EU4 ai_budget Console Command

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ai_budget Command
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This debug command will print debug data for the AI budget relating to the country you are playing as. Useful for debugging issues related to AI budgets.

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Quick Overview

The ai_budget command in Europa Universalis IV is used to display the Artificial Intelligence (AI) budgeting information.

This command prints out data regarding how the AI is allocating its resources in the game.

However, it's important to note that this command always prints the information for the current country you're playing as, regardless if you've used a different country's tag as an optional argument.

It does not work with specifying any particular country.

In-Depth Description

The ai_budget is a debug console command in Europa Universalis IV. When you input this command, the game will print the information about how the AI (Artificial Intelligence) for the current country you're playing as is budgeting its resources.

This covers areas such as the AI's management of money, manpower, and diplomatic resources among others.

This command does not affect the gameplay itself, but it rather provides insight into how the game's AI is balancing its resources.

This can be helpful during gameplay to understand the AI's behavior and decisions. However, do note that the command always provides information for the current country only, regardless of whether a country tag argument is added.

This command can be useful in various gameplay scenarios.

For example, if you're trying to adjust your own budgeting strategies, seeing how the AI handles its resources can provide some understanding and tactics.

Additionally, if you're dealing with unpredictable behavior from the AI, checking its budget could help figure out why it's making certain decisions.

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 .