Stellaris reloadfx Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

reloadfx Command


This command reloads the shader.

reloadfx [map / mapname / postfx / *.fx filename]


map / mapname / postfx / *.fx filename
Optional. You can optionally specify a map name, postfx or specific file name to reload (shader files end in .fx).


Here are examples of how to use reloadfx.

reloadfx arrow.fx
This command will reload the file 'arrow.fx.'
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Quick Overview

The reloadfx command in Stellaris is used to reload graphics effects, such as shaders, within the game without the need for a full restart.

This command can be useful during mod development or when attempting to troubleshoot graphical bugs or issues in the game.

In-Depth Description

The reloadfx command in Stellaris is a console command that is related to the game's graphic interface. This console command is responsible for reloading all the shaders in the game.

Shaders in a video game, like Stellaris, are used to provide depth, texture, light, and color to the game's graphics. They help determine how everything in the game world is visually processed and presented on the screen.

The reloadfx command can be helpful in several scenarios. For example, if you're a mod developer and you're creating or editing shaders for the game, this command allows you to see your changes immediately without having to restart the game. This is a valuable time-saving feature for debugging and optimization.

Another use case could be when you're experiencing visual bugs or issues related to the game's shaders. By typing and executing the reloadfx command in the console, the game will force a reload of all the shaders, potentially resolving visual issues you were experiencing.

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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