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openal32.dll free download



File specifications-

File description

Standard OpenAL(TM) Implementation

  • Version: 6.14.357.24 32bit
  • Filesize: 49.3 kb
  • File language: English - United States
Rating: 4.27 4378 votes

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6.14.357.24 32bit English - United States 49.3 kb
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6.14.357.22 32bit English - United States 50.6 kb

How to install openal32.dll=

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  1. Download the openal32.dll Fixer
  2. Run the dffsetup-openal32.exe file that was downloaded.
  3. Wait for the installation to finish.
  4. After the installation has finished the Fixer will automatically launch (this may take a few minutes if you have an older computer). If you have any security software running on your computer (Comodo, ESET, Norton etc.), you may get warnings saying that DLL-files Fixer is trying to connect to internet and/or make changes to your computer. This is because the Fixer needs to contact our server to download the correct openal32.dll file, install it in the Windows system folder and then make changes to the Windows Registry. You should allow the Fixer to make these changes, otherwise your problem may not be solved.
  5. When the Fixer has installed openal32.dll on your computer, hopefully, your errors relating to openal32.dll will be gone! You will be given the option to scan your computer for more errros. We encourage you to do so. The trial version of the Fixer will fix up to 15 additional errors it encounters. You can later upgrade to the full version for only $29.95 to get unlimited error fixing and DLL-file downloads.

Using the zip file (for advanced users)


Extract openal32.dll from We recommend that you extract openal32.dll to the installation directory of the program that is requesting openal32.dll.

If that doesn't work, you will have to extract openal32.dll to your system directory. By default, this is:

  • C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me)
  • C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000)
  • C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP, Vista, 7)

If you use a 64-bit version of Windows, you should also place openal32.dll in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

Make sure overwrite any existing files (but make a backup copy of the original file).

Reboot your computer.

If the problem still occurs, try the following:

  1. Open Windows Start menu and select "Run...".
  2. Type CMD and press Enter (or if you use Windows ME, type COMMAND)).
  3. Type regsvr32 openal32.dll and press Enter. Wiki content=

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The openal32.dll file is a part of the OpenAl application which in turn is a part of the Open Audio Library – a cross-platform audio Application Programming interface. The openal32.dll file works as a supervising operation that calls on other operations when needed by applications that you are running at the moment.

The most common occurring error messages caused by problems with openal32.dll:

• "This application failed to start because openal32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

• "Openal32.dll Not Found."

• "Cannot find [PATH]\openal32.dll."

• "The file openal32.dll is missing."

• "Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: openal32.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again."

Errors related to the openal32.dll file are commonly occurring when a program is running, starting-up or even when "Microsoft Windows" is starting-up or shutting-down. If you are having trouble with openal32.dll your pc will become slower, and unreliable. Programs may shut-down unexpected and cause data-loss.

Errors caused by problems with openal32.dll are commonly occurring in all of the "Microsoft Windows" operating systems. The universal solution to your problems is to download and re-install a new copy of the openal32.dll file. Another more time consuming solution is to re-install your OS (Operating system) entirely.

Comments made by users:

i have installed grid but when i start that there is an error that openai32.dll is missing and now i have download this file but there is anoter error that "the procedure entry point alsource3i could not located in the dynamic link library openal32.dll"

i dont have to use unzip folder for this one, after downloading this file it says that "The procedure entry point alSource3i could not be located in the dynamic link library openal32.dll"

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