Dpnaddr.dll Download and Repair: Troubleshooting DLL Errors

Last Updated: 05/09/2020
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The development of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System by Firefly Studios prompted the latest creation of dpnaddr.dll. It is also known as a Microsoft DirectPlay8 Address file (file extension DLL), which is classified as a type of Win32 DLL (Dynamic link library) file.

Dpnaddr.dll was initially released with Windows Vista on 11/08/2006 for the Windows Vista Operating System. On 04/14/2008, version 10.0.16299.15 (WinBuild.160101.0800) was released for Stronghold 1.2. Dpnaddr.dll is found in Stronghold 1.2, Re-Volt demo demo, and WarBirds demo (full install) demo.

Continue reading below to discover detailed file information, DLL file troubleshooting, and free downloads of several versions of dpnaddr.dll.

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File Overview


General Information
File Name: dpnaddr.dll
File Extension: DLL file extension
Description: Microsoft DirectPlay8 Address
Object File Type: Dynamic link library
File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Software Program: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Legal Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x0000
Code Size: 1024


What are dpnaddr.dll Error Messages?


Dynamic Link Library dpnaddr.dll Errors

Dpnaddr.dll is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Dynamic Link Library files, like dpnaddr.dll, are essentially a "guide book" that stores information and instructions for executable (EXE) files - like dpnsvr.exe - to follow. These files were created so that multiple programs (eg. Stronghold) could share the same dpnaddr.dll file, saving valuable memory allocation, therefore making your computer run more efficiently.

Unfortunately, what makes DLL files so convenient and efficient, also makes them extremely vulnerable to problems. If something happens to a shared DLL file, either it goes missing or gets corrupted in some way, it can generate a "runtime" error message. Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these errors are triggered when dpnaddr.dll is attempted to be loaded either when Stronghold is starting up, or in some cases already running. Some of the most common dpnaddr.dll errors include:

Your dpnaddr.dll file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Stronghold), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, dpnaddr.dll file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Stronghold, system crash while loading dpnaddr.dll, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or quite commonly, a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.



How to Fix dpnaddr.dll Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your dpnaddr.dll issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the dpnaddr.dll error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Stronghold (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Stronghold software.

You can uninstall Stronghold software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Stronghold 1.2 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Stronghold software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Stronghold 1.2

Firefly Studios

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many dpnaddr.dll error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the dpnaddr.dll error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.



If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your dpnaddr.dll File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate dpnaddr.dll file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free dpnaddr.dll files for every applicable version of Stronghold. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download dpnaddr.dll Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Stronghold folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
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    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_266c145a3509d78a\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-d..directplay8-payload_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.15_none_ca4d78d67cac6654\
    Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\
    Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\
    Windows XP: C:\Windows\System32\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.


GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve dpnaddr.dll problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.



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CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying dpnaddr.dll to your appropriate Windows system directory. Firefly Studios typically does not release Stronghold DLL files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing dpnaddr.dll and all other DLL files for Stronghold. An incorrectly installed DLL file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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