about 1 month ago - AndrewT - Direct link
It is not possible with the 1.31.x patches I'm afraid . I have not yet been able to find if that is deliberate or a bug.

We will have to fix your launcher problem. What exactly is happening there?


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//AppData/Local/Programs/Paradox Interactive/
- C:/users//AppData/Local/Paradox Interactive/
- C:/users//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
OR
- exit the Epic app entirely
- run EpicGamesLauncher.exe as the Windows Admin user
- run the game from the Epic client

IF that doesn't help, in this folder are some .log files:
C:/users//AppData/Local/Paradox Interactive/launcher-v2/
Please attach them here.  
about 1 month ago - AndrewT - Direct link
kcire_repie said: It is a BIG dissapointment if it is deliberately unable to play offline with dlc -- in Asia especially Indonesia - out from java island - civilization ( read : internet) is rare commodity.
Previously with Leviathan is possible.
That is correct. I have been unable to find out if this change was deliberate or an accidental omission.


Let's try forcing an update of the launcher.

Download the installer package: https://forumcontent.paradoxplaza.com/emailsignatures/2021.8-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!  
about 1 month ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Can I see the new launcher log(s) please?  
about 1 month ago - AndrewT - Direct link
That looks like a log from msiexec.exe rather than our launcher logs, which should look like your post #3 above?

In any case it still mansions a previous stuck install , which is that 1603 error.

If you see msiexec running in Task manager-processes, kill it and try this launcher install again please.

Otherwise run the Update app in Windows, does it load okay, find anything to apply - whether a patch, update, or whole new Windows 10 version? If so do that and reboot, then try this launcher install again please.

If still no good, do you see Paradox Launcher v2 in the Windows Control Panel to uninstall? If so does it uninstall cleanly, or get an error doing that?  
about 1 month ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Okay well the same applies to Win7 - does Update find anything to apply?

Do you see msiexec in Task Manager?

See if MS's tool for stuck installs finds anything to fix:

Fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed

The Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter helps you automatically repair issues when you're blocked from installing or removing programs. support.microsoft.com support.microsoft.com