varying directions. These new game dynamics have forced me to be a lot more strategic.

    Things are going well, but they could have gone better.



    An alliance of Ottomans, Russia, and Bohemia (the emperor of the HRE) is keeping my expansion in check and has been for the past 50 years (since Russia formed). However, I have in that time subjugated Crimea and Abkhazia, exploiting an invasion of Russia by Nogai (supported by the Timurids). I was also able to successfully fund rebels in Finland and get that part of Russia to leave and join Sweden (my new ally). Russia is not very powerful, because in 1550 I lead a successful war against them and now my borders are right up against Muscovy. But they still have to be dealt with, so as you can see I'm pre-emptively expanding to the south of them. Russia is basically at the core of my foreign policy decisions and has been for 150 years (when they were still Muscovy). My main goal still is to not let them get too powerful

    My allies are Saxony, France, Spain, Sweden, and occasionally the UK. These 2 sets of alliances have basically split Europe in 2. At one point I also had Austria as a powerful ally, but Styria, Ottomans, and Tuscany worked together to pretty much eliminate them. I did not even get involved in that war, I just let them die. Right now I'm hoping to become friends with Styria, because I suspect they will get annoyed with the Ottomans sooner rather than later. I want to keep Ottoman expansion in check. They recently conquered Egypt and parts of Africa. For most of the game they have been very quiet. I have fought 0 wars against them, the set of alliances I have basically mean nobody ever attacks me.

    My technology levels are still a tiny bit behind the top players in the west, but I'm catching up. The Commonwealth has been through a lot of turmoil and many conflicts, and government changes.. This timeline is not 100% accurate, but I'm trying to remember the best I can:

    1480 - The Commonwealth forms
    1499 - The last of the Jagiellons sits on the Commonwealth throne
    1500 - 1560 - The Sapieha dynasty rules the Commonwealth, lots of stability in this period, expansion
    1560 - 1599 - Habsburgs sit on the throne of the Commonwealth, very close ties with Austria and the HRE during this time, expansion continues, good but deteriorating stability.
    1606 - 1636 - The Commonwealth becomes a Republic. The experiment lasts 30 years and coincides with religious and ethnic instability.
    1636 - The Commonwealth becomes a dictatorship and shortly thereafter a Kingdom again with the Laszczynski family in power
    1700 - The Commonwealth finally begins to catch up with the rest of the powers in terms of technology and finds itself checked on most sides by the HRE - Ottomans - Russia alliance. Investment in infrastructure over the years is finally paying dividents, the realm is prosperous and pulling in good profits. The future looks bright, but what's next?
     
  5. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I got some new CKII DLC so I have been playing through a game. I've basically been alternating between Greater Poland, the Byzantines, and the Picts. Whenever the situation gets dire I nope out and take over one of the other kingdoms.. Never reload and just keep going with whatever happens, am not using the console either. I started at the earliest possible date

    It's 966 now and two Frankish kingdoms were somehow devoured by Muslim hordes (a while ago) and eventually that turned into a Muslim Hispania that also covers most of France.

    They also control parts of the Italian peninsula and managed to conquer Rome. The papal states took over some land that was just luckily won in a crusade - Saxony. So they are there now (and it's weird)

    I managed to form the Greater Poland kingdom out of 5 chiefdoms my ruler was controlling at the time. Eventually the "Greater Poland" chiefdom broke free from all that, so there's now two "Greater Poland"s. This is odd because "Greater Poland" is actually just a part of actual Poland. So we don't have Poland yet, but we have two Greater Polands..

    The German tribes and chiefdoms are not very strong or united. A Polish dynasty is in power in Bohemia. The Byzantines converted to catholic a while back There are muslims in the west, in the east, and the south. They have a crapload of armies, even the Abbasids in the east who have basically lost most of their cohesiveness and power

    Pommerania controlled about 30% of the main British isle for a while.. Pommerania and Saxony were big powers in the early game, and now they basically don't exist..

    Moravia is my biggest enemy right now, and the crazy huge Magyar blob.. I'm playing as a Polish Queen who is the ruler of Greater Poland (the best Greater Poland in the world) , she is an amazing leader and leads my battles even when pregnant

     
  6. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    I don't think people know about this thread, with only 4 posts in 6 months...

    Let's see if we can change that

    B A N N E R L O R D

     
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  7. warpus

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    An update to my save. It is now 1340, and the situation in Europe is a bit strange.

    The giant Umayyad blob fell apart into 4 pieces about 150 years ago, each kingdom ruled by an Umayyad family member. The remnants of those remaining kingdoms are now Andalusia, which has kept its name and the Umayyad family in charge the whole time.. There used to be a German Umayyad kingdom, you can see a tiny grey part of it remain. It was eaten up by the Andalusian Umayyads mostly, but also Breizh, which is a Muslim Breton kingdom. They managed to conquer almost all of Ireland and are making inroads on the larger British isle. Right now there's a large Breton revolt, so we'll see what happens with that. Thre is also Qawurdid or whatever. At one point a giant Burgundy just popped up that stretched from Barcelona into Croatia, but then 10 years later it was gone. Most of these euromuslim kingdoms are Bedouin, except for the Breizh, who are Breton.

    The Byzantine Emperors started secretly following Islam. For a while it was some liberal form of Islam. Eventually I noticed that half the Byzantine Empire was muslim.. Small parts of it started falling off, mainly some parts that converted to Islam.. then about 3 years ago the whole empire fell apart. It used to stretch all the way to the Ural mountains and had Hindu provinces... apparently. Or at least Hindu rebels.

    Great Poland is still pagan. It finally managed to eat up Poland, which was a small kingdom right beside it.. Lesser Poland was eaten up 400 years ago maybe, and the other greater Poland disappeared on its own at some point too. So now finally there is only one Poland again. But it's Greater Poland and not just Poland, which is too bad. But fine.

    Most of Iberia and half of Gaul are Bedouin, and a lot of Germany is Bedouin too. There is also a large Christian kingdom in Egypt and area. It was a lot larger but has now fallen apart. They are monophysite, whatever kind of Christianity that is.

    Scandinavia is mainly pagan, Germanic, etc. All of Europe is basically jsut a mish mash of random religions really. There is no order to it, except large chunks of Islam in the west.

    The Papal states finally regained Rome somehow maybe 200 years ago, one day I just noticed they were back. If you remember they disappeared during the initial Um. expansion, then ended up in Germany for a while. Then disappeared again. Then popped up back in Rome. Right on the border of the Byzantines and the Muslim kingdoms, so it's interesting..

    I am going to export this to EUIV when I'm done, but I'm not sure what to expect really
     
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  8. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    The conversion is superbly underwhelming, unfortunately. A gimmick.
     
  9. cardgame

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    Wow, I guess it's basically an apocalyptic scenario for the Pope and whoever else still follows Christianity.
     
  10. warpus

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    Yeah, basically. Byzantine and ex-Byzantine (basically Greek) provinces have been slowly converting back to Christianity.. and the funny thing is.. There is a muslim state in Spain named Qawurdid. In Egypt for about 30 years there was a Christian state by that exact name. They have since renamed to something else.

    I wanted to make things more interesting, so while playing as the Greater Polish King, I created the Kingdom of Poland title, I subjugated Lithuania and put my daughter on the throne (i.e. she married the new king - also of the same dynasty), and I had the Pommeranian title as well. Then I died and the 3 of my kingdoms went to different people, all from the same Polish family though.. Lithuania has for now stayed under the same dynasty as well. I went to play as the King of Poland, a smaller state than Greater Poland. I tried to build it up by slowly taking over muslim lands.. which is now possible due to the chaos in the muslim world.. but then somehow somebody just gifted me the Pommeranian title. Screw that I thought, and I gave the title to some dude with the same last name as me. Great, doing that made me lose my best provinces, so now modern Poland is a mess of the same dynasty trying to rule the region via 4 different governments.

    Meanwhile western europe and the british isles are more chaotic than on my screenshot. All these muslim kingdoms keep splitting, burgundy, saxony, etc. other such kingdoms pop up and disappear. It's a madhouse. On the British isles the Muslim breton invasion has stalled a bit, although they now control all of Ireland.

    When I look at the culture view of Europe, most of German culture is now replaced with Bendouin. There isn't a lot of French around either, but there's bits here and there. Spain has been completely changed from what's historically accurate. I wonder how EUIV will handle this wrt the HRE and all that jazz

    So we'll see how the EUIV converter handles this.
     
  11. warpus

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    I've imported my save into EUIV and it's actually somewhat interesting



    The Iconoclast faith has been fairly successful, it now stretches from Poland and the Byzantines all the way to the Ural mountains. Danish Poland is still pagan, as is Pomerania, and everything north of there. Saxony is pagan too I believe. Most of UK is pagan, and Scandinavia is all Norse/pagan. Ireland might be Muslim.

    Unfortunately the Polish family that used to rule Poland, Pomerania, Lithuania, and Bohemia had a fall from grace.. and now only rule Poland. I've been able to reconquer many lands from Danish Poland, which sort of seems lost. They have no allies and you can attack them and take their territories. The Byzantines didn't like me becoming so big, so they struck back once, but since have fallen into many pieces.. So I think the future is bright? Maybe. It's hard to predict what the future of the continent will be.

    The Papal states were able to call a crusade against France and they were successful somehow.. They ruled northern France and Holland and that kingdom has since rebranded as France proper and is a catholic state.. surrounded by Muslim states.

    The Byzantine empire has since fallen apart and countries like Bulgaria and Bosnia have emerged. All those kingdoms are Greek and Iconoclast.

    There is also an Egyptian kingdom with a curious name... ..

    Spoiler :
     
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  12. cardgame

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    Who's the puke yellow newcomer in Anatolia?
     
  13. warpus

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    Lol that's Anatolian Anatolia I think. Sorry, somehow I did not see this question at all until now

    So basically.. When most of the Byzantine Empire fell apart Anatolia became one of the kingdoms that formed, but it had land in Anatolia and in Ukraine and maybe elsewhere. So.. Anatolian Anatolia.

    I also now have Kentish France and Kentish Canada, but I haven't been had that save loaded the last week or so

    edit: that might actually not be Anatolian Anatolia, I'm not sure. There WAS some sort of a weird newcomer that was pukish, but I can't remember when. It was not Iconoclast or catholic or anything else common, but it was Christian IIRC. Then again I've been drinking and I haven't played in a bit. I'll have to load up the save sometime and take a closer look
     
  14. Lohrenswald

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    I've also played ck2 lately for some reason

    Something I've never seen before, after some turbulence period in china the protector general goes of to make his own country and claim to be the emperor, here taking Tibet. Interestingly too the colour is like really strong while when a player adopts chinese imperialism they get an empire that looks very "washed out"


    but it didn't take long for the proper china to go to war against him and shattering his empire
     
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