||Windows - Windows Server 2019 on x86_64
||AMPService ‘Decadeus’ v18.104.22.168 (Mainline)
|Running in Container
Icarus fails to start
Icarus fails to start after downloading the game files from steam. I’ve tried uninstalling the instance and creating a new one but still same issue.
After it verifies the update I just get this
This task could not be completed: Starting Icarus… - - State: 3.
Application stopped unexpectedly with exit code -1073741515.
- Create Icarus Instance
- Start Icarus instance
- Wait for it to download required files and update
- Then fails to start at the end of download / update
Ok ive figured out how to fix it.
Windows Server doesnt come with a functional version of direct X and the one that AMP tries to install either fails or doesnt include what is needed to run Icarus.
After trying to run the server manually from the explorer i got the error:
You need to have Direct X runtime installed.
Tried to download the installer from Windows and it failed to download because Windows Server hates it for some reason.
Found this download link on the Microsoft site:
Downloaded and installed it. Installed an Icarus instance and ran it.
New error codes finally!
I found that you cant run the instance from the a folder in the parent C drive.
You need to set your Datastore to a location with full read/write capabilities.
I had a second SSD in my server labelled S:
Created a new Datastore there, created a new Icarus instance in it, and VOILA!
The server updated fully from SteamCMD and ran successfully.
Searched for my server and connected in the game sucessfully.
Hope this helps. What a massive hassle to get one game server working.
My default recommendation on any Windows install is to install all the C++ redists (32 and 64 bit) and the DirectX runtimes. Saves these sorts of headaches
And, yes, the web installer for the DirectX runtimes never works on windows server
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