I can launch the legacy version of Rust fine from Steam, but not experimental. I can launch Experimental fine from the folder it’s installed to, but when I try to launch it from Steam, it does nothing. No errors. No windows. Nothing new showing up in taskmgr. Even without having errors, I’ve tried every fix I can find on the web for any launch related issues, and none of them have helped. Have tried reinstalling, have tried running setup for anticheat, have it set to experimental in the beta tab in Properties. Steam overlay disabled. Firewall is down.
Without being able to launch from Steam, it doesn’t seem that I"m able to see any of the official servers. I try to join one that my friend is in (via Steam), and it brings up a connection window attempting to connect to 184.108.40.206:28015, but unable to do so.
When launching as administrator from the install folder, it will load the community servers, but not the official. It will also show my friend as being online, and if I go to the Friends tab, it will show the server I want to connect to, but the connection window just goes from connecting to disconnected immediately, and never connects.
Before the last update, I had to go through all of these same things, as I was having the exact same issue, and either one or a combination of these various tips worked, and I was able to load Experimental. Now it’s back to doing nothing, and yielding me no clues. Any suggestions?