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Hello.
So some reason I am unable to play my paradox games on Steam.
I have both CK3 and EU4 and I cant open them while I can open all my other Steam Games.

When I try to open CK3, the launcher doesn't appear, yet steam has it as 'Running'. When I try to stop it, Steam will put it as 'stopping' but it does nothing.

When I try to open it via the Desktop app, a steam error appears saying: "An Error Occurred while Updating CK3 (app running)" (although its already up to date)

Ive also downloaded CK2 to try out, and it works. So I believe it has something to to with the launcher

How do i fix it?
 
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Can you start these games directly from their .exe files in File Explorer? NOT from the desktop shortcut.


FOr the launcher, Please try this:

- uninstall Paradox Launcher v2 from the Windows "Apps and features" utility, if still present.

Delete the following folders if still present:

- C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Local/Programs/Paradox Interactive/
- C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Local/Paradox Interactive/
- C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Roaming/Paradox Interactive/launcher-v2/
To see the AppData folder you'll need to enable View Hidden Items in File Explorer.

- exit the Steam app entirely
- run steam.exe as the Windows Admin user

- run the game from the PLAY button in Steam

IF that doesn't help, in this folder are some .log files:
C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Local/Paradox Interactive/launcher-v2/
Please attach them here.
 

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Can you start these games directly from their .exe files in File Explorer? NOT from the desktop shortcut.


FOr the launcher, Please try this:

- uninstall Paradox Launcher v2 from the Windows "Apps and features" utility, if still present.

Delete the following folders if still present:

- C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Local/Programs/Paradox Interactive/
- C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Local/Paradox Interactive/
- C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Roaming/Paradox Interactive/launcher-v2/
To see the AppData folder you'll need to enable View Hidden Items in File Explorer.

- exit the Steam app entirely
- run steam.exe as the Windows Admin user

- run the game from the PLAY button in Steam

IF that doesn't help, in this folder are some .log files:
C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Local/Paradox Interactive/launcher-v2/
Please attach them here.
Its working again

Thank you