"rld.dll" failed to initialize" ... I have NO idea WHY?! [SOLVED]

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Post by Zhisygia on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 02:12

Hey guys, (I'm actually not a new member but I had to make a new account as I've completely forgotten my old user name)  :DedicatedToLorilihim

Anyway I know "rdl.dll" failed to initialize error is supposed to be an antivirus one so to solve it I followed the following steps:

1)Downloaded the ultimate fix, installed and all that jazz
2)I had McAfee live internet security which didn't allow me to add FOLDERS to the exceptions list only individual FILES. 
3)After reading http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t18501-unable-to-start-initialization-error-at-startup-fix-2 I actually uninstalled McAfee (which wont allow to you add programmes in Programmes (x86) folder to exceptions list because it's too risky anyway) and installed Avast to make life easier for myself and followed all these steps.
4) I found myself unable to configure Windows Firewall to allow TS4.exe so I just turned it off altogether. Plus, Defender is turned off on my laptop anyway. 

However, after following all these steps I'm still getting this same error but I can't see where I'm going wrong with this. How can I uninstall and delete everything to try and start it all again with a fresh pair of eyes. Does anyone know where I'm going wrong?


The Ultimate fix is helpful and the antivirus information it gives BUT it's not working which is incredibly confusing as I've been at it for hours now. 

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Re: "rld.dll" failed to initialize" ... I have NO idea WHY?! [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 06:22

@Zhisygia wrote:Hey guys, (I'm actually not a new member but I had to make a new account as I've completely forgotten my old user name)  :DedicatedToLorilihim

Anyway I know "rdl.dll" failed to initialize error is supposed to be an antivirus one so to solve it I followed the following steps:

1)Downloaded the ultimate fix, installed and all that jazz
2)I had McAfee live internet security which didn't allow me to add FOLDERS to the exceptions list only individual FILES. 
3)After reading http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t18501-unable-to-start-initialization-error-at-startup-fix-2 I actually uninstalled McAfee (which wont allow to you add programmes in Programmes (x86) folder to exceptions list because it's too risky anyway) and installed Avast to make life easier for myself and followed all these steps.
4) I found myself unable to configure Windows Firewall to allow TS4.exe so I just turned it off altogether. Plus, Defender is turned off on my laptop anyway. 

However, after following all these steps I'm still getting this same error but I can't see where I'm going wrong with this. How can I uninstall and delete everything to try and start it all again with a fresh pair of eyes. Does anyone know where I'm going wrong?


The Ultimate fix is helpful and the antivirus information it gives BUT it's not working which is incredibly confusing as I've been at it for hours now. 


Hello and welcome back,


http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784


Download and install the following 2 files:

- vcredist_x64.exe
- vcredist_x86.exe

Next, please re-download the Ultimate fix and re-apply it according to the included instructions. Then see if the game works again. Good luck !


P.S. out of interest...what is your other username on here ?
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Re: "rld.dll" failed to initialize" ... I have NO idea WHY?! [SOLVED]

Post by Zhisygia on Wed 31 Dec 2014, 15:28

Hi thanks for your reply.

I actually did installed those two files multiple number of times! However, I've uninstalled everything and I'm going to try again from scratch. Does the UF include the game itself or do I need to re download that as well from the download site?

P.S I've completely forgotten which username I used!

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Post by Zhisygia on Thu 01 Jan 2015, 02:40

Thanks guys it did work in the end but I ended up buying the game anyway in the new year sale haha!

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Re: "rld.dll" failed to initialize" ... I have NO idea WHY?! [SOLVED]

Post by Sim Architect on Thu 01 Jan 2015, 06:31

Great thing you got it working properly!!! Happy New Year!

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