Fixed the MMD 8.05 Configuration Error Failed to Start MikuMikudance

I can finally run the new MikuMikuDance 8.05 … has discovered the fix for the MMD 8.05 Configuration Error!

I fixed the MMD 8.05 Configuration Error
… the Failed to Start Error!

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I have been searching Google, off and on, for days, trying to solve my MikuMikuDance 8.05 Configuration Error … and, today, I finally found it! Another video game’s forum had the answer:

The writer indicated that what was missing was the C++ 2005 redistributables and its 2005 SP1.

Following previous leads, I had already installed Microsoft  C++ 2008 and 2010 redistributables … without solving my “configuration error” problem. I “removed” the 2010 version after I saw no effect. NOW I downloaded and installed the C++ 2005 and the 2005 SP1 versions and … MMD 8.05 opened right up! Woo-Hoo!

I must point out that I am running Windows XP, SP3 … so, I can only hope this FIX will work on newer systems!


Windows 8 … 64-bit? … This article recommends C++ 2005 … but, these days, the VPVP page recommends C++ 2008 AND C++ 2010.

Here’s the link to the VPVP page …

Look under section 1.4 … there are links to the 64-bit 2008 and 2010 C++ downloads. … Other new MMDers say that this worked has for them!


DOWNLOAD the first one … install it. Let it run for a bit … kind of hard to determine when the install is finished … Then download the SP1 version and install it.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86):…s.aspx?id=3387

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86):…s.aspx?id=5638

That’s it … MikuMikuDance 8.05 now runs on my machine.

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