EU4 startup_screen Console Command

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startup_screen Command
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This command creates a new startup screen.

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Quick Overview

The command startup_screen is used to create a new initial screen when you launch the game.

This option may be helpful for mod developers who wish to create a different atmosphere or brand for their modifications to the game.

In-Depth Description

The startup_screen command in Europa Universalis IV is a console command that triggers a new startup screen when inputted.

The startup screen in Europa Universalis IV is the first screen that appears when you start or load a game, which typically displays your nation’s stats, achievements, potential targets, and other information about your current gameplay.

This command can be used to refresh your startup screen for any purpose.

Since the startup screen provides a snapshot of the current situation of your game, using this command to bring up a new startup screen might be helpful when you want to review your nation's progress, plan a strategy based on the available information, or simply take a fresh look at your game stats.

However, it's important to understand that this command does not change your in-game progress or affect the gameplay in any significant way; it only changes the visual screen when you start or load a game. This means you should use this command when you want to see a new startup screen for any reason - whether to check your stats, strategize or simply to see something different.

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 .