Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

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Wafflemeister Apr 14, 2017 @ 11:28am
the procedure entry point createDXGIFactory2 could not be located in the dynamic link library c:\Windows\SYSTEM\d3d11.dll
I'm gonna post this here in case someone in the future has the exact same problem as me, because I just fixed it.

Problem: When launching the game using a mod or unofficial patch, the error "the procedure entry point createDXGIFactory2 could not be located in the dynamic link library c:\Windows\SYSTEM\d3d11.dll" starts spamming the screen. After hitting "ok" a million times, the game starts normally, but can crash at any time.

Caused by: Something about SweetFX, textures/retexturing, I'm not sure. I managed to piece together this solution by talking to people who make Skyrim porn mods on the SweetFX forums. It's definetely caused by visual updates to the game.

Solution:
1. go to your games folder (usually Program Files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines)
2. Locate dxgi.dll. (If it's not there, go to (C:)/windows/system32 and copy+paste it from there.)
3. Rename dxgi.dll to d3d11.dll in your game folder

I don't know why it worked, but it did, and now I don't have to sacrifice a small animal every time I want to launch the game!
Last edited by Wafflemeister; Jul 30, 2017 @ 4:50am
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Mr Flibble Apr 24, 2017 @ 11:52am 
Thanks for taking the time to post this. Much appreciated.
Siege Jun 27, 2017 @ 9:57am 
Thanks! This worked like a charm!
it happens to me on fallout new vegas because of the rust mod.
Thanks!
Zeal Jul 2, 2017 @ 9:25am 
Thanks very much Wafflemeister! I've been trying to fix this for a while and this worked wonderfully!
Thanks mate. Worked just fine. I would never figure this out on my own
songbirdy Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:54pm 
I love you
Wafflemeister Jul 30, 2017 @ 4:47am 
Originally posted by songbyrdi:
I love you
and I love YOU, random citizen!
roToBb Ba3eJIuH Aug 20, 2017 @ 5:47pm 
OMG, you are a Genius. TNX a lot. By the way, my game Fallout 3 (same solution).
Wafflemeister Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:35am 
Originally posted by roToBb Ba3eJIuH:
OMG, you are a Genius. TNX a lot. By the way, my game Fallout 3 (same solution).

That's good to know, actually!
I'M GARAGE Sep 26, 2017 @ 8:28pm 
thanks worked for GTA 4
wafflemister it said i did not have permission to rename it by microsoft and it said continue or skip i press skip nothing happens i press continue it says error cant rename by microsoft what do i do here?
please reply
Lofll Jan 20, 2018 @ 3:02am 
Originally posted by ♦THESKILLEDPCGAMER♦:
wafflemister it said i did not have permission to rename it by microsoft and it said continue or skip i press skip nothing happens i press continue it says error cant rename by microsoft what do i do here?

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff404240.aspx
GiggleBeard Jan 21, 2018 @ 4:39pm 
Worked like a charm, thanks for putting in the time to find a solution man.
Also...
Originally posted by Wafflemeister:
I managed to piece together this solution by talking to people who make Skyrim porn mods on the SweetFX forums.
Laughed heartily.
Last edited by GiggleBeard; Jan 21, 2018 @ 4:41pm
Karl Pilkington Jan 22, 2018 @ 1:03am 
Thank you
ZENITH-IAK Jan 25, 2018 @ 10:29am 
Thanks! Much Appreciated!!!!
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