The Evil Within

The Evil Within

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Debug Console Commands
By caps
I noticed the debug commands isn't stickied in the forums or listed in a guide yet I wanted to put it up here so everyone has easy access to it in the steam overlay. This information was taken directly from Bethesda's official forum at this link
Debug Console Command
Again, all this info was taken from Bethesda's forum at this link:

NOTE: It seems enabling the debug will stop you from getting achievements. To circumvent this matter, you can enter the R_swapinterval and R_forceaspectratio commands into <the evil withinconfig.cfg> at
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\The Evil Within\base
Just add the lines at the end and save and you will never have to use the debug menu, however any changes you make in the options screen will revert the cfg file unless you make it read only.

To access the debug console, do the following:

1. In Steam, right click on The Evil Within and select “properties” then under the General tab, hit “set launch options.”
2. Put this in to unlock the console: +com_allowconsole 1
3. Once the game has launched, hit the Insert key to bring down the developer console.

These are the commands you can use and some notes about each:

R_swapinterval <NUMBER>
Sets the FPS lock. Note that the numbers below are negative.
-2: This is the default, set to 30 FPS. This is the officially supported frame rate.
-1: This sets the FPS limit to 60. Fully playable, although there may be quirks but noted that they're going to fix these.
0: This fully unlocks the FPS. They do not recommend playing above 60 and they will not fix any issues above 60.

God mode. You are effectively invincible, and certain enemy kill moves will not be used against you (Laura, for example, will not jump on you)

Allows you to walk through walls

Unlimited ammo (provided you have at least 1 bullet when you enable this)

G_stoptime 1
Stops time. Note there is a bug right now where using this command causes a UI element to appear on screen.
Re enable time with g_stoptime 0

Separates the camera from Sebastian so you can freely move around

R_forceaspectratio <NUMBER>
Sets the aspect ratio. Default is 2.5, which is our official aspect ratio.
0 is full screen, but not ideal. 1.8 or 2 is probably most comfortable for those who don’t want bars.

Turns on id’s native FPS counter

Slows down time

Disables slow motion
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Antic Owl Nov 20, 2022 @ 8:35am 
Does anyonehas a full CVARS and CMDS export? Apparently the console log isn't working.
stevenhorbury622 Sep 1, 2022 @ 3:29am 
there same button my delete and insert key
caps  [author] Sep 1, 2022 @ 3:25am 
Oh ok, and you use "function" key between Del/Ins?
stevenhorbury622 Aug 31, 2022 @ 11:51am 
well here's the thing, i have no steam overlay on for it, still nothing, my computer is actually a rog strix with the delete and insert keys together, not sure if updated my steam does not look like that pic
caps  [author] Aug 31, 2022 @ 11:44am 
I duno about your situation then. The only thing I could find on the steam forum is to try disabling the steam overlay, maybe worth a shot.
stevenhorbury622 Aug 31, 2022 @ 7:31am 
well when i press insert the debug menu does not appear at all, i have tried videos and sites, i have copied every little detail and still nothing
caps  [author] Aug 31, 2022 @ 7:27am 
Just tested today and it still works...
stevenhorbury622 Aug 30, 2022 @ 12:28am 
debug mode does not seem to work for me
Bayern38 Nov 17, 2014 @ 11:31am 
Not working anyone Code why
Syinea Oct 21, 2014 @ 3:31pm