PES 2016 came out on September 16 and until now the players still facing optimization problems, bugs and glitches. I’ve tried to install the game few days ago with hope that the developers fixed the majority of errors, but, unfortunately, I was wrong. Right after the installation of PES 2016 I got steam_api.dll is missing from your computer error. Every time I tried to start the game this annoying error was popping up. The game support team responded after a while and said that this error is caused by my operating system and not by the game, so they can’t help me to fix it. Well, I didn’t hope for their help anyway, so I started to search for the solution on the game forums and briefly found working fix.
The main problem you may face while looking for the steam_api.dll is missing from your computer error fix is various useless guides and tutorials that will try to promote some software and malware, which mostly comes from users with 1 post on the forum. I simply ignored those and tried fixing guides from reliable users. So, the working solution for steam_api.dll is missing error in PES 2016 was provided by forum moderator and he said that to fix the problem we just need to download the steam_api.dll library and install it into the system folder. I’ve downloaded steam_api.dll file from here: http://fix4dll.com/steam_api_dll. The installation instruction was provided on the downloading page and it is quite simple, just copy and paste the file into the proper system folder location.
Hope you this small fixing guide will help you to fix steam_api.dll is missing in PES 2016.