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Batman Arkham City - Advanced Launcher: How to Install and Use This Replacement Application for the Original BmLauncher.exe

Batman Arkham City Launcher.ini: What You Need to Know

If you are a fan of Batman games, you probably have played or heard of Batman Arkham City, one of the most acclaimed titles in the series. Released in 2011, this game lets you explore a vast open-world city as the Dark Knight, fighting crime and facing iconic villains. The game features stunning graphics, immersive gameplay, and a gripping story that will keep you hooked for hours.

Batman arkham city launcher.ini

But did you know that you can make your gaming experience even better by tweaking some settings in a file called launcher.ini? This file contains various options that affect how the game runs on your PC, such as resolution, graphics quality, sound volume, and more. By editing this file, you can customize the game to your liking and optimize its performance.

However, editing launcher.ini manually can be tricky and tedious, especially if you are not familiar with coding. That's why some modders have created a custom launcher for Batman Arkham City that makes it easier and more convenient to change the game settings. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about Batman Arkham City launcher.ini and how to use a custom launcher for the game.

How to Install and Use Batman Arkham City - Advanced Launcher

One of the best custom launchers for Batman Arkham City is called Batman Arkham City - Advanced Launcher. This is a replacement application for the original BmLauncher.exe of the game that offers more configuration options, enables compatibility with high-res texture packs (specifically City Redux), and automatically takes care of the read-only properties of each file, removing any requirement to manually edit .ini files.

Some of the features that this launcher offers are:

  • Tooltips for every configuration option

  • Option to toggle startup movies

  • Very high customizability

  • Color settings (including color palette presets)

  • Two pre-made color profiles for HDR injection

  • Keybind option for Catwoman's "Quickfire Disarm"

  • Automatic DirectX11 lighting bug fix (no actions needed)

  • Customizable field of view hotkeys

  • Compatibility fixes for HD texture packs

  • Extensive logging functionality (powered by NLog)

  • ...and more!

This launcher supports the GOTY version on Steam, GOG, and Epic Games. To install and use it, follow these steps:

  • Download the mod from Nexus Mods or GitHub.

  • Drag the contents of the .zip file into the 'Batman Arkham City GOTY\\Binaries\\Win32' folder. To find this folder for the Steam version, just right-click the game in Steam, select Properties->Local Files->Browse Local Files and navigate from there. To find it for the EGS version, right-click the game and select "Manage". Then click the folder icon in the "Installation" tab and navigate from there. For the GOG version, click the icon next to the PLAY button and select "Manage installation->Show folder" and navigate from there.

  • Run CityLauncher.exe as administrator.

  • Select your desired settings from the tabs on the left side of the window. You can hover over each option to see a tooltip explaining what it does.

  • Click Save & Launch when you are done.

How to Fix Common Issues with Batman Arkham City Launcher.ini

Sometimes, you may encounter some issues with your launcher.ini file or your custom launcher that prevent you from playing or enjoying Batman Arkham City. Here are some common problems and how to fix them:

How to change the language of the game

If you want to play Batman Arkham City in a different language than English, you can do so by editing your launcher.ini file manually or using your custom launcher. Here's how:

Manually editing launcher.ini

  • Navigate to 'Batman Arkham City GOTY\\BmGame\\Config\\Launcher.ini'.

  • Open Launcher.ini with Notepad or any text editor.

  • Look for the line that says: "For testing localisation un-comment one of the lines below."

  • To un-comment means (in Unreal Engine) erasing the ; at the beginning of a line.

  • Erase that ; in front of the language you want the game in. So for English instead of ;Language=INT, it should be Language=INT.

  • Save and close Launcher.ini.

Using custom launcher

  • Navigate to 'Batman Arkham City GOTY\\Binaries\\Win32'.

  • Run CityLauncher.exe as administrator.

  • Select Language from the tabs on the left side of the window.

  • Select your desired language from the drop-down menu.

  • Click Save & Launch.

How to fix DirectX11 lighting bug

If you are playing Batman Arkham City with DirectX11 enabled, you may notice some weird lighting effects on some surfaces or objects in certain areas of ml. - Restore the original BmLauncher.exe file from your backup or verify the integrity of game files on Steam, GOG, or Epic Games.


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