EAW Wiki Creator Cheat Sheet

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Useful links

GFX folders (converted to PNG)


Work needed

Authorial/content generation

Image categories

Mod locations

  • Steam - Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\394360\1826643372
  • Manual - Documents\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron IV\mod

EAW Useful Folders

  • GFX (graphics)
    • Flags
    • Leaders
    • Goals (focuses)
    • Ideas (national spirits)
  • Localisation (English Text)
  • Events (all country popups)
  • Common/Decisions (all decisions)
  • Common/National_Focus (all national Focus Trees)

Editing principles

  • The HOI4 Wiki has a good style guide and the principles generally apply here too.
  • This is a fan made wiki. It is not made or managed by the devs, except for a few who moonlight in editing.
  • Wikis are for users. Pages should include things users would want to know and it should be easy to find. We especially encourage:
    • Anything that can't be quickly figured out in game,
    • What unclear focuses and decisions do (anything with an event basically),
    • Good strategic analysis for a country,
    • Lore, especially that created by the dev team (some nations are newly founded or have minimal lore and that's ok too).
  • Use tables, templates and lists, so that players can find the information they want without having to read a treatise; gaming wikis are meant to be used, after all.
  • Spice up lore sections with images, but make sure to get the name of the artist in the caption if its not from the mod / show. Credit the artist's work!
  • Be bold; if you see something that can be done, do it; if you don't know how to do it, ask.
  • You don't have to be an expert to write about the lore; as long as you know a country's events and focuses, feel free to contribute. Developers and other editors can always correct stuff and patch up the missing bits.
  • Assume players haven't seen My Little Pony; don't rely on references to the show, and make history and lore relatively understandable in isolation.
  • All content on the wiki should be up-to-date with the current mod version; teased/leaked content doesn't belong here until its in the mod.
  • Check the spoilers and secrets policy when adding hidden content; if its on the list, add the spoiler template ({{Spoiler}}).


Wiki editing is coordinated on the #wiki-discussions channel on the Discord server, where you can ask questions and get feedback. Baron, Biscuit, SkyHighFloof and Tea are all prominant editors and can generally help with most issues.

Copyable Templates for New Countries

How Tos

HOI4 Tricks

  • Use the console - the command is provided here -
    • SET_RULING_PARTY X (where X can be d / f / c / n for harmony / supremacy / communism / non-aligned)
    • TAG XXX (switch to controlling country XXX)
    • TDEBUG (shows the TAG of the countries you mouse over)
    • ANNEX XXX (annex country XXX)
    • FOCUS.AUTOCOMPLETE (instantly finish focuses. Do while paused and turn off after to keep AI from getting)
    • FOCUS.NOCHECKS (can do focuses even if you don't meet all requirements. Do while paused and turn off after to keep AI from getting)
    • FOCUS.IGNOREPREREQUISITES (can do focuses even if its halfway down the tree. Do while paused and turn off after to keep AI from getting)
    • EVENT [event id] [XXX](Event that caused the country to fall into XXX - get event ID from game localization and event text file)
    • Civilwar [Ideology] [Country Code] Let the designated country civil war (not specified is its own civil war) ideology optional: Harmony: democratic Soviet: communism Fascism: fascism
    • GUI (Shows name of image files the mouse cursor hovers over in-game.)
  • Find Game Text to Copy / Paste -
    • Run Notepad++ -> Search -> Find in file...
    • Select the localisation folder of the mod as the target. (a copy of the localisation folder is downloadable above)
    • Use the results to find the appropriate files, view them with Notepad++ and get copy pasting.
  • Finding Event IDs and Effects - search the events folder for the ID you want. If you don't know the event ID, search for text from the event in the localisation folder. That text will have the event ID.

Wiki Editing

NOTE - all of these benefit from using the source code editor to write code manually (click options in top right -> source code editor)

  • Copy something from another page (eg a table)
    • 1. Go to source code editor.
    • 2. Copy the code.
    • 3. Go to new page.
    • 4. Open source code editor.
    • 5. Paste code.
  • Spoilers - Instructions at Template:Spoiler
  • Edit countries in the country navbox - edit these pages
  • Get a Country Infobox at the top of the article - use {{Country Template 2}}
  • Make country links / flags
    • {{flag|Equestria}} = Flag of Equestria Equestria
    • {{flag|Equestria|0}} = Flag of Equestria
  • Make a modifier
    • {{Color|Green|+5%}} = +5%
    • {{Color|Red|-5%}} = -5%
  • Table of Conscription / Economic / Trade laws - instructions in Template:Law
  • Make a Tech Tree - instructions in Template:Tree
  • Make a baby icon
    • {{Icon|oil}} = Oil
    • {{Icon|manpower}} = Ponypower
    • A full list of icons can be found at Template:Icon - note most haven't had their images uploaded though.
  • Insert a leader portrait
    • {{Image title|style = leader|Twilight Sparkle}} will give the below. If no image exists for that leader you can click on it to upload.
    • Twilight Sparkle