How To Fix “General Error” in Victoria 3

If you are looking for an immersive Strategy and Historical game all mixed in the same blend, Victoria 3 will surely surprise you and you will find it enjoyable.

As you go about building your own empire and capturing other lands, you will embark on a journey unlike any other. Especially to all the Strat game fans, Victoria 3 can be a mind-pleaser.

But what if the game won’t even start for you to launch it and play it? The exact same issue is what players are facing currently. In this guide, I will share the fix to this in a step-by-step manner so keep reading…

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How To Fix “General Error” in Victoria 3

If you are getting a pop-up that starts with “General Error” followed by a bunch of messages, then these fixes can help you in solving the problem.

To troubleshoot this do the following:

Right-click on Victoria 3 in your steam library. Find and click “Browse local files”:

  • You should see a window open to your local Victoria 3 installation. Open the “launcher” folder.
  • Open “launcher-settings.json” with any basic text editor like Notepad or Notepad ++. Try to avoid MS Word as it did not work for me.
  • Find the “formatVersion” value, which should be at the top. It was “1.1” for me. Change it to just “1” and that should be good to go!

Make sure your game is closed while you are doing all these. Once you are done, save the file and then launch the game. If you did everything right, you should be able to play the game without any error popups.

Make sure you take a backup of the original file before making any changes. In case of a mishap, simply restore the original file and you should be all good.

If you face any issues during or after making the changes, mention that in the comments below.

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