DLL load failed


I’m re-installing Panda on a machine with a new hard drive. I had everything working on this machine previously with an older hard drive.

I first had the MSVCR71.dll missing issue. I downloaded that and I can get past that error, but I keep getting the following error:

C:\Panda3D-1.6.2\samples\Asteroids>python Tut-Asteroids.py
DirectStart: Starting the game.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "Tut-Asteroids.py", line 13, in <module>
    import direct.directbase.DirectStart
  File "C:\Panda3D-1.6.2\direct\directbase\DirectStart.py", line 3, in <module>
    from direct.showbase import ShowBase
  File "C:\Panda3D-1.6.2\direct\showbase\ShowBase.py", line 10, in <module>
    from pandac.PandaModules import *
  File "C:\Panda3D-1.6.2\pandac\PandaModules.py", line 2, in <module>
    from libpandaModules import *
  File "C:\Panda3D-1.6.2\pandac\libpandaModules.py", line 2, in <module>
  File "C:\Panda3D-1.6.2\pandac\extension_native_helpers.py", line 73, in Dtool_
    imp.load_dynamic(module, pathname)
ImportError: DLL load failed: This application has failed to start because the a
pplication configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this


I’ve tried different versions of MSVCR71.dll in different places and I keep getting the same error. Any idea of what I can do to fix this?

I’m on DirectX 9.0c.
My video card driver is up to date per Microsoft, but I haven’t gone to the manufacturer to see if they have a more recent driver.

I changed Config.prc to use load-display pandadx9

If I try to pview Ralph I get the following error message:
C:\Panda3D-1.6.2\samples\Roaming-Ralph\models>pview ralph.egg.pz
Pop-up box: The application failed to initialize properly (0xc150002). Click on OK to terminate the application.


I guess it’s the symptom of having no .NET 3.5 installed.
IIRC 1.6.2 was accidentally built with .NET dependency.

Installing .Net 3.5 fixed this issue.

Updating my video driver fixed a hardware acceleration error nessage and now the samples are working correctly.