Well I'm an outsider but if I may be of any help...
Windows error code 0x7b suggests that you're somehow trying to mix 32bit and 64bit DLL's. As for how this has happened I have no idea but I've seen this first hand plenty of times as a developer.
If you're still interested to fix the problem I recommend you to download the Dependency Walker (http://www.dependencywalker.com/
) and check out what the problem is. Assuming the DLL's Star Ruler needs are compiler linked this should work. Here's how you do it:
- Download and run Dependency Walker
- Open the StarRuler.exe in Dependency Walker by using the open menu or dragging the exe-file to the app window
You'll now probably see a few error notifications in the window. Here's an example of the output:
The highlighted parts are what we're all interested in. Pressing the F9 key will show the absolute paths to the DLL's. Posting a screenshot of the window would help. 64bit dll's are marked with the little 64-icon. Who knows, the problem may be something else but this should give us something to work with even in that case.