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Fix Sims 4 The dynamic library “rld.dll” failed to initialize (E1103)

Some of the users who installed the game are reportedly encountering error E1103 in The Sims 4 – The dynamic library “rld.dll” failed to initialize (E1103). This is an annoying error that won’t let the game launch. It won’t go away even if you run the game as Administrator or try to run it in compatibility mode – because it’s not a compatibility issue. Instead, it has something to do with absence of Visual C component on your system. So, all you have to do is to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 on your PC and this error will go away. If you’re not sure how to do it, follow these steps:

The Error:

Fatal Error – The dynamic library “rld.dll” failed to initialize (E1103)

The dynamic library “rld.dll” failed to initialize (E1103)

Fix the Error:

Microsoft Visual C++ Installer is included in the Sims 4 package so you do not have to download it separately.


Step 1: Navigate to the directory where you installed the Sims 4. Default install path is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\The Sims 4

Step 2: Then go to following path inside Sims 4 folder:


Step 3: There you’ll find 2 files named:

  • vcredist_x64.exe
  • vcredist_x86.exe

Install both of them if you are running 64bit Windows. If you are running 32bit version of Windows, just install the “vcredist_x86.exe”.

Step 4: After both files are installed, launch the Sims 4 again.

The error should go away now. Enjoy!

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