mrbungle Jun 2, 2013 @ 10:56pm
Every time I launch this game it says it is installing MS redistributable C++
This is annoying the heck out of me now. It says this message every time I start the game and I now have multiple instances of MS redistributable listed under programs on my laptop. Does anyone know why this is? Thanks
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mendel Jun 3, 2013 @ 6:53am 
Yeah, Steam will do that sometimes.
Here's a workaround: uninstall all of the MS C++ redistributables, then install it once again, and from then on click "cancel" when the install/license dialog for it comes up.
amok Jun 9, 2013 @ 4:07am 
It happens to me too. Only with this game.
es335bluesman Jun 21, 2013 @ 6:38pm 
Same here, and game crashes everytime Critter try to free Ivo in the dungeon
mrbungle Jun 21, 2013 @ 10:34pm 
Yeah my game is crashing now as well at a certain point in the game. I went to their official forums and posted about it, but no one has answered and it seems like the devs haven't responded to any posts their in quite some time. Which is annoying as I only bought the game the other week.
Mister E... Jul 1, 2013 @ 12:07pm 
Found the solution to the OPs problem as I was experiencing the same issue.

In my case is was Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable that was always wanting to reinstall.

After attempting to manually install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable the game wants (vcredist_x86_2010.exe in the "thirdparty" folder in the games install directory), I was able to see the actual error message - fact was, I already had a newer/patched version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable installed than the version in the folder that game was attempting to install. (Win 7 64 bit)

Since the error message prevented the install to complete successfully (it wasn't needed), the Steam install script for the game would never check off the pre-requisite as completed - hence, it would try to install it at every launch of the game.

Searching the forums came up with the fix. You'll have to find the registry key relating to the game and add the dword value that corresponds to the prerequisite install and set it to be completed. Thanks goes here.

Game ID for The Book of Unwritten Tales is 215160.
The Registry key on my Win 7 64 bit installation was HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\215160
and I simply added the missing dword value "VCRedist 2010" and gave it the value of "1".
Last edited by Mister E...; Jul 1, 2013 @ 12:10pm
R3450N Jul 2, 2013 @ 12:25am 
This can be easily fixed by deleting the visual redit installation file within the game's core files. Look for something like vs_redit or vredit.

Windows at its finest.
AndroidSheep Jul 12, 2013 @ 8:45am 
@mister_e I tried what you suggested but now after I click play, nothing happens.
amok Jul 15, 2013 @ 9:50pm 
Browse to game files then right click -> run as admin. after this, it stops prompting when run with normal privileges.
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