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    Sometimes when launching Pes 2018 or Pes 2016 you are greeting with an error message that says "the program cannot start because steam_api.dll is missing on the computer". Don't worry, as we'll show you how to solve the error in the following tutorial.

    There are several reasons you may encounter the "steam_api.dll is missing from your computer" error:

    1. Corrupted or incorrect registry entries for the file steam_api.dll
    2. steam_api.dll has been damaged by a virus or other malicious software
    3. Other programs have changed the necessary version of steam_api.dll
    4. Other programs have deliberately or accidentally deleted the steam_api.dll file
    5. Other programs have deleted steam_api.dll

    What is steam_api.dll

    steam_api.dll is used by games to access some of Steamworks features and solutions, such as stats and achievements, user authentication, finding game servers, and connect with other Steam users.
    Steamworks API also offer Valve Anti-Cheat functionality and DRM protection.
    steam_api.dll is commonly found in the install folder of the game using it.
    example: \steam\steamapps\common\"Game name"\steam_api.dll , or C:\Program Files (x86)\"Game name"\steam_api.dll

    Some games using this file:
    • Call of Duty Black Ops II
    • APB Reloaded
    • Unreal Tournament 3
    • Skyrim
    • Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2018
    • Euro Truck Simulator
    • Borderlands 2
    • Killing Floor
    • Rust
    • error in Doom
    • Civilization 5
    • Absolver
    How to Solve steam_api.dll Error

    Method 1; Download and Install the Following File


    Check the bottom of the article for the file download.

    Step 1; Unzip steam_api.dll

    Step 2; Place the steam_api.dll file in \windows\System32 if running Windows 32bit. If running a 64-bit version of Windows then you should also add the file to the folder \Windows\SysWOW64.

    The file might also be found in the folder of the game or program that isn't workingproperly.
    Take a look at the system type and what comes next.

    · You'll have this if you have a 32-bit Windows Operating System
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    · You'll have this if you have a 64-bit Windows Operating System
    [​IMG]

    Step 3: Reboot your PC

    If you still have the steam_api.dll error after rebooting your computer, then take these steps:
    • Open the Start menu
    • Type "cmd" in the search box and press Enter
    • Type regsvr32 steam_api.dll into the command prompt and press enter
    Restart your computer once again and you should have solved the steam_api.dll error.

    Method 2; Run System File Checker
    • Right click the Windows button and run Command Prompt (Admin)
    • Type sfc /scannow and hit Enter. This checks your computer for corrupted system files, repairing any it comes across. This method could help you find the corrupted file, which makes it easier for you to replace the damaged steam_api.dll if it is provided through Microsoft.
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    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017

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