Geez, I never thought I would get this problem because I thought I solved it. I guess I didn't. For the record, I"m running Windows 7 64 bit.
I keep getting "stopped working" errors on quite a lot of games I have downloaded. The ridiculous thing is, all of these games used to work fine. (After tweaking the ini files.) But I made absolutely no changes to my computer or RPG XP related files such as RTP stuff, .dlls, etc. All I did was take a break. And just all of a sudden now half of my games give me this error. All I did was found out about Minecraft and got addicted for a while. Guess my computer doesn't like me playing anything else....
I don't fully grasp the concept of .dlls, other than they are required files. It's where those files need to be is where I'm confused. From Googling, I've found out that they are supposed to go in Windows/System32. Well, until recently, they were never in there, instead they were in the folders of the games I was playing. Some which include any combination of RGSS100J.dll, RGSS102E.dll, and even RGSS103J.dll, or something. All the games that I create automatically create game.ini files that ask for RGSS104.dll, of which I know is not anywhere in my computer, yet those games work. Other games, particularly the well made ones like Mists of Naldia, The Sacred Garden, and something Rhasody (all found on this site) I've had to mess with the RGSS files constantly or find an extra font file because the author forgot to include it.
I already have the RTP installed, so I don't know what's the problem. The RTP that comes with RPG XP seems to be installed anyway, yet the RTP separate file found on Enterbrain's website ends up installing a few extra .dlls that I see quickly when installing.
I have the following:
Legal version of RPG XP (so don't say that if I have that "other" version then that's your problem etc.)
In the game folders, whatever .dlls that come with the file. They are still in the game folders, do they even need to be in there?
Back when everything was working, I found out that all the games tended to work if I point the .ini's to RGSS102E.dll (I heard it has to do with your version of Windows) but of course, I don't know where the ini is looking, system32 or the the folder the ini is in? (the game) I've tried all things from changing the .dlls in the game.ini, compatibility mode, admin mode, etc. It just refuses to work, even after no changes to my computer from the last time it did work. I don't know whats going on.