Unable to launch Age of Empires 4 (IV) due to missing DLL files error? Don’t worry as we have jotted down a guide just for you! Your game may not run due to missing DLL files in your system – this may happen due to incomplete updates or missing Windows Visual C++ redistributables. Read this article to know what you should do to get rid of the annoying error and play the game.
Age of Empires 4 (IV) missing DLL files error
According to the developers, the missing DLL files error can appear in several ways depending on the platform you are playing the game in and also how you launch the game (Steam or Store). However, here’s how you can spot a missing DLL files error/issue in Age of Empires 4 (IV):
1) If you launch the game via Microsoft Store and it fails to launch, it may be pointing to a missing DLL files error.
2) Launching the game via Steam? If you see a message reading “Preparing to launch” or “Syncing” but the game never launches and gets stuck on that screen, it may be because of a missing DLL file.
3) Trying to launch the game from its executable file directly? If you encounter a System Error pop-up indicating that one or more .DLL files are missing, you have a missing DLL files issue.
How to fix the missing DLL files error?
Here’s one official workaround for customers in Europe or Korea who are running Windows 10 N or KN, respectively. They will need to install the free Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 in order to launch the game. Any user who is unable to launch the game due to missing .DLL files can try the following fixes/workarounds –
Check for pending Windows updates.
You will have to verify whether there are any pending Windows updates in your system.
Even if you have an up-to-date version of the OS, Windows keeps deploying newer updates from time to time. You will need to download and install all the pending essential updates. Restart your device after installing any updates and then try launching the game.
Manually update Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables and restart your machine.
You can find the C++ redistributable files here. If you are using a 64-bit Operating System, download the vc_redist.x64.exe file. If you are using a 32-bit Operating System, download the vc_redist.x86.exe file. After successful installation of all these files, restart your system once and then launch the game.
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