I am launching the server using a .bat file that updates using steamCMD before launching the master and caves servers. When trying to connect with 'c_connect("127.0.0.1", <master_port>, "<password>")' I get the above error. (Port and password removed for security)
I play every year with my friends, and this has not been an issue in previous years. They were able to connect fine using the server browser, but I am unable to.
DST Dedicated Server install validation:
This was attempted on a fresh install of Windows 10 on VMWare, fresh install of steamCMD with DST Dedicated Server, fresh install of steam and DST and I receive the same error.
Creating the server with exact steps on with a fresh install of steamCMD and DST Dedicated server:
Once server is launched, attempt to connect to local host with: c_connect("127.0.0.1", <master_port>, "<password>")