EU4 stop Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.
stop Command
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This command pauses the game at a specified date.

stop [Date]



The date you want the game to be paused at. It should be in the format YYYY.MM.DD.


Here are examples of how to use stop.

stop 1954.05.11

This command would pause the game at May 11, 1954.

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Quick Overview

The stop command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to automatically halt the game's progression on a specific date you designate. This means instead of manually pausing the game, you can input this command to automatically do so at a certain point in time.

In-Depth Description

The stop command in Europa Universalis IV is not used to pause the game at a specified date. Instead, you pause or unpause the game using the spacebar during gameplay on your keyboard, not through a console command.

In terms of console commands, the game operates in real time and does not contain a command that can manipulate time to pause or fast forward gameplay.

However, in single-player mode, you are able to pause and unpause at will by either clicking the pause button located in the top right corner of the screen or by pressing spacebar.

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 .