EU4 savegame Console Command

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savegame Command
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This command creates an savefile.

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Quick Overview

The savegame command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is used to manually generate and save a current game file. This allows you to preserve your current game state and load from this point later if needed.

In-Depth Description

The command savegame in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that allows players to create a savegame file instantly whenever the command is entered into the console.

Typically, to save your game progress, you would normally have to navigate to the game's menu and manually hit the 'save game' button. However, with the savegame command, you can create a save point immediately, right where you are in your gameplay.

This command can be very helpful in many situations. For instance, if you're about to make a significant decision or going into a potential high-risk situation such as a important war, you might want to create a save point right before that.

This way, if things don't pan out as you planned, you can always revert back to this save point and try a different strategy without losing your progress.

It's also an efficient way to save your game if you need to stop playing at any given time without having to navigate out of your current screen to the main menu.

One thing to note is that this command only works in single-player modes, as the console is typically disabled in multiplayer games to prevent cheating.

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 .