Rust will not launch via steam (New player trying to play for the first time)

Hi guys,

So I downloaded Rust on Thursday 11/02/16 and I have not been able to play it since then, I have researched and looked up everything and I just cant get it to work.

I can play Legacy and the other Beta builds perfectly fine but when I ‘OPT out of all Betas’ in the properties menu in rust it just refuses to load, if I click Play it will say im playing it in steam for like 5 seconds then it will close. If I click ‘Rust Via DirectX9’ it will load up and then crash at trying to load ‘EasyAntiCheat Loaded’

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I have tried the following… Uninstalling the game multiple times, trying to Launch rust.exe instead of launching it from steam, Verifying integrity of the game cache, launching steam as Admin, Launching Rust as admin and nothing is helping.

My PC specs are, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.50 ghz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti

Any help appreciated I would really like to try and play this game

how much ram do you have?