EU4 powerspend Console Command

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powerspend Command
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This command prints out global powerspend statistics to game.log.

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Quick Overview

The powerspend command in Europa Universalis IV is used to output a log of global power spending statistics to the game.log file. These statistics indicate how different types of power (such as administrative, diplomatic, and military) are spent across all the nations during the game.

In-Depth Description

The powerspend command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that outputs all global power spending statistics to the game.log file. The term 'power' in EU4 refers to the three types of power resources that a player can accumulate and invest: Administrative Power, Diplomatic Power, and Military Power.

These power resources are vital to many aspects of gameplay. For example, Administrative Power is used for things like creating and improving provinces, Diplomatic Power is used for tasks like negotiating treaties, and Military Power is used for tasks like recruiting and advancing military technology.

Running the powerspend command will provide you with a detailed log of how these power resources have been spent within the game world. This command does not directly affect gameplay, rather it provides you with data that shows how these resources are being utilized.

Consequently, this command is mainly beneficial for troubleshooting, analyzing gameplay strategies, or understanding the game's inner workings better.

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 .