Enabling the console in Euro Truck Simulator 2 is very easy.

You just need to modify two values in the config.cfg file.

Here's a short step-by-step guide:

1Open your Game directory.

The location may depend on your Operating System:

  • Windows: <User>\Documents\Euro Truck Simulator 2\
  • MacOS: <User>/Library/Application Support/Euro Truck Simulator 2/
  • Linux: <User>/.local/share/Euro Truck Simulator 2/
ETS2 location
2Open the config.cfg file.

You can open it in any text editor (like Notepad), but if possible, it's most convenient to use a code editor like Visual Studio Code.

Opening Config.cfg
3Change g_developer "0" to g_developer "1".
uset g_developer
4Change g_console "0" to g_console "1".
uset g_console
5Save the file and start the game.

In most text editor, you should be able to do this by CTRL + S (or CMD + S on Mac). Alternatively, go to the File -> Save File.

Opening the console in game

Once you save the file, run the Euro Truck Simulator 2.

To open the console, press the ` on your keyboard.

What if you mess up the config.cfg file?

I understand that some people may be afraid of making changes to the code, but it's not a big deal.

Even if you mess something up (e.g. accidentally delete some important lines of code), all you need to do is delete the config.cfg file and start your game.

It should then generate a default, properly working file for you.