By Virtual Programming Ltd
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Victoria Complete comprises of the full Victoria and Victoria Revolutions in one convenient release.
Victoria focuses on six different aspects, all interconnected, to provide a deep, yet easily accessible game-play; Diplomacy, Warfare, Economy & Industrialisation, Colonisation, Technological Development and Political Simulation.
Victoria has a full flexible diplomatic system based on the concepts from EU1/2 and HoI, with bilateral alliances, limited colonial wars, claims over provinces, and much tied in to the concept of national prestige as the strength in diplomatic actions. Victoria also introduces a complex peace resolution system where claims can be given up, as well as trade deals and resources.
Warfare is similar to the system in HoI with divisions of various types constituting the core of the land forces. Troop types are Militia, Colonial Troops, Regular Infantry, Elite Guards, and Cavalry. Divisions will have home provinces and cultures tied to them. Some sort of tactical decisions depending on the commander of the armies will occur. Each individual ship (frigate, man-o-war, ironclad, and dreadnought) will be named. Combat values are based on the three concepts of firepower, organisation and morale.
Economy - Industrialisation
The large focus in Victoria is on the industrialisation of the nations. Provinces have different amount of resources, and you can build lots of different buildings in different categories, like resource-mines, refineries, goods-manufactories, government buildings and military buildings. Resources can be shipped via convoys and rail, and/or sold to other nations on a world market. The economical development properly simulates the process of industrialisation. Supply and Demand affect prices where monopolies of certain items can lead to great wealth.
Colonisation in Victoria is all about laying claims to the vast lands not controlled by the industrialized nations. Claims can be contested, and will sometimes lead to war. Explorers can be sent to areas to map out the white spots on the map, and will discover new resources for the empire. Colonists are moving from overpopulated countries in the old world, to the most free and prosperous colonies and new nations.
The technology system is completely revolutionary, with its core based around the old concept of technology tree, but with the added concept of historical events giving you advances over time, depending on what you research in the technology trees.
Victoria includes an advanced system that simulates the decisions and preferences of ideologies and parties of the people in a nation. Preferred ideologies can be tweaked by the player. Democratic nations give better economical development but low political stability, while monarchies lack the economical development but are more stable.
"Victoria – An Empire Under the Sun" was hailed by some critics as the ultimate World Domination and Empire-Building simulation. The new expansion is in a similar vein while offering several new and exciting features. Guide your nation further throught history. Victoria: Revolutions lets you play your nation from 1836 until 1936.
Victoria focus on six different aspects, all interconnected, to provide a deep, yet easily accessible game-play; Diplomacy, Warfare, Economy & Industrialisation, Colonisation, Technological Development and Political Simulation.
15 extra years of game play. Lead your nation through the challenging interwar period!
An expanded tech tree to cover the interwar period, including aircrafts and carriers
A revamped election and politics system, adding a new level of realism to the game
An overhauled military system, which will be linked with the player’s policy decisions
A new economic system that brings more realism through various economic models
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Fixes for Yosemite
Weird Keyboard Mappings
The Mac App Store version of this game has different keyboard mappings than previous mac releases I have played. The speed up and speed down keys are command left or right arrow. The pause button is command p. I would have prefered the keys to not require modifiers.
The game and the support are awesome!! Then again, it crashes once in a while...
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 02, 2015
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 486 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Virtual ProgrammingLtd
- © Virtual Programming Ltd.
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later