Editor launches when I right-click on project file and select "Launch Game"

After the launcher update, I can no longer launch my game from the context menu in Windows.

This is in Windows 7 Pro

I right-click the .uproject file in Explorer and select “Launch Game”

This previously launched the game using uncooked assets. This now simply launches the editor.

I’m having the same issue after updating to 4.1 (binary). Has this been disabled intentionally, or a bug?

It makes sense :stuck_out_tongue: UnrealVersionSelector it’s multi installation project managment system is responcble to check which unreal version this project is made for and run correct version of editor (4.0 or 4.1) for it as well as responcble for switching project between versions

Me too, version 4.1. I checked the Windows Registry entry, the value for “Open” in context menu is \Launcher\Engine\Binaries\Win64\UnrealVersionSelector.exe" /editor “%1” and for “Launch Game” is \Launcher\Engine\Binaries\Win64\UnrealVersionSelector.exe" /game “%1”, it seems that the commandline /game doesn’t make any sense. A temporary solution is change “Launch Game” Registry value to “\YourUnrealEnginePath\Engine\Binaries\Win64\UE4Editor.exe” “%1” -game, this works just fine like previous versions.

Hi, , thanks to firgured out that. What I mean is that the argument /editor and /game just do the same thing, which is simply launch game in editor, not a standalone game.I think maybe this is a bug :slight_smile:

l’m glad this little trick is useful. :smiley:

Nice detective work eros! I figured as much, but I always forget to troll through the registry. :smiley:


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