Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

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shadow13
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Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

Post by shadow13 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:28 pm

Game used to work for me some time ago, wanted to get back to it today and now it doesn't :(

Tried all:
- disabling firewall
- disabling avast
- starting all as admin (including checking compatibility of .exe files to run as admin)

Nothing works, I keep getting this error, any ideas?
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:47] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Launcher\..\Binaries\Pandora.exe
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:47] Pandora EclipseOfNashira 1.6.3 (r5826, Steam Release 2 Windows-x86_32 Jun 19 2015 13:43:06)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:47] Copyright (C) 2011-2014 by Proxy Studios.
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:47] All rights reserved.
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:47] Detected 8 hardware threads.
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:47] Initializing distribution ...
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] ExceptionHandler::handleException(EXCEPTION_POINTERS* exception):
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] Standard exception thrown:
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] Platform.cpp:21: __thiscall proxy::distribution::steam::Platform::Platform(unsigned int): Error: Could not initialize Steamworks API.
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (0) [0x75D5C42D] RaiseException + 0x00000058 (C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (1) [0x648C9339] _CxxThrowException + 0x0000004E (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\MSVCR120.dll)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (2) [0x00F74CD5] public: __thiscall proxy::distribution::steam::Platform::Platform(unsigned int) + 0x00000195 (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (3) [0x00F7243E] public: __thiscall proxy::distribution::Distribution::Distribution(unsigned int) + 0x0000004E (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (4) [0x00CE4D1F] protected: void __thiscall pandora::game::Game::initDistribution(void) + 0x000000AF (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (5) [0x00CE4A10] protected: virtual void __thiscall pandora::game::Game::init(void) + 0x00000D00 (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (6) [0x00CE0308] private: virtual void __thiscall pandora::client::game::Game::init(void) + 0x00000008 (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (7) [0x00CE550A] public: int __thiscall pandora::game::Game::main(int,char * * const) + 0x0000012A (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (8) [0x00CDE7C7] _main + 0x00000047 (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (9) [0x00F9B819] __tmainCRTStartup + 0x000000FD (D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (10) [0x7598337A] BaseThreadInitThunk + 0x00000012 (C:\Windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (11) [0x778192E2] RtlInitializeExceptionChain + 0x00000063 (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] (12) [0x778192B5] RtlInitializeExceptionChain + 0x00000036 (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll)
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] Modules loaded:
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\avformat-55.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\avcodec-55.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\avutil-52.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\ADVAPI32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\SysWOW64\sechost.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\RPCRT4.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\SspiCli.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\CRYPTBASE.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\zlib.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\MSVCR120.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\WS2_32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\NSI.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\swscale-2.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\OpenAL32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\USER32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\GDI32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\LPK.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\USP10.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\SHELL32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\SHLWAPI.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\ole32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\WINMM.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\libvorbisfile.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\libogg.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\libvorbis.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\glfw3.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\OPENGL32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\GLU32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\DDRAW.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\DCIMAN32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\SETUPAPI.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\CFGMGR32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\OLEAUT32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\DEVOBJ.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\dwmapi.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\glew32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\libpng16.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\libcurl.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\WLDAP32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\steam_api.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\dbghelp.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\PSAPI.DLL
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\MSVCP120.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\boost_filesystem-vc120-mt-1_55.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\boost_system-vc120-mt-1_55.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\boost_thread-vc120-mt-1_55.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\boost_chrono-vc120-mt-1_55.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\boost_date_time-vc120-mt-1_55.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\boost_regex-vc120-mt-1_55.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\MSWSOCK.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\apphelp.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\AppPatch\AcLayers.DLL
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\USERENV.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\profapi.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\WINSPOOL.DRV
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\MPR.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\AppPatch\AcGenral.DLL
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\UxTheme.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\samcli.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\MSACM32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\VERSION.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\sfc.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\sfc_os.DLL
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\urlmon.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\api-ms-win-downlevel-ole32-l1-1-0.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\api-ms-win-downlevel-shlwapi-l1-1-0.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\api-ms-win-downlevel-advapi32-l1-1-0.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\api-ms-win-downlevel-user32-l1-1-0.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\api-ms-win-downlevel-version-l1-1-0.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\api-ms-win-downlevel-normaliz-l1-1-0.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\normaliz.DLL
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\iertutil.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\WININET.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\AppPatch\AcXtrnal.DLL
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\SHUNIMPL.DLL
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\SortWindows6Compat.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\IMM32.DLL
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\syswow64\MSCTF.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\SysWOW64\guard32.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] C:\Windows\system32\fltlib.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] D:\Games\Steam\gameoverlayrenderer.dll
[2015-Jul-19 21:17:52] ExceptionHandler::terminate():

shadow13
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Re: Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

Post by shadow13 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:03 am

somehow managed to make it work, after bunch of restarts and steam permission changes:

- restarted steam at user level (it was running with admin permissions), while keeping Pandora .exe files with admin permissions
- the game worked
- restarted steam back with admin permission
- the game worked :shock:

odd

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Re: Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

Post by VPaulus » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:56 pm

All I can say that it was related with permissions.
Windows UAC is always a pain....

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