EU4 timer_restart Console Command

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timer_restart Command
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This command restars, resets and starts, debug timing.

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Quick Overview

The timer_restart command in Europa Universalis IV is a debug command used by developers for testing purposes.

When executed, it restarts (which means it resets and then starts again) the game's debug timer.

This can be useful for tracking how long certain processes or events within the game take to run, allowing developers to identify and address potential performance issues.

In-Depth Description

The timer_restart command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is primarily used in debugging and development of the game. When this command is used, it resets and starts the debug timing in the game.

The debug timing function is used for testing and optimizing the efficiency of various processes in the game. It measures how long different parts of the game take to load or process, so it's mainly useful to the game's developers who want to fine-tune the game's performance.

However, as a player, you might find it interesting to see the performance data or to learn more about how efficiently your computer runs different aspects of the game. Additionally, if you are a modder or a developer working on custom content for the game, this command could be extremely useful for optimization and troubleshooting.

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 .