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Martial Artist C.A.T. Nejc Feb 21, 2013 @ 5:22am
"Can't start because OpenAL32.dll is missing on your computer"
What should I do? I need this file, and I need to know where to put it.

[EDIT BY DEVELOPER]

As of today, we are now using Steam's built-in runtime redistributable system. This will, hopefully, resolve any issues people were having with the notorious missing OpenAL DLL. Our thanks to everyone who helped us track down and resolve this issue! :)

If you have any issues after the patch, please email us at support@finalformgames.com.

[/edit by developer]
Last edited by westquote; Aug 22, 2013 @ 4:06pm
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Ignengi Feb 22, 2013 @ 9:46pm 
Ive just installed this game, and have the same error when starting it.
Grumpyish Cat Feb 24, 2013 @ 8:42am 
Me too.
AUSTINZ Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:18am 
This is the installer for OpenAL. It should fix the problem, it did for me: http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/oalinst.zip
Martial Artist C.A.T. Nejc Feb 25, 2013 @ 4:44am 
i dont know what i did, but i used some software and it took this problem away
Ivanzypher Mar 7, 2013 @ 7:20pm 
Originally posted by AUSTINZ:
This is the installer for OpenAL. It should fix the problem, it did for me: http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/oalinst.zip

Thank you! It worked for me.
Fröschi Mar 11, 2013 @ 5:14am 
Originally posted by Ivanzypher:
Originally posted by AUSTINZ:
This is the installer for OpenAL. It should fix the problem, it did for me: http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/oalinst.zip

Thank you! It worked for me.
Same for me. Thank you!!!
sebschmidti Mar 12, 2013 @ 11:52am 
In which folder do I have to install the OpenAL?
Martial Artist C.A.T. Nejc Mar 12, 2013 @ 11:55am 
i think it's not important. just install it anywhere or leave default folder
Raija Jun 6, 2013 @ 10:24am 
Wow Austinz your find on the openAL file was a good one, i haven't been able to play this game in ages, and now I can!! just a simple "Run as admin" and install Open AL from that file and you did the trick, now this game runs as it did in the past and i'm very happy, btw, do you have any fix's for The Sims 3 for windows 8? or am I stuck with a non working game? 64 bit os
Daniel Jul 1, 2013 @ 10:04am 
Originally posted by AUSTINZ:
This is the installer for OpenAL. It should fix the problem, it did for me: http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/oalinst.zip

thanks! works great.
Rain Jul 31, 2013 @ 9:03pm 
The creativelabs link is down. Any alternative to this? Wouldn't mind the game including dependencies like this instead of making the consumer hunt around for files.

edit: Win 8, 64bit. Compatibility mode and running as admin didn't help. Had no issue running the game on my old Vista 32bit laptop.
Last edited by Rain; Jul 31, 2013 @ 9:07pm
Bujiraso Aug 4, 2013 @ 7:29pm 
Yeah this game ain't working for me on Win 7 x64 and the link is still dead. Tacking on an opinion here -- this is pretty shoddy work. I hope there's some legal crap getting in the way of the dev just including the OpenAL files -- if not, this is pretty pathetic.
Martial Artist C.A.T. Nejc Aug 5, 2013 @ 11:12am 
Works fine on my Windows 7 64-bit.
Raija Aug 7, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
Originally posted by Bujiraso:
Yeah this game ain't working for me on Win 7 x64 and the link is still dead. Tacking on an opinion here -- this is pretty shoddy work. I hope there's some legal crap getting in the way of the dev just including the OpenAL files -- if not, this is pretty pathetic.
Me too, windows 8 64 bit would be awsome with this game.
Rain Aug 7, 2013 @ 8:41pm 
Found an alternative download location: http://code.google.com/p/rallyraid/downloads/detail?name=oalinst.zip&can=2&q=
Looks legit, but naturally I'd suggest virus scanning first just to make sure.
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