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25th Feb 2014, 22:44
Trying to run off steam.

->Crashs on start without even a flash screen. Just does nothing.

So I reinstall, verify, update windows, graphics card drivers and software, directx, etc.

Still flops on start.

I go to the game files, and I run Shipping-ThiefGame.exe manually from the 64 bit folder as I'm on win7 64 bit.

And I get a 0xc000007b error.

27th Feb 2014, 03:35
is this error an access violation error? or a BSOD? if it's an access viloation error it looks like a memory address problem and might possibly be you have a bad stick of RAM. Just spit balling here with the very limited knowlege you gave us.

27th Feb 2014, 07:00
0xc000007b is a microsoft visual basic error. the game install folder will have the visual basic version you need. First uninstall it in the control panel and then install it using run as admin, restart, repair the game, and then try playing again.

27th Feb 2014, 17:34
Just registered to post an answer to this:
HERE (http://www.bitdefender.com/files/KnowledgeBase/file/dlls.zip) is the fix.
Just copy paste it to C:\Windows\System32
Here (http://www.bitdefender.com/support/how-to-solve-error-message-%D0%91%E2%94%80%C2%B0the-application-was-unable-to-start-correctly-%280x000007b%29-click-ok-to-close-the-application%D0%91%E2%94%80%C2%B2-1106.html) is the link of the source of the fix.

Have fun