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    I am wondering if this is related to everyone elses complaints. I am going to drop my previous post here just in case, please read and if it sounds like it might relate to your issue try my suggestion, otherwise, please ignore.


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    Hi Guys,


    Sorry to barge in but I had the same issue and managed to resolve it... The issue HAS far as I can tell is due to missing dependencies from an NOW missing folder on the dedicated server for Empyrion.


    If you check your server logs you might see an error message along the lines of missing file dependencies lib_steam64.dll and steam_api64.dll (sorry - my error logs got cleared and so I am wrting it out from memory). This for me started happening when I added my steam 64 ID to the adminconfig.yaml file.


    So when you add your steam ID into the file, obviously the server must check it against steam to verify you are who you say you are, to do this, the server called Steam_api64.dll from the /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Plugins/ file (lots of assumptions here) to do the verification. This plugin inturn appears to tryand called both the lib_steam64.dll and steam_api64.dll files from a now non-existent folder called /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Mono/. Obviously this will cause the server to effectively go oh-noes I can't do that and stop.


    Initially the only way I could get this to work was to remove my Steam 64 ID from the adminconfig.yaml and start with any admin functionality. This appeared to work but I wasn't happy with having no admin control. So I thought to myself, what exactly is the error complaining about? After looking at the error logs again, I realised that only 1 of the 2 files that message referred to was actually causing an issue, the Steam_api64.dll file.


    So I tried the following;


    1.) Obviously shutdown the server first!!!!!!

    2.) Open FTP and connecting to the host

    3.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/

    4.) Creating a new folder called 'Mono'

    5.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Plugins/

    6.) Downloading a copy of steam_api64.dll to my local machine to the Desktop area

    7.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Mono/

    8.) Uploading a copy of steam_api64.dll from my local machine to the Mono folder

    9) Start the server again!!!!!


    When the server came back up the error for the missing dependencies vanish, the server started no problems, I was able to connect and best of all I had full admin control as I asked for in the adminconfig.yaml file.


    Now I am not sure why this has become an issue all of a sudden, Eleon has had other report of this issue occuring for the EAH tool, but they claimed the dependency on the old Mono folder was no longer an issue. In fact they have stated it was removed several releases ago. Clearly something has gone a tad WRONG.


    I hope this helps people, I am seeing a lot of complaints about servers not starting no the forums.


    Anyhow, good luck.

    Hi Guys,


    Sorry to barge in but I had the same issue and managed to resolve it... The issue HAS far as I can tell is due to missing dependencies from an NOW missing folder on the dedicated server for Empyrion.


    If you check your server logs you might see an error message along the lines of missing file dependencies lib_steam64.dll and steam_api64.dll (sorry - my error logs got cleared and so I am wrting it out from memory). This for me started happening when I added my steam 64 ID to the adminconfig.yaml file.


    So when you add your steam ID into the file, obviously the server must check it against steam to verify you are who you say you are, to do this, the server called Steam_api64.dll from the /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Plugins/ file (lots of assumptions here) to do the verification. This plugin inturn appears to tryand called both the lib_steam64.dll and steam_api64.dll files from a now non-existent folder called /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Mono/. Obviously this will cause the server to effectively go oh-noes I can't do that and stop.


    Initially the only way I could get this to work was to remove my Steam 64 ID from the adminconfig.yaml and start with any admin functionality. This appeared to work but I wasn't happy with having no admin control. So I thought to myself, what exactly is the error complaining about? After looking at the error logs again, I realised that only 1 of the 2 files that message referred to was actually causing an issue, the Steam_api64.dll file.


    So I tried the following;


    1.) Obviously shutdown the server first!!!!!!

    2.) Open FTP and connecting to the host

    3.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/

    4.) Creating a new folder called 'Mono'

    5.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Plugins/

    6.) Downloading a copy of steam_api64.dll to my local machine to the Desktop area

    7.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Mono/

    8.) Uploading a copy of steam_api64.dll from my local machine to the Mono folder

    9) Start the server again!!!!!


    When the server came back up the error for the missing dependencies vanish, the server started no problems, I was able to connect and best of all I had full admin control as I asked for in the adminconfig.yaml file.


    Now I am not sure why this has become an issue all of a sudden, Eleon has had other report of this issue occuring for the EAH tool, but they claimed the dependency on the old Mono folder was no longer an issue. In fact they have stated it was removed several releases ago. Clearly something has gone a tad WRONG.


    I hope this helps people, I am seeing a lot of complaints about servers not starting no the forums.


    Anyhow, good luck.

    Hi guys, I had this same issue yesterday, I managed to resolve it by doing the following;


    1.) Obviously shutdown the server first!!!!!!

    2.) Open FTP and connecting to the host

    3.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/

    4.) Creating a new folder called 'Mono'

    5.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Plugins/

    6.) Downloading a copy of steam_api64.dll to my local machine to the Desktop area

    7.) Going into folder /empyrion/DedicatedServer/EmpyrionDedicated_Data/Mono/

    8.) Uploading a copy of steam_api64.dll from my local machine to the Mono folder

    9) Start the server again!!!!!


    The error for me occurred when I tried to add myself as an admin to the server via the adminconfig.yaml file. To verify my Steam 64 ID the server runs the plugin Steam_api64.dll, this in turn called some dependencies that are supposed to be in the Mono folder. Apparently some releases ago, Eleon deleted this folder and claimed that they had removed all requirements for it. So I am not sure how this is an issue now.


    Hopefully this should help some people out. I am not sure if Eleon are aware of this issue, I did notice on the official forums, some similar complaints regarding the EAH tool spitting out the same error.


    Anyhow, good luck!