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QuintStudios Sep 21, 2013 @ 7:59pm
Error During Initialization
Whenever I double click the short cut on my desktop for Dont Starve, it opens a black page. About two seconds later, an error messsage opens saying "Error during initialization". I really want to play this game, but I dont know how to fix this error. I would really appreciate some help!
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J20Hawkz Sep 22, 2013 @ 3:08am 
Do verify cache. Then restart steam.
xuhorn Sep 22, 2013 @ 3:03pm 
hmm I had this same problem. I restarted my computer and it works now!
QuintStudios Sep 23, 2013 @ 6:34pm 
@J20Hawkz Sorry, I am insanely not computer sophisticated. I wouldnt have any idea how to do that...
J20Hawkz Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:50pm 
Go to your Steam Library and right click on "Don't Starve" then Select "Properties", Select the "Local Files" tab and finally click the "Verify Integrity Of Game Cache..." button.When the process is complete restart steam then launch Don't Starve.
Last edited by J20Hawkz; Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:51pm
QuintStudios Sep 24, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
Nope, no such luck. I followed your instructions, but I am still getting the same message.

Originally posted by J20Hawkz:
Go to your Steam Library and right click on "Don't Starve" then Select "Properties", Select the "Local Files" tab and finally click the "Verify Integrity Of Game Cache..." button.When the process is complete restart steam then launch Don't Starve.
J20Hawkz Sep 24, 2013 @ 3:55pm 
DefcoTheOne Mar 30, 2014 @ 3:36am 
Hi
I had the same problem, and found that MSI afterburner conflicted with the game.
Try exiting applications like that one and try running the game then.
Hope I helped.
QuintStudios Apr 16, 2014 @ 2:55pm 
Originally posted by DefcoTheOne:
Hi
I had the same problem, and found that MSI afterburner conflicted with the game.
Try exiting applications like that one and try running the game then.
Hope I helped.

Haha! Thanks! Maybe that was what was the issue but I got a new computer and everything works fine now. Thanks though!
Prodiggy Apr 11, 2016 @ 10:31am 
what is MSI afterburner ?
NiTTo Jun 23, 2016 @ 4:56am 
i also have that problem but with dont starve together
plz help
Maf Nov 19, 2016 @ 6:56pm 
I have the same issue. Don't starve (and DST too) worked fine for many months when I installed them. Then I took a 2-3 month break and when I tried to open the game again, it gave me the error message. I didn't really feel like playing it at the time anyway so I just didn't bother trying to fix it. Then later I tried opening it again and it worked fine. Now the error appeared again for both games and I'm not sure what to do.
Holiday Mar 11, 2017 @ 4:37pm 
Tried verifying cache, didn't work. Shutdown and restarted the PC. It worked.
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