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Fixing engine2.dll is missing error in Dota 2

I’ve been playing Dota 2 for a long time, however after PC upgrade I had to reinstall it on Steam. After installing the game, I received an error message stating that engine2.dll is missing and could not be found on my system and that I should reinstall the program to fix the problem. I tried verifying the game cache but the problem persisted. And the reinstallation did not solve the problem either. I tried requesting assistance from Steam, but getting response from them takes ages. I was informed by support in an email that the game was completely okay and that the problem was with my system. This left me with two options – stopping playing Dota 2 or trying to fix the issue myself. I decided to go for the second option so I went searching on different forums until I discovered this solution.


In the course of searching for a solution, I discovered that a lot of users were going through the same problem but with different apps and games. This led me to the conclusion that Steam support was actually right and that the problem was actually with the operating system not the game. I also discovered that engine2.dll usually comes installed with FineReader, but the library is quite sensitive and can easily be damaged. I had no intention of reinstalling Windows or installing some FineReader software, which I don’t need, so I decided to have the file installed directly to the system folder and to my delight, it worked. I visited to download the file, after which I installed it using the instructions on the website. It have helped me to fix engine2.dll is missing error in Dota 2. Feel free to like and share this guide.

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