EU4 timer_reset Console Command

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timer_reset Command
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This command resets debug timing.

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Quick Overview

The timer_reset command in Europa Universalis IV is used to reset the debug timing within the game. Debug timing is a helpful feature for game developers to troubleshoot and optimize performance issues.

It measures the amount of CPU time consumed by different parts of the code. Resetting the timer allows developers to start the timing from zero again.

In-Depth Description

The timer_reset command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is primarily a debug or development command used during the game's testing phases or for troubleshooting. Debug commands are special commands that developers use to examine and modify invisible parameters to find and fix potential glitches, improve balance, or otherwise develop and refine the game.

When you enter the timer_reset command into the EU4 console, it resets all debug timing that's currently running. This includes timers set by other debug commands, such as timer_start and timer_stop. Essentially, the command stops all active timers and resets their values to zero.

This command is particularly useful when developers are measuring how long different operations or actions in the game take in real time. It allows them to start, stop and reset this timing data, giving granular control over debug timers and aiding in performance testing.

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 .