Stellaris debugtooltip Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

debugtooltip Command


This command shows detailed information about the game object your mouse hovers over, such as population ID or planet ID.

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Quick Overview

The debugtooltip command in Stellaris is a useful tool for developers or players who wish to see behind-the-scenes information about the game's objects.

When this command is run, it adds detailed debug information, like the unique identifier (ID) of populations (pops) or planets, to the tooltips that appear when you hover your cursor over these objects in the game.

Thus, it provides deeper insight into the game's mechanics and how different objects are identified and interact within the game's complex scripts and codes.

In-Depth Description

The debugtooltip command in Stellaris is an important tool for players who wish to access additional layers of information about in-game entities.

When activated, this command alters the game's tooltip, a text that appears when hovering over in-game objects, like a pop or a planet, to reveal debug information.

For pops, the debug info would be their specific Pop ID, a unique identifier that can be used to execute various other commands related to that pop.

For planets, the planet ID would be displayed. This ID can be used to enact changes on a specific planet using different commands.

This command doesn't change the mechanics of the game per se, but it presents an advanced level of data to the player, which can help them make more informed decisions.

It's extremely useful if a player is using console commands regularly and wants to ensure that they are applying changes to the correct in-game entity.

For instance, if you wanted to move a population from one planet to another by using commands, you would need the planet IDs, which the debugtooltip can provide.

How to Open the Command Console

In Stellaris, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .

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