Taking place from 1936-64, Arsenal of Democracy lets you play as any nation during the era of WW2, complete with detailed models for economics, diplomacy, research, and intelligence. Warfare is also fully represented with all three branches of operations: land, sea, and air.
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Feb 23, 2010
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April 14

1.11 Beta7 in experimental branch

A cause for the AI placing more than 4 Air units in a stack has been resolved.
F1(HELP) button fixed
Tutorials fixed
Battle events images now synced to the actual event.
AI research tweaked further.
Changed AI build preferences, so it follows its script more accurately.
Fixed several CTD bugs
Improved low manpower situation handling of the AI.

As always with the experimental branch, please do report any issues you had, with a savegame and way to reproduce in the discussion thread
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March 18

1.11 Beta5 in experimental branch

This time it includes the rewrite of the underlying directplay network code.
DirectPlay and IPX network is hereby depreciated and the game thus should finally work on modern systems without any special compability mode or require specific installed windows features.

Some minor scenario changes, and also smaller bugfixes like:
numpad and delete key now working as intended.
Minister buttons now highlight again when mouse is over them and there are options to change.
Multiplayer Chat window fixed.
Window order interface fixed so topmost is getting input instead of the one in back.

Performance wise there is a small speedup depending on number of units in the game.

As always with the experimental branch, please do report any crash you had, with a savegame and way to reproduce in the discussion thread.
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About This Game

Taking place from 1936-64, Arsenal of Democracy lets you play as any nation during the era of WW2, complete with detailed models for economics, diplomacy, research, and intelligence. Warfare is also fully represented with all three branches of operations: land, sea, and air. The game builds on the experience and community input of the successful Hearts of Iron titles.
Developed by BL-Logic, a development studio made up of fans of the series and active members of the modding community, Arsenal of Democracy is the ultimate World War II simulation. It is described by Project Leader Lennart Berg as "Hearts of Iron II on steroids!"
  • Rewrite history as the head of any nation during World War II in a variety of single-player and multi-player scenarios
  • Use advanced combat mechanics based on historical research and the work of military theorists to destroy your foes on land, sea, and air
  • Master the most detailed and flexible economic and production systems of the series
  • Keep your war efforts operating smoothly with realistic logistics and trading subsystem
  • Engage in espionage, intelligence, diplomacy, and global trade to give your nation a decisive edge
  • Determine your country’s national identity, social policy, and ethnic culture
  • Create your own campaigns, units, countries, minister traits, and national ideas with extensive modding capabilities
  • Experience classic Hearts of Iron gameplay, improved with a fine-tuned technology tree, refined balance, advanced statistics, and polished graphics
  • Removed Province Limit: build your own maps without limitations

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 2000/XP or better
    • Processor: 1.0GHz Athlon/Pentium 3 or better
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1.5GB free hard drive space
    • Graphics: Windows/DirectX Compatible videocard
    • Sound: Windows/DirectX compatible soundcard
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS: 2000/XP or better
    • Processor: 1.6GHz Athlon/Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2GB free hard drive space
    • Graphics: Windows/DirectX Compatible videocard
    • Sound: Windows/DirectX compatible soundcard
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
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