@AnimatorElisa Hi, welcome to the forum. Hmm we usually recommend users to download the specific version they require depending on their operating system version & architecture. It’s not useful to use a lower bit architecture if you don’t need to since it can lead to limitations on performance.
For example, if you have a 64bit architecture of your operating system you can theoretically use both 32bit or 64bit versions of Pencil2D, but you should use only 64bits software when possible.
Now you mention that the 64bit folder is missing 3 DLL files, that’s not exactly the case. We simply don’t ship specific dll’s that are supposed to be part of the user system because we don’t control what kind of configuration you may or may not have.
Some DLL’s are specific to the Windows operating system and in most cases your automatic windows updates should take care of these files. That said out of mere convenience Pencil2D does provide an embedded installer for a single file that can sometimes be missing on newly installed systems i.e
VCRUNTIME140_1.dll but it is not our obligation to update it nor to bundle the file itself, as it is the operating system job to provide you, the end user, with those files.
I’m now looking at the screenshot and i’m seeing some things that are a bit confusing. you seem to have some files that shouldn’t be there:
As you can see in the image below, that is how a normal Pencil2D package folder should look like for either 32 or 64 bits. And the files mentioned above should be installed globally in the windows folder, not placed by hand by the user since these DLL’s are used for many more applications, not just Pencil2D.