EU4 SetRandomCount Console Command

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SetRandomCount Command
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This command in the game, when run without specifying any numerical value (just typing 'SetRandomCount'), will reset the random count to zero. However, if a certain number is included as an argument when executing the command, the random count will be set to this specified number.

SetRandomCount [Count]



Optional. Your desired random count.


Here are examples of how to use SetRandomCount.


The above command would set the random count to 0.

SetRandomCount 54

The above command would set the random count to 54.

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Quick Overview

The SetRandomCount command in Europa Universalis IV is used to set the game's random count value to either 0 or to an argument that you specify when using the command.

The random count in the game is used to determine the outcome of certain random events, so by manipulating it, you can influence these events.

In-Depth Description

The setrandomcount command in Europa Universalis IV is more of a debugging tool used by developers rather than a command that provides a direct benefit during normal gameplay. It is used to manipulate the in-game random number generation system. The command setrandomcount followed by a specific numeric value sets the internal random number generator to a specific value.

To illustrate, if you were to type setrandomcount 0, it would reset the random number sequence to the very start. This means that the game would produce predictable results whenever a random outcome needs to be generated (such as a dice roll equivalent or determining the winner of an in-game event).

If you were to put a specific number after the command, e.g., setrandomcount 1234, it would set the internal random number generator to the 1234th step of the sequence. Following this, the game's random events and calculations would follow a fixed pattern from that stage onward.

However, in general gameplay, this command will likely see much less use as it was designed for testing and debugging. Its primary use would be in specific play-testing scenarios where you require the RNG (random number generation) to produce predictable outcomes, essential when debugging or creating mods.

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 .