Mac Dedicated Server



  • As above, I am interested in setting up a Mac Dedicated Server and as I have had no luck with Wine or native yet I would appreciate some insight. SteamCMD successfully installs the server etc, but when it comes to running it I get the errors [S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; ipcserver init failed . [S_API FAIL] SteamAPI_Init() failed; unable to locate a running instance of Steam, or a local steamclient.dylib. and then a popup appears saying ‘Chivalry Medieval Warfare quit unexpectedly’. I was given advice by someone who got the same error on Linux who fixed it by placing a file called steamclient.so in ./Binaries/Linux/lib and in ./linux64 but the file does not exist in my Mac installation, nor does a similar file hierarchy.
    Thank you to anyone who takes the time to respond to this.
    And yes I do realise that on the steamdb page for the dedicated server it states the platforms as Windows and Linux, however it does so for many servers that run on Mac, and steamcmd would normally give an ‘invalid platform’ message if it were so.


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