EU4 low_memory Console Command

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low_memory Command
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This command simulates a low memory alert and tries to reduce memory usage.

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Quick Overview

This command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) triggers a simulation of a low memory warning.

When executed, the game attempts to reduce its memory usage.

It's generally used for testing purposes or when the game is using too much memory on a player's computer and there's a need to free up system resources.

In-Depth Description

The low_memory command in Europa Universalis IV is quite a unique command as it simulates a situation where your computer or game system is running low on memory. When this command is executed, the game tries to reduce its memory usage to avoid causing a potential crash or slow down due to memory overload.

This command is essentially useful in two types of scenarios:

  1. Testing: If you are a developer or an advanced user who is trying to understand how the game behaves or performs under a low memory situation, this command can be used to recreate that scenario. It could help identify any potential problems that the game might have while managing memory, and mitigating any bugs or issues that might occur during real low memory situations.

  2. Performance Improvement: For players who are experiencing lag or slow performance while playing the game, using this command might help improve the game's performance a bit by reducing unnecessary memory usage.

Remember, this command doesn't free up extra memory for your system, it just prompts the game to use less memory.

This might lead to a reduction in visual quality or game features. So, it should be used carefully and only when you are facing real performance issues.

Keep in mind, a more effective solution would be to monitor your system's overall memory usage and consider freeing up resources or upgrading your hardware if frequently running low on memory.

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 .