Error code -130 is a Steam error code that indicates that the Steam client is unable to connect to the Steam servers. This error code can be caused by a number of factors, including a temporary issue with the Steam servers, a firewall blocking the Steam client from connecting to the servers, or an issue with the user's Internet connection.
1. Verify the integrity of game files
- Navigate to the game folder on your computer.
- Right-click the game executable and select Properties from the menu.
- Click the Local Files tab and verify that the integrity of the game files is correct.
- If the integrity of the game files is not correct, fix the files and then re-launch the game.
2. Delete the steam_api64.dll file
- Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the location where the steam_api64.dll file is located.
- Right-click on the file and select "Delete."
- Confirm the deletion by clicking on "Yes."
3. Re-install the game
- Navigate to the game installation directory. For Steam users, this is typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\
- Delete the Fallout 4 folder and its contents.
- Copy the Fallout 4 installation files (excluding the .exe and .dll files) to the game installation directory.
- Launch the game by double-clicking the .exe file.
- If the game crashes at startup, click on the "Crash Reporting" button and fill out the form. Include the following information:
- Your operating system
- Your Fallout 4 version
- Your graphics card
- Your crash report file name and path
- If the game crashes during gameplay, copy the .diablo3 folder from your Diablo III installation directory and paste it into your Fallout 4 installation directory.
- Click "OK" to save the changes and restart the game.
4. Update your graphics drivers
- Open Device Manager by right-clicking on My Computer and selecting "Manage".
- On the "Graphics" tab, locate and click on the "Driver" category.
- Select the "Driver" tab and click on the "Update Driver" button.
- Browse to the location of the updated driver files and choose to install them.
- Restart your computer after the driver update is complete.
5. Run the game in compatibility mode
- In the Library, right-click on the game and select Properties
- In the Properties window, click on the Compatibility tab
- In the Compatibilty Mode section, select the Run in Compatibility Mode checkbox
- Click on the OK button
- Steam will now fix the game and it will run in compatibility mode
If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:
- Disable your antivirus software
- Change the launch options for the game
- Reset your computer's DNS cache
- Contact Steam Support