Installed X3 today, but it won't run. "Runtime error-Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library." And my old Sonar 8.5.3 also won't run now either, displays the same message.
Total Deja Vu. In February the X3 Demo I tried was a fail, but that was more complicated, involving an apparently corrupted download file. With the help of Michael Bolt who told me to run my newest Restore Point in Safe Mode, I was able to step back and get back my Sonar 8.5.
This time I was optimistic, hoping the full X3 installation would work, but now it's the same C++ error as in February.
All I was told before is that the X3 installer is looking for the wrong C++ file. OK - Why is that? How do I help it find the right one? And why does this install fail effect my old Sonar 8.5? I know C++ files shouldn't be deleted, because various programs use different versions, and those programs would be broken if their associated C++ files were deleted. Like most people, I have a slew of C++ files, and that seems to be normal.
If someone here is an expert and knows what can be done to remedy this, please let me know. I can't wait long for a fix, because I need to continue work I'm in the middle of in Sonar 8.5.
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