Today, when I tried to play Mafia 3 out of nowhere the error appeared saying “This application has failed to start because Msvcp140.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.” I was sure that it’s some kind of virus and scanned my PC with anti-virus software, but it couldn’t find anything. Msvcp140.dll was not found error was bothering me every time I tried to launch Mafia 3 from Steam of by executing the exe file from the game folder. The interesting part is that I have played Mafia 3 yesterday and few days ago without any problem. After that I haven’t done any changes on my computer, neither installed anything. Anyway, I started looking for the solution and pretty quick found one simple guide how to fix Msvcp140.dll is missing error in Mafia 3.
Msvcp140.dll is missing error appears every time when I try to run Mafia 3, because it is related with the game and Msvcp140.dll is required for proper operating of the game. Msvcp140.dll is essential for Mafia 3 to start up and load game saves, textures and other functions. So, to fix this problem you just need to download and install Msvcp140.dll from here: http://fix4dll.com/msvcp140_dll .
It should fix Msvcp140.dll was not found error and you will be able to play Mafia 3. This fix will work on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. For 64 or 32 bits versions you just have to select the proper version of Msvcp140.dll on the downloading page and follow the installation instructions to install it and register in your system.