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Amnesia: The Second Dimension [FULL RELEASE 11/06/15]
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FlawlessHappiness Offline
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RE: Amnesia: The Second Dimension [FULL RELEASE 11/06/15]

(06-22-2015 05:15 AM)giganticbrain Wrote:  When I try to run the game, I receive this error. Any ideas on how to fix it? I really want to dig into this mod.

It was probably not installed correctly. The .exe doesn't seem to be in the same place as the .dll file.

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06-22-2015 07:46 AM
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RE: Amnesia: The Second Dimension [FULL RELEASE 11/06/15]

(06-22-2015 07:46 AM)FlawlessHappiness Wrote:  
(06-22-2015 05:15 AM)giganticbrain Wrote:  When I try to run the game, I receive this error. Any ideas on how to fix it? I really want to dig into this mod.

It was probably not installed correctly. The .exe doesn't seem to be in the same place as the .dll file.

Flawless is right. This error happens when the install directory was not set correctly. If you'd like some instructions on how to re-install it in the right place, you'll find them here. Smile

06-22-2015 06:25 PM
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RE: Amnesia: The Second Dimension [FULL RELEASE 11/06/15]

Just because of my curiosity: What's the reason for this mod to come bundled with installer? It's a great piece of work, by the way. One of the best!
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06-25-2015 08:27 PM
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It's because of the way it uses a modified executable to work. It has an installer because people need to accept the licence if they wish to play. It's like an extra validation step.

06-25-2015 11:09 PM
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(06-25-2015 11:09 PM)Mudbill Wrote:  It's because of the way it uses a modified executable to work. It has an installer because people need to accept the licence if they wish to play. It's like an extra validation step.

Allrighty, thanks for explanation!
06-25-2015 11:29 PM
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RE: Amnesia: The Second Dimension [FULL RELEASE 11/06/15]

(06-22-2015 06:25 PM)MrBehemoth Wrote:  
(06-22-2015 07:46 AM)FlawlessHappiness Wrote:  
(06-22-2015 05:15 AM)giganticbrain Wrote:  When I try to run the game, I receive this error. Any ideas on how to fix it? I really want to dig into this mod.

It was probably not installed correctly. The .exe doesn't seem to be in the same place as the .dll file.

Flawless is right. This error happens when the install directory was not set correctly. If you'd like some instructions on how to re-install it in the right place, you'll find them here. Smile

So I completely uninstalled and reinstalled following the instructions on that link exactly, yet I'm still getting the missing .dll file.

Just to verify, this is the proper location to select for installation, yes? I have the non-Steam version.


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07-05-2015 01:42 AM
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RE: Amnesia: The Second Dimension [FULL RELEASE 11/06/15]

It is the proper place, but perhaps the installer is installing a folder into redist/, which is not the intended installation.

If you get the error about the missing .dll file, go to the folder where the .dll file is, copy everything in that folder, and put it in redist/. This should fix the issue, as Amnesia.exe is the one needing the .dll

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07-06-2015 01:40 PM
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RE: Amnesia: The Second Dimension [FULL RELEASE 11/06/15]

(07-06-2015 01:40 PM)FlawlessHappiness Wrote:  It is the proper place, but perhaps the installer is installing a folder into redist/, which is not the intended installation.

If you get the error about the missing .dll file, go to the folder where the .dll file is, copy everything in that folder, and put it in redist/. This should fix the issue, as Amnesia.exe is the one needing the .dll

I just did a search on my entire Amnesia - The Dark Descent folder for "SDL.dll" and it could not locate it. Yet I'm still able to play the original game? I updated the game to 1.3.1 already, so I don't think that's the issue...
07-07-2015 02:25 AM
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(07-07-2015 02:25 AM)giganticbrain Wrote:  I just did a search on my entire Amnesia - The Dark Descent folder for "SDL.dll" and it could not locate it. Yet I'm still able to play the original game? I updated the game to 1.3.1 already, so I don't think that's the issue...

That's weird... Huh ... but I'll try to help.

Do you see any .dll files in the same folder as Amnesia.exe?
Can you confirm that ATSD.exe is in the same folder as Amnesia.exe?
If not, what is the full path to ATSD.exe?

07-07-2015 08:26 PM
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RE: Amnesia: The Second Dimension [FULL RELEASE 11/06/15]

(07-07-2015 08:26 PM)MrBehemoth Wrote:  That's weird... Huh ... but I'll try to help.

Do you see any .dll files in the same folder as Amnesia.exe?
Can you confirm that ATSD.exe is in the same folder as Amnesia.exe?
If not, what is the full path to ATSD.exe?

In my redist folder I have:
-DevIL.dll
-glew32.dll
-ILU.dll
-ILUT.dll
-zlibwapi.dll

And yes, ATSD.exe is in the same folder as Amnesia.exe (/redist)

Btw thank you for helping me with this problem; I've really been ripping my hair out about it because I can't seem to find any solutions, and I really want to finally dig into this mod.
07-20-2015 03:56 AM
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