Diplomacy is Not an Option – the game does not start, or crashes

In this guide you will find solutions to common technical and gameplay problems.

Is Diplomacy is Not an Option glitched or won’t launch? There is a solution! Constant lags and freezes – not a problem! After installing the mod the game started to glitch or NPC do not respond to the completion of the task? And there is an answer to this question! On this page you can find solutions to any known problems with the game.

The game does not start

Diplomacy is Not an Option - the game does not start, or crashes

The game crashes on the desktop with no errors

Most likely the problem is a corrupted game file. In this case, it is recommended to reinstall the game, copying all the save files. If the game was downloaded from the official store, there is no need to worry about your game saves.

Diplomacy is not an Option does not work on the console

Update your software to the latest version, as well as check the stability of your Internet connection. If a full console firmware update and the game itself does not solve the problem, it is worth to reload the game, previously having it deleted from the disk.

Error 0xc000007b

There are two ways to solve this problem:

– The first is to completely reinstall the game. In some cases this eliminates the problem.

– The second consists of two steps:

  1. Complete reinstallation (if the installer will offer the option to delete files when you first run it – do that and then run it again for a clean installation) of DirectX, Microsoft Visual C++ and Microsoft .NET Framework components.
  2. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to check the game’s shortcut with the Dependency Walker application (or equivalent). As a result of the application’s work, you will have a list of all the files needed to run the game.

Error 0xc0000142

Most often this error occurs due to the presence of Cyrillic or other odd letters in one of the paths where the game stores its files. It may be the user name or the folder in which the game is located.

The solution will be to install the game in another folder whose name is written in English letters or change the username.

Error 0xc0000906

This error is due to one or more files being blocked by antivirus or the “Windows Defender”. To fix it, you need to add the entire game folder to the exclusion list. This procedure is different for each antivirus and you should refer to its help system.

Msvcp 140.dll/msvcp 120.dll/msvcp 110.dll/msvcp 100.dll is missing

The error occurs when you don’t have the correct version of the Microsoft Visual C++ package, which includes msvcp 140.dll (and similar files). The solution is to install the correct version of the package. They can be downloaded from the official Microsoft site (you can find the right section on the Microsoft site by googling these files).

After downloading and installing the new package the error should disappear. If the missing msvcp 140.dll (120, 110, 100) message persists, you need to do the following:

  • Press Windows + R;
  • Type the command “regsvrZ2 msvcp140.dll” (without the quotes);
  • Press OK;
  • Restart the computer.

Error 0xc0000009a/0xc0000009b/0xc0000009f and similar ones

All errors starting with index 0xc0000009 (for instance 0xc0000009a, where “a” can contain any letter or number) can be referred to one group. Such errors result from problems with RAM or the swap file.

We strongly recommend that you disable some background processes and third-party programs before starting the following steps, and then try to run it again.

Increase the swap file size:

  • Right-click on your computer icon and then: “Advanced System Settings” – “Advanced” – “Speed” – Advanced – Virtual Memory – Change.
  • Select one drive, set the fixed disk volume for the swap file.
  • Reboot.

Swap file size should be a multiple of 1024. The volume depends on the free space on the selected local disk. It is recommended that it be set to the same size as your RAM.

If the 0xc0000009a error persists, you need to check your RAM. To do this, you need to use the functions of programs like MemTest86, Acronis, Everest.

The Game lags

Most likely it is a hardware problem. Check the system requirements of the game and set the correct graphics quality settings.

Check your computer for viruses, disable unnecessary background processes and unused programs in Task Manager. It is also worth checking the state of your hard drive with specialized programs like Hard Drive Inspector. Check the temperature of your processor and graphics card – it may be time to service your computer.

Long load times

Check the state of your hard drive. It is recommended to remove unnecessary mods – they can greatly affect the duration of load times. Check your antivirus settings and make sure to set it to “game mode” or its equivalent.

Diplomacy is Not an Option lags

The periodic lags (or freezes) in Diplomacy is Not an Option can be caused by applications running in the background. Particular attention should be paid to programs like Discord and Skype. If you have lags in other games, it is recommended to check the state of your hard drive – it is most likely time to replace it.

Problems with mods

Many modifications require additional programs for its launch or installed “on top of” other mods. Carefully study the installation instructions and follow all the steps exactly.

Before you start any modifications, it is necessary to install Microsoft Visual C++ and Microsoft .NET Framework and Java Runtime Environment from official sites of developers. Both of these platforms are to some extent involved in the creation and launching of mods, especially the complex ones.

Errors of downloading/updating

Check the stability of your Internet connection, as well as the download speed. If the ping is too high or the bandwidth is too low, the update may give errors.

If the store or Launcher is not completing updates or giving errors, then reinstall the program itself. Doing so should not affect all of your downloaded games.

Run a data integrity check on the game.

Check for free space on the disk where the game is installed and on the disk with the operating system. Both should have at least as much free space as the game currently occupies. Ideally, you should always have about 100GB to spare.

Check anti-virus and “Windows Defender” settings, as well as firewall permissions. It is quite possible that they are limiting Internet connection for some applications. You can solve this problem by reinstalling the whole store or launcher, most of them will ask for Internet access during installation.

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