EU4 reload_map Console Command

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reload_map Command
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This command reloads the map.

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Quick Overview

The reload_map command in Europa Universalis IV is used to reset and reload the game map.

Developers usually use it during the game's development phase to quickly test changes in the map such as terrain, country borders, province assignments, etc, without needing to completely close and relaunch the game.

In-Depth Description

The reload_map command in Europa Universalis IV is quite straightforward. It reloads the entire game map without the need for restarting the game.

The map in the game defines land and sea provinces, their geographic shapes, locations, names, and other properties. It's a critical component of the game as it forms the basis for all geopolitical relationships and interactions.

There could be several reasons why you might need to use this command. You might wish to test out map mods without having to restart the game every time you want to see how a change looks.

This could save a lot of time during mod development or while tweaking mods made by others.

It can also serve as a diagnostic tool if you are experiencing map glitches or rendering issues; using the reload_map command can refresh the map and possibly solve the problem.

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 .