EU4 gamespeed Console Command

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gamespeed Command
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This command sets the current game speed. 0 will pause the game.

gamespeed [Speed]



The speed you want to set the game to. It should be a number between 0 and 5 with `0 pausing the game.

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Quick Overview

The gamespeed [speed] command in Europa Universalis IV is used to adjust the speed of the game.

By replacing speed with a number, you determine how quickly things progress in the game.

If you were to input 0 as the speed, it would pause the game completely.

Conversely, a higher number would make the game run faster, increasing the speed at which time passes and events happen.

In-Depth Description

The gamespeed command in EU4 is typically used to adjust the pace of the game.

Within the scale of 0 to 5, the [speed] parameter defines how fast time progresses in the game.

This command can be particularly helpful during complex negotiations, battles, or explorations when you may prefer a slower pace to understand events thoroughly.

Conversely, during phases of peace or stability, where events of significance are fewer, or your tasks are repetitive and straightforward, the speed can be increased to fast-forward.

A detailed breakdown on the speed levels are as follows:

  • 0: The game is paused. No time progresses during this phase, making it ideal for situations where you require careful consideration or time to plan.
  • 1: The game progresses very slowly. Time and events advance at their slowest rate. It is useful when navigating complex situations where every small detail counts.
  • 2: The game progresses slowly. Suitable for everyday gameplay to maintain control over dynamic changing scenarios.
  • 3: The game progresses at a moderate speed. It is balanced, making it perfect for a casual gaming experience.
  • 4: The game progresses quickly. It should be used for advancing through faster, routine tasks where micromanaging isn't required.
  • 5: The game progresses very fast. Ideal for quickly passing through periods of peace or when you are waiting for certain actions to complete or events to occur.

It's important to adjust the game's speed based on the current situation and your personal preference. Find a rhythm that best suits your playstyle and the in-game circumstances.

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 .