Introduction to victoria 2 console commands
Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game set in the 19th century where you control the entire country (or multiple ones, in the case of a multi-player game). You can act as president, prime minister, dictator, or whatever floats your boat.
Your goal is to lead the country to either prosperity or ruin. It’s not an easy task, and it requires much skill and effort. Many factors influence your work, from elections to colonies and from land uprisings to famines and wars. All these aspects combined make you feel like a ruler of the entire country – and it’s pretty awesome.
What are console commands?
Console commands allow you to do many things, from simple bug fixes to turning off completely and gaining tons of free money. Their usage is pretty straightforward, but there are many of them, and finding the right one is the trickier part.
Some commands have limited use; others can be used an unlimited number of times, while some only work on developers’ build, so unless you hacked your way into the game files, you can’t use them.
Basics and other helpful information of victoria 2 console commands
There are few things you need to know before using console commands;
During gameplay, you can open the console by pressing the tilde key (~, located under the ESC button). If you’re playing EU3 or an older game, it will be the F12 key instead. Command prompt should appear at the bottom of your screen, but if it doesn’t, or it’s not visible, then you can turn it on from the options menu. In that case, check the “Enable developer console” box, and you should be good to go.
Type in the full name to execute the command correctly (you don’t need to type in the “cheat” word before it). Upon execution, the console will print out a message letting you know that command was successful. You can use different colors for your messages, but be careful with the colors you’re using when writing things in global chat, especially when insulting other players. They will receive it in red, and that won’t look too good.
Maximizing your gameplay
Using console commands in Victoria 2 can turn the game into a completely different experience. You’ll be able to play with cheats and see how it feels like for a change! The best part is that you won’t have to worry about spending dozens of hours to achieve what you want since doing it this way will be quick and straightforward.
Here’s a list of our favorite cheats:
Maximum experience points (XP)
For this type in the cheat XP -999, press Enter and close the chat window. This will give your ruler 9,999 XP in every area for which he receives them (e.g., administrative or diplomatic). You can then do whatever you wish without worrying about the experience. The downside is that you can’t level up in the “Ruler” category, but it’s easier to achieve an advanced level when you can focus on a single aspect of your skills and ignore everything else.
Executing other nation leaders
If you want to play as another ruler than the one assigned to that country or if that ruler was killed, then type in “ruler [country tag]” into the console and then press Enter. You’ll be taken back to the main menu where you can choose another leader for your country. This way, you’ll skip all those military coups and bloody revolutions because people will think that the former ruler retired or died without naming a successor.
Warping time forward/backward
Warping time is a rather tricky and risky command because it can lead to the meltdown of your country, so if you’re not sure that you can handle it properly, then don’t use this one for warping time bold type in. “WTP 5d” and press Enter. It will take you five days into the future. You can adjust the number to whatever suits your needs. For warping back in time, type in “WTP -5d” and press Enter once more if you want to return to average speed, type in “WTP 0” and press Enter.
There are four map modes: political (the default), terrain, geography, and diplomatic. To switch between them, type their names with a capital letter and press Enter.
Hidden nations are left out from the game, but you can add them back in with various effects. Open the chat window, and press Enter to see a list of available secret countries and their impact type “help” without quotes.
Max score (cheating)
If you want to cheat your way into victory, then execute the following command: “score 30001.” It will set your score at 30001 as soon as you start a new map. It is enough to win every single election against AI opponents who have 0 electoral votes by default. You’ll be able to crush everyone else and become a global leader quickly! Max resources sometimes, it’s more fun if resources like iron or coal last forever. To do this, you need to type in “maxres.” For example, if you wish to have an unlimited supply of iron, then type in “max res iron.”
Max family members
You can max your family members using console commands. For that, type in the cheat “fam -999” for a ruler or vassal and press Enter, then close out the chat window. It will give those 9,999 for each attribute you desire (e.g., military skill). Note that this won’t work with advisors because they are not part of your family lineage.