Many people have reported that after they setup HLDS (Half-Life Dedicated Server) or Counter Strike 1.6 Server, they get an error saying “Unable to initialize Steam“.
- Cs 1.6 . Error Running Game Could Not Find Steam.exe To Launching
- Cs 1.6 . Error Running Game Could Not Find Steam.exe To Launcher
From what I understand, this error pops up because of permission issues in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (One of the reasons why I hate Windows 7/8)
1) Simply restart Steam and try to play the game that supposedly can't find Steam as first game right after starting. 2) Close Steam, delete ClientRegistry.blob located in the Steam folder, then start Steam up again. It's supposedly the cure-all be-all when Steam is behaving weird. This article describes how to run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8. If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. The above steps holds good for Windows 10 as well. You are launching the game through its.exe instead of Steam - launch through only the Steam client. You need to run Steam as administrator. Shut down Steam, right click the Steam icon on the desktop and select 'Run as Administrator'. Players have been reporting this issue persists after the above fixes and other forms of troubleshooting.
But there’s nothing to worry about, the fix is really simple.
Follow the steps below to fix this issue:
- Open Notepad
- Copy and Paste the following text in Notepad (or Download StartServer.bat)
title HLDS - CounterStrike.Com.PK
echo (%time%) Server Started..
reg add 'HKCUSoftwareValveSteamActiveProcess' /v SteamClientDll /t REG_SZ /d ' /f
start /wait hlds.exe -console -game cstrike -master -noipx +map de_dust2 +maxplayers 32 +port 27015
echo n goto hs
echo (%time%) Server Crashed, restarting..
- Save the file as StartServer.bat
Make sure “All Files (*.*)” is selected in “Save as type:”
- Run StartServer.bat
Edit the StartServer.bat file as per your requirements.
That’s all. “Unable to initialize Steam” error is now gone for good!
If you still can’t fix this error, comment below with your Operating System and from where you downloaded the HLDS Setup!
Cs 1.6 . Error Running Game Could Not Find Steam.exe To Launching
If you are looking for Counter Strike 1.6 Server Setup Download link, get it from here: Download Counter Strike 1.6 Server Setup