EU4 balance Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
balance Command
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This command will create a detailed report about the game's current balance to game.log. It will include information about regions (development,number of provinces) and countries (tax, manpower, development, number of forts)

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Quick Overview

The balance command in Europa Universalis IV is used to create a detailed report about the game's current balance.

This includes the development status and number of provinces in each region, as well as the tax income, manpower, development level, and number of forts for each country.

The data is then dumped into the game.log file for further analysis.

In-Depth Description

The balance command in EU4 is a developer command, which means that it is mostly used by the developer and may not have major in-game effects for players.

However, it can still be useful for players who want to gain a better understanding of the game's internal mechanics and balance.

When you use the balance command, the game dumps data to a file called game.log in your system directory.

This collected data includes information about regions and countries within the game.

  • For regions, it gives detailed information about the total development and the number of provinces.
  • For countries, it provides information such as tax income, manpower, total development, and the number of forts they have.

This kind of data can be particularly useful if you are trying to gain a deeper understanding of the game.

For example, you could use it to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different countries, which might help you devise more effective strategies.

It could also be useful for modding purposes, as it gives you a peek into the game's balance mechanics.

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 .