EU4 reload_lakes Console Command

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reload_lakes Command
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This command reloads the lakes.

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Quick Overview

The reload_lakes command in Europa Universalis IV is a debug or cheat command.

When you execute this command, the game reloads all the lakes - meaning it refreshes or resets the in-game data related to lakes.

This might be used during the game's development or for debugging purposes.

In-Depth Description

The reload_lakes command in Europa Universalis IV is a debug command.

It's mainly used during the development or modding process of the game, allowing developers and modders to make changes to the game's files related to lake functionalities and see the effects without having to completely restart the game.

When this command is executed, the game will immediately reload any and all data related to lakes which includes their sizes, positions, etc. This could be particularly useful when developers or modders are tweaking the game's map or fixing any issues related to it.

As the command reloads the game's files related to lakes, its usage is quite situational.

For a regular player during normal gameplay, this command won't likely be helpful or noticeable because regular gameplay doesn't require the direct manipulation of game files.

Thus, it's typically useful and used mostly within the context of game development or modding, especially when adjustments are being made to the game's geographical elements such as the lakes.

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 .