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Crusader Kings II is a strategy game for PC based in the middle ages developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive as a sequel to Crusader Kings.

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Why did I lose?

Was I killed? Did my county get invaded by hostile forces? Did my Liege get sick of me converting everyone to Lollardism (HERESY!) and revoke my title? I was happily bumbling along as the Count of ...
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How do I deal with Gavelkind inheritance?

I have a minor problem - I started playing as the guy from Aquitane(the southern super-Duke) and now as he is in the fifth decade of his life, I am faced with the threat of losing all of my duchies ...
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Why am I suddenly hostile to the whole world?

I've been doing a Cathar world conquest, and suddenly all hell has broken loose. The entire world seems to be against me... in a weird way. I'm not in any war, everyone is just hostile for some ...
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I'm a little confused when it comes to handing out duchies/emirates, who should I give them to and what should I do with them? [duplicate]

From playing alone I've already ascertained that having too many duchies = bad, and from what I've gathered from Google the strategy is to possess two duchies for yourself, holding all the counties ...
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How can you estimate the chances to win a war?

I cannot figure out how you can estimates the chances to win a war before to declare it. Can you know how many armies the opponents will raise and how many you will have with all your allies ?
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CKII - Bastard campaign

I read that if I wait a bit, Harold goes to fight Harald on Stamford bridge and gets messed up in the process. Yet all that happens is that the guy just keeps attacking me, totally ignoring Harald. ...
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How do I attack from the sea? [duplicate]

I tried to wage war with France from Scotland, but for some reason I could not attack from the sea tile, while an allied army was. How do I attack from the sea? In general, why can't I land on blocks ...
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Can I persuade my liege to go to war for me on one of my claims?

If I am a Duke in Sweden and I have claims on counties or duchies in another country, can I convince my liege, the King of Sweden, to take our entire country to war so I can obtain those titles? Is ...
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How do matrilineal marriages work in Crusader Kings 2?

I am having trouble understanding the matrilineal marriage dynamic in Crusader Kings 2. A couple of times, I've had a female member of my dynasty marry someone matrilinearly who has then ascended to, ...
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How do I gain land through conquest?

I have played many games of CK2 now but cannot figure out why when I win a war I NEVER gain any territory, but when I lose I often lose a county or two! Even when I siege all the ...
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Why did I lose all my piety upon death?

For an experiment, I tried staying peaceful and waiting for a holy war to amass piety. I was Venice and had 1 county with a 6 size. I thought it was going well - I had almost 500 piety and I had ...
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Embarking and disembarking

I find it very fiddly to embark and disembark, sometimes the ship just refuse to approach the land! does the landing site have to be allied land with a port facility or something...? And sometimes i ...
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How do I force an enemy to surrender and accept my demands?

I am totally stumped this OFTEN happens; I'm at war and the enemy has one county. I have successfully seiged all holdings in this county but the enemy (in this case the chieftess of Rogaland) still ...
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Crown and Succession laws in recreated titles

If I recreate a kingdom title that was destroyed, what level of crown authority does it return at? Automatically at low? Or whatever level it was at when it was destroyed? Same for the succession ...
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How does military technology affect my army?

If my capital province has military technology III, my other province has level II and my vassal has first level and I summon every soldier from these provinces, will each unit have different ...
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Is the ruler designer incompatible with setting the difficulty level?

I'm trying to set up interesting challenge modes in Crusader Kings 2, using the ruler designer in combination with upping the game difficulty. However, when I create a character via the ruler ...
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How can I reclaim a barony from a Holy Order?

I just need to take control of one barony to restore the Roman Empire, but that barony is hands of a Holy Order, I've tried excommunicating them, and also tried to create a claim, but my counselor ...
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What determines when the ambition penalty triggers?

Following a discussion between @Affine and myself on one of my answers, I've found out the exact effects of the ambition personal trait may not be as simple as initially thought. My claim: "Ambitious ...
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Does council opinion matter?

The Council tab also shows the opinion your Council members have of you. Does this have any effect whatsoever on their abilities or other things? Does hiring loyal people as Council members have any ...
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If the father dies before his child is born, will it lose all claims?

I had a strange situation yesterday: One of my courtiers had a strong claim on an Irish county. I married him to one of my daughters, so I would sooner or later be able to get someone of my dynasty on ...
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How do I determine a good Babysitter?

How can I ensure that my children are receiving an education befitting their noble birth? I've ended up trying a number of different things, from educating them myself, (which is only allowed ...
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How do I check if a country is at war?

I don't see a list of wars like in Europa Universalis, so how can I check if a country is at war?
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My personal demese levies halved / improvements destroyed

Hey my grand old king died at the age of 70 and I'm now playing my 7 year old heir. My personal levies have halved, for reasons unknown, even though I've kept the exact same demense. Furthermore, ...
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Why am I only able to vote for my daughter to succeed me?

Man, I'm beyond explanation for this: I became an Agnatic Congatic elective and gave some titles away that I created to my oldest son hoping the game would allow me to vote for him, but nothing. Now I ...
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Can I free a vassal imprisonned by another?

So, here is the situation. When my heir turned 16, I gave him a small county for him to gain prestige. I then noticed he had a pretty useful duchy claim, that quickly pressed, and won. He is now Jarl ...
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What is the most effective way to spread the Norse faith in Crusader King 2?

It's the year 1000, I am the Emperor of Scandinavia and reformed the north faith. The reformation will help against the Christians getting a foot into my realm, but unfortunately this is the only ...
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What are the odds of passing on genetic traits?

Numerous traits in Crusader Kings 2 can pass down when having children [Ugly, Genius, Quick, Attractive]. What are the odds of passing down these traits? Is it worth it to try to marry into a ...
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Why can't I hire the Knights Templar?

There's a Crusade for Greece on at the moment, and I'd like to hire some Holy Orders. I have plenty of Piety, but for some reason the "Hire" buttons of all the Holy Orders are greyed out. For what ...
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What is the most effective way to kill my wife?

I don't like my current wife so I need to get rid of her. What would be the most effective way to replace her? What other ways are there?
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CK II Sword of islam adds anything new to the non-muslim gameplay?

Does Sword of Islam add more events or other things to the game if i play a non-muslim leader? It affects only the muslim rulers or the muslim world ?
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What are the benefits to taking a concubine as a pagan in CK2?

When playing as a Pagan ruler with the Old Gods expansion in Crusader Kings 2, one of the options for female prisoners is to take them as a concubine. As far as I can tell, the only likely effect of ...
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Do Dynastic Stains go away in Crusader Kings 2: Game of Thrones mod?

So, it turns out I may have murdered a few too many people and been caught a bit too often. My latest heir has gained the "Dynastic Stain" trait: Is this something that is permanent for my dynasty ...
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Bug with set_allow_free_revokation

Just known about the command "set_allow_free_revokation" in decisions\crown_laws.txt I want to make absolute Crown Authorities can freely revoke titles without tyranny. I delete the "#" mark, load ...
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What's the benefit of destroying titles?

I am the ruler of three kingdoms. Some of my vassals have a -20 opinion penalty, because they "desire this and that kingdom". There is an option to destroy a King-level title, however it comes with a ...
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How do I figure out which of my vassals are at war with each other?

I want to change my succession laws, but I can't because some of my vassals are at war with each other. This has been the case for many years, and I've changed crown authority to medium without ...
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How to acquire dragons in Crusader Kings 2: A Game of Thrones Mod?

I want to be a dragon owner and raider but how to do it if I'm not Targaryen? Is there any way to do it, like with the Valerian sword quest line?
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Do war hosts have any weaknesses?

A massive army of 10000 men suddenly appeared, intent on conquering Sweden. My own army itself is only 10000 including mercenaries, but even if I get good defensive ground they get wiped out ...
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Why is my child's leige my spouse's?

I am playing as a queen, and I have 4 children. My first two have my husband as their liege, and my youngest two have me as their liege. Why are they not all mine? My oldest two have grown up, and now ...
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My Launcher isn't displaying correctly. How do I fix it?

My CKII Launcher looks like this all the time. Is there any way of fixing it? I already tried re-installing the game.
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What are main reasons for not connecting?

I can't connect to many of my friends yet they can connect to me. What are the main reasons for people not being able to connect? Is it something to do with my Firewall? My Internet Firewall is low ...
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How to win the rebellion in Poland 1066?

I'm playing as Poland at the beginning of CK2 without the Old gods expansion so 1066. A rebellion starts in Poland at the beginning of the game or 1 or 2 years after. What is the best way to ...
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How do I reform my Religion?

How do I reform my religion in Crusader kings 2? Right now I'm Pagan. I'm playing as Greater Poland in the DLC Old Gods.
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What happens if your demesne is larger than the allowed size?

What happens in CK2 if your demesne is larger than the allowed size, such as 6/4 or 6/3, over a large amount of time?
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How can I activate DLC without using the launcher?

I can't start CK2's launcher (ck2game.exe) due to problems with Nvidia drivers for my Optimus+Ion netbook, so I can only launch the game directly (ck2.exe). The usual way to activate DLC is to select ...
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How do I give away Duchies?

Just picked up CK2 and trying to figure out how to survive. I started with the Stamford Bridge scenario as William. I've won the war and taken England, but of course my English vassals hate me. I ...
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How do I kill myself? [duplicate]

My King of Ireland just died, but the problem is the child I had groomed for succession, my first son was murdered sometime ago, and now my second son inherited my kingdom. He is "Slow" and basically ...
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What threat do my prisoners pose?

So, after a small revolt, I imprisoned a few of my vassals. This made an excellent opportunity to restructure my realm. Those who had a different culture had their lands repossessed immediately. I do ...
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What happens if you enter an alliance with the Papacy?

So, I have the delightful pleasure to marry off my non-heir son. One of the options is a courtier in the Papacy with less-than-admirable attributes. Still, it sound like a fun thing to do. Has anyone ...
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What's the difference between total, current and relative strength?

When you hover over a person in their dynastic tree, you will be able to get an idea of how many troops they can summon. There are several numbers, but I can't figure out which I should look at. ...
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How does Technology Spread work?

Most of the time I have my Marshal train troops, my Steward collect taxes, and my Court Chaplin research Cultural Technology. Except I don't actually know what that Technology Spread effect is doing ...