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#1 2013-03-01 16:28:02

Miksy91
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PKSV - Fix "Could not load Scintilla.dll!"

Yesterday, I noticed this strange error with my Windows 7 laptop; Suddenly I couldn't open pksvui script editor due to not being able to load "Scintilla.dll".

The editor is using scintilla.dll file v. 1.7.7 which for one reason or another, the program couldn't recognize anymore. It just showed this error message "Could not load Scintilla.dll! ..." which it should do if the file is either missing or probably not to be found in the same folder as pksvui.exe.

Today, I got to using my table pc and it happens to be so that the same error occurs also with this one. So obviously, the error has nothing to do with my laptop. Instead, I believe the scintilla.dll file pksvui uses has somehow gotten "outdated".
And, so the same thing may also happen to you so that's why I'm posting this thread here.

Basically, I found I could use some other version of this scintilla dll-file and was able to make the editor open up using that. However, graphical setting weren't... the best possible with it.

And these days, scintilla dll-file isn't developed as its own - it's instead merged with some other dll-files to form a "package". The interesting thing about this package is that it contains a dll-file called "SciLexer" which is supposed to be an updated version of scintilla.dll holding some other functions in it too.

So if this same error happens to you, this is what you've got to do:

1) Go to this site to download v. 3.25 of Scintilla: http://sourceforge.net/projects/scintilla/
2) Grab "SciLexer.dll" inside of the zip-archive and put it in the same folder as pksvui is located.
3) Rename "SciLexer.dll" as "Scintilla.dll".

And job is well done.

Last edited by Miksy91 (2013-03-01 16:35:13)

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#2 2013-03-01 17:19:08

emaj30
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Re: PKSV - Fix "Could not load Scintilla.dll!"

Well said. This is going to be very helpful.

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#3 2013-03-01 17:30:33

Munchulax
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Re: PKSV - Fix "Could not load Scintilla.dll!"

That's odd how it doesn't work for you anymore, because after reading this I fired up the PKSV I downloaded like 2 years ago or something and it worked fine.  I even verified that my Scintilla.dll was Version 1.7.7 as well.

However, if this problem ever happens to me in the future, I'll be sure to follow the tutorial you've posted here!

Last edited by Munchulax (2013-03-01 17:33:20)


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#4 2013-03-02 04:43:00

emaj30
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Re: PKSV - Fix "Could not load Scintilla.dll!"

jwibagi wrote:

This is so very strange. Just yesterday PKSV stopped working for me. I grabbed another Scintilla off the net but the colors on the texts wouldn't show up, so I re-extracted PKSV, ran the batch file that came with it, and viola! restart and fixed.

So you mean the PKSV executable itself gets expired?

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