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When starting EU4, it crashes from the launcher without errors. I tried to reinstall both the launcher and the game and everything that is possible, but nothing works.
 

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Now it shows the error " The order of loading modifications could not be saved. Make sure that the launcher has access to your Documents folder". But later the error disappeared and the game continues to crash
 

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What launcher version do you see? Current is 2021.6


If that is okay, wat antivirus app do you use? You need to make sure all these apps are in its exceptions lists:

eu4.exe and dowser.exe (in the Steam EU4 folder)
C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Local/Programs/Paradox Interactive/launcher-v2.2021.6/paradox launcher.exe
C:/users/<UserName>/AppData/Local/Programs/Paradox Interactive/bootstrapper-v2.exe

Good luck!
 
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I see two versions of the launcher 2020.11 and 2021.6

I use Malwarebytes as an antivirus program, but I use it only to check the computer, the protection is disabled on a regular basis. The firewall is disabled.

P.S (I forgot to clarify something important) A little more than a month ago, I reset the computer to factory settings and during this time I only played Hearts Of Iron 4 one time (And it doesn't work either. When running, it gives the error Paradox Crash reporter. And at the moment this error is also present). And I have an assumption that either this is due to the Paradox launcher or I am missing some software on my computer.
ошибка 2.png
оштбка 1.png
 

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I'm afraid I cannot read Russian so I don't know what you are showing me there! Being an image I can't run it through Google translate either.

What if you set all those .exe files (except eu4.exe) to run as the Windows Admin user?
 
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These images were not particularly important, so we will not dwell on this.

I put in the properties of the language to these .the exe files were run as an administrator. I tried to log in to the game, but I got this error:
оштбка 1.png


I clicked "Yes" and I got another error:

ошибка 2.png
 

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Okay, let's do a clean reinstall of the launcher:

- exit the Steam app entirely
- 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.

- 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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It didn't work. Logs attached. (There was another one. log called "launcher-2021-07-24" but I couldn't attach it because it's empty.)
 

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Let's try forcing an update of the launcher.

Download the installer package: https://forumcontent.paradoxplaza.com/emailsignatures/2021.6-win-prod.zip

Unpack the file you just downloaded and place the three files in the Steam folder for the game you're having issues with. If asked if you want to replace already existing files click "yes" - that's a sign you are in the right place!

Then please repeat the launcher reinstall procedure from before.

Good luck with that!
 

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It didn't work =(
Now it shows the error "Failed to start the game".
I completely deleted the game, deleted everything related to the paradox, installed the game and added the files that you told me to replace (I had a file replacement). But nothing worked.
 

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But the launcher itself works now, is that right? It shows version 2021.6 and no error other than failing to launch the game?

What happens if you run eu4.exe directly from File Explorer now?
 
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The launcher worked well and there were no errors other than "failed to start the game". When I launch from the folder, the game just crashes on startup as well.
In general, I decided to try to download the pirated version to see if it will work. I downloaded it and also does not start (it crashed at startup). In desperation, I tried to install various components, such as DirectX and all that. I installed the Radeon drivers on my video card (a video card from Radeon) and restarted the computer. And the pirated version has started! And I was able to play it. I tried to run the license, but it gave an error that I had previously voiced (I was asked to reinstall the launcher, and then it gave an error). I completely removed the launcher, as you said, and the launcher started, only now both the pirated and licensed versions have stopped working. After a while, this error popped up again (about reinstalling the launcher) and the pirated version started working again. But the license still did not start (via eu4.exe)

P.S (1) Hoi4 gives out paradox crash reporter also when the game starts, Eu4 just crashes when it starts, but Cities: Skylines works fine
 
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English only in these forums please!

So both EU4 and HOI4 fail to start from the launcher now, is that right?

Do they both run okay from their respective .exe files still?
 

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Why the hell did I translate most of the text into Russian? I have no idea where exactly the most important information was transferred.
(I duplicate it in English) In general, I decided to try to download the pirated version to see if it will work. I downloaded it and also does not start (it crashed at startup). In desperation, I tried to install various components, such as DirectX and all that. I installed the Radeon drivers on my video card (a video card from Radeon) and restarted the computer. And the pirated version has started! And I was able to play it. I tried to run the license, but it gave an error that I had previously voiced (I was asked to reinstall the launcher, and then it gave an error). I completely removed the launcher, as you said, and the launcher started, only now both the pirated and licensed versions have stopped working. After a while, this error popped up again (about reinstalling the launcher) and the pirated version started working again. But the license still did not start (via eu4.exe)

No, .exe files don't run in folders either. Everything is the same - hoi4 crash reporter, eu4 simply does not start (when running from a folder).
 
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