Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

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bathynomus
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Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

Post by bathynomus » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:40 pm

I get the following error after clicking "PLAY Pandora" on autorun.exe.

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Standard exception thrown:
Platform.cpp:21:_thiscall
proxy::distribution::steam::Platform::Platform(unsigned int): Error:
Could not initialize Steamworks API.

Pandora has encountered a problem and needs to close. Please contact
support with game logs and save game
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My system is running Windows 8.1 64 bit.

Temporary fix:
Change Compatibility Mode to Windows 8 and launch game using:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe

You may also need to run Pandora.exe as Administrator, at least once.

Edit: After trying the temporary fix, the GUI loads and I click New Game which crashes and results in this error...

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Runtime Error!
Program:
...x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora\Binaries\Pandora.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an
unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

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Re: Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

Post by bathynomus » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:29 pm

sent in email to support@slitherine.co.uk
Last edited by bathynomus on Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

Post by VPaulus » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:12 am

Could you please attach the game log files?

Please check this thread on how to get them:
viewtopic.php?f=268&t=46757

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Re: Error starting game: Could not initialize Steamworks API

Post by bathynomus » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:41 pm

Updated: sent all files to support@slitherine.co.uk
Thanks

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