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Are you sure there acctually shortening the time by a few yeas in EU2 they had a while as Bysantantium

Yes. Johan explicitly said in a Gamespot interview that the game would run from 1453, after the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Ottomans, to roughly "the time of the revolutions in France and America." This information has been repeated by forum moderator Mr. T on the Paradox forums.

The speculation is that this was explicitly to avoid having to deal with Byzantium (given that the game has new features for dealing with empires), but in Johan's words, "On eu3, until you see something posted by me or susana in an exact confirming sentence, you can only guess what our insinuations goes towards." Falcotron 06:06, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Starting Date can equal Ending Date?![edit]

Based on what is written in the article... somebody starting the game in 1789 has a potential playable game worth 6 months?! Is this accurate? -- 23:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

This is correct. -- 10:48, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

No. It is not. The game lets you play until 1793 January 1st. I tried it yesterday. -- 16:29, 12 April 2007 (UTC)


while the game was shortened to avoid dealing with byzantium, it would still allow you to play as the Trebizon empire(which due to earlier troubles was a splinter off of byzantium) which was destroyed a few years later but falls into the time period offered by the game. My question is did they include it? I haven't seen what the map looks like during the first few years. anyone have a screen shot from the first year and last year to give comparrisons on the page. --Wilson 15:53, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Trebizon as well as the Despotate of Morea are included. Havard 10:18, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

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Merge proposal of EU: Napoleon's Ambition[edit]

The article Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambition is quite short and very related to this article, and apart from that, quite badly written (it reads like an ad). Perhaps it wolud be a better idea to merge it into this article as a section, where it could also be followed and edited better. --Francisco Valverde (talk) 18:10, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

I have tried to remove the ad-like text, at least to a certain degree, so maybe the page can stay? (Jarry1250) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jarry1250 (talkcontribs) 19:04, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

  • support--Panzer V Panther (talk) 19:19, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  • disagree* (talk) 22:17, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
  • support--Cyberalien18 (talk) 0:21 2 May 2009 (UTC)
  • support: also EU3: In Nomine. Although they do change several gameplay features considerably, the basic premise and overall look of the game does not. Also true for the next expansion coming out soon.--ITookUrNick (talk) 16:58, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
  • support: Either all expansions should be made into sections of the article for the main game or they should all be separate. It seems the most intuitive to have them all in the same article so that you can follow the changes from expansion to expansion. The latest expansion always does require the previous ones as well. (talk) 21:57, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
  • support: Looks like a good idea to me. --Dagonius VI (talk) 04:36, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
  • support: Not enough unique content, either in the articles or in the games themselves, to support a separate existence.-- (talk) 03:42, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Given that this has been open for nearly two years, I have now merged Napoleons Ambition, as well as the other expansions, into this article. TallNapoleon (talk) 21:00, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

1 AD[edit]

This business about changing the start date to 1 AD with In Nomine seems wrong. In fact, I have the game window open right now and you can only scroll the start date back to 1399. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:48, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

You can alter it in defines.txt. Of course, unless you use a mod that provides data going back that far, setting your start date to 1 AD is unlikely to be playable. (talk) 22:20, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Why would you want to? Part of the challenge is to complete it within a time frame. I just found I got bored halfway through and changed it back to the defult. Elcaballooscuro (talk) 19:42, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

delete start/end date tedium[edit]

Why does this take up one third of the entire article? It would be better to remove this section entirely than spend so long explaining something not very important. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:54, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Europa Universalis 3: Heir to the Throne[edit]

This expansion is now available for preorder and as such there are a lot more details as well as a video trailer available at GamersGate (
Maybe someone feels like updating the appropriate section of the article? (talk) 22:02, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Ending time[edit]

How can you make the game keep going and not end ! Yea I know its ment to be beat in a time frame but what if you want to conquer the whole world ? any Ideas —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:02, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Rework article[edit]

Article reads like it was written by fans only. The article needs to be balanced, adding critism (bugs, lack of tutorials etc.) and removal of weasel words/ads ("easily" etc.). (talk) 05:17, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm happy to have a look at this next week. Obviously if anyone wants to jump in sooner I won't mind. Muskeato 12:04, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Magna Mundi Cancelled[edit]

Paradox Cancelled or posponed Magna Mundi until further notice. -- (talk) 03:39, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Cool. MM(The Game) is separate to EU3. Muskeato —Preceding undated comment added 02:09, 1 August 2012 (UTC)


Can someone who knows how to format add a Reception section with the various reviews (Metacritic, etc.) for if the game was positively or negatively received? -- Charles Stover 20:19, 29 August 2013 (UTC)