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[Solution] Server not start after Jets DLC on 16.05.2017


Hello @ all,

after Updating my Server for new Jets-DLC, the Server will not Startup.

The Last Error was:

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

I go to Discord of Exile an found other People with the Same Problem.

We Searching around the Internet and found the  ArmA Discord.

The Problem is known since May 2011. !?!?!?!?!

Many times Later Florian gives me the working Solution.
Before this Solution, he got this Error:

19:54:09 BattlEye Server: Initialized (v1.215)
19:54:09 Host identity created.
[S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; SteamAPI_IsSteamRunning() failed.
./arma.sh: line 2: 15187 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) ./arma3server -name="A3serv" -config="arma.cfg"

Florian writes to me:


my server is online : this is the published solution "rm /path/to/arma3/steamclient.so
ln -s /home/steam/steamcmd/linux64/steamclient.so /path/to/arma3/steamclient.so"


Step by Step:

  1. go to your ArmA3 folder and Delete or rename  steamclient.so
  2. search your steamcmd folder and in this Folder are folders like: linux32 linux64
  3. locate for your Operating system the correct folder

From now you got 2 Ways:

  1. Link Your steamclient.so from steamcmd to your Arma3 Serverfolder
    ln -s /home/steam/steamcmd/linux64/steamclient.so /path/to/arma3/steamclient.so"


  2. Or Simple Copy the steamclient.so from yout steamcmd Folder to your Arma3 Serverfolder.


Thanks a lot to "Florian from Discord"


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