So i keep downloading the windows 64-bit version but every time i extract the zip and try to run it this pops up
Run the vcredist file in your pencil2d directory. This will install components from Microsoft that you are missing. This only needs to be done once.
@bucket This is a very common windows issue that affects most software. While Scribblemaniac already answered, please read the pinned reply solution as well VCRUNTIME140_1.dll / MSVCP140.dll Missing? Help
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