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Resolved "Unable to initialize Steam API" EPIC store. (singleplayer)

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e.1.5.5.
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crankshaft

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Same problem. I bougth it via Epic Store about 2 hours ago and I can not play. Game version is e1.5.5.253011. I click on Play button (game mode doesn't matter single or multiplayer) and get the error message: Unable to initialize Steam API.
 

crankshaft

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Oyunu Epic Games den aldım. Bu sabah saat 12 civarlarında güncelleme geldiğini gördüm. Güncellemeyi yaptıktan sonra oyuna girmeyi denedim ve şu hatayı aldım [unable to initialize Steam API. Paranla rezil oluyorsun ne güzel!!!
 

R1919

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yeah, as I already wrote in the other topic on this issue - same here
and I really doubt that they will fix it today in 12/31 lol
 

crankshaft

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Same problem. I bougth it via Epic Store about 2 hours ago and I can not play. Game version is e1.5.5.253011. I click on Play button (game mode doesn't matter single or multiplayer) and get the error message: Unable to initialize Steam API.
 

R1919

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Ok guess I've solved the issue! At least, found a temporary solution until they will fix it.
What I did - I've found pirate torrent for 1.5.6, downloaded only steam_api64.dll file (there's no need to download all 40gb torrents, only this 600kb file) - renamed the original file to another name (just in case), copied the pirate steam_api64.dll file to the game folder (for example, C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Chickadee\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client ) and the game started! :grin:
 

R1919

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Ok guess I've solved the issue! At least, found a temporary solution until they will fix it.
What I did - I've found pirate torrent for 1.5.6, downloaded only steam_api64.dll file (there's no need to download all 40gb torrents, only this 600kb file) - renamed the original file to another name (just in case), copied the pirate steam_api64.dll file to the game folder (for example, C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Chickadee\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client ) and the game started! :grin:
 

R1919

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Ok, I'm not sure if it's eligible to share the pirate .dll files here (I'm pretty sure that it's not) but I've placed it here for 7 days:
 
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avdisp86

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same here. Was playing fine last night and as of this update I get the whitescreen issue. They have a problem I think with the steam api being needed for EPIC owners which should not be the case. Let's get a patch quick! I'm not re-buying this on steam just so i can play it. I paid already. Either get me a patch or give me back my money (I love this gam - I'd prefer the patch!) -.-
 

andy_b

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same here. Was playing fine last night and as of this update I get the whitescreen issue. They have a problem I think with the steam api being needed for EPIC owners which should not be the case. Let's get a patch quick! I'm not re-buying this on steam just so i can play it. I paid already. Either get me a patch or give me back my money (I love this gam - I'd prefer the patch!) -.-
yes.......
 

emirelmaci

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Ok guess I've solved the issue! At least, found a temporary solution until they will fix it.
What I did - I've found pirate torrent for 1.5.6, downloaded only steam_api64.dll file (there's no need to download all 40gb torrents, only this 600kb file) - renamed the original file to another name (just in case), copied the pirate steam_api64.dll file to the game folder (for example, C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Chickadee\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client ) and the game started! :grin:
worked, thank you
 

JuarezCulau

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Jogo comprado na e-pic tem que crackear tbm pra jogar ?? Kkkkkkk mesmo problema aqui, já não posso iniciar o jogo sem ter conexão com a internet pq tem que inicializar a epic e agr tenho que crackear tbm? Acho que vou baixar a versão pirata do jogo mesmo que é melhor então
 

ringraw

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Ok guess I've solved the issue! At least, found a temporary solution until they will fix it.
What I did - I've found pirate torrent for 1.5.6, downloaded only steam_api64.dll file (there's no need to download all 40gb torrents, only this 600kb file) - renamed the original file to another name (just in case), copied the pirate steam_api64.dll file to the game folder (for example, C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Chickadee\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client ) and the game started! :grin:
worked for me too at first I was not sure to download an unknown .dll file but I scanned it and it looks good. I was able to open up my save. Thank you for saving my new year plans
 

avdisp86

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Ok guess I've solved the issue! At least, found a temporary solution until they will fix it.
What I did - I've found pirate torrent for 1.5.6, downloaded only steam_api64.dll file (there's no need to download all 40gb torrents, only this 600kb file) - renamed the original file to another name (just in case), copied the pirate steam_api64.dll file to the game folder (for example, C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Chickadee\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client ) and the game started! :grin:

I'm not sure if it's eligible to share the pirate .dll files here (I'm pretty sure that it's not) but I've placed it here for 7 days:

Makes me a bit nervous to go that route but if they don't have a solution by the time I'm done re-installing I may take you up on that if the link is still around.
 
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