Stellaris reload Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

reload Command


This command reloads assets.

reload [File]


The name of the file you wish to reload (with folder path if it is outside of the game's root directory).


Here are examples of how to use reload.

reload main.gui
This command will reload the 'main.gui' file (the file must be located in your game's folder).
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Quick Overview

The reload command in Stellaris is used to reload all the games' assets. This includes textures, models, and other visual components of the game.

It can be helpful if you've made changes to the game's files while it's running and want the changes to take effect without restarting the game.

In-Depth Description

The reload command in Stellaris is a practical tool for developers and modders that refreshes the game assets without needing to completely reboot the game.

What that means is, it will reload all textures, models, music, localisation, and other types of asset files that the game uses. It precisely reloads all .gfx and .asset files.

It's particularly handy when you're making modifications or additions to the game, because you can see your changes applied nearly instantly.

For example, if you've created a mod and want to test your changes, instead of having to turn off the game and turn it back on again to see the changes, you can simply input the reload command and see your modifications applied.

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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