EU4 timer_stop Console Command

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timer_stop Command
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This command stops debug timing.

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Quick Overview

The command timer_stop in Europa Universalis IV is used to stop the debug timing. This is typically used by game developers or modders who are trying to troubleshoot or optimize the game.

Debug timing is a method to measure the time it takes for certain game functions or processes to run in order to identify any potential issues or inefficiencies.

In-Depth Description

The timer_stop command in Europa Universalis IV is primarily used in debugging and performance testing.

Debugging pertains to the process of searching for and fixing or bypassing bugs or errors in the game code. Timing, in the context of this command, refers to how long certain processes or tasks in the game take to complete.

When you use the timer_start command, the game starts tracking time for debugging purposes. Then, when you use the timer_stop command, the game stops this time tracking.

This means that the timer_stop command will give you an output of how long the time period between timer_start and timer_stop was, which can be helpful for developers or testers who are trying to identify tasks that take a long time to execute and are possibly causing performance issues.

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 .