EU4 debug_budgetall Console Command

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debug_budgetall Command
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This command will log income and expenditure for all countries. This may make the game slower.

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Quick Overview

The debug_budgetall command in Europa Universalis IV is essentially a debug tool used by the game developers for testing and tweak purposes.

When this command is executed, it would collect and log all the data regarding income and expenditure for all the countries in the game. Be aware that using this command can make the game run slower and generate large log files, as it is gathering a significant amount of data.

In-Depth Description

The debug_budgetall command in Europa Universalis IV is a console command primarily used for debugging purposes by developers or by players who want to delve deeper into the financial side of the game. When used, it creates a comprehensive log detailing the income and expenditure information for every country in the game.

After inputting the command, the game will begin to record this financial data, which can be found in the game's log files. This command records, for every country in the game, a wide spectrum of financial data such as taxation income, trade income, expenses on buildings, military expenditures, etc.

While this command can indeed be helpful for examining the economic situation of the game's nation-states at a granular level, it has two significant drawbacks: the first one being that the logging process results in the creation of large files.

Naturally, these large files could have an impact on the game's performance, causing it to run slower. The second drawback is that the data can easily become overwhelming due to the sheer amount of information logged, which can be hard to sift through, especially for non-developers.

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 .