[1.191.020] Crashing Steam At Startup
Never done one of these before so bare with me as I may not initially provide the correct information.
As of this newest update, I cannot get Space Engineers to the main menu. Every time I launch SE from Steam (from desktop mode or Big Picture and Public or Beta), it locks at a black screen after displaying the splash screen. I Alt-Tab to find SE still running but Steam is gone, and Steam suddenly not running seems to lock SE up during loading. While I have had an occasional Steam crash mid-game while also pushing it's web browser pretty hard, I've never in my years of playing SE had this particular problem, and it also didn't entirely lock up SE like this. And even though Steam is behaving completely normal with anything else (other games w/ workshop and market integration, chat, ect), I tried opting out of its Beta to see if it may be some API thing they did on their end and I'm getting the exact same behavior. Not ruling anything out, but I'm really doubting its on Steam's end of things. But the way it's crashing Steam RIGHT on startup every single time leads me to believe its something with the communication between SE and Steam.
As far as my computer is concerned, no hardware changes in the last 1.5 years and I've just checked for newest drivers w/ the same behaviour:
Windows 10 (genuine), Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.2GHz (stock OC), 16GB DDR4 Ram, Radeon RX480 4GB, SSD for OS & Steam and HDD for games both less than half full.
The only thing I've yet to do so far is reinstall SE, since I'm not entirely sure what will be deleted forever and what got saved to the cloud. Any tips on how to preserve that data would be appreciated, regardless of this bug.
Beyond this I'm really not sure how to produce the proper report for this, since the standard SE crash report prompt never even pops up; I have to end up closing SE through Task Manager. Is there a log file somewhere that I can manually retrieve and send?
edit: Forgot to mention I own the recent deco DLC but not the deluxe edition or style pack (yet) if that makes any difference. Also no Discord running or any video capture or anything.
edit 2: read through troubleshoot page, found the log file.