grabbed pretty much everything from the redistrubutable page and directx, restarted, and still the same error :(
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The only other thing we can think to suggest is to try downloading the Steam version of the demo instead: https://store.steampowered.com/app/631860/Gataela/
2 years ago(+1)
ah! that did the trick, steam got all the redists and stuff that i apparently didnt have and the game launches fine on both itch and steam! thank you!