One of the major frustrations of PC gamers is the infamous "[certain.dll] file is missing" type of errors. Often when install Civilization VI and try to play it, you will encounter this steam_api.dll file missing error. In this post, we will learn how to diagnose steam_api.dll related error in Civilization VI. Once we have diagnosed steam_api.dll error in Civilization VI, we will look at various ways to fix it.
- Developer: Firaxis Games, Aspyr
- Publisher: 2K Games, Aspyr
- Release Date: October 21, 2016
What You Need to Run Civilization VI
Minimum Civilization VI Requirements
- Operating System: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
- Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
- RAM/Memory: 4 GB RAM
- DirectX Version: DirectX 11
- Disk Space: 12 GB or more
- Display Card: 1 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 5570 or Nvidia 450)
How to Fix steam_api.dll is missing error in Civilization VI
Download & install DirectX
DirectX is a bunch of APIs mixed together that handle multimedia related tasks such as playing high fi video games, video and 3D content. One of the basic steps to fix steam_api.dll is missing error in Civilization VI is to just download and install the version of DirectX that is required by Civilization VI.
Typically, DirectX 9 or 11 do just fine for most video games.Download DirectX9 here.
Often, just downloading and installing DirectX will solve your problem. However, if you are still facing the problem. Let's move on the next step, shall we?
Download & install steam_api.dll
Another way of fixing steam_api.dll is missing error in Civilization VI is to simply download steam_api.dll file as per your PC configuration and install it in Windows\System32.
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