Kerbal Space Program 2 – Guide to Bypass The Launcher (Easy Method)

Launch with these quick and easy steps, you won’t believe what happens next!

Bypass The Launcher

Go to KSP2 folder, and create a shortcut of the KSP2_x64 folder.

Navigate to:

  • This PC > (drive KSP2 is in, likely C) > Program Files (x86) > steam > steamapps > common > Kerbal Space Program 2

Then you will see an exe with the ksp2 logo named KSP2_x64.

Left click this once, it should be highlighted, now right click it and you will see a box with some options. Click “Show More Options”.

Now you have two choices: If you want this to immediately go to your desktop as a shortcut icon then hover over “Send To” and then choose “desktop.” If you would like control over where it goes just hit the fourth option from the bottom “Create Shortcut” and it will appear, you can then drag this shortcut wherever you want it.

Now, any time you click the shortcut it instantly launches the game without even starting the launcher.

This bypasses the launcher, but does not change launch behavior from Steam. You must launch from this shortcut to bypass the launcher. It is an easier method than changing the Steam launch behavior but if you wish to do that then there are other guides explaining that method.

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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