How to Change the Language of Europa Universalis 4

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In this small guide you will learn how to change the language of the game Europa Universalis 4. The game contains the English, German, French and Spanish localization, that means you can choose to play the game in any of those languages. When the game is installed, it’s usually installed in English, but it’s possible to switch to the other languages, and you also can switch back to English if you want to. In this tutorial you will learn how to switch the language, so let us take a look:

Attention: With the new Europa Universalis client, you can directly change the language in after starting the client (see the language flag). So, this means the old method posted below is basically outdated and not needed anymore, unless there is a problem and you can’t change the language in the client.

    1. The very first thing you need to do, is to locate the following folder on your hard drive: “C:\Users\%Username%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Europa Universalis IV”.
    2. In the mentioned folder, you will find a file called “settings.txt”. Open the file with your prefered editor, like the Windows notepad.
    3. Find the following line:
    4. Change “l_english” to “l_german”, “l_french” or “l_spanish” and save the file. If you want to revert back to English, change it to “l_english” again and save the file.
    5. You did it! Done!

I hope you learned how to change the language of Europa Universalis 4, have fun in the game and always remember to take a look at the clock!


2 thoughts on “How to Change the Language of Europa Universalis 4

    1. Yes your a right, that’s possible with the client. It’s funny, I wrote the guide with the old method in mind… I will edit the article later and mention the language flags in the EU4 client. Thank you. 🙂

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