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How to disable the 2K launcher for The Quarry and other games purchased from Steam


How to disable the 2K launcher for The Quarry and other games purchased from Steam

The Quarry is a new game from Supermassive Games, creators of Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures trilogy. This project, like the studio's previous creations, is an interactive horror film. To run The Quarry you will need to install a separate launcher from 2K. In this guide, we'll show you how to get by without it.

Any PC version of a 2K game, including the Mafia trilogy or the latest The Quarry, can be launched through a separate launcher, even if you use Steam. Downloading it takes you extra time, and there are various problems associated with this program. First of all, bugs, among which there is the inability to run the purchased game. Fortunately, if you wish, you can do without this launcher.

How to disable the 2K launcher on Steam

The algorithm is the following:

  1. Download The Quarry via Steam.
  2. Open the Library on your account and find the game.
  3. Right-click on it and select "Properties".
  4. Click on "Local Files" and then on "Browse".
  5. A window will open with the location of the game files. You need to copy this address. It will look like "E:\Steam\steamapps\common\The Quarry\TheQuarry.exe". The exact address may vary depending on which drive you have Steam installed on.
  6. Return to the Properties menu and open the General section. You should see a "Launch Options" line. Type in the location of the file in quotes, put a space, and add the word %command%. The line should look like "E:\Steam\steamappsvcommon\The Quarry\TheQuarry.exe" %command%" (without the quotation marks), with only your own address.
  7. Go to the Library and launch The Quarry.

If you did everything right, the game will launch directly, bypassing the 2K launcher. Note that this procedure is suitable not only for The Quarry, but also for other games from this publisher.