EU4 timer_dump Console Command

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timer_dump Command
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This command dumps debug timing info to logs.

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Quick Overview

The timer_dump command in Europa Universalis IV dumps debugging timing information to the game's logs.

This is primarily used for troubleshooting performance issues.

It records how long certain game processes are taking, providing developers with the data needed to identify and fix potential problems affecting the smooth performance of the game.

In-Depth Description

The timer_dump command in EU4 is a console command or cheat code that is primarily used for debugging purposes. When this command is executed, it will dump or log the timings of various debugging processes. This information is written to a log (txt file) in the game's installation directory.

Debug timing info includes data about how long it took for different parts of the game to load or execute. This includes timings relating to graphics rendering, simulation calculations, AI behavior, and much more.

This command is helpful to developers or modders who are interested in the under-the-hood functioning of the game, and are trying to locate any performance issues or bugs.

For instance, if a modder has added content to the game that's causing it to run slowly, they might use this command to figure out which processes are taking longer than expected.

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 .