Command line parameters

Most useful options for modding and debugging are -dev, -cheat / -nocheats, -allow_multiple_instances.

command line parameter description
-no_units Removes all units
-no_gaia Removes all gaia
-no_fow Removes fog of war
-missioncheat <mode>:<value> Cheats for singleplayer missions
-cheat Enables cheat mode
-dev Enables developer mode (eg. shows an output log)
-score/-scores Displays score
-timer <time-seconds> Enables a victory countdown timer
-campaign_debug
-debug/debugplans/fullscreen_nis/no_scripted_camera
-speed/build_speed/repair_speed/gather_speed/upgrade_speed/production_speed <value> Sets the relative speed of various things
-Aftermath
-ageUpPrecache
-allow_multiple_instances
-allowIncompatibleReplays
-AllowResize
-animsystem_singlethreaded
-archivePreview
-audioignorefocusloss
-autoGroupsEnabled
-autotest
-chat_cue
-closeStarts
-configtest
-d3dlog
-dataPreview
-debug_kickers
-DebugLevel
-debugTail
-debugwindow
-dev
-disable_async_scenario_loading
-disable_map_unplayable_decorator
-disable_render_thread
-disable_root_component_merge
-disable_root_motion
-disable_threading_mode_dynamic_updates
-disableCPUextensions
-disableLuaDebug
-disableRacePrecaching
-DRED
-enabled_render_thread
-entitylog
-exclusive_fullscreen
-filelog
-force_background
-force_inactive_dxdevice
-force_real_match
-force_remote_desktop
-force_test_server
-formationDisabled
-full_desktop
-fullwindow
-fxloadimmediate
-fxlog
-height
-hideDebugRender
-hudrefresh
-ideal_frame_rate
-ignore_remote_desktop
-ignorePrecacheDenylist
-invbatchingoff"
-load_game
-loadAllFX
-loadAllSkins
-loadrenderdoc
-logPageFaults
-memorybudget
-MinimapCapture
-mipdb
-mod
-MovieManagerLogSelectionDetail
-multithread_ai_sim_if_workers_available_enabled
-navigation_drive_directly_to_goal
-no_ai_matchheartbeat
-no_entity_tree_readonly_validation
-nomovies Disables all movies inlcudung the intro
-no_multithreaded_ai
-no_multithreaded_sim
-no_nfx
-no_parallel_deferred_entity_trees
-no_parallel_entity_trees
-no_parallel_physical_trees
-noassert
-noBackgroundLoading
-nocheats
-noCloudSaves
-nofonts
-nofx
-nographicsautodetect
-noMemoryProtection
-nonInteractiveMode
-nopatchdownload
-nopatchload
-nophysicsthreads
-noreflections
-noscarreport
-noShadowNormalBias
-noStampSplats
-noStampStrips
-noSteam
-noTimeOutDetection
-notrace
-noWs
-nulldevice
-perftest
-precacheSoundBanksAll
-pressanykey
-protectUnusedMemory
-publicTest
-ReflectResetAbstractObjectsToDefault
-relocateSimPools
-RenderdocSwitch
-replay
-ReplayDesyncTest
-replayvalidation
-RRStateTracking
-rulesdebug
-scarWarnings
-show_all_replay
-showDistricts
-showpersistentperformancecounter
-singleshadowcascade
-singlethreaded_presentation
-skirmish
-start_scenario
-startpaused
-sync_high
-trackTemporaryAllocationCallstacks
-use_legacy_presentation_serialization
-use_pending_combat_fitness_data
-useTerrainShotBlocking
-verifyCopyOnDirty
-VPXDisableAlpha
-warning_as_assert_AI
-warning_as_assert_precache
-warning_as_assert_statetree
-WarpDevice
-width
-window
-window_title
-window_x
-window_x_negative
-window_y
-window_y_negative