Bypassing 2K Launcher in Steam for Civilization VI

The 2K launcher broke down for my friend and I today and we are unable to run my Civilization VI game from Steam. This is so annoying. Why do they have to package in a launcher for Steam, it is just an extra and unnecessary in starting the game. Thankfully, Reddit has the answer but theirs is based on the older Steam version. Here’s what we had done to resolve the issue by skipping the launcher and running the client straight from Steam.

  1. In your Steam Library list, right-click on Civilization VI
  2. From the pull down menu, select Properties
  3. Under General, enter the game exe path in the Launch Options field
Launch Options

The default path should be the following for DX11 – “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier’s Civilization VI\Base\Binaries\Win64Steam\CivilizationVI.exe” %command%

The default path should be the following for DX12 – “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier’s Civilization VI\Base\Binaries\Win64Steam\CivilizationVI_DX12.exe” %command%

If the path does not work, try replacing Program File (x86) with Games. Your path will look something like this – “C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier’s Civilization VI\Base\Binaries\Win64Steam\CivilizationVI_DX12.exe” %command%


Please game companies, stop making dumb and useless game launchers that just crash or go nuts. We can’t even play the games properly because of that.

Warship Legend – Main Interface at a Glance (2)

This is Part 2 of interface guide for Warship Legend. If you have missed out Part 1, click here for a quick recap! We hope that you had enjoyed the earlier guide!

#18 Training Center

The training center comprises of the following:

  • Daily Instance
  • Cruise
  • Joint Expedition
  • War Game

In Daily Instance, you get to clock a limited amount of free resources daily. This will increase to a maximum limit as you progress up the levels. In Cruise, you assign a combination of ships based on the mission requirement to collect resources after a specific duration. The number of mission increases based on your VIP level (which you need to pay money to level up). Joint Expedition and War Game and quite similar in concept where by you fight with AI ships to advance the level in that area of game (sort of a mini game/side quest) to gain resources.

#19 Club

The club is where you expend your chips in roulette style. There are three types of chips – Normal, Gold and Mysterious chips – that can be collected in game. Mysterious chips are very hard to get unless you buy them with real money. The normal roulette will bag you common ships and resources. The gold/special roulette will give you the chance to get some rare ships shards. Mysterious roulette will give you the chance to get some legendary/titanium warship shards. There is also a mini game – Top Gun – in the club which does not offer anything for the gameplay itself. A minor distraction I would say.

#20 War Schedule

This place gives you a brief overview/timeline of game events in Warship Legends so that you can plan and accumulate your resources accordingly.

#21 Legion

This area is sort of a clan management and activity area. You organize/manage your team members and sign up for legion events such as Waterway Conflict and Landing Operations for Team v Team battles. There is also a Legion Instance event where your legion can work together to fight against AI ships to advance up the level. These events offer some resources that you can use to purchase items from the market.

#22 Archives Bureau

Archives Bureau stores the storyline and also provides information on different classes and types of ships.

#23 Control Tower

Control Tower is the area where you have Championship, Master League and Tactical Tournament leader board competition. The higher you can advance, the better the rewards you can get!

That’s all for the interface guide! Thank you!

Warship Legend – Main Interface at a Glance (1)

At first glance, the main interface for Warship Legend could be intimidating, especially if you are a newcomer to this game. This post will ease your comprehension on the options available and help you enjoy and understand the game better. The main interface walkthrough will be brief but sufficient enough for a start and it will be broken down into two parts. So, please enjoy Part 1 !

#1 – User Profile Section

This is the location where you can check and setup your user profile, setup game settings and progress. Click on the figurehead to access these options. On the right of the figurehead shows your VIP level (need money to progress), character level and your current fleet power.

#2 – Research Center

The Research Center provides the following options.

  • Education
  • Data Sync
  • Rand Lab
  • Tactics
  • Technology Enhancements

These options allows you to train and improve your fleet/ships for additional bonuses. Data Sync allows you to “boost” your lower level ships of your choice to the maximum possible level that your fleet composition allows.

#3 – Resource Top Bar

This top bar shows the amount of cash and gold you have by default. As you go through the different game section, this will change accordingly to reflect the amount of different resources you currently have. The “plus” sign next to the numbers provides an option to top up these resources using money.

#4 – System Time

I like it that they placed the system time here, so I can keep track of time while in-game.

#5 – Event Section

By default, the available events are “Wonderful Event” and “Time Limited Event”. “Wonderful Event” consists of the option to clock your daily pack and to purchase monthly pass, growth funds, weekly packs and other premium items. “Time Limited Event” consists of the usual weekly rotation of events as well as any special promotions that may occur during the period. From time to time, there may be more event options available during special occasions.

Tip: Accumulate your resources to participate in these events to make your game progression easier, especially if you are a free-to-play player.

#6 – Recycle Center

Recycle Center breaks down your ships into parts for other purposes. It is recommended that you break down 3 star or lower ships.

#7 – Retrofit Factory

The Retrofit Factory caters for the following conversions for all ships.

  • Conversion of 5 star ships
  • Conversion of 6 star ships

Any conversion beyond 6 stars will be done under the retrofit section for the individual ships. These ships requires a minimum of level 120 to perform the retrofits.

#8 – Arsenal

Arsenal is where you improve your ships equipment (missile, armor, C4ISR, Engine, helo, jets), to up-level them as long as you have the required resources to do so.

#9 – Special Events Area

This empty plot of land will be setup during special occasions and events. So stay tuned!

#10 – Battle Pass/Depot/Guide

This section provides access to Battle Pass options, Depot and an in-game guide.

#11 – Chat Window

This area provides in-game chat functions to communicate with other players.

#12 – Intelligence Directorate

Opens when a new ship is launched or for special events.

#14 – Super Tag Battle

Team based match up. Group yourselves in team of 3s and battle it out for rewards!

#15 – Ship Formation

This is the area to setup your default ship formation in attack and defense mode. Remember to setup for both and not just one of them. When I first started, I thought just setting up one will apply to both modes. The warship on the main interface will change accordingly based on your most powerful aircraft carrier that you have in your fleet. For example, if my most power aircraft carrier is the Mistral at 4 star, the Mistral will be shown. At a later stage when I have a 5 star Gerald R Ford, it will be replaced by the Ford.

#16 – Main Game Actions

This section has a few parts to it.

Mission – Clock daily mission to earn rewards.
Purchase – Buy cards to get random ships (Normal and Premium)
Fleet – Manage your ships here
Warehouse – Inventory of items, ship fragments and other stuff
PvP – Like the title says, Player vs Player events
Market – Use some of your resources to buy other resources
Battle – This is the idle gaming aspect

That’s all for Part 1. Stay tune for Part 2 !

Warship Legend: Idle RPG

Warship Legend is a mobile game that as the title suggests, revolves around warships. You collect and command a small fleet of warships, six of them, ranging from submarines to aircraft carriers. You will be engaged in some story mode, battle with random people and AIs, with some events to clear from time to time.

The visual aspect of the game is nice, the rendering of the warships are quite accurate to the real world counterparts. It has an intuitive layout and interface, and together with visual effects, gives it an excellent visual experience. I have started on this game about a year ago and i would say even though there were some bad detours, the developers have been consistent in improving the visual aspect.

On gameplay, it is more of a tactical “chess” genre instead of the typical action type frequently found in App/Play Store. Your choice and placement of ship in your formation matters and different variations will yield different effects depending on the opponent setup. That’s pretty much about it as the battles are automatic.

As an idle game, we have the standard feature whereby you amass resources while not actively playing and that is pretty much about it. To progress in the game, you do have to participate and complete events and missions. As you stay in the game longer, it becomes a bit of a grind unless you fork out money (cold hard cash) to accelerate your progress. The developers have made improvements in the game play aspect over time but you can’t deny the “Pay to Win” aspect of it.

I’m still playing the game from time to time and in my opinion, it scores high on the visuals but in terms of gameplay and the grind, i would say there’s still room for improvement. It also depends on whether if you like this kind of naval tactic game as it might not be for everyone. My advice – if you really like the game and are not willing to fork out real money on it, is not to be competitive and play casually. If you really have to pay, i would think reaching VIP level 4 or 5 is good enough.

Warship Legend Splash Screen Capture

Check it out at Google Play