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Sims Medieval Error Rld.dll: Causes and Solutions

The Sims Medieval is a spin-off of the popular life simulation game The Sims, set in a medieval fantasy world. The game was released in 2011 and received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. However, some players have encountered a frustrating error message when trying to launch the game: "The dynamic library 'rld.dll' failed to load."

This error prevents the game from starting and can be caused by various factors, such as an outdated version of the game, outdated or missing graphics drivers, or damaged game files. In this article, we will explain what this error means, why it occurs, and how to fix it.


What is rld.dll and why does it fail to load?

Rld.dll is a dynamic link library (DLL) file that is part of the game's executable file. DLL files are modules that contain code and data that can be used by multiple programs. They allow programs to share functionality and resources, reducing the size and complexity of the software.

However, DLL files can also cause problems when they are missing, corrupted, or incompatible with the program that needs them. This can happen due to various reasons, such as malware infection, accidental deletion, faulty installation, or outdated software. When this happens, the program that depends on the DLL file cannot access it and displays an error message.

In the case of The Sims Medieval, the rld.dll file is responsible for initializing the game engine and verifying the game's license. If the file fails to load, the game cannot run and shows the following error message:

The dynamic library 'rld.dll' failed to load. Please confirm that:

1) The file was copied over the same folder as the cracked executable

2) The antivirus software is not false-detecting the file (in which case white-list the folder/file).

This message suggests two possible causes of the error: either the file was not copied correctly or the antivirus software is blocking it. However, there are other possible causes as well, such as outdated or missing graphics drivers or damaged game files. We will discuss each of these causes and their solutions in the next sections.

How to fix rld.dll error in The Sims Medieval?

Depending on the cause of the error, there are different ways to fix it. Here are some of the most common solutions that have worked for other players:

  • Update your game to the latest version. The rld.dll error may occur if you are using an outdated version of the game that is not compatible with your system or has bugs. To update your game, you can use the game launcher or download the latest patch from [the official website]. Make sure you have installed both The Sims Medieval base game and The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles expansion pack before updating.

  • Update your graphics drivers. The rld.dll error may also occur if your graphics card drivers are outdated or missing. Drivers are software components that allow your computer to communicate with your hardware devices. If they are not up to date or installed properly, they can cause compatibility issues and errors. To update your graphics drivers, you can use [Device Manager] or download them from [your graphics card manufacturer's website].

  • Disable or whitelist your antivirus software. Another possible cause of the rld.dll error is that your antivirus software is falsely detecting the file as a threat and quarantining or deleting it. This can happen because some antivirus programs may flag cracked or modified files as malicious, even if they are harmless. To prevent this from happening, you can either disable your antivirus software temporarily while playing the game or add the game folder to its exceptions list. You can find instructions on how to do this for different antivirus programs [here].

  • Repair or reinstall your game files. Finally, the rld.dll error may be caused by damaged or missing game files that prevent the game from loading properly. This can happen due to incomplete installation, disk errors, or accidental deletion. To fix this, you can either repair your game files using [Origin] or reinstall your game completely. To repair your game files using Origin, follow these steps:

  • Open Origin and log in with your account.

  • Go to My Game Library and right-click on The Sims Medieval.

  • Select Repair Game and wait for the process to complete.

  • Launch the game and see if the error is gone.

To reinstall your game completely, follow these steps:

  • Uninstall The Sims Medieval and The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles from your computer using [Control Panel] or [Origin].

  • Delete any remaining game files from your Documents folder.

  • Reinstall The Sims Medieval and The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles from your discs or Origin.

  • Update your game to the latest version using the game launcher or [the official website].

  • Launch the game and see if the error is gone.


The rld.dll error is a common issue that affects many players of The Sims Medieval. It prevents the game from starting and displays a message that the dynamic library 'rld.dll' failed to load. This error can be caused by various factors, such as outdated game version, outdated or missing graphics drivers, antivirus interference, or damaged game files. To fix this error, you can try updating your game and drivers, disabling or whitelisting your antivirus software, or repairing or reinstalling your game files. We hope this article has helped you resolve this error and enjoy playing The Sims Medieval without any problems.


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