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Ever since downloading Enemy Within, launching the game via steam shortcut instead takes me to a launcher where I must specify Enemy Within or Enemy Unknown.

Is there a way to skip this middle step and launch Enemy Within directly?

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    Not sure how to launch Enemy Within yet, but if you create a shortcut to the XCOMEW.exe and add -FROMLAUNCHER it launches straight into Enemy Unknown. – Kexlox Nov 14 '13 at 0:33
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The .exe file which starts Enemy Within is located at:

"\XEW\Binaries\Win32\XComEW.exe", which is under your XCOM folder. With that said, simply right click, drag and create a shortcut ;)

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  • Hi Oak, thanks for a succinct answer. Have you tested this? I ask because when I tried this months ago, it did not work. But it may have changed in the mean time. – Flyto Apr 7 '14 at 14:18
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    I use it actually, for some reason the launcher wasn't working for me and I had to do it manually. Beware that XComEW.exe may be in two different folders, but you have to pick the one under Binaries – Oak Apr 7 '14 at 15:25
  • Fair enough :-) – Flyto Apr 7 '14 at 21:11
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    =) Also worth mentioning that the same can be done for the Enemy Unknown version – Oak Apr 7 '14 at 22:08

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