So to start off I wanted to say that I am not new to Rust. I have logged many…many hours when the game first came out. I took some time off during the summer to let some updates happen and for the college semester to come around so that I had some free time again. I am not exactly sure the specific amount of time that I was gone but it was pretty significant from the updates I have recently seen. I spent about a week trying to get Rust to even launch, since from the Steam library it would act like it was going to launch and just would not. I have deleted cache, deleted game, reloaded and reloaded and snap shot error codes for people and I ended up just not getting a response after a while because no one had any clue as to why it wouldn’t work. Recently I have been playing around in the main files for steam and launched it as Administrator directly from the local files, not sure why they wouldn’t suggest this in the first place. it launches and did some updates, however, Now under Servers, they all say 0 players and 0 servers. This is beyond frustrating. I seriously need some help here, I have tried refreshing restarting reloading everything you can imagine. Under the Home tab there is nothing but a picture in the bottom right that reads, “Tell us we’re bad at our jobs on steam.” which is pretty ironic. If anyone on this planet can help me, I would greatly appreciate it. - Regards.
EDIT: Geforce 760 Overclocked, 4 gen? I-5 8gb Ram. This is by no means a hardware issue, but i’ll put this here for the hell of it. As far as Firewalls - Rust is on the allowance list for programs having access beyond it. Just to account for everything, I disabled all firewalls to try again with no effect.