Safe to Ignore Console Logs

Sometimes your game server has console log messages that look like issues but can actually be ignored. This page will provide examples of some specific log messages that you can safely ignore.

SteamAPI_Init() failed

[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; SteamAPI_IsSteamRunning() failed

Have you ever seen SteamAPI_Init() failed on the console when starting your game server? Have you thought this meant that the server has crashed and won't start? Don't worry. It's a common misconception and you're among friends.

Some Steam games are looking for a program called steamcmd. It's used for many different purposes, but it's not a necessity to run a server. So if you see this error, there is most likely nothing wrong with your server. The best test for this would be to try and log into your server from Steam.