For Forza Horizon 4 players, this guide is aimed at those who had their Forza Horizon 4 not launching on Steam at all. Let’s check it out.
If you didn’t use BitDefender or didn’t have non-latin characters in your username and the game still doesn’t launch for you completely without any error box – you might want to try this as a potential FIX.
A keen eye might notice that official troubleshooting guide from Forza Support Team mentions reinstalling Microsoft Visual C++ programs, but they only reinstall the most recent version, which is not enough to fix the issue.
Press the Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and then press Enter
This my seem like a lot, but they actually uninstall pretty quickly (your mileage may vary though)
This is the key part of the guide, because it seems that Forza Horizon 4 actually needs one of the older versions of VCRedist Visual Studio C++ runtime, possibly even an x86 one.
Wait for the installation process to complete.
Your PC might need a restart, which wasn’t required in my case.
If your error matches what’s described in the guide info box and this FIX didn’t work for you, please let me know.
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