enshrouded game creation failed

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Fix up, look sharp.

You should expect that an Early Access game such as Enshrouded won’t always run perfectly. Still, there’s no question it’s always a source of frustration when you can’t get a play session going. One common issue that continues to crop up is the ‘Enshrouded game creation failed’ error. Here we’ll break down the bug and explain how best to fix it.

Enshrouded Game Creation Failed Fix

The ‘Enshrouded game creation failed’ error typically stems from server permission issues. It’s important to note that resolution efforts should be focused on the server host’s end, especially in cases of dedicated servers or smaller gaming sessions. Larger sessions may still encounter problems despite these fixes.

Admin Rights for Game Execution

A primary step in troubleshooting is to run Enshrouded as an administrator. This approach applies to both session hosts and participants. Here’s how to proceed:

  1. Right-click on the game icon.
  2. Select ‘Manage’, then ‘Browse local files’.
  3. Find ‘enshrouded.exe’, right-click and choose ‘Properties’.
  4. In the ‘Compatibility’ tab, select the option to ‘Run this program as an administrator’.
  5. Apply the changes and exit.

This method has resolved the issue for numerous players. If the problem persists, further solutions are available.

Direct Server Tool Launch

Another effective solution involves directly launching the Enshrouded Dedicated Server tool, bypassing any shortcuts that might cause permission errors. Here’s what to do:

  1. Right-click on the Enshrouded Dedicated Server in your game library.
  2. Choose ‘Manage’, then ‘Browse local files’.
  3. Execute the server tool directly from the .exe file.

Check if this resolves the error. If not, another approach may be required.

Simplifying Server Passwords

Some players have found success in using a basic password when initializing a server. Complex passwords with special characters can sometimes lead to issues, so opting for a simpler password initially is advisable. You can alter your password once the issue is resolved.

Dealing with the ‘Enshrouded game creation failed’ error can be a hurdle, but as you can see there are some workarounds. If you’ve encountered other issues such as the missing rake recipe bug, we’ve got you covered there too.