Console commands

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This page lists the codes which may be inputted into the Console Window, a special debugging window which may be accessed on non-ironman games by hitting ^ or ° (key varies based on keyboard layout). Press the up or down arrow keys to traverse through previously executed commands. Many codes can be turned off by repeating the command, but sometimes reloading the save or exiting the game is necessary.

Also of note, commands may not work in ironman games by design.

List of commands[edit]

Press Shift+2, §, ~, `,^ or ALT+2+1, or Shift+3 to access the console (key varies based on keyboard layout)

Country tags[edit]

See also: Countries

Country tags[1] are case insensitive, but conventionally written in upper case eg. USA, CHI, ENG, SOV. Newly spawned nations are given a tag in the range D01, D02, D03 and onwards depending on availability.

Useful commands[edit]

Command Effect Example/Comment
add_equipment(ae) [<equipment amount>] [<equipment name>] Adds equipment Equipment uses the basic name so 'add_equipment 1000 Infantry Equipment VI'
add_latest_equipment(ale) [<equipment amount>] Gives player amount of latest equipment variants
whitepeace(wp) [<country tags>] White peace with the specified countries.
teleport(tp) Activates the Teleporting tool
allowdiplo(adiplo,nocb) Allows to use all diplomatic actions for no matter the rules. (Can declare war without justification)
debug_nuking Allows to nuke every province without checking any conditions.
instantconstruction(ic) Toggles instant construction cheat. This cheat will apply to AI as well, so be wary when enabling. Ships are also constructed instantly.
event [event id] [<Target Country Tag>] Executes an event event political.3 for communist coup 6 for democratic 9 for fascist
research [<slot id> or "all"] Researches a technology from research slot or all. Research all will instant research all technology's
research_on_icon_click Research a technology when clicking on technology tree icon Will Allow you to research an item without its prerequisite
annex [<Target Country Tag>] Begin annex/annexes the specified tag annex USA or annex d01
winwars Gives max war score in all wars for the country
manpower [<Amount>] Adds manpower to player Give in the exact number, so manpower 100 will give you 100 men
add_opinion [<Country tag>] Add opinion to/from tag
tag [<Country tag>] Switch tag to another country
observe(spectator) Switches to play no country at all, and no longer shows messages or pauses the game. However, it also interferes with AI performance and is not a good indication of what the AI will do if observe mode is not used.
tdebug Toggles Debug info Helpful for finding nation tags and ID's
spawn [<SubUnit Type>] [<Province ID>] [<Amount>] Spawns a unit in a province Currently, this command does not work. When entered into the console, units do not spawn; the console instead returns a message saying "Command available only for developers". The fix, if there is any, is not known.
occupationpaint(op) Toggles occupation painting
setowner [country tag] [state id] Sets state owner
setcontroller [country tag] [province id] Sets province controller
xp [XP amount] Gives Army, navy and air experience to player Can be used once per day
pp(fuhrer_mana,political_power) [PP amount] Gives political power to player
civilwar [<ideology>] [<target country tag>] Spawns a civil war civilwar fascism ENG :

Other Valid ideologies "communism" "democratic" "neutrality"

add_party_popularity <ideology group> <value> Adds party popularity ideology group has shortcuts d f n c for vanilla HOI groups.
set_ruling_party <ideology group> Sets ruling party ideology group has shortcuts d f n c for vanilla HOI groups.
help [command name] Print out all console commands or a specific command description.
Focus.AutoComplete Allows national focuses to be instantly finished Affects AI
Focus.NoChecks Ignores focus requirements Affects AI
instant_prepare Instantly prepares naval invasions Displays message "Command only available for developers"
nu [number] Adds the specified amount of National Unity
nuke [number] Adds nuke
yesman AI will accept all diplomatic offers

All commands[edit]

Command Effect Example/Comment
rendertype Reports what render backend is used
tweakergui Spawns a tweaker GUI
add_equipment(ae) [<equipment amount>] [<equipment name>] Adds equipment add_equipment 200 Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251/20 : See "equipment_l_english.yml" for full list of names
add_latest_equipment(ale) [<equipment amount>] Gives player amount of latest equipment variants
reload [file name] Reloads assets
  • reload loc (reloads localisation files)
  • reload focus (reloads focuses)
  • reload landcombat.gui (reloads land combat interface)
time What time is it?
reloadfx [Arguments: map/mapname/postfx or *.fx filename] Reloads the shader
particle_editor Spawns a particle editor
whitepeace(wp) [<country tags>] White peace with the specified countries.
testtool(test) Testing tool.
analyzetheatres(anth) Analyze theatres for errors.
massconquer(massc) Mass conquer tool.
deleteallunits(delall) Delete all armies and fleets of the specified countries. deleteallunits SPR
aircombat(airc) [<scenario name>] [<result name>] [<province id>] [<state id with airbase>] [<state id with airbase>] [<equipment type>] [<equipment type>] [<equipment creator country>] [<equipment creator country>] Spawns an air combat in desired location.
teleport(tp) [<province_id>] Teleports selected armies or ships to the specified province
theatersrebuild(trebuild) Rebuilds all theatres in the world. All orders will be cleaned.
fronts Toggle visibility of the foreign fronts
traderoutes Toggle visibility of trade routes
debug_tactics Toggle visibility of debug tooltip for tactics
allowdiplo(adiplo,nocb) Allows to use all diplomatic actions for no matter the rules.
debug_nuking Allows to nuke every province without checking any conditions.
reloadsupply(relsup) Reinitializes the supply systems.
deltat [<speed factor>] control animation speeds
building_health(bhealth) [<building type>] [<state or prov id>] [<building level>] [<health to add>] Changes specified building health
instantconstruction(ic) Toggles instant construction cheat.
nomapicons Toggles map icons.
nopausetext Toggles the pausebanner for nicer screenshots.
nextsong Changes the currently playing soundtrack.
combatsound How often does the combat view give a random sound? 0-50
morehumans(humans) [num] Adds more humans
window(wnd) [Arguments: open/close] [window gui name] Opens or closes the specified window
reloadinterface Reloads the entire interface
reloadtechnologies Reloads the technology database
updateequipments Updates the equipment database
updatesubunits Updates the subunit database
reloadoob [<Target Country Tag>] Reloads OOBs
update_loc [localization tag] Updates the localization tag file
poll Polls valid Events
event [event id] [<Target Country Tag>] Executes an event event political.3 for communist coup
research [<slot id> or "all"] Researches a technology from research slot or all.
research_on_icon_click Research a technology when clicking on technology tree icon
add_autonomy [<Target Country Tag>] [num] Changes a country's autonomy level add_autonomy PHI -200
annex [<Target Country Tag>] Begin annex/annexes the specified tag annex USA or annex d01
winwars Gives max war score in all wars for the country
testevent [<Event ID>] [<Character ID>] Tests an event without triggering it
manpower [<Amount>] Adds manpower to player
add_opinion [<Country tag>] Add opinion to/from tag
tag [<Country tag>] Switch tag to another country
resign Resign from the game
add_interest [<Country tag>] Add specified country tag to your interest
remove_interest [<Country tag>] Removes specified country tag from your interest
add_diplo Adds diplomatic entroute
PrintSynchStuff Prints random count and seed
SetRandomCount Sets the randomcount to 0 or arg
observe(spectator) Switches to play no country at all, and no longer shows messages or pauses the game. However, it also interferes with AI performance and is not a good indication of what the AI will do if observe mode is not used.
ai Toggles the AI on or off
human_ai Toggles AI for Human countries
ai_invasion Toggles AI AI naval invasions
ai_accept(yesman) Toggles AI always accept diplomacy
fow(debug_fow) [<Province ID> OPTIONAL] Turns off fog of war in a province or in general
collision(debug_collision) Toggles debug display of normals/bounding boxes/collision
savegame Creates a savefile.
savecheck Makes a save file (Test_01), loads the save file, makes a new savegame (Test_02). Those save files should look the same.
IP Shows your IP
requestgamestate Requests the gamestate from host
nudge Go to the nudge tool
mapmode [Mapmode type (int)] Change mapmode.
fullscreen Toggles fullscreen
prices Price Info
add_core [<State ID>] Add core
remove_core [<State ID>] Remove core
debug_zoom Zooms in the game
debug_types Will print the data type for all dynamic reference objects. Can only be used if using RTTI.
debug_show_event_ID Shows event ID
debug_commands Printing commandcount to message.log
debug_events Start Counting events
debug_dumpevents Dump Event data to game log
debug_diploactions Start Counting diplomatic actions
debug_dumpdiploactions Dump diplomatic action data to game log
debug_assert Toggles asserts on/off
debug_smooth Toggle framesmoothing
debug_nomouse Toggles mouse scrollwheel on/off
debug_terrain Toggles Terrain on/off
debug_cities Toggles Cities painting mode on/off
debug_water Toggles Water on/off
debug_fronts Toggles interpolated fronts debug
debug_off_front_snap(dbg_fsnap) Toggles offensive fronts snapping debug
debug_borders Toggles Borders on/off
debug_trees Toggles Trees on/off
debug_rivers Toggles Rivers on/off
debug_postfx Toggles PostFX on/off
debug_sky Toggles Sky on/off
debug_bloom Toggles Bloom on/off
debug_tooltip Toggles Tooltips on/off
flagsoutput [<path>] Creates texture atlas files from memory.
cityreload Reloads the cities
error Show errors in log
version Show current game version
debug_nogui Toggles GUI on/off
debug_volume [<Volume Delta>] Modifies music volume
debug_lockcamera Toggles Camera locked on/off
debug_lines Toggles Debuglines
debug_entities Toggles Debug entities
debug_info Toggles Debug info
debug_particle Toggles Particles Debug info
debug_ai_budget [CountryTag] Show ai budget data
debug_textures Writes Texture info to application debug log
debug_texture draws textures like bloom
debug_wireframe Toggles forced wireframe on/off
debug_achievements_clear Clear all achievements and user stats
moveunit [<Unit ID>] [<Province ID>] Moves a unit to a province
spawnactor [<Actorname>] [<Province ID>] [<Animation> OPTIONAL] Spawns an actor with an optional animation
spawn [<SubUnit Type>] [<Province ID>] [<Amount>] Spawns a unit in a province
guibounds(gui) Toggles GUI bounds debug
cameraclamp Toggles the camera clamping
provtooltipdebug(tdebug) Toggles the debug info in province tooltip
reloadweather [<randomseed>] Reload and regenerate weather
weather Toggle weather simulation
debug_air_vs_land(dbg_cas) Toggle debug mode for air vs land combat.
mapnames Toggle map names
gbreload Reloads gradient borders only for developers
gbpaint [layer] [channel] Toggles gradient border painting
occupationpaint(op) Toggles occupation painting
setowner [country tag] [state id] Sets state owner
setcontroller [country tag] [province id] Sets province controller
profilelog Prints out the profiling informations into time.log
run Runs the specified file with list of commands
oos Out of Synch
debug_crash(crash) Crash!
sleep(wait) [time in sec] Sleep
goto_province [province id] Centers to province
goto_state [state id] Centers to state
trigger_docs(effect_docs) Print docs for triggers and effects
xp [XP amount] Gives Army, navy and air experience to player
threat [Threat amount] Adds or show threat level of player
pp(fuhrer_mana,political_power) [PP amount] Gives political power to player
3dstats Toggles 3D Stats
hdr Toggles hdr
hdr_debug Toggles hdr debugging
srgb Toggles sRGB
bloom Toggles bloom
PostEffectVolumes.Default [posteffect_values name] Toggles default posteffect values
night Toggles night *as of 1.01 this does not seem to work (filed under developer-only command) This command can be emulated via the day/night loop option at the bottom right toolbar (shortcut key 'N')
filewatcher Toggles filewatcher
civilwar [<ideology>] [<target country tag>] Spawns a civil war civilwar fascism ENG :

Other Valid ideologies "communism" "democratic" "neutrality"

add_party_popularity <ideology group> <value> Adds party popularity ideology group has shortcuts d f n c for vanilla HOI groups.
set_ruling_party <ideology group> Sets ruling party ideology group has shortcuts d f n c for vanilla HOI groups.
createlean Create LEAN textures
helplog Print out all console commands to game.log file.
help [command name] Print out all console commands or a specific command description.
helphelp Double Rainbow help.
hsv Converts RGB to HSV
tag_color Test setting a country's color
browser [url] Show browser window
browser_base_url [url] Set browser base url
aiview Enable AI debug info
Focus.AutoComplete Allows national focuses to be instantly finished Affects AI
Focus.NoChecks Ignores focus requirements Affects AI
instant_prepare Instantly prepares naval invasions
nu [number] Adds the specified amount of National Unity
pp [number] Adds the specified amount of Political Power Not specifying the amount of political power will give the player 1000 political power.
nuke [number] Adds nuke
airealism Enable realistic AI An easter egg making the AI smacktalk in chats. Useless since unactivable in multiplayer and chat unactivable in singleplayer.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. The tag list files can be found in the folder /Hearts of Iron IV/common/country_tags/.
  2. A comment of podcat about the command been found https://www.reddit.com/r/hoi4/comments/6cb8vh/the_secrets_of_hoi4/dhtdr4x/