EU4 enable_game_controller Console Command

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enable_game_controller Command
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This command toggles support for the game controller.

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Quick Overview

The enable_game_controller command in Europa Universalis IV turns on or off the feature that allows the use of a game controller to play the game.

If you want to use a gamepad or a similar device instead of a keyboard or mouse, you would use this command. Disabling it would make the game controller unusable for the game.

In-Depth Description

The enable_game_controller command in Europa Universalis IV is used to turn on or off the support for a game controller.

Game controllers, such as gamepads or joysticks, can be used as an alternative to the keyboard and mouse for controlling gameplay.

When you enter enable_game_controller in the console, the game will start accepting inputs from a connected controller if it is compatible with the game. If you want to revert to using your keyboard and mouse, simply input this command again to disable the game controller support.

However, it's important to note that Europa Universalis IV was primarily designed for a keyboard and mouse setup.

As such, not all game actions and interfaces may be fully accessible or functional when using a game controller.

This is a command that can be especially helpful if you want a change in your gaming setup or if you're more comfortable gaming with a controller, although the accuracy or speed of certain actions might be compromised due to the game's original design parameters.

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 .