EU4 debug_reload_areas Console Command

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debug_reload_areas Command
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This command reloads map areas.

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Quick Overview

The debug_reload_areas command in Europa Universalis IV is used for debugging purposes to reload the map areas within the game.

When used, the game refreshes all the map areas, which can be useful for developers or modders making modifications to the game's map and wanting to see their changes without having to completely close and reopen the game.

In-Depth Description

The debug_reload_areas command in Europa Universalis IV is a debugging command, meaning it's primarily used by the game's developers for testing and solving issues, rather than for regular gameplay.

When you run this command, the game will reload its definition of the geographical areas in the map.

An area in Europa Universalis IV is a group of provinces defined in the game files, which influences various mechanics like climate, terrain, and regional mechanics.

In other words, it resets and refreshes the properties and characteristics of all the areas in the game map.

This command can be helpful if, for example, you're modding the game and you've edited the area definitions in the files while the game was running.

Rather than needing to restart the game to see your changes take effect, you can just use the debug_reload_areas command.

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 .