EU4 ai Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
ai Command
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This command enables or disables AI for the target country. If no country is specified, then all nations will be affected.

ai [Country Tag]



The tag of the country you wish to toggle AI for. If not specified, this command will toggle AI for all nations.

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Quick Overview

The ai command in Europa Universalis IV is used to enable or disable the artificial intelligence (AI) for all nations or a specific nation.

This is performed by entering a country's tag after the command. For instance, if you want to disable the AI for France, you would input ai FRA.

If used without a specific tag, this command will affect all nations in the game. It serves as a cheat code or debugging tool, giving players greater control over the game world.

In-Depth Description

The ai command in Europa Universalis IV is an AI switch command. AI stands for Artificial Intelligence and attributes to the computer-controlled factions in the game. When you execute this command in the in-game console, you can either enable or disable the AI for all nations or a specific country tag.

The structure of the command is ai [country tag] - if you want to disable or enable AI for a specific nation, you replace [country tag] with the country tag of the nation you wish to manipulate. If you want to disable or enable AI for all nations, you would just use ai without adding a country tag.

This command is handy in various ways. It allows players more precise control over the game's progress by either removing or introducing computer-controlled actions of nations. It can help with testing strategies, learning mechanics, or troubleshooting. It can also create more relaxed or challenging situations depending on the player's preference.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .