Binkw32.dll Is Missing on "Borderlands"

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Binkw32.dll Is Missing on "Borderlands"
The Bwink32.dll error message can be fixed easily and for free. (Martin Poole/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Available as a download from Steam and in disc form, "Borderlands" is a first-person shooter set in an apocalyptic world called Pandora. The adventures on Pandora can be difficult, particularly if you cannot even run the game on your PC. There are many potential reasons for "Borderlands" to run improperly or not at all, but many players receive the Bwink32.dll file error message when they try to start the game.

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Bwink32.dll Error

The Bwink32.dll error is displayed when the bwink32.dll file is missing from your computer's registry. The small extensions helps the computer translate much of the game's graphical information with your system's hardware, making the game impossible to load without the file extension.

Connection to Cross-Platform Games

The Bwink32.dll error message is most common in games that are available on multiple systems, such as "Borderlands." The file extension is used extensively for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii, so many games that are developed for these systems, as well as the PC, will likely need the file.


The bwink32.dll file is available for download on many file hosting sites. The file is free to download and is a component of the much larger Bink Video Player, although it is unnecessary to download the entire player to correct the problem. To install the file to your computer, double-click the downloaded file. Your computer may need to restart after installation.


Always scan for viruses before adding a file to your registry. Viruses or spyware that root themselves in the registry of computers can be very difficult to remove, so always err on the side of caution before installing.

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