EU4 reload_straits Console Command

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reload_straits Command
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This command updates strait vertex buffers.

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Quick Overview

This command is typically used by developers or mod creators for the game.

When executed, it updates or refreshes the information of straits (narrow water bodies between two larger water bodies) on the map in EU4.

This might be used after making changes to the game's map or straits to ensure the changes take effect properly.

In-Depth Description

The reload_straits command is a console command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4).

In terms of context, the game is set in a world map divided into thousands of provinces, many of which are separated by bodies of water. Straits are bridges between these provinces over a body of water, allowing the movement of armies without the need of transport ships. As such, straits are very important features within the game mechanics.

The reload_straits command updates or refreshes the strait vertex buffers. Vertex buffers are used to store vertex data, including coordinates of the model's vertices and other per-vertex attributes like color, normal and texture coordinates. Essentially, it refers to the graphical positioning of the straits.

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 .