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How to Fix Victoria 3 Launcher Not Working General Error Initializing Game Failed

To fix Victoria 3 launcher not working general error initializing game failed, you can try running “launcher-installer-windows” in the launcher folder or launching the game from the game installation folder.

You can also try uninstalling Paradox Launcher v2 then launching the game or installing the latest version of Paradox Launcher.

In Victoria 3, you can build your dream society in the 19th century and balance competing interests.

Become the leader of world nations from 1836 to 1936.

There are detailed population groups with their own political desires and economic needs.

Rebuild your government and constitution to develop new social innovations, stability preservation, and more.

Improve your national situation by researching new technology and ideas.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Victoria 3 launcher not working general error initializing game failed on Steam.

Fix 1: Run “launcher-installer-windows”

  1. Go to your Steam Library and right-click Victoria 3.
  2. Select Manage > Browse local files > launcher.
  3. Right-click “launcher-installer-windows.msi” > Uninstall > Install.
  4. Launch Victoria 3.

Fix 2: Launch victoria3.exe

  1. Go to your Steam Library and right-click Victoria 3.
  2. Select Manage > Browse local files.
  3. Select binaries > right-click victoria3.exe > run as administrator.

Fix 3: Uninstall Paradox Launcher v2

  1. Search for “Apps & features” using Windows Search.
  2. Search for “Paradox Launcher v2” > Uninstall.
  3. Launch Victoria 3.

Fix 4: Install the latest version of Paradox Launcher

  1. Search for “Apps & features” using Windows Search.
  2. Search for “Paradox Launcher v2” > Uninstall.
  3. Go to https://www.paradoxinteractive.com/our-games/launcher.
  4. Download the launcher for Windows.
  5. Launch Victoria 3.

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