[KINDA SOLVED, DELETE PLEASE] xinput1_4.dll and api-ms-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll



  • So I’m having some issues launching the game from the Epic Games Store. I’m on a Windows 7.

    When I try to launch the game, it says that it’s unable to because the file “xinput1_4.dll” is missing, I googled around a bit and found that it’s available for download online. I did as such and put it in my System32 folder, along with the other “xinput1” files.

    When I now attempted to launch the game, I got a new error message. Closing the message down had the Easy AntiCheat system informing me that the game didn’t launch because of “untrustworthy file xinput1_4.dll”.

    Anyone knows a fix to these problems? Thank you.

    Edit:
    I followed the 2nd solution posted below by CATBUG. I’m now able to “launch” the game without any error messages. Except this time I’m simply met with a black screen, with no sounds and unable to interact with anything.

    Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

    EDIT2:

    It seems that the issue with a black screen only happens when launching the game through Epic Games Store. When I use the executable for Chiv on my desktop, the game launches without any problems. Maybe I should’ve mentioned this earlier but when I launch Epic Games it says that “api-ms-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll” is missing, but after that error message everything just launches seemingly normally anyways, so I figured I didn’t need to care about that.



  • @Androme said in Issues launching game.:

    xinput1_4.dll

    Could you try this:

    Xinput1_4.dll is missing- Try reinstalling DirectX here, https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=8109 after that if it still isn’t working, try this solution; https://youtu.be/CG0nA5ramJU



  • @CATBUG said in Issues launching game.:

    @Androme said in Issues launching game.:

    xinput1_4.dll

    Could you try this:

    Xinput1_4.dll is missing- Try reinstalling DirectX here, https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=8109 after that if it still isn’t working, try this solution; https://youtu.be/CG0nA5ramJU

    I’ll give it a try, give me a minute! Thanks!

    Edit: Where would I be placing the files downloaded from the first link you provided? The installation instructions on the site doesn’t specify.



  • I created a folder on my desktop, put all the stuff from the first link there, and ran DXSETUP that followed with them. I tried the game again but it still says xinput1_4.dll is missing. Although I’m not 100% certain I installed this correctly.

    I’ll try the second solution.



  • The second solution seems to have made some progress. Now atleast I’m able to get past the initial loading of the game, and the game launches. But I’m met with a black screen and nothing happens, no sounds and nothing interactable. Just a black screen.



  • @Androme Should be just one .exe called “directx_Jun2010_redist.exe”. Not sure what is happening with the black screen though, hope someone else chimes in with a solution.



  • @CATBUG

    Huh, well I got a bunch of files, not one of them named directx_jun2021_redist.exe. In any case, the second solution you linked to seemed to make some progress but unfortunately there’s a black screen now. Thanks alot for the help so far :-)



  • Update: The game seems to launch fine now? I didn’t change anything lol I just tried again an hour later.

    I’ll close the thread soon if no new problems arise. Thanks for your help @CATBUG


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