Lỗi unable to initialize steam api


When you try to launch a game in your Steam library, you may receive sầu the error “Unable lớn Initialize Steam API”. What does this mean? How to lớn fix the error? This post from MiniTool will show you more detailed information & effective solutions.

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The error “Unable to Initialize Steam API” can occur after you launch any game in the Steam library, which prevents the user from starting the game and cause inconvenience.

The reasons for “Unable to lớn Initialize Steam API” Steam error can be various, such as Firewall blocking the game’s executable from connecting khổng lồ the Internet, Comovì Internet Security putting the game on the Auto-Containment menu and so on.

How lớn fix the error? Don"t worry. This article has summarized some effective fixes to lớn the Steam error. If don"t know how to lớn fix “Unable lớn Initialize Steam API” error on your PC, you can try the fixes mentioned in this post. The following will show you detailed steps.

Fix 1. Allow the Game"s Executable in the Firewall

Firewall may bloông xã the game’s executable from connecting khổng lồ the internet properly and give sầu rise to “Unable lớn Initialize Steam API” error. You can follow the steps below khổng lồ make an exception for the game’s executable.

Step 1. Type Control in the Windows 10 Cortamãng cầu tìm kiếm box & clichồng the best match Control Panel to open it.

Step 2. Set View by Large icons on the upper right corner. Then locate to Windows Defender Firewall and cliông xã on it.


Step 3. Cliông chồng on the Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall option from the left of the pane.


Step 4. Find the problematic game’s entry form the danh sách and then check the boxes for Private và Public networks.


Step 5. At last, cliông xã OK & restart your computer. After that, you can check if the error “Unable khổng lồ Initialize Steam API” gets fixed.


Fix 2. Opt out of All Beta Programs in Steam

If you are using the Steam Beta client, the Steam API not initialized error could appear. As you know, Steam Beta users receive the news updates ahead of time but some features have sầu bugs, which could lead khổng lồ error lượt thích “Unable lớn Initialize Steam API”. So you should follow the steps below to lớn opt out of Steam Beta completely.

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Step 1. Launch your Steam client.

Step 2. Clichồng the Steam option at the top and then choose Settings.

Step 3. Locate to lớn the Account tab. Then cliông xã Change under the Beta participation section.


Step 4. Choose the NONE – Opt out of all beta programs option from the drop-down thực đơn & clichồng OK.


Step 5. Cliông chồng the Steam option at the top of the main interface. Then click Exit to lớn exit Steam completely.

Step 6. Right cliông xã the Windows taskbar to lớn open Task Manager. Then choose to lớn kill all Steam-related processes in Task Manager.

Step 7. Right clichồng the Steam-related processes such as Steam.exe cộ, GameOverlayUI.exe cộ or Steam Client Bootstrapper và then choose End task from right-cliông chồng menu.


Step 8. Click Yes to confirm the operation.

Step 9. Reopen the Steam client and launch the game from the Steam Library tab again.