EU4 debug_achievements Console Command

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debug_achievements Command
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This command enables popups for achievements, for debugging purposes. When this command is used, it activates the ingame achievement list and makes its icon look like an ironman game. The list will show all achievements for which the starting conditions were fulfilled at the moment when the command was used(this differs from the behavior in an ironman game which only checks the conditions at the start of the campaign).

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Quick Overview

The debug_achievements command in Europa Universalis IV is primarily used for testing and debugging purposes by the game developers.

When activated, this command enables popups for game achievements to help identify any potential issues or bugs.

In simpler terms, it provides a way to test whether the achievement conditions are functioning as intended in the game.

In-Depth Description

The debug_achievements command in Europa Universalis IV is primarily aimed at developers for debugging purposes, but it also provides players with information that can be beneficial during gameplay.

Once this command is activated, it enables various popup messages that are specifically related to achievements, which can then further be understood for testing or exploration purposes.

In more depth, the game will simulate an ironman game environment upon the command's activation. The triggered ironman game mode is a version of the game with limited save functionality to increase difficulty and prevent exploitations.

All the achievements that could be earned given the existing game conditions at the moment when the command was used will become visible.

This command can be especially useful when you are planning strategies to achieve specific criteria.

By seeing what achievements are potentially obtainable given your current game situation, you can accordingly plan and execute the actions required. This is instrumental in unlocking as many achievements as possible in your game.

It is important to note that in a regular ironman game, the game only checks for the fulfilment of achievement conditions at the start of the game.

However, when the debug_achievements is applied, the game regularly checks the conditions anytime throughout the gameplay, resulting in faster and better planning towards achieving specific goals.

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 .