EU4 print_flags Console Command

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print_flags Command
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This command prints global flags.

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Quick Overview

The print_flags command in Europa Universalis IV is a console command that displays global flags within the game when executed.

Global flags are boolean values (i.e., they can either be 'true' or 'false') that the game's scripts use to track certain one-time or ongoing game events.

This command can be helpful for debugging purposes, as it allows you to see all global variables currently in effect.

In-Depth Description

The print_flags command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command, which means you type it into the game's command console to activate it. This command is useful for debugging, as it's main function is to display all the global flags currently active in your game.

Flags in EU4 are used to keep track of different states of the game, such as whether certain events have happened yet, or conditions of countries and provinces. A global flag applies to the whole game, not just to a single country or province.

When you use the command print_flags, EU4 will print a list of all global flags currently active to the game.log file. This can be very useful when you're trying to understand why certain events have or haven't happened in your game - you can check the flags to see if the game is correctly registering the conditions you believe to met.

This command does not make any changes to the game, it only provides you with information. Therefore, you can use it at any time without affecting gameplay.

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 .