If you're having trouble launching Starbound after the 1.0 update, try the following: "The game just doesn't load! There's no error message!" Try deleting your entire 'Starbound' directory (C: -> Program Files -> Steam -> Steamapps -> common -> Starbound) and reinstalling via Steam. "I'm getting an error message about missing "api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll" Your PC may have failed to install Visual C++ 2015. You can download it here! If you're unable to install it, please ensure that you've installed the latest service packs for your version of Windows. Alternatively, you can try downloading this. Additional note from thetacriterion: "It's worth noting that the error described in the OP may (will?) not display if you're launching through steam; the game will silently fail to launch with no error. For me, the error didn't start showing until I tried launching directly through starbound.exe in the game files. So it may be worth trying the Visual C++ solution even if you're not seeing the error. I was able to get the game running by just going to the Starbound_CommonRedist\vcredist\2015 subfolder, running each of the .exe files there, and selecting "repair" on each. Unsure if this will work for everyone, but it did for me, no additional downloading required." 'OpenGL 2.0 is not available!' Please try updating your graphics drivers! Here's a guide. JSON Errors If you're using mods, that's almost certainly why! Your mods may have unresolved bugs or may simply be out of date. You will need to contact the mod author as the author is responsible for the tech support of the issue. If you have tons of mods installed, you will need to remove all of them and install them one at a time and find out which mod is causing the error. Mac OS X "The application has quit unexpectedly" The most common reason OS X users see this message is because they are running a version of OS X below 10.9.Upgrading to 10.9 or above resolves this issue for most users. If you are running OS X 10.9 or higher and still seeing this message, try disabling the Steam overlay!