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This page lists all of the codes which may be inputted into the Console Window, a special debugging window which may be accessed by hitting Alt+21. (This is true for most people; see the FAQ below for other cases.) Many codes can be unloaded by repeating the command, but sometimes reloading the save or exiting the game is necessary.
The syntax for these commands is: code [Required Parameter] [OptionalParameter]
Where the "[" and "]" characters are not entered, but used on this page to denote the parameters (specifications) of the command. Codes and other parameters should ALWAYS be entered in lower-case, with the important exception of country tags which should ALWAYS be in upper-case. To achieve additional effects not covered by the standard console commands, you can use the event command to execute events. A list of useful events and ID #'s follows this list.
WARNING: As these codes originally existed for debugging, they're not without errors, and you may experience a CTD (crash-to-desktop) or less minor problems. Be very careful about entering a parameter with an out-of-bounds value—especially ID #'s—as this will cause a CTD. If in doubt, save your game before doing anything!
|annex||[Country_TAG]||Annex target country. You do not gain cores. (DW) See Tag for a list of country tags.|
|authority||Gives maximum imperial authority to the HRE Emperor.|
|cash||Adds 5000 ducats to player's treasury.|
|colonist||Adds +5 colonists to player's stock of colonists.|
|conversion_success||Makes all currently-active missionaries terminate successfully.|
|decision||[Decision_Name] [Country_TAG OR Province_ID#]||Executes decisions, optionally directed at a different country (default is the player's) or in a particular province; note that you don't have to own the province. These are defined in the common\decisions folder, where you can find all the decision names.|
|die||[Country_TAG]||Kills ruler of target country.|
|diplomat||Adds +5 diplomats to player's stock of diplomats.|
|discover||[Province_ID#]||Player country discovers the targeted province.|
|emperor||[Country_TAG]||Makes target country the Emperor of the HRE.|
|event||[Event_ID#] [Country_TAG OR Province_ID#]||Executes events, optionally directed at a different country (default is the player's) or in a particular province; note that you don't have to own the province. These are defined in the common\events folder, where you can find all the event id #'s. Some useful event ID's are also provided in the next section.|
|focus||[Province_ID#]||Changes player's National Focus province.|
|fow||[Province_ID#]||Turns on/off Fog of War over a province for 1 day (if you're not paused, you might miss it).|
|government||[Country_TAG] [Government_Type]||Changes the government of the target country. Government types are defined in the common\governments.txt file (and are listed below).|
|heir||[Country_TAG]||New heir is born for the target country (this is only effective on monarchies).|
|heir_succeeds||[Country_TAG]||The current heir succeeds to the throne of the target country; note that the current age of the heir doesn't matter (no risk of Regency Council).|
|infamy||[Amount]||Changes infamy by 0 or optionally by the amount specified. Note that you can change it by both positive and negative amounts, but it can't go below 0.|
|influence||Gives maximum papal influence to the player's country.|
|invest||[Tech_Type] [Amount]||Invests the amount specified into a technology. Note that this is a bit bugged -- no matter which tech you specify, it will actually divert the total according to your slider positions in the budget window.|
|kill_advisor||[Advisor_ID#]||Kills the targeted advisor in any country.|
|kill_heir||[Country_TAG]||Kills the current heir of the target country.|
|magistrate||Adds +5 magistrates to the player's stock of magistrates. (official also does this.)|
|merchant||Adds +5 merchants to the player's stock of merchants.|
|mission||[Mission_Name]||Executes (completes) missions for the player's country, which are defined in the common\missions folder where you can find all the mission names.|
|missionary||Adds +5 missionaries to the player's stock of missionaries.|
|morehumans||[Parameter]||Unknown effect which requires unknown parameter. Appears to be related to adding new human players during multiplayer gameplay.|
|native||Switches all resident natives (unoccupied provinces or colonies) in the game to automatically attack any entering army.|
|official||Adds +5 magistrates to the player's stock of magistrates. (magistrate also does this.)|
|pirate||Switches all pirates to roam sea provinces.|
|prestige||Increases prestige of player country by 17.5%.|
|revolt||[Province_ID#]||Spawns a revolt in the targeted province; note that this works for non-player provinces as well.|
|spy||Adds +5 spies to the player's stock of spies.|
|stability||Player country gains +6 stability.|
|tag||[Country_TAG]||Allows the player to switch between countries in-game. WARNING: While this command doesn't cause a CTD, it has some minor bugs. Be careful about accidentally switching to non-existent countries (or countries which have disappeared) or the game will end immediately. There are some bugs with loading/unloading graphics interfaces -- if you switch culture groups, the provincial city window graphics will be black as the new culture's graphics window is unloaded. In addition, the discovered map of the prior country will "follow" the player to the new country as the map graphics aren't updated. (However, the actual "discovered provinces" of the new country are kept intact for other purposes.) Also, the displayed tech level on the budget window isn't updated.|
|tech||[Country_TAG]||Prints a small summary of the target country's current tech progress to the Console Window.|
|ti||Switches on/off Terra Incognita; that is, it reveals the whole map for all countries in the world (not just the player's country). It also lifts Fog of War everywhere for 1 day.|
|undiscover||[Province_ID#]||Player country "undiscovers" the target province.|
|view||[Country_TAG]||Prints a small summary of the target country's income/savings to the Console Window.|
|view_ai||Switches on a descriptive mode where you can get extra information about an AI's initialized behaviors from a tooltip which appears if you hover the mouse cursor over their diplomatic shield. Note that you must exit the game in order to reset this mode.|
|crash||This is a CTD.|
|fullscreen||Switches windowed mode on/off. Note that windowed mode is not well-supported for general Windows play.|
|reloadfx||Reloads special effects graphics.|
|reloadinterface||Reloads graphics interfaces. (This command may be disabled.)|
|reloadmap*||Reloads map. (This may not be the actual command, though this function exists in the executable.)|
|set_global_flag||[FlagName]||Sets flag FlagName in the current game.|
|clr_global_flag||[FlagName]||Clears flag FlagName in the current game.|
|has_global_flag||[FlagName]||Checks whether FlagName is set in the current game.|
|window||[WindowReference]||Opens interface windows from the console. Requires additional commands open and close.|
Supplementary Parameter Information
Event ID #'s
A full list of event ID #'s may be found here. Some common/useful events are grouped here by category.
|6003||Centralization +1/Decentralization +1|
|723||Aristocracy +2/Serfdom +2|
|5051||Free Subjects +1|
|9472||+10% tax in national focus province|
|9473||University built in capital|
|5022||Rush of colonists|
|6100||Ship build speed -30%|
|9509||Gold produced in province|
|727||War exhaustion -1|
|6195||War exhaustion -2|
|728||Gain cores on neighbours|
|746||Enemy province defection (only if you're occupying it)|
|5015||+10 navy, +10 navy tradition|
|5087||Boundary Dispute (gain core on neighbouring province) (province event, you will gain core on one of the provinces BORDERING the province ID you use)|
|5025||Lose 3 infamy and gives some prestige|
|5056||Gives diplomatic insult CB / improves relations with neighbors|
|5031||Army Tradition and minor investment|
|6601||Turns selected country into a Revolutionary Republic|
|6604||Turns selected country into a Constitutional Monarchy|
|2001||Sets capital + random province to Protestant, enables Reformation|
|2008||Sets capital + country religion to Protestant, gives Reformation money, enables Reformation|
|9470||Sets new legal heir from your dynasty in random country with royal marriage|
|9464||+ 1 Magistrate / +10 Cultural Tradition|
|9469||New heir named Alexander / New heir named Caesar|
Province ID #'s
A full list may be found on the Provinces page.
How do I bring up the Console Window?
|Hit Alt+21 (that is, hold down the 'Alt' key while hitting '2' and '1' on the numpad in sequence). Alternatively, you can hit Alt+0167 or the '§' key (if available).|
I have a notebook, and no numpad. What do I do?
|Since notebooks normally don't have a dedicated numpad, you need to use the numpad "embedded" in the regular keyboard. Often the assignment is m→0, j→1, k→2, l→3, u→4, i→5, o→6, 7→7, 8→8, 9→9, but it can vary--these assignments are usually printed in a corner of the keys themselves. The exact procedure to activate these assignments varies by notebook; depending on the notebook you may need to either use the 'Fn' key or activate 'numlock' (or both) to access this built-in numpad. For example, many users will need to hit Alt+Fn+kj to open the console, while others may need to activate numlock (which may itself require the Fn key, such as Fn+ScrLk on a Thinkpad X61 or Fn+F6 on a MacBook) and then hit Alt+kj. Newer Dell notebooks may use Fn+F4 to activate NumLock (symbol for NumLock is a number 9 in a padlock). There's also this from the forum|
Some of these codes don't work! How do I get them to work?
All of the 'General Cheats' are verified, so make sure that your spelling of the code is right. Remember that codes are in lower-case exclusively, and country tags are in upper-case exclusively. Also, if there's a required parameter, you must enter this parameter or the console won't process the command. Be careful too to only insert spaces between a command and parameter(s), and not within a code or a parameter, as spaces are used by the game to distinguish between the elements you enter.
Country tags have be entered in CAPS. For example,
will force an heir succession for England, but it will fail to work without the country tag in caps.
EU3:NA List of Commands
- merchant - Sets the player's number of merchants to 5.
- colonist - Sets the player's number of colonists to 5.
- spy - Sets the player's number of spies to 5.
- diplomat - Sets the player's number of diplomats to 5.
- missionary - Sets the player's number of missionaries to 5.
- cash - Gives you 5000 ducats.
- prestige - Increases the player's prestige.
- help - Displays "no help for you" message.
- fow <province ID> - Toggle Fog of War on/off for the given province. (Leave out the < and >)
- native <province ID> - Makes natives attack a certain province. (Leave out the < and >)
- event <event ID> - Starts an event even if the trigger is not met. (Leave out the < and >)
For the event command you can specify a province ID or a country ID, depending on the type of event. For example, typing in event 1054 ENG (case sensitive) would fire event 1054 ("Become an elector") for England. Missing out ENG would make the event fire for the player.
- tag <country ID> - Switch and play as a different country without reloading (note that this sometimes leads to CTD's, especially when clicking on the "war overview" shield with NA). (Leave out the < and >)
- die <country ID> - The country's current ruler dies (Leave out the < and >)