EU4 helplog Console Command

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helplog Command
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This command prints out all console commands to game.log file.

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Quick Overview

The helplog command in Europa Universalis IV prints out a list of all the console commands that exist in the game.

These commands are written to the game.log file.

This function is particularly useful for players who want a reference of commands on-hand without having to search for them or look them up in the in-game console command list.

In-Depth Description

The helplog command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a useful debugging tool that helps players by printing out a list of all console commands to the game.log file.

Console commands are functions that the developers of EU4 added for testing the game, and they're typically inaccessible to the average player during regular play. But by using the helplog command, players have access to a whole range of additional functions that aren't normally accessible.

When you use the helplog command, the game will output a comprehensive list of commands to the game.log file. This list can be long, as EU4 has many commands covering a lot of different aspects of the game. The game.log file can then be found in the logs sub-directory of the game's directory location.

This command is useful when you are looking to explore all the console commands available in the game without going through the console in real-time. All the commands and their brief descriptions are logged in one place, you can easily find the command that suits your needs.

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 .