The “The Ordinal 43 Could not be Located” error typically occurs after performing a Windows update or after switching operating systems. Not having the Games for Windows Live application installed is a common culprit.
The programme may be out of date, but it’s still necessary for the game to function normally. You may also want to attempt getting the associated DLL file, as the error message implies its absence.
Method 1: Download the Windows Live Gamer Suite.
Not having Games for Windows Live installed is probably the main reason for this. Due to the game’s age, many computers no longer have the required software installed, and it hasn’t been patched in quite some time.
Though Windows 10 does not officially support the software, the.dll file in question will require it. Use the instructions below to successfully download and install it.
Step 1: Start the Games for Windows Live installation. Keep in mind that once you click the link, the download will begin automatically. Locate the file you just downloaded in your computer’s Downloads folder, and then double-click it.
Step 2: Before you can begin installing, it will download the files it needs (about 30 MB’s worth). Please wait while we download and set up your software.
Step 3: Once the xlive.dll file is present on your machine, you may start the game without the tool and you won’t see the “The ordinal 43 could not be located” error message anymore.
Method 2: In Other Words, You Need To Get The DLL File That’s Missing.
Check out this approach if the last one hasn’t worked for you. Since the problem message suggests that a specific.dll file is missing on your computer, you may easily download it from the internet and place it in the game’s installation folder. To give this strategy a shot, just follow the instructions we’ve provided below.
Step 1: Get the.dll file here. To view all translations, please scroll down. Version 188.8.131.52 with the Games for Windows – LIVE DLL description is the one we suggest.
Step 2: After waiting five seconds, click the Download button in the same row. Just navigate to where you save your downloaded files (probably Downloads) and double-click the.zip file to extract its contents.
Step 3: A file named xlive.dll should now be visible to you. Select “Copy” from the drop-down menu that appears when you right-click the item.
Step 4: Anyway, you should probably look for the game’s installation directory right about now. Launch the Steam client if the game was installed through that method, select the Library tab at the top of the Steam window, and then look for Fallout 3 among the games you own there.
Step 5: Select Properties from the list’s context menu by right-clicking the Fallout 3 entry. Click the Browse Local Files button on the Local Files tab of the Properties box. The Steam games folder is located in C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommon by default.
Step 6: If the game was installed from a DVD, you can access the game’s installation folder by right-clicking the game’s shortcut on the Desktop and selecting Open file location from the resulting menu. If you didn’t put a shortcut for Fallout 3 on your desktop, you’ll need to manually navigate to the game’s installation location (often C:Program FilesFallout 3).
Step 7: As an alternative, you can open the Start menu, type “Fallout 3,” and then right-click the game’s entry to access its file location.
Step 8: Whatever the case may be, once you have entered the installation folder, right-click anywhere within it and select Paste from the context menu that appears. Additionally, you may use the shortcut key combination of Ctrl>+V>. Ascertain that Fallout 3 is now fully functional by testing it out.