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Litvac Jul 2, 2018 @ 9:32pm
Using the Launcher
We noticed that we hadn't put any information about using the BATTLETECH launcher on the forums, so we wanted to pass some along! Hopefully you'll find this to be helpful.

How to Access
Go to the game's installation folder and open the game from its executable (BattleTechLauncher.exe)

Open the "More" menu next to the Play button and choose Other -> Configure BATTLETECH

Changing the Video Player
Once you've accessed the launcher, you can make the player changes in the "Video Player" tab. After the player is done making the changes, Save and then Play directly from the launcher or Save and then play from the GOG or Steam client.

Using the Launcher to Troubleshoot
Try using the Launcher to configure the following options before launching the game: Borderless Windowed Mode, Exclusive Fullscreen Mode, Video Rendering API.
We recommend using these options for troubleshooting if you are experiencing hardware or software compatibility issues. The launcher also includes a new automatic crash reporting tab.
Last edited by Litvac; Jul 2, 2018 @ 9:32pm
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SeriousCCIE Jul 6, 2018 @ 3:58pm 
Forgive my ignorance, but I had noticed this but I could not determine what the benefit would be to actually use the alternate video player. Is there a performance difference? Under what conditions would one want to select it, given a standard installation?
kennethsw Jul 6, 2018 @ 4:51pm 
If your video/cutscenes are not working properly ( has happened to some people ) this gives an alternative to try.
SeriousCCIE Jul 7, 2018 @ 4:38pm 
Ok, thanks.

I have not had that problem, and subsequently had not perceived that the alternate player could fix that.

But if I do, now I know! And the rest of the forum does too! In this sticky!

I feel as if my ignorance has contributed to greatness!

mark Jul 30, 2018 @ 4:49am 
Tried changing the video player, as suggested, and still get the same error.
Really wearing me down and frustrating me.
bob2012 Aug 29, 2018 @ 7:51pm 
Same issue, game crashes
thefro213 Sep 18, 2018 @ 10:56am 
I have followed all instructions and still it crashes at start up. All I want to do is play my game or get a refund thats not too much to ask for now so come on
gus1375 Oct 8, 2018 @ 5:53pm 
I ve bought the game today and crashes too , so what I have to do?
Unfornatly this thread seems not apply to the linux version, as there is no launcher.
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