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Error saying, "OpenAL32.dll is missing"
« on: November 13, 2020, 10:49:44 am »
The above error occurred when I tried to include the audio library into my program's directory and attempted to play it. I am running it on Windows 8.1. I downloaded the missing DLL from the DLL site like this:https://dlldownloads.com/openal32-dll/. But still, I can't solve the issue. What is this issue all about?
I am using SFML 2.5.1. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Error saying, "OpenAL32.dll is missing"
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 06:28:35 pm »
The SFML download should have included the correct dll to use. Even though the names might be the same, it might be a different version than what SFML is expecting. Checked if you missed it in the bin folder. I hope this helps! :D


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Re: Error saying, "OpenAL32.dll is missing"
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2020, 01:56:28 pm »
You should never download DLLs from random website (unless you like download viruses, trojans, etc) ;)

The OpenAL DLL is included with SFML and needs to be copied next to your executable as mentioned in the tutorials.
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