"launching the game failed" can have many sources. To narrow it down somewhat, try to start the game from eu4.exe directly . If that works it is a launcher problem. If it doesn't work it is a game problem. In that case you probably get an error message and you can find a solution if you search the forums for that message.Ok, hi everyone. Created account here to ask this question: do you think this new update may prevent game from launching at all?
I started launcher from Steam as usual (didn't notice any warning regarding saves...) and chose single player in this new window, but when I hit Play button I just got weird red triangle to the right of the button. It's telling me that 'Launching the game failed' when I hover cursor over it. I may have actually clicked Continue instead of Play but wasn't paying attention and I'm not sure now. I tried cleanly reinstalling the game, disabling DLCs, reinstalling Steam itself, made sure firewall doesn't block it, tried launching earlier versions from Beta menu... Everything results in the same red triangle. Would you have any idea if there's anything else I could do?
Not sure if it matters, but I also installed some big update to my Windows 10 recently and it's the first time I tried to launch EU since then.
1.9.2 is from 2014. It probably works, because it doesn't need a new version of the redistributables yet.Thanks for your answers!
When I tried to open directly from .exe file, I got error message about missing vcruntime140.dll file. When I tried to apply fix I got error message that other version is already installed. Forum fixes instructued to install C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 RC, while I have 2017 version, so I'm not sure if I should do it?
Rolling back with a password to version 1.9.2 worked however and I was able to launch the game. Does it mean it is some super old version, since current number 1.30 and rolled back version is 1.9?