The Paradox Launcher is our client platform for playing and enjoying our games. We are continuously developing it and adding more features and this FAQ is a short list of questions we've seen come in.
- Can I play game X with the launcher?
At the moment only Crusader Kings 3, Imperator:Rome, Stellaris, Tyranny, Surviving Mars, Empire of Sin, BattleTech and Age of Wonders:Planetfall are playable using our launcher. More games will be added in the future. If and when older games will be added is unknown at present.
I Installed game the but it still says I need to install it!
Try emptying C:/Users/<username>AppData/Local/Paradox Interactive, then restart the launcher.
My DLC aren't showing up.
Try emptying C:/Users/<username>/AppData/Local/Paradox Interactive, then restart the launcher.
- I can't find my achievements.
Go to Main Menu -> Paradox Account -> Paradox Achievements.
NOTE: this app is really a client (similar to the Steam, Epic and Galaxy clients); it is technically not a launcher despite the name. Its main purpose is to install and patch games for those who buy games from our store but do not want to use Steam.
It is different from the Paradox Launcher v2 which is run from Steam, Galaxy, the MS Store/Gamepass apps, Epic or this client with the games HOI4, EU4, Stellaris, Imperator:Rome, Cities:Skylines, Prison Architect, Empire of Sin, and Age of Wonders:Planetfall.