EU4 check_save Console Command

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check_save Command
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This command will make the game save and then immediately loads the game state.

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Quick Overview

The check_save command in Europa Universalis IV is a debugging command primarily used by developers and testers.

When this command is executed, the game saves and then immediately loads the game state.

This is used to check and ensure the persistence of the game saves, meaning it confirms that all the data is saving and loading correctly without any issues.

In-Depth Description

The check_save command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a debug command used for checking the persistence of the save and load function in the game.

When you issue this command, the game creates a temporary save file and immediately attempts to load from it. This is done to verify if the save and load mechanisms are working properly.

If there are any inconsistencies between the game data before the save and after the load, this indicates that there could be a data persistence issue, and the game may not be successfully saving and loading all game state data.

This command is particularly useful for developers or modders who are tinkering with the game code. They can use this command to test if their changes are persisting properly through saves and loads.

However, it might not be very helpful for regular gameplay, as any important inconsistencies or failures with the save/load mechanism would likely be addressed by the developers.

In other words, this command is more of a tool for debugging rather than something that can provide an advantage in gameplay.

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 .