EU4 testevent Console Command

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testevent Command
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This command tests an event without triggering it.

testevent [Event ID] [Character ID]


Event ID

The ID of the event you wish to test.

Character ID

The ID of the character you wish to test.

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Quick Overview

The testevent command in Europa Universalis IV is used to test how an event would take place without actually triggering it in the game.

Essentially, it allows the player or developer to confirm the event's functionality and outcomes without impacting the ongoing game.

In-Depth Description

The command testevent in Europa Universalis IV is used to test events in the game without actually triggering them, enabling you to view what a specific event will do without having it impact your current game.

To use testevent, you first need to know the event's ID. The syntax for this command is testevent [event id] [character id]. The event id refers to the id of the event you want to test.

testevent is helpful during game development or modification to ensure that custom events function as intended without disrupting the current state of the game. It can also be handy for players who want to scope out the potential impacts of an event before choosing to trigger it.

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 .