EU4 writetestentities Console Command

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writetestentities Command
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This command writes test entities for all countries to local_temp.log.

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Quick Overview

The writetestentities command in Europa Universalis IV is a debug command used by the game's developers.

When this command is executed, the game creates test data for all countries and writes this information to a log file called local_temp.log.

In-Depth Description

The writetestentities command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a quality assurance tool used by developers for error checking.

When used, it generates a text file listing statistics, statuses, and other relevant details for all countries in the game and writes it to a file named local_temp.log.

This command writes the current state of the game, compiling data about all countries by specific criteria set by the game's developers. Such a command gives an overview of the world at a glance in an easily navigable format outside the game itself.

The data obtained includes, but not is limited to:

  • Country name
  • Country size
  • Economy status
  • Military strength

You will find this command useful particularly if you need to troubleshoot or debug any issues with the game. For example, if some countries are behaving incorrectly or have unrealistically high or low stats, this command can help you gather all the relevant data on a country to figure out what's going wrong.

When you enter writetestentities in the console command interface, the game will create a fresh version of the local_temp.log file in your EU4 log folder. It'll overwrite one if it already existed, so remember to save or copy any crucial data before running command again.

Please note that the game doesn't alert you of the command's successful execution in any way; you'll need to check your EU4 logs folder to see if a fresh local_temp.log has been created.

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 .