Steam_api.dll is one of the files included in the installation package of the Steam game client. Most likely, you found yourself on this page because of an error caused by the absence of this file. This error often occurs just when the gamer launches the game, hoping to spend a few hours of his time in the virtual world. Let's consider ways of eliminating this error. There are a lot of different tips on the Internet to fix this unfortunate problem, but almost all of them work only in individual cases. There are no universal and 100% solutions, but two of them can be used by everyone. Okay, so, uh...
Restore file in automatic mode.
It is logical to assume that if you reinstall Steam, Steam_api.dll will be restored. But we don't want to lose the saved data either, so first we need to save it. Go to C:\Program Files\Steam and back up the steam.exe file and Steamapps folder. Now you need to uninstall Steam and install it again. If you use a broken version of the program, the problem may be in the antivirus, which blocks crack and modified DLL files. Disable it for the time of installation, and study the scanner reports, which may include a Steam_api.dll file.
Manually restore a file.
Theoretically, you can return the file to the manual. Copy it to the system folder and the program folder. Click the "Download" button above and upload the file archive. The archive will contain detailed instructions on how to copy and register this file in the system.