Brand new user. Just bought the game off of steam and installed right away. Have not played Ylands before. Upon starting, I immediately get a black screen with a blue box and the following message:
"FATAL LOGIN ERROR
/Steam init: Code: 0 API Code: Message:
SteamAPI init failed"
Happens if I launch Ylands from shortcut, or from my Steam library directly, or from the ylands.exe. I have uninstalled and reinstalled. I have used the "Verify files" option from the game properties within my Steam library. When I search on the internet, I see at least two other users that had this, or a similar problem, but their forum entries simply end with them saying it was resolved, with no details to a solution.
I also attached a copy of a screenshot of the error.