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Error Loading PID Generator DLL while attempting to install Age of Empires 3

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Usually caused by a missing/damaged “mfc42.dll” file. You can repair this by doing the following.

  1. Download mfc42.dll (Remember don’t click any of the Ads, look for “Click Here to Download mfc42.dll”)
  2. Now go to the location of your newly downloaded file (Usually in Downloads) and right click the file & choose Copy.
  3. Open My Computer
  4. Go to C:\Windows\System32
  5. Right click and select Paste
  6. Choose Yes if you are asked to overwrite.
  7. Attempt Age of Empires 3 install again.