Europa Universalis IV

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Europa Universalis IV
Europa Universalis IV cover
Developers
Paradox Development Studio
Publishers
Paradox Interactive
Engines
Clausewitz
Release dates
Windows August 13, 2013
macOS (OS X) August 13, 2013
Linux August 13, 2013
Europa Universalis IV at Wikipedia
Europa Universalis
Europa Universalis 2000
Europa Universalis II 2001
Europa Universalis III 2007
Europa Universalis: Rome 2008
For the Glory: A Europa Universalis Game 2009
Europa Universalis IV 2013

General information

Official Forum
Steam Community Discussions
Europa Universalis 4 Wiki

Availability[edit]

All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Call-to-Arms Pack Contains the content that was part of the sign-up campaign held before launch, adding Winged Hussars Unit Pack (cosmetic) and National Monuments Pack (cosmetic).
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Digital Extreme Edition Upgrade Pack Contains the content of Extreme Edition, adding Star and Crescent (flavor pack), Horsemen of the Crescent Unit Pack (cosmetic) and Conquest of Constantinople Music Pack (music).
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Pre-Order Pack Contains the pre-order bonus content Purple Phoenix (flavor pack) and 100 Years War Unit Pack (cosmetic).
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Conquest of Paradise Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Wealth of Nations Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Res Publica Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Art of War Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
El Dorado Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Common Sense Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Cossacks Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mare Nostrum Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Rights of Man Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mandate of Heaven Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Cradle of Civilization Expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Third Rome Immersion pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Rule Britannia Immersion pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Purple Phoenix Flavor pack (also part of Pre-Order Pack)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Star and Crescent Flavor pack (also part of Digital Extreme Upgrade Pack)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
American Dream Flavor pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Women in History Flavor pack (free)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Several music packs Music packs add new music created after the game's release to the game's soundtrack. A full list is available here.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Several cosmetic packs Cosmetic packs add graphical enhancements to the game, whether by additional unit models, landmarks or portraits. A full list is available here.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Several e-books A full list is available here.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
This list of DLC contains only DLC-packs available on release, as well as expansions, immersion packs ("something between a full expansion and a small graphics pack"[1]) and flavor packs (even smaller "mini expansions"). A complete list with more detailed descriptions is available on the EU4 Wiki here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Europa Universalis IV\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Paradox Interactive/Europa Universalis IV/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Europa Universalis IV\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Paradox Interactive/Europa Universalis IV/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
[2]
4K Ultra HD
For experimental UI scaling support add "gui_scale=2.000000" to settings.txt stored in Documents/Paradox Interactive/EU4
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Controlled by anisotropic_filtering parameter inside settings.txt. Possible values goes from 0 to 16
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Controlled by "Multisample Level".
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Only possible through modding
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, music and ambient.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Unlimited
"Unlimited" is not a number.
Versus, Co-op
Other players join via "scan LAN" button.[3]
Online play
Unlimited
"Unlimited" is not a number.
Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Dedicated Server files are included in the installation folder.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Mouse cursor not bound to game[edit]

CursorLock[citation needed]
  1. Download CursorLock.
  2. Open CursorLockSetup.exe
  3. Shortcut > User mode
  4. Switch to the Hotkeys tab and enable Toggle Lock Hotkey and choose a hotkey
  5. Click Create Shortcut
  6. Activate the shortcut, switch back to EUIV, and use the lock hotkey to bind the cursor to the game

Black outline of North America[edit]

Download most recent drivers[citation needed]
  1. Download your most recent graphics drivers.

Black or wrong flags[edit]

Delete the gfx folder[4]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Delete the gfx folder.
  3. Launch the game.

Alt-tabbing out and back in changes system resolution (Linux)[edit]

Since the introduction of the new launcher, alt-tabbing out of the game and back into it changes the system resolution and consequently makes the game unplayable. This can be prevented by bypassing the launcher via a terminal command.
Launch the game without the launcher via the command line[citation needed]
  1. Execute <path-to-game>/eu4 -skiplauncher
  2. To enable mods, add -mod=$MOD where $MOD is the filename of the mod you want to enable.
  3. To disable DLC, add -exclude_dlx=$DLC where $DLC is the filename of the piece of DLC you want to disable.
Use a third-party launcher[citation needed]
  1. Download PyParadox following the installation instructions here.
  2. The dependencies are pip and PyQt5. They are installed with sudo apt-get install python3-pip python3-pyqt5.
  3. The launcher itself is installed with sudo pip3 install pyparadox.
  4. The launcher can be run with pyparadox-qt eu4.
  5. To tell Steam to use the new launcher:
    1. Right-click on Europa Universalis IV.
    2. Click on Properties.
    3. Click on Set launch options... in the General tab.
    4. Enter pyparadox-qt eu4 %command%.

Notes

If your version of Linux has significantly newer libraries than the Steam Runtime, the launcher may not apply the correct Qt theme.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
AMD 3500
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon X1900
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
1 GB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Core Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 6750
Nvidia GeForce 320
Nvidia GeForce 9600
1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Core Duo
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 6750
Nvidia GeForce 320 / Nvidia GeForce 9600
INTEL HD3000
1 GB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible

References