When you try to launch Sims 4, you encounter the TS4_x64.exe – System Error. The error message usually displays as follows:
“The program can’t start because MSVCP120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”.
Don’t worry. To fix the Sims 4 MSVCP120.dll problem, you can try these methods:
Method 1: Install Microsoft Visual C ++ 2013 Redistributable
MSVCP120.dll is part of Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable. To install or repair MSVCP120.dll, you can try re-installing Microsoft Visual C ++ 2013 Redistributable.
You can download this Microsoft C++ Redistributable package from Microsoft’s website. If your computer is running the 32-bit system, you just need to install the 32-bit package. If your computer is running the 64-bit system, install both the 32-bit package and the 64-bit package (learn How to See What Version of Windows You Have).
After downloading the package, double-click on the file and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
Note: If you have the Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable package installed, you’ll be prompted to repair the package. If that’s your case, click on Repair and follow the on-screen instructions.
Once done, restart your computer and check to see if the Sims 4 MSVCP120.dll file missing error still occurs.
If the error still occurs, continue to try Method 3.
Method 3: Repair the game
Repairing Sims 4 may help fix the MSVCP120.dll file missing error. Here’s how:
1) Launch Origin.
2) Click on the Game Library tab.
3) Right-click on Sims 4 then select Repair Game.
4) Once done, restart your computer then check to see if the problem still occurs.
If repairing the game doesn’t help, try reinstalling the game (see Method 4)
Method 4: Reinstall the game
To fix the MSVCP120.dll file missing error on Sims 4, you can try reinstalling the game.
1) Open Origin.
2) Right-click on Sims 4 and click on Uninstall.
3) Once done, restart your computer.
4) Download and install Sims 4 again.
Method 5: Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system
Virus/malware can stop the MSVCP120.dll file being detected. So run a virus/malware scan of your entire system to see if your system is infected with virus/malware.
Windows Defender might not be enough to detect virus/malware. You can try a trustworthy third-party antivirus or anti-malware software and see if it helps. If you have no idea what software you can use, the well-known MalwareBytes is your go-to option.
Hopefully you find the article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.