Can't play the game, launcher error

Hi everyone,

So I bought the game on Steam today, the GOTY edition. Downloading and installation goes smoothly and all, but I get a consistent error when I try to launch the game. It says “Borderland 2 Launcher has stopped working”.

The full error code is this:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: launcher.exe
Problem Signature 02:
Problem Signature 03: 55809b14
Problem Signature 04: Launcher
Problem Signature 05:
Problem Signature 06: 55809b14
Problem Signature 07: be
Problem Signature 08: 0
Problem Signature 09: System.BadImageFormatException
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1043
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

And when I start thorugh Borderlands2.exe, I get:
“The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)”

Might this be a problem between x86 and x64? I run 64bit windows.

Now, I know this is a relative common problem and I’ve found many posts about it on this forum and a couple of others, but so far none of the solutions seem to work for me. I’ve tried the -NoLauncher, re-installing, re-installing the ReDists, ‘rus as admin’, checking the Cache, updated my videocard drivers, the whole lot. So far, nothing has worked for me and the game is still unplayable.

If there is anything I haven’t tried yet, please let me know because I really want to play this game.

Well, the -nolauncher fixed this for me, So I’m stumped. Submit a support ticket here:

And they should help you out. Let us know how it goes.

Thank you, I’ll give it a go.