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In terms of grand strategy titles, nobody does it better than Paradox Interactive. From the mechanized combat of World War 2 to the Kings and courts of medieval Europe, these guys have covered almost everything. Victoria 2 is their second take on a colonial era strategy title where you must guide your country to colonize the new world and build up your empire. If you’re already familiar with this game, then you might think you’ve seen it all. If that is the case, then you should probably try out console commands.
Victoria 2 console commands are extensive and give you the ability to force unions or wars on any combination of countries that you can think of. Even better, you can become the leader of a nation with infinite resources and power if you want. Check out the console commands below for the best options to be found for the game.
How to Enable the Console
Luckily, there isn’t much behind unlocking the console in Victoria 2, you can just tap the button underneath Escape and the console should pop right up whenever you’re in the game.
Victoria 2 Utility Console Commands
Cheating isn’t the only think you can do with the command console, you can also get diagnostic information about the game or use these commands to get through problems that you might encounter. Despite this, you should probably still back up your saves to be careful, since they can get corrupted by using the wrong command at the wrong time.
|Command Effect||Console Command|
|Shows Province IDs||provid|
|Switches all 3D rendered models into wireframe mode||wireframe|
|Toggles between fullscreen and windowed mode||fullscreen|
|Prints all your console commands to a .log file||helplog|
|Copies the currently selected provinces ID to your clipboard||copyprov|
|Gives you information about [console command]||help [console command]|
|Forces a reload of the game’s UI||reloadinterface|
Victoria 2 Cheat Console Commands
Once you’ve learned all the province IDs that you need and saved some logs to read later, you can get started with these more exciting cheat commands. These will probably remove the feeling of challenge from the game, but they defiantly have major potential to completely ruin your save files, so make sure that you keep a backup of any that you don’t want to lose.
|Command Effect||Console Command|
|Gives you [amount] of money||money [amount]|
|Gives you [amount] of prestige||prestige [amount]|
|Gives you [amount] of leadership||leadership [amount]|
|Gives you [amount] of all goods in the game and [amount] of money||goods [amount]|
|Starts a revolve in [prov ID]||revolt [prov ID]|
|Forces all AI to accept all deals you make. (becomes debug yesmen with HOD expansion)||yesmen|
|Forces a general election||election|
|Toggles fog of war on the map (becomes debug fow with HOD expansion)||fow|
|Removes the wait between reforms||debug reforms|
|Forces a blockade of [prov ID]||blockade [prov ID]|
|Forces each countries influence on each other to 100||debug influence|