Sims 4 Error Codes Guide (Fixed)

Sims 4 is still getting errors in its latest update, if you’re getting an error then don’t worry as we’re here to help you fix that error. Players have reported different errors like:

  • VCRUNTIME140.dll and MSVCP140.Dll.
  • Initialization error at start up [135dec40:29f00e76:00000084:18a1dd51].
  • Error 0xc00007b & MSVCP120.dll.
  • MSVCP140.DLL, MSVCP120.DLL and VCRUNTIME140.DLL Error.
  • Unable to start – Sims 4 is already running – ed35e0ea:29f00e76:00000000:18a1dd51
  • Custom Content Not Showing.
  • Sims 4 UNABLE TO START ERROR MAC.
  • RLD.dll file failed to initialize.

How to fix “VCRUNTIME140.dll and MSVCP140.Dll” in Sims 4 ?

Follow the steps below to counter this error :

  • First download the file named Origin_fix1 from the link below.

    https://www.mediafire.com/file/yl90s70hdq3dagh/Origin_Fix1.zip/file

  • Extract the downloaded folder in your pc, open it and copy the files in it.
  • Now follow this directory “C:\windows\sysWOW64\ and paste the files in it and replace them.
  • After that go to the link below to download the Visual C++ runtime.

https://www.techpowerup.com/download/visual-c-redistributable-runtime-package-all-in-one/

  • Extract the downloaded file somewhere in your pc, open it and then double click on install all as it will install all the files.
  • As all the files get installed, play and enjoy the game.

How to fix “initialization error at start up [135dec40:29f00e76:00000084:18a1dd51]” in Sims 4 ?

Following is the method to counter this error :

  • Type “Virus & threat protection” in the windows search bar and hit enter.
  • Click on Manage settings.
  • After that, scroll down and click on “Manage Controlled folder access”.
  • After that, click on allow an app through controlled folder access.
  • Now click on “Add an allowed app”.
  • After that, locate the file of “TSE_x64.exe” by following this directory “C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\TheSims4\Game\Bin”, select the file and click on open.
  • Now start and play the game.

How to fix Error 0xc00007b & MSVCP120.dll in Sims 4 ?

Follow the method below to fix this error :

  • First download Windows AiO Runtime Pack x86 x64 from the web and install on your pc.
  • After that, check which operating system you are using either 64 bit or 32 bit.
  • As you get to know about your operating system, if it’s 32 bit you need to go to this directory i.e “C:\Windows\System32” and if it’s 64 bit you need to go to this directory i.e “C:\windows\sysWOW64”.
  • After you get into the folder, press F3 to go to the search bar, type msvcp and hit enter.
  • Now copy the dll files from this folder, paste it anywhere in your pc to keep it as backup, and after that delete all the msvcp dll files from this folder.
  • Before moving to the next step first make check the location of the “origin” folder either it is in “C:\ProgramFiles(x86)” which means 32bit or in “C:\windows\ProgramFiles” which means 64 bit program directory.
  • Now go to the website below, download msvcp.dll file 32 bit or 64 bit where you have found the location of the origin folder.

https://www.dll-files.com/msvcp120.dll.html

  • Extract the rar file anywhere in your pc, copy the dll file and paste it into the origin folder by replacing or deleting the previous one.
  • Done. Restart the origin and play the game.

How to fix “ MSVCP140.DLL, MSVCP120.DLL and VCRUNTIME140.DLL” Error in Sims 4 ?

There are four methods to counter this error. If the first one does not work well, you can try the next one. Following are the methods to fix this error:

  1. Install or repair redist.
  2. Install Visual Studio C++ .
  3. Repair the game.

Fix # 01 – Install or repair redist:

  • First go to the redist file by following this directory “C:\Program Files(x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4\_Installer\vc/vc2010sp1/redist”.
  • Right click on the vcredist_x64 and run this program as an administrator.
  • Click on repair and hit Next. Complete the repair.
  • After that, repair the vcredist_x86 by following the same procedure.
  • Now go back and open the vc2013 folder, then navigate to the redist folder. You will find two files vcredist_x64 and vcredist_x86. Right click on vcredist_x64 and run it as an administrator. Then you need to click the Repair button.

  • Repeat the same method for vcredist_x86 file. Restart the game, hopefully it will work now.
  • If it’s not working yet, open this directory “C:\Program Files(x86)\Origin”. Scroll down a bit and run “vcredist_x64” as an administrator. Click on the Repair button.

Follow the same procedure for all the vcredist files there. If you find the repair option then repair it or if you find the install option, just simply install it. This will fix the error and you will be able to play the game.

Fix # 02 – Install Visual Studio C++ :

Open the link and instal x64 and x68. lhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads-2647da03-1eea-4433-9aff-95f26a218cc0

Scroll down and install Visual Studio 2013.

After that you need to install Visual C++ 2010 SP1 (x64) and Install Visual C++ 2010 SP1 (x86) from the Microsoft official website.

Restart the computer and enjoy the game.

Fix # 03 – Repair the game:

Open the Origin application and go to the “My Game Library”.

After that, you need to click on Sims 4 and tap the settings icon right next to the PLAY button.

Click on Repair to repair the game. Restart the computer and have a go into the game.

How to fix “Unable to start – Sims 4 is already running – ed35e0ea:29f00e76:00000000:18a1dd51” ?

Below is the method to counter this error :

  • Type “Virus & Threat Protection” in the windows search bar and hit enter,
  • Navigate to the protection history, search for the controlled folder access in the notifications and allow the TS4_X64.exe.
  • Restart the Sims and Enjoy.

How to fix “Custom Content Not Showing” in Sims 4 ?

There are four methods to counter this error. If the first one does not work well, you can try the next one. Following are the methods to fix this error:

  1. Disable or Uninstall OneDrive.
  2. Make sure that you are not using outdated customs content or mods. Many CC becomes outdated with new game patches.
  3. Make sure Mods and game save files in the same location..
  4. Make sure that you are not use custom content downloaded from Sims 2 or Sims 3.
  5. Make sure that the custom content is enabled.

Fix # 01 – Disable or Uninstall OneDrive:

  • Click on the drive icon in the taskbar, click on More and then click on settings.
  • Go to the Account tab, click on unlink this pc and then as a new window will pop up, click on “Unlink account”.
  • To uninstall the one drive, type “Apps and features” in the windows search bar and hit enter.
  • After that, search for OneDrive in the search bar, then click on the Microsoft OneDrive and navigate to uninstall.

Fix # 02 – Make sure that you are not using outdated customs content or mods. Many CC becomes outdated with new game patches:

The outdated customs content or mods will also display this error. You have to make sure that you are not using them.

Fix # 03 – Make sure Mods and game save files in the same location:

  • Click on the three dots to go to the game options.
  • After that, click on game options.

  • Check for the Sims 4 location path whether they are same or not.

Fix # 04 – Make sure that you are not use custom content downloaded from Sims 2 or Sims 3:

You don’t have to use the custom content from Sims 2 or Sims 3 to avoid this error.

Fix # 05 – Make sure that the custom content is enabled:

  • To check that, get in game then into the game options, check “enable the custom content and Mods” and then click on Apply changes.

How to fix “Sims 4 UNABLE TO START ERROR MAC” ?

Below is the method to fix this error :

  • Go to the document folder, then navigate to Electronic Art then to “The Sims 4” folder in it and double click to open this folder.
  • Open this folder, delete the usersettings.ini, options.ini and lastcrash.txt files in this folder and it’s done. Start and play the game.

How to fix “RLD.dll file failed to initialize” in Sims 4 ?

  • Go to this directory C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\TheSims4/_Installer\vc\vc2013\redist\” and install the vcredist_x86. Play the game and Enjoy. It’s recommended to play this game on 64 bit if you are using Windows 7.
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