Couldn't initialize Steam Server (0)

When trying to launch a vanilla experimental server getting the following error and you can’t join the server “Couldn’t initialize Steam Server (0)”.

D:\TCAFiles\Users\Shepsie\2327\Release>RustDedicated.exe -batchmode +server.host
name “My Server Name” +server.port 28015 +server.identity “facepunchdev” +server
.seed 6738

Building Items Took: 0.055 seconds / Items: 100 / Blueprints: 46
HDR RenderTexture format is not supported on this platform. This camera will ren
der without HDR buffers.
[AmplifyMotion] Initialization failed. This plugin requires support for Image Ef
fects and Render Textures.
NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
The image effect effect - Radiation (ColorCorrectionCurves) has been disabled as
it’s not supported on the current platform.
The image effect effect - Radiation (NoiseAndGrain) has been disabled as it’s no
t supported on the current platform.
The image effect Main Camera (CameraSampling) has been disabled as it’s not supp
orted on the current platform.
The image effect Main Camera (GlobalFog) has been disabled as it’s not supported
on the current platform.
The image effect Main Camera (TOD_SunShafts) has been disabled as it’s not suppo
rted on the current platform.
The image effect Main Camera (RangedAmbientObscurance) has been disabled as it’s
not supported on the current platform.
The image effect Main Camera (Tonemapping) has been disabled as it’s not support
ed on the current platform.
Creating Terrain…
Generating terrain with seed: 6738
CREATING TERRAIN DATA 00:00:00.6980706
FILLING HEIGHT MAP 00:00:02.0183099
APPLYING HEIGHT MAP 00:00:00.4405965
FILLING SPLAT MAP 00:00:00.9432488
FILLING COLOR MAP 00:00:01.8255507
CREATING TERRAIN OBJECT 00:00:00.0421419
UPDATING TERRAIN INFO 00:00:00.0019586
PLACING LANDMARKS 00:00:00.0715752
PLACING DECOR 00:00:01.2372204
APPLYING TERRAIN ALPHA 00:00:00.0001250
UPDATING SPAWN HANDLER 00:00:01.4723088
INITIAL RESOURCE SPAWN 00:00:02.9267258
Done!
Initializing Google Analytics 0.1.
Started Server on port 28015
Couldn’t initialize Steam Server (0)
Skipping RCON (rcon.port is 0)
AngryAnt Behave version 2.3.3 (4fea598) - Copyright © Emil Johansen - AngryAnt
2014
Save took: 00.0693 seconds
Save stats:
ents: 12508
size: 802623
Save took: 00.0595 seconds
Save stats:
ents: 12567
size: 806399
Save took: 00.0625 seconds
Save stats:
ents: 12567
size: 806399
Save took: 00.0828 seconds
Save stats:
ents: 12567
size: 806399
Save took: 00.0822 seconds
Save stats:
ents: 12567
size: 806399

Yeah, mines doing it now after the last update a few hours ago. can’t seem to find anything to fix it yet :frowning:

same thing.
just after it starts server on port 28015 it gets

Couldn’t initialize Steam Server (0)

our server seems to have the same problem

Mine as well. I can attempt to connect over my private IP and get the following


Creating Terrain..
Generating terrain with seed: 11091980
CREATING TERRAIN DATA 00:00:05.2859340
FILLING HEIGHT MAP 00:00:10.2031763
APPLYING HEIGHT MAP 00:00:01.2679032
FILLING SPLAT MAP 00:00:05.6837587
FILLING COLOR MAP 00:00:07.5226705
CREATING TERRAIN OBJECT 00:00:00.1598542
UPDATING TERRAIN INFO 00:00:00.0049023
PLACING LANDMARKS 00:00:01.8084011
PLACING DECOR 00:00:04.3968991
APPLYING TERRAIN ALPHA 00:00:00.0001854
UPDATING SPAWN HANDLER 00:00:07.2055916
INITIAL RESOURCE SPAWN 00:00:19.9391726
Done!
Initializing Google Analytics 0.1.
Loading Save From server/Darwin/save/Procedural Map_11091980/0.sav
Destroyed 15128 old entities
Started Server on port 28015
Couldn't initialize Steam Server (0)
RCon Started on 5078 with password!
AngryAnt Behave version 2.3.3 (4fea598) - Copyright (C) Emil Johansen - AngryAnt
 2014
Invalid Position: Wolf Skull (world) (WorldItem) (2676.3, -2006.6, 871.5) (destr
oying)
Invalid Position: Wolf Skull (world) (WorldItem) (1043.6, -2002.4, 395.4) (destr
oying)
Invalid Position: Wolf Skull (world) (WorldItem) (1043.6, -2002.4, 395.5) (destr
oying)
Invalid Position: Wolf Skull (world) (WorldItem) (1043.6, -2002.4, 395.4) (destr
oying)
Save took: 01.1218 seconds
Save stats:
        ents: 15943
        size: 1051496
Map Spawned 15943 entities
InvalidOperationException: Steamworks is not initialized.
Save took: 01.0162 seconds
Save stats:
        ents: 15943
        size: 1051496
[EAC] Registering '76561197972140982'
Darwin has joined
Exception in Server.ReceivedMessage: 0 -> 2
InvalidOperationException: Steamworks is not initialized.
Server Network Exception
InvalidOperationException: Steamworks is not initialized.

well, I finally just deleted the steamcmd folder. and started from scratch and let it download it all again.

Plus, I did change my default run directory from Debug to Release (I tried this earlier, did not work on its own). I figure the experimental is now actually the release version.
server seems to work fine now.

Edit: well, after connecting to my server, it gives me a bout 10 seconds and boots me. :frowning: I can reconnect. but same thing.
Getting EAC verification. (must be a update or something) or the fact that now I am running the “release” version and not “beta”

Edit 2: ok, now after turning off the “beta” opt in option in steam for rust. it updated the game and I was in fine now. sweetness.