Crusader Kings II (CK2) is the second in the Crusader series and sets itself as a strategy game with RPG features, in which players set out to find a leader within the Medieval world of the 8th Century. Once players have selected a leader, they must work alongside them to ensure the successful smooth running of the land, which becomes the players full responsibility when they die.
Extract the files into '/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings II', then rename the new 'CKII UI Font Mod' to 'mod'. This gives you a 'mod' directory with the.mod file, gfx and interface directories directly within it. The game does not use mods by default, and on Linux there is no launcher screen that allows you to enable them.
The game was developed by Paradox Development Studio which is a Swedish Game Developer also known for the creation of games such as Stellaris and Hearts of Iron. Run on Paradox Development Studio, CK2 is available on Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.
With an 87% review score on PC Gamer, CK2 has been received well by fans, with some highlights of the game including its host of campaign missions and impressive AI mechanics. It has also received some criticism however, with some players recommending that it is only suitable for strategy enthusiasts.
So you've completed lots of missions, built up your empire, and are close to feeling like a master of CK2 (if that's even possible). It's crazy to think all of that progress depends on one file.
If you want to share your progress with your friends by sending them the save file, create a backup or copy of your progress at the current moment in time, or you're doing something like moving to a new setup, it's imperative that you know where your save files are (well, duh). That's why you're here after all. See help specific to your operating system below:
If you're playing CK2 on a Windows PC, your game saves are very easy to access, just head to this folder path:
If you're not sure what on earth the above path means, all you need to do is open up File Explorer (right click your start button and click
File Explorer), and paste it into the address bar.
Crusader Kings 2 players on Mac computers can find save files in the following folder:
To quickly jump to that path, just open a Finder window, hit
G, paste it into the text field, and hit
Go! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Linux-based operating systems running CK2 will create game save files at this path: