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  • Steam or Standalone?
    Singleplayer or multiplayer?
    Error message?
    Operating system

    I have set up a standalone server on my debian 9 build. It seems to want to start but I get an error right at the end and the server shuts down. I disabled all plugins and it still happens.
    Here is the log.


    I am setting it up to run on hamachi so no issue with opening ports. I don't believe I have a firewall, atleast I never installed ufw and there is no response from any of it's commands. I am in a root terminal. not loged in as root it keeps saying

    2020/06/17 03:59 PM: Steam Server Connect failed... (NoConnection)

    till I make the server shut down

    on restart of server as non su - it does the same as it did as when signed in as root user.

  • Sorry for my late response! Do you still experience this issue?

    According to the log, the Steam API could not be initialized: [S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed

    This can have various reasons, but on Linux, this typically happens if the Steam lib could not be found. To fix it, it's necessary to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable to the "linux64" folder in the server directory.

  • Well I see no Linux64 folder in the server so this means I need to install the server from steamcmd. I just copied the server over from windows.also what file are the environmental variables kept in? If what is to be amended is in the, this is what is there.


    cd $(pwd)

    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$(pwd)/linux64:$(pwd):$LD_LIBRARY_PATH"

    if [ ! -x "`which java`" ]; then echo "You have to install java first!"; exit 1; fi

    MEMORY=$(grep -i 'server_memory' | tr -d '\n\r' | cut -f2 -d'=')

    if [ -z "$MEMORY" ]; then

    echo "${txtred}No server_memory set. Server starts with 1024mb memory${txtreset}"



    if ! [[ $MEMORY =~ ^[0-9]+$ ]]; then

    echo "${txtred}The property 'server_memory' is not numeric${txtreset}"

    exit 1;


    java -Xmx${MEMORY}m -Xms$(($MEMORY/2))m -jar server.jar

    I use this command to start the server.

    java -Xmx8G -Xms4G -jar server.jar +maxplayers=4 +servername=Rosalia Test

    I am a moderate linux user so please forgive my inability.

    Ok, I installed the server with steamcmd and the linux64 folder is now there. What file do I have to append to fix this?

  • Yes, you have to install it via SteamCMD, unfortunately you can't just move the Windows servers to Linux :/

    If you run the server from the linux startscript (""), it should set the environment variable automatically. If it still doesn't start, please post a new errorlog here (or maybe post a log here from the "Logs" folder) ;)

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