How to edit game saves in HoI4?

12 May 2024
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There are times when we want to make changes to the game save. Whether the purpose of editing is to repair a corrupted game state or to make the game easier to play, the game save can be changed by editing the save file.

To do this, start by changing the game settings so that saves are saved in a human-understandable form. To do this, find the file settings.txt, which is located in the following location:

C:\Users\Username\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron IV

The file settings.txt should be opened in a text editor such as Notepad.

You should find a line in the file that reads:


and replace it with:


Then enter the game and save the game again. If you are playing in Ironman mode, you need to turn the game on for at least an hour in the game and then exit the game so that the game automatically does a save.

Then simply find the relevant game save in the location below and change it with the text editor of your choice.

C:\Users\Username\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron IV\save games


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