EU4 ideadump Console Command

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ideadump Command
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This command dumps all countries that have generic national ideas to game.log.

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Quick Overview

The ideadump command in Europa Universalis IV is used to generate a list of all countries that currently have the standard or 'generic' national ideas in the game.

This information is then exported and saved in the 'game.log' file.

It's particularly useful for developers or advanced players who need to debug, mod, or merely gather specific information about in-game nations and their ideas.

In-Depth Description

The ideadump command in Europa Universalis IV is used to log information related to all of the countries that are currently making use of generic national ideas.

When you enter this command into the console, the game will create a list with this information and output it to a file named 'game.log.'

This file will be located in the 'logs' folder in your game installation directory.

The ideadump command is extremely helpful if you want to obtain detailed information about the use of national ideas in your current game.

It does not directly influence gameplay, but it can provide you with insights and data that are usually hidden or not immediately accessible.

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 .