algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Hello, Hopefully some here can help with this:


Just tried installing grasshopper_wip_20110705b and i'm getting the following error:

Exception occured in plug-in Grasshopper

Unable to load DLL 'rhcommon_c': The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.


attached is a screenshot of the full error message:




Running Vista via bootcamp

Rhino Version 4.0 SR 8.0



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Hi Bobby,


since 0.8.0011 Grasshopper has been compiled with newer runtimes. In short, you'll need to download and install the latest Microsoft C++ runtimes as per this post:



David Rutten

Poprad, Slovakia

That sorted it. Thanks David!

Same problem, same solution!



Why can't you install the Microsoft updates? Do you have user access restrictions?

Is your VMware up to date?

I'm not a mac user and I know McNeel do not support Rhino run on VMware, but it seems to me the fact that you cannot install the Microsoft updates based on what your VMware is telling you about processor type, leads me to think its something to do with what VMware you have installed.

Just to clarify does the message come up when you try to install Grasshopper or when you try to install Microsoft Updates?

What is the file name you are trying to install for the Microsoft Updates. Be very specific.

Doesn't matter I spotted the _IA64 one on your desktop. I'm guessing you don't have an Itanium Processor!

The File you need as Grasshopper is a 32-bit compiled software is the vcredist_x86.EXE version. Try this and see if you get a better result.

same place you get an Itanium version.

hi.I've got two problems...Hopefully someone could help with this:


1.the same problem in rhino4, and I've installed the latest Microsoft C++ runtimes. However, it did help....


2.something goes wrong with rhino 5... 


Exception occured in plug-in Grasshopper

Method not found:'Void Rhino.Runtime.HostUtis.InitialzeRhinoCommon()'.



When's the last time you updated Rhino5?


David Rutten

Poprad, Slovakia






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