EU4 update_loc Console Command

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update_loc Command
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This command updates the localization tag file.

update_loc [Localization Tag]


Localization Tag

The localization tag you want to update to.

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Quick Overview

The update_loc command in Europa Universalis IV is used to update the game's localization files.

Localization files are responsible for handling the translation and language-specific content within the game. When you run this command, the game checks for any changes or new additions to the localization tag file and applies them to the game.

This is useful when new content has been added or changes have been made to existing content that would necessitate an update to the translations or language-specific elements of the game.

In-Depth Description

The update_loc command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that updates the localization tag file.

This is especially useful for developers or modders who are working on translations or adding new texts to the game.

A localization tag file, broadly speaking, is a piece of code that flags certain pieces of text for inclusion in different languages.

When you're adding a text into the game for example, that text will have a tag which tells the game what language that text is in.

When the file is updated, the changes in the language versions of the game will be reflected.

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 .