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How to fix Openal32.dll is missing error in Stalker

I have finally purchased the STALKER complete pack on humblebundle for very cheap price. I’ve read all of the books and I really like the game setting of STALKER universe. After redeeming game code on STEAM, I’ve got Stalker game added to my steam games library. Immediately after that I installed the game, but for some reason I was not able to launch it. My computer is quite new for the game like Stalker and there shouldn’t be any hardware issues for me to run that game. Anyhow, after starting the game I was getting Openal32.dll is missing from your computer error. I’ve tried to perform another clean installation of the game, but it was also unsuccessful. I started to search for the solution of various forums and within few hours I was able to fix the problem with openal32.dll is missing error.


My computer is running on Windows 10 64 bit Operating System, however, I found that many users having openal32.dll is missing error even on older versions of Windows. Openal32.dll library belongs to NVIDIA corporation, so mostly the openal32.dll is missing error happens on computers equipped with NVIDIA video card. The error might happen after installing bad graphic card drivers or something might go wrong during the installation of the GPU drivers. There are various ways how you can fix the error. Some users suggested to use additional software which can completely clean drivers’ files from your system and then reinstall NVIDIA drivers once again. However, I’ve opted for easier solution and I don’t regret it. I’ve downloaded the openal32.dll file from here: and manually installed it in the system folder and in the game folder (just in case). The installation instructions can be found on the website. After that I was able to launch STALKER and play it. Feel free to like and share this guide.

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