When launching games, especially those downloaded from a torrent, the user may encounter an error that ” Cannot continue executing the code because the system did not find amd_ags_x64.dll ” or ” The program cannot be started because amd_ags_x64.dll is missing from the computer .”
The amd_ags_x64.dll library is needed for some games to work correctly so that the AMD graphics card performs the necessary operations. This file is located in the game installer itself and is installed automatically. There are times when the creators of games, in particular, pirated repacks, forget to include it in the installer. Moreover, this library can be quarantined by the antivirus or simply be damaged if the AMD graphics card driver was downloaded from Windows Update. We will analyze in this manual how to fix the error when starting games with the amd_ags_x64.dll file.
Fix amd_ags_x64.dll missing error in Windows 11 or 10
A built-in or third-party antivirus might read the amd_ags_x64.dll file. You must understand that if the game was downloaded from a torrent, then we do not recommend restoring this file from the antivirus exception. Below you can download the original one. If the game is licensed, then this may be a false alarm from the antivirus.
Open Windows Defender and go to the ” Protection Log ” in the ” Protection against threats and viruses “, if you find the file amd ags x64.dll there, then restore it. Next, add the game folder and exe file to the antivirus exclusions. Launch the game and check if the problem is resolved.
Where to get the original amd_ags_x64.dll
- Go to the gpuopen developer site and click Download AGS (Windows) to download the AMD GPU libraries.
- Next, the archive will be downloaded, and the amd_ags_x64.dll library will be located along the path \ AGS_SDK-6.0.1 \ ags_lib \ lib.
- Drag and drop from archive to desktop for better convenience.
Where to drop amd_ags_x64.dll in Windows
The file can be located in two ways, these are C: \ Windows \ System32 and the Root of the folder of the game itself.
- First, copy the file to the root of the game folder.
- If the game does not start, then in C: \ Windows \ System32.