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5 years 3 months ago #8147 by Quicks
Quicks created the topic: OpenAL32.dll not found ... but it exists!
Hi

I downloaded and installed WC Saga - Darkest Dawn.
I installed OpenAL, too

When i try to run it, i get told that the OpenAl32.dll is missing.
But the dll is present in Windows\system32.

I downloaded the ALCapsViewer from OpenAL home to verify OpenAL is installed successfully and it seems to be.

I copied the dll to WC root, but then the game can't be started as well.
I tried running as admin as well

Using Winsdows 7 64bit, ATI Radeon HD 6870

Any idea what's wrong?

Thank you very much for your help

Quicks

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5 years 3 months ago #8151 by Quicks
Quicks replied the topic: OpenAL32.dll not found ... but it exists!
Thanks for your help :o

Well, i solved the problem.
After reinstalling OpenAL32.dll several times, scanning for malware, and experimenting with OpenAL32.dll 32 and 64 bit versions i found the following thread:

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index. ... ic=56279.0

The following really helped:

"OpenAL32.dll not found."

Install OpenAL.
If no success, remove ct_oal.dll and nvopenal.dll from \Windows\System32\ and install OpenAL.
If still no success, remove OpenAL32.dll and wrap_oal.dll from \Windows\System32\ and install OpenAL.
If the problem still persists, check that none of the mentioned .dll files are in your \freespace2\ directory. ShivanSPS's SCP Upgrade Pack, for example, places an old OpenAL32.dll to your \freespace2\ directory and that will prevent the game from running.

I had to delete wrap_oal.dll as well.

Just for others having a similar problem.
Quicks

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1 year 10 months ago #9927 by SirShaun
SirShaun replied the topic: OpenAL32.dll not found ... but it exists!
Try to rewrite it. Add this file (openAL32.dll) to your root game folder and windows folder. Check, maybe it's archived, in this case extract it. You can download new archive from http://fix4dll.com/openal32_dll . Hope it will solve your problem.

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1 year 8 months ago #9945 by Luke
Luke replied the topic: OpenAL32.dll not found ... but it exists!
@SirShaun

First: please look at the last posting date, it is 2012. ;)

Second: there is no need to download OpenAL from an unofficial source. In the WCS folder exist the oalinst.exe for installing the officially OpenAL DLL for WCS.

Third: the OpenAL DLL you linked here is very outdated, it is version 5.10.2920.0. With WCS (oalinst.exe) this DLL have version 6.14.357.24.

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