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Patches and hotfixes are updates for Victoria III, though they are different in purpose:

  • Patches fix many bugs and/or implement balance tweaks. They are sometimes released alongside a new, major DLC; when this occurs a portion of the DLC's features are usually shipped as part of the coinciding free patch, thus made available to anyone who has the base game.
  • Hotfixes are very small updates to the game that usually fix only a few bugs and may contain a few changes to the gameplay as well. Hotfixes are commonly released shortly after major patches to fix any unforeseen bugs that came with the previous update, or independently to fix newly-discovered bugs or exploits.

Note: Newer DLCs cannot be activated if playing on a patch version preceding the DLC's release. This also applies to mods, which have various levels of compatibility with new patches.

Version history[edit | edit source]

Version Date Checksum Notes
1.4.2 2023-09-05 45f7 Hotfix
1.4.1 2023-08-29 626a Hotfix
1.4.0 2023-08-28 165c Patch "Irish Breakfast". Released alongside Dawn of Wonder.
1.3.6 2023-06-29 1ff8 Hotfix
1.3.5 2023-06-26 4986 Patch[1]
1.3.3 2023-06-09 66d6 Hotfix
1.3.2 2023-05-30 4a4c Hotfix
1.3.1 2023-05-23 302c Hotfix
1.3.0 2023-05-22 e3a8 Patch "Thé à la menthe". Released alongside Voice of the People.
1.2.7 2023-03-23 fa6c Hotfix[2]
1.2.4 2023-03-13 1974 Patch "Hot Cinnamon Spice"[3]
1.1.2 2022-12-14 4971 Hotfix
1.1.1 2022-12-08 0455 Hotfix
1.1.0 2022-12-05 0d2e Patch "Earl Grey"
1.0.6 2022-11-14 e384 Hotfix
1.0.5 2022-11-04 a899 Hotfix
1.0.4 2022-11-02 328c Hotfix
1.0.3 2022-10-25 5fc2 Release

Checksum[edit | edit source]

Each patch has an associated checksum that allows to verify the installation is correct.

It is displayed in multiple places:

  • In the main menu and the Join Game screen in the bottom right.
  • In the Host Game screen, under the Game Info tab in the top right.
  • After creating a multiplayer game, under Game Settings tab on the left.

Rollback[edit | edit source]

Patches, specially major ones, can introduce anomalies or incompatibilities with save files from older versions. In this case, if playing on Steam, a player can roll back to a previous version in order to preserve their current playthrough.

  • On Steam, right-click on the game in your library and select "Properties" then "Betas".
  • In the "Select the beta you would like to opt-in" dropdown, choose any past version of the game.

Note: It is not possible to revert to an earlier version on other gaming platforms other than Steam (at this time).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Version 1.3.4 was released only as an open beta.
  2. Versions 1.2.5 and 1.2.6 were released only as an open beta.
  3. Versions 1.2.0 to 1.2.3 were released during an open beta, so 1.2.4 was the first live release.