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Hello. I purchased Rise of the Triad (2013) some time back and only now got to installing it to play. However, the game will not run. I get to the loading screen where it says Play Game or Advanced Options. If I press Play Game, the screen disappears and I get the following error message:

... windows\system32\d3dx11_43.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.

I am running Windows 10, 64-bit, with all the latest updates. According to the DirectX Installer, I have the latest version of DirectX installed. I checked, and d3dx11_43.dll is in my System32 directory. I tried running the Rise of the Triad EXE file without the launcher and it still fails (same error). I tried running it in Windows 7 compatibility mode. Same error. I tried even creating a shortcut of the main exe (from the 64 bit folder) and appending the properties target with -dx11. Same error. I tried running the 32 bit version. Different error, but still won't run.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get this game to run?

Thanks. :)
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silversurfer1221: Hello. I purchased Rise of the Triad (2013) some time back and only now got to installing it to play. However, the game will not run. I get to the loading screen where it says Play Game or Advanced Options. If I press Play Game, the screen disappears and I get the following error message:

... windows\system32\d3dx11_43.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.

I am running Windows 10, 64-bit, with all the latest updates. According to the DirectX Installer, I have the latest version of DirectX installed. I checked, and d3dx11_43.dll is in my System32 directory. I tried running the Rise of the Triad EXE file without the launcher and it still fails (same error). I tried running it in Windows 7 compatibility mode. Same error. I tried even creating a shortcut of the main exe (from the 64 bit folder) and appending the properties target with -dx11. Same error. I tried running the 32 bit version. Different error, but still won't run.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get this game to run?

Thanks. :)
I had the same problem.

Rott 2013 has dependencies that aren't made clear. You need to install these libraries from microsoft:
.net (3.5 and 4.0), and visual C++ (2005, 2008, and 2010).

Let me know if you need help finding them.