The following post handles the Steam_api.dll missing error as well as other errors that you might encounter with this dll. There are several reasons why errors with this file occur so after I’ll provide more information on that, I’ll talk about several options that’ll enable you to repair it.
This dll is actually part of the Steam Client API (By Valve Corporation).
The main purpose of the Steam program is enabling the distribution and update of computer games as well as enabling gamers to connect with each other online.
The most common error message related to this dll is the following: The procedure entry point Steam… could not be located in the dynamic link library steam_api.dll. As explained earlier, you’d usually encounter such errors when trying to run a game, in that case the game won’t open, or it might open but crash immediately.
Causes to this error
There are a few options:
(1) The dll is corrupt or damaged
(2) Missing or corrupt registered file paths related to this dll
(3) The file is incompatible
(1) Have you tried reinstalling the game…?
See if reinstalling the game that triggers this Steam_api.dll missing error solves the problem. If it doesn’t solve the problem continue to step #2.
(2) Search for Steam_api.dll missing related errors
Run an in-depth scan via this errors repair tool – if there are any open errors related to this dll, then this tool should detect it and indicate that in the final errors report. It also enables you to repair any detected errors.
If no errors related to this dll were found:
(3) Are you using the legal version of that game…?
If NOT, then this might also be the cause to the problem. In that case you should obtain the LATEST LEGAL version of that game and install it – this should fix any problem with Steam as that game should contain the latest compatible Steam version.
Detecting problematic dll related file paths