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News guides 04 July 2024, 02:21

author: Olga Fiszer

How to Fix Error 17 Launch Through Steam for Dungeonborne Playtest

Trying to play Dungeonborne Playtest but got the error code 17 message: 'launch the game through Steam'? There's an easy fix for it.

Source: Dungeonborne; developer: Mithril Interactive

Another Dungeoborne Playtest has just begun, and people are eager to dive into this treacherous dark fantasy dungeon crawler. However, some have encountered an unexpected issue: a notification with an error code 17, prompting them to launch through Steam, even if they’re using the dedicated app. Read on to find out a simple solution for this problem.

Dungeonborne Playtest – How to Fix Error 17 Launch the Game Through Steam

If you were trying to start Dungeonborne Playtest but got this message instead: ‘Please launch the game through Steam. Error code: (17, SteamAPI_Init failed. Please check your Steam client status., 0,)’, here’s what you need to do.

#1 Fix

  1. Log out from your Steam account and close the app.
  2. Right click on Steam icon on your desktop and click on Properties.
  3. Navigate to Compatibility tab and tick Run this program as an administrator. Click on Apply and then OK.
  4. Open the Steam app, ensure you are online, and then try launching Dungeonborne Playtest.

#2 Fix

  1. If the error 17 still pops up, verify the game files. Go to your Steam library, right click on Dungeonborne and go to Installed Files tab. Click on Verify integrity of beta files.
  2. Click on Steam and open Settings. Navigate to In Game tab and disable the Steam Overlay while in-game. Then go to Downloads tab and click on Clear Cache. Click Confirm and wait for Steam to restart. Try launching the game.

#3 Fix

  1. If the game still won’t start, disable fullscreen optimization. Go to Steam Library, rick click on Dungeonborne Playtest -> Manage -> Browse local files.
  2. Right click on the game’s executable file (usually with a game icon and ‘exe’ at the end) and click on Properties.
  3. Navigate to Compatibility tab and tick Disable fullscreen optimization. Click on Apply and OK.
  4. Reset Steam app and try launching Dungeonborne Playtest.

If none of the above solutions work, you could also try reinstalling the game on another disk or setting the game to high performance. Remember to reset the app each time and check your internet connection.

Olga Fiszer

Olga Fiszer

Joined the guides on in 2019. Nonetheless, you can also come across her posts about LEGO, which is something she has passionately collected for many years. A former corporate employee who decided to move to the UK, where she devoted herself to collecting pop culture relics. Her favorite game genres include primarily RPGs and jRPGs, classic RTSs, as well as unique indie games. When, despite a sizable collection of games, she concludes there's nothing to play, she launches Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, one of the KOTORs, or Baldur’s Gate 2 (Shadows of Amn, not Throne of Bhaal) for the hundredth time. After hours, she enjoys painting figurines or admiring her collectibles and retro consoles.