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Old 05-02-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Installing: Microsoft VC Redist Package

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Performing first time setup...

Installing: Microsoft VC Redist Package (step 1 of 4)
My game is hanging on this step, does anyone know how to fix the hanging?
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:12 AM   #2
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1. Verify Files.
2. Redownload.
3. Contact Support, after checking this thread for any more (hopefully) helpful replies.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:38 PM   #3
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My question is: Why the hell is it installing this stuff in the first place?!?! Its a game not some driver.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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Several of the programming libraries used by Universe Sandbox require the Microsoft VC Redist Packages in order to function properly (the 3D engine library and one of the wrapper libraries, for example). It's not because they are drivers.

@SilverPotato
Did you solve the problem?
Please let me know if you're still having trouble.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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i have the problem with a couple of games i downloaded via steam
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:55 AM   #6
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@SilverPotato
Find the location of the Steam Universe Sandbox install on your hard drive and open the Prerequisite folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\universe sandbox\Prerequisites

Try running the files:
vcredist_x86_2008sp1
vcredist_x86_2010

And note the error that you get. Please report the error back here and we'll figure it out.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:38 AM   #7
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A number of games I own require .Net and vcredist installed but because Microsoft sucks at making sure nothing else can mess up those libraries many people have issues trying to get their games that require it running.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:59 PM   #8
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Dan - the VC redist's (one of them atleast, believe it to be the 2008sp1 variant) try running everytime on my system (W7 x64, SP1, fully patched) - getting quite annoying with the UAC prompts everytime!

2008sp1 runs and closes silently without an error, but the 2010 executable does error stating there's aleady a newer version installed - could that be related at all?
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:14 PM   #9
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... but the 2010 executable does error stating there's aleady a newer version installed
I'm going to switch the Visual Studio 2010 redistributables to SP1 in the next Universe Sandbox update, that should fix your error.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:40 PM   #10
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installing: Microsoft VC Redist Package (step 1 of 1)

how do i solve this then ?
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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@YrO93
I don't understand what your question is. What is the problem you're having?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #12
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I'm on a Mac, and i'm using wine to install Skyrim. Whenever I hit play, it gives me that message, and then it says that "setup.exe" crashed, or something. Does anyone here know what I should do?
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:18 AM   #13
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i just spent 27 bucks on Maia, and it won't even ing launch! it just gets stuck on "installing Microsoft VC redist Package (1 of 2)

i left it alone for a whole damn day. wtf?
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:24 PM   #14
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I'm on a Mac, and i'm using wine to install Skyrim. Whenever I hit play, it gives me that message, and then it says that "setup.exe" crashed, or something. Does anyone here know what I should do?
I also had this problem with Skyrim on Mac (using a Wineskin wrapper).

Since Skyrim was playable the vcredist installation was obviously OK, so I did the following:
  • right-clicked on the Skyrim.app (the Wineskin) and chose Show Package Contents.
  • ran the Wineskin.app, clicked Advanced, clicked Tools, clicked Registry Editor (regedit)
  • in Regedit I navigated to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Valve\Steam\Apps\72850
    Note 1: 72850 is the AppID for Skyrim, use the Steam Apps Database to lookup AppIDs for other things.
    Note 2: Some tips say to use HKEY_CURRENT_USER, but the correct hive is actually HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  • created a new "vcredist" DWORD value and set it to 1.
  • quit Regedit
  • rejoiced that the annoying dialog was no more when starting Skyrim.

Hope this helps.
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