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Some help please (Specific DLL's)

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Some help please (Specific DLL's)

I am beta testing some software (under Wine) and it requires these dll's to run.
Now the consensus is that they are "standard" windows ones  Angry But I am begging to differ. They are specific to Virtual C++ 8 (I think) and are not normally included on a standard install.
Neither my Wine install or my XP sp3 VM had them so I thought I would throw it open a bit more, Grin
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

Running windows 7 - and I am not sure as I needed to install them for East India Company to run on Steam
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

Knew I had missed a windows version  Grin
Updated poll.
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

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They are specific to Virtual C++ 8 (I think)

I'm fairly sure that they are the Visual Studio 2008 replacements for the C Runtime that used to be provided through msvcrt.dll. I would have thought that since msvcrt was part of a standard install you would expect them to be part of a Win 7 install and possibly included in updates for XP and Vista...
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

Ive got XP SP3 with open office, see below? 
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

A bit more checking - in Windows 7 they are for Visual C90
I have also checked in Windows 7 Ultimate RC where I definitely didn't install them and they are both there
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

I can't have two votes but they are also there in Vista 64 bit
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

What actually is a dll?
As far as I can tell they are neither dynamic or libraries...  Smiley

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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

They're Microsoft Dynamic Link Libraries, as that definition is Microsoft's definition that may or may not be Dynamic, Libraries and / or anything to do with links, obvious really. Grin
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

I have them on W7 32 bit.
I don't know anthything about these dlls but would wouldn't they be required for use by any applications that were compiled with Virtual C++?
A little search and it seems that Lavasoft (Ad-Aware) requires them, at least. I have that installed.
Hope that helps.

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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

The reason I want to know if most systems have these is for the developers of the software to see if they need to include them or just have a note saying you will require these dll's (if most systems already have them)
As I said WIne doesn't have them installed and my XP VM didn't have them, but I appear to be in the minority  Sad
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Re: Some help please (Specific DLL's)

Both of 'em present here on 32-bit Vista Business SP1 and 64-bit Windows 7 RC1.

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