New launch option to skip launcher

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Greetings!

We have been receiving reports of the Paradox Launcher being a bit on slow side to pop-up/start in some cases (especially when you have a large mod collection).
While the launcher team is looking at a long-term solution, we have decided to offer a quick solution for HoI.
If you launch HoI on Steam now you should be greeted by the following:

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The first option will start the Paradox Launcher as usual, allowing you to change language, graphic settings, manage mods and the like, while the second will immediately run HoI4 with the last settings used.
This launch option is also available on beta branches where the Paradox Launcher is present (from 1.8 onwards).

That's it. See you tomorrow for the big release!
 
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Noice.

Yet I can already almost see some people inevitably complaining that they are asked by Steam every single time what they want to launch, Haha. You know, people being people and whatnot.
 
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Noice.

Yet I can already almost see some people inevitably complaining that they are asked by Steam every single time what they want to launch, Haha. You know, people being people and whatnot.
You can skip that by right clicking on steam tray icon and selecting HoI.
That is of course if HoI is one of your last 5 played games on Steam. But it is right? Riiiiight?
 
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“Receiving reports”
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This is a great addition. I think what this does was already possible with launch commands, but most people don't use those.

Of course, the real fix would be to revert to the old launcher... ;)
 
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You can skip that by right clicking on steam tray icon and selecting HoI.
That is of course if HoI is one of your last 5 played games on Steam. But it is right? Riiiiight?

Ah that is fine with me then, because that's how I usually start the game anyway, which I guess also answers your concern.
 

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It's not only about mods. I do not play with any mod yet the launcher needs around 2 minutes to verify all DLCs I have (I own all which have been released so far).
 

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Does HOI4 still load mods only alphabetically? How come for example the EU4 and Stellaris launchers let you change load order and are functionally the same, but it is impossible in HOI4?
 
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“Receiving reports”
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Completely broken
Hasn’t worked properly in years
Forces people to spend hours deleting files to get the game to work because the launcher has the power to break the entire game for some reason
Everyone agrees it’s a disaster
Takes forever to load

Well not everyone, because i so far never had any issues with the launcher. (Apart from launcher-updates sometimes being endless but i could just click on 'play anyway').
 
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Well not everyone, because i so far never had any issues with the launcher. (Apart from launcher-updates sometimes being endless but i could just click on 'play anyway').
I guess not, but its the most common complaint other than peace conferences I've heard. And every one of my friends who has the game has complained at one time or another about it.
 
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This pop-up does not appear for me:

No HoI4 Popup.gif

I am using the latest Steam client on Linux. I have not been offered an HoI4 download today - is this part of the Barbarossa patch??
 
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This pop-up does not appear for me:


I am using the latest Steam client on Linux. I have not been offered an HoI4 download today - is this part of the Barbarossa patch??
There shouldn't be any download, launch options changes do not show up in updates. You might need to restart Steam to get them updated though.
 
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There shouldn't be any download, launch options changes do not show up in updates. You might need to restart Steam to get them updated though.
Thank you for the quick reply. I restarted my PC to make certain that I was definitely starting a fresh instance of Steam, and I still don't see the pop-up. I get the launcher every time.
 

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Thank you for the quick reply. I restarted my PC to make certain that I was definitely starting a fresh instance of Steam, and I still don't see the pop-up. I get the launcher every time.
I have done the same as you and have the same situation, whether i click on the 'play' like your gif, or double click hoi4 from the left hand side, it stills goes to the launcher with no options to skip.

I do not get this:

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Greetings!

We have been receiving reports of the Paradox Launcher being a bit on slow side to pop-up/start in some cases (especially when you have a large mod collection).
While the launcher team is looking at a long-term solution, we have decided to offer a quick solution for HoI.
If you launch HoI on Steam now you should be greeted by the following:

View attachment 776168

The first option will start the Paradox Launcher as usual, allowing you to change language, graphic settings, manage mods and the like, while the second will immediately run HoI4 with the last settings used.
This launch option is also available on beta branches where the Paradox Launcher is present (from 1.8 onwards).

That's it. See you tomorrow for the big release!
are there plans for this to come to other games? I haven't played EU4 in months because my launcher broke and apparently the only fix is deleting and unsubscribing from all your mods
 
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I have done the same as you and have the same situation, whether i click on the 'play' like your gif, or double click hoi4 from the left hand side, it stills goes to the launcher with no options to skip.
I have updated settings again today, is that working now?
 
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  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
  • Prison Architect
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Crusader Kings II
I have updated settings again today, is that working now?
I'm afraid not. Steam was closed so I opened it and clicking 'play' still goes to the launcher.

Is there any information I could give that may assist?