Server can't start because of VCRUNTIME140_1 - Visual C is installed

Thoth

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All of a sudden since updating to the latest API I'm getting the error:

"The program can't start because VCRUNTIME140_1.dll is missing."

I've double checked and it is installed and I've even reinstalled it and the error persists. This error is through ASM. Didn't do anything other than update the API which I've done several times before so not sure what's up.
 
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I found a way to fix this error, I’m not sure if you like downloading files off a website and plopping them into the same Win64 folder as the ark server api, but this is the website where I downloaded the file to fix this. https://www.dll-files.com/vcruntime140_1.dll.html
While your efforts are appreciated, I would raise extreme caution when downloading DLL files from a random site on the Internet. The actual issue is that the DLL is either; 1) corrupt or 2) not compatible with the new API version.

Additionally, I don't believe that file should be in the Win64 folder, since it is part of the Visual C++ library.

To fix the issue the proper way, download the latest Visual C++ library, which should be from the 2015, 2017 and 2019 package, from Microsoft. Here (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads) is the link. Download the package that is conducive to your operating system (i.e. x86 or x64).
 

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I tried that, still no luck and in my description I warned whoever had the issue of downloading files from a website, specifically these kinds of files.
 

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I tried that, still no luck and in my description I warned whoever had the issue of downloading files from a website, specifically these kinds of files.
Interesting. It could be something specific to your build/server that caused the inability to install the software.

Nonetheless, and I realize you did try to bring to light the risk of downloading files from a website, I wanted people to know there was a "proper" way to fix this issue.

Furthermore, and this I firmly believe is inaccurate, the location of the DLL file should not be in the Win64 folder. The actual location of that DLL is at C:\Windows\System32.
 
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