We won't get an answer until the British wake up tomorrow.
I always wonder how people find these things.try to start "\steamapps\common\Elite Dangerous\Products\elite-dangerous-64\EliteDangerous64.exe"
and after the program closed, try "\steamapps\common\Elite Dangerous\EDLaunch.exe" .. it worked for me.
The Link in STEAM is still broken ...
I have horizons and select this option anyway. Same problem for me though. On both options.Try this with steam: Hit play, on the steam pop up select Elite Dangerous: Horizons instead of just Elite: Dangerous and click play. The launcher loading up then does not require an update that never comes on my side. Maybe it will work for others.
I am not one with this problem, but I'd like to point out that if this forum had a function that would highlight dev posts and let us find them in the thread, this whole thread could have been 8 pages shorter.Commanders, we're aware that some of you are unable to launch Elite Dangerous via Steam due to an "Exception Initialising Application" error. Our team are actively investigating and we hope to update you soon with more information. Thank you for your patience at this time.