EU4 debug_info Console Command

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debug_info Command
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This command toggles the debug information on or off.

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Quick Overview

The debug_info command in Europa Universalis IV is used to turn on or off the debug information.

When this command is executed, it reveals additional details and technical information within the game that is usually hidden.

These details can be helpful in troubleshooting or understanding the inner workings of the game.

In-Depth Description

The debug_info command in Europa Universalis IV is a console command primarily used for development and debugging purposes. When this command is used in the game's console, it toggles the debug information on and off.

Debug information, in this case, refers to the behind-the-scenes data and stats that the game handles to run everything. This includes game sessions, AI decision-making, and the processes for all the complex calculations that the game makes dynamically.

When the debug information is turned on, the game will display detailed information which normally doesn't show on the interface during regular gameplay.

This might include, but is not limited to, information about province IDs, country tags, detailed statistics about internal workings of AI and other detailed and technical game mechanics.

Therefore, this command can be helpful when you're trying to look into the core mechanics of the game or when troubleshooting problems.

For instance, if you need a certain province ID to use another console command, or if you are attempting to mod the game and need to find the specifics of how a certain component works.

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 .