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Tim May 5, 2017 @ 9:35am
Unable to Initialize Steam API error
Just wondering if anyone has a fix. I've tried an uninstall and reinstall, and got this issue twice. Any way I can fix this? My others run perfectly fine. Prey won't launch.
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Czarny May 6, 2017 @ 9:36am 
I wonder how this even got by Q&A ...

I think its not the problem with steam client itsefl, if it was other games would be affected, and this is only game i have problem with.

Its a long shot but probably problem is with file version in steam (steam_api64.dll). probably the file dont match with denuvo, and this is causing the problem.

Sadly, we cannot do anything about it.
TechPriest44 May 6, 2017 @ 9:38am 
T_T
portiaevl May 6, 2017 @ 1:57pm 
isnt a problem in the steam client, the text / msgbox comes from the denuvo code..
EEnvES May 6, 2017 @ 2:23pm 
same problem here. I only get generic answers from their support suggesting to "lower the settings/resolution" and "updating my drivers". Of course I tried those things before even contacting them. I even reinstalled steam -.- So much time lost already :(
Czarny May 6, 2017 @ 3:18pm 
What bothers me most is that this game will be a good one for me, i like sneak/horror themes , but i cannot play ....
Pissing me off like this in a weekend ;)
Last edited by Czarny; May 6, 2017 @ 3:18pm
Czarny May 6, 2017 @ 4:07pm 
To be sure, reinstalled C++ libraries and DX wont help either. Prey have those needed files inside game folder.
Last edited by Czarny; May 6, 2017 @ 4:08pm
Chromblade_CZ May 6, 2017 @ 10:37pm 
Same problem here. I wrote on the Bethesda forum and only one answer was to reinstall steam client.
Chromblade_CZ May 7, 2017 @ 2:27am 
I'm happy now, because game is running. My solution was unblocked prey.exe in my firewall COMODO. So if anyone has same error try my solution.​
ketama May 7, 2017 @ 2:39am 
Originally posted by Chromblade_CZ:
I'm happy now, because game is running. My solution was unblocked prey.exe in my firewall COMODO. So if anyone has same error try my solution.​

Thank you, it works for me
Czarny May 7, 2017 @ 3:09am 
Originally posted by Chromblade_CZ:
I'm happy now, because game is running. My solution was unblocked prey.exe in my firewall COMODO. So if anyone has same error try my solution.​
Sadly that not worked for me.
TechPriest44 May 7, 2017 @ 4:44am 
Well, there is one solution I have yet to try. I have already gotten a refund though, and I'm just going to bite the sour apple and wait 5-6 months till the game get's patched up or whatever. T_T Enjoy your game, it looks really fun. T_T
Last edited by TechPriest44; May 7, 2017 @ 4:45am
Czarny May 7, 2017 @ 9:16am 
By The Gods i am so pissed on Comodo right now. It was Comodo problem.

Go to Setting of this crap aplications and Containment there is Auto-Containment Tab.
Disable this damn thing ...
In my case everything works as intended... damn Comodo Auto Sandbox...
TechPriest44 May 7, 2017 @ 11:47am 
Originally posted by Czarny:
By The Gods i am so pissed on Comodo right now. It was Comodo problem.

Go to Setting of this crap aplications and Containment there is Auto-Containment Tab.
Disable this damn thing ...
In my case everything works as intended... damn Comodo Auto Sandbox...
Yep, wouldn't you know. Game works for me now after repurchasing and then going into comodo dragon antivirus and "unblocking" the application. Sigh.... The game is awesome though! :D
Czarny May 7, 2017 @ 12:02pm 
Glad this could help anyone ;)
Sadly weekend of playing and sneaking is lost ^^
TechPriest44 May 7, 2017 @ 12:07pm 
Originally posted by Czarny:
Glad this could help anyone ;)
Sadly weekend of playing and sneaking is lost ^^
Tell me about it. Wasted my entire saturday trying to make Prey work. At least it's working now. :D
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