16 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
hayseed said: Grotaclas. Thanks once again for your help. As you suspected, the VCRUNTIME file was missing. I used the link you provided, reinstalled the software and successfully launched EU4. Can you give me a non technical explanation of what happened and why installing 1.31.6 caused it? Thanks. Marc
The latest game patch requires the latest version of MS Visual C++ 2015/17/19, which your Windows installation lacked.  
15 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
hayseed said: he only person offering help is Grotaclas
Excuse me? I have helped literally hundreds of people, here and in the ticket system, with this exact problem.  
15 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
hayseed said: I’ve been watching the forum. Near as I can tell, other folks are posting the same problem and they are being left hanging.
In this forum? Please link them for me, thank you.