I fixed it! Its a bit complicated but I got the game running by following this instructions.
You can bypass the launcher if you set a special option in the the properties tab of the game (in steam).
To set the special option:
Right click the game in your Steam library and click Properties. In the next window make sure you’re in the “General” tab and then click the button “Set Launch Options”
- In the popup window first place a “
- Then copy and paste the install location of the game file (the .exe file that plays the game).
- Follow that with the name of the .exe file and then close the “
- Then follow that with %command% (with a space between the last quotation mark and the first %)
“C:\Steam\steamapps\common\The Quarry\TheQuarry.exe” %command%
Note: This is just an example! Your install location may differ completely from mine depending on many different things, so doublecheck your install location before doing this.