The procedure entry point ____ could not be located & "MSVCP120.dll is missing".

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The procedure entry point ____ could not be located & "MSVCP120.dll is missing".

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 22:59

Hello,


Are you getting an error when starting up The Sims 4, that looks like this ?








Or even this ?








Try the following solution then: navigate to the location shown here in the screenshot, illustrated from my own system. Note that your OWN install location of the Sims 4 base game may be different.










If your Windows is a 64-bit system, double-click on BOTH files in that location, and (re-)install according to the on-screen instructions. If your Windows is a 32-bit system, use only the vcredist_86.exe. After that, re-start the game. 

When re-installing those Visual C++ runtimes, you might now either get the option of "install", which you should select. Or alternatively, you might only get the option "repair", which you should ALSO choose. And always follow the on-screen instructions then.

In many cases, this should already be enough, but it may be necessary for you to (re-)install some of the older Visual C++ runtimes. Get them from the following links:


Visual C++ 2010, 32-bit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=5555
Visual C++ 2010, 64-bit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=14632

Visual C++ 2008, 32-bit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29
Visual C++ 2008, 64-bit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=15336


By that point though, you should be able to get the game running, as most of you will have already downloaded and installed these runtimes - as well as older ones - via the "Windows update" function on your systems. 

Again, you should try re-installing those, if necessary, and no matter if you get the option "install" or "repair". And if you have a 32-bit Windows, only use the 32-bit runtimes. If you have a 64-bit Windows OS, you need to re-install both the 32-bit and 64-bit runtimes.

Good luck again ! Smile 



Exclamation Extra note Exclamation : re-installing the Visual C++ 2013 runtimes, as shown at the beginning of the post, can also help for error messages like "the dynamic library rld.dll failed to initialize". So if you encounter that error, you can try re-installing those 2013 runtimes, as shown. If that doesn't help, see the other topic by Admin, here.



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